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Exploring America's National Parks

Price per person
from £2,167

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Key inclusions

  • VIP private home pick-up service
  • Flights
  • Transfers
  • 16 days

  • Western USA

  • Active pace

  • Classic escorted tours

Breathtaking scenery, spectacular wildlife, and incomparable photo opportunities await you on this national park tour through the West’s best-known national and state parks. Tour highlights include your overnight stay inside Grand Canyon National Park, where you can witness the stunning scenery at sunset and sunrise.

In Yellowstone National Park, stand in awe as you hear the roar of the water and view the glorious falls at the Grand Canyon of Yellowstone. Witness Old Faithful as it erupts and admire the herds of bison, elk, and other wildlife as you explore the park. Mount Rushmore offers the astounding monument of four U.S. presidents as well as spectacular scenery and wildlife, including mule deer and mountain goats. Also visit Crazy Horse Memorial, carved out of the mountain in honor of the Sioux Indian chief, and enjoy a scenic ride in Custer State Park, with its spectacular landscape and abundant wildlife.

Have your camera ready for the bright red, yellow, and pink pillars called "hoodoos" in Bryce Canyon National Park, and marvel at the sculptured canyons and soaring cliffs in Zion National Park. But that’s not all…visit Monument Valley, one of the world’s most photographed places with its red-rock canyons, mesas, iconic buttes, and windblown sand. See the massive formations during your 4-wheel-drive tour with a knowledgeable Navajo guide. All of this—and much more—are included on this national park tour designed for savvy, value-minded travellers.

At a glance

  • Monument Valley Guided 4-wheel-drive tour led by Navajo guide who will recount local stories and legends.
  • Custer Visit Mount Rushmore and Crazy Horse memorial parks. 
  • Yellowstone National Park See the world-famous Old Faithful Geyser, Mammoth Hot Springs, the Grand Canyon of Yellowstone and Fountain Paint Pots.
  • Bryce Canyon National Park Explore 20 miles of sandstone cliffs and naturally sculptured 'hoodoo' rock pillars. 

What's included

  • VIP private home pick-up service
  • Flights
  • Transfers
  • Services of a tour director
  • Accommodation
  • Selected meals
  • Porterage
  • All airport taxes
Private home pick-up service

Our private home pick-up service is included up to 50 miles to your departure airport. Your driver will happily load and unload your luggage, and drive you to your departure terminal. At the close of your trip, you'll be welcomed by your driver in the arrivals hall and returned home again. A supplement is payable per mile over 50 miles.

Customer Reviews

We had a great holiday, we saw and did so...

16th June 2018
Trusted Customer

We had a great holiday, we saw and did so much our tour guide and driver were really good mixing with everyone on the coach. The Canyons and National Parks were just outstanding. There was only one thing we and some others were not happy about was being left in Las Vegas the night before we flew back to the UK and we were in the hotel till six thirty the next day before we got our transport for the airport.

Multiple itineraries are available

This itinerary changes on some dates - select your preferred departure date to see the details.


Overview

Breathtaking scenery, spectacular wildlife, and incomparable photo opportunities await you on this national park tour through the West’s best-known national and state parks. Tour highlights include your overnight stay inside Grand Canyon National Park, where you can witness the stunning scenery at sunset and sunrise.

In Yellowstone National Park, stand in awe as you hear the roar of the water and view the glorious falls at the Grand Canyon of Yellowstone. Witness Old Faithful as it erupts and admire the herds of bison, elk, and other wildlife as you explore the park. Mount Rushmore offers the astounding monument of four U.S. presidents as well as spectacular scenery and wildlife, including mule deer and mountain goats. Also visit Crazy Horse Memorial, carved out of the mountain in honor of the Sioux Indian chief, and enjoy a scenic ride in Custer State Park, with its spectacular landscape and abundant wildlife.

Have your camera ready for the bright red, yellow, and pink pillars called "hoodoos" in Bryce Canyon National Park, and marvel at the sculptured canyons and soaring cliffs in Zion National Park. But that’s not all…visit Monument Valley, one of the world’s most photographed places with its red-rock canyons, mesas, iconic buttes, and windblown sand. See the massive formations during your 4-wheel-drive tour with a knowledgeable Navajo guide. All of this—and much more—are included on this national park tour designed for savvy, value-minded travellers.

Total meals included:

  • 5 breakfasts

UK - Las Vegas

Day
1

On arrival, transfer to your hotel.

Welcome to exciting Las Vegas, also known as “Sin City!” Your Tour Director is on hand late this afternoon to answer any questions.

Las Vegas - Williams - Grand Canyon National Park

Day
2

Depart the glittering lights of Las Vegas for one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World, GRAND CANYON NATIONAL PARK. Journey across the old Mojave gold-strike country, passing through Williams on historic Route 66, and Kaibab National Forest. Arrive at the Grand Canyon by mid-afternoon and marvel at the breathtaking views. Accommodation this evening is inside the National Park.

