Greg Miller's Big Year Tour Series
MONTANA: Glacier Park Extension
BIRDS & WILDLIFE
From: $1,500 (See details)
Cost is per person, double occupancy from Kalispell, Montana (FCA)
3 - 5 Participants
5 spaces available
PRIVATE TOUR OPTION
This tour is available as a private trip for any size group. The tour cost will vary with the number of people and any custom requests.
Highlights of MONTANA: Glacier Park Extension
Description of MONTANA: Glacier Park Extension
Glacier National Park is recognized as the “Crown Jewel” of our National Park System. Straddling the Continental Divide in northwestern Montana, the watershed flows into three oceans… Atlantic, Pacific and Arctic! While hiking through Glacier we will be treated to countless mountain peaks, alpine lakes and the few remaining glaciers in the lower 48.
This time of year can offer astounding displays of wildflowers. Wildlife abounds in the park and sightings of Mountain Goats, Mountain Lions and Black Bears are regular and we may even see a Grizzly! The scenery in the park is beautiful, and with the long summer days, sunsets and sunrises are often spectacular.
Length of Tour
Day 8 of Main Tour – Drive to Glacier National Park for optional extension
Day 9 -10 – In Glacier National Park
Day 11 – Drive through the park with many stops, ending in Kalispell
Day 12 – Return Home
Day 8 – Flights Home or continue on Optional Extension to Glacier NP
Drive from Great Falls to St Mary on the east side of Glacier to our accommodations.
Day 9 – Many Glacier Area
Explore the Many Glacier area of the park in search of moose and bighorn sheep as well as owls and waterfowl.
Night in St Mary.
Day 10 – Going to the Sun Road (Eastern side)
Enjoy driving the Going to the Sun Road in search of birds and wildlife with short hikes at Logan Pass and other locations. Night in St Mary
Day 11 – Going to the Sun Road (Western side)
Short hikes will include Trail of the Cedars and other locations on the western side of the park. Night in Kalispell.
Day 12 – Return home from Kalispell, MT
Cost is $1,500 per person, based upon double occupancy, from Kalispell, Montana (Airport code FCA).
This trip ends in Kalispell, MT (Airport code FCA).
Cost includes airport transfers, all ground transportation, accommodations, entrance fees and services of your professional leader(s).
Cost does not Include
All meals, flights to/from destination city, trip insurance, or anything that is not specifically mentioned in the itinerary.
If fewer than the minimum number of participants registered the trip can still run with a small-group supplement fee per person determined by the number of participants.
If a single room is preferred, or we are unable to find a suitable roommate for you, a single supplement fee of $250 will be assessed.
A $500 deposit per person is required to hold each space on this tour. Deposit may be made online by clicking the "Book Your Trip Now" button and using any credit card. If you prefer, you may call us at 888-875-9453 to pay by phone. You may also mail us a check, however, remember that all space is held on a first come-first served basis as deposits are received.
If fewer than the minimum number of required participants are registered, we may still be able to run the trip by adding a small-group supplement fee, per person, determined by the number of participants registered.
How to Book
In order to hold your space, click the "Book Your Trip Now" button above and complete the deposit process, including payment of the deposit through our Paypal portal using ANY CREDIT CARD. Upon completion of deposit, please visit our secure, online CLIENT INFORMATION FORM to complete your registration.
For all land-based tours: full payment by check is due 120 days prior to the departure date.
For all boat-based adventure cruises of 7-days or longer: full payment by check is required 180 days prior to departure.
NOTE: If you prefer to use credit card for final payment, a 3% fee may be added to cover the credit card merchant fees we incur.
This trip includes standard hotels.
Activity Level Rating: 3 (Note: 1 is easy and 5 is difficult)
Much of this trip is easy walking, however, the elevation rises at Glacier national park with a few trails that are a bit more rugged. No worries, we’ll be birding, so the pace will be slow.
Sibley Birds West (2nd Edition, 2016, Knopf)
by David Allen Sibley
Sibley Birds is also available as an App
Climate / Weather
Temperatures and weather conditions vary widely during the trip.
Do not purchase your flights until the trip has been confirmed to go.
Detailed Trip Information
Upon notification that final payment is due (120 days prior to departure for land based tours / 180 days for boat based tours), you will receive a trip package of detailed information for your tour.
Any additional information about the trip, including lodgings, contacts, participants, meeting locations, etc., will sent about 2 weeks prior to the trip departure, or after final payment is received for late registrants.
As with all tours, we highly recommend purchasing Travel Insurance to cover your investment. Please see our section on Travel Insurance.
Passport & Visa
US Citizens may require a visa to enter certain foreign countries. See above for any required visa information.
Participants arriving to the USA from a foreign country may need to get a travel visa to enter the United States. Be sure to check the requirements for your country of origin.
The trip itinerary is developed many months ahead of time. Occasionally, despite our best planning, changes may occur during the trip, or we may be forced to alter our plans. Changes may occur because of weather, road conditions, safety concerns or other circumstances. In these situations, it is the leader(s) responsibility to carefully consider and implement appropriate alternatives. Any additional costs incurred because of changes will be the responsibility of each individual participant. Refunds will not be issued as a result of itinerary changes.