Yellowstone in Depth with Grand Teton
September 7 - 12, 2022 (6 Days)
TOUR PRICE INCLUDES:
Roundtrip airfare - ABQ to Jackson/Cody to ABQ (not including airline baggage & in-flight charges)
Transportation by deluxe motorcoach
5 nights’ lodging at excellent hotels
Baggage handling at hotels (for one piece)
2 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 2 dinners
Admission to all listed attractions
All taxes & tips (except hotel housekeeping)
Your professional Tour Director
PER PERSON PRICE:
$3,345 Double occupancy, per person
$4,435 Single occupancy*
DEPOSIT: $200 per person now holds your place
FINAL PAYMENT: June 2, 2022
None through June 2, 2022
$200 - June 3 - July 13, 2022
$2,000 - July 14 - September 1, 2022
100% after September 1, 2022
The smell of sage and the pure dry air, the sound of the wind in the pines, the sight of antelope and buffalo grazing on the prairie. Our senses discover the unspoiled West, as we explore the most spectacular scenery of the American Rocky Mountains, and enjoy the region’s finest attractions and three wonderful nights in Yellowstone National Park Lodges.
Included meals are denoted: Breakfast: B, Lunch: L, Dinner: D
We depart the Albuquerque Sunport, fly through Denver and arrive in Jackson, Wyoming. Jackson is a real mountain town, like no other, offering nostalgic adventures into the heart of the American West. It also has a shopping and eating district with a large number of art galleries, custom jewelers and designer clothing retailers all centered on the town square. Our first stop is the National Museum of Wildlife Art, the nation's only museum dedicated to wildlife art from around the world. The 51,000 square foot building with its Idaho quartzite facade was inspired by the ruins of Slains Castle in Aberdeenshire, Scotland. Located on a bluff called East Gros Ventre Butte in the midst of a wildlife habitate, the institution overlooks the National Elk Refuge and is just north of Jackson. The collections reflect traditional and contemporary realism. We check in for a 1-night stay at The Lodge at Jackson.
DAY 2 B, D
Today we explore the eastern loop of Grand Teton National Park, whose 310,000 acres include lush valley floors, mountain meadows, alpine lakes, and the rising peaks of the Teton Range. We’ll get peeks of Mt. Moran and the northern section of Grand Teton National Park and stop at overlooks providing panoramic views of the mountains, the Snake River and Jackson Hole Valley. We visit the Craig Thomas Discovery Center, where the grand expanse of the Teton Range rises above. Inside the center there are interwoven themes of place, people, preservation, mountaineering, and Native American Indians, which encourages visitors to contemplate the past, present and future of this place. At the end of the day, catch the view from the Snake River Overlook, where we have an uninterrupted view of the best sunset in the Tetons. We continue to the Grant Village for our first night in the Yellowstone National Park.
Today is our first day to explore Yellowstone. Yellowstone was America's first and is still its most famous national park. Curious thermal features, unspoiled nature, and wild animals roaming free make Yellowstone a thrilling experience. Buffalo, elk, deer, and moose can often be seen. In the Lower Geyser Basin we take the boardwalk trail to see Fountain Paint Pots. No visit would be complete without seeing Upper Geyser Basin and Old Faithful. The billows of steam that rise from boiling pools and the spouting geysers are truly fascinating. While we wait for Old faithful to erupt, we enjoy a walk along the trail to Morning Glory Pool or watch audio-visual programs of park information. The geothermal hot springs and geysers are fascinating and the wildlife keeps our cameras busy. We check into the Park's Canyon Lodge for two nights.
Today we further explore Yellowstone, visiting, among other sites, Mammoth Hot Springs, which looks like a cave turned inside out due to its limestone formations; Gibbons Falls, discovered in 1872; and Norris Geyser Basin, the hottest, oldest and most dynamic of Yellowstone’s thermal areas where you’ll have a sensory experience in sound, color and smell in the barren Porcelain Basin.
DAY 5 L,D
We stop by Dragon's Mouth Spring and Mud Volcano on our way to Cody, founded by Buffalo Bill himself. This afternoon, we explore the Buffalo Bill Center of the West Museum, where we see an unrivaled collection of western art, Indian artifacts, firearms, and Buffalo Bill memorabilia. We check into our hotel and freshen up before enjoying our dinner and show at the Cody Cattle Company tonight.
Day 6 B
Today we have time for one more attraction, the Old Trail Town & Museum of the Old West. Then we must fly home to Albuquerque from Cody with photographs, friendships and memories from these glorious national parks and historic places.
Itinerary subject to change