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The Ultimate Yellowstone Tour

Yellowstone Adventure

  • 6 Days
  • 18 People Max

    6 - 18 guests

  • Activity Level 2
    • Activity Level 2

      On the Move

      Sure, I own some hiking boots, they're even worn in, but they don't go on long trips. I like my creature comforts and I like to give a range of activities a go.

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  • Trip Start: Bozeman, Montana
  • Trip End: Bozeman, Montana
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Explore amongst the numerous natural wonders of America's oldest national park on our Yellowstone Adventure.

Leave the city behind and witness nature in its purest form on our 6-day Yellowstone Adventure. Discover parts of the park hardly known to typical visitors as you hike unpopulated backcountry trails, geyser basin boardwalks and lakeside lookouts. Our expert guides have intimate knowledge of Yellowstone National Park as well as insider access to give you a national park experience unlike any other. Seek out roaring waterfalls flowing through deep, V-shaped canyons. Ride horses high into the Absaroka Mountains alongside fourth-generation Montana cowboys. Learn both sides of the bison migration and wolf re-introduction controversies shaping today's Yellowstone, and why Chico is a favorite haunt of Hollywood celebrities. Exploring Yellowstone's fascinating geothermal features will be a memory you won't soon forget. Tick off this bucket list destination on an epic Yellowstone Hiking Adventure.

Trip Highlights

Grand Canyon of Yellowstone

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Upper Geyser Basin

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Old Faithful

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Horseride Absaroka Mountains

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Chico Hot Springs

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Ziplining adventure

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Raft the Yellowstone River

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Drive Lamar Valley

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Yellowstone Adventure ~ Itinerary

Trip Start: Bozeman, Montana Trip End: Bozeman, Montana
  • Day 1Bozeman pickup, zip-line tour across Gallatin River, explore Yellowstone and Old Faithful

  • Day 2Hike Upper Geyser Basin, explore Lake Yellowstone

  • Day 3Hike Grand Canyon of Yellowstone

  • Day 4Lamar Valley Wildlife Drive, raft down the Yellowstone River

  • Day 5Yellowstone Hot Spring Soak, horseback ride the Absaroka Mountains

  • Day 6Chico Hot Springs, farewell!

  • Day 1

    Bozeman pickup, zip-line tour across Gallatin River, explore Yellowstone and Old Faithful

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    Your trip begins with a pickup in Bozeman and shuttles to Big Sky, Montana where you'll start your adventure with a zip line tour across the Gallatin River. After lunch, it's time to explore Yellowstone! Upon arrival at the Upper Geyser Basin, we’ll hike in a back way, traversing through a less crowded area of bubbling hot springs to the main attraction – Old Faithful. After checking into your home for the night, enjoy dinner at the historic Old Faithful Inn where you’ll have a chance to watch Old Faithful erupt under the stars. Designated as a national historic monument, Old Faithful Inn was built in 1903-1904 with local logs and stone. With its long history, stunning stone fireplace, and proximity to its namesake, it’s easy to see why this rustic lodge is the most requested lodging in Yellowstone National Park.

    Old Faithful Inn or Old Faithful Snow Lodge (Lunch, Dinner)

    Hiking: 2-3 miles (3-5 kilometers)

  • Day 2

    Hike Upper Geyser Basin, explore Lake Yellowstone

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    After a hearty breakfast we’ll start the day with a hike through the Upper Geyser Basin to Observation Point, from here we’ll have amazing panorama views of the geysers below. We’ll enjoy a tasty guide-prepared picnic lunch before embarking on another extraordinary hike. This hike takes us along the northern shore of Lake Yellowstone. You'll stroll through flower-dotted meadows and lodgepole pine forests until you reach Yellowstone’s largest lake with its wide-open views of the Absaroka Mountain Range. After, we’ll make our way to the north where your rustic accommodations allow for the opportunity to step back from technology and embrace lodging in the country’s oldest national park.

