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Duration: 17 Days | Departures Available On Request
Location: Starts Denver | Walden, Saratoga, Sinks Canyon State Park, Grand Teton National Park, Jackson, Yellowstone National Park, Montana Ranch, Glacier National Park, Banff National Park, Jasper National Park, Wells Gray Provincial Park, Whistler, Vancouver
Price: From $4,797* pp twin share Adult
  • Best of the Rockies Small Group Tour

    Prepare for mountains, lakes, glaciers and awe-inspiring beauty in the northwest USA and southwest Canada.

    This adventure gets you up close and personal with two of North America’s prominent mountain ranges, crossing an international border and the Continental Divide.

    The national parks of Banff, Jasper, Rocky Mountain and Yellowstone will take your breath away as you immerse yourself in the great outdoors.

     

    • Day 1 & 2 – Denver – Rocky Mountain National Park

      Depart Denver and drive north to the Rocky Mountain National Park, where you stay for two nights. Rocky Mountain National Park boasts over 300km of hiking trails. (Day 1- L,D)  (Day 2- B,L,D)  
    • Day 3 – Rocky Mountain National Park – Walden – Saratoga

      Continue your journey north, passing through northern Colorado, before entering Wyoming. Stop at the community of Saratoga. Breathtaking views attract artists, photographers and nature lovers alike. Surrounding Saratoga are several mountains including Elk Mountain, the Snowy Range Mountains and the Sierra Madre Mountains.  (B,L,D)
    • Day 4 – Saratoga – Sinks Canyon State Park

      Sinks Canyon is a rugged canyon in Wyoming. Located on the eastern slope of the mountains, the canyon is named for a unique geologic formation, “The Sinks,” where the river vanishes underground near the mouth of the canyon. Sinks Canyon is part of a magnificent ecosystem that stretches from the foothills to alpine habitat. An amazing diversity of birds and wildlife can be seen in this area. Walk the “Falls Trail” with your guide today.(B,L,D)
    • Day 5 – Sinks Canyon state Park – Grand Teton National Park – Jackson

      Continuing your journey through Wyoming, pay a visit to Grand Teton National Park and enjoy a walk to Inspiration Point with views over Jenny Lake and the stunning Teton Range. Stay in Jackson to enjoy a truly friendly and authentic western town experience.
    • Day 6 & 7 – Jackson – Yellowstone National Park

      Your next destination, Yellowstone National Park, was the world’s first national park and is home to a large variety of wildlife including grizzly bear, wolf, bison and elk. Herds of bison roam amongst the erupting geysers and steam rises from the various rivers running through the park. You will have a full day to enjoy Yellowstone National Park’s majestic wilderness and witness its extraordinary geysers.  (Day 6- L,D) (Day 7- B,L,D)
    • Day 8 – Yellowstone National Park – Montana Ranch

       Your next stop is a hidden secret, nestled deep in the wilderness of the Tobacco Root Mountains, an authentic working guest ranch. After an optional horseback ride around the wide expanses of the great outdoors, enjoy an old-fashioned home-cooked cowboy meal and a camp fire under the stars of Montana’s big sky country.  (B,L,D)
    • Day 9 & 10 – Montana Ranch – Glacier National Park

      Continue further into Montana and arrive at Glacier National Park. This park is home to abundant wildlife including the world renowned grizzly bear. Jump on board the shuttle bus and enjoy the spectacular glacial scenery and some wildlife viewing. Walking opportunities include the trail over Swiftcurrent Pass as well as an amazing hike leading to Iceberg Lake. (B,L,D)
    • Day 11 & 12 – Glacier National Park – Banff National Park

      From Montana, cross the border into the province of Alberta, in Canada, and stop by Calgary en-route to Banff National Park. Located in the heart of the Canadian Rockies, Banff National Park’s mountainous terrain encompasses coniferous forests, alpine meadows, icefields and glaciers. Banff is an outdoor enthusiast’s paradise. (B,L,D)
    • Day 13 & 14 – Banff National Park – Jasper National Park

      Travel on the Icefields Parkway, a scenic road that cuts through the heart of the Rockies and offers one of the world’s most spectacular drives. Peyto Lake’s turquoise hues are sure to startle with their brilliance. End your day by continuing to Jasper National Park and setting up camp for a two night stay. (B)
    • Day 15 – Jaser National Park – Wells Gray Provincial Park

      Depart Jasper and head to Wells Gray Provincial Park. Today you will embark on an overnight wilderness canoe trip. Wells Gray Provincial Park offers a variety of topographical features. Extinct volcanoes, lava beds, mineral springs and glaciers are just a few of the wondrous natural attractions at the park. A number of spectacular waterfalls also exist. Wildlife abounds with larger animals, such as the grizzly bear and moose, and smaller animals including beaver, wolverine and timber wolf. (D)  
    • Day 16 – Wells Gray Provincial Park – Whistler

      Travel west through the arid Central Valley before entering the awesome Fraser River Canyon. Your last stop on your mountain adventure is the popular year-round resort town of Whistler. (B)
    • Day 17 – Whistler – Vancouver

      Make your way to Vancouver and enjoy a sightseeing excursion. See the authentic totem poles erected in the 1920’s and stop by Prospect Point, a scenic lookout with views of Lion’s Gate. Your journey ends after your excursion.

     

  • *TERMS & CONDITIONS

    All prices are quoted in NZD (unless otherwise stated), per person, twin share (unless otherwise stated) & are correct as at 25 August 2016. Single supplement and child costs supplied on request. Offers are subject to availability & can change without notification due to fluctuations in charges & currency. Valid for sale until sale date specified with each deal. Valid for travel in low season, unless specified. A deposit must be paid at time of booking & full payment must be received by Book by date where a date is specified. Credit Card surcharges apply. For full terms and conditions please contact Fine Travel on 0800 00 3463. Have a Fine Holiday! (REF: AW)