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Grand Prismatic Spring, Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming, USA

National Parks by Private Jet

  • TAILOR-MADE HOLIDAY IDEA

Duration

9 Days

Prices Start from

£12,550 ex. flights

Utilising a private jet to fly between arguably the most visually stunning national parks in the USA – Yosemite, the Grand Canyon, Yellowstone and Grand Teton – this flight-seeing adventure offers remarkable birds’ eye views of the country’s most iconic landscapes.

Key Highlights of this Itinerary

Lone Mountain Ranch, Big Sky, USA 1

Off the Beaten Track

Venture off the beaten track to remote locations and hidden spots away from the crowds.

Grand Canyon National Park, USA 2

Flight-See the Canyon

Fly over the Grand Canyon and Yellowstone for far-reaching views and a birds’eye perspective.

Native American Dancer, United States 3

Native Americans

Attend a private reception and dinner with a Navajo tribal elder and listen to traditional folklore.

Bull Moose, Grand Teton National Park, USA 4

Grand Teton Wildlife

Look out for elk, moose, beavers and black bears during a wildlife safari in Grand Teton.

Why we like it

Designed to appeal to those who wish to travel through the National Parks in style and comfort, this private jet journey between Yosemite, the Grand Canyon, Yellowstone and Grand Teton is both extravagant and adventurous. In the company of expert private guides, travel from the lush green valleys of Yosemite to the semi-arid deserts of the Grand Canyon and from geothermal Yellowstone to the black bear habitats of Grand Teton. While utilising a private jet is undeniably exclusive, the real asset of travelling in this way is the opportunity it brings to both cut down on travelling time and take in the overwhelming sense of scale of the parks.

Don't forget, we will customise this journey to suit you.

Explore our suggested itinerary

Keys:
Internal Flight
  • Day 1
    San Francisco - Fresno - Oakhurst
  • Day 2
    Yosemite National Park
  • Day 3
    Oakhurst - Fresno - Grand Canyon National Park - Canyon Point
  • Days 4-5
    Canyon Point
  • Day 6
    Canyon Point - Jackson Hole
  • Day 7
    Grand Teton National Park
  • Day 8
    Jackson Hole - Yellowstone National Park
  • Day 9
    Jackson Hole
Yosemite Valley, Yosemite National Park, California, USA
Yosemite Valley, Yosemite National Park, California, USA

Picnic in Yosemite

Arrive in the peace and wilderness of Yosemite National Park, renowned for its huge granite landscapes, colossal rock formations and crashing waterfalls. Spend a day with a private naturalist guide, stopping for an impressive picnic lunch and taking in the views of Sentinel Dome and Glacier Point. We can arrange half-day photography workshops in the company of an expert with insider knowledge, breathtaking stargazing experiences and adrenaline-filled white water rafting trips over class IV rapids. Navigate away from the crowds to learn about this fascinating wilderness area, and divert to the Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias to see the largest living things on earth first-hand.

Grand Canyon National Park, Colorado River, USA
Grand Canyon National Park, Colorado River, USA

Raft the Grand Canyon

Explore the crater rim and take in breathtaking views over the 270-mile-long canyon before visiting its historic buildings and renowned photography studio. To get a different perspective, we can arrange a private guided hike that will reveal the flora, fauna and other secrets of this epic park. For a pump of adrenaline, take to the river that carved out the Grand Canyon for a rafting journey downstream on one of the most dramatic stretches of the Colorado River. Surrounded by sheer red-rock walls that soar up to 500 metres above, stop to view ancient petroglyphs left by an ancestral Pueblo nation and have a lunch on the river at a scenic pullout.

Antelope Canyon, Navajo Reservation, Arizona, USA
Antelope Canyon, Navajo Reservation, Arizona, USA

Meet a Navajo Tribal Elder & Dine in a Cave

Move with your private guide through the sandstone ridges of Navajo Nation to one of its pristine pastel-coloured slot canyons, learning about their geology and the spiritual meaning of this region that is so sacred to the Navajo people. From the intimate Amangiri resort, take a horseback ride to a sandstone cave to meet with a Navajo tribal elder, listen to his stories and watch as he performs an entrancing native dance. In this magical and rustic setting, we can also arrange an unforgettable al fresco dinner.

