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National Parks & Lodges of the Old West

Trip Dates: Thursday, September 7, 2023 - Friday, September 15, 2023

Trip Pricing: 

  • Double occupancy starting at $4995
  • Single occupancy supplement $6495

Trip Details & Highlights

Awaken your pioneering spirit by tracing the legends and natural splendors of the American West—an awe-inspiring expanse filled with beautiful scenery, abundant wildlife, hiking, storytelling, and incredible historic lodges you’ll write home about. You will:

  • Experience the diverse wonders of our national parks accompanied by an Orbridge Expedition Leader.
  • Overnight in landmark lodges that are national treasures themselves.
  • Enjoy a Jeep safari tour at Custer State Park—a wildlife reserve with scenic lakes, dramatic granite spires, and lush grasslands where bison herds roam.
  • Visit the world’s largest mammoth site, where scientists are excavating remains of Columbian and woolly mammoths from 26,000 years ago.
  • Marvel at the grandeur of Mount Rushmore and Crazy Horse Memorial.
  • See the dramatic effects of Yellowstone’s volcanically active caldera and visit otherworldly geothermal sites, including Old Faithful Geyser.
  • Explore Grand Teton National Park—host to flora and fauna that date back to prehistoric times.

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Trip Inclusions

  • 8 nights accommodations.
  • 8 breakfasts, 1 lunch, and 7 dinners, including special welcome and farewell dinners.
  • Full guiding services of an Orbridge Expedition Leader.
  • All activities as described in the 9-day itinerary, admission and park fees.
  • Private deluxe motor coach with air conditioning and comfortable seating.
  • Luggage porterage.
  • Gratuities to Orbridge Expedition Leader, local guides, drivers, porters, and wait staff for included meals.
  • Airport transfers for guests arriving and departing during the suggested times.


Contact Information

Luminary Society Members

CWRU’s Luminary Society members may receive additional discounts on CWRU Educational Travel programs. For further information on Luminary Society travel discounts only, please contact The Office of Strategic Giving at 216.368.4460.