National Park Explorer
10 days/ 9 nights
Favorite national parks plus a few new ones to explore!
What to expect
GRAND CANYON NATIONAL PARK
CANYONLANDS NATIONAL PARK
ARCHES NATIONAL PARK
GRAND TETON NATIONAL PARK
YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK
SALT LAKE CITY
BRYCE CANYON NATIONAL PARK
ZION NATIONAL PARK
DAY 1 TUESDAY OR SATURDAY
Los Angeles > Phoenix/Scottsdale
(400 m/644 km)
Board your motorcoach in Los Angeles, settle back and enjoy the scenery while traveling through the Mojave Desert across the Colorado River into Arizona. Discover the unique charm of our desert oasis, Phoenix/Scottsdale, a blend of southwestern architecture and magnificent saguaro cactus. This is your introduction to the American West!
DAY 2 WEDNESDAY OR SUNDAY
Phoenix/Scottsdale > Sedona > Grand Canyon
(237 m/381 km)
Morning departure through the garden desert of Arizona, visiting Montezuma’s Castle, the ancient Indian cliff dwellings of the Sinaguas tribe. The journey continues to the lovely city of Sedona and then through Oak Creek Canyon. The area, known for its spectacular landscapes, has been the setting of many movies. The day ends with a visit of the Grand Canyon, one of the seven natural wonders of the world.
DAY 3 THURSDAY OR MONDAY
Grand Canyon > Monument Valley > Canyonlands > Moab
(322 m/515 km)
Morning departure along the south rim of the Grand Canyon into the Painted Desert. Your trip continues on to spectacular Monument Valley, home of the Navajo Indian, an enchanted land of buttes and spires. On the way to Moab you will have the opportunity to catch a glimpse of another wonderful National Park in southern Utah: Canyonlands. Its rugged beauty is only a prelude to your next day’s journey.
DAY 4 FRIDAY OR TUESDAY
Moab > Arches > Flaming Gorge > Rock Springs
(290 m/462 km)
Continue your tour with yet another magnificent National Park: Arches, a symphony of colors and shapes, created by the forces of nature. True to its name, Flaming Gorge will enchant you with unforgettable sights. You will reach Rock Springs in the afternoon.
DAY 5 SATURDAY OR WEDNESDAY
Rock Springs > Grand Teton > Jackson Hole
(239 m/382 km)
Early morning departure for a visit to Grand Teton National Park, with its jagged granite peaks reflecting into a myriad of alpine lakes. Its lush forests are home to antelope, mule deer, chipmunks and colorful blue jays. You continue to picturesque Jackson Hole, Wyoming, the town that epitomizes the true Wild West.
Day 6 Sunday or Thursday
Jackson Hole > Yellowstone
(107 m/172 km)
Enjoy a day of discovery in America’s first national park: Yellowstone. The park has many special features such as geysers, mud volcanoes, bald eagles, and herds of bison roaming freely on the prairies. You have a whole day to explore this natural wonder. With some luck you might even catch a glimpse of a bear!
DAY 7 MONDAY OR FRIDAY
Yellowstone > Salt Lake City
(323 m/517 km)
Travel south to Utah’s State Capital, Salt Lake City, host of the 2002 Winter Olympic Games. Visit Temple Square, the Mormon Tabernacle and the State Capitol before your arrival at the hotel.
DAY 8 TUESDAY OR SATURDAY
Salt Lake City > Bryce
(284 m/454 km)
Depart Salt Lake City for Bryce Canyon. Spend some time enjoying the unforgettable landscape: an intricate design of sandstone pinnacles and grottos. This park has a stunning array of colors and shapes that even the most talented artist would have difficulties capturing.
DAY 9 WEDNESDAY OR SUNDAY
Bryce > Zion > Las Vegas
(238 m/381 km)
Morning sightseeing of another impressive National Park: Zion. The park’s plateaus and stunning landscapes will leave you breathless. The park is a popular attraction for rock climbers. Continue along the Virgin River to the Mojave Desert and the state of Nevada. In the afternoon, arrive in Las Vegas, the city of lights.
DAY 10 FRIDAY OR TUESDAY
Las Vegas > Los Angeles
(269 m/430 km)
The morning is free to enjoy Las Vegas. Relax at the pool, shop or visit any of the many attractions in this bustling resort. Option to end tour in Las Vegas or at noon, depart west through the deserts of southern California. Arrival in the Los Angeles area in the afternoon.
Included in this tour
- Accomodation for 9 nights, including taxes and porterage
- Air–conditioned motorcoach and guide for the entire tour
- Admissions to: Montezuma’s Castle, Flaming Gorge and all National Parks
THE DEPARTURE DATES
Saturday Departures 2013
Jun 8 · 22 · 29
Jul 6 · 13 · 20 · 27
Aug 3 · 10 · 17 · 24 · 31
Sep 7 · 14
Pick-up Place and Time
English, Dutch, German, Italian & Spanish Passengers
HILTON LOS ANGELES AIRPORT
5711 WEST CENTURY BOULEVARD
404 SOUTH FIGUEROA STREET
The places you’ll enjoy staying
Hotels are correct at the time of going to press, but are subject to change.
|(Apr 01, 13 - Mar 31, 14)||$1858||$2558||$3456||$4354||$700|
Tour price with Pre and post tour package:
|(Apr 01, 13 - Mar 31, 14)||$2313||$3117||$4251||$5384||$804|
Tour price with Pre and post tour package (SPANISH):
|(Apr 01, 13 - Mar 31, 14)||$2440||$3306||$4496||$5685||$866|
Pre and post tour package includes:
Arrival Transfer (seat-in basis or by hotel shuttle)
2 nights at Hilton LAX prior to tour
(2 nights at Westin Bonaventure prior to tour for packages booked in Spanish)
City Sightseeing Tour of Los Angeles
1 night at Hilton LAX at end of tour
Departure Transfer (seat-in basis or by hotel shuttle)
Prices are per room.
Child price applies to children 8- 16. Children under 8 are not accepted on Escorted Tours.
All prices are based on coach rates and fuel price as of Jan 01, 13. Should these costs increase, TravelsinUSA reserves the right to apply a surcharge to any new bookings. Existing bookings will not be affected.
The extras (additional cost)
Helicopter tours in Grand Canyon National Park
Night tours of Las Vegas
Disney’s California Adventure