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Exploring America’s National Parks: Unforgettable Senior Travel Tours

Are you a senior looking for an unforgettable travel experience? Look no further than the majestic national parks of the United States. From the stunning landscapes to the rich history and cultural heritage, there is something for everyone to enjoy. In this article, we will explore senior travel tours in the USA, specifically focusing on national parks. So grab your walking shoes and get ready to embark on a journey of a lifetime.

The Benefits of Senior Travel Tours

Before we delve into the specifics of senior travel tours in the USA, let’s first discuss why joining a tour is beneficial for seniors. Traveling can be physically demanding, especially when exploring vast national parks. By joining a senior travel tour, you can enjoy all the wonders without worrying about logistics and transportation.

Senior travel tours are designed with your comfort and convenience in mind. They provide well-planned itineraries that cater to your interests and physical abilities. With knowledgeable guides leading the way, you can rest assured that you won’t miss out on any important sights or experiences.

Additionally, joining a tour allows you to connect with like-minded individuals who share your passion for exploration. You can make new friends and create lasting memories together as you navigate through breathtaking landscapes.

Discovering America’s National Parks

America’s national parks are renowned worldwide for their natural beauty and ecological diversity. From coast to coast, these protected areas offer an abundance of opportunities for seniors to connect with nature and immerse themselves in awe-inspiring surroundings.

Yellowstone National Park, located primarily in Wyoming but extending into Montana and Idaho, is one of the most popular choices among senior travelers. Known for its geothermal wonders such as Old Faithful geyser and colorful hot springs, Yellowstone offers numerous opportunities for hiking, wildlife spotting, and even camping.

For those seeking dramatic vistas and towering cliffs, Grand Canyon National Park is a must-visit destination. Located in Arizona, this iconic park offers breathtaking views of the Colorado River as it winds its way through the immense canyon. Senior travel tours often include guided hikes along the rim or even helicopter tours for a bird’s-eye view.

If you’re interested in history and cultural exploration, consider visiting Mesa Verde National Park in Colorado. This UNESCO World Heritage Site is home to well-preserved Native American cliff dwellings, offering a glimpse into the lives of the Ancestral Pueblo people who inhabited the area over 700 years ago. Senior travel tours to Mesa Verde often include guided tours of the cliff dwellings and informative presentations on the park’s rich history.

Choosing the Right Senior Travel Tour

When selecting a senior travel tour to explore America’s national parks, there are several factors to consider. First and foremost, ensure that the tour is specifically designed for seniors and takes into account any physical limitations you may have. Look for tours that offer comfortable accommodations and transportation options that suit your needs.

Researching the itinerary is also crucial. Make sure that the tour includes visits to your preferred national parks and covers activities that align with your interests. Whether you enjoy hiking, wildlife watching, or simply taking in scenic views from a comfortable vantage point, there are tours available to cater to your preferences.

Lastly, read reviews and testimonials from previous participants to get an idea of what to expect from a particular tour operator. Hearing about other seniors’ experiences can help you make an informed decision and choose a reputable company that provides excellent service.

Exploring America’s national parks through senior travel tours is an ideal way for seniors to experience all that these magnificent natural wonders have to offer. Whether you’re captivated by geothermal features at Yellowstone National Park, mesmerized by the grandeur of the Grand Canyon, or fascinated by ancient cliff dwellings at Mesa Verde National Park, there is no shortage of unforgettable experiences awaiting you.

By joining a senior travel tour, you can leave the logistics and planning to the experts, allowing you to fully immerse yourself in the beauty and history of these national treasures. So don’t let age be a barrier to your wanderlust – embark on a senior travel tour and create memories that will last a lifetime.

