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Yellowstone and Grand Teton Adventure - 6 Day

Visit Americas Greatest National Parks

Yellowstone and Grand Teton Adventure - 6 Day

Visit Americas Greatest National Parks

Experience the best of Yellowstone and Grand Teton National park on this 6 day adventure packed trip through two of Americans most iconic National Parks. This unique itinerary allows you to customize your guided trip experiences from day to day. Choose from activities such as hiking, climbing, kayaking, rafting, fly fishing and more.

Flexible Dates: We offer this trip on demand with seasonal departure dates that offer great flexibility (pending availability).

*Fully Private trips can be booked at an additional cost.

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Trip Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival

Upon arrival at Bozeman (Montana) or Jackson (Wyoming) airport, secure your rental car and drive to tonight's accommodation in West Yellowstone.

  • Accommodation: Explorer Cabins in West Yellowstone, Montana (or Similar)

Day 2: Yellowstone National Park - Hike or Kayak

Choose Your Adventure Day:

Custom Hiking/Tour Activity: The oldest park in the US National Park system, Yellowstone is famous for its wildlife and geothermal features. Accompanied by a private guide who will tailor the route to your desired activity level, choose to explore the park today on a more strenuous morning hike followed by an afternoon of sightseeing or a full day of sightseeing and light hiking. Stops today may include the geyser basins, the Grand Canyon of Yellowstone, and expansive Yellowstone Lake. Along the way, keep an eye out for wildlife- Hayden Valley is one of the best places to see wildlife in the park. After a full day, return to the hotel in the early evening.

Kayak Activity: After an introduction to the history and geology of Yellowstone Lake, along with instruction on kayaking equipment and techniques, your guide will lead you around the shoreline to the West Thumb Geyser Basin where there are many geothermal features on land and under water we will explore from our kayaks. Many of these geothermal features on the lake are not accessible by any other means. We continue on to the remote Potts geyser basin exploring this primitive geyser basin where there are no signs, no boardwalks and most importantly no other people. We stop at a secluded beach for a picnic lunch which we provide, then we return the same way we came, following the shoreline and watching the wildlife as we casually make our way back to Grant Village, and to our vehicles around 2 or 3 in the afternoon.

Ages 12 and under are required to be in a tandem kayak with an adult, and we take kids as young as 5 regularly. Day paddles meet at the marina in Grant Village, on the western edge of Yellowstone Lake at 9:00AM (after September 12 we start at 10am). We have both single and double kayaks available for everyone to enjoy, and absolutely no prior kayaking experience is required.

  • Accommodation: Explorer Cabins at Yellowstone (or Similar)
  • Activity: Customizable hiking, touring or kayaking
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 3: Scenic drive to Jackson Hole

Today you will leave Yellowstone and enjoy a scenic drive south along the way to stunning Grand Teton National Park. If time permits, Jackson Lake is well worth exploring. Stop at Colter Bay Marina in Grand Teton National Park to rent a kayak, canoe, or motor boat and set off on the beautiful lake surrounded by spectacular mountain views. The nearby Jackson Lake Lodge is also a great spot for lunch, featuring 60-foot windows offering some of the best views of the Teton Mountain Range. Continue on to the hotel and check in for the evening. Try to turn in early tonight, in preparation for tomorrow's early start.

  • Accommodation: Rustic Inn - Jackson Wyoming (or similar)
  • Transportation: 3.5 hour drive
  • Meals: Breakfast

Day 4: Raft or Fly Fish the Snake River in Grand Teton NP

Wake early for a morning wildlife safari in Grand Teton National Park. The animals are most active at dawn and dusk, taking advantage of the cooler temperatures. In these early hours, look for grizzly bears, black bears, elk, bison, moose, wolves, big horn sheep, mule deer, coyotes, and golden and bald eagles.

Choose Your Adventure:

This afternoon offers the choice of a scenic float, whitewater rafting or a fly fishing trip on the Snake River. Those who choose to float will relax on a ten-mile scenic stretch of the Snake River, through a pristine wildlife habitat home to moose, beavers, eagles, bears, and more. Whitewater rafters will thrills to Class I to class III rapids through Snake River Canyon, rich in geological history, watching for river otters, osprey and bald eagles along the way. Return to the hotel to unwind in time for dinner.

  • Accommodation: Rustic Inn - Jackson Wyoming
  • Activity: AM wildlife safari & 10 mile rafting trip or Guided Fly Fishing on the Snake River
  • Meals: Breakfast

Day 5: Hike or Rock Climb in the Tetons

Today offers the choice of experiencing the Tetons on a full day private guided hike or rock climbing adventure. Those who choose to hike will meet their guide for an excursion into the backcountry. The guide will choose a route to fit current conditions and your desired activity level. Along the way, learn about the wildlife, plants, and ecology of the Greater Yellowstone area.

Those who prefer to rock climb will meet their instructor this morning for a full day of instruction and fun, whether learning the basics, honing their skills, or enjoying some scrambling and rappelling. All equipment is provided and no previous experience is required. Afterward, return to the hotel and celebrate the end of your adventure.

  • Accommodation: Rustic Inn - Jackson Wyoming (or similar)
  • Activity: Customizable hiking and rock climbing
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 6: Depart Jackson

After checking out of the hotel this morning, drive to Jackson Airport, return your rental car, and board your homeward bound flight.

Additional Trip Info

  • Accommodations as listed (or similar based on availability)
  • Meals as noted in the itinerary
  • All special equipment required for activities
  • All guided tours as listed
  • Transfers and activities as detailed in the itinerary
  • Rental Car 6 days
  • Airline tickets
  • Additional meals not listed
  • Entry fees to National Parks, museums and other attractions when not accompanied by a guide, unless listed on inclusions
  • Personal expenses
  • Tips for guides, drivers etc.
  • Travel insurance - We recommend Insuremytrip or Global Rescue
  • Single supplement Fee (If traveling solo)

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