The Best of Xanterra

There’s something magical about looking back on the closing year. It makes us fondly remember times past and hopeful about good times ahead. New beginnings, new starts, and new travel dreams. Remembering where we’ve been and thinking about where we long to go. Whether your travel plans were put on hold or you’re making fresh new ones, Xanterra has a world of unforgettable experiences to explore.

So let’s look back on some of our favorite locations, hikes, views, tours, posts, memories, moments, and more, and let yourself be inspired to visit somewhere new, return to an old favorite, or discover destinations that have long been calling you.

A Few of Our Favorite Things

Captured by You

As 2021 comes to a close, it’s time to reflect on all the wonderful adventures we had over the last year. Whether it was watching the sunset at the Grand Canyon, sailing into small ports in the Mediterranean, or biking in the Alps, there were so many enchanting places to explore. The best part is that our guests had their cameras out capturing all these moments so that we could experience them too! Now, we want to share some of these special moments with you.

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Xanterra Travel Collection Gift Cards Are Here!

Invite your loved ones to pause, take a breath, and dream of the places they long to go. A historic stay on the rim of the Grand Canyon. A yacht-style cruise to hidden ports. A guided tour to bucket list destinations. Even works of local artists from our shops, head-to-toe pampering in an Oasis spa room, a mule ride into the canyon, or dining in a national park treasure, Yellowstone’s Old Faithful Inn. With our brand new gift cards, they can do all that and more.

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Zion Red Bus Tour bus on mountainous road A man swings his club on a golf course. Kids and Cowboys windmill next to fields of tulips

The Best of The Best

Think back to the best trip you’ve ever taken. What do you remember most about it? Was it finding the perfect place to watch the sunset? Did you take a tour that made you feel like you took a stroll through history? Are the big moments what you remember most, or is it the small things that stuck with you? To inspire a little wanderlust, we’re sharing our tips to get the best-of-the-best out of your next adventure. We’ve sought out extraordinary experiences in every landscape, from the vast Grand Canyon to the streets of Europe, all the way to the sandy beaches of Tahiti.

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Plan for Vacation Day

Travel revitalizes the soul and opens our eyes to fresh new perspectives. Getting away from it all is your first step in an unforgettable direction. And with our curated collection of vacation planning tools, you can say good-bye burnout and hello unforgettable experiences. Nothing takes our mind off the everyday like dreaming of the day you’ll stand on the edge of the Grand Canyon. Planning the bicycle tour of France you’ve always wanted to take. Imagining how you’ll spend your days at the lush Oasis at Death Valley or being inspired by all you’ll discover on your all-suite yacht-style cruise to faraway lands…

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Our Favorites, at Home

Journey to the Grand Canyon, hit the road for an epic road trip, find your zen with the perfect playlist, or download our recipe guide for a taste of Xanterra, at home.

Live at The Grand Canyon

Breathtaking. Staggering. Once-in-a-lifetime. Enormous. These are all words that come to mind when we imagine the Grand Canyon. Did you miss our Facebook live at Grand Canyon National Park? Relive the journey below as we take you through the Canyon LIVE, past significant structures and awe-inspiring geological features while discussing the historical significance of the area.

Tune In

Unforgettable: Unplugged.

The Xanterra Travel Collection Digital Detox Guide is here to help you reconnect IRL. The world may not be back to normal just yet, but when you’re ready let’s step away from video calls and emails. Step away from news, apps, social media. Leave streaming, searching, and browsing behind and reconnect with each other in real life. Let go of the WiFi connection and embrace the connections that really matter, the ones right in front of you: friends, family, and loved ones.

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Need a Change of Scenery?

Carefree. Spontaneous. Adventurous. There’s nothing like the feeling you get from a good old-fashioned American road trip. You can make as many or as few plans as you like. We’ve got a little help, a lot of inspiration, and everything you need to plan a road trip and get started on the journey of a lifetime.

Are We There Yet?

Come & Stay A While

A quaint inn that has been run by a local family for generations. An extraordinary all-suite yacht sailing to hidden harbors and small ports. Wherever you long to go in the world, wherever you need to hang your hat, Xanterra has a place waiting for you. Download our accommodation guide to find your perfect fit.

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The Sounds of Xanterra

Rain falling in the Grand Canyon. A geyser erupting in Yellowstone National Park. A bugling elk. These are the sounds of the Xanterra Travel Collection. Immerse yourself in them with our Spotify playlist.

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A Taste for Travel: Xanterra Recipe Guide

Food unites and brings people together. To share a bite, delight in a sip, or devour a dish, either on your own or in the company of old friends or new, there are few greater pleasures. Whether you’re planning your next adventure or dreaming of your last trip, here are some of Xanterra’s favorite destinations to savor, without ever leaving the comfort of your own kitchen.

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Color Us Wild

Are bears blue, trees pink, and the sky purple? You decide! Spark some creativity, color your world, and keep the little ones busy (or yourself, we won’t judge!) with these custom wildlife coloring sheets.

In Living Color

The Unforgettable Guide to Cruising

We’re all longing for the freedom to explore. To connect with others. To feel the fresh ocean air, see unbelievable sunsets, sail off to paradises known or unknown. But not just aboard any ship. Many cruise ships can take you around the world. Windstar gets you close enough that you can really walk in the steps of the people who bring these places to life

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Work From Home Roaming

Just because you might be working remotely, doesn’t mean you can’t dream of remote and extraordinary places. Put yourself in the picture at one of the many legendary destinations of the Xanterra Travel Collection with these beautiful Zoom backgrounds.

Turn Your Camera On

The Unforgettable Guide to the Grand Canyon

A beloved national park, UNESCO World Heritage Site, and one of the most visited tourist attractions in the world. We all know about the unforgettable physical beauty of the Grand Canyon. But how about some special insider insights to make your journey truly unforgettable?

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Our Favorite Stories to Inspire Wanderlust