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14-Day Self-Drive Best of the West Wyoming and Montana

14-Day Self-Drive Best of the West Wyoming and Montana

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14-Day Self-Drive Best of the West Wyoming and Montana
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On this local adventure of a lifetime, visit three national parks and several other off-the beaten-path destinations. Escape to Montana and Wyoming where the rugged backcountry is brimming with incredible wildlife, jagged, glacier-studded peaks, winding limestone canyons and starlit night skies that will leave you speechless!

This trip starts and ends in Bozeman, Montana.

Customize this experience to be as luxury or minimalist as you want. Let us know your preferred driving daily maximums, total number of travel days, preferred activities and choose to camp out, stay in hand-selected vacation homes or hotels. Our local expert will help plan the perfect getaway for your exact interests and capabilities. From three-day custom national park retreat to a three-week action-packed wildlife and mountain adventure, we have you covered!

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Day 1: Drive Bozeman to West Glacier national Park (5h30m Driving)

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Begin your epic adventure of western exploration today in Bozeman! Head north to Coram just outside of Glacier National Park.

Overnight in a safari-style luxury tent at Under Canvas Glacier, your home away from home for the night.

DRIVING:

  • 5h22min drive time

Meals included: n/a

Day 2: Hike, horseback ride, or bike in Glacier National Park

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Explore all the best that Glacier has to offer on hiking trails, while peddling, or on horseback! Based on your interests we will help you pick the best excursions in the park.

Overnight at Under Canvas Glacier.

Meals included: n/a

Day 3: Hike in Glacier National Park, Drive to Helena National Forest (3h30m Driving)

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Enjoy a day of hiking in the pristine Glacier National Park.

In the afternoon drive to Helena National Forest where your next safari tent glamping experience continues.

DRIVING:

  • 3h28min total drive time

Meals included: n/a

Day 4: Hike, kayak, SUP, or horseback ride in Helena National Forest

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Today, choose from a plethora of activities: hiking, kayaking, SUP, or horseback riding all in National Forest.

Overnight at safari tent glamping camp.

Meals included: n/a

Day 5: Drive to Livingston and Paradise Valley (2h30m Driving)

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Set off for Livingston this morning.

For lunch and to stretch your legs, stop for a bite and local craft beer at MAP Brewing or stroll through the quaint and historic downtown of Livingston itself.

Continue south to the breathtaking Paradise Valley.

Overnight in a luxurious tiny home.

DRIVING:

  • 2h29min drive time.

Meals included: n/a

Day 6: Chico Hot Springs, Rafting, Hiking, or Horseback Riding in Paradise Valley

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Choose your own adventure today in Paradise Valley!

  • Take a plunge at Chico Hot Springs
  • Head out river rafting
  • Hiking
  • Horseback riding

No matter what you choose, you will be amazed by the stunning views that the valley has to offer.

Overnight at luxury tiny home.

Meals included: n/a

Day 7: Yellowstone National Park, Lamar Valley, Bear Tooth Scenic Highway, and Red Lodge (3h30m Driving)

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Get ready for an action packed day! This morning, drive to Yellowstone National Park through the north entrance in Gardiner.

Continue on through the Lamar Valley, the Serengeti of Yellowstone, to the Bear Tooth Scenic Highway in a private corner of the park with breathtaking views of jagged spires, verdant valleys and sweeping vistas!

Overnight in Red Lodge at the historic Pollard Hotel.

DRIVING:

  • 3h21min drive time

Meals included: n/a

Day 8: Drive to Cody, Visit the Buffalo Bill Museum, Old West Town, Rodeo OR Swim, hike, rock climb, or horseback ride (1h Driving)

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This morning, after grabbing a coffee in Red Lodge, head off to Cody. On the way pas through several small historic towns and past an abandoned mine. Visit the Buffalo Bill Museum, Old West Town and the rodeo.

Alternatively, swim in Buffalo Bill Lake, go horseback riding, rafting, rock climbing, or take a light hike.

Overnight at the boutique Chamberlin Inn, one of Earnest Hemmingway's favorite old haunts.

DRIVING:

  • 1h2min drive time

Meals included: n/a

Day 9: North Fork, Yellowstone, Old Faithful, and hiking

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This morning, drive up the North Fork while looking out for famous rock formations such as: The Barber Chair, Woman and Cabin, The Great Wall of China, Fishing Bear, and more.

Return to Yellowstone via the East entrance, and witness the breathtaking eruption of Old Faithful, bountiful wildlife and enjoy your choice from countless short hikes in the heart of the park.

Overnight in the high luxury safari tent camp near West Yellowstone at Under Canvas Yellowstone or glamp near the Tetons National Park at Bedroll and Breakfast Tented Camp.

Meals included: n/a

Day 10: Wildlife viewing, hiking, fishing, or horseback riding around Tetons and Yellowstone

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Enjoy your day of adventure around Yellowstone and Tetons. Depending on your interests you can hike, fish or horseback ride and all the while view wildlife in the majestic parks of Yellowstone and the Tetons.

Overnight glamping at Under Canvas Yellowstone or near the Tetons at Bedroll and Breakfast Tented Camp.

Meals included: n/a

Day 11: Drive through Tetons to Lander, Wyoming (2h30m Driving)

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Drive through the jagged Tetons, Dubois, and finally on to Lander, Wyoming. Enjoy a beer in the Lander Bar beer garden.

Overnight in the boutique, hip and historic Mill House in Lander.

DRIVING:

  • 2h36min drive time

Meals included: n/a

Day 12: Hiking, horseback riding, or rock climbing in Sinks Canyon OR Explore the Wind River Range

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Today, head off hiking, horseback riding, or rock climbing in the staggeringly beautiful limestone-lined Sinks Canyon, or explore the wild and majestic Wind River Range (if the Wind River Range is your preference, we recommend camping out there for at least 1 or 2 nights).

Overnight at the The Mill House in Lander.

Meals included: n/a

Day 13: Hiking, horseback riding, or rock climbing in Wild Iris OR Explore the Wind River Range

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Today, head off hiking or rock climbing in the staggeringly beautiful limestone-lined Wild Iris area or explore the wild and majestic Wind River Range (if the Wind River Range is your preference, we recommend camping out there for at least 1 or 2 nights).

Overnight at the The Mill House in Lander.

Meals included: n/a

Day 14: Drive to Bozeman Departure (6h Driving)

Say good-bye to Wyoming today as you depart back to Bozeman, Montana.

DRIVING:

  • 5h57min drive time

Meals included: n/a

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NOTE: Prices are per person in U.S. dollars based on double/triple occupancy. All quotations are based on the current rates of park fees, VAT, other government taxes, and current exchange rates. Should any of these be increased or a new tax introduced, these increases will be added on even if your trip has already been paid for.

INCLUDES:
  • All accommodations per itinerary
  • All meals per itinerary (B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner)
  • All tours and entrance fees per itinerary (unless listed as excluded)
  • All transportation and transfers per itinerary
EXCLUDES:
  • International and domestic flights
  • Meals not listed
  • Beverages and alcohol
  • Tips for guides, drivers, hotel staff
  • Optional tours
  • Single room supplement
  • Personal expenses (visas, airport taxes, Internet, etc.)

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