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Wyoming
  • 6 days/5 nights
  • Next Departure: Jun 14, 2015
  • From $2,898 / person
  • ($780 single supplement) Children: $2,318 to $2,608

Explore Wyoming on this Family Vacation

Wyoming is the owner of two of the most beautiful national parks in the world: Grand Teton and Yellowstone. This Wyoming family vacation is the perfect blend of education and adventure. Learn about the Tetons, the youngest mountain range in the Rockies, from the seat of your kayak and explore the densest concentration of geysers in the world after enjoying a gourmet trailside lunch. There is no better place to make memories with the family than on a national park vacation – on this Wyoming adventure, you get to have two!

  • Family Vacations
  • Hiking
  • Paddling

Activity Level: Moderately Easy

About
This Tour

From towering peaks to shooting geysers, Yellowstone and Teton National Parks are a paradise for family adventure.

  • Pedal Antelope Flats past herds of bison and picturesque 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 Prismatihc 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

We loved our guides, Laurie, Michael, and Toby! I have been on trips with other tour companies...these three were hands down the nicest, best guides ever!

The Langford Family Mt. Pleasant, SC

Itinerary
& Map

Tour Itinerary

6 days/5 nights

Jackson, Wyoming

Day 1: Antelope Flats/ Yellowstone's Geysers
Antelope Flats/ Yellowstone
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
Lower Geyser Basin/ Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
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
Storm Point / Grand Teton
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
Colter Bay / Jackson Rodeo
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
Teton Village / Snake River Canyon
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
Grand Tetons/ Jackson
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

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: Jun 14, 2015
  • From $2,898 / person
  • ($780 single supplement) Children: $2,318 to $2,608

Departure Dates

  • Jun 14, 2015
  • Jun 21, 2015
  • Jun 28 2015
  • Jul 5, 2015
  • Jul 19, 2015
  • Jul 26, 2015
  • Aug 9, 2015
  • Aug 26, 2015

Additional Trip Information

Departure
  • 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).
Activities
  • 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.
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 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.
Photos

A few more reasons why you've gotta go…

  • 1. Photo ops: You have to get your picture taken under the famous antler arch in Jackson's town square.
  • 2. The 308-foot Lower Falls of the Yellowstone: It's well worth the 328-step descent on Uncle Tom's Trail to get there!
  • 3. The rodeo: If you've never been to a real cowboy rodeo, you're missing out.
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