    Canyon Lodge (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

    Hiking: 4-6 miles (6-9 kilometers)

  • Day 3

    Hike Grand Canyon of Yellowstone

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    This morning we’ll check out the Yellowstone River’s Upper Falls where the water flows powerfully over the brink. From there we can appreciate the waterfall’s power and spend time here. We’ll set off on a hike on the Wapiti Trail - this hike will bring us to the rim of the 10,000-year-old, 1,000-foot deep Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone River. As we carefully make our way along the canyon wall, at every bend the pinks, yellows, reds, and oranges of the rock appear all the more bright as you walk to the grand finale of Artist Point, the most spectacular viewpoint of the Lower Falls of the Yellowstone River. We’ll enjoy lunch here before making our way down Uncle Tom’s trail.

    Mammoth Hot Springs Hotel or Canyon Lodge (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

    Hiking: 4-6 miles (6-9 kilometers)

  • Day 4

    Lamar Valley Wildlife Drive, raft down the Yellowstone River

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    Wake early to catch the sunrise and prime wildlife viewing in Lamar Valley. We will take some time this morning to also explore the white, orange, and yellow travertine terraces at Mammoth Hot Springs before lunch at Arch Park. Set off on an exciting whitewater rafting adventure on the Yellowstone River. Dinner is on your own tonight in Gardiner.

    Ridgeline Hotel at Yellowstone (Breakfast, Lunch)

    Rafting: 2 hours
    Hiking: 2 miles (3 kilometers)

  • Day 5

    Yellowstone Hot Spring Soak, horseback ride the Absaroka Mountains

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    Today we'll have a leisurely morning with breakfast at the hotel followed by a Yellowstone Hot Spring Soak. Relax under incredible views while soaking in the steaming waters of the hot plunge or take an invigorating dip in the cold plunge. Or choose to bask in the soothing 102-degree F average of the main pool. After a picnic lunch, we’ll drive through Paradise Valley to the Flying Diamond Ranch. The Flying Diamond Ranch is a fifth generation family-owned and operated commercial cattle ranch located in eastern Montana. Here we’ll saddle up for an unforgettable horseback ride into the Absaroka Mountains alongside the fifth-generation ranchers. Afterwards, we’ll head to the historic Chico Hot Springs Resort, this resort is located in the heart of Paradise Valley, nestled in the foothills of the breathtaking Absaroka Mountain Range. Here we can soak in the rejuvenating mineral waters before gathering in the resort’s dining room for a celebratory gourmet dinner in one of Montana’s finest restaurants.

    Chico Hot Springs Resort (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

    Horse-back Riding: 2 hours

  • Day 6

    Chico Hot Springs, farewell!

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    After a sleep-in and leisurely morning at the resort, we’ll take a stroll through the gardens or you can opt for a scenic hike to Trout Pond before heading back to either the hotel or the airport. This is the end of your trip and we’ll leave you refreshed and invigorated from the good food, exercise, rest, and great times you’ll have had with us!

    No Accommodation (Breakfast)

    Hiking: 3 miles (5 kilometers)

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What's Included

  • Our own highly experienced guides, with you from start to finish
  • Industry-leading Guest-to-Guide ratio (averaging 6:1)
  • Your own ‘Travel Wallet’, an online space with everything required for your trip
  • Our knowledgeable Customer Service Team to answer your queries - just a phone call, email or chat away
  • Customer Service pre-trip phone calls to ensure you’re 'trip ready'
  • All accommodations for the duration of your trip 
  • All meals except where indicated in the itinerary
  • Unlimited snacks to keep you fueled
  • Special ‘Wow!’ moments you'll never forget
  • All activities outlined in the itinerary
  • All necessary equipment (well-maintained and safe) for activities
  • All gratuities for hotels, restaurants, and activities 
  • All park and other entry fees 
  • Transportation in our air-conditioned vans - safe, clean, modern, and comfortable!

