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Best of the Canyonlands

Operated by: Trafalgar

7 Days from $2,292 per person
APR - NOV 2022
Arches National Park with red and purple sky, Utah

Countries Visited

United States ...more United States

Locations Visited

Las Vegas (NV), Denver, Bryce Canyon, Zion National Park, Cody, Billings ...more Las Vegas (NV), Denver, Bryce Canyon, Zion National Park, Cody, Billings
  1. Day 1 Discover Denver

    Channel your inner pioneer as you embark on an epic encounter with the peaks, canyons and deserts of what was once the treacherous Wild West. We kick-start our expedition in Denver, exploring the Mile High City at your leisure before meeting our Travel Director and fellow expeditioners for a Welcome Reception this evening.

    meals Welcome Reception
    hotel Hyatt Regency Denver At Colorado Convention Center
  2. Day 2 Venture To Vail

    Start off your trip with breakfast as you prepare for the day of exploration ahead. Descend into the foothills of the Rockies and cross the Continental Divide en route to the alluring alpine village of Vail. The launch-pad to powder days enjoyed within a world of startling white, Vail’s enchanting old-world feel will linger in your mind as you journey to Moab, whose rugged beauty was immortalized on the big screen by the legendary John Ford in the 1940s. Admire the blazing rocky red cliffs as the sun sets or explore this gateway to a myriad of adventures – tonight is yours to enjoy on your terms.

    meals Breakfast
    hotel Best Western Plus Canyonlands Inn
  3. Day 3 Explore Utah's Canyonlands

    Tread lightly through the captivating landscapes of Utah’s Canyonlands and Arches as you explore Mother Nature’s profound mark on the surrounding geology. Deep canyons, towering spires and mesas give way to thousands of fiery sandstone arches during today’s encounter with two soul-stirring national parks. See iconic Delicate Arch and if you like, take a short hike to the view point for an up close look. Reconnect with nature and admire how the land has adapted to the ravages of wind, water and time. Then, enjoy the rest of the day at leisure.

    meals Breakfast
  4. Day 4 Pioneer Through Monument Valley

    This morning, we'll arrive at the UNESCO-listed Mesa Verde National Park, we’ll enjoy a rare opportunity to delve into the history and culture of the once-flourishing community of the Ancestral Pueblo people. Explore their beautifully preserved dwellings hewn from the sandstone cliff centuries ago and look down at the massive Cliff Palace, the largest cliff dwelling in the world. This evening, we join our generous Navajo hosts for a traditional cookout Regional Dinner against the surreal backdrop of Monument Valley.

    meals Breakfast, Regional Dinner
    hotel Gouldings Lodge
  5. Day 5 Roam The Grand Canyon

    The arresting beauty of Monument Valley is ours to explore this morning as we join a Local Specialist for a MAKE TRAVEL MATTER® Experience drive in an open-air vehicle past its towering sandstone buttes and mesas that rise up from the barren landscape. We continue through the ancestral home of the Navajo, arriving at Cameron Trading Post for a quick shopping stop and perhaps a taste of traditional fry bread. Driving along the scenic Desert View Drive, we skirt the South Rim of the Grand Canyon and gaze into its mesmerizing multi-colored depths before meeting another Local Specialist to gain insights into its geologic life. Our grand adventure almost at its end, we join our fellow travelers for a Farewell Dinner to reminisce over the epic landscapes encountered along our journey.

    meals Breakfast, Farewell Dinner
    hotel National Park Lodges
  6. Day 6 A Scenic Journey To Las Vegas

    Rise early to catch the first rays of light as they illuminate the canyon. Consider an optional helicopter or fixed-wing aircraft flightseeing trip to view this feat of nature from the sky or enjoy a leisurely morning, before we journey to Sin City. Desolation gives way to a desert oasis as we cruise back in time past motels, diners and gas stations towards the dazzling lights of Las Vegas.

    meals Breakfast
    hotel Harrah's Las Vegas
  7. Day 7 So Long Vegas

    Our exhilarating adventure through the canyon lands has unfortunately come to an end. Grab some breakfast as you prepare to say farewell to your friends, then take your transfer to Las Vegas International Airport or consider extending your stay at Harrah's.

    meals Breakfast
Best of the Canyonlands
Price Includes

Dining Highlights

  • 1 Farewell Dinner
  • 1 Regional Dinner
  • 1 Welcome Reception
  • 6 Breakfasts

First class travel Highlights

  • An expert Travel Director and professional Driver
  • Cherry-picked hotels, all tried and trusted
  • All porterage and restaurant gratuities
  • All hotel tips, charges and local taxes
  • Breakfast daily and up to half of your evening meals
  • Must-see sightseeing and surprise extras
  • Audio headsets for flexible sightseeing
  • All transport and transfers shown
  • Luxury air-conditioned coach with Wi-Fi in most countries or alternative transportation (such as rail journeys)
  • Optional Experiences and free time

Sightseeing Highlights

  • Visit Vail, Arches and Canyonlands National Parks, Moab, the cliff dwellings of Mesa Verde National Park, Monument Valley, Grand Canyon National Park, Las Vegas
  • See Delicate Arch
  • Scenic Drive along Desert View Drive and Route 66

Dates & Prices

Prices shown are per person based on two people sharing a twin room. To request a personalized travel quote, click "Request Quote" and a Travel Specialist will send your custom quote including airfare if requested.

