America's Cowboy Country

Explore the beauty of the American West

America's Cowboy Country

$2,519 pp* | 8 days • 12 meals

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September 20, 2016

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Highlights: Choice of Wildlife Float Trip or Whitewater Rafting on Snake River • Grand Tetons • Yellowstone National Park • Buffalo Bill Center of the West • Deadwood • Crazy Horse Memorial • Badlands National Park • Mt. Rushmore


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Itinerary at a glance

Days 1, 2: The Lodge, Jackson Hole, WY
Day 3: Yellowstone National Park Lodges, Yellowstone National Park
Day 4: Holiday Inn Sheridan, Sheridan, WY or Best Western Sheridan Center, Sheridan, WY
Days 5-7: Alex Johnson Hotel, Rapid City, SD

On some dates alternate hotels may be used.

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 the Bar T 5. Today dinner will be 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 will be 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 will be 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 will be 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. 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 will be included.

Day 6: Rapid City - Crazy Horse - 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, visit Prairie Edge, a Plains Indian store and museum filled with native art, crafts and jewelry. Created by hand, their work remains faithful to the Plains Indian spirit and tradition. 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. This evening’s dinner is a special treat: enjoy a Jeep ride followed by a traditional Chuckwagon dinner in Custer State Park, home to over 1,500 free-roaming buffalo and bighorn sheep plus a herd of majestic elk. Today breakfast and dinner will be 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. Later, marvel at an illuminated Mt. Rushmore, one of the true icons of the West, during a sound and light show. Today breakfast and dinner will be included.

Day 8: Rapid City - Tour Ends
Today breakfast will be included.

For reservations or more information, call Collette at 888.288.2341.

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