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Western Frontiers 2014

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Mount Rushmore National Memorial in South Dakota, USACrazy Horse Memorial in South Dakota, USABryce Canyon National Park in Utah, USAYellowstone National Park in Wyoming, USA
Mount Rushmore National Memorial in South Dakota, USA
Crazy Horse Memorial in South Dakota, USA
Bryce Canyon National Park in Utah, USA
Yellowstone National Park in Wyoming, USA
  • Duration: 10 Days
  • Rating: Read Reviews
  • Brochure: USA and Canada 2014
  • Style: Discovery
  • Description: Blaze trails through the frontier lands as you visit vast national parks and explore the old Wild West on this fascinating guided trip. Visit the Grand Canyon of Yellowstone with the park's geothermal mud pots and bubbling hot springs. Delight in old west hospitality in Montana and journey through the Black Hills to take in spectacular Mount Rushmore and the Crazy Horse Memorial.

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Trip Itinerary

  • Day 1


    Welcome to Las Vegas! Check into your hotel and relax or maybe do some exploring. Perhaps visit exclusive shops, try your hand at a slot machine or simply relax by the pool. At 6 p.m., gather at the hotel with your Travel Director and fellow travellers for a Welcome Reception.

    Meal(s): (Welcome Reception)

    Hotel: Tropicana Las Vegas (F)

    Hotels are subject to change.
  • Day 2


    Depart the glittering neon gulch of Sin City for the gorgeous wonderland that is Zion National Park. Marvel at the graceful slot canyons, towering cliffs and awe-inspiring monoliths, all carved out over 200 million years from the orange sandstone. Then it's onward to Bryce Canyon, home to the world's largest concentration of hoodoos, those tall limestone spires that rise majestically from the desert floor.

    Meal(s): (Full Breakfast / Dinner)

    Hotel: BW Plus Bryce Canyon Grand Hotel (F)

    Hotels are subject to change.
  • Day 3


    Leave the red rock canyons and travel north to Utah's capital. See the famed Temple Square, the Mormon headquarters and home to the renowned Mormon Tabernacle Choir. This evening, perhaps enjoy an optional visit to Mormon founder Brigham Young's former home, followed by dinner at the Lion House, featuring pioneer-style ambiance and home-style cuisine.

    Meal(s): (Full Breakfast)

    Hotel: Hilton Salt Lake City Center (SF)

    Hotels are subject to change.
  • Day 4


    Get a glimpse of the route of the pioneers as you cross the Oregon Trail and enter Wyoming. Stop in Montpelier at the Oregon Trail Center. Through interactive exhibits, glimpse the thrills and challenges of the Old Trail. Enjoy lunch before departing to scenic Jackson, standing in the shadows of the icy peaks of the Grand Tetons. This evening is free for you to explore.

    Meal(s): (Full Breakfast / Lunch)

    Hotel: The Lodge at Jackson Hole (F)

    Hotels are subject to change.
  • Day 5


    If you like, hit the water this morning on an optional guided float trip down the lovely Snake River (seasonal). Then traverse Grand Teton National Park with its snow-capped mountains, pristine alpine lakes and evergreen forests on the way to Yellowstone, established in 1872 as the world's first National Park. This afternoon, join a Local Expert to explore the spouting geysers, bubbling hot springs and mud paint pots. (When the south entrance is closed due to weather conditions, the itinerary will travel west from Jackson via Idaho and enter Yellowstone National Park through the west entrance.)

    Meal(s): (Full Breakfast / Dinner)

    Hotel: National Park Lodges (NP)

    Hotels are subject to change.
  • Day 6


    You could spend a year in Yellowstone and still only scratch the surface of its wonders. Today, explore the impressive Grand Canyon of Yellowstone with its stunning waterfalls and a chance to see wandering herds of bison, elk and even the occasional grizzly bear. You'll have the chance to stroll the boardwalks to view more of the park's fantastical geothermal activity—and no trip to Yellowstone is complete without a sighting of Old Faithful as its waters arc up to 100 feet (30 metres) into the air. This evening, relax under the great basin of stars in one of the country's most beautiful wild places.

    Meal(s): (Full Breakfast)

  • Day 7


    Head north to the town of Cody, named for its most famous native son, Buffalo Bill, and get a glimpse into its lively history at the Buffalo Bill Center of the West. Then it's on to Big Sky Country for a Be My Guest dinner of local cuisine with a host who welcomes you with true Western hospitality.

    Meal(s): (Full Breakfast / Be My Guest Dining)

    Hotel: The Crowne Plaza Billings (F)

    Hotels are subject to change.
  • Day 8


    Today begins with a visit to Little Big Horn, the infamous battlefield where the ill-fated Custer led his men against a battalion of Sioux and Cheyenne warriors. Then, travel east through the Black Hills to Rapid City.

    Meal(s): (Full Breakfast)

    Hotel: Adoba Eco Hotel & Suites (SF)

    Hotels are subject to change.
  • Day 9


    Discover the natural and manmade wonders of the Black Hills with a drive through stunning scenery on your way to visit Mount Rushmore and the Crazy Horse Memorial, a mountain carving of the famed war chief of the Oglala people. Return to Rapid City this afternoon before gathering with your Travel Director and fellow travellers for a Farewell Dinner.

    Meal(s): (Full Breakfast / Farewell Dinner)

  • Day 10


    Say so long to your newfound friends this morning and transfer to the Rapid City Regional Airport for your flight home, or traverse some of the heavily forested Black Hills and the expansive grasslands of Wyoming on your way to Denver, the Mile High City, where you can extend your stay, or to Denver International Airport for your flight home.

    Meal(s): (Full Breakfast)

What's Included

Insider Experiences

  • Be My Guest Enjoy a dinner of local cuisine with a host who welcomes you with true Western hospitality.
  • Hidden Treasure Enjoy at least one surprise Hidden Treasure experience, unique to your itinerary, courtesy of your expert Travel Director.
  • Local Expert Take an interpretive walk among the geysers and hot springs at Yellowstone National Park.

Sightseeing Highlights

  • Zion National ParkDiscover Zion Canyon's dramatic towering cliffs.
  • Bryce Canyon National ParkView the colourful and whimsical hoodoos.
  • Salt Lake CityEnjoy an orientation tour including Temple Square.
  • JacksonOvernight in this authentic Old-West town.
  • Grand Teton National ParkView soaring peaks and abundant wildlife.
  • Yellowstone National ParkSpend two nights in America's first National Park.
  • CodyVisit the Buffalo Bill Center of the West.
  • Black HillsView Mount Rushmore and the Crazy Horse Memorial.


  • 9 full breakfasts
  • 1 lunch
  • 5 evening meals:
    • Welcome Reception with light appetisers and drinks with your Travel Director in Las Vegas
    • 2 three-course dinners
    • Be My Guest dinner in Billings.
    • Farewell Dinner with wine in Rapid City.

Travel Highlights

  • Travel by luxury air-conditioned coach with reclining seats and an on-board restroom.
  • First Class hotel accommodation featuring twin rooms and private facilities.
  • Audio Headsets provided throughout your trip to enhance your included sightseeing experiences.
  • Complimentary keepsake photo and map.
  • The services of a professional Travel Director throughout your journey.
  • All hotel service charges and tips, baggage handling fees and local taxes included.
  • Airport transfers are provided on the first and last day of your guided trip
  • 9 nights First Class accommodation

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