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TRAVEL STYLE: NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC FAMILY JOURNEYS
Trips for adventure-loving families in search of a meaningful way to discover the world together.
SERVICE LEVEL: UPGRADED
Quality accommodations and more inclusions than on other G Adventures tours, like meals, private transport, and activities.
PHYSICAL RATING: 3 - AVERAGE
Some tours may include light hiking, biking, rafting, or kayaking in addition to walking.
TRIP TYPE: SMALL GROUP
Small group experience; 19
AGE REQUIREMENT: 7+
All travelers under age 18 must be accompanied by an adult.
Sun, 18 Jul - Sun, 25 Jul 2021
Sun, 18 Jul - Sun, 25 Jul 2021
Sun, 24 Jul - Sun, 31 Jul 2022
Sun, 31 Jul - Sun, 07 Aug 2022
Sun, 07 Aug - Sun, 14 Aug 2022
Sun, 14 Aug - Sun, 21 Aug
Day 1:Arrive Jackson
Arrive in time to meet your fellow travelers for a welcome gathering this evening. Your arrival transfer is included. The adventure begins tonight. Feel free to explore before your welcome meeting, but make sure you’re back in time to meet the group. Check for the meeting time on the welcome note at the hotel. After introductions, your CEO will review the details of your tour. Please note that normal check-in times apply at our start hotels, but you can usually store your luggage for the day if you arrive early.
Day 2:Jackson - Grand Teton National Park - Jackson
Spend the day exploring the spectacular peaks and valleys of Grand Teton National Park, beginning in the Moose historic district, where early log-cabin homesteads help tell the stories of the bold fur trappers, mountain men, and female entrepreneurs who settled the region. At the park's Craig Thomas Discovery and Visitor Center, young travelers begin their junior ranger journey. Later, grab an oar for a rafting expedition down the Snake River. As you gently float along, spot mule deer, pronghorn, elk, and moose in the surrounding woodlands and meadows. Break for a riverbank barbecue before returning to Jackson for a relaxing evening.
Day 3:Jackson - Grand Teton National Park - Jackson
Board a boat for the ride across Jenny Lake; then set out on a hike in Cascade Canyon—carved by retreating glaciers some 15,000 years ago—and continue to Hidden Falls, plummeting almost a hundred feet into the gorge. This afternoon, saddle up for an optional horseback ride in the shadow of the towering Tetons; or opt for an aquatic adventure, with options to swim, canoe, or kayak in crystal-clear Jackson Lake. Young explorers will also have the opportunity to complete their junior ranger activities and claim their Grand Teton badge! Return to Jackson for the evening.
Day 4:Jackson - Yellowstone National Park
On a morning drive, we’ll cross the Continental Divide and travel into the vast caldera of the Yellowstone supervolcano—a volcano capable of a massive eruptions, which Yellowstone has experienced three times in just over two million years. View wisps of steam rising from geothermal hotspots throughout the park—home to about half of the world’s geysers. Visit the Old Faithful Visitor Education Center to begin a new junior ranger journey, and gather to watch the famed geyser erupt on the clock. Stroll boardwalks winding between the bubbling and gurgling hot springs and geysers of the Upper Geyser Basin, and peer into the spectacular rainbow-hued Grand Prismatic Spring, where thermophilic bacteria generate incredible shades of yellow, blue, and red.
Day 5:Yellowstone National Park
Venture out in search of astonishing geological activity and amazing creatures in the Yellowstone wilderness—established as the world’s first national park in 1872. Hike in the spectacular Grand Canyon of Yellowstone and see the rushing river and falls; then in the lush Hayden Valley, marvel at the bubbling Mud Volcano and the turbulent waters of the acidic Sulphur Caldron. You’ll also have the chance to explore the historic town of Mammoth Hot Springs, home to Yellowstone National Park headquarters; and stop at Roosevelt Lodge, once a tent camp for trappers and explorers. Set out on safari through the sweeping Lamar Valley—known as the “Serengeti of North America” for its high concentration of wildlife, including bison, elk, and elusive wolves and grizzly bears.
Day 6:Yellowstone National Park
Make several stops throughout the day. Today the journey is the destination. Geysers, waterfalls, wildlife, and scenic beauty are around every corner just waiting to be explored. In fact, Yellowstone National Park is a super volcano with the world’s largest active geyser field, boasting more than 10,000 geysers. The Park is also home to more wild animals than almost anywhere else in the U.S., including roaming bison, gray wolves, elk, black bears, and, of course, the famous grizzly bear. Spend the day discovering the impressive natural phenomenons within the park.
Day 7:Yellowstone National Park - Jackson
Enjoy a final morning in one of America’s most beloved national parks. Descend a wooden boardwalk into the vast Norris Geyser Basin, dotted with colorful pools and steaming fumaroles; then stop by the Old Faithful Visitor Education Center for lunch, where young travelers can claim a Yellowstone junior ranger badge before we return to Jackson. Enjoy a free afternoon to wander the streets of this Old West town, which you may recognize from a number of classic cowboy films. Gather for a farewell dinner to toast your adventures in the great American wilderness.
Day 8:Depart Jackson
After breakfast, time at leisure before departure.
- Your Family Journeys Moment: Grand Teton Scenic River Float, Grand Teton National Park
- Arrival transfer
- Guided Snake River float
- Grand Teton National Park entrance
- Jenny Lake boat ride
- Yellowstone National Park entrance
- Two full days touring though Yellowstone National Park's highlights
- Lamar Valley wildlife safari
- All transport between destinations and to/from included activities
- Hotels (7 nts)
- 7 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 1 dinner
- Allow USD370-485 for meals not included.
- Private vehicle, boat, walking
STAFF & EXPERTS
- 2 CEOs (Chief Experience Officers) throughout, local guide
– International air ticket
– Travel insurance