2018: America's National Parks (8620)
15 days from Las Vegas to Las Vegas
Breathtaking scenery, spectacular wildlife, and incomparable photo opportunities await you on this national parks 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. In Grand Teton National Park, stroll along the shores of beautiful glacier-fed Jenny Lake and marvel at the rugged mountains. Mount Rushmore offers the astounding monument of four U.S. presidents as well as spectacular scenery and wildlife, including mule deer and bison. 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 parks tour designed for savvy, value-minded travelers.
LAS VEGAS SLS Las Vegas Hotal and Casino (MD)GRAND CANYON NATIONAL PARK Yavapai Lodge West (ST)KAYENTA Kayenta Monument Valley Inn (MF)GRAND JUNCTION Grand Vista Hotel (F)DENVER Holiday Inn Denver - Cherry Creek (F)CUSTER Econolodge Custer (ST)CODY Buffalo Bill Village (ST)WEST YELLOWSTONE Brandin' Iron Inn (T)ALPINE Flying Saddle Resort (MF)SALT LAKE CITY Crystal Inn Hotel & Suites (MF)BRYCE CANYON NATIONAL PARK Best Western Plus Ruby's Inn (ST)
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|Day 1||Las Vegas||Welcome to exciting Las Vegas, also known as 'Sin City!' Your Tour Director is on hand late this afternoon to answer any questions.|
|Day 2||Grand Canyon National Park||Depart the glittering lights and glamour 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. Accommodations this evening are inside the national park.|
|Day 3||Kayenta||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-colored walls plunging 7,000 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.|
|Day 4||Grand Junction||We head north for Moab. Visit magnificent ARCHES NATIONAL PARK, where you'll discover a landscape of contrasting colors, 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.|
|Day 5||Denver||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.|
|Day 6||Custer||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.|
|Day 7||Custer State Park||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 roams freely throughout the park. Afterward, visit MOUNT RUSHMORE NATIONAL MEMORIAL, which stands as a shrine of 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 that pays respect to the great Native American hero, Chief Crazy Horse. Learn about the sculpture, his family, and the future of the project. Late- afternoon return to Custer. (CB)|
|Day 8||Cody||This morning, head through high country, where open-range cattle kings made war on the homesteaders in the 1890s. Next, a photo stop at Devils Tower National Monument, established as America's first national monument by Teddy Roosevelt in 1906. The spectacular rock formation and the surrounding countryside are home to a myriad of plant and animal life, and Native Americans consider the area a place for renewal. Overnight in Buffalo Bill's Western town of Cody. (CB)CUSTER-DEVILS TOWER-CODY. This morning, head through high country, where open-range cattle kings made war on the homesteaders in the 1890s. Next, a photo stop at Devils Tower National Monument, established as America's first national monument by Teddy Roosevelt in 1906. The spectacular rock formation and the surrounding countryside are home to a myriad of plant and animal life, and Native Americans consider the area a place for renewal. Overnight in Buffalo Bill's Western town of Cody. (CB)|
|Day 9||Yellowstone National Park||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 by sharing stories of the Western experience. Enjoy a stroll down Cody's main street with its unique shops and restaurants making sure to visit the historic Irma Hotel for a cold drink in the saloon. Overnight in West Yellowstone, gateway to Yellowstone National Park.|
|Day 10||West Yellowstone||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. (CB)|
|Day 11||ALPINE||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 arriving in the Wild West town of Jackson with its wooden sidewalks and swing-door saloons. Overnight in Alpine, located on the banks of the Snake River. (CB)|
|Day 12||Salt Lake City||Travel to Salt Lake City, Utah's vibrant capital. Set on the edge of Great Salt Lake Desert, this center 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.|
|Day 13||Bryce Canyon National Park||Today's highlight is a visit to unique BRYCE CANYON NATIONAL PARK with its 20 miles of sandstone cliffs and ever-changing colors. See some of Earth's most brilliant shades of rock, sculpted by nature into pillars called 'hoodoos.' (B)|
|Day 14||Las Vegas||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 overnight in the heart of the famous Las Vegas 'Strip.'|
|Day 15||Las Vegas||The trip ends today with guests departing on individual schedules. Transfers to Las Vegas McCarran International Airport are included. You can extend your vacation with extra nights and explore Las Vegas and the 'Strip' further with a variety of exciting optional activities.|
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Gratuities for Tour Director and driver are available for pre-purchase.Prices are per person, based on double room occupancy.Single Room Supplement:$980 to $1,110Triple Room Reduction per person:$220 to $260
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