It's time to hit the trail for a Western adventure... the ultimate South Dakota and Wyoming family vacation. Tauck takes you behind the scenes with filmed narratives by Ken Burns and Dayton Duncan – who share personal stories of the dreamers, visionaries, and unsung heroes who shaped the preservation of the national parks.
The first pioneers had to raft down wilderness rivers, just like you will when you explore the Snake River. You'll have a chance to look for beaver, elk, bison and more as you travel to Yellowstone National Park, where Old Faithful shoots its plume of steam skyward every hour – and you'll be staying in a lodge just steps away! Nothing says "Wild West" like Buffalo Bill and a buckin' bronco rodeo; learn more about them when you spend the night in historic Cody. Live the life of a cowboy by day at the T-A Guest Ranch in Wyoming, site of a Johnson County War shootout, and by night with a stay at The Ranch at Ucross, a real dude ranch up in the Bighorn Mountains. 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!
Rates are capacity controlled, subject to availability and change without notice.
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
Gratuities to Tauck Director, local guides and drivers
A cowboy-sized helping of Wyoming ranch life – with a cookhouse lunch, horseback ride, horse whisperer and roping demonstration at the T-A Guest Ranch
A campfire and overnight at the Ranch at Ucross
Visits to the Buffalo Bill Center of the West, the Crazy Horse Memorial and Mount Rushmore National Memorial
A night of authentic Western fun at the famous Cody Nite Rodeo in Cody, the "rodeo capital of the world"
Two-night stay in a Yellowstone National Park lodge near Old Faithful, and a full-day park exploration with a wilderness expert
Scenic float trip on the Snake River with a guide who helps spot river otters, eagles, beaver, elk – maybe even a moose
Airport transfers upon arrival and departure as noted
Service charges, taxes and porterage
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4/21/2021 – 8/15/2021
Prices are per person, based on double occupancy, and subject to availability and change without notice. Prices reflect land only accommodations, airfare is additional. Blackout dates/seasonal supplements may apply. Itinerary and map subject to change. Please click here for a description of the travel style options provided by Tauck. Offer subject to availability and change without notice. Some restrictions may apply.