Starry night at Capitol Reef National Park
Starry night at Capitol Reef National Park
San Francisco, California
San Francisco, California
Lake Tahoe & The Sierra Nevada Mountains
Lake Tahoe & The Sierra Nevada Mountains
Grand Teton Snake River & The Prismatic Spring, Yellowstone
Grand Teton Snake River & The Prismatic Spring, Yellowstone
Salt Lake City & Grand Teton National Park
Salt Lake City & Grand Teton National Park
Moab, Canyonlands & Lake Powell
Moab, Canyonlands & Lake Powell
Grand Canyon South Rim, Bryce Canyon & Arches National Park
Grand Canyon South Rim, Bryce Canyon & Arches National Park
Las Vegas, Route 66, Death Valley & Beverly Hills
Las Vegas, Route 66, Death Valley & Beverly Hills

National Parks Explorer

14 nights from €3,199 per person Including Flights


Witness the variety and grandeur of south west America’s landscape on this 15 day tour, which takes in nine protected National Parks and travels through many other scenic areas as well. You’ll also have a chance to see some of the region’s greatest cities. Starting in California, with two nights in San Francisco, you’ll head to Lake Tahoe and the Sierra Nevada mountains, stopping in Reno before crossing the Black Rock Desert and across to northern Nevada and along pioneer routes to Idaho. Stop at the lunar landscapes of Craters of the Moon National Monument and onto Yellowstone National Park to see all the most famous sights, like Old Faithfull and Mammoth Hot Springs.

Then it’s onto the snow-capped peaks of Grand Teton National Park before arriving in Salt Lake City, Utah. Next up is trips to the Arches and Canyonlands National Parks, Capitol Reef National Park, Lake Powell and the Grand Canyon. After all these natural wonders, you’ll drive along Route 66 to Las Vegas, the ’entertainment capital of the world’, then cross Death Valley to finish the trip with a tour of Los Angeles. (ATI)

Itinerary Overview

Fly into San Francisco 2 nights – Reno 1 night – Twin Falls ID 1 night, Yellowstone National Park 2 nights – Salt Lake City 1 night – Moab 2 nights – Bryce Canyon National Park 1 night – Flagstaff 1 night – Las Vegas 2 nights – Los Angeles 1 night.

2022 Departures

20 August 2022

2023 Departures

27 May 2023
15 July 2023
19 August 2023
02 September 2023

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Day 1

Fly to San Francisco

Arrive into San Francisco International Airport and transfer independently to your hotel.

Hotel: Galleria Park Hotel, or similar

Day 2

San Francisco

Take a city tour which includes Union Square, the Civic centre and Fisherman’s Wharf. Standing on a hilltop, watching the fog swirl in through the Golden Gate, it is easy to understand why many consider San Francisco the most beautiful city in America. Enjoy the afternoon and evening at leisure, perhaps a cable car ride to Fisherman’s Wharf where one may enjoy a “Taste of San Francisco”: local seafood, famous sourdough breads or decadent Ghiradelli’s Chocolate. Or take a stroll by Sea Lions’ Marina to watch them frolic and play. Be sure to gaze across the bay to Alcatraz Island where “America’s Most Wanted” such as Al Capone and ”Machine Gun” Kelly were incarcerated.

Hotel: Galleria Park Hotel, or similar

Day 3

San Francisco – Lake Tahoe – Sierra Nevada Mountains – Reno

Depart for Sacramento, capital of the “Golden State.” A stop will be made in Old Town, once a bustling centre of the Gold Rush and terminus of the Pony Express. Continue to gorgeous Lake Tahoe, nestled in the Sierra Nevada Mountains. In the afternoon you will visit Virginia City, a 19th century mining metropolis where the Old West comes to life. A short drive takes you to Reno and your hotel, where you may be tempted to try your luck in the casino.

Hotel: Circus Circus Reno Hotel & Casino, or similar

Day 4

Reno – Black Rock Desert – Twin Falls

Journey through the Black Rock Desert and across the plains of northern Nevada. Follow the Humboldt River along the route that was once used by early pioneers on the Oregon and California Trails. Visit Elko, the formerly rough and tumble town that once sat at the end of the tracks laid from the west by the Central Pacific Railroad. Cross the state line at Jackpot and enter Twin Falls, located within Idaho’s Magic Valley region.

Hotel: Red Lion Hotel Twin Falls, or similar

Day 5

Twin Falls – Craters of the Moon – Yellowstone National Park

Leaving Twin Falls, you will cross the Snake River, known as “The River of No Return.” Then visit Craters of the Moon National Monument. This eerie desert landscape so closely resembles lunar conditions that the training for the first men on the moon actually took place here. Later this afternoon you arrive at Yellowstone National Park, established in 1872 by Ulysses S. Grant as the nation’s first National Park.

Hotel: Gray Wolf Inn, or similar

Day 6

Yellowstone National Park

Enjoy a comprehensive sightseeing tour of this immense geothermal wonderland. Highlights of your tour will include Yellowstone Lake, Old Faithful, Mammoth Hot Springs and Yellowstone Canyon’s majestic falls (seasonal).

