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Home to scenic landscapes and diverse wildlife, national parks around the world are set aside for us to enjoy nature’s beauty. Tours that visit national parks should be on every adventurer’s list.

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Costa Rica: Rainforests, Volcanoes & Wildlife
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What travelers say about their National Parks tours

National Parks Tour
08/29/18 by 1st-time traveler Jane
This tour allowed us to see numerous parks in a short time. The design of the tour was excellent. Patrick, our tour director was superb. He was extremely knowledgeable in history and geology plus his personality was so fun-loving that we enjoyed every day so much.
National Parks: Canadian Rockies, Glacier & Yellowstone
Wonderful trip to the National Parks in Southwestern USA
10/11/19 by 3rd-time traveler Vicki
This trip was an eye opener as to the beauty of the Grand Canyon, Bryce National Park, and Zion National Park. All three were different in color, formations, and opportunities to hike. Stevyn was a very experienced tour guide who gave us great additional information about the areas we traveled.
U.S. National Parks: The Grand Canyon to Zion
Great Tour, GREAT Tour Director and Beautiful Scenery
09/09/18 by 3rd-time traveler Charles
We just returned from the National Parks Tour. It was wonderful and we loved the Parks, scenery and animals we saw. But most of all, we enjoyed the Tour Director, Stevyn. We would recommend this trip to anyone wishing to see some of America's most beautiful sites and treasures. Well done, Go Ahead.
U.S. National Parks: The Grand Canyon to Yellowstone
Amazing Scenery & history
08/29/18 by 24th-time traveler Gay
This tour met my expectations in every way. I recommend this tour to anyone who wants to touch several National parks here & Canada. Almost all stays were centrally located to sites.
National Parks: Canadian Rockies, Glacier & Yellowstone
Simply Amazing!
12/12/19 by 3rd-time traveler Fantasha
I went on this tour in December 2019 and was simply amazing! Graham was an excellent tour director. He was informative and answered questions that the group had. The scenery was just beautiful! And I can't forget about Kruger National Park. Going on a safari and seeing some of the Big Five up close.
South Africa: Cape Town to Kruger National Park

Travel tips for Nation Parks trips

Where are some of the world's best national parks?

Here are some of the top national parks in the world. Our national park tours visit them, too:

  • Yosemite, located east of San Francisco, California. It’s home to El Capitan, the Half Dome, and miles and miles of hiking trails.
  • Kruger National Park in South Africa. It’s one of Africa’s largest game reserves, and it’s also the perfect place to spot lions, leopards, rhinos, elephants, and buffalo on exhilarating safaris.
  • Yellowstone, covering two million acres in Wyoming, Montana, and Idaho. On your Yellowstone National Park trip, you’ll see Mammoth Hot Springs and Old Faithful, along with some of the most incredible views on Earth.
  • Thingvellir National Park in Reykjavik, Iceland. It sits in a valley caused by the separation of two tectonic plates created the valley this national park sits in, and it’s home to Icelandic ruins scattered among its rocky cliffs.
  • Glacier National Park, located in Montana. Named after the remains of the glaciers from the Ice Age, this park has over 700 lakes, six national historic landmarks, and the famous Highline Trail.
  • Fiordland National Park in New Zealand, known for its glacier-carved fjords, stunning waterfalls, incredible mountains, and mirror-like lakes.
  • Banff National Park in Alberta, Canada. It boasts turquoise glacial lakes, snow-capped mountains with a lively mountain village, ample wildlife, and some of the most picture-perfect hiking you could possibly imagine.
  • The Grand Canyon in Arizona. If you visit the Grand Canyon on a national parks tour, you’ll see incredible views, as well as vibrant colors in the deep and intricate rock formations.
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What should I pack for a national park tour?

If you’re taking one of our national park trips, be prepared for a lot of walking! You’ll want to bring at least two pairs of comfortable walking shoes just in case one gets wet or uncomfortable. You’ll also want to bring sunscreen, a hat, lots of layers, and a camera to capture the stunning views.

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How many days should I plan to spend on a national park tour?

Most of our national park tours are around 9-12 days long, but regardless of how long you spend, you’re bound to have a great time. Our national park tour packages tend to visit a few parks in one trip, so you can truly make the most of your time.

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What should I know before traveling to a national park?

Before you go on any national parks tours, you should remember the following:

  • U.S. National Parks are protected lands, so pack out all of your trash and do not take any plants, rocks, or animals home with you. Leave no trace that you visited! 
  • Park rangers are typically nearby, and they’re some of the smartest, friendliest people you could meet. Ask them questions!
  • Be respectful of animals and keep your distance. 
  • Stay with your group as much as you can, as these parks are very large and it’s easy to get lost.
  • Unfortunately, we cannot control the weather, so your national park tour experiences might vary based on rain, heat, and sometimes even snow.
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What are the benefits of going on a guided tour of the national parks?

Our guided national park vacation packages come with many perks. Our travel experts will arrange comfortable transportation, accommodations, local guides, and many meals, so you can spend more time enjoying the scenery around you!

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