Private Best of Yellowstone
Open to all age/ Family Friendly
Max 7 people
If you have never been to the park before, this is a great option for you! This tour covers all aspects of Yellowstone National Park in a single day including wildlife sightings, Old Faithful, small hidden hikes, and stops at the most famous destinations in the park. We will go to several off the beaten path geysers, hot springs, waterfalls, and wildlife viewing areas to get your family away from the crowds and a taste of hidden yellowstone. Your tour will feature many wildlife sightings, Old Faithful geyser, Upper and Lower Yellowstone Falls, Grand Prismatic Spring (by request only), Grand Canyon of Yellowstone, the historic Old faithful Inn, several easy and spectacular hikes to hidden geysers or waterfalls inside the park, lunch on Yellowstone lake with breath taking views of the tallest mountains in Yellowstone, and countless group discussions about the ecological role of wildlife in the park, Yellowstone’s unique geology, the Super Volcano, and the history of the worlds first national park.
Each tour comes with high-end spotting scopes and binoculars for everyone in your family or group. We will go out of our way to take you to the hidden places to get you off the beaten path and away from other tourists! Around lunchtime we will stop at a very secluded and scenic location for a provided picnic style lunch on Yellowstone lake! There are a handful of great bathrooms scattered around the park. You just have to know where to find them. Do not worry we will stop at all of them!
Yellowstone spans 2.2 million acres, which means this tour involves a fair amount of time spent in the vehicle although we get out of car often. For those of you looking for options with less time spent driving, please review our 2 Day DEEP DIVE of Yellowstone.
All the ICONIC sites in the park
We start every tour attempting to see as much wildlife as possible
Old Faithfull eruption and bathroom at World Famous Old Famous Inn built in 1903
Travel to the best place to view wildlife.
Largest waterfall in the Rocky Mountains
Grand Canyon of Yellowstone
Includes a picnic Lunch from local French bakery, snacks, drinks, and waters
Several hidden gem off the beaten path hikes to geysers
Open to All Ages and Ability Range
Includes Binoculars for every guest
Includes two Spotting Scopes per tour
Includes take home videos of wildlife
Wildlife Viewing Guide
All of the species listed below can be seen April to Nov. It is likely we will see them on all of tours in April, May, June, and October. Due to the higher temperatures in July and August viewing bears and wolves may be challenging and limited to early in the morning. The Wildlife Viewing Guide can be used as an indicator to view each species when they are the most active.
Early mornings and carcasses provide wolf watching opportunities. We see them all year long. Late July and August can be difficult due to summer heat
April, May, June & October
Spring and fall provide milder temperatures which bears prefer. Late July, August, and early September can be difficult due to high summer temperatures
Seen all year round
Can be seen all year long. Often near roadways. The Bison rut mid summer is a spectacle where males can be seen fighting/ locking horns. May and April is great for bison calves
Late April, May, and June
Black bears are seen easiest on our tours in June when all the vegetation is greening up.
Seen year round but September’s has the best viewing experience
Hearing bull elk bugle, fighting other males, and chasing each other around is something you will not forget!
Moose are best seen in spring, fall, and winter. River Otters in the winter.Red foxes, and coyotes commonly seen all year.
Pick Up Info
Our pick up times vary from location to location to allow best possible tour in the park. There is fluctuation from month to month as these decisions are made on how much light is available.
We pick up as early as possible to maximize our potential to see as much wildlife as possible and to get ahead of the crowds which leads to a successful tour. An extra fee will be added on to tours starting from Canyon Village due to the extra distance/ time requirements.
Tours in Bozeman and Gardiner are performed by our sister company: Yellowstone Wilderness Expeditions LLC.
Why Yellowstone Adventure Tours?
We have successfully led over 1300 trips on a high end level. All our guides have scientific degrees, years of experience in the park and background in wildlife and environmental work.
All of our tours are 100% private. We will get you off the beaten path and away from the touristy sites as much as possible while still seeing the iconic sites. We do not follow a script or strict time constraints. We provide high end Vortex Binoculars and spotting scopes for every passenger on our tours. Your tour will be fully customized to your groups desires, hiking abilities, and goals for the day. We give science based tours that focus on the parks ecology, geology, and history. We are constantly reading and updating so we can provide the most up to date information on the parks wildlife populations, volcano, geysers, etc. Unlike other tour companies that stick to strict time schedules/ constraints and take you only to boardwalks we will take several hikes/ walks through out the day that get you to hidden geysers, hot springs, waterfalls, and mud pots that are not easily found. If your group still has energy by the end of the day let your guide know because we will keep touring the park until your group is ready to go home! If you have something specific in mind that is not offered on other tours or on our website we will do our best to make it happen.
Most frequent questions and answers
We can not guarantee any wolf or bear sightings, but there is always one exciting memory that guests bring home.
Yes, our tours are 100% private and customized to your desires. It will be just your family and friends for the entire day.
Each tour comes with a provided deli style lunch from a local bakery that makes all of their breads from scratch. You will get to choose from turkey, roast beef, ham, or vegetarian sandwich with mustard and mayo on the side. All sandwiches come with cheese, lettuce, tomato, and onion. Your lunch will come with a large selection of chips, an organic apple, and a fresh baked cookie.
Park Entrance Fee is not included in the price of the tour. However, if you have an annual park pass, it will get up 4 adult members of your group into the park. Otherwise, adults are $20/day. Children 15 and under are free. If you have a Senior Pass, are active Military, purchased a National Parks Pass, or are in the 4th Grade you will get yourself and part of the tour group in for free.
Come prepared and expect anything from cold and wet to extremely hot.