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Reviews
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Vacation
Independent Reviews
Angelika Reimer
Tuesday, November 2, 2021
Service
Excellent and very knowledgable tour guide, safe driver, clean bus, great tour highlights, stops when needed, nice hotels, good meals (except for one breakfast at the Hyatt in Denver), pleasant company.
Vacation
Overall great and exciting tour,
Trusted Customer
Thursday, October 28, 2021
Service
Good service on the phone and very helpful when we had to change trip date. Would like to see expanded phone availability.
Vacation
We saw a lot of things but felt very rushed. Very limited time at Grand Canyon which to me is the main place to see, the big finale.
Trusted Customer
Wednesday, October 13, 2021
Service
The process of making the reservation was very easy and any questions I had were answered quickly by very competent and polite people. There were no "silly" questions.
Vacation
The Best of the Canyonlands was a remarkable trip. Beautiful country and being from Florida, quite awe-inspiring. The Grand Canyon, Navajo reservation, Moab Utah, Route 66 and Vail-something for everyone to enjoy.
Trusted Customer
Saturday, September 18, 2021
Service
They are so professional, kind and helpful. They made planning the trip so easy !!
Response from Grand European Travel:
Thank you so much for your kind words. We love making travel dreams come true!
Tuesday, September 28, 2021
Vacation
We had a wonderful time. It was so nice to let someone else make all the arrangements and take us to so many wonderful places!!
Joseph Schultz
Thursday, July 22, 2021
Service
not sure that there was great communication with trafalgar. all personnel were friendly and helpful
Vacation
there were definite limitations due to coronavirus which affected the schedule directly. not trafalgar's fault too many people on this trip. given 25 minutes to visit a site and 10 minutes to exit the bus was not well received by many
Response from Grand European Travel:
Thank you for your honest feedback. We will be sure to share this with Trafalgar. We hope that despite the impact of the Covid limitations, you were able to enjoy most of your trip.
Wednesday, July 28, 2021
Phil Anderson
Thursday, October 3, 2019
Service
Your Travel Director Kristin Jenn was excellent very well prepare and organize what a pleasure. The driver Julio was very nice nice and courteous to everyone. I will definitely do another trip with Trafalgar.
Vacation
Trafalgar was excellent! Very well organize and Kristin Jenn very knowledgeable of our trip.
Trusted Customer
Monday, July 9, 2018
Service
The group is too big - 51 people, and some disable old in the group who should in a special care group.
Response from Grand European Travel:
We are sorry to hear about your disappointment and that you felt the size of the group was too much to handle. We appreciate you taking the time to let us know your thoughts.
Monday, July 9, 2018
Vacation
I will not go with Trag in the future
Glenn Landry
Monday, July 2, 2018
Service
Great tour of some of the most beautiful spots in western America. Great tour guide (Jack) that provided interesting information of the spots we visited and passed through. Great overnight accommodations from beginning to end. Fantastic bus driver who ensured our road safety from start to finish. Only complaint is that I wished we could have stopped at the Hover Dam Museum. Can't believe we came so close but didn't stop. Would recommend that stop be added to the tour as it would have made it a perfect ending to an incredible trip.
Response from Grand European Travel:
Thanks for sharing your travel experience and beautiful photos! We'll be sure to pass your comments on to the our team and share your thoughts with the planning and coordinating teams. We're so happy to have been part of your incredible trip.
Monday, July 2, 2018
Vacation
Wonderful trip....would recommend anyone who has not seen Arches National Park, Canyon Land National Park, Monument Valley, Mesa Verde or Grand Canyon to take this trip.
Donna Demchak
Friday, June 16, 2017
Service
Everyone involved from the reservationists to the tour director and coach driver were awesome to be with and work with Very professional , enthusiastic and knowledgeable Helpful to everyone as well as kind and considerate
Vacation
Our tour director Steven and coach driver Jose were the best as explained above
Trusted Customer
Sunday, October 23, 2016
Service
Wonderful company and I'm sure we'll be using them again when we plan our next vacation.
Vacation
Grand European is just a wonderful company to deal with. All details are taken care of and we enjoyed the tour very much.
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