The National Parks of America tour by Collette makes stops at five national parks // (c) 2008 nrg_crisis / Flickr.com
The National Parks of America tour by Collette makes stops at five national parks // (c) 2008 nrg_crisis / Flickr.com
The Collette National Parks tour includes a stop at Mt. Rushmore // (c) 2009 J. Stephen Conn
The Collette National Parks tour includes a stop at Mt. Rushmore // (c) 2009 J. Stephen Conn

Still planning your summer getaway? Give that bucket list a kick in the pants and check off five of America’s national parks in one easy program.

Collette, a leading U.S. tour provider is offering a National Parks of America tour, a scenic 12-day program, that stops at Grand Canyon Bryce Canyon, Zion, Grand Teton, and Yellowstone national parks. If all that scenic wonder isn’t quite enticement enough, you’ll also see Sedona, Lake Powell, the Great Salt Lake, Jackson Hole and Mount Rushmore.

This isn’t a sissy bus tour either. Collette recommends participants be prepared to walk about 2 1/2 miles a day, including traversing some inclines.

National Parks of America Tour Itinerary
The program starts out in Scottsdale, Ariz., and kicks off with a chili making contest where you’re urged to submit your finest creation. Over the next four days you’ll visit Sedona and Lake Powell, as well as the Grand Canyon, Bryce Canyon and Zion national parks. Wind down with two nights in Salt Lake City, before heading on to Jackson Hole to take in the Grand Tetons and Yellowstone National Park. Spend your final day in Keystone, South Dakota, visiting Mount Rushmore and the Crazy Horse Monument.

Options? You want options…? There are plenty of add-on programs so you can maximize your “free” time. In Jackson Hotel, take a scenic float trip down the Snake River, or ramp up the action with a white water rafting excursion. Also available is a scenic balloon is nexium an over the counter drug rides over Wyoming. A cowboy dinner and rodeo, complete with ropers, cowgirls and barrel racing also promises to provide a rollicking good time.

The National Parks of America tour by Collette makes stops at five national parks // (c) 2008 nrg_crisis / Flickr.com
The National Parks of America tour by Collette makes stops at five national parks // (c) 2008 nrg_crisis / Flickr.com

Readers Digest Association Partnership
The *National Parks tour starts at $2,999 per person, with departures through Sept 10, 2014. Space is filling up quickly, however, due to a recent partnership between Collette and Readers Digest Association.

The promotion highlights Collette’s 160 tours to Readers Digest subscribers, friends and fans, and the National Parks tour has been a particular popular option.

“We are thrilled to partner with Collette, offering our passionate readers curated tours, guided excursions and memorable travel experiences,” said Alain Begun, vice president of business development and marketing at Reader’s Digest Association of the new partnership.

About Collette
Not familiar with Collette? The company is a third-generation, family-run business based out of Pawtucket, Rhode Island which has been providing group travel since 1918 when Jack Collette started the company. Today, CEO Dan Sullivan and his three children all work together in different branches of the company. Dan Sullivan IV is the director of sales, Jaclyn Leibl-Cote is the Director of International Product, and her younger sister Nicole Diebold, heads up Collette Cares, the company’s charitable foundation. In addition to its national parks itinerary, Collette has travel programs visiting all seven continents around the globe.

Collette
www.gocollette.com

*As always we recommend you use the services of travel agent and suggest using Collette’s agent finder while on the site.

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