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Day 1: Grand Teton and Yellowstone Wildlife
We will start early for early morning wildlife sightings in Grand Teton National Park. You will have a great chance of seeing moose, elk, bison, grizzly bear, black bear, wolf, coyote, eagles and much more! We’ll view the beautiful Upper and Lower Falls of Yellowstone and then head into the Upper Loop of Yellowstone for more wildlife viewing. We will spend the evening in the famous Lamar Valley a.k.a. “The American Serengeti” where the bison were brought back from near-extinction and the wolves were re-introduced into the area. We’ll hunker down in Cooke City, Montana for the night.
Day 2: The American Serengeti and Old Faithful:
Your second day of touring will primarily focus on the major wildlife (wolves and grizzlies) in Yellowstone’s Lamar Valley and the famous Yellowstone geyser basins including visits to Mammoth Hot Springs and Old Faithful. This day will give us the absolute best chances of showing you wolf activity.The tour returns to Jackson Hole, Wyoming.
Day 1: Bozeman to Yellowstone National Park8 a.m to 9 a.m. — Your guide picks you up at your hotel in Bozeman to head to Yellowstone National Park. On the way, stop for wildlife and winter scenery photo opportunities. Here, you may see bald eagles, golden eagles, bison, bighorn sheep, pronghorn antelope, elk, mule deer, white-tailed deer, and coyote. Overnight stay at Best Western (or similar accommodation) in Gardiner, MontanaDay 2: Gardiner to Cooke City (B)Depart your hotel at 5 a.m. — for guests to have their best chances at seeing wolves we'll depart early and eat breakfast in the field while looking for wolves. The northern range of Yellowstone is where wolves were first reintroduced in 1995 to bring the ecosystem back into its natural balance and has been called one of the best places on Earth to view wolves. Other wildlife you may see are bison, elk, mule deer, bighorn sheep, pronghorn antelope, coyote, red foxes, bald eagles, and golden eagles. Overnight stay at Super 8 (or similar accommodation) in Cooke City, Montana Day 3: Wildlife in the morning, afternoon of leisure (B)Depart your hotel at 5 a.m. for game drives. Your first pack territory will be the Lamar Canyon pack. You will post up, drink warm drinks, and wait for the light to present what the morning has to offer. Guides will be communicating with other guides and wolf researchers in the area to offer you the best sightings available for the day. By 11 a.m. you will head back to your hotel for an opportunity to choose from a variety of activities, including an afternoon ski or snowshoe trip (booked by customer, not included), enjoy your mountain cabin, or an afternoon wildlife viewing into Yellowstone National Park.Overnight stay at Super 8 (or similar accommodation) in Cooke City, Montana Day 4: Cooke City to Bozeman (B)Head out at 6 a.m. for a great opportunity to see wolves in their native state. You may witness wolves interacting with other wolf packs in territorial disputes, or see wolves trailing along the river bank during the morning hunt. You may also observe wolves social posturing, howling, eating, or just resting. After the morning wildlife viewing, you will make your way to Mammoth Hot Springs and out the Yellowstone River corridor to Bozeman where you will say our goodbyes.
The tour of Grand Teton National Park will be sent via email so you can print it at your hotel or at home, or download the app if you use iOS. (For android devices, you can download the app for free.) Once your tour is downloaded, you can access it offline on your phone or iPad, and you will be able to travel around the park without the need for internet connection. The tour is packed with all the information you need before starting your adventure. It guides you precisely and is accessible at any time, so you can refer to it as often as you wish.Your route is designed by a seasoned tour guide and will be sent to you within minutes of purchase. You will start from Cooke City to the northeast entrance of Yellowstone, before driving south and beginning your tour at Jackson Lake. You will stop at Jenney Lake, Teton Village, the town of Jackson, Flat Creek, Mormon Row and many more attractions. You will learn about the geology of the Tetons and see plenty of wildlife, as well. This tour serves as a mile-by-mile guide for those who want to sightsee on their own schedule, while enjoying a route selected by an expert.