Yellowstone-Mt.Rushmore-Arches

Description

Overview

Tour code: MA7

Days: 7

Description: Denver, Crazy Horse – Mt. Rushmore, Grand Teton National Park – Jackson – Salt Lake City

Itinerary

Day 1 Hometown – Denver

Take a pleasant flight to Denver, the State Capital of Colorado! Meet our friendly tour guide at the Counter of Budget Car Rental located INSIDE DENVER INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT (Do NOT take shuttle) by 11:30am. Visit Red Rock Amphitheatre located in Rocky Mountains overlooking Greater Denver Area. The State House of Colorado and civic center is our next stop. Drive to 16st Street Mall next and spend some free time for shopping and sightseeing. Stay overnight in Denver.

Hotel: Courtyard Marriott, Ramada Plaza

Day 2 Crazy Horse Indian Memorial – Mt. Rushmore National Memorial – Bear Country – Gillette

Drive to City of Cheyenne this morning, the state capital of Wyoming. Arrive at Crazy Horse Indian Memorial at noon, and sightsee world’s largest mountain carving! Created by the hands of both Americans and Natives, the monumental mountain carving stands today in honor of a true hero who fought for freedom, Crazy Horse.  The Most Famous Icon of America, Mt. Rushmore is next stop. George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Theodore Roosevelt, Abraham Lincoln, look down from their stony height and remind everyone even impossible is possible! Drive to Bear Country (own expense) next, discover Native Rocky Mountain Animals up close! Wolves, mountain lions, elk, reindeer, buffalos… and over 160 bears in this largest wild life park! Stay overnight in Gillette Wyoming.

Hotel: Ramada Plaza Gillette or Similar

Day 3 Devil’s Tower – Rocky Mountains – Cody

Drive to the first National Monument in the world, Devil’s Tower, this morning. The tower rises over 1,200 feet above the valley, and the hexagonal columns that make up the tower are truly unique and rare, and the tallest and largest in the world! Long known by Native Americans as “Bear’s Dwelling”, the tower is also featured in famous movie “Close Encounters of the Third Kind”. Enter the Rockies next towards Yellowstone, enjoy the beautiful scenery along the way! Endless stretch of mountains decorated by glaciers and snow, blooming flowers and lush forests, rivers and waterfalls, outline the picturesque view! Enjoy the opportunity to spot wild animals! Arrive at the famous cowboy town of Codyin the afternoon. You may enjoy authentic Cowboy Rodeo (only available June through August) or firearms experience this evening (both at your own expense). Stay overnight in Cody.

Hotel: Buffalo Bill Village, Holiday Inn, Comfort Inn, Best Western Cody or Similar (Tours depart on 4/28, 5/2, 5/5, stay 2 nights in West Yellowstone)

Day 4 Yellowstone National Park (Full Day)

Enjoy a full day adventure in World’s First National Park – Yellowstone! First of its kind, Yellowstone is home to world’s largest super volcano and over 10,000 geothermal features. Here you can find everything you expect to see in a national park! Snow covered mountains, waterfalls, lakes, rivers, canyons, meadows, herds of buffalos, elks… and the most amazing geothermal features in the world! Geysers, hot springs, fumaroles and mud pots are the wonders that make YS truly unique. Sightsee Grand Prismatic Spring, Fountain Paint Pots, and Old Faithful Geyser, Yellowstone Grand Canyon, Yellowstone River, Norris Geyser Basin.. Wonders come one after another! Stay overnight in Cody.

Norris Geyser Basin — the hottest and oldest thermal area of Yellowstone, we will sightsee multiple hot springs, geysers and mud pots. Duration: Approx. 40 minutes.

Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone — This impressive gap in the earth is the first large canyon on the Yellowstone River. It is 24 miles long, and can reach a quarter-mile in depth and 3/4 a mile in width. It is gorgeously colored. Duration: Approx. 1hour

Lower Yellowstone River Falls — Lower Falls of the Yellowstone River in Wyoming are the largest by volume in the Rocky Mountains of the western United States, and they stand more than 300 feet tall– almost twice as high as Niagara Falls. Duration: Approx. 30 minutes.

Morning Glory — The most popular hot spring famous for its bright colors. Approx. 20 minutes

Artist Point — Named after the famous sketches of the waterfalls by Thomas Moran (but not actually the location where the sketched were done) this beautiful location showcases one of the most famous views in Yellowstone National Park. Duration: Approx. 30 minutes.

Fountain Paint Pot — Fountain Paint Pot, heated by the region’s underground hot springs, F.P.P is half hot spring, half mud basin. The spring releases natural shades of red and yellow because of the oxidation of iron in the soil.

