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    Top Xanterra Destinations for Fall Adventures

Fall in-love with fall, with a little help from Xanterra Travel Collection®.

It’s that time of year: the leaves are changing, temperatures are dropping and the anticipation to head out on a memorable fall adventure is building. With national parks painted in bold colors and spectacular cities to explore, it can be hard to decide where to go on your next getaway. To make choosing your ultimate autumn destination easier, we’ve compiled a list of the top destinations for fall adventures, each with its own unique “wow” factor. No matter what experience you’re looking for, it’s the perfect time to fall in love with fall, with a little help from Xanterra Travel Collection®. So gather up friends and family (or plan a solo sojourn!), throw on some cozier layers, and get ready for an incredible escape.



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Grand Canyon National Park

As the leaves start to change and the air begins to cool, there’s no better place to experience the beauty of fall than at Grand Canyon National Park. The stunning panoramas are even more breathtaking during this time of year as the colors of the canyon walls become more vibrant. The mild weather is also perfect for hiking and exploration. As an added bonus, the crowds are smaller than during the summer months, giving visitors a more intimate experience with one of nature’s most incredible wonders. Simply put, Grand Canyon National Park is a must-visit destination during the fall season. Pack your hiking boots and camera and get ready to experience an unforgettable fall adventure.

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Grand Canyon Railway & Hotel
The Grand Hotel at The Grand Canyon


The Mediterranean with Windstar Cruises

Sailing the Mediterranean with Windstar Cruises is the trip of a lifetime – but we’ll let you in on a little-known secret – sailing during the fall season is the most incredible time of year to explore this region. With mild temperatures and fewer tourists, you’ll have the opportunity to fully immerse yourself in each port at your own pace. On board your luxury, yacht-style cruise, a team of renowned chefs will serve you delicious gourmet meals, while behind the scenes, a dedicated crew will ensure that your journey is nothing short of spectacular. Whether exploring the Greek Isles, strolling through the streets of Barcelona, or witnessing the magic of the Amalfi Coast, sailing the Mediterranean during the autumn months will leave you breathless.

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Windstar Cruises



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Yellowstone National Park

The beauty of Yellowstone National Park is undeniable, but experiencing it during the fall season is pure magic. The park’s vast landscape is transformed as the vibrant hues of autumn provide a dramatic backdrop for some of nature’s most breathtaking wonders. Imagine wandering along winding trails through forests of golden aspen trees, crisp and cool air on your skin, marveling at the steam rising from the park’s many geysers and hot springs. From the must-see Old Faithful to the lesser-known but equally enchanting Lamar Valley, there’s no shortage of sights to explore in this stunning natural wonderland. If you’re an animal lover, don’t miss the opportunity to witness the incredible elk mating season, or to catch a glimpse of a bear fattening up before the winter season. And, since fall is shoulder season here, that means the space is wide-open — and so are your opportunities to partake in tours and activities, as well as stay in the lodging of your dreams.

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Yellowstone National Park Lodges


Death Valley National Park

Despite the name, Death Valley National Park really comes alive in the fall — and is the perfect destination for any nature explorer. As the summer heat fades away, the desert landscape transforms into a breathtaking oasis blooming with life. The contrast between the lush vegetation and the arid desert is truly captivating. From palm trees to cottonwoods, the beautiful plants growing here create a unique ecosystem that you won’t find anywhere else. With cooler temperatures and fewer visitors, fall is the perfect time to explore this hidden gem of California. From catching the sunrise at Zabriskie Point, to wading in the spring-fed pools at The Inn at Death Valley, to teeing off at the world’s lowest elevation golf course, to exploring the 2100-year-old volcanic crater of Ubehebe, you’re sure to find a stunning, out-of-this-world experience you never thought possible!

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The Oasis at Death Valley


Europe with Country Walkers or VBT Bicycling Vacations

Picture yourself pedaling through the picturesque Italian Riviera or the coastal villages of Tuscany where a thrilling array of fall colors await. With VBT Bicycling Vacations’ carefully crafted tours, you’ll discover the landscape, architecture, flavors, and rich culture of Italy in a whole new way this season – up close and personal with knowledgeable local guides. Whether you’re a seasoned cyclist or just starting out, rest assured you will find the perfect balance of adventure, relaxation, and cultural exploration. Discover why traveling with VBT Bicycling Vacations is the ultimate way to explore Italy’s hidden treasures and create unforgettable memories.

Is exploring the Alps on your bucket list? Discover the stunning landscapes of France, Italy, and Switzerland on a Mont Blanc Circuit tour with Country Walkers. This adventure-filled trip promises to take you on a journey like no other, as you trek through the magnificent Mont Blanc region. You’ll witness breathtaking views of majestic mountain ranges, shimmering glaciers, and picturesque valleys dotted with charming alpine villages. With each step, you’ll feel invigorated by the fresh mountain air, and inspired by the natural beauty that surrounds you. From savoring delicious local cuisine to enjoying warm hospitality along the way, this tour is the perfect way to experience the magic of three incredible countries in one unforgettable journey. This once-in-a-lifetime adventure will leave you breathless and exhilarated!

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VBT Bicycling Vacations


Australia and New Zealand with Holiday Vacations

Pack your bags, grab your passports, and get ready for the adventure of a lifetime! This fall, Holiday Vacations is taking you on an unforgettable tour of Australia and New Zealand. From lush rainforests and sunny beaches to bustling cities and rugged mountains, these two countries are a traveler’s dream come true. Join expert guides and explore iconic landmarks like the Sydney Opera House, Uluru, and Milford Sound. With comfortable accommodations, delicious meals, and top-notch transportation, you’ll have everything you need for a stress-free and action-packed vacation. Get ready to experience the beauty and wonder of the land down under!

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Are you ready to fall for fall? Start planning your escape today.