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Wild West Cowboys and Buffalos - A Trafalgar Escorted Tour
Stetsons, saddles and spectacular Mount Rushmore - this Wild West family adventure takes in the frontier town of Jackson, the Grand Tetons and Yellowstone National Park. You'll enjoy Insider moments like the rush you get when thousands of gallons of water gush from Old Faithful, as our naturalist guide explains why this world-famous geyser exists at Yellowstone National Park. It's staying in a historic ranch in rural Montana, a 110 year old homestead which welcomes you to Gallatin Canyon with down-home hospitality, a real saloon bar for the grown-ups, and natural pursuits to enjoy in wide open country. And it's the epic sight of Crazy Horse Memorial, carved from the sacred land of Thunderhead Mountain.
Price per person includes:
Return flights from UK to Salt Lake City/home from Denver
UK Private door to door airport transfers and transfers in the USA
8 nights accommodation in superior hotels in sought-after locations
Meals: 8 full breakfasts, 2 lunches, 4 dinners
Insider Experiences as detailed in the itinerary
Travel in luxury air-conditioned coach with reclining seats and on-board restroom
The services of professional Tour Directors throughout your holiday
All hotel service charges, baggage handling fees and local taxes
Audio headsets for all guided visits and included sightseeing
Jackson and Oregon Trail Center
Grand Teton and Yellowstone National Parks
Cody, Black Hills and Bear Country USA
Mount Rushmore and Crazy Horse Memorial
FREE DOOR TO DOOR UK TRANSFERS
We believe your holiday should be a relaxing and hassle free experience from start to finish. This is why we include complimentary private UK airport transfers with every trip.
You will be collected from your home by a private chauffeur-driven car and taken to your departure airport. At the end of your holiday, you will be met at the airport upon arrival for a relaxing journey home.
No worries. No hassle.
Please phone Bon Voyage for the most up-to-date
departures for this itinerary.
Day 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 main attractions. This evening, meet your fellow adventurers at 6 p.m. for a Kick-off Party with your Travel Director.
Day 2 : Salt Lake City – 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. Passing through the town's famous landmark arch of tangled elk antlers, take a walk 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. Come nightfall, enjoy dinner at a local restaurant.
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 and the beautiful Jenny Lake. Travel onward to Montana's Big Sky Country where you will settle in for big fun at an 1898 homestead. This evening, take a wagon ride out to the river for a rib-stickin' Chuckwagon Regional Meal.
Day 4 : 320 Guest Ranch – Yellowstone National Park (2 nights)
Giddy up cowboys and girls. There are many fun choices on the Ranch this morning: join a whitewater rafting trip or gentle float 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. Do you know how to to locate a bear or tell what it's been eating? Join your Local Specialist for a guided stroll around the boardwalks of Yellowstone and learn the answer, plus even more cool facts about the park's abundance of wildlife.
Day 5 : Yellowstone National Park Sightseeing and Free Time
Discover Yellowstone's most amazing natural wonders, including the thundering Yellowstone Falls, a multitude of hot gushing geysers and countless brilliantly coloured simmering thermal 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. All of your senses will be engaged by the roar of steam, the thunder of a waterfall, the bellowing of bison and awe-inspiring views at every turn—sights and sounds that make for an experience you'll be talking about for years.
Day 6 : Yellowstone – 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 your Local Specialist will reveal 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 into your hotel.
Day 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 Keystone, once a gold mining boomtown. 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.
Day 8 : Rapid City and 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 then walk through the Wildlife Center, where younger and smaller animals frolic in their outdoor exhibits. Next, head to the famous Black Hills of South Dakota. Then it's on 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 an American Indian dancer.
Day 9 : Depart Denver
Your Wild West adventure comes to an end after breakfast. Say so long to your newfound friends this morning and traverse some of the heavily forested Black Hills and the expansive grasslands of Wyoming on your way to Denver International Airport for your flight home. However, your adventure doesn't have to end here. You may decide to extend your stay and include a city stop over at New York or Boston before you head back to the UK.
Call the USA travel specialists at Bon Voyage to discuss your ideal Wild West Cowboys and Buffaloes - A Trafalgar Escorted Tour.