Exploring America's National Parks

15 Day Guided Tour from Las Vegas to Las Vegas with Cosmos

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Guided Tour Starts In
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Las Vegas
Guided Tour Ends In
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Las Vegas
Accomodation
Accomodation
3 - 4 Star
50
Max Group Size
50
Guided Tour
Trip Style
Guided Tour
National Parks
Trip Style
National Parks
Scenic / Cultural
Trip Style
Scenic / Cultural
Countries Explored:
USA
Trip Operated By:
Cosmos
Cosmos
1,677 Reviews
Trip Reviews:
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5 Reviews
Trip Code:
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Itinerary

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1 Las Vegas
Welcome to exciting Las Vegas, also known as "Sin City!" Your Tour Director is on hand late this afternoon to answer any questions.
2 Las Vegas - Williams - Grand Canyon National Park
Depart the glittering lights of Las Vegas for one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World, GRAND CANYON NATIONAL PARK. Journey across the old Mojave gold-strike country, passing through Williams on historic Route 66, and Kaibab National Forest. Arrive at the Grand Canyon by mid-afternoon and marvel at the breathtaking views. Accommodations this evening are inside the National Park.
3 Grand Canyon National Park - Monument Valley - Kayenta
If you miss the sunset over the canyon, sunrise is just as impressive! You may want to join an exciting helicopter flight over the canyon for incomparable views of flame-coloured walls plunging 6,093 feet (1857 metres) into the Colorado River. Continue across Arizona and into the Navajo Nation. Situated on the Arizona/ Utah border, MONUMENT VALLEY'S scenic desert vistas and iconic buttes have appeared in countless classic Western films. See the massive formations on a memorable 4-WHEEL-DRIVE tour. Your knowledgeable Navajo guide will show you some of the valley's most incredible scenery and share with you local legends and lore. This evening, join the optional Navajo cookout for dinner surrounded by the red-rock canyons of Monument Valley.
4 Kayenta - Moab - Arches National Park - Grand Junction
We head north for Moab. Visit the magnificent ARCHES NATIONAL PARK, where you'll discover a landscape of contrasting colours, landforms, and textures unlike anything else in the world. This red-rock wonderland will amaze you. A late arrival into Grand Junction, surrounded by awe-inspiring natural beauty and the dramatic redrock landscape of the Colorado National Monument.
5 Grand Junction - Colorado National Monument - Denver
This morning, visit COLORADO NATIONAL MONUMENT. 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. We then journey east across the Rocky Mountains to the "Mile High City" of Denver.
6 Denver - Custer
Today, travel across the windswept landscape of Wyoming and into the Black Hills of South Dakota. Spend the next two nights in Custer, in the heart of the Black Hills National Forest, and gateway to Custer State Park, Crazy Horse Memorial, and Mount Rushmore.
7 Custer Excursion To Custer State Park, Mount Rushmore & Crazy Horse Memorial
At CUSTER STATE PARK, enjoy a scenic drive along Wildlife Loop Road with spectacular terrain and an abundance of wildlife, like the herd of 1,300 bison that roam freely throughout the park. Afterward, visit MOUNT RUSHMORE NATIONAL MEMORIAL/ which stands as a shrine to democracy. See the stunning granite faces of Mount Rushmore, a giant monument to four great American presidents: Washington, Jefferson, Lincoln, and Theodore Roosevelt. Then, visit the CRAZY HORSE MEMORIAL/ a monument carved out of a mountain to honour the great Native American hero, Chief Crazy Horse. (CB)
8 Custer - Devils Tower - Cody
This morning, head through high country, where open-range cattle kings made war on the homesteaders in the 1890s. Next, make a photo stop at Devils Tower National Monument, established as America's first national monument by Teddy Roosevelt in 1906. Overnight in Buffalo Bill's Western town of Cody. (CB)
9 Cody - Yellowstone National Park