Grand Prismatic Spring, Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming, USA
Grand Prismatic Spring, Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming, USA

Private Guiding in Yellowstone

Spend a full day exploring Yellowstone National Park with a guide, stopping at the park’s signature attractions, waiting for predictable geyser eruptions and scouting for moose, elk, beavers, black bears and herds of buffalo. With your guide not only view the iconic sights like Old Faithful but also venture off-the-beaten-track to more remote geothermal and wildlife viewing sites. Aside from a privately guided sightseeing tour through the heart of Yellowstone, we can arrange VIP behind-the-scenes tours of the Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Centre, trail rides led by an experienced local wrangler and full-day kayak paddling adventures.

Teton National Park, Wyoming, USA
Teton National Park, Wyoming, USA

Flight-See over Grand Teton National Park

Explore the most remarkable parts of Yellowstone and see wildlife wonders up close during a sunset horseback ride that takes in views over the Teton Range and the National Elk Refuge. For a truly memorable view of both Grand Teton and Yellowstone, take to the skies for a private one-hour flight-seeing trip. We can also arrange active bicycle adventure on less-travelled paved and dirt roads, trips to see a master horse whisperer establish a relationship with troubled horses using centuries-old techniques, or stargazing experiences in the company of an expert astronomer.

Accommodation

Below you can see some of the wonderful places we recommend you stay on your journey.

Amangiri £££££

  • USA
  • Unusual
  • Wellness and Spa

Amangiri is an intimate resort hidden within Canyon Point offering spectacular views across the desert valley. The resort has been carefully designed to imitate the surrounding landscapes, using natural materials and textiles such as polished concrete, so it blends with its surroundings. The minimal and sleek architecture combines with elegant furnishings and each of the 34 suites has floor to ceiling glass doors creating an open feel and maximising the magnificent views across the valley desert. All suites have a private terrace and fireplace and some have private pools.

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Airstream Yosemite Camp £££££

  • USA
  • Unusual
  • Wilderness

Featuring custom Airstreams with spa-inspired bathrooms, thoughtfully designed tents with wood-burning stoves, and contemporary cabins with stylish interiors and kitchens, this camp offers wanderlusting travellers a new type of well-appointed outdoor lodging experience at the gateway to Yosemite National Park. With private patios and campfires at all sites, as well as a communal freshwater pond and heated pool, Airstream Yosemite Camp effortlessly blends high-end indulgences with traditional camping traditions, all set amongst one of the world’s most sought-after natural landscapes just half-an-hour away from the park.

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The Ahwahnee Hotel £££££

  • USA
  • Wilderness

The Ahwahnee Hotel is a treasured lodge, nearly as famous as the park itself. Completed in 1927 and designed with the natural surroundings in mind. Public spaces are grand, with wooden beams, huge stone fireplaces, high ceilings and both the dining room and lounge having floor to ceiling windows. The 123 spacious rooms and suites, many with balconies, offer views of the surrounding wilderness. With access to many of the best walks and sights including Glacier Point, this is a fantastic place to stay for exploring the park.

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Lone Mountain Ranch £££££

  • USA
  • Farmstead and Ranches

Tucked away in the forests of Big Sky Montana, historic Lone Mountain Ranch was established in 1915 as a working cattle ranch. The ranch now offers a great year-round base to explore the Montana wilderness, with dramatic peaks and towering forests of spruce and aspen, to the endless streams and rivers that meander through this range.

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All the way through the process - from us explaining what we wanted through to the programme that Roxy created - everything was excellent. Roxy understood our requirements perfectly and created a trip that exactly fitted the bill.

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From my first conversation with Roxy, it was clear that her knowledge was very good indeed. She listened to our ideas and created a fantastic bespoke holiday for us, and the pre-trip information was first class.

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A note on price

Prices will vary depending on the time of year you are travelling. Prices do not include international flights. Please ask one of our Travel Experts for an accurate quote. Flights purchased through Steppes Travel departing from the UK are ATOL protected.

This Itinerary
Price
From £12,550 Per person

When to travel

USA in July

Being one of the hottest months of the year, with temperatures regularly reaching 28°C in the big cities, July remains a peak time to visit the US.

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