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2018 Escorted National Parks Tours

2018 Escorted National Parks Tours

Journey through the dramatic scenery only America's National Parks can offer. On a number of 2018 escorted National Park tours, which includes America's first National Park - Yellowstone National Park, you can discover geysers, mud pots, and bubbling pools. Drive through the wildlife and catch a glimpse of several bears in Bear Country USA. Take a picture of the largely composed granite of Mount Rushmore. See the maze of canyons of the Grand Canyon. Gaze the gorgeous features of the Grand Tetons.

Did you know that there are a total of fifty nine protected national parks in America? The National Park Service, which was founded in 1916 by Congress not only manages and protects, but also preserves the integrity of all its national parks. As of 2014, the National Park Service has over 21,000 properties, 59 of which are deemed national parks.

Of the fifty nine national parks, there are 16 parks that are World Heritage Sites. Most of these destinations are included in a number of 2018 National Parks guided vacations:

  • Carlsbad Caverns National Park, New Mexico

  • Chaco Culture National Historical Park, New Mexico

  • Everglades National Park, Florida

  • Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona

  • Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Tennessee and North Carolina

  • Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, Hawaii

  • Independence Hall, Pennsylvania

  • Kluane/Wrangell-St. Elias/Glacier Bay/Tatshenshini-Alsek Park, Alaska, U.S./ B.C. & Yukon, Canada

  • Mammoth Cave, Kentucky

  • Mesa Verde National Park, Colorado

  • Olympic National Park, Washington

  • Redwood National and State Parks, California

  • Statue of Liberty, New York

  • Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park (union of Waterton Lakes (Canada) and Glacier (U.S.) parks), Montana & Alberta, Canada

  • Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming, extending into Montana and Idaho

  • Yosemite National Park, California

Search through our collection of 2018 National Parks guided trips. There are budget National Parks tours, first class National Parks tours, which include stays inside the actual parks and many more amenities not included in budget itineraries.

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Grand Canyon, Sedona, Lake Powell, Bryce and Zion

By Caravan Tours. 8 Days starting at $1,295

Hike along on of the most popular paths in Zion National Park. View the orange, red and pink rock pinnacles at Bryce Canyon. Experience the grandeur of Zion National Park while exploring the many colorful rocks... (click for more)

 

Mt. Rushmore, Grand Tetons and Yellowstone

By Caravan Tours. 8 Days starting at $1,195

Visit the Grand Tetons, Mt. Rushmore, Old Faithful, Yellowstone Park, Mammoth Springs and more. Take a float trip along Snake River... (click for more)

 

Trains Across Scenic Colorado

By Great Train Escapes . 8 Days starting at $1,899

Experience five scenic train rides following historic routes of the Old West. Includes 7 nights wonderful hotel accommodations, round trip airport transfers and deluxe motorcoach transportation for touring. .. (click for more)

 

The Classic Lodges and Parks of the West (AY2017)

By Globus Tours. 11 Days starting at $3,259

TitleThe Classic Lodges & Parks of the WestVacation OverviewOn this fun-filled National Parks tour, discover the majestic parks and historic lodges of the American West. Begin in Rapid City, South Dakota, gateway to the Black Hills, and end in Salt L.. (click for more)

 

Yosemite National Park Photo Expedition

By National Geographic. 7 Days starting at $4,895

Follow in the footsteps of Ansel Adams in one of North America's most spectacular national parks. Find a unique angle on sites he made famous: El Capitan, Half Dome, and the myriad waterfalls that splash into the Yosemite Valley. Trace Adams' legacy .. (click for more)

 

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2018 Escorted National Parks Tours

Now vacationing in the National Parks is even easier, as we have done all the work for you. Choose from escorted tours, train trips and even driving vacations. There are so many National Parks to visit that it is hard to know where to start. There are tours for individuals, couples and families to experience the best that nature has to offer.

Here are just a few of the National Parks you can visit while on tour.

   Yellowstone National Park

There are quite a bit of activities that you can plan at Yellowstone National Park. The park offers hiking, boating, cycling and wildlife viewing. It is home to as wolves, grizzlies, elk and bison, all in their natural habitat. For history, this park is a treasure cove waiting to be explored with dramatic landscapes including canyons, waterfalls, geysers and water bodies that would be hard to find anywhere else in the world. You can stay in a modern facility such as Old Faithful Inn or camp in the park.

The Serengeti of North America , Lamar Valley, is where you'll see herds of bison grazing and drinking water at the river's edge.

Mammoth Hot Springs is a ghost-like  formation of white limestone. Steam from the hot springs infuses in the sunlight with a rainbow of colors.

   Bryce Canyon

View the amphitheaters filled with colorful, eroded rock forms in beautiful Bryce Canyon. It's a place where you can spend hours staring at the overlooks. An easy scenic drive to great lookouts and a number of hiking trails fill the park. Ride horseback in summer and cross country ski in winter.

   Grand Canyon

The Grand Canyon in the state of Arizona is considered to be one of the seven wonders of the world. The area is over one million acres. The Park has three main sections, the South Rim, North Rim and the Inner Canyon. The South Rim is the most popular park for tourists. This area includes the Desert View, Hermist Rest and Grand Canyon Village. The North Rim is more difficult to get to and closes at the end of October until mid May due to snow.The inner Canyon is situated below the rim. You can hike or ride a mule or access it by river boat.The geological process that caused the formation of the Grand Canyon began 17 million years ago as the Colorado River began eroding.

   Mount Rushmore

South Dakota's Black Hills provide the backdrop for Mount Rushmore. the world's greatest mountain carving. The sculpture features the faces of four American Presidents, George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Theodore Roosevelt, and Abraham Lincoln. These 60-foot high faces, 500 feet up, look out over a forest of different species of trees in the clear western air. The Avenue of Flags leads from the concession building to the Grandview Terrace, where flags of 56 states and territories fly below the memorial. A half-mile walking trail offers spectacular views of the mountain sculpture.

   Glacier National Park

Glacier National Park is the center of one of the largest ecosystems in North America. Take a ride on the Red Jammer bus over the Continental Divide for the spectacularviews. There are one million acres of turquoise lakes, mountain goats and grizzly bears, craggy peaks and glaciers to leave you speechless. The Going-to-the-Sun Road, built in the 1930's, crosses the Continental Divide at almost 7,000 feet through Logan Pass, providing views of the park's rugged landscape and iconic wildlife right from the road.

   Yosemite National Park

Yosemite National Park is located in Sierra Nevada and stretches across 747,956 acres between the east Toulumne, Mariposa and Madera counties. Yosemite Valley is where the famous cliffs and waterfalls are located. Glacier Point offers a unique view of the Yosemite Valley, Half Dome, Yosemite Falls and Yosemite's high country. Visit during the warmer months or ski down Badger Pass in winter. Mariposa Grove is home to over 500 giant sequoias. They are known to be the largest living things on the planet and over 3000 years in age.

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Featured Deluxe Tours:

Yosemite National Park Photo Expedition

7 Days starting at $4,895

By National Geographic.

 

Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks

8 Days starting at $4,650

By National Geographic.

 
 
 

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