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14 Day Ultimate National Parks
Hilton Garden Inn Scottsdale Old Town Scottsdale, AZ
Red Feather Lodge Tusayan, AZ
Lake Powell Resort Page, AZ
Hampton Inn & Suites Zion National Park Springdale, UT
Little America Hotel Salt Lake City, UT
49er Inn & Suites Jackson, WY
Canyon Lodge Yellowstone National Park, WY
Holiday Inn - Buffalo Bill Village Resort Cody, WY
Hilton Garden Inn Rapid City Rapid City, SD
Holiday Inn Rushmore Plaza Rapid City, SD

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Additional Information:
Passengers arriving to Phoenix/Scottsdale should select flights that arrive no later than 5:00 pm.


Accommodation Details:
Triple rooms consist of two double/queen beds for three persons; where available, a fee may be charged by the hotel for the addition of a cot/rollaway.


Entry Requirements:
Passengers traveling abroad require a passport valid for six months beyond their travel dates. All travelers are responsible to check if a visa is required for all countries on their itinerary. For visa information, check our Visas page.



Is This Trip Right for You?

This moderately active program covers a fair amount of ground each day. Expect from three to four hours walking on some touring days. There are two long bus rides necessary to cover the territory (Salt Lake City to Jackson and Cody to Rapid City). The pace is moderate, however you will encounter some uneven surfaces, steps and slopes. The altitude in the National Parks varies and may be a consideration for those who have heart conditions or are otherwise affected by height. Hotels in National Parks provide limited amenities. Airport transfers are not included. Consider a taxi or shared ride service as the least expensive options. This is a Classic program. For more information, click here.

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Escorted Package Includes

  • Flights Los Angeles-Phoenix, Rapid City-Los Angeles
    Other departure cities available. Click on date of departure for selection and prices
  • Airline taxes & fuel surcharges
  • 13 nights accommodations
    • 1 night Scottsdale
    • 1 night Tusayan (Grand Canyon)
    • 2 nights Page
    • 2 nights Springdale
    • 1 night Salt Lake City
    • 1 night Jackson
    • 2 nights Yellowstone National Park
    • 1 night Cody
    • 2 nights Rapid City
  • Hotel taxes, fees & service charges
  • 17 meals: 13 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 3 dinners
  • Sightseeing per itinerary in modern air-conditioned motor coach
  • Services of English-speaking tour manager throughout
  • Services of English-speaking local guides
  • Entrance fees per itinerary
  • Comfortable wireless earphones for enhanced touring

Special Features

  • Stay in the Old Town of Scottsdale, where the "Old West meets the New West"
  • Visit picturesque Sedona, with its distinctive red rock formations and artist community
  • Stop at Montezuma Castle, site of prehistoric Native American cliff dwellings
  • Stand in awe at the rim of the Grand Canyon with its breathtaking beauty
  • View Lake Powell, one of the largest man-made lakes in the world
  • Tour Bryce Canyon, a wondrous land of pines and oddly sculpted red rock formations
  • Discover Zion National Park, enjoy short hikes and stunning views
  • Salt Lake City Tabernacle, home of the world-famous Tabernacle Choir and Temple Square
  • Discover dramatic Grand Teton National Park with its jagged peaks, glaciers, lakes and dense forests
  • Visit Yellowstone National Park established in 1872, as the first national park in the United States
  • Mount Rushmore, the iconic massive carved sculpture of the faces of four U.S. presidents
  • Crazy Horse Memorial started over 50 years ago and is still incomplete

Is This Trip Right for You?

This moderately active program covers a fair amount of ground each day. Expect from three to four hours walking on some touring days. There are two long bus rides necessary to cover the territory (Salt Lake City to Jackson and Cody to Rapid City). The pace is moderate, however you will encounter some uneven surfaces, steps and slopes. The altitude in the National Parks varies and may be a consideration for those who have heart conditions or are otherwise affected by height. Hotels in National Parks provide limited amenities. Airport transfers are not included. Consider a taxi or shared ride service as the least expensive options. This is a Classic program. For more information, click here.

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All sightseeing and itinerary inclusions are subject to favorable weather conditions and seasonality. In those instances, and until the roads are available for travel, often unpredictable until the last moment, roads, routes and sites will be amended.

