Multi-Day Tour

A Geothermal Adventure Through Yellowstone National Park (6 days)

Cox and Kings

Jackson, MS, United States To Jackson, MS, United States

Valid for Departures Now Through: 31 Dec 2018

A Geothermal Adventure Through Yellowstone National Park (6 days)

Itinerary

DAY LOCATION(S) HOTEL MEALS DESCRIPTION
Day 1
Jackson, MS United States
The Rusty Parrot Lodge - 1 Night None
Welcome to Jackson, Wyoming, the gateway to the Yellowstone National Park. As soon as you arrive into town you'll be met by your driver and whisked away to the Rusty Parrot for the evening. Relax and take in the cool mountain air before your adventure begins tomorrow.
Day 2
To Grand Teton National Park
Turpin Meadow Ranch - 1 Night Breakfast
Fuel up at breakfast before departing Jackson with your private guide. Your luxury safari vehicle for the next few days offers a comfortable, spacious interior with oversized windows and three roof hatches that allow you to get a superior and unobstructed view of the incredible surroundings. Your tour also includes state of the art optics technology including binoculars, tripods and long-range scopes allowing for a more intimate and enjoyable wildlife viewing opportunities. Grand Teton National Park includes the major peaks of the Teton Range, the tallest of which naturally bears the name, Grand Teton. The human history at Grand Teton extends some 11,000 years. The rocks, however, date back as far as 2.7 billion years, some of the oldest in the United States. Accompanied by an expert biologist guide, explore the unspoiled ecosystem and visit some of the best viewing spots for elk, moose, big-horn sheep, bison, mule deer, foxes and eagles. Following this experience, settle in at Turpin Meadow Ranch, which is located in the heart of the Tetons. Steeped in history, this ranch has been operating on a U.S. Forest Service Resort Permit since 1932, making it one of the oldest continuously operating ranches in the West. For dinner tonight, we recommend a “ranch-to-table” experience in the historic dining room where sustainable proteins are paired alongside locally sourced produce in a simple yet elegant setting.
Day 3
Yellowstone National Park, WY United States
Lake Yellowstone Hotel Or Old Faithful Inn - 2 Nights Breakfast, Lunch
Giddy up and slap on your chaps as this morning you will be touring on horseback with your guide from Turpin Meadow Ranch. Surrounded by the Bridger-Teton National Forest and the Teton Wilderness, Turpin has millions of acres and hundreds of miles of trails to explore. Enjoy a two-hour morning ride along the Buffalo Fork River with the majestic Tetons as the backdrop. After your morning ride has concluded you will continue exploring Grand Teton National Park with your private guide. Not only will you observe wildlife in their native habitat, but you will also gain a greater understanding of these residents by learning about their springtime mating rituals or summer nesting rituals. Between yesterday's discussion of ancient human survival techniques and your observations of the animals today, you may be struck by the symbiotic ways in which they lived harmoniously together - and by the similar behaviors they practiced to survive in this formidable wilderness. Stop at one of the most visually arresting sites in the Tetons for a picnic lunch before resuming your journey to the southern end of Yellowstone National Park. Depending on your accommodations, this evening, we suggest dinner at the historic Lake Yellowstone Hotel, recently renovated and added to the National Register of Historic Places, or the Old Faithful Inn, which was built at the turn of the 20th century with local logs and stone, and considered the largest log structure in the world. Settle in for the night and enjoy a well-deserved rest.
Day 4
Yellowstone National Park, WY United States
Lake Yellowstone Hotel Or Old Faithful Inn Breakfast, Lunch
Today is the day of the geysers! Begin your morning with a tour of the Upper Geyser Basin and the Old Faithful Basin. Yellowstone contains sixty percent of the world's geysers and the Upper Geyser Basin is home to the largest amount of them, with Old Faithful being by far the most famous and with the most impressive and most frequent eruptions. Its name is derived from the frequency of eruptions that are timed so exactly that your guide will be able to pinpoint within ten minutes when an eruption will occur. You will also visit the Grand Prismatic Spring, the largest hot spring in the United States, named for its striking coloration. The vivid colors are the result of pigmented bacteria that survive the extreme temperatures found in the mineral-rich waters. While you will notice many visitors staking claim and views from ground level, your guide will escort you on a lesser-known path from which you may enjoy stunning views away from the crowds. From here, make your way to the Fountain Paint Pot, where the oxidated states of iron in the mud create stunning arrays of colors. Enjoy stunning views and lesser-known access to the geothermal activity, along with a picnic lunch before returning to your hotel for the evening.
Day 5
Jackson, MS United States
Amangani - 1 Night Breakfast, Lunch
Your final day with your private guide begins with a journey to the Norris Geyser Basin, Yellowstone's hottest, oldest, and most volatile geothermal attraction with the highest recorded temperature in the park. Continue east on a wildlife expedition in Hayden Valley. You will glimpse the native wildlife and perhaps one of the rare bird species in the serene surroundings. Before long, you are off to admire the Grand Canyon of Yellowstone. Stop to enjoy a picnic lunch at the best vantage point and marvel at the striations and layers of rock within this magnificent canyon. As you drive south and exit the park, make your way up Signal Mountain, a popular black bear habitat. At the summit, enjoy stunning panoramic views of the park and surrounding valley. Later, return to Jackson for your final evening spent at the luxurious Amangani Resort. We recommend a treatment at their award-winning spa - a perfect way to conclude your Yellowstone Adventure.
Day 6
Jackson, MS United States
None Breakfast
Your week of wilderness ends today as you depart for the airport and your onward flight.

