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Wake Up to Wildlife Tour

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Taught me hidden features of my camera and phone EXCELLENT Doug Hilborn Teacher and Guide

Our Guide was Doug Hilborn, experienced trained outdoor photographer for 20+ years. He took the... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Dan R
Wildlife viewing in a 1937 Touring Car!

Wake up to wildlife is a must! We were met promptly at 6:15 at Canyon Lodge and loaded into the... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Austin, Texas
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Mammoth Hot Springs Hotel, Yellowstone National Park, WY
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our Guide was Doug Hilborn, experienced trained outdoor photographer for 20+ years. He took the time to learn each of our interests and levels of understanding with our phones, and various cameras. Prior to each site (which he knew the lighting, the time to approach,...More

Thank Dan R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Wake up to wildlife is a must! We were met promptly at 6:15 at Canyon Lodge and loaded into the car. Our guide, Kurt, explained much of the history of the park while driving from location to location. He carried several large spotting scopes to...More

Thank reba8900
Reviewed August 16, 2018

Trip Advisor doesn't seem to distinguish between the morning wildlife tour and the photo safari. They are two different tours. I am providing a review for the photo safari only. The trip was excellent. My husband and daughter are both avid photographers and saw abundant...More

1  Thank SheilaEndres
Reviewed July 13, 2018

This wildlife tour was absolutely a highlight of our family vacation to Yellowstone. We got on the cool vintage Yellowstone bus in Mammoth bright and early one morning. We knew going in there were no guarantees, as we're dealing with wild animals who may not...More

2  Thank Cathy M
Reviewed June 21, 2018

We signed up for the Wake up to Wildlife Tour to depart our Canyon Lodge at 6:15 a.m. Driver was late, so we got going about 6:45. Our tour guide did tell us a lot of information about the park and the various animals. We...More

1  Thank coachdshafer
Reviewed January 31, 2018

The natural Hot springs and the surrounding scenes offer an out of the world experience to the tourists. Worth the visit once in a life time

Reviewed January 12, 2018 via mobile

Dougie was our driver. Told to meet in foyer at 6:45am but driver doesn’t turn up until after 7am. Told by driver that he can’t stop on road but will try to pull over when he can. We had several times when we could not...More

2  Thank Jacqueline D
Reviewed October 9, 2017

This overpriced tour was not what we expected. Since we were in a national park taking a guided tour, we expected a knowledgeable ranger would be our guide. Instead we got a local guy who mostly just drove down the road until an animal was...More

2  Thank Jacquie W
Reviewed September 28, 2017

Completely awesome experience! The early start was worth it. We were reassured to be told that the historic bus had been updated and was a safer ride over the mountain roads than it might have looked at first sight. Our guide knew where to go...More

Thank stevefairman
Reviewed September 24, 2017

We didn't see that much wildlife in spite of the guide's best efforts, we saw lots of bison, a pronghorn and an osprey nest but sadly no wolves or bears. But it was still a great tour, the guide told us so much about the...More

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