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Wild West Cowboys and Buffalos - End Rapid City

9 Days 1 Country 7 Cities

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

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9 Days 1 Country 7 Cities

Wild West Cowboys and Buffalos - End Rapid City

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    • All 2017 departure dates will operate as per the 2017 brochure. 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
    • For guests who choose to continue on to Denver Airport on Day 9, arrival will be at 5 p.m., please be aware when booking your flights.
    • Guaranteed Room Share is not available on this trip.
    • 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.
    • Day 9 End Denver Option (DWWR): Available for guests wishing to end in Denver.
    • 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 Discounts are subject to availability and may be withdrawn at any time without notice.
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    • Twin-share option not available for trips to South America, Costa Rica, Mexico, Alaska, Hawaii 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. 

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    15 Days 1 Country 9 Cities

    Iconic Rockies With Western Canada

    Departure date

    Salt Lake City, USA

    Return date

    Denver (CO), USA

    Book by:

    i Flights available

    Early payment discount

    Was: PP

    Save: PP

    Code: XXXXX

      Extensions available for this trip

      Secure your trip with a deposit today

      Easy Quote View Trip Book Now Please call +65 6922 5965

      Please read our Trip Notes before booking

      iNotes
      • All 2017 departure dates will operate as per the 2017 brochure. 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
      • For guests who choose to continue on to Denver Airport on Day 9, arrival will be at 5 p.m., please be aware when booking your flights.
      • Guaranteed Room Share is not available on this trip.
      • 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.
      • Day 9 End Denver Option (DWWR): Available for guests wishing to end in Denver.
      • 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 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. 

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      About this trip

      Calling all wranglers for a ride into the sunset, through the mighty Rocky Mountains to the Badlands of South Dakota. Trot through Montana's Big Sky Country where you'll stay at an 1898 homestead and watch as Old Faithful spouts steam in Yellowstone. You'll also see the American presidents sculpted at Mount Rushmore and say hi to Buffalo Bill in Cody.


      Trip type: Family Experience

      Trip code: DWWA

      8 Nights

      accommodation

      14 Meals
      • 8 full breakfasts

      • 2 lunches

      • 4 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


      What's Included

      Dining

        • 8 full breakfasts

        • 2 lunches

        • 4 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

      1. Arrive Salt Lake City

      Welcome to Salt Lake City. Arrive at your hotel and enjoy some time on your own this afternoon to relax or venture out to see some of the attractions. This evening, meet your fellow adventurers at 6 p.m. for a Kick-off Party with your Travel Director.

      Meal(s)
      Kick-Off Party
      Hotel
      Little America

      2. Salt Lake City – Montpelier – Jackson

      Put on your cowboy hats, pull up your boots and get ready to create memories that will last a lifetime. Head north and enter Wyoming for your first encounter with the mighty Rocky Mountains. Follow trails blazed by rugged mountain men centuries ago. Stop 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 crossing the famous Oregon Trail to the authentic 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.

      Meal(s)
      Full Breakfast
      Lunch
      Regional Meal
      Hotel
      Rustic Inn Creekside Resort and Spa

      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 an 1898 homestead where you'll feast on a classic Western dinner.

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      Full Breakfast
      Dinner
      Hotel
      320 Guest Ranch Authentic Accommodation

      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 before entering one of America's most famous National Parks, Yellowstone. Stay inside Yellowstone National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, where each lodge has its own unique setting and atmosphere. Lodges featured are the Old Faithful Inn, Old Faithful Snow Lodge, Grant Village, and the Mammoth Hot Springs Hotel. Specific lodges will be confirmed in your documents.

      Meal(s)
      Full Breakfast
      Lunch
      Hotel
      National Park Lodges

      5. Yellowstone National Park Sightseeing

      Discover Yellowstone's most amazing natural wonders, including the thundering Yellowstone Falls, a multitude of gushing geysers and countless brilliantly coloured hot springs, bubbling mud pools and hissing steam vents, highlighted with 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.

      Meal(s)
      Full Breakfast
      Dinner

      6. Yellowstone National Park – Cody – Sheridan

      This morning, say farewell to majestic Yellowstone. Head east to the town of Cody, named for its most famous native son, Buffalo Bill. Get a glimpse into the fascinating history of the American West at the Buffalo Bill Center of the West where you'll experience the culture of the cowboy, the role of the firearm in the early days and the culture and art of the Plains Indians. Then it's on to Sheridan to check in to your hotel.

      Meal(s)
      Full Breakfast
      Hotel
      Holiday Inn Sheridan

      7. Sheridan – Keystone – Rapid City (2 Nights)

      After a hearty breakfast, your journey continues on to South Dakota. Visit Crazy Horse Memorial where you'll gaze in awe at the towering tribute to legendary Lakota leader Crazy Horse being carved into the mountain and discover the culture of his people. The evening is yours to explore in Rapid City. Or perhaps take an optional trip to the moving Mount Rushmore Lighting Ceremony, a chance to see one of America's most famous landmarks from a different perspective.

      Meal(s)
      Full Breakfast
      Hotel
      Alex Johnson

      8. Black Hills Excursion

      The 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 this spectacular and unique park and walk through the Wildlife Center, where younger and smaller animals frolic in their outdoor exhibits. Next, head for the famous Black Hills of South Dakota to view one of America's most iconic landmarks: the presidents sculpted at Mount Rushmore. You have seen the pictures of Mount Rushmore, but they pale in comparison to seeing this majestic site in person. It took 400 artisans 14 years to carve the sculptures of George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Theodore Roosevelt and Abraham Lincoln into the mountain. This evening, join your fellow adventurers at a Farewell Dinner featuring a local Native American dancer, a true Cultural Insight.

      Meal(s)
      Full Breakfast
      Farewell Dinner

      9. Depart Rapid City

      Your Wild West adventure comes to an end after breakfast. Say so long to your newfound friends this morning and transfer to the Rapid City Regional Airport for your flight home.

      Meal(s)
      Full Breakfast

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      The Trafalgar Difference

      • Authentic Accommodation
        Spend the night at an authentic 1800s Montana homestead to relive the early Western atmosphere

      • Cultural Insights
        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

      • Hidden Treasures
        Enjoy at least one surprise Hidden Treasure

      • Join Trafalgar
        Travel Today, Sustain Tomorrow - You'll find out why the Crazy Horse Memorial is only possible thanks to your visit, and how the foundation preserves the heritage of Native American Indians. Meet Stephen Yellowhawk and discover how he shares and promotes his tribe's history through traditional dance and song, and help support his work with Native American diabetic patients. At the Grizzly and Wold Discovery Center, experience the conservation projects of Yellowstone National Park and find out more about their work with wolves and grizzly bears.

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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


      What's Included

      Dining

        • 8 full breakfasts

        • 2 lunches

        • 4 dinners


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      What's Included

      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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      The Trafalgar Experience

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        Service rating : It was an excellent tour. I'm not rich or even well-off, so I pay a lot of attention to value. This whole package was very well worth the price....yet it was by no means "budget"-type travel. The accommodations weren't posh but they were very nice, clean, and very unique. My

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        Service rating : Tour guide answered all questions and took care of our concernsProduct : All stops were awesome visited stops we would have never thought of

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        Service rating : The most significant factor on the plus side was the Travel Director Korie Goff. Her preparation, knowledge, delivery, and personality were exceptional. The tour itself covered the highlights of the region quite well.Product : The tour covered a large area, but in a relatively

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        Service rating : I thought everything was done well. Thoroughly enjoyed the trip.Product : Everything was well done!

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