Reviews from our Yellowstone Adventure

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Yellowstone Adventure - July 2023

Yellowstone Experience

"Was a little nervous about the zipline which would be the start of our adventures.… read more

"Was a little nervous about the zipline which would be the start of our adventures. The zipline instructors were very safety minded and professional so I was willing to give it a try. As we climbed up the first platform, I saw the river we would be crossing. My turn... woo! I loved it!

So enjoyed hiking the trails with knowledgeable, helpful, uplifting, and very fun to be with guides. The variety of trails with features geysers, mud springs, wildlife, lakes, and cliffs. At times I felt we were walking on the moon! Loved the Yellowstone Grand Canyon and the clever way our guide introduced us to the stunning views.

Thank you! Happy trails. read less

5 Stars (134 reviews)

Shari,

Yellowstone Adventure - July 2023

John Fisher

"Overall the trip was excellent. Flawless execution from start to finish! With so much to… read more

"Overall the trip was excellent. Flawless execution from start to finish! With so much to see in Yellowstone and as a first time visitor I was very pleased with the hikes and sights that we did visit in the time we spent in the park. read less

5 Stars (134 reviews)

John,

Yellowstone Adventure - July 2023

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"So we learned about Austin Adventures in a very unique way. We won this… read more

"So we learned about Austin Adventures in a very unique way. We won this trip, so needless to say we were very excited and honestly didnt know what to expect. We started our trip on Saturday and that is when we met our wonderful guides Jackie and Jamie. I cant say enough good things about them both. They were so awesome, and they made sure we all were comfortable and most importantly, that we all had fun. I would recommend Austin Adventures to anyone. Once you start the adventure you dont have to worry about anything. Jamie and Jackie made sure everything was taken care of. Its very nice to just go and enjoy things and not worry about all the details such as your hotel or dinner. We had such a great trip and I am so thankful we were able to go and experience Yellowstone like we did. This is the only way to do it! read less

5 Stars (134 reviews)

Suzanne,

Yellowstone Adventure - July 2023

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"It was the greatest adventure I had in a long time. My guides(Jamie and Jackie)went… read more

"It was the greatest adventure I had in a long time. My guides(Jamie and Jackie)went beyond to make me feel very comfortable. They were very informative about Yellowstone origin. The places we saw had some breathtaking views. Loved the hikes we did, loved the hotels we stayed in. The food was out of this world. I'm looking into my next adventure through your company. I would rate my adventure 15 stars if you would let me. read less

5 Stars (134 reviews)

Charles,

Yellowstone Adventure - June 2023

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"Amazing trip. Guides Kathy and Elsja were the best. They were Knowledgeable, fun, and… read more

"Amazing trip. Guides Kathy and Elsja were the best. They were Knowledgeable, fun, and kept us entertained showing us a beautiful piece of Yellowstone. read less

5 Stars (134 reviews)

Margaret,

Yellowstone Adventure - September 2022

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"Great guides, great area, great trip. I wish there was a bit more challenging… read more

"Great guides, great area, great trip. I wish there was a bit more challenging hiking. Also, not the fault of Austin, but our itinerary had to be changed due to flooding at Yellowstone. One day we traveled over 2 hours in the van for a short 45 minute stop/walk to Earthquake lake (?). While it was a great and interesting area, I feel we could have done something else (another hike) much closer with less time in the van. read less

5 Stars (134 reviews)

Cathy,

Yellowstone Adventure - September 2022

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"We had a awesome adventure. Our guides Katie and Kevin were excellent, knowledgeable, fun,… read more

"We had a awesome adventure. Our guides Katie and Kevin were excellent, knowledgeable, fun, friendly, and service oriented. We had a very nice group of fellow travelers. The trip exceeded our expectations in so many ways. Beautiful scenery, good accommodations, adequate meals and a comfortable van. read less

5 Stars (134 reviews)

Jody,

Yellowstone Adventure - September 2022

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"A great experience. I would have liked more hiking. read more

