NATIONAL PARK, GRAND TETON NATIONAL PARK, BRYCE CANYON NATIONAL PARK,
ZION NATIONAL PARK and GRAND CANYON NATIONAL PARK
at premier natural wonders on this multi-state vacation that focuses on
some of the West’s most scenic national parks. This National Parks tour
starts in Rapid City and ends in Las Vegas. In between, you’ll visit
Mount Rushmore, Yellowstone National Park, Grand Teton National Park,
Bryce Canyon National Park, Zion National Park, and Grand Canyon
National Park. From spectacular rock formations and deep canyons to
sparkling waterfalls, geysers, and lakes, you’ll see a wide variety of
breathtaking natural treasures.
In South Dakota, visit Crazy Horse Memorial, built to honor the famous
Sioux Indian leader; incomparable Mount Rushmore; and Deadwood, once a
lawless gold-mining town. In Wyoming, stay two nights inside
Yellowstone National Park and see magnificent views of Yellowstone
Canyon, Lower Falls, and world-famous Old Faithful Geyser. Yellowstone
has the largest concentration of mammals in the lower 48 states, so
have your camera ready for wildlife such as bison, elk, and pronghorn.
Journey into breathtaking Grand Teton National Park—home to
13,770-foot-high ridges—for a delightful stroll along glacier-fed Jenny
More stunning scenery awaits you in Utah, where you'll visit Bryce
Canyon National Park. You'll be amazed at the bright red, yellow, and
pink pillars called "hoodoos." Zion National Park is home to canyons
sculpted over millions of years and soaring cliffs resembling temples
and cathedrals. In Arizona, enjoy Lake Powell and overnight in Grand
Canyon National Park, giving you an amazing opportunity to see
breathtaking views and to take an evening stroll to marvel at the
dramatic sunset. If you miss the sunset, sunrise is also spectacular!
This value-minded, National Parks tour offers all of this and much
more—including time in the Wild West town of Jackson, Wyoming. Just
wait until you see the awe-inspiring scenery!
TOUR HIGHLIGHTS: BLACK HILLS Scenic drive; visit
Crazy Horse Memorial and Mount Rushmore National Memorial YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK Stay
two nights inside Yellowstone National Park or in West Yellowstone;
sightseeing JACKSON Grand Teton National
Park sightseeing; glacier-fed Jenny Lake SALT LAKE CITY Sightseeing BRYCE CANYON NATIONAL PARK
Sightseeing ZION NATIONAL PARK Sightseeing PAGE Lake Powell; Glen Canyon Dam GRAND CANYON NATIONAL PARK Stay
overnight inside the park; sightseeing
On vacations that
include an overnight stay in Las Vegas, at least one member of the
traveling party must be 21 years of age or older.
This vacation visits national parks and other remote locations where
facilities may not be up to the standard you expect from Cosmos. Some
lodges within the parks do not have air-conditioning, televisions, and
other amenities you would expect from most Cosmos hotels.
The following UNESCO World Heritage Sites
can be seen or visited on this vacation:
Grand Canyon National Park
Yellowstone National Park
deluxe air-conditioned motorcoach while touring with free Wi-Fi. TOUR DIRECTOR MATTHEW OJILE
Escorting tours for more than 10 years
“After graduating with a degree in Environmental Science and Natural
Resources, I wanted to find a career that would allow me to travel to
beautiful places. I found that as a Tour Director. I love sharing the
beauty, culture, grandeur, and history of the U.S. with others. I want
my guests to feel as if they just completed a road trip with friends
where they enjoyed laughs, good food and drink, and discovered new
Choice of optional excursions at reasonable prices to customize your
own experience. Please find a detailed list in your travel documents
may be included when you make your flight arrangements.
KEYSTONE Ramada Mt Rushmore
Deadwood Miners Hotel & Restaurant (MF) CODY
Buffalo Bill Village (ST) YELLOWSTONE
NATIONAL PARK Grant Village - Yellowstone National Park (NP) JACKSON Mountain Modern Motel
(ST) SALT LAKE CITY
Crystal Inn Hotel & Suites (MF) BRYCE CANYON
NATIONAL PARK Best Western Plus Ruby’s Inn (ST) PAGE
Quality Inn Lake Powell (MF) GRAND CANYON
NATIONAL PARK Yavapai Lodge West - Grand Canyon National Park
Lodge (NP) LAS VEGAS
Golden Nugget Hotel & Casino (SF) SUPERIOR
HOTELS - (F) First-Class, (MF) Moderate First-Class, (ST)
Superior Tourist, (T) Tourist
breakfast, 1 continental breakfasts
Day 1 Rapid City–Keystone Welcome to Keystone in the
beautiful Black Hills. Your Tour Director is on hand late this
afternoon to answer any questions.
