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There are many national parks in the United States. They're filled with unique natural beauty and wildlife, and are very popular vacation destinations. We have a variety of national park vacation options for you - whether it's a reservation at a hotel near one of the national parks, or a tour package (self guided, partially guided, or fully guided).
The following are among the most popular national parks in the United States. Contact us if you're interested in a vacation to a national park that isn't listed below, or if you would like additional details regarding any of the below national parks:
The world's first national park (established in 1872), Yellowstone National Park is about 3,500-square-miles and is located in three states. It's mostly in Wyoming, but portions are also in Montana and Idaho. Hot springs, geysers (including the famous Old Faithful), canyons, hundreds of animal species, and rivers are among the many sites to see and things to experience while vacationing in Yellowstone.
Located among the California's Sierra Nevada mountain range, Yosemite National Park is well known for its many waterfalls, deep valleys, spectacular granite rock formations, tranquil meadows (including Crane Flat), and ancient giant sequoia trees. Mariposa Grove is the largest sequoia grove in Yosemite, as it's home to over 500 mature sequoias. Quick tip: The best time to see waterfalls in Yosemite is during the spring, when most of the snowmelt happens.
Over 1,500-square-miles in size, Glacier National Park is located in Montana and has over 700 miles of hiking trails, lots of wildlife, Montana's Rocky Mountains with their glacier-carved peaks, pristine forests, alpine meadows, the beautiful Hidden Lake, and much more. Going-to-the-Sun Road is a scenic mountain road in the park that was originally built back in 1933. Portions of the road close during certain times of the year, but the road is usually fully open from late June / early July to the third Monday of October (subject to change of course). A bunch of ranger-led programs are usually available, with examples being all-day hikes, easy walks, evening talks, and boat tours.
Located in Arizona, the impressive Grand Canyon National Park (established in 1919) is, of course, where you can find the mile-deep famous canyon that's up to 18 miles wide. The layered bands of colorful rocks are a result of millions of years of geological time passing. The Grand Canyon offers breathtaking views! If you'd like to take a walk or hike while visiting, the Canyon Rim Trail is a nice introduction to the park, as it is a well defined, mostly level trail. Mule trips are usually offered year round on the South Rim of the park, while raft trips on the Colorado River are great half-day and all-day adventures you can take part in.
Located in southwest Utah, the state's first national park (established in 1919) has massive sandstone cliffs of cream, pink, and red. It's a truly impressive sight! Zion National Park is home to a variety of unique plants and animals, including almost 300 species of bird. Some of the things to do in this park include backpacking, cycling, birding, camping, canyoneering, climbing, hiking (offering anything from short walks to strenuous adventures), horseback riding (with guided trips usually available between March and October), and boating (in the Virgin River).
Located in Jackson, Wyoming, Grand Teton National Park was established in 1929 and has over 200 miles of trails you can explore. The park is home to a variety of wildlife (grizzly and black bears, moose, pronghorn, elk, bison, and more), beautiful lakes, and alpine terrain. Among the many things to do at this park are hiking, boating (as the Snake River flows through the park), biking, fishing, climbing and mountaineering, and enjoying a scenic drive.
Red rocks, pink cliffs, and amazing views are what you can expect when visiting this Utah national park. The largest concentration of hoodoos (irregular columns of rock) are some of the geological wonders that can be found in Bryce Canyon National Park. A variety of trails are available in the park, as is a museum. Horseback riding is also a possibility, and in the winter snowshoe or cross-country skiing are available.
Gorgeous rock landscapes of contrasting colors, with unique formations and textures, are one of the real "wow" factors of Arches National Park. Located in Utah, this park has over 2,000 natural stone arches, as well as giant balanced rocks, huge rock fins, and hundreds of soaring pinnacles. There are plenty of trails (ranging from 15 minutes to 4-5 hours) to explore the park, and other activities often possible include a 18-mile scenic road for an auto tour, biking, horseback riding, rock climbing, photography, stargazing, and more.
