National Parks of America
September 5-16, 2023 · 12 Days · 16 Meals
Highlighting Scottsdale, Grand Canyon, Lake Powell, Bryce Canyon, Zion, Salt Lake City, Jackson Hole, Grand Teton & Yellowstone National Parks, Old Faithful, Sheridan, Bighorn Mountains, Crazy Horse Memorial, Mount Rushmore. Treat yourself to a one-of-a-kind adventure you’ll never forget. Places are limited, so contact us today to make sure you don’t miss out on the experience of a lifetime.
Sep 05, 2023: Scottsdale, Arizona - Tour Begins
Journey through five of America’s most incredible national parks. Your tour opens in Arizona where you will enjoy a stay in the world-famous resort town of Scottsdale. This evening, join your fellow travelers at a welcome dinner.
Sep 06, 2023: Scottsdale - Sedona - Grand Canyon
Begin the day with a visit to the artists' colony of Sedona and see the amazing rock formations that change hue with each turn in the road. Afterward, travel through the beautiful scenery before arriving at one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World – the spectacular Grand Canyon. Upon arrival, relax at one of the many public seating areas overlooking the immense and colorful canyon. Take a moment to reflect as you stand in awe of this iconic natural treasure. Before dinner you may wish to take a short hike to explore the area.
Sep 07, 2023: Grand Canyon - Lake Powell
Today, head to the Carl Hayden Visitors Center and look out over Glen Canyon Dam to see the end of Lake Powell. Later, arrive at Lake Powell for dinner and sunset views of the lake.
Sep 08, 2023: Lake Powell - Bryce Canyon National Park, Utah - Springdale
Today's journey takes you to Bryce Canyon National Park, truly one of the most spectacular scenic wonders of the world. The formations within the park, called Hoodoos, are the creation of wind and water erosion over eons of time. Iron oxidizing within the rock causes the natural orange and red hues that color these formations. Enjoy a hike along the Rim Trail looking into the expansive Bryce Amphitheater, from overlooks at Sunrise and Sunset Points. End your day in Springdale, the gateway to Zion National Park and your home for two nights.
Sep 09, 2023: Springdale - Zion National Park - Springdale
Today’s destination is Zion National Park, very likely one of the most awe-inspiring national parks in the world, just in sheer magnitude and color. Climb aboard Zion’s open-air tram and wind your way alongside the Virgin River and through the 2,400-foot deep, half-mile wide Zion Canyon.
Sep 10, 2023: Springdale - Salt Lake City
A drive north takes you to Salt Lake City, the “City of the Saints,” for a 1-night stay. Enjoy a tour of Salt Lake City featuring the Utah State Capitol building. Then, take the rest of the day and evening to relax or explore more on your own. Perhaps you will choose to explore Temple Square – a beautifully landscaped area set in the heart of downtown. The square’s centerpiece is the 6-spired granite Salt Lake Temple, and adjacent to this imposing structure is the domed Tabernacle, home of the famous Mormon Tabernacle Choir and the great Tabernacle organ.
Sep 11, 2023: Salt Lake City - Jackson Hole, Wyoming
En route to Wyoming, see the majestic Bear Lake Summit. Later, arrive in the cowboy town of Jackson and experience a fun-filled evening of cowboy entertainment and a traditional chuck wagon* dinner.
Sep 12, 2023: Jackson Hole
The day is yours to enjoy Jackson Hole. From hiking and river-rafting to shopping and sampling the local cuisine, there are endless activities to make the most of your day.
Sep 13, 2023: Jackson Hole - Grand Teton & Yellowstone National Parks
From Jackson Hole, pass through Grand Teton National Park. Towering more than a mile above the valley of Jackson Hole, the Grand Teton rises to 13,770 feet. Twelve Teton peaks reach above 12,000 feet and support a dozen mountain glaciers. The Teton Range is the youngest range in the Rockies and displays some of North America's oldest rocks. Later, arrive at the amazing Yellowstone National Park** and explore the park’s incredible sights. Experience the world-famous Old Faithful Geyser, a fountain of steam that rises more than 130 feet in the air.
Sep 14, 2023: Yellowstone - Cody - Sheridan
A delightful day of sightseeing begins with a trip along Yellowstone Lake and over Sylvan Pass. As you pass through Cody, stop at the Buffalo Bill Center of the West, a tribute to one of the most well-known figures of the Old West. Before turning in for the night in Sheridan, drive through the incredible Bighorn Mountains and journey through the territory of the Great Sioux Nation.
