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"Scenery was beautiful"
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.
Welcome to Las Vegas. Get settled in at your hotel before meeting your Travel Director this afternoon.
Start the day at one of Las Vegas' legendary buffets for an Iconic Breakfast. Le Village Paris Las Vegas is highlighted by live-action stations and food cooked to order alongside multiple buffet stations. Leaving Las Vegas, head east and travel along parts of Old Route 66, calling in at Kingman and Seligman, two iconic "Mother Road" outposts. Arrive in Williams, gateway to the Grand Canyon.
Experience one of the great Natural Wonders of the World at Grand Canyon National Park, a UNESCO site. Drive to Grand Canyon Village, a national historic district.
Stop at Wupatki National Monument, containing many well-preserved pueblo ruins, including the 100-room Wupatki Pueblo. Continue through the Painted Desert which derives its name from the multitude of colours. Arrive in Page, home to stunning Lake Powell, America's second-largest man-made reservoir. The rest of the evening is yours.
Stop at Horseshoe Bend before exploring the treasures of Monument Valley, an area sacred to the Navajo people. 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.
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.
Drive through the San Juan Mountains to Silverton on perhaps one of the most breathtaking journeys. From Silverton, travel to Ouray and down the mountains to arrive in Moab, a town surrounded by an out-of-this-world red rock landscape.
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. Stop to take in the view of the iconic Delicate Arch; choose to participate in an optional excursion^, hiking up to the Delicate Arch for an up-close and personal view. Along this trail, take in views of Wolfe Ranch Cabin, and a wall of Ute Indian petroglyphs.
Enjoy a scenic drive through Canyonlands National Park, a wilderness of countless canyons and fantastically formed buttes. Stop at "The Island in the Sky," a mesa resting on sheer sandstone cliffs. Next is Dead Horse Point State Park, known for its dramatic views of the Colorado River and Canyonlands National Park. After, relax as you are pulled toward the strange and colourful Goblin Valley State Park.
This morning, head to 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. Stop at Grand Staircase Escalante National Monument, a large wilderness park.
Nothing can prepare you for this vast and spectacular amphitheatre crowded with multicoloured "hoodoos." Stop at the best viewpoints in the park and enjoy plenty of time for short hikes and fantastic photo opportunities.
Head for the massive rock formations of Zion National Park. Here, explore the bottom of the main canyon, sheer colourful sandstone walls that rise thousands of feet above. 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 Circus Circus Las Vegas for guests extending their stay in Las Vegas.
Start Date: Thu, Sep 19, 2019
Return Date: Mon, Sep 30, 2019
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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.
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 min
Adult Price: $220
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.
Adult Price: $310
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 oversized windows that make every seat the best seat and allows for postcard-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.
Adult Price: $160
With a shoreline longer than the entire west coast of the United States, Lake Powell is the second largest man-made lake in the country and one of the top destinations for sightseeing cruises. Be sure to bring your camera on this scenic 90-minute cruise through the Canyons. View towering Navajo Sandstone geologic formations with stunning red and burnt orange rocks, sandy beaches, and sapphire blue waters. Learn about the famous slot canyons and sculpted cracks in the sandstone that are often less than 10 feet wide but can be several hundred feet deep. A photo stop will also be made at the crest of the Glen Canyon Dam, the second largest concrete arch dam in the United States which is more than 600 feet above the Colorado River. approx. duration: 1.5 hours
Adult Price: $68
This historic train constructed in 1882 has been in continuous operation for 135 years. The Durango train winds through spectacular & breathtaking canyons in the remote wilderness of the two-million-acre San Juan National Forest for an unforgettable adventure. Experience the adventure of traveling by a coal-fired, steam-powered locomotive on the same tracks miners, cowboys and settlers of the Old West took over a century ago. Relive history with the sights and sounds of yesteryear for a truly spectacular journey. Approx. duration: 3.5 hours.
Adult Price: $102
Delicate Arch is one of the most famous arch formations in the country, it is on the Utah license plates and is one of the most enduring symbols of the American West. The trail to see Delicate Arch up close and personal is 3 miles round trip and climbs 480 feet. It is a steady uphill trail with some uneven terrain and rocks. Dramatic views abound and include Wolfe Ranch Cabin and a wall of Ute Indian petroglyphs. A waiver will be required to partake in this optional hike and guests must consider weather conditions, their health and fitness levels in addition to carrying adequate water (2-3 liters pp is recommended), a hat, appropriate footwear and plenty of sunscreen. Approx. duration: 2 hours
Adult Price: $30
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! Approx. duration: 2 hours
Adult Price: $39
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