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Canyon Country Showcase

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12 Days from $2,242 per person
MAR - SEP 2023
Usa Utah Bryce Canyon National Park Scenic

Countries Visited

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Locations Visited

Las Vegas, Flagstaff, Grand Canyon, Wupatki National Monument, Lake Powell, Page, Horseshoe Bend, Monument Valley, Kayenta, Mesa Verde National Park, Durango, Moab, Arches National Park, Canyonlands National Park, Dead Horse Point State Park, Goblin Valley State Park, Torrey, Capitol Reef National Park, Escalante National Park, Bryce Canyon National Park, Zion National Park ...more Las Vegas, Flagstaff, Grand Canyon, Wupatki National Monument, Lake Powell, Page, Horseshoe Bend, Monument Valley, Kayenta, Mesa Verde National Park, Durango, Moab, Arches National Park, Canyonlands National Park, Dead Horse Point State Park, Goblin Valley State Park, Torrey, Capitol Reef National Park, Escalante National Park, Bryce Canyon National Park, Zion National Park
  1. Day 1 Arrive Las Vegas (1 Night)

    An entertainment oasis surrounded by desert, with a reputation almost as big as the fortune's many have made (and lost) here, Sin City is a place unlike any other. The entertainment capital of the world, Vegas is famed for its glittering casinos, all you can eat buffets and shotgun weddings ordained by none other than Elvis himself! After settling in to your hotel and meeting up with your Travel Director this afternoon, the bright lights and lively antics of Vegas will undoubtedly lure you in. Take a walk down the Strip, where the city's finest hotels and grandest casinos can be found, or head over to the Downtown area to explore the artsy Fremont East district.

    hotel Golden Nugget & Casino, Las Vegas
  2. Day 2 Las Vegas – Flagstaff (2 Nights)

    Get your kicks on Route 66. Heading east, you'll take your place in road tripping history as you cruise down the most iconic road in the United States. Along the way, you'll stop off in the famous towns of Kingman and Seligman, known as the “Birthplace of Historic Route 66”, for a glimpse of all things Americana, complete with classic motels, kitsch petrol pumps and steaming slices of apple pie. Arrive in Flagstaff and rest up before tomorrow's full-day excursion to see the extraordinary landscapes of the Grand Canyon.

    hotel Days by Wyndham Flagstaff
  3. Day 3 Grand Canyon Excursion

    Nothing can quite prepare you for your first glimpse of the Grand Canyon. One of the world's 7 natural wonders and a UNESCO World Heritage site, it's estimated to be around 2 billion years old, with a layer of rock at the bottom of the canyon said to be some of the oldest exposed rock on the planet. Take your time exploring the incredible geology of the land, or to make your visit extra special, why not treat yourself to an Optional Experience^ that could see you flying in an aircraft over the North and South rims. Feeling distinctly in awe you'll then visit the Grand Canyon Village, which boasts some impressive national historic landmarks and historical buildings.

    hotel Days by Wyndham Flagstaff
  4. Day 4 Flagstaff – Lake Powell – Page (1 Night)

    This morning before you depart your Flagstaff hotel, enjoy an Iconic Breakfast at Charly's Pub & Grill. You will then make a stop at Wupatki National Monument, a landscape dotted with over 2700 pueblo ruins built by the ancestors of the Hopi, Zuni and Navajo people. Driving on through the Painted Desert, named for its rainbow of colourful sedimentary layers stretching some 418 kilometers into the horizon, you'll then arrive at sparkling Lake Powell. America's second largest man made reservoir and something of a mirage in an otherwise landlocked desert. Tonight, you'll spend the evening in the Arizonan city of Page.

    meals Breakfast
    hotel Super 8 by Wyndham
  5. Day 5 Page – Horseshoe Bend – Monument Valley – Kayenta (1 Night)

    Giving the term ‘iconic' a whole new meaning, Horseshoe Bend is first up on today's roll call of phenomenal sites. Carving a perfect horseshoe shape through the 366 meters sandstone cliffs, test your nerve as you peak over the edge before we Make Travel Matter exploring Monument Valley in an open air vehicle with a local Navajo guide. Immortalised as the setting for countless movies and TV shows, Monument Valley is an emblem of the wild west, with its rusty red spindles and grand buttes thrusting 366 metres skyward from the barren valley below. Named the ‘Valley Between the Rocks' by the Navajo people who have lived here for centuries, you'll likely feel very small and insignificant as you learn about the geology and history of the area.

    meals Breakfast
    hotel Kayenta Monument Valley Inn
  6. Day 6 Kayenta – Four Corners – Mesa Verde National Park – Durango (1 Night)

