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U.S. National Parks

12 days Nature & Wildlife Tours
Follow in the footsteps of the explorers on this tour of North America’s national parks. Each day displays a new destination, and with it new landscapes and adventures. Explore the mysterious cliff dwellings of Mesa Verde, gaze into the depths of the Grand Canyon and stand in the shadow of the Grand Tetons. And, within the borders of the parks, discover the amazing cultural and geographic diversity of the American West.

Let us handle the details

Expert Tour Director

      Local       cuisine

Handpicked hotels

Sightseeing with local guides

Private transportation

Personalized flight options

Maximum tour group size: 35 travelers

Let us handle the details

Expert Tour Director

      Local       cuisine

Handpicked hotels

Sightseeing with local guides

Private transportation

Personalized flight options

Your tour includes

  • 11 nights in handpicked hotels

  • Breakfast daily, 4 three-course dinners with beer or wine

  • Expert Tour Director

  • Private deluxe motor coach

  • Guided sightseeing and select entrance fees

Santa Fe, New Mexico 2 nights Hotel info

Day 1: Arrival in Albuquerque & transfer to Santa Fe

Included meals: Dinner

Welcome to New Mexico! Arrive in Albuquerque and transfer to your hotel in Santa Fe. Then, meet your fellow travelers at an included welcome dinner.

Day 2: Sightseeing tour of Santa Fe

Included meals: Breakfast

Enjoy a guided sightseeing tour of New Mexico’s capital city, settled by a Spanish conquistador nearly 400 years ago.

• See the Cross of the Martyrs, Loretto Chapel and Saint Francis Cathedral

• Pass through the Plaza in the heart of the city to view the State Capitol Building and Palace of the Governors

• Enter the Wheelwright Gallery

Explore the rest of the city on your own with free time in the afternoon.

Mesa Verde National Park 1 night Hotel info

Day 3: Transfer to Mesa Verde National Park via Durango

Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Cross the Colorado border, stopping in the Old West mining town of Durango, Colorado en route to Mesa Verde.

• Pass by Chimney Rock and Abiquiu Reservoir

• Take in the stunning landscapes that inspired the work of Georgia O’Keeffe

• Explore Durango to feel its frozen-in-time charm

Kayenta, Arizona 1 night Hotel info

Day 4: Mesa Verde National Park & transfer to Kayenta

Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Take a guided tour of Mesa Verde National Park before transferring to Kayenta, Arizona through Monument Valley.

• View fascinating 800-year-old cliff dwellings that honeycomb the walls of the canyon

• Enjoy free time to visit either the gift shop or Spruce Tree House and Museum

• Pass by Monument Valley’s iconic “Mexican Hat,” a sombrero-shaped rock formation

Grand Canyon 2 nights Hotel info

Day 5: Transfer to Grand Canyon via Cameron Trading Post

Included meals: Breakfast

Stop at the Cameron Trading Post, then arrive at the Grand Canyon where you’ll take a scenic walk along the South Rim with your Tour Director. 

• Marvel at the rocky formations that reflect millions of years of geologic evolution

• View the Colorado River running one mile below

Day 6: Free day at The Grand Canyon

Included meals: Breakfast

Enjoy a full free day at the Grand Canyon exploring the rims and plateaus on your own or add an excursion.

Optional Excursion - Grand Canyon Helicopter Ride $199*pp Details

Enjoy a bird’s-eye view of the Grand Canyon aboard a thrilling half-hour helicopter ride. Soar over the massive canyon, taking in a unique perspective on the striated terrain far below. From high above the Canyon rim, you can begin to fully appreciate the immense scale of this natural wonder. Please note: This excursion is weather dependent.

Save $10 when you book this excursion up to 3 days before your tour departs. (On-tour price: $209)

Optional Excursion - Grand Canyon Helicopter Ride (Extended Version) $289*pp Details

Allow yourself more time to admire this natural wonder on an extended ride which takes you flying over the eastern gorge of the Grand Canyon, the North Rim, the Dragon Corridor and the Little Colorado River’s confluence with the Colorado. Please note: This excursion is weather dependent.

