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Yellowstone National Park – Tours

Tours in Yellowstone National Park

Wyoming’s Yellowstone – the world’s first national park – is a dream come true for wildlife and nature enthusiasts. Home to a diverse array of landscapes, from rugged mountain ranges and geothermal hot springs, erupting with plumes of white hot steam, to enormous expanses of douglas fir and lodgepole pine forest – there is no shortage of variety here.

Embarking on our Yellowstone Wildlife Trail, you’ll be joined by a specialist wolf and wildlife tracking guide as you explore the dramatic wilderness on foot and by vehicle, in search of black and grizzly bears, buffalo, elk and wolves. Visit famed landmarks, Old Faithful – an aptly-named geyser known for its predictable hourly eruptions – the otherworldly terrain of Mammoth Hot Springs, and the vast 25-mile-long Grand Canyon of Yellowstone. Observe the vivid oranges and dazzling blues of the Grand Prismatic Spring, formed from the reaction between microbial mats and its mineral-rich waters, and listen out for the piercing calls of the bald eagle and osprey as they soar above in search of prey. Look out across sweeping Yellowstone Lake, entirely frozen over from December until May, and marvel at the charming historic lodges of old Western Tower Roosevelt and the Lamar Buffalo Ranch – created to help preserve some of the last free-roaming American bison herds in the US.

Journeying on to the neighbouring Grand Teton National Park, your adventure culminates with a ferry across the picturesque Jenny Lake, where you’ll hike to the awe-provoking Inspiration Point to reflect on the untamed landscape below.

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Uncover some of the most iconic sights that the USA have to offer on the escorted tour. From the Manhattan skyline to the Hollywood Hills, we're crossing North America from New York to LA, calling at the US capital, Washington,...

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The Great American Roadtrip

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Take a scenic tour through 12 of America's 50 states passing by iconic sights, breathtaking landscapes and tasting delicious food and drink. You'll see the best of America on this trip of a lifetime. Discover the sights of New York,...

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National Parks Explorer Tour

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Explore some of the West Coast's most breath-taking parks, including the Grand Canyon, Arches and Yellowstone, and stop off in unique and iconic cities along the way. See LA's beautiful beaches, the bright lights of Las Vegas, the tranquillity of...

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American Grandeurs

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Yellowstone Wildlife Trails Tour

 

Explore three of America's most incredible National Parks; Grand Teton, Yellowstone and Glacier as part of a small group tour. You will have the opportunity to hike or get the ferry over Jenny Lake in Grand Teton National Park to...

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Yellowstone Wildlife Trails Tour

Expert Tips

Martyn

Destination Manager

“Pack adequate waterproof footwear for your travels across Yellowstone. The terrain varies throughout and can be dangerous without the correct footwear providing the grip and comfort you’ll need here.”

Christie

Destination Executive

“An underrated and often overlooked landmark, the Fountain Paint Pot mud pots are just as spectacular as Old Faithful, but with significantly less visitors.”

Clive

Content Editor

“Bring mosquito repellent. Some might not expect it, but at lower altitudes and in woodland areas, mosquitoes can be plentiful.”

Frequently Asked Questions

During the summer months of July and August, Yellowstone experiences midday highs of around 25°C, with temperatures dropping below freezing as night falls. You should come equipped with several layers of protective clothing, including gloves, hats and scarves, as the temperatures can vary quite dramatically depending on your altitude. From November through until April, temperatures will rarely peak above 6°C. 

The Yellowstone Caldera supervolcano is not set to erupt for another few thousand years, with the scientists of the Yellowstone Volcano Observatory reporting that minor seismic activity is not reason for concern.

Visitors will experience the mildest weather and fewer crowds between April and May, and September to November. July and August see the largest influx of visitors, as the hotter weather permits outdoor camping, and schools will break up over the summer holidays.

The dramatic landscapes of Yellowstone National Park offer spectacular wildlife encounters and provide photographers and lovers of the outdoors with an unforgettable sense of adventure. Climb the peaks of its imposing mountain ranges, traverse the canyon floors, trek through dense pine forests, and feel humbled and at one with nature as you experience one of the world’s most scenic national parks. 

Why you'll love Yellowstone National Park...

• Witnessing the geyser, Old Faithful, erupt every 78 minutes or so
• Admiring the vibrant greens, reds and blues of the Grand Prismatic Spring – America’s largest hot spring
• Taking a moment to reflect as you look out over tranquil Yellowstone Lake
• Observing a mother bear emerge from hibernation with its cubs
• Photographing the mighty Upper and Lower Yellowstone Falls
• Walking through the Jackson Hole antler arch
• Hiking the Artist Point Trail for jaw-dropping vistas of the Grand Canyon of Yellowstone
• Following the Lava Creek Trail and walking along historic lava flows
• Stepping back in time with a stroll through the old Western Tower Roosevelt area and its log cabins and lodges
• Looking out for trumpeter swans, bald eagles and mountain bluebirds

Did you know?

• Prior to its recognition as a national park, explorer Charles Cook struggled to sell his account in which he documented his experiences of Yellowstone, as many magazine outlets didn’t believe him and alleged his findings were false.
• Yellowstone National Park is home to around 60% of the world’s geysers.
• There is evidence of human activity in Yellowstone dating as far back as 11,000 years, in the form of a spearhead excavated near the north entrance of the park.