National Parks of the West - WNED WBFO

Date: 
May 28, 2017 - June 8, 2017
Length: 
11 nights

The experience of a lifetime with Ten National Parks and more! Celebrate the 100th anniversary of our National Parks!

INCLUDED HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Arches National Park - Discover a landscape of contrasting colors, landforms and textures unlike any other in the world. The park has over 2,000 natural stone arches, in addition to hundreds of soaring pinnacles, massive fins, and giant balanced rocks.
  • Canyonlands National Park is divided into four districts by the massive canyons of the Green and Colorado rivers. From accessible views at Island in the Sky or rambling trails in The Needles, to deep remoteness of The Maze, or even floating the rivers themselves.
  • Colorado National Monument preserves one of the grand landscapes of the American West. Towering monoliths exist within a vast plateau and canyon panorama. Experience sheer-walled, red rock canyons along the twists and turns of Rim Rock Drive, where you may spy bighorn sheep and soaring eagles.
  • Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park - Big enough to be overwhelming, still intimate enough to feel the pulse of time, this Park exposes you to some of the steepest cliffs, oldest rock, and craggiest spires in North America. With two million years to work, the Gunnison River, along with the forces of weathering, has sculpted this vertical wilderness of rock, water, and sky.
  • Mesa Verde National Park offers a look into the lives of the Ancestral Pueblo. Today the park protects nearly 5,000 known archeological sites, including 600 cliff dwellings. These sites are some of the most notable and best preserved in the United States.
  • North Rim of Grand Canyon National Park - Unique combinations of geologic color and erosional forms decorate a canyon that is 277 river miles (446km) long, up to 18 miles (29km) wide, and a mile (1.6km) deep. Grand Canyon overwhelms our senses through its immense size.
  • Bryce Canyon National Park - Here is the largest collection of hoodoos in the world (odd-shaped pillars of rock left standing from the forces of erosion)! Descriptions fail. Cave without a roof? Forest of stone? Photographs do not do it justice.
  • Zion National Park – Utah’s First National Park. Follow the paths where ancient native people and pioneers walked. Gaze up at massive sandstone cliffs of cream, pink, and red that soar into a brilliant blue sky. Experience wilderness in a narrow slot canyon.
  • Death Valley National Park - In this below-sea-level basin, steady drought and record summer heat make Death Valley a land of extremes. Yet, each extreme has a striking contrast. Towering peaks are frosted with winter snow. Rare rainstorms bring vast fields of wildflowers. Lush oases harbor tiny fish and refuge for wildlife and humans.
  • Yosemite National Park - Not just a great valley, but a shrine to human foresight, the strength of granite, the power of glaciers, the persistence of life, and the tranquility of the High Sierra. Best known for its waterfalls, but within its nearly 1,200 square miles, you can find deep valleys, grand meadows, ancient giant sequoias, a vast wilderness area, and more.

INCLUDES:

  • A $200 donation to WNED / WBFO
  • 11 nights hotel accommodations
  • 19 meals: 11 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 6 dinners including 1 Dinner Cruise on Lake Powell
  • Sightseeing and Admission as outlined on Itinerary
  • Baggage handling (1 piece per person)
  • Services and gratuities for a Professional Tour Director
  • Services and gratuities for Driver for this tour
  • All applicable taxes and fees

OPTIONAL ADD-ON:
Extend your stay in San Francisco. Available upon request.


Itinerary: 
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Price: From Double $3699pp; Single $4999; Triple $3389pp; Quad $3219

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