"A great experience. I would have liked more hiking. read less

4 Stars (134 reviews)

Sheila,

Yellowstone Adventure - September 2022

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"The tour and guides were a 12 out of 10. They read more

"The tour and guides were a 12 out of 10. They read less

5 Stars (134 reviews)

Peter,

Yellowstone Adventure - September 2022

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"First of all I read more

"First of all I read less

5 Stars (134 reviews)

Cindy,

Yellowstone Adventure - September 2022

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"The trip to Yellowstone Park was excellent. The guides were great. … read more

"The trip to Yellowstone Park was excellent. The guides were great. I was not informed about how the hikes were going to be very challenging especially at 6000 feet altitude. read less

5 Stars (134 reviews)

Mike,

Yellowstone Adventure - August 2022

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"We were led on long, difficult hikes. At the end, we got ice cream or… read more

"We were led on long, difficult hikes. At the end, we got ice cream or iced coffee. It was wonderful to be pampered. read less

5 Stars (134 reviews)

Lisa,

Yellowstone Adventure - July 2022

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"Yellowstone park was an amazing experience, so much geological diversity. Our guides were exceptional, personable,… read more

"Yellowstone park was an amazing experience, so much geological diversity. Our guides were exceptional, personable, and knowledgeable. The food and accommodations both were excellent. Our hikes provided a different experience and view on each one, and the trip to the ranch for horseback riding was a special memory. While the entire trip cost of Austin Adventures fee added to transportation and guide tip may have been expensive, the memories and experience were priceless. This is our third trip with the companies, and we will do another. read less

5 Stars (134 reviews)

James,

Yellowstone Adventure - July 2022

Margaret

"The trip was great enjoyed every moment read more

"The trip was great enjoyed every moment read less

5 Stars (134 reviews)

Margareth, Canada

Yellowstone Adventure - July 2022

Yellowstone Adventure

"My son and I were impressed by the Austin Adventures and particularly the guides David… read more

"My son and I were impressed by the Austin Adventures and particularly the guides David Wheyland and Kevin Arsenijevic. They were able to balance giving us a structured itinerary with flexibility to address emergent requests. Moreover, their passion and love for Yellowstone was easily evident and made them part of the group instead of just leading it. I would absolutely use Austin Adventures for a future outdoor trip! read less

5 Stars (134 reviews)

Patrick,

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Take 10% off the trip price when you book a trip and pay in full.

By paying in full we are able to pass on savings to our guests, but please note that by opting for this payment plan, your booking becomes non-refundable, non-cancellable, and non-changeable. 

We highly recommend that you purchase Cancel For Any Reason (CFAR) insurance. Please note CFAR insurance can only be purchased within 14 days of booking. We recommend Redpoint Insurance – you can find details here.

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BOOKING CONDITIONS

Useful Info

Where does the trip start?

On the first morning of the trip, our two pick-up locations are Best Western GranTree at 8:15am or The Element at 8:30am. You are welcome to book your pre-trip stay at either of these hotels directly or any other hotel in Bozeman , though you must make your own way to one of the two pick-up points at the pre-designated times.

Where does the trip end?

Your trip ends with a drop-off at either the Bozeman Airport at 11:30am in time for flights below or at a hotel of your choice in Bozeman around 12pm.

What flights would you recommend?

Arrival: We recommend arriving in Bozeman at least the day before your trip starts. Many guests like to arrive a day or two early to accommodate potential flight delays and/or explore the city prior to your trip start.
Departure: Flying out on the last day of the trip, we recommend departing from Bozeman after 1:30pm. Earlier flight times will require a separate transfer booked at your own expense.

What is not included?

Flights to and from trip start/end points
Pre/Post Accommodation
Optional extra activities
Travel insurance
Gratuities for your guides

What should I bring with me on the first day?

