Going on a dig is just the start.
If you want to explore more in the area, consider extending your stay with one of these equally unforgettable itineraries.
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South Dakota-4 days, 3 nights + The Mammoth Site Dig
Arrive on your own at your luxury glamping accommodations in view of Mount Rushmore! In the evening you’ll visit Mount Rushmore for the lighting ceremony.
Day 2: Black Hills Private Bike Tour
This morning, meet your guide for a private bike tour of the Black Hills, this may include Sylvan Lake, the Needles Highway, and the Iron Mountain Road. Along the way, your guide will share the fascinating history of the area. Lodging: State Game Lodging, Creekside Lodge King or similar
Day 3 Rock Climbing Discovery
The Black Hills are known for their stunning rock formations. Experience the thrill of climbing these features with a 4 hour rock climbing adventure! Your guide will tailor the experience to your ability and interests! Lodging: State Game Lodge, Creekside Lodge King or similar
Day 4: Hot Air Balloon
This morning, you’ll enjoy a scenic one-hour hot air balloon ride over the Black Hills. After your flight, you’ll share a Champagne toast. Then, you’ll say goodbye to South Dakota as you head to the Rapid City Regional Airport for your
South Dakota-9 days, 8 nights + The Mammoth Site Dig
Day 1: Glamping
Arrive on your own to your luxury glamping accommodations in view of Mount Rushmore! In the evening you’ll visit Mount Rushmore for the lighting ceremony.
Day 2: Black Hills Private Tour
The Black Hills are known for their stunning rock
pinnacles. Today, you’ll explore their beauty as you tour Crazy Horse Mountain, Custer State Park, the Needles Highway, the Wildlife Loop Road and the Iron Mountain Road with a knowledgeable, local guide! Lodging: Under Canvas Mount Rushmore, Deluxe or similar
Day 3: Hot Air Balloon & Self-Guided Badlands Tour
This morning, you’ll enjoy a scenic one-hour hot air
balloon ride over the Black Hills. After your flight, you’ll
share a Champagne toast. Then, you’ll head to Badlands National Park to tour the striking geologic deposits and rich fossil beds at your own pace. On the way back to your glampsite, we recommend a stop by Wall Drug. Lodging: Under Canvas Mount Rushmore, Deluxe or similar
Day 4: Drive to Devil's Tower
This morning, you’ll make the scenic 8-hour drive to
Paradise Valley. Along the way, you may want to stretch your legs with a walk around the incredible monolith at
Devil’s Tower. before arriving at your luxury accommodations,
located in the shadow of Emigrant Peak. Lodging: Chico Hot Springs or similar
Day 5: Horseback Ride in Paradise Valley
Today, you will enjoy a private horseback ride in Paradise Valley. You’ll take to the trail like cowboys as you ride with one of the area’s oldest outfitters! In the evening, you’ll want to explore one of Paradise Valley’s natural hot springs. Picnic lunch included. Lodging: Chico Hot Springs or similar
Day 6: Yellowstone Private Tour
You'll meet your guide for a full, escorted tour of Yellowstone National Park where you'll hear fascinating tales of the park’s history and you'll be taken off the beaten path to explore things most visitors never see! The day is tailored to you, with plenty of opportunities for hiking throughout. Picnic lunch included. Lodging in Chico Hot Springs.
Day 7: Drive to Jackson Hole
Today, you’ll make the scenic drive to Jackson, Wyoming through Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks. Take your time enjoying the scenery and looking out for wildlife! Lodging: Rustic Inn, Creekside Cabin or similar
Day 8: Private Bike Ride, Grand Teton Park
Cycling is the perfect way to experience the wildlife and scenery of the Tetons. You’ll enjoy a half-day guided bike ride
through the sagebrush flats within the park. The afternoon is yours to explore the park at your leisure. Lodging: Rustic Inn, Creekside Cabin or similar
Day 9: Departure
Today you'll say goodbye to the west.
Day 1: Arrival to Jackson Hole
Welcome to Jackson Hole! Upon arrival, you will be met and transferred to your centrally located accommodations. Enjoy dinner tonight at one of the local eateries in easy walking distance. Recommendations for local's favorite dining spots will be provided so you can sample the best of the regional cuisine.
Accommodations: Luxury Boutique Inn or similar
Day2: Naturalist Guide in Grand Teton + Star Gazing with Astronomer
Early morning, head out with your expert naturalist guide to search for the abundant wildlife in Jackson Hole and Grand Teton National Park. Enjoy sunrise over the majestic Teton mountain range while looking for moose, coyotes, eagles, elk and bison. Your guide is an excellent spotter and you will enjoy watching the wildlife with the assistance of binoculars and spotting scopes.
This afternoon is at your leisure to explore the town of Jackson. Consider adding an afternoon kayak on Slide Lake.
Following dinner on your own head back out into Grand Teton Park with a local astronomer and high powered telescope for an evening of stargazing.
