20524
Wyoming/Montana/Alberta

The Best of the Grand Tetons to Banff: Iconic National Parks

Explore six national parks — Tetons, Yellowstone, Glacier, Waterton, Banff and Jasper — and discover unique waypoints like Old Faithful, Many Glacier, Lake Louise and much more!
Rating (4.75)
Program No. 20524RJ
Length
12 days
Starts at
4,499

At a Glance

Prepare yourself for an adventure of monumental proportions — a journey through six national parks in Wyoming, Montana and Alberta Canada. The Rocky Mountain colossus must be seen to be appreciated, and your journey will take you to Grand Teton, Yellowstone, Glacier, Waterton, Banff and Jasper national parks. Experience famous waypoints like Jackson Hole, Old Faithful Geyser, Mammoth Hot Springs and Lake Louise as you learn about the geology, history, flora and fauna of the Rocky Mountains.
Activity Level
On Your Feet
Walking up to one mile daily. Standing for up to three hours. Elevations up to 8,041 feet.

Best of all, you'll ...

  • Visit the massive Columbia Icefield and venture by Snow Coach onto the surface of the Athabasca Glacier.
  • Experience the Crown of the Continent via the Going-to-the-Sun Road as we traverse Logan Pass aboard Red Buses in magnificent Glacier National Park.
  • Discover Head-Smashed-In Buffalo Jump, and bear witness to an aboriginal hunting practice that was used by native people of the North American plains for almost 6,000 years.

General Notes

Transit days include one 6-hour and two 3-hour and drives. Field Trips and transit days include stops along the way, and coach is equipped with lavatory.
Featured Expert
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Keith Watts
Dr. Keith Watts brings a wealth of knowledge and an enthusiasm that captivates his students. Although Keith is a former professor of geology, his interests cover all aspects of natural history. He sings, laughs, takes on the personas of historic characters, and uses innovative approaches to illustrate mountain building, glacial advances, and volcanic bulges. Dr. Watts was featured as one of a panel of six experts on Grand Teton National Park in National Geographic Traveler magazine and has been featured in The New York Times.

Please note: This expert may not be available for every date of this program.

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Jay Honeyman
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Amy Bowen
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Keith Watts
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Jack Gladstone
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