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Canyon Country Showcase

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Grand Canyon National Park
Tour Style: Value
12 Days from $1,975 per person

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. 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.
    meal(s):CB
  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.
    meal(s):CB
    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

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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.
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7 Sep 17 18 Sep 17 $2,075pp Request Quote
14 Sep 17 25 Sep 17 $2,050pp Request Quote Book Now
12 Oct 17 23 Oct 17 $1,975pp Request Quote Book Now

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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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.

Bryce

Ebenezer's Dinner and Show

Adult Price: $38.00 | Child Price: $20.00

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!

Moab

Colorado Jetboat Cruise and Dinner

Adult Price: $95.00 | Child Price: $85.00

Take a ride aboard one of the newest and most modern fleet of jet boats for an excursion on one of the most scenic stretches of the river. You’ll glide across the flat water with every bend of the river, as the sun hides behind the canyon walls, producing cooler temperatures. Along the way you’ll discover an Indian granary, petroglyphs, arches, and beautiful scenery. Then your skillful guide will turn the boat around and upon your return,  you’ll enjoy a Dutch Oven dinner and have the beauty of the sunset for dessert. Includes gratuity.

Durango

Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railway

Adult Price: $96.00 | Child Price: $59.00

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

Grand Canyon

North Canyon Tour - 25-30 Min. Helicopter Flight. Bell Aircraft

Adult Price: $199.00 | Child Price: $179.00

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 Canyon

North Canyon Tour - 25-30 Min. Helicopter Flight

Adult Price: $219.00 | Child Price: $199.00

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 April 1 - October 15

Grand Canyon

Grand Kingdom - 40 Min. EcoStar Helicopter Flight

Adult Price: $299.00 | Child Price: $279.00

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.

Grand Canyon

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

Adult Price: $159.00 | Child Price: $99.00

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.

Lake Powell

Antelope Canyon Cruise

Adult Price: $53.00 | Child Price: $33.00

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.

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