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Learn about the natural wonders of Montana on this six-day tour from Bozeman to Missoula. It's a six-day tour that focuses on the Blackfeet Native American culture and Montana's natural splendor. An experienced guide brings you through a landscape that has been formed over time and nature. Begin your journey into the mountains as you make your way across this wide area of hillsides covered in ponderosa pine trees. Atop a mountain summit in an old-growth redwood forest, find your destination, and immerse yourself in local history while enjoying a picnic lunch in the Montana Rockies. If you enjoy being immersed in nature, Montana's mountains are calling your name.


 
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Highlights
  • Learn about the culture and histories of the Blackfeet Native Americans.
  • Follow in the path of Lewis and Clark exploring the river cruise along the Missouri River.
  • Hike one of the many trails in Glacier National Park.
  • Explore mountains of Montana with expert naturalist guides.
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Day 1: Bozeman | Helena, Montana

Welcome to Bozeman! This Rocky Mountains town is the perfect jumping-off point for exploring the history and natural beauty of Montana. Join your group at 10 am for a Welcome Meeting, then get ready to stretch your legs on a hike in Lewis & Clark Caverns State Park. Tonight, stay in Helena, the capital of Montana, where you may like to head out for dinner with your group.

Included Activities:
    • Bozeman – Lewis & Clark Caverns State Park Hike
    Duration: total walking distance is approximately 9kms/5.5miles, with 70m/200ft of elevation gain and the total driving time is 1.5 hours.

    Day 2: Helena | Great Falls

    • Hotel
    • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch
    After breakfast, follow in the footsteps of the explorer's Lewis and Clark, and venture to the Gates of the Mountains on a scenic river cruise. Sail alongside limestone cliffs to a set of towering stone walls that looks to open like a gate as your boat approaches. Little has changed since the two explorers first visited this stretch of the Missouri River and the untouched beauty of the region remains. After a picnic lunch, continue to Great Falls for our overnight stay. Enjoy a relaxing evening at your accommodation or perhaps share a meal.

    Included Activities:
    • Helena - Lewis and Clark River Cruise

     

    Day 3: Badger-Two Medicine Region

    • Hotel
    • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch
    After an early breakfast, hit the road and enjoy the scenery on the drive from Great Falls to Badger-Two Medicine. The Badger-Two Medicine region is located at the intersection of the Blackfeet Reservation, Glacier National Park, and the Bob Marshall Wilderness Complex. Upon arrival, join for a traditional Native American lunch, then have the privilege of joining a local Blackfeet guide for a half-day hike which offers an insight into the Blackfeet Native American people and culture and explores the secluded wilderness of Badger-Two Medicine. Learn about tribal customs, histories, and stories while experiencing a land filled with wildlife, wildflowers, alpine lakes, and mountain peaks. The evening is yours to enjoy as you please.

    Included Activities:
      • Badger-Two Medicine - Backcountry Native American hike
      Duration: Total driving time is 4 hours. The hike is classed as moderate, a good level of fitness is required.

      Day 4: Glacier National Park

      Known as the ‘Crown of the Continent, Glacier National Park offers an impressive array of activities for lovers of nature and the great outdoors. Tour the park in a vintage 1930s bus with a roll-back top that provides excellent views of the surrounding mountains and learn how this historic transport option fits into this national park's history. Along the way, you might like to grab some lunch. Tonight, continue to explore the town of Whitefish.

      Included Activities:
          • Glacier National Park – Full-Day Vintage Bus Park Tour

          Day 5: Whitefish, Montana

          • Hotel
          • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch
          After breakfast, take a stroll along the easy trails in Glacier National Park, followed by a picnic with time to soak up the beauty of our surroundings. After lunch, aboard a raft and enjoy a scenic two-hour float down the Flathead River with an expert local guide. Tonight, you may like to drop into one of the local craft breweries or restaurants for dinner.

          Included Activities:
                • Glacier National Park – Scenic River Float & Nature Walk with Lunch

                Day 6: Missoula | Flathead Lake State Park | Return Home

                • 1 Breakfast
                After breakfast, enjoy the morning leisure before hitting the road to Missoula with a stop along the way for a walk alongside the serene waters of Flathead Lake. Stop off for one last lunch and perhaps take the time to look back with your group on all you’ve seen and done in the past week. Drive back to Missoula, where the trip finishes at 3 pm, and your Montana adventure will come to an end.

                Included Activities:
                        • Flathead Lake State Park - Hike
                        Duration: Total walking distance is 1.5m/2.4kms and the total driving time is 2.5 hours.

                        Accommodations

                        Hampton Inn Bozeman

                        Hampton Inn Bozeman
                        Hampton Inn Bozeman
                        One Kin Bedroom

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                        A single supplement is available if you'd prefer not to share a room on this trip. The single supplement applies to all nights on your trip and is subject to availability.
                        Included
                        • 5 Breakfasts, 3 Lunches
                        • 5 Nights Accommodations
                        • 5 Days Locally Hosted Guide Service
                        • Accommodations as listed
                        • Ground transportation as listed
                        • Excursions and activities as listed
                        • Meals as listed
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                        • Gratuities
                        • Travel Insurance
                        • Personal Expenses
                        • Flight costs (please request a quote)
                        • Additional excursions during free time
                        • Fuel and transportation surcharges (when applicable)

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                        Our guide and driver were very good with their knowledge and were very helpful with our questions. It was a very pleasant visit that would have been impossible to do on our own. Hotels and restaurants were fantastic. The special places we got to go to, like the kitchens, were great. Enjoyed the entire trip!
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