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Essential Yellowstone Package

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Find the Hidden Secrets and Sights

The Essential Yellowstone Lodging & Learning package is a four-day experience designed for those who want an introduction to the park’s most popular attractions. You will stay 4 nights at the Canyon Lodge located near the breathtaking Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone. Each day, you will be led by a Yellowstone Forever field educator who handles all the logistics while providing quality educational interpretation of the area. We will spend a day exploring each of Yellowstone’s most popular features, including geyser gazing at Old Faithful, exploring beautiful Yellowstone Lake, discussing the colorful Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, and wildlife watching on Yellowstone’s Northern Range. You will venture out with a Yellowstone Forever educator to learn about and explore a region of the park, while incorporating short, scenic hikes throughout the program. We’ll leave early to beat the crowds and increase the odds of seeing charismatic wildlife that are most active at dawn. View the itinerary.

Lodging & Learning programs are offered in partnership with Yellowstone Forever.

Activity Level

Hikes up to 3 miles per day with elevation gains up to 600 feet. Some off-trail hiking possible.

Package Includes

  • Four nights at Canyon Lodge & Cabins
  • In-park transportation
  • Two dine-in breakfasts, one boxed breakfast and three boxed lunches
  • One welcome gift per adult
  • Expert instruction provided by Yellowstone Forever Field Educator

2024 Package Rates*

  • $1,965 per person, double occupancy
  • $2,879 per person, single occupancy

Terms & Conditions

*Rates include taxes, fees and gratuity. (Exception: The NPS Entrance fee is not included and Lodging & Learning packages do not include gratuity for Yellowstone Forever Field Educator and are at the discretion of the participants.) Rates, taxes and fees subject to change and based on approved local, state, and NPS fees at the time of the session date.

2024 Essential Yellowstone Package Dates
Arrival DateDeparture DateAvailability**
Monday 06/03/24Friday 06/07/24Limited Availability
Monday 06/17/24Friday 06/21/24Limited Availability
Monday 07/01/24Friday 07/05/24Going Fast - Book Now!
Monday 07/15/24Friday 07/19/24Limited Availability
Monday 07/29/24Friday 08/02/24Limited Availability
Monday 08/12/24Friday 08/16/24Going Fast - Book Now!
Monday 08/26/24Friday 08/30/24Limited Availability

**Availability at the time of booking may vary from what is shown above.

Each session is limited to a maximum of 13 participants. A minimum of 4 participants is required for session to operate. Participants will be advised no later than 30 days prior to package start date if package minimum is not met. Minimum age to participate is 12 years old.

What Guests Are Saying....


“I don’t know how it could have been better! Abbey was engaging, informative, a wealth of knowledge, interesting, able to explain things in layman’s terms so I could understand. She pivoted well when weather required it. She also took an interest in what we were interested in, and followed up with us along the way making sure our needs were met. It was a terrific experience!” Jan, MI


“This was our first visit to YNP, so seeing everything that we were able to was so magnificent! We can’t wait to return!” – Glenn & Alyce, CA


“Sam was a great storyteller and made things come alive – my family learned a lot from him! His enthusiasm for wildlife was contagious. He not only took us on trails that we woudln’t have gone on by ourselves, but also gave us an appreciation for Yellowstone that we wouldn’t have had without him. Kudos to Sam for helping us fulfill our list of animal viewing as well!”  – Philip, MI