From Vegas to Montana: America’s Greatest National Parks
Visit the iconic national parks of the USA on an adventure that showcases stunning natural beauty and breathtaking wildlife, all while staying at truly luxurious accommodations. Fly inside the deepest section of the Grand Canyon, hike through narrow slot canyons, cruise Lake Powell on a private boat, ride horses on the edge of a mighty crater, try fly-fishing in Teton National Park and see the highlights of Yellowstone by foot and air.
Las Vegas: Check into your hotel with its fantastic views of the Las Vegas strip. Your expert speaking guide will give you an orientation tour of the area and we will arrange the best seats at a Cirque du Soleil show and a wonderful dinner.
Grand Canyon: Start your journey into America’s national parks with the most famous park of all – the Grand Canyon. While most tourists see the shallow west rim of the canyon by helicopter, we take you deep inside with a private flight to the South Rim, a tour by foot of areas not usually traversed by the public and a private helicopter flight into the deepest section.
Zion National Park: Depart Las Vegas and stop at Zion National Park for a hike with your guide into The Narrows. We will provide the special boots so you can wade through the river! In the late afternoon depart and drive to Amangiri, one of the most unique resorts in the world built right inside the rocks of a national park.
Lake Powell + Antelope Canyon: Today, visit Antelope Canyon’s amazing slot canyons with a Native American guide before heading out on a private cruise around magnificent Lake Powell. Enjoy lunch on board and time to swim and enjoy the scenery before returning back to Amangiri at night.
Bryce Canyon: Today enjoy an adventure to Bryce Canyon, with its strange towers, amphitheaters and other rock formations made entirely by nature. Fly by private plane and on a 2-3 hour privately guided tour of the Park including hikes and horseback ride with amazing views. In the afternoon return to Amangiri where you can relax with spa treatments and dinner under the stars.
Monument Valley: Depart Amangiri and you will be driven by your guide to Monument Valley (~2.5 hours) for a private tour of the Indian Reservation and its famous landscapes with a native American elder. After this tour you will continue on for 3 hours until you get to Moab, Utah where you will find Sorrel River Ranch- a luxury horse ranch on the Colorado River.
Arches National Park: Today go out on a tour of Arches National Park, with its famous arches and doorways made entirely by nature. One highlight of Arches if you are interested is the Fiery Furnace a labyrinth of narrow passages between the sandstone walls. In the late afternoon return to Sorrel where you have the evening free to relax.
Deer Valley, Utah: This morning, depart Moab and drive 4 hours to Park City, Utah famous for the Winter Olympics. Visit the Utah Olympic Park and enjoy some of the rides like the bobsled which were in competition at the Olympics. Enjoy dinner in Park City and an evening strolling the charming town.
Jackson Hole: Depart Deer Valley and drive 5 hours to Jackson Hole, the gateway to Yellowstone. Jackson Hole is similar to Aspen in its blending of cowboy style and chic restaurants, and some of the wealthiest people who have homes here. Have dinner at one of Jackson Hole’s fine dining restaurants.
Snake River Float and Fishing: Today go on scenic river float and fly fishing adventure. Begin the tour with 7 miles of scenic floating with breathtaking views of the Tetons and then in the afternoon learning the art and science of fly fishing.
Yellowstone Full Day Adventure: Today go on a full day driving adventure to Yellowstone. Visit some of the iconic sights on the way like Grand Tetons Park, Old Faithful, The Grand Canyon of Yellowstone and Lake Yellowstone. In the late afternoon take a private flight back to Jackson Hole and then you will be transferred back to Amangani for the night.
Montana Cowboy Adventure: With luxurious cabins in the Montana wilderness as your base, experience life as a cowboy (if Cowboys ate gourmet dinners every night!). Go horseback riding, learn to lasso a calf, try your hand at shooting, fly fish some of the best river systems in the USA, attend a rodeo, and much more!
Day 20 – Departure from Missoula: You will be driven to the regional airport for your connection and trip home!