Yellowstone 2021: Winter Wolves, Wildlife & Photography Basics

Bozeman, MT, USA

GE
37 reviews
Jan 25 - 30, 2021
Group size: 9 - 11
Yellowstone 2021: Winter Wolves, Wildlife & Photography Basics
Bozeman, MT, USA

37 reviews

Jan 25 - 30, 2021
Group size: 9 - 11

About this trip

Our Yellowstone winter wolves women's adventure will prowl the Northern Yellowstone Range in search of Grey Wolves. Participants will see, photograph, and learn about wolves in the wild, and gain a better understanding of the complexity of wolf conservation in the United States.


Join us on our Yellowstone winter wolves women’s adventure for an unforgettable multi-day winter wolves and wildlife safari. We’ll spend 4 full days exploring the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem, focusing on the Northern Range of Yellowstone National Park, some of the best wolf habitat in the lower 48 States! 


Why Wolves of Yellowstone?

Who hasn’t tried to imitate a lone wolf howling at the moon? Humans have been both fascinated and fearful of wolves for centuries. In the 1920s the last wolf pack of Yellowstone was eradicated by the US Government because the philosophy at the time was that less wolves meant more deer and elk. As time played out, the opposite became true and without wolves, the ecosystem was off balance. In the 1990s wolves from Canada were introduced by wildlife biologists into Yellowstone, and since then, Yellowstone has become a setting to study the importance of Grey Wolves as a keystone species which many other species relies on for survival.


On this adventure we hope to ignite your fascination with wolves. Participants will observe wolves in their natural habitat and learn about their physical and behavioral adaptations that make them an apex predator in the ecosystem, including their complex social structures and cooperative hunting skills. Participants will meet experts in the field who are studying the wolves of Yellowstone. We want participants to learn first-hand about the issues affecting the conservation of wild wolves and why we need to protect them.


More than wolves! Our winter wolves women's adventures are small groups, each departure is limited to just 9 participants. We will explore together like an extended family in the warm company of like-minded women and led by expert local guides. With Yellowstone as their backyard, you can be assured that our naturalist will introduce you to all of the wildlife in the park and surrounding areas. You can expect to see bison, moose, elk, pronghorn deer, bighorn sheep, swans, eagles, coyotes, foxes, and ermine.


Our Yellowstone Winter Wolves women's adventure is for anyone who would like to learn about wolves and the ecology of Yellowstone National Park. The trip is open to women ages 18 and older. Winter in Yellowstone is often a challenging and cold environment.  Daytime Temperatures are often below 30 degrees F and can reach below zero in this high elevation (more than 5000’) environment.  Tours typically encounter snowy, icy, wet, and cold conditions.  Please view the packing list below and come prepared to spend time outside in the cold experiencing the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem!


Trip Highlights

 This winter wonderland adventure includes:

  • Spend 4 full days in search for wolves, elk, bison, and other charismatic mega-fauna.
  • Learn the basics of photography mechanics and professional in field photography instruction.
  • Experience 3 days exploring in custom 4×4 safari vehicles.
  • Board a private Yellowstone Snowcoach for a full day expedition searching for wildlife and scenic vistas in Yellowstone’s snowy interior, with a possible stop at Old Faithful.
  • Get moving! Visit frozen waterfalls, study track and sign, and explore Mammoth Hot Springs on foot, and/or by snowshoe with your guide.
  • Meet the experts. Enjoy a private dinner presentation from a Yellowstone Wolf Biologist, learning about the latest updates on Wolf Research in Yellowstone.
  • Make a difference. 2% of your land fee goes to wolf conservation efforts.
  • Immerse yourself in the winter splendor of Yellowstone’s stunning landscape and wildlife, an intimate experience you won’t forget.

To Reserve your space

To reserve your place on the trip, sign up with a $695 deposit.

Your deposit is fully refundable until September 15, 2020. 


Minimum: 9 participants

Maximum: 9 participants

Cancellation Policy

 Cancel for any reason by September 15, 2020 and receive a 100% refund.  

If the group does not reach a critical mass of 9 participants by November 15th, the trip will be cancelled, and a full refund will be issued.   


After September 15, 2020 the following Standard Cancellation Policy Applies:  All payments are non-refundable.  Once the participant numbers reach critical mass, the trip is confirmed. Your deposit and subsequent payments are used by Green Edventures to organize and reserve lodging, guides, activities, and other aspects of your trip long in advance of your trip’s departure date. These are unrecoverable funds invested into your trip and trip planning on your behalf including our administrative fees, permits, and payments to our partners.  


