Grand Teton & Yellowstone Explorer

From a land built on fire, earthquakes, and other extreme geological forces, Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks are comprised of two unique ecosystems. Peaks that soar to 14,000 feet, broad valleys teeming with wildlife, glaciers, thermal features, and barren landscapes still recovering from the ravages of volcanic eruptions and forest fires are awaiting you.

Spend six exciting days exploring and learning about the unique geological and ecological history that continues to shape this region, how it came into existence, and about the plants and animals that call this wilderness home. Your adventure awaits!

Tour Highlights:

  • Jackson Hole
  • Grand Teton National Park
  • Jenny Lake boat tour
  • Yellowstone National Park
  • West Thumb Geyser Basin
  • Grand Prismatic Spring
  • Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
  • Old Faithful
  • Mammoth Hot Springs
  • Lamar Valley
  • Beartooth Highway
  • Cooke City
  • Mesa Falls

Inclusions:

  • Services of a Southwest Adventure Tours tour director – a professional tour guide
  • Comfortable transportation
  • 7 nights hotel accommodations
  • 7 breakfasts
  • 6 lunches
  • 1 dinner
  • Fee for Jenny Lake boat tour
  • Park entrance fees
  • Gratuities for included meals and activities
  • Applicable taxes and fees

Daily Breakdown:

  • Day 1: Arrive Salt Lake City, UT
  • Day 2: Salt Lake City to Jackson, WY
  • Day 3: Grand Teton National Park
  • Day 4: Jackson Hole to Cooke City, MT via Yellowstone National Park
  • Day 5: Cooke City to West Yellowstone, ID
  • Day 6: More of Yellowstone National Park
  • Day 7: West Yellowstone to Salt Lake City, UT
  • Day 8: Travel home

Visual Itinerary Video:

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Itinerary:

  • Upon arrival to the airport and picking up your luggage, please utilize Uber, taxi or airport shuttle to get you to the hotel on your own.

    Courtyard by Marriott Salt Lake City Downtown, 345 West 100 South, Salt Lake City, UT

  • This morning your guide will pick you up at the hotel at 7:00 AM and you will depart for Jackson, WY. Learn about the unique geology and history of Northern Utah, Southeastern Idaho and Western Wyoming on the way to Jackson. Explore the Gros Ventre Slide area, the Jackson Hole Valley and the historic town of Jackson. Dinner tonight will be on your own. There are several fantastic local restaurants in Jackson.

    Elk Country Inn, Jackson, WY | Meals: B, L

  • Today you will enter Grand Teton National Park and start your day with wildlife viewing and photography opportunities at Schwabacher Landing and Mormon Row. Arrive at Jenny Lake for a boat ride across the lake and hiking to Hidden Falls and Inspiration Point. Next head north to Jackson Lake and Colter Bay for an afternoon of more hiking and wildlife watching.

    Elk Country Inn, Jackson, WY | Meals: B, L, D

  • Drive north through Grand Teton NP to Yellowstone NP and explore the West Thumb Geyser Basin, Yellowstone Lake, Hayden Valley and the Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone. You will then travel over Dunraven Pass and make your way to the Lamar Valley for an afternoon of wildlife viewing. Continue along the scenic Beartooth Hwy to the wonderful small town of Cooke City for the night.

    Grizzly Lodge, Cooke City-Silver Gate, MT | Meals: B, L

  • Today you will return to the Lamar Valley for a morning for more wildlife viewing. You will then travel to visit Mammoth Hot Springs and the Norris Geyser Basin for hiking and exploring before traveling through the Madison River Valley to West Yellowstone. Enjoy a free evening to explore this western town.

    Kelly Inn, West Yellowstone, ID | Meals: B, L

  • Today you will explore the main geothermal area of Yellowstone NP. You will explore the West Thumb Geyser Basin, Old Faithful, as well as the Old Faithful Lodge. Afterwards continue your way to Madison Junction with stops at Black Sand Basin, Grand Prismatic Spring, Firehole Geyser Basin, and other geothermic areas. There will also be some great hikes and multiple opportunities to enjoy watching the wildlife within the park.

    Kelly Inn, West Yellowstone, ID | Meals: B, L

  • This morning will be spent exploring just outside of Yellowstone NP in Island Park with stops at Big Springs and Mesa Falls. Continue south through the potato fields of Idaho, the Bear River Bird Refuge and then along the shore of the Great Salt Lake with optional stops at Bear River Bird Refuge or Antelope Island time permitting. You will return to Salt Lake City by 6:00 PM.

    Courtyard by Marriott Salt Lake City Downtown (or similar), Salt Lake City, UT | Meals: B, L

  • Transfer to the Salt Lake Airport on own for your departure flight home.

Tour Details:

Not Included:

  • Items of a personal nature (alcohol, room service, etc.)
  • Meals (other than listed in the itinerary)
  • Optional activities
  • Airfare
  • Airport transfers
  • Gratuities for the tour director

Arrival / Departure Info:

  • Arrival Location: Salt Lake City Airport (SLC)
  • Arrival Time: Any time on day 1
  • Departure Location: Salt Lake City Airport (SLC)
  • Departure Time: Any time on day 8

Physical Requirements:

  • Clients should be comfortable walking on uneven terrain for an average of 1 to 3 miles at a time.
  • Elevation gain and loss averages between 50 to 300 ft over the course of the areas visited during this tour.
  • Touring and overnight locations are 6,000 to 8,000 ft above sea level
  • Deboard and board van each time at a viewpoint – a portable step will be available
  • Please let us know if you have any other physical/health limitations or requirements

Other Details:

  • Comfortable transportation in Mercedes Sprinter vans or similar
  • Solo Travelers: $500 Single Occupancy Fee.
  • Accommodations: Double Occupancy Hotel, 2.5-3 Star Hotels

Pricing:

  • $4,299.00 Per Person Single Occupancy 
  • $3,899.00 Per Person Double Occupancy
  • $3,649.00 Per Person Triple Occupancy 
  • $3,499.00 Per Person Quad Occupancy

 

2023 Departure Dates:

May 14 May 21
May 28 June 4
June 11 June 18
June 25 July 2
July 9 July 16
July 23 July 30
August 6 August 13
August 20 August 27
September 3 September 10
September 17 September 24
October 1 October 8

 

Note:

Southwest Adventure Tours is an authorized permittee of the following parks:

  • Grand Teton National Park
  • Yellowstone National Park

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