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National Parks, Mount Rushmore and Little Big Horn

From $9,349
Duration 16 Days
Departures from: May 2024 - Oct 2025
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From $9,349
Duration 16 Days
Departures from: May 2024 - Oct 2025
Tour Overview
Mount Rushmore, Wild West towns, Monument Valley, Yellowstone National Park, and the Grand Canyon are just a small snippet of the many amazing places you'll see on this tour. Our journey through 7 different states starts in Colorado, from where, we'll travel north, to Rapid City. Outside the city lies Mount Rushmore, with its famed sculptures of Presidents Roosevelt, Lincoln, Washington, and Jefferson. We'll continue to the world's first National Park, Yellowstone, where, during our tour, we'll see 'Old Faithful' which erupts every 93 minutes. We'll continue through an array of amazing National Parks, 8 of them in total, before ending our adventure in the dazzling desert city of Las Vegas.
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Your Holiday Includes

  • Just You Holiday Director as your host & Specialist Local Guides
  • 15 nights in hotels of a great standard 
  • A guaranteed twin or double room of your own
  • 17 included meals: 15 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 1 dinner including welcome dinner and drink & farewell drink
  • Transportation excluding overseas transfers to and from the airport
  • Porterage

Included Holiday Highlights

  • Cowboy music show with Chuckwagon Supper
  • Mount Rushmore National Memorial
  • Crazy Horse Memorial
  • Badlands National Park
  • Wild West city of Deadwood
  • Little Bighorn Battlefield
  • Yellowstone National Park
  • Grand Teton National Park
  • Canyonlands National Park
  • Arches National Park
  • Mesa Verde National Park
  • Monument Valley
  • Enjoy lunch at a traditional Navajo restaurant overlooking Monument Valley
  • Grand Canyon National Park
  • Bryce Canyon National Park
  • Zion National Park
  • The bright lights of Las Vegas


Day 1 Denver

Make your own way to the hotel where your Holiday Director will meet you for your welcome meeting this evening.

Day 2 Rapid City

South Dakota's Black Hills are an impressive sight and Rapid City, where we'll head today, is nestled on the eastern foothills. En route we'll call at Fort Laramie, where chief Red Cloud signed the treaty that gave much land to the Sioux. We will arrive in Fort Hays for a Chuckwagon Supper and Cowboy Music Show. The venue is located on the film set of the Oscar-winning 'Dances with Wolves', which starred Kevin Costner. Meals included: B,D

Day 3 Mount Rushmore

Mount Rushmore, with its famous granite sculptures of Presidents Roosevelt, Lincoln, Washington and Jefferson, is our destination today. We'll also take in the Crazy Horse Memorial, the world's largest mountain carving, in progress for over 70 years. Badlands National Park is a strange and beautiful landscape of deep gorges, saw-edged spires and grassy-topped buttes - an eerie world carved out by 35 million years of wind and water erosion. We will visit the park this afternoon.

Meals included: B

Day 4 Deadwood

Our journey today takes us through the Black Hills into 'Wild West' territory and the city of Deadwood, which was frequented many years ago by the likes of Wild Bill Hickok and Calamity Jane. We'll continue to Sheridan for an overnight stay. Meals included: B

Day 5 Little Bighorn Battlefield

The historic battlefield site of Little Bighorn is where General Custer and the 7th Cavalry were outfought by Crazy Horse. You can see where the soldiers fell - markers were placed only days after the battle - and absorb all the events of that fateful day on our guided tour. Meals included: B

Day 6 Yellowstone National Park

​The world's oldest national park, Yellowstone is a wonderland of spouting geysers, terraced hot springs, boiling pools and bubbling mud pots. You may see the extraordinary Yellowstone Canyon with its waterfall twice the height of Niagara, the Fountain Paint Pots and, of course, 'Old Faithful', which erupts every 93 minutes, during our visit. The park is also a wildlife sanctuary, with wild bears, elk and herds of buffalo roaming freely.​

Meals included: B

Day 7 Grand Teton National Park

Grand Teton National Park is famed for its beautiful landscapes dominated by snow-capped peaks, serene lakes and mighty glaciers. Take in the vistas before returning to West Yellowstone.

Meals included: B

Day 8 West Yellowstone - Salt Lake City

Named after the Great Salt Lake, Salt Lake City was founded by the Mormons. We'll travel here today with time in the afternoon to explore the city.

Meals included: B

Day 9 Canyonlands National Park

Today 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

​It's easy to see how Arches National Park was given its name. It's home to the world's greatest concentration of red sandstone arches - natural rock formations carved by the elements over millions of years. We'll discover this and more today.​

Meals included: B

Day 11 Mesa Verde National Park

​Mesa Verde National Park is an archaeological masterpiece famed for its cliff dwellings. Cliff Palace, the largest of these homes carved into the rock face, has more than 200 rooms, and we'll see it today.​

Meals included: B

Day 12 Monument Valley

Today we'll head to Monument Valley, instantly recognisable to film-goers as the setting for many movies thanks to its spectacular and unique rock formations. Enjoy lunch at this stunning location and take in the wonderful views whilst sampling some of the Navajo-style dishes on offer. An optional, narrated four-wheel drive tour will be available today.