Grand Canyon National Park - Monument Valley - Kayenta

Day
3

If you miss the sunset over the canyon, sunrise is just as impressive! You may want to join an exciting helicopter flight over the canyon for incomparable views of flame-coloured walls plunging 6,093 feet into the Colorado River. Continue across Arizona and into the Navajo Nation. Situated on the Arizona/ Utah border, MONUMENT VALLEY’S scenic desert vistas and iconic buttes have appeared in countless classic Western films. See the massive formations on a memorable 4-WHEEL-DRIVE tour. Your knowledgeable Navajo guide will show you some of the valley’s most incredible scenery and share with you local legends and lore. This evening, join the optional Navajo cookout for dinner surrounded by the red-rock canyons of Monument Valley.

Kayenta - Moab - Arches National Park - Grand Junction

Day
4

We head north for Moab. Visit the magnificent ARCHES NATIONAL PARK, where you’ll discover a landscape of contrasting colours, landforms, and textures unlike anything else in the world. This redrock wonderland will amaze you. A late arrival into Grand Junction, surrounded by awe-inspiring natural beauty and the dramatic redrock landscape of the Colorado National Monument.

Grand Junction - Colorado National Monument - Denver

Day
5

This morning, visit Colorado national monument. Towering monoliths exist within a vast plateau and canyon panorama. Experience sheer-walled, red-rock canyons along the twists and turns of Rim Rock Drive, where you may spy bighorn sheep and soaring eagles. We then journey east across the Rocky Mountains to the “Mile High City” of Denver.

Denver - Custer

Day
6

Today, travel across the windswept landscape of Wyoming and into the Black Hills of South Dakota. Spend the next two nights in Custer, in the heart of the Black Hills National Forest, and gateway to Custer State Park, Crazy Horse Memorial, and Mount Rushmore.

Custer - Excursion to Custer State Park, Mount Rushmore and Crazy Horse Memorial

Day
7

At CUSTER STATE PARK, enjoy a scenic drive along Wildlife Loop Road with spectacular terrain and an abundance of wildlife, like the herd of 1,300 bison that roam freely throughout the park. Afterward, visit MOUNT RUSHMORE NATIONAL MEMORIAL, which stands as a shrine to democracy. See the stunning granite faces of Mount Rushmore, a giant monument to four great American presidents: Washington, Jefferson, Lincoln, and Theodore Roosevelt. Then, visit the CRAZY HORSE MEMORIAL, a monument carved out of a mountain to honour the great Native American hero, Chief Crazy Horse.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

Custer- Devils Tower - Cody

Day
8

This morning, head through high country, where open-range cattle kings made war on the homesteaders in the 1890s. Next, make a photo stop at Devils Tower National Monument, established as America’s first national monument by Teddy Roosevelt in 1906. Overnight in Buffalo Bill’s Western town of Cody.

Cody - Yellowstone National Park

Day
9

This morning, enjoy free time. We suggest an independent visit to the Buffalo Bill Center of the West, which celebrates the spirit of the American West. Enjoy a stroll down Cody’s main street with its unique shops and restaurants making sure to visit the historic Irma Hotel. Overnight in Yellowstone National Park. Notes: Accommodations used by Cosmos in Yellowstone National Park are typically open from late May through late September. Departures before or after these opening dates will stay in West Yellowstone. Routing and areas visited in Yellowstone National Park are always subject to favourable weather, gate access, and road conditions; therefore, routings may be adjusted.

Yellowstone National Park

Day
10

Spend the day exploring all the wonders of Yellowstone national park, established in 1872 as the world’s first national park. See world-famous Old Faithful Geyser, Mammoth Hot Springs, the Grand Canyon of Yellowstone, and Fountain Paint Pots. Keep a lookout for some of the park’s wildlife that can include moose, bison, elk, deer, bighorn sheep, wolves, bear, fox, coyote, and beaver.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

Yellowstone National Park - Jackson - Alpine.

Day
11

Head south to the Wild West town of Jackson with its wooden sidewalks and swing-door saloons. Explore the shops and museums of historic downtown. Maybe join a scenic trip down the Snake River? Enjoy an 8-mile float trip that begins at Pritchard Creek and passes nesting areas of bald eagles and ospreys. Overnight in Alpine located on the banks of the Snake River. 

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

Alpine - Salt Lake City

Day
12

Travel to Salt Lake City, Utah’s vibrant capital. Set on the edge of Great Salt Lake Desert, this centre of the Mormon religion is where Brigham Young declared to his followers, “This is the place.” An orientation tour offers a glimpse of Temple Square, the Capitol Building, and the downtown area.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

Salt Lake City - Bryce Canyon National Park

Day
13

Today’s highlight is a visit to unique Bryce canyon national park with its 20 miles of sandstone cliffs and ever-changing colours. See some of Earth’s most brilliant shades of rock, sculpted by nature into pillars called “hoodoos.”

