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Wyoming and Montana

Wildlife Safaris and Scenic Beauty

Explore the expansive wilderness of Wyoming and Montana on this incredible 10-day trip through the American West. From private wildlife safaris in Grand Teton National Park and Yellowstone National Park to active adventures in beautiful southern Montana, this itinerary couples engaging activities with iconic scenery, with gorgeous accommodation throughout.

Trip Highlights

Locations

  • 3 nights at the coveted Amangani exploring the Grand Tetons
  • 2 nights in the gorgeous Sage Lodge near Yellowstone
  • 4 nights at The Ranch at Rock Creek in breathtaking Montana

Activities

  • Hiking, biking, ziplining, horseback riding and more
  • Private tours with a true cowboy, master naturalist and other experts to learn about the region’s culture, wildlife and history
  • A sunset float trip on the Snake River searching for elk, eagles, moose, osprey and deer
  • Countless activities at each property to match your pace

Day 1

Arrive Jackson Hole

Welcome to Wyoming! Meet your chauffeur at Jackson Hole Airport and proceed to your hotel Amangani. Meaning “peaceful home,” Amangani is a breathtaking boutique mountain resort surrounded by snow peaks and spectacular national parks. During the warmer months, it is the ideal base for exploring the magnificent surrounding wilderness areas. Enjoy time at leisure to relax, acclimate to your new surroundings and take advantage of the property’s luxurious amenities.

Amangani

Day 2

Grand Teton National Park

Your driver will pick you up from your hotel early this morning to embark on today’s journey of Grand Teton National Park. Be on the lookout for wildlife as your expert guide brings you through the National Elk Refuge as you make your way through the park. As you get closer to Antelope Flats and Mormon Row, catch glimpses of the bison and pronghorn herds– as well as the occasional grizzly bear– that inhabit the area.

Visit a nearby ranch for a once-in-a-lifetime experience: meeting a real-life cowboy who will demonstrate his unique horse whispering skills to gently tame unbroken horses. Watch as the whisperer works with the horse and explains the techniques he uses to communicate with them. After witnessing this awe-inspiring feat, engage in a 1-hour trail ride with a gentle tame horse to take in incredible views of the Grand Tetons. Afterwards, the cowboy will answer questions as you enjoy delicious western boxed lunch.

After lunch, proceed to the top of Signal Mountain, for magnificent views of the park and the Teton mountain range. On the way back down the mountain, be ready to pass several picture-worthy sights like Jackson Lake and Snake River. Finish your day with a drive on Moose-Wilson Road which is lined with all kinds of interesting wildlife, ranging from the diminutive pika to the road’s namesake hulking moose!

Amangani

Day 3

Grand Teton National Park

This morning, enjoy some time at leisure to relax at the resort, indulge in a luxurious spa treatment or explore the surrounding wilderness.

Later in the afternoon, your driver will pick you up from your hotel to take you on a scenic, sunset float trip down the Snake River aboard a beautiful wooden rowboat in search of local wildlife. Your group will have a private boat on a small group tour. Enjoy the serenity of floating in a handmade wooden boat as your guide provides an interpretative tour, pointing out various flora and fauna that you encounter. Use your guide’s binoculars to get a better look at elk, eagles, moose, osprey and deer as they emerge from the lush forest that surrounds you. Your boat tour will end at a creek-side camp, where you will have an hour or so to sit back and enjoy a seasonal selection of canapés and non-alcoholic beverages as the sun begins to set, casting a myriad of warm colors across this breathtaking landscape. At the end of this experience, your driver will return you to your hotel.

Amangani

Day 4

Jackson Hole to Yellowstone National Park

Rise early this morning and proceed to your next hotel, stopping along the way for touring in Yellowstone National Park with your expert naturalist guide. Enjoy plentiful opportunities to hike through secluded canyons, discover backcountry geysers, and spot Yellowstone’s vibrant wildlife in its natural habitat.

During your tour, you will pause to enjoy a picnic lunch at a comfortable or scenic location along your route. After lunch, set out on a short hike or continue stops along the loop. Once your tour concludes, proceed to the luxurious and modern Sage Lodge, located just a short drive from the park’s gate, and spend the evening at leisure.

Sample highlights could include the following sites: Firehole Canyon, Fountain Paint Pot, Old Faithful Geyser, The Old Faithful Inn, Isa Lake on the Continental Divide, Mud Volcano and The Hayden Valley.

Sage Lodge

Day 5

Yellowstone National Park

This morning, your private driver guide will pick you up at your hotel and take you on a tour along Yellowstone’s Upper Loop! The Upper Loop offers numerous opportunities to search for the area’s resident wildlife in its natural habitat, explore backcountry geysers and enjoy hike along secluded canyons. Your local guide knows the park intimately and will custom tailor the day’s itinerary to include highlights such as the Lamar Valley, The Grand Canyon of The Yellowstone, Mammoth Hot Springs Terraces, Obsidian Cliffs and numerous thundering waterfalls. During your tour, you will pause to enjoy a picnic lunch at a comfortable and scenic location. Afterwards, you may either set out on a short hike or continue making stops along the loop before returning to your hotel to enjoy the evening at leisure.

Highlights along the Upper Loop include Norris Geyser Basin, Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, Dunraven Pass, Mammoth Hot Springs Terraces, Obsidian Cliff, Gibbon Falls and Tower Falls.

Sage Lodge

Day 6

Yellowstone to The Ranch at Rock Creek

Bid farewell to Yellowstone this morning and continue on your Montana odyssey as you make your way to the Ranch at Rock Creek, one of North America’s finest dude ranches. The world’s only Forbes Five Star-designated guest ranch, this Relais & Châteaux Property offers a unique blend of authentic Western ranch flavor and elevated full-service luxury. Check into your accommodations and let adventure begin. The following days are yours to explore the ranch, and you may do so however you please!

The Ranch at Rock Creek

Days 7-9

The Ranch at Rock Creek

The following days will be at your leisure to explore this incredible property to your heart’s content. In addition to unlimited access to the ranch’s fitness center, pool, hot tub and lakeside “Bikini Beach,” you will be entitled to two on-property, private guided activities each day. Choosing from a wide variety of adventure activities, you may customize your itinerary as you go, without having to worry about cancellation fees or penalties.

Of particular interest may be a guided interpretive walk with one of the ranch’s certified master naturalists. Join them to discover the fascinating complexities of Southwest Montana’s diverse ecosystem as you hone your wildlife and plant identification skills and learn about the natural history of the surrounding Rock Creek Valley. In the grand tradition of Lewis and Clark, learn to sketch and journal like a trained master naturalist.

Additional included guided seasonal activities are as follows: horseback trail rides, cowboy roping lessons, authentic restored Wells Fargo stagecoach rides, fly fishing excursions on the ranch’s blue ribbon-designated trout fishery, wildlife jeep tours, downhill mountain biking, shotgun, rifle and pistol shooting, archery, and ropes courses and ziplines. Wellness treatments at the full-service Granite Spa are available at an additional cost, as well as various off-property adventures such as ghost town tours, heli-adventures, ATV tours, and whitewater rafting trips.

The Ranch at Rock Creek

Day 10

Depart The Ranch at Rock Creek

After breakfast, say goodbye to The Ranch, and proceed to Missoula International Airport, where you will drop off your rental car in time for your journey home.

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