Meals included: B,L

Day 13 Grand Canyon

​Eroded over millions of years by the ebb and flow of the Colorado River, the Grand Canyon is surely one of the world's most intense and absorbing sights. From the South Rim, you'll be able to admire the most incredible and spectacular panoramas, and for a bird's-eye view, why not take an optional flight over the canyon – it's the only way to get a real feel for the immense scale of this astounding natural wonder. Stop just outside of the National Park and enjoy a Navajo Taco from the Native Grill supported by the Just You Cares project, before continuing to Kanab. You may recognise the scenery here, as the town and surrounding desert has often been used as a film set.​​

Meals included: B

Day 14 Bryce Canyon National Park

​Subtle colours, delicate spires of rock and vast natural amphitheatres are all signatures of the unique geology of Bryce Canyon National Park and we'll discover them today. Set below an ever-changing sky, the colours of the rocks seem to continuously change with the light.​

Meals included: B

Day 15 Zion National Park

Today is a day of exploration of the sheer cliffs, deep chasms and rock formations of Zion National Park. In complete contrast to the sheer natural beauty of Zion are the bright lights of Las Vegas, which is where we'll head next. Why not join your Holiday Director for a tour of the city by night. Meals included: B

Day 16 Departure

Today it's time to say goodbye to your fellow travelers as your trip comes to an end.

Meals included: B

Additional Information

Please 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.
  1. Memorable Moment

    Listening as a local guide brings the story of the Battle of Little Bighorn to life is an incredibly moving experience.


Aloft Gateway Park Denver

The Aloft Gateway Park is located close to Denver airport, convenient for an overnight stay on arrival before departing on tour the following day.  The hotel features a bar offering light meals, gym and indoor pool. Rooms are modern in style and offer TV, fridge and tea & coffee making facilities. 

Country Inn & Suites By Carlson

Country Inn & Suites by Carlson, Rapid City is situated in South Dakota close to local attractions such as Badlands National Park, Jewel Cave and Custer State Park. Hotel facilities include a fitness centre, indoor pool, two hot tubs and a breakfast buffet. Bedroom facilities include cable TV, tea and coffee-making facilities, free Wi-Fi, hairdryer, iron & ironing board, refrigerator, telephone and private bathroom facilities.

Ramada Plaza Sheriden Hotel

Located just outside of Sheridan, the Ramada Plaza by Wyndham Sheridan Hotel is a convenient base for our tour on the way to the Battle of Little Bighorn site. The hotel features a restaurant and sports bar, a pool and a gym.  Rooms feature TV, coffee maker and free WiFi.

The Cody

The Cody is located in the heart of the American West in Cody.

Hotel facilities include an indoor swimming pool, hot tub and fitness room. Bedrooms have private facilities, microwave, refrigerator, hairdryer, TV and coffee/tea-maker.

Crosswinds Inn

Family owned and operated, Crosswinds Inn is just minutes from Yellowstone National Park, and is within walking distance of shops and restaurants. Hotel facilities include free WiFi, an indoor pool and hot tub, plus a breakfast room offering continental breakfast.

Bedroom amenities include tea/coffee making facilities, microwave, refrigerator and hairdryer.

Crystal Inn Hotel & Suites

The Crystal Inn Hotel & Suites is in the middle of downtown Salt Lake City.

Hotel facilities include an indoor swimming pool, hot tub, sauna and fitness room. Bedrooms have private facilities, air-conditioning, microwave, refrigerator, coffee-maker, iron, hairdryer and TV.

Aarchway Inn

Guest rooms offer amenities such as a flat screen TV and air conditioning, and free wifi. Hotel amenities include 24 hour front desk, baggage storage, and a sun terrace and a pool

Baymont by Wyndham Cortez

The Baymont Cortez is a convenient location for visiting Mesa Verde National Park, just a 15 minute drive away. The hotel features a pool and fitness centre. Rooms feature tea / coffee maker, fridge, hairdryer and free WiFi. 

Grand Canyon Plaza Hotel

Grand Canyon Plaza Hotel is situated in Tusayan, within reach of the Grand Canyon.

Hotel facilities include a restaurant and a swimming pool. Bedrooms have private facilities, air-conditioning, hairdryer, complimentary Wi-Fi, tea/coffee-making facilities and a TV.

La Quinta Inn & Suites by Wynham Kanab

The La Quinta Inn is close to some of Kanab’s most popular attractions, landmarks and restaurants, and offers guests an outdoor pool and hot tub, fitness centre, 24-hour front desk, free WiFi and there’s also a small onsite shop.

Bedrooms feature air conditioning, refrigerator, microwave, desk, ironing amenities, television, tea/coffee making facilities and hairdryer.

