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Greater Yellowstone Grand Adventure

Duration

8 Days, 7 Nights

Tour Type

Daily Tour

Group Size

10

Languages

English

Pricing

Double Occupancy- $4,950 per person.

Single Occupancy- $5,950 per person.

Triple Occupancy- $4,500 per person.

This tour price shown is assuming two guests book this tour with single, double, or triple occupancy lodging.
Please call (435) 940-4212 for a personal quote for your specific group size.

Overview

Jun 2, 2024 – Jun 9, 2024

Embark on an unforgettable journey with Christopher VanderWilt as your guide on the “Greater Yellowstone Grand Adventure.” This 8-day, 7-night travel package promises a breathtaking exploration from Bozeman, MT, to Salt Lake City, UT. Prepare for a seamless experience with convenient transportation to and from the airport via a comfortable hotel shuttle.

Your adventure kicks off each day with a delightful breakfast, setting the tone for exploration and discovery. Throughout the trip, savor a total of 6 delectable lunches and 2 dinners, allowing you to indulge in local flavors and culinary delights. Rest your head in style and comfort with accommodations provided in 3-star hotels or higher for all 7 nights.

Travel effortlessly between destinations in a professional Sprinter van or similar vehicle, ensuring a comfortable and safe journey. Your tour guide, a western-United States National Park expert, avid photographer, and Wilderness First Responder certified professional, will not only lead the way but also ensure your safety in the great outdoors.

Explore the wonders of nature with included entrance fees to each National Park on the itinerary. Engage with the multifaceted diversity of Yellowstone National Park, from the wildlife in the Serengeti of the west to the many geothermal features throughout the park. Also, marvel at the beauty of Jenny Lake with an unforgettable boat shuttle experience. Immerse yourself in the tranquility of a scenic float trip along the snake river, allowing you to connect with nature on a deeper level, all with the backdrop and ‘Grand’ splendor of the ‘Teton’ range in view, thanks to included National Park entrance fees. Additionally, gain insights into the fascinating world of wildlife at the National Museum of Wildlife Art as part of your Jackson, WY experience.

Get ready for a grand adventure filled with stunning landscapes, diverse wildlife, and memorable experiences. Join **Christopher on this Greater Yellowstone Grand Adventure, where every moment is a discovery and every day is a new chapter in your travel story.

Itinerary

Day 1: (Sunday) Arrive | Bozeman MT

Travel at your leisure to Yellowstone International Airport and transfer to local hotel included via hotel shuttle. Restaurant recommendations and activity suggestions will be provided. Dinner will be on your own.

Overnight | Hampton Inn & Suites | Bozeman MT

Day 2: (Monday) Yellowstone Nat'l Park - Upper Loop (B, L, D)

Meet your tour director this morning at the hotel. Depart and travel to our Nation's first national park, Yellowstone (est. in 1872). When we arrive at park headquarters we travel under and through the original entrance, Roosevelt Arch. Today we explore the many features of the entire upper loop including Norris Geyser Basin. After an included lunch, we take in the "Grand Canyon" of Yellowstone and explore upper falls and view lower falls, the same vantage point where Thomas Moran captured this magnificent waterway at Artist Point. Later we will traverse the vistas and views of Dunraven Pass, but not before we travel along the meandering Yellowstone River through Hayden Valley. This evening, dinner is included, then the time is yours to explore the western riverside town of Gardiner on your own.

Overnight | The Antler | Gardiner MT

Day 3: (Tuesday) Gardiner - Lamar Valley - Mammoth (B, L)

This morning, you will be up bright and "Squirrley" as we are heading for the "Serengeti of the West," Lamar Valley. There you have an opportunity to see and photograph the wildlife that make the Yellowstone ecosystem their home. As a guest to this most remote region of Yellowstone and it's amazing habitat of more than 400 species, you will so enjoy the stunning Panorama of the valley. You'll learn about 5 protected species including grey wolves and grizzly bears (who are at the top of the food chain). Speaking of food, you will enjoy a leisurely picnic lunch with your guide along the way. Later this afternoon at Mammoth Hot Springs, you will have your first geothermal experience as you walk along the boardwalks amongst the springs and steam vents, sometimes referred to the largest "Tums" in the world! Learning how the ever evolving geothermal/chemical reactions inspire awe and wonder, you'll observe 500 gallons of water a minute spilling across this magnificent terraced landscape. Here at Fort Yellowstone you'll also discover the history about how this land has been preserved as America's first national park. After a day exploring and mingling with wildlife, dinner will be on own this evening.

