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National Parks of the Northwest US Adventure Tour

US & Canada

  • United States

Imagine a two-week breath of fresh air and you've pretty well summed up this 15-day tour of some of the greatest American national parks there are. With big city fun in buzzing Seattle and funky Portland, unique and quirky small towns like Wallace and Jackson, and all the stunning western grandeur your eyes can soak in, this trip has it all. Combining hiking in parks big and small, sipping craft brews, savouring artisanal donuts, dipping your toes in the Pacific Ocean, and relaxing in cowboy bars, this whirlwind trip is the answer for anyone looking for a true adventure away from home.


Highlights

Get inspired by wilderness in the Rockies, watch geysers erupt in Yellowstone, indulge in craft beer in laid
back Oregon, get a taste for the Northwest's majestic national parks, visit quirky towns and funky cities.


What's Included

Mt Rainier Park visit. Coeur d'Alene stop. Glacier NP visits. Yellowstone NP visits. Grand Teton NP visit. Craters of the Moon National Monument visit. Crater Lake NP visit. Oregon Coast visit. All transport to/from included activities and between all destinations.


Accommodation

Hotels (9 nts), hotel (1 nt, shared facilities), participation camping in or around national parks (4 nts).


Meals Included

4 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 4 dinners


Transport

Private vehicle, walking


About our Transportation

We use 15
passenger vans for up to 14 people plus the CEO/Driver for all our of our trips in North America. For groups of 8 and more travellers, we also use a trailer to carry luggage and camping equipment. These vans are durable vehicles that allow us to drive on most types of roads in North America. Each van has a front passenger seat and 4 benches that will accommodate 3 people each. No standing is permitted in these vehicles, but there is air conditioning to cool things down on warm days and mandatory seat belts to us secure and safe. This is not a physically demanding journey. However, travelling can be difficult, with long drives and limited space in the van. Please take note of the travel times and distances in the above itinerary. Despite some of the long days, most clients feel that the diversity of the North American landscape, culture and wildlife are all well worth the experience!


Group Leader

Chief Experience Officer (CEO) throughout.


Emergency Fund

Please also make sure you have access to at least an additional USD $200 (or equivalent) as an 'emergency' fund, to be used when circumstances outside our control (ex. a natural disaster) require a change to our planned route. This is a rare occurrence!


Solo Travellers

We believe single travellers should not have to pay more to travel so our group trips are designed for shared accommodation and do not involve a single supplement. Single travellers joining group trips are paired in twin or multi
share accommodation with someone of the same sex for the duration of the trip. Some of our Independent trips are designed differently and single travellers on these itineraries must pay the single trip price.


Spending Money

Every traveller is different and therefore spending money requirements will vary. Some travellers may drink more than others while other travellers like to purchase more souvenirs than most. Please consider your own spending habits when it comes to allowing for drinks, shopping and tipping. Please also remember the following specific recommendations when planning your trip.


What to Take

You will be on the move a lot, so our advice is to pack as lightly as possible. For days in the outdoors, we recommend the use of lightweight, breathable, moisture
wicking fabrics made of wool or synthetic fibers. Cotton is not recommended for days spent hiking as it does not allow for heat or moisture to enter or escape, and it will not dry easily once wet. We recommend using a backpack for your convenience, or a medium
sized suitcase if you prefer. Heavy luggage is not recommended for the health of the CEO, who will take a lead in loading the storage trailer. Due to space in the trailer, we will not be able to accommodate more than one piece of main luggage per person. A good size day
pack (20
35L) is also essential to carry your personal gear for the day, as access to luggage between destinations will be limited. This daypack will be used to carry your personal gear for the day, your lunch and a water bottle. It is important to pack clothes for warm days and cool evenings, as well as a light jacket. A set of smart casual clothes is also advisable. Weather in the Pacific Northwest is unpredictable. Prepare for everything from sun and heat to rain and potentially even a little snow in Montana. Layers are best.

Day 1 Seattle

Arrive at any time. There are no activities planned until an evening welcome meeting.

There's a lot to see and do in Seattle, and we recommend spending extra time here if you'd like to explore the city.

Day 2 Seattle/Mount Rainier National Park

Arrive at any time. There are no activities planned until an evening welcome meeting.

There's a lot to see and do in Seattle, and we recommend spending extra time here if you'd like to explore the city.

Day 3 Mount Rainier National Park/Wallace

Arrive at any time. There are no activities planned until an evening welcome meeting.

There's a lot to see and do in Seattle, and we recommend spending extra time here if you'd like to explore the city.

Day 4 Wallace/Glacier National Park

Arrive at any time. There are no activities planned until an evening welcome meeting.

There's a lot to see and do in Seattle, and we recommend spending extra time here if you'd like to explore the city.

Day 5 Glacier National Park

Arrive at any time. There are no activities planned until an evening welcome meeting.

There's a lot to see and do in Seattle, and we recommend spending extra time here if you'd like to explore the city.

Day 6 Glacier National Park/Bozeman

Arrive at any time. There are no activities planned until an evening welcome meeting.

There's a lot to see and do in Seattle, and we recommend spending extra time here if you'd like to explore the city.

Day 7 Bozeman/Yellowstone National Park

Arrive at any time. There are no activities planned until an evening welcome meeting.

There's a lot to see and do in Seattle, and we recommend spending extra time here if you'd like to explore the city.

Day 8 Yellowstone National Park

Arrive at any time. There are no activities planned until an evening welcome meeting.

There's a lot to see and do in Seattle, and we recommend spending extra time here if you'd like to explore the city.

Day 9 Yellowstone National Park/Jackson

Arrive at any time. There are no activities planned until an evening welcome meeting.

There's a lot to see and do in Seattle, and we recommend spending extra time here if you'd like to explore the city.

Day 10 Jackson/Boise

Arrive at any time. There are no activities planned until an evening welcome meeting.

There's a lot to see and do in Seattle, and we recommend spending extra time here if you'd like to explore the city.

Day 11 Boise/Bend

Arrive at any time. There are no activities planned until an evening welcome meeting.

There's a lot to see and do in Seattle, and we recommend spending extra time here if you'd like to explore the city.

Day 12 Bend/Eugene

Arrive at any time. There are no activities planned until an evening welcome meeting.

There's a lot to see and do in Seattle, and we recommend spending extra time here if you'd like to explore the city.

Day 13 Eugene

Arrive at any time. There are no activities planned until an evening welcome meeting.

There's a lot to see and do in Seattle, and we recommend spending extra time here if you'd like to explore the city.

Day 14 Eugene/Portland

Arrive at any time. There are no activities planned until an evening welcome meeting.

There's a lot to see and do in Seattle, and we recommend spending extra time here if you'd like to explore the city.

Day 15 Portland

Arrive at any time. There are no activities planned until an evening welcome meeting.

There's a lot to see and do in Seattle, and we recommend spending extra time here if you'd like to explore the city.

Details

Duration: 15 Days

Trip Style: Classic

Service Level: Standard

Physical Demands Rating: 3 - Average

Group Size Notes: Max:



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Please note that if you have booked the "My Own Room/Tent" option for this tour, you will receive your own single room/tent for all nights, except for the below.

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