Horseshoe Las Vegas Hotel & Casino

Horseshoe Las Vegas Hotel & Casino (formerly Bally's Las Vegas Hotel & Casino) is situated at the heart of the Las Vegas strip. With a range of different restaurants to choose from you'll be spoilt for choice at this hotel. From a fine dining Steak house and Nobu, Italian and Mexican, as well as, some fast food outlets. Why not enjoy a drink at the hotel bar if you want to after exploring all day, the bars have a choice of beers and cocktails for you to choose from. Or enjoy a poolside cocktail while you enjoy the warmer climates by the outdoor swimming pool if you choose to opt for some relaxation during your time here. Recently renovated air-conditioned hotel rooms ensure a relaxing and comfortable stay with a flat screen TV.

Optional Excursions

Experience even more of your destination by adding one or more optional excursions to your trip before you set off. Take a look below at the extra trips you can enjoy on this tour

USA - Monument Valley - Open vehicle tour with Navajo guide

USA - Monument Valley - Open vehicle tour with Navajo guide

The only way to enter Monument Valley Tribal Park is on an authorized tour in an open air vehicle. Tour guides are local Navajos who grew up in and around the Monument Valley area. They are proud of their heritage and are more than happy to share stories about their culture and history, so don’t hesitate to ask.

During your tour, you will have the opportunity to stop and gaze at the panorama where John Ford, John Wayne, and countless other historical figures of the Southwest have left their footprints.

1½ hours
The only way to enter Monument Valley Tribal Park is on an authorized tour in an open air vehicle. Tour guides are local Navajos who grew up in and around the Monument Valley area....

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USA - Las Vegas by night

USA - Las Vegas by night

Prepare to be absolutely dazzled by the city whose lights beat them all! Get into the mood of this unashamedly brash neon city as we “Cruise” the world-famous ‘Strip’ and downtown area. Soak up the razzle-dazzle from your comfortable air-conditioned coach as we show you the lights and stop for some fascinating sights along the way, all with fascinating facts about this glamorous modern oasis in the desert.

Evening Tour - Minimal Walking - Must See!
Prepare to be absolutely dazzled by the city whose lights beat them all! Get into the mood of this unashamedly brash neon city as we “Cruise” the world-famous ‘Strip’ and downtown ...

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USA - Grand Canyon - Canyon Spirit Helicopter flight

USA - Grand Canyon - Canyon Spirit Helicopter flight

The Canyon Spirit is a Grand Canyon helicopter tour that departs from the South Rim of the Grand Canyon taking you over the beautiful Kaibab National Forest, home to the world's largest ponderosa pine forest. Upon reaching the edge of the canyon, the South Rim gently drops away as the North Rim and eastern end of the canyon come into view - one of the most spectacular views in the entire canyon.

In the distance, it is possible to see the Painted Desert and the Desert View Watchtower designed by the Hopi Indians. Your journey continues as you follow the Colorado River upstream to where it merges with the Little Colorado River.

View Marble Canyon and Point Imperial as you fly through the canyon and climb above the North Rim. Experience fabulous bird's-eye views once on the North Rim, and then head south through the Dragon Corridor, the widest and deepest part of the canyon.

As you cross over the Colorado River, you'll fly over the South Rim and the Kaibab National Forest landing back at the Grand Canyon Airport. This Grand Canyon South Rim tour will provide you with memories of a lifetime.

Please note: This excursion has limited availability and we recommend to pre-book in advance.
The maximum weight limit per person is 136.4 kg / 21.43 stone. Anyone over this will be required to purchase an additional seat.

Duration: 45 – 50 minutes Minimal walking Spectacular views.
The Canyon Spirit is a Grand Canyon helicopter tour that departs from the South Rim of the Grand Canyon taking you over the beautiful Kaibab National Forest, home to the world's la...

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Sunset jet boat tour on the Colorado River with dinner

Sunset jet boat tour on the Colorado River with dinner

The Sunset Jet Boat Tour takes place on a scenic stretch of the Colorado River. Once you board the boat you’ll be whisked away into a different world where stunning riverscapes are lined with beautiful red rock cliffs. On this thrilling trip your guide will explain a little about the geology and the history of the Canyonlands area. You'll travel downriver for forty-five minutes before you turnaround and return and dinner is served.

The Dutch Oven, cowboy-style dinner is where the mouth-watering food has been cooked all day to perfection and includes BBQ beef, BBQ pork, BBQ chicken, roast beef, roast pork, cowpoke potatoes (cut potatoes with spring vegetables and cheese melted through), sweet baked beans, corn, homemade rolls (regular and garlic), a full salad bar (includes a green salad with all the toppings, a pasta salad and coleslaw), dessert, and bottomless soft drinks. If you fancy something a little stronger, beer, wine, and mixed drinks are available for purchase at the bar.

The jet boat ride takes an hour and a half, with dinner lasting an hour, for the total time of 2.5 hours. The tour departure varies with the sunset.
The Sunset Jet Boat Tour takes place on a scenic stretch of the Colorado River. Once you board the boat you’ll be whisked away into a different world where stunning riverscapes are...

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