Beginning in Las Vegas this escorted tour takes in the mighty Grand Canyon and some of the West of America’s most spectacular National Parks and fascinating sites. You’ll become mesmerized by the beautiful colours of Bryce and Zion National Parks. Go back in time and discover the history behind the Crazy Horse Memorial and Mt Rushmore.
As you travel, you’ll come across never ending highlights. Stop by the multi-coloured hooodoos in the iconic natural amphitheatre that is Bryce Canyon National Park. Explore Grand Teton National Park, a popular destination for mountaineering, hiking, backcountry camping and fishing. Take in the massive sculpture depicting the faces of four U.S. presidents at Mount Rushmore. Nature lovers are in for a treat on this magnificent tour of some of the United States national treasures.
The Exciting Parts
- Bryce Canyon National Park - Stare in awe at the mutli-coloured hoodoos in a spectacular natural amphitheatre
- Crazy Horse Memorial - Marvel at the world's largest mountain carving, a memorial for all Native American tribes
- Grand Canyon - Experience one of the great Natural Wonders of the World and UNESCO World Heritage Sites
- Grand Teton National Park - Explore this popular destination for mountaineering, hiking, backcountry camping and fishing
- Lake Powell - See the second largest man made lake in the USA
- Monument Valley - Explore the treasures of this area sacred to the Navajo people
- Mount Rushmore - Gape in awe at this massive sculpture depicting the faces of four U.S. presidents
- Yellowstone National Park - Visit the first National Park in the country
Arrival Las Vegas
Las Vegas - Grand Canyon National Park - Flagstaff
Flagstaff - Monument Valley - Page
Page - Zion National Park - Bryce Canyon
Bryce Canyon National Park - Salt Lake City
Salt Lake City - Jackson (2 nights)
Grand Teton National Park & Jackson Free Time
Jackson - Yellowstone National Park - 320 Guest Ranch
320 Guest Ranch - Yellowstone National Park - Cody
Cody - Little Bighorn Battlefield - Sheridan
Sheridan - Crazy Horse - Keystone (2 nights)
Mount Rushmore & Keystone Free Time
Keystone - Depart Denver
Day 1 Arrival Las Vegas
After settling into your hotel and meeting up with your Travel Director this afternoon, the bright lights and bizarre antics of Vegas will undoubtedly lure you in. Take a walk down 'The Strip', where the city's finest hotels and grandest casinos can be found, or head over to the Downtown area to explore the artsy Freemont East district.
Day 2 Las Vegas - Grand Canyon National Park - Flagstaff
Are you ready to get your kicks on Route 66? If the answer's yes, today's the day to do it as you journey along this former iconic named highway in the direction of the Grand Canyon. Feeling distinctly in awe you'll then visit the Grand Canyon Village, before finishing up this evening in the Arizonan escape town of Flagstaff, a laid back outpost on historic Route 66.
Day 3 Flagstaff - Monument Valley - Page
After an Iconic Breakfast this morning, it's off to visit a Hollywood great, Monument Valley an emblem of the wild west, its rusty red spindles and grand buttes thrusting skyward from the barren valley below. Named the 'Valley Between the Rocks' by the Navajo people you will learn about the geology and history of the area from your private Navajo guide. Tonight you'll spend the evening in Page, home to sparkling Lake Powell, America's second largest man made reservoir.
Day 4 Page - Zion National Park - Bryce Canyon
Your first stop today will be Zion National Park, where the soaring red and white cliffs and vast canyons stand in stark contrast to the wildflower meadows and hanging gardens that can also be found here. From here it's on to Bryce Canyon National Park, where you'll likely stand in puzzlement in front of the multicoloured 'hoodoos' and vast amphitheatres that signify the environment of this region.
Day 5 Bryce Canyon National Park - Salt Lake City
Utah's small town feeling capital city. Arriving here you'll visit Temple Square which is also home to the worlds renowned Mormon Tabernacle Choir. This evening why not head to the relaxed and friendly Downtown area where the city's liberal spirit permeates through its coffee houses and laid back bars.
Day 6 Salt Lake City - Jackson (2 nights)
Travelling through vast, rugged Wyoming enjoy the dramatic scenery before arriving into Jackson. Take a stroll around Town Square or George Washington Memorial Park, then head on over to the Fondren District, an arty, hipster area that boasts a good range of bars and restaurants. Jackson's love for live music is one of the city's biggest calling cards, so rest assured you'll be shown a good time.
Day 7 Grand Teton National Park & Jackson Free Time
Grand Teton boasts a series of imposing, glacier carved summits that are sure to impress. Home to bears, moose and elk, the hiking through the park is second to none. For something more relaxed, you could choose to float a 10 mile stretch of Snake River, accompanied by an experienced guide. Tonight why not grab your chance to join a real cowboy cookout, travelling by horse drawn wagon to beautiful Cache Creek Canyon, where you'll be treated to a delicious Dutch oven dinner.
Day 8 Jackson - Yellowstone National Park - 320 Guest Ranch
We follow the path of Snake River towards Yellowstone National Park home to a staggering 60% of the world's geysers that randomly erupt much to the delight of crowd's who come to watch. Hot springs, bubbling mud pots, vast canyons and lush forests as far as the eye can see also typify the Yellowstone landscape, whilst grizzly bears, wolves, bison and elk all roam free here. We visit key sites like Old Faithful which erupts every 44 - 125 minutes
Day 9 320 Guest Ranch - Yellowstone National Park - Cody
A second visit to Yellowstone is worthy to visit Mammoth Hot Springs and stop at the Grand Canyon of Yellowstone, a 20 mile long canyon of up to 4000 feet wide that bedazzles in colours of yellow, red, white and pink. We then head on to the frontier town of Cody.
Day 10 Cody - Little Bighorn Battlefield - Sheridan
If you've ever wondered how Montana earned its nickname 'Big Sky Country', you'll realise this morning that it's because everything here is big. Big mountains, lakes and stretches of uninterrupted skyline. We visit Little Bighorn Battlefield National Monument, the place of the 1876 battle between the US Army's 7th Calvary and the Lakota and Cheyenne warriors.
Day 11 Sheridan - Crazy Horse - Keystone (2 nights)
The stunning Black Hills region is an area of outstanding natural beauty that bridges the Wyoming / South Dakota border. We then visit the much publicised Crazy Horse monument which has been under construction for over 70 years. You can gain more of an understanding of Native American history by paying a visit to the nearby Indian Museum of North America.
Day 12 Mount Rushmore & Keystone Free Time
Mount Rushmore will be one you're unlikely to forget. The largest statue-monument in the world, where else are you able to see the stony faces of four of America's most revered presidents carved 60 feet tall into the granite hillside? This evening why not enhance your visit to Mount Rushmore, learning more about the nation's history through the 20 minute film 'Freedom: America's Lasting Legacy".
Day 13 Keystone - Depart Denver
Bid farewell to your fellow travellers and take a complimentary transfer to Denver International Airport. For guests extending their stay, optional overnight accommodation will be available at the Best Western Plus Denver Airport.