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West Yellowstone: Yellowstone Day Tour Including Entry Fee

West Yellowstone: Yellowstone Day Tour Including Entry Fee

Immerse yourself in the landscape and wildlife of the Yellowstone National Park on this van tour from West Yellowstone. Learn about its history from your guide, see the many incredible sights it has to offer, and enjoy a delicious lunch. Depart from West Yellowstone, Montana at 8:30 AM and enter Yellowstone National Park through the West Gate. Tour the Lower Loop with stops at notable points of interest including Old Faithful and the Geyser Basins. See sights like the Grand Prismatic Spring, Fountain Paint Pots, Artist Point, the Grand Canyon of Yellowstone, and Hayden Valley. Throughout, also enjoy many great views of Yellowstone Lake. Learn about the Park from your knowledgeable guide, including its geothermal features, geology, and wildlife. Enjoy numerous photos of the surroundings and wildlife and, at the mid-point of the tour, a delicious picnic-style lunch. The tour concludes at 5:30 PM back in West Yellowstone.

Yellowstone: Self-Guided Tour of National Park Highlights

Yellowstone: Self-Guided Tour of National Park Highlights

Start by downloading the Action Tour Guide app, which will function as your personal tour guide, audio tour, and map. Purchase one tour per car, not per person. Everyone listens together! Note: This 142+ miles-long tour covers the essentials of Yellowstone National Park in 5-6 hours. Commence your exploration of Yellowstone National Park at one of its five entrances, ready to traverse the spectacular Grand Loop that spans the entire park. This magnificent journey, a figure-eight route, encompasses an array of astonishing points of interest. Venture through the Mammoth Hot Springs, a geothermal wonder that's an absolute feast for the eyes. Observe the cascading terraces of hot springs, and be captivated by the vibrant colors, the result of heat-loving bacteria. Delve into the remarkable history of the area, including tales of early explorers and settlers. Continue to Tower Fall, a 132-foot waterfall that's a visual masterpiece. Here, you'll learn about its geological formation and the fascinating flora and fauna that thrive in its surroundings. Next, cross the iconic Roosevelt Arch, the stately stone structure that marks the park's North Entrance, embodying the ethos, "For the Benefit and Enjoyment of the People." As you journey along the Grand Loop, you'll pass by the Hayden Valley, known for its wildlife abundance. We'll guide you through the best spots for observing bison, elk, and possibly even a bear or a pack of wolves, all while sharing lesser-known facts about these magnificent creatures. Witness the awe-inspiring show of Old Faithful, the world-renowned geyser known for its predictable eruptions. We'll also guide you to other geothermal marvels nearby, such as the Grand Geyser and Castle Geyser, each with their own spectacular displays and intriguing stories. Prepare to be mesmerized by the Grand Prismatic Spring, the largest hot spring in the U.S. and a riot of colors. Learn about the microorganisms that create this stunning visual effect and the fascinating uses they have in modern science. Experience the eerie beauty of the Petrified Forest, home to ancient trees turned to stone over the millennia. Hear about its formation and how it has contributed to our understanding of the Earth's past. Finally, unwind by the tranquil Yellowstone Lake, one of the largest high-altitude lakes in North America. Look out for waterfowl, otters, and even moose that frequent its shores, as you listen to stories about the lake's geological history and its importance to the park's ecosystem. With a landscape brimming with geothermal wonders, rich wildlife, and breathtaking vistas, Yellowstone National Park is a testament to the grandeur of nature. A journey here is a step into a world of awe-inspiring beauty and ecological diversity, an experience that you'll cherish for a lifetime. So, don't wait any longer - come and immerse yourself in the wonder that is Yellowstone!

