Journey through the dramatic scenery the National Parks has to offer. Discover geysers mud pots, and bubbling pools in America's first National Park, Yellowstone National Park. Drive through the wildlife and catch a glimpse of several bears in Bear Country USA. Take a picture of the largely compose granite of Mount Rushmore. See the maze of canyons of the Grand Canyon. Gaze the gorgeous features of the Grand Tetons.
If you find that a group tour is not for you, we can also create self-drive or private car and driver custom trips through the National Parks. Customize your activities including river rafting, horseback riding, flightseeing, rock climbing and more. Trips include accommodations, private park tours and a wide range of activities in and near the national parks.
Below are currently the 5 most popular National Parks vacations for 2015. Click on tours by category above, to search by budget, family vacations, rail tours and adventure trips.
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)
The ultimate national park adventure, visiting seven parks in the west and mid-west, diverse landscapes emerge, from Mesa Verde's carved canyon houses to Bryce Canyon's towering hoodoos.It's Insider moments likeâ€¦ experiencing the fo.. (click for more)
New for 2015! Enjoy travels from Mediterranean-like San Diego to hip and artsy Los Angeles, gracious Santa Barbara, stunning Big Sur, Monterey and Carmel, through the Central Valley to Gold Country, the unspoiled beauty of Yosemite and its giant tree.. (click for more)
A comprehensive exploration of the American West visits awesome natural wonders and stays at rustic lodges amid dazzling panoramas that no camera can ever quite capture... (click for more)
Blazing a trail around the natural wonders of the west, you'll see canyons, monuments and monoliths from Monument Valley to the Grand Canyon, Bryce and Zion National Parks.It's Insider moments likeâ€¦ taking walks through national par.. (click for more)
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. 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.
View the amphitheaters filled with colorful, eroded rock forms in this beautiful National Park. 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.
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.
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 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 largets living things on the planet and over 3000 years in age.