U.S. National Parks With Alice Chicoine

Oct 16-27, 2015 / 12 DAYS

Discover North America’s greatest natural treasures.

Follow in the footsteps of the explorers on this tour of North America’s national parks. Each day displays a new destination, and with it new landscap…

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    Santa Fe, New Mexico / 2 NIGHTS

    Oct 16: Arrival in Albuquerque & transfer to Santa Fe

    Included meals: Dinner

    Welcome to New Mexico! Arrive in Albuquerque and transfer to your hotel in Santa Fe. Then, meet your fellow travelers at an included welcome dinner.

    Oct 17: Sightseeing tour of Santa Fe

    Included meals: Breakfast

    Enjoy a guided sightseeing tour of New Mexico’s capital city, settled by a Spanish conquistador nearly 400 years ago. • See the Cross of the Martyrs, Loretto Chapel and Saint Francis Cathedral • Pass through the Plaza in the heart of the city to view the State Capitol Building and Palace of the Governors • Enter the Wheelwright Gallery Explore the rest of the city on your own with free time in the afternoon.

    Mesa Verde National Park / 1 NIGHT

    Oct 18: Transfer to Mesa Verde National Park via Durango

    Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

    Cross the Colorado border, stopping in the Old West mining town of Durango, Colorado en route to Mesa Verde. • Pass by Chimney Rock and Abiquiu Reservoir • Take in the stunning landscapes that inspired the work of Georgia O’Keeffe • Explore Durango to feel its frozen-in-time charm

    Kayenta, Arizona / 1 NIGHT

    Oct 19: Mesa Verde National Park & transfer to Kayenta

    Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

    Take a guided tour of Mesa Verde National Park before transferring to Kayenta, Arizona through Monument Valley. • View fascinating 800-year-old cliff dwellings that honeycomb the walls of the canyon • Enjoy free time to visit either the gift shop or Spruce Tree House and Museum • Pass by Monument Valley’s iconic “Mexican Hat,” a sombrero-shaped rock formation

    Grand Canyon / 2 NIGHTS

    Oct 20: Transfer to Grand Canyon via Cameron Trading Post

    Included meals: Breakfast

    Stop at the Cameron Trading Post, then arrive at the Grand Canyon where you’ll take a scenic walk along the South Rim with your Tour Director.  • Marvel at the rocky formations that reflect millions of years of geologic evolution • View the Colorado River running one mile below

    Oct 21: Free day at The Grand Canyon

    Included meals: Breakfast

    Enjoy a full free day at the Grand Canyon exploring the rims and plateaus on your own or add an excursion.

    Zion National Park / 1 NIGHT

    Oct 22: Transfer to Zion National Park

    Included meals: Breakfast

    Pass by the Vermilion Cliffs National Monument before arriving in Zion National Park. • Discover why 19th-century Mormon settlers named Zion after their heavenly city • View the yellow and orange-hued dramatically eroded sedimentary rocks • Take in magnificent vistas on an open-air tram ride with commentary

    Salt Lake City, Utah / 1 NIGHT

    Oct 23: Transfer to Salt Lake City via Bryce Canyon National Park

    Included meals: Breakfast

    En route to Utah’s capital city, stop for a visit to Bryce Canyon National Park. • Tour the park by bus and on foot • Take in up-close views of its distinctive pink limestone and sandstone formations, including awe-inspiring arches, spires and bridges • View colorful rock pinnacles known as “hoodoos”

    Jackson, Wyoming / 3 NIGHTS

    Oct 24: Transfer to Jackson

    Included meals: Breakfast

    Cross into Wyoming on a scenic drive en route to the resort town of Jackson. Then, set out to explore Grand Teton National Park, home to the youngest mountain range in the Rockies. • Drive through stunning Logan Canyon and past turquoise Bear Lake • Tour Grand Teton National Park by bus and on foot • Try to spot elk, coyotes, black bears, wolves and the elusive mountain lion

    Oct 25: Yellowstone National Park

    Included meals: Breakfast

    Venture out into Yellowstone National Park, designated the world’s first national park in 1872, for a full day of sightseeing. • Drive through the park with stops for photos  • See cascading waterfalls, bubbling mud pots and the famous geyser, Old Faithful • Keep an eye out for the bison, mountain goats, moose and grey wolves that call the park home

    Oct 26: Free day in Jackson

    Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

    Enjoy a free day in Jackson or add excursions. Later, gather with your group for a farewell dinner.

    Oct 27: Departure

    Included meals: Breakfast (excluding early morning departures)

    Transfer to the airport for your flight home.

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