Yellowstone
  • 6 days/5 nights
  • Next Departure: Jun 11, 2017
  • From $2,698 / person
  • ($580 single supplement) Children: $2,158 to $2,428

Yellowstone Family Vacation Package

Saddle up, pardner’s! You’re invited to explore our backyard on an action-packed, family adventure through Yellowstone National Park and Big Sky Country on our Yellowstone Family Vacation Package. With Austin’s home offices located in Montana, it’s no wonder we’re the leading provider of best-in-class travel from Old Faithful to the Absaroka Mountains. On this custom, all-inclusive vacation package, discover the wilds of Yellowstone and Paradise Valley from the helm of a raft and on the back of a horse. Espy wildlife and wildflowers with your kids as they use their Junior Ranger skills in identifying elk, bison and bear. Share giggles with them at the belches and burps of Mud Volcano, and savor the grandeur of the world’s first National Park before relaxing in a soothing natural hot spring. Scrumptious meals showcasing savory regional dishes keep you and your buckaroos energized, while days are bookended with the best in western hospitality at an iconic park property or picturesque guest ranch. Throughout this dream Yellowstone Family vacation package, enjoy Austin’s signature touch of inspired, thoughtful service.

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

Activity Level: Easy

About
This Tour

From navigating the rapids of the Yellowstone River to riding horseback through Paradise Valley with a bona fide cowboy, you and your kids are in for a captivating family adventure like no other on this Yellowstone Family vacation package. Spend six unforgettable days exploring the best of Yellowstone National Park and Montana's sprawling, mountainous landscape with our expert guides. Exceptional accommodations, gourmet cuisine and endless laughter are yours to share with your loved ones as you discover the hidden gems of the wild, wild west.

  • Register the kids as “Junior Rangers” before hiking into Yellowstone's backcountry, through the rainbow spray of thundering waterfalls and shooting geysers
  • Raft a playful stretch of the beautiful Yellowstone River, perfect for beginners
  • Wind your way by horseback high into the Absaroka Mountains alongside a fourth-generation wrangler
  • Watch for eagles, elk, bison and wolves on a drive through Hayden Valley
  • Kick back for a well-deserved soak in a soothing natural hot spring
  • Marvel as Old Faithful erupts under a blanket of stars before calling it a night
Rafting the Yellowstone River
Photo: Rafting the Yellowstone River

So glad we went with you and not on our own. We would have missed so much!

Ellison R. Columbia, SC

We have never had such wonderful treatment on a hiking trip before and we've gone on many over the last 30 years.

Helen V. Newtown, PA

Best family trip ever! Our son was in tears over having to leave his new friends. The hardest part isn't going home- it's how to pick which AA trip to book next!

Julie H. Oak Creek, WI

First class. Perfectly planned. Guides were exceptional.

Aaron F. Colts Neck, NJ

Itinerary
& Map
Day 1: Upper Geyser Basin / Old Faithful
Old Faithful Yellowstone Family Vacation
Meals Included:  L, D
Overnight: Old Faithful Snow Lodge or Old Faithful Inn

Meet in Bozeman and shuttle to the town of Big Sky, Montana, where we will start our adventure with a classic zipline tour over the Gallatin River • After lunch we'll make our way to West Yellowstone • Once there we'll hike in the back way, traversing through the Upper Geyser basin to the main attraction, Old Faithful • After checking into our home for the night, walk to the historic Old Faithful Inn for dinner and a chance to watch Old Faithful erupt under the stars • Overnight Old Faithful Snow Lodge or Old Faithful Inn(L, D)

About Old Faithful Inn & 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: Upper Geyser Basin / Storm Point / Yellowstone Lake
Lake Yellowstone family Yellowstone Vacations
Meals Included:  B, L, D
Overnight: Canyon Lodge Cabins

Begin the day with a ranger-guided hike through the Upper Geyser Basin to Observation Point for great geyser panoramas • Picnic lunch along the banks of the Firehole River • Embark on an extraordinary hike to Storm Point where you will encounter open meadows, shaded lodgepole pine forests, and lakefront trail • Check into Lake Lodge Cabins with time to relax before dinner in Lake Hotel’s elegant “Sun Room” • Overnight Canyon Lodge and Cabins (B, L, D)

About Canyon Lodge and Cabins
Featuring two lodges and recently renovated cabins, Canyon Lodge and Cabins is situated on the eastern side of the park next to the Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone River. The rustic accommodations allow for the opportunity to step back from technology and embrace lodging in the country's oldest national park. Located on site you'll find a full service restaurant, elegant bedrooms with private bathrooms, a delightful lobby where two fireplaces, a lounge and gift store warmly beckon guests to linger and chat.

