Large Group Tour:

Grand Teton & Yellowstone Explorer

8-Days From $2,600pp

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 eight 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
  • Old Faithful
  • Mammoth Hot Springs
  • Lamar Valley
  • Beartooth Highway
  • Cooke City
  • Mesa Falls
  • Tabernacle Choir at Temple Square
  • Float Trip down the Snake River
  • Great Salt Lake & Antelope Island State Park

Inclusions:

  • Services of a Southwest Adventure Tours tour director – a professional tour guide
  • Comfortable transportation by motorcoach
  • 7 nights hotel accommodations
  • 7 breakfasts
  • 6 lunches
  • 1 dinner – day may change, guide will let you know
  • 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 West Yellowstone, MT via Yellowstone National Park
  • Day 5: Northern Loop of Yellowstone National Park
  • 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 use an 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
    Phone: (385) 290-6500

    You can arrive at any time today. When you get to the hotel, just give your name to the front desk and you will be checked into your hotel room for the evening. Once you settle in, feel free to explore Salt Lake City. There is a document attached to the Vamoos App that will give you some information about what to see and do while in the area!

  • 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 an unguided hike to Hidden Falls and Inspiration Point. Guided hiking is not permitted in Grand Teton National Park. Next head north to Jackson Lake and Colter Bay for an afternoon of more hiking and wildlife watching. Return to Jackson for the evening and enjoy a group dinner at a local restaurant.

    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 to 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 or similar, West Yellowstone, ID | Meals: B, L

  • You will start the day by traveling up and over Dunraven Pass to experience your highest point in the park. This morning will be filled with wildlife watching and hiking opportunities in the Tower-Roosevelt areas. Enjoy a picnic lunch at a scenic location before exploring the Mammoth Hot Springs area. The afternoon will consist of more scenic and wildlife stops as we continue to explore Yellowstone’s Northern Loop. Once we get back to West Yellowstone, enjoy another free evening to yourselves.

    Kelly Inn or similar, 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 or similar, 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

Note:

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

  • Grand Teton National Park
  • Yellowstone National Park

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