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  • 6 days/5 nights
  • Next Departure: Jul 05, 2015
  • From $2,398 / person
  • ($580 single supplement)

Montana Vacation Packages

Come home with us! Let us take you on an insider’s trip through Montana and Yellowstone National Park on one of our Montana vacation packages. Our homegrown guides will lead you on hikes, bike rides, whitewater rafting, and horseback riding through the beautiful and rugged Paradise Valley. Unlock the mysteries of Yellowstone’s geysers basins, search for local wildlife like bears, moose, and elk, ride horses with fourth generation cowboys, and see for yourself why we are called the Big Sky State. Let us show you why we call Montana our home.

  • Biking
  • Hiking
  • Horseback
  • Paddling

Activity Level: Moderate

About
This Tour

As our backyard, Montana is one of our favorite places to share with our guests. From the majestic snow-capped Spanish Peaks of Big Sky and picture-perfect vistas in Paradise Valley to the fascinating geothermal features of Yellowstone, this action packed six-day adventure is unforgettable.

  • Hike Gallatin Valley’s secluded backcountry and discover a mountain-top, glacial-formed basin
  • Explore the geyser-peppered caldera of Yellowstone and the high pine forests of Paradise Valley
  • Bike beneath towering peaks, through lodge-pole pine forests
  • Paddle raft Class II-III rapids through postcard-perfect canyons and farmlands
  • Ride horseback into the mountains with a 4th generation Montana cowboy
  • Make way for wandering bison on a drive through Hayden Valley
  • Relax and recharge with a soak in a soothing natural hot spring followed by Big Sky Country’s tastiest cuisine
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Photo: Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone

We had an amazing time! This is definitely the way to explore a place you have never been before!

Kimberley Thompson Harrisburg, NC

Itinerary
& Map

Tour Itinerary

6 days/5 nights

Bozeman, Montana (BZN)

Day 1: Hyalite Creek / Grotto or Arch Falls / Gallatin Valley
Hyalite Creek / Grotto or Arch Falls / Gallatin Valley
Meals Included:  L, D
Overnight: 320 Guest Ranch

Get ready as we kick off the tour with a pick-up in Bozeman.

From there, take a short hike through timber and meadows along the picturesque Hyalite Reservoir. Afterward, enjoy a gourmet picnic lunch upon return from your adventure.

Then, shuttle up Gallatin Canyon to the town of Big Sky and mount up for a scenic downhill bike ride through surrounding sagebrush-dotted meadows and charming ski condos.

Tonight’s dinner is at the 320 Steakhouse and Saloon.

About the 320 Guest Ranch
In the west, life has certainly gotten easier than it was in the early days, even at a Montana guest ranch. But some of the things that mattered most back then are still important today; like delicious, hearty meals, and the 320’s friendly, laid-back attitude.

Experience a 110 year old homestead - reshaped into a Montana guest ranch. Relive the early western atmosphere and down-home hospitality - all in one big beautiful, historic property. The 320 Ranch offers exceptional cowboy comfort just south of Big Sky Ski Resort, where the pristine Gallatin River winds through sage and towering pines, and mountains rise up against crystal blue skies.

Day 2: Beehive Basin / Big Sky
Beehive Basin / Big Sky
Meals Included:  B, L, D
Overnight: 320 Guest Ranch

On Day 2, embark on an all-day hike amid the Spanish Peaks to Beehive Basin with sweeping views of the Madison and Gallatin Ranges, including Big Sky’s Lone Mountain.

* An alternate hike may be arranged on early season departures, depending on trail conditions.

Enjoy a trailside lunch by the shore of an alpine lake, and then continue your trek through wildflower meadows, glacial streams and the distinctive crags of Beehive Peak.

Dinner tonight is a BBQ meal at the 320 Ranch.

Day 3: Yellowstone National Park / Old Faithful / Lake Yellowstone
Yellowstone National Park / Old Faithful / Lake Yellowstone
Meals Included:  B, L, D

Shuttle to Yellowstone for a bike tour of Grand Prismatic Spring, the third largest hot spring in the world!

From there:

  • Venture on to Old Faithful and the Upper Geyser Basin, home to the largest collection of geysers in the world
  • Drive along the shore of the magnificent Yellowstone Lake

This evening, a live string quartet sets the mood for a relaxing dinner at Lake Yellowstone Hotel, after which you'll end the night with an evening walk along the shores of the lake.

About the Lake Yellowstone Hotel & Cabins
Completed in 1981 and restored to its 1920s grandeur in 1990, this majestic hotel sits on the shores of Yellowstone Lake and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

The serenity of Yellowstone Lake illuminates through the "Sun Room" windows, as guests daydream to the delicate sounds of a string quartet in the lobby. A casually elegant restaurant features a delightfully extravagant menu. The hotel’s nearby cabins offer a nice alternative to staying in the hotel itself.