 

Day 3: Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Yellowstone Grand Canyon Yellowstone Family Vacations
Meals Included:  B, L, D

Begin with a three-mile hike to the rim of the 10,000-year-old, 1,000-foot deep Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone River • Take a short walk from the Upper Falls of the Yellowstone River followed by delicious picnic lunch • This afternoon we'll set off on a hike on the Wapiti Trail • As you carefully make your way back along the canyon wall, you’ll “ooh and ahh” around every bend as the pinks, yellows, reds, and oranges of the rock appear all the more bright as you walk the final section to Artist Point, the most spectacular viewpoint of the Lower Falls of the Yellowstone River • Enjoy a special BBQ dinner tonight • Overnight Mammoth Hot Springs Hotel & Cabins (B, L, D)

About Mammoth Hot Springs Hotel & Cabins This accommodation was named after the steaming limestone terraces just above the main building. Elk routinely graze outside the hotel around the parade grounds of what was once Fort Yellowstone. Within the area, you can walk the boardwalks of Mammoth Hot Springs, visit Albright Visitor Center with its exhibits of the early history, exploration and establishment of the Park, or take a self-guided walking tour of Fort Yellowstone's historic sandstone buildings to learn about the days when the U.S. Cavalry helped manage the Park.

Day 4: Lamar Valley / Mammoth Hot Springs / Yellowstone River
Yellowstone Family Vacation river rafting
Meals Included:  B, L

Wake early to catch the sunrise and prime wildlife viewing in Lamar Valley • Upon returning back to Mammoth, choose to rest or explore Mammoth Hot Springs’ white, orange, and yellow travertine terraces before lunch at Arch Park • Set off on an exciting whitewater rafting adventure on the Yellowstone River • Dinner is on your own tonight in Mammoth • Overnight Mammoth Hot Springs Hotel & Cabins (B, L)

Day 5: Boiling River or Hoodoos / Absaroka Mountains
Horseback riding Yellowstone Family Vacation
Meals Included:  B, L, D

In the morning, head to the Boiling River for a well-deserved soak in a natural hot spring • In the early season, the Boiling River is closed, so we will do an alternate hike • Lunch at a nice picnic spot, followed by a drive through Paradise Valley to the Flying Diamond Ranch • Saddle up for a gentle horseback ride up Pine Creek into the Absaroka Mountains • Head to the historic Chico Hot Springs Resort for a soak in rejuvenating mineral waters • Gather tonight in the resort’s dining room for a gourmet dinner while the kids eat pizza at a poolside party • Overnight Chico Hot Springs Resort (B, L, D)

About Chico Hot Springs Resort The perfect location for your Montana getaway. 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 6: Chico Hot Springs / Bozeman
Chico Hot springs Yellowstone Family Vacation
Meals Included:  B

Sleep late and enjoy a leisurely morning at the resort. Stroll the gardens, indulge in a spa treatment or opt for a scenic hike before returning to the Bozeman airport or your post trip hotel.

** 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 11, 2017
  • From $2,698 / person
  • ($580 single supplement) Children: $2,158 to $2,428

Confirmed Departures

  • Jun 11, 2017
  • Jun 18, 2017
  • Jun 25, 2017
  • Jul 2, 2017
  • Jul 9, 2017
  • Jul 16, 2017
  • Jul 23, 2017
  • Jul 30, 2017
  • Aug 6, 2017
  • Aug 13, 2017
  • Aug 20, 2017

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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 Bozeman airport (12:00 pm) or your Bozeman hotel (12:30 pm).
Activities
  • Hiking: 2 to 3 miles per hike, easy to moderate terrain.
  • Whitewater Rafting: Class I-III rapids, no experience necessary.
  • Horseback Riding: Easy walking pace, 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 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.
  • Any 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.
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Testimonials
Testimonials

From the moment we all were introduced it was like we were family!

Ashley W, Jacksonville, FL

It was the best family trip we have ever been on!

Sara P, Andover, MA

Loved it! Saw and did things I never would have on my own.

Holly M, Geneseo. IL

Best family trip ever! Our son was in tears over having to leave his new friends. The hardest part isn't going home- it's how to pick which AA trip to book next!

Julie H, Oak Creek, WI

It was a great experience. A wonderful family adventure that will be in our memories forever.

Mark S, Fairfield, CT

Our best family vacation EVER!

Patti W, Hartland, WI
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  • 1. Unforgettable memories: Experiences of a lifetime are yours to share with your kids on this dream family vacation.
  • 2. The elusive Yellowstone wolf: Keep your eyes peeled to spot one of the world's most awe-inspiring creatures on a morning hike up Bunsen Peak.
  • 3. Perfect balance of luxury and adventure: Parents relish gourmet delights in peace beside a roaring fire, while kids party over pizza at Chico's huge hot spring pool.
  • 4. In-the-field expertise: from sharing insights of the region to understanding small group dynamics, our guides keep their eyes on the details, ensuring that the hardest part of your vacation will be going home.
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