- Viewing Yellowstone’s abundant and diverse wildlife
- Exploring Yellowstone’s numerous geothermal features
- Hiking through mountain meadows filled with beautiful wildflowers
- Witnessing breathtaking waterfalls
- Experiencing spectacular mountains and lakes
Day 1 - Wildlife, Wildflowers and Spectacular Scenery
Your safari begins as your naturalist guide meets you at your pre-safari lodging. Travel to our nation’s first national park, Yellowstone, and enter the park through her original entrance, the north gate, watching for pronghorn, elk and bighorn sheep that inhabit this area. Explore the northern range of Yellowstone, also known as the Serengeti of North America, home to bison, elk, moose, 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 through wildflower filled meadows to pristine alpine lakes.
Mammoth Hot Springs Hotel, Yellowstone National Park L,D
Day 2 - Wildlife, Geysers and Hot Springs
Early morning departure from the hotel to the central region of the park, with the morning highlight being the picturesque Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, home to the breathtaking Upper and Lower Falls. Travel into the wildlife abundant Hayden Valley, home to large herds of bison and elk grazing throughout the valley, while grizzly bears and wolves roam the terrain looking for food. Follow the shores of the largest lake above 7000 ft in North America, Lake Yellowstone, to the reason why Yellowstone 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.
Old Faithful Inn, Yellowstone National Park B,L,D
Day 3 -Geysers, Paint Pots and Wildlife
Early morning departure from the Inn to view wildlife and the geyser basins for which Yellowstone is world renowned. Explore some unique mud pots and hot springs that only few visitors experience each year, allowing an up close and personal look at some of more than 10,000 thermals that dot Yellowstone’s landscape. 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 wildlife drive to your post safari lodging.
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.