7 Day 6 Night Itinerary
Alpine Wonders of Yellowstone and Grand Teton
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Discover the legendary wildlife and scenery of the Yellowstone region. From the Lamar Valley’s shaggy bison to the famous bears and elusive wolves of Wolf & Grizzly Discovery Center, the country’s prime national park offers riveting opportunities and subjects for wildlife and landscape photographers. The breathtaking landscape will fill your senses and our special adventures create memories to last a lifetime.
Premium Lodging: Rustic Inn, Jackson, WY
We will start our tour with a full immersion into the western heritage of Wyoming’s favorite resort town. Jackson Hole is an authentic cowboy town with options for all ages, art galleries, unique dining, and a robust shopping district and cowboy bars. The Million Dollar Cowboy Bar and the Silver Dollar Saloon are both unique and historic spots to grab a memorable beer or cocktail. End your night at The Rustic Inn, just a few blocks from the downtown bustle, where you can relax in the fresh mountain air or take advantage of the many top-notch amenities: great dining, pool, walking trails, spa services, rental bikes and a relaxing lounge.
Mt. Moran, Yellowstone Lake, Hayden Valley, Tower Falls
Premium Lodging: Mammoth Hot Springs, Yellowstone National Park
Today, we start early to capture the best photographs of the Teton Range under ideal conditions. The Mt. Moran turnout is the best place to capture the glory of this national treasure, with wildlife in abundance as we explore Grand Teton and then proceed back to the Hayden Valley. We leisurely make our way north through the park towards Mammoth Hot Springs. Several beautiful waterfalls are part of the agenda, each offering a unique view and picture opportunity that you won’t want to miss. Yellowstone has at least 45 named waterfalls and today we will visit 5 of our favorites. Our final experience with the wildlife in Yellowstone will be up close and intimate with your guide clearly interpreting the impact of the animals and birds in the National Park. Our final destination is Mammoth Hot Springs Hotel where the park headquarters is located and the wildlife, and natural wonders make this an amazing night.
Mammoth Hot Spring, Lamar Valley & West Yellowstone
Premium Lodging: Lake Yellowstone Hotel, Yellowstone National Park
Today is a day for discovering the majestic scenery and vibrant wildlife of this treasured American region. Our exploration of the north end of the Grand Loop of Yellowstone uncovers waterfalls, rock formations, Roosevelt Junction, the Lamar Valley, the amazing travertine terraces of Mammoth Hot Springs, and the north end of Yellowstone Canyon. We will carefully dissect the wonders of the Lamar Valley behind the lens and on leisure strolls. Bison, bears, wolves, pronghorn, sheep, goats and elk highlight this trek through the heart of Yellowstone’s showcase of wildlife. The Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center is a living museum that presents a fabulous opportunity to see these amazing animals up close. Dinner tonight is in the field, enjoyed on the banks of the Firehole River.
Upper Geyser Basin, Old Faithful, Lake Yellowstone & the Hayden Valley
Premium Lodging: Lake Yellowstone Hotel, Yellowstone National Park
The early morning hours offer the best natural light for photos and the greatest opportunity for viewing animals, one of their most active times of day. We begin our day exploring Hayden Valley when the light is right and the animals are active. From there, we continue onto visit Gibbons Falls, the Fountain Paint Pots, and the Grand Prismatic Spring while enjoying the beauty and geological wonders inside the caldera of the Super Volcano.
The second half of our day takes us to Old Faithful for a visit to the geyser that helped put Yellowstone National Park on the map. We have ample time to explore the historic Old Faithful Lodge, walk the boardwalks and of course witness the awe of seeing Old Faithful erupt. Next, we drive towards the West Thumb Geyser Basin and along the shores of Lake Yellowstone with a stop at Fishing Bridge for a view of the historic spawning grounds of the famed Cutthroat Trout of Yellowstone. We then visit Mud Volcano to take a peaceful walk along the boardwalks to view the many volcanic features.
Our Chef will prepare dinner on the Yellowstone River with views of the North American Pelican and other wildlife of the Hayden Valley.
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, Coulter Bay, Jackson Lake Lodge, Jenny Laky, The Grand Tetons & Jackson Hole
Premium Lodging: Jackson Lake Lodge, Grand Teton National Park
We start earlier today to view some native animals while they are most active. We stop at the Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone for a scenic early morning photo of the jewel of Yellowstone.
Our stop at the historic Jackson Lake Lodge, with panoramic views of the Grand Tetons, is one of the best opportunities to see a moose. Our stop at Jenny Lake, at the base of the Grand Teton Range, offers multiple options for relaxation and wildlife viewing. Our Chef will prepare lunch to be enjoyed among the peaceful views and sounds of the river banks. An optional hike to Hidden Falls provides a chance to view elk and other wildlife. We will get to our hotel early so that each guest can explore the historic Jackson Lake Lodge as they wish. The panoramic views of the Grand Teton’s are magical from the deck and from inside the Lodge. The wetlands just outside of the hotel give each guest’s the best opportunity to see a moose. Walking trails and relaxing seating with views of the Teton’s makes this a unique and special place.
Option scenic or whitewater float, Jackson Hole Square, Aerial tram to Rendezvous Mountain
Premium Lodging: The Rustic Inn: Jackson Hole, WY
For those wanted to get on the water, take a scenic float or the whitewater rafting trip on the Snake River. Your guided float an experience on The Snake River’s Class II and Class III rapids with views of majestic wildlife and scenery throughout the float. Wet & Wild or Dry & Leisure, either is a fun way to experience this beautiful area.
After rafting and lunch, we will take a 15 minute Aerial Tram ride gliding 4,139 vertical feet from the base of Teton Village to the top of Rendezvous Mountain at the Jackson Hole Resort. The summit offers a staggering 360-degree view of the Snake River Valley, Grand Teton National Park and the Gros Ventre Range in the distance. Our final dining experience is in the field among the wildlife as we prepare for the best photo opportunity for elk, pronghorn and bison. The day will conclude back in Jackson Hole at the Rustic Inn.
The Journey Home
This morning the Limo Liner escorts you to the airport for your departure. Thank you for traveling with Experience Park Tours. Where to next?
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