Majestic Yellowstone in Fall

Majestic Yellowstone in Fall
From USD $2,699.00
  • Duration: 7 Days (approx.)
  • Location: Yellowstone
  • Product code: EWGT - YNP3
Yellowstone National Park is home to over sixty species of mammals, untamed landscapes and geothermic features that have captivated visitors for generations. It’s time to experience America’s first National Park in a unique, new way - on a Wildlife Safari!

Highlights include:

  • Utah Wasatch Mountains
  • Jackson Hole, Wy
  • Grand Teton National Park
  • Yellowstone National Park
  • West Yellowstone
  • Grizzly & Wolf Discovery Center
  • Yellowstone Wildlife and Geothermal Experiences
  • Island Park & Adjacent Yellowstone Ecosystem
  • Salt Lake City

DAY 1 – Salt Lake City- Jackson, WY

Today, your western adventure begins! Fly into Salt Lake City and meet your tour director at the Airport by 1:00pm. (*Please arrive at the Salt Lake Airport before 1:00pm - however, earlier is preferable).  Depart and travel north along the Wasatch Mountains, through Logan Canyon and over to Bear Lake. Visit the largest Elk Antler Arch in thew world, and  then pass through the pastoral Star Valley, which is a fertile farming valley that stretches across the Idaho border. Then on through the Snake River Canyon to Arrive in Jackson WY for two nights.  This old cowboy town is now home to hundreds of art galleries, shops, attractions and restaurants but still maintains an old west charm.   (D)

DAY 2 – Jackson & Grand Teton National Park

Start the day early as you explore Grand Teton National Park and enjoy a day along the Snake River in the shadow of the iconic Teton range. With this giant mountain range as a backdrop, you will see the wildlife, the flora, and the sheer magnitude of nature.  Your guide will point out wildlife, explain the geology of the area and tell stories about local history and folklore. It will be a morning to remember.  Then travel to historic Jackson Lake Lodge area, which is listed on the National Historic Register, and boasts 60 foot windows that perfectly frame the Tetons.  An agreement between the U.S. and Soviet governments signed here in 1989 led to an end of the cold war. After lunch, travel south along the inner road with picture stops at various scenic view points along the way including Jenny Lake which offers unique photo taking opportunities.  In the late afternoon, return to Jackson after an amazing day in the Tetons!  The evening is free on own. Jackson, WY (B)

DAY 3 –  Grand Teton & Yellowstone National Parks

Depart Jackson, and head north to Yellowstone. Enjoy picture perfect views of Jackson Lake and the Tetons from scenic points such as Oxbow Bend, the Snake River Overlook and more. In mid-morning, exit Grand Teton National Park via the South Gate and enter Yellowstone National Park. Capture scenic vistas along the Lewis River, and over our first of many crossings of the Continental Divide as we enter Yellowstone National Park for sightseeing.  The world’s first national park is a wonderland of natural beauty and geologic oddities that has delighted visitors over 100 years.  It is a mysterious land of steaming geysers, fumaroles and bubbling mud pots.  A land so amazing that the first explorers to bring back tales of Yellowstone were called liars. An Introduction to geothermal features first occurs at West Thumb before continuing through the park to or  three night lodging in West Yellowstone, MT. (B)

DAY 4 –  Yellowstone

This morning enjoy a tour of the Grizzly & Wolf Discovery Center where you will gain insight into the lives of Yellowstone’s two top predators. The mission of this center is to educate the public and give them a chance to uniquely experience the grizzly bears and grey wolves. There will be free time to wander through the exhibits and enjoy a variety of presentations on bears, wolves, birds of prey and more. Then we return to Yellowstone National Park for a day of exploration.  First, travel through Norris Geyser Basin - the hottest geothermal area within the park. Then visit the awe-inspiring "Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone," with a chance to see both Upper and Lower falls, where the mighty Yellowstone River has cut its way through sheer rock to cascade down hundreds of feet to the foaming torrents below.  Next, drive through scenic Hayden Valley, famous for large herds of buffalo and other wildlife.  Travel the shores of Yellowstone Lake as you travel south with a stop for lunch on own along the way.  In the late afternoon, we will cross over the Continental Divide twice, travel along the beautiful Madison River as you return to West Yellowstone. Then enjoy some free time to explore West Yellowstone and have dinner on your own. (B) (Due to park facility closures lunch may be pre-purchased picnic/box)

DAY 5 – Yellowstone

Today you will visit the centerpiece of the park, Old Faithful!  There will be plenty of time to explore the area, witness an eruption of the world's most famous geyser and have lunch on your own.  After enjoying Old Faithful, explore more of the geyser basins including Midway Geyser Basin and Fountain Paint Pots. Next travel east into the beautiful Lamar Valley where the search for wildlife begins in earnest. Perhaps we will find wolves in the location of their re-introduction to the park. Then make your way to Mammoth Hot Springs for a walk through the colorful terraced formations of calcium carbonate that continues to change and grow. We will return via Lamar Valley, so keep the cameras ready: elk, bison, moose, wolves and bear frequently make an appearance in these areas at dusk.  It will be a late return to West Yellowstone after an unforgettable experience in Yellowstone. (B)

DAY 6 – West Yellowstone - Salt Lake City

Depart West Yellowstone and continue south along the west side of the Teton Range through Island Park on the famed Henry’s Fork River. Along this blue ribbon fly fishing waters we may find trumpeter swans and more of the iconic wildlife among this part of the greater Yellowstone ecosystem. See the old caldera rim, and the Snake River as it tumbles over at Mesa Falls. Perhaps you will have opportunity to feed wild trout! Discover Southeast Idaho and pass through fertile farmland where Idaho’s famous potatoes are grown. Then continue along the shore of the Great Salt Lake on your way to Salt Lake City for a driving tour of this premier western city.  After checking into a downtown hotel, join your guide for a special farewell dinner (B,D)

DAY 7 –  Salt Lake City

On your own today, to explore the valley, before taking your shuttle to the airport for departure. Visit Temple Square - headquarters of the LDS Church. City Creek Mall, numerous museums, or just relax. (B)

Tour Inclusions:

Transportation by Motorcoach

Services of a professional Driver/Tour Guide

Private Transportation

6 Nights Accommodations

6 Breakfasts, 1 Lunch and 2 Dinners

Admissions as listed in the itinerary

Luggage Handling - one suitcase per person

Gratuity for included meals

Arrival Instructions

Arrive to Salt Lake City, UT by 1:00 PM via Salt Lake Airport (SLC)

Departure Instructions

Depart from Salt Lake City, UT after Anytime via Salt Lake Airport (SLC)

Payment Policy

Deposit: $ 200.00 per person due at time of booking - final payment due 60 days prior to departure

Cancellation Policy

30 days prior. Less than 30 days, no refunds