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America’s Magnificent National Parks

14 Nights Tour from £4,729 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 Arrive Phoenix - Scottsdale

Enjoy your private V.I.P. door- to-door transfer home to your UK departure airport. On arrival in Arizona, your airport transfer takes you to your tour hotel in Scottsdale. Enjoy the superb facilities and grounds of this desert oasis. At 6.00 pm, join your Tour Director for a Welcome Reception with drinks and a light meal. (Welcome Dinner included)

Hotel: The McCormick Scottsdale

Day 2 Sedona and the Wonders of the Mighty Grand Canyon

Head north to the quaint bohemian colony of Sedona, where you can browse the stores and galleries. Enjoy one of Arizona's finest drives through Oak Creek Canyon, before travelling on to Grand Canyon National Park, where you can take an optional flightseeing tour by helicopter or plane over this natural wonder. Spend the night inside the park, enjoying the peace and quiet after the crowds have departed. Take time to experience the breathtaking vistas and sunset on the canyon walls. During your stay, join a local expert for an informative presentation about the wonders of the Grand Canyon. This evening, enjoy a Highlight Dinner in the Thunderbird Room while taking in the magnificent views of the Grand Canyon's South Rim. (Full Breakfast / Highlight Dinner)

Hotel: National Park Lodges

Day 3 Excursion to Monument Valley and Lake Powell

Today, move on to the Historic Cameron Trading Post, featuring Southwest American Indian arts and crafts. The journey carries on through the Painted Desert, a colourful fantasy land of mesas, buttes and badlands, and through the Navajo Indian Reservation. Later, join an excursion to Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park for a guided tour. Stop at the Glen Canyon Dam to learn about its impact on the Colorado River before arriving at your lakefront resort. Check into your room which has guaranteed lake views. (Full Breakfast / Dinner)

Hotel: Lake Powell Resorts and Marinas

Day 4 Leisurely Lake Powell

Today is entirely yours to do as you please. Relax and enjoy the resort's facilities or join an optional float trip down one of the most scenic stretches of the Colorado River. Take a leisurely cruise through scenic Antelope Canyon with its dramatic steep, sandstone walls. (Full Breakfast)

Hotel: Lake Powell Resorts and Marinas

Day 5 Bryce Canyon's Stony Symphony

Head to Bryce Canyon National Park in Southern Utah today and enjoy a leisurely walk along Sunset Point to view the great amphitheatres of odd-shaped monoliths known as hoodoos. In the evening, join your Tour Director and newfound friends for a Highlight Dinner including drinks. (Full Breakfast / Highlight Dinner included)

Hotel:  Zion National Park Lodge

Day 6 Zion to Las Vegas - from Nature to Neon

Travel through more amazing scenery to the lush cliff-and-canyon landscape of Zion National Park. Board a private Zion Canyon Shuttle with live commentary to experience the scenic highlights of the park, followed by some time to explore at your own pace. A complete change of scenery awaits you in the afternoon when you arrive in Las Vegas; a collection of bright lights and shopping malls, huge themed hotels of unbelievable design and the omnipresent slot machine. Your hotel is a breath of fresh air - modern and luxurious. (Full Breakfast)

Hotel: ARIA Resort & Casino, Las Vegas

Day 7 Salt Lake City

Travel to Salt Lake City, the capital and most populous city in the State of Utah, and headquarters of the Mormon faith. (Full Breakfast)

Hotel: Hilton Salt Lake City Centre

Day 8 Jackson and Grand Teton National Park

This morning, join an orientation tour of Salt Lake City seeing the famous Temple Square. Then travel north across the Oregon Trail to visit historic Jackson, where arches of elk antlers adorn the central square. Later, continue to your lakeside lodge overlooking Jackson Lake and the stunning peaks and glaciers of Grand Teton National Park. (Full Breakfast)

