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National Parks Wonders

Operated by: Trafalgar

9 Days from $2,725 per person
Grand Teton National Park

Countries Visited

USA ...more USA

Locations Visited

Salt Lake City, Jackson, Yellowstone National Park, Cody, Sheridan, Crazy Horse, Rapid City ...more Salt Lake City, Jackson, Yellowstone National Park, Cody, Sheridan, Crazy Horse, Rapid City
  1. Day 1 Arrive Salt Lake City

    The gateway to Utah and centre of the Mormon faith extends its signature 'Our City, Your City' warm welcome as you prepare to embark on your in-depth journey through America's West. Explore Salt Lake City on your terms before meeting your Travel Director and fellow travellers for a Welcome Reception.

    meals Welcome Reception
    hotel Sheraton Salt Lake City
  2. Day 2 Salt Lake City – Montpelier – Jackson (2 Nights)

    Saddle up for a wild ride back to a time when brave pioneers loaded their wagons and head West. Experience the grueling 2,000 mile trek first-hand at the Oregon Trail Center in Idaho, sit around the campfire and gain insights into the daily lives of America's early explorers. Enjoy lunch in a covered wagon-themed restaurant before continuing to Jackson. Ascend to the summit of Rendezvous Mountain, boarding an Aerial Tram (seasonal) for staggering panoramic views of Snake River Valley and the Tetons.

    meals Full Breakfast, Lunch
    hotel The Lodge at Jackson Hole
  3. Day 3 Grand Teton National Park Sightseeing

    Spend a full day at leisure connecting with the dazzling natural scenery of Grand Teton National Park. Enjoy a challenging hike or consider an optional guided float trip down the Snake River (seasonal). This evening, join your Travel Director and travel companions for a Chuckwagon Regional Meal.

    meals Full Breakfast, Regional Meal
    hotel National Park Lodges
  4. Day 4 Jackson – Yellowstone National Park (2 Nights)

    We continue our exploration of the Tetons this morning before heading to the UNESCO-listed Yellowstone National Park. Your encounter with its geothermal wonders will leave you in awe. Witness Old Faithful's waters arc high into the air as it has done approximately every 90 minutes since the Washburn Expedition discovered it. We stay amidst the colourful pools of hotsprings, mudpots and geysers tonight at one of the park's signature lodges.

    meals Full Breakfast, Dinner
    hotel National Park Lodges
  5. Day 5 Yellowstone National Park Sightseeing

    Keep a keen eye out for bison, grizzlies and elk as you journey through Hayden Valley en route to the rusting walls of Yellowstone's Grand Canyon. Drive along Dunraven Pass and past Montana's Lamar Valley, home to herds of elk, bison and grizzlies. Admire the gentle cascade of water running down the multi-coloured mineral terraces of Mammoth Hot Springs as they descend into the valley.

    meals Full Breakfast
  6. Day 6 Yellowstone National Park – Cody – Sheridan

    Gain insights into the history of the American West at the Buffalo Bill Center of the West in Cody. This evening, we Connect with Locals and enjoy a traditional Western-style Be My Guest dinner.

    meals Full Breakfast, Dinner with wine
    hotel Holiday Inn Sheridan
  7. Day 7 Sheridan – Deadwood – Rapid City (2 Nights)

    Head through the windswept prairies of the American Frontier and into the Black Hills of South Dakota, admiring the looming fortress of Devils Tower en route. Arriving in the infamous Gold Rush town of Deadwood, we join Kevin Costner's Original Deadwood Tour. Meet a Local Specialist to hear about the days of Wild Bill Hickok, Calamity Jane and Potato Creek Johnny. Journey to Rapid City, where you have the option of visiting Mount Rushmore this evening to see the evening illumination ceremony.

    meals Full Breakfast
    hotel The Rushmore
  8. Day 8 Black Hills Excursion

    This morning, we pay tribute to Crazy Horse, peering at the immortalised face of the famed war chief of the Lakota people etched from the granite rock of the Black Hills. Make a Difference by learning how your visit contributes to its preservation. We continue to Mount Rushmore featuring the enormous carvings of George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Theodore Roosevelt and Abraham Lincoln. Returning to Rapid City, we join our Travel Director and fellow travellers and Dive into Culture during a festive Farewell Dinner and Make a Difference with Stephen Yellowhawk. Working to preserve Native American heritage, he shares his tribe's history through dance and song.

    meals Full Breakfast, Farewell Dinner
  9. Day 9 Depart Rapid City

    Bid farewell to your travelling companions and take a transfer to Rapid City Airport or extend your stay in Rapid City at The Rushmore Hotel.

    meals Full Breakfast
Price Includes

Dining Highlights

  • 8 full breakfasts
  • 1 lunch
  • 5 dinners

First class travel Highlights

  • 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
  • All 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

Sightseeing Highlights

  • Scenic Drive through Deadwood
  • Orientation of Jackson
  • View Crazy Horse Memorial, Mount Rushmore
  • Visit the Oregon Trail Center, the towering peaks of Grand Teton National Park, Yellowstone National Park, the Buffalo Bill Center of the West in Cody, Devils Tower National Monument, the Black Hills of South Dakota

Dates & Prices
Airfare is not included, but can be added to quote upon request
  • Definite Departure
Price Discount Availability Price
Optional Add-Ons

Optional Experiences are subject to change. Your Travel Director will supply you with a final list of Optional Experiences available on your trip. Optional Experiences cannot be booked online; they can be purchased during your trip through your Travel Director.

