Best Yellowstone Tours
Based in Grand Teton and Yellowstone National Parks, this 3-day tour is perfect for visitors hoping to spot the well-loved animals this area has to offer. See Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks on your own terms on this incredible journey into the wild. This tour runs May through October and is one of the best Yellowstone tours.
3-Day Bear and Wolf Tour
Explore Grand Teton and Yellowstone National Parks in search of magnificent bears, wolves and other creatures alongside a naturalist guide who will assist the tracking and studying of these great mammals. Guests will have the opportunity to find and safely observe the Greater Yellowstone big game. Opportunities will be available to learn about the geology, history and ecology of the local area. We will be visiting the prime grizzly and wolf habitats across the two national parks, including Willow Flats, Pacific Creek, Hayden Valley and the famous Lamar Valley which is known as the brilliant Serengeti of North America. While here, you may visit the famous landmarks, such as Old Faithful, the Grand Canyon of Yellowstone, Mammoth Hot Springs, Yellowstone Lake and a many hypnotic waterfalls.
3 Day Bear and Wolf Tour Details
Day One: Grand Teton National Park
Begin your fun-filled adventure with a courtesy pick-up from your personal guide at your hotel in Jackson Hole. From here, we will head to Grand Teton National Park where there is an abundance of wildlife. Grand Teton National Park is known as one of the best locations in the world for viewing great wildlife such as moose, elk, deer, bison, pronghorn, fox, coyote, bald and golden eagles, black bears, grizzly bears and wolves, season-permitting. Take as much time as desire to embrace the stunning scenery and attractions of Grand Teton National Park and scenic overlooks such as the Moulton Barns, Mormon Row, Schwabacher’s Landing, Elk Ranch, Signal Mountain and Maude Noble’s cabin.
We will then head north into Yellowstone National Park along the stunning Snake and Lewis rivers, to Lewis Falls and Lewis Lake towards the Continental Divide. We will be dropping into the Yellowstone Lake Basin; weather conditions and current events may influence the trip route. Our experienced guides offer educated recommendations on the route which usually travels on the east side. You will have the opportunity to visit the other side of the loop on the third day. The east side takes us around Yellowstone Lake to the north side where the Yellowstone River calmly flows into the famous Fishing Bridge. This is one of our best locations for bear and wolf watching in Yellowstone, so be sure to bring your camera for some great, up-close photo shots! Continuing along the route, we will have the chance to see the Mud Volcano on our way to Hayden Valley where the river flows through open sage meadows toward the great Grand Canyon of Yellowstone. A truly fantastic sight is the river at the top of the canyon falling over upper and lower falls, creating a 20-mile long canyon.
We will continue exploring and head to the Lamar Valley, which is often referred to as the Serengeti of North America. This is the single best wildlife viewing area in Yellowstone National Park with an abundance of grizzlies and wolves. We will be able to spend the afternoon and evening at this destination, with plenty of time to learn interesting facts about these mammals and photograph the incredible thermal features and spectacular scenery surrounding the park.
We will spend the night in beautiful Silvergate, Montana at the Grizzly Lodge. Guests will have a delicious dinner at a local eatery and then roast some toasty marshmallows over a cozy fire surrounded by Soda Butte creek and mystic mountains.
Day Two: Yellowstone National Park
We’ll start the day bright and early in Lamar Valley where we will have another chance to search and observe our beloved wolves and bears. Your group will also have the opportunity to visit popular areas of the park such as Mammoth Hot Springs, Tower Falls and the north entrance. Additionally, conditions permitting, we will explore the terrific Beartooth Pass and the Top of the World areas of the park. We will then return to Lamar Valley area to spend the afternoon in further search for wildlife. We will return to Silvergate for a warming dinner and evening spent by a blazing campfire.
Day Three: Yellowstone National Park
With an early wake, we will return to Lamar Valley for another prime opportunity to observe the wolves and bears, along with a delightful breakfast and refreshing coffee in the field surrounded by nature. You will have the freedom to decide how long you would like to spend viewing the bears, wolves and other wildlife before heading south through Yellowstone to experience other park attractions and spotting other wildlife that may have been missed on day one. Attractions may include the exciting upper, middle and lower geyser basins, and the brilliant eruption of Old Faithful located in the upper geyser basin. We will then head south over the Continental Divide three times on the return route to the Grand Teton National Park and Jackson. We will be returning you to your designated hotel in Jackson by evening in time to check-in and grab dinner.
Exact routes and itineraries will vary to meet your group’s interests and objectives. Guides are knowledgeable with great experience in both Grand Teton and Yellowstone, assisting you with suggestions and recommendations for the tour and route. Every day is different on our safaris which makes this trip unique and offers a fun-filled and memorable experience.
This is one of the best Yellowstone tours available and it frequently gets overbooked. We recommend booking well in advance.
3-Day Bear and Wolf Tour Includes
For your benefit, groups are limited to a maximum of 8 members per vehicle which provides for a more intimate experience with your guide. We take pride in our guides who teach the basics of using bear spray, tracking animals and viewing bears. We tailor our safari trips to the interests of the group. Hiking is another activity we encourage during the trip. We provide complimentary hotel pickup and return for the 3-day tour. Delicious meals and snacks are served throughout the tour. We have superior spotting scopes and binocular equipment which will be ready for use by your group. Guide gratuity and national park entrance fees are not included.
Hotel Pick-up Times
This 3-day tour includes a complimentary hotel pick up and return to each guest’s hotel or condo in Jackson and the Teton Village. Exact pick-ups times are dependent on hotel locations, but you will be given notice in advance of departure. Please also allow your guide 5-10 minutes before and after the scheduled time for other pickups and traffic conditions. (changes may be made due to seasonal changes of daylight and/or optimum wildlife viewing conditions.) Approximate pickups times for Jackson Hole are as follows:
- Downtown Jackson Locations: 6:30 A.M.
- Greater Jackson Hole Are Locations: 6:45 A.M.
- Teton Village Locations: 7:00 A.M.
The 3-day bear and wolf tour is based on a double occupancy basis, which is priced at $1600; single supplement is $200. The minimum age restrictions for the open safari is set at 8 years old. Alternatively, the private safari tour is priced at $6400 per vehicle/double occupancy; single supplement is $200. The private tour includes up to four passengers, with additional passengers priced at $975 and the vehicles can hold a maximum of 8 passengers. There is no minimum age requirement for the private tour.
There is a 7-day cancellation policy for all 2-day and 3-day wildlife tours. Cancellations that are made before the cancellation policy goes into effect will receive a full refund. Cancellations made within 7 days to the day before departure will receive a 50% refund. Cancellations or failure to show on the day of departure will not be refunded.