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For most trips, a per person deposit of 25% of the program price is required to secure the arrangements, and will be your only obligation until 90 days prior to your departure date. For trips with other deposit and cancelation requirements, your travel specialist will inform you at time of booking. The balance of the cost must be paid 90 days before you travel. Payment should be made to Cox & Kings in Los Angeles, California. If the final balance is not received on time, Cox & Kings reserves the right to treat the booking as cancelled by you and to levy cancellation charges. If you book your travel 90 days or prior to departure, the full amount of your trip must be paid in order to confirm the booking.

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A fee of $150 per alteration will be charged for any amendments to your travel arrangements once your booking has been confirmed. If you request any changes in services or accommodation, once commencement of travel, Cox & Kings will do all possible to accommodate your request, however, any costs incurred due to such amendments, you will be liable for any cancellation/retention charges that may be levied for the previously booked service and for any costs incurred to secure revised arrangements.

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Should you wish to cancel your travel arrangements, you must notify Cox & Kings in writing. Please note that deposits are-refundable minus a per person administrative fee of $400 if the cancellation is received more than 91 days prior to departure. Please state the reason for cancellation as you may be covered by your insurance policy. For notification received within 90 days of departure, the following cancellation charges are applicable:

Days Before Departure || Cancellation Charge

90 days or longer || $400 per person administrative fee (some exceptions apply, you will be notified at time of booking)

89 to 61 || 20% of total land program price

60 to 31 || 50% of total land program price

30 to Day of Departure || 100% of total land program price

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highly recommended

By: rebecca


Reviewed on: 04 Oct 2013

Cox and Kings coordinated a complicated itinerary with many different air segments and they were very detailed and thorough. Their guides were knowledgeable and enthusiastic and very accomodating to the needs and interests of their clients
Travel Advisor:  Barbara Luttenberger
Not Recommended

missed some key things

By: travelgal


Reviewed on: 07 Oct 2013

1) hospital not be open on moon day wasted time 2) misinformation about internal connecting flight 3) already had visa and they got duplicate 4) no idea about what time living goddess would appear wasted time again 5) no one reconfirmed departure times, would have been sitting around the airport for hours 6) didn't need as many days as recommended
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overall was fine but could have better

By: Not provided


Reviewed on: 05 Mar 2014

the agency used too many different companies and out sourced the trips and guides to different areas that it was difficult to find who was responsible and who to contact in case of an issue. People will be better served if the same company was consistently used. Also if they have booked a room in a hotel, not to book the lowest category of the room in the hotel but give guests an option to book a room with a balcony or overlooking the water
Travel Advisor:  Cassandra Bookholder
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Not Recommended

Never again

By: Johnstew


Reviewed on: 07 Apr 2014

I have a major issue with Cox and Kings as a “luxury supplier”.There is more to the term than booking expensive hotels and tours. A well planned, informative experience that ensures client satisfaction must occur. Communication with Cox and Kings was almost nil. There was virtually no information provided to us once they had payment. The final delivery of documents was nothing more than a copy of the original booking marked final. These documents (such as they were) came late. Cox and Kings excuse was they “were waiting on ‘final’ confirmation from suppliers”. Based on the start of our trip, it’s not clear that they were communicating with them any better than they were talking to us.  They failed to tell us that the in country flight could only accomodate 25lbs of luggage, great fun repacking. They screwed up the excursions planned at our first stop and we missed one. Another listed tour stop did not happen and several were not as described. GO ELSEWHERE!
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Excellent

