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Yellowstone and Grand Teton Family Holiday

Duration
6 Days
Prices From:
US$ 4,040

MODERATE | SMALL GROUP TOURS: Take the family on an adventure through some of the most spectacular natural scenery in the USA as you explore Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks. Watch Old Faithful as it shoots boiling water high into the sky, swim in a bubbling hot spring, and cruise along the Snake River that weaves its way from Yellowstone down to the Grant Teton. Spot wildlife like moose, bears and beavers, and follow along with a real-life wolf tracker who might teach you a couple of secret tracking tricks.


This 6-day tour of Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks is fun for the whole family. Kids and adults alike will rejoice at the gunslinging frontiers of Wyoming, ancient geysers of Old Faithful, relaxing hot springs, and the high chances of a natural wildlife encounter. Your trip consists of small group tours, including an expedition with a real-life wolf hunter with a few tricks up their sleeves.

The adventure begins in Jackson, Wyoming, following the footsteps of old fur trappers and mountain men right up to the doors of the Jackson Hole Historical Society. You’ll see the wild wild west unfold with your own eyes during a “Shoot Out” in George Washington Memorial Park, where local actors recreate an old-time gunfight that’s sure to be a thrill for the whole family. Afterwards, you’ll get acquainted with other families in your tour group for dinner at a local restaurant.

Nature begins to unfold at the borders of Grand Teton National Park, whose jaw-dropping terrain consists of snowy mountain peaks, pristine glacial lakes, verdant forests, and meadows full of flowers. Inspiration Point will provide you with scenic views in addition to a boost of happiness, as will the mountain’s reflections on the crystalline waters of Jenny Lake. Don’t forget to pack a picnic as you settle in the grass, keeping an eye out for any hungry critters who might try to nibble a bite to eat. Your time in Teton will also take you out on Snake River, flanked by tall pine forests and their fresh scent as you float down the river on a raft to spot moose, elk, beavers, and bears in their natural habitat. Later, your family will gather around a chuckwagon meal at the famous Bar J Chuckwagon like the cowboys used to, sharing your tallest tales and embracing the spirit of the Wild Wild West.

Moving on to Yellowstone, the world’s first national park, you’ll jump with excitement as you see Old Faithful spray 4000 gallons of boiling water up into the air. A local guide will take you down forest paths and to the Mammoth Hot Springs, where you’ll unwind with a nice soak before being whisked back into this magnificent park with all its hidden waterfalls and vast stretches of green. Among all of the foliage are the homes of grizzly bears, elk, wolves, and buffalo herds, so tread peacefully through the trees and you might be lucky enough to spot one from afar in its natural environment. An expert wolf tracker will join you one day with tip-top binoculars and high-powered spotting scopes to share the tricks of their trade, as you set off on the trail of one of Yellowstone’s majestic wolf packs.

Your park expedition will come to an end in Jackson, where you’ll be free to continue exploring with some of the families you met on the tour, or carry on your own way to share photographs with everyone back home.

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Duration
6 Days
Prices From:
US$ 4,040

Itinerary View Trip Map

Day 1

Jackson

Welcome to the historic town of Jackson, Wyoming, where fur trappers and frontiersmen once gathered. Depending on your time of arrival, you may want to check out some of the local attractions, like the Jackson Hole Historical Society. Once you’ve done exploring the town and settled into your accommodations, join your group for a meeting at 5 pm. Afterwards, wander over to the Town Square to see the evening’s “Shoot Out” in which local actors recreate an old-time gunfight in George Washington Memorial Park. The Shootout is the longest continuously running gunfight in the U.S. and sure to be a lively show for the whole family. After the shootout, head with your group to a local restaurant for a welcome dinner and get to know the other families on your trip. It’s very important that you attend the welcome meeting as your tour leader needs to collect insurance and emergency contact details. Please let us know ahead of time if you are going to be late. 

