A Day in the Dakota Badlands

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Tour Number

Activity Level

115753


Categories

Youth and Family, Nature and Wildlife, Hiking and Walking, Day Trip / Out of Town

Details

Kid Friendly: Yes. Families with small children must provide car seats if needed.

Friendly: No.
Guests with mobility issues may be take the tour as long as they are able to enter and exit the vehicle with assistance.

Maximum travelers: 3

Language(s)

explanation

English (fluent)

A land shaped by water and time.


Visit this ever-changing land where legends are born. Maca Siku as it was called by the Native Americans is a place of stark scenery, natural serenity and a soul-gripping sense of awe. This is a journey into, and not just a drive through, one of Nature's most remarkable places. There is a short museum visit, plenty of panoramic views, wildlife, short hikes and natural wonders. All this makes for a fun and rewarding day.

Itinerary

This tour is easily customized to accommodate your wishes.

1)Short visit to the Museum of Geology at the SD School of Mines & Technology. This is the research institution that gives us much of our understanding of the geology and paleontology of the Badlands;

2) Drive to the southern side of Badlands National Park and visit Sheep Mountain Table. Here you will experience a remote and unspoiled side of the badlands on gravel roads and very little traffic or human company;

3) Drive to the east gate of Badlands National Park to begin the tour of the Badlands Scenic Byway with your choice of hiking, Visitor Center, wildlife, and photography experiences;

4) Additional stops may be made at Wall Drug, Minuteman Missile Historic Site and the Buffalo Gap National Grasslands Visitor Center on the way home.

Meeting Point + Tour Duration

Meeting Point Options: Suggested by Guide: All tours are customized to meet the need and wishes of the guest. We routinely pick up and drop-off in Keystone, Hill City and Rapid City, SD as part of our standard service and price. Alternative locations may be requested and additional charges may apply.

Duration: 9 hours

This tour has a highly flexible start time in the summer months when the days are long. I suggest we leave between 9 & 11 am when daylight is abundant. During the winter months I suggest we leave no later than 9 am.

Transportation

This tour is conducted in a 2011 Honda Pilot SUV Touring Edition or 2004 Dodge Sprinter touring van. Both vehicles are air-conditioned and offer comfortable rides and large windows.

What’s Included

  • Guiding Services
  • Private Transportation
  • Admission Tickets

Other: All transportation, admissions, narration, interpretive services, healthy snacks, juice, bottled still-water.

Estimated Local Cash Needed

15 USD - Guests supply their own lunch, additional funds will be needed for souvenirs and other purchases.

What’s Extra

  • Personal Expenses
  • Souvenirs
  • Food, Drinks, Snacks

Other: The above price is for the first 3 guests and does not include meals. Extra guests (up to a maximum of 9 total) may be added. Each additional adult costs $100.00, each teenager costs $75.00 and children 12 & under cost $50.00 extra. Small children need their own car seat. Families with children are important to me, so please contact me, the guide, BEFORE booking the tour with all necessary details. Your family's safety and enjoyment is my greatest concern.

A Recent Review of this tour

I rate John 5 stars as he is an exceptional tour guide and extremely knowledgeable and I certainly will be recommending him to my family, friends and coll
Ann Duignan

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  • Tour Number

    Activity Level

    115753


    Categories

    Youth and Family, Nature and Wildlife, Hiking and Walking, Day Trip / Out of Town

    Details

    Kid Friendly: Yes. Families with small children must provide car seats if needed.

    Friendly: No.
    Guests with mobility issues may be take the tour as long as they are able to enter and exit the vehicle with assistance.

    Maximum travelers: 3

    Language(s)

    explanation

    English (fluent)

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