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13 Days | 12 Nights
EasyFor people looking to exercise their minds more than their bodies. 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 six world-famous gems of American wilderness. Join local experts for lectures and active experiences inside Yosemite, Sequoia and Kings Canyon, Joshua Tree, Grand Canyon, Bryce Canyon and Zion national parks.


• 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 Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park 1 night; coach to 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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You won't find a better value.

at no additional cost on this date ...
12 nights of accommodations
34 meals: 12 breakfasts, 10 lunches, 12 dinners
6 Expert-led lectures
14 Field trips
1 Hands-on experiences
3 Performances


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