Scenic Parks Explorer
PREMIUM ESCORTED COACH TOUR
LAS VEGAS | ZION & BRYCE NATIONAL PARKS | SALT LAKE CITY | JACKSON | YELLOWSTONE | BILLINGS | RAPID CITY | DENVER | MOAB ARCHES & CANYONLANDS NATIONAL PARKS | MONUMENT VALLEY | GRAND CANYON
Come face to face with monumental figures, relive the sagas of the Wild West and relish the glory of the Big Country on this comprehensive tour of America’s scenic parks. Marvel at some of the most incredible natural wonders that no camera can ever quite capture in true likeness and stay in some of the most scenic National Park locations. From the glitz and glamour of Las Vegas
to the serene majesty of Yellowstone and the Grand Canyon; the ancient history of the Navajo and Puebloan peoples to the cowboy antics from the Wild West era, this tour has it all.
Scenic Parks Explorer
Day 1 : Arrive Las Vegas
Upon arrival you will be transferred to your hotel. This evening join your fellow travelers for a Welcome Reception.
Hotel: Tropicana Las Vegas
Day 2 : Las Vegas – Zion and Bryce Canyon
Zion National Park’s towering cream, pink and red cliffs are your first stop today as you journey towards the enchanting landscapes of Bryce Canyon.
Hotel: BW Plus Bryce Canyon Grand Hotel
Day 3 : Bryce Canyon – Salt Lake City
Travel north to Utah’s capital to see its Mormon center – Temple Square – and discover the basic beliefs and history of the Mormon pioneers.
Hotel: Hilton Salt Lake City Center
Day 4 : Salt Lake City – Montpelier – Jackson
Today travel cross the Oregon Trail, stopping in Montpelier at the Oregon Trail Center. Enjoy lunch at a covered wagon-themed restaurant before departing to scenic Jackson.
Hotel: The Lodge at Jackson Hole
Day 5 : Jackson – Grand Teton and Yellowstone National Parks
Cross the alpine landscapes of Grand Teton National Park en route to Yellowstone.
Hotel for 2 nights: National Park Lodges
Day 6 : Yellowstone National Park
Enjoy a full day to explore the natural splendor of one of the world’s oldest national parks, then join your Travel Director to explore the park’s bubbling hot springs, mud paint pots and Old Faithful.
Day 7 : Yellowstone – Cody – Billings
Pay tribute to “Buffalo Bill” in his hometown of Cody, where you’ll visit the Buffalo Bill Centre of the West museum complex to gain a deeper understanding of the “Spirit of the American West.”
Hotel: DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Billings
Day 8 : Billings – Little Bighorn – Rapid City
Visit to Little Bighorn, the infamous battlefield where the ill-fated Custer led his men against a battalion of Sioux and Cheyenne warriors. Continue on to Rapid City. Hotel for 2 nights: The Rushmore
Day 9 : Black Hills Excursion
Venture into the Black Hills of South Dakota as you make your way to the base of Crazy Horse Memorial. Continue to Mount Rushmore to view the faces of former American presidents, then meet Stephen Yellowhawk, who will regale you with stories of his tribe’s history during dinner.
Day 10 : Rapid City – Denver
Travel south through the prairies of Wyoming to Denver, the Mile High City, where you’ll enjoy an evening at leisure. Hotel: Sheraton Denver Downtown
Day 11 : Denver – Vail – Moab
Travel across the Continental Divide en route to the alpine village of Vail then on to Moab.
Hotel for 2 nights: BW Plus Canyonlands Inn
Day 12 : Canyonlands and Arches National Parks
Today journey to Canyonlands National Park and onwards to Arches National Park.
Day 13 : Moab – Mesa Verde National Park – Monument Valley
Visit UNESCO-listed Mesa Verde National Park and enjoy a cookout in Monument Valley this evening.
Hotel: Goulding’s Lodge
Day 14 : Monument Valley – Grand Canyon National Park
Explore Monument Valley and UNESCO-listed Grand Canyon today with local guides. Enjoy a Farewell Dinner tonight.
Hotel: National Park Lodges
Day 15 : Grand Canyon – Depart Las Vegas
Checkout of your hotel this morning and continue to Las Vegas Airport where your tour comes to an end.