    The first stop of today will see you standing in the exact spot where Colorado, Utah, Arizona and New Mexico meet at Four Corners, before heading on to the UNESCO World Heritage listed Mesa Verde National Park. Home to the Pueblo people for over 700 years, Mesa Verde protects nearly 5000 archeological sites including 600 cliff dwellings, and offers a fascinating glimpse into Native American history. Not done with historical insight just yet, you'll then finish today in the old Colorado mining town of Durango, which boasts tasteful hotels, lovely tree lined streets and Victorian-era saloons reminiscent of the town's wild west history.

    hotel Best Western Plus Rio Grande Inn
  7. Day 7 Durango – Moab (2 Nights)

    Before you depart Durango, you can opt to embark on a fun and adventurous whitewater rafting trip on the Animas River. There will be time for lunch on trendy Main Street in Downtown Durango before arriving into Moab, Utah's adventure capital. Surrounded by rugged, rusty red canyons, this place is basically a pilgrimage for mountain bikers and hikers alike looking to escape civilization in the otherworldly landscapes.

    hotel Aarchway Inn
  8. Day 8 Arches National Park and Free Time

    Another day, another icon, this time courtesy of Arches National Park. Over 2500 naturally formed sandstone arches cover the landscape here, more than anywhere else on earth. After seeing them for yourself, standing in absolute amazement the one question you'll likely be asking, is ‘how?'. A highlight of the park and the most photographed of all the sites, is Delicate Arch. Standing 60 feet (18 metres) tall and in stark contrast to the horizontal planes surrounding it, this natural wonder is one of the enduring symbols of the American West.

    meals Breakfast
    hotel Aarchway Inn
  9. Day 9 Moab – Canyonlands National Park – Dead Horse Point State Park – Goblin Valley State Park – Torrey (1 Night)

    Strong coffee and a big breakfast are the two requirements this morning to prepare for another action packed day of sightseeing on your USA canyon tour. First up is Canyonlands, Utah's largest national park that boasts sky high canyons, deep craters and majestic buttes, forming a surreal landscape. Stopping by the ‘Island in the Sky' mesa for spectacular views and sheer sandstone cliffs, you'll then travel on to Dead Horse Point, another soaring mesa that sits 2000 feet (610 metres) above the Colorado River and is one of the most photographed vistas in the world. From one bizarrely named place to the next, you'll continue on to the colourful and wonderful Goblin Valley State Park, where sandstone goblins and twisted formations create a striking resemblance to the surface of Mars. After an enthralling day, you'll spend the night relaxing in the quiet town of Torrey.

    meals Breakfast
    hotel Broken Spur Inn & Steakhouse
  10. Day 10 Torrey – Capitol Reef National Park – Grand Staircase Escalante National Monument – Bryce Canyon National Park (2 Nights)

    Named the ‘Land of the Sleeping Rainbow' by Native Americans, Capitol Reef's colourful landscapes, towering domes and slot canyons will be your first port of call today. It's here you'll also find Waterpocket Fold, a 160 kilometer long crack in the earth's crust that's well worth a look. Driving along Byway 12, we challenge you to drag your eyes away from the windows as you twist and turn through Dixie National Forest, with soaring ponderosa pines stretching into the distance as far as the eye can see. As if the sights couldn't get any better, you'll then stop off at the 260 million year old Grand Staircase, named for its uniquely striped layers of rock, before finishing yet another spectacular day amidst the sunset coloured spires of Bryce Canyon.

    meals Breakfast
    hotel Bryce View Lodge
  11. Day 11 Bryce Canyon National Park and Free Time

    Have we saved the best till (almost) last? That will be the question on everyone's lips as you venture into Bryce Canyon National Park, where repeated freezes and thaws of the park's soft sandstone and limestone landscape over millions of years, have created the fascinating formations you'll find here. Stand in amazement in front of the multicoloured ‘hoodoos' and vast amphitheatres, then take a stroll along one of the many juniper lined trails to the viewpoints hugging the rim of the Paunsaugunt Plateau.

    meals Breakfast
    hotel Bryce View Lodge
  12. Day 12 Bryce Canyon – Zion National Park – Depart Las Vegas

    Travelling back to Vegas today you'll make one final stop at Zion National Park. Marvel at the soaring red and white cliffs and vast canyons that stand in stark contrast to the soft wildflower meadows and hanging gardens that can also be found here, as a result of the park's lower elevation in comparison to the others. Travelling along the Virgin River Gorge for your final drive, you'll no doubt be feeling reflective about the incredible sights and experiences you've witnessed over the past 12 days. Your trip will come to an end at McCarran International Airport, or at Golden Nugget Hotel for those extending their stay in Sin City.

