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BEGINS IN: SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA

On the Road: National Parks of the West

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Program #19584ENZ
13 Days | 12 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Active
EasyFor people looking to exercise their minds more than their bodies. There’s minimal walking and not too many stairs.
ModerateThese programs get you on your feet and include activities such as walking up to a mile in a day through a city and standing in a museum for a few hours.
ActiveFor people who enjoy walking as much as two miles a day, perhaps to explore historic neighborhoods or a nature trail.
Moderately ChallengingFor hardy explorers who enjoy a good physical challenge, spending most of their days on the go.
ChallengingGet ready to keep up with our highest-energy group. These demanding — and rewarding — programs are for seasoned outdoor enthusiasts.
Gain spectacular insights into the dramatic national parks of the West on this itinerant study of seven world-famous gems of American wilderness. Join local experts for lectures and active experiences inside Yosemite, Sequoia, Kings Canyon, Joshua Tree, Grand Canyon, Bryce Canyon and Zion national parks.


Highlights

• In the shadow of El Capitan and Half Dome, marvel at the beauty of Yosemite Valley.
• Walk amid cathedrals of Giant Sequoias to the General Grant, one of the five largest trees on earth.
• View a Grand Canyon sunset at its rim and walk across the Colorado River on the Navajo Bridge.

Activity Notes

Walking up to two miles a day; terrain from soft and sandy to paved, uneven and bumpy. Must be able to carry luggage. Elevations up to 9,115 feet.

Itinerary Summary

Arrival San Francisco, Calif., 1 night; coach to Yosemite National Park, 2 nights; coach to Fresno, Calif., 1 night; coach to Sequioa and Kings Canyon National Park then Victorville, Calif., 1 night; coach to Joshua Tree National Park, 1 night; coach to Grand Canyon National Park, Ariz., 2 nights; coach to Bryce Canyon National Park, Utah, 2 nights; coach to Zion National Park, Utah, 2 nights; coach to Las Vegas, Nev., departure.

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Currently selected:Prices Starting At:
May 12 — May 24, 2013 waitlist only  

Our Value Promise To You

You won't find a better value.

Included
at no additional cost on this date ...
12 nights of accommodations
35 meals: 12 breakfasts, 11 lunches, 12 dinners
5 Expert-led lectures
15 Field trips
1 Hands-on experiences
3 Performances

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4.6
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