Wyoming > Yellowstone and Grand Teton Explorer

Yellowstone and Grand Teton Explorer

5 or 6 Days from $1161
Trip Highlights
  • Visit Old Faithful & the Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
  • Sea kayaking on the pristine waters of Jackson Lake beneath the Tetons
  • Cozy camping on Grassy Island under a star-filled sky
  • Watch for moose, elk and bison
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Outside Travel Awards 'Best Outfitter' Runner Up National Geographic Adventure Magazine - Best River & Sea Outfitter on Earth As Featured On 50 Tours of a Lifetime - National Geographic Traveller Mindy Gleason, O.A.R.S. Reservations Manager Condé Nast Traveler Top Travel Specialist 2007-2013 (River Rafting)
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The season runs June - September.


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Departure Dates
5 Days: June 16, 23, 30; July 7, 14, 21, 28; August 4, 11, 18; September 1, 8, 15
6 Days: June 7, 21, 28; July 5, 12, 19, 26; August 2, 9, 16, 23, 30; September 6

Specialty Departures

Solo Traveler: June 9; August 25
Photography: June 14
Adult-Only: September 13

Price

5 Day
Adult: $1299 to $1399
Youth: $1161 to $1261

6 Day
Adult: $1689 to $1889
Youth: $1489 to $1689
Photography: $1889 to $2089

Deposit: $250

Additional Costs:
$12 National Park entrance fee
Sleep Kit/Tent: $40/Included

Single Supplement (6-day trip): $275

Prices subject to National Park Service Approval


River Rating Minimum Age
Class II7
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Yellowstone & Grand Teton National Park Explorer - Overview

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On this one-of-a-kind multi-sport adventure, O.A.R.S. takes you off the beaten path and beyond the boardwalks of Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks on a wild Wyoming vacation that few have experienced.

We provide everything you need to sea kayak, raft, hike and sightsee your way to some of the most extraordinary sites in the region. From the geothermal wonders of Old Faithful and the unsurpassed beauty of Yellowstone Falls and the Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone to the cool, reflective waters and pristine wilderness of Jackson Lake and the Snake River beneath the Tetons, we take care of details so you can enjoy lively days and dreamy nights under star-filled skies (our 6-day departures now include two nights of lodging in Yellowstone). Our passionate, professional guides share with you their intimate knowledge of the ethereal landscape including its mammals, birds, wild flowers and the volcanic forces that shaped the area.

Yellowstone & Grand Teton Explorer - Itinerary at a Glance

  • Meet in Jackson, Wyoming, and shuttle to Yellowstone National Park; visit Old Faithful and the Lower Geyser Basin
  • Overnight at Grant Village or Old Faithful Inn
  • Travel to the Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone and take in Yellowstone Falls
  • Spend an evening on Jackson Lake beneath the towering Tetons or at the Lake Hotel in Yellowstone
  • Enjoy the morning mist, grassy meadows and forest glens that are home to abundant wildlife
  • Paddle on Jackson Lake and hike in Moran Bay, perhaps to spot a bear, moose or coyote
  • Kayak the southern shore and hike to Bearpaw and Leigh Lakes
  • Hike alongside rushing creeks and waterfalls; fish for trout
  • Big day of paddling to Spalding Bay with spectacular sweeping views
  • Paddle to Signal Mountain Lodge; transfer to Pacific Creek; enjoy a scenic rafting trip on the braided arms of the Snake River and search for moose; return to Jackson

O.A.R.S. West Inc. is an authorized concessioner of Grand Teton National Park and a licensed commercial permit holder in Yellowstone National Park.


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“The scenery was beautiful and we were able to travel into the backcountry with guides who knew what they were doing. It was nice that everything was planned for us -- where we would camp, what we would eat. The guides were great -- made me laugh and were so helpful. They really work their butts off. You can't beat how beautiful that area is and to camp on that island right under the Tetons was just wonderful. Grassy was my favorite campsite. I also enjoyed the hikes we did. I loved the food and liked that there were always snacks. It was fun eating lunch on our kayaks.”
Amanda Arnold ~ Atlanta, GA

“We enjoyed the professionalism and fun spirit of the guides... they could not have been better. We will always travel with oars when looking for an adventure vacation, we know we will be well taken care of and our experience will be the best it can be.”
Penny Evans and Matthew Millar ~ Darien, CT

“Our guides were excellent in all areas which made for a relaxing adventure. The mountains and rivers were beautiful, plus the multi-sport aspect makes for a new experience each day.”
Linda Comunale ~ Encinitas, CA

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Local Weather & Current Conditions

Average Temperatures
Month High Low Precipitation
June 68° 37° 1.64"
July 79° 41° 1.13"
August 78° 37° 1.26"
September 69° 32° 1.50"
Mountain weather throughout the summer. Expect a little bit of everything. Most days are sunny with temps in the 70s.
Water Temperatures
Rarely above 50°




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Outside Travel Awards 'Best Outfitter' Runner Up National Geographic Adventure Magazine - Best River & Sea Outfitter on Earth As Featured On 50 Tours of a Lifetime - National Geographic Traveler Mindy Gleason, O.A.R.S. Reservations Manager Condé Nast Traveler Top Travel Specialist 2007-2013 (River Rafting) Best of the Bay Area Winner

For consecutive years, O.A.R.S. has been named the "Best River & Sea Outfitter on Earth" by National Geographic Adventure and one of the top two outfitters in the world by Outside Magazine in its annual Active Travel Awards recognition program. In multiple years, O.A.R.S.trips have been honored as "50 Tours of a Lifetime" by National Geographic Traveler and since 2007, Condé Nast Traveler has recognized Mindy Gleason, O.A.R.S. Reservation Manager and International Adventure Travel Consultant, as Condé Nast Traveler's standalone Top Travel Specialist in the River Rafting category.

Questions about trips or making reservations? Contact info@oars.com or call 800-346-6277 in the USA or Canada or 1-209-736-4677 if outside the USA or Canada.
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