Wyoming Yellowstone & Grand Teton Private Adventure Tour

Wild West Wildlife, Old Faithful & Snake River


Experience Montana and Wyoming in all their natural glory during this 6-day private adventure through celebrated Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks. Experience rugged wilderness and incredible geothermal features as you journey into protected environments. Spot elk, moose, herds of bison, and maybe even a bear or wolf. Witness the geysers in Yellowstone, like Old Faithful, blow off some steam. From historic western towns to popular attractions of the parks, take in the very best of this wild region!

6 Days

From: $4,255

Experience Montana and Wyoming in all their natural glory during this 6-day private adventure through celebrated Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks. Experience rugged wilderness and incredible geothermal features as you journey into protected environments. Spot elk, moose, herds of bison, and maybe even a bear or wolf. Witness the geysers in Yellowstone, like Old Faithful, blow off some steam. From historic western towns to popular attractions of the parks, take in the very best of this wild region!

Highlights


  • See Yellowstone National Park's most famous geysers and wildlife destinations

  • Enjoy the scenery from the water of the Snake River in Grand Teton National Park

  • Explore the Tetons hands-on through hiking or climbing

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Wyoming Yellowstone & Grand Teton Private Adventure

Start: Bozeman, MT or Jackson, WY  End: Jackson, WY

Start/End locations may vary. Do not book flights until your trip details are confirmed.

Itinerary


  • Drive to West Yellowstone

    Day 1

    Upon arrival at Bozeman or Jackson airport, secure your rental car and drive to tonight's accommodation in West Yellowstone.

    Accommodation: Canyon Lodge & Cabins

  • Hike in Yellowstone National Park

    Day 2

    The oldest park in the US National Park system, Yellowstone is famous for its wildlife and geothermal features. Accompanied by a private guide who will tailor the route to your desired activity level, choose to explore the park today on a more strenuous morning hike followed by an afternoon of sightseeing or a full day of sightseeing and light hiking. Stops today may include the geyser basins, the Grand Canyon of Yellowstone, and expansive Yellowstone Lake. Along the way, keep an eye out for wildlife- Hayden Valley is one of the best places to see wildlife in the park. After a full day, return to the hotel in the early evening.

    Accommodation: Canyon Lodge & Cabins

    Activity: Customizable hiking and touring

  • Take a Scenic Drive to Jackson

    Day 3

    Leave Yellowstone today and enjoy a scenic drive south along the way to stunning Grand Teton National Park. If time permits, Jackson Lake is well worth exploring. Stop at Colter Bay Marina in Grand Teton National Park to rent a kayak, canoe, or motor boat and set off on the beautiful lake surrounded by spectacular mountain views. The nearby Jackson Lake Lodge is also a great spot for lunch, featuring 60-foot windows offering some of the best views of the Teton Mountain Range. Continue on to the hotel and check in for the evening. Try to turn in early tonight, in preparation for tomorrow's early start.

    Accommodation: Teton Mountain Lodge & Spa

    Transportation: 3.5-hour drive

    Meals: Lunch

  • Enjoy Sunrise over Grand Teton and Raft the Snake River

    Day 4

    Wake early for a morning wildlife safari in Grand Teton National Park. The animals are most active at dawn and dusk, taking advantage of the cooler temperatures. In these early hours, look for grizzly bears, black bears, elk, bison, moose, wolves, big horn sheep, mule deer, coyotes, and golden and bald eagles.

    This afternoon offers the choice of a scenic float or whitewater rafting on the Snake River. Those who choose to float will relax on a ten-mile scenic stretch of the Snake River, through a pristine wildlife habitat home to moose, beavers, eagles, bears, and more. Whitewater rafters will thrills to Class I to class III rapids through Snake River Canyon, rich in geological history, watching for river otters, osprey and bald eagles along the way. Return to the hotel to unwind in time for dinner.

    Accommodation: Teton Mountain Lodge & Spa

    Activity: 10 mile raft floating

  • Hike or Rock Climb in the Tetons

    Day 5

    Today offers the choice of experiencing the Tetons on a full day private guided hike or rock climbing adventure. Those who choose to hike will meet their guide for an excursion into the backcountry. The guide will choose a route to fit current conditions and your desired activity level. Along the way, learn about the wildlife, plants, and ecology of the Greater Yellowstone area.

    Those who prefer to rock climb will meet their instructor this morning for a full day of instruction and fun, whether learning the basics, honing their skills, or enjoying some scrambling and rappelling. All equipment is provided and no previous experience is required. Afterward, return to the hotel and celebrate the end of your adventure.

    Accommodation: Teton Mountain Lodge & Spa

    Activity: Customizable hiking and rock climbing

    Meals: Lunch

  • Depart Jackson

    Day 6

    After checking out of the hotel this morning, drive to Jackson Airport, return your rental car, and board your homeward bound flight.

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Dates & Prices


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  • Inclusions

Go Private

Go Private


Gather your favorite travel companions to share an MT Sobek adventure on an easy-to-book Private departure.

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*Private trips require a 25% non-refundable deposit.

Private Trip Pricing:


2023 Pricing

2 to 8 guests from $4,255 per person double occupancy

Additional Costs:


Private pricing excludes potential additional costs such as internal airfare, single supplement, or any park fees that may be required for the trip.

*Private trips require a 25% non-refundable deposit.

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Go Custom

Create Your Very Own Adventure


Dreaming of an adventure designed exclusively for you? With insider access and decades of experience, our travel experts create custom tailored adventures that are perfect for families, couples, and large groups. MT Sobek's custom adventures are designed to our exacting standards and led by our award-winning adventure guides.

