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3 Days/2 Nights 2018-05-30T22:58:09-06:00

3 Days/2 Nights- Yellowstone In-Depth: Exploration & Hiking Adventure

Day 1: Jackson, WY to Yellowstone- Wildlife and Waterfalls!

We pick you up from your Jackson or Teton Village lodging and begin our adventure traveling through Grand Teton National Park– stopping for wildlife encounters, enjoying spectacular Teton mountains, glaciers, rivers and wild tales of fur trappers, mountain men and exploring historical sites. We only have time for a taste of The Tetons; many guests add an extra tour day to explore just Grand Teton National Park. We’re on to Yellowstone! The world’s first national park founded in 1872. We’ll explore the amazing geo-thermals, the spectacular Grand Canyon of Yellowstone with Upper (97 ft) and Lower (308 ft) waterfalls. Tasty lunch and healthy snacks throughout the day. We cross Mt Washburn and by evening we arrive to the northern loop of Yellowstone and the famous Lamar River Valley. This is where wolves were reintroduced in 1995, and home to abundant antelope, bear, elk and where the Buffalo DO roam!

Day 1 Lodging: Inside Yellowstone Park or gateway town: rustic lodges and hotel options.

Day 2: Yellowstone Upper Loop- Wildlife Safari in the Lamar Valley, Mammoth Hot Springs & Fort Yellowstone

We start with a sunrise morning in Lamar Valley “The American Serengeti,” one of the best places in the world to track predators–wolves & bears–to see if they were successful in catching dinner (antelope, elk and bison). The day will also include interpretive hikes exploring classic park features such as Mammoth Hot Springs, Fort Yellowstone, Tower Falls, and/or longer hikes like Slough Creek, Specimen Ridge, Petrified Forest or Dunraven Pass, depending on current weather conditions and group interest. Tasty lunch and healthy snacks throughout the day. The afternoon can be spent exploring this wild region’s abundant wildlife or a hike off the beaten path.

Day 2 Lodging: Inside Yellowstone Park or gateway town: rustic lodges and hotel options.

Day 3: Lower Loop of Yellowstone: Exploring the Supervolcano!

Now it’s time to see Old Faithful Geyser and some of the 10,000 geo-thermals! Yellowstone national park is a huge active volcano, creating the highest concentration of geysers in the world. Guided exploration into the geyser basins, with hot springs, mudpots, geysers and fumaroles will give you a powerful understanding and up-close connection to Mother Nature. The geology, microbiology and volcanology of these fascinating ancient structures help to create the complex global environment of today. Tasty lunch and healthy snacks throughout the day. By afternoon, we turn the wagons back over The Continental Divide south toward Grand Teton National Park and Jackson Hole. The tour is not yet over… wildlife and sunset vistas with the Teton backdrop await a great finish to our fun adventure together. Return to Jackson WY area hotel in the evening just in time to check-in and have dinner.

Day 3 Lodging: You arrange your lodging in Jackson or Teton Village

Multi-day Tour Cost

Our multi-day tours are private tours. See tour cost per day below, plus lodging for you and your guide. Lodging cost is dependent on desired level of accommodation and availability. (If you add on a Grand Teton Day Tour, see Grand Teton Tours page for day tour pricing).

Tour cost per day:

$1000 (up to 2 people)

$1200 (up to 4 people)

$200 each additional (5-7 people)

Lodging Cost per day:

$200-$400 per room for you & your guide

Duration: 8 -12 hours/day

Season: mid-May thru mid-Oct

Multi day tours includes nontaxable guided tour and taxable lunch/snacks/beverages at $25pp/day inclusive of 6% sales tax in Teton County and 5% in Park County. May include nontaxable Jenny Lake Boat ride at $10pp in Grand Teton Park depending on agreed-upon itinerary. Lodging is not normally included in total tour invoice but paid for separately by you. Buffalo Roam Tours will coordinate your lodging & it is normally charged directly to your credit card and you pay sales & lodging tax at the point of purchase. If we book your lodging, your cost will include lodging, sales and lodging tax, and a 4% booking fee.

Included in Your Private Tours of Yellowstone

 An experienced, professional interpreter/guide

 Transportation in customized, small-passenger vans with A/C and PA system

 Lodging in the park or gateway community

 Light breakfasts, tasty lunches & healthy snacks

 Bottled water & local beverages – (bring a refillable bottle and help save on plastic!)

 Short or longer interpretive hikes

 Use of quality binoculars & spotting scope

 Use of the “Eco-kit”- claws, furs, horns and field guides to aid in learning about area birds, mammals, history, geology and more

Not included in trip cost:

 National Park Entrance Fee: there are many options for park passes. Cost is $40 per person or less.

 Dinner: Typically we let you enjoy your evening alone with your group; dining options are within the accommodations or walking distance of lodging.

 Guide gratuity: Always appreciated! (typically 10-25% of tour cost)

 Jackson Lodging: You arrange your accommodation before and after a tour in either Jackson or Teton Village. We can recommend several great lodging options to choose based on your level of need, comfort and length of stay. Jackson hotels & lodges average about $250-$450 per room per night.

 Airport transport: This is easily arranged at the airport when you arrive or through your accommodations so check with your hotel to see if they offer an airport shuttle!

Lodging

There is a wide variety of accommodations in the Yellowstone region. Buffalo Roam will arrange lodging for you and your guide. Booking early ensures the best lodging options & locations. Most lodges inside the park are sold out a year in advance. However, there are several wonderful “gateway” communities on the park border where we love to stay which have availability throughout the high summer season and are close to unique areas of the Greater Yellowstone. Most accommodations in and around the park are what we call “Western rustic” charming little hotels, lodges or cabins; perhaps with fewer amenities but in a beautiful location!

Since lodging costs vary greatly depending on location, availability and your comfort level, we separate your tour cost and lodging cost. This allows you more options and typically we reserve the rooms directly on your credit card so that you are not paying any extra fees for lodging! Cost varies from $200 – $400 per room per night; we work with your budget and desired level of accommodation in booking lodging. Your lodging cost includes lodging for your guide, and we always search for a more economical option for your guide.

Your Yellowstone Tour is a Trip of a Lifetime

We at Buffalo Roam know that Yellowstone is a trip of a lifetime and we will strive to make it the most enjoyable and memorable. Throughout the adventure, you will experience and connect to this wild beautiful national park landscape. Your experienced naturalist guide will share fun lessons on wildlife behavior, the Super Volcano creation, human land use, park history, the natural environment, microbiology “extremophiles” and much more. We impart a solid enjoyment to the wild wonders of nature. While on tour, we practice bear country safety techniques, “Leave No Trace” principles to outdoor travel and proper behavior in the presence of all wildlife and within a national park.

The exact routes and itineraries will depend on a number of factors – the most important being lodging location. Yellowstone and Grand Teton national parks cover a large, wild area of over 2.5 million acres! One of the great things about private tours is that our experienced guides customize each adventure, making informed suggestions to calibrate each day to your interests, expectations, experience level, the best wildlife options, weather and desired length of hikes.

We strive to provide a fun, safe, memorable national park experience at any given time of year. We look forward to connecting you to the wonders of wild places!

Buffalo Roam Tours is an Authorized Permittee of the National Park Service.