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"This is a 'five star' trip that everyone should take the time to do. Enjoyed the leisurely pace, delicious meals, and outstanding side trips. Not only was there breathtaking scenery in the Grand Canyon, but everyday promised more and better things to see. Grand Canyon, Bryce Canyon, Zion National Park, Lake Powell, Monument Valley, I can't say enough good things. Thanks to our tour director, we learned SO MUCH about our country's history in the West. This was our first Caravan tour. Caravan is a very organized, efficient tour group that we will take again. THANK YOU SO VERY MUCH!" Mr. & Mrs. J.G., Venice, Florida
"I have always been a cruise person, but you have converted me! The whole trip was one wonderful sightseeing adventure. I am so glad we took a guided tour as opposed to driving so both of us could see the sights rather than one driving and missing it all. The tour director and driver were excellent in alerting us in advance of upcoming views. I had no idea how beautiful the area was and how unique each park would be. Being able to see the diverse areas on the tour made it even more spectacular than I could have imagined. This trip was way beyond my expectations. I have only done day tours so I was not sure what to expect. By the end, I felt like everyone was family. I have never been so sorry to see a trip end. If all the tours are as good as this was and the tour directors are as knowledgeable as ours, we will be on more Caravan tours. I have read about all the canyons, but I never imagined the beauty of each of them and the other areas we visited." Mr. & Mrs. J.R. Yorktown, Virginia
"Caravan is so value packed and has attended to the most minute detail to get the most value for our money. The hotels were terrific! Loved not having to deal with luggage. Once on the tour, they treated us like royalty! The meals were all EXCELLENT! I was so impressed that Caravan provided such wonderful meals in our tour cost. We absolutely had the 'dream team' with our tour director and driver! I enjoyed the sightseeing activities and I also enjoyed the 'free time' in each National Park. The tram system allowed each of us to do as much as we wanted. It was our first guided tour, but it won't be the last. I wouldn't choose another company if Caravan has a package of where we want to go. Some friends drove from Oklahoma and made the same trip. They spent twice the money and didn't see half of what we did. This was my first Caravan tour and it will not be my last. It was exactly what was described in the brochure. It was smoothly run and enjoyable. Thank you for making it so great for so many for so long! It was a great trip and we would choose Caravan in the future!" Mr. & Mrs. J.W., Downers Grove, Illinois
"The entire tour lived up to and exceeded our expectations. We enjoyed the fact that I didn't have to drive. The hotels and meals were taken care of as well as luggage handled professionally and in a very timely manner. We really enjoyed this tour and are of the opinion that we would struggle to duplicate it entirely on our own. Very enjoyable, a good mix of people from different parts of our country who became our friends on the road. In terms of bang for the buck, it is a deal hard to beat in today's world of high gasoline prices. We look forward to another trip with Caravan, next year to Yellowstone, hoping to see our same tour guide again." Mr. & Mrs. B.W., Monroe, North Carolina
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as you hit the highlights each park has to offer. Towering red-rock spires, river-carved canyons, sandstone cliffs, hoodoos, cascading waterfalls, and desert wildflowers await your discovery. Grab your cameras and a seat for a picturesque view to the rim of the Grand Canyon in a First-Class Observation Dome Train Car. Enjoy a scenic boat ride to the Rainbow Bridge on Lake Powell. A Navajo guide takes us out to witness extraordinary rock formations rising from the valley floor. Share stories and dessert around a campfire. Drift down the Colorado River at night, as dancing lights illuminate the canyon walls. Visit beautiful Sedona, with its energy vortexes, and stroll through Jerome and imagine life as it was over 100 years ago.

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– Zion National Park – Bryce Canyon National Park – Capitol Reef National Park – Arches National Park – Canyonlands National Park – Mesa Verde National Park – Grand Canyon Rims

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– Comfortable Walking Shoes Recommended – Total Miles 1,240 – Longest Travel Day 195 Miles – Frequent Caravan Miles Earned Upon Completion of Tour $65

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Fantastic Caravan Tour - Grand Canyon, Bryce, and Zion National Parks

