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Experience the immensity and beauty of Grand Teton and Yellowstone national parks with EcoTour Adventures — a leading wildlife and photography expedition company based in Jackson.

Since its beginning in 2008, the EcoTour team has been providing a more awe-inspiring experience compared to the typical sightseeing tour. The tour company is top-rated on Tripadvisor and remains the No. 1 attraction in the Jackson Hole region year after year.

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Credit: Photo Courtesy of Jackson Hole EcoTour Adventures/Josh Metten

“The mission at EcoTour Adventures is to connect visitors to the natural world through wildlife observation and natural history interpretation, while running a sustainable and environmentally-friendly business,” said Josh Metten, lead naturalist at EcoTour Adventures.

Book a guided half-day, full-day or even multi-day wildlife tour — available 365 days a year. On tours, groups are introduced to unique locations that they otherwise would not find on their own.

On a half-day tour of Grand Teton National Park, groups board 4×4 safari-style vehicles and explore the parks in search of wildlife, including moose, bison, elk, black and grizzly bears, pronghorn antelope, eagles and dozens of other bird species. Guides give groups an inside scoop on local ecology, animal behavior, geology and more.

“Guests also love our Full-Day Yellowstone tours from Jackson, which focus on the unique geology, waterfalls and thermal features of the world’s first national park, in addition to wildlife,” Metten said.

EcoTour Adventures stands out due to its high-quality equipment provided for guests.

Vehicles have safari-style windows and custom roof hatches for optimal photography and viewing opportunities. Each guest has access to Maven binoculars. Naturalist kits allow groups to touch and see objects up-close — like antlers or claws — while iPads provide visual and audible tools including maps, diagrams and animal sounds.

EcoTour Adventures
Credit: Photo Courtesy of Jackson Hole EcoTour Adventures/Josh Metten

EcoTour Adventures works with multiple local nonprofits focused on conservation and sustainability.

“We take conservation seriously and donate 2.5% of all profits to the conservation of this precious resource we are able to share with over 7,000 guests annually,” Metten said.

Pickup and drop off are done at a convenient Jackson location for groups. Hot and cold beverages and snacks are provided during half-day tours, lunch is included on all full-day tours.

For more information on EcoTour Adventures call 307-690-9533 or go to jhecotouradventures.com