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8 Day National Parks Family Journey: Yellowstone and Grand Teton July 31 -August 7, 2021 or August 7-14, 2021

8 Day Family Adventure

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.

Tour Highlights

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 Included

  • Your Family Journeys Moment: Grand Teton Scenic River Float, Grand Teton National Park
  • Arrival transfer
  • 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

ACCOMMODATIONS

Hotels (7 nts)

MEALS

7 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 1 dinner

Allow $370-485 for meals not included.

TRANSPORTATION

Private vehicle, boat, walking

STAFF & EXPERTS

2 CEOs (Chief Experience Officers) throughout, local guide

Itinerary

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

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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 6: 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

Starting rates for Double Occupancy Cabins

  • Adults ages 13+ $2999 per person
  • Kids ages 7-12 $2799 per person

Prices are per person, double occupancy. Information and pricing is subject to change without notice and based upon availability and cabin category. Deposits are $350 per person. While we do our very best to ensure that information and pricing appearing in this website is complete and accurate, we cannot be responsible for incomplete and inaccurate representations, which may or may not be under our control. In the event of a pricing error, misrepresentation or omission, we reserve the right to adjust the pricing or make any other corrections. Rates include taxes and gratuities. Balance is due 60 days prior to departure date. Space are subject to availability. Book with a deposit early to confirm space.

  • Choose Dates July 31 -August 7, 2021 or August 7-14, 2021.
  • Rates are priced person and based upon double occupancy rooms.
  • You must have at least 1 adults AND 1 child to book this package.
  • Deposits for Double Occupancy Cabins are $350 per person
  • Travel insurance is compulsory in order to participate on any of our trips. When travelling on a group trip, you will not be permitted to join the group until evidence of travel insurance has been sighted by your leader, who will take note of your insurance details. When selecting a travel insurance policy we require that at a minimum you are covered for medical expenses including emergency evacuation and repatriation. A minimum coverage of $200,000 is required. We strongly recommend that the policy also covers personal liability, cancellation, curtailment and loss of luggage and personal effects. Some tours include adventure activities that require extra coverage (e.g. crampon use); please review your itinerary and make sure that you are covered for all included activities. If you have credit card insurance we require proof of purchase of the trip (a receipt of credit card statement) with a credit card in your name. Contact your bank for details of their participating insurer, the level of coverage and emergency contact telephone number.
Created By
Danielle Griffin
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Credits:

Created with images by Nicolasintravel - "I had been visiting the national park with my friend few weeks ago, we saw a lot of nice things but that one is gorgeous !" • Huper by Joshua Earle - "untitled image" • Trevor Vannoy - "Mammoth Hot Springs at Yellowstone National Park"