U.S. National Parks
A SmalL Group expedition by Private Jet
Experience the best of America’s Mountain West National Parks on an all-inclusive journey by private jet. Enjoy immersive cultural experiences, expert local guides and exclusive access to some of the most beloved protected lands in the United States, from Yellowstone to the Grand Canyon.
7 National Parks, 9 Adventure-Filled Days
Temperature 71F/32FRainfall 1.5 Inches
Begin your National Parks adventure in the shadows of the Teton Mountains
Roughly 42 miles long, Jackson Hole valley runs between Gros Ventre and the Teton Mountains. Most famously known as a top ski destination, Jackson Hole offers a distinctive Mountain West culture and outdoor thrills for every adventure seeker. Its location is perfectly situated for exploration of both Grand Teton National Park and Yellowstone National Park. Lace up your explorer boots and set out for an unforgettable experience in the heart of Big Sky Country.JACKSON HOLE, WYOMING TO MOAB, UTAH: 1H 15M
Temperature 82F/50FRainfall 0.8 Inch
Marvel at the red-rock panoramas of the Colorado River
Your 90-minute flight by private jet takes you to Utah, where adventurers flock to explore this wilderness of innumerable canyons, mesas and colorful buttes carved by the Colorado River and its tributaries. As you hike through the desert landscape or float down the mighty river, discover towering rock pinnacles, natural sandstone arches, prehistoric pictographs and the unforgettable desert terrain of some of the most remote areas in the United States.MOAB, UTAH TO BRYCE CANYON, UTAH: 50M
Temperature 68F/34FRainfall 1.4 Inches
Explore the otherworldly wonders of Bryce Canyon
En route by private jet from Moab to the Amangiri resort, stop for a not-to-be-missed hike at Bryce Canyon National Park. This sprawling reserve is most famously known for its mystical, spire-shaped rock formations known as hoodoos. Marvel at the rugged landscape, ochre and crimson colors, and dramatic viewpoints.BRYCE CANYON, UTAH TO PAGE, ARIZONA: 40M
Temperature 86F/61FRainfall 0.2 Inch
Uncover the heritage and magnificence of the Grand Circle region
The Colorado Plateau is home to the highest concentration of national parks in the United States. Of those, the Grand Canyon is one of the most majestic sites on earth. Its enormity and sublime landscapes cannot be captured in a photograph. Witness the result of two billion years of our planet’s geological history, which have unfolded as the Colorado River and its tributaries cut their paths through untold layers of rock. As you stand at the rim of the canyon, experience the grandeur of the natural world in all its glory.
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Our Dedicated Staff and Knowledgeable Experts
An experienced team takes care of all the logistics before, during and after your trip. Your dedicated guest services manager prepares you for your trip of a lifetime. We also invite local experts and guides to join you during your journey to bring each destination to life with real-time insights into culture, history and daily life.
Our Private Jet Experience
On this journey, our private aircraft will transport you between destinations with ease. Flying by private jet significantly reduces the hidden costs of travel, like transit time and airport delays, that cut into quality vacation time. With more time in each destination, you will see and explore more during your trip than you ever imagined possible.
Throughout your journey, you will step onto our aircraft for short, direct flights that offer huge time savings when compared with the amount of time it would take to drive between each national park. In total, you will spend only 9 hours and 25 minutes in transit, versus the 26 hours and 25 minutes you would need to reach each stop by car.
Aircraft: Lear 45XR
Number of Seats: 8
Type of Seats: Business Class
Expedition Details - U.S. National Parks
This once-in-a-lifetime trip is the perfect way to spend quality time with your partner or to treat yourself to an adventure you’ll never forget. Adults of all ages take our trips, sometimes with a companion and sometimes by themselves. You will meet fellow guests with a curiosity about the world and come away with unforgettable memories and special friendships. It can also help you memorably mark a special occasion, whether it’s an anniversary, birthday, retirement, honeymoon or other milestone.
The minimum age to take our expeditions is 12, but we will consider younger guests on a case-by-case basis.
Shortly after booking, your guest services manager will mail you more details about your trip. This dedicated professional will be your main point of contact. He or she will provide you additional information leading up to your departure and is available to answer any questions via phone or email.
