Yellowstone Camping Explorer

Yellowstone Camping Explorer

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$1999

$1750

Yellowstone Camping Explorer

6 Days Starting and ending in Jackson

Visiting: Jackson, Yellowstone National Park

Tour operator:

G Adventures

Tour code:

25988

Group size:

1 - 12

Physical rating:

3 - Average

Age range:

You must be 18 to travel unaccompanied on a G Adventures tour. For minors travelling with a guardian over 21 years old, the minimum age is 12.

Special diets catered:

Vegetarians, Vegans

Tour operated in:
English
From:
$1999
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Tour Overview

Get your blood pumping and your heart thumping on this active adventure through the heart of the American West. Spend six days discovering the untamed beauty and wildness of Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks. Awaken your inner explorer and use your own two feet to reach new heights on epic hikes through the varied landscapes of Wyoming. Come face-to-face with a staggering array of pristine landscapes and geological wonders. After a day of keeping your eyes peeled for the region’s abundant wildlife (grizzlies, wolves, moose, bald eagles, and the elusive gray wolf), tuck in for a great night's sleep in a tent under a star-filled sky.

Highlights

  • Embark on a rafting trip down the Snake River, Venture into the Lamar Valley for a wildlife safari tour of the region’s fauna and flora, Hike near Old Faithful and Grand Prismatic, Hike to Artist Point and Mt Washburn area, Visit Mammoth Hot Springs and hike near the terraces.

Itinerary

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Day 1: Jackson/Yellowstone National Park
Location: Jackson
Accommodation: Madison Arm Resort
Meals Included: DINNER

Arrive in time for your 8am welcome meeting in Jackson Hole. Travel to Yellowstone National Park and spend the day visiting sites like Old Faithful, the Upper Geyser Basin, and the Grand Prismatic Spring. Set up camp and enjoy an evening together. Enjoy dinner at camp with your CEO and new friends.

Additional Information: Please ensure your flight arrival time us no later than 6am, in order to have enough time to make your 8am welcome meeting.

ACTIVITY: MORNING Today, the adventure begins. Be sure to arrive in time to meet your group. After introductions, your CEO will review the details of your trip.

TRANSPORT: Settle in, scan the scenery from the convenience of a private vehicle and enjoy the wonders of Yellowstone.

ACTIVITY: Travel through the Southern Loop of Yellowstone National Park, which features some of the most breathtaking and diverse natural scenery. Watch Old Faithful erupt and check out the colours of the Grand Prismatic Spring.

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 hosts one of world’s largest volcanic systems, boasting more than 10,000 hydrothermal features, including more than 500 geysers. The Park is also home to some of North America’s most iconic wildlife including the continent’s largest terrestrial mammal, the American bison as well as endangered gray wolves, both of which have been part of incredible recovery success stories in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem. It is also the residence of many moose, elk, black bear, and, of course the famous grizzly bear. Spend the day discovering the oldest of US National Parks and the many impressive natural phenomenon within it.

Day 2: Yellowstone National Park
Location: Yellowstone National Park
Accommodation: Madison Arm Resort
Meals Included: BREAKFAST, LUNCH, DINNER

Awake amid the forest and breathe in the fresh air while having breakfast at camp. Drive for an hour to the Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone and spend some time hiking around the area. See the views from Artist Point and hike along the Mt Washburn trail with a pause for a packed lunch along the way. Return to camp after the hike and relax before dinner.

TRANSPORT: Settle in and scan the scenery on the way from camp to the Grand Canyon of Yellowstone for a full-day visit and then return to camp in the evening.

ACTIVITY: FULL DAY Visit the Grand Canyon of Yellowstone. Set out on a 1-mile walk to Artist Point for amazing views of the canyon below. Then, walk to the brink of Lower Falls on another 1-mile walk with 265ft in elevation gain. Finish the day with the 6.8 mile Mt Washburn hike with 1,394ft in elevation gain. Lunch will be had along the trail.

Day 3: Yellowstone National Park
Location: Yellowstone National Park
Accommodation: Madison Arm Resort
Meals Included: BREAKFAST, LUNCH

Begin the adventure early today with a morning wildlife safari in Lamar Valley. The Lamar Valley is known for its high concentration of wildlife, including bison, elk, and elusive wolves and grizzly bears. Hike along trails in the area like Trout Lake and then travel to Mammoth Hot Springs for an included lunch. Explore the area and hike the 3 miles around the terraces. Then, continue to Norris Geyser Basin for a 2-mile walk. Finish the day with a drive to West Yellowstone stopping to view wildlife on the way.

