Current Photo Tours 2018/2019 Schedule 

 - Uganda Photo Tour August 11th to 22nd, 2018 

- Kenya & Tanzania Photo Tour August 21st to September 4th, 2018

- Franklin Island Workshops September 7th thru October 4th, 2018

- Bayfield Fall Foto Fest September 29th and 30th, 2018

- Grizzly Bear Tour BC Interior September 29th to October 6th, 2018

- Still Life in a World of Motion with B.D. Colen Oct 2018 or Jan 2019 

- Polar Bear Photo Tour Oct 27th to Nov 1st, 2018

- Borneo Photo Tour November 9th to 22nd, 2018

- Galapagos Islands Photo Tour Nov 30th to Dec 11th, 2018

- Costa Rica Photo Tour February 6th to 15th, 2019

- Bulgaria Photo Tour May 30th to 11th, 2019

- Our 2018 Tour Brochure available for download

Yellowstone Photo Tour - "Experience the power of nature"

Yellowstone Photo Tour -  We are excited to be returning to Yellowstone National Park for another photography tour. 

  August is a different time of year for us to travel to Yellowstone, but we have picked these dates for a reason ... During our visit there is a total solar eclipse. It will take place on August 21st and we will experience 96-99% of the total eclipse. A stunning mid-day darkness will be experienced as the moon moves in front of the sun.  

   During our journey to the region we will also experience the powerful geysers located through out the national park. We will spend the first part of our week in the lower region of the park and then move up to finish our tour near mammoth springs, another geological wonder of the region.

    I look forward to experiencing and photographing the power of nature with you as we journey to Yellowstone this summer.

                                                                                                                        James Cowie


Yellowstone Photo Tour Itinerary - August 16th to 24th, 2017

Day One: Wednesday August 16th, 2017  The group flies from Detroit Airport traveling to Bozeman Montana. We will meet our motor coach and travel to Yellowstone. Are timing today will allow us some photography time upon arrival.

Day Two:  Thursday August 17th, 2017 After breakfast we will meet in the lobby and head out for a morning photo shoot at Upper Geyser Basin. The basin covers approximately two square miles in area and contains the largest concentration and nearly one-quarter of all the geysers in the world. The Upper Geyser Basin is also home to Old Faithful, the most famous and celebrated geyser in the world. It erupts approximately every 45 to 90 minutes, depending on the duration of the previous eruption. We’ll break for lunch and this afternoon visit Fire Hole Lake. 

 Firehole Lake is a loop and trail. It has many geysers and hot springs including the most beautiful pools of water. Plenty of steam to add to our photographs. Overnight GreyWolf Lodge (B)


Day Three:  Friday August 18th, 2017 After breakfast we will visit Biscuit Basin and Fountain Paint Pot Trail. This is another spectacular region including plenty of bison to photograph. The trail leads us past many more hot spots including some very colorful pools of water. Many landscape opportunities as we follow the loop. After lunch we will travel to Lone Star Geyser and Trail. The geyser is a cone type geyser located in the Lone Star Geyser Basin of the park. This region will give you plenty of opportunity to photograph the back country of Yellowstone. Overnight GreyWolf Lodge (B)


Day Four:  Saturday August 19th, 2017  Breakfast then depart for West Thumb Basin. This is one of the smallest geyser basins in Yellowstone yet it’s location along the shore of Yellowstone ranks it as the most scenic in the park. There are plenty of hot springs, pools, mud pots, fumaroles and lake shore geysers. We will return to our hotel for lunch and time to relax as tonight we will be going out to photograph star trails. Overnight GreyWolf Lodge (B)

Day Five:  Sunday August 20th, 2017  Breakfast then packed with a picnic lunch we will head out for a day at Noris basin. The basin is the hottest and most changeable thermal area in Yellowstone. This is also the location of the world’s tallest active geyser, and full of colorful hot springs and microscopic life. Noris basin is considered one of the most extreme environments on the planet. GreyWolf Lodge. (B)


Day Six:  Monday August 21st, 2017  Breakfast, and head out for the Grand Tetons. This region will also be the backdrop for experiencing the eclipse today. There are many other beautiful lakes and rivers that wind through this region of the park. The eclipse will be a highlight. (B)


Day Seven: Tuesday August 22nd, 2017  Breakfast check-out and start our road trip to Mammoth Springs. We will visit a few of the lakes as we travel to the springs region including time at Yellowstone Grand Canyon. A spectacular canyon and waterfalls. Afternoon light will offer up great images as we visit the canon. Check into Mammoth Lodge. (B)


Day Eight:  Wednesday August 23rd, 2017  Breakfast, then head out to photograph the hot springs then on to visit Tower Roseevelt which is located in the northeast corner of the park. Plenty of wildlife and landscape in this region. This afternoon we will visit Sheepeater Cliff then return to our hotel for dinner and time to prepare for our journey home. (B) 

Day Nine:  Thursday August 24th 2017  Breakfast, check out of our hotel and travel to Bozeman airport for our return flight to Detroit. We will meet our coach and return home to London arriving at approximately 10:30 pm in the evening. (B)


Yellowstone temperature range of 21C (70F) to 27C (81F), depending on the winds and region of the park. Nights are cooler and very little light in some regions of the national park. You will experience the power of nature.

The cost of our Yellowstone Photo Tour is $2,750.00 per person CAD based on double occupancy including airfare departing from Detroit airport, plus air taxes of $112.50 CAD. Single supplement is available of an additional $475.00 CAD.


- Round trip coach via Coach for departures from London & Sarina other points available upon request

- Round Trip Airfare via Delta Airlines

- 8 nights accommodations

- All airport and hotel transfers

- Breakfast included each day

- Welcome and Farewell Dinner

- All National Park Admissions

- Admissions, Cafio Negro Wildlife Refuge, Selvatura Hanging Bridge,

- Photo Workshops, including how to photograph an eclipse

- Tour hosted and escorted by photographer James Cowie,


- Items of a personal nature, laundry, phone calls, etc.

- Local guide tips and gratuities,

- Alcoholic beverages,

** Schedule may vary according to weather or traffic

A non refundable deposit of $550.00 CAD is required at time of booking. Balance is due 60 days prior to departure.

Carlson Wagonlit Travel recommends the purchase of travel and health insurance as tour takes us out of the country. Health insurance is highly recommended.  You may also redeem RBC points for this tour, and this tour pays RBC points. Please note your passport expiry date must be valid for 6 months past our return date of January 26th, 2017.

Click here to Register for our Yellowstone Photo Tour

Click here to download Yellowstone Photo Tour Brochure

If you have any other questions or require booking assistance please contact:

James Cowie at Carlson Wagonlit Travel London
1-866-614-7717 or 519-679-8520 ext 2223
or by email 
Katherine Hirtzel at Carlson Wagonlit Travel London
or by email
1-866-614-7717 or 519-679-8520 ext 2222
Carlson Wagonlit Travel, 224 Central Ave. London, Ont. N6A 1M8


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