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Old Faithful Excursion

Quick Details

Minimum registration for this tour is 4 guests. We reserve the right to cancel the tour if at least 4 guests are not registered 7 days prior to the tour. We will notify guests immediately if any tour must be canceled due to low registration and full refunds will be issued. Guests will have the option of purchasing the additional seats at full price to ensure the minimum is met.

Per Guest Please select the number of guests in your party

Leave the driving to us!

Meet your guide at the Gardiner, MT Chamber of Commerce for an exciting day exploring Old Faithful and surrounding geyser basins including the rainbow-hued Grand Prismatic Spring and the mud pots, hot springs, and geysers of Fountain Paint Pots. As we travel toward the world-class geyser basins along the Firehole River in Yellowstone we’ll enjoy opportunistic wildlife viewing opportunities and Yellowstone’s world-class scenery. In the geyser basins, you’ll stand in the shadows of geysers large and small, listen to the gentle bubbling of colorful mud pots, peer into the deep blue depths of colorful hot springs, and enjoy stories of the Native people, European explorers, and early tourists who explored these areas long ago.

What’s included in your tour:

  • A full day (approximately 10 hours) with an expert naturalist guide
  • Transportation in our comfortable fully-equipped touring vehicle
  • High-quality binoculars and spotting scopes to enjoy wildlife sightings
  • An engaging, educational experience for all ages! (Minimum age for this tour is 5 years old)
  • A cooler will be available to store guest lunches & snacks

What you need to bring:

  • Your park pass. Please purchase your pass in advance. (Note: While the tour guarantees you entry into the park for the day in our tour vehicle, each party is required to purchase and present a valid park entrance pass.)
  • Water, snacks, and picnic lunch. There will be opportunities to refill reusable water bottles throughout the day.
  • Layered clothing so you can be comfortable in the cooler morning hours and warmer afternoon.
  • Sun protection
  • Bug spray
  • Comfortable, sturdy footwear for walking on boardwalks and dirt/gravel trails
  • Camera and/or binoculars, if desired

How fit do you need to be?

While this tour is primarily road-based, some opportunistic wildlife sightings may require short walks over varied terrain to reach a better viewing location. To fully enjoy the tour, guests should be comfortable walking 2-4 miles total over the course of the day on geyser basin boardwalks and well-groomed dirt/gravel trails, with a potential elevation gain of up to 100 feet.


Still have questions?  Check out our FAQ’s page!

Best Decision Ever!

We booked our trip to Gardiner with a VRBO a year ago. The flood closed the north entrance and we actually considered canceling our trip. They eventually let commercial tour companies use the Old Gardiner Road to access the north entrance, so we decided to not cancel. Our VRBO host recommended Yellowstone Wild for tour guides, we were a bit disappointed to not be able to drive ourselves but we booked two days and decided to make the best of it. Turned out to be the best decision ever! The second day we booked the southern loop to see the mostly the geological features including Old Faithful. Our guide was Matt and again the knowledge of the area and it’s features was amazing, he’s also quite funny. We realized after the second day, that with only two days to spend in the park a guided tour was the only way to go. There is no way we could have seen the amazing things that we saw without the guide services and the knowledge they shared with us made it all the better. Worth every penny and highly recommend!

– Mark R., TripAdvisor
Aleksa Was Incredible!

We went on the Old Faithful tour because the wildlife was booked- but I told her I wanted to see anything and everything. She went out of her way to make sure our group saw as much as possible! She also was extremely knowledgeable about anything we asked and encouraged us to ask any questions. I would recommend her along with Yellowstone Wild Tours to everyone! Booking was extremely easy, everything was timely, the vehicle was clean, and they provided warm drinks for a chilly day. 110% would book with them again!

– Gina Tramel, Google Reviews
Wonderful for beginners!

We were privileged to take 2 separate tours with this wonderful company. One that focused on the the incredible wildlife that the park has to offer, the other highlighting the amazing geysers and other natural wonders. Our guides, Rob and Matt, were experts in finding the best viewing locations, and ensured that our groups were able to see as much of the park as possible within our allotted time. The vans used were clean, comfortable, and equipped with binoculars, telescopes, water, coffee and cocoa. This company was very easy to work with, and provided us first time visitors with experiences we shall never forget.

– Ian C., TripAdvisor
I highly recommend this tour and Yellowstone Wild

Because the north entrance to Yellowstone National Park is (was) closed to cars (due to the June 2022 flood) we decided to book guided tours. Our second day was with Matt for the Old Faithful Excursion. Matt shared his knowledge and experiences which gave us a fantastic day! There's so much more to Yellowstone National Park than the Old Faithful geyser. In fact, Old Faithful was just okay compared to the other thermal activity we experienced. Participating in this tour gave us more insight to this park than what we would have learned on our own. I highly recommend these tours and Yellowstone Wild company. Now, we want to come back for viewing of wolves in Winter.

– Rita, TripAdvisor