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Trafalgar - Wild West, Cowboys and Buffalos End Rapid City (DWWRPN18)

9 Days From Salt Lake City (UT) to Rapid City
Tour Style: Family Experience
Trafalgar Brochure Price from $3,175.00
Brochures: USA Canada and Central America 2022, Preview USA Canada and Central America 2023, USA Canada and Cen
Visits: United States

History comes alive on this family adventure into the wild west! Travel and watch Old Faithful put on a show at Yellowstone on this epic National Parks tour. Stay on a cowboy ranch, have lunch in a wagon on the Oregon Trail, stand in awe at Mount Rushmore, and say ‘hi’ to Buffalo Bill, each a memory that will have your family reminiscing for years.
Sightseeing Highlights

Trafalgar Tour Itinerary

Day 1Start Your Travels In Salt Lake City
Saddle up for a Wild West family adventure starting with a relaxing afternoon together in Salt Lake City before meeting your travel buckeroos for a rootin’ tootin’ evening Kick-off Party with your Travel Director.
Visits: Salt Lake City
Meals: Kickoff Party
Accommodation: Little America
Day 2Adventure On The Oregon Trail
Put on your cowboy hats, pull up your boots and get ready to make memories that will last a lifetime. Follow trails blazed by rugged mountain men centuries ago, stopping 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 travelling to the 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, enjoy a Regional Dinner.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Regional Dinner
Accommodation: Modern Mountain Motel
Day 3Enjoy Blue Skies On A Western Homestead
Family fun awaits every day of this trip and today is no exception. If the season is right, today is your chance to get out on the water for some adventures. Rise early to float down the Snake River on an optional^, scenic wilderness float trip. It’s the most relaxing way to experience the river as you learn about the history, geology, and wildlife from an expert. guide. Later, discover dramatic shimmering peaks of the Teton range rising above alpine forests and lakes in iconic Grand Teton National Park. Travel onward to your Stays With Stories overnight nestled in the mountains of the Bridger-Teton National Forest at Togwotee Mountain Lodge. Built in 1923 and once a Native American trading spot, you’ll feast on a classic Western dinner before cozying up in their log-cabin style rooms before another big day in the fresh mountain air.
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
Accommodation: Togwotee Mountain Lodge
Day 4Roam The Wyoming Wilderness
Giddy up cowboys and cowgirls. This morning is your choice: saddle up and go on a one-hour horseback trail ride through the Bridger-Teton National Forest, keeping an eye out for wildlife as you trot through the breathtaking scenery. If you'd rather get on the water, more wildlife and nature await on a whitewater raft trip^. Tonight, we stay inside the UNESCO-listed Yellowstone National Park, where, from western-themed furnishings to massive stone fireplaces to a national historic landmark, each lodge has its own unique setting and atmosphere. You’ll not only stay conveniently right in the park but feel good about your visit knowing that all Yellowstone National Park Lodges are stewards of the park, keeping a focus on preserving it for future generations.
Visits: Jackson
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: National Park Lodges
Day 5Enjoy Wonderous Yellowstone National Park
Discover Yellowstone's astounding wonders—the thundering Yellowstone Falls, brilliantly colored hot springs, bubbling mud pools and hissing steam vents. The highlight is 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.
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
Day 6Immerse Into The Culture Of The Old West
Tip your Stetson to “Buffalo Bill” in his hometown of Cody and get a glimpse into the Spirit of the American West at the Buffalo Bill Center of the West. Delve into culture of the cowboy, the role of the firearm in the early days and the culture and art of the Plains Native Americans.
Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Holiday Inn Sheridan
Day 7Venture Into Rapid City
After a hearty breakfast, your journey continues on to South Dakota and the Crazy Horse Memorial. Gaze at the towering tribute to legendary Lakota leader Crazy Horse being carved into the mountain and learn how your visit helps to preserve the culture of his people. The evening is yours to explore in Rapid City. Or consider an optional trip to the Mount Rushmore Lighting Ceremony, a chance to see one of America's most famous landmarks from a different perspective.
Visits: Rapid City
Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Alex Johnson
Day 8Encounter The Traditions Of Black Hills
Today, head for the famous Black Hills of South Dakota to view the giant faces of former American presidents etched in the stone cliffs of Mount Rushmore. This evening, join your fellow adventurers at a MAKE TRAVEL MATTER® Experience and Farewell Dinner featuring your guide Stephen Yellowhawk (or another tribe member).
Meals: Breakfast, Farewell Dinner
Day 9Farewell Rapid City
Transfer to the Rapid City Regional Airport for your flight home.
Meals: Breakfast


Available Room Types: Quad, Triple, Twin
Child: ages 5 to 17

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