8 Day National Geographic's National Parks Family Journey: Yellowstone and Grand Teton
Discover the heart of the American West during a week spent exploring Grand Teton and Yellowstone National Parks. Follow in the footsteps of great explorers as you encounter towering Teton peaks and the dramatic geysers spouting from Yellowstone’s spectacular caldera. From vast canyons to alpine lakes, discover rich habitats harboring grizzlies, bison, elk, and elusive gray wolves.
TRAVEL STYLE: NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC FAMILY JOURNEYS
Trips for adventure-loving families in search of a meaningful way to discover the world together.
SERVICE LEVEL: UPGRADED
Quality accommodations and more inclusions than on other G Adventures tours, like meals, private transport, and activities.
PHYSICAL RATING: 3 - AVERAGE
Some tours may include light hiking, biking, rafting, or kayaking in addition to walking.
Your Family Journeys Moment: Grand Teton Scenic River Float, Grand Teton National Park
What's Not Included
Guided Snake River float
Grand Teton National Park entrance
Jenny Lake boat ride
Yellowstone National Park entrance
Two full days touring though Yellowstone National Park's highlights
Lamar Valley wildlife safari
All transport between destinations and to/from included activities
Hotels (7 nts)
7 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 1 dinner
Allow $370-485 for meals not included.
Private vehicle, boat, walking
2 CEOs (Chief Experience Officers) throughout, local guide
Flights to and from Jackson
extra hotel nights
Day 1 - jACKSON
Arrive in time to meet your fellow travelers for a welcome gathering this evening. Your arrival transfer is included.
Day 2 - JACKSON/GRAND TETON NATIONAL PARK
Spend the day exploring the spectacular peaks and valleys of Grand Teton National Park, beginning in the Moose historic district, where early log-cabin homesteads help tell the stories of the bold fur trappers, mountain men, and female entrepreneurs who settled the region. At the park's Craig Thomas Discovery and Visitor Center, young travelers begin their junior ranger journey. Later, grab an oar for a rafting expedition down the Snake River. As you gently float along, spot mule deer, pronghorn, elk, and moose in the surrounding woodlands and meadows. Break for a riverbank barbecue before returning to Jackson for a relaxing evening. Exclusive Inclusions: Your Family Journeys Moment Grand Teton Scenic River Float Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch
Day 3 - GRAND TETON NATIONAL PARK
Board a boat for the ride across Jenny Lake; then set out on a hike in Cascade Canyon—carved by retreating glaciers some 15,000 years ago—and continue to Hidden Falls, plummeting almost a hundred feet into the gorge. This afternoon, saddle up for an optional horseback ride in the shadow of the towering Tetons; or opt for an aquatic adventure, with options to swim, canoe, or kayak in crystal-clear Jackson Lake. Young explorers will also have the opportunity to complete their junior ranger activities and claim their Grand Teton badge! Meals included: Breakfast
Day 4 - GRAND TETON NATIONAL PARK/YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK
On a morning drive, we’ll cross the Continental Divide and travel into the vast caldera of the Yellowstone supervolcano—a volcano capable of a massive eruptions, which Yellowstone has experienced three times in just over two million years. View wisps of steam rising from geothermal hotspots throughout the park—home to about half of the world’s geysers. Visit the Old Faithful Visitor Education Center to begin a new junior ranger journey, and gather to watch the famed geyser erupt on the clock. Stroll boardwalks winding between the bubbling and gurgling hot springs and geysers of the Upper Geyser Basin, and peer into the spectacular rainbow-hued Grand Prismatic Spring, where thermophilic bacteria generate incredible shades of yellow, blue, and red. Meals included: Breakfast
Day 5 & 6 - YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK
Venture out in search of astonishing geological activity and amazing creatures in the Yellowstone wilderness—established as the world’s first national park in 1872. Hike in the spectacular Grand Canyon of Yellowstone and see the rushing river and falls; then in the lush Hayden Valley, marvel at the bubbling Mud Volcano and the turbulent waters of the acidic Sulphur Caldron. You’ll also have the chance to explore the historic town of Mammoth Hot Springs, home to Yellowstone National Park headquarters; and stop at Roosevelt Lodge, once a tent camp for trappers and explorers. Set out on safari through the sweeping Lamar Valley—known as the “Serengeti of North America” for its high concentration of wildlife, including bison, elk, and elusive wolves and grizzly bears. Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch
Day 7 - YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK/JACKSON
Enjoy a final morning in one of America’s most beloved national parks. Descend a wooden boardwalk into the vast Norris Geyser Basin, dotted with colorful pools and steaming fumaroles; then stop by the Old Faithful Visitor Education Center for lunch, where young travelers can claim a Yellowstone junior ranger badge before we return to Jackson. Enjoy a free afternoon to wander the streets of this Old West town, which you may recognize from a number of classic cowboy films. Gather for a farewell dinner to toast your adventures in the great American wilderness. Meals included: Breakfast | Dinner
Day 7 - jACKSON
Depart at Any Time
Choose Dates July 31 -August 7, 2021 or August 7-14, 2021
Rates below are priced Per Person for at least 1 adult and 1 child (up to 4 passengers).
Deposits are $350 per person.
This package is family friendly for travelers at least 7 years of age.
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Deposits for Double Occupancy rooms are $350 Per Person. The deposit will be processed for the minimum amount required to secure the booking. Payments can be submitted at any time for the remaining balance as long as the balance is paid by 60 days or more before departure. Naturally, you can give us a call with any questions.
Price Per Person
Adults ages 13+
Kids ages 7-12
Rates are double occupancy. You must be traveling with at least 1 child to book this trip. Subject to availability. Final Payment is due 60 days prior to departure.
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