TRANSPORT: Settle in and scan the scenery from the comfort of your private vehicle as you explore more of Yellowstone National Park.

ACTIVITY: MORNING Test your skills at spotting morning wildlife in Lamar Valley, a thriving habitat for many of the park’s animals. Keep your eyes peeled, especially for bison, grizzly bears, and wolves but remember that spotting animals involves luck and coincidence. Habitat preferences vary by season, with grazing animals like elk, mule deer, and pronghorn migrating between elevations. Later, hike along trails in the area like Trout Lake or Hellroaring Creek Trail to the Suspension Bridge for a total of 4 miles.

ACTIVITY: Explore the Northern Loop in Yellowstone National Park, which features beautiful scenery, exciting wildlife, and spectacular hydrothermal features. Tour the ever-maturing Mammoth Hot Springs and walk along the trail through Norris Geyser Basin. In Mammoth Hot Springs the group will hike for 3 miles through the terraces.

ACTIVITY: Spend time exploring the otherworldly landscapes of the Norris Geyser Basin. One of the hottest, oldest, and most dynamic of Yellowstone's thermal areas. Hike for 2 miles around the basin and take in the unique landscape.

Day 4: Yellowstone National Park/Jackson
Location: Yellowstone National Park
Accommodation: Snake River Cabins & RV Village
Meals Included: BREAKFAST, LUNCH, DINNER

Today, visit one last area of Yellowstone National Park known as West Thumb Geyser Basin. Walk amid the geothermal, iridescent springs before traveling south to Jenny Lake in Grand Teton National Park. Spend free time along the shores exploring the trails on your own. Opt to hop on a boat ride across the picturesque lake. Arrive at camp in the evening for a group dinner.

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

ACTIVITY: Depart camp for one last opportunity to discover Yellowstone. Spend time at the West Thumb Geyser Basin and walk amidst the geothermal activity. This area of the park borders the lake and houses a number of hot and boiling springs with iridescent water within.

FREE TIME: AFTERNOON After lunch you will have free time in the Jenny Lake Area. Hike along any of the trails departing from the visitor centre or opt for a boat ride across the lake for some exploration of the shoreline and trails on the other side. Guided Hiking is not a permitted activity within Grand Teton National Park. Your CEO will provide you with all the necessary park, wildlife, trail, and safety information needed so that you and your new trail mates can discover Jenny Lake safely and enjoyably at your own pace.

ACTIVITY: Visit Grand Teton National Park, a natural playground that offers serene landscapes, alluring wildlife, hidden waterfalls, and hundreds of hiking trails throughout the park. Towering above pristine lakes and alpine terrain, the Teton Range includes more than 8 peaks at an elevation greater than 12,000 ft (39370m).

Day 5: Jackson
Location: Jackson
Accommodation: Snake River Cabins & RV Village
Meals Included: BREAKFAST, LUNCH

After breakfast, spend the morning on your own in Grand Teton National Park. Hike the trails in search of photographic locations amid the stunning mountain views. The afternoon brings more excitement with an adventurous and fun rafting trip on the Snake River.

FREE TIME: MORNING Enjoy free time to explore Grand Teton National Park.

ACTIVITY: Enjoy a guided tour along the Snake River and learn about the history and geology of the area. Pass by limestone cliffs and over class II and III rapids like The Lunchcounter and the Big Kahuna. Float down the river, keep an eye out for wildlife, and take in the stunning scenery!

Day 6: Jackson
Location: Jackson
Meals Included: BREAKFAST

Help break down camp this morning before being driven to the Elk Country Inn in Jackson where the tour ends upon arrival.

Additional Information: The group will arrive to the finish point in Jackson around 10am. Any domestic flights should be booked from 12pm onwards and any international flights should be booked from 1pm onwards.

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

What's Included

  • Accommodation
    Camping (5nts).

  • Meals
    5 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 3 dinners

  • Yellowstone National Park Visit

  • Yellowstone Northern and Southern Loop Excursion

  • Norris Geyser Basin, Visit the Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone

  • Grand Teton National Park Visit

  • Lamar Valley wildlife safari

  • Guided Snake River float

  • Free time at Jenny Lake

  • All entrance fees into the national parks

  • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities

Accommodation

Camping (5nts).

