From a couple of hours, to a couple of weeks hiking and trekking vacations are more popular than ever. Especially for those who want to see and do something different from the average traveler. Dust off your hiking boots and check out our top 7 treks around the world.Continue reading
With 59 national parks and over 100 national monuments in America, choosing which one to visit can feel overwhelming. Luckily, we here at AffordableTours.com have put together a list of suggestions, the must-see national parks that make for the best experiences for families. Consider one of these five for your next vacation:
America is a vast country, diverse in geography and natural features. Many of America’s most beautiful landscapes and landmarks fall under the purview of the National Parks Service. This federal agency exists to preserve and maintain the natural beauty of America’s most marvelous features, to provide a place for wild flora and fauna to thrive in America, and to provide locations where visitors can tour and observe the beauty of the geological features and wildlife, while learning about the history behind each location.
Through AffordableTours.com, you can book a number of vacations that take you through some of America’s most notable national parks and the regions where many of them are located. First, though, learn more about where you might travel on a national parks tour and what you might see.
Last year one of our brilliant agents here at AffordableTours.com went on a trip with Tauck to explore America’s terrains. He came back with an amazing recount of his adventures. Read below to see how his trip went!
Touring America’s Canyonlands with Tauck
Written by Robert Blair, AffordableTours.com Travel Consultant
If you’ve ever wanted to travel to see wondrous landmarks just outside your back door, consider a journey into America’s Canyonlands with Tauck. With lavish accommodations and dining experiences in Phoenix and Las Vegas, plus incredible, iconic natural wonders, this escorted tour is an excellent introduction to the best of the U.S. Southwest.
Our first stop on our 8-day itinerary was Sedona, Arizona, known for its scenic red rock vistas and rich history. This beautiful area has long been an inspiration for artists; we enjoyed its great shopping and restaurants. We ended our first full day of touring at the majestic Grand Canyon. From the top of the North Rim, I enjoyed watching the sun set and seeing the layers of rock change colors before my eyes.
After breakfast overlooking the rim the next morning, our tour group learned how millions of years of weather events created the magical scenery. We boarded our motorcoach to head north through sacred Navajo Indian territory, where our guide explained many Navajo traditions and cultures. By this point, I had taken over 300 photographs! I was able to immediately share my photos online thanks to complimentary wi-fi on our motorcoach.