Wild West Adventure: Yellowstone, Grand Teton & U.S. Monuments - 2018

Saturday to Saturday Itinerary: Jackson Hole • Yellowstone National Park • Gardiner • Cody • Gillette • Rapid City

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Itinerary at a Glance

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DAY 1:

Depart home / Jackson Hole, WY

Your National Parks and Monuments adventure begins when you arrive in Jackson Hole, a scenic valley town in Wyoming. Upon arrival, you’ll be met by a Vantage Representative, who will assist you with your transfer to the hotel. Multigenerational Feature: This evening, you’ll join the rest of your group for a Cocktail Party at the hotel before heading to a lively Western dinner show at the Jackson Hole Playhouse.

Included Meals:

Dinner

DAY 2:

Jackson Hole

Today finds us on the banks of the grandiose Snake River amidst rolling plains and rugged mountains. Unforgettable Moment: We’ll embark on a remarkable river float trip, the perfect adventure for truly appreciating the region's stunning natural resources. We’ll return to the hotel later this afternoon, where you’ll have free time to relax and further explore Jackson Hole's unique spread of restaurants, shops, and museums. 

Included Meals:

Breakfast

DAY 3:

Jackson Hole / West Yellowstone National Park

This morning’s drive from the valley of Jackson Hole to the high plateau of Yellowstone is filled with magnificent views of the soaring Teton Range. We’ll begin our explorations of Yellowstone National Park from the south gate. The world’s first national park, Yellowstone is a wilderness of craggy peaks, alpine lakes, stunning canyons, and a huge variety of wildlife. Our first sightseeing stop in the park is a grand one: Old Faithful. With its roaring plume of steam and boiling water, this natural highlight never fails to inspire awe. We’ll arrive in charming Grant Village just in time for an included lunch. Later, we’ll head to the town of West Yellowstone for an evening of leisure. 

Included Meals:

Breakfast  & Lunch

DAY 4:

North Yellowstone National Park / Gardiner, MT

Today is a day of astounding discoveries. Unforgettable Moment: You'll begin by enjoying breakfast at a wildlife conservatory along side of some of the area’s most regal residents: grizzly bears and grey wolves. Cultural Discovery: Our first destination today is Mammoth Hot Springs, where we’ll take some time to explore the complexity of these beautiful terraces before savoring serene views of Yellowstone during a picnic lunch. Later, we’ll pass the Roosevelt Arch, Yellowstone’s famous north gate, into Gardiner, Montana. Filled with quaint shops and restaurants, this small town is nestled in breathtaking Paradise Valley, with the serene Yellowstone River running directly through it. Active Feature and Cultural Discovery: Tonight, we’ll visit the gold-mining town of Glavine for a horseback ride before savoring an old-fashioned steak dinner at a family-owned ranch for the ultimate cowboy experience. 

Included Meals:

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

DAY 5:

North Yellowstone National Park / Cody, WY

We’ll travel through the remarkable landscapes of Yellowstone Canyon this morning as we exit the park from the east gate, completing our scenic circle of Yellowstone. Our next destination is Cody, a charming Western town named after William Fredrick Cody (better known to the American West as Buffalo Bill). Here, you’ll have time to explore the Buffalo Bill Historical Center, an impressive collection of five museums, before enjoying a chuckwagon-style dinner at our hotel. Multigenerational Feature and Cultural Discovery: Tonight, channel your inner cowboy as you watch bull riding, barrel racing, and other activities at Cody’s nightly action-packed rodeo. 

Included Meals:

Breakfast & Dinner

DAY 6:

Cody / Gillette, WY

Gorgeous scenery rolls past our windows as our deluxe motorcoach heads toward Buffalo this morning. Active Feature: The afternoon will be spent at the historical Ucross Ranch, where you can customize your time at this sprawling estate with a myriad of available activities, including hiking, fly-fishing, and horseback riding. After an included lunch on the beautiful grounds, we’ll continue to Gillette; upon arrival, your evening is at leisure. 

Included Meals:

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

DAY 7:

Gillette / Rapid City, SD

Today is a monumental day for sightseeing. We’ll begin the day with a visit to Devils Tower, declared the first U.S. national monument by Franklin D. Roosevelt, before stopping for lunch in the historic town of Deadwood. Known as the wildest town in the West, you’ll see the final resting place of Wild Bill Hickok, Calamity Jane, and other notable Deadwood legends during a town tour. Later, we’ll also enjoy a tasting at a local brewery and tour the Crazy Horse memorial before arriving in Keystone late this afternoon. Our Farewell Dinner tonight honors the delicious Wild West tradition of prime rib and mashed potatoes. Multigenerational Feature: After dinner, witness the lighting of spectacular Mount Rushmore, a must-see for American history lovers.   

Included Meals:

Breakfast & Dinner

DAY 8:

Rapid City / Return home

Enjoy an included breakfast at the inn this morning before transferring to the Rapid City airport for your flight home. 

Included Meals:

Breakfast

Please Note: All sightseeing is subject to change due to road conditions, repairs, and weather conditions. Seasonality may affect the frequency and availability of ranger activities within the National Parks.

Please Note: In the National Parks, and in some of the more remote areas, you will stay in lodges that are basic but comfortable. Although not rated by the Hotel & Travel Index, they have been personally inspected by Vantage staff. On some departures, your hotel accommodations may be substituted with similar accommodations. 

*All park and hotel accommodations are non-smoking.

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