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Yellowstone in Spring

Tour Code: USA12

A 14-day wildlife holiday to Yellowstone National Park in the US state of Wyoming, focusing on the park's mammal, bird, geothermal and scenic highlights.

14 days from £6095(inc flights) Land Only Price: £5295 SRS: £1495


Spring is a wonderful time to visit Yellowstone National Park and this tour focuses on the region’s wildlife and geological highlights at a time of year when the reserve is transitioning from winter to summer. We begin with a flight to Jackson Hole where we will be based for four nights while we explore the Grand Teton National Park. Next we head north into Yellowstone itself and explore the southern half of the park from the town of West Yellowstone. Our four nights here will give us ample time to look for a variety of mammals including Pronghorn Antelope, North American Bison and Grizzly Bear, plus birds including Western Tanager and Williamson’s Sapsucker. Finally, we drive north-east to the small town of Cooke City for three nights from where we will explore the northern half of the national park in search of Bald Eagle, Evening Grosbeak, Bighorn Sheep, Rocky Mountain Elk and the Grey Wolves of Yellowstone’s famous Lamar Valley.

  • Spectacular landscapes of Yellowstone National Park & the Grand Tetons.
  • Look for Grey Wolves & Grizzly Bears in the Lamar Valley.
  • Old Faithful, Grand Prismatic & other geothermal highlights.
  • North American Bison, Moose, Pronghorn Antelope, Black Bear, Beaver & Coyote.
  • View Yellowstone Falls & Mammoth Hot Springs.
  • Birds including Mountain Bluebird, Williamson’s Sapsucker & Black Rosyfinch.
  • Led by expert local naturalist guides.

Food

All included in the price, except for dinner on Day 1 and lunch and dinner on Day 13.

Accommodation

Confortable hotels and motels, all rooms with private facilities.

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Day 1 Fly Jackson & overnight

Day 2/4 Grand Teton National Park from Jackson

Day 5/8 Yellowstone National Park from West Yellowstone

Day 9/11 Yellowstone National Park from Cooke City

Day 12 Bozeman

Day 13 Depart Bozeman.

Day 14 Arrive London.

Spring comes late to the mountains, forests and meadows of Yellowstone National Park. Sitting on the Yellowstone Plateau at an average altitude of 2,400 metres (8,000 feet), it is not until June that the winter snows have melted sufficiently, and the sun’s rays are warm enough for America’s flagship wildlife haven to burst into life. This is a busy time for Yellowstone’s mammals and birds and a wonderful time to visit. The resident birds are augmented by an interesting mix of summer and passage migrants, all resplendent in their breeding plumage. The mammals are fattening up after the lean months of winter, many have young and, importantly, the summer holiday tourist crowds have yet to arrive!

This new 14-day spring tour to Yellowstone National Park will focus on the region’s wildlife and geological highlights at a time of year when the reserve is transitioning from winter to summer. It begins with a flight to Jackson Hole where we will be based for four nights while we explore Yellowstone’s equally impressive neighbour, the Grand Teton National Park. Here we should see our first North American Bison, Moose and Rocky Mountain Elk, along with birds including Mountain Bluebird, Yellow-headed Blackbird and Western Tanager … all backed by the snow-capped jagged peaks of the Teton Range! Next we head north into Yellowstone itself and explore the southern half of the national park from the town of West Yellowstone. Our four nights here will give us ample time to look for mammals such as Black and Grizzly Bears, Pronghorn Antelope, Bighorn Sheep and Coyote, plus smaller species including Yellow-bellied Marmot and the attractive Golden-mantled Ground Squirrel. Much of the national park sits in a huge sunken volcanic caldera over 40 miles across, the heat welling up from beneath fuelling the geysers, boiling mud pools and hot springs — including Old Faithful and Grand Prismatic — which dot Yellowstone’s steaming landscape. Finally, we drive to the north-east for three nights in the small town of Cooke City. From here we will explore the northern half of the national park visiting such geological highlights as Yellowstone Falls and the colourful travertine terraces of Mammoth Hot Springs, and look for the reserve’s most famous inhabitants, the Grey Wolf packs that patrol the Lamar Valley. Birds to look out for include Bald Eagle, Burrowing Owl, Williamson’s Sapsucker and Evening Grosbeak. We end the tour with a night in Bozeman from where we catch our flight home.

Moose (Peter Dunn)Grand Tetons (Peter Dunn)Tetons sunrise (Peter Dunn)Bison (Peter Dunn)Lower falls (Peter Dunn)Yellowstone River (Peter Dunn)Clark’s Nutcracker (Peter Dunn)Fringed Gentian (Peter Dunn)Fringed Gentian (Peter Dunn)Lamar Valley (Peter Dunn)Bison (Peter Dunn)Grand Prismatic Spring (Peter Dunn)Morning Glory Pool (Peter Dunn)Grand Canyon of Yellowstone (Peter Dunn)Great Horned Owl (Peter Dunn)Harlequin Duck (Peter Dunn)

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Sat 1st June 2019 - Fri 14th June 2019

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£6095

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