This was my second experience with Caravan Tours and it was as terrific as my first! What a fantastic experience!! Please read completely through. OK so here are some details of the trip and yes I am as windy as my other reviews! lol I arrived at the Phoenix, AZ. airport and had no problem locating the courtesy phone (baggage claim area) to call for the free hotel shuttle. I arrived at the Doubletree Suites hotel 3 hours before check in time and no problem - my room was ready. Very pleasant staff at the front desk and a very nice hotel. Everyone on the free airport shuttle provided by the hotel was on the Caravan Tour and the trip to the hotel took only 15 minutes. My room was very clean, everything worked, huge room, a true suite (separate bedroom), and overlooked the very nice outdoor pool and court yard. Dinner in the restaurant and the free buffet breakfast the next morning were delicious. We all met Greg our Tour Director at 6PM at our check in briefing. Greg was a wonderful, pleasant, and warm fellow. Soft spoken and easy to approach with a nice sense of humor - my idea of a great people person! Day 1 Leaving Phoenix: We boarded our bus in the morning while meeting our fantastic driver "JB" and were off on a drive through old Scottsdale, AZ. to see it's charming old west shops and then on to Montezuma Castle. Along the Interstate highway Greg our fantastic Tour Director made a photo stop to see some giant saguaro cactus trees - what a treat and introduction to the desert south west. Next a short stop and walk at Montezuma Castle we saw the ancient Indian cliff dwellings carved high in the sand stone mountain face - these were not as large as other areas but truly remarkable to see. Next stop was Sedona, AZ. surrounded by beautiful red rock bluffs and buttes. Sedona is a charming town of restaurants, art galleries, south west jewelry stores, and beautiful vistas of the surrounding mountains. There were plenty of options for lunch at reasonable prices and an opportunity for shopping and great photos. Leaving Sedona we drove up into the beautiful mountains to arrive at Grand Canyon National Park and our 2 night stay 50 yards from the rim of the Grand Canyon at the Kachina Lodge! WOW what views, what location, and how convenient! Kachina Lodge offered large rooms that were clean, comfortable, and very nice. There are only 4 lodges in the Grand Canyon Park (elevation around 7000 ft.) - El Tovar, Kachina, Thunderbird, and Bright Angel so to stay right on the rim was spectacular! Words, photos, or video cannot describe the beautiful views from the rim of the canyon YOU have to be there to appreciate it. Dinner and breakfast in the El Tovar Lodge was a real treat since the lodge is very historic and offers window views of the canyon and had a working stone fireplace going at breakfast. The food was really delicious and the servers very warm and pleasant. Day 2 Grand Canyon exploration: We boarded our bus for a short scenic ride to Desert View Lookout which is a stone tower built on the rim of the Grand Canyon that offers unbelievable views of the canyon. You can actually see the Colorado river miles deep in the canyon and views over the plains for miles. I don't think many people realize the Grand Canyon is miles deep and wide - at least I didn't fully realize the scope or size. Returning to the lodge we were free to hike trails down into the canyon, board the free park bus that stops at many scenic overlooks along the ridge, rent bicycles, stroll the rim path, and shop in the Hopi house and park gift store which offer fine native American ware and historical books and videos on the Grand Canyon. Staying at the lodge also offered seeing sunsets and sunrise over the canyon - that needs to be on your bucket list too. Simply put these 2 days were stunning!! Day 3 Off to Monument Valley: Driving down out of the mountains was very scenic and our first rest stop was at a burger joint that hosted a memorial to the Navajo code talkers of WWII (very historic testimonial) then on to the Navajo and Hopi Trading Post which is a huge store full of native American crafts, jewelry, rugs, clothing, and real Kachina dolls (for all you Antiques Road Show viewers) - great buys if you shop smart!!!! Arriving at Monument Valley for our open truck ride out among the red bluffs and buttes was stunning. So many westerns have been filmed at this location in the heart of the Navajo reservation you could imagine John Wayne, Director John Ford, and Henry Fonda's finest westerns before your eyes. None of my words could describe the stunning scenery - go see it!!! Ending the day at Lake Powell Resort for 2 nights. Day 4 Lake Powell Resort is an oasis in the desert - this was Easter weekend and the resort seemed to be just coming to life from the winter months. Only the main restaurant and lounge were open for meals which was Ok but this resort needs to have more options open when entertaining bus groups and the public at large. Location, location, location - sitting high above Glen Canyon lake which is man made by the Glen Canyon Dam was beautiful. To look across the lake at the beautiful colors of the cliffs as the sun hit them from different directions was a photographer's dream. Once again the hotel rooms were large, clean, comfortable, and offered big screen TV, mini fridges, and quiet accommodations. I'm not sure what it would be like in peak season suffice to say I was happy to be here early in the season. The grounds were beautiful with native south west plants just coming into bloom and the 2 swimming pools were open for use. Food at the lounge or restaurant was very good especially the breakfast buffet. Day 5 Lake Powell Resort We took a morning boat cruise up to the Glen Canyon Dam that went through narrow twisting turns inside the high walls of the canyon that was wonderful and certainly a photo opportunity. After returning from the cruise we went on an optional tour into Glen Canyon Dam that Greg our Tour Director arranged - it was really terrific to go down deep into the dam and see the inner workings. Day 6 Off to Bryce Canyon National Park: You will be stunned when you look over the rim of the canyon here and see the so called "Hoodoos", beautiful spires of red rock that change color as the sun hits them from different directions. Vistas that sweep for miles and make your jaw drop in awe!! Once again photos, videos, and words cannot begin to describe the beauty of this magical place!!! Go see it for yourself and tell me if I'm wrong. A very neat lodge and guest cabins are situated here and it would be so nice to stay here a day or two but it was on to Zion National Park. The drive into Zion was through a mile long tunnel that our bus barely fit through and once out of the tunnel and down the switch back road brought us to the canyon floor. Oh my what views looking up at the sheer walls of the canyon on either side - simply stunning!!!!! Zion is so different from the Grand Canyon and Bryce Canyon because here you are in the canyon not on top of it. So to stay 2 nights here in the park canyon is truly magical. The lodge itself has no rooms only an indoor restaurant and a large outdoor deck for dining, snack bar with outdoor covered seating, large gift shop, and meeting theatre. There are two lodge buildings with guest rooms that have nice porches with rocking chairs and there are also quaint cabins with fireplaces. We stayed in the lodges that were clean, quite nice, offering comfy beds, TV, and public gathering areas with a fireplace, game tables and games for kids, and comfortable big leather seating for just relaxing or reading a book. The perfect idea of a lodge. The food here was also good and was included in our trip but prices were reasonable considering the location - they don't gouge you in the wallet when buying lunch, ice cream, or a cocktail. Day 7 Zion National Park We took a sightseeing narrated tram ride on the morning of our first full day that gave us highlights and points to come back and explore on our own. After the tram ride most everyone was off to the different stops to hike up the trails on the cliff sides and walk along the stream that runs along the canyon floor. We saw climbers working their way up the mile high cliff walls and deer feeding on the grass lawn in front of the lodge. The deer are so tame they basically ignore the people lovingly viewing them - pure magic for little kids. If you go hike some of the trails they are worth the effort and provide beautiful views. Day 8 Off to Las Vegas and a ride through "glitter gulch" on the way to airport! Vegas what a sight and what a town - if you've never been it's a neat overview! The bus drops you off right at your terminal to probably the only airport with slot machines throughout! So in conclusion to this windy monologue let me just say the entire trip was fantastic, excellent, marvelous, beautiful, and awe inspiring! My great thanks to Greg our FANTASTIC Tour Director who said he's been with Caravan for 18 years and JB our bus driver who was so pleasant and personable - needless to say expert driver too! Greg and JB you set the expectations high and delivered in every sense of the word! Caravan Tours has certainly won my continued business - from my reservation call to the end of this trip everything was fantastic, no complaints, great value for the price, and a stunning view of our beautiful America!!! Thanks for reading and please do feel free to contact me with any questions you may have and I'll do my best to answer them.

