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Our business strives to provide the personalized experience you deserve.  By remaining as small company, we are able to maintain an unparalleled level of quality and detail that simply cannot be provided by larger growth-oriented companies. We see each tour not as an opportunity to grow our bottom line, but as an opportunity to share the joy and beauty of the national parks in an entertaining, educational, and memorable way. We take pride in specializing in  customized private tours, and make every effort to accommodate your special interests and requests -- including fun for kids of all ages!


Parker Family

R Hunter

MC Jiminez

Mr & Mrs Westrick

Imperial

Weinburger


Air bear

Joseph M

Mary S

Kristen L


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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Testimonials

Testimonials from Our Guests

 

  “…simply amazing.  …thoughtfulness, knowledge… preparedness, as well as …patience, was very reassuring.  We all agree that you were by far the best tour guide that we have ever experienced anywhere in the world.  There was never a boring moment.  …even had prizes for the kids.
“…wonderful, organized… …nothing you could do better.  ”GREAT JOB!”

(provided concierge services & tour days – YSNP & Family Fun Day)

 

Parker Family
2 adults
3 children

 

 

 “I expected Yellowstone to be fantastic, but I underestimated it by far.  …our guide, Ana, …has to be the best…” (See below for complete detailed story)

“… a trip of a lifetime.  … lasting memories that will never fade!!”
(provided Yellowstone Tour)

R Hunter
5 business executives

H Jachimowski
5 business executives

 

 

 

 “…fun and enriching experience… …perfect.  …customized for kids, without sacrificing the adults - perfectly balanced, including samples, reference books, well-timed stops, picture services, snacks, picnic setting, gifts, etc. best use of our limited time (and attention span).  All with a smile.  Could not have asked for a better experience.”
(provided tour days – Yellowstone & Grand Teton Parks)

MC Jiminez
4 adults
2 children
2 toddlers

 

 

 

 

 

“…We enjoyed your company, your extensive knowledge, your sense of humor – the entire experience.  …a fabulous day!  Your enthusiasm and love for your home here is infectious.  You are an amazing teacher!  …comfortable all day.  …champagne toast at the end was perfect.  (provided Yellowstone Tour with Grand Teton Bonus)

Mr & Mrs Westrick
couple

 

 

 

 

 

“…knowledge about the Park was immense… …interested for 12 hours… …accolades! …well planned and perfectly timed down to the smallest detail. …would strongly recommend… Everything was fabulous and planned to the finest detail; no wasted time.  Ana related extremely well to us and our children.”
(provided Yellowstone tour)

R Imperial
2 adults
3 children

 

"…exceptional guide… …learned so much from your presentation.  … you made sure we saw and experienced the highlights of each park.  thanks for arranging, accommodating, and pushing my wheel chair.
(provided wheel chair rental and Yellowstone Lower Loop Tour)

 

H & D Weinburger
4 adults

"…great job interacting with my motor coach clients!  …not only informative but fun!  …one of the best!”
(provided ‘step-on’ guide services for Grand Teton and Yellowstone tours for Air Bear Travel, Charters and Tours, Inc.)

Shelli France
(Vice Pres.-
Air Bear Travel)  chartered tour

 

 

 

 

 

 

 “…the most professional guide we have hired on all our trips around the world, …first class… …clear and unreserved satisfaction.”
(provided Yellowstone Tour)

Joseph Couple

                               

 

 

 

“…(7am-11pm) our experience was memorable.  …outstanding job of making 26 people, ranging in age between 14 & 90 enjoy every minute of the trip…”
(provided chartered bus for the day with “step-on” guide - Yellowstone Tour)  

Mary S
family reunion

 

 

"Thanks for a great day.  We had no idea we’d learn so much and have so much fun”
(provided full day Grand Teton Tour)

 

Kirsten L

 

 