DAY 1, Sunday - Arrive in Phoenix
Arrive in Phoenix. Transfer independently to the hotel which is located in the colorful Old Town of Scottsdale, where the "Old West meets the New West". The Scottsdale/Phoenix area, with its captivating desert setting has inspired artists for generations. This region is also home to acclaimed museums and architectural masterpieces including Frank Lloyd Wright's elegant buildings created from desert rocks and sand. Tonight's welcome meeting introduces you to your Tour Manager and the exciting program that awaits you. Afterward, enjoy a Welcome Dinner with your fellow travelers. Your tour will begin with an orientation meeting with your Tour Manager at approximately 7 PM on the day of arrival. We recommend that you select flights which arrive in your destination no later than 5 PM on Day 1 of the itinerary or earlier, if possible
Overnight: Scottsdale
Meals: Dinner

DAY 2, Monday - Sedona
Early morning drive to picturesque Sedona, known for its distinctive red sandstone formations, delightful artists' colony, and unforgettable scenery. Stop to visit Montezuma Castle, site of the 12th and 13th-century Native American cliff dwellings. Here, you will journey back in time at this preserved prehistoric Indian ruin with its excavated treasures from the mysterious Sinagua people of the southwest. Arrive in Sedona with time to explore the town, or join the optional fun-filled Pink Jeep tour that takes you to an amazing 1,500 feet to the top of the Mongolian Rim. Your afternoon drive takes you through winding Oak Creek Canyon on your way to the Tusayan, located directly outside the entrance to Grand Canyon National Park. Carved over millions of years by the Colorado River, it is considered one of the seven natural wonders of the world. Spend the evening at leisure
Optional: Pink Jeep Excursion to Scenic Rim (PM)
Overnight: Tusayan (Grand Canyon)
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 3, Tuesday - Grand Canyon, Lake Powell
A memorable day awaits to explore the South Rim of the Grand Canyon with its unrivaled awe-inspiring views and breathtaking beauty. The Grand Canyon is more than a great chasm carved over millennia through the rocks of the Colorado plateau; it is truly a momentous and unforgettable experience. Almost 280 miles long, the Grand Canyon varies in width from one to eighteen miles, with the Colorado River winding below. As you depart the canyon, stop at the Desert Viewpoint to see the exceptional views, including the Painted Desert; the colors are astounding. Travel to Page, in the Lake Powell Region. The rest of the evening is yours to relax or explore Page independently
Overnight: Page
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 4, Wednesday - Full Day in Page
Enjoy a full day at leisure in Page. Consider joining the thrilling optional excursion to Monument Valley, including lunch. This great valley, with its rugged beauty, boasts sandstone masterpieces that tower at heights of 400 to 1,000 feet, framed by scenic clouds casting shadows that graciously roam the desert floor
Optional: Full Day Excursion to Monument Valley with lunch
Overnight: Page
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 5, Thursday - Bryce Canyon National Park, Springdale
Morning drive to Bryce Canyon, a wondrous land of pines, pinnacles and oddly sculpted formations known as hoodoos, resembling the towers of fairy-tale castles, created by the wind and water erosion over eons of time. Magnificent spires tinted with many colors of pink orange and red put on a captivating show as the light changes during the day. The sights are truly a delight for photographers. Perhaps you'll see some of the park's abundant wildlife, including elk, coyotes and much more. After a quick lunch, continue to charming Springdale, located outside Zion National Park. Upon arrival, evening is at leisure
Overnight: Springdale (Zion National Park)
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