This morning, enjoy free time. We suggest an independent visit to the Buffalo Bill Centre of the West, which celebrates the spirit of the American West. Enjoy a stroll down Cody's main street with its unique shops and restaurants making sure to visit the historic Irma Hotel. Overnight in Yellowstone National Park. NOTES: Accommodations used by Cosmos in Yellowstone National Park are typically open from late May through late September. Departures before or after these opening dates will stay in West Yellowstone. Routing and areas visited in Yellowstone National Park are always subject to favourable weather, gate access, and road conditions; therefore, routings may be adjusted.
10 Yellowstone National Park
Spend the day exploring all the wonders of YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK, established in 1872 as the world's first national park. See world-famous Old Faithful Geyser, Mammoth Hot Springs, the Grand Canyon of Yellowstone, and Fountain Paint Pots. Keep a lookout for some of the park's wildlife that can include moose, bison, elk, deer, bighorn sheep, wolves, bear, fox, coyote, and beaver. (CB - in West Yellowstone)
11 Yellowstone National Park - Jackson - Alpine
Head south to the Wild West town of Jackson with its wooden sidewalks and swing-door saloons. Explore the shops and museums of historic downtown. Maybe join a scenic trip down the Snake River? Enjoy an 8-mile float trip that begins at Pritchard Creek and passes nesting areas of bald eagles and ospreys. Overnight in Alpine located on the banks of the Snake River. (CB - in West Yellowstone)
12 Alpine - Salt Lake City
Travel to Salt Lake City, Utah's vibrant capital. Set on the edge of Great Salt Lake Desert, this centre of the Mormon religion is where Brigham Young declared to his followers, "This is the place." An orientation tour offers a glimpse of Temple Square, the Capitol Building, and the downtown area. (B)
13 Salt Lake City - Bryce Canyon National Park
Today's highlight is a visit to unique BRYCE CANYON NATIONAL PARK with its 20 miles (32 kilometres) of sandstone cliffs and everchanging colours. See some of Earth's most brilliant shades of rock, sculpted by nature into pillars called "hoodoos." (B)
14 Bryce Canyon National Park - Zion National Park - Las Vegas
First stop today is ZION NATIONAL PARK with its landscape carved over millions of years by rushing streams. Steep canyons, stone towers, and verdant vegetation form the scenery of Zion. See fantastic rock structures and some unbelievable scenic beauty. We then return to Las Vegas and your downtown hotel.
15 Las Vegas
Your holiday ends this morning. You can extend your holiday with extra nights and explore Las Vegas further.
1 Las Vegas.
Welcome to exciting Las Vegas, also known as "Sin City!" Your Tour Director is on hand late this afternoon to answer any questions.
2 Las Vegas - Williams - Grand Canyon National Park.
Depart the glittering lights of Las Vegas for one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World, GRAND CANYON NATIONAL PARK. Journey across the old Mojave gold-strike country, passing through Williams on historic Route 66, and Kaibab National Forest. Arrive at the Grand Canyon by mid-afternoon and marvel at the breathtaking views. Accommodations this evening are inside the National Park.
3 Grand Canyon National Park - Monument Valley - Kayenta.
If you miss the sunset over the canyon, sunrise is just as impressive! You may want to join an exciting helicopter flight over the canyon for incomparable views of flame-coloured walls plunging 1857 metres (6,093) feet into the Colorado River. Continue across Arizona and into the Navajo Nation. Situated on the Arizona/Utah border, MONUMENT VALLEY'S scenic desert vistas and iconic buttes have appeared in countless classic Western films. See the massive formations on a memorable 4-WHEEL-DRIVE tour. Your knowledgeable Navajo guide will show you some of the valley's most incredible scenery and share with you local legends and lore. This evening, join the optional Navajo cookout for dinner surrounded by the red-rock canyons of Monument Valley.
4 Kayenta - Moab - Arches National Park - Grand Junction.
We head north for Moab. Visit the magnificent ARCHES NATIONAL PARK, where you'll discover a landscape of contrasting colours, landforms, and textures unlike anything else in the world. This red-rock wonderland will amaze you. A late arrival into Grand Junction, surrounded by awe-inspiring natural beauty and the dramatic red-rock landscape of the Colorado National Monument.
5 Grand Junction - Colorado National Monument - Denver Area.
