Land Journey

Legends of the American West

Ken Burns American Journeys | All Departures Small Groups Averaging 24 Tauck Guests

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Journey Type
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Time of Year
May - Sep
Cities & Landmarks
Mt. Rushmore National Monument, Yellowstone National Park, Jackson, Crazy Horse Memorial, Bighorn National Forest, Custer State Park
Legends American West National Park Escorted Tour
Wyoming

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EXPERIENCE WITH TAUCK

 

TAUCK EXCLUSIVE - Insider stories about the national parks during filmed narratives by Ken Burns & Dayton Duncan

 

TAUCK VALUE INCLUDES

 

Small groups averaging 24 Tauck guests

 

Private guided Buffalo Safari in a touring vehicle in Custer State Park

 

In historic Cody, attend a performance of the world-famous Cody Nite Rodeo (Jun - Aug)

 

A firsthand look at life as a cowboy at the historic TA Ranch in Wyoming

 

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Guests should be able to easily walk one to two miles, which may include climbing one or two flights of stairs and walking over uneven pavement, groomed hiking trails or cobblestones. Standing up to one hour or more may be required.

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Often robust – may include long days, active sightseeing, early starts, evening activities, significant travel times.

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Hear legends of the American West, go on national park escorted tours and visit historic monuments as you travel through South Dakota and Wyoming.

Legendary Journeys and Adventures

The West is larger than life, vast in its myths, its landscapes, historical figures, and monuments... and this 9-day journey takes you to the heart and soul of it.

Small groups, averaging 24 Tauck guests, travel from the grand designs of Mount Rushmore and the Crazy Horse Memorial, to the imaginative masterpiece of nature known as Grand Teton National Park, and the wonders deep inside Yellowstone National Park… Visit a working cattle ranch, where you’ll experience life as a Wyoming cowboy… go in search of Buffalo Bill and the West of the imagination in Cody... go rafting on the Snake River... and step back in time at Mormon Row inside Grand Teton National Park. Stay inside-the-park at sought-after lodges at Yellowstone's Old Faithful Inn and Grand Teton's Jackson Lake Lodge. Read Less

A night at the rodeo

Day 4

Attend the exciting Cody Nite Rodeo (seasonal, June – August)

Way out here in Wyoming, nothing promises more real Western fun than an honest-to-goodness rodeo... especially in a town named for the legendary Wild West showman, "Buffalo Bill" Cody, and often called the "Rodeo Capital of the World." Established in 1938 and operating June through August, the Cody Nite Rodeo is the world's longest-running nightly rodeo. Get set for an evening filled with bull riding, saddle bronc riding, team roping, barrel racing, rodeo clowns, and a "calf scramble" for kids 12 and under.

Jackson Lake Lodge

Nights 7 and 8

With the Tetons at your doorstep

Spectacular views of the Teton Range are just steps away from your woodland cottage at Jackson Lake Lodge, perched on a bluff with the magnificent Tetons rising from the valley floor in Wyoming’s Grand Teton National Park. Explore the fascinating Snake River, wetlands, lakes, and lush valleys from this National Historic Landmark in the heart of the park.

A day at TA Guest Ranch

Day 3

A taste of the cowboy life at a working Wyoming ranch

Make your way through Wyoming’s breathtaking Bighorn Mountains to an authentic (and fun) western ranch experience at TA Guest Ranch in Buffalo. Homesteaded in 1884, this working cattle ranch was once the site of a shootout during the infamous Johnson County War that pitched cowboy against cowboy in these parts in 1892 – you can still see some of the old bullet holes! But today’s visit will be a peaceful one… where you can choose to meet a horse whisperer, learn roping techniques from real cowboys, ride in a horse-drawn wagon, or saddle up for a horseback ride...

We loved the jeep ride in Custer State Park seeing the bison in their environment and Mount Rushmore was breath taking.

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Small Group Departures

Our small group departures are designed for travelers who want more time to experience each destination up close and personally. One of the benefits of small group travel is the personalized service and attention you’ll enjoy. Small groups enable our Tauck Directors to spend more time in the places you explore with more opportunities to connect with them. Smaller groups foster camaraderie and lasting friendships among like-minded travelers; you'll engage more closely with local experts and enjoy enhanced insider access, ease of travel and freedom to linger longer.

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Get what you pay for and then some – about 100 cost components are included on every trip. From fine hotels in prime locations to all luggage handling, most taxes, airport transfers upon arrival and departure, unique travel experiences and more. Because we believe that when you travel, just about everything should be included.

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Traveling with Tauck ensures more than a memorable travel experience; it also enables you to take advantage of additional do-it-for-you travel services that take the hassle out of arranging them yourself. As an added service, we can make flight arrangements for your journey, if your travels originate in Canada or the United States, offering you a number of welcome advantages. With Tauck, you can reserve your flights now and pay later when tickets are issued; benefit from Tauck’s lenient change and refund policies; earn Frequent Flyer mileage on most airlines; and more.

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No matter where your destination may be, you should bring identification with you; a valid passport is always an appropriate form of identification. Contact your booking agent for information about all necessary documents required for your journey, such as passport and visa information or documentation required for transportation security measures.

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Health and Activity

You'll find Activity and Pace Levels on all of our trips to give you a better idea of physical activity level – higher numbers mean a more active journey. To fully enjoy most journeys, you should be in good health and able to walk reasonable distances; some of the most memorable sightseeing can only be accomplished on foot and may include unpaved and uneven surfaces. Please consult your physician for pre-departure health advice.

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Your vacation is an important investment – and to help you protect it, Tauck's Guest Protection Product provides you with important benefits before your trip and while you are traveling, including 24-hour worldwide emergency assistance services; truly peace of mind travel at its best!
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