This small-group tour is limited to 10 people to ensure a more intimate experience.
Important note: Hotel stay within the parks is not guaranteed for bookings made within 30 days of the date of travel. Accommodations will be made at hotels outside of the park.
- 2-day wildlife tour of Yellowstone and Grand Teton national parks
- Spot bears, bison, wolves, moose, elk and other magnificent wildlife in Grand Teton National Park and Yellowstone’s Lamar Valley
- Visit Old Faithful, the Upper and Lower Falls of Yellowstone and Mammoth Hot Springs
- Learn about the history, geology and wildlife of this ruggedly scenic area from your informative guide
- Overnight accommodation in Montana, park entrance fees and hotel pickup and drop-off included
- Small-group tour limited to 10 people ensures a more personalized experience
Why Our Insiders Chose This Tour
It's worth the super-early start to be able to see incredible wildlife up close on this tour. The expert guides really help you make the most of your time in both parks!
What You Can Expect
Your 2-day wilderness escape starts in the early morning in Wyoming with pickup from your Jackson or Teton Village area hotel. As you travel by coach among the towering peaks of Grand Teton National Park glowing in the gentle morning light, enjoy complimentary snacks and refreshments and keep your eyes peeled for moose, elk, bison, grizzlies, black bears, wolves, coyotes and eagles. Binoculars will be provided for optimal viewing.
Continue to nearby Yellowstone National Park, the first national park ever established, and see two of its many lovely waterfalls: the Upper Falls and Lower Falls. Take in views of the Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, a chasm on the Yellowstone River that cuts up to 1200 feet (366 m) deep. Savor a picnic lunch in this park teeming with animal and plant life as your guide shares facts about the geological and human forces that have shaped this area over thousands of years.
Spend the evening in Yellowstone’s Lamar Valley – often called the ‘American Serengeti’ – searching for more wildlife. It was here that bison were brought back from the brink of extinction in the early 1900s. Look for these great woolly beasts and herds of elk coming out for their evening meal. Afterward, cross just over the border into Montana and have your own hearty dinner (own expense) at a local restaurant to finish off your day of exploration before settling into your comfortable hotel room for the night.
Overnight: Hotel in West Yellowstone or Cooke City, Montana
Day 2: Yellowstone – Jackson or Teton Village
Head back to Yellowstone’s Lamar Valley this morning to search for bears and wolves. Wolves were successfully re-introduced to this area in the 1990s, and your chances of seeing one are high. Lamar Valley is also the best place in Yellowstone to spy a grizzly bear, so have your camera ready!
Spend the rest of the day taking short and easy hikes around some of the many geothermal features at Yellowstone created by volcanic activity. See famous Old Faithful’s massive eruption of water and the dramatic rock terraces at Mammoth Hot Springs.
Reminisce about the most memorable wildlife sightings from your small-group tour as you are driven from Yellowstone back to your hotel in the early evening.