Tuesday 10 May 2022
Today, specialist tour operator Explore Worldwide has announced a series of exclusive eclipse trips for 2023. These once-in-a-lifetime trips offer the chance to witness the solar eclipse from fascinating locations across North America:
- See the annular eclipse from Capitol Reef National Park, Utah, or Monument Valley, Arizona
- All groups accompanied by local astronomers
- Annular eclipse – with ‘ring of fire’ around the moon – lasts around 4 minutes
Explore’s Managing Director, Michael Edwards, says “we’re thrilled to launch this new collection of epic eclipse tours, which take in some of the most spectacular natural sites of North America. Seeing an annular eclipse is a really memorable, often once-in-a-lifetime experience - something that’s our bread and butter at Explore. And enabling our customers to be able to witness this from the outstanding red-rock Capitol Reef or among the sandstone buttes of Monument Valley, with a professional astronomer, is something really very special. If we’ve realised anything in the last two years, it’s just how precious these rare moments and memory making are.”
The six new eclipse trips include three unique itineraries, with additional ‘in-reverse’ itinerary options.
BEST OF THE AMERICAN WEST & ECLIPSE
Departs 8 & 10 October 2023 * 10 days from £2,499 per person
Taking in the annular eclipse from possibly the world's greatest road trip destination, this trip is a whirlwind exploration of the American Southwest. Visit no less than six spectacular national parks in eight days, not just visiting the highlights but taking in some quieter destinations. And, of course, witness an annular eclipse along the way.
WALKING THE US WESTERN NATIONAL PARKS & ECLIPSE
Departs 7 & 10 October 2023 * 12 days from £2,999 per person
Combining the unique spectacle of an annular eclipse with some of the most breath-taking landscapes on the North American continent, this hiking trip covers the breadth of Western USA's natural wonders. Marvel at the magnificent Grand Canyon, feel on top of the world in Zion, hike amid the surreal hoodoos in Bryce and watch the sunset through Delicate Arch.
US NATIONAL PARKS EXPLORER & ECLIPSE
Departs 3 & 10 October 2023 * 15 days from £3,745 per person
The American dream comes alive in this southwest corner of the USA, as epic landscapes follow one after the other on a journey between San Francisco and Las Vegas. Amid a chronology of iconic locations, witness the spectacle of a solar eclipse with an astronomer. Choose to travel from San Francisco to Las Vegas or in reverse, experiencing the eclipse at Navajo Nation's park of Monument Valley.
With limited departures, the eclipse trips sell out fast – book early to avoid disappointment.
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