6 days departing JACKSON from

Style: In-Depth
Destination: USA West
Tour Code: IYS

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Trip Overview

The west is still very much wild in the national parks of Yellowstone and Grand Teton. Both are the ultimate destinations for wildlife enthusiasts and budding photographers and the addition of a wildlife and wolf tracker and geology guides helps bring the parks to life. During the day, explore geysers, bubbling pools of mud, spectacular Old Faithful and magnificent views from the Teton Mountain range. At night, retire to the comfort of your ranch and wilderness glamping tepee. This in-depth tour is Wyoming at its very best!

Included Highlights
  • Full day wolf and wildlife tracking guide around the Lamar Valley in Yellowstone
  • Half day geology guide in Grand Teton National Park
  • Driving tour of Yellowstone for the famous viewpoints and wildlife spotting
  • Half day biking tour of Jackson Hole, Wyoming
  • Included ferry across Jenny Lake and geology guided tour of Grand Teton
  • Guided tour with a wildlife and ecology guide in Grand Teton National Park
  • Wildlife viewing opportunities
Tour Facts and Features
Accommodation: 2 nights at Spring Creek Ranch located on a wildlife sanctuary, 2 nights luxurious glamping tent and 1 hotel night. For your own room request our optional Solo Sleeper (see 'Dates and Prices' tab).
Transport: All transportation by private vehicle and ferry
Meals: 5 breakfasts and 2 dinners included
Guided: Services of a professional tour leader and local specialist guides
Group size: Maximum 13
Age range: 16+
Wi-Fi: Free Wi-Fi available in your vehicle. Maximum of five users at one time.

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Trip Itinerary

Our routes have been carefully chosen to include the best night stops and highlights. However, as local and operational conditions may vary and unforeseen circumstances can arise, the following itinerary should be used as a guideline.

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Optional Activities (paid locally)

Our optional activities offer the flexibility to do the things you want to and leave out the things you don't. Below are the main optional activities for this trip which can be arranged once you are on tour via your tour leader and paid for locally. Please note that not all optional activities may available on every tour and prices are subject to change.

  • Chuck wagon dinner - Jackson US$25-$35
  • White water rafting on the Snake River - Jackson US$77-$124
  • Western Rodeo - Jackson US$20-$25
  • Horseback riding - Jackson US$65
  • Aerial tram - Jackson US$23

Day 1: Jackson

Welcome to Wyoming and the Western town of Jackson. This is absolutely cowboy country; once a home to trappers and a hideout for outlaws and rustlers, Jackson is now the base for hikers to take on some spectacular trails as well as being renowned for its Western style saloons. A welcome meeting will be held at 18:00 hrs tonight to meet your fellow travellers and tour leader over a welcome dinner.
Accommodation: Lexington at Jackson Hole | Meals: Welcome dinner included

Lexington at Jackson Hole
Conveniently located in the heart of Jackson, WY, The Lexington at Jackson Hole Hotel & Suites is a family-owned hotel with deep roots in Jackson's historic Western community. Courtyard rooms, completely renovated in Spring of 2012, offer a traditional space with added amenities like heated tile flooring and swimming pool area.

Day 2: Yellowstone National Park

Arrive in Yellowstone National Park, the world's first national park and home to a large variety of wildlife including Grizzly Bear, wolves, bison and elk. This park is so large that its boundaries cross into three states. Most of the park sits in Wyoming, but parts of the reserve extend into Idaho and Montana. Yellowstone has one of the highest concentrations of geothermal activity on the planet. Herds of bison roam amongst the erupting geysers and steam rises from the various rivers running through the park. A fire in the 1980s destroyed much of the park, but it has recovered to the extent that it is now considered a living monument to nature's power of regeneration.

Today is about exploring Yellowstone by vehicle and on foot. Hit the boardwalks at Mammoth Hot Springs to explore the various geothermal pools and features and gaze upon the 'Grand Canyon of Yellowstone'. You'll also visit Grand Prismatic Spring, which is the most spectacular of all the springs and is known for its colourful features caused by bacteria. Grand Prismatic Spring should be one of the seven natural wonders of the world, especially with a view from higher up the mountain.
Accommodation: Yellowstone Under Canvas | Meals: Breakfast included

Yellowstone Under Canvas
This luxury Yellowstone 'glamping' experience is a unique way to enjoy the outdoor living experience, but in the comfort you prefer. Come and stay in a stunning Safari Tent or Teepee whilst enjoying amazing views, comfortable luxury bathrooms and gourmet meals in our onsite restaurant all just minutes from the Park.

