9-Day Trafalgar National Park Wonders Guided Tour

This Regional Explorer Trip Blends Old West Towns, National Parks and Historic Monuments like Mount Rushmore!

Journey past the icy peaks of the Grand Tetons, bubbling mudpots of Yellowstone and lawless backwater towns, where the legends of Wild Bill Hickok, Calamity Jane and Crazy Horse once ruled.

Dedicated Wellbeing Director: An industry innovation for 2021 travel; a dedicated Wellbeing Director will be added on our trips of 20 or more guests (excluding Australia and New Zealand trips). They will support the Travel Director and Driver Team by remaining up to date with the latest health authority and local government guidelines. They'll work to ensure adherence to the wellbeing protocols and always be available to support and guide our guests.
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$ 2,516 for May 16, 2021 (many dates available)
per person

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9-Day Guided Tour with an Expert Travel Director Includes 8 Nights Accommodations, 12 meals, All Transportation and Special Access and Experiences

Sightseeing Highlights

SCENIC DRIVE through Deadwood

ORIENTATION of Jackson

VIEW Crazy Horse Memorial, Mount Rushmore

VISIT the towering peaks of Grand Teton National Park, Yellowstone National Park, the Buffalo Bill Center of the West in Cody, Devils Tower National Monument, the Black Hills of South Dakota

CONNECT WITH LOCALS
Learn about the early 20th century history of the old town of Sheridan with an exclusive dinner at PO News and Flagstaff Café. (Day 5)

DIVE INTO CULTURE
Meet Stephen Yellowhawk, a son of the Lakota and Iroquois Nations, who is helping to keep the important traditions and history of his tribe alive through song and dance. (Day 8)

LOCAL SPECIALIST
For included sightseeing in Deadwood. (Day 7)

MAKE A DIFFERENCE
You’ll discover why the Crazy Horse Memorial is only possible thanks to your visit, and how the foundation preserves the heritage of Native Americans. Learn how Stephen Yellowhawk shares and promotes his tribe’s history through traditional song and dance, and help support his work with Native American diabetic patients. (Days 7, 8)

Day 1
Arrive Jackson (2 Nights)
Explore Jackson on your terms before meeting your Travel Director and fellow
travellers for a Welcome Reception.
Hotel – The Lodge at Jackson Hole
Included Meals – Welcome Reception

Day 2
Grand Teton National Park Free Time
Spend a full day at leisure connecting with the dazzling natural scenery of Grand
Teton National Park. If you like, take an optional float trip down Snake River^.
Take an aerial tram ride to the peak of Rendezvous Mountain (seasonal) this
afternoon. The Bridger Gondola or another activity will be offered when the tram
is not in operation. The rest of the evening is at your leisure.
Included Meals – Breakfast

Day 3
Jackson – Yellowstone National Park (2
Nights)
We continue our exploration of the Tetons this morning before heading to the
UNESCO-listed Yellowstone National Park. Your encounter with its geothermal
wonders will leave you in awe. Witness Old Faithful’s waters arc high into the air as
it has done approximately every 90 minutes since the Washburn Expedition
discovered it. We stay amidst the colourful pools of hotsprings, mudpots and
geysers tonight at one of the park’s signature lodges.
Hotel – National Park Lodges
Included Meals – Breakfast, Dinner

Day 4
Yellowstone National Park Sightseeing
Keep a keen eye out for bison, grizzlies and elk as you journey through Hayden
Valley en route to the rusting walls of Yellowstone’s Grand Canyon. Drive along
Dunraven Pass and past Montana’s Lamar Valley, home to herds of elk, bison and
grizzlies. Admire the gentle cascade of water running down the multi-coloured
mineral terraces of Mammoth Hot Springs as they descend into the valley.
Included Meals – Breakfast

Day 5
Yellowstone National Park – Cody –
Sheridan
Head to the infamous town of Cody, named for its most famous native son,
Buffalo Bill. Gain insights into the history of the American West at the Buffalo Bill
Center of the West and delve into the history of the cowboy, the role of the
firearm in the early days, and the culture of the Plains Indians. This evening we
‘Connect with Locals’ and enjoy a traditional Western-style ‘Be My Guest’ dinner
at a historic café, complete with an old-time tobacco shop.
Hotel – Holiday Inn Sheridan
Included Meals – Breakfast, Be My Guest

Day 6
Sheridan – Deadwood – Rapid City (3
Nights)
Head through the windswept prairies of the American Frontier and into the Black
Hills of South Dakota, admiring the looming fortress of Devils Tower en route.
Arriving in the infamous Gold Rush town of Deadwood, we join Kevin Costner’s
Original Deadwood Tour. Meet a Local Specialist to hear about the days of Wild Bill
Hickok, Calamity Jane and Potato Creek Johnny. Journey to Rapid City, where you
have the option of visiting Mount Rushmore this evening to see the evening
illumination ceremony.
Hotel – The Rushmore
Included Meals – Breakfast

Day 7
Black Hills Excursion
This morning, we pay tribute to Crazy Horse, peering at the immortalised face of
the famed war chief of the Lakota people etched from the granite rock of the
Black Hills. ‘Make a Difference’ by learning how your visit contributes to its
preservation. We continue to Mount Rushmore featuring the enormous carvings
of George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Theodore Roosevelt and Abraham
Lincoln.
Included Meals – Breakfast

Day 8
Rapid City Free Time
Take an optional trip to Badlands National Park this morning or enjoy free time to
explore downtown Rapid City today. This evening, we ‘Dive into Culture’ during a
festive Farewell Dinner and ‘Make a Difference’ by learning how Stephen
Yellowhawk works to preserve Native American heritage.
Included Meals – Breakfast, Farewell Dinner

Day 9
Depart Rapid City
Bid farewell to your travelling companions and take a transfer to Rapid City
Airport or extend your stay in Rapid City at The Rushmore Hotel.
Included Meals – Breakfast

  • Audio Headsets for flexible sightseeing
  • Daily breakfast and an average of 50% of evening meals
  • Luxury air-conditioned coach with WiFi in most countries or alternative transportation (such as rail journeys)
  • Cherry-picked hotels all tried and trusted
  • Handcrafted Highlights
  • Optional Experiences and free time
  • All porterage and local charges included
  • Must-see sightseeing and surprise extras
  • An expert Travel Director and separate Driver
  • All hotel tips, charges and local taxes
  • Airport transfers on the first and last day of your guided holiday
  • VIP entry to many sights

Expertly-trained Travel Director
Supported by the Wellbeing Director, your Travel Director, who has been trained in enhanced hygiene and distancing standards, will monitor compliance and guest wellbeing.

Diligent Driver
Your driver has been trained to ensure your transportation is hygienically taken care of – so you can travel hassle free. They’ll get you from one destination to the next with ease, and clean and disinfect all coach surfaces throughout your trip.

Global Around-the-clock Support Team
In addition to your dedicated on-the-road team, our operations and guest support teams remain behind the scenes, in contact and on-call 24/7.

Pre-Trip Health Declaration
All team members and guests will complete a personal wellbeing declaration before joining their trip. If a guest has tested positive for COVID-19 (or is traveling with someone who has), they will not be able join the trip until cleared as ‘fit for travel’ by a medical professional.