Hotel: Gray Wolf Inn, or similar

Day 7

Yellowstone National Park – Grand Tetons – Jackson – Salt Lake City

This morning’s journey is through the rugged, snow-capped mountains which welcome you to Grand Teton National Park. Visit the Snake River Outlook and try your eye at capturing the stunning landscape made famous by Ansel Adam’s iconic shot. This prairie land is home to wild buffalo (Tatonka!), moose and elk. Continue to Jackson Hole, the sophisticated “Crown Jewel” of the Rocky Mountains. Travel through southern Idaho to Salt Lake City in the Mormon State of Utah. See the State Capitol building and visit famed Temple Square and the Tabernacle before arriving at the hotel for the evening. May we suggest dinner at the Roof Restaurant for panoramic views of Temple Square? (optional)

Hotel: Crystal Inn Hotel & Suites Salt Lake City - Downtown or similar

Day 8

Salt Lake City – Moab

Spend the morning exploring Salt Lake City, one of the best planned cities in the country. Then travel to beautiful Moab, where the landscape is distinguished by the shady depths of thousand-foot-deep canyons as well as snow-capped peaks. Overnight in Moab.

Hotel: Moab Valley Inn, or similar

Day 9

Moab – Arches National Park – Canyonlands National Park – Moab

Journey today to two of America’s most spectacular National Parks. Your first stop, Arches National Park, home to over 2,000 natural sandstone arches, including the awe-inspiring Delicate Arch. Then it’s 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.

Hotel: Moab Valley Inn, or similar

Day 10

Moab – Capitol Reef National Park – Bryce Canyon National Park

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, where a tour through a multi-colored 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 the aroma of pinewood campfires.

Hotel: Bryce View Lodge, or similar

Day 11

Bryce Canyon – Lake Powell – Grand Canyon – Flagstaff

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 the Grand Canyon, 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. Overnight in Flagstaff.

Hotel: Best Western Plus Pony Soldier Inn & Suites or similar

Day 12

Flagstaff – Seligman/Route 66 – Las Vegas

Descend the high Coconino Plateau into the Mojave Desert. Along the way, pass through Seligman, a town built along the famed historic Route 66 that looks as if it were frozen in time 60 years ago. Onward to Las Vegas, the dazzling “Entertainment Capital of the World.”

Hotel: Luxor Hotel & Casino, or similar

Day 13

Las Vegas (Optional trip to Death Valley)

Today is at leisure for you to enjoy the many attractions that Las Vegas has to offer. In addition to world-class shopping, bustling casinos, and world-class shows, you might simply stroll the famous Strip or take an optional trip to Death Valley, one of the hottest, driest, and lowest places on the surface of the Earth.

Hotel: Luxor Hotel & Casino, or similar

Day 14

Las Vegas – Mojave Desert - Beverly Hills - Los Angeles

Today starts with a stop at the iconic Las Vegas Welcome Sign where you may wish to capture your photo memory. Travel to Los Angeles via the Mojave Desert. Clusters of unique Joshua trees dot the mountainous landscape. Upon arrival in Los Angeles you will enjoy a tour including Hollywood, Sunset Strip and parts of Beverly Hills, before reaching your hotel at approximately 18:00 hours

Hotel: Sonesta Los Angeles Airport, or similar

Day 15

Los Angeles

Your tour comes to and end today. it's time to head to the airport for your return flight home


  • Return scheduled transatlantic flights from the UK
  • Tour Manager throughout
  • Deluxe air-conditioned motorcoach transportation
  • Hotel accommodation as per hotels listed above (or similar)
  • Porterage of one bag per person
  • San Francisco City Tour
  • Virginia City
  • Old Town Reno
  • Craters of the Moon
  • Yellowstone
  • Salt Lake City Tour
  • Colorado River
  • Canyonlands
  • Capitol Reef National Park
  • Bryce Canyon
  • Grand Canyon

What's not included:

  • Airport transfers
  • Optional excursions

Experience More (Optional extras):

  • Golden Gate Seaplane Tour - $210pp
  • San Francisco Bay Cruise - $30pp
  • Bike The Golden Gate Bridge and Visit Sausalito    - $42pp
  • San Francisco Evening Tour with Dinner - $62pp
  • Dinner in Salt Lake City, Roof Restaurant - $59pp
  • Moab Jet Boat Tour - $68pp
  • Ebenezer's Dinner and Country Music - $36pp
  • Death Valley National Park - $75pp
  • Morning Cowboy Trail Ride - $125pp
  • Sunset Cowboy Trail Ride with BBQ - $159pp
  • Las Vegas Evening Tour - $32pp
  • Las Vegas Evening Tour with High Roller - $67pp
  • Las Vegas The Show with Dinner - $95pp
  • Las Vegas Strip Helicopter Flight - $109pp
  • Bubba Gump Dinner in Santa Monica - $45pp
  • Universal Studios Hollywood -$119pp

Rates are approximate prices and can be subject to change and availability

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