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National Parks Explorer 14 days / 13 nights
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This multi-day tour will take you on a terrific expedition across the south-western US. Take in these stunning land formations, which have all been established as National Parks, preserved for generations! Visit the Temple Square in Salt Lake City and drive along the renowned Route 66. Explore the Arches National Park and Yellowstone National Park. Opt for this tour for a memorable experience.
- Tour code: STUSM08
- Accommodation Grade
- Group Tour
Your Tour Itinerary
Day 1:| Sat | San Francisco
Arrive at San Francisco International Airport and independently to your hotel, where you will meet your Tour Director.
Day 2:| Sun | San Francisco
Take a city tour which includes Union Square, the Civic Centre and Fisherman’s Wharf. Standing on a hilltop, watching the fog swirl in through the Golden Gate, it is easy to understand why so may consider San Francisco the most beautiful city in America. Enjoy the afternoon and evening at leisure Perhaps a cable car ride to Fisherman’s Wharf to enjoy a ’Taste of San Francisco’. Local seafood, famous sourdough breads or decadent Ghiradelli chocolate all await you. Take a stroll by the Sea Lion’s Marina to watch them frolic and play. See Alcatraz Island across the bay where ’America’s Most Wanted’ such as Al Capone and ’Machine Gun’ Kelly were incarcerated Read More
Day 3:| Mon | San Francisco - Lake Tahoe - Sierra Nevada Mountains - Reno
Depart for Sacramento, capital of the Golden State. A stop will be made in Old Town, once a busting centre of the Gold Rush and terminus of the Pony Express. Continue to the gorgeous Lake Tahoe, nestled in the Sierra Nevada Mountains. In the afternoon, you will visit Virginia City, a 19th century mining metropolis where the Old West comes to life. A short drive takes you to Reno and your hotel, where you may be tempted to try your luck in the casino Read More
Day 4:| Tue | Reno - Black Rock Desert - Twin Falls
Journey through the Black Rock Desert and across the plains of northern Nevada. Follow the Humnoldt River along the route which was once used by early pioneers on the Oregon and California Trails. Visit Elko, the formerly rough and tumble town which once sat at the end of the tracks laid from the west by the Central Pacific Railroad. Cross the state line at Jackpot and enter Twin Falls, located within Idaho’s Magic Valley Region Read More
Day 5:| Wed | Twin Falls - Craters of the Moon - Yellowstone National Park
Leaving Twin Falls you will cross Snake River, known as ’The River of No Return’. Next, you will then visit Craters of the Moon National Monument. This eerie desert landscape so closely resembles lunar conditions that the training for the first men on the moon actually took place here. Later in the afternoon, you will arrive at Yellowstone National Park, established in 1872 by Ulysses S. Grant as the nation’s first National Park Read More
Day 6:| Thu | Yellowstone National Park
Enjoy a comprehensive sightseeing tour of this immense geothermal wonderland. Highlights of your tour will include Yellowstone Lake, Old Faithfull, Mammoth Hot Springs and Yellowstone Canyon’s majestic falls (seasonal).
Day 7:| Fri | Yellowstone National Park - Grand Tetons - Jackson Hole - Salt Lake City
This morning’s journey is through the rugged, snow-capped mountains which welcome you to Grand Teton National Park. Visit the Snake River Outlook and take in the stunning landscape made famous by Ansel Adam’s iconic shot. This prairie land is home to wind buffalo, moose and elk. Continue to Jackson Hole, the sophisticated ’Crown Jewel’ of the Rocky Mountains. Travel through southern Idaho to Salt Lake City in the Mormon State of Utah. See the State Capitol Buildings and visit famed Temple Square and the Tabernacle before arriving at your hotel for the evening. We suggest dinner at the Roof Restaurant for panoramic views of Temple Square (optional) Read More
Day 8:| Sat | Salt Lake City - Moab
Spend the morning exploring Salt Lake City. Then travel to Moab, where the landscape is distinguished by thousand-foot-deep canyons as well as snow-capped peaks.
Day 9:| Sun | Moab - Arches National Park - Canyonlands National Park - Moab
Today you will journey to two of America’s most spectacular National Parks. Your 1st stop, Arches National Park, home to over 2,000 natural sandstone arches, including the awe-inspiring Delicate Arch. Then it’s on to Canyonlands National Park, where you will explore the colour drenched landscape of sandstone eroded into hundreds of canyons, mesas and buttes by the forces of time and the Colorado River. This evening, enjoy an optional Jet Boat Float trip on the mighty Colorado River Read More
Day 10:| Mon | Moab - Capitol Reef National Park - Bryce Canyon National Park
Visit Capitol Reef National Park, a destination of extraordinary natural beauty, established in 1937 to protect a unique geological feature. Continue to the spectacular Bryce Canyon, where a tour through a multi-coloured world of sandstone spires and pinnacles will amaze you. This evening (weather permitting), be sure to gaze upon the spectacular night sky filled with sparking stars and brilliant constellations and the aroma of pinewood campfires Read More
Day 11:| Tue | Bryce Canyon National Park - Lake Powell - Grand Canyon - Flagstaff
Travel to stunning Lake Powell, where crystal blue water laps against towering red-rock canyon walls. After crossing the Colorado, enter the Navajo Indian Reservation and drive through Painted Desert via Cameron Trading Post. Arrive at the Grand Canyon, one of the 7 great natural wonders of the world. Stop at the rim to fully experience this mile-deep colourful canyons plunging gorges and rising spires formed by the mighty Colorado River. Overnight Flagstaf Read More
Day 12:| Wed | Flagstaff - Seligman/Route 66 - Las Vegas
Descend the high Coconino Plateau into the Mojave Desert. Along the way, pass through Seligman, a town built along the famous historic Route 66, which looks as if it were frozen in time 60 years ago. Onward to Las Vegas, the dazzling ’Entertainment Capital of the World’.
Day 13:| Thu | Las Vegas (Death Valley)
Day at leisure! Enjoy all that Las Vegas has to offer. In addition to shopping, bustling casinos and Broadway calibre shows, you may simply want to stroll down the famous Strip or take an optional trip to Death Valley, one of the hottest, driest and lowest places on the surface of the earth.
Day 14:| Fri | Las Vegas - Mojave Desert - Beverly Hills - Los Angeles
Today starts with a stop at the iconic Las Vegas Welcome Sign before heading off to Los Angeles, via the Mojave Desert. Clusters of unique Joshua trees dot the mountainous landscape. Upon arrival in Los Angeles, you will enjoy a tour including Hollywood, Sunset Strip and parts of Beverly Hills, before reaching your hotel, where upon arrival, the tour ends. If you wish to extend your stay, please let us know at the time of booking so we can add any additional hotels and sightseeing tours to your holiday Read More
- Welcome reception to meet your Tour Director and fellow travellers
- A guided sightseeing tour of San Francisco, including Fisherman's Wharf and Union Square
- Tour the historic old town of Sacramento
- Tour Yellowstone National Park and witness eruptions of geysers
- Guided visit of Temple Square in Salt Lake City
- Walk through Arches National Park
- Travel along Route 66 and stop in the historic town of Seligman
- Comprehensive city tour of Los Angeles, including Beverly Hills, Hollywood and the famous Walk of Fame
- Services of a professional Tour Manager throughout
- Deluxe air-conditioned motorcoach with on-board restroom facilities
- Hotel accommodation as specified or similar
- Sightseeing as specified
- Hotel taxes; service charges and baggage (one suitcase per person)
what's Not included?
- International airfares
- Inter-island airfares
- Airport transfers