  We all agreed that our day with you was the highlight of our trip to Jackson Hole.  We have used many guides in many places but you are in a category of your own!!!  Liz R. Sept-10  
  A big hit.  Knowledgeable, enthusiastic, nutty all rolled into one.  A full service operation.  Awesome! Randy Sept-10  
  We had a ball! Chip V. Sept-10  
  I didn't get to sufficiently tell you how much I enjoyed the day and tour with you.  You really did a nice job and I appreciate your attention to every detail.  I've already recommended you to those I've discussed my tour with. James H. Sept-10  
  Thank you for taking my friends to Yellowstone.  I can't tell you what a wonderful time they had!  They said it was the best trip of their life.  And they said several times that you were so nice and explained everything.  Thanks you very very much Ellen H. Sept-10  
  We had a great time!  Thanks for a great tour! Evan S. Sept-10  
  A wonderful time.  You have a great personality and have definitely found your calling Jim Aug-10  
  Can't say enough about how pleased we are about our tour.  We had a great time and consider the tours a very valuable aspect of maximizing our limited time.  Bill & Cath L. July-10  
 

Nothing to Improve.  So knowledgeable and so much fun.  Our trip to Yellowstone could not have been any better.  It’s the most fun tour I have taken

N. Miller

Sept-09

 
 

We came with high expectation and they were exceeded.  Your knowledge of all the wonders of the two parks (and rest rooms) coupled with your driving skills made our trip a huge success. 

E&W Goddard

Sept-09

 
 

This was the best tour we have ever taken from 3 well-traveled women.  Spectacular!  We really appreciated the numerous amenities.  Ana was exceptional.

M. Lukas

Aug-09

 
 

The tours were the highlight of our stay.   Thank you very, very much for your attention and hospitality.  We enjoyed meeting you tremendously and greatly enjoyed your wonderful tours.

R. Tamargo

Aug-09

 
 

Thoroughly enjoyed the tour.  Nothing we would improve.  Memorable experience!

I. Mendelson

Aug-09

 
 

Thank you for the wonderful tour of Grand Teton National Park.  We were very impressed by your organization, information, presentation tools, and the very FUN surprises throughout our tour.  We have been to many different countries with numerous tour guides and you rank at the very top.  Thanks for making our brief time a great experience.

B. Goldsmith

Aug-09

 
 

Wow!  What a spectacular day!  Thank you for your time, expertise and enthusiasm and for the memory of a lifetime!  We adored EVERY minute of it and look forward to seeing the top half of Yellowstone next time.  We will be your guinea pigs for any other national parks.

T. Hammermesh

July-09

 
 

You were better than great!  Thanks

D.Martino

July-09

 
 

Ana’s extensive knowledge of the history and her passion for this area made our day an awesome and memorable experience!

S. Latuala & J. Powers

June -09

 
 

…fantastic!  Knowledge of Yellowstone & the Grand Tetons was extensive.  …above and beyond to help make our day special.  Worth every penny!

J. Curran
Sept-08
 
  Absolutely perfect.  Personalized touch enhanced by superior knowledge of history, geology, animals makes the Yellowstone park even more spectacular!  This is no question… saves a family the stress to assure they enjoy the vacation.
Sept-08
 
 

…knows the key places to visit and thinks of all our needs.  Great with adults & kids.

J. Toma
Aug-08
 
 

The day spent in the parks on tour was the highlight of our vacation and a day permanently etched in our memories.  We couldn’t have asked for a better all around introduction to this special part of the world.

J. Western
Aug-08
 
 

Over the top.  Professional & prepared.

Aug-08

 
 

flawless.  …knew how to time everything to make the most of our tour and our children found (the guide) entertaining.  An excellent educator… at the end of the day our kids had perfect recall of everything taught.

P. & W. Frantz
Aug-08
 
 

Lots of people claim “child friendly” but only Ana has ever delivered… more than delivered.  At the same time, it didn’t compromise parental enjoyment a bit.

P. Hylander
Aug-08
 
 

This was a truly amazing trip… everyone engaged at all times.  …organization and knowledge of the area moved us along.  Never any wait times.  Wildlife was great. Thank you.  …an amazing job on the tour.  …the highlight of our trip.  Thanks for making it so memorable.

K. Leder
Aug-08
 
 

Have traveled all around the world – truly one of the top 3 guides.

B. Keller
Aug-08
 
 

We intend to contact our UK based travel agent to recommend Ana’s Grand Excursions as the only tour operator to use around GTNP and YNP.  The day as one of the best of our lives!

