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West Yellowstone: Yellowstone Park Tour with Local Guide

1. West Yellowstone: Yellowstone Park Tour with Local Guide

Immerse yourself in the landscape and wildlife of the Yellowstone National Park on this van tour from West Yellowstone. Learn about its history from your guide, see the many incredible sights it has to offer, and enjoy a delicious lunch. Depart from West Yellowstone, Montana at 8:30 AM and enter Yellowstone National Park through the West Gate. Tour the Lower Loop with stops at notable points of interest including Old Faithful and the Geyser Basins. See sights like the Grand Prismatic Spring, Fountain Paint Pots, Artist Point, the Grand Canyon of Yellowstone, and Hayden Valley. Throughout, also enjoy many great views of Yellowstone Lake. Learn about the Park from your knowledgeable guide, including its geothermal features, geology, and wildlife. Enjoy numerous photos of the surroundings and wildlife and, at the mid-point of the tour, a delicious picnic-style lunch. The tour concludes at 5:30 PM back in West Yellowstone.

Jackson, Wyoming: Full-Day Yellowstone Lower Loop Tour

2. Jackson, Wyoming: Full-Day Yellowstone Lower Loop Tour

This full-day excursion begins in Jackson, Wyoming, and heads north through Grand Teton National Park on the way to Yellowstone. This is a fully guided, interpretive, road-based tour of the Lower Loop of Yellowstone National Park. On the tour you’ll see all the major points of interest on the Lower Loop, including the Upper Geyser Basin, which is the Old Faithful area, the Midway Geyser Basin, the Firehole Lake Loop, Fountain Paint Pots, Firehole River Canyon, Gibbon Falls, and the Virginia Cascades. Experience the Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone River, including the Upper and Lower Falls, Hayden Valley, Sulphur Cauldron, the Mud Volcano area, Lake Yellowstone, and more! During the day you’ll have a number of opportunities to take short hikes along the many boardwalks within the geyser basins and to the Upper and Lower Falls of the Yellowstone River. A delicious, freshly prepared picnic lunch is included. Wildlife is common in the area, as are breathtaking scenery and fantastic thermal features for which Yellowstone is famous. This is a small-group tour, accommodating a maximum of 8 participants. The guides are professionals, and the tour is conducted in a clean and safe, late-model vehicle.

Jackson: 2-Day Yellowstone National Park Tour with Lunches

3. Jackson: 2-Day Yellowstone National Park Tour with Lunches

Explore Yellowstone National Park in its entirety on this 2-day guided tour. Start out from Jackson, Wyoming, and head north on the first day through Yellowstone, taking in about half of the park. Spend the night at the historic Chico Hot Springs Resort located to the north of the park, or at a cozy hotel in the charming town of Gardiner. On the second day, head south to see the rest of Yellowstone, ultimately returning to Jackson, Wyoming in the evening. Your tour includes the Upper and Lower loops of Yellowstone National Park. Visit all major points of interest, and enjoy a number of opportunities to take short hikes on boardwalks in many of the Geyser Basins and within the Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone. Major points of interest include: •Upper Geyser Basin (the Old Faithful Area)•Midway Geyser Basin•Firehole Lake Loop•Fountain Paint Pots•Firehole River Canyon•Gibbon Falls •Artist Paint Pots•Norris Geyser Basin•Roaring Mountain•Gardiner's Hole•The Golden Gate•The Hoodoos•Mammoth Hot Springs Terrace•Gardiner River•The Boiling River•Roosevelt Arch•Undine Falls•Blacktail Plateau•Petrified Tree•Roosevelt area•Lamar Valley•Tower Falls•Dunraven Pass•Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone (upper and lower falls)•Hayden Valley•Sulphur Cauldron•Mud Volcano Area•Fishing Bridge•Lake Yellowstone

From West Yellowstone: Lamar Valley Wildlife Tour by Van

4. From West Yellowstone: Lamar Valley Wildlife Tour by Van

Join a local guide to spot bears, wolves, bison, pronghorn, and more. Relax in a comfortable van with huge windows, and take in all the wildlife the Lamar Balley has to offer. Get picked up at 6:00 AM from your lobby. Start your adventure spotting wildlife along the Madison River in the early morning hours. Watch the sky change colors as the morning light hits the mountains. After scoping for wildlife on Dunraven Pass, enter the Lamar Valley for Yellowstone's most sought-after megafauna sightings. Enjoy a light morning snack and a hot drink of coffee, tea, or cocoa, while watching wolves through a high-powered spotting scope. Find bears on the mountainside with your binoculars. Look out for herds of bison and pronghorn as your van gets to places where a bus simply can't go. Enjoy a hearty picnic lunch in the world's first National Park. Stop to view wildlife at Mammoth Hot Springs before heading to Norris Geyser Basin, home to the world's tallest geyser. Take in the sights of the Gibbon River on the way back toward West Yellowstone, stopping for additional wildlife sightings along the way.

