The spectacular national parks of the US attract over 300 million visitors annually, but if you want all of the geological wonders to yourself, winter is the only time to take a tour, according to private-jet travel specialists TCS World Travel.
Its luxury 10-day Winter National Parks by Private Air getaway will allow you to experience the unique transformation of these iconic landmarks in the coldest months. You and up to 11 loved ones can travel by private jet to four beautiful locations, taking in six national parks.
With an entirely customizable itinerary, a one-of-a-kind winter national park journey can be created just for you. We like the sound of the below.
Days 1 and 2
A silent winter wonderland awaits you in Yellowstone National Park, giving you a chance to witness the diverse flora and fauna, snow-covered elevations and steaming geysers at a magical time of year.
Set off on an unforgettable private guided exploration of northern Yellowstone and the Lamar Valley in search of wolves and other native wildlife such as bears, bison and birds. After exploration on foot, take to the air with your own private helicopter safari, allowing you to see the US’s oldest national park in all of its glory.
Luxury accommodation awaits you at the spectacular Sage Lodge, a four-bedroom ranch on the banks of the Yellowstone River offering the ultimate Montana mountain experience.
Days 3 to 6
Arrive at the towering white peaks of Grand Teton National Park in Wyoming by private jet, where the secluded hilltop retreat of Amangani will be your base. While there you can breathe in the pristine natural surroundings from the 115-ft heated pool, pamper yourself at the spa after a day’s hiking and dine on sustainable, locally sourced produce from the resort’s renowned grill.
The Teton Range is an illustrious ski spot, but this snow-laced part of the Rockies has much more to offer when it comes to unique winter experiences, including an exhilarating dog sledding journey, private guided snowshoeing expedition or a vintage horse-drawn sleigh ride topped off with three-course lunch.
Days 7 to 10
Head south to encounter the desert terrain like you never have before. Bryce Canyon National Park, Glen Canyon National Recreation Area and Grand Canyon National Park will provide you with a beautiful serenity during the cooler months. The crisp winter air is a sharp contrast to the summer heat that most of the parks’ visitors experience during the summer rush, and the iconic red rock will be dusted in white powder.
Explore the clear waters of Lake Powell by way of private cruise, kayak or paddle board, or hike through the red rock towers of Bryce Canyon. At the Grand Canyon, you can enjoy one of the seven natural wonders of the world via foot or air.
Pricing starts at $29,900 per person double occupancy for a group of six. The best time to travel is November to March.