Save $10 when you book this excursion up to 3 days before your tour departs. (On-tour price: $299)

Zion National Park 1 night Hotel info

Day 7: Transfer to Zion National Park

Included meals: Breakfast

Pass by the Vermilion Cliffs National Monument before arriving in Zion National Park.

• Discover why 19th-century Mormon settlers named Zion after their heavenly city

• View the yellow and orange-hued dramatically eroded sedimentary rocks

• Take in magnificent vistas on an open-air tram ride with commentary

Salt Lake City, Utah 1 night Hotel info

Day 8: Transfer to Salt Lake City via Bryce Canyon National Park

Included meals: Breakfast

En route to Utah’s capital city, stop for a visit to Bryce Canyon National Park.

• Tour the park by bus and on foot

• Take in up-close views of its distinctive pink limestone and sandstone formations, including awe-inspiring arches, spires and bridges

• View colorful rock pinnacles known as “hoodoos”

Jackson, Wyoming 3 nights Hotel info

Day 9: Transfer to Jackson

Included meals: Breakfast

Cross into Wyoming on a scenic drive en route to the resort town of Jackson. Then, set out to explore Grand Teton National Park, home to the youngest mountain range in the Rockies.

• Drive through stunning Logan Canyon and past turquoise Bear Lake

• Tour Grand Teton National Park by bus and on foot

• Try to spot elk, coyotes, black bears, wolves and the elusive mountain lion

Day 10: Yellowstone National Park

Included meals: Breakfast

Venture out into Yellowstone National Park, designated the world’s first national park in 1872, for a full day of sightseeing.

• Drive through the park with stops for photos 

• See cascading waterfalls, bubbling mud pots and the famous geyser, Old Faithful

• Keep an eye out for the bison, mountain goats, moose and grey wolves that call the park home

Day 11: Free day in Jackson

Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Enjoy a free day in Jackson or add excursions.

Later, gather with your group for a farewell dinner.

Optional Excursion - The Grand Tetons by Horseback $79*pp Details

Jackson is home to fewer than 9,000 people, but it’ll feel like the big city after today’s horseback riding excursion through the Grand Tetons. Suitable for riders of every skill level, this trip into Wyoming’s back country will highlight the scenic beauty of the Snake River Valley. As you trot down mountain paths, keep your eyes peeled for the incredible array of wildlife that calls this area home. Please note: This excursion is weather-dependent and runs seasonally from mid-May through August.

Save $10 when you book this excursion up to 3 days before your tour departs. (On-tour price: $89)

Optional Excursion - Snake River Float $69*pp Details

One of the best ways to see the Grand Tetons—the glorious peaks that surround Jackson—is from the Snake River. On a raft ride, you’ll have a great chance of glimpsing some of Wyoming’s wildlife, including soaring eagles and graceful mountain lions. You’ll also get a firsthand view of the site of Ansel Adams’ famous photo. Please note: This excursion is weather-dependent and runs seasonally from mid-May through mid-September. Layered clothing and waterproof shoes are recommended for this excursion.

Save $10 when you book this excursion up to 3 days before your tour departs. (On-tour price: $79)

Day 12: Departure

Included meals: Breakfast (excluding early morning departures)

Transfer to the airport for your flight home.

Let us handle the details

Expert Tour Director

      Local       cuisine

Handpicked hotels

Sightseeing with local guides

Private transportation

Personalized flight options

Your tour includes

  • 11 nights in handpicked hotels

  • Breakfast daily, 4 three-course dinners with beer or wine

  • Expert Tour Director

  • Private deluxe motor coach

  • Guided sightseeing and select entrance fees

Santa Fe, New Mexico 2 nights Hotel info

Day 1: Arrival in Albuquerque & transfer to Santa Fe

Included meals: Dinner

Welcome to New Mexico! Arrive in Albuquerque and transfer to your hotel in Santa Fe. Then, meet your fellow travelers at an included welcome dinner.

