• 6 days/5 nights
  • Next Departure: Jun 12, 2016
  • From $2,998 / person
  • ($780 single supplement) Children: $2,398 to $2,698

Explore Wyoming on this Family Vacation

Discover Wyoming’s wild side with your curious buckaroos in the dynamic-duo National Parks of Grand Teton and Yellowstone. From the craggy peaks of the Tetons to the whimsical mosaic of geothermal activity in Yellowstone, this all-inclusive, action-packed family vacation is the perfect blend of adventure and education. Kayak beneath towering mountains, bike through spectacular valleys animated with wildlife and wildflowers and create unforgettable memories rafting the Yellowstone River. Days are bookended with the best in western hospitality at iconic park properties and picturesque guest ranches as our expert guides fill the moments with Austin’s signature touch of inspired, thoughtful service and endless daily delights that make this a family vacation you and your Junior Rangers will never forget.

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  • Family Vacations
  • Biking
  • Hiking
  • Paddling
  • Safari / Wildlife

Activity Level: Moderately Easy

This Tour

Shooting geysers, crackling campfires and one rowdy rodeo are the perfect backdrop to this six-day family adventure exploring the best of the wild, wild west. Our expert guides introduce you to one of the most fascinating destinations in the world on this intimate, custom journey into the picture-perfect scenes of Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks.

  • Pedal Antelope Flats past herds of bison and rustic log cabins
  • Explore Upper Geyser Basin and watch as Old Faithful, Yellowstone’s most famous thermal phenomenon, erupts
  • Keep an eye out for a giant bull moose, whose antlers can reach up to six-feet across
  • Discover the neon-blue, 300-foot-wide Grand Prismatic Spring, the largest hot spring in the States and third largest in the world
  • Raft Wyoming’s finest whitewater through the scenic Snake River Canyon
  • Kayak the gentle waters of Coulter Lake to a backdrop of the jagged Teton range
  • Cheer on the cowboys at the wild and wooly Jackson Cowboy Rodeo


Rafting Snake River Canyon
Photo: Rafting Snake River Canyon

Our family has a fantastic experience. The guides were amazing. We felt like guests- not customers.

Brad S Bellaire, TX

This truly was an incredible trip! All we had to do was show up with our luggage. It was beyond our expectations! My Husband was skeptical and I pressured him to commit. He was surprised how much he enjoyed this vacation. He rafted and kayaked for the first time!

Laurie A Pound Ridge, NY

This was our first family adventure trip and loved the experience! To be able to explore areas by biking, hiking and kayaking is such a unique, healthy and bonding way of traveling and learning. We will definitely consider a trip like this again!

Ileen H Oldsmar, FL

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Tour Itinerary

6 days/5 nights

Jackson, Wyoming

Day 1: Antelope Flats/ Yellowstone's Geysers
Old Faithful Montana adventure vacation
Meals Included:  L, D
Overnight: Old Faithful Inn or Old Faithful Snow Lodge

On Day 1, meet in Jackson. Then, bike through Jackson Hole valley and Antelope Flats past herds of bison and historic log cabins.

A scenic drive takes us north to Yellowstone Park. Explore Upper Geyser Basin and watch as Old Faithful, Yellowstone's most famous thermal phenomenon, erupts.

Dinner tonight is in the historic dining room of the Old Faithful Inn.

About Old Faithful Inn & Old Faithful Snow Lodge

  • Old Faithful Inn: A world-famous landmark opened in 1904, this stone and pine inn features a five-story lobby, views of Old Faithful and classic charm.
  • Old Faithful Snow Lodge: Completed in 1999, the Snow Lodge is the newest of the park’s full service hotels, and features heavy timber construction, exterior log columns and a cedar shingle roof, making it a significant example of classic “parkitecture.”
Day 2: Lower Geyser Basin/ Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Wyoming Montana Family Vacation
Meals Included:  B, L, D

On Day 2, explore Lower Geyser Basin, the geothermal Fountain Paint Pots and the unforgettable Grand Prismatic.

  • Peer over the brink of the Upper Falls of the Yellowstone River, listening to the powerful roaring of this magnificent waterfall
  • Depart on a backcountry hike full of surprises that include spectacular views high above Yellowstone Canyon
  • Shuttle to Lake Yellowstone Hotel for dinner and a starlit lakeside walk

About 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 3: Storm Point / Grand Teton
Family vacations to Wyoming and Montana
Meals Included:  B, L

Fortify yourself with a breakfast at Lake Hotel before embarking on a hike to Storm Point.

After lunch and a stroll around the boardwalks at West Thumb Geyser Basin, drive south towards Jackson and take in the spectacular views.

Shuttle to your accommodation for the night, Jackson Lake Lodge. This lodge overlooks the skyline of the Tetons and has a fantastic view of Mount Moran.

The evening is yours to explore and enjoy on your own.

About Jackson Lake Lodge
Imagine looking out your window to a wide expanse of fields surrounding a blue mountain lake, with moose, elk, and bison wandering close by. Then rising above this scene is one of the most photographed mountain ranges in the world—the Grand Teton Range. All of it so close, you feel like you can touch it. This is the thrill you can expect from the historical Jackson Lake Lodge in Grand Teton National Park. When it comes to Grand Teton National Park lodging, Jackson Lake Lodge is the largest of all the eco-friendly resorts.

The lobby is where it all begins, with 60-foot panoramic windows that frame the Teton Range and Jackson Lake. The rest of the property is well worth exploring and the beauty of the area will leave you wanting to come back for more.

