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National Parks by Private Jet

Big 3 Flying Safari to Yosemite, Grand Canyon and Yellowstone National Parks

10 days

from £12,550pp (excluding flights)

Visit three of the most iconic and visually stunning national parks in the USA by private plane - Yosemite, Grand Canyon and Yellowstone/Grand Teton National Park.

  • Private guided tours in Yosemite, Grand Canyon & Yellowstone/Grand Teton national parks
  • Flightsee over the Grand Canyon and Yellowstone for bird's-eye views
  • Look for elk, moose, beaver and black bears during a wildlife safari in Grand Teton
  • Take private charter flights between each national park
  • Stay in high end accommodation 

Begin this incredible trip in Yosemite National Park, discover the waterfalls, granite rock formations and Giant Sequoia. Your private guide will find all the hidden spots away from the crowds and explain more about this fascinating wilderness area.

From the lush green valleys and forests of Yosemite take a short flight to the semi-arid desert of the Grand Canyon and overwhelm your senses with the size and beauty of this national park. With a private guide explore the rim and take in the breath taking views. For a different perspective, there is the option to venture within the canyon walls hiking . Get close to the river that carved out the Grand Canyon during a rafting trip. Journey downstream on one of the most dramatic stretches of the Colorado River, surrounded by sheer red-rock walls soaring up to 500 metres above.

Immerse in the Native American culture with a private reception and dinner with a Navajo tribal elder, during the meeting in a sandstone cave, listen to traditional stories.

Take a short hop north along the Rocky Mountains to Jackson, Wyoming. Spend the next few days walking, horse riding and exploring Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks. 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. Hopefully see moose, elk, beaver, black bears and herds of buffalo and antelope. For a really special view of both Grand Teton and Yellowstone, take to the skies for a private flightseeing trip.

For a more detailed itinerary with great ideas on what to do and where to stay, please get in touch with our experts.

Price Excluding Flights £Flight cost from 
£ 12550 £ 800
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what is included

  • All accommodation
  • Internal flights
  • International flights as detailed
  • Sightseeing with private guide as per the itinerary
  • Transfers as detailed

what is excluded

  • Gratuities
  • Travel Insurance
  • Visas

PLEASE NOTE THE COST SHOWN INCLUDES INTERNATIONAL FLIGHTS DEPARTING FROM THE UK, BASED ON AN APPROXIMATE AIR FARE. PLEASE ASK YOUR TRAVEL EXPERT FOR AN ACCURATE INTERNATIONAL FLIGHT QUOTE. INTERNATIONAL FLIGHTS DEPARTING FROM THE UK ARE ATOL PROTECTED.

Itinerary at a glance

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Day 1

Fly London to San Francisco

Fly San Francisco to Fresno


Road transfer one hour to Oakhurst


Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias tour
Stop near the south entrance to Yosemite to tour the Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias. These are the largest living things on earth, and the guide will provide interpretation during the walk among these giants.


You will be staying at Chateau du Sureau, Bed & Breakfast

Day 2

Full Day Tour of Yosemite National Park
Spend the day with a local naturalist guide to explore Yosemite National Park. Visit the famous look out points of Sentinal Dome and Glacier Point offering amazing views across the park. Head down to the Yosemite valley and walk to several of the waterfalls in this area. View the huge granite rock known as El Capitan from the meadow below and Half Dome rock with its distinct and impressive shape. Along the way have a picnic lunch and bask in the beauty of this incredible park.

The private guide brings so much to this day trip, they have spent over a 1,000 hours in the park, are passionate about the area and know the best times to visit each area to avoid the crowds. They can show the hidden spots that might otherwise be missed, where to find the best views, wildlife and where to watch the sunset.

"It is by far the grandest of all the special temples of Nature I was ever permitted to enter." - John Muir.

Yosemite National Park is in central California on the western slopes of the Sierra Nevada mountains. A World Heritage site with nearly 95 percent of the park designated wilderness. It is famous for its waterfalls, clear streams, granite cliffs, giant sequoia groves and home to hundreds of wildlife species and plants. Activities are endless in Yosemite, from hiking and horse riding to camping and climbing.


You will be staying at Chateau du Sureau, Bed & Breakfast

Day 3

Road transfer one hour to Fresno

Private 1.5 hour flight to the South Rim of the Grand Canyon


The Grand Canyon in northern Arizona, is one of the first national parks in the United States and one of the most well-known. It is a vast steep-sided canyon carved by the Colorado River, which stretches over 270 miles long, up to 18 miles wide and with a depth of 1,800metres. It is a stunning place that overwhelms the senses with its size and beauty.


Full day private tour around the Grand Canyon
Drive and hike along the Canyon rim with a chance to hike down into the Canyon if you wish. Take lunch at the El Tovar Restaurant overlooking the Canyon, before an early afternoon visit to the historic buildings on the Canyon rim, including the photography studio of the Kolb Brothers, first to photograph the Canyon in the late 19th century.