Grand Teton

Snake River Float Trip Through Grand Teton National Park

This gentle 10-mile float trip runs entirely within Grand Teton National Park, and covers the most scenic stretch of the Snake River in the Jackson Hole Valley. The Snake River is a lifeline to the park’s bison, elk, moose, beaver, pronghorn, deer, bear and 300 different species of birds, including osprey and eagles. Your experienced guide offers in-depth information on the geology of the Grand Tetons and the habitats of the animals you may see. Although we can’t guarantee multiple animal sightings, your chances of spotting wildlife on the Snake River – with its lush willows to feed on and deep-water pools for animals to swim in – are greater here than anywhere else in the park. Operates late May – mid Sep, subject to weather conditions. Approx. duration: 3 hours
Adult Price: $89

Rapid City

Mount Rushmore Evening Lighting Ceremony

Join a park ranger at Mount Rushmore’s outdoor amphitheater for this moving patriotic program and sculpture lighting ceremony. The program begins with a short inspirational talk, focusing on the presidents, patriotism and the nation’s history, and is followed by a 20 minute film, “Freedom: America’s Lasting Legacy.” Watch in wonder as the evening culminates in the slow exposure of light to the monument until it is fully illuminated. Be sure to bundle up as the evenings can be cool. Approx. duration: 1 hour
Adult Price: $25

Black Hills

Badlands National Park Excursion

Badlands National Park in southwest South Dakota preserves 244,000 acres of sharply eroded buttes, pinnacles and spires blended with the largest protected mixed grass prairie in America. Without a doubt, a hidden gem in the national park system, the unique beauty of the Badlands landscape is like no other. Sightseers as well as scholarly scientists are attracted to the area for its astounding beauty and the opportunity to peek into an ancient world. And no trip to the Badlands would be complete without a stop at famous Wall Drug. An establishment which became known for offering free ice water to thirsty travelers in the 1930s is today one of the top roadside attractions in the country. Approx. duration: 3 hours
Adult Price: $40

Independent Reviews
Lynette Webber
Sunday, July 28, 2019
Kaitlin Fitzpatrick was very helpful in booking our National Parks Wonders tour, and the trip was absolutely outstanding. Even the weather was great! The itinerary was excellent, as were the hotels and meals throughout the trip. Our tour guide, Kristin Jenn, was very extremely knowledgeable about the sites visited, and her fun personality and excellent organizational skills made everything run like clockwork. Hal, our coach driver, was very pleasant and friendly too, and a very capable driver. We absolutely loved this trip.
We saw so many beautiful sites, and so many different types of animals, so it made this trip really special. We were especially impressed with Yellowstone, and the Buffalo Bill Cody museum, and of course Mount Rushmore and The Crazy Horse monument were breathtaking. It was just a fabulous trip, which I highly recommend every time I get the chance.
Thomas Hartsfield
Friday, July 26, 2019
They were very professional and attentive - yes I would recommend them to others. There was a situation where they failed to respond in a timely manor due to personnel being unavailable without sufficient procedures to compensate or the rating would have been a 5.
Very organized and planned out. Guide communication was detailed and precise. Teamwork between driver and guide was superb in spite of the fact it was the first time they worked together. They both went the extra mile.
Trusted Customer
Friday, June 21, 2019
We worked with a girl named Kristin who was very good & helpful
Great trip. Weather couldn't have been better . Our Guide Monte was very knowledgeable and went out of his way to make sure our trip was very memorable.
Arthur Francis
Tuesday, June 18, 2019
Deborah Newsom
Monday, June 17, 2019
Gael Gallant
Tuesday, June 11, 2019
Alyssa was excellent to work with and kept us appraised of everything we needed to do prior to and on our trip!
Loved all the experience provided to us. Tyson (our guide) was excellent. He took us to places we will remember for a lifetime!
Trusted Customer
Friday, May 31, 2019
Alyssa was very courteous, patient, and answer all my questions. She kept in touch with me, after my reservation, you could tell she was devoted to her job, and was eager for us to have a good experience with GET.
The schedule was perfect, and we visited many interesting sites. We had the best tour guide and bus driver. The hotels and lodge were top quality, and the meals were excellent.
Edward Donato Jr
Sunday, May 19, 2019
The particular agent with whom we dealt was very helpful, very friendly, and very patient as she went through the various details involved in registering for the trjp.
The tour director, Tom Williams, was excellent. He had a pleasant personality, a good sense of humor, and was very knowledgeable and clear. The itinerary was terrific and the meals provided were wonderful. The bus driver was also an exceptional person.
Trusted Customer
Sunday, May 19, 2019
Easy to book. Pleasant to deal with. Extremely helpful and fabulous vacation.
All around pleasant wonderful experience
Nancy Reigle
Friday, October 12, 2018
The service was excellent. The trip went smoothly and was as described.
This is a great way to see three major national parks in 7 days. Our tour guide, Monte, was wonderful and caring. He explained what we were going to see and made sure we had enough rest stops along the way. He also rearranged some sites due to weather concerns. The hotels were very nice and large. The included meals were also very good with the best being the "Be My Guest" dinner towards the end of the trip. Breakfast at the hotel was included daily which made it easier to get ready for the day. There was also enough free time to do some shopping and rest if needed. Our baggage was taken care of throughout, so there was no need to carry bags to and from hotel rooms. I especially liked the Lodge at Jackson Hole. It was very unique and comfortable. The WiFi on the bus did not work well, so I suggest you have your own network. I felt like we had enough time at each site and many opportunities to take great pictures. I highly recommend this tour. Our bus driver, Peggy, was also superb!
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