Visit America’s two most scenic National Parks in a single day. On this tour you will get to see and experience the most popular and well known parts of Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks. You will travel across a changing ecosystem, see the wildlife known for both parks, experience the one of a kind geysers and thermal pools of Yellowstone, visit glacial lakes, and marvel at the majestic Teton Mountain Range. Our professional guides will manage all aspects of this trip from the door to door pickup and drop off at our base in West Yellowstone, provisions such as quality breakfast, snacks, picnic lunch, beverages throughout the day, and even a stop for a world famous huckleberry milkshake on your way home. This tour encapsulates the best of what this region has to offer.
- Yellowstone & Grand Teton National Park
- Geysers, Hot Springs, Waterfalls & Lakes
- Prime Moose & Grizzly Bear Territory
This safari will take you through two of the greatest National Parks in the country in one day. Our itinerary includes early morning visits to Yellowstone’s famous thermal features such as Grand Prismatic Spring, Old Faithful Geyser, and West Thumb Geyser Basin on Yellowstone Lake. We will then head south along the Lewis River Gorge towards Yellowstone’s Southern Gate. The territory between the two National Parks is marked by wildfires and wildflowers and is some of the best moose and grizzly territory in the world. As soon as we enter Grand Teton National Park, Jackson Lake becomes visible at the foot of the Teton Range. Throughout the valley, we will explore the Snake River Corridor, amazing wildlife habitat, more glacial lakes, and historic homesteads.
This full day safari will start and end in the historic town of West Yellowstone. Our guides’ flexibility and adaptability allow them to plan the day perfectly for each of our guests’ specific desires and needs. In addition to our itinerary, our guides will share the story of both National Parks and their natural and human history. As we drive, we will keep our eye out for wildlife as well as visit many well known scenic viewpoints and lookouts. We can also choose stops at historic park lodges and explore the beautiful towns of Jackson, Wyoming and Victor, Idaho.
This safari will entail a day of exploration in our vehicle and on foot. We provide fresh breakfast, various snacks, and a catered picnic lunch as well as the best afternoon treat in the world; delicious huckleberry shakes at the famous Victor Emporium. Our guides will ensure your comfort safety and enjoyment for this incredibly special day tour.
Your exact route and itinerary will be determined by your interests, current wildlife sightings, and current weather and road conditions. Our guides are all highly experienced, with thousands of hours in the field, and will expertly tailor your safari to you and your group.
Southern Yellowstone National Park sits atop one of the largest volcanoes in the world, where the thousands of hydrothermal features remind us of the heat and power below the surface of the Earth. The last time the volcano erupted it blew mountains into the sky and created a caldera which filled in with rich volcanic sediment and incredibly unique flora and fauna. The Teton Mountain Range is only a few miles to the south of the boundary, and offers a stark contrast to the forested plains of the Yellowstone Caldera. The valley is open and awe-inspiring, and the mountains are as photo-worthy as anything else in our country.
The region where Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks intersect is one of the best in the West. The roads descends from 8000 ft to 6000 ft through a corridor of canyons and lodgepole pine forests. Once we descend, you will be shocked with the Teton Mountains and the immensity of the glacial beauty of Jackson Lake. Grand Teton National Park is notable for wildlife, pristine lakes and diverse wildlife. We will highlight each of these aspects before briefly visiting the town of Jackson, WY. From there we will drive over the formidable Teton Pass at the state border, with stunning views, and into Idaho, where rolling hills covered in potato and alfalfa fields showcase the difference between private and public lands in the mountain west. Our guides will highlight every aspect of the drive, even outside the National Parks, and return you to West Yellowstone with plenty of time to relax for the evening.
Professional naturalist guide
Souvenir water bottle
Use of spotting scopes and binoculars
National Park entrance fees
This is a private safari.
For all private tours, all of our guests are picked up (and dropped off) at their lodging location. We pick up in Big Sky and West Yellowstone*. At the time of reservation, 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:
- 6:45AM Big Sky
- (Optional) 6:00AM West Yellowstone*
Guests may request an optional 6:00AM pickup from West Yellowstone*. This option includes a $100 charge for early pickup.
*For all West Yellowstone pickups, please meet at the West Yellowstone Chamber of Commerce, 30 Yellowstone Ave., West Yellowstone, MT.
We loved having the personalized attention of a private tour, as well as the ability to customize the experience to our particular interests and schedule. We spotted lots of wildlife and natural features of the park. Our guide was a wealth of information and a very fun guy to chat with. By the end of the day we had all learned so much more about both the wildlife and ecology of the parks. We would highly recommend this tour for all ages!
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What will we see outside of the National Parks?
The drive from Grand Teton National Park to West Yellowstone is a pleasant several hours over rolling agricultural fields of alfalfa and potato through Idaho with the backside of the Teton Mountain Range fully visible. You will also cross over an older volcanic caldera from Yellowstone’s volcano and can visit Mesa Falls on the Falls River.
Will we see bears on this wildlife safari?
Both black and grizzly bears are common in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem and can be viewed in both parks especially in early summer and in the fall.
Is there time to stop in downtown Jackson Hole?
We are happy to stop at Jackson’s historic downtown square and allow you to wander the boardwalk where you can find many boutique shops and galleries.
Guides and Staff
Local, experienced naturalist guides.