An Expertly Guided Small-Group Discovery in the Quieter Seasons of Spring & Fall
When President Theodore Roosevelt first encountered Yellowstone's wondrous geology and abundant animals during a visit to America's first national park in 1903, he proclaimed it “absolutely unique in the world.” Embracing natural beauty as a shared social asset, he championed the idea of national parks, building a priceless legacy for generations to follow. In the northwest corner of Wyoming, two of America's most treasured parks offer an immersion in scenic grandeur and abundant wildlife unparalleled in the Lower 48. This classic small-group safari through Yellowstone and the Grand Tetons takes us into the domain of elk and bison herds, moose, bighorn sheep, coyotes, foxes, bald eagles and, of course, black bears, grizzlies and wolves. From plains to peaks, Yellowstone Country still works strong magic.
- Tap Our Local KnowledgeDiscover wildlife-viewing spots that casual tourists miss, plus other scenic surprises revealed by our Expedition Leaders who know Yellowstone Country intimately
- Learn with Expert Naturalist GuidesA small-group safari in search of wolves, grizzlies, bison and more, guided by naturalists whose in-depth interpretation vastly enriches your experience
- Watch Wildlife in Jackson HoleFloat the Snake River beneath the dramatic spires of the Grand Tetons as we scout for elk, moose, otters, and eagles overhead
Why Choose Our Guided Small-Group Adventure?
Yellowstone may be America’s best-known and best-loved national park. A classic vacation destination, Yellowstone hosts several million visitors each year—which is precisely the reason you should see Yellowstone and the Grand Tetons with us. We do our best to avoid hordes of travelers making cursory drive-through on their own, or bus tours that stop at a few crowded viewpoints. There’s so much more to Yellowstone… and no one shows it to you like we do!
- Thinking of Going It Alone? Let Us Take the Hassle Out
When you travel on your own, you spend a lot of time researching, planning, asking questions, competing for reservations, or driving around trying to figure out where to go and what to do. As a result, you lose precious time and miss the secret spots known only to locals. We’ve taken out the legwork and guesswork: When you travel to Yellowstone with us, you’ll experience a seamless adventure. Because we’ve already researched and tested everything, and we coordinate reservations far in advance, you'll experience so much more than most people visiting on their own can accomplish.
- Small Groups Make a BIG Difference!
In contrast to bus tours, our small groups never have more than just seven guests per private safari vehicle! With a maximum of 14 guests (in two vehicles) per departure, plus two NHA Expedition Leaders and a support staff member, we offer a matchless guide-to-guest ratio and a far more intimate nature adventure. We can move more quickly to areas where wildlife has recently been spotted and access roads and places that motorcoaches and even mini buses cannot get to.
- Our Itinerary Includes "Hidden" Wildlife Enclaves & Private Experiences
Our carefully designed itinerary features out-of-the-way corners of Yellowstone and Grand Teton national parks that most visitors miss. With in-depth knowledge of the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem, we take you to lesser-known areas where wildlife viewing is better and crowds are few. Over the years we’ve developed relationships with a range of interesting locals, and you'll get personalized experiences you wouldn’t have access to on your own, such as a visit with a local naturalist and wildlife photographer in his home.
- Expert Naturalist Guides Add Immeasurably to Your Experience
Our Expedition Leaders are seasoned naturalists who guide here year-round and know this region like few others. Many have grown up in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem, and all have years of guiding experience with in-depth knowledge of the places we visit, resident wildlife behavior, and where and when to be in particular places to see animals. We can't emphasize enough how much difference this expertise makes to your overall experience. Each Expedition Leader has a formal biology background and is also a natural history educator. Our guides are the senior personnel in the Yellowstone area, called on to train other local guides. They are also in constant communication with local wolf researchers, giving our groups the most up-to-date, inside knowledge of wolf locations and activity. See Expedition Leader bios with traveler comments regarding the quality of our leaders.
- Personalized Visit with a Local Naturalist Photographer
We have arranged a special opportunity for a private visit with Dan Hartman, one of Yellowstone's most famous wildlife photographers, whose work has been featured in National Geographic. His wolf images are particularly renowned, and he is an important Yellowstone naturalist in his own right.
- Exclusive Nat Hab Safari Trucks—Pop-Top Roofs Enhance Viewing
A far cry from the typical buses or vans other companies use, Nat Hab has crafted new Mercedes Sprinters into specialty North American Safari Trucks. Three double-wide pop-top roof hatches plus large side windows offer 360-degree views on the landscape and wildlife. Every guest has a window seat and plenty of room for camera equipment and other gear. These exclusive vehicles make a big difference in your overall experience!
- Travel During the Shoulder Season to Avoid Crowds
Most people visit Yellowstone in high summer. It can be tough to avoid the throngs at peak season. That’s why we time this trip for late spring and fall. Not only are there fewer people in the parks, but the landscapes are particularly beautiful: spring's fresh green with the peaks still blanketed by snow, and autumn’s palette of golden aspen, willow and blue skies. You won’t find more impressive backdrops against which to capture magnificent wildlife photos.
- Our Quality-Value Guarantee Ensures Your Yellowstone Adventure
With Natural Habitat Adventures, you receive our exclusive guarantee, stating clearly that we will meet the lofty expectations we set forth in our promotional materials. We think this is the most ambitious guarantee made by any adventure travel company. Read our important promise.
- Feel Good About the Way You Travel
We all care about the planet, and you can embark upon this adventure knowing that the emissions from your trip are 100-percent carbon-offset—Natural Habitat Adventures is the world’s first carbon-neutral travel company.
- Natural Habitat Adventures is WWF's Travel Partner
Because of our commitment to environmentally friendly travel, as well as the exceptional quality of our adventures, World Wildlife Fund—the world's leading environmental conservation organization—has named Natural Habitat as its worldwide travel partner, a designation that makes us exceedingly proud!