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Earth Tours - Yellowstone and Grand Teton Parks Day Tours

Wilson, WY, USA
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About Earth Tours - Yellowstone and Grand Teton Parks Day Tours
Most importantly, my tours are fun!! Based in Jackson Hole, Wyoming for nearly 20 years, Earth Tours offers private tours of Grand Teton and Yellowstone National Parks. Dr. Keith Watts,” the guide’s guide”, is a former geology professor and lifelong naturalist, who brings these incredible landscapes to life. He customizes each tour to ideally suit the interests and abilities of his guests. Expect to experience outstanding wildlife, beautiful scenery, lovely wildflowers, and understanding the wonders of Nature.
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Archana P wrote a review Oct 2019
4 contributions1 helpful vote
Our family had an amazing trip with Keith! We loved the experience we had with him. He did a fabulous job of teaching us about the history of the parks and the science about the formation of this beautiful land. We are forever grateful for this wonderful experience. Thank you Keith!
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Date of experience: July 2019
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Lotus312 wrote a review Sep 2019
Brisbane Region, Australia21 contributions8 helpful votes
I and 2 friends, recently enjoyed a 2 day tour of Yellowstone National Park, with Keith. What a fantastic trip. Keith is an exceptional guide and, being a geology professor, really brought the trip to life, with his knowledge of geology, history and nature. His charm and humour came to the fore when he was telling his stories and made the two days so very interesting and a lot of fun. He showed great attention to detail with everything from the wonderful food he had brought along for us, to the timing of our stops at places, like Old Faithful, timing it perfectly for us to see the geyser erupting and having lunch delivered to the table exactly as we walked back into the restaurant! Keith went out of his way to deliver what we had asked for, in relation to sights, hikes and views. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend him and hope to be able to tour with him again.
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Date of experience: August 2019
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David R wrote a review Sep 2019
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Keith was a remarkably helpful and engaging guide. He was exceptionally knowledgeable and remarkably clear in describing natural phenomena in geology, biology, history, and even politics. I would highly recommend him. However, there were a few disappointing elements: he was not an especially good listener, so he didn't always answer the question that was asked. But the loss of the star came at the very end, leaving a sour taste in our mouths that deteriorated our experience. He asked, "No tip?" in a harsh and challenging tone. Perhaps he had a right to be surprised, but he came across as demanding. I'd still recommend him, highly, but would have strongly preferred he was more gracious in asking for more than the agreed-upon fee.
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Date of experience: August 2019
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Foxhunter2011 wrote a review Sep 2019
Upper Marlboro, Maryland27 contributions6 helpful votes
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My friends and I enjoyed a most wonderful and informative two day tour of Yellowstone National Park with Keith. He is probably the most entertaining, knowledgeable and attentive guide I have ever had and I have travelled all over the world with numerous guides! He is an actual geologist whose facts about the earth are astounding, with rock samples and graphs to back up his knowledge. He is also entertaining with stories, costumes and props to make the trip interesting. He knows all the best places to see in the park plus all the most possible places to view wildlife. We wanted to see wolves and he delivered by getting us in the most strategic spot to view a pack of six wolves eating on a bison carcass. He has a powerful telescope so that we could get an outstanding image. He also provided us with a gourmet lunch and plenty of drinks and snacks along the way. Thank you Keith for giving us "the best" tour of Yellowstone.
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Date of experience: August 2019
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Jane B wrote a review Sep 2019
Wilson, United States10 contributions
I and my two friends, with whom I've traveled the world, enjoyed this week, a 2-day tour of Yellowstone with Keith, departing from and returning us to our Wilson, Wyoming doorstep. Keith met with me ahead of time to ascertain our interests, food preferences, and needs. His knowledge of the geology, flora, fauna, and history of this area is nothing short of astounding; add to that his use of props, wigs, puppets and other learning tools, he not only educated us, but he entertained us as well. Keith bent over backwards to show us places we had not visited before and the wildlife that we were keen to view; additionally, knowing we were hikers, he scouted off-the-beaten-path hike ahead of our trip, many of which we ultimately couldn't fit in. He picked us up promptly at 6:30am the first day, and didn't finish hiking with us (after we had checked in at Roosevelt Lodge) until 8pm. The next morning, after bringing me his fresh brewed coffee at 5:45am, we left a 6am in search of wolves. Keith deftly found us 6 members of the "Junction Butte" pack feasting on a bison carcass in the Lamar Valley, which we were able to view through his spotting scope for over an hour. After dozens more scenic stops, hikes and a gourmet picnic lunch, Keith dropped us back at home about 7pm that second evening, putting in 13+hours on both of our guided days. As an aside, I would say: Take two (or more) days to see Yellowstone! Don't try to do it in one day...it's simply impossible to do it justice in that little time. We LOVED our two-day trip with Keith.
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Date of experience: August 2019
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