Trot through Montana's Big Sky Country and watch as Old Faithful spouts steam in Yellowstone. You'll see the American presidents sculpted at Mount Rushmore and say hi to Buffalo Bill in Cody.
Our prices start from3,334 LAND ONLY
9 Days • GUIDED • 15MealsOperated Tour
- 8 nights accommodation
- Services of a well-being director
- Services of a travel director
- All on-tour transportation and related fees
- Hotel-to-hotel baggage handling
- Airport transfers at specified times on arrival and departure days
- 8 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 5 dinners
Day 1 - Start your travels in 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 buckaroos for a rootin' tootin' evening Kick-off Party with your travel director.
Day 2 - Adventure on The Oregon Trail
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.
Day 3 - Enjoy Blue Skies on a western homestead
Family fun awaits every day of this trip and today is no exception. If the season is right, today is your chance to get out on the water for some adventures. Rise early to float down the Snake River for a scenic wilderness float trip. It's the most relaxing way to experience the river as you learn about the history, geology, and wildlife from an expert guide. Later, discover dramatic shimmering peaks of the Teton range rising above alpine forests and lakes in iconic Grand Teton National Park. Travel onward to your Stays With Stories overnight nestled in the mountains of the Bridger-Teton National Forest at Togwotee Mountain Lodge.
Day 4 - Roam the Wyoming wilderness
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 programs. Tonight, we stay inside the UNESCO-listed Yellowstone National Park, where each lodge has its own unique setting and atmosphere.
Day 5 - Enjoy wondrous Yellowstone National Park
Discover Yellowstone's astounding wonders-the thundering Yellowstone Falls, brilliantly colored 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.
Day 6 - Immerse into the culture of the old west
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.
Day 7 - Venture into Rapid City
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.
Day 8 - Encounter the traditions of Black Hills
Today, 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.
Day 9 - Depart Rapid City
Tour ends in Rapid City. Transfer to the airport for your flight home, or travel to Denver, where you can extend your stay.
2022 Tour Dates
Pricing is subject to change without notice. It is inevitable prices or details may have changed since initially provided, see your AAA Travel Agent for current pricing. Pricing is per person, double occupancy, land only, based on May 28, 2022 travel date.
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