Take advantage of Jackson Hole's world-class wildlife viewing, outdoor activities and the region's jaw-dropping scenery. With scenic mountain vistas as its stunning backdrop, you can find much of the area's Old West heritage in Jackson.
Day 9: Jackson
Spot for wildlife outside before taking a private, docent-guided tour of the National Museum of Wildlife Art. It's situated on a distinct cliff overlooking the National Elk Refuge. Enter the museum to view selections of the 5,000-piece collection from more than 550 artists. Dating from 2500 B.C. to the present, the collection chronicles much of the history of wildlife in art, focusing primarily on European and American painting and sculpture. The collection of American art from the 19th and 20th centuries is particularly strong, recording European exploration of the American West. Many of these works predate photography, making them vital representations of the frontier era in the history of the U.S.
The remainder of the day is available to relax or explore on your own.
Overnight: Rustic Inn at Jackson Hole Creekside Resort and Spa
Day 10: Jackson
Set out on a three-hour adventure, beginning at Pritchard Creek, floating past nesting areas of bald eagles and ospreys. Early morning is watering time—and the best viewing time—for native fauna along the river, such as waterfowl, moose, deer, and river otters. Make sure to bring your camera to capture the beautiful scenery and active wildlife.
During leisure time this afternoon, explore downtown Jackson's shops and restaurants or relax and enjoy the various amenities at the Rustic Inn's resort and spa.
Overnight: Rustic Inn at Jackson Hole Creekside Resort and Spa (B)
Day 11: Jackson / Idaho Falls, ID / Depart
After breakfast, guests departing at the suggested times take a complimentary group transfer to the Idaho Falls Regional Airport for flights home. (At this time, due to repairs at the Jackson Hole, WY airport, the group will proceed to Idaho Falls, ID for all departing flights. Flights should not be scheduled to depart IDA until 1:00 PM or later).
B = Breakfast
This post-tour is not escorted by an Orbridge Expedition Leader. Included sightseeing is accompanied by a local guide. Space is limited, so it's recommended to reserve early for best availability.
It is our expectation that guests on this program are able to walk a mile at a moderate pace, get in and out of a motor coach, and walk up a flight of stairs without assistance. In addition, guests should have the ability to embark and disembark a scenic raft, have proper fit into a type V life jacket, and be able to remain seated and balanced in the craft.
Rustic Inn at Jackson Hole Creekside Resort and Spa
This resort offers the finest Western accommodations amidst 12 lush acres adjacent to the National Elk Refuge and in close proximity to Jackson's downtown scene.
Room Amenities: Individual climate control, TV, complimentary Wi-Fi, phone, mini-fridge, coffee and tea maker, and en suite bathroom with sundries and hair dryer.
Post-tour rate is per person based on double occupancy except where noted as Single, in U.S. dollars. Single availability limited. Airfare not included.
- 2 nights accommodations at Rustic Inn at Jackson Hole Creekside Resort & Spa (or similar), including breakfast each morning
- Admission to the National Museum of Wildlife Art, including a docent-led tour, and transfers to and from the hotel
- A half-day scenic Snake River float trip, including transportation to and from the hotel
- Luggage porterage
- Airport transfers for guests departing during the suggested times