Adding another glowing review seems to be overkill, but it must be done. Our Tour Director (Bernal) was exceptional, the itinerary excellent and ditto to all the positive comments below. David Eaman - Collingwood, Canada

Picked this tour because of the reasonable price, so we were expecting just ok accommodations. Boy were we surprised, we stayed is some of the nicest hotels we have experienced. Apparently Caravan gets some fabulous discounts because the J W Marriott was listed on the internet for $400/night. Our tour guide, Ruth, was fabulous - very knowledgeable, very organized, and a lot of fun. We came prepared with books and movies for the long bus rides, but never had to get them out. In addition to every meal being included, they even had 4 or 5 nights where we had free drinks for happy hour. All in all this tour surpassed our expectations.

This was my first time to experience a trip like this. I was totally impressed with all the many sights we saw. Fausto was so informative regarding his country. He gave hints about buying fruit at it's best. The knowledge he had to share was wonderful. Lodging and meals were great. I have not stopped talking about what a wonderful place to visit. Caravan has managed to put together a very full package at a reasonable price. Franklin was a very safe, friendly and courteous bus driver. I would love to go again, possibly to get the iexperience of the rainy season.

We took this tour Mar 17-26, 2014. Our tour director was a delightful and knowledgeable Martha. She was fabulous, entertaining, kept everything running smoothly. Our driver, Giovanni, was also excellant and charming. For such a reasonably priced tour, we were shocked at how wonderful everything was. All hotels were great. Our favorites were the Arenal Manoa in Fortuna (absolutely charming) and, of course, the JW Marriott was lovely. Food at all hotels and lunches at local restaurants was all very good with alot of variety and fresh local food. There are alot of hours on the bus, (afterall, it is a bus tour) but the bus is very comfortable and Martha kept us quite entertained. The daily seat rotations were a great idea and everyone appreciated this technique. The activities were terrific: hikes, river cruises, rainforest tram rides. This tour is a great value and alot of fun. We are accustomed to independent foreign travel and were afraid we would hate traveling with a tour. While we would not want to always travel this way, the advantages were many and we had a great time. This tour is really good value and just plain fun.

This was my second time using a tour to visit the country of CR. Last visit was with a competitor of Caravan so I was anxious to see the difference as the price was comparable. Caravan outdid themselves and were over the top with hotel accommodations, tour guide professionalism and extras that were included in the trip. This company is truly the best deal going with a 10 day visit to Costa Rica.