Hotel: Jackson Lake Lodge

Day 9 Nature on the Boil at Yellowstone National Park

The Grand Tetons thrust skyward 6,562 ft (2,000 metres) from the valley floor. Stop to admire some of the incredible views at Jenny Lake. Then enter Yellowstone, established in 1872 as the world's first National Park and known for its unique geothermal activity, spectacular landscapes and abundant wildlife. You are joined by a local expert for an informative stroll through Yellowstone's Upper Geyser Basin. (Full Breakfast / Dinner)

Hotel: National Park Lodges

Day 10 Geysers and Colourful Mudpots at Yellowstone

After breakfast, walk among the geysers and watch them erupt. There is plenty of time to see the colourful bubbling mudpots and observe Old Faithful shooting water over 120 ft (37 metres) in the air. View free-roaming deer, elk and bear in their natural habitat. Then experience the roar of the Lower Yellowstone Falls as they thunder down the steep canyon walls. (Full Breakfast)

Hotel: National Park Lodges

Day 11 Buffalo Bill, Billings and Bills of Fare

Depart Yellowstone National Park and travel through the stark Shoshone Canyon and Absaroka Rocky Mountains to reach the Wild West town of Cody. Visit the Buffalo Bill Center of the West, built in honour of one of America's great Western legends. Head onward to the old cattle town of Billings, Montana. For your dining pleasure this evening, there are a selection of restaurants to choose from. (Full Breakfast / Dine Around)

Hotel: Ranch at UCross, Clearmont

Day 12 Devils Tower into the Black Hills of South Dakota

Start your morning fishing, horseback riding of just relaxing in this beautiful setting before heading to Devils Tower, a geologic feature considered sacred to the Lakota and other tribes. Travel to Spearfish Canyon where the breathtaking limestone creek-carved gorges are more ancient than the Grand Canyon. Enjoy the spectacular scenery before sitting down to dinner this evening.  (Full Breakfast / Dinner)

Hotel: Spearfish Canyon Lodge

Day 13 Deadwood, Custer State Park and the Black Hills of South Dakota

Relive Custer's Last Stand, learn all about Sitting Bull, Crazy Horse and the history of the Indian Wars at the Little Bighorn Battlefield National Monument. Keep a lookout for 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 and explore this once lawless town. With a local expert, hear about the days of Wild Bill Hickok and Calamity Jane, who made this town famous during the gold rush of the 1870s. Also meet Chief Bald Eagle who will share a living narrative of the Great Sioux Nation. Continue on to Custer State Park, renowned for its beautiful landscape and abundant wildlife. Look out for buffalo, deer and elk, or stroll through the pristine pine forest. (Full Breakfast)

Hotel: The State Game Lodge

Day 14 South Dakota and the Presidents

Today, view the Crazy Horse Memorial, dedicated to all American Indians. Move on to Mount Rushmore National Memorial, where carvings of Presidents Washington, Jefferson, Lincoln and Roosevelt dominate the Black Hills. The rest of the day is yours to spend at your leisure, before enjoying a celebration dinner. Perhaps get up close and personal with herds of buffalo on an optional jeep safari, followed by an authentic chuckwagon cookout at a secluded canyon. (Full Breakfast & Celebration Dinner)

Hotel: The State Game Lodge

Day 15 The Rocky Mountains National Park - Denver

Travel south from Custer State Park to where your tour ends in Denver, with a transfer to Denver International Airport arriving approximately at  16.30 pm. On arrival at your UK airport, your driver will greet you and escort you to your waiting car for your return private V.I.P. door-to-door transfer home. (Full Breakfast)

Please do not schedule any flights before 19.30 pm

Day 16 Arrive Home

On arrival at your UK airport, your driver will greet you and escort you to your waiting car for your return private V.I.P. door-to-door transfer home.

 

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

The weather information shown below refers to the first stop on the tour, call us and speak to one of our travel experts for the most up-to-date forecasts and weather details for your tour.

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