TOUR PACKAGE : U.S. National Parks: The Grand Canyon to Yellowstone



Tour Operator

Alexander Roberts Tours

Tour Continent

North America

Tour Country

United States | United States

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Tour Start City

New Mexico

Tour End City

New Mexico

Tour Quality
Tour Category
Tour Duration

12 Days


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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 landscapes and adventures. Explore the mysterious cliff dwellings of Mesa Verde, gaze into the depths of the Grand Canyon and stand in the shadow of the Grand Tetons. And, within the borders of the parks, discover the amazing cultural and geographic diversity of the American West.

Maximum tour group size: 35 travelers

Tour Pace: You will walk for about 2 hours daily across mostly flat terrain, including paved trails and dirt paths, with some hills and high altitudes.


Your tour includes

  • 11 nights in handpicked hotels

  • Breakfast daily, 4 three-course dinners with beer or wine

  • Expert Tour Director

  • Private deluxe motor coach

  • Guided sightseeing and select entrance fees

Your tour highlights

  • America’s most iconic landmarks

  • Creative, multicultural Santa Fe

  • The soaring Grand Tetons and expansive Grand Canyon

  • Zion's dramatic, all-natural “skyscapers”

  • The legendary Old Faithful in Yellowstone

  • The endurance and richness of the pueblo cultures

Santa Fe, New Mexico 2 nights Hotel info

Day 1: 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 Tour Director and fellow travelers at a welcome dinner.

Day 2: 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 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 Loretto Chapel to view the miraculous staircase

Enjoy free time in the afternoon to explore the rest of the city on your own.

Mesa Verde, Colorado 1 night Hotel info

Day 3: 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 Lake

• 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 Hotel info

Day 4: 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

The Grand Canyon 2 nights Hotel info

Day 5: Transfer to the Grand Canyon via the 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

Day 6: 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 excursions.

Optional Excursion - Grand Canyon Helicopter Ride $199pp* Details

Optional Excursion - Grand Canyon Helicopter Ride (Extended Version) $289pp* Details

Optional Excursion - Volunteer at Grand Canyon National Park $0pp* Details

Zion, Utah 1 night Hotel info

Day 7: 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 Hotel info

Day 8: 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 Hotel info

Day 9: 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

Day 10: 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

Day 11: 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.

Optional Excursion - The Grand Tetons by Horseback $79pp* Details

Optional Excursion - Snake River Float $79pp* Details

Day 12: Departure

  Included meals: Breakfast (excluding early morning departures)

Transfer to the airport for your flight home.