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Ultimate Yellowstone – Geysers and Wildlife

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The Ultimate Yellowstone Experience – Geysers and Wildlife


  • Old Faithful, Grand Prismatic Spring, Fountain Paint Pots, Gibbon Falls and more!
  • Wildlife watching with an 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.
  • We may include hike(s) to some of the less well-known geysers or features in the park, catered to your interests and ability level.
  • You will learn how the geologic events of Yellowstone’s past have shaped the landscape that supports the amazing wildlife we see today!
  • Top-of-the-line optics for everyone to fully enjoy wildlife sightings.
  • Gourmet picnic breakfast and lunch in scenic locations each day.
  • Families with kids can work toward their Junior Ranger badge.
  • Safe, fun and educational

This 2-day geysers and wildlife tour explores the major 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 along binoculars and spotting scopes, as you will 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 10,000 geo-thermal 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 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 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 roamed all across the West when Yellowstone was formed on March 1, 1872, but today there is no other place 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!

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, the Lamar Buffalo Ranch, 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!

We now see Yellowstone through a lens with much greater depth and breadth!

We booked a two-day guided tour with Yellowstone Wild and the time with Mike far exceeded our expectations. Although we've been to Yellowstone National Park previously, Mike enabled us to see the park through a lens that brought both depth and breadth to what we were seeing and experiencing in a visit to Yellowstone. The knowledge that Yellowstone Wild has about the park, the patterns associated with the behavior of the animals that live within this eco-system and the attention to every detail of the time together made this an investment that we found to enrich and deepen the visit to Yellowstone this year. We will definitely use the services of Yellowstone Wild again in the future for we had an outstanding experience with Mike and we would anticipate that each of the guides would bring tremendous knowledge of the park to their interaction with any and all guests.

– Excursion764274, TripAdvisor
Ultimate Yellowstone Tour

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
Bucket List Visit Checked Off Thanks to Yellowstone Wild!!

I'm so glad that we found Yellowstone Wild. The two full days that we spent with Travis, our guide, was above and beyond what we expected. We saw every kind of animal that lives in Yellowstone, plus learned so much about the geology, preservation and history of the park. If there was a 5+ star rating on Trip Advisor, Yellowstone Wild and Travis would be getting this from us. Well worth the time and $ and can't wait to go back and do this again.

– Mollie B., TripAdvisor
Wildlife & Geological Tour

Our family took 2 tours with Kristi and they were both amazing experiences. Kristi was so fun, great with the kids, and incredibly knowledgeable. We learned so much and saw so much we never would have without her. We have a 9-year-old and a 4-year-old. Keeping them busy and engaged can be challenging but Kristi was wonderful.

– Christina B., TripAdvisor
Ultimate Yellowstone Tour

We were a group of first-time visitors to Yellowstone, and only had 2-3 days in the park, and so were looking for a tour guide who could help us maximize our limited time. We chose to do the 2-day geological + wildlife tour. Kristi, Rob, and Aleksa did a fantastic job of showing us around the park. They were friendly, professional, and very knowledgeable about the park. With the wildlife viewing especially, it was very great to have their experience with sighting areas/times and professional-grade viewing scopes/binoculars. I'd highly recommend Yellowstone Wild Tours.

– Lakshay Sharma, Google Reviews
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