T. Lee
Aug-08
 
 

…had a wonderful time…  …the best part of the trip, truly.  I will absolutely be writing a letter to the Four Seasons Resort about our experience with you.

J. Shiff
Aug-08
 
 

My clients absolutely loved their experience. …great and the tour was perfect for children.  I am so happy everything worked out well.  The next time I have someone in the Yellowstone area, I will definitely call you.

K. Rebillard – Travel agent 
Aug-08
 
 

The kids are at a challenging age, ad we still had a good time.  …the adults will never forget the experience.  I haven’t learned that much in years.

S. Moss
Aug-08
 
 

Thanks again for a great tour of GTNP and YNP.  …such a great time and felt very lucky… Thanks for the suggestions of things to do and places to eat in Jackson.  We had a great rest of our trip. 

K. & J. Hibbard
July-08
 
 

…went beyond our expectations.  …can’t think of anything else that would improve the tour.  …wonderful time.  …excellent use of the time we had.

B. Deer
July-08
 
 

…fantastic job!  …entertained our daughter immensely.  …educational DVDs to watch during low periods… the highlight of our trip!

July-08
 
 

I spoke with my clients and they had a fantastic time on their trip to Yellowstone with the Step-on Guide.  She and her friends loved it!!!!  Thanks so much for providing such a wonderful experience!

J. Spence – concierge
July-08
 
 

We will recommend to our friends…

L. Sanders
July-08
 
 

We all loved the trip… It was great to see so much wildlife and have our questions answered too.

S. & C. Longfield
July-08
 
 

We all had the best day… such wonderful educational elements… thought of every detail and were so patient with my kids.  Thank you for a perfect day.

S. & G. Foster
July-08
 
 

…don’t think it could be any better.  …pleased beyond our wildest expectations… fun, personable, extremely knowledgeable, informed about history, geology, animal life and everything else about the parks and surrounding areas.  Money well spent.  A 5 star tour.

B. & C. Sandrini 
July-08
 
 

We have traveled all over the world and taken many personal tours, but none ever compared...  …terrific.   …knowledgeable, enthusiastic and great company.  We loved the tour…

C. Loughridge 
July-08
 
 

…it is a huge relief to know that I can count on you to care about my clients as much as I do.

G. Plender – travel agent
July-08
 
 

It was a wonderful day with something for everyone.  Kept us all interested and entertained all day.

July-08
 
 

It was perfect.  One of the reason to come to Jackson Hole is to have a tour with Ana’s Grand Excursions.

R. Pink
July-08
 
 

No improvement needed.  We loved it!

L. Riedel
June-08
 
 

I do not believe the tour could be improved.  Outstanding experience.  Thank you

June-08
 
 

Have no complaints – everything exceeded my expectations.  Absolutely love the tour.  I would recommend this tour to anyone – especially families.

June-08
 
 

Great time!  There was never a boring moment.  (the guide) was energetic and prepared for everything.  Although I had previously been to GTNP & YNP, I still learned a lot of new things.

C. Beets
June-08
 
 

Our most memorable day in Wyoming was taking the tour through Yellowstone… Extremely informative and kept us very comfortableHighly recommended

M. Jaksch
June-08
 
 

…a great and truly memorable trip.  I can’t imagine a better or more luxurious tour.  Thanks for all the little extra touches that made it so special.  I enjoyed my streamside r & r so much…

M. Mochary
June-08
 
  A wonderful and informative introduction to a great national park.  Without (the tour) we would have wandered aimlessly in the vast spaces and given up.  Thank you for making it special.
J. Samson
June-08
 
 

I really like how easy it is to get in and out of the van.

M. Reichard
June-08
 
 

It was one of the kids favorite trips even though they visited 12 countries last year alone!

D. Parker

May-08

 

 

You have been a highlight of our visit to Jackson!…
It seems that we have had an incredible wildlife experience, between the great grey owls, the pronghorn, elk, moose and bison.  Happy trails to you, until we meet again!

D & K Bufler

Oct-07

 

 

 Thank you so much for the pictures. (we) had an awesome day with you.  Thank you for all you did - it was an experience we are still talking about.

 

J Pasquetti

Sept-07

 

 

 It was incredible – fascinating - astonishing – stunning – the gift of god. 

