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National Parks & Canyon Country

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Price per person
from £2,338

Price based on
London Heathrow
21st May 2019 departure

Key inclusions

  • Private home pick-up service
  • Flights
  • Transfers
  • 15 days

  • USA

  • On the go pace

  • Cosmos escorted tours

Great value escorted tours in the world's most captivating places. No other travel company matches our expertise, on-trip experiences - with a great mix of included excursions and free time - and value.

Marvel at premier natural wonders on this multi-state tour that focuses on some of the West’s most scenic national parks. This National Parks tour starts in Denver and ends in Las Vegas. In between, you’ll visit Mount Rushmore, Yellowstone National Park, Grand Teton National Park, Bryce Canyon National Park, Zion National Park, and Grand Canyon National Park. From spectacular rock formations and deep canyons to sparkling waterfalls, geysers, and lakes, you’ll see a wide variety of breathtaking natural treasures.

In South Dakota, visit Crazy Horse Memorial, built to honour the famous Sioux Indian leader; incomparable Mount Rushmore; and Deadwood, once a lawless gold-mining town. In Wyoming, stay two nights inside Yellowstone National Park and see magnificent views of Yellowstone Canyon, Lower Falls, and world-famous Old Faithful Geyser. Yellowstone has the largest concentration of mammals in the lower 48 states, so have your camera ready for wildlife such as bison, elk, and pronghorn. Journey into breathtaking Grand Teton National Park—home to 13,770-foot-high ridges—for a delightful stroll along glacier-fed Jenny Lake.

More stunning scenery awaits you in Utah, where you'll visit Bryce Canyon National Park. You'll be amazed at the bright red, yellow, and pink pillars called "hoodoos." Zion National Park is home to canyons sculpted over millions of years and soaring cliffs resembling temples and cathedrals. In Arizona, enjoy Lake Powell and overnight in Grand Canyon National Park, giving you an amazing opportunity to see breathtaking views and to take an evening stroll to marvel at the dramatic sunset. If you miss the sunset, sunrise is also spectacular!

This value-minded, National Parks tour offers all of this and much more—including time in the Wild West town of Jackson, Wyoming. Just wait until you see the awe-inspiring scenery!

At a glance

Black Hills of South Dakota Scenic drive

Mount Rushmore Visit Crazy Horse Memorial and Mount Rushmore National Memorial

Yellowstone National Park Stay two nights inside the park or in West Yellowstone; sightseeing

Jackson Grand Teton National Park sightseeing; glacier-fed Jenny Lake

Salt Lake City Sightseeing

Bryce Canyon National Park Sightseeing

Zion National Park Sightseeing

Page Lake Powell; Glen Canyon Dam

Grand Canyon National Park Stay overnight inside the park; sightseeing

What's included

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

With accommodation, transfers, excursions, selected meals, private VIP home pick-up and the services of an expert Tour Director all included in the price, our escorted tour holidays are highly rated by our customers. But should you find a like-for-like tour cheaper elsewhere, we will match its price and give you a further £100 reduction.

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.

Read more about our private home pick-up service.

Single Share available

Our single share option will match you with a fellow solo traveller of the same gender in a twin room, so you don't have to pay a single supplement. If there's no one available to share with, you don't pay any additional single supplement. Please call us to book a single-share holiday.

Customer Reviews

Better than anticipated and was really looking forward t it...

2nd October 2018
Trusted Customer

Better than anticipated and was really looking forward t it anyway

What can I say, great value for money and we...

6th July 2018
Mrs Julie Rowe

What can I say, great value for money and we think it was money well spent!

Because it was so early in the year the visit...

29th May 2018
Miss Elisabeth Conway

Because it was so early in the year the visit to Mt Rushmore and the Crazy Horse monument were disappointing. Completely fogged in and nothing could be seen. Also the brochure should warn about altitude and climate variation. I was very ill with altitude sickness in Yellowstone, Rushmore and Bryce Canyon.

Trip of a lifetime, magnificent scenery, interesting history, great company...

11th October 2017
Chris West

Trip of a lifetime, magnificent scenery, interesting history, great company

Great tour of exciting places, outstanding geology and landscapes. Great animal...

