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.

Jeremy Schmidt
Author, Biologist

Few people know Yellowstone country better than wildlife biologist Jeremy Schmidt. Jeremy has spent more than 30 years in the area, working as a winter keeper, park ranger, naturalist, photographer, and author. His writing includes several books for National Geographic and articles for National Geographic and National Geographic Traveler magazines. His knowledge of Yellowstone and the Tetons will enrich your experience in these magnificent parks.

Departure Dates
  • Jun 13 - 20, 2015
  • Aug 01 - 08, 2015
  • Aug 22 - 29, 2015
  • Sep 05 - 12, 2015
  • Sep 19 - 26, 2015

Kitty Coley
Birder, Naturalist, Geologist

Kitty Coley is a geologist, wildlife naturalist, and avid birder who has led expeditions for National Geographic for more than a dozen years, including several to Yellowstone during both winter and summer. Since Kitty was a child, she has been visiting and camping throughout Yellowstone and the Grand Tetons. Her lifelong love of the region has played an important role in her following the career path she has. She is deeply knowledgeable about western ecology, the parks’ unique geology, and their amazing wildlife. Kitty’s interactive and enthusiastic approach make traveling with her a delightful way for you to learn about and appreciate the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem.

Departure Dates
  • Sep 12 - 19, 2015
  • Sep 26 - Oct 03, 2015