From West Yellowstone: Lamar Valley Wildlife Tour by Van

4.9 / 5

11 reviews

Activity provider: Yellowstone Hiking Guides

From West Yellowstone: Lamar Valley Wildlife Tour by Van

Activity provider: Yellowstone Hiking Guides

From US$ 292 per person

See the wildlife of the Lamar Valley with a naturalist guide. Watch wildlife with high-powered spotting scopes and binoculars from the comfort of a van.

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Duration 8 hours
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Live tour guide
Pickup included
The guide will pick you up at your hotel lobby in West Yellowstone in the order you were booked starting at 6AM. The guide will be driving a white Ford transit high roof van with a Yellowstone Hiking Guides logo. If you are staying outside West Yellowstone, you will be picked up at the West Yellowstone Visitor Education Center.


  • Immerse yourself in the Lamar Valley's iconic wildlife with a naturalist guide
  • Relax in a comfortable van with large windows
  • Learn about Yellowstone's nature and history as you go
  • Enjoy a stop at Mammoth Hot Springs
  • Visit Norris Geyser Basin and the Gibbon River
Full description

Join a local guide to spot bears, wolves, bison, pronghorn, and more. Relax in a comfortable van with huge windows, and take in all the wildlife the Lamar Balley has to offer.

Get picked up at 6:00 AM from your lobby. Start your adventure spotting wildlife along the Madison River in the early morning hours. Watch the sky change colors as the morning light hits the mountains. After scoping for wildlife on Dunraven Pass, enter the Lamar Valley for Yellowstone's most sought-after megafauna sightings. Enjoy a light morning snack and a hot drink of coffee, tea, or cocoa, while watching wolves through a high-powered spotting scope.

Find bears on the mountainside with your binoculars. Look out for herds of bison and pronghorn as your van gets to places where a bus simply can't go.

Enjoy a hearty picnic lunch in the world's first National Park. Stop to view wildlife at Mammoth Hot Springs before heading to Norris Geyser Basin, home to the world's tallest geyser.

Take in the sights of the Gibbon River on the way back toward West Yellowstone, stopping for additional wildlife sightings along the way.

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off in West Yellowstone
  • Morning snack and hot drink
  • Brown bag picnic lunch with cold drinks
  • Binoculars and a group spotting scope
  • Professional wildlife guide
  • Touring van with AC and large windows
  • Park entrance fees
  • Gratuities
Not suitable for
  • Children under 6 years
  • People with mobility impairments
  • Wheelchair users
  • People over 80 years

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Rain gear

Not allowed

  • Pets
  • Drones
  • Unaccompanied minors
  • Feeding animals
  • Touching animals

Know before you go

  • This tour takes place rain or shine
  • The activity includes optional walks at a high elevation
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.9 /5

based on 11 reviews

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Josh gave us a memorable visit to the Lamar Valley — going that extra mile to keep looking for bear (and we found one!) and calmly saving us from a bison who wanted to join us for lunch! Extremely knowledgeable and friendly - highly recommend.

September 23, 2022

Wonderful tour! Very knowledgeable guide of the wildlife and Yellowstone Park. Highly recommend.

October 5, 2022

Excellent highly recommend

September 28, 2022

Product ID: 410902