Day 4: Hayden Valley / Grand Canyon of Yellowstone / Yellowstone River
Hayden Valley / Grand Canyon of Yellowstone / Yellowstone River
Meals Included:  B, L

On Day 4, head out to Yellowstone’s Hayden Valley to spot moose, bison and wolves.

Experience the breathtaking views from Artist Point and take a neat hike through the Grand Canyon of Yellowstone. Also enjoy:

  • A drive north to the town of Gardiner
  • Lunch at the historic Roosevelt Arch
  • A beautiful raft ride down the Yellowstone River
  • And finally, a drive through Paradise Valley to Chico Hot Springs Resort and Day Spa

Tonight, dinner tonight is on your own.

About Chico Hot Springs
This historic resort is located in the heart of Paradise Valley, just north of Yellowstone National Park – and nestled in the foothills of the breathtaking Absaroka Mountain Range. Chico offers an extraordinary variety of accommodations, exceptional dining, outdoor adventures, live entertainment, ultimate relaxation, all with a warm smile and welcoming spirit from their friendly staff.

This rustic-chic inn and day spa boasts mineral hot spring-fed pools, extensive gardens, & soothing spa services. In June of 1999, Chico Hot Springs was listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Day 5: Absaroka Mountains / Paradise Valley
Absaroka Mountains / Paradise Valley
Meals Included:  B, L, D

On your final full day, take a shuttle to the Flying Diamond Ranch and mount up for a leisurely morning horseback ride high into the Absaroka Mountains where our picnic lunch spot boasts spectacular mountain views.

A short afternoon hike to a backcountry waterfall will set the stage for an absolutely perfect evening. Back at Chico, soak in natural hot springs before feasting on a candlelit farewell dinner.

Day 6: Chico Hot Springs / Bozeman
Chico Hot Springs / Bozeman
Meals Included:  B

It may be the last day, but there's still some time for fun!

Take a morning hike to a nearby trout pond or enjoy a last morning soak in the hot springs before we return to Bozeman airport and area hotels.

We hope you'll join us again soon!

**Trip itineraries are subject to change without notice due to road, weather and other factors outside of our control, for the safety and enjoyment of our guests, as deemed necessary and appropriate by Austin Adventures.

Dates, Rates
& Details

Start planning your next adventure now. See the information below for the rates and selection of available dates. For additional information on dates and availability, please contact our travel specialists.

  • 6 days/5 nights
  • Next Departure: Jul 05, 2015
  • From $2,398 / person
  • ($580 single supplement)

Departure Dates

  • Jul 05, 2015
  • Aug 23, 2015
  • Aug 30, 2015
  • Sept 06, 2015

Additional Trip Information

Departure

Please plan on arriving at least one day prior to your trip departure. Day one of your itinerary starts at 8:00 or 8:15 am, depending on your hotel. Your trip ends with a drop-off at either the Bozeman airport (12:00 pm) or your Bozeman hotel (12:30 pm).

Activities

  • Hiking: 2 to 6 miles per hike, easy to difficult terrain.
  • Biking: 8 to 15 miles, easy to moderate terrain.
  • Horseback Riding: Easygoing walking pace, no experience necessary.
  • Whitewater Rafting: Class I-III rapids, no experience necessary.

Meals

The hallmark of an Austin Adventures vacation is our exceptional dining. All meals: breakfasts, lunches, snacks, dinners, refreshments and receptions – except one dinner on your own – are included as indicated by itinerary. (B = Breakfast, L = Lunch, D = Dinner). Alcoholic beverages and related gratuities are not included in the trip price.

Included in the Trip Price

  • Double occupancy rooms with private baths.
  • All meals: breakfasts, lunches, snacks, dinners – except one dinner on own your own - refreshments and receptions.
  • Fully trained, first-aid certified professional guides and knowledgeable local partners.
  • Bikes, helmets and other necessary equipment – all safe and well maintained.
  • Vehicle support and land transportation during the trip.
  • Austin Adventures T-shirt, water bottle, luggage tags and luggage service.
  • Pre-departure and packing information.
  • Incidental expenses such as taxes, dining and housekeeping gratuities, local partner and expert gratuities and national park entrance and permit fees.

Not Included in the Trip Price

  • Gratuities to Austin Adventures guides.
  • Alcoholic beverages and related gratuities.
  • One dinner on your own.
  • Pre-and post-trip accommodations and associated expenses.
  • Air and land transportation to/from host cities.
  • All types of personal insurance.
  • Personal expenses.
Photos

A few more reasons why you've gotta go…

  • 1. The geologic diversity: the river-carved canyons of the Gallatin, Yellowstone's volcanic caldera and the glacier carved Paradise Valley are a sight to be seen.
  • 2. The cowboy songs and stories: they just sound better while you're sitting tall in the saddle on a ride up Dome Mountain.
  • 3. The 308-foot Lower Falls of the Yellowstone: stumbling upon the Falls at the end of a backcountry hike is one heckuva pleasant surprise.
  • 4. Chico Hot Springs Resort: Chico boasts the best gourmet dining in all of Montana.
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