Rushmore-Deadwood Visit CRAZY HORSE MEMORIAL, a
monument carved out of a mountain that pays respect to the great Native
American hero, Chief Crazy Horse. Drive deep into the Black Hills,
through what was Sioux Indian territory, to see the stunning granite
faces of MOUNT RUSHMORE, a giant monument to four great American
presidents: Washington, Jefferson, Lincoln, and Theodore Roosevelt. On
to Deadwood, a lawless frontier town during the 1876 Gold Rush, where
Jack McCall murdered Wild Bill Hickok during a poker game. Overnight
here, and discover Deadwood’s Wild West ways as you walk in the
footsteps of legends like Calamity Jane and Seth Bullock.
Day 3 Deadwood–Cody This morning, head through
high country, where open-range cattle kings made war on the
homesteaders in the 1890s. Drive past Sheridan and then ascend into the
alpine region of the Bighorn Mountains, and site of the Battle of
Tongue River. Overnight in Buffalo Bill’s frontier town of Cody.
Day4Cody–Yellowstone National Park Proceed through Shoshone
National Forest to YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK. Travel along Grand Loop
Road to Artist Point for views of the Lower Falls of the Grand Canyon
of the Yellowstone. Overnight in Yellowstone National Park.
NOTES: Accommodations used by
Cosmos in Yellowstone National Park are typically open from late May
through late September. Departures before or after these opening dates
will stay in West Yellowstone.
Routing and areas visited
in Yellowstone National Park are always subject to favorable weather,
gate access, and road conditions; therefore, routings may be adjusted.
Day 5 Yellowstone
National Park Today, explore more of
America’s first national park by returning to visit the geyser basins
with bubbling mud paint pots and the reliable “blow” of Old Faithful.
In addition to superb mountain scenery, the park is one of the world’s
principal wildlife preserves and a photographer’s paradise.
Teton National Park–Jackson Head south into magnificent
GRAND TETON NATIONAL PARK, one of America’s last preserves of wild
solitude. Its 13,770-foot-high ridges are crested with snow most of the
year. Stroll along the shores of beautiful glacier-fed Jenny Lake
before ending the day in the Wild West town of Jackson. This evening,
join an optional barbecue cookout and Wild West show.
Day 7 Jackson–Alpine The day is free in Jackson to
explore the shops and museums of historic downtown. Overnight in Alpine
located on the banks of the Snake River.
City Today, travel to Salt Lake
City, Utah’s vibrant capital. Set on the edge of Great Salt Lake
Desert, this center of the Mormon religion is where Brigham Young
declared to his followers, “This is the place.” An included sightseeing
tour offers a glimpse of Temple Square, the Capitol Building, and the
Canyon National Park Journey through sagebrush
landscape to BRYCE CANYON NATIONAL PARK with its 20 miles of sandstone
cliffs and ever-changing colors. See some of Earth’s most brilliant
shades of rock, sculpted by nature into pillars called “hoodoos.”
National Park–Zion National Park–Lake Powell Page First stop today is ZION
NATIONAL PARK with its landscape carved over millions of years by
rushing streams. Steep canyons, stone towers, and verdant vegetation
form the scenery of Zion. Then, head east into Page on the shores of
Lake Powell, originally built to house workers during the construction
of the massive Glen Canyon Dam, which holds back the waters of
186-mile-long Lake Powell.
Desert–Grand Canyon National Park
an optional flight over scenic Monument Valley. Then, cross the Painted
Desert and head through Kaibab National Forest before arriving at GRAND
CANYON NATIONAL PARK in the early afternoon. Marvel at one of the
Natural Wonders of the World as you experience amazing views. You’ll
have plenty of time to do some viewing before dusk, as your
accommodation is inside the National Park.
National Park–Las Vegas For a once-in-a-lifetime
thrill, take an optional helicopter flightseeing trip over the Grand
Canyon, with incomparable views of flame-colored walls plunging 6,093
feet into the Colorado River. Leaving the high country of Arizona, we
pass through Williams on famous Route 66, and then the old Mojave
gold-strike country, which still has traces of century-old ghost towns.
Arrive in downtown Las Vegas—a neon desert oasis with spectacular
hotels and casinos and the popular Fremont Street Experience.
Day13Las Vegas Your vacation ends this
morning. You can extend vacation with extra nights and explore “Sin
PARKS and CANYON COUNTRY
13 Day Tour
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and The Globus Family of
More than 75
years ago, Antonio Mantegazza bought a rowboat to transport commercial
goods across Lake Lugano in Switzerland. Who could know that rowboat
would launch the world's leading escorted travel company? Today Globus
is a global, family-owned company reaching every corner of the world.