Day 2: Sightseeing tour of Santa Fe

Included meals: Breakfast

Cross the Colorado border, stopping in the Old West mining town of Durango, Colorado en route to Mesa Verde.

• Pass by Chimney Rock and Abiquiu Reservoir

• Take in the stunning landscapes that inspired the work of Georgia O’Keeffe

• Explore Durango to feel its frozen-in-time charm

Mesa Verde National Park 1 night Hotel info

Day 3: Transfer to Mesa Verde National Park via Durango

Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Cross the Colorado border, stopping in the Old West mining town of Durango, Colorado en route to Mesa Verde.

• Pass by Chimney Rock and Abiquiu Reservoir

• Take in the stunning landscapes that inspired the work of Georgia O’Keeffe

• Explore Durango to feel its frozen-in-time charm

Kayenta, Arizona 1 night Hotel info

Day 4: Mesa Verde National Park & transfer to Kayenta

Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Take a guided tour of Mesa Verde National Park before transferring to Kayenta, Arizona through Monument Valley.

• Enter Mesa Verde National Park on a sightseeing tour

• View fascinating 800-year-old cliff dwellings that honeycomb the walls of the canyon

• Enjoy free time to visit either the gift shop or Spruce Tree House and Museum

• Pass by Monument Valley’s iconic “Mexican Hat”, a sombrero-shaped rock formation

Grand Canyon 2 nights Hotel info

Day 5: Transfer to Grand Canyon via Cameron Trading Post

Included meals: Breakfast

Stop at the Cameron Trading Post, then arrive at the Grand Canyon where you’ll take a scenic walk along the South Rim with your Tour Director. 

• Marvel at the rocky formations that reflect millions of years of geologic evolution

• View the Colorado River running one mile below

Day 6: Free day at The Grand Canyon

Included meals: Breakfast

Enjoy a full free day at the Grand Canyon exploring the rims and plateaus on your own or add an excursion.

Optional Excursion - Grand Canyon Helicopter Ride $199*pp Details

Enjoy a bird’s-eye view of the Grand Canyon aboard a thrilling half-hour helicopter ride. Soar over the massive canyon, taking in a unique perspective on the striated terrain far below. From high above the Canyon rim, you can begin to fully appreciate the immense scale of this natural wonder. Please note: This excursion is weather dependent.

Save $10 when you book this excursion up to 3 days before your tour departs. (On-tour price: $209)

Optional Excursion - Grand Canyon Helicopter Ride (Extended Version) $289*pp Details

Allow yourself more time to admire this natural wonder on an extended ride which takes you flying over the eastern gorge of the Grand Canyon, the North Rim, the Dragon Corridor and the Little Colorado River’s confluence with the Colorado. Please note: This excursion is weather dependent.

Save $10 when you book this excursion up to 3 days before your tour departs. (On-tour price: $299)

Zion National Park 1 night Hotel info

Day 7: Transfer to Zion National Park

Included meals: Breakfast

Pass by the Vermilion Cliffs National Monument before arriving in Zion National Park.

• Discover why 19th-century Mormon settlers named Zion after their heavenly city

• View the yellow and orange-hued dramatically eroded sedimentary rocks

• Take in magnificent vistas on an open-air tram ride with commentary

Salt Lake City, Utah 1 night Hotel info

Day 8: Transfer to Salt Lake City via Bryce Canyon National Park

Included meals: Breakfast

En route to Utah’s capital city, stop for a visit to Bryce Canyon National Park.

• Tour the park by bus and on foot

• Take in up-close views of its distinctive pink limestone and sandstone formations, including awe-inspiring arches, spires and bridges

• View colorful rock pinnacles known as “hoodoos”

Jackson, Wyoming 3 nights Hotel info

Day 9: Transfer to Jackson

Included meals: Breakfast

Cross into Wyoming on a scenic drive en route to the resort town of Jackson. Then, set out to explore Grand Teton National Park, home to the youngest mountain range in the Rockies.

