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Ultimate Yellowstone – Geysers and Wildlife

Best of Yellowstone!

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  • (1) Day exploring Old Faithful, Grand Prismatic Spring, Fountain Paint Pot, and more!
  • (1) Day wildlife watching with a local expert who knows where to go for the best chances of seeing bears, wolves, bison and other iconic wildlife.
  • Private and customizable
  • Local naturalist guide for both days – get to know your guide better and allow us to know your interests so we can best craft this experience for you!
  • We will customize these days to maximize our time and escape the crowds as best as possible.
  • Activity level based on your  interests and abilities
  • Top-of-the-line optics for everyone to fully enjoy wildlife sightings
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The Ultimate Yellowstone Experience – Geysers and Wildlife

This 2-day geysers and wildlife tour explores the significant highlights of Yellowstone with an experienced and knowledgeable guide. The first day will take you on a journey exploring the geysers and other thermal features of the Old Faithful area and beyond, stepping back in time to experience the history of the first National Park. The following day, your same guide will bring binoculars and spotting scopes as you head out on an early morning exploration of the Northern Range and Lamar Valley, looking for bears, wolves, bison, and the countless other animals that call Yellowstone home. Throughout these two days, your guide will be sharing the fascinating and complex ways in which the geologic events of the past (volcanism, glacial periods, plate tectonics, and hydrology) have shaped the landscape and laid the foundation for the wildlife we see in Yellowstone today.

The Yellowstone Volcano is one of the largest active volcanoes in the world and contains more than 200 active geysers and over 12,000 geothermal features, including hot springs, geysers, mud pots, and steam vents. As the world’s first national park, Yellowstone National Park was created to protect the area’s geysers, hot springs, mud pots, waterfalls, and canyons that were deemed so unique and precious that they should be protected forever for the benefit and enjoyment of the people. Those geological wonders remain among the most celebrated natural features anywhere in the world today.

In addition to its geologic wonders, Yellowstone National Park is now globally recognized as one of the top wildlife destinations on the planet. Almost every nation looks up to Yellowstone as the ultimate example of successful wildlife conservation. Yellowstone’s global recognition stems in large part from the successful restoration of the gray wolf in 1995. With wolves roaming freely once again, scientists believe Yellowstone is currently just as wild and ecologically healthy as it has ever been – a truly remarkable feat in today’s world! In fact, all of the original wildlife species found here are thriving, living wild lives, and interacting with one another just as they have done for thousands of years!

Wolves, grizzly bears and bison once roamed all across the West when Yellowstone was formed on March 1, 1872. Today, there is no other place in the lower 48 states where we can find all three of our continent’s most iconic and arguably most important wildlife species. Throughout all of North America, only in Yellowstone can we witness a wholly intact ecosystem, a privilege that awaits you on this tour!

Lodging is NOT included. When booking your lodging, please note our departure locations:

  • Day 1 (Geysers & Hot Springs) can depart from Gardiner, MT, Mammoth Hot Springs, Norris Geyser Basin, Madison Junction, Old Faithful, or Canyon Village
  • Day 2 (Wildlife Watching) can depart from Gardiner, MT, Mammoth Hot Springs, Tower Junction or Roosevelt Lodge, or Canyon Village ($100.00 additional drive time fee)

Don’t see your preferred dates?  Give us a call!  We may be able to accommodate your requested timeframe!

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


Can't say enough good thinsgs...

We spent 2 days in Yellowstone National Park with this guide company and I can't say enough good things about how it enhanced our experience of the park. Laura was our guide and if you use Yellowstone Wild, ask for her! Laura's knowledge of the park, the history, wildlife, geologic and everything else was incredible. One of the advantages of YWT is that they have guides out all over the park looking for wildlife and the team radios each other with any sightings. We saw bison, elk, bear, mule dear and stopped at some of the most beautiful places I had ever seen in my life. You are standing there, part of the iconic scene of the mist coming off the river. Pro tip - you will never see all there is to see without a guide. Laura drove all those steep and winding roads like a champ and took us to everything that was on our list to see. We thought this was just going to be a wildlife excursion but we ended up seeing so many dramatic elements of the park that it was mind blowing! Book with Yellowstone Wild Tours and ask for Laura. She has good snacks too!!

– Maureen M., Google Reviews
Amazing beyond expectations!

