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America’s Magnificent National Parks

14 Nights Tour from £4,499 per Person Including Flights

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Overview

Take the ultimate adventure through America’s Wild West with an escorted tour to the United States’ top national parks. From Old Faithful in Yellowstone to Mt. Rushmore and the Grand Canyon, you’ll be treated to a host of incredible sights and experiences along this 15-day escorted tour.

Accompanied by an expert guide, you and your group will visit Scottsdale, the Grand Canyon, Lake Powell, Las Vegas, Salt Lake City, Jackson, Ucross, Custer State Park  before reaching Denver for your departing flight. A breath-taking journey with a range of amazing vistas and landscapes to explore, you’ll have the opportunity to dive in to both the surrounding scenery and heritage of each area for a brilliant trip that recaptures the history of the Wild West.

Further reading: Top 10 national parks in America

Highlights:

  • Explore the Grand Canyon with an expert guide
  • Explore Monument Valley and immerse yourself in the history with a trip to the Navajo Tribal Park
  • Take a private shuttle ride through Zion National Park to admire the landscape
  • Spend time witnessing the geysers, bubbling mud pools and hot springs of Yellowstone
  • Take a trip back in time to the Wild West with visits to Cody and Jackson
  • Visit the Black Hills of South Dakota and see Mt Rushmore and the Crazy Horse Memorial

Details

Day 1

Scottsdale

Begin your holiday with a VIP transfer to your UK airport then depart for Arizona. Upon arrival, you’ll be transferred once more to your hotel in Scottsdale where you’ll have some time to check-in and explore the area for yourself. At 6pm, join your tour guide and group for a welcome reception and light meal.

Overnight: Scottsdale Marriott at McDowell Mountains (Dinner included)

Day 2

Scottsdale – Sedona and Grand Canyon

Journey north this morning to Sedona where you’ll have time to browse the quaint stores and galleries. Take a scenic drive through Oak Creek Canyon before making your way to Grand Canyon National Park where there will be the option to take a flightseeing tour by helicopter or plane over this incredible landscape. Spend overnight in the park and take the time to admire your surroundings, including sunset over the canyon walls. During your time here you’ll be treated to an informative presentation about the canyon from a local expert before enjoying a delicious dinner in the Thunderbird Room overlooking the South Rim.

Overnight: National Park Lodges (Breakfast and dinner included)

Day 3

Grand Canyon – Monument Valley – Lake Powell

Move on to the historic Cameron Trading Post today to explore the Southwest American Indian arts and crafts, before continuing through the Painted Desert and the Navajo Indian Reservation. From here, join an excursion to Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park where you’ll embark on a guided tour. Stop at the Glen Canyon Dam to learn about the impact it’s had on the Colorado River before finishing the day at your lakefront resort at Lake Powell.

Overnight: Lake Powell Resorts and Marinas (Breakfast and dinner included)

Day 4

Lake Powell

Today is a free day at Lake Powell for you to spend exploring at leisure. Relax and enjoy the facilities at the resort or take an optional float trip down the scenic Colorado River. Alternatively, take a cruise through Antelope Canyon.

Overnight: Lake Powell Resorts and Marinas (Breakfast included)

Day 5

Lake Powell – Bryce Canyon National Park

Travel to Bryce Canyon National Park in Southern Utah this morning and enjoy a scenic walk along Sunset Point to see the uniquely-shaped monoliths known as hoodoos. In the evening, join your group and tour guide for an evening meal.

Overnight: Zion National Park Lodge (Breakfast and dinner included)

Day 6

Bryce Canyon – Zion National Park – Las Vegas

Today sees you witness this incredible colours and scenic landscapes of Zion National Park – board a private shuttle with live commentary upon arrival at the park to learn more about the highlights of this unique area. This afternoon, embark on a complete change of scenery as you arrive in Las Vegas. Spend the remainder of the day exploring this neon city.

