National Parks Of America
Scottsdale, Sedona, Lake Powell, Grand Canyon, Bryce Canyon, Springdale, Zion National Park, Salt Lake City, Jackson Hole, Grand Teton National Park, Yellowstone National Park, Yellowstone, Cody, Sheridan, Rapid City
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.
Our prices start from3,999 LAND ONLY
12 Days • GUIDED • 16 MealsOperated Tour
- 11 nights accommodation
- On some dates additional accommodations may be used.
- Services of a tour manager
- All on-tour transportation and related fees
- Hotel-to-hotel baggage handling
- Round trip home to airport sedan service provided when you purchase airfare through Member Choice Vacations. One transfer per person, per reservation. (Restrictions apply)
- 10 breakfasts, 6 dinners
Day 1 - Scottsdale, Arizona - Tour Begins
Join us on a journey 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 - Scottsdale - Sedona - Lake Powell
Begin the day with a visit to the artists' colony of Sedona where you will see the amazing rock formations change hue with each turn in the road. Later today, arrive at Lake Powell where you'll enjoy dinner and sunset views of the lake.
Day 3 - 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.
*Grand Canyon hotel accommodations will be confirmed 60 days prior to departure at the Grand Canyon Lodge North Rim or at several other hotels at the South Rim. If your accommodations are confirmed at the South Rim, your itinerary will vary slightly.
Day 4 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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.
**The chuck wagon experience is available from late May through the last Saturday in September. During all other times, dinner will be substituted at a local restaurant.
Day 8 - Jackson Hole
The day is yours to enjoy in 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 - 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.
Certain departure dates may be confirmed outside of Yellowstone National Park.
Day 10 - Yellowstone - Cody - Sheridan
A delightful day of sightseeing begins with a trip along Lake Yellowstone and over Sylvan Pass. From the mountains to the prairies, the scenery is simply amazing. As you pass through Cody, a stop will be made at the Buffalo Bill Center of the West, a tribute to one of the most colorful figures of the Old West, Buffalo Bill Cody. 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 - 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.
Pricing is per person, double occupancy, land only, based on May 13, 2021 travel date. Call AAA for current airfare rates and availability. Itinerary featured is for May 2021 – April 2022 tour departures. Departures prior will vary. On some dates alternate hotels may be used..
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