September 8 - 13, 2021 (6 Days)
Two nights deep in Yellowstone give us special insight into our first national park. We enjoy the mountains, the geysers, the hot springs, and the wildlife of this beautiful, unique land.
Included meals are denoted: Breakfast: B, Lunch: L, Dinner: D
DAY 1 D
We depart the Albuquerque Sunport and fly to 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. We have time to explore the National Museum of Wildlife Art, whose Idaho quartzite façade was inspired by the ruins of Slains Castle in Aberdeenshire, Scotland and echoes the serene hillside behind the facility, before we check in to our hotel and have a get acquainted dinner at Snake River Brewing.
DAY 2 B
We visit the Craig Thomas Discovery Center, where the grand expanse of the Teton Range rises above us. As we continue on our journey into Grand Teton National Park, keep an eye out for bison, moose, elk, coyotes, bald eagles, and more. We view Jenny Lake, which covers roughly 1191 acres, was carved by glaciers and is the second largest lake in the park. A walk on the lakeshore trail at Colter Bay provides great views of Jackson Lake along with a collection of Native American arts and an auditorium showing park-related films in the visitor center. After lunch, we'll enjoy a two-hour float trip down the smooth Snake River through a pristine, natural landscape that features both forested and open environments. Our local guide will point out the abundant wildlife as well as the most impressive peaks of the Teton Range.
DAY 3 B
Of course, 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. We'll also see the Midway Geyser, Lower Geyser and Norris Geyser, before checking into Canyon Lodge inside the park for 2 nights!
Today we head to Mammoth Hot Springs, where we walk on boardwalks above the steaming hydrothermal features and smell the sulfur. Then we will head for Tower Falls, and Canyon Falls.
DAY 5 L,D
We coach to Fishing Bridge Visitor Center this morning. Built of native rock and stone, it appears to rise out of a rock outcrop. The structure was built to reflect the beauty of nature itself. Tonight, we enjoy a special farewell dinner.
Today we fly from home to Albuquerque with photographs, friendships and memories from these glorious national parks and historic places.
Itinerary subject to change
TOUR PRICE INCLUDES:
Roundtrip airfare (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)
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$2,895 Double occupancy per person
$3,725 Single occupancy*
DEPOSIT: $200 per person now holds your place
FINAL PAYMENT: June 3, 2021
None - through June 3, 2021
$200 – June 4 - July 14, 2021
$1,700 – July 15 -September 2, 2021
100% after September 2, 2021