Yellowstone Camping Vacation
Join us this summer for our Yellowstone Camping Vacation This is clearly the type of vacation you would never want to go alone. This is a comfortable, cozy way to see some really great sights, explore a part of the country you might never get to see, try some new activities and most importantly enjoy all this with other singles who have the same idea as to what make a great vacation. You’ll never forget hiking, biking, swimming and exploring Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks. Raft on the Snake River and explore Jackson Hole, Wyoming. (One of our favorites) If you are a first time camper this is the ideal trip because it is designed for the neophyte. We will take care of all the camping details letting you enjoy Yellowstone and the great outdoors. Our Yellowstone camping vacation is designed for the beginner with no real camping or outdoor experience. Just bring a desire to try it and we will will do the rest.
Leave all the planning to us you just sit back and enjoy the ride and the park.
The bus is leaving, and this is one experience that you don’t want to miss. Founded on the principle that getting there is more than half the fun, this trip offers you a radical twist on the classic bus tour. With a converted bus as your new home on wheels, we roll from town to town, taking in the sights, playing outside, cooking mouth watering meals and relaxing as the miles speed by.
How We Do It:
As the staff explains, If how you get to your destination is as important as the destination itself, then our trips are for you. This vacation is in unconventional road trip that celebrates both the journey and the destination. Guests on this vacation are not necessarily there for the destination, but for the experience and the people. It is a very social trip. A strong bond quickly forms between travelers, and while a trip begins with 15-20 or so strangers, it usually ends with a family of travelers. The flexibility of our format makes us unique.
Once the bus has parked for the day, you are free to do whatever you please. While some may choose to hike, bike and kayak, others can simply read a book, chat, go for a swim or nap beneath a shady tree. Evenings might be spent relaxing in hot springs, sitting around a campfire, or, if the group wishes, we might drive into town and invade the local cowboy bar, bowling alley, pool hall or movie theater. With buses that can carry 15 mountain bikes, as well as many other toys, this trip is the perfect excuse for as much — or as little — activity as you like.
The interior of our buses are extremely unconventional – In a good way! With the seats removed, our buses have been converted into lounge areas complete with pillows, a stereo system and an ice chest for beverages. As night falls and we return from another exciting day of adventure, the tables and couches convert into comfy cozy bus-beds. There you can do a little light reading from our bus-library, play some cards with your friends while listening to groovy bus tunes on the bus-wide sound system or drift off to sleep while we cruise on down the road. By morning, our drivers will have delivered us to the next wonderful place to explore, wherever it may be!
Our Meals are geared to provide you with the fuel you will need to get through you active days, and yet still extremely tasty. You’ll find coffee, tea, fresh fruit salad along with a hot entree at every breakfast. Lunches will be packed or served picnic style. Dinners will be various hot dishes including salads, pastas, stews, chili and burritos. We can definitely accommodate any and all dietary needs but please let us know ahead of time.
Daily Yellowstone Itinerary Bus Tour:
Depart Salt Lake City 5PM…We start this fantastic trip by picking up you and your fellow Adventurers in Salt Lake City. We’ll prep you for your adventure and then enjoy a comfortable journey to our first national park…
Yellowstone National Park… Begin the day by breathing some fresh mountain air in the USA’s first national park! Hike past Fountain Paint Pots, Morning Glory Geyser, and of course the most famous geyser, Old Faithful. Watch Old Faithful erupt boiling water and stream 30 meters into Wyoming’s blue sky. Later, swim in a hot spring fed river, and warm your toes around a cozy campfire.
Yellowstone National Park… Explore the “Grand Canyon of Yellowstone” with its 300 ft waterfalls, raging Yellowstone River, and herds of bison. Later, we’ll peek inside the bubbling Dragon’s Cauldron and end the day with a midnight soak in a secret hot spring.
Grand Teton National Park… This beautiful park is known for its sharp, snow capped peaks and excellent hiking trails. We’ll visit the Colter Bay area first, and let you loose to hike past serene Jackson, Heron and Swan Lakes where it is likely you’ll spot deer, moose or elk! .
Grand Teton National Park…We’ll take a short boat ride across Jenny Lake at the base of Grand Teton Mountain, hike past Hidden Falls, Inspiration Point, and then follow Cascade Creek as it winds through Cascade Canyon. This canyon is filled with wildlife, flowers, and waterfalls.
Jackson, Wyoming… Explore this cowboy town for the day, or, do a little white water rafting on the Snake River! Enjoy the many galleries and shops and a night out at a local grill or bar.
We’ll roll back into Salt Lake City mid morning, and say our goodbyes. Or if you just don’t want it to end, sign on for another week (schedule permitting) as we head south for sandstone arches, towering cliffs, and vast canyons!
Suggested packing list:
Think layers and pack light! The less “stuff” you have, the less frustrated you will be with keeping it organized.
–One duffle bag or soft sided suitcase, approx. 2’x3’x2
-Daypack/backpack and water bottle (Camelbaks® and other hydration backpacks are one of the best inventions ever, or so we like to think. Also, most backpacks can hold a hydration reservoir aka “bladder”) See a photo below.
-Warm sleeping bag 15-30 deg.***
–Foot ware: Hiking boots or sturdy sneakers.
-Sport sandals (Teva type) to wear into the water on hikes, in hot springs and to the showers. (no flip-flops!!!!!)
-Flashlight/Torch (LED headlamps are the most handy)
-Sun screen, sun glasses, hat,
-Winter hat (for chilly campfire nights)
-Towel (consider a pack towel to save room!)
-Camera and film (you’ll use more film than you think, on average 1 roll per day! Digital cameras can be charged on the bus.)
-Pillowcase (we have pillows on the bus!)
-Pack Light! You will be able to do laundry by day 3-4 of your trip.
-2 pairs of long pants
-3-4 pair shorts ( zip-off pants are convenient)
-3 T-shirts/tank tops
-1 long sleeve shirt
-1 fleece or sweatshirt
-1 Light jacket/wind breaker for afternoon rain showers
-1 bathing suit
-5 pairs of socks and underwear
Our Camper Departs Salt Lake City at 5pm and Returns Noon. We pick up at the Royal Garden Inn in Downtown SLC. The hotel has a fee shuttle to and from the airport that our guests can use, even if they are not staying at the hotel. This allows you to come in a day early and depart the day after the trip ends. Best to fly into SLC on Friday and be ready for the early AM start on Saturday… the week ends on Friday and you can elect to stay over and depart Saturday. Feel free to try our Discount Air Link for travel to Salt Lake City CODE: SLC.
NOTE: Do not purchase your air until we confirm your reservation.