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The Awe-Inspiring National Parks

Resort:The Awe-Inspiring National Parks
Operator: Titan Travel
Destination: United States of America
Price From: £4195.00


Vast canyons, bizarre rock formations, rugged arches and sky-scraping spires all feature on this adventure through the American West. Travelling from Colorado through the wide open landscapes of Arizona, Utah, Wyoming and South Dakota, well cover eight spectacular US national parks, including Yellowstone, Arches and Grand Canyon. Were in the spiritual homelands of the Navajo and Cheyenne, so well also gain an insight into Native American culture and tradition as our journey unfolds.

Whats Included

  • 16 nights in hotels and 1 in flight (accommodation as specified or similar)
  • International flights. Prices are based on return flights with British Airways from London Heathrow. Supplements may apply from other airports
  • 6 meals: 6 breakfasts (days 8-10, 12-13 and 15) 2020 departures also include breakfast on day 7

14 excursions and visits

  • Orientation tours of Denver and Salt Lake City
  • Entrance to 8 national parks: Rocky Mountains, Yellowstone (including guided tour), Grand Teton, Canyonlands, Arches, Bryce Canyon, Zion and Grand Canyon
  • Visit to Fort Laramie
  • Entrance to Crazy Horse Memorial
  • Visit to Mount Rushmore National Memorial including light show
  • Entrance to Devils Tower National Monument


  • Titans VIP door-to-door travel service
  • Titan tour manager
  • Travel in destination by coach (with Wi-Fi)
  • Porterage



Day 1 UK – Denver

Titans VIP door-to-door travel service collects you from home for your flight to Denver. On arrival, we transfer to our hotel for the next two nights.


Day 2 Denver

Modern and vibrant, set against a stunning Rocky Mountain backdrop, Denver makes a grand introduction to the American West. A brief tour takes us to the gold-domed State Capitol building, one of the steps of which is exactly a mile above sea level, earning Denver its Mile High City moniker.

The remainder of the day is at leisure to relax or explore independently – perhaps learn more about Denvers gold rush heritage at Larimer Square and the Historic Lower Downtown District, or wander around the shops on pedestrianised promenade, 16th Street Mall.

  • Orientation tour of Denver (morning)


Day 3 Rocky Mountain National Park – Cheyenne

Today we leave Denver behind in pursuit of our first American national park. North of Denver, the summer resort of Estes Park is the gateway to Rocky Mountain National Park, with its towering, snow-streaked peaks and still blue alpine lakes. Take a moment to absorb the magnificent scenery and peaceful atmosphere, before we continue to the capital of Wyoming, Cheyenne. The city is named for the Native American people once roamed the region.

  • Entrance to Rocky Mountain National Park (morning)


Day 4 Fort Laramie – Rapid City

Today we visit the historical Fort Laramie, a site of exceptional historical significance – a 19th-century fur-trading station which was acquired by the US Army in 1849 to protect and supply western emigrants. It took on an increasingly important role in settling violent disputes between whites (often gold prospectors) and Native Americans, giving its name to two treaties, in 1851 and 1868.

Following a visit, we leave Wyoming for South Dakota and Rapid City, the historic freight centre of the gold rush attractively situated at the foot of the Black Hills.

  • Visit to Fort Laramie (morning)


Day 5 Crazy Horse – Mount Rushmore

The Crazy Horse Memorial towers over the Black Hills of South Dakota. In fact, this Native American sacred ground carved into the side of a mountain is even larger than the great pyramid. Well have some time to take it in and learn about the history of the Sioux tribes and the non-traditional ways of their leader.

This evening we visit one of the great icons of the American West; Mount Rushmore. Carved into the granite face of Mount Rushmore, the 18m-tall faces of former presidents Washington, Jefferson, Roosevelt and Lincoln look serenely on.

  • Entrance to Crazy Horse Memorial (morning)
  • Entrance to Mount Rushmore National Memorial including light show (evening)


Day 6 Devils Tower – Sheridan

Our journey continues into Wyoming and Devils Tower, a bizarre igneous rock formation that protrudes dramatically out of the prairies that surround the Black Hills. You might recognise it as the site of the landing spaceship in Steven Spielbergs Close Encounters of the Third Kind.

Later on, we continue to Sheridan. This small town is authentically western thanks to its colourful history of trapping, ranching, mining and railroad building. On arrival, you might feel like youve stepped onto the movie set of your favourite wild west film. We settle in to our hotel for the night and the remainder of your time is free to explore.

