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Program #19946RJ
8 Days | 7 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Active
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EasyFor people looking to exercise their minds more than their bodies. There’s minimal walking and not too many stairs.
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ActiveFor people who enjoy walking as much as two miles a day, perhaps to explore historic neighborhoods or a nature trail.
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Elevation Note
Hotel elevations are 4,500', 4,900', and 4,350'. The highest elevation you'll experience is 7,000'.

Equipment Requirements
Warm waterproof clothing, sturdy hiking boots, a day pack, collapsible walking stick, hat, binoculars and a leak proof water bottle are highly recommended.

Itinerary for Jul 8 — Jul 15, 2013

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Type: Full Service Hotel

Description: Enjoy a ski resort in a beautiful mountain setting during it's quiet off season.

Contact info:
3893 Big Mountain Rd
Whitefish, MT 59937 USA
phone: 800-862-6094
web: www.kandaharlodge.com

Room amenities: Telephone, hair dryers, television

Facility amenities: Guest laundry available.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Additional nights before: Call Lodge for price.
Participants must make own reservations.

Check in time: 4:00 PM


Day One: Monday, July 08 - Independent Arrivals / Orientation
Afternoon: Check-in anytime after 4PM. Orientation to begin at 5PM.

Dinner: Dinner at Kandahar Lodge after Orientation.

Evening: Free time to get settled in.

Lodging: Kandahar Lodge

Meals Included: Dinner
Type: Full Service Hotel

Description: Enjoy a ski resort in a beautiful mountain setting during it's quiet off season.

Contact info:
3893 Big Mountain Rd
Whitefish, MT 59937 USA
phone: 800-862-6094
web: www.kandaharlodge.com

Room amenities: Telephone, hair dryers, television

Facility amenities: Guest laundry available.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Additional nights before: Call Lodge for price.
Participants must make own reservations.

Check in time: 4:00 PM


Day Two: Tuesday, July 09 - Presentation / Gondola / Summit / Hike / Presenta...
Breakfast: Continental breakfast at Kandahar

Morning: This morning we'll be introduced to the Glacier and Waterton program. Next we'll ride aboard the "Glacier Chaser" gondola and chairlift—also known as Big Mountain Express—for a 15-minute scenic ride to the 7000-foot summit.

Lunch: Lunch at the Summit Restaurant

Afternoon: Depending on the weather of the day, we’ll be led on an informative hike either at the summit or the base of the mountain. (All outdoor activity subject to weather)

Dinner: Dinner at Base Lodge via short shuttle provided.

Evening: This evening we'll be treated to a presentation on the fascinating geology of the Crown of the Continent.

Lodging: Kandahar Lodge

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Lodge

Description: Historic lodge with a rustic feeling and panoramic views.

Contact info:
Hwy 8, Switftcurrent Lake
Glacier National Park, MT 59434 USA
phone: 406-732-4411
web: www.glacierparkinc.com

Room amenities: Telephone

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.


Day Three: Wednesday, July 10 - Depart for Many Glacier Hotel via Going-to-the-Su...
Breakfast: Continental breakfast at Kandahar

Morning: This morning after checking-out of Kandahar Lodge, we'll depart for Many Glacier Hotel in a motorcoach by way of the famous Going-to-the-Sun Road. (Going-to-the-Sun Road subject to weather)

Lunch: Sack lunches in the field

Afternoon: Continuation of Going-to-the-Sun Road trip to Many Glacier Hotel with various stops along the way.

Dinner: Dinner at Many Glacier

Evening: Optional evening wildlife viewing. Bring your binoculars as we "glass" the nearby slopes looking for grizzlies, moose, and bighorn sheep.

Lodging: Many Glacier Hotel

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Lodge

Description: Historic lodge with a rustic feeling and panoramic views.

Contact info:
Hwy 8, Switftcurrent Lake
Glacier National Park, MT 59434 USA
phone: 406-732-4411
web: www.glacierparkinc.com

Room amenities: Telephone

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.


Day Four: Thursday, July 11 - Discover Glacier National Park's east side at Man...
Breakfast: Breakfast at Many Glacier

Morning: This morning enjoy a presentation covering more of the amazing ecosystems and historic cultures of Glacier National Park and the surrounding area.

Lunch: Lunch at Many Glacier

Afternoon: This afternoon we'll hit the trails for a scenic hike in Swiftcurrent Valley.

