America's National Parks (AN)

10 Day Tour from Rapid City to Salt Lake City

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The mining boom may have been more than a century ago, but it’s never too late to strike gold in America’s West. Filled with dazzling nuggets of wonder, this National Parks vacation takes you deep into the golden wilderness of untamed South Dakota, Wyoming, and Montana. Back-to-back visits to some of the country’s most renowned national parks bring you face-to-face with the monumental sculptures of Mount Rushmore, the explosive geysers of Yellowstone National Park, and the towering spires of Grand Teton National Park. Plus, visits to the Crazy Horse Memorial, the Little Bighorn Battlefield, and the gold rush towns of Cody, Jackson, and Deadwood shed light on some of the 19th century’s most famous battles and barroom brawls. After meeting herds of elk, bison, and other area locals, city slickers can get their fix with a visit to lively Salt Lake City.

We’ve prepared everything you need for the perfect vacation—from hand-selected hotels to expert Local Guides and included VIP sightseeing access to the world’s iconic sites. Your Globus Tour Director is always there to help you make the most out of your free time!
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 Photo Highlights

The following UNESCO World Heritage Sites can be seen or visited on this vacation:

  • Yellowstone National Park

 Meals

 Meals & Itinerary

Breakfast daily, 4 dinners


Notes:

Routes and areas visited in Yellowstone are subject to weather and/or road conditions.

 Itinerary

Day 1 ARRIVE IN RAPID CITY

Welcome to Rapid City! At 6:30 pm, join your Tour Director and traveling companions for a welcome drink.

Day 2 RAPID CITY. EXCURSION TO CRAZY HORSE & MOUNT RUSHMORE MEMORIALS

RAPID CITY Orientation tour. Free time this evening.
CRAZY HORSE MEMORIAL Visit the memorial and museum.
MOUNT RUSHMORE NATIONAL MEMORIAL Visit the memorial.

Breakfast Breakfast

Day 3 RAPID CITY–DEADWOOD–SHERIDAN

RAPID CITY Scenic drive through Black Hills National Forest en route to Deadwood.
DEADWOOD Tour with Local Guide. Scenic drive en route to Sheridan.
SHERIDAN Dinner at a local restaurant.

Breakfast Breakfast
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Day 4 SHERIDAN–LITTLE BIGHORN BATTLEFIELD NATIONAL MONUMENT–CODY

SHERIDAN Scenic drive en route to Little Bighorn Battlefield National Monument.
LITTLE BIGHORN BATTLEFIELD NATIONAL MONUMENT Guided sightseeing and museum visit. Scenic drive through the Bighorn Mountains en route to Cody.
CODY Free time this evening.

Breakfast Breakfast

Day 5 CODY–YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK

CODY Visit to Buffalo Bill Center of The West. Scenic drive through Shoshone National Forest en route to Yellowstone National Park.
YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK Scenic drive. Free time this evening.

Breakfast Breakfast

Day 6 YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK

YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK Scenic drive through the park includes Old Faithful Geyser, Fountain Paint Pots, and more.

Breakfast Breakfast
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Day 7 YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK–GRAND TETON NATIONAL PARK–JACKSON

YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK Scenic drive en route to Grand Teton National Park.
GRAND TETON NATIONAL PARK Visit to Jackson Lake Lodge includes a Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite Huckleberry Shake. Scenic drive en route to Jackson.
JACKSON Horse-drawn covered wagon ride to Cache Creek Canyon. Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite Bar T-5 chuckwagon cookout and Wild West Show.

Breakfast Breakfast
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Day 8 JACKSON

JACKSON Free day.

ENHANCE YOUR FREE TIME in Jackson with a wildlife scenic float on the Snake River. This and more options throughout your tour are available for purchase with MyGlobus. Get local maps and tips for free time on your GlobusGO mobile app.

Breakfast Breakfast

Day 9 JACKSON–SALT LAKE CITY

JACKSON Scenic drive en route to Salt Lake City.
SALT LAKE CITY Guided sightseeing tour. Farewell dinner this evening at a local restaurant.

Breakfast Breakfast
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Day 10 SALT LAKE CITY

SALT LAKE CITY Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning.

Breakfast Breakfast

 Tour Director

With GLOBUS, there’s no better way to get to know your destination than through the eyes of a Tour Director. We’d like you to meet one of our Tour Directors, who average over a decade of experience and are representative of the type of expert that will be with you on your vacation.

MARY SYRDAHL

Escorting tours for more than 20 years

I must have been born under a wandering star! I started life in South Carolina but moved to Brazil when I was just 18 months old. From that point on, I've just kept on going. While I've lived mostly on the East Coast and Texas in the US, it's the West and Southwest, along with the magnificent National Parks in that area that I specialize in. I love the history, the culture and the stories of the people who settled these areas, from the Native Americans to the melting pot of nationalities who make up the landscape today. And most especially, I love the stunning beauty and variety of our National Parks which have been so fortunately preserved for us to enjoy. When I'm not traveling, I serve on the Board of Directors of the New School in the Heights, a school for emotionally challenged children in Houston, and visit with my own children and grandchildren. And to make sure they continue the wandering tradition, I've already started taking my grandchildren on tours in the National Parks!

Tour Director - MARY SYRDAHL

 Accommodations

 Optional Excursions

No matter what you’re into: food, wine, history, art, music or anything else, we give you the freedom to personalize your vacation with optional excursions that speak to your interests.

When you book your excursions with us, you can be assured that every optional excursion that we offer coordinates with the free time that you'll have in your destination, so you'll never have conflicts between included and optional activities. Our team of travel experts carefully selects each optional excursion that we offer to ensure that you receive the highest quality at a great value. Our tried-and-true partners have a finger on the pulse of the city in which they operate so they deliver the very best experiences. We offer experiences you cannot create on your own and because you’re booking with us, we coordinate all your transportation and timing needs.

The following optional excursions are examples only for this vacation. These may or may not be offered, and availability is subject to days of operation and seasonality. Please select a departure date to view optional excursions and pricing for a specific date (due to currency fluctuation, pricing shown is subject to change until purchased). Optional excursions are available for purchase on our MyGlobus site 90 days prior to the tour start date.

Price Ranges

$ ($50 USD and under)
$$ ($51 - $100 USD)
$$$ ($101 - $150 USD)
$$$$ (Over $150)


Cody
Jackson

Cody

Shoshone River Rafting

Shoshone River Rafting

Travel through the stunning scenery of "Cody Country" on this exciting rafting float trip down the Shoshone River!

Price Range: $

Jackson

Snake River Float

Snake River Float

Experience the beauty and geology of the Snake River on this fun and scenic 3-hour float trip between Grand Teton National Park and Bridger Teton National Forest.

Price Range: $$



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