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Wild West, Cowboys and Buffalos

Operated by: Trafalgar

9 Days from $2,795 per person
Geysers, Yellowstone National Park

Countries Visited

USA ...more USA

Locations Visited

Salt Lake City, Montpelier (ID), Jackson, Moose, Teton Village, West Yellowstone, Gallatin Gateway, Yellowstone National Park, Cody, Sheridan, Crazy Horse, Rapid City, Keystone (SD), Mount Rushmore, Denver (CO) ...more Salt Lake City, Montpelier (ID), Jackson, Moose, Teton Village, West Yellowstone, Gallatin Gateway, Yellowstone National Park, Cody, Sheridan, Crazy Horse, Rapid City, Keystone (SD), Mount Rushmore, Denver (CO)
  1. Day 1 Arrive Salt Lake City

    Saddle up for a Wild West family adventure starting with a relaxing afternoon together in small-town Salt Lake City before meeting your travel buckeroos for a rootin' tootin' evening Kick-off Party with your Travel Director.

    meals Kick-Off Party
    hotel Little America
  2. Day 2 Salt Lake City – Montpelier – Jackson

    Put on your cowboy hats, pull up your boots and get ready to make memories that will last a lifetime. Follow trails blazed by rugged mountain men centuries ago, stopping 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 travelling to the Old West town of Jackson. Walk through the town's famous landmark arch of tangled elk antlers and step 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.

    meals Full Breakfast, Lunch, Regional Meal
    hotel Rustic Inn Creekside Resort and Spa
  3. Day 3 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 your Stay with a Story, an 1898 homestead, where you'll feast on a classic Western dinner.

    meals Full Breakfast, Dinner
    hotel 320 Guest Ranch
  4. Day 4 320 Guest Ranch – Yellowstone National Park (2 Nights)

    Giddy up cowboys and cowgirls. 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 where you'll Make a Difference by contributing to its conservation programmes. Tonight, we stay inside the UNESCO-listed Yellowstone National Park, where each lodge has its own unique setting and atmosphere.

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

    Discover Yellowstone's astounding wonders-the thundering Yellowstone Falls, brilliantly coloured hot springs, bubbling mud pools and hissing steam vents. The highlight is a visit to Old Faithful, which has been spouting steam water regularly for thousands of years. Do you know how to locate a bear or tell what it's been eating? Enjoy a stroll around the boardwalks of Yellowstone and learn the answer, plus even more cool facts about the park's abundance of wildlife.

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

    Tip your Stetson to "Buffalo Bill" in his hometown of Cody and get a glimpse into the Spirit of the American West at the Buffalo Bill Center of the West. Delve into culture of the cowboy, the role of the firearm in the early days and the culture and art of the Plains Indians.

    meals Full Breakfast
    hotel Holiday Inn Sheridan
  7. Day 7 Sheridan – Keystone – Rapid City (2 Nights)

    After a hearty breakfast, your journey continues on to South Dakota and the Crazy Horse Memorial. Gaze at the towering tribute to legendary Lakota leader Crazy Horse being carved into the mountain and learn how your visit Makes a Difference by preserving the culture of his people. The evening is yours to explore in Rapid City. Or consider an optional trip to the Mount Rushmore Lighting Ceremony, a chance to see one of America's most famous landmarks from a different perspective.

    meals Full Breakfast
    hotel Alex Johnson
  8. Day 8 Black Hills Excursion

    Our 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 the park and walk through its Wildlife Center. Next, head for the famous Black Hills of South Dakota to view the giant faces of former American presidents etched in the stone cliffs of Mount Rushmore. This evening, we Dive into Culture joining your fellow adventurers at a Farewell Dinner featuring a local Native American dancer.

    meals Full Breakfast, Farewell Dinner
  9. Day 9 Depart Denver

    Transfer to Denver, where you can extend your stay or transfer to Denver International Airport for your flight home.

    meals Full Breakfast
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Price Includes

Dining Highlights

  • 8 full breakfasts
  • 2 lunches
  • 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

  • View Crazy Horse Memorial, Mount Rushmore
  • Visit the Oregon Trail Center in Montpelier, Jackson, Grand Teton National Park, 320 Guest Ranch, Yellowstone National Park, Cody, the Black Hills, Bear Country USA

Dates & Prices
Airfare is not included, but can be added to quote upon request
  • Definite Departure
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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

Black Hills

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. Operates seasonally, starting at 9 p.m. Approx. duration: 4 hours
Adult Price: $26

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Tuesday, September 19, 2017
Service
Service was great. Everything went as scheduled.
Vacation
Lots of fun experiences were included. Loved the covered wagon rides, the rafting and many delicious meals and entertainment.
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