National Parks Family Journey: Yellowstone and Grand Teton

Start: Jackson Finish: Jackson

Visiting: Jackson, Grand Teton National Park, Yellowstone National Park


Duration: 7 Nights

Physical rating: 3 - Average

Special diets catered: Vegetarians, Vegans

Tour Operator: G Adventures

Group size: 1 - 19

Age range: Minimum age of 7 years for this trip.

Tour operated in: English


Prices From: $3055

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Tour Overview

Discover the heart of the American West during a week spent exploring Grand Teton and Yellowstone National Parks. Follow in the footsteps of great explorers as you encounter towering Teton peaks and the dramatic geysers spouting from Yellowstone’s spectacular caldera. From vast canyons to alpine lakes, discover rich habitats harboring grizzlies, bison, elk, and elusive gray wolves.

Highlights

  • icon See steaming hot springs that reveal the wild underground world of the Yellowstone super-volcano
  • icon Raft down the Snake River in Grand Teton National Park
  • icon Set out on a wildlife safari through Yellowstone’s Lamar Valley
  • icon Children can complete an educational odyssey as they earn junior ranger badges
  • icon Marvel at bubbling mud pots and exploding geysers

Places You'll See

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National Parks Family Journey: Yellowstone and Grand Teton
National Parks Family Journey: Yellowstone and Grand Teton
National Parks Family Journey: Yellowstone and Grand Teton
National Parks Family Journey: Yellowstone and Grand Teton

Itinerary

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icon Day 1 : Jackson

Location: Jackson

Accommodation: Hotel

Accommodation Name: 49er Inn And Suites Jackson (or similar)

Meals: No Meals

Arrive in time to meet your fellow travelers for a welcome gathering this evening. Your arrival transfer is included.

ACTIVITY: The adventure begins tonight. Feel free to explore before your welcome meeting, but make sure you’re back in time to meet the group. Check for the meeting time on the welcome note at the hotel. After introductions, your CEO will review the details of your tour. Please note that normal check-in times apply at our start hotels, but you can usually store your luggage for the day if you arrive early.

TRANSPORT: You will be transferred from the airport to your start hotel.

icon Day 2 : Jackson/Grand Teton National Park

Location: Jackson, Grand Teton National Park

Accommodation: Hotel

Accommodation Name: 49er Inn And Suites Jackson (or similar)

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Spend the day exploring the spectacular peaks and valleys of Grand Teton National Park, beginning in the Moose historic district, where early log-cabin homesteads help tell the stories of the bold fur trappers, mountain men, and female entrepreneurs who settled the region. At the park's Craig Thomas Discovery and Visitor Center, young travelers begin their junior ranger journey. Later, grab an oar for a rafting expedition down the Snake River. As you gently float along, spot mule deer, pronghorn, elk, and moose in the surrounding woodlands and meadows. Break for a riverbank barbecue before returning to Jackson for a relaxing evening.

TRANSPORT: Settle in and scan the scenery from the convenience of a private vehicle.

ACTIVITY: Enjoy a 16km (10 mile) guided scenic raft trip on the Snake River in Grand Teton National Park. Learn from local guides about the history of the region, as well as the plant and wildlife against a backdrop of majestic peaks. Stop to eat a barbecue lunch on the river bank at Deadman's Bar. Keep your eyes peeled for moose, bald eagles, osprey, bears, beavers, and more.

TRANSPORT: Settle in and scan the scenery from the convenience of a private vehicle.

icon Day 3 : Grand Teton National Park

Location: Grand Teton National Park

Accommodation: Hotel

Accommodation Name: 49er Inn And Suites Jackson (or similar)

Meals: Breakfast

Board a boat for the ride across Jenny Lake; then set out on a hike in Cascade Canyon—carved by retreating glaciers some 15,000 years ago—and continue to Hidden Falls, plummeting almost a hundred feet into the gorge. This afternoon, saddle up for an optional horseback ride in the shadow of the towering Tetons; or opt for an aquatic adventure, with options to swim, canoe, or kayak in crystal-clear Jackson Lake. Young explorers will also have the opportunity to complete their junior ranger activities and claim their Grand Teton badge!

