Canada, Alaska & USA
27 May 2019
A son of the Lakota and Iroquois Nations, meet Stephen Yellowhawk who is helping to keep the important traditions and history of his tribe alive through song and dance.
Explore old style Montana ranch life with a real-life horse wrangler or down the wild waters of the Gallatin River. Visit the Bear Country USA wildlife park featuring the world's largest private viewing habitat of American black bear.
Learn how your visit to The Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center contributes to the conservation projects of Yellowstone National Park as well as your visit to Crazy Horse Memorial in the Black Hills.
Spend the night at an authentic 1800s Montana homestead to relive the early Western atmosphere.
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
ABOUT THIS TRIP
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.
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.
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.
Jackson – Grand Teton National Park
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.
Yellowstone National Park
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.
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.
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.
Sheridan – Keystone – 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.
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.
Transfer to Denver, where you can extend your stay or transfer to Denver International Airport for your flight home.
Dining: 8 Full Breakfasts 2 Lunches 5 Dinners
Audio Headsets for flexible sightseeing
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