 Automatic withdrawal: If a registered participant misses 2 or more consecutive installments, this will be considered an automatic withdrawal from the trip, and his/her spot on the trip will be cancelled without refund.  Voluntary Withdrawal: There are no refunds for a participant who voluntarily withdraws from a trip. A participant who wishes to withdraw from the trip must email us to confirm cancellation to not incur additional fees. Email contact@greenedventures.com   


Transfers: A registered participant who voluntarily withdraws may find their own substitute for their place on the trip and transfer all monies paid less non-recoverable funds including the deposit and any non-transferable aspects such as but not limited to permits, airline tickets, and manifests for boats and national parks where applicable.   


What happens if the trip is affected by COVID-19 related issues or other natural or man-made events outside of our control?  Green Edventures reserves the right to postpone a trip for the safety of participants.  If a trip is postponed, participants can choose from two options:  Option 1: Postpone, don’t cancel. Participants will receive a 100% credit of all monies paid in the form of a travel voucher for the postponed trip.  Option 2: The participant can cancel and take a partial refund. If a participant does not want to take a travel voucher for the future trip, a partial refund may be available less any non-recoverable funds due to administrative fees, credit card fees, or pre-payments 

Supplemental Information

Packing List: (coming soon(


Feel free to contact us with additional questions:

Green Edventures Tours

1-888-622-4911

contact@greenedventures.com 

What’s included

  • Professional Guide
  • Lodging
    5 nights, double occupancy
  • Transportation
    4x4 Safari Style Vehicles
  • Meals
    according to the itinerary.
  • All national park fees
    concession fees
  • Photography Basics Class
  • Airport transfer
  • Tour Leader
    Green Edventures host throughout the program.
  • Airfare
  • Hotel Incidentals
  • Beverages
    Drinks with meals, alcohol, bottled beverages
  • Gratuities
    10% appreciated
  • Personal spending money
  • Travel insurance

Available options

Single Supplment Upgradeonly 2 left
$750

Itinerary

Day 1:
Arrival & Welcome

 Arrive in Bozeman to start your Yellowstone Winter Wolves Adventure! Your Naturalist Guide will meet you for a welcome dinner, where you will get to know other guests and prepare to explore winter in the American Serengeti. It’s one of the quietest times of year to visit Yellowstone, meaning we will be among a dedicated few experiencing the park during this incredible time of year. (D)


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It was incredible! Baja is beautiful, and camping on the beach was the most amazing thing ever. The interactions with the whales, the whale sharks, the sea lions.... everything was just so cool. Green Edventures (this is my second trip) does a great job of planning and coordinating logistics, providing necessary info, and basically, they do everything to make their trips perfect. The food is always great and lots of it, the local staff are friendly and knowledgeable, and of course, Tara the owner is fantastic. Additionally, I find that these trips attract a really interesting group of smart, self-sufficient women who are a pleasure to get to know. Both trips I have gone not knowing anyone else, and at the end, you have a whole new set of friends. If you want to go places, and don't have a travel buddy, Tara's trips would be perfect for you.
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I had a great time on this trip! It was exciting to have 31 dogs out on the trails! The scenery in the Wisconsin Northwoods is peaceful, calming, and beautiful. Food and accommodations were great. The cabins are very cute and well appointed - they made for a relaxing end to our busy, exciting, fun-filled days.
This trip to Yellowstone to see the winter wolves was amazing! The park in the 'dead of winter' is anything but! The outfitters were knowledgeable on all aspects - the history of the park, animal behavior, and knew the best places to be - when and where - to increase our chances of viewing the wildlife. We saw (and heard!) wolves, bison, elk, coyote, moose, whitetail deer, mule deer, pine martens, eagles, ravens, trumpeter swans, and many other birds. We had the Old Faithful geyser basin to ourselves! Accommodations and food were great. Do yourself a favor - and see Yellowstone in winter!
It was the perfect small, social-distance conscious trip! A much-needed long weekend in the woods. The food and accommodations were great. The snowshoe guide was knowledgeable and planned the perfect trails. Dogsledding was more fun than I imagined!
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I just returned from the Wisconsin Women's Tour and couldn't have asked for a better trip! For me, the amount and type of activity were perfect. Who know there was so much to discover practically in my own backyard?
By Cynthia Casey Widstrand on 22 Oct, 2020