El Capitan

15 day escorted tour itinerary

National Parks and Lodges Tour

  • Canada & USA
  • USA

America's most beautiful and iconic National Parks

From the 2000 natural sandstone arches in Arches National Park, mysterious Hoodoos in Bryce Canyon National Park and towering cliffs in Zion National Park. This small group escorted tour highlights some of the most awe-inspiring landscapes in the United States, including Yellowstone National Park, Yosemite National Park and the famed Grand Canyon. Witness some of the abundant wildlife throughout this tour including bison, wolves, elk and bears. You will also meet a Navajo guide to gain an insight into Monument Valley, the ancestral homeland and cultural centre of this tribe and tour Salt Lake City by a local Mormon.

Our Experts Recommend:
  • Visit the infamous Alcatraz prison
  • Try and hug a giant Sequoia tree
  • Ride a scenic ferry across Jenny Lake
  • Photograph Bryce Canyons hoodoos
  • Watch bison and black bears in Yellowstone
  • Witness sunrise or sunset in the Grand Canyon

Sample Itinerary Summary

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Duration
15 days
Options
Group basis, Escorted
Included
  • International flights
  • 14 nights accommodation
  • Scenic ferry across Jenny Lake
  • Navajo guided back roads tour of Monument Valley
  • Service of a professional Tour Leader and Navajo Guide
  • Private air conditioned transportation with WiFi
Not included
  • Meals
  • Optional excursions and activities
  • Tips for the guide and driver
  • San Francisco

    Itinerary Highlights

    • Visit infamous Alcatraz prison
    • Ride a cable car
    • Taste fresh, clam chowder in Fisherman's Wharf
    • Hire a bike and cycle over the Golden Gate Bridge
    • Take a sunset cruise around the bay
  • Yosemite National Park

    Itinerary Highlights

    • Try and hug a giant Sequoia tree
    • Hire a bicycle and journey around Yosemite Valley
    • Walk the short trail out to Mirror Lake
    • Take a dip in the Merced River
    • Photograph Half Dome, Yosemite Falls and El Capitan
  • Death Valley National Park

    Itinerary Highlights

    • Visit Mesquite sand dunes
    • Walk out on the Salt Flats at Badwater Basin
    • Watch the sunset from Zabriskie Point
    • See the multi coloured hues of Artists Palette
    • Stargaze in the largest Dark Sky National Park
  • Zion National Park

    Itinerary Highlights

    • Hike along the Virgin River
    • View Lower and Upper Emerald Pools
    • Visit Kolob Canyons
    • Explore Zion's most popular hikes 'The Narrows'
    • Enjoy the sunset along the Pa'rus Trail
  • Bryce Canyon National Park

    Itinerary Highlights

    • Witness the natural amphitheatre of sandstone spires
    • Hike the Navajo or Peek-a-Boo Loop trail
    • Watch the hoodoos change colour at sunset
    • Join a park ranger at dark for unparalleled views of the night sky
    • Get up early and head to Sunrise Point
  • Grand Canyon National Park

    Itinerary Highlights

    • Take a North Rim Mule ride
    • Witness the incredible views from Bright Angel Point
    • Head to the highest overlook, Point Imperial
    • Look out over Cape Royal for panoramic views of the canyon
    • Watch the sunset from the North Rim Lodge patio
  • Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park

    Itinerary Highlights

    • Listen to traditional stories and history from a Navajo guide
    • Explore ancient Anasazi structures
    • View impressive petroglyphs rock art
    • Photograph Owachomo, a natural bridge
    • Watch the sunrise or sunset from Goulding's Lodge
  • Arches National Park

    Itinerary Highlights

    • Take an optional hummer tour of Hells Canyon
    • Hike to Landscape Arch for a spectacular ribbon of rock
    • View prehistoric rock art at Courthouse Wash
    • Visit the impressive 'Windows' section of the park
    • Float down the Colorado River
  • Salt Lake City

    Itinerary Highlights

    • Enjoy a city tour with local Mormon guide
    • Visit Capitol Hill, used in movies to depict the US Capitol
    • Learn about the world famous Mormon Tabernacle
    • Visit Pioneer Heritage State Park
    • See Temple Square
  • Yellowstone National Park

    Itinerary Highlights

    • Look for wildlife, such as bison, bears, wolves and moose
    • Watch boiling hot springs at Yellowstone Lake
    • Tour Upper Geyser Basin
    • Witness the impressive Old Faithful Geyser erupt
    • Experience the 'Old West' at Tower-Roosevelt
  • Grand Teton National Park

    Itinerary Highlights

    • Ride a scenic ferry across Jenny Lake
    • Take in the views at Snake River overlook
    • Photograph Mount Moran's reflection at Oxbow Bend
    • Look out for moose, elk, river otters and even bears
    • Walk the String Lake Loop
  • Canada & USA
  • USA