Day 1 UK/Denver
Depart on your flight to Denver today. On arrival we'll transfer you to your overnight hotel.
Day 2 Rapid CityYour adventure begins in earnest today with a journey to Rapid City. On the way we're going to stop at the former military and trading outpost of Fort Laramie. This is where chief Red Cloud signed the treaty that gave the supposedly worthless Black Hills to the Sioux. Just six years later, Custer discovered gold in the Black Hills, prompting the Gold Rush and ultimately causing the Battle of Little Bighorn. There's a treat in store tonight as we head to Fort Hays Chuckwagon supper and cowboy music show located on the film set of 'Dances with Wolves'. Meals included: B,D
Day 3 Mount Rushmore & Badlands
Your day begins with a visit to Mount Rushmore, with its famous granite sculptures of Presidents Roosevelt, Lincoln, Washington and Jefferson. You're also going to see the Crazy Horse Memorial this morning.
The highlights keep on coming today with an afternoon tour of Badlands National Park. Here you'll discover an eerie world which has been carved over millions of years by the forces of nature. Meals included: B
Day 4 Deadwood
You're heading into 'wild west' territory today with a drive through the Black Hills to Deadwood, a town created on the back of the Gold Rush. The entire city is a national historic landmark, and there's time for you to have a good look around before we head to Sheridan for the night. Meals included: B
Day 5 Little Bighorn Battlefield
The highlight of your day is a visit to the historic battlefield site of the Battle of Little Bighorn. A guided tour gives you the chance to relive Custer's Last Stand and get a fascinating insight into one of the most famous battles in western history. Meals included: B
Day 6 Yellowstone National Park
After your tour today you'll be able to say that you have set foot in the world's first national park. Yellowstone is a wonderland of spouting geysers, hot springs, boiling pools and bubbling mud pots. On your tour you'll see the extraordinary Yellowstone Canyon with its waterfall twice the height of Niagara and, of course, 'Old Faithful', which erupts every 93 minutes. The park is also a wildlife sanctuary with bears, elk, moose and herds of buffalo all roaming freely, so keep your eyes peeled for sightings. Meals included: B
Day 7 Grand Teton National Park
The next national park you'll tick off your list is Grand Teton. Famed for its beautiful landscapes dominated by snow-capped peaks, lakes and glaciers, you can take in these exceptional sights today.Meals included: B
Day 8 Salt Lake City
We'll head in to Utah today for an overnight stay in the state capital, Salt Lake City. Founded by the Mormons, the city is set on the shores of the Great Salt Lake and at the foot of spectacular mountains. There will be time this afternoon to explore the city.Meals included: B
Day 9 Canyonlands National ParkToday we make our way to Canyonlands National Park, an incredible rugged landscape of canyons carved by the Colorado River. The islands in the Sky district of the park offers expansive views from many overlooks of the canyon wilderness below. Later we'll arrive in Moab for an overnight stay where you have the opportunity to take an optional sunset jet boat ride on the Colorado River. This scenic trip gives you the chance to view the red rock cliffs from the water and is followed by a cowboy style dinner. Meals included: B
Day 10 Arches National Park
Your next base is Cortez, which we reach via a visit to Arches National Park. When you view what is the world's greatest concentration of red sandstone arches, you'll understand just how it got its name! Meals included: B
Day 11 Mesa Verde National Park
Mesa Verde National Park is also within reach from Cortez, and it's where your tour takes you today. This archaeological masterpiece is famed for its cliff dwellings, with Cliff Palace having more than 200 rooms. Meals included: B
Day 12 Monument Valley
Today we visit Monument Valley, instantly recognisable as the setting for many spaghetti westerns. An optional tour narrated by an expert Navajo guide is available if you'd like to find out more about this fascinating destination.Meals included: B
Day 13 Grand CanyonAs highlights go, the Grand Canyon is hard to beat, and today is the day that you get to see this iconic natural wonder. It's a breath taking sight however viewed, but an optional flight gives you the thrilling chance to see it from the air. Stop just outside of the National Park and enjoy a Navajo Taco from the Native Grill supported by our Travelsphere Cares programme, before continuing to Kanab. Meals included: B,L
Day 14 Bryce Canyon National ParkThere are just two more national parks to go now, and today you'll view the spires of rock and vast natural amphitheatres that form the unique geology of Bryce Canyon. Meals included: B
Day 15 Zion National ParkA day of contrasts begins with a tour of Zion National Park, to see sheer cliffs and mesmerising rock formations. Equally enthralling is your destination tonight, the man-made wonder that is Las Vegas, where a night tour is one option. Meals included: B
Day 16 Las Vegas/UKWe'll transfer you to the airport today for your return flight to the UK. Meals included: B
Day 17 UK
You'll arrive back in the UK today.
Additional InformationPlease note: At certain times of year it is possible that Yellowstone may experience snow which may mean we need to use a different route.
Altitude: During this tour you will travel to altitudes of over 10,500ft. This should not be a problem, although everyone should take it easy at first. If you suffer from heart or respiratory conditions or have any other concerns please consult your doctor. The hotel in Denver for 2024 and 2025 departures will be Aloft Gateway Park