Accommodations: Luxury Boutique Inn or similar. Meals: Continental breakfast
Day 3: Whitewater Rafting Adventure
Today the adventure continues with a whitewater rafting excursion down the Snake River Canyon. This afternoon, you could explore one of the many hiking trails right from town or enjoy a rental bike (not included) to cruise the scenic bike paths leading into Grand Teton National Park If you are in town for a Wednesday or Saturday evening, head over to the Jackson Hole Rodeo. Accommodations: Luxury Boutique Inn or similar. Meals: Breakfast, Packed lunch
Day 4: Naturalist Guided Tour of Yellowstone
Today you will travel North to explore Yellowstone National Park and discover the geological and geothermal features that led to the conservation of America's first national park. Get an early start this morning with the opportunity for great wildlife viewing en route before reaching the famed Old Faithful geyser. Your guide will provide interpretation, bringing the history of this intriguing landscape to life. Accommodations: Luxury Boutique Inn or similar. Meals: Breakfast, Packed lunch
Day 5: Departure
After breakfast you will be transferred to the airport for your return flights home. Meal: Breakfast
Australia-14 days, 13 nights
Day 1: Arrive Brisbane
Arrive at Brisbane International Airport you will be met by a representative of Southern Crossings who will transfer you by private vehicle to your accommodation. Two nights including breakfast at: Emporium South Bank
Day 2: Brisbane Private Tour
Today you will be met at your accommodation by your guide and vehicle for a private full day tour of Brisbane. From English prison to modern metropolis, the city is rich with historical detail. Visit the Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary to learn about Australia’s native fauna on a guided tour through the world's first and largest koala sanctuary, with over 130 koalas. Other animals to see in the sanctuary include birds of prey, soft, friendly kangaroos, crocodiles, Tasmanian devils, eastern water dragons, platypus and wombats. Enjoy lunch in Southbank.
Day 3-6: Prep-a-Dino
Flight to Longreach and 4 night accommodation at Maloney Lodge in Winton. Attend a 3-day Prep-a-dino experience at the Australian Age of Dinosaurs. 1-day and 5-day experiences also available.
Day 7-8: Great Barrier Reef
Day 7-Flight to Cairns, Port Douglas and the Great Barrier Reef and a 4 night accommodation at Sheraton Grand Mirage Port Douglas
Day 8-Take a catamaran to enjoy a full day snorkeling tour of the Mackay and Undine Cays of the Great Barrier Reef. Swim and snorkel over the spectacular coral gardens of this protected cay, or follow Sailaway’s marine biologist on an informative guided snorkel tour. Break for lunch onboard and then enjoy either more afternoon snorkeling, a glass-bottom boat tour or leisure time on the white sandy beaches.
Day 9: Mossman Gorge
Day 9-A full day experience that starts at the Mossman Gorge with a traditional Kuku Yalanji smoking ceremony; you’ll be cleansed of bad spirits and have traditional rainforest body paint applied. Exploring the Daintree National Park at an easy pace, this interpretive 1.5hr walk, will leave you with a deeper understanding of this breath-taking rainforest.
After lunch, head towards the Mossman River for river drift snorkelling. It’s the perfect way to stay cool in the hot tropics and is a great introduction to snorkelling before heading out to the reefs.
Day 10: Port Douglas
Day of leisure in Port Douglas where you can enjoy many other activities like the beautiful palm-fringed Four Mile Beach, a relaxing afternoon sail to the stunning Low Isles for the opportunity to swim with green turtles and tropical fish, a scenic-helicopter flight over the Great Barrier Reef and the Daintree rainforest, a cruise on the mighty Daintree River to spot giant saltwater crocodiles, or take the ferry to the other side to explore the ancient World Heritage Listed Rainforest to Cape Tribulation, a day in the company of a Kuku Yulangi guide to learn traditional indigenous hunting techniques and local legends, sample bush-tucker or create your own piece of Aboriginal art under the guidance of a local artist
Day 11-12: Sydney
Day 11-Flight to Sydney and 3 night accommodation at Radisson Blu Plaza
Day 12-A 4-hour guided bike tour of Sydney to take in all the iconic sights including the Sydney Opera House, Sydney Harbour and Harbour Bridge, Darling Harbour, Barangaroo, the Royal Botanic Gardens, Hyde Park, the Anzac War Memorial, Parliament House, Queen Victoria Building, Museum of Contemporary Art, Art Gallery of NSW, and over 30 more great attractions! You'll even stop to take in a warm friendly pub on your tour!
In the afternoon, you’ll join the Sydney BridgeClimb for an exhilarating 3 hour adventure as you wind your way through a tangle of hatchways and steel girders to take in a 360-degree view of all of Sydney laid out before you, 134 metres above the water.
Day 13: Ecotour & Blue Mountains Hike
Enjoy an eco tour in the heart of a unique World Heritage Region, the Blue Mountains. You’ll visit a working farm that’s home to kangaroos, emus, wombats and koalas. Then head to the beautiful vistas of the Jamison Valley before arriving at Eaglehawk Lookout to view the Three Sisters and learn the Aboriginal legends behind this famous rock formation. An afternoon of hiking awaits along one of the most scenic tracks in the Blue Mountains, taking you to Govetts Leap, one of the most famous lookouts in Australia where a magnificent waterfall drops 180 metres to the base of the cliff and the views down the valley to the Grose Wilderness are simply mesmerising. From there, your guide will take you to historic Hartley Vale where you’ll look out for kangaroos, emus and more birdlife.
Day 14: Departure
Today you'll say goodbye and dream of a return visit.
Price per person includes cost of itinerary, but excludes dig cost. Based on 4 people. Flights and rental car costs not included | Prices and dates subject to change.