YELLOWSTONE IN WINTER
February 11-16, 2023 (6 days)
$3,199* per person from Baton Rouge
Led by Scott Miles
*All dates and pricing are approximate and subject to change per supplier and airline
Price is per person, double occupancy & includes air transportation from Baton Rouge, nine meals, entrance fees, taxes & tips (including driver and escort). (Tips for personal services – maids, etc., not included). Single supplement - $465
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Day 1, Saturday, Feb. 11 – Our winter adventure begins with a morning flight to Salt Lake City. Check into a downtown hotel and enjoy a welcome dinner. (D)
Day 2, Sunday, Feb. 12 - Mormon Tabernacle Choir - West Yellowstone - A once-in-a-lifetime opportunity awaits us this morning! Seating has been arranged for us at Temple Square, where we will have a chance to hear the world-famous Mormon Tabernacle Choir's weekly broadcast performance (choir's schedule permitting). Then we'll depart the Wasatch Mountains and drive north past the Great Salt Lake, Hill Air Force Base, and Utah's first settlement, Ogden. Soon we will enter Idaho and travel through the potato-producing fields. Continue north to the Island Park Region which is world famous for trout fishing on the Madison and Henry's Fork Rivers. After going over Targhee Pass we enter Montana and the town of West Yellowstone, the western gate of our nation's first national park. (B, D)
Day 3, Monday, Feb. 13 – Yellowstone by Snow Coach - Today discover Yellowstone National Park, America's oldest and most famous national park, via private chartered snow coaches that provide a clear view, listening to the insights of our experienced Yellowstone guide. Visit famous Yellowstone landmarks including Firehole Falls, Fountain Paint Pots and witness Old Faithful's dramatic display (the world's most famous geyser). Late afternoon, return to West Yellowstone with the evening free to explore and have dinner on your own. (B)
Day 4, Tuesday, Feb. 14 - Elk Refuge -Jackson - This morning, we motor coach for a picturesque drive to Jackson and the spectacular scenery of Grand Teton National Park. Enjoy a beautiful winter day at the base of the rugged Teton Mountains as we stop for lunch on our own. We'll then make our way just a couple miles north of Jackson to the National Elk Refuge, which is winter home for thousands of these majestic animals. We get a close up view as we take a horse drawn sleigh right into the massive herd on the Elk refuge. Our sleigh driver and guide will explain how the settling of the Jackson Valley affected the elk herd migration and why the refuge plays an important role in their survival. Overnight in Jackson with a group dinner at a local restaurant. (B, D)
Day 5, Wednesday, Feb. 15 – Salt Lake City - Depart Jackson this morning and travel through western Wyoming surrounded by silver streams, soaring peaks and lush meadows. Drive though the rugged Snake River Canyon, stopping in pastoral Starr Valley. Arrive in Evanston for lunch on your own, then travel to Utah Olympic Park near Park City. Enjoy a guided tour of where the 2002 Winter Olympic Games were held and continues to host World Cup events. Many of the guides are winter Olympians in training. We will see the Utah Ski and Olympic Museum, three Nordic Jumps along with the Bobsled and Luge Track, which has some of the fastest ice on Earth. Return to Salt Lake City for one final night. This evening, we enjoy a farewell dinner. (B, D)
Day 6, Thursday, Feb. 16 - Transfer to the Salt Lake Airport for our flight home. As you travel home, remember all the wonderful memories and friends you have made on this fabulous trip!