EDUCATIONAL TRIP STUDYING THE WILD WEST

COWBOYS AND INDIANS

[TRIP LENGTH: 5 DAYS]

Itinerary can be customized to fit within your time frame or budgetary needs 

On this school history trip to the west, students will study people like Wyatt Earp, Doc Holliday, Billy the Kid, Sitting Bull, Geronimo and other well known Wild West figures. History should be lived rather than read about.  While visiting towns such as Tombstone and Tucson students will be able walk in the shoes of such legends as Wyatt Earp and Doc Holliday.  Gun Fights, Dude Ranches, Wagon rides, and Indian bow and arrow making are just some of the activities that students will take part of on this Wild West adventure.

Trip Itinerary

Day 1 • Arrive in Tucson, AZ

After your arrival your school group will head to Tombstone have an introduction and then take in a night tour of this Wild West town.

Day 2 • Explore Tombstone and the OK Corral

Visit the actual site of the famous 1881 Gunfight at the O.K. Corral in Tombstone, AZ. Subject of numerous Hollywood movies. See Wyatt Earp and Doc Holliday in daily reenactments. Stand where the legendary Gunfight began. Visit Doc Holliday’s room.

Day 3 • Dude Ranch Experience

Take in a day of horseback riding through majestic desert canyons. Finish the day enjoying a bonfire and chuckwagon dinner (based upon availability). Finish your experience by taking in the night stars on the high desert plateau.

Day 4 • Explore Superstition Mountain

The Salado Indian culture occupied the Superstition Mountain from about AD 1150 to AD 1450. Neither their origins nor their ultimate fate is known. They lived and farmed in the Superstition area for 300 years and then disappeared leaving no clues to where they went. We will learn about this mysterious culture while hiking to the top of these famed mountains.

Day 5 • Head Home

After a great adventure your group will head home.

• Add a Day and Explore the Grand Canyon

The Grand Canyon is 277 miles long, ranges in width from 4 to 18 miles and attains a depth of over a mile (6000 feet). Along with a naturalist, you will learn about the geology and native american folklore associated with this region.

• Itinerary subject to change due to circumstances beyond our control including availability with vendors, weather conditions and flight schedules.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Witness reenactment of famous gunfights
  • Live like a cowboy at a dude ranch
  • Visit with local Native Americans
  • Hike the Superstition mountains
  • Horseback ride through enchanted canyons
  • Volunteer at the Dream Center

WHAT’S INCLUDED

Qualified trip leader – Accompanying each expedition is a diverse team of experts from naturalists to regional specialists who will share their knowledge and insights on the wildlife, landscapes and local culture. Your guide is with the group 24/7 and also staying with you at the same hotel
Daily reflections lead by your tour leader
Overnight stays are in hotels with private bathrooms rated 4 star or more on Trip Advisor
All Meals are included but please note: On arrival day only dinner is provided; on departure day, only breakfast is provided
Tour Journal, T-shirt and Luggage tag
Note: Tour cost does not include airline-imposed baggage fees, or fees for any required passport or visa. Please visit our Fees FAQ page for a full list of items that may not be included in the cost of your tour.