In a park as world-famous as Yellowstone, the options for adventures are endless. Sure, you can DIY your trip, but with more than 2 million acres to explore, sometimes it pays to go with the pros. For hidden spots and knowledgeable guides, not to mention unique experiences, snag a spot on one of Yellowstone’s best guided tours. Here are our 10 best guided tours in Yellowstone, so find your favorite and get exploring.
You don’t even need to get a rental car if you fly into Bozeman and book this private luxury tour with Globe Trekkers Tours to experience the northern bounds of the park in winter. From Bozeman, dip through the Paradise Valley and into the Lamar Valley, with plenty of stops along the way.
As the top-rated kayak guide on Yellowstone Lake, Shurr Adventures offers small group sizes and an up-close look at the area’s geothermal features on this morning or sunset paddle.
Yellowstone Adventure Tours goes bespoke with the private Yellowstone wildlife safari. With a picnic lunch included and optional guided hikes to some hidden spots, you’re sure to uncover Yellowstone’s wild side, whether you see every animal on your list or not.
When you think of driving through the wilds of Wyoming in a convertible, you might not be imagining an 18-seat Sprinter van. But this open-air tour with Cody Wyoming Adventures keeps it unique, while giving you an unobstructed view of Yellowstone’s top sites.
Wolf aficionados can find a wildlife viewing tour catered to their favorite apex predator with Yellowstone Dreamin Adventures.
When the park roads close to auto traffic, Scenic Safaris can take you by snowmobile to see Old Faithful’s eruption against a snowy backdrop.
While technically this raft tour begins right at the northern boundary of Yellowstone and drifts north away from the park, the flow of the river on this relaxing ride with Yellowstone Raft Company gives you a unique view of Yellowstone’s surroundings.
If you want to experience the less traveled side of Yellowstone, an overnight with Geyser Kayak Tours will show you a dimension of the park that most people can only imagine. Explore Yellowstone Lake while you camp on the shore, or head off the beaten track in the backcountry with a trip across Lewis and Shoshone Lakes.
If you’re not an experienced hiker, but you want to hoof it in the classic trail tromping destination—or if you just want to benefit from some expert experience and knowledge—this guided trip with Yellowstone Hiking Guides will get you out there. A guided hike along the rim of the Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone shows off the sites without a windshield in the way.
Combine your lodging with expert guides when you book this historical deep dive with Yellowstone Forever. This lodging and learning package takes you through the whole park in a historic yellow bus with Yellowstone’s official nonprofit partner.
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