Mt Rushmore & Yellowstone

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Tour Operator
Caravan Tours
Offer
Offer valid through 9/25/2022
Duration
8 Days
Escorted
Escorted - Yes
DayDestinationDescription
Day 1Rapid CityRapid City, South Dakota : See some of America's grandest sights! Your western adventure begins in Rapid City, South Dakota. Transfer from the Rapid City Airport by hotel courtesy shuttle to your centrally located hotel for a two night stay. Rooms are available for check-in after 3:00 p.m. Join Caravan for a 7:00 p.m. welcome briefing.
Day 2Rapid CityMt. Rushmore, Crazy Horse : Enjoy a morning visit to Mt. Rushmore National Monument and the sculpted faces of Presidents Washington, Jefferson, Teddy Roosevelt and Lincoln. Next, drive to Crazy Horse Memorial. Started over 50 years ago, and still under construction, the memorial is the world's largest sculpture in progress. Chief Standing Bear told the sculptor, Korczak Ziolkowski, 'My fellow chiefs and I would like the white man to know the red man has great heroes, too.' The monument is a tribute to the Sioux Lakota Indian leader known as Crazy Horse. Here, Indian artisans showcase their arts and crafts and visit with guests. Visit the Indian Museum of North America. Return through the Black Hills to Rapid City. Free time to explore the historic district and stroll the Presidential Walk with life-size statues of American Presidents.
Meals: Breakfast
Day 3BillingsLittle Big Horn, Billings, Montana : Enter the range lands and oil fields of Wyoming and head west across the high plains. Visit the old western cowboy town of Sheridan. Enjoy a picnic lunch. Next, enter Montana, 'Big Sky Country.' Brief visit to Little Bighorn Battlefield National Monument in the Crow Nation. Here, in 1876, in the Valley of Little Big Horn, combined Sioux and Northern Cheyenne forces led by Sitting Bull and Crazy Horse overwhelmed General Custer and his cavalry. Continue to Billings, nestled between the Yellowstone River and the Rimrocks. Explorers Lewis & Clark camped near here in 1806.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Day 4Yellowstone National ParkYellowstone National Park : Journey alongside the Yellowstone River in Montana this morning as you follow the Lewis and Clark Trail to Livingston, film location of 'A River Runs Through It' and 'The Horse Whisperer.' Continue following the Yellowstone River south through Paradise Valley into Yellowstone National Park. Established in 1872, Yellowstone became the first national park in the world. Now over 90 countries have national parks. This two million acre park contains almost 300 geysers and over 10,000 hot springs, fumaroles, and mud pots. Look for moose, elk, bison, bears, and wolves. You will visit the major attractions of both Yellowstone's upper and lower loops on your leisurely visit to the park. Visit Mammoth Hot Springs, one of the best areas in the park for close-up viewing of elk. See the unique terraced pools at Mammoth. Enjoy a relaxing two night stay at your lodge at the Old Faithful basin. Old Faithful Geyser is within easy viewing and walking distance of Old Faithful Inn and Old Faithful Snow Lodge. Every 90 minutes, Old Faithful Geyser shoots thousands of gallons of steaming water into the air. Elevation at Old Faithful is approximately 7,300 feet.
Meals: Breakfast
Day 5Yellowstone National ParkYellowstone National Park : Continue your exploration of Yellowstone Park today on the lower loop. Visit Norris Geyser Basin. Stop at Fishing Bridge Visitor Center alongside Yellowstone Lake. Visit Yellowstone's Grand Canyon, where you can marvel at the rushing waters of Yellowstone Falls, twice the height of Niagara Falls. Return to your hotel by mid-afternoon. Leisure time to enjoy your lodge and the nearby geysers.
Meals: Breakfast
Day 6PocatelloGrand Tetons, Jackson to Pocatello, Idaho : This morning enter Grand Teton National Park. See the jagged, soaring Teton Range with peaks over 12,000 feet. Scenes from the movie 'Shane' were filmed here. Stop at pristine Jenny Lake. Continue to Jackson, Wyoming. Free time to explore the charming downtown. Stroll the art galleries and western shops. See the Antler Arch at the entrance to historic Jackson town square. You may wish to visit the Million Dollar Cowboy Bar, with bar stools made from horse saddles. After a leisurely visit in Jackson, continue to Pocatello, Idaho. Unwind in your all-suites hotel. Elevation in Pocatello is approximately 4,462 feet.
Meals: Breakfast
Day 7Salt Lake CityPocatello, Salt Lake City : This morning, Caravan takes you back in time to the 1840s and the Oregon Trail. Pocatello is nestled in the high desert along the Old Oregon Trail, just south of the Fort Hall Trading Post where emigrants in their horse-drawn wagons replenished their supplies before continuing on their journey west. See a replica of the Fort Hall Trading Post. Continue south to Salt Lake City, Utah, the state capital. Photo stop at the Great Salt Lake. Enjoy a sightseeing drive of the capital. See the Utah State Capitol Building. Visit Temple Square with its spacious gardens and fountains. See the Mormon Tabernacle, home to the Mormon Tabernacle Choir (unless closed to the public due to a religious ceremony). Enjoy a farewell dinner.
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
Day 8Salt Lake CitySalt Lake City, Utah : Your tour ends after breakfast. Transfers are provided to the Salt Lake City Airport. Thank you for vacationing with Caravan.
Meals: Breakfast
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Lodging
Rapid City, South Dakota : Rushmore Hotel
Billings, Montana : Hilton Garden Inn
Yellowstone, Wyoming : Old Faithful Inn
Pocatello, Idaho : Marriott TownPlace Suites Pocatello
Salt Lake City, Utah : The Hilton
Disclaimer

Plus Tax & Fees: Double $177; Triple $151; Single $265

Hold Space Free up to 3 Days
$300 deposit per person. Full payment due 60 days prior to start of tour.

Airfare is not included or sold by Caravan.

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