Land Journeys

Western United States

Welcome to the region of evergreen giants, painted deserts, and pink-hued stone citadels. Our Western USA tours immerse you in lands woven with legend and lore, cowboy culture, and steaming National Parks.

Western USA Escorted Tours
Grand Canyon

Legendary Journeys and Adventures

The “Golden State” may refer back to the riches discovered in California in 1848, but the state’s scenic gems extend far beyond the bounds of Gold Rush Country...

California... a state of mind as beautiful as the place. Discover both as you explore California dreams – amazing one-of-a-kind cars and architecture in Los Angeles... the glamour and glitter of Hollywood... the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum, featuring Air Force One... the "American Riviera" of Santa Barbara, a celebrity getaway where flowers bloom big in a renowned botanic garden... Central Coast wine country, lush farmlands, and extravagant Hearst Castle... the stunning beauty of Big Sur and the Monterey Peninsula... and lovely San Francisco Bay by boat and on foot – a city that will forever steal your heart! Read Less

Yellowstone National Park

Seriously... there's no other place on Earth like it – Yellowstone National Park

There’s everything else, and then there’s Yellowstone; it’s truly like no other place on Earth. Why? Because it sits atop the largest “supervolcano” on the North American continent – one of the hottest spots on the planet. It’s called the Yellowstone Caldera, and it lurks beneath the surface, giving rise to Yellowstone National Park’s host of gushing geysers, steaming fumaroles, hot springs, mud pot and more – nothing less than the largest concentration of geothermal features on Earth, spectacular in winter or summer. In an amazing setting such as this, pretty much anything you do – from a wildlife safari in the summer, to a snowcoach ride in the winter… or hike, climb, horseback ride, ski, snowshoe, watch a sunrise or a sunset – is something you’ll never forget.

Yosemite National Park

Through a lens, brightly and darkly – Yosemite National Park

What a young Ansel Adams saw through his lens as he trekked into the California wilderness more than 100 years ago – as John Muir did a half-century before him – has inspired countless visitors to explore its chiseled landscapes. Celestial bodies trump electricity. Running water falls from rocks. Residents are furred, finned or feathered. And skyscrapers with names like Half Dome and El Capitan are nature-made. Adams iconic photographs need no words or explanation. Even in black and white, they capture what he felt about places now immortalized for future generations.

Grand Teton National Park

Big sky, big mountains, big picture... Grand Teton National Park

Out here in the Great American West, everything is “big.” For starters, Wyoming comprises part of “Big Sky Country”... where the heavens ranging above the region’s vast grasslands, winding rivers and jagged mountain peaks do indeed appear to stretch on forever and ever. Then there are the mountains themselves – in this case the Tetons, crowned by Grand Teton (that’s the “big” one that gives the national park its name; other peaks in the range include Middle Teton, South Teton, Mount Owen and Teewinot) – seemingly bursting right up out of the floor of the glacial valley we call Jackson Hole, to loom majestically over everything below.

Grand Canyon National Park

Coming to grips with the impossible... at Grand Canyon National Park

Surely you have stumbled upon some other planet... or at least it feels that way at Grand Canyon National Park. Your first glimpse of the enormous Grand Canyon strains credulity. What giants have been playing with the rock here? Or what cataclysmic force of the universe? Then the drama starts. Clouds, shadows, and the shifting sun keep transforming the landscape. As the sun flames in the west, canyon walls turn red while the giants paint the sky, creating masterpieces so beautiful they freeze you in your tracks. The Grand Canyon sprawls wide open, carved out by the Colorado River, revealing two billion years of Earth’s history; here is where air meets land, where you meet what feels like destiny, with just the white-tailed Kaibab squirrel, only found here, as witness.

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Legendary Journeys and Adventures

The “Golden State” may refer back to the riches discovered in California in 1848, but the state’s scenic gems extend far beyond the bounds of Gold Rush Country...

California... a state of mind as beautiful as the place. Discover both as you explore California dreams – amazing one-of-a-kind cars and architecture in Los Angeles... the glamour and glitter of Hollywood... the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum, featuring Air Force One... the "American Riviera" of Santa Barbara, a celebrity getaway where flowers bloom big in a renowned botanic garden... Central Coast wine country, lush farmlands, and extravagant Hearst Castle... the stunning beauty of Big Sur and the Monterey Peninsula... and lovely San Francisco Bay by boat and on foot – a city that will forever steal your heart! Read Less

Yellowstone National Park

Seriously... there's no other place on Earth like it – Yellowstone National Park

There’s everything else, and then there’s Yellowstone; it’s truly like no other place on Earth. Why? Because it sits atop the largest “supervolcano” on the North American continent – one of the hottest spots on the planet. It’s called the Yellowstone Caldera, and it lurks beneath the surface, giving rise to Yellowstone National Park’s host of gushing geysers, steaming fumaroles, hot springs, mud pot and more – nothing less than the largest concentration of geothermal features on Earth, spectacular in winter or summer. In an amazing setting such as this, pretty much anything you do – from a wildlife safari in the summer, to a snowcoach ride in the winter… or hike, climb, horseback ride, ski, snowshoe, watch a sunrise or a sunset – is something you’ll never forget.

Yosemite National Park

Through a lens, brightly and darkly – Yosemite National Park

What a young Ansel Adams saw through his lens as he trekked into the California wilderness more than 100 years ago – as John Muir did a half-century before him – has inspired countless visitors to explore its chiseled landscapes. Celestial bodies trump electricity. Running water falls from rocks. Residents are furred, finned or feathered. And skyscrapers with names like Half Dome and El Capitan are nature-made. Adams iconic photographs need no words or explanation. Even in black and white, they capture what he felt about places now immortalized for future generations.

Grand Teton National Park

Big sky, big mountains, big picture... Grand Teton National Park

Out here in the Great American West, everything is “big.” For starters, Wyoming comprises part of “Big Sky Country”... where the heavens ranging above the region’s vast grasslands, winding rivers and jagged mountain peaks do indeed appear to stretch on forever and ever. Then there are the mountains themselves – in this case the Tetons, crowned by Grand Teton (that’s the “big” one that gives the national park its name; other peaks in the range include Middle Teton, South Teton, Mount Owen and Teewinot) – seemingly bursting right up out of the floor of the glacial valley we call Jackson Hole, to loom majestically over everything below.

Grand Canyon National Park

Coming to grips with the impossible... at Grand Canyon National Park

Surely you have stumbled upon some other planet... or at least it feels that way at Grand Canyon National Park. Your first glimpse of the enormous Grand Canyon strains credulity. What giants have been playing with the rock here? Or what cataclysmic force of the universe? Then the drama starts. Clouds, shadows, and the shifting sun keep transforming the landscape. As the sun flames in the west, canyon walls turn red while the giants paint the sky, creating masterpieces so beautiful they freeze you in your tracks. The Grand Canyon sprawls wide open, carved out by the Colorado River, revealing two billion years of Earth’s history; here is where air meets land, where you meet what feels like destiny, with just the white-tailed Kaibab squirrel, only found here, as witness.

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Our passion for and experience in the national parks of the West goes back generations; we pioneered air-land tours to the Western parks in the 1960s and haven’t looked back since. In Yellowstone, Yosemite, Grand Canyon, Grand Teton and more, we stay at coveted inside-the-park lodges, know the best places to visit and explore, and the best ways to share our passion with you.

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