August 13-24, 2021
National Parks of America
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All non-members must add $60 to the above rates.
AAA Members save an additional $50 off per person.
*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 Philadelphia International Airport
- Roundtrip airfare from Philadelphia, PA
- Roundtrip transfers – airport/hotel
- Eleven night hotel accommodations
- Sightseeing as stated per itinerary by luxury coach
- Services of Professional AAA Member Choice driver/guide
- Meals: 10 Breakfasts, 6 Dinners
- All admissions and fees as listed per itinerary
- Welcome reception
- All local taxes, hotel service charges & porterage for one suitcase 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
- Bighorn Mountains
- Crazy Horse Memorial
- Mount Rushmore
Friday, August 13, 2021 – Scottsdale, Arizona
Transfer by motorcoach from Cental, PA to the Philadelphia Airport for your flight to 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, August 14, 2021 – 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. Hotel: Lake Powell Resort, Page, Arizona (Breakfast, Dinner)
Sunday, August 15, 2021 – Lake Powell – Grand Canyon
Embark on a delightful breakfast cruise on scenic Lake Powell. Head to the Carl Hayden Visitors Center and look out over Glan Canyon Dam to see 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, August 16, 2021 – Grand Canyon – Bryce Canyon – Springdale, Utah
Today’s journey takes you to 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 eons of time. Iron oxidizing within the rock causes the natural orange and red hues that color these formations. End your day in Springdale, the gateway to Zion National Park. Hotel: Majestic View Lodge, Springdale, Utah (Breakfast, Dinner)
Tuesday, August 17, 2021– Zion National Park - **Optional Excursion Available**
In terms of sheer magnitude and color, few places on Earth match the beauty of Zion National Park. Marvel at red and white sandstone cliffs as you take a full day to explore Utah’s first national park. Climb aboard Zion’s open-air tram and wind your way alongside the Virgin River and through the 2,400-foot deep, half mile wide Zion Canyon. This afternoon, it’s your choice! Delve into the areas native American heritage and pioneer culture at the Zion Human History Museum – or – venture off on our your own to explore the park independently. Hotel: Majestic View Lodge, Springdale, Utah (Breakfast)
Wednesday, August 18, 2021– Springdale – Salt Lake City, Utah
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: a beautifully landscaped area set in the heart of downtown. The square’s centerpiece is the 6-spired granite Salt Lake Temple. Adjacent to this imposing structure 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, August 19, 2021 – 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, August 20, 2021 – Jackson Hole, Wyoming
The day is yours to enjoy Jackson Hole. 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, August 21, 2021 – Jackson Hole – Grand Teton and Yellowstone National Parks
From Jackson Hole, 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 park’s incredible sights. 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: Yellowstone National Park Lodges, Yellowstone National Park (Breakfast)
Sunday, August 22, 2021 – Yellowstone – Cody, Wyoming – Sheridan, Wyoming
A delightful day of sightseeing begins with a trip along Lake Yellowstone and over Sylvan Pass. 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, August, 23, 2021– 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 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: Residence Inn Rapid City Marriott, Rapid City, South Dakota (Breakfast, Dinner)
Tuesday, August 24, 2021 – Rapid City, South Dakota – Tour Ends
Your tour comes to a close, leaving you with many wonderful memories. You will transfer to the Rapid City airport for your flight and transportation back to Central, PA.
Hotel 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 June 1, 2021.
Solo Travelers Rewards Club maximum voucher redemption: $100
Deposit date to day of departure $25 per person, plus...
From February 14-June 13, 2021-$500 per person, plus additional suppliers fees
From June 14-July 28, 2021-30% per person, plus additional suppliers fees
From July 29-August 12, 2021-50% per person, plus additional suppliers fees
After August 12, 2021-NON-REFUNDABLE
*Airfare is non-refundable 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 August average in the 90s. 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 are not included in the price of the trip. 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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