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Insight Vacations American Parks Trail end Rapid City (Summer 2018) (AAP)

9 Days from Salt Lake City UT to Rapid City Print
Tour Style: Regional Journey
USA & Canada 2018
Visits: United States

Come face-to-face with some monumental figures, relive sagas of the Wild West and relish the rustic Ranch at UCross on this legendary journey.

Additional Included Highlights

  • Salt Lake City: View Temple Square
  • Grand Teton National Park: Enjoy views at Jenny Lake
  • Yellowstone National Park: See Old Faithful
  • Black Hills: Witness the enormous Crazy Horse Memorial and Mount Rushmore National Memorial.

Authentic Regional Flavours

  • UCross: Enjoy a hearty ranch style Highlight Dinner with wine, cooked by your local ranch hosts.
  • Custer: Toast to the finalĂ© of your tour at a lively Celebration Dinner with wine.
  • Included Quality Dining: 8 Full Breakfasts (FB) and 5 Dinners (D) with wine (DW).

Signature Experiences

  • Cody: Explore the award-winning Buffalo Bill Center of the West, known for its excellent Western art collection, firearms and natural history.
  • UCross: Spend your morning with included horseback riding in your beautiful surroundings.
  • Deadwood: Historical Wild West figures such as Wild Bill Hickok and Calamity Jane called Deadwood home. Learn with a Local Expert about the Gold Rush and the town's notable residents on Kevin Costner's Original Deadwood Tour.
  • Deadwood: Enjoy an audience with Lakota tribe members who will share a live narrative of the Great Sioux Nation.

Stay at the Best Addresses

  • Salt Lake City: Centrally located downtown, the Hilton Salt Lake City Center has views of mountain peaks.
  • Grand Tetons: Stay inside the National Park at Jackson Lake Lodge, with a panoramic view of pristine Jackson Lake and the majestic Teton Range.
  • National Parks Hotels: Insight stays centrally located within the National and State Parks. In these cases, the hotels are more rustic and typical of the natural environment with clean rooms.
  • UCross: Enjoy a relaxed and peaceful atmosphere during your stay at the Ranch at UCross. The accommodations enhance the natural scenic beauty of the surroundings.
  • Spearfish: Deep in the heart of beautiful canyons you will find Spearfish Canyon Lodge. Built and decorated in the style of the old lodges of the West.

Top Rated Highlights

  • Yellowstone: Upper Geyser Basin boasts the highest concentration of spouting geysers, hot springs, and steaming fumaroles in the world.
  • Cody: Explore the award-winning Buffalo Bill Center of the West, known for its excellent Western art collection, firearms and natural history.
  • UCross: Spend your morning with included horseback riding in your beautiful surroundings.

Additional five Star Services

  • Our highly-skilled Insight Tour Director will ensure your journey is seamless, serving as your expert guide, consummate organiser, and friend in a foreign land.
  • Enjoy the comfort of Insight's luxury, air-conditioned, 40-seat touring coach, with extended Business Class legroom and on-board restroom.
  • Personal radio headsets give you the freedom to wander during visits to famous highlights, without missing any of your Local Expert's fascinating commentary.
  • We carry your bags for you and promptly deliver them to your hotel door.
  • Hotel and restaurant tips are included; you'll never have to worry about how much to give, nor search for foreign currency. Plus, we include all taxes and porterage charges at hotels.
  • Stay connected with friends and family with our complimentary coach and hotel Wi-Fi (where available).
  • From time to time, your Tour Director will enchant you with an Insight Flourish - a local tidbit representing authentic food or beverages unique to the destination.
  • Complimentary transfers from Salt Lake City Airport and to Rapid City Airport are available only on arrival and departure days. Should your flights not coincide with these transfers, or additional accommodation has been booked through Insight Vacations, charged transfers are available. Alternatively, please make your own way from/to the airport.

Insight Vacations Tour Itinerary

Day: 1 Arrive in Salt Lake City.
Welcome to Salt Lake City, the capital and most populous city in Utah. On arrival at Salt Lake City International Airport, board your transfer to your hotel. At 18:00, join your Tour Director for a Welcome Dinner with wine.(Dinner with Wine)
Day: 2 Jackson and Grand Teton National Park.
As you depart Salt Lake City, see the famous Temple Square and State Capitol Building before travelling north across the Oregon Trail to visit historic Jackson, where arches of elk antlers adorn the central square. Later, continue to Jackson Lake and the stunning peaks and glaciers of Grand Teton National Park.(Full Breakfast)
Day: 3 Yellowstone National Park.
The Grand Tetons thrust skyward 6,562 feet (2,000 metres) from the valley floor. Stop to admire some of the incredible views at Jenny Lake. Then enter Yellowstone, established in 1872 as the world's first National Park and known for its unique geothermal activity, spectacular landscapes and abundant wildlife.(Full Breakfast / Dinner)
Day: 4 Geysers and Colourful Mudpots in Yellowstone.
(Relaxed Start) Walk among the geysers and watch them erupt. Spend time with your Tour Director for an informative stroll through Yellowstone's Upper Geyser Basin. There is plenty of time to see the colourful bubbling mudpots and observe Old Faithful shooting water over 120 feet (37 metres) in the air. See free-roaming deer, elk and bison in their natural habitat. Then experience the roar of the Lower Yellowstone Falls as they thunder down the steep canyon walls.(Full Breakfast)
Day: 5 The UCross Ranch.
Depart Yellowstone National Park and travel through the stark Shoshone Canyon and Absaroka Rocky Mountains to reach the Wild West town of Cody. Visit the Buffalo Bill Center of the West, built in honour of one of America's great Western legends. Head to Clearmont in Wyoming and after checking in to your hotel savour a ranch style Highlight Dinner with wine cooked by local ranch hosts.(Full Breakfast / Dinner with Wine)
Day: 6 Devils Tower and into the Black Hills.
(Relaxed Start) Start your morning with horseback riding with a rider guide, fishing or just relaxing in your beautiful surroundings. Then, head toward Devils Tower, an astounding geologic feature that protrudes out of the rolling prairie surrounding the Black Hills. This site is considered sacred to the Lakota and other Native American tribes that have a connection to the area. Then, travel to Spearfish Canyon, a great spot for wildlife enthusiasts where the breathtaking limestone palisades of this creek-carved gorge are more ancient than the Grand Canyon, albeit much closer together. Enjoy a rustic dinner at your lodge in the evening.(Full Breakfast / Dinner)
Day: 7 Custer and the Wild, Wild West.
Keep a lookout for pronghorn antelope as you cross the great high plains to the Black Hills of South Dakota. In Deadwood, join Kevin Costner's Original Deadwood Tour and explore this once lawless town. With a Local Expert, hear about the days of Wild Bill Hickok and Calamity Jane, who made this town famous during the gold rush of the 1870s. Later, hear stories told by Lakota tribe members as they share a live narrative of the Great Sioux Nation. Continue on to Custer State Park, renowned for its beautiful landscape and abundant wildlife.(Full Breakfast)
Day: 8 The Mountain Monuments of the Black Hills of South Dakota.
View the Crazy Horse Memorial, dedicated to all Native Americans. Move on to Mount Rushmore National Memorial, where carvings of Presidents Washington, Jefferson, Lincoln and Roosevelt dominate the Black Hills. The rest of the day is yours to spend at leisure, before a Celebration Dinner with wine.(Full Breakfast / Dinner with Wine)
Day: 9 Depart Rapid City.
Those ending in Rapid City may depart at any time.(Full Breakfast)

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