Planning a trip to a national park can be challenging, but planning to visit five national parks in around 2 weeks can be nerve-wracking.
Now, there’s a stress-free way to plan what very well could be the trip of a lifetime: Let the experts at tour operator Collette work out the details.
Travelers on its 12-day “National Parks of America” tour will have the chance to explore five national parks, beginning with Grand Canyon National Park. What’s more, as the tour makes its way north, travelers will also see famous sights such as Mount Rushmore National Memorial and the Crazy Horse Monument.
“There are so many natural beauties across the Southwest,” Jaclyn Leibl-Cote, president and chief customer experience officer at family-owned tour operator Collette, told TravelAwaits. “Collette travelers get to see them all as part of the ‘Natural Parks of America’ tour. Our product design team works hard to ensure that our tours feature all of the must-see spectacles of the region, including the Grand Canyon and Mount Rushmore.”
The Tour’s Itinerary
Travelers on the National Parks of America tour will have the chance to “experience the grandeur of the American West,” as they explore five national parks over the course of 12 days, according to Collette.
“In Arizona, contemplate the vast beauty of the Grand Canyon, and in Yellowstone, relish iconic sights like Old Faithful and Yellowstone Lake,” Collette explains. “Marvel at the magnitude and color of Zion’s cliffs and the hoodoos and spires at Bryce Canyon.”
The trip also winds through the Bighorn Mountains and the Sioux Nations Territory before reaching Mount Rushmore and Crazy Horse Monument.
The National Parks of America tour’s highlights include visits to:
- Grand Canyon National Park
- Lake Powell
- Bryce Canyon National Park
- Zion National Park
- Salt Lake City, Utah
- Jackson Hole, Wyoming
- Grand Teton and Yellowstone National Parks
- Old Faithful in Yellowstone
- Sheridan, Wyoming
- Bighorn Mountains
- Crazy Horse Memorial
- Mount Rushmore
The Tour’s Other Experiences
Collette’s National Parks of America tour, which starts in Scottsdale, Arizona, includes several cultural experiences as well.
For instance, the tour includes a visit to the artists’ colony of Sedona, meetings with Native Americans to discuss their culture and way of life, and a stop at the Buffalo Bill Center of the West, which features a tribute to Buffalo Bill Cody.
There’s even a chuck wagon dinner and cowboy entertainment.
Seats, which start at $4,799 per person, are still available for August 19–30, 2023; August 25–September 5, 2023; August 26–September 6, 2023; and other trips in September and October.
You can see the trip’s full itinerary, learn about its highlights, find info about adding excursions, and even book reservations at Collette’s National Parks of America webpage.
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