Best Of The West

15 day Small Group Tour - from £2999

With flights from £3569

You’ll hit all the top spots on this 15 day camping tour of America’s wild West, including Yosemite, Zion, Arches, Yellowstone and magnificent Grand Canyon National Park!

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Full day wolf and wildlife tracking guide in Yellowstone
  • Yosemite and Zion National Park trails
  • Two nights at Grand Canyon National Park
  • Walk amongst rock formations in Arches National Park
  • Watch Old Faithful erupt in Yellowstone National Park
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Your Itinerary

Day 1 - Arrive in Bozeman

Welcome to Bozeman. Historic Main Street district offers visitors interesting boutiques, busy cafes and a wonderful mix of restaurants. A welcome meeting will be held at 18:00 hrs tonight to meet your fellow travellers and tour leader.

Hotel: Hotel accommodation (TBC)

Day 2 to 3 - Yellowstone National Park

Enjoy the exploration of wilderness and wildlife at your next destination, Yellowstone National Park. The world’s first and the largest national park in the continental USA, Yellowstone was originally protected for its high concentrations of geothermal wonders, such as Old Faithful which you’ll see erupt. This park is so large that its boundaries cross into three states. Most of it is in Wyoming, but parts of the reserve extend into Idaho and Montana. Yellowstone is home to a large variety of wildlife including Grizzly Bears, wolves, bison and elk, and it’s possible to watch herds of bison roam amongst the erupting geysers while steam rises from the various rivers running through the park. A fire in the 1980s ravaged much of the park, but its rapid recovery is a testament to nature’s power of regeneration. You’ll spend a full day exploring with a wolf and wildlife tracking guide to help you delve into a side most visitors don’t have access to.

Accommodation: Camping
Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

Day 4 - Salt Lake City

Today you head south to the capital and largest city of Utah, Salt Lake City. It’s a long drive day but there will be time to look around this interesting city on arrival. Including a locally led Mormon tour of Temple Square.

Hotel: Hotel accommodation (TBC)
Meals: Breakfast and lunch

Day 5 to 6 - Arches National Park

The town of Moab will be your home for the next two nights and it’s the perfect base, with an assortment of restaurants and activities and the gateway to the magnificent splendour of Arches National Park. The park’s stunning red sandstone arches have been created over millions of years by the wind whipping down the west slope of the Rocky Mountains. You’ll have the opportunity to hike to many of these incredible arches, including Landscape Arch and the famous Delicate Arch, the latter being the most iconic and most photographed of the arches in the park. Alternatively, why not tackle the desert terrain on a guided Hummer tour across the slick rock, or take a float trip down the Colorado River?

Accommodation: Camping
Meals:Breakfast, lunch and dinner

Day 7 - Monument Valley

Monument Valley is sacred land to those who call it home. The sandstone monoliths and spectacular sunsets and sunrises have been the backdrop to countless Western movies. You’ll be met by a Navajo guide, for an included tour of the Monument Valley Tribal Lands to learn about the history of the Navajo people and how they embraced this harsh environment. Finally head back to your hotel in the town of Bluff, about 45 minutes outside of Monument Valley.

Accommodation: Kayenta Monument Valley Inn
Meals: Breakfast and lunch

Day 8 to 9 - Grand Canyon National Park

Traverse the eastern entrance of the Grand Canyon and catch your first glimpse of this unsurpassed landscape at Desert View. This incredible spectacle is difficult to comprehend and as you stand at the rim or hike down into the canyon, nothing can prepare you for just how astonishing this place really is. Once again, you’ll have the opportunity to explore the park at your own pace. Venture down the Bright Angel Trail to Plateau Point, or stroll along the more leisurely West Rim Trail and catch a shuttle bus out to Hermits Rest. In your free time, we highly recommend a scenic helicopter flight over the canyon, which offers perspectives you simply can’t see on foot. Finish your day by watching the amazing IMAX film, ‘The Grand Canyon Experience’ and enjoy a spectacular sunset over one of the world’s natural wonders!

Accommodation: Camping
Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

Day 10 to 11 - Zion National Park

If you’re feeling ambitious, enjoy an early morning climb before the heat of the day, up to Angels Landing. This is one of the park’s more challenging options where you ascend 760 metres (2,500 ft.) to experience unbeatable views from the top; but only after a hike along the knife-edge ridgeline.

You’ll have more time to explore the delights of Zion National Park. Warm up your legs by taking a short hike from the valley floor to Lower Emerald Pool, then continue on to the sparkling Upper Emerald Pool. You’ll pass more stunning scenery as you make your way to Zion’s ‘beach’, then cool off from the summer sun by exploring the Riverside Walk section of the Virgin River. If weather conditions permit, you may choose instead to hike deep into the Zion Narrows. Of course, if you’d prefer a seat with a view, horseback riding is available!

Accommodation: Camping
Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

Day 12 - Death Valley National Park

Entering one of the hottest, driest and lowest places on earth, Death Valley offers an extraordinary experience and will certainly take you out of your comfort zone. Shaped by erosion and the arid climate, the richly tinted mudstone hills, canyons and expansive salt flats provide the setting for today’s adventure.

Hotel: Hotel accommodation (TBC)
Meals: Breakfast and lunch

Day 13 to 14 - Yosemite National Park

Yosemite National Park sits nestled in the Sierra Nevada mountain range of northern California. Here green forest meets granite walls measuring several thousand feet in height. Rock climbers come from all over the world to scale the rocks whilst hikers get to walk to the base of some of the largest waterfalls in the world. Spend your time exploring Yosemite Valley where you can cycle, take a dip in the Merced River or wander the meadows. You’ll get the chance to hike on one of the many trails. The famous sites situated along these trails include Yosemite Falls, Nevada Falls, Vernal Falls, Mirror Lake and Half Dome. The views are striking from every vantage point, with the granite formations of Half Dome, El Capitan and Cathedral Rocks sure to be forever etched on your mind.

Accommodation: Camping
Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

Day 15 - Depart San Francisco

This tour ends here in the ‘City by the Bay’, San Francisco. We recommend you reserve an extra night in the hotel the night after the tour ends to explore more of this wonderful city.

15 day Small Group Tour - from £2999

With flights from £3569

OPTIONS

  • Extend your stay in San Francisco – from £113
  • Add some nights in Bozeman – from £84
  • Add a 3 night Los Angeles City Stay – from £324
  • Choose to fly economy, premium, business or first class

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All prices are per person, based on 2 sharing a twin room, and include meals where shown. Call Freedom Destinations for departure dates and availability. Seasonal variations may apply – call 0333 234 0922 or enquire now for more details** Note: Itineraries may vary for tours departing from 1st April 2021 onwards.

YOUR TOURING EXPERIENCE

First class small group touring with the company of others. Our experienced guides will make sure you don’t miss a thing.

Your Small Group Tour includes:

  • Superb sightseeing and activities
  • Air-conditioned vehicle with free WiFi
  • 10 nights camping
  • 4 nights hotel accommodation
  • 10 breakfasts, 13 lunches and 10 dinners
  • A friendly and knowledgeable tour leader
  • Extra night options

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Departure Dates

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2020-06-03

2020-08-06

2021-04-30

2021-06-01

2021-08-04

2021-09-05

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