    meals Breakfast, Lunch
Canyon Country Showcase Guided Tour Map
Price Includes

Whats Included

  • An expert Travel Director and professional Driver
  • Cherry-picked hotels, all tried and trusted
  • Many meals included
  • Audio Headsets provided throughout your holiday to enhance your included sightseeing experiences
  • Luxury air-conditioned coach with Wi-Fi in most countries
  • City orientation tours
  • Variety of Optional Experiences

Dining Summary

  • 7 Breakfast (B)
  • 1 Lunch (L)

Essentials

  • : Visit the entertainment capital of the world
  • : Experience this stunning 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 the Navajo people with a guide in a 4-wheel drive tour
  • : See Native American cliff dwellings at this UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • : View the iconic Delicate Arch
  • : Stop at this large wilderness park with canyons, rivers, arches and fossils
  • : Stare in awe at the multi-coloured hoodoos
  • : Revel in one of the most scenic canyons
  • : View the striking canyons, buttes and mesas carved by the Colorado and Green Rivers
  • : Visit the magnificent Waterpocket Fold
  • : Visit the ancestral lands of the Hopi native people
  • : Stand in the exact spot where Colorado, Utah, Arizona and New Mexico meet
  • : Travel on to Dead Horse Point that sits 2000 feet above the Colorado River
  • : View thousands of hoodoos that the locals call goblins
  • Monument Valley: Journey on through the barren beauty of the desert to Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park, where you will board off-road open-air vehicles to explore the valley with your Navajo guide. This tour covers the famous 17-mile loop of Monument Valley. The area is also the backdrop for many western Hollywood hits, including Stagecoach and Fort Apache.
  • Canyonlands National Park: It's on to Canyonlands National Park for a drive onto the Island in the Sky - a mesa resting 1,000 feet (305 meters) above the surrounding countryside, offering spectacular views over the dramatic sandstone formations.
  • Bryce Canyon National Park: Bryce Canyon National Park, where repeated freezes and thaws of the parks soft sandstone and limestone landscape over millions of years have created the bizarre formations you'll find here. Stand in puzzlement in front of the multicoloured 'hoodoos' and vast amphitheaters that signify the environment of Bryce Canyon, then take a stroll along one of the many juniper lined trails to one of the view points hugging the rim of the Paunsaugunt Plateau.

Whats Included

  • : An expert Travel Director and professional Driver
  • : Cherry-picked hotels, all tried and trusted
  • : Many meals included
  • : Audio Headsets provided throughout your holiday to enhance your included sightseeing experiences
  • : Luxury air-conditioned coach with Wi-Fi in most countries
  • : City orientation tours
  • : Variety of Optional Experiences

Dates & Prices

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Optional Add-Ons

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

Available on Day 3

North Canyon Tour - 25-30 Min. Helicopter Flight

Enjoy a memorable helicopter experience over the southern and northern rims of the Grand Canyon. After flying over the Kaibab National Forest, you will enter the Dragon Corridor - the deepest and widest part of the Grand Canyon. Marvel at the canyon's legendary beauty through the specially-designed oversized windows of your helicopter. Have your camera ready to capture the colorful stone walls and sweeping vistas surrounding you. Fly over the mighty Colorado River toward the canyon's rugged North Rim and soar along with rock formations, including the Tower of Ra and Vishnu Schist. Guests can only capture these phenomenal aerial sights via helicopter.
Adult Price: $239

Grand Kingdom - 40 Min. EcoStar Helicopter Flight

See the absolute best views the Grand Canyon has to offer on this 40-50 minute aerial sightseeing adventure. Settle into a state-of-the-art helicopter built especially for sightseeing, and off you go! As you soar across the canyon rim, watch as the bottom seemingly drops out from under your feet. You'll gaze deep into the very core of the canyon over 5,000 feet down to the dramatic confluence of the Little Colorado River. You will then drift past Imperial Point - a rugged spire standing alone near the North Rim of the Canyon. Flying at the same altitude as the North Rim, you may feel you can reach out and touch the canyon walls. It's an up-close and personal perspective only a helicopter can provide! The North Rim is a vastly different climate and supports plant and animal life not present at the drier South Rim. You'll then head back to Grand Canyon South Rim via the Dragon Corridor, another of the Grand Canyon's most picturesque sections. If you want the most scenic views from the most impressive heights, this is the helicopter tour for you.
Adult Price: $349

