Learn about Yellowstone National Park's native wildlife during this 12-hour tour. Guided by a professional nature photographer and naturalist, explore the world's first national park in search of grizzly bears, black bears, gray wolves, mountain lions, bison, elk, moose, bighorn sheep and other native animals. Choose between two itineraries that also include explorations of the park's geothermal areas. Breakfast, snacks and round-trip transportation from Cody hotels are included.
12-hour nature and wildlife tour in Yellowstone National Park
Led by a naturalist and wildlife photographer with over 30 years of experience
Choose from two itineraries, both focused on wildlife and geothermal areas
Round-trip transportation from Cody, Wyoming lodgings
Begin your full day's exploration of the nature and wildlife of Yellowstone National Park with pickup at your hotel in Cody, Wyoming. In a comfortable tour vehicle, travel 50 miles (80km) along the Buffalo Bill Scenic Byway and enter the park through the East Gate.
Choose between two itineraries, the Upper Loop or the Lower Loop. Both tours emphasize nature photography, ecology, geology, and wildlife viewing. The Lower Loop Tour has a greater emphasis on the parks geology and thermal features including the famous geyser Old Faithful. Wildlife is the primary attraction of the Upper Loop Tour, along with spectacular scenery including the rugged Absaroka Mountains, Hayden Valley and several waterfalls.
Either way, you'll learn about the history and environment of the park from your guide, an experienced nature photographer and naturalist. Get photo-worthy views of verdant valleys, looming mountains, alpine lakes and geothermal hot spots. Spy wildlife such as bighorn sheep, moose, elk, bison, mountain lions, gray wolves, black bears and grizzly bears. You have a good chance of spotting wildlife, since your guide has been exploring Yellowstone's 2.2 million acres (890,300 hectares) for several decades and knows where the animals like to hang out.
At the end of your full day exploring Yellowstone, enjoy convenient drop-off back at your Cody hotel.
Reviews by Viator travellers
, Jul 2019
Our Guide was well worth the expense of a tour. Our grandsons learned more and saw more in one day than the 3 following days in Yellowstone. He was FANTASTIC and we highly recommend him to anyone thinking of taking a guided tour of Yellowstone
Unfortunately I did not like this tour.
We did not make a full circle around Upper Loop. Perhaps it was the fault of us, the slowly tourists, not the guide.
There were just few stops in the beautiful places.
We saw a litle bit animals. And all animals, even the bison, were far away.