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Grand Teton & Yellowstone: 4-Day Nature Tour with Lodging

1. Grand Teton & Yellowstone: 4-Day Nature Tour with Lodging

Visit Grand Teton and Yellowstone national parks on an African safari-style program that takes you on wildlife tours during the optimum hours for wildlife sighting, and takes you to see the major natural highlights of the parks. Accommodation with breakfast is included. Detailed Itinerary Day 1: Grand Teton Dusk Adventure Start by meeting your guide at the Parkway Inn or Lexington Hotel, depending on tour dates, in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, and head out on a 4-hour Grand Teton dusk adventure. Accommodation in Jackson Hole, Wyoming Day 2: Grand Teton and Yellowstone Wildlife Your wildlife adventure will begin early to maximize wildlife viewing in Grand Teton and Yellowstone National Parks. Sightings on this day may include grizzly and black bears, eagles, elk, bison, wolves, pronghorn, and moose. This will also be a day filled with history, park landmarks, and world-famous scenery in Grand Teton and Yellowstone's Hayden Valley.  Lodge accommodation: Cody, Wyoming (near East Yellowstone Entrance). Day 3: Yellowstone National Park Wildlife and Scenic Upper Loop Adventure You’ll depart early to view wildlife on the way to the home of the first re-introduced wolves of Yellowstone. En route you’ll visit the beautiful Grand Canyon of Yellowstone and possibly see grizzly, black bear, wolves, coyotes, eagles, elk, bison, mule deer, bighorn sheep, and much more! Lodge accommodation in Cooke City, Montana Day 4: Wildlife Viewing in the American Serengeti and Old Faithful The final day of touring will primarily focus on the major wildlife (wolves and grizzlies) in Yellowstone’s Lamar Valley and the famous Yellowstone geyser basins, including visits to Mammoth Hot Springs and Old Faithful. The tour ends in Jackson Hole, Wyoming.

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Yellowstone National Park: 2-Day Guided Tour with Lunches

2. Yellowstone National Park: 2-Day Guided Tour with Lunches

Explore Yellowstone National Park in its entirety on this 2-day guided tour. You’ll start out from Jackson, Wyoming, and head north on the first day through Yellowstone, taking in about half of the park. Spend the night at the historic Chico Hot Springs Resort located to the north of the park, or at a cozy hotel in the charming town of Gardiner. On the second day you’ll head south to see the rest of Yellowstone, ultimately returning to Jackson, Wyoming in the evening. Your tour includes the Upper and Lower loops of Yellowstone National Park. All major points of interest will be visited, and you’ll have a number of opportunities to take short hikes on boardwalks in many of the Geyser Basins and within the Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone. Major points of interest include: •Upper Geyser Basin (the Old Faithful Area)•Midway Geyser Basin•Firehole Lake Loop•Fountain Paint Pots•Firehole River Canyon•Gibbon Falls •Artist Paint Pots•Norris Geyser Basin•Roaring Mountain•Gardiner's Hole•The Golden Gate•The Hoodoos•Mammoth Hot Springs Terrace•Gardiner River•The Boiling River•Roosevelt Arch•Undine Falls•Blacktail Plateau•Petrified Tree•Roosevelt area•Lamar Valley•Tower Falls•Dunraven Pass•Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone (upper and lower falls)•Hayden Valley•Sulphur Cauldron•Mud Volcano Area•Fishing Bridge•Lake Yellowstone

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Jackson, Wyoming: Full-Day Yellowstone Lower Loop Tour

3. Jackson, Wyoming: Full-Day Yellowstone Lower Loop Tour

This full-day excursion begins in Jackson, Wyoming, and heads north through Grand Teton National Park on the way to Yellowstone. This is a fully guided, interpretive, road-based tour of the Lower Loop of Yellowstone National Park. On the tour you’ll see all the major points of interest on the Lower Loop, including the Upper Geyser Basin, which is the Old Faithful area, the Midway Geyser Basin, the Firehole Lake Loop, Fountain Paint Pots, Firehole River Canyon, Gibbon Falls, and the Virginia Cascades. Experience the Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone River, including the Upper and Lower Falls, Hayden Valley, Sulphur Cauldron, the Mud Volcano area, Lake Yellowstone, and more! During the day you’ll have a number of opportunities to take short hikes along the many boardwalks within the geyser basins and to the Upper and Lower Falls of the Yellowstone River. A delicious, freshly prepared picnic lunch is included. Wildlife is common in the area, as are breathtaking scenery and fantastic thermal features for which Yellowstone is famous. This is a small-group tour, accommodating a maximum of 8 participants. The guides are professionals, and the tour is conducted in a clean and safe, late-model vehicle.

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From Jackson: Grand Teton & Yellowstone 2-Day 1-Night Tour

4. From Jackson: Grand Teton & Yellowstone 2-Day 1-Night Tour

Explore the stunning scenery and native flora and fauna of two of America’s most iconic national parks: Yellowstone National Park and Grand Teton National Park. Look for native animals such as grizzly and black bear, wolves, bison, elk, moose, coyotes, bald eagles, and more. Learn from personal experience why the Lamar Valley is known as “The American Serengeti.” Day 1: Grand Teton and Yellowstone Wildlife Start early in the morning to see the wildlife of Grand Teton National Park. Look out for moose, elk, bison, grizzly bear, black bear, wolf, coyote, eagles and much more. View Yellowstone Lake, West Thumb Geyser Basin, the beautiful Lower Falls of the Grand Canyon of Yellowstone, and then head into the Upper Loop for more wildlife viewing. Spend the afternoon in the famous Lamar Valley and discover why it is known as 'The American Serengeti'. This is where bison were brought back from near-extinction, and wolves were re-introduced. Accommodation: Super 8 or similar, Cooke City, Montana Day 2: The American Serengeti, Old Faithful and more... An early start again for the second day of touring which will primarily focus on the major wildlife of Yellowstone’s Lamar Valley. Look for wolves in their natural surroundings as this day is your best chance of seeing wolf activity, so be prepared! You'll also visit Mammoth Hot Springs, Fountain Paint Pots and Mud Pots, Old Faithful Geyser, and Old Faithful Inn today. Return to Jackson Hole in Wyoming for the end of the tour services.

