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Best of the Canyonlands

7 Days from $1,706 per person

Style: First Class | Pace: Active

Descend from the Mile High City into the foothills of the Rockies and through the Badlands, canyons and natural arches that rise up from the desert landscapes that shelter the Navajo.

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Overview

Descend from the Mile High City into the foothills of the Rockies and through the Badlands, canyons and natural arches that rise up from the desert landscapes that shelter the Navajo.

  1. 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 journey in Denver, exploring the Mile High City at leisure before meeting our Travel Director and fellow expeditioners for a Welcome Reception this evening.

    meal(s):Welcome Reception
    hotel:Sheraton Denver Downtown
  2. Descend into the foothills of the Rockies and cross the Continental Divide en route to Vail. Our next stop is Moab, whose rugged beauty was immortalized on the big screen by the legendary John Ford in the 1940s. Tonight is yours to enjoy on your terms.

    meal(s):Full Breakfast
    hotel:BW Plus Canyonlands Inn
  3. Visit the captivating landscapes of the Canyonlands and Arches National Parks, reconnecting with nature. See iconic Delicate Arch and if you like, take a short hike to the view point for an up close look, before you enjoy the rest of the day at leisure.

    meal(s):Full Breakfast
  4. We arrive in the UNESCO-listed Mesa Verde National Park to delve into the history of the Ancestral Pueblo people. Explore their beautifully preserved sandstone dwellings and look down at the massive Cliff Palace. This evening, we enjoy a traditional Navajo cookout Regional Meal in Monument Valley.

    meal(s):Full Breakfast, Regional Meal
    hotel:Goulding's Lodge
  5. Join a Local Specialist for a drive in an open-air vehicle through Monument Valley. We stop at Cameron Trading Post then continue along the scenic Desert View Drive, skirting the South Rim of the Grand Canyon where we'll meet another Local Specialist to gain insights into the geologic life of the canyon. This evening, we enjoy a Farewell Dinner with our fellow travelers.

    meal(s):Full Breakfast, Farewell Dinner
    hotel:National Park Lodges
  6. 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 give way to desert oases as we cruise back in time past motels, diners and gas stations towards the dazzling lights of Las Vegas.

    meal(s):Full Breakfast
    hotel:Tropicana Las Vegas
  7. Take your transfer to Las Vegas International Airport or consider extending your stay at the Tropicana.

    meal(s):Full Breakfast
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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: $1,125.

Gratuities: Option to pre-pay gratuities for Travel Director and Driver $89 per person.

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  • Professional Travel Director Professional Travel Director
  • Sightseeing with Local Experts Sightseeing with Local Experts
  • VIP Access VIP Access
  • WIFI on Coach and in Hotels WIFI on Coach and in Hotels
  • Cultural Enrichment Cultural Enrichment
  • Expertly Selected Hotels Expertly Selected Hotels
  • Hotel Tips Hotel Tips
  • Most Meals Most Meals

Meal Summary

9 meals: 6 full breakfasts, 3 dinners.

Included Highlights

  • Local Specialist for included sightseeing in Monument Valley and at the Grand Canyon

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, Route 66
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  • 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.

  • 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 24 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.

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Optional Experiences are subject to change. Your Travel Director will supply you with a final list of Optional Experiences available on your trip. Optional Experiences cannot be booked online; they can be purchased during your trip through your Travel Director.

GRAND CANYON

North Canyon Tour Helicopter Flight, Bell Aircraft (April 1 - October 31)

Adult Price: 219.00

Your tour takes you over the Kaibab National Forest and into the deepest portion of the Grand Canyon, through the Dragon Corridor, and continues to the North Rim, where you view the incredible geological differences between the North and South Rims. During your return to the South Rim, enjoy breathtaking views of temples, shrines and rock formations sculpted by time while flying above the widest portion of the mighty Colorado River. Subject to weather conditions. Flight duration: 25-30 minutes.

Grand Discovery South Rim Airplane Tour

Adult Price: 159.00

The original air tour of the Grand Canyon and the best value! Board an ultra-quiet small aircraft for a 40-45 minute Grand Discovery flight over the Grand Canyon. The Vistaliner airplanes feature oversize windows that make every seat the best seat and allows for post card quality pictures! This tour covers the most famous and beautiful parts of the Grand Canyon including the Eastern Zuni Corridor, the Confluence and the North Rim and returns through the Western Dragon Corridor. Subject to weather conditions. Flight duration: 40-50 minutes.

Grand Kingdom EcoStar Helicopter Flight

Adult Price: 309.00

Fly the EC 130, the “newest and quietest” helicopters in the Grand Canyon with larger windows, and all seats facing forward. Embark on this 45-50 minute tour of the Eastern Grand Canyon that combines with the renowned beauty of The North Canyon tour. Enjoy spectacular views of the Painted Desert and Colorado River. Subject to weather conditions. Flight duration: 40-50 minutes.

LAS VEGAS

Vegas Night Helicopter Flight

Adult Price: 124.00

Enjoy the "City of Lights" from the best view possible – aboard a helicopter, flying from the New York-New York skyline to the Bellagio fountains and the never-fading light of the Luxor pyramid. You are also afforded unparalleled views of Downtown Las Vegas’ historic Fremont Street, home to the city’s first casinos. Prior to your departure from the Las Vegas heliport, you will be served champagne. Then, you will experience breathtaking sights from inside an ECO-Star helicopter, the "limousine of the sky." (flight time approximately 12-15 mins) Round-Trip hotel transportation included. Subject to weather conditions.

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