Ten thousand years ago, glaciers carved the stunning landscape of the Canadian Rockies, changing forever the face of the region we now know as northwestern Montana. A Glacier National Park Tour offers visitors the chance to experience the life-altering power of the incomparable natural wonders found in "the Switzerland of North America."
Nestled along the Rocky Mountains, Glacier National Park is the American half of Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park, the world's first international natural preserve. Spectacular scenery, bountiful wildlife and one-of-a-kind experiences await visitors to the park's more than 1 million acres of lush forests, pristine lakes, snow-capped mountain peaks and glacial valleys.
The region's diverse natural habitat is home to nearly 70 species of mammals, according to the National Park Service. Enjoy a Glacier National Park tour, and you'll have the chance to see wildlife you might never encounter again, including grizzly bears, gray wolves, lynx and wolverines. The park is also a birdwatcher's paradise, with more than 270 species - including majestic golden eagles and colorful harlequin ducks - making their home in the hills, valleys and forests.
A Glacier National Park tour is like a trip back in time, and not just for the unspoiled quality of the wildlife and vegetation. The remnants of the glaciers that carved the landscape linger on the highest peaks, 10,000 years after the last ice age ended.
Whether you yearn to hike through towering alpine forests, glimpse wildlife in a natural habitat, or cruise in comfort and style on one of the region's many lakes, a guided tour can make your visit to Glacier National Park easier to plan and enjoy. Touring with a company like Tauck can free you from the technicalities - not to mention the technology - of arranging such a trip on your own. All accommodations and travel arrangements will be taken care of for you, freeing you to focus entirely on exploring the natural wonders around you.
A nine-day Tauck Glacier National Park Tour affords plenty of opportunities to savor such sights as the Athabasca Glacier, and experience the area's vibrant arts and culinary culture. Plus, the convenience of traveling with an inclusive tour can save you up to 40 percent off the cost of the trip if you planned it on your own.
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