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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.

From Jackson: Yellowstone Day Tour Including Entrance Fee

2. From Jackson: Yellowstone Day Tour Including Entrance Fee

Explore Yellowstone National Park with a local guide. Take in breathtaking views of incredible landscapes and learn about the local wildlife as you stop at iconic points of interest. The tour covers over 250 miles, promising to be a full, exciting, and memorable day.  Your tour departs from Teton Village and Jackson, Wyoming early in the morning. Head north through Grand Teton National Park, all the while taking in impressive views of the Tetons. Enter Yellowstone and begin your tour of the Lower Loop, with stops at popular points of interest, including Old Faithful, the Fountain Paint Pots, Hayden Valley, Yellowstone Lake, Upper and Lower Falls of the Grand Canyon, and possibly more. Stop and photograph wildlife and beautiful scenery throughout the day. At the midpoint of the tour, enjoy a delicious, picnic-style lunch. During the tour, your guide will educate you on the many features of Yellowstone, including the history of the park, its geothermal features, geology, wildlife, and more. Your tour concludes in the early evening back in Jackson or Teton Village.

Grand Teton & Yellowstone 4-Day/3-Night Wildlife Adventure

3. Grand Teton & Yellowstone 4-Day/3-Night Wildlife Adventure

Visit world-famous Grand Teton and Yellowstone National Parks on an African safari-style 4-day, 3-night adventure. Accommodation with breakfast is included. Your expert, naturalist guide will lead you through the famous landmarks and show you an unforgettable collection of mountains, geysers, and wildlife. Detailed Itinerary Day 1: Grand Teton Dusk Adventure Your adventure begins on a gorgeous evening wildlife safari in Grand Teton National Park. Your afternoon will be filled with wildlife viewing in Grand Teton National Park. Bison, moose, bald eagles, pronghorn, coyotes, and mule deer are animals commonly seen during this portion of the tour. Keep your eyes open and cameras at the ready for possible bear sightings as well. Night 1: Accommodation in Jackson Hole, Wyoming at The Lexington Hotel (or similar subject to availability) Day 2: Grand Teton and Yellowstone Wildlife Depart early from Jackson, Wyoming to explore more of Grand Teton National Park and then head into Yellowstone National Park and stop to observe more wildlife along the way. This will also be a day filled with history, park landmarks, and world-famous scenery. You will see Oxbow Bend, Yellowstone Lake, West Thumb Geyser Basin, Hayden Valley, and the Upper and Lower Falls of the Yellowstone River on this day. Then, end your day outside of Yellowstone's East entrance in Cody, Wyoming. Night 2: Lodge accommodation in Cody, Wyoming (near East Yellowstone Entrance). Day 3: Yellowstone National Park Wildlife and Scenic Upper Loop Adventure On this day, you will spend the morning visiting the world-famous Buffalo Bill Center of the West Museum in Cody and then back into Yellowstone National Park via the northeast entrance. Spend the afternoon and evening wildlife viewing in the Upper Loop of Yellowstone National Park's Lamar Valley. Lamar Valley is known for its excellent wildlife viewing opportunities. End the day going to Cooke City, Montana for the night. Night 3: Lodge accommodation in Cooke City, Montana Day 4: Hydrothermals, Wildlife Viewing, and Old Faithful Spend the last day of touring focusing on Yellowstone's major hydrothermal features. You will have an opportunity to walk around the boardwalks at Fountain Paint Pots and Mud Pots and the world-famous Old Faithful Geyser. Guests will have time to explore and shop at The Old Faithful Inn as well before making your way back through Grand Teton National Park viewing wildlife and returning to Jackson Hole, Wyoming.

