Bears and Wolves -Teton and Yellowstone National Parks
This brilliant 2-Day Bear & Wolf Yellowstone Tour takes place in both the Grand Teton National Park and Yellowstone National Park. The tour is available May to October, giving guests plenty of time to choose the perfect date for their trip. Take this amazing opportunity to find and observe the great creatures of this region. You will spend significant time in grizzly and wolf habitats within Yellowstone National Parks. Locations visited on the this Yellowstone Safari include: Willow Flats, Pacific Creek, Hayden Valley, the famous Lamar Valley (also known as the Serengeti of North America), and many more! You will also have the chance to visit famous Yellowstone landmarks, including Old Faithful, Grand Canyon of Yellowstone and Mammoth Hot Springs. Yellowstone National Park is home to the world’s largest terrestrial volcano, is the world’s first national park and has approximately 70% of the geysers in the world!
Incredible Wildlife Photo Opportunities
On your Yellowstone Tour adventure, you will have plenty of opportunities to snap photographs of wildlife and take in the beautiful surroundings. You will have an opportunity to learn the techniques for safely finding and viewing bears, including using bear spray and learning proper behavior in the presence of bears. Additionally, you will have a chance to learn from a knowledgeable guide on how to effectively track and spot the wildlife residing in Yellowstone.
2-Day Yellowstone Safari Tour Details
Day One: Grand Teton National Park
You will meet your guide at your place of lodging in the Jackson Hole area and begin your tour starting in the Grand Teton National Park. Grand Teton National Park is famously known as one of the best locations for wildlife viewing, with fantastic diversity including moose, elk, deer, bison, pronghorn, fox, coyote, bald and golden eagles, black bears, grizzly bears and even wolves can be spotted in the park, season permitting. Take your time searching and observing the many species with our advanced scoping and binocular equipment. Also enjoy the stunning scenery and historic attractions, including scenic overlooks at Moulton Barns, Mormon Row, Schwabacher’s Landing, Elk Ranch, Signal Mountain and Maude Noble’s Cabin.
Your tour will then continue North into Yellowstone National Park along the Snake and Lewis rivers, past Lewis Falls and Lewis Lake to the continental divide. The tour goes into the Yellowstone Lake Basin to West Thumb Junction, with the option of going around the lower loop in either direction (depending on conditions and events). Experienced guides will be able to make recommendations during the tour, but your tour normally travels to the east side on day one. This will follow the route around Yellowstone Lake to the north side where the Yellowstone River flows north at the famous Fishing Bridge. From there, you’ll travel into prime bear and wolf spotting territory. Be sure to bring along your camera for some brilliant photographs that can be taken. From here, you will see the popular Mud Volcano on the way to Hayden Valley where the river flows through open sage meadows toward the Grand Canyon of Yellowstone. At the top of the canyon, the river falls over the upper and lower falls, creating the truly mesmerizing 20-mile-long Grand Canyon of Yellowstone.
The route will then vary depending on road conditions, but your next destination is the Lamar Valley, also known as the Serengeti of North America. This is truly the single best wildlife viewing area in Yellowstone with a large abundance of grizzlies and wolves, and perfect for visitors excited to see the large mammals of Yellowstone. We will spend the afternoon and evening in this area with plenty of time to learn about wildlife behavior and habitat, capturing colorful photographs of the picturesque landscape, wildlife and thermal features.
The day will end on a high note as we travel to Silvergate, Montana to the Grizzly Lodge, which is only half a mile from the park entrance. We will have a delicious dinner at a local eatery and then roast marshmallows over a cozy fire.
Day Two: Yellowstone National Park
You’ll start the day early by returning to Lamar Valley for a second opportunity to observe the wolves and bears residing within. You will be able to spend plenty of time searching for bears, wolves and other wildlife. Then you’ll head south through Yellowstone to experience other great park attractions and wildlife that were not visited on day one. As an option, you might choose to visit the upper, middle and lower geyser basin and watch Old Faithful geyser go off. We will continue traveling south over the Continental Divide three times on the return trip to Grand Teton National Park and Jackson. We will return to your hotel in the Jackson area by early evening in time to check-in and grab a delicious dinner.
2-Day Bear & Wolf Yellowstone Tour Includes
This Yellowstone Tour allows groups for up to a maximum of 8 people per vehicle, which allows for quality time with friends and family. Small groups provide for a more intimate experience and a more personalized experience with your guide. Food will be inclusively provided for the two days, including breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks throughout the tour, with a complimentary water bottle for hydration during your activities. We have spotting scopes and binoculars ready for your use. Lodging and a courtesy hotel pick-up are included with this tour. Guide gratuities and the entrance fee to the national park are not included.
Hotel Pick-up Times
Pick-up and return of guests to their designated lodgings (hotels in Jackson and the Teton Village) is complimentary for this tour. Exact pick-up times are dependent on hotel locations, but you will be given advance notice of departure details. Please allow your guide 5-10 minutes before and after the scheduled time to accommodate for other guest pickups and changing traffic conditions. Changes to the trip itinerary may occur due to seasonal changes in daylight and/or optimum wildlife viewing conditions. Approximate pickups times for Jackson Hole are as follows:
- Downtown Jackson Locations: 6:30 A.M.
- Teton Village Locations: 7:00 A.M.
The two-day tour is based on double occupancy and is priced at $995 per person – there is a single occupancy supplement of $100. The minimum age for wildlife tour is 8 years old. Alternatively, private safaris have no minimum age requirements and are based on a per vehicle rate, priced at $4300, which includes up to 4 passengers. Additional passengers are priced at $750 per person, with a maximum of 8 guests allowed.
There is a 7-day cancellation policy for all 2-day and 3-day wildlife tour. Cancellations that are made before the cancellation policy deadline will receive a full refund. Cancellations made within 7 days prior to departure will receive a 50% refund. Cancellations or failure to show on the day of departure will not be refunded.