THE GREAT AMERICAN WEST

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The Great American West

The Great American West! Spanning six great states, this diverse region is the ultimate destination for road trips, wildlife and adventure holidays. You'll experience the incredible great outdoors, rich native cultures, breathtaking national parks, and exhilarating experiences alongside some of the freshest farm-to-fork dining and laid-back locals.

Idaho has many giant waterfalls and rivers, pristine lakes and miles of scenic byways. There are plenty of opportunities to enjoy an adventure alongside a diverse history that comes to life in vibrant tribal art and stories that have shaped Idaho. Next is Montana, where water is the lifeblood and mountains are the playground! One of the largest states in the US, Montana contains more wildlife than people. From the charming towns of Kalispell or Whitefish, you can easily explore the stunning Glacier National Park, with deep green forests, snow-capped peaks, jaw-dropping waterfalls and crystal-clear lakes.

Wyoming is where the west remains wild and home to Yellowstone National Park and Grand Teton National Park. You'll find awe-inspiring natural beauty, rugged wilderness, majestic peaks and wildlife, making this state a wish-list destination. Utah boasts nothing less than five iconic National Parks! Zion National Park is Utah's oldest; it offers many diverse hiking trails with incredible canyons and spectacular views. Bryce Canyon National Park, Arches National Park, Canyonlands and Capital Reef National Park are as diverse as the surrounding landscape. You will be spoilt for choice for Outdoor adventures in Utah.

North Dakota is the gateway to the renowned Badlands, home to a stunning landscape formed millions of years ago and various plants and animals, including bison and prairie dogs. Laced with history from Scandinavian immigrants and native American culture, it now has a modern, contemporary and chilled way of life. South Dakota is home to monumental works of man and nature, from the beautiful Black Hills and the Badlands to Mount Rushmore and Crazy Horse Memorial. Continue your paleontological feast at the Mammoth Site, an indoor dig site and museum boasting the world's largest concentration of mammoth fossils!

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Learn More about the Great American West

There’s much to explore here, so this will largely depend on how much you want to cover. We recommend 08-10 days to soak in a few National Parks, iconic sights and the main cities of a few states.

We typically recommend people travel from Spring to Autumn. The region has several mountains, and most states are high up in the Northern hemisphere, so you can expect cold winters and lots of snow. Several ski and snowboard resorts are present in some states and are an excellent option for a Christmas holiday.

The large variety of National Parks and outdoor activities makes this region perfect for a road trip, either by car or RV. Most of the cities here are not very big, and there’s plenty to do and see, so you’ll appreciate the freedom of driving.

Alternatively, if you don’t feel like driving, there are great ways to admire the natural beauties by taking on an Escorted tour or a Rail trip. You’ll still cover the best spots and restaurants while not worrying about driving -so you can enjoy a glass of wine or beer whenever you like.

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Explore the Great West on a Road Trip

Some of the most iconic National Parks of the US are located in the West, which makes this region perfect for exploring by car and RV. Witness stunning views of forests, canyons, geysers and waterfalls at your own pace. An unforgettable adventure awaits! Suitable for yourself, a partner or the entire family. Check our Road Trip and RV offers below:
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    The Great Utah RV Adventure

    Embark on this journey for a unique combination of Yellowstone and other spectacular National Parks and world-famous ...
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    Utah’s Mighty National Parks Road Trip

    Explore some of the most scenic national parks in the United States on a Utah road trip. Enjoy the unforgettable view...
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    American West Road Trip

    Begin your road trip in Colorado, exploring the city of Denver and the Rocky Mountain National Park. Enter Dinosaur N...
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    National Parks Treasure

    The National Park System encompasses 423 national park sites in the United States. They span across more than 84 mill...
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    Mountain West Epic Road Trip

    Get ready to explore the incredible views and vibes of the US Mountain States on an unforgettable road trip! Mountain...
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    Icons & National Parks of America’s West RV Adventure

    It’s a huge area, but what better way to explore the quiet, wide open roads of the Wild West than by motorhome? ...
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Travel Worry-Free on a Rail Trip or Escorted Tour

A Rail Trip and Escorted Tours are excellent ways to travel around the Great West. You can lay back and relax while admiring incredible views and be confident that you aren't missing any of the best spots and details of the journey. A guide and tour manager will be with you along the way as you discover historic facts across each stop. Hop on for an incredibly relaxing and inspiring trip!
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    Rocky Mountains Frontiers Escorted Tour

    Visit National Parks like Yellowstone and National Monuments like Mt. Rushmore, surrounded by the towering mountains ...
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    Western Discovery Escorted Tour

    This is an exquisitely diverse excursion from Los Angeles which includes unparalleled canyon vistas, intriguingly sha...
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    Rockies to the Red Rocks

    Experience the mountain passes and beautiful sights on board of the world famous Rocky Mountaineer.
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    Spectacular Canyons & National Parks Escorted Tour

    This escorted tour takes in some of the most remarkable national parks and iconic sites along the West Coast of America.
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    Rockies to the Red Rocks Discovery Las Vegas with Flightseeing

    Enjoy the buzz of Vegas and the unforgettable sights of the Redtail flightseeing and the Rocky Mountaineer in a singl...
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    Historic Route 66 Escorted Tour

    Explore America's most iconic road trip, taking in Chicago, the Old West in Oklahoma or kick up your heels in Albuque...
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