5 NIGHT JACKSON HOLE SUMMER ESCAPE
TUESDAY, JULY 6 – SUNDAY, JULY 11, 2021
This extraordinary 5-night vacation to Jackson Hole Wyoming includes a full day wildlife adventure and special culinary experiences. Stay 5 nights at The Lodge at Jackson Hole, enjoying the wines of Schug Carneros Estate accompanying three special dinners and a private tasting. The Lodge at Jackson Hole is located minutes (1.3 miles) from Jackson Town Square with its many eateries and boutiques. This is the place to be in summertime. This private vacation is limited to 36 persons. If you are interested please commit early, as this unique program will fill.
Fishermen and Women – The greater Jackson Hole area and Yellowstone contain over 200 fishable creeks, streams and rivers with wild trout populations. Anglers will encounter and catch Westslope Cutthroat, Yellowstone Cutthroat, Brown, Brook, Lake Trout, Mountain Whitefish and Arctic Grayling. In this itinerary you may substitute fly fishing in place of the scheduled activity on Days 2, 4 and 5.
IMPORTANT: For guided fishing advance reservations are mandatory. Call for details, additional cost may apply.
DAY 1, TUESDAY JULY 6
ARRIVE JACKSON HOLE
You will be met on arrival at Jackson Hole Airport (JAC) and transferred to The Lodge at Jackson Hole. Tonight enjoy welcome drinks and dinner with Axel and Kristine Schug in the Fireside Lounge.(D)
DAY 2, WEDNESDAY JULY 7
YELLOWSTONE PHOTO SAFARI
Today depart early to explore Yellowstone National Park, America’s very first and most iconic national park. Spread over 3,400 square miles of terrain, Yellowstone offers a stunning and unique topography that includes lakes, canyons, rivers, mountains and a multitude of geothermal features. See and photograph the Midway and Old Faithful geysers, Yellowstone Lake and Hot Springs, Fountain Paint Pot, Lower Geyser Basin and the stunning Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone. The park is a renowned haven for North American wildlife, home to moose, elk, wolves, grizzly bears and the nation’s largest public herd of bison. A picnic lunch is included. Return to the Lodge in the late afternoon. Dinner is at leisure tonight. (B,L)
TIP: Pack a good camera with at least one telephoto lens
DAY 3, THURSDAY JULY 8
SNAKE RIVER EXPERIENCE / MILLION DOLLAR COWBOY BAR / GUN BARREL PAIRED DINNER
Early 19th century trapper explorers first navigated the Snake River below Jackson Hole. More often than not the river was too treacherous to boat. They called it “The Mad River.” Today’s rafting equipment and safety, combined with regulated river flows make for a much more secure voyage. This morning embark on a float trip down the Snake River, with a choice to be made. White water enthusiasts can brave the Class II and III rapids in specially equipped rubber rafts. The more leisurely minded can select a relaxing, scenic float trip with better opportunities for wildlife photography. Both trips are led by expert guides and provide spectacular views of the Grand Teton Mountains. Return to the hotel at midday. At 6pm depart for cocktails in the Million Dollar Cowboy Bar, one of America’s most photographed Western saloons. After cocktail hour depart for the nearby Gun Barrel Steak & Game House for a gourmet meal of local game and specialties, paired with the wines of Schug Carneros Estate. (B,D)
DAY 4, FRIDAY JULY 9
ALL TERRAIN VEHICLES / GROS VENTRES WILDERNESS
Today explore the Bridger-Teton National Forest on your own single rider ATV or a two passenger Side-by-Side ATV. The guided trip includes some 2 hours on the trail with great mountain scenery. This is an excellent way to experience some of the Teton Valley’s most beautiful backcountry. At 6pm enjoy a private tasting of Schug Carneros Estate wines with Axel. Dinner is at leisure tonight. Your Expanding Horizons escort can assist with dinner reservations at some of Jackson’s more in-demand dining spots like the Snake River Grill or The Local restaurant.(B)
DAY 5, SATURDAY JULY 10
OPTIONAL TOURS / BAR-J RANCH CHUCKWAGON SHOW
After three busy days today is not pre-planned. We recommend choosing an activity or experience that will cap your stay in Jackson Hole. Highly recommended is a half day wildlife tour into Grand Teton National Park to view the National Elk Refuge. Along Antelope Flats and Mormon Row see bears, moose, antelope and bison. Return to the hotel by midday. In the afternoon the artistically minded can explore the National Museum of Wildlife Art, where a museum docent leads a private tour of the galleries with insight on the artists and exhibits. The museum grounds overlook the National Elk Refuge and the Gros Ventre Range. Tonight enjoy a farewell drinks and a cowboy dinner and show at the Bar-J Ranch following the obligatory shoot-out! The dinner bell rings at 7pm with mouthwatering ribs, chicken and ribeye steak, along with a performance of local celebrity musicians, the Bar-J Wranglers.(B,D)
Disabilities and Wheelchairs
Persons with a walking disability or an injury, or who require a wheelchair/scooter or other mobility devices, must have another dedicated person traveling with them to assist/push, etc. Expanding Horizons staff and other guests are not available to assist persons with limited mobility. On customized tour programs, the Expanding Horizons tour manager is authorized to remove or ask to leave from the tour, any traveler incapable of, unwilling to, or impeding the overall movement and progress of the tour group.