This morning, visit COLORADO NATIONAL MONUMENT. 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. We then journey east across the Rocky Mountains to the "Mile High City" of Denver.
6 Denver Area - Custer.
Today, travel across the windswept landscape of Wyoming and into the Black Hills of South Dakota. Spend the next two nights in Custer, in the heart of the Black Hills National Forest, and gateway to Custer State Park, Crazy Horse Memorial, and Mount Rushmore. (B)
7 Custer. Excursion To Custer State Park, Mount Rushmore & Crazy Horse Memorial.
At CUSTER STATE PARK, enjoy a scenic drive along Wildlife Loop Road with spectacular terrain and an abundance of wildlife, like the herd of 1,300 bison that roam freely throughout the park. Afterward, visit MOUNT RUSHMORE NATIONAL MEMORIAL, which stands as a shrine to democracy. See the stunning granite faces of Mount Rushmore, a giant monument to four great American presidents: Washington, Jefferson, Lincoln, and Theodore Roosevelt. Then, visit the CRAZY HORSE MEMORIAL, a monument carved out of a mountain to honor the great Native American hero, Chief Crazy Horse.
8 Custer - Devils Tower - Cody.
This morning, head through high country, where open-range cattle kings made war on the homesteaders in the 1890s. Next, make a photo stop at Devils Tower National Monument, established as America's first national monument by Teddy Roosevelt in 1906. Overnight in Buffalo Bill's Western town of Cody.
9 Cody - Yellowstone National Park.
This morning, enjoy free time. We suggest an independent visit to the Buffalo Bill centre of the West, which celebrates the spirit of the American West. Enjoy a stroll down Cody's main street with its unique shops and restaurants making sure to visit the historic Irma Hotel. This afternoon make your way into America's first national park, YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK. Spend the next two nights inside the park. NOTES: Accommodations used by Cosmos in Yellowstone National Park are typically open from late May through late September. Departures before or after these opening dates will stay in West Yellowstone. Routing and areas visited in Yellowstone National Park are always subject to favorable weather, gate access, and road conditions; therefore, routings may be adjusted.
10 Yellowstone National Park.
Spend the day exploring all the wonders of Yellowstone National Park, established in 1872 as the world's first national park. See worldfamous Old Faithful Geyser, Mammoth Hot Springs, the Grand Canyon of Yellowstone, and Fountain Paint Pots. Keep a lookout for some of the park's wildlife that can include moose, bison, elk, deer, bighorn sheep, wolf, bear, fox, coyote, and beaver. (CB)
11 Yellowstone National Park - Jackson - Alpine.
Head south to the Wild West town of Jackson with its wooden sidewalks and swing-door saloons. Spend the afternoon exploring the shops and museums of historic downtown. Overnight in Alpine located on the banks of the Snake River. (CB)
12 Alpine - Salt Lake City.
Travel to Salt Lake City, Utah's vibrant capital. Set on the edge of Great Salt Lake Desert, this centre of the Mormon religion is where Brigham Young declared to his followers, "This is the place." An orientation tour offers a glimpse of Temple Square, the Capitol Building, and the downtown area. (B)
13 Salt Lake City - Bryce Canyon National Park.
Today's highlight is a visit to unique BRYCE CANYON NATIONAL PARK with its 32 kilometres( 20 miles) of sandstone cliffs and everchanging colours. See some of Earth's most brilliant shades of rock, sculpted by nature into pillars called "hoodoos." (B)
14 Bryce Canyon National Park - Zion National Park - Las Vegas.
First stop today is ZION NATIONAL PARK with its landscape carved over millions of years by rushing streams. Steep canyons, stone towers, and verdant vegetation form the scenery of Zion. See fantastic rock structures and some unbelievable scenic beauty. We then return to Las Vegas and your downtown hotel. (CB)
15 Las Vegas.
Your holiday ends this morning. You can extend your holiday with extra nights and explore Las Vegas further. NOTE: This holiday visits national parks and other remote locations where facilities may not be up to the standard you expect from Cosmos. Some lodges within the parks do not have airconditioning, televisions, and other amenities you would expect from most Cosmos hotels.