Private 30 minute flight over the Grand Canyon to Amangiri Resort


You will be staying at Amangiri, Half board

Day 4

Half Day Private Colorado Float Trip
With the sheer red-rock walls of the Canyon soaring 500 metres above, journey downstream on one of the most dramatic stretches of the Colorado river. While underway admire the soaring sandstone cliffs, crystal blue-green waters and abundant wildlife. Your guide will tell the area's story of former inhabitation by Native cultures and the exploration by Major John Wesley Powell. Stop to view ancient petroglyphs left by an ancestral Pueblo nation. Have lunch on the river at a scenic pullout.


You will be staying at Amangiri, Half board

Day 5

Secret Slot Canyon Tour
This morning head out across the sandstone ridges on nearby Navajo land to one of the slot canyons that dot the area. Upon reaching a pristine pastel-coloured slot canyon, your guide will lead you through the canyon describing the geology and meaning of this site, sacred to the Navajo people. Return to Amangiri for lunch and spend the afternoon using the facilites of the hotel.


Private Reception and Dinner with a Navajo Tribal Elder
In the late afternoon take a 45-minute horseback ride to Raven's Nest, located on the Amangiri property (a vehicle transfer is possible). Upon arrival at Raven's Nest, set in a cave of entrada sandstone, have a reception with a Navajo tribal elder who will tell stories and perform a native dance. A chef from Amangiri will then prepare dinner at Raven's Nest to eat in a rustic yet comfortable alfresco setting. After dinner, return to the resort via vehicle.


You will be staying at Amangiri, Half board

Day 6

Transfer to Page and travel 1 hour 15 minutes by private plane to Jackson


Jackson is a major gateway for visiting nearby Grand Teton National Park, Yellowstone National Park and the National Elk Refuge.

Jackson Hole refers to the entire valley which is surrounded by Yellowstone National Park on the north, the Tetons on the west, and the Gros Ventres on the east and the Wyoming Range on the south. Jackson is a town rich with pride and appreciation of its unique scenic beauty and wildlife. It's also an incredibly generous and supportive community with over 200 non-profit organisations performing important work every day. The large arches of shed elk antlers at the four entrances to the town square are popular attractions.


You will be staying at Amangani, Bed & Breakfast

Day 7

Early Morning Wildlife Safari
Travel at daybreak to nearby Moose-Wilson Road to view moose, elk, beaver and black bears. The wildlife adventure will continue, look for buffalo and antelope herds and other wildlife along the Gros Ventre River and Antelope Flats.


Lunch at Jenny Lake
Drive to the historic Jenny Lake Lodge for lunch. Jenny Lake is one of the most beautiful spots in Grand Teton National Park, with breathtaking views of the Teton Range. Return early afternoon to the hotel.


Sunset Horse Ride
About an hour before sunset, travel to stables at a nearby ranch for a one-hour horseback trail ride. The views of the Teton Range, the National Elk Refuge and Jackson at sunset are stunning. At the halfway point, stop to stretch your legs and have a snack. Return to Amangani just after sunset.


You will be staying at Amangani, Bed & Breakfast

Day 8

Flightseeing over Teton Range and Yellowstone National Park
Transfer to Jackson Hole Airport to board a private one-hour flight to West Yellowstone. The flight will give an incredible 'bird's eye' view of both Grand Teton and Yellowstone National Parks.


Full Day Guided Yellowstone National Park Tour
Full day to explore the Yellowstone National Park with a guide to interpret the geothermal features and wildlife. Take stops at many of the park’s signature attractions as well as walks off the beaten track.  Stop for a pack lunch in a natural setting in the park. The guide will orient you to Yellowstone National Park, allowing for independent hiking and wildlife viewing in the park at a later stage.

Yellowstone National Park, established in 1872 by Ulysses S. Grant, was the first national park in the world and home to the majority of the world's geysers. The diversity found in these 3,500 square miles is amazing and ranges in both geology and wildlife. The park is made up of many lakes, canyons, rivers and mountain ranges. Amongst these is Yellowstone Lake; one of the largest high-altitude lakes in North America and Old Faithful the most famous geothermal feature in the world. It is also home to 1,700 species of trees and plants and hundreds of mammals, birds, fish and reptiles. During a visit to this park, it is possible to see grizzly bears, wolves, bison, elk and many other animals in their natural setting.


You will be staying at Amangani, Bed & Breakfast

Day 9

Fly Jackson Hole to Chicago

Fly Chicago to London overnight

Accommodation

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

Amangiri

Amangiri

Amangiri is an intimate resort hidden within Canyon Point offering spectacular views across the desert valley....

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Amangani

Amangani

Perched 2,135 metres above sea level, Amangani is a luxurious retreat located just outside the small town of Jackson Hole....

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