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From Gardiner: Yellowstone, Old Faithful, & Hot Springs Tour

5. From Gardiner: Yellowstone, Old Faithful, & Hot Springs Tour

Embark on a private guided tour from Gardiner to explore the best of the Yellowstone volcano at Yellowstone National Park, drinks and meals included. Explore some of Yellowstone’s 200 active geysers and over 10,000 thermal features, including the world-famous geyser, Old Faithful. Head down the west side of the park as you explore and unravel the mysteries of the awe-inspiring geological and thermal features that Yellowstone is famous for. See must-see geysers, colorful springs, and bubbling mud pots, and discover some local secrets along the way. Marvel at the highlight of the tour, the world’s most famous geyser, Old Faithful. This remarkable feature, named in 1871 prior to the establishment of Yellowstone, has remained reliably “faithful” in its eruptions and continues to awe visitors with its raw power and predictable behavior. Hike through a huge concentration of colorful, active pools that are home to their own fascinating ecosystems, and potentially witness eruptions of other spouting geysers with names like Beehive, Castle, Grand, Lion, Grotto, and Riverside.

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From Bozeman: Yellowstone National Park Winter 4-Day Tour

6. From Bozeman: Yellowstone National Park Winter 4-Day Tour

Day 1: Bozeman to Yellowstone National Park Get picked up at your hotel in Bozeman by your guide, then head into Yellowstone National Park. On the way, stop for wildlife and winter scenery photo opportunities. Possible wildlife sightings include bald eagles, golden eagles, bison, bighorn sheep, prongh orn antelope, elk, mule deer, white-tailed deer, and coyotes. Afterward, stay the night at a cozy lodge in Gardiner, Montana, and spend your evening exploring the mountain town. Day 2: Gardiner to Cooke City To get the best chance for natural predation, depart early (7 AM) and eat breakfast in the field while looking for wolves. The northern range of Yellowstone has been called the best place on earth to view wolves. Other wildlife you may see are bison, elk, mule deer, bighorn sheep, pronghorn antelope, coyotes, red foxes, bald eagles, and golden eagles. Day 3: Wildlife All Day Depart early, as more game drives mean more opportunity for wildlife sightings. Your first pack territory will be the Lamar Canyon pack. Post up, drink warm drinks, and wait for the light to present what the morning has to offer. The guide will be communicating with other guides and wolf researchers to offer you the best sightings possible. By 11 AM, head in for lunch to warm up before embarking on another afternoon of wildlife observation. Day 4: Cooke City to Bozeman Your last morning offers a great opportunity to see wolves in their native state. You may witness wolves interacting with other wolf packs in territorial disputes, or see wolves trailing along the river bank during the morning hunt. Wolves can often be seen in social posturing, howling, eating, or just resting. After the morning wildlife viewing, make your way to Mammoth Hot Springs and out the Yellowstone River corridor to Bozeman, where you'll say your goodbyes.

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Lamar Valley: Safari Hiking Tour with Lunch

7. Lamar Valley: Safari Hiking Tour with Lunch

Meet the guide at the Lamar River Trailhead at 8 am. Gear up with packs, trekking poles, binoculars, and bear spray while enjoying a morning snack and hot drink (coffee/tea/cocoa). Hit the trail for a hike in the Serengeti of North America after a brief safety presentation. Spot wildlife like bison, pronghorn, bear, wolf, elk, birds, and more with binoculars from the trail. Hike across the Lamar Valley to the Lamar River for a picnic lunch riverside. Stop to smell the sage along the way. Be immersed in Native American history while taking in the miles and miles of vast scenery. Follow your guide on bison trails in the world's first National Park.

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What people are saying about Yellowstone Lake

Overall rating

4.9 / 5

based on 379 reviews

We were blown away by the wealth of information by Eddie. From the time we entered the van, Eddie was absolutely fantastic. It was the most fantastic day ever and I can honestly say that Eddie Horney is one fantastic tour guide. He was exemplary, has a fantastic personality and made the day a day to remember. Thank you so very much Eddie.

Eddie was extremely knowledgeable and took us to all the great sites in the park. He was an excellent guide. We also had the good fortune to be joined by a fun group of people. My wife and I greatly enjoyed the experience and do highly recommend the tour. Thanks, Eddie!

it was a fantastic trip full of amazing stops as we completed a circle around lower Yellowstone. Our guide was extremely knowledgeable about the geography and history of the Nation's Oldest National Park. We had a full day experience and took over 100 pictures.

The perfect way to spend multiple days at Yellowstone and see as much as possible. Brushbuck Wildlife Tours takes care of the logistics like driving, lodging, etc. That comes in handy during the fall when things begin to close.

Great experience! Great guide! Very informative and knowledgeable!! We do it again!!