Day 4: Colter Bay / Jackson Rodeo
Rodeo on the Wyoming Family Vacation
Meals Included:  B, L, D
Overnight: Rustic Inn

On Day 4, meet up for a hearty breakfast before heading out on a beautiful kayaking adventure via Colter Bay.

Enjoy a picnic lunch with sensational mountain views in the background. Then, discover just how heavy a bull elk's antler weighs at the Moose Visitor Center.

Dinner tonight is at Trio Bistro followed by the wild and wooly Jackson Cowboy Rodeo.

About Rustic Inn at Jackson Hole
This luxury lodge is everything but 'rustic.' Located on seven lush acres adjacent to the National Elk Refuge and just a few blocks from Jackson's lively town square, the Rustic Inn Creekside Resort & Spa welcomes guests with warm Western hospitality.

Outdoor enthusiasts and hedonists alike indulge in the lavishly appointed historic lodging accommodations and luxury log cabins, state of the art resort amenities, revitalizing spa, innovative cuisine, year-round Wyoming activities and an idyllic setting. Relax in the outdoor heated pool, Jacuzzi and sauna, or take a walk along the beautifully landscaped trails beside Flat Creek.

Day 5: Teton Village / Snake River Canyon
Biking on the Wyoming Family Vacation
Meals Included:  B, L, D
Overnight: Rustic Inn

This morning, take in panoramic views of the unforgettable Teton Mountains on a bike ride along the Wilson-Teton Village bike path.

Enjoy lunch at a neat local restaurant in town, then get ready to get wet rafting some of Wyoming's finest whitewater through the scenic Snake River Canyon.

Tonight’s farewell dinner is at the exclusive Teton Pines.

Day 6: Grand Tetons/ Jackson
Tetons Family Vacation
Meals Included:  B

Enjoy a leisurely breakfast and final bike ride on the new Teton bike path before returning to Jackson for our goodbyes.

** 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

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  • 6 days/5 nights
  • Next Departure: Jun 12, 2016
  • From $2,998 / person
  • ($780 single supplement) Children: $2,398 to $2,698

Confirmed Departures

  • Jun 12, 2016
  • Jun 19, 2016
  • Jun 26, 2016
  • Jul 3, 2016
  • Jul 17, 2016
  • Jul 24, 2016
  • Aug 7, 2016
  • Aug 14, 2016

Recommended Travel Months

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Additional Trip Information

  • Please plan on arriving at least one day prior to your trip departure.
  • Day 1 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 Jackson airport (12:00 pm) or your Jackson hotel (12:30 pm).
  • Hiking: 1 – 4 miles per hike, easy to moderate terrain.
  • Biking: 6 to 12 miles per ride, easy to moderate terrain.
  • Whitewater rafting: Class II - III rapids, no experience necessary.
  • Kayaking/Canoeing: No experience necessary, guides will provide instruction.

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 Trip Price
  • Double occupancy rooms with private baths.
  • All meals: breakfasts, lunches, snacks, dinners, refreshments and receptions - except one dinner on own your own.
  • 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 Trip Price
  • Gratuities to Austin Adventures guides.
  • Alcoholic beverages and related gratuities.
  • One dinner during your trip.
  • Pre-and post-trip accommodations and associated expenses.
  • Air and land transportation to/from host cities.
  • All types of personal insurance.
  • Personal expenses.

With over 20-years of experience in the adventure travel industry, we've perfected the recipe for crafting award-winning small group trips and custom itineraries on all seven continents. On every departure, we aim to exceed your expectations with best-in-class service, expert guides and the finest in regional cuisine and accommodations. From first-time travelers to seasoned alumni, our guests agree that on each Austin Adventures journey , the hardest part truly is going home. We're happy to share that 99.26% of these travelers say they'd join us again...and again...and again. But don't take our word for it. Our guests say it best:

Guides were amazing!! Very organized! Great service! Fun!

Heather K, Alpharetta, GA

Everything was perfectly planned, and the guides worked very hard to make the trip a wonderful experience.

Sandra B, Bridgewater, NJ

It was a trip of a lifetime. A month after and we are still talking about it on a daily basis. The guides Andy and Carrie are what made it so special!!

Don M, Coral Gables, FL

We saw more in 5 days than we could have seen on our own in 2 weeks. Our guides made our trip exceptional.

Dale W, Rancho Palis Verdis, CA

A fantastic family adventure- we could not have enjoyed our vacation any more!

Jennifer R, Richmond, VA

Another trip of a lifetime we shared with our grandson; and, it won't be forgotten.

Hugh J, League City, TX

We repeatedly say: "Best trip EVER!" Guides were terrific and everyday a wonderful experience!

Toni S, Baltimore, MD

We were a 3 generation family with a wide range of abilities and stamina. Our guides were OUTSTANDING at meeting those individual needs, without affecting the rest of the group.

Laura H, Dublin, OH

Fabulous - very active full day good meals great guides appreciated all the attention to our needs

Robert D, Cranford, NJ
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A few more reasons why you've gotta go…

  • 1. Jackson: This western town is sure to delight with its lively atmosphere of colorful history, divine cuisine and a fascinating antler arch in the heart of town.
  • 2. The 308-foot Lower Falls of the Yellowstone: Be refreshed and inspired after the 328-step descent on Uncle Tom's Trail. Family holiday photo, anyone?
  • 3. Hoot and holler at the rodeo: If you've never been to a real cowboy rodeo, now's your chance!
  • 4. In-the-field expertise: from sharing enthralling regional stories to orchestrating seamless group dynamics, our guides keep their eyes on the details, ensuring that the hardest part of your vacation truly is going home.

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