Globus is now the first choice among individuals looking for vacations
with both domestic and international travel in a variety of styles to
six continents and hundreds of itineraries to choose from (see Globus History video right).
frequent trips across the scenic lake led him to
consider opportunities in a different market - tourism. His
entrepreneurial instinct pushed him to gradually acquire some
motorcoaches to transport tourists around the Lake Lugano area. In
1928, Antonio opened a company specializing in motorcoach touring
called Globus Viaggi. The company began with a fleet of 12 coaches
which operated local excursions for European tourists in Switzerland.
1950, Globus Viaggi had grown to a fleet of 33 coaches
and featured overnight excursions to Rome, Venice, the Dolomites and
the French Riviera. Gradually, these became regularly scheduled tours
and grew longer to cover more ground. Later that decade, under the
leadership of Werner Albek, Antonio's business partner, Globus
pioneered the concept of Grand European Touring by offering first-class
European tours to North Americans. By 1961, the company launched its
Cosmos arm, which featured affordable, value-priced European touring
for the cost-conscious British traveler.
coach tours were so successful that Cosmos soon
introduced another form of travel for the British market: air holiday
packages to the sunny destinations of southern Europe. By 1968, Cosmos
air holidays became so popular the company formed its own airline,
Monarch Airlines. Monarch Airlines started out modestly with two used
Britannia aircraft and eventually blossomed into one of the most
successful European charter companies with a large fleet of modern jets
and its own engineering division.
the flagship of Sergio Mantegazza, current president
and son of Antonio, Globus began expanding its markets beyond Great
Britain and North America. Since 1974, travel packages have been sold
in Australia, New Zealand, Canada and most recently in Southeast Asia.
Starting in the 70s, the company also aggressively expanded its
offerings, introducing travelers to more countries than any other tour
operator with packages to Africa, South and North America, Europe, the
South Pacific and Asia.
the Globus family of brands is marketed and operated
by a network of more than 32 independent tourism and aviation
businesses, serviced by a group of more than 5,000 professionals
worldwide. Combined, Globus, Cosmos, and Monograms carry over 500,000
passengers a year, making the organization the leading operator of
guided vacations worldwide. Globus attributes its success to the ideals
of founder Antonio Mantegazza. For three generations, his vision, hard
work, love for travel, and commitment have guided the company. These
values are the cornerstone on which Globus was built and will continue
than three decades ago Cosmos
pioneered the idea of quality value
to Europe. Since then we've developed and refined the concept of
packages. Over a million people have come back to us for a second or
repeat business is the best testimony to the incredible value and
If you've never
taken a package vacation, consider this: Traveling with Cosmos is less
expensive, more comfortable, and far easier than going it alone. Our
contracting for hotels and services provides you with travel at
prices. A Cosmos package is carefully planned to make the best possible
use of your time.
Our team of
experts has refined our itineraries to combine the must-see sights with
significant time on your own, offering more choice and flexibility. You
can travel relaxed and hassle-free, knowing that we've taken care of
discovered the special advantages of traveling with Cosmos, you'll
want to travel any other way again. Cosmos is "A Smart Way To Go."
Care of Your
you stay makes all the difference After a day's
traveling you want to relax at a comfortable, clean, and attractive
We have chosen hotels with the best rooms, service, and food for the
Of course, they vary as different countries have different standards.
we ensure that everywhere you get the best available in cleanliness and
are always located in good neighborhoods, some more centrally and
in residential areas. Especially in large cities we sometimes prefer
hotels in residential areas on the outskirts to less desirable or
Rooms at all
our hotels include private facilities: private bath or shower and a
are usually no larger than twin rooms and the third bed is often a
bed put into a twin-bedded room just for the night.
your hotels Our hotels
are mainly superior tourist-class (ST) and tourist-class (T)
but we also feature some first-class (F) hotels. Cosmos hotel ratings
standards set by the independent Official Hotel Guide (OHG) or by
tourist boards. The specific rating for each contract hotel is
by our quality controllers.
the right to substitute hotels listed on the tour pages with hotels of
equivalent standard. With your Cosmos travel documents you'll receive a
list of hotel addresses, telephone numbers, and fax numbers for your
vacations at bargain prices With Cosmos,
a company that specializes in package travel arrangements, you'll visit
the world without spending a fortune. Because all our buying power is
to package travel, our clout with suppliers is powerfully concentrated
-- and we pass the savings on to you with affordable vacation packages
for every budget.
with "guaranteed share" rates More than one-third
of all people traveling with Cosmos are traveling independently. We
accept reservations on a "guaranteed share" basis. We charge singles
basic price and match up singles of the same gender in twin-bedded
For mutual comfort we adopt a no-smoking rule in shared rooms.
shares" are not available for extra nights before or after your tour,
tours with overnight trains, or on train or cruise extensions. If we cannot
find a roommate for a traveler who has booked on a "guaranteed share"
we'll absorb the single room supplement, and that traveler will be
in a single room at no extra charge. Of course we
do offer single rooms when available to those who prefer to travel solo
and pay the single supplement.
reduction Cosmos grants
a reduction to three people who travel together and share the same
Triple room reductions, when available, are listed in the Dates and
box on the tour page.