DAY 6, Friday - Zion National Park
Today, discover the wonderland of Zion National Park, where red desert rocks splashed with vivid colors mingle with rolling rivers and lush green canyons. Its colorful sandstone canyons and dramatic peaks and cliffs are contrasted by desert oases with abundant pools and cascading waterfalls. Keep an eye on the sky because Zion is home to golden eagles, falcons and the endangered California condor. Highlights also include the famous trio of peaks known as the Three Patriarchs. Tonight, enjoy dinner together with your group
Overnight: Springdale (Zion National Park)
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 7, Saturday - Salt Lake City
Continue north for Salt Lake City. Here tour historic Temple Square, a beautifully landscaped 10-acre plot of ground in the heart of downtown Salt Lake. At the center of this, is the six-spired Salt Lake Temple. Also located on the Square is the domed Tabernacle, home of the world-famous Mormon Tabernacle Choir. Afterwards, arrive back to at your hotel for an evening at leisure
Overnight: Salt Lake City
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 8, Sunday - Jackson
Today, leave Utah for rugged Wyoming. After lunch on your own, proceed to Jackson. There is time to shop in the town's many stores for genuine cowboy gear. Tonight, try one of the many local restaurants offering a variety of cuisines. Be sure to stop at the world famous Million Dollar Cowboy Bar, known for it’s music and dancing as well as its large collection of western memorabilia
Overnight: Jackson
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 9, Monday - Grand Teton National Park, Arrive in Yellowstone
Depart Jackson for magnificent Grand Teton National Park in northwest Wyoming with its jagged peaks, glaciers, lakes and dense forests rich with wildlife. Visit the Chapel of the Transfiguration, built in 1925 at the south entrance of Grand Teton National Park before continuing to Yellowstone. An extraordinary experience as you enter spectacular Yellowstone National Park, a breathtaking natural wonderland established in 1872 as the first national park in the United States. Yellowstone is home to countless hot springs and two-thirds of all of the geysers in the world, highlighted by its awe-inspiring rock formations and the famed geyser, "Old Faithful". Upon arrival, head towards the Lower Loop and arrive at Old Faithful for time to explore and lunch at leisure. Next, cross the Continental Divide; here water flows on one side to the Gulf of Mexico and the other side flows to the Pacific. Enjoy an evening at leisure in Yellowstone National Park
Overnight: Yellowstone National Park
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 10, Tuesday - Explore Yellowstone
Begin the day in Yellowstone with a visit to the dramatic Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone with its turbulent river; 24 miles of twisting, sheer rock cliffs carved 1,200 feet deep. Then on to Mammoth Hot Springs, a large complex of hot springs on a hill of travertine, created thousands of years ago. Continue to the Lower Geyser Basin to Fountain Paint Pots along the Firehole River before returning to your hotel. All the while, be on the lookout for bison, bears, elk and eagles in this sweeping glacial valley
Overnight: Yellowstone National Park
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 11, Wednesday - Cody
Depart Yellowstone National Park for Cody. After lunch at leisure, continue with an afternoon tour of the Buffalo Bill Center of the West and experience the authentic story of the American West. Spend the evening exploring historic downtown Cody filled with western art galleries and unique restaurants. Perhaps experience the live sights and sounds of the Cody Night Rodeo, or a lively cowboy music revue
Overnight: Cody
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 12, Thursday - Sheridan, Rapid City
Morning departure to Sheridan, Wyoming set halfway between Yellowstone and Mount Rushmore, with its dramatic vistas of the striking Big Horn mountains. The town's authentic Main Street is lined with historic buildings, offering Old West appeal in a modern setting. After lunch, on your own, continue to Rapid City. Upon arrival, your evening is at leisure
Overnight: Rapid City
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 13, Friday - Crazy Horse Memorial, Mount Rushmore
This morning, head to the magnificent Mount Rushmore National Memorial.* The faces of four American presidents - George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Theodore Roosevelt and Abraham Lincoln - are carved into the granite mountainside high above the treetops of the Black Hills. The carving took 14 years to complete and serves today as a priceless shrine of democracy. This afternoon visit the Crazy Horse Memorial that started over 50 years ago by Chief Henry Standing Bear who invited sculptors to carve a mountain honoring the heritage, tradition, and culture of North American Indians. Today, this tribute is still incomplete. After lunch on your own, return to Rapid City. Tonight, a Farewell Dinner celebrates the end of your trip
*Renovations of the facilities at Mt Rushmore are scheduled to take place beginning Fall 2018 and last for approximately 18 months. Views from the Grand Terrace may not be possible.
Overnight: Rapid City
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 14, Saturday - Return Home
Transfer independently to the airport for your departure flight
Meals: Breakfast

National Parks route and program may vary according to weather conditions, seasonal changes, safety issues and wildlife migration patterns.

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Pink Jeep Excursion to Scenic Rim

Experience the magnificent views of Sedona on this Scenic Rim tour in a Pink Jeep. Ascend an amazing 1500 feet to the very top of the Mogollon Rim. From this vantage point, you’ll see the majestic red rock formations that make Sedona world-famous and extraordinary views of the lowland deserts combined with the Ponderosa Pine forests of the high mountains. Along the trail stop for photos -- it is a photographer’s dream come true!

Details to be advised locally. Approximate tour duration is 1.5 hours.

*This activity is an off road experience reaching elevations of 1500 ft and people with difficulty breathing, heart, back or other medical conditions should consider the mild, all-paved tour option, available locally only. The paved option does not have elevation changes as you explore on scenic paved roads while experiencing flora, fauna, geology and history of the area. This option will not view the same sights as the off-road version and utilizes public roads for a smooth ride. Stop(s) and amount of time spent, may vary depending on traffic conditions.