3rd October 2017
Mr David Fairbank

Great tour of exciting places, outstanding geology and landscapes. Great animal experiences - partic. Yellowstone Great entertainment - eg chuck wagon BBQ at Jackson, visit to Las Vegas.

Reasonable accommodation in 3 star hotels. Lots of coach travel...

11th September 2017
Trusted Customer

Reasonable accommodation in 3 star hotels. Lots of coach travel around states of approximately 3-4000 miles. Wonderful sights including Mount Rushmore, Crazy Horse Memorial, Bryce Canyon, Yellowstone and Grand Canyon. Good trip to museum in Cody. Director of tour was satisfactory with planning of trip but poor with often repetitive and confusing instructions for times of meet. A full on sightseeing tour!

Overview

Marvel at premier natural wonders on this multi-state tour that focuses on some of the West’s most scenic national parks. This National Parks tour starts in Denver and ends in Las Vegas. In between, you’ll visit Mount Rushmore, Yellowstone National Park, Grand Teton National Park, Bryce Canyon National Park, Zion National Park, and Grand Canyon National Park. From spectacular rock formations and deep canyons to sparkling waterfalls, geysers, and lakes, you’ll see a wide variety of breathtaking natural treasures.

In South Dakota, visit Crazy Horse Memorial, built to honour the famous Sioux Indian leader; incomparable Mount Rushmore; and Deadwood, once a lawless gold-mining town. In Wyoming, stay two nights inside Yellowstone National Park and see magnificent views of Yellowstone Canyon, Lower Falls, and world-famous Old Faithful Geyser. Yellowstone has the largest concentration of mammals in the lower 48 states, so have your camera ready for wildlife such as bison, elk, and pronghorn. Journey into breathtaking Grand Teton National Park—home to 13,770-foot-high ridges—for a delightful stroll along glacier-fed Jenny Lake.

More stunning scenery awaits you in Utah, where you'll visit Bryce Canyon National Park. You'll be amazed at the bright red, yellow, and pink pillars called "hoodoos." Zion National Park is home to canyons sculpted over millions of years and soaring cliffs resembling temples and cathedrals. In Arizona, enjoy Lake Powell and overnight in Grand Canyon National Park, giving you an amazing opportunity to see breathtaking views and to take an evening stroll to marvel at the dramatic sunset. If you miss the sunset, sunrise is also spectacular!

This value-minded, National Parks tour offers all of this and much more—including time in the Wild West town of Jackson, Wyoming. Just wait until you see the awe-inspiring scenery!

Total meals included:

  • 3 breakfasts

UK - Denver

Day
1

Fly to Denver where you will transfer to your hotel for two nights.

Welcome to Denver, the “Mile High City,” capital of Colorado and gateway to the Rocky Mountains. Your Tour Director is on hand late this afternoon to answer any questions.

Denver - Cheyenne - Black Hills of South Dakota - Keystone

Day
2

Depart Denver and travel north to Cheyenne, capital of Wyoming. Then, on through the beautiful Black Hills of South Dakota, immortalised in a famous song from the musical Calamity Jane, to the historic frontier town of Custer. Overnight in Keystone.

Keystone - Mount Rushmore - Deadwood

Day
3

Visit CRAZY HORSE MEMORIAL, a monument carved out of a mountain that pays respect to the great Native American hero, Chief Crazy Horse. Drive deep into the Black Hills, through what was Sioux Indian territory, to see the stunning granite faces of MOUNT RUSHMORE, a giant monument to four great American presidents: Washington, Jefferson, Lincoln, and Theodore Roosevelt. On to Deadwood, a lawless frontier town during the 1876 Gold Rush, where Jack McCall murdered Wild Bill Hickok during a poker game. Overnight here, and discover Deadwood’s Wild West ways as you walk in the footsteps of legends like Calamity Jane and Seth Bullock.

Deadwood - Sheridan - Cody

Day
4

This morning, head through high country, where open-range cattle kings made war on the homesteaders in the 1890s. Drive past Sheridan in the Bighorn Mountains, site of battles between the U.S. Cavalry and the Sioux, Cheyenne, and Crow Indians. Overnight in Buffalo Bill’s frontier town of Cody.

