SkyMiles Experiences®


  • Closing Bid: 326,000 miles
  • Quantity: 1
Auction Start: May 09, 01:00 PM EST
Auction End: Jun 11, 03:07 PM EST ...OR LATER
Listing Type: Auction
Listing Number 2661848
Location Bozeman, MT
Unique Bidders: 15
Number of Bids: 44 (Bid history)
Bid Increment: 1,000 miles
Opening Bid: 60,000 miles
Category: Travel
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This Austin Adventures Vacation package includes:

  • A seven (7) day trip for four (4) guests at Yellowstone National Park ($10,000 overall retail value)
  • The departure dates for this trip are: July 6th, July 13th, July 20th, July 27th, August 3rd, August 10th and August 17th
    • Space is limited and availability is not guaranteed for any of the departure dates listed above
  • Two (2) individual rooms per night at the below listed lodging/hotels
  • All meals are included with the exception of meals on Day 1 (1), breakfast on Day 2 (2), and dinner on Day 5 (5)
    • Breakfast included at each hotel/lodging
    • Picnic Lunches
    • Dinner at the below listed lodging/destinations
  • All guided hikes and scheduled activities will be in a group setting of a maximum of 18 people with a guest to guide ratio of 6:1
  • Activities include zip lining, hiking, whitewater rafting, horseback riding, wildlife viewing, soaking in natural hot springs, and guided tours
  • Vehicle support and land transportation are included during the trip
  • Austin Adventures T-shirt, water bottle, luggage tags and luggage service are provided per person

Day 1: Bozeman

Day 2: Gallatin Canyon/ Upper Geyser Basin/ Old Faithful

  • Meet in Bozeman and shuttle to Big Sky, Montana
  • Zip line tour over the Gallatin River
  • Picnic lunch at zip line site
  • Yellowstone arrival: Upper Geyser Basin hike to Old Faithful
  • Dinner at Old Faithful Inn
  • One (1) night accommodations at Old Faithful Snow Lodge

Day 3: Upper Geyser Basin/ Yellowstone Lake

  • Hike through Upper Geyser Basin to Observation Point
  • Guide-prepared picnic lunch
  • Hike to Storm Point
  • Dinner in the historic dining room at Lake Hotel
  • One (1) night accommodations at Lake Lodge & Cabins

Day 4: Grand Canyon of Yellowstone 

  • Hike to the brink of the Yellowstone River's Upper Falls
  • Guide-prepared picnic lunch
  • Hike Wapiti Trail to the Grand Canyon of Yellowstone and view of Lower Falls
  • BBQ Dinner cooked by the guides
  • One (1) night accommodations at Canyon Lodge

Day 5: Canyon/ Yellowstone River/ Gardiner

  • Guided sunrise wildlife viewing drive
  • Breakfast at Canyon Lodge
  • Mammoth Hot Springs trip
  • Lunch under Roosevelt Arch
  • Whitewater rafting on the Yellowstone River
  • Dinner on your own in Gardiner
  • One (1) night accommodations at Best Western by Mammoth Hot Springs

Day 6: Mammoth Terraces/ Absaroka Mountains

  • Short morning hike behind Mammoth Terraces
  • Picnic lunch
  • Drive through Paradise Valley to the Flying Diamond Ranch
  • Horseback ride with 4th generation cowboys into the Absaroka Mountains
  • Chico Hot Springs Resort soak
  • Gourmet dinner at Chico Hot Springs Resort
  • One (1) night accommodations at Chico Hot Springs Resort

Day 7: Chico Hot Springs/ Bozeman 

  • Breakfast at Chico Hot Springs Resort
  • Optional hike or relax and swim at Chico
  • Transportation to Bozeman Airport or Bozeman hotel

For more information about Austin Adventures Yellowstone Family Vacation, click here.

Any additional gratuities during the experience are at the full responsibility of the attending guests. Average gratuity costs are $15 to $20 per day, per guide, per group of four (4) people equaling approximately $400 to $500 total for the duration of the experience.

This trip is not suitable for the mobility impaired as extensive walking may be required each day and may not be sustainable for some travelers.

*This Austin Adventures Yellowstone National Park Experience is available to redeem for accommodations between July 7th, 2019 through August 23rd 2019. This offer is valid through August 31st, 2019. The exact confirmed Austin Adventures Yellowstone National Park dates are recommended to be booked with Austin Adventures at least fifteen (15) days before the guest's desired trip start date. All reservation dates are subject to availability. The winning bidder will be connected with an Austin Adventures booking representative after the auction closes to confirm booking dates.

This six (6) night experience includes: Three (3) meals daily (breakfast, lunch, dinner, and snacks) with the exception of meals on day one (1), breakfast on day two (2) and dinner on day five (5) of the experience, non-alcoholic drinks, and two (2) room accommodations for one (1) night at each listed hotel/lodging for all of the six (6) nights. Activities include zip lining: no experience necessary, gear and instruction provided (260 lbs. weight limit); hiking: 2 to 4 miles per hike, easy to moderate terrain; whitewater rafting: class I-III rapids, no experience necessary; horseback riding: easy walking pace, no experience necessary (250 lbs. weight limit); wildlife viewing; soaking in natural hot springs; and guided tours. Exact activities/schedule on the trip may be subject to change under Austin Adventures discretion.

Not included in this experience are airfare, post-trip hotels, guide gratuities, discretionary dining charges, alcoholic beverages, insurance, other incidentals and expenses not specified above are at the sole responsibility of the winning bidder.

Participants are responsible to make their own arrangements for airfare including flights to and from Bozeman Yellowstone International Airport. Transportation from Bozeman Yellowstone Internation Airport to The Element is at the responsibility of the winning bidder. The Element offers a complimentary airport shuttle for guest transportation to their hotel. The trip ends with a drop-off at either the Bozeman airport (12:00pm MDT) or your Bozeman hotel (12:30pm MDT). Please make flights for 1:30pm MDT or later.

At least one (1) attending traveler must be at least 18 years of age or older in order to participate in this package. Children under the age of six (6) are not eligible for this experience.

The Austin Adventures accommodations as part of this trip are for two (2) double-occupancy rooms and cannot be combined with other offers or promotions. Children under the age of twelve (12) must stay in their guardian's room. The rooms will be selected for this trip and assigned to the winning bidder after the auction closes and reservation dates are confirmed and are not valid during closed out dates. Reservations, rooms and packages are all subject to availability as this offer is for four (4) guests. Additional guests and rooms may be available for an additional purchase ranging from $2,318 to $2,898 per person and is only based on Austin Adventures availability and is not included in this package. Upgrades are not permitted and are not valid on existing reservations. Extended stays are subject to Austin Adventures availability, are not guaranteed, and if any upgrade or room change is permitted, the incurred cost will be the attending guests' responsibility for payment. Guests are responsible for all incidentals as part of their stay. All participants must provide a valid credit card for security. Any additional purchases separate to this SkyMiles Experiences package is at the sole cost and responsibility of the winning bidder. If the winning bidder chooses to extend their stay in the area, it is the winner's responsibility to source a separate hotel.

Other than those specifically listed above, no additional items or services are included in this package. Ground transportation, flight, food, and other ancillary costs not expressly described in the package description are the responsibility of the winner. Subject to all rules, policies, terms and conditions found in the SkyMiles Experiences User Agreement. All bids for SkyMiles Experiences packages are final and no mileage refunds will be made.