Prior to departure, you will receive a set of amenities for your trip. These may include a wheeled bag, a backpack, packing cubes and other useful travel items.
TCS World Travel is committed to maintaining the quality and safety of the expedition for all participants. Overall, our trips give you the freedom to set your own pace. Each destination on every itinerary offers a variety of options with different activity levels. In some, you may only be walking for short periods of time and have more downtime between excursions, while in others, you may spend the entire day touring or walking over uneven terrain. You may, of course, choose to have a day off and relax at any location.
On all our expeditions, you can expect the following:
- Uneven ground/frequent walking up to one mile at any given time
- Walking up the steps to the jet, as many foreign airports do not have jetways
- Trip pace—only one to three nights in each stop with some late-night activities and early-morning departures
- Time zone changes
- High altitude (some expeditions)
- Changes to your ‘normal’ routine: unique cuisine, frequent packing/unpacking
We will make reasonable efforts to accommodate participants with special needs; however, we cannot accommodate wheelchairs or walkers. If you require a slower pace, extra assistance, or the use of a cane or walking stick, arrangements can be made for private touring at each destination. Any extra cost for such arrangements will be the responsibility of the participant.
Trip Pace Definitions
These icons refer to the overall pace of the trip and not to specific activities at each destination. For example, an expedition classified as moderate or relaxed in overall pace can still offer active options such as hiking or snorkeling.
- Active Pace: Almost every day fully scheduled, and/or longer flight durations; expedition crosses multiple time zones
- Moderate Pace: Downtime opportunities every three or four days, and/or shorter flight durations; crosses fewer time zones
- Relaxed Pace: Many opportunities for relaxation, and/or three-night minimum stays in most destinations
Before TCS travels to any destination, we vet it for safety. We and our consultant medical advisors, Dr. Thomas Burke and the BostonMD team, closely monitor all health situations. We monitor the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), World Health Organization (WHO), the US Department of State, the UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office and other third-party destination experts, and are consulting with our trusted local suppliers to evaluate travel to all locations featured on our expeditions.
The beauty of private jet travel is the ease of pivoting. If we need to change an itinerary for any reason, we can use our contacts in countries worldwide to assist us with making alternate arrangements for our group. These changes could be made well in advance of arrival or even while we are in the air en-route to a given location.
On many expeditions, a trip physician will be available to consult with you at your request about general medical health issues such as upper-respiratory infections or gastro-intestinal upsets, which are not uncommon on this type of trip. Should you become seriously ill en route, the trip physician will be able to liaise with local physicians at your request and, if necessary, your medical providers back home, to assist in determining what further care you may require.
On-Trip Activity Level
This is an active program which requires a serious health assessment. There will be walking excursions at nearly every location, and you will need to climb stairs at some of the sites, as well as when you board and disembark the aircraft. There are some airports where you will be responsible for transporting your small wheeled overnight bag. We will have some early-morning departures and late-night activities, and may travel through multiple time zones.
To help counterbalance the carbon footprint that results from flying, TCS World Travel offsets carbon emissions for all flights. TCS has partnered with Sustainable Travel International, a global non-profit organization with 15 years of experience developing successful carbon offset programs for the travel industry. Sustainable Travel International has calculated the carbon footprint of all TCS jet trips starting in 2019 and purchases highly vetted carbon offsets equivalent to that amount.
Our luggage allowances are based on the type of aircraft on which the expedition is offered. On our Lear 45XR, luggage typically is limited to one checked bag: We will mail you a bag that may be used for this trip. This bag will be stored in the hold of the jet during our flights, but you will be allowed to take your backpack and other small personal items, such as purses and camera bags, along with you in the cabin.
A dedicated expedition staff member handles your luggage throughout the journey. In many destinations, our staff will transfer your luggage directly from the plane to your hotel room. In others, you may be required to walk your bags through customs before handing them over to our staff, but we take over from there. Secure vehicles accompanied by a dedicated expedition staff member are used to transfer luggage between the airport and the hotel on arrival and departure. Often times, your bag is in your room by the time you’re checked into the hotel.