Overnight | The Antler Lodge | Gardiner MT

Day 4: (Wednesday) Old Faithful - Grand Teton Nat'l Park (B, L)

Today we venture around the rest of the lower loop and its extensive geothermal features. From steam vents, mud pots and hot springs to towering geyser eruptions. It will be a treat to tickle the senses of sight, sound and smell. Visit Old Faithful village and along the way explore lower and the mid-geyser basin including the magnificent eye of Yellowstone, Grand Prismatic Spring. Lunch will be included at lower geyser basin as you await an Old Faithful geyser eruption. Later this afternoon, we travel along John D Rockefeller Junior Memorial Parkway through Grand Teton NP. Along the way. take in your first views of "Les Trois Tetons" and absorb the wide vistas of Jackson Lake against the backdrop of the Teton range. Dinner will be on your own this evening.

Overnight | The Hatchet Resort | Moran WY

Day 5: (Thursday) Oxbow Bend - Cascade Canyon - Mormon Row (B, L)

Today we travel through the heart of Grand Teton NP and explore Jenny Lake by foot and by boat. A short hike into Cascade Canyon will reveal beautiful Hidden Falls. As we tour the "inner park road," sites and stops include Oxbow Bend, Snake River overlook. Lunch today will be included in the park within the shadow of the Tetons. Keep an eye out for wildlife in the park, which may include moose, bear, elk and perhaps the ever elusive pika or the Pronghorn Antelope. This afternoon, we will make our way to Mormon Row and see the historic T. A. Moulton barn, arguably the most photographed building west of the Mississippi, if not the world. Learn the history of the Gros Ventre mountain range and its unique landscape within the Teton region. Tonight dinner will be on your own in Jackson WY. This evening, we'll have a chance to view more wildlife on our journey back to the Hatchet Resort.

Overnight | The Hatchet Resort | Moran WY

Day 6: (Friday) Deadmans Bar - Jackson WY (B, L, D)

This morning, your next layer of discovery unfolds as we embark upon a float trip down the Snake River from Deadman's Bar to Moose WY. You will likely relish this memory for years to come: we'll meander along the river and learn from a 'river guide' about the Snake River and the journey it takes to the Pacific ocean, all while the grand cathedral-group of the Tetons loom majestically ahead. Water fowl and shore birds will oversee this leg of our trip. After a picture stop or two this afternoon, enjoy an included Lunch at the resort at your leisure. You'll have time to relax before departing for a visit to the National Museum of Wildlife Art. This evening, join your travel companions for a farewell Dinner at a local favorite.

Overnight | The Hatchet Resort | Moran WY

Day 7: (Saturday) Bear Lake - Salt Lake City (B, L)

After breakfast this morning, we travel and tour through the Snake River Range and via Oregon Trail country. We then make our way to Fish Haven ID. Enjoy pristine views of Bear Lake the "Caribbean of the West" during your included lunch. Our journey continues this afternoon with a chance to view the wildlife and birds when we visit the Bear River Migratory Bird Refuge. Underneath the joint North American and Pacific flyways, this refuge is home to over 200 species of birds. After a brief tour of Salt Lake City, make your way to the hotel for the evening and say farewell to your guide - 'Til we meet again! This evening's dinner will be on your own in Salt Lake City.

Overnight | Hampton Inn & Suites, SLC Airport | SLC UT

Day 8: (Sunday) Travel Home (B)

Breakfast is included at the hotel (Hours: TBA). Airport shuttle transportation is provided by the hotel, available 24 hours a day. Please be sure to make reservations for your transfer when you arrive the night before.

After a Once-in-a-Lifetime experience in Yellowstone-country, you'll want to share each awesome moment with all your children, grandchildren, friends and family.

8 Days, 7 Nights | Bozeman MT to Salt Lake City UT
Transportation to/from the airport via hotel shuttle
7 Breakfasts
6 Lunches
2 Dinners
7 nights (3-star hotel or higher).
Professional transportation via Sprinter van or similar
Wilderness First Responder certified tour guide
Entrance fees for each National Park
Entrance fees for the following attractions: Jenny Lake boat shuttle, scenic float trip, National Museum of Wildlife Art.

Airfare
Gratuities for local guides
Meals not listed in itinerary (and/or designated 'on your own')
Travel insurance

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