Yellowstone in Spring

Wildlife watching holiday in Yellowstone - the world’s first National Park and famous "Old Faithful". Five centre bird watching and wildlife watching holiday in Yellowstone National Park, USA, with minibus transport. Black and Grizzly Bears, Wolves and Coyotes, Bison, Beaver, eagles, owls and more, in spectacular scenery. Walking generally easy, except in mountains.

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LeadersDarren Rees
FlightsUnited Airlines, scheduled
Outbound: Morning, Heathrow-Jackson Hole (via US stop)
Inbound: Overnight, Jackson Hole-Heathrow (via US stop)

Day 1Fly to Jackson Hole, via US stop, arriving in the evening - 3 nights 49er Inn.
Days 2-3Two days exploring Grand Teton National Park, including Elk Refuge, Mormon Row and Ox Bow Bend.
Days 4-6North, via Jackson Lake, to Lake Yellowstone. Explore Hayden Valley, north shore of Lake Yellowstone and the Grand Canyon of Yellowstone - 3 nights Lake Yellowstone.
Day 7Relaxed day transfer, via Dunraven Pass, to Cooke City - 3 nights Soda Butte Lodge.
Days 8-9Two days to explore north-east section of Yellowstone, including Lamar Valley and Beartooth Highway.
Days 10-11Drive through the northern section of the Park and Blacktail Plateau. Early morning at famous travertine terraces - 2 nights Mammoth.
Day 12Drive via geothermal features, including Grand Prismatic Pool - 1 night Old Faithful.
Day 13Geyser gazing at Old Faithful then south for last night at Jackson Hole - 1 night 49er Inn.
Days 14-15Overnight flight back to the UK, via US stop, arriving on Day 15.

WeatherIt can be cool (even cold), but daytime temperatures rise to warm and sunny (0°-15°C), with a chance of showers, cold snaps and some snow.
WalkingThere’ll be some short, easy walks on wide paths with optional short, easy walks off tracks in the forest. Note that Yellowstone National Park is at high altitude. Most of the National Park is above 7,500 ft / 2,275 m and the Beartooth Highway ascends to nearly 11,000 ft / 3,353 m, where we shall take a very short walk.
MealsAll included from dinner on Day 1 to lunch on Day 14 and are of good quality.
InsectsBiting insects may occasionally be a nuisance, so bring repellent.
AccomTwin and single rooms all ensuite.

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