There are few natural wonders quite as magnificent as Yellowstone National Park. It is an expanse of wilderness revered as much for its wildlife as for its geological marvels, such as the geysers. Although the National Park is huge, it is possible to get a good sense of what it’s all about in a full day. As such there are some great tours out there that can help you to make the most out of that amount of time.
One of the best entry points for Yellowstone National Park is via the town of Jackson, aka Jackson Hole. Therefore, most of the Yellowstone National Park day tours in Wyoming begin in Jackson Hole (or more specifically the downtown area known simply as Jackson). Here is our list of the best three based on factors like the itinerary, reviews and best value for money.
FROM: $270/per person
This tour aims to pack as much in as possible to the day. While pick-up is mostly from Jackson, there are also pick-ups from Teton Village. The tour then takes in sights such as Old Faithful, Grand Prismatic Spring, Le Hardy Rapids and the Grand Canyon of Yellowstone, among other highlights. A knowledgeable guide will help you to understand more about this remarkable landscape and, binoculars in hand, point out any wildlife that springs into view. Lunch is included in the price, as are hotel pick-ups and drop-offs.
From $285/ per person
This tour is one of the best reviewed tours in all of Wyoming. It takes in some of the epic views and sights for which Yellowstone, this giant extinct volcano, is world renowned. Your knowledgeable tour guide will teach you more about the area’s remarkable volcanic geology, while the real examples of such processes, including Lewis Canyon, Old Faithful, Fountain Paint Pot and the Grand Canyon of Yellowstone, loom large in front of you. There may also be an opportunity to spot wildlife such as bison and wolves.
From $305/ per person
Perhaps the highlight of Yellowstone National Park is the remarkable wildlife. Bears, moose and elk are some of the big draws, including the great American bison. The tour will stop regularly in the search for these magnificent creatures, and there will be plenty of opportunities to see all of these and more. The tour will ply what is known as the “Lower Loop,” which will include sights like Yellowstone Lake, Mud Volcano, Fountain Paint Pots and Old Faithful. This tour is limited to a small group to ensure greater personalisation.