Wild West Cowboys and Buffalos End Rapid City 2017
Brochure Type: Family Experiences North America 2017
Stetsons, saddles and spectacular Mount Rushmore-this Wild West family adventure takes in the frontier town of Jackson, the Grand Tetons and Yellowstone National Park.You'll enjoy Insider moments like? sitting in Oregon Trail-themed booths, enjoying a recreation of life in the Old West performed by actors, over a hearty BBQ lunch. Go back in time to visit a gun shop, mercantile, and a ride in a covered wagon.
- View Mount Rushmore and Crazy Horse Memorial
- Visit Jackson, the Oregon Trail Center in Montpelier, Grand Teton and Yellowstone National Park, Cody, 320 Guest Ranch, Black Hills, Bear Country USA
- 8 full breakfasts.
- 4 dinners.
- 2 lunches.
- Audio Headsets for flexible sightseeing
- Daily breakfast and an average of 50% of evening meals
- Luxury air-conditioned coach with WiFi in most countries or alternative transportation (such as rail journeys)
- Cherry-picked hotels all tried and trusted
- Hand-picked Insider Experiences
- Optional Experiences and free time
- Porterage and local charges included
- Must-see sightseeing and surprise extras
- An expert Travel Director and separate Driver
- All hotel tips, charges and local taxes
- Airport transfers on the first and last day of your guided holiday
- VIP entry to many sights
Call (636) 239-3040 for more information or to book today! Mention code 13358538
- Tour Operator
- Trafalgar Tours
- Offer valid through 6/30/2017
- 9 Days
- Escorted - Yes
|Day 1||Salt Lake City||Arrive Salt Lake City: Welcome to Salt Lake City. Arrive at your hotel and enjoy some time on your own this afternoon to relax or venture out to see some of the main attractions. This evening, meet your fellow adventurers at 6 p.m. for a Kick-off Party with your Travel Director.Kick-Off Party|
|Day 2||Jackson||Salt Lake City - Montpelier - Jackson: Put on your cowboy hats, pull up your boots and get ready to create memories that will last a lifetime. Head north and enter Wyoming for your first encounter with the mighty Rocky Mountains. Follow trails blazed by rugged mountain men centuries ago. Stop at the Oregon Trail Center in Montpelier to get a glimpse into the thrills and challenges of the Old Trail. Enjoy lunch in a covered wagon before crossing the famous Oregon Trail to the authentic Old West town of Jackson. Passing through the town's famous landmark arch of tangled elk antlers, take a walk back in time as you explore the Town Square with its Western boardwalks, craft boutiques and ice cream shops-all surrounded by the majestic Rockies. This evening, take a wagon ride out to the river for a rib-stickin' Chuckwagon Regional Meal.Full Breakfast, Lunch, Regional Meal|
Rustic Inn Creekside Resort and Spa
|Day 3||320 GUEST RANCH||Jackson - Grand Teton National Park - 320 Guest Ranch: Rise early if you'd like to rollick down the Snake River on a scenic optional wilderness float trip (seasonal). Later, discover dramatic Grand Teton National Park. Travel onward to Montana's Big Sky Country and settle in for big fun at an 1898 homestead where you will enjoy a classic Western dinner. Full Breakfast, Dinner|
320 Guest Ranch Authentic Accommodation
|Day 4||Yellowstone National Park||320 Guest Ranch - Yellowstone National Park (2 Nights): Giddy up cowboys and girls. There are many fun choices on the Ranch this morning: join a whitewater rafting trip down the Gallatin River or saddle up and ride with a real-life horse wrangler in the Montana wilderness. After lunch at the Ranch, visit The Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center in West Yellowstone before entering one of America's most famous National Parks, Yellowstone. Enjoy a two night stay inside Yellowstone National Park, where each lodge has its own unique setting and atmosphere. Lodges featured are the Old Faithful Inn, Lake Yellowstone Hotel, Old Faithful Snow Lodge, Grant Village, and the Mammoth Hot Springs Hotel. Specific lodges will be confirmed in your documents.Full Breakfast, Lunch|
National Park Lodges
|Day 5||Yellowstone National Park||Yellowstone National Park Sightseeing and Free Time: Discover Yellowstone's most amazing natural wonders, including the thundering Yellowstone Falls, a multitude of hot gushing geysers and countless brilliantly coloured simmering thermal springs, bubbling mud pools and hissing steam vents, highlighted with a visit to Old Faithful, which has been spouting steam water regularly for thousands of years. Do you know how to to locate a bear or tell what it's been eating? Join your Local Specialist for a guided stroll around the boardwalks of Yellowstone and learn the answer, plus even more cool facts about the park's abundance of wildlife.Full Breakfast, Dinner|
|Day 6||Sheridan||Yellowstone National Park - Cody - Sheridan: This morning, say farewell to majestic Yellowstone. Head east to the town of Cody, named for its most famous native son, Buffalo Bill. Get a glimpse into the fascinating history of the American West at the Buffalo Bill Center of the West where you'll experience the culture of the cowboy, the role of the firearm in the early days and the culture and art of the Plains Indians. Then it's on to Sheridan to check in to your hotel.Full Breakfast|
Holiday Inn Sheridan
|Day 7||Rapid City||Sheridan - Keystone - Rapid City (2 Nights): After a hearty breakfast, your journey continues on to South Dakota. Visit Crazy Horse Memorial where you'll gaze in awe at the towering tribute to legendary Lakota leader Crazy Horse being carved into the mountain and discover the culture of his people. The evening is yours to explore in Rapid City. Or perhaps take an optional trip to the moving Mount Rushmore Lighting Ceremony, a chance to see one of America's most famous landmarks from a different perspective.Full Breakfast|
|Day 8||Rapid City||Rapid City and Black Hills Excursion: The first stop this morning is Bear Country USA, a wildlife park featuring the world's largest private viewing habitat of American black bear. Enjoy a drive through this spectacular and unique park and walk through the Wildlife Center, where younger and smaller animals frolic in their outdoor exhibits. Next, head to the famous Black Hills of South Dakota to view one of America's most iconic landmarks: the presidents sculpted at Mount Rushmore. You have seen the pictures of Mount Rushmore, but they pale in comparison to seeing this majestic site in person. It took 400 artisans 14 years to carve the sculptures of George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Theodore Roosevelt and Abraham Lincoln into the mountain. This evening, join your fellow adventurers at a Farewell Dinner featuring a Native American dancer.Full Breakfast, Farewell Dinner|
|Day 9||Depart Rapid City||Depart Rapid City: Your Wild West adventure comes to an end after breakfast. Say so long to your newfound friends this morning and transfer to the Rapid City Regional Airport for your flight home.Full Breakfast|
- Guaranteed Room Share is not available on this trip.
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- Hotel Class Key: D: Deluxe SF: Superior First Class F: First Class