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The Best of America’s National Parks – Scenic Tours 2019

22 Day Prices from AUD $11,295 per person based on twin share
Tour Code: NPUS
OVERVIEW
Discover breathtaking National Parks on a 22 day journey from Calgary to Las Vegas. Explore Monument Valley, Yellowstone National Park & the Grand Canyon.
American dream
It’s quite possible that everyone who has ever dreamed of travelling to North America has imagined being in one of the spectacular locations on this itinerary.
Whether it’s riding in a jeep through the gigantic rock structures in Monument Valley, featured in so many classic westerns, or standing at the top of the cliff at Head-Smashed-In-Buffalo Jump, there are so many iconic locations to discover. Walk among dinosaur bones, marvel at the spectacular volcanic pigments of Yellowstone National Park, view the inimitable Grand Canyon, one of the world’s Seven Natural Wonders or try your luck in Las Vegas. When you eventually do return back to Earth from this dream journey, it will be with a lingering sense of wonder.
ITINERARY
Day 1 – Calgary
Your national park adventure begins with a two night stay at the Fairmont Palliser. Enjoy a welcome dinner this evening.
Meals included: Dinner
Day 2 – Dinosaur Provincial Park
Enrich
Discover one of the world’s richest dinosaur fossil fields as a palaeontologist gives you a behind-the-scenes tour.
Meals included: Breakfast
Day 3 – Calgary > Waterton Lakes National Park
Journey to the World Heritage-listed Head-Smashed-In-Buffalo-Jump, the site of one of the most primitive yet sophisticated hunting techniques ever devised.
Enrich
Engage in the traditional culture with a friendly Blackfoot welcome and exclusive First Nation story telling.
For the next two nights stay at The Bayshore Inn.
Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner
Day 4 – Waterton Lakes National Park
Keep a look out for black bears, grizzly bears and other wildlife as you venture out to Red Rock Canyon. Cruise through International Peace Park on the Canadian and American border.
Meals included: Breakfast
Day 5 – Waterton Lakes National Park > Glacier National Park
Enter Glacier National Park, a World Heritage-listed Site. Stay at Grouse Mountain Lodge or similar for two nights.
Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner
Day 6 – Glacier National Park
Glacier National Park is home to glacial carved valleys, grizzly bears and golden eagles. Keep an eye out for these from your 1930s vintage red bus as you journey on the Huckleberry Mountain tour.
Meals included: Breakfast
Day 7 – Glacier National Park > Helena
Delight in the gold rush history of Helena. Overnight, stay at the Best Western Premier Helena Great Northern Hotel.Enjoy dinner this evening at a local restaurant.
Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner
Day 8 – Helena > Yellowstone National Park
Be awed by Old Faithful, the meticulous geyser that erupts into a spectacular water feature. Enjoy a two night stay at Holiday Inn West Yellowstone.
Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner
Day 9 – Yellowstone National Park
Yellowstone is the world’s first national park and one of the most wondrous places on Earth. Discover this unique environment on a guided tour.
Meals included: Breakfast
Day 10 – Grand Teton National Park > Jackson
Grand Teton National Park hasn’t changed much since prehistoric times. Jackson, the southern entrance to the park, is home to Mountain Modern Motel, where you’ll stay for two nights.
Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner
Day 11 – Jackson
Freechoice
Today, be as active or relaxed as you like.
Meals included: Breakfast
Day 12 – Jackson > Park City
Relax in the alpine splendour of your overnight Special Stay at the Waldorf Astoria.
Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner
Day 13 – Park City > Moab
Arches National Park is home to over 2,000 natural sandstone arches, and for the next two nights you’ll stay at the Homewood Suites Moab.
Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner
Day 14 – Moab > Canyonlands National Park
Visit the amazing Canyonlands National Park.
Freechoice
This afternoon, choose from a selection of inspiring activities in Moab.
Meals included: Breakfast
Day 15 – Monument Valley > Lake Powell
Enrich
The colossal natural monuments of Monument Valley are among the most photographed features on Earth and best explored by jeep.
Stay at Lake Powell Resort in a marina view room.
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 16 – Lake Powell > Bryce Canyon
Enrich
Cruise on Lake Powell to experience the area’s geological wonder.
Continue to the Grand Hotel for your two night stay.
Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner
Day 17 – Bryce Canyon
Explore Bryce Canyon and learn about the forces that create the incredible rock formations known as ‘hoodoos’.
Meals included: Breakfast
Day 18 – Bryce Canyon > Grand Canyon
Carved over millions of years by the Colorado River, the Grand Canyon stretches 446 kilometres long and 29 kilometres wide. For the next two nights, stay at Yavapai East or similar.
Meals included: Breakfast
Day 19 – Grand Canyon
Enrich
As you stand before the Grand Canyon, it’s difficult to fathom its sheer enormity. Tonight, you’ll get to view this spectacular phenomenon dining on the rim.
Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner
Day 20 – Grand Canyon > Las Vegas
Cross the desert to the oasis of Las Vegas. You’ll end your journey on a truly luxurious note with a two night Special Stay at the Bellagio, in a fountain view room.
Meals included: Breakfast
Day 21 – Las Vegas
Explore the sights at your leisure, then enjoy dinner with your fellow travellers.
Enrich
Cirque du Soleil’s ‘O’ is an aquatic masterpiece of surrealism and theatrical romance.
Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner
Day 22 – Las Vegas
Sadly, the party must come to an end but the memories will endure. Transfer to Las Vegas Airport for your onward journey.
Meals included: Breakfast
DATES & PRICES
Departures
Fares
28 September 2019
From AUD $11,295
Tour inclusions
  • 6 exclusive Enrich experiences
  • Your choice of 7 Freechoice activities and dining
  • 2 memorable Special Stays
  • 34 meals – 21 breakfasts, 1 lunch and 12 dinners
For further detail on this or any other packages, please contact us on 1300 968 787
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