Cowboy Country - Northbound

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Cowboy Country - Northbound

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Destination for this trip:

Cody/Yellowstone, Wyoming, United States; Rapid City, South Dakota, United States; United States

Length of trip:

8 days

Approximate price of this trip per person:

from $ 2000 to $ 3000

Best travel dates to go:

June, July, August

Detailed Description of this trip:

Experience two spectacular national parks, Yellowstone and Grand Teton, and explore the lives of cowboys then and now during this Grand Teton and Yellowstone vacation. Raft down a river looking for wildlife that lives in the Parks. Attend an authentic Wild West rodeo and take a trail ride, accompanied by real cowboys. See the huge stone faces of four great American presidents at Mount Rushmore and view the progress at the gigantic memorial honoring Crazy Horse. There is something amazing around every bend during your family's Yellowstone vacation.

Trip Itinerary:

  • Day 1 - United States

    Arrive at Grand Teton National Park.

    Tour begins: Jackson Hole Airport at 3:00 PM. Encounter the inspiring beauty of the American West as you make your way to Jackson Lake Lodge in the heart of Grand Teton National Park.


    Meet the new friends who will enjoy this Yellowstone vacation with your family at our welcome reception and dinner.
    Meals: Dinner.
    Lodging: Jackson Lake Lodge, Grand Teton National Park, WY

  • Day 2 - United States

    Raft down the Snake River and explore Grand Teton National Park.

    Admire the incredible scenery of Grand Teton National Park before rafting 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.


    Spend some time in the town of Jackson, then enjoy all of the fun things to do at Jackson Lake Lodge.
    Meals: Breakfast, lunch.
    Lodging: Jackson Lake Lodge, Grand Teton National Park, WY

  • Day 3 - Cody/Yellowstone

    Inside Yellowstone National Park.
    National Parks

    Your accommodations at Yellowstone are just steps away from the famous Old Faithful Geyser. Explore the geologic wonders of the park with your Tauck Director. On Cowboy Country, there’s an opportunity to help with a special volunteer project alongside park experts; Tauck received a special Presidential Award in the summer of 2006 for this on-tour volunteer program.


    Meals: Breakfast, dinner.
    Lodging: Old Faithful Snow Lodge or Old Faithful Inn, Yellowstone National Park, WY

  • Day 4 - Cody/Yellowstone

    A perfect Yellowstone vacation day.
    National Parks

    Start your day with a wildlife-spotting walk. See some of the 10,000 hot springs within the park, as well as bubbling pools of mud and volcanic calderas with an expert local guide; and, a short distance from your lodge, watch mighty Old Faithful shoot its plume of steam high into the air – a highlight of any Yellowstone vacation .


    Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner.
    Lodging: Old Faithful Snow Lodge or Old Faithful Inn, Yellowstone National Park, WY

  • Day 5 - Cody/Yellowstone

    Learn about Buffalo Bill and go to a rodeo.

    Explore historic Cody, founded by the famous "Buffalo Bill" Cody, from whom the town got its name. Glimpse the history, culture and art of the American West at the Buffalo Bill Historical Center, where multiple museums tell a different story.

    Have a western dinner and then thrill to bucking broncos, steer wrestlers, calf ropers and barrel riders at a real western rodeo.


    Meals: Breakfast, dinner.
    Lodging: Holiday Inn Cody at Buffalo Bill Village, Cody, WY

  • Day 6 - United States

    Bighorn Mountains and The Ranch at Ucross.

    Journey through Wyoming’s beautiful Bighorn Mountains today to The Ranch at Ucross. Ranch experiences include an opportunity to go horseback riding, fish for trout, swim in the pool, pitch some horseshoes or hunt for frogs at the pond. Your time at the ranch is certain to be one of the highlights of your Grand Teton and Yellowstone vacation.


    Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner.
    Lodging: The Ranch at Ucross, WY

  • Day 7 - United States

    A tale of two carvings – Crazy Horse and Mount Rushmore.

    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. Then it's on to view the towering stone portraits of four American presidents at Mount Rushmore, one of the must-see landmark sights in the U.S.

    Join us for a farewell reception dinner this evening, and share delightful memories of your Cowboy Country Grand Teton and Yellowstone vacation.


    Meals: Breakfast, dinner.
    Lodging: Mount Rushmore’s White House Resort, Keystone, SD

  • Day 8 - Rapid City

    Journey Home.

    Tour ends: Rapid City, South Dakota. A transfer from Mt. Rushmore's White House Resort to Rapid City Regional Airport is included. Allow a minimum of two hours for flight check-in.
    Meals: Breakfast

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