National Parks by Private Air Charter | Tailor Made Journey by Abercrombie & Kent

Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona

Tailor Made: National Parks by Air

9 days | Fresno, California to Jackson, Wyoming

Experience the full majesty of North America’s natural beauty on this Abercrombie & Kent Tailor Made Private Journey to America’s most iconic national parks by private air charter. Visit Yosemite, Grand Canyon and Yellowstone National Parks. Flying from one awe-inspiring landscape to the next on a timetable that works for your itinerary, explore each with private local guides, enjoying five-star hospitality along the way.

Travel with your private party, departing when you choose and with expert local guides leading the way; you can even customize the itinerary to your interests.

COVID-19 Update: This Tailor Made Journey provides the famous Abercrombie & Kent insider access in the safety of your private group of family and friends. All aspects of these journeys will incorporate CDC recommendations as well as local health regulations.

Trip Highlights

  • View the astonishing natural wonders of Yosemite, including its towering giant sequoias

  • Spend a full day exploring in Yellowstone, site of Old Faithful and home to free-roaming bison and bears, with privately guided hikes tailored to your interests

  • Explore Grand Teton National Park with a privately guided wildlife-spotting excursion and horseback trail ride

  • Visit the secluded, and rarely seen, slot canyons of Secret Canyon, as well as the graceful natural arches of Arches National Park

  • Cruise on Lake Powell for a leisurely day on a private high-speed powerboat, going ashore for excursions or kayaking the placid waters

  • Hike the Grand Canyon with privately guided excursions customized to your interests, either along the rim or on the canyon’s floor

National Parks by Air - Abercrombie & KentItinerary at a Glance

DAY 1: Arrive Fresno, California

You are met and transferred to your luxury accommodations, near the gateway to Yosemite National Park. Join your private driver-guide to explore the Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias. Some of these trees are among the oldest living things on earth.

DAY 2: Yosemite National Park | America’s Environmental Heritage 

Meet your private guide for a full day of exploring the majestic natural beauty of Yosemite National Park, including Half Dome and the major waterfalls and rock formations of Yosemite Valley, as well as portions of the high country. Along the way, your guide points out little-known treasures, off-the-beaten-path trails and the sites that best fit your interests. Break for lunch at the Ahwahnee Hotel and a historical reenactment of John Muir, the great naturalist and environmentalist whose writings helped spur America to protect its natural treasures.

DAY 3: Grand Canyon National Park | Canyon Hike

Begin your day with a private charter flight to Grand Canyon National Park in Arizona. Join your private guide for a hike around the canyon’s rim and then descend into the canyon itself on trails little used by other hikers. Your guide will provide depth and perspective to everything you see. Enjoy lunch at the historic El Tovar Lodge, located right on the edge of the South Rim. Aftwards, your private charter flight will take you to your hotel.

DAY 4: Lake Powell | Exploring Along Shore

Enjoy a private excursion on Lake Powell in a high-speed powerboat with your private captain. With its 2,000 miles of shoreline, Lake Powell offers unlimited opportunities to explore, and the day is yours to enjoy the sun and scenery. Your itinerary is completely customizable to your tastes: exercise with a little kayaking on the lake or go ashore and hike to the most photographed geological wonder of the American West, Rainbow Bridge National Monument.

DAY 5: Secret Canyon | Off-Road Adventure

Meet your private guide for an excursion to secluded Secret Canyon, a slot canyon with high, undulating walls. Your visit includes a guided, private off-road drive through the desert, rolling hills and wash-beds, where you have the opportunity to search for desert wildlife. After visiting the canyon, enjoy a short walk to Horseshoe Bend Overlook with views of the meandering Colorado River.

DAY 6: Moab | Arches National Park

Begin your day with a private charter flight to Moab, Utah. Upon arrival, join your guide for a private tour of Arches National Park. Arches features the greatest concentration of natural stone arches in the world. With your private guide, you’ll discover the unusual and highly photographed geologic formations that make up Arches. Afterwards, continue to Jackson Hole, Wyoming for a private tour of the National Museum of Wildlife Art.

DAY 7: Grand Teton National Park | Explore on Horseback

Set out with your private naturalist guide to search for wildlife in Grand Teton National Park. Animals are at their most active as you set out, providing good opportunities for finding the park’s iconic species, including bears, moose, antelope, bison and elk. Binoculars and spotting scopes are provided to allow for close views from a safe distance, and a gourmet picnic lunch is included. Then, enjoy a private guided horseback ride, surrounded by views of the Teton Range.

DAY 8: Yellowstone National Park | Geysers and Wildlife

This morning, join your private guide for a full day of exploration in one of the world’s most amazing natural settings, Yellowstone National Park. Your naturalist driver-guide tailors the experience to your interests and requests, with stops at many of the park’s signature destinations, including iconic geysers, hot springs and wildlife viewing sites. Enjoy an al fresco picnic lunch and return to your hotel late in the afternoon.

DAY 9: Depart Jackson, Wyoming

After breakfast, meet your private driver for transfer to the Jackson Airport. Depart on your private charter flight home.

Chateau du Sureau, Northern California
Chateau du Sureau, California

Accommodations

Chateau du Sureau | Oakhurst, California
European-style boutique hotel minutes from Yosemite, with 10 individually decorated guest rooms.

Amangiri | Big Water, Utah
Contemporary luxury resort set amid dramatic rock formations near the Utah-Arizona border.

Amangani | Jackson, Wyoming
Luxury lodge with stunning views of the Grand Tetons and Snake River Valley.

Dates and Pricing

Pricing and dates for this Natural Parks by Air Private Journey varies based on group and plane size. Contact us for additional details.

Inclusions

  • One-of-a-kind Itinerary
  • Driver-Guide and Vehicle
  • Hand-Selected Accommodations
  • Exclusive Insider-Access Opportunities and Sightseeing
  • English-Speaking Local Guides
  • Airport Meet and Greet with Private Transfers
  • Full Breakfast Daily
  • Entrance Fees and Taxes
  • 24/7 On-Call Support

About A&K Tailor Made Journeys

Abercrombie & Kent’s Tailor Made Private Journeys allow you to experience A&K’s hallmark blend of insider access and style in more than 100 countries around the world, on an itinerary uniquely created for you and your family or friends. From arrival to departure, every detail is anticipated and every effort made to ensure a seamless, unforgettable travel experience.

Hand-picked, English-speaking A&K local guides join you at each step on your Luxury Tailor Made Journey, bringing your destination to life through authentic, beyond-the-guidebook knowledge.

We work closely with you and in conjunction with A&K to create a made-to-order journey of a lifetime, optimized to make sure you get the most out of every moment.

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