Private Tour

2 Day Bear and Wolf Safari

A Grey Wolf Stands In Sagebrush In The Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem
  • Destination
    Yellowstone
  • Season
    May - Oct
  • Group Size
    Max 6
  • Duration
    2 Days
From $2500
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Overview

Amplify your experience with Yellowstone National Park’s iconic apex predators, and immerse yourself deeper into the wilds of America’s most untamed ecosystem.

Our 2-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 emphasize the incredible relationship that predators share with their prey, as well as their fascinating impact on the ecosystem as a whole.  A 2-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 & 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 2-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, such as visiting Mammoth Hot Springs, exploring Lamar Valley, and welcoming 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 National Park 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 our journeys.

What's Included

  • Hotel pickup
  • Professional naturalist guide
  • Private safari
  • Lodging x1
  • Breakfast x2
  • Lunch x2
  • Dinner x1
  • Snacks
  • Souvenir water bottle
  • Use of spotting scopes and binoculars
  • Guide gratuities
  • National Park entrance fees

Private Safari

$2500 per vehicle for 1-2 guests; $750 for each additional guest. Single supplement is $100.
Maximum per vehicle, 6-8 guests.
From $2500

Pickup Information

All of our guests are picked up (and dropped off) at their lodging location.  We pick up in Bozeman, Emigrant, Gardiner, Mammoth, Canyon and Big Sky.  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 Emigrant / Paradise Valley
  • 7:00AM Gardiner
  • 7:00AM Mammoth
  • 7:30AM Canyon
  • (Varies) Big Sky

Itinerary

Day 1

Yellowstone National Park

Your guide will meet you at your designated accommodations, and you’ll travel to the legendary Northern Range of Yellowstone National Park.  The Northern Range 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 the day exploring some of the most breathtaking landscapes in the park, such as Lamar Valley, Little America, and the Blacktail Plateau, as we search for Yellowstone’s apex 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.  Your guide will 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 Grizzly Bear Roams The Edge Of A Clearing In The Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem
Day 2

Yellowstone National Park

We’ll aim for an early start today, and dependent upon the latest bear and wolf 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’s most wild residents.  One of the National Park’s most unique geothermal features, Mammoth Hot Springs, will be visited, as we continue our journey through the entirety of the Northern Range.  We will return you to your lodge, or other accommodations, by early evening in time for you to check-in and enjoy dinner.

A Grey Wolf Traverses The Flats In Lamar Valley In The Northern Range Of Yellowstone National Park
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WOW!!! Our guide made everything come alive with in depth descriptions of how the area was formed to special out of the way spots that were a treat. He even found us a wonderful spot to view Old Faithful that made it spectacular.

So, this time I saw Yellowstone with a different eye. The colors, the scenery and the unique areas were like seeing the park for the first time. This is the only way to experience Yellowstone Park. Worth every penny of the investment.

We spent two days with him and would return again without question. Next time I want to see the park in wintertime. The clouds of steam from the geysers, the frost and snow on the trees and a cozy fire to cuddle up to at the end of the day. And, the sound of silence broken only by nature. Can't wait!!!
Kay B.

FAQs

What is your cancellation policy?

We have a 7-day cancellation policy for all 2-day and 3-day wildlife safaris.  Cancellations made before the cancellation policy goes into effect will receive a full refund.  Cancellations made within 7 days of departure, and before the day of departure will receive a 50% refund.  Cancellations or no-shows on the day of departure will not be refunded. We strongly recommend travel insurance in order to protect you from unforeseen travel interruptions that prevent you from joining us.

What should I bring?

We will step in and out of vehicles during our safari tours so you’ll want to wear comfortable shoes that allow you to walk on uneven surfaces, like gravel, or a boardwalk.  Stepping in and out allows us to make the best use of our time in Yellowstone National Park and gives us the best wildlife viewing and photo opportunities.  Your guide will have binoculars and spotting scopes for you to use, but do not forget to bring your camera!  While Yellowstone has some modern facilities, we are going to be traveling through remote areas of a National Park.  Please remember to being any personal items, like medication, that you may need during the day.

What should I wear?

The rocky mountain range can see drastic temperature swings during the day, even in the summer months.  Please come prepared!  For clothing, synthetic layers are best in our mountain environment.  Base layers act as a wicking layer against the body, so we recommend anything from a light weight layer to an expedition weight layer, depending on the season.  A mid layer provides warmth, so we recommend a mid weight fleece layer or softshell jacket for the upper body and a pair of travel pants or jeans for the legs.  The outer layer provides protection from the elements and serves as a wind/water blocking layer.  A waterproof shell for your upper body will keep you dry and therefore, warm.  For the legs, we recommend either weatherproof rain or snow pants, depending on the season.  You may not need an outer layer during the warm summer months with no rain forecasted, but it is still a good idea to bring it with you.  Conditions can change quickly.  Your footwear should be comfortable and appropriate for the season.  For the summertime, walking shoes or hiking boots are a great choice.  Please avoid wearing flip-flops.  For winter, snow boots with wool socks will keep your feet warm.  For winter, you’ll also want to bring a wool, or fleece, hat, as well as mittens/gloves to keep your hands warm.  In the summertime, a light hat with a visor is all you’ll need on your head.  In any season, do not forget sunscreen or sunglasses.  At high altitude, the sun’s rays are intense, even in winter.

What do others say about this tour?

5 Stars
Best experience and worth every penny. If you want to see Yellowstone in style without the hassle of driving this is the way to do it. We did a two day tour. Day one took us to geysers and waterfalls. Our guide was so knowledgeable and personable. We got to “old faithful ” and he set up a picnic for us with boxed lunch. Great day. We learned so much and we were able to take great pictures. Day two was with a different guide. We saw wildlife. Set us up with binoculars and scopes. We saw grizzly, bison, coyote, rams, elk.  Her knowledge was impressive! She was a great driver too and as little as she was, she could park the GMC Yukon between two rocks like a champ! She took us on a beautiful hike too. Also great picnic lunch. I recommend this tour company 100%.
Shadi B.

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