Experience the Great American Eclipse with Wildlife Expeditions
August 19 - 23, 2017 (dates are flexible)
On August 21, 2017, Jackson Hole skywatchers will be treated with a rare and spectacular celestial show. A total solar eclipse will grace American soil for the first time since 1979. The Teton valley is located in the path of totality, directly in line as the Moon’s orbit passes directly between Earth and the Sun. What better destination to experience this rare marvel than the Teton range, as the moon completely obscures the sun at 11:35am, casting the breathtaking valley in shadow.
Wildlife Expeditions has put together a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to view this solar eclipse in combination with a 5-day/4-night expedition. This all-inclusive experience will explore our nation’s most breathtaking national park and observe the wildlife that make this ecosystem so remarkable. This trip will include a day spent on a scenic float trip on the Snake River with Barker-Ewing Scenic Float Trips, a sunrise expedition in Grand Teton National Park, wildlife viewing, and a trip to the National Museum of Wildlife Art and Teton Raptor Center. Your expedition will escape the crowds at a charming lodge in the Buffalo Valley, overlooking the entire Teton Range. On August 21, you will rise early and position yourself to view the eclipse. For a little over two minutes, the moon will pass between Earth and the Sun, totally obscuring the image of the Sun from our spectacular view in the Jackson Hole valley.
- An extremely passionate and knowledgeable naturalist with a trained eye for spotting wildlife and interpreting the natural landscape
- Our comfortable, customized, safari-style vehicles with roof hatches that allow for easy wildlife observation no matter your seat
- 4 nights lodging in Jackson Hole and Buffalo Valley: The Lexington Hotel, The Hatchet Resort
- All meals, National Park Entrance fees and additional services described in itinerary
- A pair of binoculars for each participant and high quality spotting scopes to view wildlife without disturbing their natural behavior