This is like our Deluxe Private Yellowstone Tour, but without us providing transportation, lunches, snacks and beverages. Our guide joins you in your vehicle. You do the driving and pay for gas. You bring your own picnic lunches and drinks.This tour includes:
- An expert Yellowstone guide
- A cooler with ice for packing your picnic lunches into
- We bring a spotting scope and multiple pairs of binoculars for the group
- You can plan to do a day of sightseeing, a full day of hiking, or a combination of the two.
- Your tour is for up to seven hours together in Yellowstone.
You just need a vehicle with space to carry one extra passenger.
Additional vehicles: We find that having all guests in one vehicle is the best way to get the most out of your guide. But if there needs to be an additional vehicle because of your group size or other logistics, there is a $100 charge for each “tag-along” car.
Our pricing is for guests who we meet outside the park. With the exception of meeting guests at the Mammoth area, there is a $150 surcharge to meet guests who are staying within Yellowstone National Park.
Some Planning Ideas
Upgrading to the DELUXE Private Yellowstone Tour: We feel strongly that the best value for guests is our DELUXE Private Yellowstone Tour, as it allows you to fully relax and enjoy the day – without packing lunches, buying the gas, or doing a lot of driving in unfamiliar territory. Many guests have commented at the end of a DELUXE tour day that they were happy that they'd chosen it, so that we did all the driving and they could just take in the views. And the fact is, our guides prefer guiding the DELUXE tours as well. It's for this reason that you may not see availability of this Private tour until just a few weeks prior to your tour day. We prefer to fill our guiding days with the DELUXE tour and only open up availability for this tour as we get close to the tour date.
Multiple days of touring: Some of our guests book us for two or more days during their stay. This is a great plan if you really want to see the whole park or get into more depth than what we can do in just one day together. It’s also for you if you want to do it all - see the major sites and get out and do a day hike into the backcountry, for example. If you book two or more days of DELUXE Private Yellowstone Tours with us, the second day and any subsequent days will be at a $50 discount! (Sorry, the Private tour is not discounted.)
When to do your tour: We suggest doing your Yellowstone tour early in your visit to the area. Many people find that one day’s not enough, and they plan more time in the park later in their stay, either with us or on their own. If you do plan to go back to the park on your own, your guide will be happy to make suggestions of what to do!
Where we meet and when we meet: We meet right at your lodging or at a convenient location along your route to the park, anywhere from Bozeman and Livingston, Montana south to the park entrances at West Yellowstone and Gardiner. We can also meet you in the park if you are using park lodging. Meeting location, timing & logistics will be provided by e-mail in your tour confirmation that you will receive shortly after booking.