Parks & Canyons Spectacular (AP)

14 Day Tour from Rapid City to Las Vegas

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Grand Canyon or Grand Teton? Yellowstone or the Black Hills? Wild Bill or Crazy Horse? You don’t have to decide which famous canyon, park, or personality to discover on your next tour of the Western U.S. With visits to the country’s most fascinating destinations in one spectacular vacation, this national parks tour is a buffet of bucket-list adventure. Dig into the natural wonders of Yellowstone, Grand Teton, Bryce Canyon, Zion, and Grand Canyon National Parks – as well as the manmade masterpieces of Mount Rushmore and Crazy Horse Memorial – as you digest the beauty of South Dakota, Wyoming, Utah, and Arizona. A slice of cowboy life awaits in the Old West towns of Deadwood, Sheridan, Cody, and Jackson, where you’ll travel by horse-drawn wagons into the Cache Creek Canyon for a chuckwagon cookout. More adventure is served in the stunning landscapes of Lake Powell and the Painted Desert – and decadent Las Vegas.

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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Parks & Canyons Spectacular map
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 Photo Highlights

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

  • Grand Canyon National Park
  • Yellowstone National Park

 Meals

 Meals & Itinerary

Breakfast daily, 6 dinners


Notes:

Routes and areas visited in Yellowstone are subject to weather and/or road conditions. On vacations that include an overnight stay in Las Vegas, at least one member of the traveling party must be 21 years of age or older.

 Itinerary

Day 1 RAPID CITY

Welcome to Rapid City! At 6 pm, join your Tour Director and fellow traveling companions for a welcome drink. Free time this evening.

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 Sightseeing with a Local Guide includes historic Main Street and Mount Moriah Cemetery.
SHERIDAN Dinner at local restaurant.

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

LITTLE BIGHORN BATTLEFIELD NATIONAL MONUMENT Visit the monument including the museum. Scenic drive en route to Cody.
CODY Free time this evening.

Breakfast Breakfast

Day 5 CODY–YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK

CODY Visit the 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 Jackson Lake Lodge for a Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite Huckleberry shake. Scenic drive en route to Jackson.
JACKSON Guided sightseeing. Horse-drawn covered wagon ride to a backcountry 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 scenic float trip on the Snake River. This and more options throughout your tour are available for purchase at MyGlobus. Get local maps and tips for free time on your GlobusGO mobile app.

Breakfast Breakfast

Day 9 JACKSON–SALT LAKE CITY

SALT LAKE CITY Guided sightseeing tour. Free time this evening.

Breakfast Breakfast

Day 10 SALT LAKE CITY–BRYCE CANYON NATIONAL PARK

SALT LAKE CITY Scenic drive en route to Bryce Canyon National Park.
BRYCE CANYON NATIONAL PARK Guided sightseeing. Free time this evening.

Breakfast Breakfast

Day 11 BRYCE CANYON NATIONAL PARK–ZION NATIONAL PARK– LAKE POWELL

ZION NATIONAL PARK Guided sightseeing.
LAKE POWELL Free time this evening.

Breakfast Breakfast
DinnerDinner

Day 12 LAKE POWELL–PAINTED DESERT–GRAND CANYON NATIONAL PARK

LAKE POWELL Free time this morning. Scenic drive through the Painted Desert en route to Grand Canyon National Park.
GRAND CANYON NATIONAL PARK Orientation tour.

Breakfast Breakfast
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Day 13 GRAND CANYON NATIONAL PARK–LAS VEGAS

LAS VEGAS Guided sightseeing. Farewell dinner this evening.

Breakfast Breakfast
DinnerDinner

Day 14 LAS VEGAS

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.

MATTHEW OJILE

Escorting tours for more than 10 years

After graduating with a degree in Environmental Science and Natural Resources, I wanted to find a career that would allow me to travel to beautiful places. I found that as a Tour Director. I love sharing the beauty, culture, grandeur, and history of the U.S. with others. I want my guests to feel as if they just completed a road trip with friends where they enjoyed laughs, good food and drink, and discovered new places together.

Tour Director - MATTHEW OJILE

 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
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Grand Canyon National Park

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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Upper Antelope Slot Canyon, Nature's Sculpture Garden

Upper Antelope Slot Canyon, Nature's Sculpture Garden

Join an expert Navajo guide for an encounter with one of Nature's sculptural masterpieces at the Upper Antelope Slot Canyon--a spectacular petrified sand dune created by wind, water, and time!

Price Range: $$

Flightseeing

Flightseeing

There's no better way to experience the American Southwest than from the air! This amazing flightseeing adventure features fantastic bird's-eye views of some of the country's most striking scenery!

Price Range: $$$$

Grand Canyon National Park

Grand Canyon Helicopter Flightseeing

Grand Canyon Helicopter Flightseeing

There may be no better way to uncover the sheer splendor of the incredible Grand Canyon than from the air! Choose from two helicopter tours with awe-inspiring views, a once in a lifetime opportunity!

Price Range: $$$$

 Know Before You Go

These Know Before You Go travel tips are designed with you in mind, with helpful hints to help you prepare for and enjoy your escorted vacation. They are your guide to getting ready and contain general information on travel documentation, customs, and the country/countries you will be visiting, including budgeting, transportation, climate, languages, and much more. With Globus, you benefit from our experience.



* The "Starting at" or listed price is based on the lowest price available to book. Price is per passenger based on double occupancy and does not include airfare; additional fees/charges are not included. If a price is crossed out, the new price shown includes a limited time promotional offer(s) – please review current promotions or deals for additional information. Some tours require intra-vacation flights (and in some cases intra-vacation segments must be purchased from Globus).