Why You Might Want To Book A Guided Tour For Your National Park Visit This Summer

Why You Might Want To Book A Guided Tour For Your National Park Visit This Summer

A bear is fishing for salmon in Clark Lake National Park.

The Photography of Natural Habitat.

It is part of a family tradition. A yearly visit to one of this country’s 423 incredible National Parks is a summertime highlight for many Americans. The post-pandemic urge to spend time outdoors and away from crowds is part of the pull along with the ever-present desire to escape the urban areas we’ve been stuck in. In the year 2021, attendance at National Parks regained their pre-pandemic visitor numbers, with some popular parks like Florida’s Big Cypress National Preserve seeing a 154% increase in attendance, making camping permits and even day passes hard to come by.

The perks and access that come with a guided tour can be well worth the extra cost if you plan on visiting a National Park.

The brown bears are on the shore of Lake Clark National Park in Alaska.

The Photography of Natural Habitat.

Travelers can see several parks in a single trip with the help of major tour operators. They offer an exclusive experience in a single park.

For example, the eco-conscious travel company launched a new tour this summer taking travellers and wildlife lovers to Lake Clark National Park near Homer, Alaska for a 5 day journey into bear country. The secluded, fly-in setting of the Alaska Bear Camp trip gives it a guaranteed escape from the crowds. The location of the camp makes it unique, but what makes it special is the presence of brown bears.

When it comes to equipment and lodgings, there is an additional layer of comfort and ease. The Cook Inlet camp on Chinitna Bay is set up with tents and a chef who takes care of meals based on local seafood specialties and hot showers. The bears are not the stars. At the Alaska Bear Camp, brown bears can be seen in their natural habitat at the camp’s edge as well as along the adjacent lakeshore, making it a rare experience in the US.

Most of the country’s brown bear population is found in Alaska.

The Natural Habitat Adventures is run byCathy Hart.

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The company has employees who lead tours in the park that have a focus on the wolves.

It takes hours to set up a tent, survive on fire-blackened hot dogs and tins of beans, and dream of your espresso machine, but there is nothing. The smart traveller will not only book ahead, but they may go the extra distance to make sure they get the most out of their experience.

Especially for travellers intent on viewing a park’s native wildlife, guided tours provide a much greater chance of this type of encounter, with an expertise on hand that comes from the knowledge shared by wildlife professionals.

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