Dinner: Dinner at Many Glacier

Evening: Optional evening wildlife viewing. Bring your binoculars as we "glass" the nearby slopes looking for grizzlies, moose, and bighorn sheep.

Lodging: Many Glacier Hotel

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Lodge

Description: Ambiance of a majestic National Park hotel with stunning views over looking Waterton Lake.

Contact info:
General Delivery, Waterton Alberta
Waterton, AB TOK 2MO Canada
phone: 403-859-2231
web: www.glacierparkinc.com

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.


Day Five: Friday, July 12 - Depart for Waterton Lakes National Park
Breakfast: Breakfast at Many Glacier

Morning: After checking-out of Many Glacier Hotel, we'll depart for Waterton Lakes International Peace Park. Remember to have your passports accessible for the US/Canadian border crossing. Next we'll stop at the Remington Carriage Museum in Cardston where we'll see over 240 carriages, wagons and sleighs in the largest collection of horse-drawn vehicles in North America.

Lunch: Sack lunches in the field

Afternoon: This afternoon we'll spend time at Head-Smashed-In Buffalo Jump, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Here, we'll bear witness to an aboriginal hunting practice that was used by native people of the North American plains for almost 6,000 years. This evening we'll check into the stunning Prince of Wales Hotel where we'll enjoy dinner and some free time. Named after the popular Prince Edward of Wales, who later became King Edward VIII, the hotel is a National Historic Site of Canada.

Dinner: Dinner at Prince of Wales

Evening: Optional evening wildlife viewing. Bring your binoculars as we "glass" the nearby slopes looking for wildlife.

Lodging: Prince of Wales Hotel

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Lodge

Description: Ambiance of a majestic National Park hotel with stunning views over looking Waterton Lake.

Contact info:
General Delivery, Waterton Alberta
Waterton, AB TOK 2MO Canada
phone: 403-859-2231
web: www.glacierparkinc.com

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.


Day Six: Saturday, July 13 - International Scenic Boat Cruise
Breakfast: Breakfast at Prince of Wales

Morning: This morning we'll head to downtown Waterton for an International boat cruise on pristine Waterton Lake. Our cruise will offer some of the most spectacular views of the Rocky Mountains, including; majestic towering cliffs, unique geological formations, striking waterfalls, snow covered peaks, and the international border between Canada and the United States.

Lunch: Lunch at Prince of Wales

Afternoon: After lunch, we'll take a walk along Cameron Lake or in Red Rock Canyon.

Dinner: Dinner on-your-own.

Evening: Free evening

Lodging: Prince of Wales Hotel

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch
Type: Full Service Hotel

Description: Enjoy a ski resort in a beautiful mountain setting during it's quiet off season.

Contact info:
3893 Big Mountain Rd
Whitefish, MT 59937 USA
phone: 800-862-6094
web: www.kandaharlodge.com

Room amenities: Telephone, hair dryers, television

Facility amenities: Guest laundry available.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Additional nights before: Call Lodge for price.
Participants must make own reservations.

Check in time: 4:00 PM


Day Seven: Sunday, July 14 - Return to Kandahar Lodge on Big Mountain
Breakfast: Breakfast at Prince of Wales

Morning: This morning, after checking-out of the Prince of Wales Hotel, have your passports accessible for re-entry into the US. Once through, we'll visit the Museum of the Plains Indian in Browning. Here we'll see a rich diversity of historic arts and creative craftsmanship of the Northern Plains tribal peoples.

Lunch: Sack lunch in the field

Afternoon: En route back to Kandahar Lodge we'll stop and visit the Goat Lick Overlook where exposed rocks along the deep canyon creek seep salts and minerals that attract and nourish the local mountain goats.

Dinner: Final banquet at the Base Lodge via short shuttle provided.

Evening: Closing and conclusion of program.

Lodging: Kandahar Lodge

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day Eight: Monday, July 15 - Independent Departures
Breakfast: Continental breakfast at Kandahar

Morning: Hotel check-out by 11 AM.

Meals Included: Breakfast

Important information about your itinerary:
Please know that while we do everything we can to finalize all aspects of our programs well in advance, there are logistics that occasionally must be altered. Our website will reflect the most recent information, and we are committed to providing you with final program details no later than eight weeks prior to the start of programs outside the U.S. and three weeks prior to the start of programs within the U.S. If you ever have questions about your program, please don't hesitate to contact us and we will be happy to assist you.

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7 nights of accommodations
19 meals: 7 breakfasts, 6 lunches, 6 dinners
3 Expert-led lectures
11 Field trips

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