Transport

Private vehicle, boat, walking.

Meals Included

5 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 3 dinners

Group Size

Max 12.

Solo Travellers

We believe solo travellers should not have to pay more to travel so our group trips are designed for shared accommodation and do not involve a single supplement. Single travellers joining group trips are paired in twin or multi-share accommodation with someone of the same sex for the duration of the trip. Some of our Independent trips are designed differently and solo travellers on these itineraries must pay the single trip price.

Meals

Eating is a big part of traveling and we encourage you to experience the vast array of wonderful food that is available out in the world. It's important to remember, that food may be different from what you are used to at home and that some things may not be available in other countries.

Some meals are included in the trip price, while others are not, to allow flexibility and choice to you and your family. For non-included meals our CEOs will still make arrangements for the group to eat together, which allows you to taste a larger variety of dishes and enjoy each other's company. There is no obligation to do this though. For all trips please refer to the meals included and budget information for included meals and approximate budget (per person) for meals not included.

Throughout this trip, breakfast is included daily (ranging from continental to buffet depending on the trip), as are healthy, local snacks. Tap water is safe and drinkable everywhere. Please remember to bring your own refillable bottle and refill at the start of each day.

Note that any special meal requirements or dietary restrictions need to be specified at time of booking.

Check out our Q&As

  • Solo Travellers

    We believe solo travellers should not have to pay more to travel so our group trips are designed for shared accommodation and do not involve a single supplement. Single travellers joining group trips are paired in twin or multi-share accommodation with someone of the same sex for the duration of the trip. Some of our Independent trips are designed differently and solo travellers on these itineraries must pay the single trip price.

  • Max Pax

    12

  • Money Exchange

    The United States currency is the US Dollar (USD). Credit cards are accepted almost everywhere in the US and can be used to purchase small and large items. When purchasing products or services with a foreign credit card in the USA, you may be charged additional fees by your credit card company for foreign purchases. Credit cards and debit cards are very useful for cash advances but you must remember to bring your PIN number (be aware that many ATM machines only accept 4-digit PINs). Both Cirrus and Plus system cards are the most widely accepted debit cards. Both Visa and Master Cards are the most widely accepted credit cards. While ATMs are commonly available, there are no guarantees that your credit or debit cards will actually work check with your bank before you travel. A visit to an ATM can be arranged on Day 1 and other days of the trip. Do not rely on credit or debit cards as your only source of money. A combination of US Dollars as cash (preferably smaller bills, 5's, 10's and 20's), and credit cards is best. Currency exchange is best obtained prior to travel or at the airport, currency exchange is very difficult to find in the USA and most banks do not accommodate. Always take more rather than less, as you don't want to spoil the trip by constantly feeling short of funds. As currency exchange rates can fluctuate often we ask that you refer to the following website for daily exchange rates: www.xe.com

  • About our Transportation

    For this trip we use two 15-seat vehicles with internal luggage storage for up to 14 people plus a CEO and Driver. These vans are durable vehicles that allow us to drive on most types of roads in North America. With mandatory seat belts to keep us secure and safe. No standing is permitted in these vehicles. This is not a physically demanding journey. There is air conditioning to cool things down on warm days to keep everyone more comfortable. Travelling can be difficult, with long drives and limited space in the van. Please take note of the travel times and distances in the above itinerary. Despite some of the long days, most travellers feel that the diversity of the North American landscape, culture and wildlife are all well worth the experience!

  • A Couple of Rules

    Illegal drugs will not be tolerated on any trips. Possessing or using drugs not only contravenes the laws of the land but also puts the rest of the group at risk. Smoking marijuana and opium is a part of local culture in some parts of the world but is not acceptable for our travellers. Our philosophy of travel is one of respect towards everyone we encounter and in particular the local people who make the world the special place it is. The exploitation of people in the sex trade is completely contrary to this philosophy. Our CEOs have the right to expel any member of the group if drugs are found in their possession or if they utilize the services of paid sex workers, in any capacity.

  • Feedback

    After your travels, we want to hear from you! Your feedback information is so important to us that we'll give you 5% off the price of your next G Adventures trip if your feedback is completed on-line within 30 days of finishing your trip. Your tour evaluation will be e-mailed to you 24 hours after the conclusion of your trip. If you do not receive the tour evaluation link in the days after your tour has finished, please drop us a line at customersolutions@gadventures.com and we will send it on to you.

