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National Parks of America

Featuring mt. rushmore, bryce canyon, yellowstone, Deadwood, Jackson Hole & grand canyon 12 days


June 25-July 06, 2022
$4399 per person sharing a twin room; $5999 in a room to yourself

 

National Parks of America - Visit 5 National Parks


Experience the grandeur of the American West as you explore five fantastic national parks on this exciting journey. In Yellowstone, relish iconic sights like Old Faithful and Yellowstone Lake, and in Arizona, contemplate the vast beauty of the Grand Canyon. Enjoy a breakfast cruise on Lake Powell. Enjoy 2-night stays in Springdale, Utah (Zion) and Jackson Hole. Marvel at the magnitude and color of Zion’s cliffs and the hoodoos and spires at Bryce Canyon. Drive through the incredible Bighorn Mountains and the great Sioux Nations Territory before seeing Mt. Rushmore and Crazy Horse Monument. Meet a local Lakota Native American at dinner and learn about their fascinating way of life, past and present. Gain new appreciation of the great outdoors on this journey that takes you from the Grand Canyon to Mount Rushmore National Memorial and everywhere in between.
12 days
June 25-July 06, 2022
$4399 per person sharing a twin room; $5999 in a room to yourself


 Highlights
  • Meals 16 Meals 10 Breakfasts 6 Dinners
  • Round trip airport transfers
  • Visit Mt. Rushmore National Memorial, the largest statue monument in the world
  • Black Hills touring including Crazy Horse Memorial, the largest statue in the world
  • Tour the historic town of Deadwood including legendary Boot Hill Cemetery
  • Visit Yellowstone National Park, America’s first national park and home to famed geyser, Old Faithful
  • Visit Jackson Hole and enjoy dinner and entertainment at the Bar J Chuckwagon Supper and Western Show
  • Salt Lake City touring including Temple Square

     

    Day 1

    ourney through five of America’s most incredible national parks. Your tour opens in Arizona where you will enjoy a stay in the world-famous resort town of Scottsdale. This evening, join your fellow travelers at a welcome dinner.

    Day 2
    •  Breakfast & Dinner
    •  High  81°  Low  55°
    •  Lake Powell Resort
    Scottsdale - Sedona - Lake Powell
    Begin the day with a visit to the artists' colony of Sedona and see the amazing rock formations that change hue with each turn in the road. Later today, arrive at Lake Powell for dinner and sunset views of the lake.

    Day 3
    •  Breakfast & Dinner
    •  High  69°  Low  38°
    •  Grand Canyon Lodge North Rim
    Lake Powell - Grand Canyon
    Embark on a delightful breakfast cruise on scenic Lake Powell. Head to the Carl Hayden Visitors Center and look out over Glen Canyon Dam to see the end of Lake Powell. Afterward, travel through the beautiful scenery before arriving at one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World – the spectacular Grand Canyon.* Upon arrival, relax at one of the many public seating areas overlooking the immense and colorful canyon. Take a moment to reflect as you stand in awe of this iconic natural treasure. Before dinner you may wish to take a short hike to explore the area.

    Day 4
    •  Breakfast & Dinner
    •  High  63°  Low  29°
    •  Holiday Inn Express/springdale Zion Park Inn
    Grand Canyon - Bryce Canyon - Springdale, Utah
    Today’s journey takes you to Bryce Canyon National Park, truly one of the most spectacular scenic wonders of the world. The formations within the park, called Hoodoos, are the creation of wind and water erosion over eons of time. Iron oxidizing within the rock causes the natural orange and red hues that color these formations. End your day in Springdale, the gateway to Zion National Park.

    Day 5
    •  Breakfast
    •  High  63°  Low  29°
    •  Holiday Inn Express/springdale Zion Park Inn
    Zion National Park
    In terms of sheer magnitude and color, few places on Earth match the beauty of Zion National Park. Marvel at red and white sandstone cliffs as you take a full day to explore Utah’s first national park. Climb aboard Zion’s open-air tram and wind your way alongside the Virgin River and through the 2,400-foot deep, half-mile wide Zion Canyon. This afternoon, it’s your choice! Delve into the area’s native American heritage and pioneer culture at the Zion Human History Museum -OR- venture off on your own to explore the park independently.

    Day 6
    •  Breakfast
    •  High  71°  Low  47°
    • 2"
    •  Radisson Hotel Salt Lake Downtown
    Springdale - Salt Lake City
    Enjoy a tour of Salt Lake City featuring the Great Salt Lake and the Utah State Capitol building. Then, take the rest of the day and evening to relax or explore more on your own. Perhaps you will choose to explore Temple Square – a beautifully landscaped area set in the heart of downtown. The square’s centerpiece is the 6-spired granite Salt Lake Temple, and adjacent to this imposing structure is the domed Tabernacle, home of the famous Mormon Tabernacle Choir and the great Tabernacle organ.

    Day 7
    •  Breakfast & Dinner
    •  High  61°  Low  31°
    • 2"
    •  Snow King Resort
    Salt Lake City - Jackson Hole, Wyoming
    En route to Wyoming, see the majestic Bear Lake Summit. Later, arrive in the cowboy town of Jackson and experience a fun-filled evening of cowboy entertainment and a traditional chuck wagon** dinner.

    Day 8
    •  Breakfast
    •  High  61°  Low  31°
    • 2"
    •  Snow King Resort
    Jackson Hole
    The day is yours to enjoy Jackson Hole. From hiking and river-rafting to shopping and sampling the local cuisine, there are endless activities to make the most of your day.

    Day 9
    •  Breakfast
    •  High  52°  Low  26°
    • 2"
    •  Yellowstone National Park Lodges
    Jackson Hole - Grand Teton & Yellowstone National Parks
    From Jackson Hole, pass through Grand Teton National Park. Towering more than a mile above the valley of Jackson Hole, the Grand Teton rises to 13,770 feet. Twelve Teton peaks reach above 12,000 feet and support a dozen mountain glaciers. The Teton Range is the youngest range in the Rockies and displays some of North America's oldest rocks. Later, arrive at the amazing Yellowstone National Park*** and explore the park’s incredible sights. Experience the world-famous Old Faithful Geyser, a fountain of steam that rises more than 130 feet in the air.

    Day 10
    •  Breakfast
    •  High  67°  Low  39°
    • 2"
    •  Holiday Inn Sheridan
    Yellowstone - Cody - Sheridan
    A delightful day of sightseeing begins with a trip along Yellowstone Lake and over Sylvan Pass. As you pass through Cody, stop at the Buffalo Bill Center of the West, a tribute to one of the most well-known figures of the Old West. Before turning in for the night in Sheridan, drive through the incredible Bighorn Mountains and journey through the territory of the Great Sioux Nation.

    Day 11
    •  Breakfast & Dinner
    •  High  71°  Low  42°
    • 2"
    •  Courtyard By Marriott Rapid City
    Sheridan - Rapid City, South Dakota
    Visit Crazy Horse Memorial, a monument dedicated to Native Americans. Visit the Native American Cultural Center to learn more about local customs, when Native Americans discuss the movements of their dances and the significance of different clothes. Later, see one of the country’s most famous landmarks, Mount Rushmore, whose four figures carved in stone represent the first 150 years of American history. At tonight’s farewell dinner you will meet a local Lakota Native American and learn all about their fascinating way of life, past and present.

    Day 12
    Rapid City - Tour Ends
    Your tour comes to a close, leaving you with many wonderful memories.



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