 

M Joshua

Sept-07

 

 

 

Ana – you did a great job.  We were very comfortable with you – we enjoyed your company, your extensive knowledge, your sense of humor – the entire experience.  We highly recommend (Ana’s Grand Excursions’) service to all coming to the area for the first time – do the excursion on your first day here for an amazing introduction to the area.  Thank you for a fabulous day!  Your enthusiasm and love for your home here is infectious.  We learned so much from you and feel very well prepared to now set off on our own to experience the rest of the Jackson Hole are.  You are an amazing teacher!  And you kept us so comfortable all day.  The romantic champagne toast at the end was perfect. 

 

 

G & W
Westrick

 

Sept-07

 

Ana did a great job interacting with my motor coach clients!  The two days that she spent with us was not only informative but fun!  We will be working with her again this year.  I have dealt with many ‘step-on’ guides over the years and she is one of the best

(Air Bear Travel, Charters and Tours, Inc.)

Shelli France
(Vice Pres.- Air Bear Travel)

Sept-07

 

 

I expected Yellowstone to be fantastic, but I underestimated it by far.  …our guide, Ana, …has to be the best.  So good was she that we pulled up to Old Faithful, walked over, and it immediately blew, as if it had been waiting on us.  We saw all manner of wildlife - Elk, Mule Deer, Bison, Coyotes, Pronghorns, nesting Osprey chicks, and I'm sure I'm leaving some out.  And we had great encounters with all four geothermal features of the park - geysers, hot springs, steam vents, and mud volcanoes.  The yellow-walled canyon, which gives the park its name, was something I had never heard of, yet was one of the most spectacular sights of all.  Not to say that the day was not without its danger.  At lunch… fine dining (courtesy of the Four Seasons) on checkered table cloths, the whole nine yards, we encountered a bear with a voice that sounded amazingly like Ana.  Fortunately, after warning us about forest fires and feeding the wildlife, it left.  And during one of our hikes, our group was assailed by a wild Indian claiming to be Sacajawea.  We were able to manage our escape, but not before she was able to steal a kiss from me.  But the perils were worth the risk, and not all surprises bad.  Dick and Mary, while in the middle of Yellowstone, received a singing telegram, telling them how much (our company) appreciated their work for us.  And a stop for champagne on the shores of Lake Yellowstone was a welcome touch. 
(Daily Report to management of Corporate Excursion)
All had been well planned, in advance, and then well executed, even when things occurred that would be expected to throw things off schedule.  I had high expectations for my first trip to Yellowstone, and this exceeded them in every respect. Ana’s preparation of every aspect of the tour and for every eventuality allowed the tour to run seemlessly, even when we requested deviations or when conditions occurred that otherwise would threaten to throw things off schedule.  You are fantastic!!!  We could not stop talking about the wonderful time we had with you.  You're the best!

 

 

R Hunter

 

Aug-07

 

 

 Thank you for making our trip to Jackson Hole, Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks the best we could have hoped for.  We had a wonderful time. Our day with (Ana) couldn't have been any better, and I feel like we made a new friend in the mountains of Wyoming!

 

V Olds

Aug-07

 

 

 For our Jackson Hole vacation, we essentially wanted a fun and enriching experience for our 8 person group - 4 adults traveling with 2 young kids, 2 toddlers & 2 strollers (yikes!).  Ana was perfect.  Tours were customized for kids, without sacrificing the adults - perfectly balanced, including samples, reference books, well-timed stops, picture services, snacks, picnic setting, gifts, etc. We did not have to worry about details and she made the best use of our limited time (and attention span).  All with a smile.  Could not have asked for a better experience.  The children even received gifts. 

 

MC Jiminez

Aug-07

 

 

As we traveled around (after our tour), we talked about you, and virtually everyone we talked to in Jackson Hole knows and loves and respects you.  Hardly surprising.  You were a bright and memorable spot in our trip...  We loved the day we spent with you in Yellowstone...  Thank you for the great photos.  I have never seen 12 hours go by so fast, and it was so much fun, with a delightful surprise around every corner.  Believe it or not, a great deal of what you taught us about the Yellowstone and Tetons parks actually stuck with the 5 of us.  It gave us a good basic foundation of knowledge of the area for the rest of our trip.  Your ears must have been burning as we told everyone we met this week how much fun we had with you, and what an excellent guide you are.  We all want you to succeed in your business, and we hope someday to go on another adventure with you.  You are a kind and thoughtful person, and I feel fortunate to have spent a day with you.   