A word of caution:
Triple rooms usually are no larger than twin rooms, and the third bed,
if there is one, is often a rollaway bed put in a twin-bedded room for
young tour members Cosmos grants
a 10 percent discount on the land tour price to travelers who are under
18 years old on the tour departure date, provided they are accompanied
by an adult. We do not accept children under eight on our tours because
we have found that they are too young to enjoy these vacations.
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sick. Or losing your luggage.
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cancel or interrupt your Cosmos travel package due to a covered injury,
sickness, death — your own, or that of a Traveling Companion, or of a
of the Immediate Family — or for Other Covered Events as defined, you
the case of your death, your estate) will be reimbursed up to $10,000:
1) for cancellation charges imposed by Cosmos and/or by any airline
provided direct flight connections to join your Cosmos travel package,
if you cancel prior to departure; or, 2) the unused, non-refundable
portion of your Cosmos travel package costs and the additional
charges paid to return home or to rejoin your original Cosmos travel
(limited to the cost of economy one-way airfare by scheduled carrier,
the point of destination to the point of origin shown on your original
travel tickets) if you must interrupt your trip after departure.
and Missed Connection Coverage up to $1,000
miss a scheduled flight or your land tour departure because of delay or
a public conveyance due to inclement weather, mechanical breakdown, or
strike that affects public transportation, you will be reimbursed up to
$1,000 for the cost of the extra fare paid to join your Cosmos travel
(limited to the cost of the most economical air or service transport
Airline-required legal minimum connection times must be observed and
scheduled time between arrival at the tour departure city and the land
tour departure must be four hours or longer.
up to $1,000
Traveling Companion cancel or interrupt a Cosmos travel package due to
a covered injury, sickness, death or for Other Covered Events, you will
be reimbursed up to $1,000 for Cosmos charges to change your hotel
for twin to single occupancy (or from triple to twin).
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interrupt a Cosmos travel package due to a covered injury or sickness
by you or a Traveling Companion, you will be reimbursed up to $1,000
accommodations and meals. Coverage begins 12 hours after the tour
the location where you are detained. There is a maximum limit of $100
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Travel Documents up to $2,500
lost, stolen or broken on your trip. Includes borrowed or rented
Restrictions may apply; please refer to your coverage certificate.
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Expense up to $10,000
medical expenses with no daily limits or deductibles.
Expense up to $10,000
medical expenses with no daily limits or deductibles.
up to $1,000
dental expenses with no daily limits or deductibles.
Medical Transportation up to $15,000
and transportation expenses as directed by a doctor to the nearest
medical facility or home.
Death and Dismemberment up to $25,000
accidental death or dismemberment 24 hours a day while you are on your
up to $15,000
and necessary services for transportation of the insured's remains to
or her place of residence.
up to $100,000
accidents that occur when traveling on a regularly scheduled flight or
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with replacement of travel documents.
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local doctors, dentists, or medical facilities
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hotel reservations, tracking lost luggage and more!
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requirements; travel advisories; embassy and consulate contacts; travel
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Cash Transfer — assistance in coordinating an emergency cash advance.
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medical conditions exclusion is waived if insurance is purchased within
24 hours of initial trip deposit.
apply. Please refer to your Certificate of Insurance for complete
For those who
have selected the Travel Protection Plan on their booking, we will
the option to purchase our Travel Protection Plus Plan, at an
cost of only $20.00* per person. Once this coverage has been selected,
Globus and Cosmos will allow you to cancel your vacation up to 24 hours
(or the prior business day, whichever is farther out) before the
departure for any reason.
If the reason
for the cancellation is covered under the normal Travel Protection Plan
provisions, the passenger should file a claim with the plan's
Travel Guard 1-866-729-5220, for the penalty retained. In the event the
reason for the cancellation is not covered, the cancellation penalty as
retained by Globus or Cosmos will be reimbursed in the form of Travel
(less the Travel Protection Plan premium and the Plus supplement). The
certificates are non-refundable, non-transferable and will be valid for
one year from the date of the originally confirmed departure date.
Travel Protection Plan premium and the $20.00* supplement for the Plus
Plan are non-refundable. This supplement must be added and confirmed on
the booking within the original deposit period of the booking. The
Protection Plus Plan does not cover penalties associated with air not
through Globus and Cosmos or cancellation made within 24 hours (or the
prior business day, whichever is farther out).
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