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Northwest Parks Lodges

Stay in charismatic lodges
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Escorted Journey
Some of the most rugged and iconic landscapes in the US are found in the American Northwest.

Highlights

Some of the highlights included are:

  • Visit five national parks
  • Stay in charismatic lodges
  • Experience geothermal wonders
  • Discover vast untouched wilderness - a pristine habitat for wildlife

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What's included
  • All accommodation: Lodge
  • London flights (if booking incl. flights)
  • Tour Leader throughout
Need to know
  • Minimum age 18
  • The group is usually between 4 and 16 in size.
  • British, New Zealand, Swiss and most EU passport holders do not need a visa (and enter the country under the Visa Waiver Program).
  • On average hotel breakfasts cost from USD6-USD12, lunches from USD8-USD15 and dinners from USD13-USD30; this does not include alcoholic beverages.
Your route
Exodus: Northwest Parks Lodges Map Glacier National Park Yellowstone National Park Mount Rainier National Park Olympic National Park

Itinerary

Day 1
To Couer D'Alene in Idaho

To Couer D'Alene in Idaho

After leaving Seattle in the early morning, we drive west over the Cascade Mountains into Idaho, where the shores of Lake Coeur D'Alene await. Early French speaking fur traders named this lake after the tough trading local Indians whose hearts were rumoured to be sharp as an owl. This western town boasts one of the top 5 most beautiful mountain lakes in the world. Enjoy a hike along the shore, sit on the beach or explore the old western down town.

Days 2-3
Discover Glacier N.P. in Montana

Discover Glacier N.P. in Montana

We continue northeast into Montana and Glacier National Park - the 'Crown of the Continent Ecosystem'. This park crosses two mountain ranges and one international border. Jump on board the park's free shuttle bus for spectacular glacial scenery and abundant wildlife viewing. Black and Grizzly bears, Bighorn sheep and Bald eagles all call this million-acre national park home. Experience the pristine forests, alpine meadows, rugged mountains, and magnificent lakes of this spectacular wilderness. With over 700 miles of trails, it's a hiker's paradise.

Day 4
To Three Forks; stay in the historic Sacajawea hotel; horse-riding opportunities

To Three Forks; stay in the historic Sacajawea hotel; horse-riding opportunities

Cross the Big Sky State to the small town of Three Forks, at the headwaters of the Missouri River and a stopping point on Lewis and Clark's famous expedition. Spend the night in the historic Sacajawea Hotel.

Days 5-6
To Yellowstone N.P.; various walks available

To Yellowstone N.P.; various walks available

Our next destination, Yellowstone National Park, is the world's first national park and home to a large variety of wildlife including grizzly bear, wolf, bison and elk. This park is so large that its boundaries cross into three states. Most of it is in Wyoming, but parts of the reserve extend into Idaho and Montana. Yellowstone has one of the highest concentrations of geothermal activity on the planet. Herds of bison roam amongst the erupting geysers and steam rises from the various rivers running through the park. A fire in the 1980s ravaged much of the park, but it has recovered to the extent that it is now a living monument to nature's power of regeneration.

Day 7
To Jackson in Wyoming; explore Grand Teton N.P.

To Jackson in Wyoming; explore Grand Teton N.P.

We continue our journey into Wyoming and onto Grand Teton National Park to spend the day hitting the trails before heading to Jackson to enjoy a truly friendly and authentic western town experience. Once home to trappers and a hideout for outlaws and rustlers, Jackson is now a 4-season getaway and. the base for hikers to take on the local hiking trails as well as a town renowned for its cafes and western style saloons! The perfect way to spend your day is to cross Jenny lake and walk past the cascading waterfall to Inspirations Point which offers incredible views across the valley. Have a meal out on the town and then quench your thirst while sitting on a genuine saddle bar stool at the Million Dollar Cowboy Bar, a local watering hole.

Day 8
White water rafting on the Snake River

White water rafting on the Snake River

We'll hit the water today for our included rafting trip down the infamous Snake River, this allows you to take in the incredible scenery as well as get the blood pumping. Please note this rafting activity is accessible to all fitness levels and no previous training is necessary. The remainder of the day is free and you may wish to head back to Grand Teton National Park to explore.

Day 9
To Baker City; via Shoshone Falls

To Baker City; via Shoshone Falls

Following in the footsteps of the famous explorers Lewis and Clark, we re-trace the route of the Oregon Trail west across the beautiful expanse of southern Idaho. We make a stop at Shoshone Falls, sometimes called the `Niagara of the West' and the most spectacular natural beauty spot along the Snake River. Baker City, with a population of less than 10,000, is next. This historic gold rush town offers a peek into life at the turn of the last century. Enjoy a stroll through the historic downtown shopping district and relax with a nightcap in our historic hotel.

Days 10-11
Visit Mt. Rainier N.P.

Visit Mt. Rainier N.P.

On to the stunning snow covered peak of Mount Rainier in the State of Washington. At over 14,000 feet this iconic volcano looms large in the Pacific Northwest. Draped in snow, Mount Rainier has the greatest single peak glacial system in the United States, covering 36 square miles of the mountain with sheer ice! With over 260 miles of well maintained trails winding through a varied terrain, from old growth forest to sub-alpine meadows, there are plenty of different hiking options available. Not to be outdone by its national park neighbours to the east, Mount Rainier is also a haven for wildlife, and you may see Columbian black-tailed deer, elk and Black bears roaming freely.

Days 12-14
Explore Olympic N.P. and Pacific Coast

Explore Olympic N.P. and Pacific Coast

From the crashing waves of the Pacific coast through coastal rainforests to glacier capped peaks, this is a primeval sanctuary for humans and wild creatures alike; over 95% of Olympic National Park is a designated wilderness area. Enjoy a stroll through the Hoh Rainforest, relax in Sol Duc Hot Springs, and enjoy a magnificent sunset over the spectacular Lake Crescent. A visit to this beautiful national park is the perfect way to finish our perfect journey. The tour finishes up in Seattle.

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