YELLOWSTONE & THE WILD WEST

HIGHLIGHTS

Salt Lake City Tour • Yellowstone National Park • Yellowstone Wildlife Safari • Old Faithful Geyser • Grizzly & Wolf Discovery Center • Grand Teton National Park • Jenny Lake Cruise • Museum of Wildlife Art & Elk Refuge • Park City, Utah • Utah Olympic Park • Bar J Chuckwagon Dinner

 

INCLUDES

6 Nights Hotel Accommodations, 9 Meals, Tour Director, Motorcoach Transportation, Sightseeing per Itinerary, Baggage Handling

TOUR ACTIVITY LEVEL        EASY  1   2   3   4  ACTIVE

Day 1 - ARRIVE SALT LAKE CITY

Arrive in Salt Lake City, “The City of Saints” founded by Brigham Young in 1847. This evening enjoy a Welcome Dinner with your travel companions. (D)

 

Day 2 - SALT LAKE CITY - WEST YELLOWSTONE

Enjoy a panoramic Salt Lake City Tour featuring the unique downtown area, State Capitol, Temple Square and the This is the Place Monument, where Brigham Young envisioned the building of the Mormon City. Later relax and enjoy the drive north into Idaho before arriving in the small town of West Yellowstone, Montana for a 2-night stay. The gateway town sits at the popular west entrance of Yellowstone National Park, the world’s first national park established in 1872. (B)

 

Day 3 - WILDLIFE SAFARI & YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK

This morning embark on your Wildlife Safari & Yellowstone National Park Tour. A local guide joins you for a day of touring & to give you a ‘safari experience’ for the best opportunity to view some of the park’s astounding array of wildlife such as elk, bears, wolves, moose, sheep and bison along with many species of bird life including bald eagles. The amazing park also features over 10,000 hot springs, thundering waterfalls, geysers and endless forests. The day features incredible scenery as you drive through the park and a stop is made to see Yellowstone Lake. Of course, the day is not complete without a visit to the park’s most famous attraction, Old Faithful Geyser which shoots a plume of steam skyward about every 90 minutes. Enjoy time to wander, shop or have a bite to eat in this area around the historic Old Faithful Inn. Return to your hotel after this full day Yellowstone exploration. (B)

 

Day 4 - WEST YELLOWSTONE - JACKSON

This morning enjoy a visit to the Grizzly & Wolf Discovery Center, a chance to experience the world of grizzly bears and gray wolves. Located in West Yellowstone, the animals at the center are unable to survive in the wild and serve as ambassadors for their wild counterparts. Later travel south towards Jackson, WY. Enroute visit the National Museum of Wildlife Art featuring 14 galleries filled with paintings, sculptures and other artwork. The museum sits on a cliff overlooking the National Elk Refuge, the building seems to come from the earth itself, capturing the natural beauty of the surroundings. The artist represented range from early American tribes to contemporary art devoted to nature. Later arrive in the quiet cowboy & resort town of Jackson, WY for a two-night stay. The town has developed into an amazing getaway for people from all walks of life where the Old West and New are splendidly combined. Be sure to visit the colorful Million Dollar Cowboy Bar with its saddle-shaped barstools. (B)

Day 5 - GRAND TETON NATIONAL PARK

Today enjoy a visit to the spectacular Grand Teton National Park. Towering more than a mile above the valley of Jackson Hole, the Teton Mountain Range is one of the youngest ranges on the continent rising 14,000 feet and supporting a dozen mountain glaciers. Enjoy a scenic Jenny Lake Cruise, the popular lake is located at the base of the Cathedral group, the main Teton peaks. During your cruise you will learn about the history, geology, flora and fauna of the area, and have ample photo opportunities. Return to Jackson where this evening you will enjoy an old west atmosphere at the Bar J Chuckwagon featuring a hearty dinner and entertainment. (B,D)

 

Day 6 - JACKSON - PARK CITY, UTAH

Today travel to Park City, home of the 2002 Winter Olympics and one of the most beautiful resort areas in North America. Visit the Utah Olympic Park and enjoy a movie that features the Game’s highlights. Next visit the museum filled with memorabilia from the Olympic Games. In the city center, enjoy a stroll down Main Street filled with over 64 historic buildings, charming shops, galleries and boutiques. Tonight enjoy a Farewell Dinner with your fellow travelers. (B,D)

 

Day 7 - PARK CITY - FLY HOME

Transfer to the Salt Lake City airport for your flight home filled with wonderful memories of your Yellowstone & the Wild West Tour. (B)

 

†Land only rates do not include hotel transfers. Roundtrip air package includes hotel transfers

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