July 17 - 28, 2020
National Parks of America
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All non-members must add $60 to the above rates.
*Single/Triple accommodations are limited
Rates are subject to availability at time of booking and include taxes, fees and fuel surcharges which are subject to change. All pricing and included features are based on a minimum of 20 passengers.
- Free parking with roundtrip transfers to Baltimore/Washington International Airport
- Roundtrip airfare from Baltimore, MD
- Roundtrip transfers – airport/hotel
- 11 night hotel accommodations
- Sightseeing as stated in itinerary by luxury coach
- Services of Professional Member Choice Vacations driver/guide
- Meals: 10 Breakfasts, 7 Dinners
- All admissions and fees as listed per itinerary
- Welcome Reception
- All local taxes, hotel service charges & porterage for one suit case per person
- Services of a Discoveries Journey Manager
- Scottsdale, Arizona
- Lake Powell
- The Grand Canyon
- Zion National Park
- Bryce Canyon
- Salt Lake City, Utah
- Jackson Hole, Wyoming
- Grand Teton & Yellowstone National Parks
- Old Faithful
- Sheridan, Wyoming
- Big Horn Mountains
- Crazy Horse Memorial
- Mount Rushmore
Friday, July 17, 2020 – Scottsdale, Arizona
Join us on a journey through five of America’s most incredible national parks. Your tour opens in Arizona where you will enjoy a stay in the world-famous resort town of Scottsdale. This evening, join your fellow travelers at a welcome dinner. Hotel: Courtyard by Marriott, Scottsdale, Arizona (Dinner) Saturday, July 18, 2020 – Scottsdale – Sedona – Lake Powell Begin the day with a visit to the artists’ colony of Sedona and see the amazing rock formations that change hue with each turn in the road. Later today, arrive at Lake Powell for dinner and sunset views of the lake. Hotel: Lake Powell Resort, Page, Arizona (Breakfast, Dinner)
Sunday, July 19, 2020 – Lake Powell – Grand Canyon
Embark on a delightful breakfast cruise on scenic Lake Powell. Next, travel to Carl Hayden Visitors Center and look out over Glen Canyon Dam and see to the end of Lake Powell. Afterward, travel through the beautiful scenery before arriving at one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World, the spectacular Grand Canyon. Upon arrival, relax at one of the many public seating areas overlooking the immense and colorful canyon. Take a moment to reflect as you stand in awe of this iconic natural treasure. Before dinner, you may wish to take a short hike to explore the area. Hotel: Grand Canyon Lodge, North Rim, Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona (Breakfast, Dinner)
Monday, July 20, 2020 – Grand Canyon – Zion National Park, Utah
Today you’re off to the red and white sandstone cliffs of Zion National Park. Zion is very likely one of the most awe-inspiring national parks in the world, just in sheer magnitude and color. You’ll have time for a leisurely hike on the Lower Emerald Pool Trail to see the lower pool and waterfalls. Then enjoy the view from the floor of the canyon as you ride along on the Zion tram. Hotel: Majestic View Lodge, Springdale, Utah (Breakfast, Dinner)
Tuesday, July 21, 2020 – Zion National Park – Bryce Canyon – Salt Lake City, Utah
En route to Salt Lake City, we will stop at Bryce Canyon National Park, truly one of the most spectacular scenic wonders of the world. The formations within the park, called Hoodoos, are the creation of wind and water erosion over many years. Iron oxidizing within the rock causes the natural orange and red hues that color these formations. A drive north takes you to Salt Lake City, the “City of Saints” for a 2-night stay. Hotel: Radisson Hotel Salt Lake City Downtown, Salt Lake City, Utah (Breakfast, Dinner)
Wednesday, July 22, 2020 – Salt Lake City, Utah - **Optional Excursion Available**
Enjoy a tour of Salt Lake City featuring the Great Salt Lake, the State Capital and residential district. Take the rest of the day to relax or independently explore on your own. Perhaps you will choose to explore Temple Square: this beautifully landscaped 10-acre plot of ground in the heart of downtown Salt Lake City is one of Utah’s most visited attractions. The square’s centerpiece is the 6-sprired granite Salt Lake Temple, and adjacent to this imposing edifice is the domed Tabernacle, home of the famous Mormon Tabernacle Choir and the great Tabernacle organ. Hotel: Radisson Hotel Salt Lake City Downtown, Salt Lake City, Utah (Breakfast)
Thursday, July 23, 2020 – Salt Lake City, Utah – Jackson Hole, Wyoming
En route to Wyoming, you will see the majestic Bear Lake Summit. Later, arrive in the cowboy town of Jackson and experience a fun-filled evening of cowboy entertainment and a traditional chuck wagon dinner. Hotel: Snow King Resort, Jackson Hole, Wyoming (Breakfast, Dinner)
Friday, July 24, 2020 – Jackson Hole, Wyoming - **2 Optional Excursions Available”