TRANSPORT: Settle in and scan the scenery from the convenience of a private vehicle.

ACTIVITY: Rise early and take the shuttle boat across Jenny Lake to begin the hike towards Cascade Canyon to Hidden Falls and Inspiration Point. (Round trip Length: 2.2 Miles, Total Elevation Gain: 450 Feet)

TRANSPORT: Settle in and scan the scenery from the convenience of a private vehicle.

FREE TIME: AFTERNOON Enjoy free time to explore Grand Teton National Park. Stick to Jackson Lake to canoe, kayak, or swim. Opt to hit another trail on a hike or horseback ride.

TRANSPORT: Settle in and scan the scenery from the convenience of a private vehicle.

icon Day 4 : Grand Teton National Park/Yellowstone National Park

Location: Grand Teton National Park, Yellowstone National Park

Accommodation: Hotel

Accommodation Name: ClubHouse Inn West Yellowstone (or similar)

Meals: Breakfast

On a morning drive, we’ll cross the Continental Divide and travel into the vast caldera of the Yellowstone supervolcano—a volcano capable of a massive eruptions, which Yellowstone has experienced three times in just over two million years. View wisps of steam rising from geothermal hotspots throughout the park—home to about half of the world’s geysers. Visit the Old Faithful Visitor Education Center to begin a new junior ranger journey, and gather to watch the famed geyser erupt on the clock. Stroll boardwalks winding between the bubbling and gurgling hot springs and geysers of the Upper Geyser Basin, and peer into the spectacular rainbow-hued Grand Prismatic Spring, where thermophilic bacteria generate incredible shades of yellow, blue, and red.

Additional Information: Please note, the long drive days listed on days 4-7 include multiple stops and are inclusive of all activities described in the day itinerary.

TRANSPORT: Settle in and scan the scenery from the convenience of a private vehicle.

ACTIVITY: Make several stops throughout the day. Today the journey is the destination. Cross the Continental Divide and get a taste of just some of the 10,000+ hydrothermal features, 500+ active geysers (more than half the world's geysers), and almost 300 waterfalls. Stay on the lookout for the 67 species of mammals and 285 species of birds that call this place home.

icon Day 5 : Yellowstone National Park

Location: Yellowstone National Park

Accommodation: Hotel

Accommodation Name: ClubHouse Inn West Yellowstone (or similar)

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Venture out in search of astonishing geological activity and amazing creatures in the Yellowstone wilderness—established as the world’s first national park in 1872. Hike in the spectacular Grand Canyon of Yellowstone and see the rushing river and falls; then in the lush Hayden Valley, marvel at the bubbling Mud Volcano and the turbulent waters of the acidic Sulphur Caldron. You’ll also have the chance to explore the historic town of Mammoth Hot Springs, home to Yellowstone National Park headquarters; and stop at Roosevelt Lodge, once a tent camp for trappers and explorers. Set out on safari through the sweeping Lamar Valley—known as the “Serengeti of North America” for its high concentration of wildlife, including bison, elk, and elusive wolves and grizzly bears.

Additional Information: There is so much to see and do in Yellowstone National Park and the wildlife is a big part. Based on animal sightings and park ranger feedback, we give our CEOs the opportunity to adjust the order of highlights explored in the park. The activities above will be delivered across day 5 and 6 of this tour.

ACTIVITY: Make several stops throughout the day. Today the journey is the destination. Geysers, waterfalls, wildlife, and scenic beauty are around every corner just waiting to be explored. In fact, Yellowstone National Park is a super volcano with the world’s largest active geyser field, boasting more than 10,000 geysers. The Park is also home to more wild animals than almost anywhere else in the U.S., including roaming bison, gray wolves, elk, black bears, and, of course, the famous grizzly bear. Spend the day discovering the impressive natural phenomenons within the park.

