Yellowstone is what a zoo or safari park could never be - a huge free-roaming habitat for bears, coyotes, moose, elk, deer, bighorn sheep, buffalo, osprey, eagles and wolves. It is a totally natural environment with no fences or interference, only the protection of the ever watchful rangers.
Tucked just underneath mighty Yellowstone is Grand Teton which may lack the active geology of its adjacent northern counterpart but its wildlife is equally varied against the background of some of the most spectacular mountain scenery within Wyoming.
The Grand Teton is the state's second-highest peak at 4,197 metres. At sunrise and sun up, the peaks are drenched in an incredible pink light, truly unforgettable.
The charming town of Jackson, Wyoming is just eight kilometres south of Grand Teton National Park. World famous for its nearby ski resort, the town itself is a vibrant welcoming western town with a whole host of shops, bars, restaurants and wild west experiences.
Away from the parks, Wyoming offers a whole variety of scenery and activities. It includes towns with such evocative western names as Cheyenne, Laramie and Sheridan, not to mention Buffalo Bill’s Cody, the Eastern gateway to Yellowstone.
Where you stay is the heart of your holiday. Location reigns supreme but do you prefer resort facilities or unique and boutique? Historic and old world or modern and shiny?
We aim to present choices across the spectrum but there are many hundreds of places to stay and not room to feature them all. Do speak to your Bon Voyage travel consultant and click the video for our take on this important topic.
We would rate the Bellagio as one of the best hotels we have ever stayed in. Fabulous, glitzy, exciting. We loved having breakfast at the poolside café... one of our best experiences ever. If it hadn't been for you we wouldn't have had the suite or cabana and we loved them. We both agreed that the hotel was the best for us and you had suggested that so well done!Leonore & Mike Rumford