Our tour guide Phil is amazing. The trip covered 5 states. Its amazing to watch mountains, canyons, waterfall, geysers, wildlife. Mt. Rushmore and Devils tower is great to see. Only thing is no power plug points in the bus to charge gadgets.
Very well arranged tour includes many "must-sees." Hotels were better than expected.
Food arrangements - quite okay, but mostly Asian food buffets.
The most difficult thing was getting up at 5:00am, leaving at 6:00am.
On our bus 80% were Chinese - the problem is that sometimes the guide was talking only to them (in Chinese) which was impolite to those few who were English speaking.
The itinerary states Salt Lake City on the morning of day 6. We actually made it on the evening of day 5 without any chance to explore the city itself.
Itinerary is great, such great places that we saw, however, long bus rides in a fully booked bus, 60% not able to speak English was very challenging. If I ever recommend this tour to a friend, I will encourage them to find a time when it is not too busy. Our tour guide, Jimmy Wong is great, he was very organized and patient.
This was one of the best itineraries for the Yellowstone trip, which also included major attractions like Arches National Park, Mount Rushmore and the Grand Tetons. Even though the tour includes long bus journeys, every day is worth it and overall, the tour guide was very knowledgeable. The guide and the driver were well experienced and managed time very efficiently. Only thing that can be improved on in this itinerary was the selection of accommodations provided.
Day 2: Salt Lake City - Jackson Hole - Grand Teton - Yellowstone
Today we will travel to Jackson Hole. Be sure to visit the Elk Antler Arches Square located in the center of Jackson! Afterwards, we will head to Grand Teton National Park. We will visit Yellowstone National Park in the afternoon, stopping at Grand Prismatic Spring, Old Faithful Geyser, the West Thumb Geyser Basin, Fountain Paint Pot, and many more places. We will spend the night in West Yellowstone.
Standard Hotel: Terra Nova or similar
Day 3: Yellowstone - Sheridan
Today, we will travel to Yellowstone National Park, home to the world's largest super volcano and over 10,000 fascinating geothermal features like Norris Geyser, Upper Falls, Artist Point, Mud Volcano and more! We will spend the night in Sheridan, WY.
Standard Hotel: Ramada Plaza by Wyndham Sheridan Hotel or similar
In the morning, we will drive to Devil's Tower, the country's first national monument. Next, we will head to iconic Mount Rushmore, followed by the Crazy Horse National Monument. Later on, we will spend the night in Casper.
Standard Hotel: Ramkota Hotel Casper or similar
Day 5: Casper - Salt Lake City
Drive to Independent Rock State Historic Site this morning, then we will head to Salt Lake City, where we will visit the Utah State Capitol, the most expensive, luxurious state house in the U.S. We will take a look and follow the Mormon Missionary sisters’ lead to see the virtue kingdom at the LDS church to learn about the history and teachings of the LDS Church.
Standard Hotel: Park Inn by Radisson Salt Lake City-Midvale or similar