Rocky Mountains and the Grand Canyon
USA, Discovery, 15 days - from £2,095 (land only) - from €2,515 (land only) - from $3,455 (land only)
By: Kate Penrose, West Yorkshire, UK
Jim was highly efficient and organised & very good company on the trip. He was thoughtful, relaxed & flexible. He had a "can do" approach and inspired confidence in all situations even when it looked like we would not be able to go down the canyon because of a flash flood.
I thoroughly enjoyed the holiday. it more than met my expectations. I particularly enjoyed the variety of experiences wildlife/scenery/historical/cultural/physical activity etc.
Have previously been on KE trips the majority of which have been excellent. We also thought it had a better itinerary than rival companies we looked at.
By: Liz and Richard Wholley, Sunderland
Fred put in 100% effort at all times - I have no idea how he managed to do the long drives (when we all slept!) plus trek with us.It was the holiday of a life time - absolutely outstanding.The standard of hotel was a very pleasant surprise to us - much higher than we expected. We loved all the places we saw particularly Yellowstone, Tetons, Maroon Bells, Aspen, Steamboat, Grand Canyon - everywhere really!
By: Ho Chee Kong, Hong Kong
The trip leader Todd is very good in general. It is considered a great challege for him to coordinate and manage a big group(Asian cultures and habits) with two vehicles. He worked very well with the two leaders of Hong Kong Emerald Hiking Team.I also like to take this opportunity to thank Phil for his great works and efforts in organzing the trip for over a long period of time.
By: Ian Raynor, Kent, England
Yellowstone was fantastic, we were very lucky with wildlife viewing seeing a Grizzly with her 2 cubs, Bison, Elks and although a little way off we also saw a moose. The geothermal pools etc were fantastic to see. Several of the treks were excellent espescially lost man loop and maroon Bells/Buckskin pass. The grand canyon was an experience not to forget espescially experiencing sleeping under the stars, they are so clear with no light pollution.