  • Important Notes

    1. TRAVEL DAYS In order to cover the vast distance in North America to be able to visit several different parks and cities along our trip, we will have a couple of long driving days. 2. WALKS AND HIKES - OPTIONAL All walks and hikes proposed by our CEO will be easy to moderate level. You may choose to participate or not, but exploring our national parks on foot is part of our way of travelling. It’s a healthy way to discover North America’s beauty and landscape. 3. LEGAL DRINKING AGE Please note that the legal drinking age in the United States is 21. Many bars and clubs will ask for ID at the door, therefore listening to live music in certain bars or spending a night out is not possible when you are under the legal age, even if you don't plan on consuming alcohol. Drinking laws are strictly enforced and our CEOs are unable to help those under age obtain alcohol of any kind. While this should not stop those under legal drinking age from booking a tour, it is important to note that if a traveller is under-age there are certain optional nighttime activities that they may not legally be able to participate in. When trying to book the right trip, we recommend that travellers under legal drinking age take this into consideration when booking a tour that visits several big cities. 4. ACCOMMODATION NOTE: Please be aware that properties we stay in with only two stories may not have elevators installed and climbing the stairs with your luggage will be necessary.

  • Joining Hotel

    For details of your joining hotel please refer to your tour voucher, G Account, the G Adventures App or contact your travel agent.

  • Joining Instructions

    Welcome Meeting Time/Location: 8:00 AM inside Hotel Lobby Elk Country Inn 480 W Pearl Ave, Jackson, WY 83001, United States Jackson USA For details of your joining hotel please refer to your tour voucher, G Account, the G Adventures App or contact your travel agent. Please note that even though Day 1 is an arrival day there's a full schedule of activities planned. Please arrive by 6am in order to make it to the 8am Welcome Meeting. The group will depart for Yellowstone National Park by 9am.

  • Optional Activities

    Grand Teton National Park - Craig Thomas Discovery and Visitor Center - Jenny Lake and Cascade Canyon Hike

  • About Accommodation

    Accommodation will be participation camping for 5 nights. This means you will help set up and break down the camp site and help with meal preparation.

  • Laundry

    Laundry facilities are offered by some of our hotels for a charge or ask your CEO where the closest laundromat is. There will be times when you may want to or have to do your own laundry, so we suggest you bring non-polluting/biodegradable soap.

  • Accommodation

    Camping (5nts).

  • Newsletter

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  • Minimum Age

    You must be 18 to travel unaccompanied on a G Adventures tour. For minors travelling with a guardian over 21 years old, the minimum age is 12.

  • Spending Money

    Every traveller is different and therefore spending money requirements will vary. Some travellers may drink more than others while other travellers like to purchase more souvenirs than most. Please consider your own spending habits when it comes to allowing for drinks, shopping and tipping. Please also remember the following specific recommendations when planning your trip.

  • Group Leader Description

    This G Adventures group trip is accompanied by one of our group leaders, otherwise known as a Chief Experience Officer (CEO). The CEO will be the group manager, leader and driver - this person is knowledgeable in the routes travelled and will organize and lead the meal preparations and has experience in cooking a variety of local and international dishes for large groups. As the group coordinator and manager, the aim of the CEO is to take the hassle out of your travels and to help you have the best trip possible. While not being guides in the traditional sense, you can expect them to have a broad general knowledge of the countries visited on the trip, including historical, cultural, religious and social aspects. They will also offer suggestions for things to do and to see, recommend great local eating venues and introduce you to our local friends. While our CEOs are trained and have resources to assist them along the way, the United States is the fourth largest country on the planet, and it is impossible for them to know everything about this massive country. We recommend local guides where we think more specific knowledge will add to the enjoyment of the places we are visiting - we think it's the best of both worlds. Please note that specific tour guide licenses are required to guide in certain cities and regions, and as such, our CEOs will oftentimes provide brief orientation walks to point out useful places like supermarkets, main squares and ATMs but for more specific or in-depth destination information, an official guided tour is recommended.

  • Arrival Complications

    We don't expect any problems, and nor should you, but if for any reason you are unable to commence your trip as scheduled, please refer to the emergency contact details provided in this dossier and contact us as soon as possible. If you have a pre-booked transfer, and you have not made contact with our representative within 30 minutes of clearing customs and immigration, we recommend that you make your own way to the Starting Point hotel, following the Joining Instructions. Please apply to your travel agent on your return for a refund of the transfer cost if this occurs.