By: Fellow Traveler


Reviewed on: 27 May 2014

Eva was an excellent guide in Prague.  Enjoyed the tours and would recommend again.
Travel Advisor:  Brenda Tolson
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recommended

By: LC47


Reviewed on: 16 May 2014

As a single traveler I thought their services were good but too expensive. The tour operators seemed competent.
Travel Advisor:  Brenda Tolson
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Recommended, but with a caveat

By: Jean


Reviewed on: 22 May 2014

Our travel agent used Cox and Kings for our group's three-day stay in Prague. The hotel, Hotel Paris, was wonderful and the tour guide was exceptional.  We had a wonderful time while we were there.  The only disappointment was the Hungarian folk dancing show/dinner.  The local singer and dancers did a very nice job, but the meal was not just bad, it was inedible.  Two slices of gristle in cold, gelatinous gravy, followed by cake so dry it was like sawdust.  Have a glorious time in Prague, but skip that dinner!
Travel Advisor:  Brenda Tolson
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Excellent trip thanks to Cox And Kings

By: Barrett


Reviewed on: 24 Nov 2014

The safari experience at three camps was unbelievable. External well planned and executed. Absolutely no flaws. Ready to go back and do it all over again. They know what they are doing. One can have high confidence in their work.
Travel Advisor:  Jennifer Wilson-Buttigieg

Incan Peru Done Perfectly

By: JohnSt2


Reviewed on: 11 Jul 2016

My wife and I just completed an ideal week in Peru arranged by Cox and Kings, America. The itinerary they planned was executed flawlessly. All the hotels, tours, meals and guides exceeded our high expectations. We stayed in Belmond hotels in Lima, Cusco, Urubamba & Machu Picchu. They are all exceptional; immaculate and well situated; large and well appointed rooms. The staffs are welcoming and couldn’t do enough to ensure we had a memorable stay. Our package included breakfast and lunch. Hotel breakfasts had many choices both North & South American dishes; all tastefully prepared. Lunches at upscale restaurants with a great selection of Peruvian dishes. You’ll love Peruvian cooking & you will get plenty of it. You won't need dinner. Our guide, Henry Coavoy Goongora (we called him Henry), was excellent; able comprehend the subtleties of our questions. He went above & beyond to personalize our experience, e.g. arranging for my wife to ride a Peruvian Paso horse. We had a fantastic time.
Travel Advisor:  Jesse Taylor

Prague One on One

By: Pat and Lee


Reviewed on: 12 Nov 2016

We thoroughly enjoyed our private tour of Prague. It was one of the best experiences of our trip. Professional and well versed guide who was sensitive to our needs. Made Prague come alive for us. Could not have been better.
Travel Advisor:  Brenda Tolson

Land assistance

By: David


Reviewed on: 03 Nov 2016

Cox and kings land packages, and their guides were absolutely excellent as usual.
Travel Advisor:  Brenda Tolson

Well managed operation

By: JRobert


Reviewed on: 27 Jan 2017

Cox and Kings spare no effort or cost on every detail of the trip ensuring complete satisfaction in every detail.Particularly impressed by the quality of all the people and the seamless teamwork.
Travel Advisor:  Rachel Hardy

Cox & Kings - India 2017

By: K.Bueso


Reviewed on: 10 Feb 2017

As a tour operator, I would definitely recommend Cox & Kings but I would make mention of certain concerning items which I have not seen with other tour operators such as G Adventures. The Good Cox & Kings made us feel welcomed since the day we arrived in India. A very friendly representative met us at the airport in India with our names on a board. This made us feel welcomed and safe. Also the representative was very helpful in some inquiries we had such as ATM withdrawal and purchase of a SIM Card at the airport. He was very friendly and conversational on the trip to the airport. At every step of the way, Cox & Kings had a representative to meet us and explain the process. We visited four different cities in India and they had several representatives assisting us to make sure the trip was great. The drivers were very professional and on time. The Kind of Bad Not sure if it was Cox & Kings or individual guides, but they push their "trusted" stores on to us for purchasing souvenirs
Travel Advisor:  Lisa Renae Torgerson

