Yellowstone is packed with sites so iconic you may have read about them in science class — Old Faithful, Mammoth Hot Springs and the active volcano Caldera. Booking a tour can help ensure you don’t miss a thing during a visit to America’s first official National Park.
Can I book a tour in Yellowstone? Yes — tours in Yellowstone are available as of July 2020. Each tour operator is responsible for following guidelines set in place by the state of Wyoming and the National Park Service. You’ll find that most are taking measures to reduce the risk of coronavirus, including social distancing, enhanced cleaning and access to hand sanitizer and face masks. Check out the information provided on each tour operator’s page for more details.
Good to know: Tour booking sites like Viator and TripAdvisor are offering flexible cancellation policies, so you can book with minimal financial risk.
What tours can I book in Yellowstone National Park?
There’s a tour type for every outdoorsy vacationer at Yellowstone National Park. Here’s a quick summary of your options:
Make the most of Yellowstone daylight with a day tour. Most Yellowstone day tours last at least eight hours, since it can take time to travel between iconic sights within the park.
Our pick: Yellowstone Wildlife Safari Tour
From $305 per person
See the Fountain Paint Pot, Old Faithful and the Grand Canyon of Yellowstone
Overnight tours in Yellowstone often include hotel pick up and drop off, and are best for travelers that enjoy a curated experience at a more relaxed pace. Book a camping adventure or a tour with more traditional lodgings.
Our pick: Two-day Yellowstone National Park from Jackson with Upper and Lower Loop
Seeking thrills? Go whitewater rafting along Yellowstone River. Feeling more zen? Give horseback riding a go. There are also activity tours for fishing, hiking and even photography. In the winter, you can book snowmobile and snow coach tours.
Our pick: Two-hour rafting on the Yellowstone River
Amy Stoltenberg writes about lifestyle and money for Finder, researching the best options for shopping, banking, insurance and authentic travel experiences. After studying writing and fashion at Savannah College of Art and Design, she worked as a technical designer before opting for a career with unlimited travel time. She lives in Los Angeles. When her laptop's closed, you can find her wandering the streets looking for hole-in-the-wall eateries and daydreaming about her next great adventure.
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