  • Health

    Please note inoculations may be required for the country visited. It is your responsibility to consult with your travel doctor for up to date medical travel information well before departure. You should consult your doctor for up-to-date medical travel information well before departure. We recommend that you carry a First Aid kit and hand sanitizers / antibacterial wipes as well as any personal medical requirements. Please be aware that quite often we are in remote areas and away from medical facilities, and for legal reasons our leaders are prohibited from administering any type of drug including headache tablets, antibiotics, etc. When selecting your trip please carefully read the brochure and itinerary and assess your ability to cope with our style of travel.

  • What's Included

    Yellowstone National Park Visit. Norris Geyser Basin, Visit the Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone. Yellowstone Northern and Southern Loop Excursion. Lamar Valley wildlife safari. Grand Teton National Park Visit. Guided Snake River float. Free time at Jenny Lake. All entrance fees into the national parks. All transport between destinations and to/from included activities.

  • Itinerary Disclaimer

    While it is our intention to adhere to the route described below, there is a certain amount of flexibility built into the itinerary and on occasion it may be necessary, or desirable to make alterations. The itinerary is brief, as we never know exactly where our journey will take us. Due to our style of travel and the regions we visit, travel can be unpredictable. The Trip Details document is a general guide to the tour and region and any mention of specific destinations or wildlife is by no means a guarantee that they will be visited or encountered. Aboard expedition trips visits to research stations depend on final permission. Additionally, any travel times listed are approximations only and subject to vary due to local circumstances.

  • Planeterra Foundation - the non-profit partner of G Adventures

    Planeterra International Foundation is a non-profit organization committed to turning travel into impact by helping local communities earn an income from tourism. Planeterra connects underserved local communities to the benefits of tourism by developing and supporting small community-owned businesses. These businesses support Indigenous people, empower women, grant youth access to employment opportunities, and protect the environment. Planeterra also works to ensure these businesses have a thriving customer base by integrating their projects into G Adventures’ itineraries globally. G Adventures is Planeterra’s largest corporate donor, covering all operating costs, so 100% of your donation will bring opportunity to people in need. G Adventures Dollar-a-day Program - Make Every Day Count - Turn your travel into impact with Planeterra Foundation. Did you know? Most communities around the world do not benefit from tourism. Give back to the places you visit on your travels by creating opportunities for local people to earn an income, and protect the environment. Make every day count by donating $1/day for the length of your trip, and join us in empowering the communities you will visit when you travel. 100% of your donation goes directly to Planeterra projects.

  • International Flights

    Check-in times and baggage allowances/restrictions vary by airline and can change at any time. For the most up-to-date information for your flight, please contact your airline. We recommend checking in online in advance to avoid potential delays at the airport.

  • Group Size Notes

    Max 12.

  • Transport

    Private vehicle, boat, walking.

  • Group Leader

    CEO (Chief Experience Officer) throughout.

  • My Own Room

    Please note that if you have booked the "My Own Room" option for this tour, you will receive your own single room for all night stops

  • Packing List

    Cold weather: • Long-sleeved shirts or sweater • Scarf • Warm gloves • Warm hat • Warm layers Documents: • Flight info (required) (Printouts of e-tickets may be required at the border) • Insurance info (required) (With photocopies) • Passport (required) (With photocopies) • Vouchers and pre-departure information (required) • Visas or vaccination certificates (With photocopies) Essentials: • Toiletries (required) (Shampoo, bodywash, soap, etc.) • Binoculars (optional) • Camera (With extra memory cards and batteries) • Cash, credit and debit cards • Day pack (Used for daily excursions or short overnights) • Ear plugs • First-aid kit (should contain lip balm with sunscreen, sunscreen, whistle, Aspirin, Ibuprofen, bandaids/plasters, tape, anti-histamines, antibacterial gel/wipes, antiseptic cream, Imodium or similar tablets for mild cases of diarrhea, rehydration powder, water purification tablets or drops, insect repellent, sewing kit, extra prescription drugs you may be taking) • Flashlight/torch (Headlamps are ideal) • Fleece top/sweater • Footwear • Hat • Locks for bags • Long pants/jeans • Moneybelt • Outlet adapter • Personal entertainment (Reading and writing materials, cards, music player, etc.) • Reusable water bottle • Shirts/t-shirts • Sleepwear • Small travel towel • Sunglasses • Swimwear • Watch and alarm clock • Waterproof backpack cover • Windproof rain jacket Health & Safety: • Hand sanitizer (required) • Face masks (Clients will be only be required to wear a face mask where it is mandated by local regulations.) • Pen (Please bring your own pen for filling out documents.) • Quick Covid Test/Antigen Test Warm Weather: • Sandals/flip-flops • Shorts/skirts (Longer shorts/skirts are recommended) • Sturdy water shoes/sandals • Sun hat/bandana • Swimwear Note: It is important to pack clothes for warm days and cool evenings, as well as a light waterproof jacket. For days in the outdoors, layering is key. We recommend the use of lightweight, breathable, clothes. Yellowstone can have unpredictable weather with snow and heavy rain even in Summer time. Spring time can be snowy (until end of June) and fall season could start as soon as mid-August. Make sure you have clothing for all conditions. We’re working with our accommodation partners to reduce single-use plastic on our tours by providing safe drinking water for refillable bottles wherever possible. Find out more about our Plastics Partnership Project here.

