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Montana: Solo travelers get a break on Glacier park hiking tour

July 13, 2012|By Mary Forgione | Los Angeles Times Daily Travel & Deal blogger
  • Solo travelers skip the single supplement on an August hiking tour in Montana's Glacier National Park.
Solo travelers skip the single supplement on an August hiking tour in Montana's… (Richard Koegl / For Country…)

For those who like to travel solo and on foot, this summer hiking trip to Glacier National Park in Montana covers a lot of terrain.

Participants on the guided tour from Vermont-based Country Walkers take moderate to challenging hikes during the six-day trip. Destinations include the Highline Trail below the Continental Divide, Iceberg Lake, Grinnell Glacier and the summit of Scenic Point.

Nights are spent in historic lodges such as Lake McDonald Lodge, a chalet-style structure built in 1913 that overlooks the park's largest lake, and Glacier Park Lodge, built the same year and known for it's lobby with massive Douglas-fir columns. The trip begins and ends in Whitefish, Mont.

The deal: Country Walkers waives the $575 single supplement cost on this trip and offers similar discounts on other trips to Italy, Ireland, the Czech Republic, Spain and Ecuador for a limited time. (Each trip has different single rates and different deadlines for booking.)

Date: The Glacier park trip runs Aug. 12-17 but must be reserved by Aug. 1 to save the single supplement.

Tested: I checked with the company and found that spaces are still available on the Glacier park tour.

Price: $3,098 a person, based on double occupancy. It includes two guides, all meals (including wine or beer with dinners), accommodations, ground transportation from Whitefish, entrance fees and basic travel insurance. Flights to and from Montana are extra.

Info: Country Walker, (800) 464-9255

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