Day #2 01 Jan 2019 - 31 Dec 2019 $69.00
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Full Day Excursion to Monument Valley with lunch

See the stark beauty of this great valley with its sandstone masterpieces that tower at heights of 400 to 1000 feet, framed by scenic clouds casting shadows that graciously roam the desert floor. These fragile pinnacles of rock are surrounded by miles of mesas and buttes, shrubs, trees and windblown sand, all comprising the magnificent colors of the valley. All of this harmoniously combines to make Monument Valley a truly wondrous experience and an unforgettable day. Start at the Navajo Tribal Park with stops at "The Mittens" and "John Ford’s Point/Three Sisters" Overlooks for fantastic photo opportunities. Learn more about the native craft of rug weaving at a demonstration by Navajo Hogan craftsmen before enjoying a Navajo Taco lunch at Goulding's Stagecoach Restaurant. Enjoy some free time to browse through the Goulding's Museum before returning to your hotel. Transfers to and from the hotel are included.

Pick-up details to be advised locally. Approximate tour duration is 8 hours.

Day #4 01 Jan 2019 - 31 Dec 2019 $79.00
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9 Day Colonial Mexico, December 2018
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Colonial Mexico was my 31st trip with Gate 1 and I always love it when a trip exceeds expectations in every way, as this one did! I knew little about Mexico outside of a visit to Cancun and Mexico City, and this exploration of its Colonial Cities was marvelous. Everything started with having a superb tour manager, Bacho, who was personable, extremely kind, knowledgeable, funny and so organized. He was always there for us, whether it be having Pesos for bathroom stops or treating us to candy or prizes for quizzes, and even organizing a special double decker bus tour of Guadalajara, plus so much else - he is one of the very best! Our driver Aurelio was also skilled and safe and very pleasant. The itinerary was perfectly timed, with the right balance between time spent on walking tours of the cities and free time to explore. The hotels were all really lovely and well situated. The restaurants we went to for group meals were uniformly excellent. The dinner at the #1 restaurant in Morelia - San Miguelito was fantastic, as was the farewell dinner at El Sacromonte in Guadalajara. My personal favorite cities were the stops in Queretaro and Guanajuato and favorite city that we stayed in Morelia - I loved it so much that I am looking at spending a week at a language school there later this year! Can't say enough good things about this trip - safe, fun, interesting, cultural and very highly recommended. Thank you again!

Lorraine P. Stamford, CT
10 Day Copper Canyon: Mexico & Tucson with Chihuahua, October 2018
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The trip was very good and our guide, Mr. Douglas did an excellent job. He was very knowledgeable, funny and provided all the important information on arrival. His knowledge of the area was most helpful and we had a great time. I have already recommended this trip to few of my friends who did not make it this time.

Laxmichand S. Schaumburg, IL
9 Day Colonial Mexico, October 2018
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Fantastic!! Nacho and Monica were both wonderful—as was their country! As a first-timer, I really appreciate the extra effort Gate 1 took while selecting the hotels and restaurants— thank you!

Paula S. San Diego, CA
10 Day Copper Canyon: Mexico & Tucson with Chihuahua, October 2018
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We had the best time...The tour guide Edel was very knowledgeable, friendly, helpful and overall a great guy...The bus driver Panchito as well was a real professional..We felt very safe traveling through Mexico with him as our driver...Visiting the Copper Canyon is truly a highlight of this vacation..We made new friends, enjoyed the food we ate and took lots of pictures to enhance our memories of this fabulous trip...Thank you for making this excursion possible Gate 1!

Joyce O. Carmichael, CA
8 Day Canyonlands, Arches & Mesa Verde National Parks, September 2018
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It was wonderful. Leah, our tour guide, was well prepared, informative and very personable. She made us all feel so comfortable. The scenery was beautiful and the weather couldn't have been better. The bus driver was excellent and again very accommodating. It's a trip I would definitely recommend.

Annette M. Berkeley, CA
10 Day Copper Canyon: Mexico & Tucson, October 2018
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The trip to the Copper Canyon was wonderful. The trip by bus showed us an extensive area of Sonora and Chihuahua. The vast canyon was beautiful to see in the varying light from morning to evening. The train ride from El Fuerte to Posada Barrancas was spectacular with the mountains and changing vegetation as we climbed higher. Douglas was an excellent tour leader. On the long bus rides, he told us about the economies of the states, the history of the areas and the history of Mexico ..... He kept us informed about the daily schedules and helped to make sure that everyone was having a good time.

Loretta G. Minneapolis, MN
9 Day Colonial Mexico, October 2018
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We had a fantastic trip, the tour included very beautiful cities in Mexico and our tour manager, Ivan, was excellent. I would definitely recommend this trip.

Samuel B. New Iberia, LA
9 Day Classic Alaska, August 2018
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It was an excellent trip!! Absolutely beautiful scenery, and incredible wildlife sightings! The trip of a lifetime! Our guide, KariLynn, and our driver, Crystal, were both fantastic! Very knowedgeable. 5 stars!

