Into the Wild: Yellowstone
& Grand Tetons
October 1-7, 2020
The world's first national park, Yellowstone, a name synonymous with wild America.
Over 2 million acres of wilderness full of wildlife and a wide range of habitats, ranging from forests and wetlands to high plateaus and lakes, dotted with more geothermal features than anywhere else on Earth. This is an active landscape, pulsing with life and vitality from deep within the Earth's core.
This park coupled with the neighbouring Grand Tetons National Park, provide a myriad of photographic opportunities from sunrise to sunset. The Grand Tetons rising nearly 14,000 feet are often described as 'the way mountains are meant to be'. The alpine areas, forests and wetlands here are rich with wildlife and often less explored allowing our intimate group a special insight to the animal's behaviours, and a relaxing pace through the park.
"Once a year, go someplace you've never been before." --- Dalai Lama
Throughout our exploration we will keep our eyes peeled for grizzly and black bears, moose, elk, bighorn sheep, pronghorn as well as the ever-resilient and enigmatic grey wolves, and the thundering herds of mighty bison. Fall is also a lovely time to observe many of the regions 300+ bird species, as well as the habitat being rich with autumn hues. Our small and intimate group travelling with our own wildlife biologist will allow us an unprecedented insight into the flora and fauna of these regions as well as specific animal adaptations, biology, behaviour and conservation measures.
"We observed no less than 10 large mammal species in the park, and Darren provided amazing insight into their species-specific behaviours."
October 1: We arrive into the quaint Jackson Hole, WY and get our first view of the mighty Tetons. From here we head to our lodging within the park at the lovely Jackson Lake Lodge. This lodge has many amenities, as well as stunning views of the entire Teton range! This evening we can keep our eyes and ears open for sightings of moose and bugling of elk.
October 2: We spend the entire day exploring Grand Tetons National Park, beginning with a sunrise session along the gorgeous Snake River. Throughout the day we will search for wildlife including grizzly bears and pronghorn, as well as other stunning photographic opportunities. Overnight back at the lodge.
October 3: This morning we find ourselves at another magnificent location for sunrise, have breakfast and then slowly make our way northward into Yellowstone. We will have ample opportunity ot observe and photograph many highlights along the way. Overnight in northern Yellowstone at the Mammoth Hot Springs area.
October 4-6: The next few days will be spent exploring the wildlife, habitats and geothermal features that have made Yellowstone famous. We will explore and photograph the Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, the wildlife rich Lamar and Hayden valleys, picturesque Norris and Old Faithful geyser areas and much more! Overnight back at Mammoth Hot Springs.
October 7: This morning we will take one last opportunity to marvel at the area's grandeur and then make our way southward back into the Tetons to the Jackson Hole airport for onward flights home.
COSTS & INCLUSIONS
$3,300 US per person
Includes: All lodgings within the parks, all transportation within the parks, welcome dinner and daily snacks, National park and conservation fees, airport transfers, fuels and all taxes, photographic instruction.
Not Included: any meals other than those stated, travel to/from Jackson Hole, WY, travel insurance.
small and intimate group
wildlife biologist led tour
accommodations within the National parks
high diversity of mammals and birdlife
10% off for returning guests
"Lodging inside the parks allowed for a much greater park experience, having wildlife at your doorstep as well as being in the right location at the right time!"
For more information about this exciting tour, contact us.