Black Hills & Buffalo Round-Up

September 24, 2024 thru September 30, 2024

Discover the American West on a 7-day tour from Denver, experiencing the heart of cowboy country, the artistry of Crazy Horse Memorial, and the iconic Mount Rushmore. Witness the exhilarating Buffalo Round-Up, delve into Deadwood’s Wild West history, and marvel at Devil’s Tower. Highlights include the Days of ’76 Museum and a stop at Fort Laramie, culminating in a journey filled with stunning landscapes and rich history. Join us for an unforgettable adventure!


Roundtrip Air Transportation from TUS



Activity Level 4



7 days, 6 nights


11 Meals Included (6 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 2 dinners)




Roundtrip Door-to-Door Livery Service

Tour Highlights

  • Cheyenne Frontier Days Old West Museum
  • Crazy Horse Memorial
  • Custer State Park Arts Festival
  • Mount Rushmore
  • Buffalo Roundup
  • Fort Hayes Chuckwagon Supper and Show
  • Days of ’76 Museum
  • Deadwood City Tour
  • Devil’s Tower National Monument


  • Roundtrip air transportation TUS
  • Transportation by deluxe motorcoach
  • Roundtrip Door-to-Door Livery Service
  • 6 nights’ lodging at excellent hotels
  • 11 meals (6 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 2 dinners)
  • Admission to all listed attractions
  • Baggage handling at hotels (for one piece)
  • Your professional PLEASUREBENT Tour Director
  • All taxes and tips for included items (except hotel housekeeping) 

Day 1 - Travel to Denver

We fly into Denver and transfer to our hotel for the evening. We lodge one night in Denver.

Day 2 - Cowboy Country

We are in cowboy country now as we cross into Wyoming. In Cheyenne, we stop at the Cheyenne Frontier Days Old West Museum, where the history of the world’s largest outdoor rodeo and western celebration comes alive. A premier cultural and historical center, the Museum offers rotating historic artifact exhibits that celebrate the Western legacy and thrilling history of Cheyenne Frontier Days.

Meals included: (B, L)

Day 3 - Crazy Horse, Arts, & Mount Rushmore

Today we enjoy the beauty of the Black Hills and take in its great attractions. First is the on-going sculpting of Crazy Horse Memorial by the Ziolkowski family. We then head to Custer State Park to explore their arts festival. We have lunch in Custer State Park at the State Game Lodge. Finally, we head to Mount Rushmore, with the 60 ft. high granite faces of four great presidents, making for a memorable day.

Meals included: (B, L)

Day 4 - Buffalo Round-Up

Today is the first day of the Buffalo Round-up! The Buffalo Roundup is part of Custer State Park’s management plan to maintain a healthy balance between the number of bison and the available rangeland forage. The park can only sustain a certain number of bison, based on the condition of the grassland and how much food is available. Each year, the herd, one of the largest in North America, is rounded up. New members of the herd are vaccinated, cows are checked for pregnancy and some 250-500 are sorted out of the herd for sale. We’ll share a pancake breakfast and hear the thundering hooves as the cowboys and cowgirls bring in the herd. Free time this afternoon before we re-join our group for the Fort Hayes Chuckwagon Supper and Show.

Meals included: (B, D)

Day 5 - Days of '76 & Deadwood

We check out of our hotel and head to the Days of ’76 Museum, where an extraordinary collection of horse-drawn vehicles resides. The Days of ’76 is a legendary annual event with a historic parade and an award-winning PRCA rodeo.

The Days of ’76 Museum is a repository for the horse drawn wagons and stage coaches, carriages, clothing,  memorabilia and archives generated by the Celebration.

We take the scenic route through the Black Hills to Deadwood where we enjoy a city tour with Kevin Costner’s Original Deadwood Tour Guide. A trip to Devil’s Tower, the very first official United States National Monument, thrills us. Enjoy a farewell dinner with the group and lodge one night at the Arbuckle Lodge Gillette.

Meals included: (B, D)

Day 6 - Fort Laramie

We leave the Black Hills behind and drive south through eastern Wyoming and northern Colorado where we often see herds of antelope. We stop at the Fort Laramie National Historic Site Visitors Center and enjoy a stop for lunch. We continue to Denver to lodge one night.

Meals included: (B, L)

Day 7 - Travel Home

Today we transfer to the Denver airport for our flight back to Tucson.

Meals included: (B)

Itinerary subject to change.

Package Pricing

$2,645 per person

Double occupancy

Deposit: $200

$3,165 per person

Single occupancy

Deposit: $200

Final Payment Due:

July 23, 2024

Deposit: N/A

Price Includes

• Roundtrip air transportation TUS
• Transportation by deluxe motorcoach
• Roundtrip Door-to-Door Livery Service
• 6 nights’ lodging at excellent hotels
• 11 meals (6 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 2 dinners)
• Admission to all listed attractions
• Baggage handling at hotels (for one piece)
• Your professional PLEASUREBENT Tour Director
• All taxes and tips for included items (except hotel housekeeping) 

Booking Policy

Final Payment Due: July 23, 2024


  • None through July 23, 2024

  • $200 – July 24, 2024 – August 6, 2024

  • $1,500 – August 7, 2024 – August 20, 2024

  • 100% after August 20, 2024

We pride ourselves on great service and an enjoyable experience for all and will go over our booking policies after you make your request for booking. If you’d like to learn more about our booking policies before your trip, give us a call at (520) 325-8839, or visit our Booking Policies page. Click here for more information on our booking policies.