415 square miles in size, this Colorado park has 355 miles of hiking trails (ranging from flat lakeside strolls to steep mountain peak climbs), as well as wildlife, wildflowers, fishing, horseback riding, picnic areas, and more. Trail Ridge Road has crests that are over 12,000 feet high, including many overlooks where you can experience the subalpine and alpine worlds. Examples of the wildlife that lives in the park are bighorn sheep, elk, mule deer, among other species.
Located in California, these national parks are home to dramatic landscapes, thanks to the world's largest trees. Huge mountains, rugged foothills, deep canyons, and vast caverns can be found in these parks. The elevation in these parks range from 1,370 to 14,494 feet. Among the many things to do in these parks are hiking, wildlife watching, exploring underground crystal caves, climbing Moro Rock (a granite dome in the Giant Forest), exploring sequoia groves, horseback riding, rock climbing, picnicking, and much more. Among the diverse wildlife in this area are birds, mule deer, black bears, pikas, reptiles, fish, bats, and mountain lions.
Hawaii's tropical island Maui is where you can find this amazing park. Among the things to do at Haleakala National Park are hiking on a trail (there are over 30 miles worth, ranging from 10 minutes to multi-day overnight trips), enjoying a beautiful sunrise, stargazing in the evening, participating in a ranger-guided activity, and much more. In all, there are 24,719 acres of park land!
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Please Note: Each park has its own rules and regulations. Reservations may be required, depending on the park, time of year, and other factors. Group size limitations may exist. A permit is required for certain activities. Please contact the park directly if you would like to verify such details.
When a tour operator offers "Adventure Travel" it often means that their tours include very active itineraries, usually involving the in-depth exploration of the area(s) being visited, and possibly visiting remote locations. This type of tour tends to appeal to thrill-seekers, and those that like to participate in activities that include a good amount of physical exertion.
These tour operators give customers the option of picking and choosing pieces, creating a vacation that fits their preferences. Whether it's selecting specific hotels, or visiting specific destinations, the options are plentiful and sure to please you! We can arrange for as customized and specific of a tour that you would like, whether it be escorted, independent, or a bit of both. Contact us today to get the conversation started with one of our experienced travel advisors.
An escorted tour includes a professional guide, as opposed to being an independent (or self-guided) tour. Some escorted tour operators include a limited amount of time for guests to explore on their own, while others have tours that are completely escorted. Typically, just about your entire itinerary is included and planned for in an escorted tour package. You don't have to worry about what you're going to see and don't have to make reservations (for each component of the trip) with multiple tour operators - this option allows for you to just leave it to the professionals and enjoy yourself.
Depending on the tour operator, as well as on the specific tour, some tours are private (just you and your traveling companions, if you have any) while others are with other travelers that booked the same tour. In the latter case, some tour operators offer small groups (which tend to be more expensive, but also more intimate and exclusive) while some have larger groups that travel together (which provides a very social atmosphere, as you can meet many other people).
Also referred to as self-guided travel, independent travel gives you the freedom to do things at your own pace. You don't have a guide with you like you would on an escorted tour, but you can make your own schedule and choose your own itinerary.
This option is usually significantly less expensive than an escorted tour that includes similar components; however, cost and quality simply depends on the tour you select as both budget and luxury tour operators offer this type of travel.
When the finest vacation is your top priority, this is the place to start.
Common inclusions on the tours offered by these companies are luxury accommodations, private or small groups, exclusive/VIP experiences, and more. Although these tour operators are usually more expensive than the rest, they also provide their guests with so much more, resulting in a fantastic value when considering all that's included.
The tour operators that we list as offering a "Budget" product are those that tend to have pricing that is considered more economical, and as a result often include components (i.e. accommodations and tours) that are good but not quite top tier.
One of the world's leaders in luxury tour travel, offering journeys in all seven continents. Unique itineraries include in-depth destination explorations, and feature premium accommodations, gourmet cuisine, and once-in-a-lifetime experiences.
Created with families in mind, Adventures by Disney is a premium tour company that offers land packages on six of the world's seven continents! Guests are provided with exclusive itineraries, VIP treatment, and fun-filled integration of the Disney brand.
Family owned and operated since 1972, Central Holidays provides great personalized service and care. They offer escorted tours of select countries in Europe (including Italy, Spain, France, Greece and more), Egypt, the USA, Africa, West Asia and Latin America. Ask us about Journeys, their luxury travel experiences.
