This small-group tour is limited to 9 people for a more intimate experience.
- 4-day wildlife tour of Grand Teton and Yellowstone national parks
- Spot moose, bison and elk in Grand Teton National Park, and search for bears and wolves in Yellowstone.
- Visit Old Faithful, Mammoth Hot Springs and other famous geothermal areas in Yellowstone
- Learn about the history, geology and the abundant wildlife of both parks from your knowledgeable naturalist guide
- Overnight accommodations, some meals, park entrance fees and hotel pickup and drop-off are included
- Small-group tour limited to 9 people ensures more individualized attention from your guide
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What You Can Expect
Please see the Itinerary below for details on each day of the tour.
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.
Your 4-day wildlife odyssey begins with afternoon pickup from your hotel in Jackson, Wyoming. Travel by coach to Grand Teton National Park and take in the majesty of Wyoming’s dramatic Teton Range.
Dive right into seeing wildlife on your 4-hour safari-style tour of the park at dusk, spotting moose, bison, elk, eagles and possibly even bears and wolves with the aid of your naturalist guide.
Day 1: We stay in Jackson Hole at the Lexington (or like)
Day 2: Grand Teton – Yellowstone (B)
Today, enjoy wildlife tours at both dawn and dusk. Rise and shine for an early breakfast at your hotel before your first adventure.
Explore Grand Teton National Park by coach in the soft morning light. Search for grizzly and black bears, eagles, bison, pronghorn, moose and wolves with the binoculars and sighting scopes provided by your guide. Your guide will also share facts about the park’s history as you take in panoramic vistas from scenic overlooks.
Then, travel to nearby Yellowstone National Park for your dusk wildlife tour in Hayden Valley, a lovely grassy valley known as one of the park’s best places to see wildlife. Afterwards, unwind over dinner at a restaurant (own expense) and prepare for another early morning.
Day 2: We stay in Yellowstone National Park at the Lake Lodge (or Like) or surrounding area outside of park if booked out.
Day 3: Yellowstone (B)
Have breakfast and get out early for an action-packed day exploring the Upper Loop of Yellowstone National Park. Go on brief hikes to see some of the park’s more than 300 waterfalls and the Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, a dramatic and colorful chasm.
Enjoy another day of plentiful wildlife sightings, and try capturing photos of grizzly and black bears, coyotes, bison, mule deer and bighorn sheep as you explore Yellowstone’s 2.2 million acres (890,308 hectares) of protected habitat. Head to the Lamar Valley, where wolves were re-introduced to the park in the mid-1990s, for your best opportunity to view these wild and mysterious creatures.
Then, cross just over the border into Montana and settle into your lodge for the night.
Day 3: We stay in Cooke City, MT at the Alpine Motel (or like)
Day 4: Yellowstone – Jackson (B)
After breakfast, head back to the Lamar Valley to view wolves and possibly grizzly bears on the final day of your tour. During short hikes, you'll also discover the geothermal features that make Yellowstone famous – geysers, hot springs, fumaroles and mudpots. Behold Old Faithful’s glorious eruption of water and marvel at the distinctive landscapes of Mammoth Hot Springs.
Leaving Yellowstone, relax on your comfortable drive back to Jackson, Wyoming, reviewing the photos from your incredible 4-day wildlife adventure.
Day 4: Tour ends in Jackson Hole, WY and guest books their own lodging
Our group consisted of 5 couples. The trip was well planned so that we could visit/see multiple areas of the Tetons and Yellowstone. The van was comfortable.
We had a very impressive guide, Daniel S, who knew SO much about the Tetons and Yellowstone. Daniel was friendly, courteous, patient as well as an excellent driver. He had vast knowledge of nature/wildlife specific to the areas and had such vast respect for the land and its animals. He could spot bears and other small animals with naked eye. He provided excellent descriptions of the animals/habitats. He allowed plenty of time to spot the animals to take pictures etc. and observe these animals in their habitats. Daniel demonstrated plenty of concern for the safety of people and animals.
We saw eagles, deer, moose, wolves 13, coyote, bighorn sheep, mountain goats, elk, grizzly bears, black bears and 1000s bison!!!
Fantastic, we were on a 4day tour that normally has 9 guests, turned out we were the only 2.
We had a personalized tour with a guide that was both extremely knowledgeable and personable.
Had the pleasure of viewing 13 bear, a wolf feeding on a recent kill, along with thousands of bison, elk and other animals.
The highlight of the trip was a Mama bear with her 3 cubs, so close you could almost reach out and touch them.
The tour went smoothly and the vehicle was comfortable.
Would recommend this tour to anyone that wants to see Yellowstone and Grand Teton, mountains and animals.
Very informative guide! Loved the small group!