Meals included:

  • Continental Breakfast

Cody - Yellowstone National Park

Day
5

Proceed through Shoshone National Forest to YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK. Travel along Grand Loop Road to Artist Point for views of the Lower Falls of the Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone. Overnight in Yellowstone National Park.

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
6

Today, explore more of America’s first national park by returning to visit the geyser basins with bubbling mud paint pots and the reliable “blow” of Old Faithful. In addition to superb mountain scenery, the park is one of the world’s principal wildlife preserves and a photographer’s paradise.

Yellowstone - Grand Teton National Park - Jackson

Day
7

Head south into magnificent GRAND TETON NATIONAL PARK, one of America’s last preserves of wild solitude. Its 13,770-foot-high ridges are crested with snow most of the year. Stroll along the shores of beautiful glacier-fed Jenny Lake before ending the day in the Wild West town of Jackson with its wooden sidewalks and swing-door saloons. This evening, join an optional barbecue cookout and Wild West show.

Jackson

Day
8

Time to relax in Jackson, or 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. The afternoon is free in Jackson to explore the shops and museums of historic downtown. This evening, perhaps stroll along the old-time boardwalks and have supper at a swing-door saloon.

Jackson - Salt Lake City

Day
9

Today, 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 included sightseeing tour offers a glimpse of Temple Square, the Capitol Building, and the downtown area.

Salt Lake City - Bryce Canyon National Park

Day
10

Journey through sagebrush landscape to 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 National Park - Lake Powell - Page

Day
11

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. Then, head east into Page on the shores of Lake Powell, originally built to house workers during the construction of the massive Glen Canyon Dam, which holds back the waters of 186-mile-long Lake Powell.

Page - Painted Desert - Grand Canyon National Park

Day
12

Enjoy an optional flight over scenic Monument Valley. Then, cross the Painted Desert and head through Kaibab National Forest before arriving at GRAND CANYON NATIONAL PARK in the early afternoon. Marvel at one of the Natural Wonders of the World as you experience amazing views. You’ll have plenty of time to do some viewing before dusk, as your accommodation is inside the National Park.

Meals included:

  • Continental Breakfast

Grand Canyon National Park - Las Vegas

Day
13

For a oncein- a-lifetime thrill, take an optional helicopter sightseeing trip over the Grand Canyon, with incomparable views of flame-coloured walls plunging 6,093 feet into the Colorado River. Leaving the high country of Arizona, we pass through Williams on famous Route 66, and then the old Mojave gold-strike country, which still has traces of century-old ghost towns. Arrive in downtown Las Vegas—a neon desert oasis with spectacular hotels and casinos and the popular Fremont Street Experience.

Las Vegas - UK

Day
14

Your holiday ends this morning. You can extend holiday with extra nights and explore “Sin City” further.

Transfer to the airport for your flight to the UK.

Home landing in the UK

Day
15

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Things to note

Special Departures: National Parks & Canyon Country Little Bighorn. Join us on our special departures to visit the Little Bighorn Battlefield that commemorates one of America's most significant and famous battles. A special 17 day itinerary on selected departure dates. Please see our website for details.

Hotels

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

Denver - Holiday Inn Cherry Creek

Holiday Inn Denver-Cherry Creek is just minutes away from all of Denver's major attractions, landmarks, outdoor activities, world class shopping, museums, and events. Travellers can enjoy our newly renovated guest rooms that are spaciously appointed and include modern amenities, plush furnishings, rich colour schemes and stylish architectural features that reflect the lifestyle of historic Denver while offering sweeping skyline views and inspiring vistas of the Colorado Rocky Mountains.

  • Location

    455 S Colorado Blvd, Denver, CO 80246, USA

  • Facilities

    • Wifi
    • Restaurant on site
    • Lifts
    • Coffee maker in-room
    • Hairdryer
    • Pool

Keystone - Ramada Mt. Rushmore

Located at the base of Mt. Rushmore, the Mt. Rushmore White House Resort is only minutes from Black Hills' major attractions. The hotel has an indoor pool, hot tub, and guest laundry. Guestrooms have cable TV, Internet access and a hairdryer.

