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6 Day Winter Wolf Watching Package

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Users Ages: Ages 12+

This package requires a minimum of 4 total guests to operate.



Per Person - Double Occupancy Standard Package
Per Person - Single Occupancy Standard Package
Per Person - Double Occupancy Exclusive Christmas Package
Per Person - Single Occupancy Exclusive Christmas Package

Yellowstone 6 Day Winter Wolf Watching Package


  • Experience the magic of Yellowstone’s abundant wildlife and iconic beauty
  • Local naturalist guide(s)
  • Small group – up to 8 guests
  • Vast wide open spaces and clean mountain air
  • Optics for everyone (spotting scopes/binoculars)
  • Breakfast and lunch – picnic style 
  • Hearty dinner at the Wonderland Cafe one night, with remaining dinners to be privately catered by our local partners at Sagebrushers & Savages
  • Evening or in-the-field  presentations from local wildlife/naturalist experts
  • Safe, fun and educational
  • *Our Exclusive “Christmas in Wonderland” Wolves & Winter Wonders Package includes a full day in Yellowstone’s interior via private chartered Snowcoach*

Spend full days immersed in Yellowstone’s wildlife-rich Lamar Valley and Northern Range, highly revered as the very best place on Earth to see wild wolves. In the evenings, enjoy a hearty dinner, relax in the comfort of your cozy room at a locally owned and operated motel, and listen to a local biologist, author, expert naturalist, or filmmaker who will join us as a guest speaker. This tour is a visually stunning adventure through the pristine beauty of Yellowstone landscapes – towering peaks and sweeping valleys, blanketed by soft winter snow.

Each day provides new possibilities to see multiple wolf packs, frosty bison, long-legged moose, bighorn sheep, mountain goats, elk, otters, foxes, coyotes, eagles, owls and more. Your tour will also be highly educational, as we highlight the monumental reintroduction of wolves to Yellowstone, the complexities of wolf social behaviors, wolves’ specialized hunting strategies and their ecological impacts on the Yellowstone ecosystem. We will explore how these factors, and others, have captured the human imagination for centuries, and over time have characterized the wolf as the ultimate icon of Wilderness.

The deep snows of winter have pushed Yellowstone’s iconic wildlife down out of the mountains and onto the wintering grounds of the Lamar Valley and the Northern Range. Thousands of elk and bison, along with moose, big horn sheep, white-tailed and mule deer and pronghorn have filtered out of the higher mountains of the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem and have concentrated in the lower valleys and grasslands where there is less snow and less extreme temperatures. Winter can be tough on these grazing animals, and partially because of that, this is where Yellowstone’s wolves and other carnivores thrive. Come and explore the unparalleled beauty and wildlife watching opportunities of Yellowstone National Park with experienced local naturalist guides during the most beautiful and dramatic time of the year: winter. Winter is the season of the wolves, and wolves are our specialty.

This all-inclusive tour package is the ultimate way to experience the wild magic of Yellowstone National Park. Breakfasts and lunches are provided by a locally owned eatery and enjoyed picnic-style out in the park, overlooking one of our favorite vistas in Yellowstone. After a full day experiencing the wonders of Yellowstone’s Northern Range, you will be treated to a pre-dinner presentation by a local wildlife biologist, naturalist, and/or storyteller to discover insider insights into the lives, behaviors, and ecology of the wildlife that call Yellowstone home. One dinner will be enjoyed at the delightful Wonderland Cafe, a boutique gallery style local eatery, while remaining evening meals will be privately catered for our group only!

Tour includes:

  • One-night’s stay in Bozeman, MT
  • Four-night’s stay in historic Gardiner, MT, at North Entrance of Yellowstone National Park
  • Round-trip transportation – Bozeman to Gardiner/Yellowstone 
  • Transportation in our fully-equipped touring vehicle(s) (we drive, you enjoy the scenery)
  • Half-day tour of Mammoth Hot Springs and Gardiner Basin
  • Three full-day (8 hours) guided wildlife tours in Yellowstone’s Northern Range (including the wildlife-rich Lamar Valley)
    • *Our Exclusive “Christmas in Wonderland Wolf Package” (12/24/23-12/29/23) will replace one Northern Range day with a full day in Yellowstone’s interior via private snowcoach to search out wildlife not often seen by the majority of winter visitors!  Stops may include Old Faithful and Swan Lake and Firehole Flats OR the Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone and Hayden Valley (route dependent on current wildlife activity and group interests)*
  • Local naturalist guide(s)
  • All meals beginning with lunch on Day 2 and ending with breakfast on Day 6:  Dinners at local eateries in Gardiner, Breakfasts and lunches enjoyed picnic-style in the field
  • Private presentations with local wildlife/naturalist experts
  • Optics for everyone to maximize wildlife viewing: top-of-the-line binoculars and high-powered spotting scopes

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Winter Magic with Yellowstone Wild

If you want to see Yellowstone in the winter but don’t want the stress of driving in icy conditions, want to maximize your wildlife viewing opportunities & enjoy good food & cosy accommodation this is definitely the tour for you! Having previously enjoyed 2 wildlife watching day tours with Emil in September, and not having seen Yellowstone in the winter, I had no qualms about traveling from Scotland in December for this fantastic Yellowstone Wild multi-day tour with pick up from Bozeman. We ended up a small group of just 4, with great viewing of multiple wolves, bison, bighorn sheep, moose & the cutest mountain goat. I highly recommend this tour company & hope to return for more adventures in the future.

– Voodoo_Scot

My friend Michelle and I had 4 wonderful days with Ryan in early March. We were able to see wolves the first 2 days then they were elusive but Ryan guided us to see many other airings of wildlife and special Yellowstone phenomenon and wonders. He knows his natural history! We loved our lodge at the end of the day also, it was overall the perfect combo of everything we’d hoped for!

– Anne M., TripAdvisor
The best way to see wildlife in Yellowstone

If you are planning a trip to Yellowstone, my wife and I highly recommend that you book a wildlife tour. We have been to Yellowstone several times and driven around seeing the wildlife from the road and stopping when we see a crowd around a group of spotting scopes - that'll work, but if you REALLY want to see some wildlife, you can't do any better than to book a day with Emil. It's well worth the cost of the tour and you won't believe the animals you'll see and the education you receive. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED for those folks who want to maximize their wildlife viewing!

– RidingFool
Unbelievable Experience

We took the all-inclusive Wolf multi-day tour. Our guide was Josh, who is totally Awesome! Josh didn’t make any promises about seeing Wolves, but boy, did we SEE WOLVES!! Josh knew exactly what time we should get on the road in the morning. He was extremely knowledgeable and answered all of our nonstop questions. We saw the Wapiti Pack on our first morning! They had taken down a bull Elk about 150 yards from the road!! Our cameras couldn’t capture the action, but Josh had hi tech equipment which made it feel like the wolves were right in front of us! He also took pictures, capturing the scene for us. A little later we saw the Junction Butte Pack!! Josh is an expert wildlife spotter. He knew where to look and could spot wildlife when no one else could see it! We also saw Moose, Big Horn Sheep, Elk, Coyotes, LOTS of Bison, Eagles, Ravens, and Magpies. Our second morning we saw the Wapiti pack AGAIN... AND.... the Junction Butte Pack AGAIN! We stayed at the Wonderland Lodge and it was AMAZING! Charming and Comfy and the Wonderful Cafe is first rate, five stars! If you’ve ever wanted to see Yellowstone, this is the way to go.

– Deb, TripAdvisor