Jackson: 2-Day Yellowstone National Park Tour with Lunches

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

Explore Yellowstone National Park in its entirety on this 2-day guided tour. Discover the highlights of the park including the Old Faithful Area, Norris Geyser Basin, Lake Yellowstone, and a wide variety of natural landmarks. Enjoy included pickup and lunches. 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

5. 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 Jackson: Full-Day Yellowstone National Park Tour

6. From Jackson: Full-Day Yellowstone National Park Tour

Discover Yellowstone's Lower Loop on a guided day tour from Jackson in an air-conditioned van. Be amazed by the beauty of various natural landmarks, including the Old Faithful Area, the Canyon Area, and Hayden Valley. Begin the tour in downtown Jackson. Head north through Grand Teton National Park on the way to Yellowstone. 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, and Lake Yellowstone. You will also enjoy a delicious, freshly prepared picnic lunch during the day. Take some short hikes along the many boardwalks within the geyser basins and to the Upper and Lower Falls of the Yellowstone River. Be on the lookout for local wildlife species.

Lamar Valley: Safari Hiking Tour with Lunch

7. 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 National Park: Self-Driving Audio Guided Tour

8. Yellowstone National Park: Self-Driving Audio Guided Tour

Get the most out of Yellowstone with this all-in-one tour, audio guide, and map. Go at your own pace and discover the towering geysers, prismatic hot springs, and astonishing wildlife which captivate the American imagination. Follow the Grand Loop accompanied by your audio guide. Marvel at incredible points of interest along with the way. Hear the stories and history of this fascinating place, and enjoy additional text and video to make each stop come alive. Discover how to get up close and personal with geysers like the world-famous Old Faithful. Marvel at jets of boiling water bursting from the earth, and hear the geological science behind this phenomenon. Visit steaming hot springs like Grand Prismatic. See radiating bands of brilliant color, bubbling paint pots like Fountain, and sparkling waterfalls like the Gibbon Falls. Get the inside track on birdwatching, as well as the best places to catch elk, bison, grizzlies, or wolves. Let your expert audio guide be by your side as you discover the wildlife and nature of this incredible place.

From West Yellowstone: Lower Loop Active Van Tour

9. 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.

Gardiner: Yellowstone National Park Half Day Guided Hike

10. Gardiner: Yellowstone National Park Half Day Guided Hike

Enjoy a half-day hiking tour which is perfect for families and individuals who want to see as much of the Yellowstone ecosystem as possible in a limited amount of time.  Travel in a climate-controlled, all-terrain vehicle from your accommodation in Gardiner. Meet your guide at your hotel in Gardiner and hop aboard a comfortable vehicle. Relax on the drive to the start of your hiking adventure. Discover pristine rivers, streams, and lakes. Go out in search of geysers, mud pots and hot springs. Keep an eye out for abundant wildlife, vast meadow systems, and towering mountain peaks. In the winter, hike in areas that are accessible, such as Yellowstone's Northern Range, where you will spot a lot of wildlife and see the beautiful winter scenery. Walk with a guide that is focused on keeping you safe from wildlife while also giving you an opportunity to see their beauty. Move at a comfortable pace and hike anywhere between 5,500 feet and 10,000 feet in elevation.

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What people are saying about Upper Geyser Basin

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4.9 / 5

based on 773 reviews

Brian Stone was our tour guide. Very accommodating, knowledgeable, and welcoming person. He made the entire trip a lot enjoyable for all of us. Took us to Grand prismatic even if it wasnt part of the tour. All i can say is that the planning of this tour is very well thought. Who would have expected that binoculars were game changers during tours like this? Meals and drinks are yummy!!

Jeff was a great guide for a 12 hour day in the park. We saw elk, moose, bison and other animals that Jeff was able to spot! It was cool but we expected that since it was the last day the park was open. Old Faithful didn't disappoint. Overall it was a great time and we met new friends to experience this with. The crowds were low and we liked that!

Nate was phenomenal! Not only was he very knowledgeable, but funny and engaging. We could not have been more fulfilled in our Yellowstone venture

It was good. The only thing was that the guide promised to send a picture of a bear on my phone closer and he never did.

Awesome experience! Would highly recommend. Worth the money