Discover the wonders of Wyoming’s historic Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks on this new tour as you take leisurely walks or more strenuous hikes in both parks, learn about geology, and observe plentiful wildlife.

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 Teton National Park and the Snake River  Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone   One of many Yellowstone geysers  Bison in Hayden Valley, Yellowstone National Park  Iconic view of the Grand Tetons. Credit: Ben Hallissy  Teton Range in Wyoming.  Credit: Patrick Wagner  Grand Teton National Park

Yellowstone and the Tetons

7 days from $4,995

Discover the wonders of Wyoming’s historic Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks on this new tour as you take leisurely walks or more strenuous hikes in both parks, learn about geology, and observe plentiful wildlife.

or Call 855-330-1542

Overview

Yellowstone National Park, established in 1872, is the cornerstone of America’s national park system. Discover the wonders of Wyoming’s historic Yellowstone and the nearby Grand Teton National Park on this popular tour. Enjoy leisurely walks or more strenuous hikes in both parks, learn about geology, and observe plentiful wildlife, including wolves, coyotes, grizzly and black bears, moose, bison, and more.

Highlights Include

  • Yellowstone National Park: In America’s first national park, you’ll watch for bear, bison, bald eagles, coyotes, and elusive wolf packs in the wildlife-rich Hayden Valley and Lamar Valley, often called the “American Serengeti.” Learn about geology as you marvel at the awesome Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, where two staggered falls spill water twice the height of Niagara, and walk around the geysers, hot pools, and mud pots at Norris Geyser Basin and Old Faithful, as well as the limestone terraces of Mammoth Hot Springs. Plus, visit with renowned landscape and nature photographer Dan Hartman at his home studio.
  • Grand Teton National Park: Enjoy a calm water float trip along the Snake River through the heart of the park, offering spectacular panoramas and prime wildlife viewing. Take a boat ride across Jenny Lake, just one of a string of jewel-like lakes that dot the landscape. You’ll take the inner road inside Grand Teton National Park to view wildlife and visit mountain lakes, and also visit the National Museum of Wildlife Art, perched on a knoll overlooking the National Elk Refuge. Plus, enjoy the lively town of Jackson during your two-night stay.
  • Lodgings: Spend two nights at a hotel located on the banks of the Yellowstone River in Gardiner; two nights at a lodge within Yellowstone National Park; and two nights at an upscale boutique property just a short walk from the heart of downtown Jackson.

Itinerary

Day 1 — Bozeman, Montana to Yellowstone National Park

Gather in the morning at Bozeman Airport and meet fellow travelers and tour staff. Depart by van along the original route of Lewis and Clark over the Bozeman Pass to the Yellowstone River. Leave the historic trail and turn south through Paradise Valley for Yellowstone National Park. This afternoon, take a short hike to view the springs, meander the boardwalks through the fascinating and beautiful travertine mineral terraces and visit the Albright Visitor Center. After check-in at your hotel depart for a welcome reception and dinner at the historic Mammoth Hot Springs Hotel. (L,R,D)

Please note: In order to meet the morning group departure on Day 1 into Yellowstone National Park, participants should arrive into Bozeman the day before. Lodging suggestions and information on meeting the group will be provided with your Pre-Tour documents.

Walks/Hikes: Mammoth Terraces (0.5-2 miles roundtrip, easy boardwalk trail)

Day 2 — Yellowstone National Park, Lamar Valley

Rise early this morning and drive into the Lamar Valley. Wildlife abounds in what is often called the “American Serengeti.” Take in sweeping vistas of untouched land and use binoculars and spotting scopes to view elk, bison, coyote, raptors, and possibly even bears and wolves. Stop for lunch in Cooke City and enjoy a visit with renowned photographer Dan Hartman at his home studio. (B,L,D)

Walks/Hikes: N/A

Day 3 — Yellowstone National Park, Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, Hayden Valley, Lake Yellowstone

Travel toward the Old Faithful area over the 8,878-foot Dunraven Pass. Stop at the dramatic Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, where two staggered falls (the Upper and Lower Falls) spill water twice the height of Niagara. Then journey through the Hayden Valley—one of the best places in the park to view wildlife. Bison, elk, grizzly bears, coyotes, wolves, and a host of other species live here. Yellowstone provides a nearly unparalleled opportunity to see a full complement of native wildlife, both predators and prey, in their natural habitats. (B,L,D)

Walks/Hikes: Uncle Tom’s Trail, Artist Point (0.5-3 miles roundtrip, easy)

Day 4 — Yellowstone National Park, Old Faithful and Upper Geyser area thermal features

Today, learn about the geysers, hot pools, and mud pots of Yellowstone National Park on exciting hikes and walks to view these natural phenomena up-close. The famous Upper Geyser Basin holds more active geysers than anywhere else in the world including Castle, Daisy, Grand, Old Faithful and Riverside. After a full day gather back at your hotel for dinner and lovely conversation about the day’s discoveries. (B,L,D)

Walks/Hikes: Upper Geyser Basin, Grand Prismatic (0.5-4 miles roundtrip, easy)

Day 5 — Grand Teton National Park

Depart Yellowstone for Grand Teton National Park. John D. Rockefeller was central in establishing this majestic park through a gift of private land. There will be opportunities en route to hike and explore. Stop at the new Laurance S. Rockefeller Preserve which boasts the first LEED-certified building in the national park system. In the afternoon enjoy a ride across the pristine waters of Jenny Lake, in the shadow of Grand Teton. Later in the day, check in to the Rustic Inn located just outside Jackson and within walking distance from the shops, galleries, and restaurants of Jackson’s town square. Enjoy dinner on your own tonight. (B,L)

Walks/Hikes: Jenny Lake Walk (2 mile one-way hike, easy)

Day 6 — Grand Teton National Park, Snake River float trip

Early this morning, embark on a float trip along the scenic Snake River through the heart of Grand Teton National Park. This is a calm water float with majestic views and great wildlife-watching opportunities. The day continues with a visit to the National Museum of Wildlife Art, perched on a knoll overlooking the National Elk Refuge just outside downtown Jackson. In the afternoon, travel along the "inner road" inside of Grand Teton National Park, stopping along the way to view wildlife and visit mountain lakes. This evening enjoy a festive farewell dinner at a local Jackson restaurant. (B,L,D)

Walks/Hikes: N/A

Day 7 — Depart Jackson

Following breakfast and one last morning tour to spot wildlife and take in the grand views of the Teton Range, depart the hotel for the short drive to Jackson Hole Airport for late morning flights home. (B)

Included meals are denoted as follows: Breakfast (B), Lunch (L), Reception (R), Dinner (D)