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An American Black Bear is a ursine animal with one of the largest and most widely distributed populations in North America. They can be found as far east as New England, west to the Rocky Mountains, and throughout all but three Canadian provinces.

This animal is noted for having a large body size and bears that are often black in colour. Their colouring ranges from yellowish brown to deep black or silver-tipped fur as they age. Males typically weigh between 136 and 529 lbs (62 – 240kg) while females will only weigh up to 285 lbs (129 kg). The average male height is 2m (6 ft 7in), while their female counterparts will reach an average height of 1m 53cm (5ft 4in).

Animal population
950,000
Population
IUCN Classification
Least Concern (LC)
IUCN Classification

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Geeky Facts about the American Black Bear

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They can flip boulders weighing over 140kg with a single paw.

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Black bears are expert tree climbers.

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They may be large, but black bears can run up to 40kmph.

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Discovering the Wilderness: Alaska's National Parks
Discovering the Wilderness: Alaska's National Parks

Discovering the Wilderness: Alaska's National Parks

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USA
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Small Group
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2 - Light

8 days from

£2,553 / person

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California Dreaming: Yosemite, Death Valley & Coastal Camping
California Dreaming: Yosemite, Death Valley & Coastal Camping

California Dreaming: Yosemite, Death Valley & Coastal Camping

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USA
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Adventure Tours
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3 - Average

7 days from

£869 / person

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Grand Alaskan Adventure with Alaska Cruise
Grand Alaskan Adventure with Alaska Cruise

Grand Alaskan Adventure with Alaska Cruise

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USA
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Coach Tours
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1 - Easy

13 days from

£3,534 / person

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Canadian Rockies
Canadian Rockies

Canadian Rockies

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Canada
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Small Group
Activity level
Activity Level
3 - Average

15 days from

£2,420 / person

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Alaska Kenai & Denali Adventure

Alaska Kenai & Denali Adventure

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USA
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Adventure Tours
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3 - Average

8 days from

£2,149 / person

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Kenai Fjords & Denali Adventure

Kenai Fjords & Denali Adventure

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USA
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Active
Activity level
Activity Level
4 - Demanding

8 days from

£4,799 / person

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Real Canada
Real Canada

Real Canada

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Canada
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Adventure Tours
Activity level
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2 - Light

12 days from

£1,920 / person

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California National Park Discovery
California National Park Discovery

California National Park Discovery

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USA
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Active
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3 - Average

7 days from

£1,829 / person

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Hiking Sequoia, Kings Canyon, and Yosemite

Hiking Sequoia, Kings Canyon, and Yosemite

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USA
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4 - Demanding

8 days from

£1,429 / person

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Active West Coast Canada Discovery
Active West Coast Canada Discovery

Active West Coast Canada Discovery

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Canada
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Small Group
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4 - Demanding

8 days from

£1,599 / person

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Iconic Wildlife of Yellowstone & Grand Teton
Iconic Wildlife of Yellowstone & Grand Teton

Iconic Wildlife of Yellowstone & Grand Teton

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USA
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£3,049 / person

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California's Great National Parks
California's Great National Parks

California's Great National Parks

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USA
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Active
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2 - Light

8 days from

£3,321 / person

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Best of Alaska
Best of Alaska

Best of Alaska

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USA
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Small Group
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1 - Easy

10 days from

£4,485 / person

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Yellowstone Camping Explorer
Yellowstone Camping Explorer

Yellowstone Camping Explorer

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USA
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Active
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Activity Level
3 - Average

6 days from

£1,479 / person

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Vancouver Island & Northern Rockies
Vancouver Island & Northern Rockies

Vancouver Island & Northern Rockies

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Canada
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Active
Activity level
Activity Level
3 - Average

11 days from

£2,999 / person

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Western Canada Discovery
Western Canada Discovery

Western Canada Discovery

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Canada
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Small Group
Activity level
Activity Level
1 - Easy

9 days from

£1,138 / person

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Exploring America's National Parks
Exploring America's National Parks

Exploring America's National Parks

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USA
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Budget
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Activity Level
2 - Light

15 days from

£2,689 / person

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Ultimate Active Alaska
Ultimate Active Alaska

Ultimate Active Alaska

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USA
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Walking, Hiking & Trekking
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4 - Demanding

14 days from

£3,699 / person

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Denali
Denali

Denali

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United States
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Western Journey – Western Canada Holiday

Western Journey – Western Canada Holiday

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Canada
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8 days from

£1,510 / person

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The Ultimate Alaska Grand Adventure
The Ultimate Alaska Grand Adventure

The Ultimate Alaska Grand Adventure

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USA
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Small Group
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2 - Light

8 days from

£2,319 / person

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Iconic National Parks of America
Iconic National Parks of America

Iconic National Parks of America

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USA
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Active
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3 - Average

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£3,699 / person

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San Francisco & Yosemite Express 3D/2N (From Los Angeles)

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USA
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1 - Easy

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Hiking in Yosemite and the Sierra Nevada

Hiking in Yosemite and the Sierra Nevada

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USA
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3 - Average