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Caravan Tours, founded in 1952 and based in Chicago USA, provides escorted group tours to countries in the Americas. They are one of the oldest group tour operators and focus on value vacations with a no-frills.  

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Caravan Tours offer affordable prices for the avid budget traveler . These competitive prices are possible because of the volume of their suppliers who offer the best prices to Caravan. In turn, Caravan passes these budget friendly prices onto their travelers.

Tours are kept reasonable and transparent. Caravan doesn’t include any optional activities that travelers can have for an additional price. They include all activities within the initial price instead of forcing travelers to pay hundreds of more dollars to make their tour more enjoyable.

Caravan Tours is the complete sightseeing experience. Travelers will get to visit many tourist attractions and sites with more included features. Local guides will offer a rich insight into the destination. These guides are hand picked by Caravan for their knowledge, friendliness and command of English so you can rest assured that you will be in good hands the entire time.

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Caravan is not the most flashy or inventive tour company. Tours visit standard sites, groups are generally large - transportation in comfortable yet basic motorcoaches. If you are looking for an immersive cultural experience, you will probably won’t find what you’re looking for with Caravan. 

However if you are looking for an affordable trip to some of the most incredible natural attractions and national parks in the USA , Canada , and Latin America - this could be a great fit.

Caravan’s tours tend to attract a slightly older crowd, primarily Americans. They are a well known budget brand for 50+ and senior travelers. Families looking for an easy, relatively comprehensive, and inclusive tour will also enjoy the Caravan experience.

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Caravan Tours handles all accommodations. Travelers will stay in hotels centered in cities as well as park lodges and scenic resorts.These accommodations are chosen based on ambience, service and location to the entirety of the tour.

Meals are included on most trips although some excursions offer flexibility for dining out at restaurants of your choosing. In Latin America , Caravan includes airport transfers in the tour price. Flights are not included in the price of most trips, but Caravan does provide resources to popular airlines with affordable airfare to the destinations they travel to. Accommodations are in basic lodges and hotels, often with large national chains such as Hilton. 

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Caravan Tours began selling fully escorted tours in 1952. We have been under the same management and ownership ever since. In 1965, Roger Mudd hosted a two hours CBS TV special on Caravan Tours. This TV production took about one month to make and was so successful it inspired the 1968 romantic comedy movie “If it’s Tuesday this must be Belgium.” In the early 50’s the Mayor of Dublin presented Caravan with the Key to Dublin for bringing the first American tour to the city after WWII. Since then Caravan has been recognized as a pioneer in travel.

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Caravan’s strong buying power gives you great vacations at prices much lower than you can find anywhere. Last year many of our tours sold out quickly. Book early for the date you prefer and the best airfare.

How does Caravan Tours sell these tours for such a low cost? Caravan delivers volume to our suppliers, who in turn reward us with their very best  prices we, in turn, pass these savings on to you, and you reward us by buying our tours.  As volume continues to rise, we then receive even better prices from our suppliers, and  we pass even greater savings on to you. This year our tours are better than ever. How satisfied are Caravan clients? The short answer is “very.” Our surveys are uniformly very positive. However we  continually strive to improve our tours, (they are often updated several times in the  course of one year), we study all client surveys and suggestions for improvement very  carefully. Pitch-Free Travel : Caravan includes all activities listed in the tour itinerary page. Caravan does not  sell any optional activities which can add hundreds of dollars to your tour price. Your  free time is scheduled in great settings where there is no need to buy additional  expensive activities.

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Canadian Rockies and Glacier Park

Canadian Rockies and Glacier Park

Costa rica natural paradise.

Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island

Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island

Guatemala with tikal, atitlán and antigua.

Grand Canyon, Sedona, Lake Powell, Bryce & Zion

Grand Canyon, Sedona, Lake Powell, Bryce & Zion

Panama Canal Cruise, Rainforests & Beaches

Panama Canal Cruise, Rainforests & Beaches

Mt Rushmore, Grand Tetons & Yellowstone

Mt Rushmore, Grand Tetons & Yellowstone

California Coast and Yosemite Park

California Coast and Yosemite Park

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  • Expert designs the itinerary for you, and once approved, takes care of logistics

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Call the park visitor center at (830) 868-7128 ext. 244 to make a reservation.  Please be prepared to give the following information: 

  • What day would you like to join a tour? Have an alternate choice in mind if your first choice is full.
  • First and last name
  • Contact phone number 
  • Email address 
  • Number in your party (how many people) 

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Last updated: July 15, 2023

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