Canyon Country Showcase

Grand Canyon National Park
12 Days

Discover the allure of the Canyonlands as you journey through Ancient pueblos, Native American ruins and cliff dwellings that have stood for centuries. 

Admire the breathtaking array of National Parks and outstanding natural beauty this area boasts as your journey has you gazing deep into mighty canyons, and at the towering ruby red hoodoos and spectacular sandstone formations that form this distinctive panorama.

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  1. Welcome to Las Vegas. Get settled in at your hotel before meeting your Travel Director this afternoon.
    hotel:Gold Coast Hotel and Casino
  2. Start the day at one of Las Vegas' legendary buffets for an Iconic Breakfast. Leaving Las Vegas, head east and travel along parts of the Old Route 66, calling in at Kingman and Seligman, two iconic “Mother Road” outposts. Arrive in Williams, gateway to the Grand Canyon.
    meal(s):Iconic Breakfast
    hotel:Grand Canyon Railway
  3. Experience one of the great Natural Wonders of the World at the Grand Canyon National Park. Start with a ride along Desert View Drive along the South Rim, ending at Grand Canyon Village, a National Historic District or perhaps take an optional train ride aboard the Historic Grand Canyon Railway from Williams to the Grand Canyon. For a once-in-a-lifetime thrill, take an optional plane or helicopter flightseeing trip over the Grand Canyon.
  4. First stop is Wupatki National Monument,containing many well preserved pueblo ruins, including the 100-room Wupatki Pueblo. Continue through the Painted Desert which derives its name for its multitude of colors. Arrive in Page, home to stunning Lake Powell, America's second-largest man-made reservoir. Perhaps join an optional cruise for breathtaking views over the towering mountains and the lake. The rest of the evening is yours.
    hotel:Courtyard by Marriott
  5. Stop at Horseshoe Bend, overlooking one of the most spectacular views on the Colorado River before exploring the treasures of Monument Valley, an area sacred to the Navajo people and immortalized in countless Hollywood movies. Step aboard an all-terrain vehicle with a Navajo guide and explore this “Land of Long Shadow.” Marvel at the immense monolithic rock formations jutting hundreds of feet from the valley floor and listen to fascinating geological and historical stories.
    hotel:Kayenta Monument Valley Inn
  6. Continue to Four Corners Monument, where the four states of Colorado, Utah, Arizona, and New Mexico converge. Then head for Mesa Verde National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and home to the best preserved and largest number of Native American ruins and cliff dwellings in the Southwest. Continue on to Durango, once a busy Wild West town during the silver and gold mining boom.
    hotel:Durango Downtown Inn
  7. Drive up through the San Juan Mountains to Silverton on perhaps one of the most breathtaking journeys you can travel by road. As an option, you can ride aboard the Narrow Gauge Railway between Durango and Silverton. From Silverton, travel to Ouray and down the mountains to arrive in Moab, a township surrounded by out-of-this-world red rock landscape.
    hotel:Moab Valley Inn
  8. Head for one of the most amazing National Parks you will ever see—Arches National Park. With over 2,000 preserved arches, it boasts the greatest concentration of stone arches in the world. This afternoon, perhaps enjoy an optional jetboat ride down the Colorado River with dinner.
  9. Enjoy a scenic drive through Canyonlands National Park, a wilderness of countless canyons and fantastically formed buttes carved by the Colorado River and its tributaries. Stop at “The Island in the Sky,” a mesa resting on sheer sandstone cliffs over 1,000 feet above the surrounding terrain. Next is Dead Horse Point State Park for dramatic views of the Colorado River and Canyonlands National Park. Onto the strange and colorful Goblin Valley State Park—unlike any other place in Utah—often compared to Mars.
    hotel:Broken Spur Inn
  10. Onto Capitol Reef National Park, a hidden treasure filled with cliffs, canyons, domes and bridges. Next, drive through the Dixie National Forest along Scenic Byway 12, one of the most beautiful drives on earth. Stop at Grand Staircase Escalante National Monument, a large wilderness park.
    hotel:Best Western Plus Ruby's Inn
  11. Nothing can prepare you for this vast and spectacular amphitheater crowded with multicoloured “hoodoos.” Stop at the best viewpoints in the park and enjoy plenty of time for short hikes and fantastic photo opportunities.
  12. Head for the massive rock formations of Zion National Park. Here you get to explore the bottom of the main canyon, experiencing a completely new perspective of sheer colorful sandstone walls that rise thousands of feet above the lush greenery of the canyon floor. Drive down the spectacular Virgin River Gorge to Las Vegas where your trip ends at McCarran International Airport. A stop will also be made at the Gold Coast Hotel and Casino for guests extending their stay in Las Vegas.

