Yellowstone & the Tetons: American Safari 2024

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Small Group Tour
Go wild in the West... inside Yellowstone and Grand Teton national parks on hikes, bikes, trail rides and river rafting... stay at historic lodges in the heart of the parks... explore with expert naturalist guides... visit a cattle ranch for the cowboy life... and enjoy "Stories by Ken Burns"!
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Trip type
Small Group Tour
Lodging level
Premium - 4 star
Physical level


    • The heart of Yellowstone beats with nature's gems... furred
    • feathered
    • smoldering and sculpted... in moving tableaus wild and wondrous.Venture into the wilderness with naturalists passionate about the landscapes you'll explore – and the grizzlies
    • wolves and elk you'll encounter. The excitement heats up during a stay next to Old Faithful... on geology walks to bubbling geothermal wonders... on a whitewater rafting trip and interpretive hikes in Grand Teton National Park... and during visits to museums and ranches where the West really comes alive on Tauck's Yellowstone American Safari Vacation.

What's this trip about?

    Go wild in the West... inside Yellowstone and Grand Teton national parks on hikes, bikes, trail rides and river rafting... stay at historic lodges in the heart of the parks... explore with expert naturalist guides... visit a cattle ranch for the cowboy life... and enjoy "Stories by Ken Burns"!


Itinerary focusOperator does not provide
Group sizeSmall Group - 24 max
Age rangeNo age restrictions
Flights and transportN/A
Start City Jackson, Wyoming
End CityJackson

Travel Themes

  • Cultural


  • North America
  • United States


  • Grand Tetons
  • Yellowstone National Park


  • Culture

Trip includes

    • TAUCK EXCLUSIVE – Filmed vignettes by Ken Burns and Dayton Duncan that tell inside stories of the national parks Trip named to National Geographic Traveler magazine's 50 Tours of a Lifetime All departures are small groups with no more than 24 Tauck guests Immersing in a geological wonderland during four nights in Yellowstone National Park Learning about the grizzlies and wolves of Yellowstone Lectures in Yellowstone by a historian and a wildlife photographer Gaining insights on wildlife conservation from experts


Travel Map

Day 1 Arrive Jackson, Wyoming

Tour begins: 6:00 PM, The Wort Hotel.
We'll meet you at Jackson Hole Airport for an included transfer to The Wort Hotel, starting point for your Tetons and Yellowstone vacation. We invite you to join us for a welcome reception and dinner at your historic hotel in downtown Jackson, rich in Wild West lore.


LODGING : The Wort Hotel

PORTOFCALL : Jackson, Wyoming

Day 2 Snake River rafting & a taste of ranch life

Embark on a thrilling whitewater rafting trip* along the Snake River this morning, learning more about the sights you'll see with your naturalist guide. Then, after lunch at your hotel, channel your inner cowboy for an afternoon at ...

Day 3 Welcome to Yellowstone

After breakfast, drive from Jackson to Yellowstone National Park for a naturally inspiring stay in the heart of a thermal wonderland, entering through the South Entrance and continuing to Grant Village and along the western shore of...

Day 4 Bears, wolves & man in the Lamar Valley

Meet nature on her terms today as you discover more of Yellowstone's wonders firsthand. Depart your hotel this morning and head east through the Blacktail Deer Plateau and the Tower Junction area. Next, you'll embark on a wildlife s...

Day 5 The Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone

So much of experiencing Yellowstone National Park requires a close-up look at the wild world, and you'll do a lot of that today. Lesser known than its world-famous rival of a similar name, the Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone is one ...

Day 6 Yellowstone's geysers & time at leisure

Wild and wonderful, Yellowstone is all about nature at her most passionate. She smolders with hot springs, steaming geysers, fumaroles and gurgling mud pots. She's dressed in majestic mountains, lodgepole forests, trout-spawning str...

Day 7 On to Grand Teton National Park & Biking

Memories of Yellowstone loom large as you leave it behind for a journey south to Grand Teton National Park, a showcase of picture-perfect snow-covered mountains the way you might have imagined they would look. The youngest mountain ...

Day 8 A Day In the Tetons

The entire morning is yours to enjoy as you wish in Grand Teton National Park; there are lots of optional activities (including hiking, fly fishing, horseback riding and more) to engage in at additional cost, or you may want to simp...

Day 9 Journey home

Tour ends: Jackson.
Fly home anytime. A transfer is included from the Jackson Lake Lodge to Jackson Hole Airport for your flight home. You should allow a minimum of two hours for flight check-in.


PORTOFCALL : Jackson, Wyoming

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It's easy to see the world's sights. To stand in long lines, push through the crowds, and generally have the same standard-issue vacation as everyone else. But that's not good enough for us, and it's not good enough for you. We believe that travel should be easy. It should be fun. It should be worth your time and the price you paid. It should re-energize and transform. And above all else, it should be beyond the ordinary. Because how you see the world matters.

In 1882, Herman Tauck arrived in New York City from Germany in search of the American dream. His determination and values were passed on to his son, Arthur Tauck, who would realize that dream. With ingenuity and an innovative spirit, Arthur started Tauck Motor Tours, a travel company that would give birth to a new industry. The first tour, through the back roads of New England, was created by this 27-year-old in 1925. It embodied the same successful formula used by Tauck today: do the right thing. Craft a life-enriching travel experience; provide it at a single all-inclusive price; ensure there is great value for money; and rely on recommendations of satisfied customers to build a following and grow the business.

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