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National Geographic - National Parks of The American West

Discover Yosemite, Sequoia, Death Valley, Zion, Bryce, Grand Canyon

National Parks of The American West San Francisco to Las Vegas

15 Nights From €4549 (Per Person)

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Discover Yosemite, Sequoia, Death Valley, Zion, Bryce, Grand Canyon

G Adventures
Making the World a better place

Platinum Travel are delighted to partner with G Adventures.

G Adventures has redefined small group travel for 25 years. Travelling with Platinum Travel and G Adventures is the very best way to get up close and personal with your planet in a way you’d never manage on your own. And when you travel with G, you support local communities and help make the world a little bit better for everyone. Welcome to a World of Good.

Adventure travel is more than a holiday. It’s a chance to get to know your world better by putting yourself on a first-name basis with the people, places, and things that make it worth exploring. This is your planet. Come and get it.

G Adventures are the small-group adventure travel experts, and have been for over 20 years. They got that way by listening to travellers and giving them what they want: Top-notch tours in top-notch places with top-notch staff at great prices. The world opens up a little more for a small group than it does for a solo traveller or a big-bus tour. Small groups offer security, access, camaraderie, and an affinity with your destination than you’ll get by travelling any other way.

Why Platinum Travel and G Adventures ?

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Producers - 9/10 of all G adventures food suppliers purchase more than half of their supplies rom local producers, markets and farms

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Local - 91% of all G Adventures on-tour Hotels, Restaurants and tour providors are owned by legal residents.

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Animal Welfare - Every tour is audited to ensure the humane treatment of wildlife. if partners put animals at risk they cease to become partners.

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Travel - When you travel with G Adventures you dont just connect with its facinating

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Imagine - These aren't just trips they are oppoutunities to see the World.

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National Geographic - G Adventures work closely with National Geographic Magazine to help you explore the world like they do in the Magazine

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Unique Accommodations - Spend the night in a Jordanian tent, how about a converted fort in India. Accommodations reflect character of where we visit.

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Meals - 65% of included meals are based on local food and traditional cuisine

  • National Parks of the American West
    16 days - Las Vegas to San Francisco -

    Spend two weeks in the American West, discovering the beauty of many of its most iconic national parks. Encounter the crimson-striped cliffs of the Grand Canyon and
    hear the thundering surf at Big Sur. Stroll among the giants of Sequoia National Park and step behind the scenes at the Monterey Bay Aquarium on a tour designed for
    National Geographic Journeys. From Yosemite to Death Valley, escape to some of the greatest natural wonders anywhere.
    Is this tour for me?
    Travel Style: National Geographic Journeys

    Greater exploration, insider access, and the freedom to roam – all without sacrificing comfort.
    Service Level: Upgraded

    Quality accommodations and more inclusions than on other G Adventures tours, like meals, private transport, and activities.
    Physical Rating: 3 - Average

    Some tours may include light hiking, biking, rafting, or kayaking in addition to walking.
    Trip Type: Small Group

    Small group experience; Max 15, Avg 12.
    Age requirement: 12+

    All travellers under age 18 must be accompanied by an adult.

National Parks of the American West | 16 days - Las Vegas to San Francisco - from €4799

Itinerary

Day 1

Las Vegas
Arrive at any time.

Day 2


Las Vegas/Zion National Park

Depart early for Zion, Utah's oldest national park which offers some of the most scenic canyon country in the United States. Catch the shuttle into the park with our
CEO and hike to the Emerald Pools and hanging gardens.
Meals included: Breakfast

Day 3


Zion National Park

Enjoy a guided hike to the Narrows in Zion National Park. Splash and wade the river which cuts though this stunning slot canyon and view the awe-inspiring beauty of
the high plateaus, towers, temples, mesas, and the earth's tallest-known sheer sandstone walls of pinks and reds.
Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch

Day 4


Zion National Park/Page

This morning, visit Bryce Canyon National Park for a hike. Famed for the multi-coloured rock pinnacles called 'Hoodoo' that cover the canyon floor – be sure to have
your camera ready to snap shots of these spectacular, natural towers. Continue on to Page, Arizona.
Meals included: Breakfast

Day 5


Page/Grand Canyon National Park

Start the day with a visit to the incredible Antelope Canyon with a local Navajo guide. Located on Navajo land and accessible only with an authorized guide, this
landmark is considered one of the most visually stunning slot canyon formations in the world. Next, travel to the Grand Canyon with a stop at Horseshoe Bend en
route.
Meals included: Breakfast

Day 6


Grand Canyon National Park

Spend the day exploring the Canyon with an expert from the Grand Canyon Association Field Institute. Enjoy a walk along the South Rim discussing the unique geology
and botany of the Canyon, as well as human history here. After, visit the Historic Village District viewing iconic park structures then continue down the historic
Bright Angel Trail below the canyon rim and view 2 thousand year-old rock art and 250 million year-old fossils. Also visit historic Kolb photography Studio, home to
photo-pioneers Emery and Ellsworth Kolb, who shared with the world the first pictures of the epic Canyon.
Exclusive Inclusions:National Geographic Journeys Exclusives Grand Canyon Exclusive
Meals included: Breakfast

