Land Journey

Yellowstone & the Tetons: American Safari

Ken Burns American Journeys | All Departures are Small Group Departures with no more than 24 Tauck guests



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$5,690 USD
Journey Type
Time of Year
Jun - Sep
Cities & Landmarks
Jackson, Yellowstone National Park, Grand Teton National Park, Old Faithful Geyser, Hayden Valley
American Safari Tetons Yellowstone Escorted Tour
John Moulton Barn, Grand Tetons, Wyoming


Uniquely Tauck



TAUCK EXCLUSIVE – Filmed vignettes by Ken Burns and Dayton Duncan that tell inside stories of the national parks




Trip named to National Geographic Traveler magazine’s 50 Tours of a Lifetime


All departures are small groups with no more than 24 Tauck guests


Immersing in a geological wonderland during four nights in Yellowstone National Park


Learning about the grizzlies and wolves of Yellowstone


Lectures in Yellowstone by a historian and a wildlife photographer


Gaining insights on wildlife conservation from experts





Designed for fit, vigorous travelers capable of easily walking three miles or more. Many days might include active pursuits such as hiking, bicycling or sea kayaking for one to three hours at a time. Guests should be capable of walking three or more miles over terrain including hills and rocky or uneven terrain.



Often robust – may include long days, active sightseeing, early starts, evening activities, significant travel times.

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Legendary Journeys and Adventures

The heart of Yellowstone beats with nature’s gems... furred, feathered, smoldering and sculpted... in moving tableaus wild and wondrous.

Venture into the wilderness with naturalists passionate about the landscapes you’ll explore – and the grizzlies, wolves and elk you’ll encounter. The excitement heats up during a stay next to Old Faithful... on geology walks to bubbling geothermal wonders... on a whitewater rafting trip and interpretive hikes in Grand Teton National Park... and during visits to museums and ranches where the West really comes alive on Tauck's Yellowstone American Safari Vacation. Read Less

Four nights inside Yellowstone

Nights 3, 4, 5 and 6

Spend four nights at two lodges inside Yellowstone National Park

Named among “50 Tours of a Lifetime” by National Geographic Traveler magazine, our small group "Yellowstone & the Tetons: American Safari" defines adventure in Yellowstone and Grand Teton national parks, and features four nights at two inside-the-park properties in Yellowstone National Park – two at Old Faithful Snow Lodge, recognized with the Cody Award for Western Design as a significant modern example of “classic” new-style architecture within the park; and two at the historic, recently renovated Mammoth Hot Springs Hotel and Cabins.

Snake River rafting trip

Day 2

Enjoy a whitewater rafting adventure on the Snake River

Legend has it that the Snake River got its name by mistake, when a Shoshone hand sign for “fish” was misinterpreted as “snake,” and the name stuck. Whatever you call it, it’s a pretty awesome river – as you’ll find out for yourself when you head out on a whitewater rafting adventure along the Snake’s route through the magnificent Tetons.

Bicycling in the Tetons

Day 8

Go bicycling in Grand Teton National Park

Trade in your hiking boots (temporarily) for a bicycle as you join our guide for a leisurely ride on the new Teton Mountain Trail, travelling along the scenic sagebrush of Antelope Flats, with the majestic Tetons just beyond – keeping an eye out for bison, pronghorn and, naturally, antelope as you marvel at the grandeur around you.

Expert talks in Yellowstone

Days 4 and 6

Enjoy talks by a park historian and a wildlife photographer in Yellowstone

Our exclusive partnership with award-winning filmmakers Ken Burns and Dayton Duncan has created exclusive on-tour film vignettes, Ken Burns Events, and Crafted by Tauck and Ken Burns journeys including “Yellowstone & the Tetons: American Safari.” The many exclusive touches to these specially created tours include access to Ken and Dayton’s extensive network of local experts to maximize your travel experience in the National Parks in ways that add layers of meaning and appreciation… like talks by a national parks historian at your lodge and a wildlife photographer in his log cabin!


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Small Group Departures

Our small group departures are designed for travelers who want more time to experience each destination up close and personally. One of the benefits of small group travel is the personalized service and attention you’ll enjoy. Small groups enable our Tauck Directors to spend more time in the places you explore with more opportunities to connect with them. Smaller groups foster camaraderie and lasting friendships among like-minded travelers; you'll engage more closely with local experts and enjoy enhanced insider access, ease of travel and freedom to linger longer.

One Upfront Price

Get what you pay for and then some – about 100 cost components are included on every trip. From fine hotels in prime locations to all luggage handling, most taxes, airport transfers upon arrival and departure, unique travel experiences and more. Because we believe that when you travel, just about everything should be included.

Airport Transfers Included

Upon arrival and departure, transfers to and from your hotel are included as noted.

What you need to know

Before You Go


Travel Documents, Booking and Deposits, and more

No matter where your destination may be, you should bring identification with you; a valid passport is always an appropriate form of identification. Contact your booking agent for information about all necessary documents required for your journey, such as passport and visa information or documentation required for transportation security measures.

Important Information

Health and Activity

You'll find Activity and Pace Levels on all of our trips to give you a better idea of physical activity level – higher numbers mean a more active journey. To fully enjoy most journeys, you should be in good health and able to walk reasonable distances; some of the most memorable sightseeing can only be accomplished on foot and may include unpaved and uneven surfaces. Please consult your physician for pre-departure health advice.

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Guest Protection Product

Your vacation is an important investment – and to help you protect it, Tauck's Guest Protection Product provides you with important benefits before your trip and while you are traveling, including 24-hour worldwide emergency assistance services; you'll also find deposit details and information should you have to cancel. Truly peace of mind travel at its best!

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This was our best trip ever! Not only because of the beauty and Yellowstone and the Tetons but also because of our guide. His knowledge was exceptional, his attention to details made this trip wonderful! The unique experiences like visiting the home place of Olaus & Mardy Murie and the Snake River Ranch made this trip exceptional.

Most Memorable Moment:

Tauck always books the finest. In the National Park this is equivalent to Holiday Inn so don't be surprised. I brought twice as many clothes as necessary. Very casual; resort casual is overdressed. Think jeans and hoodies. Never wore shorts for trip starting Aug 21. Happy to have had rain poncho, gloves, and binoculars.

Most Memorable Moment:

Rafting; got uber wet. They supply wet suits but I wore a fleece and poncho. Best of all was the visit to the Hartmann's, a photographer who shared his near death experience with bears while shooting owls. Such a great experience hearing his stories. And then there's the Grand Geyser, not as predictable as Old Faithful but OMG!

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Call us, or call your travel advisor, to book your preferred departure date today – and explore our beautiful brochures to find your inspiration for your next journey.