AMERICA'S COWBOY COUNTRY - 2017
AMERICA'S COWBOY COUNTRY - 2017

Day 1: Jackson Hole, Wyoming - Tour Begins
Welcome to Jackson Hole, America’s most famous cowboy town. Find yourself amid its rare blend of elegance and western charm. Get your first taste of the Old West at your welcome dinner* where your ride in a covered wagon takes you past the Cache Creek Canyon for a night of western hospitality at a chuck wagon dinner with entertainment.
Today Dinner is included.

Day 2: Jackson Hole
This morning the choice is yours. Enjoy either a relaxing wildlife float trip or an exciting whitewater rafting adventure! Both paths take you along the Snake River and offer up dramatic views of a grand landscape complete with a picnic lunch. The rest of the afternoon is yours to experience all that Jackson Hole has to offer.
Today Breakfast and Lunch are included.

Day 3: Jackson Hole - Grand Tetons - Yellowstone
Wind through Grand Teton National Park, home to the youngest peaks in the Rockies. Keep your camera ready. There are plenty of opportunities to take photos. Next, visit incomparable Yellowstone National Park, the first and oldest national park in the world. Yellowstone, a true symbol of the west, stretches across 3,470 square miles and touches three western states. Famous for its geysers, hot springs and incredible wildlife – including free-ranging herds of buffalo – Yellowstone lives up to its reputation. A park guide joins your group to discuss the past, present and future of the park as you observe the unspoiled natural splendor. Of course, no visit to Yellowstone would be complete without seeing its most famous attraction: Old Faithful. Watch in amazement as the geyser erupts, sending a fountain of steam more than 90 feet in the air!
Today Breakfast and Dinner are included. 

Day 4: Yellowstone - Cody - Sheridan
Begin your day with a journey along Lake Yellowstone and over Sylvan Pass. From the mountains to the prairies, the scenery is simply astounding. Pass through Cody and visit the Buffalo Bill Center of the West – a tribute to one of the most colorful figures of the Old West. Before turning in for the night in Sheridan, make your way through the incredible Bighorn Mountains and cross through the territory of the Great Sioux Nation.
Today Breakfast is included.

Day 5: Sheridan - Deadwood - Rapid City, South Dakota
En route to Rapid City, stop in Deadwood, a rowdy, rambling western town that has been named a National Historic Landmark. Recreations of turn-of-the-century street lamps light the way through the restored architecture. A local guide introduces you to the history of the city, including a visit to Mount Moriah Cemetery, final resting place of Wild Bill Hickok, Calamity Jane and other figures from the Wild West. You’ll also make a stop at Kevin Costner’s Tatanka: “Story of the Bison.” This interpretive center features large, awe-inspiring sculptures depicting the relationship of bison and the Lakota Native Americans. Enjoy some time to ramble through Deadwood where gold, gambling and gunpowder were once the order of the day. Later, return to Rapid City to enjoy leisure time for independent exploration.
Today Breakfast is included.

Day 6: Rapid City - Crazy Horse - Keystone - Rapid City
Today, learn more about this diverse region. Jump into the world of Black Hills gold on a tour through Riddle’s Black Hills Gold and Diamond Factory. See skilled artisans handcraft South Dakota’s official state jewelry. Then it is on to Custer State Park where you’ll hop on an off-road vehicle to travel deep into the park. A herd of approximately 1300 free roaming buffalo (or bison) grace the woods of Custer along with pronghorn antelope and elk. Your guide will fill you in on the history and fun facts about the park’s wildlife. Next, prepare to be amazed by the Crazy Horse Memorial, the world's largest mountain sculpture still in progress. The memorial includes the Indian Museum of North America, Native American Cultural Center, the sculptor's studio, an orientation center and theaters. Many Native American artists and craftspeople practice their art at the memorial and are on hand to discuss the influence their culture has on their work. Make a stop in the Old West town of Keystone to have dinner on your own before stopping to see the illumination of Mt. Rushmore, one of the true icons of the West, during a sound and light show.
Today Breakfast is included.

Day 7: Rapid City - Badlands - Wall - Rapid City
Today you visit rugged Badlands National Park. Upon arrival at the visitor center, view its informative exhibits and displays and watch a film that introduces you to the area. Follow the Badlands Loop Road, a wonder of rock formations and vibrant colors caused by mineral deposits. Next, enjoy a stop at Wall Drug, a classic store from 1936, where there is time for lunch and browsing. This evening, a Lakota Native American will join you before your farewell dinner to discuss his dedication to his community and the Native American way of life, past and present.
Today Breakfast and Dinner are included.

Day 8: Rapid City - Tour Ends
Today Breakfast is included.

 

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Highlights...

Jackson Hole • ride in a covered wagon • chuck wagon dinner • Grand Teton National Park • Yellowstone National Park • Old Faithful • Buffalo Bill Center of the West • Bighorn Mountains • Great Sioux Nation territoryDeadwoodCuster State Park Crazy Horse Memorial Keystone Mt. Rushmore Badlands National Park

8 Days • 11 Meals:
7 Breakfasts • 1 Lunch4 Dinners

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*Starting at $2,299 per person, land only, double occupancy.
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YOUR ITINERARY AT A GLANCE

DAYS 1, 2
Snow King Resort, Jackson Hole, WY
DAY 3
Yellowstone Lodges
DAY 4
Holiday Inn, Sheridan
DAYS 5 - 7
The Alex Johnson Hotel, Rapid City

On some dates alternate hotels may be used.


Unique Experiences

  • Embark on either a relaxing wildlife float trip or an exciting whitewater rafting adventure.
  • Watch Old Faithful geyser erupt, sending steam high in the air.
  • Jump into the world of Black Hills gold on a tour.
  • Wind through majestic Grand Teton National Park.
  • At the rugged Badlands National Park, explore its informative visitor's center.


For more information call Pam Adair at 216.751.8301 or 888.878.8187


Please Note:
• This tour requires average physical activity. You should be in good health, able to climb stairs and walk reasonable distances, possibly over uneven grounds and cobblestone streets. The Sates in this tour are 2 hours behind Eastern Standard Time.
• This tour includes traveling to high altitudes (approx. 8,000 ft.) and may not be suitable for some clients. We suggest that you consult your physician if you have any concerns.  Our air passengers will depart from Rapid City, SD. All our transfers will depart Rapid City, SD.
• To complete your vacation, we include roundtrip airport-to-hotel transfers when purchasing airfare from us with your tour. If you have arranged for your own air, we are pleased to provide you the option of purchasing these transfers. Please note that all transfers will leave at pre-scheduled times.

 

Vacation updated: 12/27/2016 1:24:47 PM