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Grand Teton Wildlife Safari in a Enclosed or Open-Air Vehicle (season dependent)

Jackson, United States

From $139.00

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Non-refundable
You will not receive a refund if you cancel.
Nearby
  • 4 hours (approx.)
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English
  • Good for avoiding crowds

Overview

On this small-group Grand Teton wildlife safari, join a local naturalist and guide for a ride in an open-air safari vehicle on dirt roads and on paved highways within Grand Teton National Park, where you scour the landscape at dawn or dusk for wolves, moose, and elk. Look for eagles soaring overhead or deer walking through the woods, and there’s even the chance you could spot a bear roaming near the road. In addition to helping find wildlife, your guide discusses the area’s ecology, history, geology, and culture, and also stops so you can take photos of the landscape, wildlife, or terrain.
  • Wildlife tour of Grand Teton National Park from Jackson Hole
  • Enjoy a fun safari ride over rugged terrain and feel closer to the wildlife in an open-air vehicle
  • Look for moose, bison, elk, mule deer, coyotes, and eagles
  • Journey morning or evening when the animals are most active
  • Learn about the area’s geology and ecology from a naturalist guide
  • Snacks, drinks and use of binoculars included
  • Small-group tour limited to 12 people ensures a more personalized experience

Why Travelers Choose This Tour

This safari uses an open-air vehicle to maximize wildlife viewing and photo ops.
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What's Included

  • Transport by open-air safari vehicle *June-mid-September, weather dependent*
  • Transport by enclosed, heated/air-conditioned vehicle *mid-September-May*
  • Use of binoculars/scope
  • Hotel pickup in approved Jackson Hole area from November-mid-May
  • Snacks, bottled water, and soda
  • Gratuities, recommended at 10-15% of tour price (optional)
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (summer tours)
  • National park entrance fees

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • 210 N Cache St
    210 N Cache St, Jackson, WY 83001, USA

    Departure Point: Home Ranch Welcome Center Parking Lot, 210 N Cache St Jackson WY

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

What To Expect

From Teton Village near Jackson Hole, hop in a customized open-air vehicle (weather dependent), for a journey out on the rugged terrain of Grand Teton National Park. From the comfortable seat of your open-air vehicle, gaze up at the craggy summit of Grand Teton—the tallest mountain in the park—all the while feeling the wind in your hair as you journey out towards the woods. In the fall and winter, when the temperature drops, tours take place in a safari-style vehicle that’s enclosed for comfort and warmth, and these small group tours have only nine passengers in summer, and 10 passengers in winter.

During this Grand Teton wildlife tour, scour a part of the 310,000 acres that comprise the national park. Scan the landscape for the 60 species of mammals that live in the park, and keep an eye out overhead for over 300 species of birds. With binoculars provided by your local guide, try to spot elk, bears, bison, mule deer, moose, or wolves, and keep a lookout for ospreys, owls, hawks, and soaring bald eagles. You might even have a chance at seeing black and grizzly bears. 

Aside from the wealth of wildlife, you also experience the Snake River scenery as backed by the jagged mountains, and your guide will explain the geology and ecology before returning to Teton Village.

Note: Summer tours run from June 15 to August 31, and fall/winter tours are September 1 to June 14. Hotel pickup in the Jackson Hole area is available upon request.

Grand Teton

Elk, moose, mule deer, pronghorn, bison, bighorn sheep, grizzly and black bear, and wolves can all be seen within the park boundaries. Animal species that can be viewed will change throughout the year due to different seasonal changes in Grand Teton National Park. Grand Teton National Park is also a spring and summer birders paradise. You will have opportunity to see bald and golden eagles, sandhill cranes, osprey, hawks, and owls. This tour also covers the human and natural history of Grand Teton National Park as well as the diverse geology within the park. Frequent stops will be made to observe and photograph the various wildlife and landmark points of interest.

4 hours Admission Ticket Not Included

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 1 day of travel. In this case confirmation will be received as soon as possible, subject to availability
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Children 5 years and younger are not allowed
  • Please wear sturdy walking shoes, a jacket and long pants
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Summer Safari Tours (June-mid September) are not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers

Cancellation Policy

This experience is non-refundable and cannot be changed for any reason. If you cancel or ask for an amendment, the amount you paid will not be refunded.

