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Custom Guided Tours & Rentals

CUSTOM GUIDED TOURS

Yellowstone National Park covers an area of 3,471 square miles. You could spend your entire life here and still only capture a small glimpse of the wonders and mysteries Yellowstone has to offer. We realize that most guests only have a limited amount of time to work with in the park. To assist you in making the most of your time here, we offer private charters for groups of all shapes and sizes. Your group can tour Yellowstone by car, mini-bus, full size bus, historic yellow bus, or snowcoach.

Our drivers/guides are trained in all major park subjects (e.g. wildlife, geology, natural history, human history, etc.). They are true lovers of the park and are known to have their noses in any park book they can find! They are also up-to-date on the most current road conditions, geyser activity and wildlife spotting opportunities so they can maximize your trip.

Suggested tours below are only general itineraries that we offer for private charters. If these suggestions do not fully encompass all of the attractions you wish to see, please select custom tour in the charter request form and provide additional details.

To request a custom guided charter tour, please fill out the request from below and a reservations agent will contact you. Please note that requests are not guaranteed until you have been contacted and confirmed by one of our reservations agents.

PRIVATE CHARTER REQUEST FORM

Grand Loop Tour

Similar in nature to our daily bus tour Yellowstone in a Day, this trip will typically include stops such as: Old Faithful, Grand Prismatic, Fountain Paint Pots, the Grand Canyon of Yellowstone (including the Upper and Lower Falls of the Yellowstone River), Hayden Valley, West Thumb Geyser Basin, Yellowstone Lake, Mammoth Hot Springs, and the Tower/Roosevelt area. We recommend at least 10 hours for this tour (extra hour charges are applied after tour exceeds eight hours).

Lower Loop Tour

Our most requested itinerary, this tour hits the hotspots (no pun intended) of Yellowstone. Similar to the Circle of Fire Tour, stops include Old Faithful, Grand Prismatic, Fountain Paint Pots, Norris Geyser Basin, the Grand Canyon of Yellowstone (including the Upper and Lower Falls of the Yellowstone River), Hayden Valley, Yellowstone Lake, and the West Thumb Geyser Basin. We recommend at least 8 hours for this tour (extra hour charges are applied after tour exceeds eight hours).

Upper Loop Tour

This tour is usually requested by groups who are touring for multiple days and are also taking a Lower Loop Tour, or by groups who have a particular interest in wildlife. This tour typically includes the Grand Canyon of Yellowstone (including the Upper and Lower Falls of the Yellowstone River), the Tower/Roosevelt area, Lamar Valley, and Mammoth Hot Springs. We recommend at least 6 hours for this tour (extra hour charges are applied after tour exceeds eight hours).

 

Please note these itineraries are basic guidelines of what might be seen. Keep in mind that road conditions, construction, weather and wildlife can alter even the best laid plans.

Will the guide provide us with information about the different thermal features and wildlife life we encounter?
Yes. All of our guides are highly trained professionals who will give a running commentary for the duration of your tour.

Will our guide take us on tours of the boardwalks at the different attractions within the park ?
Yes. Where possible our guides will lead you on tours of the boardwalks and provide detailed explanations of all the thermal features.

Will our guide stop so that we may photograph the wildlife?
Yes. If there is a safe place to park, our guides are more than happy to stop so that you may photograph and observe the wildlife.

Are lunches included in the cost of a private charter?
No. Private charters do not include a complimentary lunch. However, you may arrange for a box lunch in the dining room the day prior to your tour, or you may eat at one of the dining establishments located within the park.

All private charters require payment in full at time of booking.

Cancellations 30 days prior to arrival will result in a full refund. Any cancellations within 30 days of arrival are subject to full forfeiture of deposit.

Summer Custom Guided Tours Dates & Rates
Vehicle TypePassenger CapacityOperating Dates First 8 Hour Rate Each Additional Hour (Max 12)
Car3May 4 - October 12, 2024$816$79
Van12May 4 - October 12, 2024$1077$102
Mini-Bus13May 4 - October 12, 2024$1,151$113
Historic Yellow Bus13May 4 - October 12, 2024$1,815$210
Bus42April 20 - October 12, 2024$1,656$125

All rates are subject to state and local taxes and utility fee. Rates and dates are subject to change without notice. Advance reservations are recommended.

Pick-up and drop-off locations other than Old Faithful Village will require an extra hour for pick-up and an extra hour for drop-off.

Winter Custom Guided Tours Dates & Rates
Vehicle TypePassenger CapacityOperating Dates First 8 Hour Rate Each Additional Hour (Max 12)
Car312/16/24 – 3/2/25 $816$79
Bus4212/16/24 – 3/2/25 $1,656$125
Mini-Bus1312/16/24 – 3/2/25 $1151$113
Van1212/16/24 – 3/2/25 $1077$102
Snowcoach*1312/16/24 – 3/2/25 $1,986.50$248.50

All rates are subject to state and local taxes and utility fee. Rates and dates are subject to change without notice. Advance reservations are recommended.

If your pick up and drop off locations are different, two hours of dead head time will be applied to the reservation. Extra hours are only charged after tour exceeds eight hours.

*Add on a private ski guide in the winter! Rate is $100 for 3 hour minimum and $25/hour after that.