A family owned business that's been around for over 100 years, Collette takes guided travel to another level. They offer comprehensive land tours, river cruises, rail journeys, small group tours, family trips, garden holidays and more. Plus, you'll save time and money when we arrange one of their fantastic tours for you.
Hassle-free vacations, exclusively for 18-35 year olds, is the specialty of Contiki. Their mix of sightseeing, culture, and being able to tour with others in your age group makes for a fantastic tour. Contiki offers tours in over 40 countries, on 5 continents.
Cosmos provides affordable, budget-priced, escorted tour packages. Their packages may include air, accommodations, transportation, sightseeing, many meals, and the services of a Tour Director for much less than if you booked them all on your own.
Offering value trips in destinations around the world, Costsaver allows you to choose what you want in a vacation without having to break the bank. Accommodations are offered in 3- and 4-star hotels, and from the moment your trip starts Costsaver has a Travel Director and Driver that will make sure you get where you need to be, allowing you to just enjoy the vacation. They're been in business over 100 years, so they know what they're doing and have an extensive global network. Their tours include accommodations, transportation aspects, some city tours, and several meals.
Founded in 1981, Gate 1 Travel offers escorted tours, European river cruises, independent vacations and customized international vacation packages for less. Our extra discounts on their travel packages and tour packages provide exceptional value.
One of the world's leaders in luxury travel, Globus has been arranging tours since 1928. By booking a Globus tour (referred to by them as "journeys") you'll gain VIP access to many sites visited during your journey, special excursions that are included in the price of your tour, access to an expert Tour Director that has unique knowledge about the destinations, and you'll stay in first-class and above pre-selected hotels (with breakfast and dinner usually included), located in prime areas. Portage is included with all Globus tours, so you won't have to worry about lugging your luggage from one place to another. Some tour operators over-schedule you, but Globus weaves in just the right amount of free time for individual exploration.
Insight Vacations provides the finest Premium journeys with several touring styles that include Easy Pace, Country Roads®, Regional Experiences and Discovery Journeys. Guest travel in a luxury escorted coach, enjoy included sightseeing, and stay in centrally or scenically located hotels. Insight Vacations offers over 120 itineraries, traveling to over 50 countries in Europe, the Eastern Mediterranean, USA, Canada, India and Africa (Egypt and Morocco).
Kensington Tours offers personalized vacations based on your specific preferences. We work with them to take on all the complexities and logistics so that you can truly have a great time. There are no fixed dates or schedules - you pick the start and end dates, providing true flexibility. Your local private guide will help you enjoy the destination you're in, with a truly authentic and tailor-made experience.
One of the world's leaders in premium guided travel, cruise, riverboat and family travel adventures, Tauck was founded in 1925. This family-owned, three-generation, award-winning company offers over 100 fantastic vacation packages throughout the world. Every detail of a Tauck tour is handled perfectly, including your luggage being brought to your hotel room ahead of you, preferred seating at shows, meals being included, staying at distinguished hotels in premium locations, and the expert knowledge of an insightful Tour Director. Rest assured, that although your itinerary is planned for you, there will be time experience the destinations on your own too.
With over 70 years of experience, Trafalgar provides hassle-free vacations to some of the most popular destinations in the world. Among the possibilities are Europe, Britain, Egypt, the USA, Canada, South America, China, New Zealand and Australia. Trafalgar is especially well known for their outstanding quality, service and reliability. Their expertly designed tours include transportation (via deluxe motor coach, rail or cruise ship), first class hotel accommodations, daily sightseeing tours, the professional services of a knowledgeable Tour Director (that provides guests with concierge service) and most meals. Of course, in addition to the scheduled activities, Trafalgar tours also give guests free time on their own to explore and relax at their own pace. By booking a Trafalgar tour with American Discount Vacations, you can save up to 40% of the cost of doing it all on your own. With over 300 tour itineraries available from Trafalgar, you're sure to find the perfect vacation! Plus, you can put your mind at ease after learning that Trafalgar has a 98% satisfaction rating from past guests.
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