Iconic National Parks of the American and Canadian Rockies Start Idaho Falls

Iconic National Parks of the American and Canadian Rockies Start Idaho Falls

Start: Idaho Falls Finish: Calgary

Visiting: Jackson (WY), Moose, West Yellowstone, Yellowstone National Park, Missoula, Deer Lodge, Glacier National Park East, Columbia Falls, Banff, Fort Macleod


Duration: 9 Nights

Tour code: DNSRIN17

Tour operator: Trafalgar


From: $3355 $3288

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Tour Overview

Embark on an epic wilderness journey in this Canadian Rockies and U.S tour where you'll meet locals including smokejumpers who risk their lives to protect remote forests. Icons such as Yellowstone’s Old Faithful and the scenic Grand Tetons and Going-to-the-Sun Road leave you in awe long after you’ve returned home.

Highlights

  • iconView the epic mountains of Grand Teton National Park
  • iconScenic Drive along the Going-the-Sun Road, South Road, Bow Valley Parkway, Banff Windermere Highway, Sinclair Canyon, Icefields Parkway
  • iconDive Into Culture Dive into local culture as we visit Grant-Kohrs Ranch National Historic Site celebrating Montana's legendary heritage into cowboys and cattlemen.
  • iconVisit National Museum of Wildlife Art, Mormon Row Historic District, Yellowstone National Park, Grant-Kohrs Ranch National Historic Site, Glacier National Park, Banff National Park, Lake Louise, Valley of the Ten Peaks

Itinerary

icon Day 1: Arrive Idaho Falls

Location: Jackson (WY)

Accommodation: Shilo Inn

Meals: Welcome Reception

An epic journey through towering mountain ranges and inspiring landscapes await you as you arrive in Idaho Falls. Check in to your hotel and enjoy an afternoon at leisure before meeting your Travel Director and fellow travelers for a Welcome Reception this evening.

icon Day 2: Uncover Unique Of Grand Teton National Park

Location: Jackson (WY), Moose

Meals: Breakfast, Regional Dinner

Admire the dazzling natural wonders of Grand Teton National Park by raft as you float down the Snake River, keeping a keen eye out for moose and grizzly bears. You’ll visit the National Museum of Wildlife Art, featuring pieces that date back as far as 2500 b.c. Then, walk through the town’s signature elk-antler arches in Town Square as you enjoy the rest of the afternoon at leisure. This evening, indulge in a true taste of cowboy life, joining your companions for a Regional Dinner at a local camp, paired with stories and music.

icon Day 3: Uncover The Treasures Of Yellowstone National Park

Location: Moose, West Yellowstone, Yellowstone National Park

Accommodation: Holiday Inn West Yellowstone

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Learn about the Mormon settlers who battled the harsh conditions of Jackson Hole to sustain their community in Mormon Row, an Historic District we’ll have an opportunity to visit as we chart our course through Grand Teton National Park. Travel along the scenic Teton Park Road and stop at the Colter Bay Visitor's Center to view a collection of American Indian artefacts. Arriving in Yellowstone National Park, you’ll pay a visit to Old Faithful, watching as its waters arc high into the air as it has done approximately every 90 minutes since the Washburn Expedition discovered it. Encounter first-hand Yellowstone’s spouting geysers, bubbling mudpots and turquoise hot springs and learn about this geothermal wonderland.

icon Day 4: Delve Into The Wild Wonder Of Yellowstone

Meals: Breakfast

Our day begins the expansive landscapes of Hayden Valley, home to herds of bison, scattered elk and the occasional grizzly bear. Explore the rusting walls of the Grand Canyon of Yellowstone, then continue on the upper loop to Dunraven Pass and the Lamar Valley, the most ruggedly beautiful regions of the park. At Mammoth Springs, admire the gentle cascade of water running down the multi-colored mineral terraces, resembling frozen waterfalls cascading down into the valley.

icon Day 5: Uncloak West Yellowstone and Missoula

Location: Missoula, Deer Lodge

Accommodation: Doubletree by Hilton Hotel Missoula - Edgewater

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Big Sky Country beckons next as we travel through Montana and stop at the Grant-Kohrs Ranch National Historic Site. Gain insights into the heritage of cowboys and cattlemen at this working ranch which celebrates the Western cattle industry. Our final stop in Glacier Country today is the Western Montana township of Missoula where we’ll visit the Smokejumper Visitor Center and training base. Join a Local Specialist who will reveal how the highly trained smokejumpers parachute into remote areas of national forests to help fight the spread of wildfires.

icon Day 6: Take An Idyllic Drive Though Glacier National Park

Location: Glacier National Park East

Accommodation: Pine Lodge

Meals: Breakfast

Enter UNESCO-listed Glacier National Park and journey along its scenic Southern Road with a stop at stop at Lake McDonald Lodge, a National Historic Landmark built in 1913.

icon Day 7: Take A Vintage Voyage Through The Rockies

Location: Columbia Falls

Meals: Breakfast

Journey deep into the Rockies this morning, weaving through spectacular glacial landscapes and mountain scenery on board the park's original renovated red “jammers” (buses). Cross the Continental Divide in vintage style, winding along the Going-to-the-Sun Road past such iconic sites as Rising Sun and Logan Pass.

icon Day 8: Cross The Border From Whitefish To Banff

Location: Banff, Fort Macleod

Accommodation: Ptarmigan Inn

Meals: Breakfast

Today we traverse the border and leave the USA for Canada, continuing north to another UNESCO-listed site, Banff National Park, where tonight we’ll stay. Our hotel is located in the heart of downtown and easy walk to many shops and restaurants.

icon Day 9: Divulge Into Beautiful Banff National Park

Location: Banff

Meals: Breakfast, Farewell Dinner

Embark on a spiritual encounter with the iconic and unexpected highlights of Banff National Park. Admire the ethereal beauty of Lake Louise, the “Jewel of the Rockies”, as you gaze into its vivid reflection of Victoria Glacier should you choose to take a Lakeshore Trail walk. Connect with the natural beauty of Moraine Lake, one of the most photographed spots in all of Canada. Then, visit Banff where you’ll have some free time to explore its art galleries and cafés before joining your fellow travelers for a Farewell Dinner.

icon Day 10: Depart Banff and Calgary

Meals: Breakfast

After breakfast, bid farewell to your newfound friends and transfer to Calgary International Airport or to the Westin Calgary for guests extending their stay. Airport arrival will be at 11:30 a.m., please be aware when booking your flights.

What's Included

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    An expert Travel Director and professional Driver

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    Breakfast daily and up to half of your evening meals

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    9 Breakfasts

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    All porterage and restaurant gratuities

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    2 Dinners

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    Cherry-picked hotels, all tried and trusted

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    Optional Experiences and free time

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    Audio headsets for flexible sightseeing

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    1 Welcome Reception

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    All transport and transfers shown

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    Must-see sightseeing and surprise extras

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    All hotel tips, charges and local taxes

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    1 Regional Dinner

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    1 Farewell Dinner

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    Luxury air-conditioned coach with Wi-Fi in most countries or alternative transportation (such as rail journeys)

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