  • Travel Insurance

    Travel insurance is compulsory in order to participate on any of our trips. When travelling on a group trip, you will not be permitted to join the group until evidence of travel insurance has been sighted by your leader, who will take note of your insurance details. When selecting a travel insurance policy we require that at a minimum you are covered for medical expenses including emergency evacuation and repatriation. A minimum coverage of USD200,000 is required. G Adventures can provide you with the appropriate coverage. We strongly recommend that the policy also covers personal liability, cancellation, curtailment and loss of luggage and personal effects. Some tours include adventure activities that require extra coverage (e.g. crampon use); please review your itinerary and make sure that you are covered for all included activities. If you have credit card insurance we require proof of purchase of the trip (a receipt of credit card statement) with a credit card in your name. Contact your bank for details of their participating insurer, the level of coverage and emergency contact telephone number.

  • Meals Included

    5 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 3 dinners

  • Meals

    Eating is a big part of traveling and we encourage you to experience the vast array of wonderful food that is available out in the world. It's important to remember, that food may be different from what you are used to at home and that some things may not be available in other countries. Some meals are included in the trip price, while others are not, to allow flexibility and choice to you and your family. For non-included meals our CEOs will still make arrangements for the group to eat together, which allows you to taste a larger variety of dishes and enjoy each other's company. There is no obligation to do this though. For all trips please refer to the meals included and budget information for included meals and approximate budget (per person) for meals not included. Throughout this trip, breakfast is included daily (ranging from continental to buffet depending on the trip), as are healthy, local snacks. Tap water is safe and drinkable everywhere. Please remember to bring your own refillable bottle and refill at the start of each day. Note that any special meal requirements or dietary restrictions need to be specified at time of booking.

  • Safety and Security

    Many national governments provide a regularly updated advice service on safety issues involved with international travel. We recommend that you check your government's advice for their latest travel information before departure. We strongly recommend the use of a neck wallet or money belt while travelling, for the safe keeping of your passport, air tickets, travellers' cheques, cash and other valuable items. Leave your valuable jewelery at home - you won't need it while travelling. Many of the hotels we use have safety deposit boxes, which is the most secure way of storing your valuables. A lock is recommended for securing your luggage. When travelling on a group trip, please note that your group leader has the authority to amend or cancel any part of the trip itinerary if it deemed necessary, due to safety concerns. Your Chief Experience Officer (CEO) will accompany you on all included activities. During your trip you will have some free time to pursue your own interests, relax and take it easy and explore at your leisure. While your CEO will assist you with options available in a given location, please note that any optional activities you undertake are not part of your itinerary, and we offer no representations about the safety of the activity or the standard of the operators running them. Please use your own good judgement when selecting an activity in your free time. Although the cities visited on tour are generally safe during the day, there can be risks to wandering throughout any major city at night. It is our recommendation to stay in small groups and to take taxis to and from restaurants, or during night time excursions. Water based activities have an element of danger and excitement built into them. We recommend only participating in water based activities when accompanied by a guide(s). We make every reasonable effort to ensure the fun and adventurous element of any water based activities (in countries with varying degrees of operating standards), have a balanced approach to safety. It is our policy not to allow our CEOs to make arrangements on your behalf for water based activities that are not accompanied by guide(s). Swimming, including snorkeling, is always at your own risk. Read more about travel safety for ways to further enhance your personal safety while traveling.

