America's National Parks with Denver
Experience the grandeur of the American West as you explore six fantastic National Parks on this exciting journey. Relish overnight stays in a National Historic Landmark inside the Grand Canyon and in a lodge nestled in the heart of Yellowstone. Marvel at the magnitude and color of Zion’s cliffs. Enjoy 2-night stays in Salt Lake City and Jackson Hole. Drive through the incredible Bighorn Mountains and the great Sioux Nations Territory before seeing Crazy Horse Monument and Mt. Rushmore. Meet a local Lakota Native American at dinner and learn about their fascinating way of life, past and present. Complete your adventure with a stay in Denver and a visit to Rocky Mountain National Park. Gain new appreciation of the great outdoors on this journey that takes you from the Grand Canyon to Rocky Mountain National Park and everywhere in between.
Your Fly & Tour Package Includes:
- $2500 flight credit per person
- 13-night America’s National Parks and Denver guided tour, Scottsdale to Denver
- Private transfers throughout
- Handpicked Accommodations
- 20 Meals
- Spend the night at the Grand Canyon
- Visit Mount Rushmore
- Meet native Americans and lean about their unique and colourful culture
- Experience a chuck wagon dinner and cowboy entertainment
Pricing is per person twin share and based on travel 16-29 May 2024 other dates are available but subject to surcharge
Solo traveller pricing available. Please speak to one of our travel consultants for more details
Day 1 / Scottsdale, Arizona - Tour Begins
Journey through six of America’s most incredible national parks. Your tour opens in Arizona where you will enjoy a stay in the world-famous resort town of Scottsdale. This evening, join your fellow travelers at a welcome dinner.
Day 2 / Scottsdale - Sedona - Grand Canyon
Begin the day with a visit to the artists' colony of Sedona and see the amazing rock formations that change hue with each turn in the road. Afterward, travel through the beautiful scenery before arriving at one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World – the spectacular Grand Canyon. Upon arrival, relax at one of the many public seating areas overlooking the immense and colorful canyon. Take a moment to reflect as you stand in awe of this iconic natural treasure. Before dinner you may wish to take a short hike to explore the area.
Day 3 / Grand Canyon - Lake Powell
Today, head to the Carl Hayden Visitors Center and look out over Glen Canyon Dam to see the end of Lake Powell. Later, arrive at Lake Powell for dinner and sunset views of the lake.
Day 4 / Lake Powell - Springdale, Utah
On the way to Utah, take in the views across Marble Canyon from historic Navajo Bridge, 467 feet above the Colorado River. Later, stop in Kanab, which locals refer to as “Little Hollywood” due to its history as a filming location for many western movies and TV series such as Stagecoach, the Lone Ranger and Gunsmoke. Arrive in Springdale, gateway to Zion National Park and your home for two nights.
Day 5 / Springdale - Zion National Park - Springdale
Today’s destination is Zion National Park, very likely one of the most awe-inspiring national parks in the world, just in sheer magnitude and color. Climb aboard Zion’s open-air tram and wind your way alongside the Virgin River and through the 2,400-foot deep, half-mile wide Zion Canyon. This afternoon, it’s your choice! Visit the Zion Human History Museum to learn more about the park -OR- continue to enjoy time in the great outdoors exploring the park independently.
Day 6 / Springdale - Bryce Canyon National Park - Salt Lake City
Today's journey takes you to Bryce Canyon National Park, truly one of the most spectacular scenic wonders of the world. The formations within the park, called Hoodoos, are the creation of wind and water erosion over eons of time. Iron oxidizing within the rock causes the natural orange and red hues that color these formations. Enjoy a hike along the Rim Trail looking into the expansive Bryce Amphitheater, from overlooks at Sunrise and Sunset Points. A drive north takes you to Salt Lake City, the “City of the Saints,” for a 1-night stay.
Day 7 / Salt Lake City - Jackson Hole, Wyoming
En route to Wyoming, see the majestic Bear Lake Summit. Later, arrive in the cowboy town of Jackson and experience a fun-filled evening of cowboy entertainment and a traditional chuck wagon* dinner.
Day 8 / Jackson Hole
The day is yours to enjoy Jackson Hole. From hiking and river-rafting to shopping and sampling the local cuisine, there are endless activities to make the most of your day.
Day 9 / Jackson Hole - Grand Teton & Yellowstone National Parks
From Jackson Hole, pass through Grand Teton National Park. Towering more than a mile above the valley of Jackson Hole, the Grand Teton rises to 13,770 feet. Twelve Teton peaks reach above 12,000 feet and support a dozen mountain glaciers. The Teton Range is the youngest range in the Rockies and displays some of North America's oldest rocks. Later, arrive at the amazing Yellowstone National Park** and explore the park’s incredible sights. Experience the world-famous Old Faithful Geyser, a fountain of steam that rises more than 130 feet in the air.
Day 10 / Yellowstone - Cody - Sheridan
A delightful day of sightseeing begins with a trip along Yellowstone Lake and over Sylvan Pass. As you pass through Cody, stop at the Buffalo Bill Center of the West, a tribute to one of the most well-known figures of the Old West. Before turning in for the night in Sheridan, drive through the incredible Bighorn Mountains and journey through the territory of the Great Sioux Nation.
Day 11 / Sheridan - Rapid City, South Dakota
Visit Crazy Horse Memorial, a monument dedicated to Native Americans. Visit the Native American Cultural Center to learn more about local customs, when Native Americans discuss the movements of their dances and the significance of different clothes. Later, see one of the country’s most famous landmarks, Mount Rushmore, whose four figures carved in stone represent the first 150 years of American history. At tonight’s farewell dinner you will meet a local Lakota Native American and learn all about their fascinating way of life, past and present.
Day 12 / Rapid City - Denver, Colorado
Today's adventure takes you south into Wyoming and through Cheyenne, the state capital. Later, arrive in Denver, Colorado — the “Mile High City.” Relax and make yourself at home for the next two nights.
Day 13 / Denver - Rocky Mountain National Park - Denver
Set out for spectacular Rocky Mountain National Park. Here, the beauty of the West is preserved and the term “sweeping vistas” takes on a whole new meaning. Return to Denver and enjoy the remainder of the afternoon at leisure. This evening, join your fellow travelers for a farewell dinner.
Day 14 / Denver - Tour Ends
Your tour comes to a close today.
Terms & Conditions
Prices listed are per person in Australian/New Zealand Dollars, based on twin occupancy, including all discounts unless otherwise stated. Fares are capacity controlled and are subject to change at any time without notice. Prices/Offers are correct as at 3 October 2023 and can be withdrawn without notice. Hotels may charge resort fees not included in this package, payable direct upon check in. Visas are not included. Air credit is applicable on airline of choice, subject to availability and subject to the carriers’ flight schedules and conditions. Payments made by credit card will incur a surcharge.