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Spirit of the Desert: The National Parks of the Southwest

Ken Burns American Journeys

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National Parks Southwest Escorted Tour
Bryce Canyon hoodoos, Utah

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Reserve your preferred departure date and we will advise you once the 2021 trip is finalized and priced. You will then have two weeks to cancel; should you cancel, you'll receive a full refund of your trip deposit and the cost of the Travel Protection Product (if purchased). If you are making your own air arrangements, do not book your flights until this trip is finalized as itinerary, as well as start and end cities, may change. We look forward to traveling with you!

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Reviews (41)

The tour of 5 National Parks was well executed by Tauck. The tour director was extremely organized and very experienced. The bus breaks were at historic sights or interesting dining and shopping spots. The food and accommodations in the National Parks were excellent. The tour is on the pricey side, but we got our money's worth. Well done.

Most Memorable Moment:

Seeing the Grand Canyon from the North Rim and the free time to hike the trails.


We 've been on 10 Tauck trips and The Spirit of the Desert tour was one of the very best. The natural scenery was beyond all expectations. Hotels in the national parks are adequate, but not up to Tauck standards. Hotel cottages are 90 years old and have had some upgrades. Tauck uses these hotels because of their superior location within the parks.

Most Memorable Moment:

There was not a memorable moment. Each national and state park was uniquely beautiful. The 2 flightseeing trips, especially the one over the Grand Canyon, will be lasting memories.


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