Day 3: Yellowstone National Park

Often referred to as 'America's Serengeti', this is one of the best places to spot wildlife in Yellowstone, so you can rest assured that Lamar Valley will do nothing but amaze. Home to an incredible array of wildlife such as wolves, elk, bison and Bighorn Sheep, you won't even have time to put your camera down. To reach Lamar Valley you must travel down Lamar Road and even on this stretch you're likely to encounter all kinds of wildlife - 'Bison jams' are a regular occurrence. For the first time in more than 70 years wolves have recently been reintroduced to the park and their return to Yellowstone has had a surprising and positive effect. Now the wolves are back the park has seen a decrease in elk, which in turn has stopped the over grazing of the parks grasslands. Today you'll be accompanied by a professional wildlife tracker who has dedicated their lives to working with the parks wildlife (including wolves), so you'll be safe in the knowledge that these guides really know what they are doing. As with most wildlife we can never guarantee sightings, but you can rest assured that you are in good hands when it comes to trying to spot wolves. You will travel around Yellowstone tracking wildlife, but commonly they can be found around the Lamar Valley.
Accommodation: Yellowstone Under Canvas | Meals: Breakfast and dinner included

Day 4: Grand Teton National Park and Jackson Hole

This morning you depart Yellowstone and make your way to Grand Teton National Park. A geology guide will bring the park to life and uncover the secrets which lie hidden beneath the surface. Hear about the science of the physical structure and substance of the earth and how it is pertinent to the Teton's rising from the earth's surface.

In the afternoon, you'll enjoy a half day scenic and relaxed pace mountain bike tour, which travels along the sagebrush flats on the eastern slopes of Grand Teton National Park. The sagebrush flats are home to the roaming antelope and indeed this tour is relatively flat, making this an easy-paced and enjoyable tour. This tour offers prize-winning views of the entire Teton range at a relaxing pace - a great experience. Finish the day back at Spring Creek Ranch where you can unwind with a cool drink.
Accommodation: Spring Creek Ranch | Meals: Breakfast included

Spring Creek Ranch
Spring Creek Ranch is located adjacent to a wildlife sanctuary almost 1,000 feet above the town of Jackson and has spectacular views of the Teton Mountain Range. It received a Conde Nast Traveller Gold List designation and we are confident you will enjoy the list of activities, restaurant and wilderness adventure spa.

Day 5: Grand Teton National Park

This morning you'll enjoy a guided tour with a wildlife and ecology guide in Grand Teton National Park to learn about the interactions among organisms and their environment. Of particular interest is the diversity, distribution, amount and number of organisms, as well as cooperation and competition between organisms, both within and among ecosystems. Most likely, you will cross Jenny Lake by ferry and hike towards Inspiration Point and beyond. This hike is not only a wonderful way to search for wildlife and enjoy some of the finest views of the area, but to learn more about what you are seeing.
Accommodation: Spring Creek Ranch | Meals: Breakfast included

Day 6: Jackson

Today is the last tour day and we have left this morning free to explore the town of Jackson. The tour ends at hotel check out time (breakfast is served from 7am), when you are free to depart. We recommend booking post-tour accommodation if time allows.
Meals: Breakfast included

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  • A 10% deposit per person is required to confirm your booking.
  • Full payment is due 8 weeks before the tour departure
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  • Prices are land only. Call 0333 999 7965 for a flight inclusive quote (UK)

Solo Sleepers Optional Solo Sleeper

There are no forced supplements for single travellers. Accommodation is based on twin-share, so if you're travelling on your own, you'll share with a fellow passenger of the same sex. However, if you would prefer your own space our Solo Sleeper Option can be requested from per person. This will guarantee you your own room for every night of the tour. The number of single rooms we can offer is limited, so it's best to book early. Simply select the "Solo Sleepers" check box on the booking form or request over the phone.

Important Notes

We highly recommend you book this trip at least 60 days prior to departure. Reservations received within 30 days will be on request and subject to availability of en-route accommodation.

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Private Departures

Why not arrange your own Grand American Adventures departure? For groups of 8 or more, we can offer tailor-made private departures for any of our published tours enabling friends, families or organizations to enjoy our style of travel at special rates. Tailored itineraries and departure dates can be chosen to suit your needs. (Subject to seasonal/operational restrictions).

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Tour Extras

We've offer a whole range of travel extras with everything from city sightseeing, additional hotel nights, insurance and more so you can organise everything you'll need for your trip in one easy place

Hotels Before and After your trip

Tours begin and end at our designated hotels listed below in the departure and arrival cities. You can book additional hotel nights online or contact our sales team.

The Lexington Hotel


Located 1.5 blocks from Jackson's historic town square, this hotel offers free W-Fi, an indoor pool, jacuzzi and complimentary airport shuttle service.

  • Full room: From  per room per night
      Based on single, twin or double room.

Spring Creek Ranch


Located on a wildlife sanctuary, this hotel offers superb views of the Teton Mountain Range. Free Wi-Fi and cable TV is offered, as well as a fitness centre, outdoor pool, full service spa, on-site restaurant and a free shuttle service to Jackson Hole Resort.

  • Full room: From  per room per night
      Based on single, twin or double room.

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Travel Insurance

We recommend you take out insurance as soon as your booking is confirmed. You MUST be covered by insurance that includes adequate coverage for baggage, medical expenses and the cost of repatriation. We can offer you a comprehensive travel insurance policy which is completely tailored for your trip and is specially designed to include all the activities listed.

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