• Drive through stunning Logan Canyon and past turquoise Bear Lake

• Tour Grand Teton National Park by bus and on foot

• Try to spot elk, coyotes, black bears, wolves and the elusive mountain lion

Day 10: Yellowstone National Park

Included meals: Breakfast

Venture out into Yellowstone National Park, designated the world’s first national park in 1872, for a full day of sightseeing.

• Drive through the park with stops for photos 

• See cascading waterfalls, bubbling mud pots and the famous geyser, Old Faithful

• Keep an eye out for the bison, mountain goats, moose and grey wolves that call the park home

Day 11: Free day in Jackson

Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Enjoy a free day in Jackson or add excursions.

Later, gather with your group for a farewell dinner.

Optional Excursion - The Grand Tetons by Horseback $79*pp Details

Jackson is home to fewer than 9,000 people, but it’ll feel like the big city after today’s horseback riding excursion through the Grand Tetons. Suitable for riders of every skill level, this trip into Wyoming’s back country will highlight the scenic beauty of the Snake River Valley. As you trot down mountain paths, keep your eyes peeled for the incredible array of wildlife that calls this area home. Please note: This excursion is weather-dependent and runs seasonally from mid-May through August.

Save $10 when you book this excursion up to 3 days before your tour departs. (On-tour price: $89)

Optional Excursion - Snake River Float $69*pp Details

One of the best ways to see the Grand Tetons—the glorious peaks that surround Jackson—is from the Snake River. On a raft ride, you’ll have a great chance of glimpsing some of Wyoming’s wildlife, including soaring eagles and graceful mountain lions. You’ll also get a firsthand view of the site of Ansel Adams’ famous photo. Please note: This excursion is weather-dependent and runs seasonally from mid-May through mid-September. Layered clothing and waterproof shoes are recommended for this excursion.

Save $10 when you book this excursion up to 3 days before your tour departs. (On-tour price: $79)

Day 12: Departure

Included meals: Breakfast (excluding early morning departures)

Transfer to the airport for your flight home.

Add Missoula & Glacier National Park $999 pp

Missoula, Montana 1 night

Day 12: Transfer to Missoula

Included meals: Breakfast

Say goodbye to Jackson and drive to Missoula, Montana’s second most populous city.

Glacier National Park Region 2 nights

Day 13: Transfer to Glacier National Park Region

Included meals: Breakfast

On the way to Glacier National Park region, make a stop at the National Bison Range. Then, enjoy free time at your destination or add an excursion.

Optional Excursion - Lake Flathead Cruise & Dinner $79*pp Details

Begin your evening with a delicious dinner at a local restaurant near Kalispell. Then, set out on a sunset cruise of Flathead Lake, the largest fresh-water lake west of the Great Lakes. Take in breathtaking mountain scenery and marvel at its crystal clear water as you make your way along the banks. Please note: This excursion is seasonal from the end of June through September.

Save $10 when you book this excursion up to 3 days before your tour departs. (On-tour price: $89)

Day 14: Glacier National Park

Included meals: Breakfast

Today, hop into an iconic “Red jammer” and venture into Glacier National Park for a full-day guided tour.

• Discover incredible mountain ranges, glaciers, waterfalls and wildflowers

• Look out for bighorn sheep, grizzly bears, moose, river otters and the elusive mountain lion

Day 15: Departure

Included meals: Breakfast (excluding early morning departures)

Transfer to the airport in Kalispell for your flight home.

How's the weather?

  • Santa Fe, New Mexico, United States
  • Mesa Verde National Park
  • Grand Canyon, United States
  • Springdale, Utah
  • Salt Lake City, Utah, United States
  • Jackson, Wyoming, United States
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Passport & Visa Requirements

Valid government-issued identification is required for air travel within the United States. If you are not a U.S. citizen, please be sure to have your required identification with you as well.

Baggage Allowance

Airlines have varying weight restrictions on luggage. Be advised that most domestic airlines impose additional charges if you choose to check any baggage, and that you are responsible for any such costs. Contact your airline for detailed information regarding luggage size and weight restrictions for your flight, but please note that Go Ahead travelers are restricted to one checked bag per person due to storage limitations on motor coaches and other internal transfers, which may include train connections or flights. One carry-on bag is also permitted, provided that it does not exceed 45 total inches (length + width + height). Make sure you label your baggage and carry valuables, medication and documents in your carry-on bag.