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Meal Summary

3 Breakfasts.

Sightseeing Highlights

  • Iconic Breakfast at an legendary Vegas buffet
  • Experience one of the great Natural Wonders of the World and a UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • See America's second largest man-made reservoir
  • Visit one of the most photographed areas on the Colorado River
  • Explore the treasures of this area sacred to Navajo people on a jeep ride
  • See Native American cliff dwellings and a UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • View the park boasting the greatest concentration of stone arches in the world
  • See the vast area carved by the Colorado River
  • See hoodoos called "goblins" due to their mushroom-shaped rock pinnacles.
  • Stop at the large wilderness park with canyons, rivers, arches and fossils
  • See this gem in the heart of red rock country
  • Stare in awe at the multi-colored hoodoos
  • See some of the most scenic canyon country in the U.S.
Definite Departure
Depart Date Return Date Price Discount AvailabilityPrice
13 Apr 17 24 Apr 17 $1,895pp
$1,895 pp
4 May 17 15 May 17 $1,975pp
$1,975 pp
18 May 17 29 May 17 $1,975pp
$1,975 pp
15 Jun 17 26 Jun 17 $1,995pp
$1,995 pp
7 Sep 17 18 Sep 17 $2,075pp
$2,075 pp
14 Sep 17 25 Sep 17 $2,050pp
$2,050 pp
12 Oct 17 23 Oct 17 $1,975pp
$1,975 pp

Price is per person and is based on two people sharing a twin bedded room. Single rooms are available at a supplement.

Single Room Supplement: from $975 p.p.

Triple Room Discount: $275 p.p.

Gratuities: Option to pre-pay gratuities for Travel Director and Driver $129 per person.

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  • Baggage on our trips is restricted to one large suitcase per person with dimensions not exceeding 30x19x10 inches and a maximum weight of 50 pounds. You are also permitted one piece of hand luggage, which should be small enough to fit under your coach seat or on the small overhead shelf compartment. Please note that luggage with an adjustable handle and wheels will not fit in the overhead compartment of the coach. Hotel porterage is included in your vacation.

  • You will need to be comfortable on your feet, walking and standing for up to three hours in various weather conditions.  All of our vacations involve walking, often on cobblestone and uneven surfaces in historic city centers.  In order to get the most out of your vacation you need to be able to comfortably walk 1-3 miles unassisted in one day, be in good condition and be able to keep pace with the group. 

    If you need any medications, it is important that you bring enough to last you the whole trip and keep them in your carry-on bag while you travel.

  • We highly recommend our optional Travel Protection Plan, which allows you to cancel for any reason up to 48 hours before departure. The plan also includes trip interruption, baggage loss or delay, and medical and emergency assistance. Click here for a summary of coverage details, terms and conditions.

  • We suggest bringing a variety of lightweight clothing items that can be layered to save space in your suitcase and give you more options for how to dress. For more helpful information please refer to our Packing Tips & Packing List.

  • At the end of your guided vacation, it’s customary to offer your motor coach driver and Travel Director a gratuity.  We recommend $4-5 per person/per day for your driver and $6-7 per person/per day for your Travel Director.  Recommended gratuity for a Local Host and Local Specialist is 1-2 dollars per person, paid at the conclusion of each guided visit.  A convenient option is to prepay your tips before your departure.


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