The day is yours to enjoy Jackson Hole at your leisure. From hiking and river-rafting to shopping and sampling the local cuisine, there are endless activities to make the most of your day. Hotel: Snow King Resort, Jackson Hole, Wyoming (Breakfast)
Saturday, July 25, 2020 – Jackson Hole – Grand Teton and Yellowstone National Parks
You will leave Jackson Hole and pass through Grand Teton National Park. Towering more than a mile above the valley of Jackson Hole, the Grand Teton rises to 13,770 feet. Twelve Teton peaks reach above 12,000 feet and support a dozen mountain glaciers. The Teton Range is the youngest range in the Rockies and displays some of North America’s oldest rocks. Later, arrive at the amazing Yellowstone National Park and explore the incredible sights of this magnificent park. One of the many highlights is the world-famous Old Faithful Geyser, a fountain of steam that rises more than 130 feet in the air. Hotel: Old Faithful Snow Lodge, Yellowstone National Park (Breakfast)
Sunday, July 26, 2020 – Yellowstone – Cody, Wyoming – Sheridan, Wyoming
A delightful day of sightseeing begins with a trip along Lake Yellowstone and over Sylvan Pass. From the mountains to the prairies, the scenery is simply amazing. As you pass through Cody, a stop will be made at the Buffalo Bill Center of the West, a tribute to one of the most colorful figures of the Old West, Buffalo Bill Cody. Before turning in for the night in Sheridan, drive through the incredible Bighorn Mountains and journey through the territory of the Great Sioux Nation. Hotel: Holiday Inn Sheridan, Sheridan, Wyoming (Breakfast)
Monday, July 27, 2020 – Sheridan – Rapid City, South Dakota
Visit Crazy Horse Memorial, a monument dedicated to the Native Americans of this great land. You’ll also have the opportunity to visit the Native American Cultural Center to learn about their culture and customs. At the center, Native Americans discuss the movements of their dances and the significance of wearing different feathers and clothes. Later, see one the country’s most famous landmarks, Mount Rushmore, whose four figures carved in stone represent the first 150 years of American history. At tonight’s farewell dinner, you will meet a local Lakota Native American and learn all about their fascinating way of life, past and present. Hotel: Alex Johnson Hotel, Rapid City, South Dakota (Breakfast, Dinner)
Tuesday, July 28, 2020 – Rapid City, South Dakota – Tour Ends
Your tour comes to a close, leaving you with many wonderful memories.
Hotels and itinerary are subject to change at any time without notification and/or compensation.
Tour Activity Level: 3
This tour includes moderate physical activity. The itinerary blends some longer days with shorter days and more leisure time. Walking tours, as well as walking slightly longer distances, up stairs, or on uneven walking surfaces, should be expected.
U.S. State department and destination specific travel regulations at time of brochure printing required the following documents for your travel. A government issued photo I.D. is required for airport security. Travel regulations and state compliance requirements are subject to, and have been known to change. For the most current requirements, which due to potential changes may be other than this listed here, please consult with your travel agent.
Deposit of $500 per person will confirm your reservation. Final Payment is due to AAA by May 4, 2020. Solo Travelers Rewards Club maximum voucher redemption: $100
Deposit date to day of departure $25 per person, plus...
From January 18 – May 18, 2020 $500 per person, plus additional suppliers fees
From May 19 – July 1, 2020 30% per person, plus additional suppliers fees
From July 2 – July 16, 2020 50% per person, plus additional suppliers fees
After July 16, 2020 NON-REFUNDABLE
*Airfare is nonrefundable after final payment.
For your protection AAA recommends travel insurance. Pre-existing medical conditions may be waived with proper coverage if travel insurance is purchased within 14 days of initial deposit only. Other conditions may apply; ask your travel agent. AAA recommends Allianz.
Air arrangements are handled by the tour operator. Seat assignments cannot be confirmed until the tour operator releases names to the airline 30 days prior to departure. Specific seat requests cannot be guaranteed. Some flights schedules may contain code share agreements.
Temperatures for the area in July average in the 80s. Pack for a variety of temperatures. Casual clothes that can be layered and comfortable walking shoes are recommended.
One suitcase per person will be allowed. You may also bring a carry-on bag small enough to fit under your seat. Baggage fees and other charges may be directly assessed by airlines or airport.
For personal comfort, group participants who need assistance are required to have a traveling companion who is capable of and totally responsible for providing the needed assistance.
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