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Majestic Great West National Parks

Luxury Motorcoach Trip

September 5 – 14, 2024

10 Days / 9 Nights
$50 Per Person Deposit due upon Signing up. Balance due July 4, 2024

Departure Cities:

Waterloo, Marshalltown, Grinnell and Altoona


Price Per Person:

$2,791 Double / Occupancy
$3,589 Single / Occupancy
$2,741 Triple / Occupancy
$2,691 Quad / Occupancy


Join us for an adventure-filled tour of the Great West National Parks, where not only will you have an unforgettable experience, but you’ll also enjoy our friendly prices for top-notch services!

  • Motorcoach Transportation
  • 9 nights lodging with two consecutive nights in Salt Lake City, UT
  • 16 meals: 9 breakfasts, 3 Lunch and 4 dinners
  • Tour Canyonlands National Park
  • Tour Salt Lake City and hear how the Mormons lived
  • Visit the Great Salt Lake
  • Visit Bonneville Salt Flats
  • Visit Temple Square – listen to Tabernacle Organ 
  • Drive along Bear Lake Road corridor in Rocky Mountain National Park and lots of photo stops to be had!
  • Tour the Grand Tetons National Park
  • Tour Yellowstone National Park for 2 days! – see Old Faithful, Grand Prismatic and Buffalo! Beautiful Waterfalls and the Grand Canyon of Yellowstone
  • Visit the Buffalo Bill Museum
  • Visit Devil’s Tower National Park
  • Visit Mount Rushmore National Park
  • Visit Crazy Horse Memorial
  • Tour Badlands National Park
  • Gratuties for all local step-on guides includes
  • On Board Tour Leader
  • On board Bottled Water and Snacks

Not included: Driver and Tour Manager gratuties

Day 1:

Thursday, September 5

Welcome aboard! Join us as we embark on a delightful journey across the stunning landscapes of the United States. Our first stop is a charming en route hotel in the beautiful Nebraska area. Enjoy the freedom to savor lunch and dinner at your own pace (on own), exploring local flavors and cuisines along the way. We’re excited to have you on board!

Day 2:

Friday, September 6

Start your day with a delightful breakfast at our hotel, followed by an enchanting ride through the breathtaking Colorado scenery as we make our way to our cozy hotel. Take in the stunning landscapes as we embark on this memorable journey. Lunch will be at your leisure (on own), giving you the flexibility to explore and indulge in local flavors. And to wrap up the day, enjoy a delectable Dinner (Pre-Paid).

Day 3:

Saturday, September 7

Indulge in a delightful breakfast at our charming hotel, setting the perfect tone for an unforgettable day ahead. Get ready to embark on a mesmerizing Guided Tour of Canyonlands National Park, encompassing 337,598 acres of awe-inspiring canyons, mesas, buttes, fins, arches, and spires in the heart of Utah’s breathtaking high desert. As we begin our adventure, we’ll make a pit stop for a delicious lunch, allowing you to savor a meal of your choice (On Own). Our experienced guide will then lead us through the park, unveiling its hidden wonders and sharing captivating stories along the way. After an enchanting day at Canyonlands, we’ll head towards our Salt Lake City, UT hotel, where relaxation and comfort await us for a two-night stay. Take a moment to unwind and refresh before we embark on a culinary journey with a delightful (Pre-Paid) Dinner.

Day 4:

Sunday, September 8

Indulge in a delightful breakfast at our hotel, setting the perfect tone for an extraordinary day ahead. Our expertly guided exploration of the Great Salt Lake awaits you, where you’ll discover the largest lake west of the Mississippi River, renowned as the saltiest lake in the western hemisphere. Its ethereal beauty reminiscent of the legendary ‘Dead Sea’ will leave you in awe. Traverse through Utah’s vital wetland habitat, a haven for millions of migratory birds representing over 250 species each year. Keep an eye out for graceful antelopes and coyotes gracefully roaming the vast stretches of the Salt Lake Desert as we make our way to the Great Salt Lake. On our return journey, we’ll make a stop at The Bonneville Salt Flats, an extraordinary natural marvel stretching over 30,000 acres. This surreal landscape, with its pristine flatness resembling a snowy expanse, is encapsulated by majestic mountains to the north and west, and limitless vistas to the east and south. Immerse yourself in this mesmerizing sight where a uniform, blindingly white salt crust stretches as far as the eye can see, varying in thickness from a few inches to an astonishing 5 feet. Lunch will be (on own) at your own leisure. In the afternoon, embark on a captivating City Tour as we delve into the fascinating history of Salt Lake City. Our tour culminates at the iconic Temple Square, the crown jewel of Utah’s tourism, attracting more than 5 million visitors annually. Over its sprawling 35-acre expanse, you’ll encounter enchanting gardens, enchanting fountains, and century-old structures and cathedrals. A true highlight of your visit here is stepping inside the magnificent Tabernacle, graced with a majestic dome, to witness the mesmerizing symphony of the renowned pipe organ—one of the world’s largest, with an astonishing 11,623 pipes. Finally, return to the hotel to relax and freshen up before enjoying a delightful dinner of your choosing (on own).