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

Bryce Canyon - Zion National Park - Las Vegas

Day
14

First stop today is Zion national park with its landscape carved over millions of years by rushing streams. Steep canyons, stone towers, and verdant vegetation form the scenery of Zion. See fantastic rock structures and some unbelievable scenic beauty. We then return to Las Vegas and your downtown hotel.

Las Vegas - UK

Day
15

Your holiday ends this morning. You can extend your holiday with extra nights and explore Las Vegas further.

Transfer to the airport for your flight to the UK.

Home landing in the UK

Day
16

Hotels

It may occasionally be necessary to use alternative hotels of a similar standard to those shown.

Featuring an outdoor pool, poolside bar and lounge area, this Las Vegas casino and resort is less than 5 minutes’ walk to Fremont Street Experience. Also Las Vegas Strip is 3 miles away. Hoover Dam is 30 miles away from Golden Nugget Hotel & Casino Las Vegas. 

  • Location

    129 East Fremont Street, Las Vegas, NV 89107, USA

  • Facilities

    • Swimming pool
    • Casino
    • Snack bar
    • Bar
    • Restaurant

Grand Canyon - Yavapai Lodge West

This beautiful and traditional lodging complex is surrounded by woodlands making it a ver unique experience. All the rooms have a  flat-screen TV to add to the comfort of your holiday.

  • Location

    11 Yavapai Lodge Rd, Grand Canyon Village, AZ 86023, USA

  • Facilities

    • Restaurant and Bar

Kayenta - Kayenta Monument Valley Inn

These bright and welcoming rooms makes the hotel more modern. Each hotel rooms has long and wide windows that let in the light to the room. This hotel also offers free wifi to all the guests to help relax

  • Location

    US-160 & US 163, Kayenta, AZ 86033, USA

  • Facilities

    • Restaurant
    • Free Wifi
    • Room Service
    • Outdoor Swimming Pool
    • Fitness Centre

Denver - Holiday Inn Denver

This hotel overlooks the amazing Rocky Mountains which you can see from your hotel room. This hotel offers a relaxing break as it offers Free WIFI and a relaxing high pressure shower which you can enjoy at the end of your busy day.

  • Location

    455 S Colorado Blvd, Denver, CO 80246, USA

  • Facilities

    • Restaurant and Bar
    • Free WiFi
    • Room Service
    • Indoor Swimming Pool

Set in Custer, 900 yards from Black Hills National Forest, Econo Lodge Custer provides air-conditioned rooms with free WiFi. All rooms feature a flat-screen TV with cable channels and a private bathroom. The property is 5 miles from Crazy Horse Monument.

  • Location

    342 Mount Rushmore Road, Custer, SD 57730, USA 

  • Facilities

    • Free WiFi
    • Free parking
    • Swimming pool
    • Heated pool
    • Indoor pool

Cody - Holiday Inn Buffalo Village Resort

Located downtown, the Holiday Inn Cody is minutes away from local shops, restaurants, and attractions. Amenities at the hotel include an outdoor pool, a fitness centre, a gift shop, and 189 guestrooms.

  • Location

    1701 Sheridan Ave, Cody, WY 82414, USA

  • Facilities

    • Restaurant and Bar

With nine lodging facilities offering over 2,000 rooms, accommodations in Yellowstone National Park are plentiful for those wishing to experience the national park it its glory.

  • Location

    Yellowstone National Park Wyoming 82190

  • Facilities

    • Facilities may vary depending on accommodation.

Alpine - Flying Saddle Resort

Enjoy the spectacular mountain view whilst relaxing in the heated pool or in the hot tub.

  • Location

    118878 US-89, Alpine, WY 83128, USA

  • Facilities

    • Restaurant and bar
    • Wifi available
    • Room service available
    • Heated indoor pool
    • Fitness centre

Salt Lake City - Crystal Inn Hotel & Suites

Situated between two main mountain ranges provides exceptional views from around the hotel. Enjoy relaxing in indoor heated swimming pool or spend time in the hot tub.

  • Location

    230 W 500 S, Salt Lake City, UT 84101, USA

  • Facilities

    • Wifi available
    • Room service available
    • Indoor pool
    • Hot tub

Bryce Canyon National Park – Best Western Plus Bryce Canyon Grand

Best Western Bryce Canyon Grand Hotel, this new hotel offers a variety of guest rooms, the finest amenities, and a complimentary hot breakfast. Each room has been designed with the necessary features that will keep you comfortable and relaxed. The Bryce Canyon Grand also offers an enclosed courtyard offering guest privacy for the pool, whirlpool, and patio areas. Enjoy Bryce Canyon's newest and most luxurious accommodations and amenities with the best in western hospitality.

  • Location

    30 N 100 E, Bryce Canyon, UT 84764, United States

  • Facilities

    • Restaurant
    • Hot Tub
    • Spa
    • Fitness Centre

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