Jackson: 2-Day Yellowstone National Park Tour with Lunches

Jackson: 2-Day Yellowstone National Park Tour with Lunches

Explore Yellowstone National Park in its entirety on this 2-day guided tour. Discover the highlights of the park including the Old Faithful Area, Norris Geyser Basin, Lake Yellowstone, and a wide variety of natural landmarks. Enjoy included pickup and lunches. Start out from Jackson, Wyoming, and head north on the first day through Yellowstone, taking in about half of the park. Spend the night at the historic Chico Hot Springs Resort located to the north of the park, or at a cozy hotel in the charming town of Gardiner. On the second day, head south to see the rest of Yellowstone, ultimately returning to Jackson, Wyoming in the evening. Your tour includes the Upper and Lower loops of Yellowstone National Park. Visit all major points of interest, and enjoy a number of opportunities to take short hikes on boardwalks in many of the Geyser Basins and within the Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone. Major points of interest include: • Upper Geyser Basin (the Old Faithful Area)• Midway Geyser Basin• Firehole Lake Loop• Fountain Paint Pots• Firehole River Canyon• Gibbon Falls • Artist Paint Pots• Norris Geyser Basin• Roaring Mountain• Gardiner's Hole• The Golden Gate• The Hoodoos• Mammoth Hot Springs Terrace• Gardiner River• The Boiling River• Roosevelt Arch• Undine Falls• Blacktail Plateau• Petrified Tree• Roosevelt area• Lamar Valley• Tower Falls• Dunraven Pass• Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone (upper and lower falls)• Hayden Valley• Sulphur Cauldron• Mud Volcano Area• Fishing Bridge• Lake Yellowstone

From Bozeman: Yellowstone Full-Day Tour with Entry Fee

From Bozeman: Yellowstone Full-Day Tour with Entry Fee

Immerse yourself in the breathtaking views and diverse wildlife that Mother Nature has to offer at Yellowstone National Park on a full-day tour from Bozeman. Start with a pickup, and relax on the drive with a driver at the helm. Begin the day along the Madison River as you enter the park from the west entrance. This major river stretches for miles within the park, accompanied by lush forests and meadows. See signs of earlier fires in some parts of the forest, and keep an eye out for fishermen in the river along the way. Next, along the park's road system, explore famous tourist attractions and scenic spots concentrated in the lower loop of the "eight." Visit the Grand Prismatic Spring, Old Faithful, Yellowstone Lake, and Artist Point. Look out for bison and deer from a safe distance, with possible encounters with grizzly bears, black bears, wolves, moose, elk, eagles, pronghorn, foxes, and coyotes. Wrap up the day at West Yellowstone and return to Big Sky, then Bozeman.

Yellowstone & Grand Tetons: 4-Day/3-Night Wildlife Adventure

Yellowstone & Grand Tetons: 4-Day/3-Night Wildlife Adventure

Visit world-famous Grand Teton and Yellowstone National Parks on this 4-day, 3-night adventure. Accommodation with breakfast is included. Your expert, naturalist guide will lead you through the famous landmarks and show you an unforgettable collection of mountains, geysers, and wildlife. Get the chance to see bison, elk, moose, eagles, mule deer, grizzly, black bears, and more. This tour will give you the best chance of possibly seeing the elusive grey wolf in the spring, summer, and fall months. Day 1: Grand Teton Dusk Adventure Begin your adventure on a gorgeous evening wildlife safari in Grand Teton National Park. Enjoy an evening filled with wildlife watching in Grand Teton National Park. Look out for bison, moose, bald eagles, pronghorn, coyotes, and mule deer. Keep your eyes open and cameras ready for possible bear sightings as well. Night 1: Accommodation in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, at the 49'er Inn and Suites (or similar and subject to availability) Day 2: Grand Teton and Yellowstone Wildlife Depart early from Jackson, Wyoming, to explore more of Grand Teton National Park and then head into Yellowstone National Park and stop to observe more wildlife along the way. Take advantage of a day filled with history, park landmarks, wildlife, and world-famous scenery. Discover Oxbow Bend, Jackson Lake, Yellowstone Lake, West Thumb Geyser Basin, Hayden Valley, and the Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone. Rest for the night in the famous cowboy town of Cody, Wyoming. Night 2: Lodge accommodation in Cody, Wyoming, at the Cody Inn (or similar and subject to availability) Day 3: Yellowstone Wildlife & Scenic Upper Loop Adventure Begin your day with a visit to the Buffalo Bill Cody Museum. After lunch, make your way through the scenic Chief Joseph Highway. If time allows, take an evening safari in the famous Lamar Valley of Yellowstone and be on the lookout for wolves, bears, bison, and much more along the way. Lodge in the fun and remote mining town of Cooke City, MT. Night 3: Lodge accommodation in Cooke City, Montana, at the Alpine Motel (or similar and subject to availability) Day 4: Hydrothermals, Wildlife Viewing, and Old Faithful After an early morning wildlife safari in Lamar Valley, spend the last day of touring focusing on Yellowstone's major hydrothermal features. Stop at the Roosevelt Arch, and take the opportunity to walk around the boardwalks at Mammoth Hot Springs, Fountain Paint Pots and Mud Pots, and the world-famous Old Faithful Geyser. Explore and shop at The Old Faithful Inn before making your way back through Grand Teton National Park, viewing wildlife, and returning to Jackson Hole, Wyoming. The adventure ends in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, and drop-off at Jackson area hotels between 4:30-6:30 p.m.

