Best of Yellowstone and Grand Teton Hiking trip

Bozeman, MT, USA

KS
Karina Safari
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May 25 - 31, 2021
Group size: 8 - 12
Best of Yellowstone and Grand Teton Hiking trip
Bozeman, MT, USA

Karina Safari
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20 reviews

$1299
Deposit: $200
May 25 - 31, 2021
Group size: 8 - 12

About this trip

Join a Team of Fellow Hikers & Travelers on exploring unique volcanic landscapes of Yellowstone National Park, MT and classic Wild West mountain scenery of Grand Teton National Park, WY.


Yellowstone National Park has approximately half of the world's geysers, fumaroles, hot steams  and mudpots - you can find them all here (enjoy this park without crowds this year!)

Grand Teton National Park, a home to several varieties of hikes, vast backcountry that expose the valley and the Teton range, is the perfect place for photographers, painters and landscape enthusiasts. The scenery will blow your mind away!

Learn about the rich history, geology and ecology of the region, stories and legends of native people of the region.

Enjoy a recreational  benefit:  after 4 active days of hiking and walking, relax and "recharge" in the natural hot springs  :-) 


Trip star/end: Bozeman, MT

Walking & hiking distance:  30+ miles total / ~ 10 miles Daily 

Level of difficulty:  moderate with some strenuous sections

Highest elevation: 10.000 feet 

Accommodation:  Standard hotel, dbl sharing rooms w/ private bathroom 

NOT a backpacking trip

Good for Kids:  10+

Weather

Hikers should always be prepared for a wide range of temperatures and weather conditions while hiking in Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks. Temperatures in the mountains typically fluctuate as weather patterns change, especially at the higher elevations. Be prepared for rain , shine and wind.


The weather in the region in the late May can be very different and it depends on altitude. In general, we should expect day temperatures in the mid 60s, dropping close to freezing at night. 

Wearing layers is the best solution for this. Make sure you take waterproof jacket in case of rain! 

Cancellations policy

Participant can cancel their trip anytime prior departure with the following penalties: 

- Registration deposit (if applicable) is non-refundable after being paid;

- Cancellation 30 to 21 days before departure - up to 50% of the Trip cost 

- Cancellation 20 to 0 calendar days before departure – non refundable

Trip cancellation insurance is advisable; it protects all registration deposits and payments for both air and land cost.

What’s included

  • Lodging (Hotels)
    2 nights in West Yellowstone, 2 nights in Jackson, Wy (Dbl sharing rooms w/private bathroom)
  • Private Transportation
    Mini-van (12 seater), incl. gas, parking fees
  • Assistance
    Professional guide & driver (English-Russian speaking)
  • Admissions
    Parks entrance fees, Granite hot springs
  • Flights
  • Meals
    Allow a total budget of ~$250
  • Travel Insurance
    advisory

Itinerary

Day 1
Yellowstone National Park; North & West

Team arrival in the morning to the airport of Bozeman, MT. 

Drivel to Yellowstone National Park,  North ( 1.5 h, mini-van)..

Exploring geysers and hot springs of Yellowstone NP.  You will learn about Yellowstone history and geology:  “Why there are so many earthquakes happening around Yellowstone caldera? Is the super-eruption possible  in the nearest future and should we afraid of that?"

Hiking around Mammoth Hot Springs – lower & upper loop ~3 miles.  

Exploring geysers and hot springs of Norris and Lower Geyser Basins ~1 to 3 miles  

Basalt columns of Sheepeater Cliffs and Obsidian Cliffs.

Overnight in the lodge, West Yellowstone.

Your Organizer


KS
Karina Safari
20 reviews
Professional adventure travel organizer and team leader since 2006. Originally from Moscow, Russia. Lived and worked as a tour guide and destination expert in South American countries (Ecuador and Colombia) in 2009-2012. Moved to the U.S. in 2012. Resident of San Francisco bay area. Founder of Safarika Adventure Club, CA since 2013 (CST # 2112795-40). Join our tribe of active travelers! Experience epic bucket list destinations and world best trails you have only dreamed of in our unbeatable team adventures to South America and beyond

Reviews

One of the best trips I had. Great company, very picturesque hikes and comfortable accommodations. Everything was organized perfectly with a good balance between hikes, sightseeing and free time. Karina took care of all the logistics, which made the trip very relaxing. We covered a lot of places in 12 days - more than it would be possible on my own. Highly recommended!
SP
Amazing trip - great people, well-organized itinerary, and an opportunity to surround yourself with unbelievable nature all day, every day. A truly refreshing change of pace and surroundings. If you are hesitating about whether to sign up, nervous about traveling with people you don't know, doubting your level of physical preparedness, talk to Karina - and then do it! You won't regret it. This trip is a breath of air and an experience to remember for a lifetime.
It was an awesome trip!! Karina created the best agenda that allowed us to experience different places/things. The local crew/guide was professional and took care everything for us, and the food is better than expected. Karina stayed connected with us before and throughout the whole trip and responded quickly to our questions/concerns. Highly recommended!
This was a fantastic trip, with top-notch organization, carefully selected itineraries and a very professional local crew. The food was delicious and we enjoyed comfy accommodations as well. Karina is on every detail, so everything ran smoothly. Highly recommended!
OB
We spent an excellent and adventurous two weeks with Karina in Patagonia this end of "summer". Karina created the perfect itinerary that allowed us to experience so many unique places there. It was a good mix of hiking and more relaxed days. We were hiking up and down the sides of mountains, walking on glacier (even had whiskey in the Ice Bar), had tour to visit penguin’s colony on Isla Magdalena, city tour, Tango Show and tango lesson. The trip was very robust in terms of activity level, and I would classify it (hiking part) as moderate/strenuous due to the long days of hiking. Five stars for Karina’s planning and organizational skills. I would definitely recommend this trip to my friends, and I look forward to new adventures with Karina.
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One of the best trips I've done! I am mainly either a solo traveler or prefer to go with my family But 4 days hiking trip to Montana Glacier NP has changed my preferences :) Thank you very much, it's been a pleasure and FUN Met so many interesting intelligent people, would highly recommend if you enjoy active vacations
By Yelena Margulis on Sep 10, 2020
I traveled with Karina to Patagonia in 2020 and it was awesome! Perfect planning & organization throughout the trip, including dealing with the unexpected (e.g. lost luggage). I really liked other folks in the group and made several new friends in this trip. I highly recommend Karina's trips to casual and semi-serious hikers, and plan to be a return customer myself.
By Grigory Lyakhovitskiy on Mar 14, 2020
Thank you, Karina, for a wonderful first time experience of active adventure trip! Everything is well thought and organized. Would recommend to anyone!
By Aizhan Toibazarova on Jun 20, 2019