Allison B. Carlisle, IN
9 Day Classic Alaska, July 2018
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Our trip was wonderful! Every part of it was positive and memorable ... Keri-Lyn F., our guide handled every detail of our trip in the most professional manor, kept the group in beautiful harmony with a personality that all the group were extremely pleased. Her knowledge of Alaska and her presentation was not only informative, but was laced with delightful stories of her own experiences as a native Alaskan ... But honestly, she is almost impossible to describe...she's that amazing! We appreciated her and respected the job she did beyond words. We hope that our attempt to let you know what a special tour guide you have in Keri-Lyn will be passed on to the upper management at Gate1.

Claudia M. Fallbrook, CA
8 Day Classic National Parks, Mt. Rushmore, Yellowstone & Grand Teton, May 2018
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Our trip was FABULOUS! Dani is an excellent tour guide. The long days of Travel were filled with beautiful sights and Dani has so much knowledge to share with her travelers ... The hotel accommodations were nice ... Liked the park ranger spending the day with us in Yellowstone. Looking forward to our next trip and getting ready to book a couple more!

Christine F. Santa Cruz, CA
8 Day Classic National Parks, Mt. Rushmore, Yellowstone & Grand Teton, May 2018
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Pam is one of the best guides I have traveled with. The bus driver was also excellent and always on time, kind, and courteous. He drove smoothly and safely . The coach was always clean. The Parks' were awesome and traveling in the bus was nice, everyone got along very well.

Gordon A. Houston, TX
7 Day Essential Mt. Rushmore, Yellowstone & Grand Teton National Parks, May 2018
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Thanks to our guide, Rick, it was superlative in every way. He went above and beyond in advising and assisting the travelers, a super knowledgeable and interesting man! Our tour to Yellowstone and Wyoming was fascinating in all respects and a great value for the money!

Linda S. Saint Louis, MO
9 Day Classic Alaska, June 2018
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Our Alaska trip was flawless! ... Our Tour Director, Keri-Lyn F., was an Alaskan native who was well versed on the many attractions we saw and was able to give us a personal account of growing up in our 49th State. We all also agreed that the accommodations and the itinerary were superb. The Denali train ride, the Tundra Wilderness Tour and the Seward boat trip were the favorite part of our visit.

Bruse S. Orlando, FL
14 Day Ultimate National Parks, May 2018
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The National Parks tour was one of the best we have ever taken, with any company. The tour director, Tim Miller was outstanding as was the coach driver, Shannon Romero. I could not have improved anything on this trip. Excellent, all around!

John W. Canton, CT
8 Day Classic National Parks, Mt. Rushmore, Yellowstone & Grand Teton, May 2018
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Thoroughly enjoyed it! Very beautiful sights & great guide, Sabrina, good hotels, very comfortable bus, friendly group, nice weather & constantly on the go!

Patrica C. Louisville, KY
8 Day Grand Canyon, Bryce Canyon & Zion National Parks , May 2018
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Our trip was totally amazing! Saw some incredible sights, just stunning beauty. This was our second trip with Gate 1. Again, Gate 1 did an amazing job. Everything was so well organized & coordinated. We had an incredible tour guide in MaryAnne. She kept things interesting at all times, took great care of us, very upbeat and personable, and we absolutely loved her! Looking into an Alaska trip next year with Gate 1. Keep up the great work!!

Bob B. Ansonia, CT
10 Day Copper Canyon: Mexico & Tucson, May 2018
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It was absolutely incredible. It's a trip I have wanted to take for decades and glad I never made it until Gate 1 offered this tour. I always expect good tours from when I travel with you but this one really exceeded our expectations. The activities and programs were educational as well as just plain enjoyable. Our guide Edel and driver were excellent. Thanks for offering such fantastic tours.

Barbara H. Rochester, IN
10 Day Copper Canyon: Mexico & Tucson, April 2018
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The Copper Canyon trip was very rewarding. During the trip our guide Juan kept us informed about history, geography, culture, and the many birds and plants we saw during the bus rides. The restaurants were very clean and the food was delicious. Hotels were the best and had great views. Juan made sure we had a wonderful trip.

Frank R. Derwood, MD
8 Day Texas: The Lone Star State, May 2018
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I was extremely happy with our trip to Texas. It was my first trip with Gate 1. Most of the rest of the group were seasoned Gate 1 travelers who assured me that I was experiencing a typical Gate 1 tour. I am looking forward to my Gate 1 travel to Spain and Morocco in October.

