Untamed Beauty: A 7-Day Yellowstone and Grand Teton Expedition

Embark on a 7-day odyssey through the untamed wonders of Yellowstone and Grand Teton, where luxury accommodations meet rugged wilderness, promising geysers, wildlife encounters, and alpine escapes that redefine the art of adventure.
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Embark on a journey of natural wonders and untamed beauty as we guide you through the enchanting landscapes of Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks. From the rugged terrain of thermal features to the majestic peaks of the Grand Tetons, this meticulously crafted itinerary promises an immersive experience in the heart of the American wilderness. Join us as we explore the iconic geysers, encounter diverse wildlife, and venture into the untouched expanses that define the spirit of these national treasures. Your adventure begins in Bozeman, Montana, and unfolds through the lens of luxury and exploration, offering a perfect blend of relaxation and excitement.

Day 1: Arrive in Bozeman, Montana

Arrive in Bozeman, where you are met by your driver-guide and privately transferred to your luxury resort, located just outside Yellowstone National Park in the heart of Paradise Valley. Spend the day getting acclimated at your leisure.

Check in at Sage Lodge

Sage Lodge stands on the edge of Paradise Valley, providing a breathtaking panorama of rugged peaks and the Yellowstone River winding through the valley. Its accommodations are spacious and well-appointed, featuring modern amenities and large windows that frame the awe-inspiring views of the Montana wilderness. The lodge’s commitment to the local ecosystem is evident throughout its design and extends to the culinary offerings, where the on-site restaurant showcases the flavors of Montana through a farm-to-table approach. The lodge’s proximity to Yellowstone National Park makes it an ideal basecamp for those seeking to explore the wonders of the world’s first national park.

Enjoy modern comforts and rugged wilderness at Sage Lodge.

Day 2: Yellowstone – Thermal Features & Stunning Wildlife

Today, discover the Grand Loop Road, which takes you through some of the most scenic and wildlife-rich sections of Yellowstone’s northern range. Your naturalist driver-guide will tailor the experience to your interests, with stops at many of the park’s signature destinations. Visit some of the park’s iconic geysers, hot pools, and wildlife viewing sites. If desired, set out on short walks led by your guide who shares stories about Yellowstone, the first national park in the world. Enjoy an al fresco picnic lunch during your experience. Return to your hotel for the evening.

Experience the iconic geysers and thermal pools of Yellowstone.

Day 3: Paradise Valley – Wilderness Adventure By Horseback

Enjoy an early morning at leisure or opt to explore the Mammoth Hot Springs area with your driver-guide. Then, set out on a private horseback ride that takes you through the stunning hills of Paradise Valley. You are accompanied by an experienced wrangler from a local ranch who introduces you to the horses and briefs you on the skills you’ll need for a fun, safe ride into the hills of Chico. Devote some time to relaxing and taking in the stunning views while your wrangler sets out a delicious picnic lunch. After your midday adventure, return to your lodge to refresh and relax.

Witness the hills of Paradise Valley by horseback.

Day 4: Jackson Hole, Wyoming – Yellowstone & Grand Teton National Parks

This morning, ride with your expert driver-guide to Jackson Hole, passing through new areas of Yellowstone along the way and into Grand Teton National Park. Stop for a hike exploring some of the park’s famous features and enjoy a gourmet picnic lunch along the way. This journey through two national parks takes the better part of the day, but your guide will tailor the length to your wishes. Finish the day at your accommodations for the next three nights, located minutes from Jackson.

Check in at Teton Mountain Lodge & Spa

Nestled against the majestic backdrop of the Grand Tetons, Teton Mountain Lodge & Spa stands as a luxurious retreat in the heart of Jackson Hole, Wyoming. The lodge boasts well-appointed and spacious rooms, each thoughtfully designed to provide a comfortable sanctuary after a day of exploration. The outdoor pool and hot tub provide the perfect setting to unwind, surrounded by the crisp mountain air. For culinary delights, the lodge features an on-site restaurant, capturing the essence of the local dining scene. Conveniently situated just minutes from Jackson, the lodge serves as a gateway to the adventure that awaits in Grand Teton National Park. 

Kick back and enjoy the view from Teton Mountain Lodge & Spa.

Day 5: Jackson Hole & Wildlife In The Grand Tetons

Early this morning, set out with your private naturalist guide to search for wildlife in Grand Teton National Park. Animals are most active early in the day, providing good opportunities for finding bear, moose, antelope, bison and elk. Use the binoculars and spotting scopes provided by your guide for enhanced game viewing. Return to your accommodations early this afternoon where the balance of the day is at your leisure.

Witness majestic buffalo as they roam the plains of Grand Teton National Park.

Day 6: Jackson Hole & Snake River Float Trip

After a leisurely breakfast, let your naturalist driver-guide lead you through scenic countryside to the Snake River Canyon, where you embark on a relaxing float trip down the Snake River, viewing stunning natural wonders along the way. If you feel more adventurous, you may opt for a small-group whitewater rafting trip instead. Back on shore, gather for a gourmet picnic lunch amid tranquil cottonwood trees. Savor your delicious meal, made all the more mouthwatering by the fresh Wyoming air, before returning to your resort.

Take a relaxing float trip down Snake River.

Day 7: Depart Jackson

Your driver will be on hand after checkout to chauffeur you to the Jackson airport for your homebound flight.

As you depart…

…from your extraordinary journey through Yellowstone and Grand Teton, the memories of geysers dancing against the sky, horseback rides through Paradise Valley, and encounters with majestic wildlife will linger in your heart. From the tranquil Snake River float trip to the untamed beauty of the Grand Tetons, each moment has been carefully curated to immerse you in the untouched grandeur of these national parks. Depart from Jackson with a heart full of stories, a camera filled with breathtaking snapshots, and a spirit forever touched by the raw, unbridled beauty of the American wilderness. Until the next adventure, may the echoes of Yellowstone’s geysers and the grandeur of the Tetons linger in your soul.

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