  • Tipping

    Local tipping is included on this Family trip which covers local guides, drivers and gratuity for included meals. At the end of your trip if you felt your two Chief Experience Officers did an outstanding job, tipping is appreciated. The amount is entirely a personal preference, however as a guideline; per CEO $5-10 USD per person, per day can be used as a guide. For non-included meals in restaurant, a guideline is 15-20% of cost of bill.

  • What to Take

    You will be on the move a lot, so our advice is to pack as lightly as possible. Your baggage should be clearly labelled and restricted to one soft compact suitcase, sports bag, or backpack. A daypack is also essential for carrying everyday items. Space is limited on transportation, so there is a limit of one main piece of luggage per person. Porters are not often available, so be prepared to carry your own bags.

  • Emergency Fund

    Please also make sure you have access to at least an additional USD $200 (or equivalent) as an 'emergency' fund, to be used when circumstances outside our control (ex. a natural disaster) require a change to our planned route. This is a rare occurrence!

  • Visas and Entry Requirements

    All countries require a valid passport (with a minimum 6 months validity). Contact your local embassy or consulate for the most up-to-date visa requirements, or see your travel agent. It is your own responsibility to have the correct travel documentation. Visa requirements for your trip will vary depending on where you are from and where you are going. We keep the following information up to date as far as possible, but rules do change and sometimes without warning. While we provide the following information in good faith, it is vital that you check the information yourself and understand that you are fully responsible for your own visa requirements. Visa information specific to your destination and nationality can be found in our Important Pre-Departure Information page here

  • Dossier Disclaimer

    The information in this trip details document has been compiled with care and is provided in good faith. However it is subject to change, and does not form part of the contract between the client and the operator. The itinerary featured is correct at time of printing. It may differ slightly to the one in the brochure. Occasionally our itineraries change as we make improvements that stem from past travellers, comments and our own research. Sometimes it can be a small change like adding an extra meal along the itinerary. Sometimes the change may result in us altering the tour for the coming year. Ultimately, our goal is to provide you with the most rewarding experience. Please note that our brochure is usually released in November each year. If you have booked from the previous brochure you may find there have been some changes to the itinerary. VERY IMPORTANT: Please ensure that you print a final copy of your Trip Details to review a couple of days prior to travel, in case there have been changes that affect your plans.

  • Highlights

    Embark on a rafting trip down the Snake River, Venture into the Lamar Valley for a wildlife safari tour of the region’s fauna and flora, Hike near Old Faithful and Grand Prismatic, Hike to Artist Point and Mt Washburn area, Visit Mammoth Hot Springs and hike near the terraces.

  • Emergency Contact

    Should you need to contact us during a situation of dire need, it is best to first call the G Adventures Local Representative. If for any reason you do not receive an immediate answer, please leave a detailed message and contact information, so they may return your call and assist you as soon as possible. EMERGENCY CONTACT NUMBERS
 G Adventures Local Representative (Las Vegas) 
 From outside the USA: 1-725-201-1494 From within the USA: 725-201-1494 If you are unable for any reason to contact our local representative, please call the numbers listed below which will connect you directly with our Sales team who will happily assist you. Hours of operation by region can be found here. Toll-free, North America only: 1 888 800 4100 Calls from UK: 0344 272 0000 Calls from Germany: 0800 365 1000 Calls from Australia: 1 300 796 618 Calls from New Zealand: 0800 333 307 Outside North America, Australia, New Zealand, Germany and the UK: +1 416 260 0999

  • How long has the tour company been trading?

    G Adventures was established in 1990

  • Do you operate a “single share” option and how does it work?

    Most of our trips do not have a single supplement. This means that the accommodation is on a twin share basis and, if travelling on your own, you will be sharing a room with another G Adventures traveller of the same sex. Some tours have an optional single supplement. An optional service that may be available is called "My Own Room". This service allows solo travellers to request their own room.

  • Can I join the tour once it has departed?

    It's extremely difficult if not impossible to join a tour after it has begun. It is possible to leave a tour early however you will be responsible for your own arrangements from the moment you decide to leave the tour. You would also be responsible for all costs associated with joining a tour late or leaving one early. If you feel this may be necessary, please consult us before you book.