From West Yellowstone: Lower Loop Active Van Tour

From West Yellowstone: Lower Loop Active Van Tour

Watch wildlife with high-powered spotting scopes and binoculars from the comfort of a van with large windows. Learn all about the area's history and nature as you go. Get picked up at 7:00 AM at your lobby and head out alongside the Madison River. Watch the sky change colors as the morning light hits the mountains. Enjoy a light morning snack and a hot drink of coffee, tea, or cocoa. Hike for just over a mile to the overlook at Grand Prismatic Hot Spring. Marvel at Yellowstone's most photographed hot spring. Next, head for the Historic Old Faithful Inn. See the Old Faithful Geyser erupt and explore the historic building. After the eruption, settle down in a nice picnic spot for lunch. Then, stop to view wildlife in the Hayden Valley along the Yellowstone River. Move onto the final stop at Artist Point to view the Grand Canyon of Yellowstone's Lower Falls. Watch the waterfall plunging over 300 feet in a canyon of bright reds and yellows.

From West Yellowstone: Lamar Valley Wildlife Tour by Van

From West Yellowstone: Lamar Valley Wildlife Tour by Van

Join a local guide to spot bears, wolves, bison, pronghorn, and more. Relax in a comfortable van with huge windows, and take in all the wildlife the Lamar Balley has to offer. Get picked up at 6:00 AM from your lobby. Start your adventure spotting wildlife along the Madison River in the early morning hours. Watch the sky change colors as the morning light hits the mountains. After scoping for wildlife on Dunraven Pass, enter the Lamar Valley for Yellowstone's most sought-after megafauna sightings. Enjoy a light morning snack and a hot drink of coffee, tea, or cocoa, while watching wolves through a high-powered spotting scope. Find bears on the mountainside with your binoculars. Look out for herds of bison and pronghorn as your van gets to places where a bus simply can't go. Enjoy a hearty picnic lunch in the world's first National Park. Stop to view wildlife at Mammoth Hot Springs before heading to Norris Geyser Basin, home to the world's tallest geyser. Take in the sights of the Gibbon River on the way back toward West Yellowstone, stopping for additional wildlife sightings along the way.

Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone: Loop Hike with Lunch

Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone: Loop Hike with Lunch

See the Upper and Lower Falls, Yellowstone's most iconic waterfalls, on this guided hike. Explore Yellowstone's outstanding natural beauty as you see thermals, lakes, and valleys. Meet your guide at the Upper Falls Viewing Area on the South Rim Drive at 8 AM. Gear up with packs, trekking poles, binoculars, and bear spray while enjoying a morning snack and hot drink of coffee, tea, or cocoa. Take in a brief safety presentation. Then, hit the trail for a hike along the rim of the Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone River. Hike to Artist Point for incredible views of the Lower Falls of the Yellowstone River. Marvel at Yellowstone's most famous waterfall which plunges for over 300 feet. Continue off the beaten path in to Yellowstone's endless pines. Walk along Native trails past a thermal area with mudpots and steam vents. Stop for a picnic lunch on the trail. Spot wildlife in the nearby Hayden Valley as you take in everything this environment has to offer.

