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Yellowstone and Teton In-Depth
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The west is still very much wild in the national parks of Yellowstone and Grand Teton. Both are the ultimate destinations for wildlife enthusiasts and budding photographers and the addition of a wildlife and wolf tracker and geology guides helps bring the parks to life. During the day, explore geysers, bubbling pools of mud, spectacular Old Faithful and magnificent views from the Teton Mountain range. At night, retire to the comfort of your ranch and wilderness glamping tepee. This in-depth tour is Wyoming at its very best!

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  • Duration: 6 Days
  • Guaranteed Departure: Yes
  • For lovers of:
  • Physical rating: Average
  • Accommodation standard:   Moderate%
  • Traveller Tour Rating: 0%  
  • Your Guide: English speaking
  • Supplier Tour ID: IYS/208608
  • Starts: Jackson, United States
  • Finishes: Jackson, United States
You will Visit
  • Jackson
  • Yellowstone National Park
  • Lamar Valley
  • Jackson Hole

Itinerary

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Day 1: Jackson

Welcome to Wyoming and the Western town of Jackson. This is absolutely cowboy country; once a home to trappers and a hideout for outlaws and rustlers, Jackson is now the base for hikers to take on some spectacular trails as well as being renowned for its Western style saloons. A welcome meeting will be held at 18:00 tonight to meet your fellow travellers and tour leader over a welcome dinner. Featured Hotel: Lexington at Jackson HoleConveniently located in the heart of Jackson, WY, The Lexington at Jackson Hole Hotel & Suites is a family-owned hotel with deep roots in Jackson’s historic Western community. Courtyard rooms, completely renovated in 2012, offer a traditional space with added amenities like heated tile flooring and swimming pool area.

Meals Included: Welcome dinner included

Optional Activities:

  • Aerial tram US$42
  • Chuck wagon dinner US$25-$35
  • Horseback riding US$65
  • Western Rodeo US$20-$25
  • White water rafting on the Snake River US$77-$124

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Day 2: Yellowstone National Park

Arrive in Yellowstone National Park, the world's first national park and home to a large variety of wildlife including Grizzly Bear, wolves, bison and elk. This park is so large that its boundaries cross into three states. Most of the park sits in Wyoming, but parts of the reserve extend into Idaho and Montana. Yellowstone has one of the highest concentrations of geothermal activity on the planet. Herds of bison roam amongst the erupting geysers and steam rises from the various rivers running through the park. A fire in the 1980s destroyed much of the park, but it has recovered to the extent that it is now considered a living monument to nature's power of regeneration.Today is about exploring Yellowstone by vehicle and on foot. Hit the boardwalks at Mammoth Hot Springs to explore the various geothermal pools and features and gaze upon the ‘Grand Canyon of Yellowstone’. You'll also visit Grand Prismatic Spring, which is the most spectacular of all the springs and is known for its colourful features caused by bacteria. Grand Prismatic Spring should be one of the seven natural wonders of the world, especially with a view from higher up the mountain. Featured Hotel: Under Canvas YellowstoneThis luxury Yellowstone ‘glamping’ experience is a unique way to enjoy the outdoor living experience, but in the comfort you prefer. Come and stay in a stunning Safari Tent or Teepee whilst enjoying amazing views, comfortable luxury bathrooms and gourmet meals in our onsite restaurant all just minutes from the Park.

Meals Included: Breakfast and lunch included

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Day 3: Yellowstone National Park - Lamar Valley

Often referred to as 'America's Serengeti', this is one of the best places to spot wildlife in Yellowstone, so you can rest assured that Lamar Valley will do nothing but amaze. Home to an incredible array of wildlife such as wolves, elk, bison and Bighorn Sheep, you won't even have time to put your camera down. To reach Lamar Valley you must travel down Lamar Road and even on this stretch you're likely to encounter all kinds of wildlife – 'Bison jams' are a regular occurrence. For the first time in more than 70 years wolves have recently been reintroduced to the park and their return to Yellowstone has had a surprising and positive effect. Now the wolves are back the park has seen a decrease in elk, which in turn has stopped the over grazing of the parks grasslands. Today you'll be accompanied by a professional wildlife tracker who has dedicated their lives to working with the parks wildlife (including wolves), so you'll be safe in the knowledge that these guides really know what they are doing. As with most wildlife we can never guarantee sightings, but you can rest assured that you are in good hands when it comes to trying to spot wolves. You will travel around Yellowstone tracking wildlife, but commonly they can be found around the Lamar Valley.

Meals Included: Breakfast, lunch and dinner included

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Day 4: Grand Teton National Park - Jackson Hole

This morning you depart Jackson and make your way to Grand Teton National Park. A geology guide will bring the park to life and uncover the secrets which lie hidden beneath the surface. Hear about the science of the physical structure and substance of the earth and how it is pertinent to the Teton’s rising from the earth’s surface.In the afternoon, you’ll enjoy a half day scenic and relaxed pace mountain bike tour, which travels along the sagebrush flats on the eastern slopes of Grand Teton National Park. The sagebrush flats are home to the roaming antelope and indeed this tour is relatively flat, making this an easy-paced and enjoyable tour. This tour offers winning views of the entire Teton range at a relaxing pace - a great experience. Finish the day back at Spring Creek Ranch where you can unwind with a cool drink.

Meals Included: Breakfast included

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Day 5: Grand Teton National Park

This morning you’ll enjoy a guided tour with a wildlife and ecology guide in Grand Teton National Park to learn about the interactions among organisms and their environment. Of particular interest is the diversity, distribution, amount and number of organisms, as well as cooperation and competition between organisms, both within and among ecosystems. Most likely, you will cross Jenny Lake by ferry and hike towards Inspiration Point and beyond. This hike is not only a wonderful way to search for wildlife and enjoy some of the finest views of the area, but to learn more about what you are seeing.

Meals Included: Breakfast included

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Day 6: Jackson

Today is the last tour day and we have left this morning free to explore the town of Jackson.  The tour ends at hotel check out time, when you are free to depart. We recommend booking post-tour accommodation if time allows.

Meals Included: Breakfast included

Inclusions:
  • Services of a professional tour leader and local specialist guides
  • All transportation by private vehicle ferry
  • Free Wi-Fi in your vehicle (Maximum 5 users at one time)
  • Accommodation: Hotel, Budget Lodging: 2, Hotel: 3
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Tour Highlights:
  • Full day wolf and wildlife tracking guide around the Lamar Valley in Yellowstone
  • Half day geology guide in Grand Teton National Park
  • Driving tour of Yellowstone for the famous viewpoints and wildlife spotting
  • Half day biking tour of Jackson Hole, Wyoming
  • Included ferry across Jenny Lake and geology guided tour of Grand Teton
  • Guided tour with a wildlife and ecology guide in Grand Teton National Park
  • Wildlife viewing opportunities