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For your reference, we send to you a detailed itinerary approximately 3-4 weeks prior to the scheduled tour departure. This has day-by-day times and events, hotel information where you can be reached in case of an emergency, and airline information.

The times listed on the itinerary are all approximate. We cannot be held responsible for schedule changes due to unforeseen circumstances with weather, transportation agents, highway conditions, hotels or contracting agents.


The activity level for this tour is 4: Active.

Expectations: The tour includes well-paced walking tours with regular breaks. Up to 2-4 hours of walking each day. To fully take advantage of all this tour has to offer, guests need to be able to walk longer distances, climb several flights of stairs and navigate steps and uneven terrain walking for extended periods of time over more difficult terrain (e.g. cobblestones, city hills, stairs without handrails, limited or no access to elevators). Your itinerary can include significant changes in temperature and altitude and may require a higher number of longer travel days with morning and/or evening activities. Most trips will feature long touring days, many full-day excursions and a full and active itinerary with a faster pace and longer distances. Excursions require standing and walking to city centers where coaches are prohibited.

Appropriate for: Travelers who are physically fit, expect a vigorous pace and enjoy participating in two to three hours of physical activity per day.


You will be issued your boarding pass the morning of our departure, after your arrival at the Tucson International Airport. If you have an frequent flyer number, or a TSA number, please call our office at least 3 days prior to the tour to ensure we can note these in your reservation.

If you are joining the tour from locations other than Tucson, we make other arrangements for you to join the tour. Please call our office for more details.


You will need a passport that is valid for at least 6 months prior to travel. Do not forget to bring your government issued picture ID to show at the airport. If you do not have proper ID, the airline will turn you away.


We have arranged for handling for one piece of luggage per person regarding the skycaps (where available) and hotels. If you check through luggage note that the maximum weight for the checked piece of luggage is 50 pounds and maximum size is 62 inches (length + width + height). If your bag weighs over 50 pounds the airlines will levy an extra fee that you will be responsible to pay. If you feel the need to lock your checked through luggage and your bag is searched, your lock could be damaged in the process. You can purchase a TSA (Transportation Security Administration) accepted and recognized lock at any luggage store. Make sure you ask for a TSA approved lock. These locks are the kind that TSA screeners can open by using a special tool without breaking. Passengers can carry-on 1 bag (dimensions are limited to 10x16x24 inches), plus a personal type bag, like a purse. We advise that you pack your carry-on lightly. There are restrictions regarding your carryon baggage and contents due to enhanced
security measures. If you have further concerns, please visit the TSA's Web-site at There is room inside the motorcoach for your hand carried bag.


On our airline for this tour, passengers are assessed a fee per checked in bag, by the Airlines, upon checking in for the flight.


It is always a good idea to carry on your person a list of medications that you are taking and an emergency contact phone number while you are traveling. And we suggest making a copy of the itinerary and provide it to a friend or family member.


The traditional end-of-tour gratuity to your tour director is included on this tour. All hotel porterage and airport skycap (when available) fees are included. We also include the gratuities for the coach/livery drivers. Hotel housekeeping tips are not included.


For your convenience we have a (round-tour) door-to-door pickup service with each multi-day tour. (This service is not available to all clients depending on your location.) Approximately 2 to 3 days prior to the departure date you will receive a call from our office and we will tell you your assigned pickup time. (These times can vary up to 15 minutes depending on traffic.)


If you would like to request special accommodations at the hotel(s) where we are lodging, please call us as soon as possible and we will forward these requests for you. The phone numbers of the hotel(s) where we are staying are listed on the itinerary.

Many hotels around the country have instituted a "reconditioning fee" of $300 or more that is levied upon a guest that smokes in a non-smoking room. If this occurs during our tour you will be responsible for paying this fee to the hotel prior to check-out.


We pay close attention to your requests but please realize that these are merely requests and cannot be guaranteed.


Pleasurebent Tours acts solely as agent in arranging hotels, transportation, sightseeing, baggage-handling and other services and does not assume any liability for injury, damage, loss or delay due to any act or default of any company or person. We, along with our subcontractors, reserve the right to make changes to an itinerary if it is necessary for the proper handling of a tour.


The Black Hills region in South Dakota experiences a relatively mild and comfortable climate in September, making it one of the popular times for visitors. Here’s a breakdown of the typical weather conditions:

Average High: Around 70°F (21°C)
Average Low: Around 45°F (7°C)

September is generally drier compared to the summer months.
Occasional rain showers are possible, but prolonged periods of rain are less likely.

What to Wear:
It's advisable to dress in layers as temperatures can vary significantly from morning to afternoon.
Bringing a light jacket or sweater for the mornings and evenings is recommended.
Comfortable walking shoes are essential for exploring the region’s parks and attractions.

Things to Note:
The weather can change quickly in the Black Hills, so it’s wise to check the forecast regularly and be prepared for varying conditions.
September marks the beginning of the fall season, and visitors might start to see some fall foliage towards the end of the month.
Overall, September in the Black Hills offers pleasant weather, making it an excellent time for outdoor activities like hiking, sightseeing, and exploring the region’s natural and historical attractions.

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