Kathy O. Pleasant Hill, CA
8 Day Grand Canyon, Bryce Canyon & Zion National Parks, May 2018
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My Mom and I had the best trip. We had so much fun exploring the parks and enjoying the beauty, Bryce was our favorite but we made great memories every day. Marianne, our tour manager, was incredible. She gave us plenty of knowledge and every day made sure we had what we needed for our hikes. Marianne was friendly, accommodating and beyond helpful. She and Lee, our driver, made our vacation.

Skye M. Rochester, NY
8 Day Grand Canyon, Bryce Canyon & Zion National Parks, April 2018
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Our trip was outstanding! We loved every minute of it. Our guide, Tim, did an exceptional job with his talks, DVD's and handouts. We will certainly be using Gate 1 for future vacation plans.

Joe M. Narragansett, RI
10 Day Copper Canyon: Mexico & Tucson, March 2018
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Excellent! Great tour director/guide and very good driver. Interesting venues, and unique accommodations. Good food. We had a wonderful time. And we had a good group of interesting and nice people with us.

John D. La Honda, CA
7 Day Historical South, March 2018
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The trip was very well organized. We were treated fantastic. The tour guide and the tour bus driver were more than we could have asked for.

Rick W. Sandy, UT
10 Day Copper Canyon: Mexico & Tucson, March 2018
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It was great. Most comprehensive tour yet. Informational videos, meals. Locations for meals. Quality of Hotels. Bay tour in San Carlos. Pearl hatchery. The menonite museum visit and lunch The tour guide was outstanding. He went above and beyond Best tour yet. I highly recommend it.

Bernardo S. Pasadena, CA
10 Day Copper Canyon: Mexico & Tucson, March 2018
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Our trip was wonderful! My wife and I enjoyed every aspect of our journey, from the excellent service provided by our guide Juan to the great food and spectacular sights we visited along the way. We had a large and greatly diversified group that made for great conversation. We especially enjoyed our visit to the boarding school and mixing with the children. Your dedication to helping local people should be commended. Again, great trip and looking forward to our next Gate 1 tour in June.

Robert P. Nashua, NH
10 Day Copper Canyon: Mexico & Tucson, March 2018
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Excellent. Accommodations, tours, pacing were fine. Carlos, the guide, was very good in terms of information, friendliness, helpfulness, and the dispensing of needed information at the right time. Good planning, Gate 1.

Marcia H. Greensboro, NC
10 Day Copper Canyon: Mexico & Tucson, February 2018
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The trip was excellent. Our tour guide Sergio could not have done more for us. All in all, we will recommend the trip to our friends.

Allan E. Washington, DC
7 Day New Orleans & Cajun Country, February 2018
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It was fantastic! My wife and I thoroughly enjoyed the Louisiana trip. Our tour guide Karen Armagost was OUTSTANDING! Can't say enough about her and our great bus driver, Jimmie. We will definitely be touring again with Gate! Travel.

Peter K. Cedar Hills, UT
10 Day Copper Canyon: Mexico & Tucson, February 2018
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The trip was awesome. The tour director, Mr. Bacho Lopez, was well read, articulate, effective, and efficient. He had very detailed and elaborate answers on history, fauna, and flora of the region as well as the local culture and industry. It was obvious that he is proud of his country and heritage and was more than happy to share his wisdom and experience with the tourists. Because I traveled alone and was the youngest female tourist on the trip, he had fatherly consideration for me. He is a true gentleman. I consider taking other trips to Mexico with Gate 1 in the future if he is the tour guide.

Crinela T. Wyandotte, MI
Mexico's Mayan & Aztec Illumination, February 2018
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The trip was everything promised, and more. Our main tour guide, Bacho, was simply outstanding. Starting in Cancun and working our way towards our finale at the museums in Mexico City was the perfect sequence for fully embracing this unique culture.

Jim L. Waynesboro, VA
10 Day Copper Canyon: Mexico & Tucson, December 2017
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We were fortunate to have Manuel as our tour guide and coordinator. His knowledge of history, anthropology, ornithology, botany and many, many other fields is truly amazing. It was our pleasure to be in the company of a true professional and gentleman. We particularly enjoyed his sharp wit and his caring and passionate love for his country and work. We were a large group with...yet Manual handled every situation with tact and diplomacy. We were also equally impressed with the skills of our driver, Javier. We felt completely safe in his capable hands. And last, but not least, our assistant tour manager, Douglas, another wonderful travel mate, gave a wonderful presentation on pearl farming. We would gladly take this tour again, if assured the company of these three gentlemen. They truly made the trip remarkable.

Millard R. St Petersburg, FL
10 Day Copper Canyon: Mexico & Tucson, October 2017
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It was a wonderful trip. Bacho, our leader, made the trip a real success. The bus and driver were top notch. All the hotels and meals were very good. Thank you for a great trip.

