9-NT America’s National Parks Tour
from Rapid City To Salt Lake City
September 14-23, 2023
$3897 Per Person
$3519.00 Per Person (Book by Nov. 15 and SAVE!)
DAY 1 ARRIVE RAPID CITY
Welcome to the heart of America! At 6 pm, join your tour director and traveling companions for a welcome drink. Your Tour Director will prepare you for your upcoming adventure.
2 Nights The Rushmore Hotel
DAY 2 RAPID CITY. EXCURSION TO CRAZY HORSE & MOUNT RUSHMORE
After an orientation tour of Rapid City, visit Crazy Horse Memorial, built in honor of the fearless Sioux Indian chief whose fame is derived from the Battle of the Little Bighorn. Afterward, explore Mount Rushmore National Memorial, which features the monumental likenesses of four U.S. presidents—Washington, Jefferson, Lincoln, and Theodore Roosevelt—carved on the face of a mountain. Maybe stroll along the Presidential Trail for more intimate views or visit the Information Center.
DAY 3 RAPID CITY–DEADWOOD–SHERIDAN
This morning, enjoy a drive through Black Hills National Forest and experience the area’s fascinating history on a guided tour of Deadwood, once a wild gold-mining town, and hear the stories of legendary Wild Bill Hickok, Calamity Jane and Potato Creek Johnny. Then, continue through the Black Hills to the cattle town of Sheridan at the foot of the Bighorn Mountains. Tonight, enjoy a dinner at a local family-run restaurant featuring true Rocky Mountain hospitality.
Overnight Best Western Sheridan Center
DAY 4 SHERIDAN–LITTLE BIGHORN BATTLEFIELD NATIONAL MONUMENT–CODY
Journey this morning into southern Montana to visit Little Bighorn Battlefield National Monument, the site commemorating one of America’s most famous battles. Tour the battlegrounds where Custer was defeated by approximately 7,000 Lakota, Cheyenne, and Arapaho warriors, and visit the museum. Afterward, continue your scenic drive through the Bighorn Mountains, arriving in Cody – named for it’s native son, Buffalo Bill Cody. Consider an optional float trip on the Shoshone River. (weather permitting)
Overnight Holiday Inn Buffalo Bill Village – Cody
DAY 5 CODY–YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK
This morning, visit the Buffalo Bill Center of The West, a comprehensive museum of historic weapons and Western art. Then, continue through Shoshone National Forest to Yellowstone National Park, established in 1872 as the world’s first national park, where wild animals roam freely in vast meadows and forest. Enjoy several photo stops along the way to your hotel.
2 Nights Canyon-Lodge – Yellowstone National Park
DAY 6 YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK
Spend the day exploring Yellowstone. Travel along Grand Loop Road to Fountain Paint Pot to see the bubbling mud. See the world famous Old Faithful Geyser and the Grand Canyon of Yellowstone for the magnificent views of the Canyon and the spectacular Lower Falls—almost twice as high as Niagara Falls! Next, stop at Mammoth Hot Springs and take a short trail walk through steaming limestone terraces.
DAY 7 YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK–GRAND TETON NATIONAL PARK–JACKSON
Journey south into breathtaking Grand Teton National Park. Visit beautiful glacier-fed Jenny Lake at the foot of the rugged spires for a delightful walk along the shore. Enjoy a delicious freshly made huckleberry shake while enjoying your beautiful surroundings. Continue to the all-Western town of Jackson. This evening, enjoy an experience dinner at the Bar T-5 Chuckwagon Cookout and Wild West show. Feast on slow-cooked chicken made in traditional Dutch ovens, along with other local specialties.
2 Nights Rustic Inn at Jackson Hole Creekside
DAY 8 JACKSON
Spend a full free day to explore this spectacular Rocky Mountain town beneath Grand Tetons. Perhaps choose an optional float trip along the Snake River, stroll along the downtown boardwalks to enjoy a drink at one of the local saloons, or explore one of the many galleries that call Jackson home.
DAY 9 JACKSON–SALT LAKE CITY
Today’s journey continues alongside some of Wyoming’s most beautiful mountain ranges into Utah. Arrive in Salt Lake City and enjoy a sightseeing tour of the capital city and its historic monuments. This evening, your Tour Director hosts a special farewell dinner at a local restaurant.
Overnight Radisson Hotel Downtown Salt Lake City
DAY 10 SALT LAKE CITY
Your tour ends with breakfast this morning.
Price is per person based on 2 people sharing a room.
Includes guide and driver gratuities.
Roundtrip airfare and Airport transfers are additional.
$250.00 nonrefundable deposit per person due at time of booking.
Final balance is due July 11, 2023.