From West Yellowstone: Lower Loop Active Van Tour

5. From West Yellowstone: Lower Loop Active Van Tour

Watch wildlife with high-powered spotting scopes and binoculars from the comfort of a van with large windows. Learn all about the area's history and nature as you go. Get picked up at 7:00 AM at your lobby and head out alongside the Madison River. Watch the sky change colors as the morning light hits the mountains. Enjoy a light morning snack and a hot drink of coffee, tea, or cocoa. Hike for just over a mile to the overlook at Grand Prismatic Hot Spring. Marvel at Yellowstone's most photographed hot spring. Next, head for the Historic Old Faithful Inn. See the Old Faithful Geyser erupt and explore the historic building. After the eruption, settle down in a nice picnic spot for lunch. Then, stop to view wildlife in the Hayden Valley along the Yellowstone River. Move onto the final stop at Artist Point to view the Grand Canyon of Yellowstone's Lower Falls. Watch the waterfall plunging over 300 feet in a canyon of bright reds and yellows.

Jackson: Yellowstone Small-Group Tour with Picnic Lunch

6. Jackson: Yellowstone Small-Group Tour with Picnic Lunch

Discover the diverse wildlife that calls Yellowstone National Park home on this guided tour. Begin by passing through Grand Teton National Park, stopping to view wildlife along the way. Walk at a leisurely pace and enjoy a picnic lunch. Follow along as your guide shares exciting commentary about Old Faithful, Yellowstone Lake, the Lower Falls of the Grand Canyon of Yellowstone, Hayden Valley, and several geyser basins. Learn about Yellowstone National Park’s history, geology, wildfires, and wildlife throughout the tour. Tuck into a picnic-style lunch served by your guide. Enjoy personalized attention and a leisurely walking pace as you explore numerous pathways and boardwalks throughout the day while observing the park and wildlife.

From Jackson: Private Yellowstone Tour by Raised Roof Van

7. From Jackson: Private Yellowstone Tour by Raised Roof Van

Discover Yellowstone National Park on a private tour by van with oversized windows for better viewing opportunities of the striking nature. Visit the world's first national park in the comfort of your van with your own driver and guide, stopping at your leisure. See the famous Old Faithful geyser erupt, the brilliant colors of the Grand Prismatic Spring, and more. Begin the day with a pickup at your local hotel. As you depart Jackson, see the Elk Refuge and learn about the conservation efforts to keep thousands of elk sustained each winter. As you drive on, be shocked by your first sight of the Grand Tetons as you drive through the park, learning about the native and settler history of this western wilderness. Keep an eye out for wildlife and take a couple of brief stops to take in the morning views of these magical mountains. Pause for a comfort break at Jackson Lake Lodge before continuing to the south entrance of Yellowstone. Arriving in Yellowstone, marvel at the surrounding creeks, rivers, and steep canyons. Stop at West Thumb Geyser Basin, where the hot springs and the largest lake in Wyoming come together in a wonderful display of nature. Then, drive onwards to Old Faithful, the most famous geyser in the world. Visit Old Faithful Inn see the largest predictable geyser in the world erupt every 44 minutes. Head north to see Grand Prismatic Spring with its many bright colors of turquoise, orange, yellow, and green, as well as other optional stops. Make your way to the Grand Canyon of Yellowstone and see the dramatic 300-foot drop of the Yellowstone falls. As your round the loop, weave through Hayden Valley with hundreds of bison roaming free. Connect back to the lake and continue south towards Grand Teton Park. Taking the inner loop road, drive next to the mountains that you could almost reach out and touch. After a couple of other stops in the Tetons, make your way back to Jackson.

Lamar Valley: Safari Hiking Tour with Lunch

8. Lamar Valley: Safari Hiking Tour with Lunch

Meet the guide at the Lamar River Trailhead at 8 am. Gear up with packs, trekking poles, binoculars, and bear spray while enjoying a morning snack and hot drink (coffee/tea/cocoa). Hit the trail for a hike in the Serengeti of North America after a brief safety presentation. Spot wildlife like bison, pronghorn, bear, wolf, elk, birds, and more with binoculars from the trail. Hike across the Lamar Valley to the Lamar River for a picnic lunch riverside. Stop to smell the sage along the way. Be immersed in Native American history while taking in the miles and miles of vast scenery. Follow your guide on bison trails in the world's first National Park.