Edwin G. Edmontone, AB
10 Day Copper Canyon: Mexico & Tucson , October 2017
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It was a great trip. The selection of stopping points, Hotels and pit stops, was very good if with great variety. The driver was excellent. He knew his route and handled the vehicle extremely well under all conditions. The guide Juan was exceptional. Although he was from Mexico his diction was flawless. Many times accents make comprehension difficult. This was NEVER an issue with Juan. He knew every location and could provide details of every area that we traveled through. He was able to present the itinerary in a clear concise and entertaining manor. We enjoyed the trip immensely and would recommend it.

Frederick M. Dix Hills, NY
9 Day Grand Canyon, Bryce Canyon & Zion National Parks , September 2017
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This was our first guided tour, and we were somewhat nervous, however it was a perfect vacation. Our guide David, affectingly became known as "Uncle Dave", was amazing and went over and beyond. He was extremely informative and was always available for any questions. Uncle Dave used his own personal time on our days and evenings of leisure to ensure that we had a great time. He took a group of 40 people that were strangers and of varied cultures and somehow made everyone feel that they were family and connected. Lee, the bus driver, was amazing. I am terrified of curvy mountain roads, however I felt safe with Lee. Lee was very friendly and polite, as well as informative. The hotels and meals were all very good for the price that was paid. My husband and I will be using Gate 1 again, and are recommending Gate 1 to all our friends. Every aspect of this vacation was wonderful, reservations are very easy to make, the trip itself was fantastic and the price was very reasonable. Thank you Gate 1 for providing such a great experience. Looking forward to our future adventures with Gate 1.

Phyllis J. Almo, KY
8 Day Classic National Parks, Mt. Rushmore, Yellowstone & Grand Teton , September 2017
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We enjoyed our trip to Mount Rushmore, Grand Teton, Yellowstone, Jackson, and Salt Lake City. Kelly was a great Tour Director. He passed out plenty of handouts and gave a lot of information of each site. It was very educational. He was very organized and kept the group together and on time. It was nice that we beat some of the crowds. John was also a great driver. Everyone felt safe with him driving. Very personable and friendly.

Marcia K. San Francisco, CA
13 Day Classic Alaska with 7 Day Cruise , August 2017
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Our guide, Ashley was fantastic. She knew Alaska, she knew our route and she was able to prepare us and point out things of interest. She was very personable, looked after each of us, listened, answered all questions, never got flustered. She had a great sense of humor and told us some great personal stories. Seeing the top of Denali was very exciting and emotional and she understood that. You have a great tour guide in her.

James R. Gainesville, FL
10 Day Classic Alaska, August 2017
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We had a great time. The hotels were excellent. The sights were spectacular. The group on the tour were a lot of fun to be with and our tour guide, Keri, was amazing. She was tireless, always upbeat, attentive and had an incredible amount of knowledge about Alaska. We have had many tremendous tour quides on previous Gate 1 tours, but Keri was the absolute best ever!

Kent L. Parrish, FL
8 Day Classic National Parks, Mt. Rushmore, Yellowstone & Grand Teton , August 2017
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The trip was Spectacular!!! Everything went perfect! I have told everyone who asks me about it how great it was and how wonderful Gate 1 was. Dani, our tour Manager was Awesome!! She made our trip so great. She was a wealth of information. She thought of everything. Your company is lucky to have her!! I would go on a trip with her anytime and anywhere! First time with Gate 1 and I will use you again!

Kenneth W. Atkinson, NH
8 Day Classic National Parks, Mt. Rushmore, Yellowstone & Grand Teton , August 2017
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From start to finish this was a wonderful and thoroughly enjoyable vacation. Our tour guide Danielle (Dani) was a delightful, super efficient, tour guide who always had a smile on her face, could fix any issues or problems quickly while making it all look effortless. She was extremely well versed on information on all aspects of the sights we were seeing or going to. We learned a lot of facts and history while journeying along from stop to stop. We had a fresh supply of cold water available each and every day, as well as snacks for longer times on the bus, before meal destinations were reached. She was a true gem. Our bus driver John, was a super bus driver, and drove the mountain roads with skill and care always with his passengers safety first and foremost. Our day in Yellowstone with our Park Ranger, Kimberly, was yet another information packed day. We never would have learned so much and seen so much without her. It was a great addition to our tour. This was our first “bus tour”, and would take another with Gate 1 again. The ease of entering and exiting all the parks and venues was again, one of the highlights. Parking, entrance fees, etc. was all handled as we watched single cars search for parking spots and wait in line to pay fees. All and all, it was truly one of our best vacations and we look forward to joining another Gate 1 tour in the future.

