- Information provided prior to departure concerning meals did not make it clear that cooking etc would be carried out by trip participants. Cabins generally well appointed but in West Yellowstone were beside a busy road which was quite noisy. Trip notes which said accommodation was typically en suite was not the case. We stayed in simple cabins and facilities were always separate. Re transport to the airport for our return flight at 06.50 on 18th June, we were advised at reception that the shuttle bus didn't start until 5.30am. We therefore booked a taxi, but were rung by reception at 3.30am to say pre-arranged transport had arrived for us. However, as this hadn't been communicated to us we were unable to use this as we had already booked the taxi and this cost us $20.
Highlights of the trip were the amazing geological features of Yellowstone which we felt we had time to appreciate, and the amount of wildlife we saw on the trip as a whole. We thoroughly enjoyed Grand Teton and the longer more challenging walks in that area. We feel that the trip provided an in depth appreciation of the national parks. We spent a whole day in Jackson and a particularly interesting discovery was the museum; sadly we didn't have time to go to the Native American part, housed in a different building, but others had found this very informative.
Flip flops for the shower blocks would be handy (if like me you didn't take them)
Published on: 27 June 2016