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In today's newsletter, I'll tell you about the most popular national
parks in the United States and Canada to visit on a tour
First, here are some money-saving offers on national parks departures
from some of our top tour operators.
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Below are the top parks to visit on an escorted vacation. Click any link
to see a list of itineraries visiting these destinations.
Established as the first U.S. national preserve in 1872,
Yellowstone National Park
is mostly in Wyoming but spills into neighboring Montana and Idaho as
well. It is famed for its geysers (Old Faithful being the most
celebrated), hot springs and abundant wildlife. Grizzlies, black bears,
bison, elk and moose roam here.
Look for many of those same creatures in Wyoming's nearby
Grand Teton National Park
as well as bald eagles and ospreys in the skies. Wildflower season is
especially scenic, with blooms typically on display from May through
September. You might join a tour company's optional float trip down the
Grand Canyon National Park
in Arizona is one of the world's most studied geological areas. Carved
by the Colorado River, it is 277 miles long, up to 18 miles wide and 1
mile deep. Hiking, mule rides and whitewater rafting are popular ways to
see the canyon.
Many of our Grand Canyon itineraries also travel to outstanding locales
in southern Utah. Tall limestone spires called hoodoos rise from the
Bryce Canyon National Park
their shades of pink, red and orange changing with the rising and
setting of the sun. In
Zion National Park
massive sandstone cliffs soar above cottonwood trees, waterfalls and the
Arches National Park
in eastern Utah is prized for its photogenic red rock formations,
including more than 2,000 stone archways.
Yosemite National Park
in east-central California is known for its waterfalls (most abundant in
spring after the snow melts), wildflower-filled meadows, old sequoias
and granite monoliths like El Capitan and Half Dome.
Badlands National Park
in South Dakota has rich fossil beds and a rugged landscape of layered
rock buttes. Look for bison and bighorn sheep here. Itineraries
that visit the Badlands usually also spend time at
Mount Rushmore National Monument
the enormous sculpture of four U.S. presidents.
Great Smoky Mountains National Park
at the border of Tennessee and North Carolina, is named for the blue
haze that clings to its peaks. It is renowned for its diverse plant and
animal life and historic remnants of southern Appalachian mountain
Acadia National Park
takes up most of Mount Desert Island in Maine. The expanse is
crisscrossed by hiking trails and carriage roads -- woodland routes
built in the early 20th century.
Denali National Park
was the first national park established to protect wildlife. Look for
bears, moose, caribou, Dall sheep, peregrine falcons and golden eagles.
On clear days, you might catch a glimpse of North America's highest
mountain, 20,320-foot Denali.
Yoho National Park
in British Columbia, Canada, is famous for a natural bridge chiseled
through rock by the Kicking Horse River. Yoho is on the western slopes
of the Canadian Rockies, and within it are waterfalls, glacial lakes
(turquoise Emerald Lake is particularly stunning) and snowcapped
The Canadian Rockies in the province of Alberta lend their spectacular
beauty to two national parks.
Banff National Park
encompasses picturesque valleys, peaks, forests and glaciers. Visitors
can ride the gondola to the top of Sulphur Mountain for views of six
mountain ranges. To the north,
Jasper National Park
offers Maligne Canyon, carved by churning waters. Six bridges throughout
the steep gorge provide scenic overlooks.
Here are more to consider:
Volcanoes National Park
in Hawaii, where lava from Kilauea still flows down to the sea
Katmai National Park
in Alaska, a prime spot for observing grizzly bears
Rocky Mountain National Park
in Colorado, which boasts more than 70 peaks that rise above 12,000
Shenandoah National Park
in Virginia, embracing the Blue Ridge Mountains and about 850 species of
Crater Lake National Park
in Oregon, famed for the sapphire-blue lake that formed in a collapsed
Olympic National Park
in Washington, encompassing old-growth temperate rainforests and 70-plus
miles of pristine coast
Waterton Lakes National Park
and, just across the border, Montana's
Glacier National Park
joined in 1932 to create the Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park
Here are this week's Top 10 Tours
. All prices are per person,
based on double occupancy, and subject to availability.
National Parks Wonders
9 days with Trafalgar. Begins in Salt Lake City and ends in Rapid City.
Starting at $2,800. Departs July 13, 2019.
8 days with Viking River Cruises. Travels between Budapest and
Nuremberg. Fly for free and save up to $2,000 per couple. Plus,
receive a $400 per stateroom shipboard credit.
Starting at $3,499.
Departures from September 1 through October 20, 2019.
Highlights of Italy
8 days with Intrepid Travel. Begins in Venice and ends in Rome. Save
Starting at $1,345. Departures from June 8 through October 19,
Porto, the Douro Valley (Portugal) and Salamanca (Spain)
6 days with CroisiEurope. Begins and ends in Porto. Save up to
Starting at $1,830. Departures from June 3 through August 19,
First Passage to the West Excursion
5 days with Rocky Mountaineer. Travels between Calgary and Vancouver.
Receive one free pre- or post-tour hotel night.
$2,132. Departures from June 3 through October 11, 2019.
Gems of Iceland with Northern Lights
6 days with Globus. Begins and ends in Reykjavik. Save $600 per
Starting at $2,989. Departures from October 13 through
December 8, 2019.
Taste of Scotland & Ireland
10 or 11 days with CIE Tours. Begins in Glasgow and ends in Dublin or
Shannon. Save 10%.
Starting at $3,399. Departures from July 30
through August 25, 2019.
Costa Rica: Jungles & Rainforests (BBC Earth Journey, For Families)
8 days with Tauck. Begins in San Jose and ends in Liberia. Young
travelers receive $200 per person off family departures.
$3,590. Departures from June 23, 2019 through December 28, 2020.
18 days with Collette. Begins in Melbourne and ends in Sydney. Save
Starting at $4,999. Departures from June 14, 2019 through April
Chilean Fjords, Antarctica and Falklands - Great Explorers and Wildlife
18 days with Hurtigruten. Begins and ends in Santiago. Fly for free
from select gateways or receive a $2,000 per cabin air credit.
Starting at $14,996. Departs November 11 & 27 and December 26, 2019.
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