Mud Volcano Area — The Mud Volcano blew itself apart in the early 20th century, but visitors can still see the impressive crater and other geothermal features in the surrounding area, such as the Mud Cauldron, Black Dragon’s Caldron, and Dragon’s Mouth Spring. Duration: Approx. 30 minutes.

Old Faithful Geyser — Old Faithful is a cone geyser in the Upper Geyser Basin of Yellowstone National Park. It is one of the park’s most well-known natural features, and is famous for its predictability. It generally erupts every 92 minutes. Duration: Approx. 60 minutes.

Upper Yellowstone Falls — Located a quarter-mile upstream of the larger Lower Falls, the Upper Yellowstone River Falls plunge 109 feet down an eroded lava cliff into the basin below. The area below the falls has been subject to heavier erosion than above. Duration: Approx. 30 minutes.

Grand Prismatic Hot Spring — The third largest hot spring in the world, the Grand Prismatic Hot Spring gets its color from bacteria around its rim that feed off of the mineral-rich water. In the summer months, the hot spring is a vivid red-orange shade. Duration: Approx. 40 minutes.

Hotel: Buffalo Bill Village, Holiday Inn, Comfort Inn, Best Western Cody or Similar (Tours depart on 4/28, 5/2, 5/5, stay 2 nights in West Yellowstone)

Day 5 Yellowstone – Grand Teton National Park – Jackson – Great Salt Lake – Salt Lake City

Continue to explore Yellowstone National Park this morning. Then travel along the Snake River to Grand Teton National Park, where we see this natural wonder’s amazing view.Travel to Jackson, a famous cowboy town as well as a world’s renowned vacation destination. Ride Scenic Chairlift to mountain top over 10,000 feet in elevation and oversee entire Jackson Valley and the Teton Range stretching afar. Arrive in Salt Lake City to visit the GreatSalt Lake, known as the America’s Dead Sea. Stay overnight in Salt Lake City

Scenic Chairlift will be replaced by Antler Arches square before it is opened for season on May 11th, 2018.

West Thumb Geyser Basin — The West Thumb Geyser Basin is the largest geyser basin at Yellowstone Lake, and an impressive area of geothermal activity that contains hot springs, mud pots, and geysers– some of which are even in the lake itself. Duration: Approx. 40 minutes.

Grand Teton National Park — Grand Teton National Park is located in the Rocky Mountains, Northwest Wyoming. Grand Teton National Park is noted for its stunning mountain vistas, its shimmering alpine lakes and its abundant wildlife. Approx. 30 minutes.

Scenic Chairlift — The scenic chairlift is a leisurely ride that brings you 1,571 feet up to the summit of Snow King Mountain for the best views of the Tetons, the Elk Refuge, and the town of Jackson. At the top, take in the 360-degree view – on a clear day you can even see Yellowstone! This is fun and easy for anyone to enjoy the amazing natural beauty of Jackson Hole and Grand Teton. Approx. 100 minutes.

Salt Lake City — Utah’s gorgeous capital city sits amidst the mountains of the American Southwest on the shores of the breathtaking Great Salt Lake. The city is steeped in history and architecture in addition to wondrous vistas and scenery.

Great Salt Lake — America’s “Dead Sea”, water is salty enough for people to float. Approx. 30 minutes.

Hotel: La Quinta Hotel or similar

Day 6 Capitol Hill – Temple Square – Arches National Park

(MA6 tour’s last day, please reserve airline tickets scheduled for after 1:00pm flying out of SLC)

Drive to Capitol Hill this morning, and visit the most expensive and magnificent State House in America, Utah State Capitol! Take walk in the State Capitol building, and amazed by the architecture, sculptures and the rich history behind it. Temple Square is our next stop! Follow Mormon Missionary sisters’ lead and see the virtue kingdom for LDS church, the Temple Square, and learn the history and teachings of the LDS Church. Drive to Arches National Park in the afternoon, home to world’s highest concentration of natural sandstone arches. The park covers 73000 acres where over 2000 arches have been found. Over time, water, ice and erosion have shaped the region into the geological wonder it is today. Balanced Rock, Windows, Three Gossips…You may even discover an arch yourself! Stay overnight in Grand Junction.