  • What policies are in place for Covid-19?

    https://www.gadventures.com/travel-with-confidence/

  • What Ethical Travel credentials does the tour company have?

    https://www.gadventures.com/about-us/core-values/

Reviews of this Operator

Lynsey M, UK  

Rio de Janeiro to Buenos Aires: Waterfalls & White Sands

08-Nov-2021

This tour was very good. I would reccomend it. It is great to see the difference in the three countries, Iguassu Falls definitely a highlight on my whole South America trip.

Connie McKain Albright  

Galapagos

10-Jan-2023

This was our first trip with G Adventures. We took the 8 day trip around Galapagos on their ship Yolita II. The guide, Adrienne, was knowledgeable and very pleasant. Each day had a variety of activities to choose from so you could fill your day or pick and choose what you wanted to do. The guide knew where to look for various animals so we saw an abundance of wildlife - lots of different sea birds, sea lions, a few kinds of iguanas, and many kinds of fishes. The only negative, and it's not G Adventures fault, is that the little ship rocks and rolls and night which can make sleeping challenging.

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Tina. G, Canada  

DAK

08-Nov-2021

The tour was great! Our guide Peter was very knowledgeable and gave us just the right amount of information about the sights and animals we were seeing. He was also very personable and had a great sense of humour. Our cook was great as well! They were both flexible and accomodated our requests to spend longer looking at some animals, to visit craft markets, etc. The lodge accommodations both inside and outside Kruger National Park were fantastic.

Sandra Salter  

I have taken four trips with G…

18-Dec-2022

I have taken four trips with G Adventures. The Guides have been so knowledgeable and friendly. Each trip has been thoroughly planned. The trips have been once in a lifetime experiences.

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Jil S, Canada  

Costa Rica Adventure

08-Nov-2021

The tour was excellent! I think there was something for everyone on this tour... lots of hiking and nature walks for nature lovers, a plethora of optional activities for the adventurous and lots of downtime for the ones who just want to relax. I loved it!

Fergus Lawrence Park   Uk

Sailing Thailand - Phuket to Phuket

18-Dec-2023

Fantastic trip overall with very efficient staff on board. Fantastic food throughout. Deluxe cabin was disappointing and not as advertised and many problems with the air conditioning in our cabin meant we had 2 sleepless nights.

Fergus Lawrence Park   Uk

Sailing Thailand - Phuket to Phuket

18-Dec-2023

Fantastic trip overall with very efficient staff on board. Fantastic food throughout. Deluxe cabin was disappointing and not as advertised and many problems with the air conditioning in our cabin meant we had 2 sleepless nights.

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Book with Confidence

  • Free Date Changes

    G Adventures allows you to make 10 free date changes, as long as the change is made at least 45 days before the start of the tour.

  • Transfer as credit to Future Tours

    G Adventures allows you to transfer existing payments to a future tour to avoid cancellation fees if you can't travel and inform g adventures, 45 days before departure.

  • Low Deposit

    G Adventures requires a minimum deposit of 200 GBP per person or the full booking value, whichever is less, with the final balance not due until 60 days before departure.

  • Cancellation Policy

    We don't charge a cancellation fee, here is a summary of g adventures charges.

    Up to 60 days before tour starts: Forfeit 100% of deposit.

    At 59 days before tour starts: Forfeit 50% of booking price.

    At 29 days before tour starts: Forfeit 100% of booking price.

  • Travel With Confidence Policy

    Our Travel with Confidence policy was created to highlight the measures G Adventures has taken in
    response to the increased focus on health and safety, mask-wearing, hygiene and physical distancing
    coming out of the pandemic. This policy complements our Book with Confidence policy - which
    provides additional flexibility and freedom for your travellers during the booking phase - and will, we
    believe, provide additional reassurance to those considering travel to travel with us. The safety of
    your travellers has always been our top priority, which is why new physical distancing and cleaning
    measures have been put in place on all of our tours. Our Travel with Confidence policy features
    health and safety procedures from the moment your travellers arrive on tour to the moment they
    leave, without taking away from having the time of their lives. While on tour, it is a requirement that
    your travellers follow the directions of their CEO at all times to help keep their fellow group-mates
    safe, as well as local residents. The policy will evolve as time goes on and as we continue to monitor
    local public health recommendations, but what won’t change is our commitment to keeping your
    travellers safe as they explore our big, beautiful world.

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