Picture yourself on a lonesome mesa overlooking a sage-scented plain or wandering through a fragrant cathedral of soaring sequoias. This 16-day small-group journey with National Geographic and G Adventures immerses you in the wild wild west’s vast iconic landscapes: Yosemite, Zion, Bryce Canyon, Death Valley, and Grand Canyon national parks. You’ll have the exclusive opportunity to stargaze with astronomers at the Lowell Observatory and hike through pristine redwood groves with guides at Sequoia National Park. A trip to Monterey Bay Aquarium takes you behind the scenes at the storied Research Institute. With all the exceptional experiences of the American west exclusive to this tour, you’ll begin to feel a bit like Teddy Roosevelt—chaps optional.