Wild West Cowboys & Buffalos - End Rapid City Trafalgar Tours

Wild West Cowboys & Buffalos - End Rapid City

Bring the glories of the old west to life on this 9 day Wild West and Buffalo tour. Great for families, this escorted tour embarks in Salt Lake City and includes Wyoming and Montana before ending in Rapid City, South Dakota. See National Parks, Big Sky Country plus, learn about the local history, heritage and customs that are such an integral part of our nation’s history.

Highlights of this amazing journey include a visit to the Oregon Trail Center to learn about the history and challenges of those who experienced life on the Oregon Trail. Imagine a life in the past as you visit the old Wyoming towns of Jackson and Cody. Stay at an 1898 homestead. Go whitewater rafting or saddle up and go horseback riding in the Montana Wilderness. Take in the incredible natural beauty and wildlife of the west and watch Old Faithful at work in Yellowstone National Park. Get an understanding of the unique cowboy lifestyle and culture and learn about the Plains Indians art, culture and history. This incredible tour of the Western US will create lasting memories that you will always look fondly on.

9 Daysfr. $3,175

  • A visit to the Oregon Trail Center in Montpelier, Idaho
  • A visit to Jackson, Wyoming
  • A visit to Grand Teton National Park
  • A stay in the 320 Guest Ranch, a homestead originally established in 1898
  • A visit to Yellowstone National Park
  • A visit to Cody, Wyoming
  • A visit to the Black Hills of South Dakota including a stop at the Crazy Horse Memorial
  • A visit to Mount Rushmore
  • Handcrafted Highlights
  • Audio Headsets for flexible sightseeing
  • Luxury air-conditioned coach with WiFi in most countries
  • All porterage and local charges included
  • An expert Travel Director and separate Driver
  • Must-see sightseeing and surprise extras
  • VIP entry to many sights
  • Airport transfers on the first and last day of your guided holiday
  • All hotel tips, charges and local taxes
  • Gratuities are included for services during the land stay of your vacation unless otherwise noted. This includes wait staff at included meals, and porterage at hotels for one suitcase per person. Gratuities for your tour director, local hosts, guides, and drivers are not included in the vacation price (unless otherwise noted in pricing details) and are discretionary.
  • All items of a personal nature (room service, beverages, telephone charges, laundry, special food requests, etc.) and meals not specified on the tour itinerary are not included and must be paid by the client.
  • All rates exclude airfare unless expressly noted.
8 breakfasts, 2 lunches and 5 dinners
  • Little America Hotel in Salt Lake City, Utah (1 night)
  • Modern Mountain Motel in Jackson, Wyoming (1 night)
  • Togwotee Mountain Lodge in Gateway, Montana (1 night)
  • National Park Lodge in Yellowstone, Wyoming (2 nights)
  • Holiday Inn Sheridan in Sheriden, Wyoming (1 night)
  • Alex Johnson Hotel in Rapid City, South Dakota (2 nights)
  • The hotels listed are intended to be used on all departures however Trafalgar Tours reserves the right to substitute other hotels than those listed. If a change becomes necessary for any reason, the hotel substituted will be of equivalent quality to those listed. No refunds are provided for hotel changes and full cancellation penalties apply.

ARRIVE SALT LAKE CITY Location Information Description

Salt Lake City, USA

Arrive in Salt Lake City and get ready for a family adventure starting with a relaxing afternoon together in small-town Salt Lake City before meeting your travel companions for an evening Kick-off Party with your Travel Director.


Little America Hotel

Salt Lake City – Montpelier Location Information Description

Montpelier, USA

Put on your cowboy hats, pull up your boots and get ready to make memories that will last a lifetime. As you travel from Salt Lake City follow trails blazed by rugged mountain men centuries ago, stopping at the Oregon Trail Center in Montpelier to get a glimpse into the thrills and challenges of the Old Trail. Enjoy lunch in a covered wagon before travelling to the Old West town of Jackson.

JACKSON, WYOMING Location Information Description

Jackson Hole, USA

Walk through the town's famous landmark arch of tangled elk antlers and step back in time as you explore the Town Square with its Western boardwalks, craft boutiques and ice cream shops-all surrounded by the majestic Rockies.

This evening, take a wagon ride out to the river for a rib-stickin' Chuckwagon Regional Dinner.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Modern Mountain Motel

GRAND TETON NATIONAL PARK Location Information Description

Grand Teton, USA

Rise early if you'd like to rollick down the Snake River on a scenic optional wilderness float trip (seasonal). Later, discover dramatic Grand Teton National Park.

MONTANA'S BIG SKY COUNTRY Location Information Description

Gateway, USA

Travel onward to your Stays With Stories overnight nestled in the mountains of the Bridger-Teton National Forest at Togwotee Mountain Lodge. Built in 1923 and once a Native American trading spot, you’ll feast on a classic Western dinner before cozying up in their log-cabin style rooms before another big day in the fresh mountain air.

Breakfast, Dinner

Togwotee Mountain Lodge

320 GUEST RANCH Location Information Description

Gateway, USA

Giddy up cowboys and cowgirls. There are many fun choices on the ranch this morning. Join a whitewater rafting trip down the Gallatin River or saddle up and ride with a real-life horse wrangler in the Montana wilderness. Enjoy lunch at the ranch.

YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK Location Information Description

Yellowstone N.P., USA

Tonight, we stay inside the UNESCO-listed Yellowstone National Park, where, from western-themed furnishings to massive stone fireplaces to a national historic landmark, each lodge has its own unique setting and atmosphere. You’ll not only stay conveniently right in the park but feel good about your visit knowing that all Yellowstone National Park Lodges are stewards of the park, keeping a focus on preserving it for future generations.

Breakfast, Lunch

National Park Lodges

YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK Location Information Description

Yellowstone N.P., USA

Discover Yellowstone's astounding wonders-the thundering Yellowstone Falls, brilliantly coloured hot springs, bubbling mud pools and hissing steam vents. The highlight is a visit to Old Faithful, which has been spouting steam water regularly for thousands of years. Do you know how to locate a bear or tell what it's been eating? Enjoy a stroll around the boardwalks of Yellowstone and learn the answer, plus even more cool facts about the park's abundance of wildlife.

Breakfast, Dinner

National Park Lodges

CODY, WYOMING Location Information Description

Cody, USA

Tip your Stetson to "Buffalo Bill" in his hometown of Cody and get a glimpse into the Spirit of the American West at the Buffalo Bill Center of the West. Delve into culture of the cowboy, the role of the firearm in the early days and the culture and art of the Plains Indians. Overnight in Sheriden.


Holiday Inn Sheridan

SHERIDEN - KEYSTONE Location Information Description

Keystone, USA

After a hearty breakfast, your journey continues on to South Dakota and the Crazy Horse Memorial. Gaze at the towering tribute to legendary Lakota leader Crazy Horse being carved into the mountain and learn how your visit 'Makes a Difference' by preserving the culture of his people.

RAPID CITY, SOUTH DAKOTA Location Information Description

Rapid City, USA

The evening is yours to explore in Rapid City. Or consider an optional trip to the Mount Rushmore Lighting Ceremony, a chance to see one of America's most famous landmarks from a different perspective.


Alex Johnson Hotel

BLACK HILLS / MOUNT RUSHMORE Location Information Description

Black Hills, USA

Today, head for the famous Black Hills of South Dakota to view the giant faces of former American presidents etched in the stone cliffs of Mount Rushmore. This evening, join your fellow adventurers at a MAKE TRAVEL MATTER® Experience and Farewell Dinner featuring your guide Stephen Yellowhawk (or another tribe member).

Breakfast, Dinner

Alex Johnson Hotel

DEPART RAPID CITY Location Information Description

Rapid City, USA

Transfer to the Rapid City Regional Airport for your flight home, or travel to Denver, where you can extend your stay or transfer to Denver International Airport for your flight home.


Departure Date
Sat, Jul 23, 2022 – Wait-list
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Important information:

  • All rates listed are per person based on double occupancy and are subject to change without notice. Your land package pricing will be confirmed and guaranteed once your deposit is received and applied to the booking, except where price increases may result from increases in government taxes or fees. Room configurations are subject to availability. Guests added to your party after the booking are priced at the prevailing rate at the time they are added.

ALL guests must carefully verify the existing identification requirements for their particular travel situation DIRECTLY WITH THEIR LOCAL CONSULATES OR EMBASSIES or with a visa service, as these requirements may change. Guests without proper documentation may be denied entry and will not be entitled to a refund
  • 60 days or more prior to departure the deposit is non-refundable
  • 59-16 days prior to commencement of services: 30% of total price*
  • 15-8 days prior to commencement of services: 50% of total price*
  • 7-1 days prior to commencement of services: 90% of total price*
  • On departure day and later: 100% of total price*
  • *Total price does not include any Instant Purchase Air or Instant Purchase Air service fees, which are non-refundable after 24 hours from purchase. Intra-vacation air is non-refundable after final payment.
  • Cancellation fees may also apply to any additional services, including extra night accommodations, independently supplied services, and optional excursions reserved prior to, during, and after the tour. If flight changes, including, but not limited to, flight cancellations or name changes, are requested after full land and air deposits are received, revision fees, change fees, or airline cancellation fees will apply.
  • In many instances, airline revision or change fees can be up to $300, but in some instances may be up to 100% of the ticket price. Cancellation penalties will be quoted at time of cancellation.
  • All cancellations must be received in writing prior to tour departure. The cancellation policy will apply according to the date that the cancellation notification is received. The MINIMUM cancellation penalty is the deposit amount.
  • The purchase to trip cancellation insurance is strongly recommended.
  • Land only “from price” is per person based on two people sharing a room together and does not include airfare unless expressly stated.
  • All prices are in US Dollars.
  • A $200 non-refundable, non-transferable, per-person, per-vacation deposit is required to reserve space for you, with some limited exceptions, as noted below. Payment of the deposit indicates you have read and accepted theseall Terms & Conditions. Your booking is not confirmed until the deposit payment is processed and you receive a confirmation invoice.
  • Final payment is due 60 days prior to departure, with some limited exceptions, as noted below. Within the final payment date, payment in full is required at time of booking to reserve space. Reservations (land, cruise, and air) are canceled if final payment is not received by the due date. The payment policy may vary for group reservations.
  • Additional deposits or payments are required for international air added to the start and/or end of your vacation and/or for intra-vacation air, as specified in the itinerary (“air-inclusive vacations”). Air-inclusive vacation pricing is guaranteed upon receipt of full land plus air deposit or land deposit plus full airfare price, depending on type of airfare purchased (Flex-Air or Instant Purchase Air).
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