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Wild West Cowboys and Buffalos

Price From

$2,750

9 days

Overview

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.

Locations Visited

Salt Lake City, Jackson, Montpelier (ID), Moose, Teton Village, West Yellowstone, Gallatin Gateway, Yellowstone National Park, Cody, Sheridan, Crazy Horse, Rapid City

Countries Visited

United States

Travel Style

Family Experience

Accommodations

8 nights included

Age Requirements

Minimum age 5

Itinerary

COLLAPSE ALL EXPAND ALL

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.

  • Accommodation

    Little America

  • Meals

    Kick-Off Party

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 Dinner.

  • Accommodation

    Rustic Inn Creekside Resort and Spa

  • Meals

    Breakfast, Lunch, Regional Dinner

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 'Family Fun' fun at your 'Stay with a Story', an 1898 homestead, where you'll feast on a classic Western dinner.

  • Accommodation

    320 Guest Ranch

  • Meals

    Breakfast, Dinner

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.

  • Accommodation

    National Park Lodges

  • Meals

    Breakfast, Lunch

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

    Breakfast, Dinner

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.

  • Accommodation

    Holiday Inn Sheridan

  • Meals

    Breakfast

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.

  • Accommodation

    Alex Johnson

  • Meals

    Breakfast

Day 8

Black Hills Excursion

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.

  • Meals

    Breakfast, Farewell Dinner

Day 9

Depart Rapid City

Transfer to the Rapid City Regional Airport for your flight home, or travel to Denver, where you can extend your stay or transfer to Denver International Airport for your flight home.

  • Meals

    Breakfast

Highlights

  • Sightseeing Highlights
  • VISIT the Oregon Trail Center in Montpelier, Jackson, Grand Teton National Park, 320 Guest Ranch, Yellowstone National Park, Cody, the Black Hills, Crazy Horse Memorial, Mount Rushmore

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What's Included

  • Dining Highlights

  • 8 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

  • Handcrafted Highlights

  • 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

  • Terms & Conditions

    Trip Notes:

    • ​International Air: Please note that airfares are not included. We will quote you the lowest possible airfare available on the day you book.
    • ​Travel to Europe often requires an overnight flight. Please arrange flights to arrive on or before Day 1 of itinerary.

    Terms & Conditions:

    • ​Prices listed are per person, land only and based on double occupancy. Single room supplements are available. 
    • ​'Price with Current Deals' reflects current applicable 'Early Payment Discounts' or 'Last Minute Deals.' Early Payment Discounts (land only) savings vary by itinerary, are not valid on all vacations/departure dates and are subject to availability; not valid with all other promotional offers. Last Minute Deals are available on select departures only and only available to travelers departing from the United States; not combinable with Early Payment Discounts or any other promotional offers; full payment due at time of booking. All discounts are for new bookings only, subject to availability and may be withdrawn at any time without notice. Call or request a quote for complete details.
    • ​​​Trip prices and information are correct at the time of the trips going live online, however are subject to confirmation - please confirm all details at time of quote and booking.
    • For full details, please refer to our Terms & Conditions page.
    • Other conditions may apply. CST#2077132-20

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