Escorted - Yellowstone & Grand Tetons
Aug 16, 2022 - Aug 21, 2022
Aug 16, 2022 - Aug 21, 2022
* Yellowstone National Park * Grand Teton National Park * Antelope Island State Park
* Scenic Float Trips on the Snake River & Jenny Lake * Mormon Tabernacle Choir
Your western adventure begins! Fly from Hartford/Bradley to Salt Lake City. Travel north to Antelope Island State Park on the Great Salt Lake. Scenic stop of Buffalo Point with spectacular views of the wildlife, the lake & the Wasatch Range of the Rocky Mountains. A park ranger will introduce you to the unique ecosystem of this inland salt sea. Continue north into Idaho and pass-through fertile farmland where Idaho’s famous potatoes are grown. Arrive at your Idaho Falls hotel right on the bank of the Snake River. Welcome dinner. (D)
Depart Idaho Falls and continue north along the west side of the Teton Range through Island Park on the famed Henry’s Fork River. Enter Yellowstone National Park, the world’s first national park is a wonderland of natural beauty and geologic oddities. It is a mysterious land of steaming geysers, fumaroles, and bubbling mud pots. Today you will visit the centerpiece of the park, Old Faithful! There will be plenty of time to explore the area, witness an eruption of the world's most famous geyser and have lunch on your own. Explore more of the geyser basins including Midway Geyser Basin and Fountain Paint Pots. Travel along the beautiful Madison River as you return to West Yellowstone for a two-night stay. Dinner is at a local restaurant. (B,D)
Return to Yellowstone National Park for another great day of sightseeing. First visit the awe-inspiring "Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone," with a chance to see both Upper and Lower Falls, where the mighty Yellowstone River has cut its way through sheer rock to cascade down hundreds of feet to the foaming torrents below. Next, drive through scenic Hayden Valley, famous for large herds of buffalo and other wildlife. Exit Yellowstone via the South Gate and enter Grand Teton National Park. Enjoy picture perfect views of Jackson Lake and the Tetons from scenic points such as Oxbow Bend, the Snake River Overlook and more. We arrive in the fun western town of Jackson and check into your hotel. Dinner will be included at a local restaurant. (B, D)
Start the day early as you return to Grand Teton National Park and enjoy a Scenic Float Trip on the Snake River. Your river guide will point out wildlife, explain the geology of the area and tell stories about local history and folklore. Then travel to historic Jackson Lake Lodge which is listed on the National Historic Register. Time to enjoy the view, explore the lodge, do some shopping, and have lunch on your own. Travel south along the inner road with picture stops at various scenic viewpoints along the way. As you explore the park, enjoy a short Scenic Cruise on Jenny Lake which offers unique photo taking opportunities of the lake and Hidden Canyon. Return to Jackson after an amazing day in the Tetons! (B)
We will travel in three states today: WY, ID, and UT, on our way to Salt Lake City. Drive through rugged Snake River Canyon, then pass through the pastoral Star Valley, that stretches across the Idaho border. We’ll make a stop at picturesque Bear Lake, then continue to the American West Heritage Center for touring and lunch. Experience the cultures and lifestyles of those who lived in the American West from the 1820’s to the 1920’s, which include Native Americans, mountain men, pioneers, and farmers. Arrive Salt Lake City in the late afternoon and enjoy a brief driving tour of this premier western city. Join the group for a special farewell dinner at a local restaurant. (B, L, D)
This morning enjoy the “heavenly singing” of the Mormon Tabernacle Choir (choir schedule permitting). Transfer to the airport for our return flights. You will take not only the memories of incredible scenic attractions, but also the friendships of those you have shared these days with. (B)
DOUBLE - PER PERSON
SINGLE - PER PERSON
If a passenger cancels from deposit to May 16, 2022 fee of $300.00 pp; May 16, 2022 to June 16, 2022 fee of $1,500.00 pp; no refunds if canceled after June 16, 2022, 2022. All cancellation are plus any non-refundable air fees.
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