Health

Please be aware that you will be traveling at altitudes between 7,000 and 9,000 feet above sea level on this tour. These high altitudes can sometimes cause difficulty breathing and other health problems with travelers who have heart problems or respiratory ailments. If you suffer from any of these conditions, please speak to your doctor regarding any potential health risks. Even healthy travelers may sometimes experience altitude sickness, a temporary condition featuring symptoms of headache, fatigue, nausea and lightheadedness. Until your body acclimates to the higher altitudes, we suggest that you drink plenty of fluids and limit your intake of caffeine and alcohol. Otherwise, there are no major health risks when traveling to this region. During the summer months, take care for sun exposure and heat. It is always advisable to check with your doctor or healthcare provider for the latest updates and personal travel requirements.

Clothing & Packing Tips

Light, loose-fitting clothing that provides comfort when exploring the sights is essential for your tour. A sun hat, sunglasses and a sturdy pair of walking shoes are recommended for sightseeing. Hiking boots might come in handy, if you plan to do any extensive walking or hiking. It’s always a good idea to be prepared for any eventuality—a lightweight jacket and emergency rainwear are advised. Restaurants are typically informal in this region of the United States.

Cuisine

One of the most enjoyable aspects of traveling is the delightful variety of local cuisine—even if you’re not traveling abroad. After all, the United States contains some of the most varied food in the world. Most of the cuisine is well-known to Americans, but look out for delicious Mexican and Spanish food in New Mexico.

Transportation

Flights arrive in Albuquerque, where a Go Ahead representative escorts you to Santa Fe for hotel check-in. Flights depart from Jackson. All included transportation on this tour is by private motor coach.

Electricity

All regions operate on the U.S. standard 110 volts.

Time Zones

Most of your tour will fall on Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is two hours behind Eastern Standard Time (EST). Arizona is on Pacific Standard Time (PST) in the summer, which is three hours behind EST; and MST in the winter. For most of your tour, when it’s noon in New York City, it’s 10am on tour.

Currency

U.S. dollars will be the currency on your tour.

Tipping

At the conclusion of your tour, it is customary to offer your Tour Director and driver a gratuity. We recommend tipping in your tour country’s currency, the equivalent of $3USD/CAD per person per day for your driver and $6USD/CAD to $9USD/CAD per person per day for your Tour Director. If applicable, we also recommend the equivalent of $2USD/CAD per local guide. Tips can only be paid in cash. Please keep current local currency exchange rates in mind when tipping.

How's the weather?

  • Santa Fe, New Mexico, United States
  • Mesa Verde National Park
  • Grand Canyon, United States
  • Springdale, Utah
  • Salt Lake City, Utah, United States
  • Jackson, Wyoming, United States
Temperature Precipitation
  • JAN
  • FEB
  • MAR
  • APR
  • MAY
  • JUN
  • JUL
  • AUG
  • SEP
  • OCT
  • NOV
  • DEC

Passport & Visa Requirements

Valid government-issued identification is required for air travel within the United States. If you are not a U.S. citizen, please be sure to have your required identification with you as well.

Baggage Allowance

Airlines have varying weight restrictions on luggage. Be advised that most domestic airlines impose additional charges if you choose to check any baggage, and that you are responsible for any such costs. Contact your airline for detailed information regarding luggage size and weight restrictions for your flight, but please note that Go Ahead travelers are restricted to one checked bag per person due to storage limitations on motor coaches and other internal transfers, which may include train connections or flights. One carry-on bag is also permitted, provided that it does not exceed 45 total inches (length + width + height). Make sure you label your baggage and carry valuables, medication and documents in your carry-on bag.