Scenic Cruise river tour April 2017

By: sue


Reviewed on: 13 May 2017

We are fans for life .An excellent ship, plus everything was first class...., comfort, wonderful quality, very professional staff. .Excursions, (all choices prepaid with 3 choices) were the best we have experienced , above all others. The entertainment at all venues ,including on board the ship, was top quality. Accommodations for inclement weather ( not too warm and or sunny) were thoughtful and efficient.
Travel Advisor:  Sherry Wilczewski

Great planning.

By: High Altitude


Reviewed on: 05 Jun 2017

Trip planning and documentation were thorough and complete. Follow-through after trip completion also very good.
Not Recommended

Inconsistency in Trip Planning

By: Anonymous


Reviewed on: 22 Oct 2017

There were many inconsistencies in the planning and execution of this recent trip. Turns out we could have gotten our China Visas in the States and could have bypassed Nepal which was our preference. Receiving other pertainent documents was also done at the last minute. Some of the hotel accommodations (in the countryside in Tibet) were not up to the standards of a trip of this caliber. The service and food at the Taj Tashi in Thimphu was also not up to par. The room at the Uma Paro was tiny and cramped. There was a very long day driving to Gantey, fours hours each way that could have been handled differently, by having us sleep overnight at the Gantey Lodge and returning the next day. Had we known It was a National Holiday in China for 8 days, we would have bypassed the one day in Chendu to see the Pandas; the crowds were horrific and made it very unenjoyable and impossible to see the Pandas even though we got up very early that day.
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Excellent drivers and guides

By: Penny


Reviewed on: 08 Nov 2017

We would recommend Cox and Kings to anyone. Our guide Michele inPrague was excellent. She knows and loves Prague, and it was great to talk with her about so many different aspects of Czech life. All Cox and Kings services were professionally and flawlessly executed.
Travel Advisor:  Brenda Tolson

Cox & Kings tour operators were awesome

By: Humphrey


Reviewed on: 10 Mar 2018

The contact I had with Cox & Kings was great. Dania in the US was really helpful and provided me with all of the information and help I needed. Their representative in Tanzania was very helpful too. Our guide, John was great. He was so knowledgeable about the animals and the parks, and he knew where to look for the animals. We really enjoyed having him as our guide. He was very professional and took very good care of us.
Travel Advisor:  Katie Schmitz
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Not Recommended

Great guides but didn't listen to clients

By: Travel with Granny


Reviewed on: 12 Apr 2018

We had a difficult time getting what we wanted with this company. They wanted to fill every minute and we wanted lots of time to wander and explore. Also, my physical limitations made so much public transportation very difficult. The two guides we had were absolutely marvelous and tried to make up for some of the scheduling over programming. I cannot praise our guides enough for their kindness, competence, and knowledge.
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Incredibly on top of every detail!

By: Karen K


Reviewed on: 21 Sep 2018

WOW! This company was top notch. On top of every detail. Able to respond to last minute requests with ease. Every tour guide we worked with was top-notch. Every detail was considered. Even when we made a last minute request they responded. The night before we were leaving Buenos Aires to fly to Iguazu, we decided we wanted to leave some luggage behind so we could travel lighter - and retrieve it as we traveled back through Buenos Aires on our travel back home. I contacted Cox and Kings, who told me they would take care of everything. Within 15 minutes, I had a return phone call letting me know everything was arranged! Given another opportunity, I would work with Cox and Kings again WITHOUT HESITATION.
Travel Advisor:  Kelly Shea
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Nikki

By: Nikki


Reviewed on: 27 Oct 2018

Our arrangements for the cruise, extra excursions and accommodations were excellent and all the changes were expertly handled..
Travel Advisor:  Lisa Renae Torgerson
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IRTS 35th Anniversary Deccan Odyyssey trip November 2018

By: Graham Limerick


Reviewed on: 29 Nov 2018

The trip arrangements were exemplary and the ground staff of the highest calibre.
Travel Advisor:  Angela Walker
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Everything Worked

By: Bucky


Reviewed on: 30 Nov 2018

Everything seemed to go off without a hitch.
Travel Advisor:  Eleanor Hardy
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