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It’s time to hit the trail for an unforgettable Western adventure! On this action-packed 8 tour, live the life of a cowboy by day at the T-A Guest Ranch in Wyoming, discover the amazing natural wonders of Yellowstone National Park and enjoy a white knuckle rafting adventure. And nothing says “Wild West” like Buffalo Bill and a buckin’ bronco rodeo; learn more about them when you spend the night in historic Cody. Everything is larger than life in the West – especially Crazy Horse Memorial and Mt. Rushmore in South Dakota’s Black Hills, where the faces of four former presidents are sculpted in stone – and the purple mountains’ majesty of the Tetons, where you’ll enjoy a two-night stay in a classic western lodge!
A peek into the story of the Mormon Row Historic District inside Grand Teton National Park and the effort to preserve its historic structures, supported by Tauck
Day 1: Welcome to Jackson & Grand Teton National Park
Your holiday begins at 5:45 PM at the Jackson Lake Lodge. A transfer is included from Jackson Hole Airport to Jackson Lake Lodge in the heart of Grand Teton National Park. Meet the new friends who will share this Cowboy Country adventure with your family at our welcome reception and dinner.
Day 2: Snake River raft trip, Mormon Row & Jackson
Marvel at the mountain majesty of Grand Teton National Park before setting off on a rafting adventure* down the Snake River. Along the way, your guide will help you spot the beavers, eagles, elks and other animals that live in the park. After lunch at your choice of restaurants at the lodge, head to the park’s Mormon Row Historic District, whose preservation is being supported by a grant from Tauck.
Day 3: On to Yellowstone, the world’s first national park
You may want to check out the American Indian artwork and artefacts on display at Grand Teton National Park’s Colter Bay Visitor Center before travelling on this morning to Yellowstone National Park, established in 1872 as America’s (and the world’s) first national park – where your historic “home away from home” for the next two nights, the Old Faithful Inn, is just steps away from the famous Old Faithful Geyser, shooting up to 184 feet in the air approximately every 90 minutes!
Day 4: Mud pots & more on a perfect day in Yellowstone
Wake up to a world of amazing natural wonders in Yellowstone National Park and spend the day sightseeing in the park with local experts from The Institute of the Yellowstone Association, who share information about the park and its abundant wildlife as you explore; Yellowstone protects threatened or endangered species including the gray wolf, whooping crane, lynx, grizzly bear and bald eagle.
Day 5: All about Buffalo Bill’s West & rodeo fun in Cody
Say goodbye to Yellowstone and continue your Wyoming holiday to the historic town of Cody, Wyoming, founded in part by the famous “Buffalo Bill” Cody, from whom the town got its name. Have a western-style dinner and then thrill to bucking broncos, steer wrestlers, calf ropers and barrel riders and more at the nationally famous Cody Nite Rodeo – a fixture since 1938 here in Cody, often called the “rodeo capital of the world.”
Day 6: A big helping of cowboy life down on the ranch
Journey through Wyoming’s Bighorn Mountains today, past deep canyons, vast grasslands, and blankets of wildflowers en route to one of the highlights of your Wyoming holiday – a double dose of Western ranch life that your family will love!
Day 7: Black Hills giants – Crazy Horse & Mt. Rushmore
Depart the Ranch at Ucross and Wyoming and head for the Black Hills of South Dakota. Look up in wonder at the Crazy Horse Memorial, where you’ll view the work in progress as artisans carve the likeness of the famous Lakota warrior out of the mountain.
Day 8: Journey Home
Tour ends: Rapid City. Fly home anytime; a transfer is included from K Bar S Lodge to Rapid City Regional Airport. Allow a minimum of two hours for flight check-in.
Jackson Lake Lodge
GRAND TETON NATIONAL PARK, WYOMING
It’s hard to sit still here. Everywhere you look, wilderness beckons. See the spectacular Tetons rising out of the sky above the Snake River from the huge picture windows 60 feet tall in the main lodge. Gaze across the shimmering lake and spy glimpses of wildlife ambling near the shore as you sit down to eat in the Mural Room. Or peer through your handy binoculars – a must for “up-close” viewing of mountain slopes dotted with wildflowers – while you are enjoying the only swimming pool in Grand Teton National Park. Set in the heart of the park, the Lodge offers all kinds of outdoor activities, including horseback riding, float trips and boat excursions. So when you’re not off exploring postcard-perfect sights near the Lodge like Jenny Lake and the wildlife-rich Snake River with Tauck, you’re free to enjoy your stay as you like.
The Ranch at Ucross
No trip to the great American West would be complete without a visit to a real dude ranch. Days start with a cowboy breakfast spread, and end with a dinner buffet that has everything from grilled trout to Wyoming beef and tender chicken – with an apple pie that can’t be beat. Lodging accommodations vary and feature views of horses grazing in the back pasture, or sage-covered hills well suited for a trail ride. There are so many activities here you’ll never run out of things to do. You can choose to ride a horse or splash in the pool. Play tennis, soccer or challenge your traveling companions to a game of horseshoes. Board games make indoor time fun too. And believe it or not, there is one TV at the ranch but according to the ranch hands, there’s hardly ever a kid in front of it!
Please note, prices listed are guide prices only and are based on 2 people sharing and don’t include any additional supplements. Holiday prices are fluid and dynamic and may be changed at a moment’s notice, prior to booking, at which point they are confirmed. Please call the team free on 0800 707 6229 for more departure dates available and a quote.
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