1 independent reviews for National Parks walking holiday in America

Reviews for National Parks walking holiday in America


review 15 Jun 2018

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your holiday?

It was all memorable because of the variety of the places we visited. We were concerned we might be 'canyoned out' by the time we had finished but we certainly weren't.

2. What tips would you give other travellers booking this holiday?

This holiday is flexible enough in terms of the walking opportunities to cater for a wide range of ability and stamina. We were somewhat worried about this even as fit 65-70 year olds but in all parks there were different grades of walks available. Really travel light as there are opportunities for doing laundry en route, and be prepared for the high cost of eating out in the US. The tour leader was very good about signalling when and where we could buy our own food for breakfast and lunch. We even bought instant meals to cook in the hotel room. Most hotels had a fridge and a microwave.

3. Did you feel that your holiday benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?

Not greatly, but then in a country generally even more affluent than the U.K. We didn't expect this. We did visit a Navajo reservation and spent a few dollars but that was about it. We were encouraged to use refillable water bottles and as water is readily available in all National Parks this was easy to do. However, the US generally is still fixated on plastic like the UK is so it was difficult to minimise single use.

4. Finally, how would you rate your holiday overall?

Excellent. A well thought out itinerary which was implemented with both precision, thought and flexibility by our tour leader Chad Anderson. A great guy!

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