Yellowstone: Full-Day Private Guided Tour by Car with Lunch

Yellowstone: Full-Day Private Guided Tour by Car with Lunch

Leave the hassle of planning to us and allow us to provide you a tour filled with rich history of the first National Park in the world. Our Adventure Guides are experts that, not only, will take you to the popular sites in the park but give you a the best viewpoint and opportunity to see these marvels in a different way than the typical tourist. We pick up and drop off at your hotel. Lunch is provided. Hassle-free planning on our end Firehole Canyon Drive, Yellowstone National Park, WY Fountain Paint Pot, Lower Geyser Basin, Yellowstone National Park, WY, 45 minutes Grand Prismatic Spring, Midway Geyser Basin, Yellowstone National Park, WY, 45 minutes Old Faithful, Center Loop Road, Yellowstone National Park, WY 82190, 1 hour Yellowstone Lake, Grand Loop Road Between Fishing Bridge and Grant Village, Yellowstone National Park, WY 82190 Yellowstone Geysers - Mud Volcano Area, Yellowstone National Park, WY, 1 hour Hayden Valley, Yellowstone National Park, WY 82190 Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, Yellowstone National Park, WY 82190, 45 minutes Norris Geyser Basin, Grand Loop Road at Norris, Yellowstone National Park, WY, 1 hour Gibbon Falls, Along the Grand Loop Road, Yellowstone National Park, WY, 15 minutes

Yellowstone Private Day Tours: From West Yellowstone Montana

Yellowstone Private Day Tours: From West Yellowstone Montana

Yellowstone Wildlife Tour If you are interested in wildlife, and enjoy spotting wild animals in their natural habitat, this Tour is for you. You will be treated to exceptional wildlife viewing. We concentrate our efforts to show you the best wildlife viewing that Yellowstone has to offer including, Bison, Elk, Moose, Black Bear, Grizzly Bear, Wolf, and the many birds of Yellowstone, including Eagles. Of course, along the way you will "see the sights" of Yellowstone. In the Spring, Mid-May through June, we offer Bear/Wolf Safaris. Many other species of wildlife are present during this renewal time of year. You will see the little Red Dog Buffalo Calves playing, and maybe even catch one of them being born! This is a Great Tour! WE ARE WELL KNOWN FOR OUR EXCEPTIONAL WILDLIFE TOURS We are 5th generation Yellowstone area residents, and have had a Guide Service in the Yellowstone Ecosystem Since the 1970's. We have been hired by Professionals such as National Geographic Photographers for our Wildlife Expertise, and have our own Yellowstone Documentary on Amazon Prime, that we filmed and produced ourselves. ("Yellowstone the Magnificent Grandeur") Guests will also be treated to history of the area that they will not hear anywhere else! Geyser Basin Tour Experience the most absolute, breathtaking, and memory making sights that you will ever see. This is the Yellowstone that you will see on this Tour. From the many Thermal features that Yellowstone offers, to the amazing Lower Falls of the Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone River, to the scenic panoramic views. This is a Great Tour, with much little known history about the park. Note * Wildlife on the Geyser Basin Tour, is not as consistent as it is on the Wildlife Tour. If Wildlife is important to you, booking the Wildlife Tour is advised. Note: Both the above Day Tours are the SAME PRICE

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Everything went well and our driver was very good. The only thing you need to chance in your add is about providing snacks and lunch which didn’t happen.The driver provided plenty of water so we weren’t expecting to buy lunch or snacks according to your add. This is the only thing that was miss leading.Other than this everything was very good.

Our trip was amazing, Chris and Michael were wonderful guides.They went above and beyond to find us wildlife. Always asked us if we were comfortable and if we needed a break. Would highly recommend them.

The best way to see Yellowstone and Grand Teton! The expertise of our guide added so much to the experience! Would have only seen a fraction of the wildlife without Daniel! All first rate

It was a great adventure. Loved all the sites and we even saw a wolf!

Great day of sights, animals and a knowledgeable guide in James.