8 of us were fortunate enough to experience the 2 day Ultimate Yellowstone guided tour. Our experience was beyond anything we hoped for or expected! Leysa (our guide) was fantastic! She was smart, flexible, kind, fun and tenacious! She told us what to expect and she more than delivered!! Day 1 was all about the thermal features - fascinating and other worldly - also combined some hiking including to the Grand Prismatic which was a wow! Leysa answered endless questions and was very knowledgeable and clearly passionate about the subject! Day 2 was focused on animals - started at dawn which was so worth it. Headed to the Lamar Valley - group of bison darted in front of us on the way and Leysa expertly and safely stopped the vehicle. Once she got scopes up we were on 4 Grizzly almost immediately. Next we spotted 6 members of the Junction Butte Wolf Pack including a pup which was fantastic - also watched a collared female feasting on a bison kill. The most exciting moments came when a Grizzly and a wolf interacted extensively - still can’t believe we experienced what we saw! Add in bison strolling near the bears and wolves, pronghorn grazing nearby - WOW! Leysa took us to other spots throughout the day where we spotted mountain goats, eagle, osprey, elk and also hiked down to a herd of bison with “red dogs” (young ones) where we were able to observe some of the mating rituals. We cannot recommend highly enough this 2 day experience - we would NEVER have been able to achieve these things on our own - lifetime memories were created! Finally - details - Leysa took care of us with food and drink and frequent potty stops - she is just a cool human! We feel like we made a friend! Kelly and friends!

– Kelly Wing, TripAdvisor
Book now! You will not be disappointed!

My family and I spent two days with Matt, exploring geysers and wildlife. Our group’s ages ranged from 20 yrs old to 81 yrs old, and EVERYONE had the most incredible time. I cannot say enough great things about Matt, his knowledge about thermals, geysers, wildlife and the park in general, was incredible. He was extremely accommodating and made sure we each had a wonderful experience. Considering the huge age range in our group, he did an excellent job making sure each person had a great experience. We saw several moose, bison, grizzlies, pronghorn, elk and WOLVES!! Our favorite was watching a Mama grizzly and her two sweet cubs play….priceless. Book now! You will not be disappointed.

– Melinda W., TripAdvisor
Ultimate Yellowstone

Laura was FANTASTIC! We couldn’t have had a better experience. You guys have a great program. One of the most impressive features was the information and knowledge Laura gave us on the park. I asked about training, and she mentioned how important it is to your organization, I think this aspect makes the tours so much more impressive. We will recommend you to any and all who will listen.

– Lynn & Phil
Amazing beyond expectations!

Our trip to Yellowstone wouldn’t have been the same without this tour. We did the Ultimate Yellowstone and it was THE PERFECT way to kick off our family adventure. Where do I even begin?! Our tour guide, Rob….that’s where. Within minutes of meeting Rob my family group of nine knew we were in good hands. Rob was genuine, funny and SO knowledgeable, I mean he had an answer for every question and we learned so so much in our first two days at Yellowstone. My favorite part were his quizzes (#knowledgecheck). Not only was Rob a knowledgeable, experienced, delightful and funny guide, he was also a great photographer. Rob custom tailored our tour and gave us the most magical Yellowstone experience possible. And the wildlife….you won’t experience it the same without the tour…I promise you this. And then the food and snacks….everything anyone could ever want for early mornings and long days on the road. “Perfection” doesn’t even capture what we experienced on this tour. DO IT!!

– Christine M, TripAdvisor
Absolutely incredible experience!

Absolutely incredible experience! We took the Ultimate Yellowstone - Geysers and Wildlife two-day tour and were lucky enough to have Erik as our tour guide. Erik was super experienced, knowledgeable, passionate, and caring. He constantly amazed us with fascinating insights about nature, and we saw all the wildlife - elk, bison, grizzly, black bear, wolf, coyote, big horn sheep, osprey, mule deer, moose, bald eagle, prong horn, and goose - during the second day. The refreshments (coffee, hot chocolate, snacks, lunch, and crackers!) were also fantastic. The best spotting telescopes gave us exceptional views of the wildlife. If you’re thinking about taking a tour, I can’t recommend Erik highly enough – he made our trip unforgettable!

– Mingyaun Zhou - Google Reviews