Location of Adventure
Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks, Wyoming
Group Size Limit
Approximately 14 Travelers
A very important feature of this off-the-beaten-path guided Yellowstone safari is the limited group size, as nature expeditions are best experienced with smaller groups of travelers.
Specialized 4x4 Land Rovers and Land Cruisers
Our Private Leaders
Accommodations, meals from dinner on Day 1 to breakfast on final day, purified drinking water, services of NHA Expedition Leaders and local guides, airport transfer on Day 1, most gratuities, all permits, entrance fees and taxes.
Travel to and from start and end point of trip, alcoholic beverages, some gratuities, passport and visa fees, optional activities, airport transfer on final day, items of a personal nature (phone calls, souvenirs, etc.), airline baggage fees, airport and departure taxes, optional travel insurance.
Easy to Moderate
This adventure does not require a high degree of physical fitness, however, in order to get the most out of your experience, you should be able to walk at least one mile unassisted on dirt trails with potentially uneven terrain and inclines, and possibly muddy or slippery surfaces, at altitudes of up to 8,391 feet above sea level. In order to view Old Faithful, you must be able to walk 300 yards over gently sloping pavement and boardwalk. To explore Yellowstone’s geothermal basins, you must be able to walk at least one-half to one mile over boardwalk, dirt trails & pavement. Depending on the location of wildlife, each day may bring several opportunities for short walks ranging from 300 yards to one mile, sometimes on well-maintained trails or pavement, sometimes on rough, uneven terrain with some inclines. Depending on our schedule and wildlife viewing, there may be an opportunity for active guests to hike up to five miles. Due to the altitude and terrain, hikes are considered moderate in terms of physical exertion. However, a fair amount of our wildlife viewing takes place from our specially designed vehicles chosen to enhance viewing opportunities. Our days generally start quite early, often before sunrise, when wildlife viewing is at its best and other visitors are at a minimum. We stress that all activities are optional.
Important Information About This Trip
Our Expedition Leaders, who know this area intimately, are adept at getting our groups to less-visited areas away from the crowds and we tend to run the trips when the parks are less crowded. But, of course, Yellowstone is a very popular destination, so be prepared for at least a fair amount of company. We operate this Yellowstone safari similarly to how we operate our African safaris: We visit wildlife locations in the early mornings, when viewing is at its best and most tourists are still asleep.
Getting There & Getting Home
Arrive in Jackson, Wyoming in time for a 6 pm orientation dinner and depart anytime on the final day. We can best serve you if our Natural Habitat Adventures Travel Desk makes your reservations, as our staff is intimately familiar with the special requirements of this program and can arrange the most efficient travel. Please call us at 1-800-543-8917. Note that while we offer you the best possible rates available to us on airfare and additional nights' accommodations, you may find special web rates or better fares online.