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Canyon Country Showcase

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12 Days from $2,129 per person
MAR - SEP 2022
Usa Utah Bryce Canyon National Park Scenic

Countries Visited

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Locations Visited

Las Vegas (NV), Flagstaff, Grand Canyon, Page (Lake Powell), Kayenta, Monument Valley, Durango, Teec Nos Pos, Mesa Verde National Park, Moab, Arches National Park, Green River, Torrey, Kanab, Bryce Canyon, Zion National Park ...more Las Vegas (NV), Flagstaff, Grand Canyon, Page (Lake Powell), Kayenta, Monument Valley, Durango, Teec Nos Pos, Mesa Verde National Park, Moab, Arches National Park, Green River, Torrey, Kanab, Bryce Canyon, Zion National Park
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  1. Day 1 Arrive Las Vegas

    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 Hotel and Casino
  2. Day 2 Las Vegas – Flagstaff (2 Nights)

    Are you ready to get your kicks on Route 66? If the answer is yes, today's the day of your tour to do so! 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 Hotel by Wyndham
  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.

  4. Day 4 Flagstaff – Lake Powell – Page

    Start your day with 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.

    hotel Super 8 by Wyndham Page/Lake Powell
  5. Day 5 Page – Horseshoe Bend – Monument Valley – Kayenta

    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 1200 feet (366 m) sandstone cliffs, test your nerve as you peak over the edge before heading on to explore Monument Valley in an open air-vehicle. 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 1200 feet (366 m) 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

    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 Fairfield Inn and Suites by Marriott
  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
  9. Day 9 Moab – Canyonlands National Park – Dead Horse Point State Park – Goblin Valley State Park – Torrey

    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
  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
  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
Price Includes

Dining Highlights

  • 1 Iconic Breakfast
  • 6 Breakfasts

First class travel Highlights

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

Sightseeing Highlights

  • Arches National Park View the iconic Delicate Arch
  • Bryce Canyon National Park Stare in awe at the multi-coloured hoodoos
  • Escalante National Monument Stop at this large wilderness park with canyons, rivers, arches and fossils
  • Grand Canyon Experience this stunning UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • Horseshoe Bend Visit one of the most photographed areas on the Colorado River
  • Lake Powell See America's second largest man-made reservoir
  • Las Vegas Visit the entertainment capital of the world
  • Mesa Verde National Park See Native American cliff dwellings and this UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • Monument Valley Explore the treasures of this area sacred to the Navajo people with a guide in a 4- wheel drive tour
  • Zion National Park Revel in one of the most scenic canyons in the U.S.

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. Bell Aircraft. PGG-1 (April 1 - October 31)

Experience exhilarating helicopter sightseeing at the Grand Canyon. This Grand Canyon helicopter tour departs from the South Rim of the Grand Canyon over the Kaibab National Forest.
Adult Price: $229

Grand Kingdom - 40 Min. EcoStar Helicopter Flight HGG-2

You will head toward the Tower of Ra and then fly north through the Dragon Corridor and over the mighty Colorado River towards the North Rim of the canyon. View the Tower of Ra and the Vishnu Schist rock formation as you fly back through the Dragon Corridor, the widest and deepest section of the Grand Canyon. From this point, you can see some of the oldest exposed rock layers in the world.
Adult Price: $339

Grand Discovery Air Tour South Rim - 45 Min. Fixed-Wing Aircraft Flight GGG-1

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 allow 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: $164


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

Independent Reviews
Naran & Gira Patel
Saturday, October 12, 2019
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
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
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
This trip was everything I had hoped for, and more. I'd give it 6 stars!
Trusted Customer
Thursday, June 8, 2017
efficient and smooth
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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