Day 7


Grand Canyon National Park/Las Vegas

This morning, visit Lowell Observatory for a tour of the giant telescopes and to learn about the study of astronomy, as well as a lecture on Mars. Continue back to
Las Vegas, but not before getting your kicks on Route 66 in Seligman, Arizona – the birthplace of this famed highway.
Exclusive Inclusions:National Geographic Journeys Exclusives Lowell Observatory Experience
Meals included: Breakfast

Day 8


Las Vegas

Enjoy a full free day to explore Las Vegas. Wander the Strip, do some shopping, and refuel at one of the many bars or restaurants. Opt to take in a glitzy Las Vegas
show, try your luck at the gaming tables, or head out on a day trip to the Hoover Dam.
Exclusive Inclusions:Carte Blanche
Meals included: Breakfast

Day 9


Las Vegas/Death Valley National Park

Leave the glitz and glamour of Las Vegas behind, and travel to Death Valley – the lowest, hottest and driest place in North America. Marvel at the extremes of this
landscape and opt to take a jeep tour.
Meals included: Breakfast

Day 10


Death Valley National Park/Yosemite National Park

Sit back and enjoy the views on this full day drive via the mountain town of Bishop and across the Sierra Nevada Mountains of California, via the famed Tioga Pass.
Arrive this evening into the Yosemite area.
Meals included: Breakfast | Dinner

Day 11


Yosemite National Park

With our CEO, explore stunning Yosemite National Park in the High Sierra. Explore on foot to view majestic waterfalls, crystal clear lakes, lush green meadows and
walk amongst pristine groves in Yosemite.
Meals included: Breakfast

Day 12


Yosemite National Park/Sequoia National Park

Depart early and walk through California’s Sequoia National Park alongside a naturalist. Learn about these impressive giant trees, enjoy a picnic lunch on the trail,
and then drive to Big Tree Trail for an afternoon hike and learn about how National Geographic deeded tracts of giant trees in the heart of the park to the National
Parks Service for safekeeping. This evening, we return to the park for an evening of stargazing with an expert from the Sequoia Parks Conservancy (SPC).
Exclusive Inclusions:National Geographic Journeys Exclusives Sequoia NP Hike|National Geographic Journeys Exclusives Sequoia Parks Conservancy Stargazing
Meals included: Breakfast

Day 13


Sequoia National Park/Monterey

Travel to Monterey and marvel at the beautiful coastline and mountain ranges of Big Sur along the Pacific coast.
Meals included: Breakfast | Dinner

Day 14


Monterey

Go behind the scenes at the Monterey Bay Aquarium on an experience customized for Journeys travellers. Get an inside look at the inner workings of the facility and
learn about sea otters, kelp and all the marine life that call the Aquarium home. After, enjoy a free afternoon, opt to explore the Bay, or wander historic
Fisherman's Wharf and Cannery Row.
Exclusive Inclusions:National Geographic Journeys Exclusives Monterey Aquarium Exclusive
Meals included: Breakfast

Day 15


Monterey/San Francisco

Continue on a scenic coastal drive along the Pacific Coast Highway to San Francisco for our final evening. Catch a glimpse of the Golden Gate Bridge on the way into
one of America's most popular cities. Opt to catch a cable car ride over the steep hills, explore the city by bicycle or set sail into the setting sun.
Meals included: Breakfast
Day 16
San Francisco

Depart at any time.
Meals included: Breakfast

G Adventures
Making the World a better place

Platinum Travel are delighted to partner with G Adventures

G Adventures has redefined small group travel for 25 years. Travelling with Platinum Travel and G Adventures is the very best way to get up close and personal with your planet in a way you’d never manage on your own. And when you travel with G, you support local communities and help make the world a little bit better for everyone. Welcome to a World of Good.

Adventure travel is more than a holiday. It’s a chance to get to know your world better by putting yourself on a first-name basis with the people, places, and things that make it worth exploring. This is your planet. Come and get it.

G Adventures are the small-group adventure travel experts, and have been for over 20 years. They got that way by listening to travellers and giving them what they want: Top-notch tours in top-notch places with top-notch staff at great prices. The world opens up a little more for a small group than it does for a solo traveller or a big-bus tour. Small groups offer security, access, camaraderie, and an affinity with your destination than you’ll get by travelling any other way.

Why Platinum Travel and G Adventures ?

P

Producers - 9/10 of all G adventures food suppliers purchase more than half of their supplies rom local producers, markets and farms

L

Local - 91% of all G Adventures on-tour Hotels, Restaurants and tour providors are owned by legal residents.

A

Animal Welfare - Every tour is audited to ensure the humane treatment of wildlife. if partners put animals at risk they cease to become partners.

T

Travel - When you travel with G Adventures you dont just connect with its facinating

I

Imagine - These aren't just trips they are oppoutunities to see the World.

N

National Geographic - G Adventures work closely with National Geographic Magazine to help you explore the world like they do in the Magazine

U

Unique Accommodations - Spend the night in a Jordanian tent, how about a converted fort in India. Accommodations reflect character of where we visit.

M

Meals - 65% of included meals are based on local food and traditional cuisine

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We have expert knowledge of all airlines on all routes so we will constantly compare airlines with each other to get the best offer.

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For more information Please call now on 01 853 5000, email info@platinumtravel.ieor click button below and complete the enquiry form - we will be delighted to help you, its all part of the Platinum Service!

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