Yellowstone: Upper Geyser Basin Hike with Lunch

9. Yellowstone: Upper Geyser Basin Hike with Lunch

Explore an area home to more than half of the world's thermal features such as Old Faithful, Morning Glory Pool, and the Upper Geyser Basin. Learn about the unique geology of Yellowstone's hot spots and experience it firsthand on a guided hiking tour that includes snacks and lunch. Meet your naturalist guide at the Biscuit Basin Trailhead. Gear up with packs, trekking poles, binoculars, and bear spray while enjoying a morning snack and hot drink. After a brief safety presentation, hit the trail for a hike among geysers, hot springs, and steam vents. See the iconic Old Faithful Geyser, Morning Glory Pool, and many other thermal features along the boardwalks and trails of the Upper Geyser Basin. Hike alongside your guide to understand the environment around you. Look for some of the rarest animals on earth. Watch for bisons on the trail as you explore a super volcano. You may see some geysers erupt such as Beehive Geyser, Grand Geyser, Castle Geyser, Grotto Geyser, Riverside Geyser, and Daisy Geyser.

From Cody: Full-Day Yellowstone National Park Tour

10. From Cody: Full-Day Yellowstone National Park Tour

Discover the natural wonders in Yellowstone on this full-day tour from Cody in an air-conditioned car. See the pristine waters of the largest alpine lake in the world, Yellowstone Lake. Watch Old Faithful, erupt in the Upper Geyser Basin. Enjoy snacks and bottled water on your trip. Be picked up from the comfort of your accommodation in Cody. Sit back and relax on the drive in a comfortable and spacious vehicle. Pass by the crystal clear waters of Yellowstone Lake as you take the Grand Loop Road between the Fishing Bridge and Grant Village. Keep an eye out for grizzly bears and bald eagles on your way to your first stop at the Fishing Bridge where hundreds of native Yellowstone Cutthroat Trout come to spawn. Take a walk on the bridge and breathe in the fresh air. Continue to your next stop at Dragon's Mouth Springs where you can go for a short stroll on the boardwalk to view the hydrothermal Mud Volcano. Head to Hayden Valley to look for herds of bison, elk, moose, packs of gray wolves. Find out why many of America's famous artists came to Yellowstone's Grand Canyon at Artist Point. Gaze out at the stunning canyon that is 20 miles long and a 1000 feet deep. Make your way to the Canyon Visitor Education Center for a shopping and coffee break. Take in the rich scenery as you ride along the Virginia Cascade Drive and see the pristine waters of the slow moving Gibbon River. Have the option to stop here and eat the packed lunch that you brought. Witness the otherworldly features of Norris Geyser Basin in the hottest, most acidic and most dynamic part of Yellowstone. Observe the roaring waters of Firehole Falls and the stunning natural surroundings of Firehole canyon. Make your way to one of the most trafficked spots in Yellowstone, the Grand Prismatic Spring. View the vibrant colors in the worlds largest hot spring. Travel to the largest of the predictable geysers in the world, Old Faithful. Feel the thrill of watching it erupt. Spend 1.5 hours of free time souvenir shopping or getting some food. Get tips on where to go during your free time from your guide. Finish, with a stop at the West Thumb Geyser Basin, the only geyser area located directly on the shores of Yellowstone Lake. Return to your accommodation in Cody.

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What people are saying about Norris Geyser Basin

Overall rating

4.9 / 5

based on 590 reviews

The tour was excellent! From pick up to drop off our guide (Nate) was incredible. Nate was extremely knowledge about everything Yellowstone and wildlife related. I don’t think there was a question our group asked him that he did not know. He was also great at getting us to see as much wildlife as possible in the park. I would recommend the tour and Nate to anyone looking to explore the park and get the most out of the amazing sights and animals of Yellowstone.

Our guide George picked us up on time and made us feel very comfortable. He had so much knowledge not only about Yellowstone but surrounding area. He was very accommodating and wanted us to have a very memorable time at Yellowstone. I would highly recommend this tour

Had an incredible time. Our guide was very knowledgeable and had a passion for her job which made the experience unforgettable.

Neil was an awesome guide! Would highly recommend this tour!

Our guide was wonderful…we saw a black wolf and a grizzly!