National Park Treasures Tour

On this escorted tour take in the best of the US's incredible National Parks.

Marvel at the naturally formed arches, hoodoos and canyons of these magnificent national parks scattered across the Utah and Arizona wilderness, as you venture from Salt Lake City's gothic architecture to the bright lights and entertainment of Las Vegas.

2019 Departure Dates

17 May
07 June
28 July
23 August
13, 27 September
Duration
7 days

Guide Price

£2,379 pp
Options
Group basis, Escorted
Start your journey

Trip highlights

  • Travel through Utah including three of their magnificent National Parks
  • Visit the iconic Grand Canyon
  • Explore the famous Las Vegas Strip
  • Stop in the historic Route 66 town Seligman

Arrive in Salt Lake City and transfer independently to your hotel where you will meet your Tour Director in the evening. Salt Lake City is a beautiful, vibrant city that offers unparalleled access to remarkable history and warm hospitality. If time permits, this afternoon enjoy views of the State Capitol building and visit downtown’s famed Temple Square, home to the 6-spired Salt Lake Temple and domed Tabernacle of the world-famous Mormon Tabernacle Choir. This evening, may we suggest dinner at the Roof Restaurant for panoramic views of Temple Square? 

Suggested Accommodation

  • Little America Hotel or similar

Spend the morning exploring Salt Lake City. Then travel to Moab, where the landscape is distinguished by thousand-foot-deep canyons as well as snow-capped peaks. Moab’s unique combination of small town hospitality and beautiful scenery has made it one of the most sought after destinations in the Southwest.

Suggested Accommodation

  • Moab Valley Inn or similar

Journey today to two of America’s most spectacular National Parks. Your first stop, Arches National Park, is home to over 2,000 natural sandstone arches, including the awe-inspiring Delicate Arch, in addition to hundreds of soaring pinnacles and giant balanced rocks. This red rock wonderland will amaze you with its formations and inspire you with its unique scenery. Then it is on to Canyonlands National Park where you will explore the colour-drenched landscape of sandstone eroded into hundreds of canyons, mesas and buttes by the forces of time and the Colorado River. This evening enjoy an optional Jet Boat Float trip on the mighty Colorado River.

Suggested Accommodation

  • Moab Valley Inn or similar

Visit Capitol Reef National Park, a destination of extraordinary natural beauty established in 1937 to protect a unique geological feature. Continue to spectacular Bryce Canyon National Park, where a tour through a multi-coloured world of sandstone spires and pinnacles, “hoodoos”, will dazzle the eye. This evening, weather permitting, be sure to gaze upon the spectacular night sky filled with sparkling stars and brilliant constellations and enjoy the aroma of pinewood campfires.

Suggested Accommodation

  • Bryce View Lodge or similar

Travel to stunning Lake Powell, where crystal blue water laps against towering red rock canyon walls. After crossing the Colorado, enter the Navajo Indian Reservation and drive through the Painted Desert via Cameron Trading Post. Arrive at Grand Canyon National Park, one of the 7 great natural wonders of the world. Stop at the rim to fully experience this mile-deep colourful canyon’s plunging gorges and rising spires formed by the mighty Colorado River.

Suggested Accommodation

  • Days hotel Flagstaff or similar

Descend the high Coconino Plateau into the Mojave Desert. Along the way, pass through Seligman, a town built along famed Historic Route 66 that looks as if it were frozen in time 60 years ago. Then it’s onward to Las Vegas, the dazzling “Entertainment Capital of the World". Free time this evening allows you to experience the sights and sounds of this wonderland first hand. Walk the famous Strip lined with mega-resorts, dine at world-class restaurants, catch the latest star-studded show, or enjoy breathtaking views during a ride on the all-new, 550-foot tall High Roller, the world’s tallest observation wheel and the most exciting attraction to hit the Strip.

Your tour ends upon checkout from your hotel. Travel back home or extend your stay in Las Vegas.

Suggested Accommodation

  • Luxor Las Vegas or similar

Included

  • Walk through Arches National Park
  • Walk along the rim of Bryce Canyon National Park
  • Travel along Route 66 and stop in the historic town of Seligman
  • Visit Canyonlands National Park
  • Visit the Grand Canyon

Not included

  • Optional excursions
  • Tips for the guide and driver