Safari Highlights:
  • Viewing the abundant and diverse wildlife of Yellowstone and Grand Teton
  • Witnessing the spectacular Teton Mountains
  • Exploring Yellowstone’s geothermal features
  • Experiencing the beautiful wildflowers of Jackson’s Hole
  • Hiking to majestic waterfalls and alpine lakes

Day 1 - Yellowstone, Wildlife and Spectacular Scenery

Your Yellowstone and Teton Safari begins as your naturalist guide meets you at your pre-safari lodging. Travel to our nation’s first national park, Yellowstone, entering her original entrance, the north gate. Spend the day viewing and learning about the wildlife that inhabits this region of the park. Pronghorn, elk, deer, coyotes and bighorn sheep make this area their home. Explore the travertine mineral deposits of Mammoth Hot Springs, where spectacular colors and limestone formations make this area one of the finest in the park. Hike to view spectacular mountain wildflowers and scenery.

Mammoth Hot Springs Hotel, Yellowstone National Park L,D

 

Day 2 – Wildlife, Wildflowers and Wolves

Early morning departure from the hotel to the northern range of Yellowstone, also known as the Serengeti of North America, home to bison, elk, moose, deer and pronghorn, and their predators, coyotes, grizzly bears and gray wolves. Witness the interaction between predator and prey and learn how they co-exist. Observe some or all of the wildlife species Lewis & Clark reported when they traveled nearby. Hike to a pristine alpine lake, viewing wildlife and spectacular scenery. Late afternoon wildlife drive to possibly view bears, wolves, coyotes, bison (buffalo), bighorn sheep, elk and pronghorn.

Mammoth Hot Springs Hotel, Yellowstone National Park B,L,D

 

Day 3 – Waterfalls, Wildlife and Wildflowers

Morning departure to the central region of Yellowstone. The highlight of the day will be the picturesque Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, home to the breathtaking 308 foot Lower Falls. Follow the park’s namesake, the Yellowstone River, as it meanders through the wildlife abundant Hayden Valley. View large herds of bison and elk grazing along the river, while grizzly bears and wolves roam the terrain looking for food. Afternoon hike to view wildlife or an off the beaten path thermal area.

Mammoth Hot Springs Hotel, Yellowstone National Park B,L,D

 

Day 4 - Wildlife, Lakes and Grand Teton

Early morning departure to the beautiful Lake Yellowstone, the largest lake above 7000 ft in North America. Take a leisurely walk along its shoreline and enjoy the spectacular views of the Absaroka Mountains. Explore the unique West Thumb Geyser Basin, home to geysers and hot springs on the shore and in the lake. Travel south to Yellowstone’s sister, Grand Teton National Park. Enjoy the spectacular array of wildflowers, wildlife, and breathtaking scenery that makes this park famous. View moose, trumpeter swans, bald eagles and the spectacular Teton Mountain Range.

Signal Mountain Lodge, Grand Teton National Park B,L,D

 

Day 5 – Mountains, Wildlife and Moose

Enjoy a full day of exploring Jackson’s Hole and Grand Teton National Park. Pristine lakes, majestic waterfalls, abundant wildlife and colorful wildflowers await guests, as the awe inspiring Teton Mountains hover high above the valley’s floor. Observe moose, white pelicans, bald eagles and numerous waterfowl, as the meandering Snake River makes it way to the Pacific Ocean. Late afternoon drive to visit the town of Jackson.

Signal Mountain Lodge, Grand Teton National Park B,L,D

 

Day 6 – Wildlife, Geysers and Hot Springs

After a morning exploration of Jackson’s Hole, travel back into Yellowstone and experience the reason why it was set aside as a national park, the largest geothermal region in the world, home to the famous Old Faithful Geyser and comical Fountain Paint Pots. Experience the surrounding geothermal areas, from the popular to the hidden, and learn about Yellowstone’s geologic history, from the past to the present. Late afternoon drive to view elk, bison, coyotes, and possibly wolves.

Old Faithful Inn, Yellowstone National Park B,L,D

 

Day 7 -Geysers, Paint Pots and Wildlife

Morning departure to possibly view wildlife and to explore the unique geyser basins of the region. Hike to an off the beaten path thermal area that only a few visitors explore each year. Experience an up close and personal look at some of the more than 10,000 thermals that dot Yellowstone’s landscape. Afternoon hike along the beautiful Gallatin River (one of the three forks of the Missouri), receiving spectacular views of the Gallatin Mountain Range and beautiful arrays of wildflowers. Late afternoon wildlife viewing on your way to your post-safari lodging.

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 On each day’s itinerary, you will notice in bold lettering B,L,D. These symbols represent the meals that are provided during the safari. To assure optimal wildlife viewing, some meals will be in the field.

1-800-SAFARIS info@safariyellowstone.com P.O. Box 963 Livingston, MT 59047

(all photos taken by Carl Swoboda)