Discover national parks that will rock your world
From the terracotta plateaux of the Grand Canyon, to the vast glacial wilderness and majestic wildlife of Jasper, no one does national parks quite like North America and Canada.
For more than three decades, Globus and Cosmos have been escorting travellers to North America and Canada’s national parks with their GoParks! Tours. What makes these tours unique? Not only do they come with all the bells and whistles of excellent coach travel, they’ve been expertly crafted to go beyond the ‘tourist’ experience – and even feature overnight stays in some of the parks.
Adventure seekers, nature photographers, and wildlife enthusiasts pack your bags and grab your passports – this one’s for you.
More national parks than states
It’s hard to believe with so many national parks – the United States has 61 – that each would have something different to offer.
There’s Alaska’s Denali National Park with its truly spectacular wildlife experience, or the Grand Canyon in Arizona with layered bands of red rock revealing millions of years of geological history.
Then there’s Yellowstone in Wyoming, the oldest national park in the US with its hydrothermal wonders and otherworldly landscape, or the many thrilling hiking trails of Zion National Park in Utah.
Globus’ Spectacular Alaska tour will have you boarding the Alaska Railroad to Denali National Park where you’ll hear from a local naturist, and seek out grizzly bear, caribou, moose and more on a wilderness expedition.
Embark with Cosmos on a Highlights of the Canyonlands tour through spellbinding landscapes and captivating canyonlands. Witness a stunning sunset over the Grand Canyon, be mesmerised by the beauty and peace of Zion with its massive canyon walls ascending toward the sky, take spectacular shots during a 4-wheel-drive tour of mystical Monument Valley, and take in the soaring sandstone cliffs at Snow Canyon State Park.
With awe-inspiring mountain peaks, verdant forests, glass-like lakes, and breath-taking coastal scenery, Canada is one of the world’s premier outdoor destinations – with 48 national parks full of beauty and diversity.
Canada’s oldest national park, Banff, boasts unsurpassed levels of natural wonder and beauty. Snow-capped mountains, conifer forests galore and pristine lakes offer endless opportunities for adventure – from hiking and mountain biking to canoeing and backcountry camping.
Situated on the eastern slopes of the Rockies, Jasper National Park is legendary for its colossal scenery, extensive hiking and biking trails, and teeming wildlife. When night falls, don’t forget to look up! Jasper is recognised as one of the best places on Earth to observe the night sky.
Explore the pristine wilderness of several national parks and the soaring beauty of the Rockies with Globus’ Spirit of the Rockies tour, or enjoy the thrill of the Canadian Rockies in all their glory with Cosmos’ Heart of the Canadian Rockies tour.
Make the most of your time – travel by coach
Whether you’re a snow fanatic, nature lover or adrenaline junkie, a trip to anyone of North America or Canada’s national parks will not disappoint. To make the most of your time (national parks aren’t small!), consider travelling with a great coach tour company.
Explore the world as a traveller – not a tourist – with a Globus tour packed with inclusions, VIP experiences and insider encounters. Adore exploring – without breaking the bank? Try a Cosmos tour, full of amazing ‘pinch me’ moments and capturing memories to last a lifetime. Furthermore, for every GoParks! Tour, Globus and Cosmos contribute to the Wildland Firefighter Foundation which helps support the firefighters who work so hard to preserve North America’s lands from wildfires.
Call 0800 267 672 to book your 2020 adventure today.