National Parks of the American West with Gordon Hodgson: Yellowstone, Tetons, Rushmore, Badlands and more.... (Two Departures: May 15-26 and June 11-22, 2019)

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National Parks of the American West with Gordon Hodgson: Yellowstone, Tetons, Rushmore, Badlands and more.... (Two Departures: May 15-26 and June 11-22, 2019)

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TOUR PRICE: JUNE 11 DEPARTURE:  The “land-only” price for the June 11 departure is $2840.00 per person based on double occupancy. With air added later, the total land/air price will range between approximately $3240.00 and $3440.00 per person (excluding any applicable air taxes). This departure takes place during the opening of prime season and the weather is often ideal for visiting the National Parks at this time. The single supplement is $1500.00, and the triple occupancy reduction is $400.00 per person.

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National Parks of the American West with Gordon Hodgson 2019

ArawjoTours, LLC is delighted to present an exciting itinerary for a twelve days air-inclusive tour to the National Parks of the American West.  Arriving in Rapid City South Dakota, the package below will take us to some of the most famous historical and natural wonders of our beautiful country and will end in Salt Lake City, Utah.  We will have our own motor coach throughout the journey and will be accompanied by Gordon Hodgson, our full-time local guide/escort who will share his knowledge with us of all the sites we will be visiting.  Below is the complete daily itinerary for this fantastic tour of the National Parks of the American West.  We hope you will take advantage of this opportunity to experience what has become one of our ArawjoTours Classics (ATC).  Come on board!

DAILY ITINERARY:

Day 1 - Rapid City

Departure from Philadelphia International Airport (or Newark) and arrival Rapid City. We will be met by our tour escort Gordon Hodgson and our private motor coach and transferred to our hotel to drop off our bags In the afternoon we will walk around downtown Rapid City to see the statues of some US Presidents.  Overnight  Hotel Alex Johnson Rapid City.

Day 2 - Minuteman Missile Site an Badlands

After breakfast, meet in the lobby at 9:00 a.m. for a full day of sightseeing, including visits to the Wall Drugstore, the Minuteman Missile National Historic Site and the Badlands National Park.  Overnight again at the Alex Johnson Hotel, Rapid City.

Day 3 - Deadwood, SD

After breakfast, meet in the lobby with your bags at 9:00 a.m. for our full day of sightseeing, which includes Mount Rushmore National Monument, the Crazy Horse Memorial and Custer State Park  This evening will be spent at the Lodge at Deadwood Hotel in Deadwood, SD.  The evening is free for leisure to walk around this charming historic town.

Day 4 - Cody, WY

Following breakfast, meet in the lobby at 9:00 a.m. with your bags for our drive to Cody, WY, via the Bighorn National Forest.  On the way, we will visit Devil’s Tower National Monument and we will have lunch at the beautiful and picturesque Ranch at UCross, before arriving Cody, WY for overnight at the Holiday Inn Cody.  

Day 5 - West Yellowstone

After breakfast at the hotel, meet in the lobby with your bags. We will visit the Buffalo Bill Historic Center in Cody and then we will continue our drive to Yellowstone National Park, where we will visit Old Faithful, Lake Yellowstone and the Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone River.  Dinner is included and will be at the Madison Lounge. Our hotel for the next two nights is in West Yellowstone at the Holiday Inn Resort. 

Day 6 - Yellowstone

Following breakfast at the hotel, meet in the lobby for more sightseeing in Yellowstone National Park.  Some of today's highlights include the Fountain Paint Pot and the Mammoth Hot Springs. The evening is free for leisure. Overnight at the Holiday Inn Resort.

Day 7 - Grand Tetons and Jackson, WY

After breakfast, meet in the lobby with the bags for our journey to visit the Grand Teton National Park.  Among the highlights of this park we will see Jackson Lake. We will continue our journey to Jackson WY where we will spend the next 3 nights at the lovely Lexington Hotel.

Day 8 - Snake River and Jackson, WY

Meet in the lobby at 10:00 a.m. for our 13 mile scenic float on the Snake River with Grand Teton views.  Please be sure to dress in layers and take an extra pair of shoes (along with a rain coat or poncho).  Overnight in Jackson at the Lexington Hotel.

Day 9 - Jackson, WY

Free day at leisure to enjoy the town of Jackson and its beautiful surroundings. Overnight in Jackson at the Lexington Hotel.

Day 10 - Salt Lake City

After breakfast, meet in the lobby with your bags at 9:00 a.m. for the continuation of our trip.  We will drive to Montpelier ID to visit the National Oregon/California Trail Center, where we will participate in a simulated wagon train experience of the 1850s.  Lunch is included in today's trip.  We will conclude our day in Salt Lake City, where we will spend the next two nights at the Doubletree by Hilton Hotel.

Day 11 - Salt Lake City

Following breakfast at the hotel, meet in the lobby at 9:00 a.m. for A day of sightseeing.  Highlights include the Temple Square, the Mormon Tabernacle and Organ Recital, Heritage Park and "This is the Place Monument."  In the afternoon we will visit Park City.  Overnight at the Doubletree by Hilton Hotel.

Day 12 - Return to Lehigh Valley

Meet in the lobby with your bags at TBA for our drive to the airport and our return home.  

TOUR FEATURES:  The National Parks of the American West is a fully-escorted, air-inclusive package with eleven nights of accommodations in excellent hotels with American breakfasts and an extensive program of sightseeing see above).  This is one of our best-selling and most amazing National Parks tours.  Our ArawjoTours, LLC Tour Manager and guide, Gordon Hodgson, is an expert on the parks you will be visiting on this tour.  The education and experience you will gain from this Western adventure will be truly amazing.