Grand Discovery Air Tour South Rim - 45 Min. Fixed-Wing Aircraft

Experience the grandeur of the Grand Canyon South Rim on a fascinating aerial tour. Once onboard the state-of-the-art touring aircraft with high wings and quiet technology, sit back and get ready to enjoy the thrill of incredible scenery this Natural Wonder has to offer. You'll fly over the Kaibab National Forest, Kaibab Plateau, Confluence of Colorado, Little Colorado River, Imperial Point, and Zuni Corridor. All seats provide unobstructed views for sightseeing and photography. This Grand Discovery tour is perfect for families and individuals who have limited time yet wish to enjoy all of the Grand Canyon's beauty.
Adult Price: $174

Page

Available on Day 4

Top of the World Tour EcoStar Helicopter Landing on Tower Butte

Combine remarkable views of Horseshoe Bend from the air with an exclusive Tower Butte landing, all within this incredible tour! Guests will lift off on a narrated helicopter experience with views of Lake Powell, Glen Canyon Dam, and Horseshoe Bend before landing atop Tower Butte – a massive natural rock formation that can only be reached by helicopter. Rising 5000 feet above sea level, Tower Butte is one of the American Southwest’s most notable landmarks. Guests will enjoy 360-degree views of Glen Canyon, Lake Powell, Padre Bay, the Grand Staircase Escalante, and the LeChee Rock. The scenery in this region of the country is breathtaking and simply unrivaled! Visitors will enjoy 15-20 minutes on Tower Butte for photo opportunities before returning to the air terminal.
Adult Price: $269

Durango

Available on Day 7

Mountain Waters Rafting

This is our most popular raft trip through Durango! It is about 1 hour on the river and goes through fun Class II-III rapids. Perfect for beginners and fun for every experience level. We’ll splash through Smelter, Sawmill and Santa Rita Rapids. When the water levels drop after the spring runoff there are opportunities for swimming and horseplay as you float along with the raft.
Adult Price: $65

Bryce

Available on Day 11

Ebenezer's Dinner and Show

Enjoy an unforgettable evening of old-fashioned western fun, music and great cowboy food in Bryce Canyon! This is a favorite among visitors of Bryce Canyon who come from all over the world. A fun experience to enhance your visit to Bryce Canyon! Entrees: Flat iron steak, baked salmon, chicken, or BBQ plate. All include Cowboy Beans, Dutch Oven Potatoes, Creamy Coleslaw, Rolls, Dessert and Coffee, Tea or Soft Drink.
Adult Price: $46

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Trusted Customer
Sunday, October 9, 2022
Service
Answered questions, always friendly
Response from Grand European Travel:
We are so glad to hear you enjoyed your Canyon Country Showcase tour. We truly appreciate your business and your review. Thank you for taking the time to leave your feedback. Take care!
Tuesday, October 11, 2022
Vacation
Saw the national parks I had wanted to see. Able to explore and hike in some. Would have liked more time in Durango and Silverton. Tour guide and bus driver were great.
Naran & Gira Patel
Saturday, October 12, 2019
Service
Canyon Country showcase Guided Cost saver tour of Southwest and its beautiful National,state Parks, Monuments and vistas on the road was wonderful experience and was enjoyed by all 42 companions. It was wonderful to experienced the beauty of the deserts, small towns,vista points & and all parks & monuments along with meeting wonderful travel companions- not driving but relaxing, listening all nice appropriate narratives by our well prepared tour director of course we had very nice and safe driver along with us. The time & motion principal was successfully executed. We are outdoorsy type who likes to hike and enjoy nature. When we grab a motel/hotel we just need the basic- cost saver nothing fancy but cost saver type trip that fit the bill perfectly. this trip was good example of that cost saving We came to know all and we have to depart so in future arrange trip to Canadian Rockies area and invite this group see how many want to repeat this kind of trip together. all our stops for lunch were well planned and turned out satisfactory. Only suggestion before tour starts have HAPPY HOURS and have some together to know each other little bit before we embark on the bus next morning
Response from Grand European Travel:
Thank you so much for your wonderful review and suggestions. We are happy to see that you enjoyed Canyon Country.
Tuesday, October 22, 2019
Vacation
Barbara in your Seattle office is good source of suggesting and giving information on this kind of trip. plus very nice other staff also. keep up with good work Thanks
Trusted Customer
Monday, May 20, 2019
Service
Kaitlyn did a great job of working through some unique factors with our booking. Kudos!
Response from Grand European Travel:
Thank you for letting us know. We will be sure to share your comments with Kaitlyn and the rest of the team.
Wednesday, May 22, 2019
Vacation
This trip was everything I had hoped for, and more. I'd give it 6 stars!
Trusted Customer
Thursday, June 8, 2017
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efficient and smooth
Vacation
Everyday was more awesome than the day before. The scenery was beautiful. Our guide knew this area very well which made the trip even better
Response from Grand European Travel:
Thanks for your comments.  We're glad you enjoyed the services of our Travel Director!
Friday, June 9, 2017
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