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

3. 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 Bozeman: Yellowstone National Park Winter 4-Day Tour

4. 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

5. 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 Lamar Valley

Overall rating

4.9 / 5

based on 147 reviews

This was the best way to get the most out your visit to the Tetons and Yellowstone!!!! It was a small group, 9 people plus our guide Ken who was fantastic! He went out of his way to make sure everyone’s needs were met and we saw so much wildlife because of his expertise!! I would recommend this tour to anyone!!

Absolutely the best weekend - MIke the guide was super!! His knowledge, professionalism, and people skills were perfect. We saw 14 species from moose to mountain goats and eagles. The fall foliage was at it’s peak which added to the splendor of Yellowstone. Loved the time in Cody more than expected.

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!

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.

Amazing experience to see Yellowstone. Ask for Eddie....great tour guide!