Cosmos Inclusions

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Trip Inclusions
  • GRAND CANYON NATIONAL PARK: Stay overnight inside the park; sightseeing.
  • MONUMENT VALLEY: 4-wheel-drive excursion with Navajo guide.
  • MOAB: Arches National Park sightseeing.
  • GRAND JUNCTION: Visit Colorado National Monument.
  • BLACK HILLS OF SOUTH DAKOTA: Scenic drive.
  • CUSTER: Scenic drive along Wildlife Loop Road in Custer State Park.
  • MOUNT RUSHMORE: Visit Mount Rushmore National Memorial and Crazy Horse Memorial.
  • DEVILS TOWER NATIONAL MONUMENT: Photo opportunity.
  • YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK: Stay overnight inside the park. or in West Yellowstone; sightseeing.
  • JACKSON: Visit the Wild West town.
  • SALT LAKE CITY: Orientation tour.
  • BRYCE CANYON NATIONAL PARK: Sightseeing.
  • ZION NATIONAL PARK: Sightseeing.
  • INSIDE VISITS and special features are shown in UPPERCASE in the tour description, including admission charges where applicable.
  • PROFESSIONAL TOUR DIRECTOR
  • TRANSPORTATION: Private, deluxe, air-conditioned motorcoach while touring.
  • HOTELS: Includes rooms with private bath or shower, hotel taxes, service charges, and tips for baggage handling.
  • MEALS: Breakfast, lunch, and dinner indicated by breakfast (B), lunch (L), and dinner (D) on the itinerary.
Included Meals
  • 6 Breakfasts
Accommodation
  • Hotel Classifications: First Class (F), Moderate First Class (MF), Superior First Class (SF), Tourist Class (T), Superior Tourist Class (ST), National Park Lodge (NP)
  • Las Vegas Golden Nugget (SF), Grand Canyon National Park Yavapai Lodge West (ST), Kayenta Kayenta Monument Valley Inn (MF), Grand Junction Grand Vista Hotel (F), Denver Holiday Inn Denver - Cherry Creek (F), Custer Econolodge Custer (ST), Cody Buffalo Bill Village (ST), Yellowstone National Park Yellowstone National Park Lodges (NP) or West Yellowstone Brandin' Iron Inn (T), Alpine Flying Saddle Resort (MF), Salt Lake City Crystal Inn Hotel & Suites (MF), Bryce Canyon National Park Best Western Plus Ruby's Inn (ST)
Trip Notes
  • Accommodation, itinerary and inclusions subject to change.
  • Prices are for land/cruise only. International flights not included.
Journey Highlights
  • GRAND CANYON NATIONAL PARK: Stay overnight inside the park; sightseeing.
  • MONUMENT VALLEY: 4-wheel-drive excursion with Navajo guide.
  • MOAB: Arches National Park sightseeing.
  • GRAND JUNCTION: Visit Colorado National Monument.
  • BLACK HILLS: Scenic drive; visit Mount Rushmore National Memorial and Crazy Horse Memorial.
  • CUSTER: Scenic drive along Wildlife Loop Road in Custer State Park.
  • DEVILS TOWER NATIONAL MONUMENT: Photo opportunity.
  • YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK: Stay two nights inside Yellowstone National Park or in West Yellowstone; sightseeing.
  • JACKSON: Visit the Wild West town.
  • SALT LAKE CITY: Orientation tour.
  • BRYCE CANYON NATIONAL PARK: Sightseeing.
  • ZION NATIONAL PARK: Sightseeing.
  • INSIDE VISITS and special features are shown in UPPERCASE in the tour description, including admission charges where applicable.
  • PROFESSIONAL TOUR DIRECTOR
  • TRANSPORTATION: Private, deluxe, air-conditioned motorcoach while touring with free Wi-Fi.
  • HOTELS: Includes rooms with private bath or shower, hotel taxes, service charges, and tips for baggage handling.
  • MEALS: Breakfast, lunch, and dinner indicated by breakfast (B), lunch (L), and dinner (D) on the itinerary.
  • COSMOSGO: Get the mobile app for trip information.
Included Meals
  • 6 Breakfasts
Accommodation
  • Hotel Classifications: First Class (F), Moderate First Class (MF), Superior First Class (SF), Tourist Class (T), Superior Tourist Class (ST), National Park Lodge (NP)
  • Las Vegas Golden Nugget (SF), Grand Canyon National Park Yavapai Lodge West (ST), Kayenta Kayenta Monument Valley Inn (MF), Grand Junction Grand Vista Hotel (F), Denver Area Hilton Garden Inn Denver - Cherry Creek (F), Custer Econolodge Custer (ST), Cody Buffalo Bill Village (ST), Yellowstone National Park Yellowstone National Park Lodges (NP) or West Yellowstone Brandin’ Iron Inn (T), Alpine The Flying Saddle Resort (MF), Salt Lake City Crystal Inn Hotel & Suites (MF), Bryce Canyon National Park Best Western Plus Ruby’s Inn (ST)
Trip Notes
  • Airport transfers at your arrival and departure destination are not included in the price of the tour.
  • Itinerary and inclusions subject to change.
  • Price is for land, cruise and specified internal flights. International flights not included.