David S. Strongsville, OH
8 Day Classic National Parks, Mt. Rushmore, Yellowstone & Grand Teton , August 2017
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The trip was great and we had a lot of fun. Dani Moore, our tour guide, is a class act! She was wonderful, knowledgeable and fun. We definitely had a memorable experience. Our driver, John, was great as well and just as agreeable and friendly. Terrific driving and parking skills!

Linda M. Syosset, NY
10 Day Classic Alaska, August 2017
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We had a great trip! Our tour manager Keri was excellent. The bus driver Mark was Excellent. We would recommend this trip to anyone. Gate 1 Travel does a great job.

Susan G. Charles City, IA
8 Day Classic National Parks, Mt. Rushmore, Yellowstone & Grand Teton, July 2017
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Leslie made this one of the most memorable trips that we have ever taken. She was absolutely fabulous and amazing! She was so full of information that we would have never known about our sights. All the hotels, meals, bus, bus driver, and sights were awesome!! NO COMPLAINTS ABOUT ANYTHING!! We are already thinking about another trip with Gate 1 for next year! I would not hesitate to recommend your company at all!! Thank you for a great trip!!

Carla R. Adams, MA
10 Day Classic Alaska, July 2017
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It was our first group trip and we really enjoyed it. Our tour director and driver (Liz and Jim) did a great job of looking after us and showing us the sights. We would definitely recommend the Gate 1 Alaska tour we did to anyone.

Nicholas A. Redmond, WA
8 Day Classic National Parks, Mt. Rushmore, Yellowstone & Grand Teton , June 2017
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The trip was great and our guide, Kelly, was exceptional. I was very impressed with his wealth of knowledge as well as his efforts to accommodate and please everyone no matter what the situation. We couldn't have been more satisfied with the trip and our guide. Plus the weather was perfect and the animals throughout Yellowstone were extremely cooperative by appearing frequently. Will definitely travel with Gate 1 in the future.

Kathleen W. Saint Johns, FL
8 Day Classic National Parks, Mt. Rushmore, Yellowstone & Grand Teton , June 2017
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My travel partner and I had a great trip. This was our fourth with Gate 1 and was again a fantastic and enjoyable trip with our great views of Yellowstone, Old Faithful, and an abundance of wild animals. The tour guide was well informed and had good control of a large group of diverse people. I'm sure we will take another journey with Gate 1.

James M. Portland, OR
8 Day Classic National Parks, Mt. Rushmore, Yellowstone & Grand Teton, June 2017
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The trip was great. I really appreciated our tour manager Timothy. He went over and above to make our trip the best. His personality is perfect for a tour manager. Chris our driver was good also. Always there with a bottle of water. This was our fifth Gate 1 trip and we will be using you guys again. The dinners that were either included or booked as an extra were also great. Good job Gate 1.

William C. Granbury, TX
14 Day Ultimate National Parks, June 2017
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Trip was fantastic, made so by our tour director, Kerry. He was very organized, enthusiastic,knowledgeable and always went above and beyond to show us everything he thought we might be interested in, and made everything we did fun. He is passionate about the outdoors and the parks and that made the trip. In our opinion we could not have had a better leader. He organized speakers that were extremely interesting, especially Peter the Navajo Code Talker, as well as a dutch oven lunch and picnic lunches so we could spent more time seeing everything. Our bus driver was amazing as well. She handled that bus with amazing expertise, and was always happy.

Phillip B. Woodland, CA
14 Day Ultimate National Parks, May 2017
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Trip was great and we had a fantastic time. From the red rocks of Sedona to Old Faithful and Mt. Rushmore, to the bison and bears we saw, we were constantly in awe of things we had previously only seen in pictures. We even got to watch the Mormon Tabernacle Choir practice for their broadcast. Our guide, Leslie, was terrific, so personable, organized and informative on the areas we visited. Would definitely recommend this trip to anyone considering seeing the national parks. So many natural wonders out there!

Marion W. Delran, NJ
8 Day Musical Journey Through the South, April 2017
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It was wonderful. The tour guide (Kelly) and the bus driver (Jimmy) were great and went far above duty for all of us.

James H. McKinney, TX
7 Day Historical South, April 2017
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We had a wonderful time on our trip. Our tour manager Pam was very helpful, organized and informative. Our bus driver Terry was very friendly and he always greeted everyone with a friendly smile. We would highly recommend Gate 1 Travel to our family and friends! Thank you for making our trip so enjoyable!

Bernadette Y. Bedford, TX

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