National Parks & Canyon Country - Little Bighorn

  • 17 Days

  • Western USA

  • Active pace

Combine five of the USA's most impressive National Parks on this fascinating tour, which includes a visit to the famous Little Bighorn Battlefield, the location of one of America's most significant battles.

Your journey starts here

Highlights

VIP private home pick-up service
Flights
Transfers
Services of a tour director
Accommodation
Selected meals
Porterage
All airport taxes
Single share option
  • Overview

  • Day 1

  • Day 2

  • Day 3

  • Day 4

  • Day 5

  • Day 6

  • Day 7

  • Day 8

  • Day 9

  • Day 10

  • Day 11

  • Day 12

  • Day 13

  • Day 14

  • Day 15

  • Day 16

  • Day 17

of 17 days

Your detailed itinerary

Tour departing on 20th May 2018

Meals included: 5 breakfasts,

Overview

Extensions

  • 2 nights hotel stay in Las Vegas
  • 3 nights hotel stay in Las Vegas

Please call our Travel Specialists to book this holiday with an extension

Day 1

UK - Denver

Fly to Denver where you will transfer to your hotel for two nights.

Meals included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Day 2

Denver

'The Mile High City' of Denver is the capital of Colorado and the gateway to the Rocky Mountains. An attractive city with broad streets, a tree-lined pedestrian mall leading to the gold-domed State Capitol and Larimer Square in the city's historic heart. There are some fine museums and galleries to explore.

Meals included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Day 3

Denver - Cheyenne - Black Hills of South Dakota - Rapid City

Travel first through Cheyenne, the state capital of Wyoming, then on through the beautiful Black Hills of South Dakota, immortalised in a famous song from the musical 'Calamity Jane', to the historic frontier town of Custer. Continue to Rapid City.

Meals included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Day 4

Rapid City - Mount Rushmore - Deadwood

Visit Crazy Horse Memorial, a monument carved out of a mountain that pays respect to the great Native American hero, Chief Crazy Horse. Drive deep into the Black Hills, through what was Sioux Indian territory, to see the stunning granite faces of Mount Rushmore, a giant monument to four great American presidents: Washington, Jefferson, Lincoln, and Theodore Roosevelt. Afterward, visit Tatanka: The Story of the Bison, and experience the richness of the Lakota people. On to Deadwood, a lawless frontier town during the 1876 Gold Rush, where Jack McCall murdered Wild Bill Hickok during a poker game. Overnight here, and discover Deadwood’s Wild West ways as you walk in the footsteps of legends like Calamity Jane and Seth Bullock.

Meals included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Day 5

Deadwood - Devil's Tower - Sheridan

This morning, head through high country, where open-range cattle kings made war on the homesteaders in the 1890s. Next a photo stop of Devils Tower National Monument, established as America’s first national monument by Teddy Roosevelt in 1906. The spectacular rock formation and the surrounding countryside are home to a myriad of plant and animal life, and Native Americans consider the area a place for renewal. Overnight in the town of Sheridan located in the Bighorn Mountains.

Meals included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Day 6

Sheridan - Little Bighorn Battlefield - Cody

This morning visit the Little Bighorn Battlefield National Monument which commemorates one of America's most significant This morning, visit the Little Bighorn Battlefield National Monument which commemorates one of America's most significant and famous battles. Here on June 25 and 26, 1876, two divergent cultures clashed in a life or death struggle. During the visit at the Battlefield, hear the story of the great-war leader of the Sioux, Crazy Horse, and about the defeat of the US Seventh Cavalry by Lakota (Sioux), Cheyenne, and Arapaho warriors. Afterwards, arrive in Buffalos Bill's frontier town of Cody. During your free time here, we suggest a visit to the Buffalo Bill Center of the West, home to five unique museums including the Whitney Gallery of Western Art, the Plains Indians Museum, Cody Firearms Museum, and the Buffalo Bill Museum telling the life and legend of this bigger-than-life character. Enjoy a stroll down Cody’s main street with its unique shops and restaurants making sure to visit the historic Irma Hotel for a cold drink in the saloon. You may also wish to join our optional trip down the Shoshone River.

Meals included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Day 7

Cody - Yellowstone National Park

Proceed through Shoshone National Forest to Yellowstone National Park. Travel along Grand Loop Road to Artist Point for views of the Lower Falls of the Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone. Overnight in Yellowstone National Park.

