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Program #1932RJ
7 Days | 6 Nights
EasyFor people looking to exercise their minds more than their bodies. There’s minimal walking and not too many stairs.
ModerateThese programs get you on your feet and include activities such as walking up to a mile in a day through a city and standing in a museum for a few hours.
ActiveFor people who enjoy walking as much as two miles a day, perhaps to explore historic neighborhoods or a nature trail.
Moderately ChallengingFor hardy explorers who enjoy a good physical challenge, spending most of their days on the go.
ChallengingGet ready to keep up with our highest-energy group. These demanding — and rewarding — programs are for seasoned outdoor enthusiasts.
Journey from the beautiful Black Hills of western South Dakota near Rapid City to Wyoming’s Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks. Instructors lead your exploration of the historical, cultural and geological aspects of these areas. Enrich your appreciation of wildflowers and wildlife as we wind our way through the Big Horn Mountains, Shell Canyon, mountain lakes and grassy plains.


• Absorb the grandeur of Mount Rushmore, the Shrine of Democracy.
• Observe the living geothermal features of Yellowstone National Park including Old Faithful, the world's best-known geyser.
• Stand in awe of the “Mountains of the Imagination” the Teton Range in Grand Teton National Park where jagged peaks rise from the valley floor to 13,770 feet above sea level.

Program Notes

For a longer version of this program, see Mount Rushmore, Yellowstone, Grand Tetons and Other Gems of South Dakota and Wyoming (#20297).

Activity Notes

Walking from hotels to the motorcoach, museum, meals, historical sites and short walks can add up to one-to-two miles per day. Elevations range from 3,207 to 7,700 feet.

Itinerary Summary

Arrival Rapid City, S.D., 2 nights; coach to Cody, Wyo., 1 night; coach to Yellowstone National Park, 1 night; coach to Riverton, 1 night; coach to Rapid City, S.D., 1 night; departure.

Coordinated by South Dakota and Regional Traveling Studies.

Our Value Promise To You

You won't find a better value.

at no additional cost on this date ...
6 nights of accommodations
15 meals: 6 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 4 dinners
2 Expert-led lectures
15 Field trips


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