We suggest you bring comfortable clothing that can be layered. One of your most important items is a pair of comfortable shoes for walking. Our guests generally dress up a little for the welcome and farewell dinners, but this is their choice and is certainly not required. Also, you will find slightly more formal dining options at many of the hotels where we stay. For this reason, you may want to bring a few nicer outfits. A more detailed packing list with specific clothing recommendations will be sent to you closer to the departure date. While you’re packing please keep in mind that laundry services are available at most of our hotels. We also recommend you leave extra space in your suitcase to bring home souvenirs of your journey.
TCS World Travel is committed to safeguarding the security of its guests on every expedition. The company has implemented a set of security processes throughout the journey – from before guests depart to when they touch down in a destination. These processes have been fine-tuned over two decades and more than 300 private jet expeditions and thousands of custom trips to help ensure peace of mind for everyone involved.
All guests must have valid passports to participate in this program. Passports must be valid at least six months beyond the end date of your expedition. If visas are required for the expedition, a visa kit will be sent to you approximately five months before departure. We work with an expediting service that helps makes getting your required visas easier. Although you’re still required to fill out your visa forms and cover the application costs, they will review the application to make sure it’s complete and liaise with the necessary consulates and embassies to process your visas.
We pre-fill your customs and immigrations forms at every stop—all you have to do is sign. Where possible, our guests enjoy special privileges, such as expedited customs and immigration formalities. We may have a dedicated customs counter for our group and are occasionally allowed to go through without individual clearance.
The price of your expedition incorporates large items like the private jet, hotels, transportation and meals, but it also includes many other things, such as activities, top-of-the-line guides, meals, beverages and gratuities (guides, restaurants, drivers, etc.). We also supply you with all the bottled water you can drink all day every day. We even provide you with postcards that we mail for you—all you have to do is write.
Your journey includes:
- Travel on our privately chartered Lear 45XR jet
- First-class accommodations
- Ground transportation
- All meals and beverages, including select beer and wine during dinners
- All sightseeing activities
- Special events and private access
- Top local guides and/or on-trip experts
- Gratuities (for all guides, drivers, and restaurants)
- Luggage handling
- Bottled water
Your journey does not include:
- Commercial airfare between your home city and departure/arrival destination
- Optional and additional accident/baggage/cancellation insurance
- Passport and visa fees
- Personal expenses such as laundry, telephone and fax fees
- All beverages not mentioned above as included
- Hotel gratuities
- Hotel minibar charges
- Meals not scheduled by TCS World Travel
- Inoculation and medication costs of any kind
To reserve your place on the expedition, complete and sign a reservation form and return it with your deposit. The deposit can be made by check, wire transfer, or by a major credit card such as American Express, Visa and MasterCard. If you pay your initial deposit by credit card, it is fully refundable until you sign the reservation form. Subsequent payments are payable by American Express, check or wire transfer, made out to the secure escrow account for each expedition.
If you cancel your reservation or change your plans, your right to receive a refund is limited, as set forth in the trip payment schedule. All cancellations will become effective as of the date of the postmark or email receipt. All requests for refunds must be sent to TCS World Travel in writing via mail, fax or email.
If you are traveling solo and prefer the privacy of your own room, you will be charged a solo traveler supplement. This ensures that individual travelers will get the same type and size rooms as our double occupancy travelers.
We strongly recommend purchasing insurance to protect your travel investment. We offer a best-in-class trip insurance program available exclusively to guests on our group jet expeditions. Our program provides unique benefits that you won’t find anywhere else in the insurance market, including:
- Insurance for your entire trip cost in a single streamlined plan
- The ability to purchase the plan and waive pre-existing conditions any time up until final payment
- COVID-19 coverage, with the option to cancel before your trip departs
- Flexibility to pay in installments and insure your trip as you go
Our insurance program also includes these additional benefits for your peace of mind:
- No-risk guarantee allowing you to cancel your plan within 10 days and receive a full refund
- Coverage for trip cancellation/interruption, baggage loss, emergency dental and more
- Option to add on Cancel For Any Reason ("CFAR") coverage for up to 75 percent of your trip cost
If you would like a personalized quote, or have any questions about our insurance program, please contact our Guest Relations team at 800.454.4149.