Private Tour

3 Day Bear and Wolf Safari

A Grizzly Bear Walks Along The Lamar River In The Lamar Valley Of Yellowstone National Park
  • Destination
    Yellowstone
  • Season
    May - Oct
  • Group Size
    Max 6
  • Duration
    3 Days
From $5600
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Overview

Maximize your experience in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem with some of Yellowstone’s most fabled apex predators and embark upon the ultimate wildlife expedition in the world’s first National Park.

Our 3-Day Bear & Wolf Safari tours are offered in the spring, summer, and fall, and will focus on finding and observing black bears, grizzly bears, and wolves.  These safaris allow for abundant opportunities with Yellowstone National Park’s most sought after species, from bears to bison, and from wolves to wapiti.  A 3-day safari gives us opportunities for multiple game-drives during peak wildlife activity periods, when both predators & prey are commonly seen foraging, exploring, and interacting with each other on the vast expanses of Yellowstone National Park.

With the use of the binoculars and spotting scopes provided to you, we can unobtrusively observe authentic wild behaviors that unfold before us.  Your professional naturalist guide is there to interpret the events taking place, and share their in-depth knowledge of these intimate experiences.

Our 3-Day Bear & Wolf Safaris are completely customizable.  The needs, desires, and comfort of our guests are our utmost priorities.  We aim to include several highlights that Yellowstone is famous for in our itinerary and welcoming any other impromptu experiences.  Our guides are flexible and will lead the journey according to your interests, current wildlife sightings, and weather.  We will arrange accommodations on the border of, or within, Yellowstone National Park to give you complete access to Yellowstone, and its wonders, in every condition.

A multi-day tour allows for more time spent out of the vehicle. Our guides are trained in wilderness safety and are ready to share the incredibly special backcountry of Yellowstone with our guests. Hikes and walks ranging from 20 minutes to several hours are available and encouraged for our guests who long to escape the din of people and cars and enter the magnificent wilderness. Secret thermal features, pristine waterfalls, and undisturbed wildlife encounters are daily finds on these journeys.

What's Included

  • Hotel pickup
  • Professional naturalist guide
  • Private safari
  • Lodging x2
  • Breakfast x3
  • Lunch x3
  • Dinner x2
  • Snacks
  • Souvenir water bottle
  • Use of spotting scopes and binoculars
  • Guide gratuities
  • National Park entrance fees

Private Safari

$5600 per vehicle for 1-2 guests; $2600 for each additional guest. Single supplement is $300. Maximum per vehicle, 6 guests.
From $5600

Pickup Information

All of our guests are picked up (and dropped off) at their lodging location.  We pick up in Bozeman, Big Sky and West Yellowstone.  When you reserve, we’ll confirm your exact pickup time, based on the season, as well as your exact pickup location.

Please allow your guide an additional 5-10 minutes before and after the scheduled pickup time in case of weather delays or traffic conditions.

Approximate pickup times include:

  • 6:00AM Bozeman
  • 6:45AM Big Sky
  • 7:45AM West Yellowstone

Due to catastrophic flooding in the northern range, we have temporarily re-routed this tour to enter Yellowstone National Park through the West Yellowstone entrance, with pickups in Bozeman, Big Sky and West Yellowstone.  Pickups in Gardiner and Mammoth will resume as soon as access is restored through the North Entrance of Yellowstone National Park. 

For updates on road construction and potential re-opening dates for this entrance from the US National Park Service, please visit their Flood Recovery & Operations page.  If you are booking in advance, and would like to arrange a pickup in Gardiner or Mammoth, please contact us directly for your options.

Itinerary

Day 1

Yellowstone National Park

Your guide will meet you at your designated accommodations, and you will travel to the West Gate of Yellowstone National Park.  The Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem is considered the most predator-rich landscape in the United States, home to robust populations of wolves, grizzly bears, black bears, cougars, coyotes, bald eagles, and more.  You’ll spend your first day exploring some of the most breathtaking landscapes in the National Park as we search for Yellowstone’s diverse animal species.  Depending on current wildlife patterns, we’ll then proceed to our nearby lodging for the evening, perfectly poised for the second day of our safari.  You will have the opportunity to visit the Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center if you desire to see these animals up close and learn more about their habits and biology. Your guide will then escort you to one of the area’s finest dining establishments for a hearty dinner, and then the conclusion of the evening is yours for resting and relaxing.

