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Yellowstone & the Tetons: American Safari

Ken Burns American Journeys | All Departures are Small Group Departures with no more than 24 Tauck guests

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$7,340 AUD
Journey Type
Land
Time of Year
Jun - Sep
Cities & Landmarks
Jackson, Yellowstone National Park, Grand Teton National Park, Old Faithful Geyser, Hayden Valley
American Safari Tetons Yellowstone Escorted Tour
John Moulton Barn, Grand Tetons, Wyoming

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Tour Overview

EXPERIENCE WITH TAUCK

 

TAUCK EXCLUSIVE – Filmed vignettes by Ken Burns and Dayton Duncan that tell inside stories of the national parks

 

TAUCK VALUE INCLUDES

 

Trip named to National Geographic Traveler magazine’s 50 Tours of a Lifetime

 

All departures are small groups with no more than 24 Tauck guests

 

Immersing in a geological wonderland during four nights in Yellowstone National Park

 

Learning about the grizzlies and wolves of Yellowstone

 

Lectures in Yellowstone by a historian and a wildlife photographer

 

Gaining insights on wildlife conservation from experts

 

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Activity

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Designed for fit, vigorous travelers capable of easily walking three miles or more. Many days might include active pursuits such as hiking, bicycling or sea kayaking for one to three hours at a time. Guests should be capable of walking three or more miles over terrain including hills and rocky or uneven terrain.

Pace

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Often robust – may include long days, active sightseeing, early starts, evening activities, significant travel times.

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What our Yellowstone guided tours offer is a different look into one of the world’s most popular national parks.

Legendary Journeys and Adventures

The heart of Yellowstone beats with nature’s gems... furred, feathered, smoldering and sculpted... in moving tableaus wild and wondrous.

Venture into the wilderness with naturalists passionate about the landscapes you’ll explore – and the grizzlies, wolves and elk you’ll encounter. The excitement heats up during a stay next to Old Faithful... on geology walks to bubbling geothermal wonders... on a whitewater rafting trip and interpretive hikes in Grand Teton National Park... and during visits to museums and ranches where the West really comes alive on Tauck's Yellowstone American Safari Vacation. Read Less

Four nights inside Yellowstone

Nights 3, 4, 5 and 6

Spend four nights at two lodges inside Yellowstone National Park

Named among “50 Tours of a Lifetime” by National Geographic Traveler magazine, our small group "Yellowstone & the Tetons: American Safari" defines adventure in Yellowstone and Grand Teton national parks, and features four nights at two inside-the-park properties in Yellowstone National Park – two at Old Faithful Snow Lodge, recognized with the Cody Award for Western Design as a significant modern example of “classic” new-style architecture within the park; and two at the historic, recently renovated Mammoth Hot Springs Hotel and Cabins.

Snake River rafting trip

Day 2

Enjoy a whitewater rafting adventure on the Snake River

Legend has it that the Snake River got its name by mistake, when a Shoshone hand sign for “fish” was misinterpreted as “snake,” and the name stuck. Whatever you call it, it’s a pretty awesome river – as you’ll find out for yourself when you head out on a whitewater rafting adventure along the Snake’s route through the magnificent Tetons.

Bicycling in the Tetons

Day 8

Go bicycling in Grand Teton National Park

Trade in your hiking boots (temporarily) for a bicycle as you join our guide for a leisurely ride on the new Teton Mountain Trail, travelling along the scenic sagebrush of Antelope Flats, with the majestic Tetons just beyond – keeping an eye out for bison, pronghorn and, naturally, antelope as you marvel at the grandeur around you.

Expert talks in Yellowstone

Days 4 and 6

Enjoy talks by a park historian and a wildlife photographer in Yellowstone

Our exclusive partnership with award-winning filmmakers Ken Burns and Dayton Duncan has created exclusive on-tour film vignettes, Ken Burns Events, and Crafted by Tauck and Ken Burns journeys including “Yellowstone & the Tetons: American Safari.” The many exclusive touches to these specially created tours include access to Ken and Dayton’s extensive network of local experts to maximize your travel experience in the National Parks in ways that add layers of meaning and appreciation… like talks by a national parks historian at your lodge and a wildlife photographer in his log cabin!

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Small Group Departures

Our small group departures are designed for travelers who want more time to experience each destination up close and personally. One of the benefits of small group travel is the personalized service and attention you’ll enjoy. Small groups enable our Tauck Directors to spend more time in the places you explore with more opportunities to connect with them. Smaller groups foster camaraderie and lasting friendships among like-minded travelers; you'll engage more closely with local experts and enjoy enhanced insider access, ease of travel and freedom to linger longer.

One Upfront Price

Get what you pay for and then some – about 100 cost components are included on every trip. From fine hotels in prime locations to all luggage handling, most taxes, airport transfers upon arrival and departure, unique travel experiences and more. Because we believe that when you travel, just about everything should be included.

Airport Transfers Included

Upon arrival and departure, transfers to and from your hotel are included as noted.

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No matter where your destination may be, you should bring identification with you; a valid passport is always an appropriate form of identification. Contact your booking agent for information about all necessary documents required for your journey, such as passport and visa information or documentation required for transportation security measures.

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Health and Activity

You'll find Activity and Pace Levels on all of our trips to give you a better idea of physical activity level – higher numbers mean a more active journey. To fully enjoy most journeys, you should be in good health and able to walk reasonable distances; some of the most memorable sightseeing can only be accomplished on foot and may include unpaved and uneven surfaces. Please consult your physician for pre-departure health advice.

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Deposit Protection Plan

Deposit Protection Plan – Tauck provides a “Deposit Protection Plan” at a cost of AUD $75 per person per tour or cruise. The cost is non-refundable and non-transferable and must be paid at the time of booking with your deposit. It only applies when you cancel your tour or cruise prior to final payment date. The deposit held in credit will exclude fees imposed by third parties in relation to air, rail travel, hotels, transfer or applicable cruise cabins. When booking airfares through Tauck (including when taking advantage of a special offer that includes air travel), standard airline cancellation fees will apply. In some cases, airfares will be non-refundable. In the event of cancellation, these fees will be deducted from the deposit paid, and therefore the credit being held. We will only credit the remainder of deposit to a future tour or cruise booking if you book within 24 months of cancellation of the original Tauck tour or cruise. This offer expires after the 24 months. We will only credit the remainder of the deposit to a future tour or cruise booking Balance Due and it can’t be used as a credit for the initial deposit of a future tour or cruise booking. The Tauck “Deposit Protection Plan” only covers a Tauck tour or cruise and it does not replace Travel Insurance, which we recommend at the time of booking.
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