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Yellowstone and Grand Teton Family Holiday

Yellowstone and Grand Teton Family Holiday

From $ 3,645 AUD

Description

Take the family on a 6-day adventure through some of the most spectacular natural scenery in the USA as you explore Yellowstone and Grand Teton national parks. Watch Old Faithful as it shoots boiling water high into the sky, swim in a bubbling hot spring, and cruise along the river corridor that is the lifeline for the animals that live in the Grand Teton mountain range. Spot wildlife like moose, bears and beavers, and follow along with a real-life wolf tracker who’ll teach you their secret tracking tricks. Go back in time to the Wild West days with a live-action shootout and chuckwagon dinner.

Trip Name
Yellowstone and Grand Teton Family Holiday
Last Updated
2021-09-23
Days
6
Capacity
12
Highlights
  • Take the kids out into nature and discover the abundant wildlife, from buffalo herds to grizzly bears, that inhabit this sparsely populated part of the USA.
  • Meet up with an experienced wolf tracker for a unique opportunity to view wolves within their natural habitat in Yellowstone National Park.
  • Explore the stunning scenery of Grand Teton National Park, where the kids will love swimming in the lakes and floating down rivers.
  • Kick off your family adventure with a lively re-enactment of an old-fashioned shoot-out, held in Jackson’s historic Town Square.

Itinerary

ITINERARY CHANGES Our itineraries are updated regularly throughout the year based on customer feedback and to reflect the current situation in each destination. The information included in this Essential Trip Information may therefore differ from when you first booked your trip. It is important that you review this information prior to travel so that you have the latest updates. Due to weather, local conditions, transport schedules, public holidays, or other factors, further changes may be necessary to your itinerary once in-country. The order and timing of included activities in each location may also vary seasonally to ensure our travellers have the best experience. Your tour leader will keep you up to date with any such changes once on tour. OPTIONAL ACTIVITIES A selection of optional activities that have been popular with past travellers are listed in the day-to-day itinerary. This isn't an exhaustive list and should be used as a guide only for some of what might be available. Prices are approximate, are for entrance only, and don’t include transport to and from the sites or local guides unless indicated. All activities are subject to availability, and maybe on a join-in basis. It may not be possible to do all the activities listed in the time available at each destination, so some pre-planning for what you are most interested in is advised. When it's recommended that travellers pre-book these activities, look for a note in the Special Information section of the day-to-day itinerary. For most, they can either be organised independently on the day, or let your leader know you are interested in the Group Meeting and they can assist. Where activities are considered medium or high risk, we work with operators whose safety and credentials we have sighted and assessed. Although it is possible that you may find the same activity cheaper with another operator on the ground, we cannot vouch for the safety or quality of that operator. Medium and high-risk activities not listed above have not been assessed by us and as such our staff and leaders are unable to assist you with organising these activities. Activities that contravene our Responsible Travel policies are also not listed. Please remember that the decision to partake in any activity not listed is at your own discretion and risk.

Day 1 - Jackson
Welcome to the historic town of Jackson, Wyoming, where fur trappers and frontiersmen once gathered. Depending on when you arrive, you may want to check out some of the local attractions, like the Jackson Hole Historical Society. Once you’ve done exploring the town and settled into your accommodations, join your group for a meeting at 5 pm. Afterwards, wander over to the Town Square to see the evening’s “Shoot Out” in which local actors recreate an old-time gunfight in George Washington Memorial Park. The Shootout is the longest continuously running gunfight in the U.S. and sure to be a lively show for the whole family. After the shootout, head with your group to a local restaurant for a welcome dinner and get to know the other families on your trip.
Day 2 - Grand Teton National Park
After an included breakfast, spend the day with your expert guide exploring the beautiful Grand Teton National Park, one of the most stunning places in Wyoming. The Grand Teton mountain range rises above a scene rich with wildlife, pristine lakes and spectacular mountain peaks. Take a walk to Inspiration Point for outstanding views or enjoy a scenic stroll around the glacially carved Jenny Lake while gazing up in awe at the surrounding landscape. Enjoy a picnic together and maybe spot a moose or even a grizzly bear while sitting back and soaking up all that nature. The kids will love looking out for moose, elk, beaver and black bears – remind them to keep their eyes peeled! Continue on to viewing sites for buffalo and antelope herds along the Gros Ventre River and Antelope Flats.
Day 3 - Grand Teton National Park - Snake River
Take the family out onto the water today for a float trip along the Snake River (approximately 3 hours). On board an inflatable raft, you’ll be able to spot wildlife in its natural habitat and see a side of the park that’s unexplored by most visitors. Sit back and soak up the beauty while your expert guide rows you down the river corridor and shares stories about the area’s history. In the evening, experience an authentic chuckwagon meal at the famous Bar J Chuckwagon. In the 1800s, cowboys who rode the western range would share a meal over tall tales and music around the chuckwagon. Embrace the spirit of the Wild West with a rib stickin’ meal and authentic cowboy entertainment for the whole family.
Day 4 - Yellowstone National Park
Be prepared for an early start, that takes you on the road and into the crown jewel of the national parks. Did you know, Yellowstone is the world’s first national park? This mountain wilderness is home to grizzly bears, wolves and herds of buffalo and elk, and you’ll spend the full day exploring this huge and fascinating national park with your expert local guide. Visit Old Faithful and watch as it sprays over 4000 gallons (14,000 litres) of boiling water into the air, then be hypnotized by the rainbow technicolour of the Grand Prismatic Pool. Within Yellowstone Canyon, explore geysers throughout both the north and south loop. Don’t forget to pack your bathing suit for a soak in the Mammoth natural hot springs. Along the way, stop for a picnic lunch in the park.
Day 5 - Yellowstone National Park
It’s another early morning for a fascinating day today in Yellowstone looking for wolves! There is no better place than Yellowstone to see these magnificent animals in the wild. We meet up with an experienced naturalist guide who tracks the movements and behaviour of Yellowstone wildlife almost daily and know the best places to find the animals. There will be optics for everyone- top-of-the-line binoculars and high-powered spotting scopes for each person. The kids will be fascinated as they learn about the famous wolf packs of Yellowstone.
Day 6 - Yellowstone to Jackson
After breakfast, make your way back to Jackson (approximately 3 hours’ drive), to arrive in the late afternoon. No accommodation is booked for this evening and so you are free to leave at your leisure or stay on to explore Jackson some more on your own.

Trip Dates

StartEndPrice FromRoom Type
14-07-202219-07-2022AUD $ 3,645-
22-07-202227-07-2022AUD $ 3,645-
04-08-202209-08-2022AUD $ 3,645-
11-08-202216-08-2022AUD $ 3,645-

Accommodation

Hotel (5 nights)

Transport

Private vehicle

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