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Wake Up to Wildlife Tour

Mammoth Hot Springs Hotel, Yellowstone National Park, WY
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Oak Ridge, New Jersey
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509 reviews 509 reviews
257 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2014

Wildlife are unpredictable, so the only thing you're guaranteed is Yellowstone scenery from Mammoth to not far from the Northeast Entrance - but there is plenty of scenery. With the disclaimer out of the way, you are almost guaranteed to see bison and elk as you leave Mammoth. They are still sleeping near the road. Even when they wake up,... More

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Moraga, California
18 reviews 18 reviews
6 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2013

We did the wakeup to wildlife tour which departed from Roosevelt Lodge where we were staying. The positive was that there were only 2 other couples on this tour, and they were great, and made the tour fun. unfortunately, our guide was Don and he was basically useless. I should have realized when the first thing he said to us... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2013

Wonderful, wildlife everywhere, the tour guide was truly informative and insightful, if a bit deep and ominous at times (the circle of life isn't always happy). For all those commenters saying to do it yourself, while I can't comment about the summer, in the winter where the drive is more treacherous, it was great. We took it from Mammoth Hot... More

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Jerusalem, Israel
15 reviews 15 reviews
12 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2012

the photo safari tour was the highlight of my tour! our guide was Wim, and he was AMAZING! I highly recommend taking the tour for any level of photographer. Even with a camera phone it is worth taking it. Although I took my new digital slr camera, and he explained so much!

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Jamison, Pennsylvania
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32 reviews 32 reviews
5 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2012

When I booked this trip I was concerned about getting our three teenagers out of bed for this early morning experience but so glad we did! Our guide, Brandon picked us up at the Canyon Lodge in the Yellow bus "Hollywood". As we made our way towards the Lamar Valley, we stopped to observe a wolf pack on a bluff... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2012 via mobile

No value added here. You drive around in a bus and the driver points out wildlife. The downside is that you need to make several stops to pick up other people for the tour. Save your money and time and drive through the valley yourself. If you can tell the differance between a bison and a great blue herring you... More

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89 attraction reviews
161 helpful votes 161 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2012

The Photo Safari is a great way to explore the park. Expert photo equipment and expertise are not required. I use a point and shoot and ended up with beautiful photos of animals and the park. Our guide was Doug Hilborn and he was outstanding in assisting everyone with their cameras. I had a lovely morning and ended up with... More

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Denver, Colorado
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10 reviews 10 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2012

We took the Photo Safari Tour from Old Faithful Inn and had a GREAT experience! You are guided by a professional photographer. We only had point and shoot and iphone cameras. Some of the others on the tour had good cameras, multiple lenses and tripods. Our guide was Barrrett Hedges, Grand Champion Winner of the National Geographic 2010 Wildlife Photo... More

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Fishers, Indiana
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141 reviews 141 reviews
45 attraction reviews
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2012

The historic yellow bus was wonderful, our guide was pleasant and professional, and we saw 12 species of wildlife including grizzy bear, black bear, bison, pronghorn, bison, and wolves. And of course wonderful scenery. This tour departs from a number of Yellowstone hotels, and it was a great experience.

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Ohio, USA
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104 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2011

My wife and I stayed at Roosevelt Lodge as part of our time in Yellowstone, in part so that we could have easy access to the Lamar Valley. We expected to explore the area on our own, but at the last moment decided to add the Wake up to Wildlife Tour on a historic Yellow Bus. We had taken a... More

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