Yellowstone and Grand Teton wildlife vacation

A 12 day small group vacation in some of the USA’s most spectacular wildlife spots, including four days at Yellowstone. With expert naturalist guides. Stay in a mix of hotels and campsites.
Salt Lake City Jackson Targhee National Forest Jackson Hole, Wyoming Grand Teton National Park Yellowstone National Park Glacier National Park Coeur d'Alene, Idaho Seattle
Price
US $7049excluding flights
Duration
12 Days
Type
Small group
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Optional single supplement £2384.
Minimum age 16.
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Description of Yellowstone and Grand Teton wildlife vacation

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Price information

US $7049excluding flights
Optional single supplement £2384.
Minimum age 16.
Make enquiry

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Travel guides

USA wildlife
The fact that every USA state has a national animal says it all. Just to put it into perspective, in the UK, ours is a lion – a case of symbolism ove...
Yellowstone
Surrounded by the Rocky Mountains, cut through by deep canyons, waterfalls and rivers, and covered in vast swathes of petrified forest where bears, wo...

Vacation information

Small group tours:
Small group travel is not large group travel scaled down. It is modeled on independent travel – but with the advantage of a group leader to take care of the itinerary, accommodation and tickets, and dealing with the language. It’s easy to tick off the big sights independently – but finding those one-off experiences, local festivals, traveling markets and secret viewpoints is almost impossible for someone without the insider knowledge gained from years in the field. Those with a two-week vacation, a small group tour will save valuable planning time.

Responsible Travel

As the pioneers of responsible tourism, we've screened this (and every) vacation so that you can travel knowing it will help support the places and people that you visit, and the planet. Read how below.

Planet

We are committed to offering low impact tours that benefit both the places and communities we visit as well as our travelers. It is important for us all to be aware of the delicate balance that exists in the variety of natural wonders you will visit. National Parks and monuments, archaeological sites and other sensitive areas should and must be treated with respect.

We have created a 'Travelers' Code of Conduct' to help prepare and inform our groups of the various positive or negative effects they could have on a destination. The code includes tips on everything from handling wildlife encounters to how you can help to conserve precious natural resources. Our tour leaders will explain this code of conduct during the first night’s orientation talk and encourage you to follow it throughout the tour.

This code includes following the ‘Leave No Trace’ ethic, this is an international campaign that is designed to help us minimise the impact on the National Parks and other wilderness areas that we visit. Some key guidelines we follow include keeping to existing trails, staying in official campgrounds and disposing of all waste responsibly and recycling whatever we can.

People

We are proud supporters of Bay Area Wilderness Training (www.bawt.org) a charity based in Oakland California which works to connect disadvantaged children in the local urban area with the great outdoors. Their work helps to provide these young people with life changing experiences which they can
apply to everyday life. Everyone booking with Grand American Adventures has the option to donate £1/$1/€1 to support this well-deserved charity and we will match this donation.

Whenever possible, we use local accommodation and activity providers. We also shop locally for groceries, eat in small family-run restaurants and visit local shops whenever possible. This all brings economic benefit to the local communities that we visit.

In Yellowstone, this tour provides employment to local specialist guides such as a wolf tracking guide, geologist guide, and wildlife guide. As well as giving travelers a greater understanding of wildlife in its natural habitat, we view from a safe distance and with minimal impact so as not to upset the balance of nature.

By offering a trip which covers a smaller and more focussed area, we are able to spend more time highlighting the key highlights, whilst avoiding covering large amounts of road miles to visit them.

In Glacier National Park, we hire a specialist ranger guide who is employed by the national park, ensuring that this role and service continues to be offered in the future.

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