Day 5:

Monday, September 9

Start our day off right with a delightful breakfast at the hotel before embarking on an extraordinary adventure to Jackson Hole, WY. Beyond the enchanting Bear Lake lies the breathtaking Bear Lake Road corridor, an entryway to mesmerizing scenic vistas, a myriad of hiking trails suitable for explorers of all ages, and unforgettable wildlife encounters and camping experiences. Prepare to be amazed as we discover why the Bear Lake Road corridor is one of the most sought-after destinations in Rocky Mountain National Park. This well-paved road stretches for 9.2 miles, winding and ascending from 8,200 feet above sea level (2,500 meters) at the junction with Trail Ridge Road to an impressive elevation of 9,475 feet (2888 meters) at the Bear Lake Parking Area and Trailhead. Along the way, indulge in several opportunities to pause and capture captivating photographs at scenic viewpoints that will forever etch this remarkable journey in your memory. As we continue our expedition, take the time to savor a delectable lunch and dinner of your choice (on own) before reaching our exquisite hotel in Jackson Hole, WY. Prepare to immerse yourself in an array of extraordinary experiences that await you here.

Day 6:

Tuesday, September 10

Start your day off right with a delicious breakfast at our hotel before embarking on an exciting journey to Yellowstone. As we venture through the stunning Grand Tetons, keep your eyes peeled for the majestic wildlife and elusive moose. Enjoy a (Pre-Paid) Lunch surrounded by breathtaking scenery that will leave you in awe. The Teton Range, with its extraordinary wildlife, sparkling lakes, and picturesque alpine terrain, is a testament to the unparalleled beauty of nature. Today, immerse yourself in the wonders of Wyoming as we explore Grand Teton National Park. With over two hundred miles of trails, crystal-clear lakes, and the meandering Snake River, this park offers endless opportunities for adventure and serenity. Witness the awe-inspiring sunrise as it bathes the majestic peaks in warm, vibrant hues, setting the perfect backdrop for a day surrounded by the park’s natural splendor. Keep your senses sharp as we search for the diverse creatures that call Grand Teton home. Spot the mighty American Bison roaming freely across the sweeping sage flats and grasslands. Be amazed by the graceful pronghorns, whose migrations play a vital role in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem. Capture captivating moments of elk during calving season, or catch a glimpse as they gracefully disappear behind thick willows and tall grasses. Prepare to be enchanted as you witness some of the country’s most elusive wildlife thriving in this mountainous wonderland. Our day concludes with a visit to Yellowstone Park and a journey to west Yellowstone Montana. Enjoy a delicious dinner of your choice (on own) along the way, making for a perfect ending to an unforgettable day.

Day 7:

Wednesday, September 11

Experience a delightful breakfast at the hotel before embarking on a thrilling adventure through the majestic Yellowstone Park. Immerse yourself in the breathtaking beauty of nature as we explore either the Hayden Valley or Lamar Valley, depending on the season, in search of awe-inspiring wildlife. The sub-alpine Hayden Valley is a paradise for bird enthusiasts, with its vast open grasslands teeming with hawks, eagles, and other fascinating creatures. Marvel at the panoramic views from scenic overlooks, where you can witness the wonders of the valley below. Known as ‘America’s Serengeti’, the Lamar Valley in North Yellowstone is a haven for diverse wildlife year-round. Keep your eyes peeled for the famous Junction Butte and Lamar Canyon wolf packs, as well as countless bison and other resident animals roaming freely in their untouched habitat. Immerse yourself in the sprawling landscape and witness both the grace and power of these magnificent creatures. Yellowstone Park, established to preserve its remarkable geothermal formations, boasts more geysers and hot springs than anywhere else in the world combined. Prepare to be in awe of this natural phenomenon. As we explore the park, which remains 99% undeveloped, be on the lookout for bighorn sheep, elk, coyotes, grizzly and black bears, and other fascinating wildlife. Our journey includes stops at iconic attractions like Mammoth Hot Springs, Fountain Paint Pot, and Old Faithful. Old Faithful, the legendary geyser, has been faithfully erupting approximately once every hour for an impressive 100 years. It was during the historic Washburn-Langford-Doane Expedition in 1870 that this renowned geyser received its name, becoming the first in the park to be officially named. After an exhilarating day, we rest in Cody, Wyoming, the hometown of the legendary Wild Bill. Delight in the included Lunch and Dinner. (Pre-Paid)

Day 8:

Thursday, September 12

Start your day right with a delicious hot breakfast at the hotel before setting off on an exciting adventure. Today, we’ll be exploring the hometown of the legendary Buffalo Bill. Cody, Wyoming is a charming little town that truly embodies the spirit of the Wild West. Prepare to be amazed as we visit the incredible Buffalo Bill Museum, often referred to as the Smithsonian of the West. With 5 museums in one, it offers a fascinating glimpse into the rich history of the region. As we make our way, we’ll also have the opportunity to marvel at the majestic Devils Tower National Monument. This iconic landmark has even been featured in popular movies like “Close Encounters of the 3rd Kind”. Standing tall at an impressive 1,267 feet above sea level, Devils Tower is a sight to behold. It proudly overlooks the Belle Fourche River and boasts the world’s largest example of columnar jointing. It’s worth mentioning that this site holds great significance to the 20 Native American tribes in the area, who reverently refer to it as the Bear Lodge. Our day concludes in the vibrant city of Rapid City, South Dakota. Enjoy a delicious (Pre-Paid) Lunch and then take the opportunity to indulge in a dinner of your choice (on own) along the way. Join us for this unforgettable journey and immerse yourself in the captivating history and natural wonders of the American West!

Day 9:

Friday, September 13

Start your day with a delightful breakfast at your hotel before embarking on a breathtaking journey to Sioux Falls, SD. Prepare to be swept away as we venture towards the iconic Mount Rushmore. Marvel at the grandeur of George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Theodore Roosevelt, and Abraham Lincoln, as they stand tall amidst the picturesque beauty of South Dakota’s Black Hills. This captivating masterpiece tells the incredible story of America’s birth, growth, and the enduring spirit that shaped our great nation. Immerse yourself in the rich heritage that unites us all. Next, we set course for the extraordinary Crazy Horse Memorial, a remarkable tribute to the Lakota Native American culture. Admire the awe-inspiring statue of Crazy Horse as it captures the essence of a proud and storied history. But our adventure doesn’t end there. We make a pit stop at the legendary Wall Drug, where you’ll have the opportunity to savor a delectable lunch of your choice (on own). Prepare to be enchanted as we continue our expedition to the mesmerizing Badlands National Park. Behold the striking landscapes adorned with dramatic buttes, rugged canyons, and majestic pinnacles. This natural wonderland is also home to a rich array of prehistoric fossils and undiscovered wildlife, making every step an exciting discovery. Keep your eyes peeled for the majestic mountain goats and mighty bison that roam these vast lands. As the sun begins to set, we conclude our journey in Sioux Falls, SD, where your comfortable hotel awaits. And to top off this unforgettable experience, indulge in a delicious Dinner, thoughtfully arranged just for you (Pre-Paid). Join us on this magical voyage and immerse yourself in the wonders of South Dakota’s history, culture, and awe-inspiring natural landscapes.

Day 10:

Saturday, September 14

Experience the magic of our last day together on this incredible journey. As we enjoy a delightful breakfast, take a moment to reflect on the amazing memories we’ve created, the breathtaking sights we’ve seen, and the wonderful friendships we’ve made along the way. With our cameras full of beautiful pictures and our hearts filled with joy, we return home, cherishing every moment of this unforgettable adventure. Welcome home!


Send Deposit to: Janine McCarthy, DJ Country Tours, Inc., P.O. Box 96, Conrad, IA 50621