Grand Teton and Yellowstone National Parks Luxury Tour

Experience Grand Teton and Yellowstone National Park stress-free!

At a Glance

How does this work?
This is a PRIVATE guided tour that includes luxury class accommodations. Your tour guide is a naturalist expert with many years of experience in Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks. Comfortable vans allow for small group tours; maximum is 8 passengers. NOTE: We need at least 2 travelers in order to run the tour.
Price
$12,350 per person sharing room. $2,400 single supplement.
Duration
7 days / 6 nights. Begins and ends in Jackson Hole, Wyoming.
Included
Accommodations per the itinerary or similar. Private transportation and expert naturalist guide services throughout. All activities per the itinerary on a private basis unless noted as shared. All entrance fees as required per the itinerary. Meals per the itinerary and non-alcoholic beverages with all meals. Drinks & snacks available daily in vehicle. Use of high quality optics, including binoculars and spotting scopes.
Not included
Travel insurance. Alcoholic beverages with meals. Flights and transportation between your home town to Jackson Hole, Wyoming. Tips and gratuities. Items of a personal nature. Souvenirs. Anything not specifically listed as included.
What to bring
Camera, binoculars, sun block, sun hat, swim suit, sun glasses, clothing that can be easily layered, rain jacket / umbrella, comfortable walking / hiking boots, bug repellent, extra camera batteries, extra phone chargers.

Features & Benefits

  • Experience TWO amazing national parks in ONE vacation!

  • Looking for a relaxing, all-inclusive type of vacation in premium, luxury and boutique accommodations? This is your tour!

  • Not sure what to see or how long to spend in which of these two amazing national parks? Leave the worries to us - we've planned all the details so that you can just relax and enjoy a fantastic experience.

  • We plan every last detail of your time in Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks. You don’t have to be the area expert or know what order is best to see things. We will handle it for you, showing you the most important highlights and the unexpected gems.

  • This tour is FULLY GUIDED so you can relax and enjoy the views without figuring the routes and roads.

  • Frustrated trying to find the best hotels? We've got that handled for you - just book this tour and go!

Itinerary Details

Day 1: Arrive in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. Have a meet & greet and private transfer to your hotel on arrival. This evening, enjoy a welcome dinner and orientation with your guide. Accommodations: Huff House Inn (luxury boutique hotel) in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. Meal: Dinner.

Day 2: This morning, depart early for wildlife viewing in Grand Teton National Park. Your expert naturalist guide is an excellent spotter and will look for elk, bison, pronghorn, wolves, black bear, grizzly bear, moose eagles and more en-route to Yellowstone.
Enjoy a gourmet packed or picnic lunch in the field. This afternoon, explore the geothermal wonders of Yellowstone National Park, including Old Faithful geyser. This evening, arrive at your accommodations, located ideally adjacent to Yellowstone's North entrance gate. Accommodations: Wonderland Lodge (a rustic, modern lodge) or Yellowstone Gateway Inn (apartment-style suites) in Gardiner, MT. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.

 

Day 3: This morning, depart early for wildlife viewing in the Lamar Valley of Yellowstone National Park, hoping for a glimpse of the iconic grey wolf. Often referred to as the Serengeti of North American, the Lamar Valley provides excellent habitat for the resident bison herds and wolf packs. Enjoy a field lunch. This afternoon, hike one of the many inspiring trails of the region. Accommodations: Wonderland Lodge or Yellowstone Gateway Inn. Gardiner, MT. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.

 

Day 4: Start the day with another early morning back out to the Lamar Valley to experience the wildlife of Yellowstone. Stop by Dan Hartman's house, a local wildlife photographer, to say hello. Dan will share stories of the wildlife he has gotten to know over the years of tracking and photographing them, as well as tales of some close encounters along the way. Enjoy a visit to his gallery and take in the prolific birdlife that call the woods around his cabin home. Return to Gardiner late afternoon. Accommodations: Wonderland Lodge or Yellowstone Gateway Inn. Gardiner, MT. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.

