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.

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Day 1: Jackson Hole
Premium Lodging: Jackson Lake Lodge: Grand Teton National Park

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 historic Jackson Lake Lodge, where you can relax in the fresh mountain air. Here, you can take advantage of the panoramic views of the Grand Teton Mountains and the lush landscapes that are teeming with wildlife including the elusive moose.

Day 2: The Grand Tetons & The Snake River
Premium Lodging: Jackson Lake Lodge: Grand Teton National Park

You can start your day with a hot cup of coffee and a view that Thomas Moran had when he painted the Grand Tetons. The advantage is with those who rise early with cameras in hand to see the wildlife right outside their room. For those wanting to get on the water, you can take a scenic float or whitewater raft on the Snake River. Your guided float is an experience on The Snake River’s Class II and Class III rapids with views of majestic wildlife and scenery. Wet & wild or dry & relaxing, either is a fun way to experience this beautiful area. After rafting, we will make our way to Jenny Lake where our Chef will prepare lunch on the banks of the Snake River. Options at Jenny Lake include: The Visitor’s Center, hiking round-trip to Hidden Falls, a stroll along the banks of Jenny Lake, or simply relaxing with a refreshment in the fresh mountain air. We will continue around the Grand Teton Loop with multiple stops for viewing the wildlife as we prepare for the best photo opportunity for elk, pronghorn and bison – and of course the Grand Teton Range. 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 Tetons are magical from the deck and inside the Lodge. The wetlands just outside of the hotel give each guest 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.

Day 3: Yellowstone National Park, Upper Geyser Basin, Old Faithful, Grand Prismatic Spring
Premium Lodging: Explorer Cabins: West Yellowstone, MT

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 the North end of the Grand Teton National Park and then enter the South entrance of Yellowstone National Park. 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. From there, we continue onto the Fountain Paint Pots, and the Grand Prismatic Spring while enjoying the beauty and geological wonders inside the caldera of the Super Volcano. We will end our day in West Yellowstone where you can explore the shopping district just across from the Explorer Cabins.

Day 4: Mammoth Hot Spring, Lamar Valley & West Yellowstone
Premium Lodging: 320 Guest Ranch: Gallatin, MT

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. We will stop at Gibbons Falls before completing our day at the 320 Guest Ranch for a peaceful evening in the Gallatin National Forest.

Day 5: Authentic Montana Ranch with Fishing, Horseback Riding, and a Chuckwagon Dinner
Premium Lodging: 320 Guest Ranch: Gallatin, MT

This is the perfect day to relax, enjoy the ranch and the majesty of the Gallatin National Forest. The 320 Guest Ranch is located on the famed Gallatin River and it offers many leisure adventures for the day. Horseback riding, fly fishing on the world-famous Gallatin River, hiking, fly fishing lessons, are all available today. This is a great place to appreciate the big sky country of Montana, and experience the lifestyle of the ranch. A full day of adventure or relaxation; it’s your vacation, experience it the way you want. The Limoliner will have an optional sightseeing drive for those who may want to explore the region more. The evening chuckwagon dinner is complete with good live music and down-home cooking.

Day 6: Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, Hayden Valley, Lake Yellowstone, Coulter Bay, & The Grand Tetons
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. 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 4 of our favorites. We will explore the Canyon Visitors Center, the Hayden Valley, and get up close and personal with the North American bison, elk, and grizzlies. 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 at Coulter Bay with amazing views of Jackson Lake and the Grand Tetons. We will have our final night back at the Jackson Lake Lodge with one more chance to see the elusive, but beautiful bull moose.

Day 7: 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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