USA National Parks: This unique trip explores the crown jewels of America’s National Parks, whilst enjoying the comfort of their historic lodges. Yosemite, Yellowstone and the Grand Canyon showcase some of the most awe-inspiring landscapes in the US. Lodges that were built at the turn of the century to cater for the early waves of tourists are still operational and today they’re more than just places to stay, they’re pieces of history!
USA National Parks Trip Highlights:
Explore the incredible rock formations of Monument Valley while touring the backroads and see the spectacular sunset.
Stay in unique and historic National Park lodges, including the only lodge on the North Rim of Grand Canyon National Park.
You may cycle, take a dip in the Merced River or hike one of the many trails in Yosemite National Park.
USA National Parks: Day 1 SAN FRANCISCO – YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK
After departing San Francisco head east into the Sierra Nevada Mountains to the magnificent Yosemite National Park. Begin with an easy trail walk to the Giant Sequoias before your two night stay at the historic Wawona Lodge.
USA National Parks: Day 2 YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK
Yosemite National Park sits nestled in the Sierra Nevada Mountain range. Here green forest meets granite walls measuring several thousand feet in height. Rock climbers come from all over the world to scale the rocks. Here you may cycle, take a dip in the Merced River, wander the meadows or hike one of the many trails. The views are breathtaking from every vantage point.
USA National Parks: Day 3 YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK – LAKE TAHOE
From Yosemite continue your journey to the deep blue of beautiful Lake Tahoe.
USA National Parks: Day 4 LAKE TAHOE – IDAHO
From Lake Tahoe delve deeper into the vast desert for some grand scenery. (B)(L)(D)
USA National Parks: Day 5 IDAHO – YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK
Your next destination, Yellowstone National Park, was the world’s first national park and home to a large variety of wildlife. Herds of bison roam amongst the erupting geysers and steam rises from the various rivers running through the park. Situated on a site long known as a meeting place for Native Americans, trappers and mountain men, Lake Yellowstone Lodge, is your accommodation for the next two nights.
USA National Parks: Day 6 YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK
Spend the day exploring the extraordinary Yellowstone National Park.
USA National Parks: Day 7 YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK – JACKSON
Continue your journey in Wyoming, and travel past Grand Teton National Park before reaching Jackson.
USA National Parks: Day 8 JACKSON – SALT LAKE CITY
Your next destination is Salt Lake City. Upon arrival you’ll have the afternoon free to explore the city.
USA National Parks: Day 9 SALT LAKE CITY – ARCHES & CANYONLANDS NATIONAL PARKS
More spectacular scenery today amid the magnificent splendour of Arches National Park, your base for the next two days. The stunning red sandstone arches have been created by millions of years of wind whipping down the west slope of the Rocky Mountains. In contrast, Canyonlands National Park is a little known place where the mighty Colorado and Green Rivers meet, carving an amazing landscape popular with mountain bikers and white water rafters.
USA National Parks: Day 10 ARCHES & CANYONLANDS NATIONAL PARKS
There’s so many optional activities available today. Whatever you choose to do, make sure you explore all that these amazing parks have to offer, from natural bridges to towering cliffs and bottomless canyons.
USA National Parks: Day 11 ARCHES & CANYONLANDS NATIONAL PARKS – MONUMENT VALLEY
In the heart of the Navajo Nation in Arizona, Monument Valley is sacred land to those who call it home. The red sandstone monoliths and spectacular sunsets and sunrises have been the backdrop to countless ‘westerns’ featuring cowboys riding off into the desert. Explore the incredible array of rock formations on an included backroads trip and learn the magic and myth of the rich Native American culture.
USA National Parks: Day 12 MONUMENT VALLEY – GRAND CANYON NATIONAL PARK
Arrive at Grand Canyon National Park for your two night stay. Spend time exploring the natural beauty of the Canyon at your own pace before retiring to your lodge to relax and take in the expansive views of the Canyon below. The Grand Canyon Lodge, a historic property, is the only lodging available on the North Rim of the National Park.
USA National Parks: Day 13 GRAND CANYON NATIONAL PARK
The day is at your leisure to discover this amazing national park.
USA National Parks: Day 14 GRAND CANYON NATIONAL PARK – ZION NATIONAL PARK
Make your way back to Utah and onto Zion, one of the most spectacular destinations in the US. Zion Canyon was named by the early Mormon settlers of Utah who thought of it as their ‘promised land’. Some of the best hiking in this desert terrain of southwest USA can be found here.
USA National Parks: Day 15 ZION NATIONAL PARK
You have a full day to further explore the delights of Zion National Park. There are various hikes to choose from. If you’re feeling ambitious, enjoy the park’s more challenging option and ascend 760 metres to experience unbeatable views from the top of Angels Landing. After a beautiful but strenuous hike along the knife-edge ridgeline you will be rewarded with one of the most breathtaking and powerful panoramas you will ever experience.
USA National Parks: Day 16 ZION NATIONAL PARK – LAS VEGAS
Visit the Valley of Fire State Park, Nevada’s largest state park before leaving nature behind and head into Las Vegas, where your journey ends.
USA National Parks Pricing due to currency fluctuations and seasonal changes please inquire for the best possible price.
USA National Parks What’s Included
eight nights historic National Park lodge accommodation, seven nights hotel accommodation, meals as per itinerary, transport by private vehicle, services of a professional guide, sightseeing and National Park fees
USA National Parks What’s NOT included:
Any extra local transport (subways, taxis, buses) unless covered by the included passes
Any entrance fees unless otherwise specified
Baggage handling & luggage forwarding
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