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 and 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 and 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 and 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.
Professional naturalist guide
Use of spotting scopes and binoculars
National Park entrance fees
Reservations are dependent on hotel availability at the time of booking.
All of our guests are picked up (and dropped off) at their lodging location. We pick up in Bozeman, Paradise Valley, Gardiner, Mammoth, 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 Paradise Valley
- 7:30AM Gardiner
- 7:45AM Mammoth
- 6:45AM Big Sky
- 7:45AM West Yellowstone
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Your guide will meet you at your local accommodations, and you will travel to the nearest entrance 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 will spend your first day exploring some of the most breathtaking landscapes in the National Park as we search for Yellowstone’s diverse animal species.
We will proceed to our overnight accommodations for the evening, perfectly poised for the second day of our safari. Your guide will then escort you to one of the area’s local dining establishments for a hearty dinner, and then the conclusion of the evening is yours for resting and relaxing. For wildlife enthusiasts, you may opt for an evening game drive after your meal.
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We will 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 will have numerous options for hiking and exploring along the way, as well as time for in-depth investigations into the lives of Yellowstone National Park’s diverse bird and wildlife populations. 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.
Additionally, you have the option 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. 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.
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Once again, we will venture out at, or before sunrise to enjoy our final morning together. Taking into consideration some of the latest wildlife sightings, we’ll spend our third 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 will 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 lodging by early evening in time for you to check-in to your hotel and enjoy dinner.
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.
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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?
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.
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.