A Grey Wolf Watches A Herd Of Bison Across The Flats In The Lamar Valley Of Yellowstone National Park
Day 2

Yellowstone National Park

We’ll aim for an early start today, and depending upon the latest wildlife activity, we’ll begin our morning game drive at, or before, sunrise to put us in prime predator habitat during this peak activity period.  We’ll have numerous options for hiking and exploring along the way, as well as ample time for in-depth investigations into the lives of Yellowstone National Park’s most wild residents.  As the temperatures rises after lunch we can plan to visit many of the Park’s unique geothermal features including Old Faithful, Grand Prismatic and Fountain Paint Pots. We have the option for viewing some of these features later after dinner as well, as the crowds and temperatures recede. We will then return to our accommodations for another nourishing dinner, and a comfortable night’s rest.

Bison Cows And Their Lighter Colored Babies Graze In A Field In The Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem
Day 3

Yellowstone National Park

Once again, we’ll venture out at, or before sunrise to enjoy our final morning together.  Taking consideration of the latest wildlife sightings, we’ll spend our 3rd day exploring areas such as Hayden Valley, Pelican Valley and Sylvan Pass and other pristine wildlife habitats yet unvisited.  In addition to immersing ourselves in the wild, we’ll have the opportunity to visit additional landmarks such as the Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone and the mystifying Mud Volcano.  We will return you to your lodge, or other accommodations, by early evening in time for you to check-in and enjoy dinner.

The Lower Falls Of The Yellowstone River Cascades Over 300 Feet, Forming An Impressive and Picturesque Yellowstone Icon
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If you go to Yellowstone, go with Yellowstone Safari Company. We have just spent a fantastic week at Yellowstone and the Grand Tetons with our guide. The sights of Yellowstone are world renowned and fabulous - geysers, hot springs etc, but what also made this trip exceptional is the wildlife and the enthusiasm with which we looked for bears, bison, elk, pronghorn, moose, beavers, bald eagles, wolves, coyotes, mule deer.... and saw them all! We would have missed most of the animals if it had not been for the expertise of our guide, and it really is the trip of a lifetime.
Liz G.

FAQs

Can I see all of Yellowstone in 3 Days?

Yellowstone is a huge place!  It covers 2.2 million acres and is larger than the states of Delaware and Rhode Island combined.  It’s impossible to see it all in three days, but with a professional naturalist guide, you’ll be able to focus on only the things you want to see.  It offers the best opportunities to spot wildlife in the wild and with fewer time constraints than a daily tour, you will have more time in the field for wildlife watching or photography.

Do you need a reservation for a 3 day wilderness safari at Yellowstone?

Yes, all our safari tours require advanced reservations.  For our multi-day tours, we recommend making those reservations as far in advance as possible.  Hotels have limited summer availability in the area, so booking in advance will help ensure that your preferred dates are available.

What do others say about this tour?

5 Stars
This is a great company! We went on a 3 day trip. The company arranged our itinerary based upon what my husband and I wanted to see. Although it was pricey, there was not a moment we were disappointed. Our guide was very knowledgeable, personable and I think he was as excited (or possibly more) than we were to see the animals!. He took the extra effort to help us see Moose, Elk, Brown Bear, Grizzly Bear, Wolves (entire pack, and pups from another pack), Mule Deer, Osprey, Owls, Marmot, Bison, and more. Accommodations were on par with being in a National Park. Lunches were yum. Loved the thermal portion of the Park… If you have never seen the Prismatic Spring… You have missed one of the world’s most fascinating treats!. We highly recommend this company! The transportation was new, clean, roomy and comfortable.
Laura L.

5 Stars
Yellowstone Safari Company delivered from the moment we booked with them to the moment we were dropped off at our cabin. They are truly willing to customize a trip to your specific needs and they communicate with you every step of the process. Our tour guide was incredibly knowledgeable; every time we stopped, other tourists would gather round to hear his history and commentary on the surroundings. Our trip to Yellowstone absolutely would have paled in comparison without his knowledge and expertise. Our guide’s knowledge and his passion and love for what he does shone through every moment of our adventure. I am eternally grateful for the day we had and the memories we made.
Cassie R.

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