  • Entrance to Devils Tower National Monument (morning)


Day 7 Cody – West Yellowstone

We continue westward to the town of Cody, named after William F Cody, better known as the pioneering wild west showman Buffalo Bill. Youll have some time to explore the museums at your own pace before we journey to Yellowstone National Park – known as the first US national park. Our hotel for the next two nights is perched on the west entrance to the park – perfect for exploring this remarkable region.


Day 8 Yellowstone National Park

Yellowstone National Parks high plateau straddles the border of three states and is packed with natural wonders. In fact, half of the worlds geothermal features (including the iconic Old Faithful geyser) may be found here, along with hundreds of documented species of mammals, birds, fish and reptiles.

With our expert local guide, well learn about the enchanting waterfalls and mountains, marvel at the volcanic sideshows and try to shoot the perfect picture of the parks megafauna. The characterful wildlife to look out for here includes grizzly bears, wolves and herds of mighty bison.

  • Entrance to Yellowstone National Park with local guide (all day)


Day 9 Grand Teton National Park – Jackson

Another memorable day of sightseeing awaits today, as we travel south through Grand Teton National Park, a 1,300km reserve renowned for the tranquil majesty of the snow-capped Teton Range, rising abruptly without foothills. We stay in Jackson tonight, a small city in Jackson Hole valley notable for its elk-antler arches at each corner of the park.

  • Entrance to Grand Teton National Park (all day)


Day 10 Salt Lake City

Today we travel south, crossing the state line between Wyoming and Utah as we journey to Salt Lake City, perhaps best known as the headquarters of the Mormon Church. Mormon pioneers, fleeing persecution in Illinois, settled here more than 150 years ago and helped build an attractive city with much to offer the modern-day traveller. On arrival, we take a short tour to get our bearings before checking in at our hotel.

  • Orientation tour in Salt Lake City (afternoon)


Day 11 Arches National Park – Moab

Sit back and enjoy the scenery as we follow the mountains, passing beautiful canyons as we make our way to Arches National Park. Famed for its preservation of over 2,000 natural red sandstone arches spanning 73,000 acres of wilderness, it includes the beautiful Delicate Arch.

We check into our hotel in Moab, a town with a great collection of restaurants and microbreweries lining the main street, offering a diverse culinary scene.

  • Entrance to Arches National Park (all day)


Day 12 Canyonlands National Park

Today we visit Canyonlands National Park, another remarkable park which, as the name suggests, presents a richly coloured landscape of canyons, plateaux and buttes, carved by two mighty rivers – the Green and Colorado – and adorned with petroglyphs by the Ancestral Puebloan Indians.

  • Entrance to Canyonlands National Park (all day)


Day 13 Bryce Canyon National Park

We wend our way to Bryce Canyon National Park today, absorbing the scenery as we relax en route. The park is a series of magnificent horseshoe-shaped natural amphitheatres with distinctive red rock pillars of stone carved into the pink cliffs of the majestic Paunsaugunt Plateau. The combination of mountain and desert climes create unique weather patterns, causing erosion that has creating thousands of subtly and beautifully coloured limestone spires, fins, arches and mazes – a sight to behold. We spend the night in Bryce.

  • Entrance to Bryce Canyon National Park (afternoon)


Day 14 Zion National Park – Springdale

Today we visit Zion National Park, renowned for its soaring monoliths and echoing canyons, its enchanting waterfalls and rock colours, and its prolific wildlife and Native American heritage. We spend some time in contemplation of its quiet grandeur and natural marvels including the hanging gardens (rock walls bedecked in summer months with flowers).

  • Entrance to Zion National Park (all day)


Day 15 Flagstaff

We leave Utah for Arizona today as we make our journey to our overnight stop in Flagstaff.


Day 16 Grand Canyon

Our tour concludes at our final stop today but we have saved one of the best sights for last. Today is dedicated to an undoubted wonder of the natural world. The Grand Canyon, a colossal, steep-sided gorge carved by the Colorado River, now a tiny silver ribbon a mile below, truly inspires with panoramic views of outstanding beauty from the south rim.

We visit the Grand Canyon visitor centre where there will be the option to watch a film in the incredible IMAX theatre, and if youre feeling adventurous, you can choose to take to the skies in an unforgettable helicopter ride that will allow you to see the canyon from a completely different perspective.

  • Entrance to Grand Canyon National Park (all day)


Day 17 Phoenix – In flight

We transfer to the airport for our return flight to the UK.

Day 18 UK

Upon arrival, your Titan vehicle will be waiting for the journey home.