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Yellowstone, Ranch and Tetons
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The west is still very much wild in the national parks of Yellowstone and Grand Teton. Both are the ultimate destinations for budding photographers and nature lovers alike. Awaiting your arrival are mesmerising geysers, bubbling pools of mud, towering peaks rising overhead and the ever-spectacular Old Faithful, reminding you of the beauty and rawness of Mother Nature. Get up close to a huge range of wildlife on this active tour, including the mighty Black Bear. Enjoy two nights at a guest ranch to discover that true Wyoming experience. This nine-day tour encompasses some of America's most authentic Wild West experiences and incredible scenery.

North America
  • Duration: 9 Days
  • Guaranteed Departure: Yes
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  • Physical rating: Average
  • Accommodation standard:   Moderate%
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  • Your Guide: English speaking
  • Supplier Tour ID: PYT/208592
  • Starts: Jackson, United States
  • Finishes: Jackson, United States
You will Visit
  • Jackson
  • Yellowstone National Park

Itinerary

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Day 1: Jackson

Begin your tour in the western town of Jackson, Wyoming. An area of wide open plains and towering mountain ranges that will take your breath away. The aerial tram ride offers the perfect introduction to the city, taking you to the top of Rendezvous Mountain for sensational views. Spend your day wandering in and out of the galleries or visit the Million Dollar Cowboy Bar ahead of your welcome meeting this evening at 18:00 hrs.

Meals Included: Meals paid locally

Optional Activities:

  • Chuck wagon dinner US$25-$35
  • White water rafting on the Snake River US$77-$124
  • Aerial tram US$42

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Day 2: Grand Teton National Park - Jackson

Make your way to Grand Teton National Park where you'll see some of the best mountain scenery in the States. Rising above a scene rich with extraordinary wildlife, pristine lakes and alpine clad meadows, the Teton Range stands proud. Over 60 species of mammals and 300 species of bird call the Jackson Hole area home. You can hike deep into the Teton Mountain Range from the shores of Jenny Lake (ferry not included) up to the 200-ft. tall Hidden Falls and Inspiration Point for sensational views over the national park. Commonly sighted wildlife on this trail include moose, deer, Pine Martens, weasels, marmots, River Otters, butterflies and more; giving wonderful photographic opportunities. You can stop at this point or continue further into Cascade Canyon where you may spot moose before returning. Tonight, you'll return to Jackson.

Meals Included: Meals paid locally

Optional Activities:

  • Ferry across Jenny Lake US$15

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Day 3: Grand Teton National Park - Jackson

With another day of hiking ahead and more time to explore this wild wonderland, head out on the Hermitage Point Trail near Colter Bay. The trail follows a loop and is a relatively easy 16 km hike. Take the trail past Heron Pond, Swan Lake and discover unbeatable views of Jackson Lake, with the stunning Teton Range as the backdrop. This is a fantastic day hike offering yet more fabulous views. Black Bear are a common sight but it's also Grizzly country, so be alert! See glorious views of the Snake River winding its way through Jackson Hole as you climb ever higher. Please note, it's not possible for the leader to accompany your walks in Grand Teton due to national park regulations, however, you'll be given all the information and maps needed to enjoy your walk.

Meals Included: Meals paid locally

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Day 4-5: Headwaters Lodge & Guest Ranch

Make your way to the guest ranch cabins; self-contained accommodation with a friendly atmosphere. Enjoy an included horseback ride through more striking mountain scenery and hit the trails to explore the surrounding area. Experience the peace and take the rare chance to experience 'Old America' which reveals a very different side to the country. It's the perfect place to relax whilst being surrounded by views of the magnificent Absaroka Range. Fresh air, peace and quiet are aplenty here. Please note this is not a working ranch.

Meals Included: Meals paid locally

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Day 6-7: Yellowstone National Park

Arrive in Yellowstone National Park, the world's first national park and home to a large variety of wildlife including Grizzly Bears, 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.Hit the boardwalks at Mammoth Hot Springs to explore the various geothermal pools and features, observe bison and possibly wolves in the lush Lamar Valley 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.

Meals Included: Meals paid locally

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Day 8: Yellowstone National Park

See Old Faithful bubbling and erupting for an authentic Yellowstone experience. This spectacle is one of the main reasons the park was established in 1872 as America's first national park - an idea which has since spread nationwide. The rest of the day is free for further exploration and by following the boardwalk around the hot pools and scorched earth you'll gain a true understanding of what makes Yellowstone such an incredible place. Being primarily a driving national park, your tour leader will be on hand to drive you to some of the more out of the way places.

Meals Included: Meals paid locally

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Day 9: Yellowstone National Park - Jackson

With a free morning, you'll head back to Jackson where your tour ends. If time is on your side, we recommend spending an extra night here. Wyoming not only offers nature's best backyard, it's also awash with galleries and buzzing cafes.This tour ends at our gateway hotel at approximately 17:00 hrs. We recommend booking post-tour accommodation if time allows. If you are planning to fly tonight, please do not book a flight that departs before 21:00 hrs.

Meals Included: Meals paid locally

Inclusions:
  • Services of a professional tour leader
  • All transportation by private vehicle
  • Free Wi-Fi in your vehicle (Maximum 5 users at one time)
  • Accommodation: Hotel, Budget Lodging: 3, Hotel: 5
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Tour Highlights:
  • Enjoy staying at a guest ranch including horseback riding
  • Breathtaking trails in Grand Teton National Park
  • Witness Old Faithful erupt and discover endless bubbling geysers
  • Spot elk, deer, moose, beaver and the mighty bear
  • Incredible photographic opportunities