Serendipity has always been kind to me, and I believe that cultivating the ability to trust serendipity – to follow its compass — is one of the essential travel arts. A journey I took a few years ago to Easter Island provided the perfect example of the gifts that serendipity can sometimes bestow. That journey […]
This journey gives you maximum time in the field in one of the world’s greatest places to watch wildlife – predator, prey, and scavenger – in its natural habitat. Leading the way is a local naturalist, who knows the territory and its wild residents well, and has a very developed knack for spotting it. Spring and fall departure dates are carefully chosen to coincide with the best wildlife viewing. Each morning, we’ll rise early to make sure we’re poised to see (and hear) the most exciting wildlife happenings. There will also be evening opportunities for wildlife viewing – another exceptionally active time of day.
From Bozeman, travel to the shores of Yellowstone Lake and the historic Lake Yellowstone Hotel, stopping at the informative Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center and a couple of geyser basins en route. We’ll be on the lookout for bald eagles, bison, elk, bighorn sheep, and moose. Our first two nights are at Yellowstone Lake Hotel, from where we’ll visit the wildlife-rich Hayden Valley and the extraordinary Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone. Two more nights in Yellowstone are spent in the northwest corner, a base for trips to the famed Lamar Valley, a haven for elk, bison, wolves, coyotes, grizzly and black bear, fox, trumpeter swans, otters, and more.
We spend our last night at a Montana classic – Chico Hot Springs – where a fabulous farewell dinner and soothing soak in the naturally-fed hot springs pools make the perfect ending, before returning to Bozeman for flights home.