Health

Please be aware that you will be traveling at altitudes between 7,000 and 9,000 feet above sea level on this tour. These high altitudes can sometimes cause difficulty breathing and other health problems with travelers who have heart problems or respiratory ailments. If you suffer from any of these conditions, please speak to your doctor regarding any potential health risks. Even healthy travelers may sometimes experience altitude sickness, a temporary condition featuring symptoms of headache, fatigue, nausea and lightheadedness. Until your body acclimates to the higher altitudes, we suggest that you drink plenty of fluids and limit your intake of caffeine and alcohol. Otherwise, there are no major health risks when traveling to this region. During the summer months, take care for sun exposure and heat. It is always advisable to check with your doctor or healthcare provider for the latest updates and personal travel requirements.

Clothing & Packing Tips

Light, loose-fitting clothing that provides comfort when exploring the sights is essential for your tour. A sun hat, sunglasses and a sturdy pair of walking shoes are recommended for sightseeing. Hiking boots might come in handy, if you plan to do any extensive walking or hiking. It’s always a good idea to be prepared for any eventuality—a lightweight jacket and emergency rainwear are advised. Restaurants are typically informal in this region of the United States.

Cuisine

One of the most enjoyable aspects of traveling is the delightful variety of local cuisine—even if you’re not traveling abroad. After all, the United States contains some of the most varied food in the world. Most of the cuisine is well-known to Americans, but look out for delicious Mexican and Spanish food in New Mexico.

Transportation

Flights arrive in Albuquerque, where a Go Ahead representative escorts you to Santa Fe for hotel check-in. Flights depart from Jackson. All included transportation on this tour is by private motor coach.

Electricity

All regions operate on the U.S. standard 110 volts.

Time Zones

Most of your tour will fall on Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is two hours behind Eastern Standard Time (EST). Arizona is on Pacific Standard Time (PST) in the summer, which is three hours behind EST; and MST in the winter. For most of your tour, when it’s noon in New York City, it’s 10am on tour.

Currency

U.S. dollars will be the currency on your tour.

Tipping

At the conclusion of your tour, it is customary to offer your Tour Director and driver a gratuity. We recommend tipping in your tour country’s currency, the equivalent of $3USD/CAD per person per day for your driver and $6USD/CAD to $9USD/CAD per person per day for your Tour Director. If applicable, we also recommend the equivalent of $2USD/CAD per local guide. Tips can only be paid in cash. Please keep current local currency exchange rates in mind when tipping.

See what our travelers say about this tour—all reviews are authentic and unedited.

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5 / 5

5 / 5

Traveled On: 6/5/2015

Number of Past Tours: 1

From: FL

Tour Director: 5 / 5

Tour Value: 5 / 5

Outstanding National Park Tour

Wow! What a great tour! Being from the southeast of the United States, I have never seen so many mountains! This was my first experience visiting our National Parks in our western part of the United States and what a great way to see our beautiful country. Our tour Director, Stevyn made our trip even more pleasurable with his expertise and knowledge in the history of National Parks, keeping us aware of what is around the next mountain side. The tour group was just the right size; everyone very excited each day as we traveled to places with famous scenic landscapes. Our coach driver, Brett made it very relaxing for us to enjoy the views while he took the wheel and took us places we had never been. Brett was very professional and always had a smile on his face while interacting with everyone. My wife Lynne and I are very satisfied with the Go Ahead Tour staff and our decision in booking this tour.

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4 / 5

4 / 5

Traveled On: 5/29/2015

Number of Past Tours: 1

From: FL

Tour Director: 5 / 5

Tour Value: 4 / 5

excellent tour director

nancy is the tour director that I would like to have on my following trips. she is energetic, responsible towards the group, very knowledgeable about the sights and places to eat. nancy rocks!!!

4 / 5

4 / 5

Traveled On: 5/29/2015

Number of Past Tours: 1

From: FL

Tour Director: 5 / 5

Tour Value: 4 / 5

tour director

tour director Nancy s. is perfect. great sense of humor. knowledgeable about the sight seen and the best places to eat. provided advice where needed. helpful throughout the trip.

