Buffalo in Yellowstone

February 3 - 8, 2024

Winter in Yellowstone by Snow Coach

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Experience a Yellowstone winter wonderland in style and comfort.  A ride in a snow coach is one of the most enjoyable ways to tour Yellowstone National Park in the winter months.  Don't forget about the horse-drawn sleigh ride for a close-up view of the wildlife at the National Elk Refuge outside Jackson and your guided tour of Utah Olympic Park. This will be a winter you will not forget!

Booking Deadline: October 23, 2023

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Occupancy Rates per Person
Double $3,229
Single $3,699
Triple $3,119

All non-members must add $60 to above rate.

Rates are subject to availability at time of booking and include taxes, fees and fuel surcharges which are subject to change. All pricing and included features are based on a minimum of 12 passengers.

Desired pick-up location is not guaranteed until passenger minimums are met.

Included Features

  • Free parking with roundtrip transfers to a local airport* (will not be offered if group air is from Harrisburg International Airport)
  • Roundtrip airfare from a local airport to Salt Lake City, UT
  • Five-night hotel accommodations
  • Roundtrip transfers from airport to hotel
  • Meals: 5 breakfasts, 4 dinners
  • Gratuities for included meals
  • Services of a Western Leisure Tour Director and Driver
  • Sightseeing and admissions as stated in itinerary
  • Park entrance fees
  • All local taxes, hotel service charges & porterage for one suitcase per person (may not be available at all hotels)
  • Services of a Discoveries Journey Manager




  • Salt Lake City Highlights Tour
  • Tabernacle Choir at Temple Square
  • West Yellowstone, MT
  • Yellowstone National Park by Snowcoach
  • Old Faithful
  • National Elk Refuge by horse-drawn sleigh
  • National Museum of Wildlife Art
  • Jackson Hole, WY
  • Drive through Snake River Canyon
  • Utah Olympic Park


Saturday, February 3, 2024: Arrive Salt Lake City

Transfer by motorcoach from Central, PA to a local airport for a flight to Salt Lake City, Utah. Transfer from the airport to your Salt Lake City hotel with free time to relax and freshen up. This afternoon enjoy a highlights tour of Salt Lake City and later on, a welcome dinner at a local restaurant. Hotel: Holiday Inn Express or similar, Salt Lake City, UT (Dinner)

Sunday, February 4, 2024: Mormon Tabernacle Choir & West Yellowstone

A once-in-a-lifetime opportunity awaits you this morning at Temple Square, where you will hear the world-famous Mormon Tabernacle Choir's weekly broadcast performance (choir’s schedule permitting). Afterwards, depart the Wasatch Mountains and drive north past the Great Salt Lake, Hill Air Force Base, and Utah's first settlement, Ogden, before traveling through the potato-producing fields of the Gem State, Idaho. Continue north to the Island Park Region, world-famous for its outstanding trout fishing on the Madison and Henry’s Fork Rivers. Travel over Targhee Pass in Montana to West Yellowstone, the western gate of our nation's first national park. Hotel: Kelly Inn or similar, West Yellowstone, MT (Breakfast, Dinner)

Monday, February 5, 2024: Yellowstone by Snowcoach

This is your day to discover Yellowstone National Park, America's oldest and most famous national park, via private chartered snowcoaches. The heated snowcoaches provide a clear view, moving easily across the snow while listening to the insights of an experienced Yellowstone guide. Visit some of the landmarks for which Yellowstone is famous including Firehole Falls, Fountain Paint Pots and the world's most famous geyser, Old Faithful. There will be plenty of time to witness Old Faithful's dramatic display, have lunch on your own and to explore the area. In the afternoon, enjoy a return trip to West Yellowstone with additional picture stops along the way. Arrive back in West Yellowstone with the rest of your evening to enjoy on your own. (Breakfast)

