National Parks Discovery

Resort: National Parks Discovery
Operator: Saga
Destination: United States Of America
Price From: £3049.00

Join this scenic Saga tour of America with the chance to see Mount Rushmore, the Grand Canyon and Yellowstone National Park

On this tour of America’s natural wonders you’ll find yourself peering over the edge of the Grand Canyon, standing in the shadow of Mount Rushmore and gazing up at the steamy eruptions of Old Faithful in Yellowstone National Park.


13 nights in hotels and 1 in flight

15 meals: 13 breakfasts (B) and 2 dinners (D)

  • VIP door-to-door travel service
  • Optional travel insurance and additional cancellation rights, or a reduction if not required
  • Return flights and transfers
  • Saga tour manager
  • Welcome drink reception
  • Porterage at all hotels

Excursions and visits

  • Denver city tour
  • Fort Laramie
  • Mount Rushmore National Memorial
  • Crazy Horse Memorial
  • Deadwood guided visit
  • Devil’s Tower National Monument
  • Grizzly Bear and Wolf Discovery Center
  • Old Faithful Geyser, Yellowstone National Park
  • Bryce Canyon National Park
  • Zion National Park excursion
  • Goulding’s Trading Post, Monument Valley
  • South Rim of the Grand Canyon


Day 1
UK to Denver

After taking Saga’s included UK VIP door-to-door travel service to the airport, fly to Denver where you will be taken to your hotel, the Holiday Inn Select Cherry Creek (3Q), for a two-night stay.

Day 2

This morning enjoy an included city tour with the afternoon at leisure, followed by your welcome dinner. B, D

Day 3
Denver to Rapid City

Journey north to Rapid City in South Dakota. En route you’ll visit Fort Laramie, once the principal military post in the American West. Enjoy two nights at the Rushmore (3Q) or Holiday Inn Rapid City (3Q).B

Day 4
The Black Hills

See the impressive Mount Rushmore National Memorial and the Crazy Horse Memorial and later this afternoon, and evening, you’ll have some free time in Rapid City.B

Day 5
Rapid City to Cody

Travel to Wyoming through the scenic Bighorn Mountains and arrive in Cody for an overnight stay at the Cody Hotel (3Q). B

Day 6
Cody to West Yellowstone

Travel into Yellowstone National Park and see Yellowstone River. Visit the Grizzly Bear and Wolf Centre in West Yellowstone. 

Stay at the Holiday Inn West Yellowstone (3Q). B

Day 7
West Yellowstone to Jackson

Travel through Yellowstone National Park to explore the sights including the famous Old Faithful Geyser. Next, see Grand Teton National Park en route to Jackson, Wyoming. Stay two nights at the Parkway Inn of Jackson Hole (3Q). B

Day 8

Spend the day at leisure or join an optional rafting trip along the Snake River. Tonight perhaps enjoy a dinner and show. B

Optional excursions

Snake River float trip |Three hours

Experience the wildlife and scenery from aboard an inflatable raft today as you float down Snake River. Your journey takes you along a 13-mile stretch of the river, and is accompanied by an experienced guide, who will point out wildlife and other interesting features. A snack picnic lunch is included in the price.

Cowboy Dinner in Jackson |Evening

Enjoy dinner at a ‘cookout’, with a cowboy-style supper and a Western show, featuring comedy, poetry and Country and Western music.

Day 9
Jackson to Salt Lake City

Travel to Salt Lake City via Bridger-Teton National Forest and Bear Lake. This afternoon and evening are at leisure. Stay at the Salt Lake Plaza Hotel (3Q).

Please note: For departures on May 6, September 30 and October 7, 2015, you’ll stay at the Hampton Inn Downtown (3Q). B

Day 10
Salt Lake City to Bryce

Included visit to Bryce Canyon National Park to view the hoodoos – remarkable rock formations. 

Continue on to Bryce for two nights at the Best Western Plus Ruby’s Inn (3Q). B

Day 11
Zion National Park

Enjoy an included excursion to Zion National Park, famous for the beautiful 15-mile long Zion Canyon. B

Day 12
Bryce to Monument Valley

Today you travel to Monument Valley. Perhaps join an optional jeep tour. 

Stay at the Hampton Inn Kayenta (3Q). B

Optional excursions

Monument Valley jeep tour |One and a half hours

Enjoy an exciting drive along the Monument Valley loop road. Your private guide will take you to several different scenic spots, where you can see various sandstone structures. 

Day 13
Monument Valley-Grand Canyon-Flagstaff

A major highlight of your holiday comes today as you visit the South Rim of the Grand Canyon. 

Stay at the Doubletree by Hilton (3Q) with dinner included. B, D

Optional excursions

Grand Canyon flights |

Several different helicopter and fixed plane rides are available to show you the panoramic magnificence of the Grand Canyon. Your tour manager will be pleased to provide details of all these flights and help you make your choice.

Day 14

Enjoy a scenic drive to Phoenix via Oak Creek Canyon and Sedona, a city surrounded by dramatic red rock formations. 

Choose to join an optional jeep tour of the Red Rocks before you are taken to the airport for your overnight flight. B

Optional excursions

Jeep Tour of Red Rocks |

Perhaps join an optional jeep tour of Red Rocks Country.

Day 15

Arrive in the afternoon for your included UK door-to-door travel service.

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