National Parks Explorer

Unearth the beauty and history that make the United States so special!
The southwestern United States features the most unique landscape in the world. See these stunning land formations as they are continually preserved for many generations, past, present, and future
15 Days from $4449/person CAD
Guided
Off The Beaten Path
Premium
UNESCO World Heritage Sites

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Primary Location

West Coast, United States

Departures

2023 Departures: May 27, July 15, August 19, & September 2

Included:

  • 14-nights accommodation in premium hotels with a private bath and/or shower
  • Services of a professional multilingual Tour Manager throughout
  • Enjoy a welcome reception where you will meet your fellow travelers
  • Take in the sites and sounds of the City by the Bay, San Francisco, including the Golden Gate Bridge, Union Square, and Fisherman’s Wharf
  • Discover California’s State Capital, Sacramento, and get a sense of the Golden state’s young but rich history
  • Travel along the shores of Lake Tahoe and enjoy picturesque stops en route
  • Stroll the glitzy main street of the Biggest Little City in the World, Reno
  • Transport yourself to another planet, exploring the Craters of the Moon National Monument
  • Discover the limitless natural majesty of the world’s first National Park, Yellowstone
  • Witness the stunning rugged peaks of the Grand Teton Mountain Range
  • Experience Salt Lake City including Temple Square, home to the Mormon Tabernacle
  • Capture the ethereal mountain landscapes of Arches and Canyonlands National Parks
  • Explore the unique rock formations of Bryce Canyon National Park
  • Gaze at the majestic Grand Canyon
  • Traverse historic Route 66, stopping at the iconic roadside town of Seligman
  • Enjoy leisure time for shopping, gambling, eating, or all of the above in glitzy Las Vegas
  • Post an Instagram of yourself at the iconic
  • “Welcome to Las Vegas” sign
  • Stroll the Hollywood Walk of Fame and find your favorite celebrity’s star
  • Get a glimpse of all the glamour of Los Angeles has to offer with stops at some of its most famous spots
  • Transportation by a comfortable air-conditioned motor coach equipped with Wi-Fi throughout
  • Hotel, state and local taxes, service charges, and porterage service (limit one piece of checked luggage per person)
  • Information kit

Not Included:

  • Airfare unless specified in the tour itinerary
  • Meals are not included in order to allow for more flexibility
  • Laundry, telephone, optional excursions and other items of a personal nature
  • Travel Insurance
  • Gratuities
  • Pre and Post Accommodation
  • Airport Transfers
  • Everything that is not mentioned in included

Pricing Details

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  • From price is CAD per person, based on double occupancy, and for travel in low season
  • The final price will vary and is also based on the month of travel
  • Prices are subject to change
  • Hotel services in the United States customarily do not include breakfast. If you do not wish to have breakfast at the hotel restaurant (where available), you may frequently find coffee shops and restaurants close by which serve good and inexpensive breakfasts. Some hotels do offer a continental breakfast. Usually, this continental breakfast is basic and contains coffee and pastries. Variations between the different hotels may result in the following also being available, cereal, cheese, fruit, etc
  • Each passenger traveling on an escorted tour is allowed one piece of checked baggage per person due to space limitations. Additional luggage will be charged at $7.00 per person per day (price is subject to change)
  • Due to the nature of this holiday, bags are handled many times, so a durable, reasonably sturdy, and clearly labeled bag is required. The Tour Manager will issue you a special luggage tag which should remain on your customer’s bag at all times to help ensure the bag is delivered to, and retrieved from, the hotel room at each destination
  • All coaches are equipped with air-conditioning and an onboard lavatory. Additionally, coaches may have the following onboard amenities: wi-fi, footrests, luggage nets, movable seats, individually adjustable air conditioning, etc
  • Complimentary breakfast may be offered by a hotel and discontinued at any time with or without notice
  • Child 11 years and under with 2 adults sharing existing bedding with minimum child age is 7 years (child rates are on request)
  • We can not accept bookings on motorcoach tours for children less than seven (7) years of age. For all tours, children and young adults under the age of 21 must be accompanied by and share their room with an adult at least 21 years of age. Some hotels may also require that at least one of the room occupants is 21 years of age or older

Optional Extras:

  • Hop on board a cable car during an extensive night tour of San Francisco and enjoy dinner this evening in the “City by the Bay”
  • Ride a bike across the Golden Gate Bridge with vast views of the San Francisco Bay
  • Escape from the city to experience the natural beauty of Muir Woods and the quaint coastal hamlet of Sausalito
  • Fulfill a bit of adventure with a jet boat ride on the Colorado River
  • Enjoy dinner at a rooftop restaurant in Salt Lake City with panoramic views of Temple Square
  • Discover the vast majesty of the Grand Canyon from above with helicopter flight
  • Fly over scenic Lake Powell and enjoy western film landscapes of Monument Valley during a tour
  • Experience the glitz and glam of Las Vegas during an extensive evening tour
  • Enjoy more of the excitement that Vegas has to offer a dinner show
  • Take an excursion to Death Valley National Park
  • All optional excursions are subject to change and availability. Optional excursions are to be booked with the Tour Manager
  • Pre and post accommodation

PRIVATE GROUP TRAVEL

All United States escorted tours are available for exclusive groups with a minimum of 10 rooms. Please contact us for dates and prices.

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Itinerary

DAY 1: SAN FRANCISCO ARRIVAL

Arrive at San Francisco International Airport and transfer independently to your hotel. Your Tour Director will meet you this afternoon.

Accommodation at the Galleria Park Hotel, San Francisco, or similar

DAY 2: SAN FRANCISCO

This morning, join a half-day city tour which includes Union Square, the Civic Center, and Fisherman's Wharf. From the top of Twin Peaks, enjoy the spectacular view and see for yourself why many consider San Francisco the most beautiful city in America.

Enjoy the afternoon at leisure in "the City by the Bay", perhaps a cable car ride to Fisherman's Wharf where one may enjoy a "Taste of San Francisco": local seafood, famous sourdough bread, or decadent Ghiradelli's Chocolate. Or take a stroll by Sea Lions' Marina to observe them frolic and play. Be sure to gaze across the bay to Alcatraz Island where "America's Most Wanted" such as Al Capone and "Machine Gun" Kelly were incarcerated. Or visit Union Square for a shopping stop at Macy's Department Store. Your Tour Director will be on hand to assist you in planning your next two days in the city.

Accommodation at the Galleria Park Hotel, San Francisco, or similar

DAY 3: SAN FRANCISCO > LAKE TAHOE > SIERRA NEVADA MOUNTAINS > RENO

Depart for Sacramento, capital of the “Golden State.” A stop will be made in Old Town, once a bustling center of the Gold Rush and terminus of the Pony Express. Continue to gorgeous Lake Tahoe, nestled in the Sierra Nevada Mountains. In the afternoon you will visit Virginia City, a 19th-century mining metropolis where the Old West comes to life. A short drive takes you to Reno and your hotel, where you may be tempted to try your luck in the casino.

Accommodation at the Circus Circus Reno Hotel & Casino - North Tower, Reno, or similar

DAY 4: RENO > BLACK ROCK DESERT > TWIN FALLS

Journey through the Black Rock Desert and across the plains of northern Nevada. Follow the Humboldt River along the route that was once used by early pioneers on the Oregon and California Trails. Visit Elko, the formerly rough and tumble town that once sat at the end of the tracks laid from the west by the Central Pacific Railroad. Cross the state line at Jackpot and enter Twin Falls, located within Idaho’s Magic Valley region.

Accommodation at the Red Lion Hotel Twin Falls, Twin Falls, or similar

DAY 5: TWIN FALLS > CRATERS OF THE MOON > YELLOWSTONE

Leaving Twin Falls, you will cross the Snake River, known as “The River of No Return.” Then visit Craters of the Moon National Monument. This eerie desert landscape so closely resembles lunar conditions that the training for the first men on the moon actually took place here. Later this afternoon you arrive at Yellowstone National Park, established in 1872 by Ulysses S. Grant as the nation’s first National Park.

Accommodation at the Gray Wolf Inn, Yellowstone, or similar

DAY 6: YELLOWSTONE

Enjoy a comprehensive sightseeing tour of this immense geothermal wonderland. Highlights of your tour will include Yellowstone Lake, Old Faithful, Mammoth Hot Springs, and Yellowstone Canyon’s majestic falls (seasonal).

Accommodation at the Gray Wolf Inn, Yellowstone, or similar

DAY 7: YELLOWSTONE > GRAND TETONS > JACKSON > SALT LAKE CITY

This morning’s journey is through the rugged, snow-capped mountains which welcome you to Grand Teton National Park. Visit the Snake River Outlook and try your eye at capturing the stunning landscape made famous by Ansel Adam’s iconic shot. This prairie land is home to wild buffalo (Tatonka!), moose, and elk.