Tuesday, February 6, 2024: National Elk Refuge & Jackson, WY

Enjoy a beautiful winter day as you depart West Yellowstone and travel to the western town of Jackson, Wyoming, located at the base of the rugged Teton Mountains. After free time for lunch on your own in town, enjoy a fantastic winter experience just a couple miles north of Jackson at the National Elk Refuge, winter home for thousands of these majestic animals. Experience a close-up view as you take a horse drawn sleigh ride right into the massive heard on the Elk Refuge. Your sleigh driver and guide will explain how the settling of the Jackson Valley affected the elk herd winter migration and why the refuge now plays an important role in their survival. After that unique experience, visit the National Museum of Wildlife Art. With collections of nearly twenty-three hundred works of wildlife art, the museum strives to enrich and inspire an appreciation of art and humanity’s relationship with nature. This evening return to Jackson and check into your hotel. After some time to relax or to explore the many shops and art galleries, join the group for dinner at a local restaurant. Hotel: The Lexington at Jackson Hole or similar, Jackson, WY (Breakfast, Dinner)

Wednesday, February 7, 2024: Olympic Park

Depart Jackson this morning and travel through western Wyoming surrounded by silver streams, soaring peaks, and lush meadows. Drive through the rugged Snake River Canyon, stopping in pastoral Star Valley. Arrive in Evanston for lunch on your own, then travel to Utah Olympic Park near Park City. Enjoy a guided tour of this amazing facility that hosted events for the 2002 Winter Olympic Games and continues to host World Cup events. Many of the guides are winter Olympians in training. You will see the Utah Ski and Olympic Museum, three Nordic Jumps, along with the bobsled and luge track, which has some of the fastest ice on earth. Return to Salt Lake City for one final night. This evening join the group for a farewell dinner. Hotel: Holiday Inn Express or similar, Salt Lake City, UT (Breakfast, Dinner)

Thursday, February 8, 2024: Depart for Central PA

After breakfast, transfer to the Salt Lake City Airport for your flight and transportation back to Central PA.

*Hotels and itinerary are subject to change at any time without advanced notice and or compensation.

Activity Level: 3

This tour requires moderate physical activity. The itinerary blends some longer days with shorter days and more leisure time. Walking tours, as well as walking slightly longer distances, upstairs, or on uneven walking surfaces, should be expected.


General Information

Travel documents:

U.S. State department and destination specific travel regulations at the time of brochure printing required the following document for your travel, either a valid government issued REAL ID or passport. Travel regulations and state compliance requirements are subject to, and have been known, to change. For the most current requirements, which due to potential changes may be other than this listed here, please consult with your Travel Advisor.

Additional vaccinations and travel requirements may be required. As travel policies are rapidly changing as a result of COVID-19, final requirements will be communicated prior to departure. Please see your travel advisor for additional information.


A deposit of $250 per person will confirm your reservation. Final payment is due to AAA by   October 23, 2023.

Cancellation Penalties:

Deposit date to day of departure                $25 per person, plus…

From October 23 - December 4, 2023       50% per person, plus any additional suppliers’ fees
After December 4, 2023                             NON-REFUNDABLE
*Airfare is non-refundable after final payment.


Air arrangements are handled by the tour operator. Seat assignments cannot be confirmed until the tour operator releases names to the airlines(s) 30 days prior to departure. Specific seat requests cannot be guaranteed. Some flights may contain code share agreements.


For your protection AAA recommends travel insurance. Pre-existing medical conditions may be waived with proper coverage if travel insurance is purchased within 14 days of initial deposit only. Other conditions may apply; ask your travel agent. AAA recommends Allianz.


Temperatures for Utah, Montana and Wyoming in February average in the high 30s during the day with colder mornings and evenings sometimes in the single digits, especially in Yellowstone. Casual clothes that can be layered work best both for indoors and outdoors. This is a winter tour and participants should come prepared for cold weather. A winter coat with warm layers underneath (including thermals), waterproof non-slip snow footwear, winter hats, gloves and scarves are all a must. This tour covers areas of higher altitudes including overnight locations above 6,000 ft. and touring above 8,000 ft.


One suitcase per person will be allowed. You may also bring a carry-on bag small enough to fit under your seat. Baggage fees are not included in the price of the trip. Baggage fees and other charges may be directly assessed by airlines or airport.

Travel Assistance:

For personal comfort, group participants who need assistance are required to have a traveling companion who
is capable of and totally responsible for providing the needed assistance.


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