Additional Trip Information
Arrival & Departures
Please plan on arriving on day one of your departure in the afternoon. Day one of your itinerary begins with a pick-up at the Jackson Hole Airport according to your arrival time and then a transfer to the Rustic Inn (check-in begins at 4:00 pm onwards). Your first group get-together begins with dinner on Night 1. Your trip ends with a drop-off at your Whitefish hotel (1:30 pm) or the Kalispell airport (2:00 pm).
Hiking: 2 to 7 miles per hike, easy to moderately strenuous terrain, sometimes more than one “short” hike will be completed in a day
Whitewater Rafting: Class II – III rapids, no experience necessary
Zip Lining: 7 total elements including 3 zip lines, 3 sky bridges and 1 ladder, no experience necessary
Discovery: Learn the geological differences between three magnificently dissimilar national parks all within a geographically small area. Hear both sides of the debate concerning the migration patterns of bison from Yellowstone Park. Do you know the differences between a black bear and grizzly bear? Have you heard the splash of a geyser’s eruption as its water crashes to the ground? Did you know that “hole” was the term for “valley” used by fur trappers during the late 1800’s, and Davey Jackson helped settle the Tetons area, hence the name “Jackson Hole.” Investigate for yourself the difference between Yellowstone’s four geothermal features: spouting geysers, steaming hot springs, hissing fumaroles, and bubbling mud pots. Stare 1,000 feet down into the V-shaped gorge of the red, pink, yellow, and orange splashed walls of the Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone River. Search for grizzly bears, bison, elk, pronghorn, and coyotes in the rolling, sagebrush-dotted hills of Hayden Valley. Soak up the beauty of the Cathedral Group: Nez Perce, Middle Teton, Grand Teton, Mount Owen, and Teewinot as you explore the beauty of Grand Teton National Park. When you reach the top of Logan Pass on the infamous Going-to-the-Sun Road, imagine what this high point looks like buried under 80 feet of snow mid-winter…and then think about the amount of snow removal equipment required to plow this spectacular, winding two lane road – amazing! Hunt for the hundreds of different wildflowers that reside in the parks: Bear Grass, Lupine, Fireweed, and Indian Paintbrush are just a few of the colorful beauties you might come across. Come discover the fun to be had in the Grand Teton, Yellowstone and Glacier National Parks with the leaders in adventure travel!
Austin Adventures guides are experienced facilitators and regional experts. They will take the time to explain the details of each activity, answer any questions, and demonstrate the use of all equipment. Each activity has been carefully planned to include options for all levels. Most importantly, Austin Adventures guides will help you select the distance that’s right for you.
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.
- 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 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.
After receiving your reservation and deposit, we’ll send you a pre-trip planner with general information about the area you’ll be visiting, a packing list, exercise guidelines, a guest information questionnaire and a liability release agreement for you to sign and return within 10 days.