Minimal coach time spent in intervals between destinations. Our step-on guide will provide knowledge of the area both on the coach and at each of our stops.
At the hotel. The breakfast buffet features selections including handmade waffles, biscuits with sausage gravy, ham and cheese stuffed croissants, slow-cooked steel cut oatmeal with fresh toppings (brown sugar, raisins, craisins and chopped walnuts), seasonal fruit, yogurt with fruit toppings, locally made granola, assortment of cereals, toast, English muffins, pastries, and an assortment of juices, milk, coffee, hot tea, and water.
With six different summits topping 12,000 feet, the Tetons are a paradise for lovers of the outdoors. We'll begin our week of adventure learning with an all day expert-led field trip through Grand Teton National Park. We'll learn about the makeup of the Tetons and all of it's magnificent ecosystems. Along the way we'll utilize a large relief model of the park that uses technology to demonstrate glacial movement and animal migration. Snuggled against the base of the Tetons lies String Lake, a serene and beautiful place to view mountain peaks reflecting in its glass-like waters, surrounded by towering forests of pine and alder.
Enjoy a pre-selected lunch entrée with sides, and dessert at the historic Signal Mountain Lodge - on the shore of Jackson Lake. Coffee, iced tea, lemonade, soda or water included; other beverages available for purchase.
Congressionally recognized, the National Museum of Wildlife Art focuses on wildlife and nature. This museum is unique among American art museums. The NMWA was founded to enrich and inspire international appreciation and knowledge of fine art. At-your-own-pace discover a collection of over 5,000 catalogued works of art. Situated on a dramatic cliff overlooking the Jackson National Elk Refuge, the National Museum of Wildlife Art appears to emerge from the earth like a natural outcropping of rock. The Museum's location provides a rare opportunity to view wildlife in its natural habitat, as does the artwork that pays tribute to it.
We'll walk a short distance to a local restaurant for dinner this evening where we'll enjoy enjoy a pre-selected entrée with salad, sides, and dessert. Iced tea, lemonade, water or coffee included; other beverages available for purchase.
Tonight we'll be joined once more by our local expert as they present on the fascinating ecology and history of this majestic area.