When to start planning? Earlier is always better when designing a custom trip. More time allows for better availability of preferred accommodations, guides and your desired activities. Ideally, start the conversation with us at least 6 months before you want to travel. If you are looking for a custom trip that departs within three months, chances are greatly diminished in securing requested accommodations and the best guides.

*Custom trips require a 25% non-refundable deposit once an itinerary is agreed upon.

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Inclusions

Price Includes


  • Accommodations as noted in the itinerary, including all taxes and resort fees
  • Meals as noted in the daily itinerary
  • All special equipment required for activities
  • Final electronic documentation package
  • Trip logistics, operations and monitoring during travel
  • All tours, transfers and activities as detailed in the itinerary

Price Does Not Include


  • Additional meals not noted in the daily itinerary
  • Entry fees to National Parks, museums and other attractions when not accompanied by a guide, unless listed on inclusions
  • Airfare, airport taxes or baggage fees for all flights
  • Optional activities and spa services
  • Personal expenses such as medical immunizations, laundry or souvenirs
  • Discretionary tips for guides, drivers and resort staff
  • Optional travel protection
  • Rental car

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Your Guides


The best people to immerse you in a destination are the ones who live there, which is why we feature local Adventure Guides on our trips. Here are a few that you might meet on this adventure.

Rachel Urban

Rachel Urban

Rachel began her guiding career in 1994, and has led trips throughout the US Southwest and the Canadian Rockies for the past 10 years. Rachel is an avid outdoor enthusiast, and her favorite pursuits are hiking, mountain biking, and white-water rafting. When Rachel is not on the road leading adventures she can be found relaxing in Bali, surfing, doing yoga and rejuvenating.

Joel Clark

Joel Clark

Never without his old battered hat, given to him by his grandfather, Joel Clark has an addiction to the wide open spaces of the West. He has hiked the Pacific Crest Trail, the Continental Divide Trail, the Appalachian Trail, and charted his own cross-country trek across the Mojave Desert totaling some 8,000 miles. Joel is an experienced guide, leading adventure tours and horse riding expeditions through the canyon lands of Southern Utah for nearly 10 years. When he gets out his guitar around the campfire, bring a handkerchief because you're going to hear some soulful old cowboy songs.

Jen Barnes

Jen Barnes

Jen, is a North Carolina native and a Florida State University graduate with a degree in anthropology. Jen has taught school in Japan, cleaned fish in Alaska, and toured the entire perimeter of India. She's a music lover, a reader of anything, a fan of superhero movies, a bicyclist, a chili hound, a serious cook, and a woman of letters. But mostly she's a tour guide. She's conducted tours throughout the Southwest, from coast to coast in America, in Alaska, and in Canada. If you make her laugh, she'll be your friend for life. 

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Those who prefer to rock climb will meet their instructor this morning for a full day of instruction and fun, whether learning the basics, honing their skills, or enjoying some scrambling and rappelling. All equipment is provided and no previous experience is required. Afterward, return to the hotel and celebrate the end of your adventure.

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Activity Level


This trip is rated activity level 2. This trip allows flexibility according to time and interest, but expect to be active and walking for much of each day. The activities in Grand Teton can be challenging, including a several hour long hike on unstable territory, a technical rock climb, and a white water raft down the Snake River.
Learn more about activity levels here.

Activity Snapshot

Day 2

Customizable hiking and touring

Day 4

10 mile raft floating

Day 5

Customizable hiking and rock climbing

Accommodations


Locally inspired lodges, from rustic self-service cabins to a full-service resort with modern decor, conveniently located.

Teton Mountain Lodge & Spa
Teton Mountain Lodge & Spa

Teton Mountain Lodge is located in Teton Village, just one mile from Grand Teton National Park, 11 miles from downtown Jackson and slopeside at Jackson Hole Mountain Resort. The full-service resort combines the warmth of a cozy mountain lodge with alpine elegance and modern decor. The lodge features a variety of accommodations, yet all are beautifully appointed with pillow top mattresses and comfortable furnishings. After a day of exploring, SpaTerre offers a quiet respite where you can relax and recharge. The indoor and outdoor pools and five hot tubs provide the ideal place for adventurers, couples and families to unwind. Spur Restaurant and Bar serves up exceptional cuisine, signature cocktails, and local brews in a vibrant atmosphere.

Canyon Lodge & Cabins
Canyon Lodge & Cabins

Canyon Lodge and Cabins is located on the east side of Yellowstone National Park near the Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone River. The sprawling property offers a variety of accommodations including five new lodge buildings. All room types are modest and provide a true National Park Lodge experience. While there is no television or air conditioning at the property, internet is available in some public spaces. Canyon Village features a variety of dining options as well as the Canyon Visitor Education Center which focuses on Yellowstone's infamous supervolcano.

Weather


Though rain is always possible, expect sunny days and cool evenings with daytime highs from the 50s° to 80s°F and evenings dropping the 30s°F.

 
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Yellowstone National Park 
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FAQs


How close can I get to wild animals in the National Parks?

You should stay at least 100 yards away from bears and wolves and at least 25 yards away from other large mammals.

What kind of physical shape do I need to be in for this trip?

Regular exercise before any outdoors trip will add to your enjoyment, but this trip is geared towards anyone in good health and an active lifestyle.

What wildlife do you typically see?

We often see bison, moose, elk, mule deer, coyotes, trumpeter swans, and bald eagles throughout the year. Each new season brings a wide variety of mammal and birds species and on any given day.

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