Meals included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Day 8

Yellowstone National Park

Today, explore more of America’s first national park by returning to visit the geyser basins with bubbling mud paint pots and the reliable “blow” of Old Faithful. In addition to superb mountain scenery, the park is one of the world’s principal wildlife preserves and a photographer’s paradise.

Meals included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Day 9

Yellowstone - Grand Teton - Jackson

Head south into magnificent Grand Teton National Park, one of America’s last preserves of wild solitude. Its 13,770-foot-high ridges are crested with snow most of the year. Stroll along the shores of beautiful glacier-fed Jenny Lake before ending the day in the Wild West town of Jackson with its wooden sidewalks and swing-door saloons. This evening, join an optional barbecue cookout and Wild West show or independently stroll along the old-time boardwalks and have supper at a swing-door saloon.

Meals included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Day 10

Jackson - Alpine

The day is free in Jackson to explore the shops and museums of historic downtown. Maybe join a scenic trip down the Snake River? Enjoy an 8-mile float trip that begins at Pritchard Creek and passes nesting areas of bald eagles and ospreys. Overnight in Alpine located on the banks of the Snake River.

Meals included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Day 11

Alpine - Salt Lake City

Today, travel to Salt Lake City, Utah’s vibrant capital. Set on the edge of Great Salt Lake Desert, this center of the Mormon religion is where Brigham Young declared to his followers, “This is the place.” An included sightseeing tour offers a glimpse of Temple Square, the Capitol Building, and the beautiful downtown area.

Meals included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Day 12

Salt Lake City - Bryce Canyon National Park

Journey through sagebrush landscape to Bryce Canyon National Park with its 20 miles of sandstone cliffs and ever-changing colors. See some of Earth’s most brilliant shades of rock, sculpted by nature into pillars called “hoodoos.”

Meals included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Day 13

Bryce Canyon - Zion - Page

First stop today is Zion National Park, its striking landscape of steep canyons and stone towers carved out by rushing streams over a period of millions of years. Then head to Page, originally built to house workers during the construction of the massive Glen Canyon Dam, which holds back the waters of 186 mile long Lake Powell.

Meals included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Day 14

Page - Painted Desert - Grand Canyon

How about starting the day with an optional scenic flight over stunning Monument Valley? Then take a scenic drive through the Painted Desert and across the Kaibab National Forest, before arriving at the Grand Canyon in the early afternoon. Marvel at one of the Natural Wonders of the World as you experience breathtaking views. There is plenty of time to do some viewing before dusk as your accommodation is inside Grand Canyon National Park.

Meals included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Day 15

Grand Canyon - Las Vegas

For a once-in-a-lifetime experience, take an optional 'flightseeing' excursion: a helicopter flight over the heart of the canyon with incomparable views of flame-coloured walls plunging 4,800 feet into the Colorado River. Leaving the high country of Arizona, we pass through Williams on famous Route 66, and then the old Mohave gold strike country, which still has traces of century-old ghost towns, to Las Vegas - a neon desert oasis, packed with spectacular hotels and casinos.

Meals included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Day 16

Las Vegas - UK

Transfer to the airport for your flight to the UK, or extend your stay in Las Vegas.

Meals included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Day 17

Home landing in the UK

Meals included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Notes

Accommodation in the National Parks will be advised as soon as possible for 2018

2017 - Accommodations in Yellowstone National Park are typically open from late May to late September. Departures before or after this period will stay in West Yellowstone. The following departures will be accommodated in West Yellowstone just outside the West Gate: 26 Jun; 14 Aug; 18 Sep

 

The following departures will be in West Yellowstone MT at the hotels detailed below. Note that these hotels are outside of Yellowstone National Park

 

West Yellowstone Brandin’ Iron Inn, West Yellowstone, MT: 26 Jun

Yellowstone Park Hotel, West Yellowstone, MT: 18 Sep

Gray Wolf Inn, West Yellowstone, MT: 12 Jun

Other dates not allocated a hotel yet but will be outside the park 14 Aug

 

Grand Canyon National Park - Yavapai West 12 Jun, 19 Jun, 17 Jul, 18 Sep

Other dates not allocated a hotel yet but will be outside the park 26 Jun, 14 Aug, 28 Aug, 04 Sep

 

Routing and areas visited are subject to favourable weather, gate access and road conditions and thus routings may be adjusted.

2018 - Accommodation in the National Parks will be advised as soon as possible

Accommodation as stated or similar

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