 

E & D Ellis

Aug-07

 

 

 It made our trip to Jackson Hole a trip of a lifetime.  The info we learned, the sites we viewed, the animals we encountered, and our fabulous guide made lasting memories that will never fade!! 

 

H Jachimowski

Aug-07

 

 

 

This was a very memorable day for all of us!  Ana, you made it all so easy for us.  The day was very full, but you made it great! 

 

 

Becky H &
Michelle L

 

 

Aug-07

 

 

 We loved our excursion to Yellowstone and it was made more memorable by having Ana with us.  She is knowledgeable, fun, entertaining, etc.  Her (tour van) is something worth seeing, with all the gadgets and organized just amazingly. 

 

H Ghassemi

Aug-07

 

Your vehicle is especially suited for touring because of its high visiability, step ups for older passengers, and spaciousness.
C Merage
Aug-07
Great fun for all!  Our kids loved it as much as we did.  We all had a terrific time and learned so much about Yellowstone National Park.  We will forever have great memories of our time spent with Ana! 
K Konigsberg
Aug-07
Ana, It was great to see Yellowstone, again!!!!!!!! We all enjoyed your tour. I
learned a lot and just had a wonderfully relaxing time. You have a certain
depth that was attractive. It seems you love your work. That is good. 
Y Rocco
Aug-07
I wanted to let you know how pleased we were with Ana as our guide through Yellowstone. She was terrific. Her knowledge about the Park was immense and anyone that can keep a 14 year old and a 10 year old interested for 12 hours deserves accolades! Everything was well planned and perfectly timed down to the smallest detail. We just can't give her enough praise. I would strongly recommend her to all (Four Seasons Resort) guests.  Everything was fabulous and planned to the finest detail; no wasted time.  Ana related extremely well to us and our children.
R Imperial
July-07
Great pictures. You have a great talent in what you are doing. Keep it up.
We hope to have the pleasure of enjoying you company again.
M & L Gambill
July-07
Ana, I cannot thank you enough. My (wedding) guests raved about your tour. They had a great time, especially my children. I wish that I could have been there to see the bison and the antelope too. And the artifacts that you brought were a great touch. You were the talk of the reception!  Your warm greeting when I arrived at Schwabacher's was a great way to start my walk down the aisle.  And thank you for also taking pictures.  Warmest regards and gratitude!  (bus tour for wedding guests to ceremony)
K Mueller
July-07
Thanks you for forwarding the pictures from Yellowstone and the Grand Tetons.  You were an exceptional guide and we all learned so much from you presentation.  Both national parks are just spectacular and you made sure we saw and experienced the highlights of each park.  I have told several people about what a great job you did.  Thanks for all you did to make our time in Yellowstone and the Tetons so fun and interesting.  And thanks for arranging, accommodating, and pushing my wheel chair.
H & D Weinburger
July-07

Thanks again so much for everything.  You and your tour were simply amazing.  Your thoughtfulness, knowledge and preparedness, as well as your patience, was very reassuring.  We all agree that you were by far the best tour guide that we have ever experienced anywhere in the world.  There was never a boring moment.  Even had prizes for the kids. 

You have a wonderful, organized company and we felt there was really nothing you could do better.  GREAT JOB!
Parker Family
July-07
An experience you wish would never end

G Cramm & B Handcock

June-07

We appreciate your care and hard work to tailor this trip to us and our needs.  We learned a lot from your descriptions and presentations and your display materials.  We particularly enjoyed the brief walk along the river.  All 21 of us will remember our tour with you as a special part of our family trip. Thanks for our memories. (“step-on” guide on family reunion bus tour)

