National Parks of Western America

New for 2018

Price per person
from £2,517

Price based on
London Heathrow
7th May 2018 departure

Key inclusions

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

  • Western USA

  • Active pace

  • Classic escorted tour

Experience the epic landscapes of Arizona, Utah and Dakota in this 16-day tour of Western America's national parks. Travel from the neon-lit oasis of Las Vegas across the magnificent Grand Canyon, one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World, and take in the spectacular Black Hills of South Dakota, where 1,300 bison roam freely. In Custer, former presidents Roosevelt, Lincoln, Washington and Jefferson gaze out from colossal Mount Rushmore, a profound reminder of the power of democracy.

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
VIP home pick-up service

Our VIP 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.

Overview

Experience the epic landscapes of Arizona, Utah and Dakota in this 16-day tour of Western America's national parks. Travel from the neon-lit oasis of Las Vegas across the magnificent Grand Canyon, one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World, and take in the spectacular Black Hills of South Dakota, where 1,300 bison roam freely. In Custer, former presidents Roosevelt, Lincoln, Washington and Jefferson gaze out from colossal Mount Rushmore, a profound reminder of the power of democracy.

Total meals included:

  • 5 breakfasts

UK - Las Vegas

Day
1

Fly to Las Vegas where on arrival transfer to your hotel.

No meals included

Las Vegas - Williams - Grand Canyon National Park

Day
2

Depart Las Vegas for one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World, Grand Canyon National Park. Travel 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. Accommodations will be inside the National Park.

No meals included

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 flamed- coloured calls plunging 7,000 feet into the Colorado River. Continue across Arizona and into the Navajo Nation. Situated on the Arizona/ Utah board. Monument Calley'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. 

No meals included

Kayenta - Moab - Arches National Park - Grand Junction

Day
4

We head north of Moab. Visit magnificent Arches National Park, where you will discover a landscape of contrasting colours., landforms, and textures unlike anything else in the world. This red-rock wonderland will amaze you. A late arrival into Grand Junction. Surrounded by awe-inspiring natural beauty and the dramatic red - rock landscape of the Colorado National Monument. 

No meals included

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 spa bighorn sheep and soaring eagles. We then journey east across the Rocky Mountails to the Mile high city of Denver. 

No meals included

Denver - Black Hills - 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 Black Hills National Forest, gateway to Custer State Park, Crazy horse memorial and Mount Rushmore. 

No meals included

Custer - Mount Rushmore & Crazy Horse Memorials - Custer

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 1,200 bison that roams freely throughout the park. Afterward, visit Mount Rushmore National Memorial, which stands as a shrine of demorcracy. See the stunning granite faces the Mount Rushmore a giant monument to four great american presidents. Washington, Jefferson, Lincoln and Theodore Roosevelt. Afterwards visit the Crazy Horse Memorial, a monument carved out of a mountain that pays respect to the great Native American gero. Chief Crazy Horse. Learn about the sculpture his family and the future of the project. Late afternoon return to Custer. 

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

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. Enjoy a photo stop at Devils Tower National Monument, established as America’s first national monument by Teddy Roosevelt in 1906. This spectacular rock formation, the fossilised core of a volcano. and the surrounding countryside are home to a myriad of plant, animal life and Native Americans consider the area a place for renewal. Overnight in Buffalo Bill’s Western town of Cody.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Cody-West Yellowstone

Day
9

Enjoy a morning at leisure, perhaps visit the Buffalo Bill Center of the West, which celebrates the spirit of the American West by sharing stories of the Western experience or enjoy a stroll down Cody's main street with it's unique shops and restaurants. Make sure to visit the historic Irma Hotel for a drink in the saloon. Overnight in West Yellowstone the gateway to Yellowstone National Park.

No meals included

Yellowstone National Park

Day
10

Spend the day exploring all the wonders of Yellowstone, established in 1872 as the world’s first national park. See the 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.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

West Yellowstone - Grand Teton National Park - Jackson - Apine

Day
11

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, why not join an optional barbecue cookout and Wild West show?

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Alpine - Jackson - Salt Lake City

Day
12

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

No meals included

Salt Lake City - Bryce Canyon National Park

Day
13

Today’s highlight is a visit to unique Bryce Canyon National Park with it's 20 miles of sandstone cliffs and ever-changing colours. See some of Planet Earth’s most brilliant shades of rock, sculpted by nature into pillars called “hoodoos.”

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Bryce Canyon National Park - 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. Later, continue to Las Vegas for an overnight in the heart of the famous Las Vegas “Strip.”

No meals included

Las Vegas - UK

Day
15

Transfer to the airport for your flight to the UK.

No meals included

Home landing in the UK

Day
16

No meals included

Things to note

Accommodaton as stated or similar

Hotels

Tour hotels will be as specified or alternatives of a similar standard.


  • Las Vegas: SLS Las Vegas Hotel & Casino
  • Grand Canyon: Yavapi Lodge West
  • Kayenta: Kayenta Monument Valley Inn
  • Grand Junction: Grand Vista Hotel
  • Denver: Holiday Inn - Cherry Creek
  • Custer: EconoLodge Custer
  • Cody: Buffalo Bill Village
  • West Yellowstone: Brandin' Iron Inn
  • Jackson Area: Flying Saddle Resort
  • Salt Lake City: Crystal Inn Hotel & Suites 
  • Bryce Canyon: Best Western Plus Ruby's Inn

 

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