  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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Traveler Tips


As stated in the tour details, this is a open air truck, so expect to be dirty at the end of the night.
Well worth the early morning, the time and the cost.
Be sure to give yourself plenty of time to arrive at the meeting place because we were held up in traffic due to a moose crossing.
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Teton wildlife tour
Alan_M, Jan 2023
Kelsey our tour guide was awesome Very smart Tons of fun It was very cold but we kept moving and saw tons of animals and she was also very good about taking us to a couple of great Teton viewing spots when there was a break in the clouds and we could finally see the peaks Would recommend for sure
Wonderful
Matt_T, Dec 2022
Our guide was on time, very easy to talk to, caring and educational. He helped me get up after falling in the snow. lol He knew all the right spots to see wildlife. Loved our tour experience!!
Response from Host, Jan 2023
We are so glad you loved your tour, fall in the snow and all! Thank you for coming on tour with us! -Kim
Beautiful Tetons
Counselor_R, Nov 2022
Had a great tour- our guide was very knowledgeable and was great with our daughter. Did a snow angel with her since her first time seeing snow!!
Response from Host, Jan 2023
We love that you were able to create such a great memory on your tour! We hope to see you in the parks again soon! -Kim
Well worth it!
Max_M, Oct 2022
The trip was great, our tour guide Amanda did an amazing job showing us everything, and explaining so much to us.
You won't be disappointed!
Brittany_N, Oct 2022
It was a awesome experience! Saw moose, elk, mule deer, pronghorn antelope, and black bears (including a baby)! The guide was friendly, knowledgeable, and shared some wonderful experiences.
Awesome trip
Carla_D, Oct 2022
What a great time my grandson and I had on this tour. From our guide Patrick, who was a wealth of knowledge, fun and was very focused on finding the animals we were really wanting to see, to the group of ladies that were on the tour with us, to all the animals and beautiful scenery. It was the highlight of our trip. Thank you Patrick for such a great tour.
Adventurous
Inga_Z, Sep 2022
Ryan was an incredible guide, so knowledgeable about all the wild life and geography! He was so enthusiastic, funny and we all felt like one big family! Thank you Ryan for making this our highlight of our trip!
Great experience
Joseph_D, Sep 2022
Wildlife and information provided by Ryan. Very knowledgeable about the wildlife and geology of the area.
Several beautiful bears!!
Diana_M, Sep 2022
Was amazing to be so close to the bears (6-8 feet) while feeling very safe inside the vehicle. Our guide was very motivated to find as many animals as possible. We we also saw several moose & a gorgeous heron.
Saw Lots of Wildlife!
Karen_S, Sep 2022
What an enjoying trip! Jeff was amazing and knew exacting where to take us ... we saw moose, black bears, pronghorn, and bison! Jeff was also very knowledgeable about the wildlife and history of the area! Took the 7:00a tour. Recommend!
Wildlife tour
Charlie_L, Sep 2022
Jeff was a great guide and worked hard to help us view as many animals as possible! We saw moose, black bear, elk, coyote, pronghorn, herons, other variety of birds - his camera was great to see up close . Highly recommend!
Highly recommend
Erin_A, Sep 2022
Cooper was a great guide. We saw all of the animals: Pronghorn, black bears, moose, elk, beavers, and more!
1 traveler found this review helpful
Great Tour!
Valerie_H, Sep 2022
We had a great tour guide, Truman West. He was fantastic. We saw more than we could ever imagine. He was very knowledgeable about everything! Would reccomend him to everyone!
Amazing Wildlife Tour
Juanita_S, Sep 2022
We had an amazing time and saw a mother bear and her cub, moose, prong horn, and bison! Rachel was the best guide ever! She is so knowledgeable about wildlife, and you can tell she really loves her job! We highly recommend this tour.
We had the most wonderful...
Anna_L, Sep 2022
We had the most wonderful guide, Kyle-he was engaging, very knowledgeable about the history of Jackson and the wildlife in the area-we saw pronghorn, bears, elk, bison and a moose-new exactly where to go-excellent experience-highly recommend! David & Anna L
Great tour!
Shounak_G, Aug 2022
Great experience. Our guide Truman was very knowledgeable and friendly. Got to see a lot of Bisons, Probghorn, a black bear and moose.
Response from Host, Dec 2022
Thank you for your kind words!
Amazing Tour with an Amazing Guide
Alison_M, Aug 2022
Jeff was an incredible guide. I went on the 4-hour dusk tour with my family of 7 around the Teton mountains and it was an amazing experience! Jeff was extremely knowledgeable about the local plants and animals. I highly recommend this tour - ask for Jeff as a guide!
Response from Host, Dec 2022
Thank you for your kind words!
Worth the trip
Terry_W, Aug 2022
Our guide was amazing! He knew what he where to look for a animals and had the ability to show the group. He is very knowledgeable about the area and it’s history.
Response from Host, Dec 2022
Thank you for your kind words! We are glad you enjoyed your tour. We hope to see you again soon!
Friendly and...
Pradeep_M, Aug 2022
Friendly and knowledgeable guide. Beautiful scenery and lots of wildlife! Great for families looking for a quick tour of the Grand Teton!
Response from Host, Aug 2022
Thank you for your kind review!
Awesome trip! Saw lots of...
Dorothy_L, Aug 2022
Awesome trip! Saw lots of wildlife and Andrew was very knowledgeable and informative. I would highly recommend this tour!
Response from Host, Aug 2022
Thank you for your kind words about your recent BrushBuck tour! Hope to see you again soon!
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