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Exploring America's National Parks

Price per person
from £2,164

Price based on
London Heathrow
6th May 2019 departure

Key inclusions

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

  • USA

  • Steady 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.

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 honour 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

Grand Canyon National Park Stay overnight inside the park; sightseeing

Monument Valley 4-wheel-drive excursion with Navajo guide

Moab Arches National Park sightseeing

Grand Junction Visit Colorado National Monument

Black Hills Of South Dakota Scenic drive

Custer Scenic drive along Wildlife Loop Road in Custer State Park

Mount Rushmore Visit Mount Rushmore National Memorial and Crazy Horse Memorial

Devils Tower National Monument Photo opportunity

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

Jackson Visit the Wild West town

Salt Lake City Orientation tour

Bryce Canyon National Park Sightseeing

Zion National Park Sightseeing

What's included

  • Private home pick-up service
  • Flights
  • Transfers
  • Services of a tour director
  • Accommodation
  • Selected meals
  • Free Wi-Fi on coach
  • 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.

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Make your own way

For more information please see our booking conditions for tour-only holidays.

Customer Reviews

Fantastic holiday. From being picked up at our front door...

15th October 2018
Mrs Christine Hutton

Fantastic holiday. From being picked up at our front door to being picked up on way back at airport. Everything was very well organised but with some flexibility. Excellent staff hotels and transport.

Holiday was great everything we hoped it would be, yes...

14th October 2018
Mrs Patricia Lawrance

Holiday was great everything we hoped it would be, yes it is tiring - a lot is packed into 14 days - but we ticked off a few of our bucket list items. Can't rate our Tour Director Jason and Driver Randy high enough. They went above and beyond.

The tour went to most of the places we wanted...

5th July 2018
Trusted Customer

The tour went to most of the places we wanted to visit.

Overall the whole experience was one of the best guided...

15th June 2018
Mr J. Milne

Overall the whole experience was one of the best guided tours we have done in past ten years. The national parks were our prime target and we were not disappointed in any of them with spectacular views and loads of wildlife seen. We had a great team looking after us in Lisa and Randy whose contribution added to the experience. Hotels were to a good standard with pace of holiday perfect. One suggestion I would make would be to start and finish in Denver rather than Las Vegas and also the hotel staff there were not aware of our booking and failed to communicate with us properly on arrival and if we had been first time customers this would have caused great concern. Start/finish in Las Vegas which was not a good fit with the concept of the tour nor the average age of those on tour. Hotel in Denver would need to be nearer city centre than one on this tour as not the best location.

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 honour 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:

  • 6 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:

  • Continental 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.

Meals included:

  • Continental Breakfast

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

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Things to note

Cosmos, in partnership with Tourism Cares,™ has funded the protection of wildlife in YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK, which you will see on this holiday.

Hotels

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

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

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

Kayenta - Kayenta Monument Valley Inn

Kayenta Monument Valley Inn is located on the largest Indian Reservation in the United States. It has a Native American feel once you step into the lobby, with the artwork displaying bright colours and designs along with traditional Native American music playing in the background, you get a real sense of the Native American culture.

  • Location

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

  • Facilities

    • Restaurant on site
    • Coffee maker in-room
    • Hairdryer
    • Iron/ironing board
    • Pool

Grand Junction - Grand Vista Hotel

The Grand Vista Hotel offers spectacular views of the Grand Mesa and Colorado National Monument, and features a pool, fitness room and restaurant on-site.

  • Location

    2790 Crossroads Blvd, Grand Junction, CO 81506, USA

  • Facilities

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

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

Custer - Econolodge of Custer

Nestled in the heart of the beautiful Black Hills of South Dakota near all local sites and attractions. We offer free continental breakfast, free wifi, indoor heated pool, fitness centre, public computer and printer. Each room offers a refrigerator, coffee maker, and hairdryer.

  • Location

    342 Mount Rushmore Road, Custer, SD 57730, USA 

  • Facilities

    • Wifi
    • Iron/ironing board
    • Pool

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.

Alpine - Flying Saddle Resort

Located on the banks of the Snake River, the Flying Saddle Resort features seven landscaped acres, outdoor patio, Western Bar, Steakhouse as well as hot tub, horseshoe pits and tennis courts and more to help enjoy this Wyoming Resort. offers all you need for your Wyoming vacation.

  • Location

    118878 US-89, Alpine, WY 83128, USA

  • Facilities

    • 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

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