Sep 15, 2023: Sheridan - Rapid City, South Dakota
Visit Crazy Horse Memorial, a monument dedicated to Native Americans. Visit the Native American Cultural Center to learn more about local customs, when Native Americans discuss the movements of their dances and the significance of different clothes. Later, see one of the country’s most famous landmarks, Mount Rushmore, whose four figures carved in stone represent the first 150 years of American history. At tonight’s farewell dinner you will meet a local Lakota Native American and learn all about their fascinating way of life, past and present.
Sep 16, 2023: Rapid City - Tour Ends
Your tour comes to a close, leaving you with many wonderful memories.
Jackson, Wyoming Special Packages
Wildlife Scenic Float with Lunch
Rate: $110 Per Person
Enjoy the beautiful scenery of the Snake River on a gentle float trip. Your guide will paddle while pointing out interesting sights along the way. The trip is a great way to see the beauty of the river and the geology that forms the Snake River. The river is home to a variety of waterfowl and native animals including moose, deer and river otters. It is also the nesting area of our nation’s symbol, the bald eagle, as well as ospreys. You will enjoy an included picnic lunch. Guests that choose this option will not be able to book the White Water Rafting & Lunch option as they operate at the same time. Duration: Approximately 4 hours. Please note a minimum of 1 passengers is required. Transportation is included.
White Water Rafting & Lunch
Rate: $110 Per Person
If your interests stretch beyond the beauty of downtown Jackson Hole, we have a special treat for you! Swing your own paddle for a thrilling ride through the white waters of the Snake River. An experienced guide conducts the trip, and you provide the paddle power. This unforgettable addition to your vacation is an experience you will talk about for many years to come. Guests who choose this option will not be able to book the Wildlife Scenic Float with Lunch option as they operate at the same time. Participants must be 6 years of age or older. This option is not available in October due to seasonal repairs. Duration: Approximately 4.5 hours. Please note a minimum of 1 passengers is required. Transportation is included.
Book Now & Save $100 Per Person*
* For bookings made after 3/5/2023 call for rates.
* Included in Price: Round Trip Air from Newark Intl Airport, Air Taxes and Fees/Surcharges, Hotel Transfers
* Not Included in Price: Cancellation Waiver and Insurance of $299 per person
* All Rates are Per Person and are subject to change based on air inclusive package from EWR
* Prices based on $100 dollar discount
$5,499 Per Person
$6,999 Per Person
$5,399 Per Person
Book Now rates valid until Mar 05, 2023, valid on air inclusive packages only.
Economy air rate and schedule are applicable for groups of 10 or more traveling on the same flights and dates.
To complete your tour, we include roundtrip airport-to-hotel transfers when purchasing our airfare with your tour. If you have arranged for your own air, we are pleased to provide you the option of purchasing these transfers. Please note that all transfers will leave at pre-scheduled times.
*The chuck wagon experience is only available from mid-May through September 30th and is closed on Sundays. For the days that the chuck wagon experience is unavailable, dinner will be substituted at a local restaurant or at the hotel.
**Certain departure dates may be confirmed outside of Yellowstone National Park.
Single accommodations are limited and are available on a first come, first served basis.
Our air passengers will arrive into Phoenix, Arizona airport. All transfers will depart from Phoenix for Scottsdale.
Please be advised many airlines do not provide advance seat assignments until check-in at the airport. Advance seating will be subject to the airline's terms and conditions.
The overall activity level of this tour is a level 2.
This means you like a balanced approach to travel. You feel confident walking at least 30-45 minutes at a time over a variety of terrains – from cobblestone streets to easy pathways; a couple of hills or a few flights of stairs. You’re comfortable walking a few city blocks at a time but need some time to unwind and relax.
Travel within USA For travel completed by May 2, 2023, all airlines will ask for identification when you check in. It is recommended that you carry a passport if you have one. A driver's license (with a photo I.D.) is also acceptable for domestic flights. Effective for travel May 3, 2023 forward, the REAL ID Act standards for identification while travelling will be in effect. This means a standard issued driver’s license used as a form of identification will no longer be accepted for domestic air travel within the United States. Instead, a Real ID compliant form of identification must be presented both at the time of booking air travel with Collette and upon checking in at the airport to board any flight. Any fees associated with changing a reservation resulting from a non-compliant identification will be the responsibility of the guest. For more information on Real ID, please visit the Department of Homeland Security website: https://www.dhs.gov/real-id
All cancellation fees are to be discussed during consultation.