TRANSPORT: Settle in and scan the scenery from the convenience of a private vehicle.

icon Day 6 : Yellowstone National Park

Location: Yellowstone National Park

Accommodation: Hotel

Accommodation Name: ClubHouse Inn West Yellowstone (or similar)

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Venture out in search of astonishing geological activity and amazing creatures in the Yellowstone wilderness—established as the world’s first national park in 1872. Hike in the spectacular Grand Canyon of Yellowstone and see the rushing river and falls; then in the lush Hayden Valley, marvel at the bubbling Mud Volcano and the turbulent waters of the acidic Sulphur Caldron. You’ll also have the chance to explore the historic town of Mammoth Hot Springs, home to Yellowstone National Park headquarters; and stop at Roosevelt Lodge, once a tent camp for trappers and explorers. Set out on safari through the sweeping Lamar Valley—known as the “Serengeti of North America” for its high concentration of wildlife, including bison, elk, and elusive wolves and grizzly bears.

Additional Information: There is so much to see and do in Yellowstone National Park and the wildlife is a big part. Based on animal sightings and park ranger feedback, we give our CEOs the opportunity to adjust the order of highlights explored in the park. The activities above will be delivered across day 5 and 6 of this tour.

ACTIVITY: Make several stops throughout the day. Today the journey is the destination. Geysers, waterfalls, wildlife, and scenic beauty are around every corner just waiting to be explored. In fact, Yellowstone National Park is a super volcano with the world’s largest active geyser field, boasting more than 10,000 geysers. The Park is also home to more wild animals than almost anywhere else in the U.S., including roaming bison, gray wolves, elk, black bears, and, of course, the famous grizzly bear. Spend the day discovering the impressive natural phenomenons within the park.

TRANSPORT: Settle in and scan the scenery from the convenience of a private vehicle.

icon Day 7 : Yellowstone National Park/Jackson

Location: Yellowstone National Park, Jackson

Accommodation: Hotel

Accommodation Name: 49er Inn And Suites Jackson (or similar)

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Enjoy a final morning in one of America’s most beloved national parks. Descend a wooden boardwalk into the vast Norris Geyser Basin, dotted with colorful pools and steaming fumaroles; then stop by the Old Faithful Visitor Education Center for lunch, where young travelers can claim a Yellowstone junior ranger badge before we return to Jackson. Enjoy a free afternoon to wander the streets of this Old West town, which you may recognize from a number of classic cowboy films. Gather for a farewell dinner to toast your adventures in the great American wilderness.

TRANSPORT: Settle in and scan the scenery from the convenience of a private vehicle.

ACTIVITY: Take in any remaining highlights of Yellowstone National Park. Continue to stay on the lookout for the wildlife that calls this place home.

icon Day 8 : Jackson

Location: Jackson

Meals: Breakfast

Depart at any time.

ACTIVITY: Not ready to leave? Your CEO can help with travel arrangements to extend your adventure.

What's Included

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    Lamar Valley wildlife safari

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    Two full days touring though Yellowstone National Park's highlights

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    Accommodation

    Hotels (7 nts).

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    Arrival transfer

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    Grand Teton National Park entrance

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    All transport between destinations and to/from included activities

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    Meals

    7 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 1 dinner Allow USD370-485 for meals not included.

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    Fully Guided

    2 CEOs (Chief Experience Officers) throughout, local guide

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    Guided Snake River float

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    Your Family Journeys Moment: Grand Teton Scenic River Float, Grand Teton National Park

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    Yellowstone National Park entrance

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    Jenny Lake boat ride

What's Not Included

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    Tipping and Gratuities

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    International Travel

Meals Included

7 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 1 dinner

Accommodation

Hotels (7 nts)

Transport

Private vehicle, boat, walking

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    Low Deposit

    G Adventures requires a deposit of 200 GBP to secure a place on this tour, and the final balance is not due till 60 days before departure..

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    Secure payments

    All payments to TourHub are deposited into an externally regulated Trust account.


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Sunday Jul 11, 2021

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Sunday Jul 18, 2021

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Sunday Aug 01, 2021

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