Five Epic National Parks

9 days

Five Epic National Parks
Ticking off five National Parks in just nine days, delve into the Old West from the peaks of the Grand Tetons, geysers at Yellowstone National Park and spires of Bryce Canyon. Cap it off with a relaxing tram ride through Zion National Park and a MAKE TRAVEL MATTER® Experience in the Grand Canyon.
Sightseeing highlights
  • Explore Geologist Canyon Tim in the Grand Canyon, Wendy Swore from Swore Farms
  • Visit Jackson, Yellowstone National Park, Glen Canyon Dam, Grand Teton National Park, Zion National Park, Bryce Canyon National Park, Williams, Cameron Trading Post
  • Visit a farm in Idaho for a tour and hosted lunch
  • Discover Grand Canyon National Park including Desert View Point
  • Scenic Cruise Private tram tour through Zion National Park
  • View Grand Canyon of Yellowstone, Desert Viewpoint, Old Faithful
Iconic Experience
  • Jackson: The famed Grand Tetons spring to life on a scenic float trip on Snake River. A designated a Wild and Scenic River by Congress, the Snake meanders southward out of Jackson Lake through the heart of Grand Teton National Park. Don’t be surprised if you spot an elk, mule deer and bison that call the area home. Your relaxing 13-mile float is enhanced by your guide’s insights into the history, geology and wildlife of the Jackson Hole Valley.
  • Grand Teton National Park: Get your cameras ready for Grand Teton National Park’s shimmering peaks of the Teton mountain range rising up above forests and lakes. You’ll love exploring the park’s alpine landscapes with your Tour Director who shares details about the 40-mile Teton Range. Explore the Thomas and Colter Bay Visitor Centers, Jenny Lake and Colter Bay overlooking Jackson Lake, one of the highest altitude lakes in the United States.
  • Yellowstone National Park: Yellowstone National Park. A bucket list destination and a must-see icon. Established as America's first National Park by President Grant in 1872, Yellowstone is famous for its hot springs, bubbling mud pots, vast canyons and lush forests and a variety of terrain including alpine mountains, prairies, valleys and waterfalls as well as a diversity of nature including the hydrothermal features. Explore the Southern Loop of Yellowstone with your Travel Director who shows you the must-sees and highlights, paired with background information of this huge, ever-changing national park. See the splendour of the Grand Canyon of Yellowstone, keep an eye out for bison in Hayden Valley, and witness Old Faithful blow off some steam.
  • Salt Lake City: Get ready for the key features and local secrets of Utah's capital on an orientation tour with your Travel Director. Check out its Mormon center and Temple Square as you delve into the past of its Mormon settlers.
  • Bryce Canyon National Park: Hello, hoodoos. As you arrive at Bryce Canyon National Park, enjoy seeing the pink, orange and rusty-red limestone spires, known as hoodoos, rise up from the valley floor. Explore the visitor center to learn more about the history and geology of the park before a scenic drive along Bryce Canyon Road with possible stops at Sunrise Point, Sunset Point and Inspiration Point. You’ll love seeing how Bryce Canyon, home to the largest collection of these spires in the world, is in a league of its own.
  • Zion National Park: Unlock geological history as you walk the paths and trails of Zion National Park, following in the footsteps of Native Americans and the earliest pioneers. The lush vegetation, wild rivers, roaring waterfalls and towering cliffs of this park will have you reaching for your camera over and over again. You’ll even drive through the amazing 1.1-mile, sandstone Zion-Mount Carmel Tunnel built from the late 1920s through 1930, when it was the longest tunnel of its type at the time.
  • Zion National Park: From soaring canyon walls to the winding Virgin River, the valley floor of Zion National Park is an endless playground. You’ll explore this wonderous spot on a private 90-minute tram tour along Zion Canyon Scenic Drive – which is closed to private vehicles during the busy summer months. Your knowledgeable park guide will share the rich history of Zion while entertaining you with quirky facts about the park.
  • Grand Canyon National Park: One of the seven natural wonders of the world and the second most visited national park in the United States. Explore the Visitor Center and get familiar with the history of the Grand Canyon, grab a coffee at a local café and take a walk along the Rim Trail. Keep your camera on-hand as you explore some of the 278 miles of the Colorado River and adjacent canyonlands at one of the most spectacular examples of erosion anywhere in the world with unmatched vistas along its rim.
  • Las Vegas: Route 66, home to many Americana landmarks, museums and icons from the bygone days. On your journey along this historic route, stop at Kingman and Seligman - noteworthy towns on Route 66. Learn how although it only existed between 1926 and 1985, Route 66 has become a symbol of the American dream of adventurers and migrants who sought opportunities out west.