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The Best of America’s National Parks

Experience the Best of America's National Parks on our 22-day tour. Starting in Calgary, travel to Las Vegas & visit Monument Valley and the Grand Canyon.

22 Day
From (AUD)
$ 12,095
  • 2019 Calgary > Las Vegas

    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 awake from this dream journey, it will be with a lingering sense of wonder

    Tour Code:

    NPUS

    Duration:

    22 Days

    Departure City:

    Calgary

    Return City:

    Las Vegas

  • 22 Day 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

      Discover one of the world’s richest dinosaur fossil fields on a guided tour of this intriguing park.

      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. Continue to Waterton Lakes National Park and keep a look out for black bears, grizzly bears and other wildlife as you venture out to Red Rock Canyon. For the next two nights stay at The Bayshore Inn.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

    • Day 4 - Waterton Lakes National Park

      Enjoy a morning at leisure before cruising through International Peace Park on the Canadian and American border.

      Meals included: Breakfast

    • Day 5 - Waterton Lakes National Park > Glacier National Park

      Visit Frank Slide Interpretive Centre which tells the story of Canada’s deadliest rock slide and provides a sensitive insight into life at the coal mining town before and after the disaster. Later, enter World Heritage-listed Glacier National Park. Stay two nights at Grouse Mountain Lodge.

      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 as you tour the region along routes like the ‘Huckleberry Mountain’ or the ‘Going-to-the-Sun Road’.

      Meals included: Breakfast

    • Day 7 - Glacier National Park > Helena

      Delight in Helena’s gold rush history. Stay at the Helena Great Northern Hotel.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

    • Day 8 - Helena > Yellowstone National Park

      Travel to Yellowstone, the world’s first national park and one of the most wondrous places on earth. Enjoy a two night stay in West Yellowstone.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

    • Day 9 - Yellowstone National Park

      Discover the unique landscapes of Yellowstone on a guided tour and be awed by Old Faithful, the famous geyser that erupts with steaming columns of water creating a spectacular display.

      Meals included: Breakfast

    • Day 10 - Jackson (Grand Teton National Park)

      Explore Grand Teton National Park, virtually unchanged since prehistoric times. Stay in Jackson, the southern entrance to the park, at the Lodge at Jackson Hole 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. Spend two nights stay at the Homewood Suites by Hilton Moab.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

    • Day 14 - Moab > Canyonlands National Park

      Visit Canyonlands National Park and marvel at the colourful canyons, tablelands, buttes, arches and spires carved by the Colorado River.

      Meals included: Breakfast

    • Day 15 - Moab > Bryce Canyon

      Travel to Bryce Canyon and learn about the forces that create the incredible rock formations known as ‘hoodoos’. Stay at the Bryce Canyon Grand Hotel.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

    • Day 16 - Bryce Canyon > Lake Powell
      Enrich

      Cruise on Lake Powell to experience the geological wonders.

      Stay at Lake Powell Resort in a marina view room for the next two nights.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

    • Day 17 - Monument Valley
      Enrich

      The colossal natural wonders of Monument Valley are best explored by jeep.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch

    • Day 18 - Lake Powell > Grand Canyon

      Carved over millions of years by the Colorado River, the Grand Canyon stretches 446km long and 29km wide. For the next two nights, stay at Yavapai East or Grand Canyon Squire Inn.

      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 as you dine 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

      Your wonderful journey ends today as you transfer to Las Vegas airport.

      Meals included: Breakfast

  • Tour inclusions

    5-star luxury inclusions
    • The intimacy of small group touring – a maximum of 40 guests
    • 4 exclusive Scenic Enrich experiences
    • Your choice of 3 Scenic Freechoice activities
    • 2 memorable Scenic Special Stays
    • 34 meals – 21 breakfasts (B), 1 lunch (L) and 12 dinners (D)
    • Fully escorted by expert local Tour Directors
    • Complimentary Wi-Fi at selected hotels
    • All tipping and gratuities