Essential Yellowstone

September 13, 2019 - September 18, 2019
6 days / 10 meals
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A tour designed to maximize your Yellowstone experience on a shorter vacation

Day 1: West Yellowstone, MT
Board an early flight west to Jackson, WY and travel to West Yellowstone, MT for a 3-night stay. D

Day 2: Lamar Valley – America’s Serengeti
Often called America’s Serengeti for its populations of large animals, the expansive Lamar Valley is an excellent habitat for wildlife. Remotely located in the northeast corner of Yellowstone, the Valley is a must-see area for serious wildlife watchers. Among its most famous inhabitants are the Junction Butte and Lamar Canyon wolf packs. The towering mountains and array of wildlife – including buffalo, elk, antelope, otters and more – make this a gorgeous, not to be missed drive! B, D

Day 3: Marvel. Explore. Discover.
A local expert joins us for an all day, guided tour through Yellowstone National Park. Sights will include Old Faithful, Geysers, Paint Pots and more geological wonders. Dinner is a treat as we dine in the Old Faithful Inn Dining Room, a masterpiece of rustic architecture with a 65-foot ceiling and a rhyolite fireplace. B, D

Day 4: Snake River
Enjoy a morning drive through the southern sector of Yellowstone to Moose, Wyoming and the aromatic campfire smoke of an old-fashioned Dornan’s Chuckwagon lunch. Experience a relaxing float down the Snake River through the heart of Grand Teton National Park. Watch for wildlife and learn about the history and geology of the area from your knowledgeable rafting guides while enjoying breathtaking mountain views. Continue to Jackson, WY for a 2-night stay. B, L

Day 5: Antelope Flats
Antelope Flats is a spectacular, 640-acre stretch that takes you through sagebrush flats and over rolling plains. Fabulous sights like Mormon Row – home to the infamous Moulton Barns, the Blacktail Butte area, and the Gros Ventre Mountains encompass the area. This is a side trip you won’t soon forget! The afternoon is yours at leisure to enjoy Jackson’s Teton Village before enjoying a toe-tapping, entertaining farewell evening at the Jackson Hole Playhouse (Show TBD). B, D

Day 6: Jackson, WY – home
Enjoy a walking tour led by a representative from the Jackson Historical Society before free time to explore this iconic mountain town. Experience what flying feels like during an optional aerial tram ride to the top of Rendezvous Mountain (additional expense) before flying home. B

Per person rates*
double $2399
triple/quad $2199
single $2879
* Includes roundtrip airfare from STL