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Yellowstone Winter Adventure 2014

  • Duration: 8 Days
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  • Brochure: America and Canada 2014
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  • Style: Regional
  • Description: Experience Yellowstone National Park under the peaceful cover of winter. See the sights that draw the crowds during peak season - the geysers, fumaroles and hot spots – as well as a few treasures that aren't as easily enjoyed when the park is more frequented. Enjoy plentiful sightings of wildlife, more active during the winder months with fewer observers to scare them off; soak in the Chico Hot Springs; or traverse the snow-covered ground in snow shoes.
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Trip Itinerary

  • Day 1

    ARRIVE BOZEMAN

    Welcome to Bozeman! Get settled into your hotel and relax in preparation for the exciting days ahead in America's first National Park. At 6 p.m., gather at the hotel with your Travel Director and fellow travellers for a Welcome Reception.


    Meal(s): (Welcome Reception)

    Hotel: Holiday Inn Bozeman (F)

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  • Day 2

    BOZEMAN – YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK – MAMMOTH (2 NIGHTS)

    Discover the Museum of the Rockies, a world-class museum, founded in 1957, and best known for its vast collection of dinosaur fossils. Take a scenic transfer through the snowy mountains of Montana stopping for a visit in Chico Hot Springs and enjoy a dog sled demonstration. And don't forget your swimsuit—Chico Hot Springs boasts natural hot spring pools where you can soak, swim or just relax in the soothing water. Continue to your hotel and get settled in before enjoying an included dinner.


    Meal(s): (Full Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner)

    Hotel: Mammoth Hot Springs Hotel (NP)

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  • Day 3

    YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK – LAMAR VALLEY EXCURSION

    Get your cameras ready as you head out to Lamar Valley, a remote location on the Northeast section of the park which offers one of the best spots for visitors to see Yellowstone's wildlife, especially wolf packs. Gaze in awe at these powerful, beautiful and evasive predators in their winter habitat. As the park is less frequented in the winter months, the wildlife is more active, creating once-in-a-lifetime viewing opportunities. And it is not just wolves! Keep your eyes peeled for eagles, coyotes, bison, elk and moose. Then, it's on to the quaint town of Cooke City where you can explore before heading back to the hotel for an evening on your own.


    Meal(s): (Full Breakfast)

  • Day 4

    YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK – OLD FAITHFUL (2 NIGHTS)

    Yellowstone is a wonderland of over 10,000 geysers, fumaroles, hot springs, mud pots and steam vents, and today you will get a chance to do some guided exploring of the park's scenic wonders in special snowvans! Depart from your hotel with a Local Expert and head for the Grand Canyon of Yellowstone, the first and largest canyon on the Yellowstone River. Witness the Lower Yellowstone Falls, which cascade down over 300 feet (91 metres), almost twice the height of Niagara Falls. After a full day of excitement, take this evening to relax at the hotel and enjoy an included dinner.


    Meal(s): (Full Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner)

    Hotel: Old Faithful Snow Lodge (NP)

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  • Day 5

    YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK – OLD FAITHFUL FREE TIME

    This morning, take an easy optional walk across the snowy terrain from your hotel to the world-famous Old Faithful Geyser. Old Faithful is called the most predictable geographical feature on Earth due to its consistent and continuous eruptions almost every 90 minutes. Each powerful eruption shoots 3,700-8,450 gallons (14,000-32,000 litres) of boiling hot water at an average height of 100 feet (30 metres). Spend some free time taking full advantage of the activities only offered in the winter; strap on a pair of snowshoes or cross country skis and set off on the nearby trails, exploring Yellowstone up close and personal.


    Meal(s): (Full Breakfast)

  • Day 6

    YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK – GRAND TETON NATIONAL PARK – JACKSON (2 NIGHTS)

    Travel down to gorgeous Grand Teton National Park this morning to witness the breathtaking views of the peaks that Theodore Roosevelt described as "what mountains are supposed to look like." Then venture to the National Elk Refuge and partake in a picturesque sleigh ride to view wild elk and their breathtaking winter habitat at the base of the Grand Tetons. The National Elk Refuge is the world's largest wintering concentration of elk. From the sleigh, get an up close look at the elk, which number in the thousands here, and take in the beauty of the valley known as Jackson Hole. This afternoon, depart for Jackson.


    Meal(s): (Full Breakfast / Lunch)

    Hotel: Rustic Inn Creekside Resort & Spa (SF)

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  • Day 7

    JACKSON SIGHTSEEING & FREE TIME

    Take a delightful ride up the mountainside in a gondola from the Swiss-style Teton Village with some time afterward to browse the quaint shops, espresso stands and gift shop at the Jackson Hole Mountain Resort. Take a docent-led tour at the National Museum of Wildlife Art, a 50,000-square-foot castle, home to some of the best wildlife art in the country. Then there is time to cap off your adventures in Jackson as you please. Choose from a variety of optional excursions or relax at the hotel and enjoy the beautiful calm of the park's winter landscape. This evening, join your fellow travellers and raise a toast to your fabulous adventure at a festive Farewell Dinner.


    Meal(s): (Full Breakfast / Farewell Dinner)

  • Day 8

    DEPART JACKSON

    Your winter adventure comes to an end with a complimentary transfer to Jackson Airport or extend your stay in Jackson at the Rustic Inn Creekside Resort & Spa.


    Meal(s): (Full Breakfast)

What's Included

Insider Experiences

  • Hidden Treasure Enjoy at least one surprise Hidden Treasure experience, unique to your itinerary, courtesy of your expert Travel Director.
  • Local Expert See the Grand Canyon of Yellowstone, the first and largest canyon on the Yellowstone River and be amazed by the Lower Yellowstone Falls, which cascade down over 300 feet (91 metres).

Sightseeing Highlights

  • BozemanVisit the extensive collection of dinosaur bones at the Museum of the Rockies.
  • MammothEnjoy access from your hotel to view the mineral terraces of the Mammoth Hot Springs.
  • Chico Hot SpringsTake a relaxing dip in the natural hot springs.
  • Lamar ValleyDiscover the active winter wildlife with a specialist.
  • Old FaithfulSee the famous Old Faithful Geyser, consistently erupting almost every 90 minutes.
  • Grand Canyon of YellowstoneMarvel at the 24-mile (38-kilometre) long canyon, the first along the Yellowstone River downstream from the Falls.
  • Lower Yellowstone FallsView the 300-foot (91-metre) high falls, almost twice as high as the Niagara Falls.
  • Grand Teton National ParkTake a winter sleigh ride through the National Elk Refuge to see the herds in their winter habitat.
  • JacksonSpend two nights in this Western town.

Dining

  • 7 full breakfasts
  • 3 lunches
  • 4 evening meals:
    • Welcome Reception with light appetisers and drinks with your Travel Director in Bozeman
    • 2 three-course dinners
    • Farewell Dinner with wine in Jackson

Travel Highlights

  • Travel by luxury air-conditioned coach with reclining seats and an on-board restroom.
  • First Class hotel accommodation featuring twin rooms and private facilities.
  • Audio Headsets provided throughout your trip to enhance your included sightseeing experiences.
  • Complimentary keepsake photo and map.
  • The services of a professional Travel Director throughout your journey.
  • All hotel service charges and tips, baggage handling fees and local taxes included.
  • Airport transfers are provided on the first and last day of your guided trip
  • 7 nights First Class accommodation

Airport Transfers

  • For full details on transfers, please click here.
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  • * For single travellers purchasing the twin-share option, please note that there is a no smoking policy in all shared rooms. Solo travel is not accepted on guided Family Experiences holidays unless travelling as part of a family group. 
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