When you speak with your guides the night before your trip, they will give you a detailed description of what to bring with you on Day 1. Typically, this includes a day pack with your rain jacket, sunglasses, hat, camera, etc. Anything you want easy access to during the day should go in your day pack as the rest of your luggage will go in the locked cargo trailer pulled behind the van. Your guides will provide you with a water bottle on the first morning of your trip and will always have water available for refills. There will be snacks available at all times in the van. Your guides will also have bug spray and sunscreen accessible for you to use.

Will I have contact with my guides before the trip starts?

Your guides will call your cell phone the night before your trip begins to touch base on the first day’s plan. If they don’t get through to you, they will leave a voicemail on your cell phone with all the details you need to plan for your first morning.

What are your recommended guide gratuity guidelines?

You will have 2-3 guides on your Austin Adventure (depending on group size). We recommend USD$20 per day, per guest, per guide. Typically, gratuities are offered by check or cash in local currency on the final morning of the trip and can either be given to each guide individually or to one guide to be equally distributed. Most of our guides these days also accept gratuities via Venmo (please note this app does not work in Canada). All dining, housekeeping and activity tips are included in your trip price.

How do rooming arrangements work?

Trip prices are based on shared arrangements (typically two guests per room), unless otherwise stated. For solo travelers, we’ll pair you with another person of the same gender to share rooms and if there’s no one suitable to share with, there’s no forced single supplement. However, if you specifically request your own rooms, you can opt to pay the single supplement. Solo travelers who book within 90 days of departure, where there are no other solo travelers willing to share, will be required to pay the single supplement. 

For Family Vacation bookings, families consisting of four guests traveling with children aged 17 and under will be automatically assigned one shared room. However, the following alternative rooming allocations are available:

  • Families consisting of four guests with all children aged 13 and above are welcome to opt for additional rooms as per advertised double occupancy adult rates.
  • Families consisting of four guests with at least one child aged 12 and under are automatically assigned a shared room. However, families can opt to pay the adult rates for all guests in their family to have an additional room.
  • The same principles apply for families consisting of more than four guests.

Rooming preferences are subject to availability and must be communicated in writing at time of booking. Automatic assignments as per this policy will be applied in the absence of any specification provided by guests. Any request for additional rooms during trips will be at guests’ own expense and subject to rates made available by the accommodation provider at the time. All minors (guests aged 17 and under) must be accompanied by at least one adult.

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Why Travel With Us

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Just-right group sizes allow you to get off the beaten path

With an average of 12 guests per departure and an industry-leading 6:1 guest-to-guide ratio, you’ll enjoy a highly personalized experience.

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Award-winning guides lead the way

It’s so much easier to relax and enjoy your adventure when you have fun, caring guides who know the land, sweat all the details and whip up incredible meals, too!

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You’ll never need to sweat the details

When we say all inclusive, we mean it! Meals and snacks, activities, lodging, transportation, guiding services and more. All you need to do is show up!

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Enjoy freedom to push your boundaries – safely

Every aspect of your trip is thoroughly considered for your safety, from highly vetted partners and well-maintained equipment to extensively trained guides.

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Decades of expertise mean you’ll experience only the best

Family travel and North American National Parks are our specialty. We’ve perfected our itineraries for decades, ensuring you'll experience your destination to the fullest.

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For us, the extra mile is never extra, it’s part of the way! Count on special touches throughout your trip that will amplify your experience.

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Yellowstone Adventure

USD $3999/per adult
$500 USD deposit per person required to secure your place on the trip

What To Expect

  • Place your booking
  • Receive your confirmation email & details to set up your Travel Wallet
  • Our dedicated team will keep you up to date all the way to the departure date

Dates

2024

June 2024

Sunday 2 June 2024
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Sunday 30 June 2024
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Saturday 13 July 2024
To Thursday 18 July 2024
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Sunday 21 July 2024
To Friday 26 July 2024
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Sunday 25 August 2024
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Sunday 1 September 2024
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