Overnight Jackson

Meal Plan Dinner
Duration3 Nights
Day 2

Grand Teton National Park

After breakfast, spend the day with your expert guide exploring the beautiful Grand Teton National Park, one of the most stunning places in Wyoming. The Grand Teton Mountain range rises above a scene rich with wildlife, pristine lakes, and spectacular mountain peaks. Take a walk to Inspiration Point for stunning views or enjoy a scenic stroll around the glacially carved Jenny Lake while gazing up in awe at the surrounding landscape. Enjoy a picnic together and maybe spot a moose or even a grizzly bear while sitting back and soaking up all that nature. The kids will love looking out for moose, elk, beaver, and black bears, just remind them to keep their eyes open.  Continue to view sites for buffalo and antelope herds along the Gros Ventre River and Antelope Flats.

Overnight Jackson

Meal Plan Lunch
Day 3

Grand Teton National Park - Snake River

Take the family out onto the water today for a float trip along the Snake River (approximately 3 hours). On board an inflatable raft, it is possible to spot wildlife in its natural habitat and see a side of the park that’s unexplored by most visitors. Sit back and soak up the beauty while your expert guide rows you down the river corridor and shares stories about the area’s history. In the evening, you will be free to find a eating spot in town as you reflect on todays fun.

Overnight Jackson

Meal Plan Lunch
Day 4

Yellowstone National Park

Be prepared for an early start, that takes you on the road and into the crown jewel of the national parks. Did you know, Yellowstone is the world’s first national park? This mountain wilderness is home to grizzly bears, wolves and herds of buffalo and elk, and you’ll spend the full day exploring this huge and fascinating national park with your expert local guide. Visit Old Faithful and watch as it sprays over 4000 gallons (14,000 litres) of boiling water into the air, then be hypnotized by the rainbow technicolour of the Grand Prismatic Pool. Within Yellowstone Canyon, explore geysers throughout both the north and south loop. Along the way, stop for a picnic lunch in the park.

Overnight Yellowstone area

Meal Plan Breakfast and Lunch
Duration2 Nights
Day 5

Yellowstone National Park

It’s another early morning for a fascinating day today in Yellowstone looking for wolves! There is no better place than Yellowstone to see these magnificent animals in the wild. We meet up with an experienced naturalist guide who tracks the movements and behaviour of Yellowstone wildlife almost daily and know the best places to find the animals. There will be optics for everyone- top-of-the-line binoculars and high-powered spotting scopes for each person. The kids will be fascinated as they learn about the famous wolf packs of Yellowstone.

Overnight Yellowstone area

Meal Plan Breakfast and Lunch
Day 6

Yellowstone to Jackson

After breakfast, make your way back to Jackson (approximately 3 hours’ drive), to arrive in the late afternoon. This is the end of your tour, and you are free to leave at your leisure or continue to stay on to explore Jackson on your own.

Meal Plan Breakfast

Other Information

DEPARTURES:

2023

  • June 23, 29
  • July 13, 21
  • August 3, 10

 

PRICE INCLUDES:

  • 5 nights hotel accommodation
  • 3 breakfasts
  • 4 lunches
  • 1 dinners
  • Transport by private vehicle
  • Jackson - Town Square Shoot Out
  • Grand Teton National Park
  • Grand Tetons - Snake River Float trip
  • Yellowstone National Park
  • Yellowstone - Wolf Viewing Experience


PRICE EXCLUDES:

  • Travel insurance
  • International and domestic airfare & airfare taxes
  • Entrance fees to sites not explicitly listed as included
  • Meals and beverages not mentioned
  • Gratuities
  • Items of a personal nature
  • Visa fees if applicable

 

TERMS AND CONDITIONS:

Prices are "from" per person based on twin/double share accommodation and for travel in low season. Seasonal surcharges and blackout dates may apply. Limited seat/spaces and all pricing is subject to change and availability. Rates for single or triple travellers are available on request - please inquire.


10 Aug 2023
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