  • Location

    115 Swanzey Street, Keystone, SD 57751, USA

  • Facilities

    • Bar/lounge
    • Lifts
    • Coffee maker in-room
    • Hairdryer
    • Pool

Deadwood - Deadwood Gulch Gaming Resort

The natural beauty of the Black Hills and the comfort of an Award Winning Hotel await you here at Deadwood Gulch Gaming Resort.

  • Location

    304 Cliff St, Hwy 85 S, Deadwood, SD 57732 

  • Facilities

    • Wifi
    • Restaurant on site
    • Bar/lounge
    • Coffee maker in-room
    • Hairdryer
    • Iron/ironing board

Cody - Buffalo Bill Village

Located in downtown Cody at the historic Buffalo Bill Village, this hotel features 83 log cabins with a cowboy allure. The amenities include an outdoor pool, an on-site restaurant, and nearby shops.

  • Location

    1701 Sheridan Ave, Cody, WY 82414, USA

  • Facilities

    • Restaurant on site
    • Bar/lounge
    • Coffee maker in-room
    • Hairdryer
    • Pool

Yellowstone NP - Yellowstone National Park Lodges

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.

Jackson - Mountain Modern Motel

The Painted Buffalo Inn stands out among Jackson for its first class service and ideal location. The hotel has an indoor pool, sauna, restaurant, and gift shop. Accommodations are spacious and relaxing and feature cable TV, a coffeemaker and Internet access.

  • Location

    400 W Broadway Jackson, WY USA

  • Facilities

    • Restaurant on site
    • Bar/lounge
    • Lifts
    • Hairdryer
    • Iron/ironing board
    • Pool

Salt Lake City - Crystal Inn Hotel & Suites

Crystal Inn Hotel & Suites is conveniently located in downtown Salt Lake City, just one mile from Historic Temple Square and near a variety of restaurants and nightlife. Enjoy the unlimited shopping at the new City Creek Center, the Gateway and Trolley Square mall. The hotel has large rooms with microwaves and refrigerators in addition to standard amenities. Enjoy high speed internet access and breakfast daily.

  • Location

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

  • Facilities

    • Wifi
    • Lifts
    • Coffee maker in-room
    • Hairdryer
    • Iron/ironing board
    • Pool

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 on site
    • Bar/lounge
    • Lifts
    • Coffee maker in-room
    • Hairdryer
    • Pool

Page - Quality Inn Lake Powell

The Quality Inn® at Lake Powell in Page overlooks Glen Canyon Dam and Lake Powell, in the heart of Indian Country. This Page, AZ hotel provides business travellers with conveniences like computer hook-ups, high-speed Internet access and access to copy and fax services. The Quality Inn at Lake Powell invites you to experience our great location, superior guest accommodations and affordable rates.

  • Location

    287 N Lake Powell Blvd, Page, AZ 86040, USA

  • Facilities

    • Wifi
    • Restaurant on site
    • Lifts
    • Coffee maker in-room
    • Hairdryer
    • Pool

Grand Canyon - Yavapai Lodge West - Grand Canyon National Park Lodge

Yavapai Lodge is the largest facility in the National Park and is a convenient choice for families. There is a cafe on the property as well as an activities desk. The Lodge is located next to the Market Plaza, which includes a general store, bank, and U.S. Post Office. This lodge is part of a collection of lodges operated by the National Park; space fills up quickly at these lodges and is therefore based on availability. In the event that space is not available at this hotel, an alternate lodge of a similar category will be secured.

  • Location

    Yavapai West Grand Canyon, AZ USA

  • Facilities

    • Coffee maker in-room
    • Hairdryer

Las Vegas - Golden Nugget Hotel & Casino

Looking for iconic Vegas ambience with a luxurious, modern feel? This is your place. Located in the heart of Fremont Street's never-ending party, Golden Nugget Hotel & Casino offers a hip vintage vibe you just won't find on the Strip.

  • Location

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

  • Facilities

    • Restaurant on site
    • Lifts
    • In-room safe
    • Hairdryer
    • Iron/ironing board
    • Pool

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