THE YELLOWSTONE EXPERIENCE
A WILDLIFE SAFARI!
This suggested itinerary can be customized for Your Group.
Day 1: ARRIVE SALT LAKE CITY
Fly into the city know as the "Crossroads of the West," Salt Lake City. Transfer by hotel shuttle to your hotel, located in the heart of downtown. The rest of the day is free to explore this beautiful city on your own.
Day 2: SALT LAKE CITY - TETON SPRINGS
Today, your Yellowstone adventure begins! After an included breakfast, meet your expert tour director in the hotel lobby. Depart and travel north with a stop at Antelope Island State Park for sightseeing of the Great Salt Lake. Continue north into Idaho and pass through fertile farmland where Idaho's famous potatoes are grown. Then enter the idyllic Teton Valley on the west side of the Teton Mountains and arrive at beautiful Teton Springs Resort in the small town of Victor, with some of the most famous fly fishing streams. Today, you too will experience the thrill and serenity of Fly Fishing. An expert guide will provide the right equipment and a fly casting lesson. Tonight join the group for a welcome dinner followed by some time around the fire pit to get acquainted and roast marshmallows.
DAY 3: TETON SPRINGS - YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK
The morning is free to enjoy time at Teton Springs Resort. Depart Victor and travel north on the Teton Scenic Byway with picture stops at Mesa Falls and Big Springs. After a rest stop in West Yellowstone, enter Yellowstone National Park, *A UNESCO World Heritage Site, for sightseeing. Today you will visit the centerpiece of the park, Old Faithful! There will be plenty of time to explore the area and witness an eruption of the world's most famous geyser. After enjoying Old Faithful, explore more of the geyser basins including Midway Geyser Basin and Fountain Paint Pots. Travel along the beautiful Madison River as you return to West Yellowstone and check in for a two night stay.
DAY 4: YELLOWSTONE WILDLIFE SAFARI
This morning enjoy touring of the Grizzly & Wolf Discovery Center where you will gain insight into the lives of Yellowstone's two top predators. This afternoon, depart on a Yellowstone Wildlife Safari. Meet your local naturalist guide and return to Yellowstone National Park for an afternoon and evening of exploration. Your expert guides will provide high quality optics to help you locate and view a wide variety of wildlife. Keep the cameras ready: elk, bison, moose, wolves and bear frequently make an appearance in these areas at dusk. It will be a late return to West Yellowstone after an unforgettable experience in Yellowstone.
DAY 5: YELLOWSTONE - GRAND TETON
Depart West Yellowstone and return to Yellowstone National Park for another great day of sightseeing. First visit the awe-inspiring "Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone," with a chance to see both Upper and Lower falls. Next, drive through scenic Hayden Valley and travel the shores of Yellowstone Lake as you travel south with a stop for lunch on your own along the way. In the late afternoon, exit Yellowstone via the South Gate and enter Grand Teton National Park. This evening arrive in the fun western town of Jackson for a two night stay.
DAY 6: GRAND TETON NATIONAL PARK
Start the day early as you return to Grand Teton National Park and enjoy a Scenic Float Trip on the Snake River. This trip provides some of the most dramatic views of the Tetons. Then travel to historic Jackson Lake Lodge. After lunch, visit Colter Bay for touring of the Indian Arts Museum. Then travel south on the inner road with picture stops at various scenic view points along the way. As you explore the park, enjoy a short Scenic Cruise on Jenny Lake and a short hike to Hidden Falls. In the late afternoon, return to Jackson after an amazing day in the Tetons!
DAY 7: JACKSON/SALT LAKE CITY
We will travel in three states today: Wyoming, Idaho, and Utah, on our way to Salt Lake City. We'll make a stop at picturesque Bear Lake, then continue on to the American West Heritage Center near Logan for touring and lunch. Arrive Salt Lake City in the late afternoon and enjoy a brief driving tour. After checking into our downtown hotel, join the group for a special farewell dinner.
DAY 8: HOME
This morning enjoy the "heavenly singing" of the Mormon Tabernacle Choir. Then plan on a NOON or later departure, as transfers will be provided to the airport.
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