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Wild West Cowboys and Buffalos - End Rapid City

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Say 'Howdy' to the Old West on this family adventure of a lifetime. Visit Jackson, Mount Rushmore and more.

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      • Crossovers: Itineraries, durations, hotels and inclusions may vary. Please inquire at the time of booking.
      • Note: For horseback riding and whitewater rafting on Day 4, participation is at your own risk and a signed liability waiver will be required
      • Guaranteed Room Share is not available on this trip.
      • Day 9 End Denver Option (DWWR): Available for guests wishing to end in Denver.
      • "Cute alert! Spring and summer are the best times to see baby bison, elk and moose. Towards sunset, keep your eyes open for baby grizzlies."Brittani Osborne, Product Coordinator
      • Trip prices are per person, land only, based on double occupancy and reflect applicable discount. Discounts are subject to availability and may be withdrawn at any time without notice.
      • Trip prices are correct at the time of the products going live, however are subject to confirmation at the time of booking. All trip information is correct at time of trips going live, however are subject to change - please confirm all details at time of booking.
      • For full terms and conditions, please refer to our Website Terms of Use page.
      • Twin-share option not available for trips to South America, Costa Rica, Mexico, Alaska, Hawaii, South Africa, Kenya & Tanzania, Botswana, Zambia or for any holiday & cruise combination, or in Asia and Eastern Mediterranean except Highlights of Turkey (without cruise) & Best of Turkey. It's also not available on Small Group trips.  Guided Vacations included in this restriction are Newfoundland and Labrador (DNLA) as well as Panama, the Canal & Beyond (LPAN).  
      • For trips that are part of our Guaranteed Room Share, please note that there is a no smoking policy in all shared rooms. Solo travel is not accepted on guided Family Experiences holidays unless travelling as part of a family group. 

      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.


      Trip type: Family Experience i

      Trip code: DWWR

      8 Nights

      accommodation

      15 Meals
      • 8 full breakfasts

      • 2 lunches

      • 5 dinners

      On-trip Transport

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      Highlights

      What's Included

      Sightseeing Highlights

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        • 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


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      Dining

        • 8 full breakfasts

        • 2 lunches

        • 5 dinners


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        • 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


        Airport Transfers

      • Specific transfer information can be found on the airport transfers page


       

      Wild West Cowboys and Buffalos - End Rapid City

      Your Itinerary

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      Arrive Salt Lake City

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      Salt Lake City – Montpelier – Jackson

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      Jackson – Grand Teton National Park – 320 Guest Ranch

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      320 Guest Ranch – Yellowstone National Park (2 Nights)

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      Yellowstone National Park Sightseeing

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      Yellowstone National Park – Cody – Sheridan

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      Sheridan – Keystone – Rapid City (2 Nights)

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      Black Hills Excursion

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      Depart Rapid City

      Day 1

      Arrive Salt Lake City 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.

      Hotel

      Little America

      Meals

      • Kick-Off Party

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      Little America

      Meals

      • Kick-Off Party

      Day 1

      Day 2

      Salt Lake City – Montpelier – Jackson 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.

      Hotel

      Rustic Inn Creekside Resort and Spa

      Meals

      • Full Breakfast
      • Lunch
      • Regional Meal

      Hotel

      Rustic Inn Creekside Resort and Spa

      Meals

      • Full Breakfast
      • Lunch
      • Regional Meal

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      Day 3

      Jackson – Grand Teton National Park – 320 Guest Ranch 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.

      Hotel

      320 Guest Ranch

      Meals

      • Full Breakfast
      • Dinner

      Hotel

      320 Guest Ranch

      Meals

      • Full Breakfast
      • Dinner

      Optional Experiences

      *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: US$83.00
      (Price is subject to change)

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      Day 4

      320 Guest Ranch – Yellowstone National Park (2 Nights) 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.

      Hotel

      National Park Lodges

      Meals

      • Full Breakfast
      • Lunch

      Hotel

      National Park Lodges

      Meals

      • Full Breakfast
      • Lunch

      Day 4

      Day 5

      Yellowstone National Park Sightseeing 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

      Meals

      • Full Breakfast
      • Dinner

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      Day 6

      Yellowstone National Park – Cody – Sheridan 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.

      Hotel

      Holiday Inn Sheridan

      Meals

      • Full Breakfast

      Hotel

      Holiday Inn Sheridan

      Meals

      • Full Breakfast

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      Sheridan – Keystone – Rapid City (2 Nights) 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.

      Hotel

      Alex Johnson

      Meals

      • Full Breakfast

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      Meals

      • Full Breakfast

      Optional Experiences

      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: US$25.00
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      Day 8

      Black Hills Excursion 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

      Meals

      • Full Breakfast
      • Farewell Dinner

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      Day 9

      Depart Rapid City 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

      • Full Breakfast

      Meals

      • Full Breakfast

      Day 9

      Available Departures

      Please see http://www.trafalgar.com:80/en-nz/tours/wild-west-cowboys-and-buffalos?season=Summer%202017 for the latest discounts & departure information.

      The Trafalgar Difference

      • DIVE INTO CULTURE
        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. (Day 8)

      • FAMILY FUN
        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. (Days 3, 4)

      • MAKE A DIFFERENCE
        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. (Days 4, 7)

      • STAYS WITH STORIES
        Spend the night at an authentic 1800s Montana homestead to relive the early Western atmosphere. (Day 3)

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      Highlights

      What's Included

      Sightseeing Highlights

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        • 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


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      Dining

        • 8 full breakfasts

        • 2 lunches

        • 5 dinners


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      Travel Highlights

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        • 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


        Airport Transfers

      • Specific transfer information can be found on the airport transfers page


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