Travel Itinerary

Day 1
Jackson Hole

Pick up car at airport

The Rustic Inn Creekside ★★★★ (2 nights)

Rest of the day at leisure

Make sure to stroll through Jackson’s iconic elk antler arches and enjoy a scenic ride on the gondola, soaring 2,700 vertical feet above the valley floor in just 12 minutes. Don’t pass up the National Museum of Wildlife Art, which boasts over 5,000 pieces of animal art and is positioned above the National Elk Refuge near the start of Grand Teton National Park.

Day 2

Via Ferrata guided climbing

Your guide will assist in selecting optimal routes for your tour. The Jackson Hole Via Ferrata suits both beginners and experienced individuals seeking an alpine experience. This protected trail or climbing route ensures safer and easier passage, featuring steel cables, handles, and ladder rungs on steep sections. Participants wear a special harness attached to the steel cable for security, accompanied by Via Ferrata guides.

Jackson Lake Kayak tour

Discover the serene ambiance of Jackson Lake, immersing yourself in its tranquil surroundings. Kayaking offers an efficient way to explore the lake and encounter wildlife up close, providing a faster alternative to hiking.

Day 3
Grand Teton

Move to Grand Teton National Park

Jenny Lake Lodge ★★★ (3 nights)
Day 4

Southern Tetons hiking tour

Moderate to strenuous level. Accompanied by a private guide, explore the breathtaking southern Tetons. Trek along a three-mile scenic trail, reaching stunning views of the Grand Teton and its wilderness surroundings at an elevation of 2,000 feet. Enjoy a lunch break, and weather permitting, continue uphill to 10,000 feet, possibly encountering snow.

Day 5

Horseback ride tour

Embark on a captivating two-hour journey offering unparalleled vistas of the majestic Grand Teton Mountain Range. Your scenic ride commences near Heron Pond, meandering past the tranquil waters of Swan Lake. Traverse enchanting lodgepole pine forests, where the whispering breeze harmonizes with the rustling leaves. As your expedition progresses, the trail leads you to a picturesque meadow adorned with breathtaking panoramas, perfect for capturing timeless photographs.

Rest of the day at leisure for a scenic loop drive

Explore the scenic loop comprising Teton Park Road, Jenny Lake Scenic Drive (one way), and Highway 89, with highlights including Jenny Lake, Schwabacher’s Landing, Cunningham Cabin, and Oxbow Bend. Grand Teton National Park offers exceptional wildlife viewing opportunities, with sightings of bears, bison, moose, elk, pronghorn, eagles, and more. For the best chances of spotting bears, inquire at Visitor Centers or Activity Desks in the park.

Day 6

Drive to Yellowstone (about 2h30mins)

Under Canvas West Yellowstone ★★★ (3 nights)

Evening Wildlife encounter tour

Explore Yellowstone Park’s high meadows and seek glimpses of its diverse wildlife. Depart from Mammoth Hot Springs Hotel aboard a Historic Yellow Bus, and journey towards the Tower-Roosevelt area. While guides are knowledgeable about recent wildlife sightings, encounters are subject to nature’s whims. Depending on wildlife sightings, the tour may extend to the near side of Lamar Valley before heading back. Regardless, it promises to be an enjoyable expedition through Yellowstone’s Northern Range.

Day 7

Geothermal & Hiking tour

Embark on a thrilling tour exploring Yellowstone’s west side. Led by knowledgeable guides, discover geysers, mud pots, hot springs, and fumaroles. Enjoy a picnic-style lunch or dine at the Historic Old Faithful Inn. Witness the power of the Yellowstone Caldera and catch Old Faithful’s eruption. For the adventurous, longer hikes are available, with wildlife viewing opportunities. Trail snacks and premium hiking gear are included.

Day 8

Day at leisure to explore on own

Consider hiking Slough Creek, Specimen Ridge, Petrified Forest, or Dunraven Pass, or exploring Yellowstone Lake, Sylvan Pass, and Mount Washburn. Don’t forget to check out the breathtaking hikes along the Grand Canyon of Yellowstone, where you can see waterfalls and spot wildlife like ospreys, ravens, elk, antelope, bears, wolves, and buffalo roaming freely throughout the park.

Day 9

Drop off car at Jackson Hole airport

Fly home