 

Day 5: Start the journey south towards Jackson this morning with more opportunities for wildlife viewing en-route. Witness the
spectacular Grand Canyon of Yellowstone and a leisurely walk to view the falls before continuing through the Hayden Valley and
along the shores of Yellowstone Lake, the largest high elevation lake in North America. Arrive late afternoon at your accommodations in Jackson Hole, WY. Enjoy dinner tonight on your own. Accommodations: Bentwood Inn or similar (luxury boutique hotel), Jackson Hole, WY. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch.

 

Day 6: Today, take in more of the splendors of Grand Teton National Park with sunrise over the Teton Mountain Range. Next, head to the renowned National Museum of Wildlife Art and enjoy lunch overlooking the National Elk Refuge. This evening, embark on a
float in a vintage, wooden drift boat down the Snake River before arriving at the exclusive Tipi Camp for a celebratory dinner in a
pristine riverside setting. Accommodations: Bentwood Inn or similar (luxury boutique hotel), Jackson Hole, WY
. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.

Day 7: Enjoy breakfast before being transferred to the airport. We wish you a safe flight home, or wherever your next destination may be! Meal: Breakfast.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Do I have any input into what we see on the tour?

A: Yes! Our plans always have a degree of flexibility. We welcome your input if there are things that are of higher or lesser interest to you. We will do our best to accommodate your requests.

 

Q: How do we travel between destinations on the route?

A: We travel in small, comfortable vans that have heating / air conditioning and excellent windows for wildlife viewing. Eight passengers or less per vehicle.

 

Q: What are the hotels like where we will be staying?

A: All accommodations on this tour are high end / luxury / boutique hotels.

 

Q: Will we be sitting in vehicles for major parts of each day?

A: We space out the tour so that you spend more than ample time outside of the vehicle and in fresh air. We also keep the pace moderately slow as we do not want to rush the tour. You need to be able to relax, enjoy, and take in all that you will experience. And that cannot be done in a hurry.

 

Q: How can we avoid some of the large crowds and traffic jams that happen at some of the most popular locations, like Old Faithful?

A: Our local guides are experts in the park. They know the times of day when popular attractions like Old Faithful will be most crowded, and they plan tour timings around this to make sure you get fantastic views of all the must-see places, without wading through hundreds of tourists to do so.

Q: What if we get hungry for lunch and we’re nowhere near a good lunch stop?

A: Lunch will be provided en-route each day of the tour so that we do not have to rely on rest stops within the park for our food. If we want to have a picnic at 11:30AM one day, and rest by the lake at 1PM the next day for lunch, we have the flexibility to do so.

 

Q: What kind of clothing should I pack?

A: The weather and temperature can change quickly no matter what time of the year, from one elevation to another. Bring clothing that can be layered, and good hiking shoes / boots. Bring a rain jacket as well for the warmer months.

Q: Can you accommodate dietary needs / preferences?

A: We can accommodate most dietary requests but you must specify these at the time of booking.

Testimonials

“We travelled to Costa Rica with our then 3 yr old and it was a great experience and Marisa was very patient with several questions I had. Our tour guide was very personable and like a grandfather to my son." -  Sowjanya N.,  Sammamish, WA

 

"Thanks for arranging my Kruger Park safari, which added lots of fun and memories to my first trip to Africa."  - R. Lu, Texas

"I had a great trip to Botswana using WorldwideXplorer. We started in Maun and went to Moremi where we were fortunate to stay on an island in the Okavango Delta on our first night..."  - Rabolins, Athens, GA

Due to small tour size, we have limited availability. As well, the best hotels closest to and inside of the park often sell out months in advance. You must book early for best availability during your preferred travel dates.

We would love to help you book this tour or customize it further to meet your needs.

 

Booking and Cancellation Policy

25% deposit due to confirm. Deposit is refundable less a non-refundable $500 planning fee and any cancellation penalties due for services for cancellation up until 61 days prior. Final balance is due 60 days prior. Final balance is 50% refundable for cancellations up until 46 days prior. Within 45 days prior, full balance is non-refundable.

Price

Per person sharing bedroom with another traveler: $12,350.

Single supplement: $2,400.

Note: Minimum of 2 passengers required to run this tour.

All prices are in $US.