Location of Adventure
Yellowstone and Grand Tetons National Parks, Wyoming
Group Size Limit
Approximately 14 Travelers
A very important feature of this adventure vacation 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, use of warm parkas and boots during the trip, 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
Tracking wolves in Yellowstone typically occurs in snowy, icy and/or wet conditions, and temperatures can be extremely cold, often dropping well below zero at night with daytime highs in the 30s. Our days generally start before sunrise and are very full with activities. Hikes and snowshoe excursions require moderate physical exertion. They range from one to three miles in length over level ground and slight inclines, though snow and ice may create rough and/or challenging terrain conditions. In order to view Old Faithful, participants must be able to walk 300 yards over icy, snowy pavement and boardwalk. To explore Yellowstone’s geothermal basins, you must be able to walk at least one-half to one mile over ice- and snow-covered boardwalk, dirt trails and pavement. If you opt to snowshoe, you must be able to snowshoe at least a half-mile. The maximum potential distance for snowshoeing is two miles. While much of our wildlife viewing takes place from our vehicles, participants should be prepared to spend extended periods of time outside in very cold temperatures. While travelers are not required to participate in all activities, if you should opt out of any of the day’s scheduled activities, we cannot guarantee that alternatives will be available. Travelers should be aware that activities in the park occur at altitudes between 4,810 and 7,380 feet.
Important Information About This Trip
This Yellowstone adventure combines the rare chance to view wolves in the wild with an all-encompassing adventure in one of North America’s most renowned wildlife preserves: Yellowstone and Grand Teton national parks. Travelers must understand that even though to date we have had a 100% wolf sighting rate on our trips, these are very secretive animals and they may or may not come within close range. Much of our wolf viewing is done through spotting scopes to allow the wolves to go about their normal behavior. For those considering the photo tour please keep in mind that since this is a 100% wild experience the wolves are often far in the distance. However, the sheer beauty and grandeur of Grand Teton and Yellowstone National Parks in the winter provide remarkable nature imagery. On some dates we travel in reverse order of the itinerary listed on our trip page. Please contact our office for details.
Getting There & Getting Home
Please note that this trip begins and ends in two different cities. You will be met at the airport on Day 1 and transferred to the hotel to meet your group for a 6pm orientation dinner. You are free to depart anytime on the final day.