Reviews (5)

15 Day Exploring America's National Parks reviews from past clients of Global Journeys.

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“An Awesome Tour of Nature's Wonderland”
- NSW, Australia Jun 2019

I thoroughly enjoyed this tour and would highly recommend it to others. I have a love of nature and natural landscapes and am a keen amateur photographer, so this tour was perfect and everything I had hoped it would be. We had a group of 36 from various countries as well as some from the USA, which was a good number and everyone got on very well.
Our tour guide Matt was excellent, and his knowledge of the national parks we were visiting was awesome, as he has done...read more

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“Beautiful National Parks of America”
- QLD, Australia May 2019 1 Helpful Vote

This was a well organised trip that I would recommend to others. Lisa was an extremely good tour guide. The coast driver Randy was excellent. The motels were all good. I believe it was great value for money. Jemma from Global Journeys was a pleasure to deal with. Both my husband and I had an amazing time.

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“Great experience with wonderful scenery”
- QLD, Australia Jul 2018 1 Helpful Vote

This tour gave us a great experience of a number of national parks. The tour director and driver were great. Some days involved a bit of driving but that was expected. The scenery made up for the longer trips.

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“Those Awesome National Parks of the USA”
- VIC , Australia May 2018 7 Helpful Votes

This tour was new to Cosmos and it was a terrific experience. Our tour leader was Jim and his capable tour driver was Randy. These guys really complimented and upgraded the tour with their personal styles and presentations. The itinerary was sublime as we meandered through the most glorious scenery some in difficult driving spots.
There were many highlights being The Grand Canyon with the optional helicopter ride, Monument Valley, Arches National Park, Yellowstone,...read more

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“Great Trip Through the National Parks”
- WA, Australia May 2018 10 Helpful Votes

This Cosmos trip was an excellent way to see the National Parks of America. It was fairly fast paced as there were only 2, 2 night stopovers in the 15 days. The accommodation was very good in all but one place, Cody. This accommodation was in a very small cabin, no fridge or coffee machine and very cramped with 2 double beds in the room. I would recommend that future tours include all breakfasts in the booking as there's not a lot of time in the mornings to find somewhere to eat before having...read more

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