Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks

  • An in-depth exploration of Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks with a wildlife biologist
  • Discover Yellowstone’s geology and wildlife, and go rafting and hiking in the Teton Range

National Geographic Experts


A National Geographic expert will accompany each departure to share insights and a rare behind-the-scenes perspective. Listed below are some of the experts and the departure date(s) they will be joining.

Jason Matthews
Educator, Naturalist

Jason is an environmental educator, wildlife photographer, and videographer who has been leading expeditions from the Equator to the Arctic Circle for more than 20 years. He is a certified Master Naturalist specializing in wolf and bear ecology. Called an "encyclopedia" by the New York Times, Jason's work has appeared on the National Geographic Channel and Nat Geo WILD. He was recently part of a National Geographic grant team documenting brown bears and polar bears in the Alaskan arctic. Jason divides his time between Alaska and Montana, where he lives near Yellowstone National Park with his family and 70 sled dogs. Jason loves to share his passion for wild places!

Departure Dates
  • Jun 11 - 18, 2016

Jeremy Schmidt
Author, Biologist

Few people know Yellowstone country and America's national parks better than wildlife biologist Jeremy Schmidt. He has worked in and around Yellowstone National Park and the Grand Tetons for more than 30 years, including stints as a park ranger, a naturalist, a photographer, and an author, writing several articles for National Geographic and National Geographic Traveler magazines. He has also written several books for National Geographic, including titles on Yellowstone, the Grand Tetons, the Grand Canyon, Yosemite, and the Northern Rockies. His knowledge and passion for America's national parks will enrich your experience.

Departure Dates
  • Aug 20 - 27, 2016
  • Aug 27 - Sep 03, 2016
  • Sep 10 - 17, 2016
  • Sep 24 - Oct 01, 2016

Drew Rush
Educator, Naturalist, Photographer

Drew Rush has a long history of working in and teaching about the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem. Before embarking on a career in photography, Drew spent ten years guiding on the Snake River and taking people into the heart of Yellowstone National Park in the winter. Since he transitioned into a professional photographer, his work has appeared in numerous international publications and books such as National Parks magazine and National Geographic: Complete Photography. His photographs have also been displayed at the National Museum of Wildlife Art in Jackson, Wyoming. Drew has recently spent years working in the Yellowstone-Tetons region on several long term photographic projects for National Geographic magazine. He looks forward to sharing an insiders' insights into these magnificent parks!

Departure Dates
  • Sep 03 - 10, 2016