5 / 5

5 / 5

Traveled On: 6/5/2015

Number of Past Tours: 1

From: ME

Tour Director: 5 / 5

Tour Value: 5 / 5

Best Tour Director

I believe you should try to get Stevyn as much as possible. He made the whole trip. Truly wonderful Person

5 / 5

5 / 5

Traveled On: 6/5/2015

Number of Past Tours: 6

From: WI

Tour Director: 5 / 5

Tour Value: 5 / 5

Our "Western" backyard

We love to travel abroad looking for exotic and beautiful places. But, this year we traveled within the United States to Western National Parks. What a rewarding experience! Some of the parks brought back memories from pre-teen years when my parents would take us by car for a summer trek. Others were brand new to both of us. Thanks to our tour director Stevyn, our bus driver Bret, and our fellow travelers for a most memorable tour! Ken and Jean :)

5 / 5

5 / 5

Traveled On: 5/22/2015

Number of Past Tours: 1

From: WI

Tour Director: 5 / 5

Tour Value: 4 / 5

A Peak Experience

Knowledge and ability pay off in satisfied travelers. Kudos to Tour Director Phil and Bus Driver Robert. Both knew the territory and had their crystal balls finely tuned. My wife and I will be talking about this trip and Go Ahead for some time to come. Also, making the acquaintance of like-minded people added further to our enjoyment of the trip. Time to list just a few high points. I have several pages of notes, several books, DVDs and close to a thousand photos. I am restraining myself to listing only a few of the gems. Santa Fe, Mesa Verde National Park and the guided tour of the Square House. Monument Valley. Hearing about Navajo Code Talkers first hand. Grand Canyon. Glen Canyon and Dam. Bryce Canyon rim walk. Snake River rafting. Incredibly timed arrival at Old Faithful. The days rolled by quickly. Thank you for this tour.

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5 / 5

5 / 5

Traveled On: 5/22/2015

Number of Past Tours: 1

From: TX

Tour Director: 5 / 5

Tour Value: 5 / 5

Best Tour Director

Phil was the best tour director I've ever travelled with. He is so knowledgeable of the complete area we travelled. Always there to help and give suggestions. He was with us until we arrived at the airport. The bus driver, Robert, was another kudo to our trip. Went out of his way to make our trip comfortable and enjoyable. Gave us heads up when he spotted wild life. Fun, fun, fun. I would travel with them anytime.

5 / 5

5 / 5

Traveled On: 5/22/2015

Number of Past Tours: 1

From: HI

Tour Director: 5 / 5

Tour Value: 5 / 5

Best land tour

It was the best land tour I've every taken. I like everything about this tour. Tour director Phil and bus driver Richard were excellent.

5 / 5

5 / 5

Traveled On: 5/8/2015

Number of Past Tours: 1

From: FL

Tour Director: 5 / 5

Tour Value: 5 / 5

Excellent tour

This was the first tour I have taken with GoAhead and it was excellent. The different National Parks just kept getting better and better! We have never been on a helicopter before but it was awesome - a must do ride. Our tour guide, Stevyn, was wonderful. He did so much extra for us and both he and our driver, Robert, went out of their way to help us and provide us with an excellent tour. I can't say enough about how wonderful it was. Everyone should put this on their bucket list and see some of the natural beauty of our country.

5 / 5

5 / 5

Traveled On: 5/15/2015

Number of Past Tours: 1

From: AL

Tour Director: 5 / 5

Tour Value: 5 / 5

Magnificent Tour!

This was our first tour, so I was a little apprehensive when choosing a tour company. After long hours researching tour companies and reading reviews, I settled on Go Ahead. This was due mostly to the fact that their past traveler reviews were the best of all the companies I researched. They are also members of their local Better Business Bureau. We were not disappointed! The tour director (Nancy S) was terrific. Not only did she come through with the published itinerary, she added "little" extras that made the trip even more rewarding. Kudos to Nancy! I don't know where she finds all her energy. Our driver (Nathan) was excellent. He and Nancy made a great team! We will be booking another Go Ahead tour in the future. We hope to make as many new friends on our next tour as we did on The National Parks tour.

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