Overnight: The Cosmopolitan (Breakfast included)

Day 7

Las Vegas – Salt Lake City

Travel to Salt Lake City today, capital of Utah and headquarters of the Mormon faith. Your time here is at leisure upon arrival.

Overnight: Hilton Salt Lake City Center (Breakfast included)

Day 8

Salt Lake City – Jackson

Join an orientation tour of Salt Lake City this morning, visiting the famous Temple Square, before hitting the road again across the Oregon Trail to Jackson where an arch of elk antlers adorns the central square. From here, continue on to your lakeside lodge which overlooks Jackson Lake and the peaks of Grand Teton National Park.

Overnight: Jackson Lake Lodge (Breakfast included)

Day 9

Jackson – Yellowstone National Park

Stop to admire the views of Grand Teton at Jenny Lake before entering Yellowstone, one of America’s most famous natural attractions and the world’s first national park. This park is renowned for its unique geothermal activity, amazing wildlife and incredible landscapes – you’ll be joined by a local expert who will take you on a guided tour of the Yellowstone’s Upper Geyser Basin.

Overnight: National Park Lodges (Breakfast and dinner included)

Day 10

Yellowstone National Park

After enjoying a full breakfast, take a stroll among the geysers and watch them erupt from the valley floor. Visit Old Faithful and watch the wildlife, including elk and bears, roam in their habitat. From here, make your way to Lower Yellowstone Falls for an incredible view of these thunderous waters.

Overnight: National Park Lodges (Breakfast included)

Day 11

Yellowstone National Park – The Ranch at Ucross

Bid farewell to Yellowstone this morning and travel through the Shoshone Canyon and Absaroka Rocky Mountains to reach Cody, a Wild West town that’s rich in history. There will be a visit to the Buffalo Bill Centre of the West which honours one of the great western legends of America. Afterwards, head to Clearmont in Wyoming and after checking into your hotel, ride horseback enjoying the stunning scenery before a ranch style Highlight Dinner

Overnight: The Ranch at UCross (Breakfast and dinner included)

Day 12

The Ranch at Ucross - Spearfish Canyon

After a morning at leisure, visit Devils Tower, an amazing geological feature protruding out of the Black Hills, sacred to the Lakota tribe. Travel to Spearfish Canyon, great for wildlife spotting.

Overnight: Spearfish Canyon Lodge (Breakfast and dinner included)

Day 13

South Dakota - Deadwood - Custer State Park

You may spot pronghorn antelope as you cross the great high plains to the Black Hills of South Dakota. In Deadwood join Kevin Costner's Original Deadwood Tour. Then with a local expert, hear about the days of Wild Bill Hickcock and Calamity Jane. You will also hear stories told by members of the Lakota tribe. Then continue onto Custer State Park, renowned for its abundant wildlife, and you can take an optional jeep safari.

Overnight: The State Game Lodge (Breakfast included)

Day 14

The Mountain Monuments of the Black Hills of South Dakota

View the Crazy Horse Memorial dedicated to all Native Americans. Move onto Mount Rushmore National Memorial and then the rest of the day is yours to spend at leisure before a farewell dinner with your group that evening.

Overnight: The State Game Lodge (Breakfast and dinner included)

Day 15

Depart Rapid City or Denver

Depart from Rapid City with a transfer to the airport or travel south to Denver where your tour comes to an end in Denver with a transfer to the airport at 4.30pm for your departing flight.

(Breakfast included)

 

What’s Included

  • International flights
  • Internal travel: VIP UK transfers; Coach; Cruise
  • Hotels as shown above or similar
  • 14 breakfasts and 8 dinners included
  • Entrance to all national parks; Presentation at Grand Canyon; Cruise through Antelope Canyon; Guided tour of Navajo Tribal Park in Monument Valley; Guided walk at Yellowstone; Visit to the Buffalo Bill Centre of the West; Kevin Costner’s Original Deadwood Tour; Visit to Mt Rushmore
  • Tour guide throughout, plus local guides
  • Tips and gratuities, plus baggage handling at all hotels

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