Wildlife Expedition

North America Photography Tour – Wildlife, History and Culture from Yellowstone National Park to Badlands National Park

Discover North America’s wildlife, history and culture visiting famous sites in Wyoming and South Dakota.


Read below about the inspiring sights that offer great photography opportunities as you drive through towns and walk on North America wildlife trails. As we travel in our 14-passenger, air-conditioned van you will be up close to gorgeous sights, and spend time truly immersing yourself on wildlife trails with many scenic stops. Your adventure tour brings you up close and personal with several of America’s most popular parks, cultural sights and wild animals. Our tours are personalized enough for all questions to get answered, and for friendships to form that can last a lifetime. We will stop at local restaurants and often picnic for lunch, and our guides will happily advise you on good dinner locations. Carefully picked hotels, in small communities provide comfortable and charming rest after days filled with exciting new experiences.

Experience American history and culture while visiting gold mining towns, historic forts, sacred Bear Butte Mountain, Crazy Horse Monument and famous Mount Rushmore. Aside of wildlife adventures, our tour guides will share with you details about American history and culture of the West you will visit on your small group tour including Mount Rushmore and Crazy Horse Monument.

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Grand Tetons


Days 7 - 14 on our North America Wildlife Tour

Lower Yellowstone Falls

Lower Yellowstone Falls

Day 7: Yellowstone National Park – Norris Geyser Basin – Old Faithful- Pahaska Tepee – Cody

Today, we visit Norris Geyser Basin, the most active area at Yellowstone. Then, we explore Old Faithful area followed by a walk and drive along Lake Yellowstone. We take lunch at Pahaska Tepee, Buffalo Bill’s hunting lodge. Night in or near Pahaska Tepee.

Deer and Buck

Deer and Buck

Norris Geyser Basin

Norris Geyser Basin

Yellowstone Lake

Yellowstone Lake

Day 8: Cody, Wyoming

In the morning you can sign-up for an optional horseback ride or relax. In the afternoon we visit five museums under one roof at the Buffalo Bill Historical Center in Cody, Wyoming. Evening in Cody, night in or near Cody, Wyoming.

Buffalo Bill Historic Center, Cody

Buffalo Bill Historic Center, Cody

Hotel Irma

Hotel Irma

Mustang Stallion

Mustang Stallion

Day 9: Mustangs – Bighorn Mountains – Sheridan, Wyoming

Participate at an optional Jeep tour lead by a local guide to the prairie outside of Cody and discover wild mustang horses. Then drive over the Bighorn Mountains, watch for occasional moose, stop at Shell Falls for a walk. Night in historic Sheridan, WY.

Mustang Herd

Mustang Herd

Shell Falls, Bighorn Mountains

Shell Falls, Bighorn Mountains

Devil's Tower, Wyoming

Devil’s Tower, Wyoming

Day 10: Fort Phil Kearny – Devil’s Tower National Monument – Black Hills – Deadwood

Learn about Bozeman Trail history at Fort Phil Kearny. Then drive to see a stunning volcanic formation at Devil’s Tower and discover prairie dog colonies nearby. For the evening we drive to the Black Hills area, watching for bald eagles and mountain goats. 2 nights in Wild West town Deadwood, South Dakota

Prairie Dogs

Prairie Dogs

Wild West Town, Deadwood

Wild West Town, Deadwood

Black Hills Museum

Black Hills Museum

Day 11: Gold Mine Lead – Bear Butte State Park – Piedmont

Take a gold mine tour in lead, then see learn about Native history and see bison herds at Bear Butte State Park, a native spiritual area. Walk in an amazing millions of years old petrified forest near Piedmont.

Bear Butte Buffalo Herd

Bear Butte Buffalo Herd

Petrified Forest, Piedmont

Petrified Forest, Piedmont

Crazy Horse Rock Monument

Crazy Horse Rock Monument

Day 12: Crazy Horse – Custer State Park – Mount Rushmore – Badlands National Park

Sights include two giant rock carvings, the first being Crazy Horse, still under construction, and Mt. Rushmore, a completed sculpting of 4 presidents’ heads. Also hike and see wildlife in gorgeous rocky landscape of Custer State Park. Night at log cabins the gateway of Badlands National Park.

Mt.Rushmore, South Dakota

Mt.Rushmore, South Dakota

Custer State Park, South Dakota

Custer State Park, South Dakota

Badlands N.P.

Badlands N.P.

Day 13: Badlands National Park – Soda Springs – Fort Robinson Nebraska – Lusk

Badlands National Park is filled with North American wildlife including bison, bighorn sheep, rabbits and snakes. With prairies, brightly colored hills and out of this world rock formations this is the perfect stop for nature photography. On to Soda Springs we visit a rare dig of mammoths. Our drive leads through Oglala National Grassland, home of Pronghorn Antelopes and many raptors. A cultural highlight is a short visit to Fort Robinson in Nebraska. Night in Lusk, Wyoming

Bison herd crossing road

Bison herd crossing road

Mammoth Site

Mammoth Site

Fort Laramie

Fort Laramie

Day 14: Fort Laramie – Register Cliff – Wild Animal Sanctuary – Denver

Explore famous Fort Laramie and learn about American history of the West. Then stop at Register Cliff where immigrants of the Oregon Trail have left their marks in 1850. At a visit to the Wild Animal Sanctuary near Denver you will have a last opportunity to observer and take photos of rare native carnivores including Grizzly bears, wolves, mountain lions and others. We spend our last evening and the night in Denver.

Register Cliff

Register Cliff

Wild Animal Sanctuary grizzly bear

Wild Animal Sanctuary grizzly bear

Day 15: Tour ends today in Denver – fly home or stay independently

We will happily assist you with reservations if you would like to extend your stay in Denver. This tour also runs in reverse from Denver, Colorado to Salt Lake City, Utah.

group-goodbye

Schedule for Days 1 – 6 of the North America Wildlife, History and Culture Tour

For further questions about our tours please feel free to contact us at info@traveldreamwest.com. Our tours leave four times a year and can be reserved for a group as a custom travel tour. for reservations & information.