L Factor
June-07
Enjoyed every moment.  The picnic with Smokey (Bear) and the lake walk with Jenny (Indian Woman) were unexpected and great fun.
E Matthews
June-07
"Ana is by far the most professional guide we have hired on all our trips around the world, She is simply first class and you are well served to have her serving guests of the Four Seasons.  Having stayed at over fifty-three (53) Four Seasons properties… this is the first time I have ever written a Four Seasons General Manager to express my clear and unreserved satisfaction."
Joseph M
Aug-06
"Today we went on a marvelous journey with the S Family.  We saw a bull elk right by the river, really close to us.  We saw Bee Hive Geyser, it made a thundering sound and shot right up into the sky.  And then the most exciting part of the day was when we saw a big black grizzly bear!  We saw it on the other side of the river, then he swam across the river, it stopped to play and eat and then it walked down the bank, on our side, then crossed the road.  The bear stood up like he as waving goodbye.  ."
Julie S
Aug-06
“Being able to keep this group interested and occupied for 12 straight hours is an accomplishment… I was very impressed with (Ana’s) knowledge and learned a lot of cool information.”
Josh W.
Aug-05
"...the best tour experience any of us have ever had.  Ana was the best!  …a great (and) careful driver and went out of her way to provide us with a wonderful experience.  She also worked hard to make it an educational experience for all of us… ...a tour of a lifetime."
James T
Aug-05
"...Thank you for giving my family an experience they will long remember. This day was the best because (Ana) gave us more than a tour but a thoughtful, fun and fabulous gift.”
Shiela F.
Aug-05
(Ana) is a bright, articulate, witty, creative and high energy person.  Perfect for an educator.”
Pam Z.
Aug-05

"We couldn't have planned it better ourselves -- all expectations were exceeded… ...Ana made the entire day/experience fantastic…
...The little things made a big difference & made the day unforgettable."

Bernadette S
July-05
"Ana was perfect for our family -- great w/ kids.
Linda R
July-05
“Ana had many extra's for both adults and our children…made the stops fun as well as informative… Couldn't be any better!… We enjoyed every minute of the day.  Ana made it a wonderful experience for the entire family.  She was friendly, fun, informative, flexible, and extremely prepared…. Ana is a terrific driver..."
Gold Family
July-05
"She is a "12" on a scale of 1-10…The best guide we've ever had."
B Family
July-05
“We found the trip to be very interesting and Ana… …as compared to “Wildlife Expeditions”… was even more knowledgeable.  Ana is a true treasure!”
E Family
July-05
"From start (7am) to finish (11pm) our experience was memorable.  Ana Rode won us over the minute we stepped on the bus… …Will happily suggest this trip to all of our friends… …outstanding job of making 26 people, ranging in age between 14 & 90 enjoy every minute of the trip.  Most memorable was Ana…singing…happy birthday (in costume)…" 
Mary S
June-05
"Everyone on our Teton tour… …want to thank you for the informative and enjoyable trip.  (Ana’s) knowledge of the area made it a high point of our trip to Jackson… …Thank you very much for the excellent tour—(Ana  was) fantastic!"
B Radany
June-05
"Many thanks for a most enjoyable day.  The entire family through (Ana was) the best guide/teacher we ever had!"
Smith Family
Aug-04
"Thanks for a great day.  We had no idea we’d learn so much and have so much fun”
Kirsten L
Aug-04
"Thank you so much for a wonderful day.  (We) could not have asked for a better tour director.  Our day was so peaceful and glorious.”
Carmen & Frank R
Aug-04
"This was a wonderful vacation, and (Ana’s) tour was one of the real highlights.  (She) did a great job!"
Mills Family
July-04
"Ana was very sensitive to our needs." 
Bob & Linda M
Sept-03
"…what a wonderful time you gave us.  We could not have wished for a better guide.  We got so much out of the days and I will remember them forever… … We had a great time in Jackson today and thanks to your marking of the map for us, we found everything we wanted"
Clarissa P
Sept-03
"…our vacation remains a wonderful memory, thanks in large part to our adventures with (Ana).  We had such a great time, and (Ana was) a terrific guide and companion to us all…"
Lou & Cathy P
Sept-03

(fun facts:  The Shoshone Indians were in Teton Valley as early as 1200 and the “Sheepeaters” of the Shoshone may have lived in Yellowstone year round, eating mainly fish and big horn sheep.  26 American Indian tribes, included the Crow, Black feet, Bannock, Nez Perce, and Gros Ventrue, claim historic association with Yellowstone.)

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