Hotel: Ramada Grand Junction or Similar

Day 7 Rocky Mountains – Vail – Denver

Drive to across the Rockies, ‘the Great Backbone of North America,’ this morning. Colorado Rockies is the highest stretch of entire Rocky Mountains, and the highest point of all interstate highways in America. Cross the continental divide and enjoy the beautiful scenery along the way! Arrive at Vail, the best of Golden Triangle of Colorado Rockies! Vail is a world-renowned vacation and ski destination, and home to World’s best ski resorts. Arrive at Denver International Airport afterwards, and finish our pleasant 7-day Yellowstone and Mt Rushmore Tour.

Attractions settings and features

Crazy Horse,Arch NP, Mt.Rushmore,Devils Tower,,Indian Reservation Area,Yellowstone National Park, Grand Teton,Jackson Town, Salt Lake Cit,  Rocky Mountains

**The mandatory charge includes entrance fee of  Yellowstone NP + Grand Teton NP + Snow king mountain Cable Car+ Mout. Rushmore +Crazy Horse Memorial + Devils Tower + Arch NP+Salt Lake + fuel surcharge =$120

*2018 new MA trip, 2 nights in East Yellowstone!

* * cancel the bad land NP!

**add new optional item CODY shooting USD74; CODY RODEO (JUN-AUG) USD25

Pricing:

Depart every Tuesday, Wednesday, Sarturday.

1st & 2nd person:  $698

3rd: $60

4th person: $438

Costs include 

  1. 6 nights hotel accommodations;
    2. Experienced tour escort services; Ground transportation service via luxury coach as specified in itinerary;
    3.Denver (DEN)airport 11:30am pick-up. DEN airport drop-off, please arrange your flight departing after 5:30pm.

Expense Items

  1. Air fares, insurance and other personal expense. Tips for tour guide and driver ($9/person per day), meals unspecified in itinerary.
  2. Optional tour items (price subject to change without prior notice):

**The mandatory charge includes entrance fee of Yellowstone NP + Grand Teton NP + Snow king mountain Cable Car+ Mout. Rushmore +Crazy Horse Memorial + Devils Tower + Arch NP+Salt Lake + fuel surcharge =USD120

Bear Country Adult USD15 child USD10 (5-12)

CODY shooting USD74

CODY RODEO (JUN-AUG) USD25

Terms and Conditions

Notice 

  1. Those with Buy 2 get 1 free promotion

– Price of this promotion is based on Twin Room price. The free(3rd) person needs to pay USD60 for hotel surcharge/Admission fee for Theme Parks. The 4th person tour fare USD438. Standard Triple and Quad Room price shown on this website is the average cost after adjustment.

– Please select ‘1 Triple, 3 Adults’ for ‘Buy 2 get 1 free’ or ‘1 Quad, 4 adults’ for 1 group of Four. The free person and 4th person shares 2 full-size beds in the same Twin Room with former 2 full-price guests.

  1. Transfer-in

-Please arrange your flights to arrive in Denver International airport(DEN) before 11:30AM. Please check in hotel by yourself if your arrival flight is later than 11:30AM.

  1. Transfer-out, on final day, transfer to  Denver International airport(DEN)  and  schedule your departure flight after 5:30PM.
  2. Policy of Cancellation and Change: it indicates bus seats, hotel as well as itinerary are all set once tour been confirmed. Any change(regarding Date, Traveler amount, Names etc) or cancellation per you request after confirmation, there will be a penalty fee to be collected according to following policy:

Policy of Cancellation:

– no refund within 14 days prior to departure date;

– 50% of reservation cost within 15-29 days prior to departure date;

– 30% of reservation cost within 30 or more days prior to departure date.

– The “Free Ones” cancellation must be submitted at least 15 days before tour departure date. Any No-show on tour departure date without advanced request will be collected a penalty fee USD150 by tour guide for blocking an extra seat on the bus. This penalty is a mandatory fee will be paid in cash by other participating travelers of the reservation in order to participating on the tour.

Policy of Change: Request for reservation change must be submitted at least 30 days before tour departure date, and there will be a service fee USD20 to be charged. Reservation change within 30 days prior to departure date please refer to Cancellation Policy above.

 

  1. Please refer to final confirmation form for the final itinerary. Sequence of day-by-day itinerary subject to change according to tour join date, number of groups or weather condition, no further notice will be provided..

 

  1. Tour fare on U.S holidays (i.e., long weekend) subject to change, please call us to confirm the holiday price before making reservation.

 

  1. Dates shown on website maybe not available during high season, please double check availability before purchase air ticket.

 

  1. Tour guides and drivers rely upon the service fees charged on the tour to supplement their income. Please pay at least the recommended service fee because the tour guides and drivers work hard to accommodate many people on the tour.

 

  1. We reserve right to amend tour itinerary.

 

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