5 days from

£1,625 / person

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Alaska Wildlife & Wilderness
Alaska Wildlife & Wilderness

Alaska Wildlife & Wilderness

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USA
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2 - Light

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Jewels of Alaska - Small Group
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Jewels of Alaska - Small Group

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USA
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Small Group
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2 - Light

7 days from

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Active West Coast & Canadian Rockies

Active West Coast & Canadian Rockies

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Canada
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Active
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4 - Demanding

16 days from

£3,499 / person

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Alaska Explorer

Alaska Explorer

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USA
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Small Group
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2 - Light

6 days from

£1,577 / person

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Outdoor Alaska

Outdoor Alaska

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USA
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3 - Average

14 days from

£4,460 / person

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Hiking in the Canadian Rockies

Hiking in the Canadian Rockies

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Canada
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Active
Activity level
Activity Level
3 - Average

8 days from

£1,750 / person

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Banff & Jasper & YOHO & Kootenay & Waterton Lakes National Park 7-Day Tour from Calgary

Banff & Jasper & YOHO & Kootenay & Waterton Lakes National Park 7-Day Tour from Calgary

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Canada
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Active
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1 - Easy

7 days from

£1,026 / person

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USA Road Trip — Yosemite, Canyons & Camping
USA Road Trip — Yosemite, Canyons & Camping

USA Road Trip — Yosemite, Canyons & Camping

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USA
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Walking, Hiking & Trekking
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3 - Average

13 days from

£2,649 / person

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Hiking in Denali National Park
Hiking in Denali National Park

Hiking in Denali National Park

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USA
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Walking, Hiking & Trekking
Activity level
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3 - Average

6 days from

£2,505 / person

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Hiking the Best of Yellowstone and Grand Tetons
Hiking the Best of Yellowstone and Grand Tetons

Hiking the Best of Yellowstone and Grand Tetons

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USA
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Activity level
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3 - Average

5 days from

£3,370 / person

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4 Day Death Valley, Yosemite, San Francisco from Las Vegas
4 Day Death Valley, Yosemite, San Francisco from Las Vegas

4 Day Death Valley, Yosemite, San Francisco from Las Vegas

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USA
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Active
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2 - Light

4 days from

£1,117 / person

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Alaska Hike, Bike & Kayak
Alaska Hike, Bike & Kayak

Alaska Hike, Bike & Kayak

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USA
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Active
Activity level
Activity Level
3 - Average

6 days from

£2,599 / person

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Spectacular Canyons and National Parks End Rapid City
Spectacular Canyons and National Parks End Rapid City

Spectacular Canyons and National Parks End Rapid City

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USA
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Active
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2 - Light

13 days from

£2,850 / person

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Natural Wonders of Alaska
Natural Wonders of Alaska

Natural Wonders of Alaska

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USA
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Active
Activity level
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3 - Average

13 days from

£4,495 / person

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Peaks of Yosemite 8D/7N
Peaks of Yosemite 8D/7N

Peaks of Yosemite 8D/7N

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USA
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Small Group
Activity level
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2 - Light

8 days from

£2,750 / person

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Yellowstone Wildlife Trails - Camping
Yellowstone Wildlife Trails - Camping

Yellowstone Wildlife Trails - Camping

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USA
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3 - Average

12 days from

£3,699 / person

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Highlights of the West Adventure 7D/6N
Highlights of the West Adventure 7D/6N

Highlights of the West Adventure 7D/6N

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USA
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Adventure Tours
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1 - Easy

7 days from

£1,521 / person

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America's Magnificent National Parks - end Denver, Classic Group
America's
  Magnificent National Parks - end Denver, Classic Group

America's Magnificent National Parks - end Denver, Classic Group

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USA
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Tour Type
Coach Tours
Activity level
Activity Level
2 - Light

15 days from

£6,309 / person

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Western Frontiers End Denver
Western Frontiers End Denver

Western Frontiers End Denver

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USA
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Coach Tours
Activity level
Activity Level
2 - Light

10 days from

£3,387 / person

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Hiking in Yosemite National Park
Hiking in Yosemite National Park

Hiking in Yosemite National Park

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USA
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Active
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3 - Average

5 days from

£1,960 / person

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Canada & The Rocky Mountaineer
Canada & The Rocky Mountaineer

Canada & The Rocky Mountaineer

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Canada
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Coach Tours
Activity level
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1 - Easy

12 days from

£6,499 / person

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Majestic Alaska
Majestic Alaska

Majestic Alaska

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USA
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Adventure Tours
Activity level
Activity Level
2 - Light

10 days from

£3,720 / person

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American Parks Trail with Rocky Mountaineer Option, Classic Group
American Parks Trail with Rocky Mountaineer Option, Classic Group

American Parks Trail with Rocky Mountaineer Option, Classic Group

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USA
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Coach Tours
Activity level
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2 - Light

12 days from

£6,185 / person

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Hiking and Backpacking in Yellowstone
Hiking and Backpacking in Yellowstone

Hiking and Backpacking in Yellowstone

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USA
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Adventure Tours
Activity level
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4 - Demanding

4 days from

£1,310 / person

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