Continue to Jackson Hole, the sophisticated “Crown Jewel” of the Rocky Mountains. Travel through southern Idaho to Salt Lake City in the Mormon State of Utah. See the State Capitol building and visit the famed Temple Square and the Tabernacle before arriving at the hotel for the evening. May we suggest dinner at the Roof Restaurant for panoramic views of Temple Square? (optional).

Accommodation at the Crystal Inn Hotel & Suites Salt Lake City - Downtown, Salt Lake City, or similar

DAY 8: SALT LAKE CITY > CANYONLANDS N.P. > MOAB

Heading south this morning, you’ll pass through Provo, home to Brigham Young University, en route to Canyonlands National Park. Today you will see a wilderness of countless canyons & fantastically formed buttes carved by the Colorado River & its tributaries. Rivers divide the park into four districts: the Island in the Sky, the Needles, the Maze & the Rivers themselves. We will visit some of the most scenic spots on the Island in the Sky mesa that rests on sheer sandstone cliffs over 1,000 feet above the surrounding terrain. Continue on to Moab for your stay tonight.

Accommodation at the Moab Valley Inn, Moab, or similar

DAY 9: MOAB > ARCHES N.P. > MOAB

Today we visit Arches National Park, one of Utah’s Mighty 5. Once in the park, you’ll discover a landscape of contrasting colors, landforms, and textures unlike any other in the world. With over 2,000 natural stone arches, in addition to hundreds of soaring pinnacles and giant balanced rocks, this red rock wonderland will amaze you with its formations and inspire you with its most unique scenery. This evening enjoy an optional Jet Boat Float trip on the Mighty Colorado River.

Accommodation at the Moab Valley Inn, Moab, or similar

DAY 10: MOAB > CAPITOL REEF > BRYCE CANYON

Visit Capitol Reef National Park, a destination of extraordinary natural beauty, established in 1937 to protect a unique geological feature. Continue to spectacular Bryce Canyon, where a tour through a multi-colored world of sandstone spires and pinnacles, “hoodoos”, will dazzle the eye. This evening, weather permitting, be sure to gaze upon the spectacular night sky filled with sparkling stars and brilliant constellations.

Accommodation at the Bryce View Lodge, Bryce Canyon, or similar

DAY 11: BRYCE CANYON > LAKE POWELL > GRAND CANYON > FLAGSTAFF

Travel to stunning Lake Powell, where crystal blue water laps against towering red rock canyon walls. After crossing Colorado, enter the Navajo Indian Reservation and drive through the Painted Desert via Cameron Trading Post. Arrive at the Grand Canyon, one of the 7 great natural wonders of the world. Stop at the rim to fully experience this mile-deep colorful canyon’s plunging gorges and rising spires formed by the mighty Colorado River. Overnight in Flagstaff.

Accommodation at the Best Western Plus Pony Soldier Inn & Suites, Flagstaff, or similar

DAY 12: FLAGSTAFF > SELIGMAN/ ROUTE 66 > LAS VEGAS

Descend the high Coconino Plateau into the Mojave Desert. Along the way, pass through Seligman, a town built along the famed Historic Route 66 that looks as if it were frozen in time 60 years ago. Onward to Las Vegas, the dazzling “Entertainment Capital of the World.”

Accommodation at the Luxor Las Vegas - Pyramid Rooms, Las Vegas, or similar

DAY 13: LAS VEGAS (DEATH VALLEY OPTIONAL)

Day at leisure! Enjoy all that Las Vegas offers. In addition to shopping, bustling casinos, and Broadway-caliber shows, you might simply stroll the famous Strip or take an optional trip to Death Valley, one of the hottest, driest, and lowest places on the surface of the Earth.

Accommodation at the Luxor Las Vegas - Pyramid Rooms, Las Vegas, or similar

DAY 14: LAS VEGAS > MOJAVE DESERT > BEVERLY HILLS > LOS ANGELES

Today starts with a stop at the iconic Las Vegas Welcome Sign where you may wish to capture your photo memory. Travel to Los Angeles via the Mojave Desert. Clusters of unique Joshua trees dot the mountainous landscape. Upon arrival in Los Angeles, you will enjoy a tour including Hollywood, Sunset Strip, and parts of Beverly Hills, before reaching your hotel.

Accommodation at the Sonesta Los Angeles Airport LAX, Los Angeles, or similar

DAY 15: LOS ANGELES DEPARTURE

Transfer independently to the airport for your return flight.


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