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Your journey through the Old West and epic national landmarks begins in the intrepid adventurer's town of Jackson. Check in to your hotel and enjoy an afternoon strolling the art galleries in town (Jackson’s ranked as one of the top five art markets in the country!) before meeting your Travel Director and fellow travelers for a Welcome Reception this evening.
Begin your first full day of the tour, excitement building, with a filling breakfast before you head out to your first national park. It’s a big day and an early start to take advantage of the dazzling natural wonders of the Grand Teton National Park. Float down the Snake River^ (weather dependent) basking in the mountain views and eyes peeled for beaver, cutthroat trout, cliff swallows, pelicans, osprey, and bald eagles amidst the pine-clad riverbanks. Bring your cameras or borrow their complimentary binoculars! Guides will also share the history, geology, and wildlife of the region elevating your experience in this beautiful place. The rest of the evening will be at leisure.
Explore the alpine landscapes of Grand Teton National Park keeping your camera at hand to capture the mountain meadows and towering peaks that provide a picturesque backdrop for today’s drive to West Yellowstone, the gateway to the world’s oldest national park and a boon for outdoors enthusiasts of all ages.
Journey to Yellowstone, the America's first national park, where you’ll encounter a geothermal wonderland of spouting geysers, bubbling mudpots and turquoise hot springs. Pay a visit to Old Faithful, watching as its waters arc high into the air, and try to spot the park’s resident bison, grizzlies and elk as you navigate passes and valleys during this full day of sightseeing.
Travel south to Utah’s capital, the center of the Mormon religion. Delve into history at the Salt Lake City Temple Square and take this time to explore at your leisure. Leave Yellowstone and head to Salt Lake City with a stop in Pocatello for a special Be My Guest lunch at Swore Farms, family owned and operated for over 20 years. Meet Wendy, mother, farmer & award-winning author as you enjoy a tour of the farm & greenhouses followed by lunch. You'll get a glimpse of Wendy's life and her family's passion for farming and living a rural lifestyle. This evening, join your fellow travelers to enjoy a regional dinner.
The eerie hoodoo landscapes of Bryce Canyon are our first stop today. Admire its fairytale castles, cathedrals and secret hideaways amidst an amphitheater of rusty red limestone spires. We’ll continue to Zion National Park with its towering cream, pink and red cliffs and unusual biodiversity.
Prior to starting your day, enjoy breakfast at your hotel. Then head on a tram ride through Zion Canyon, against the backdrop of soaring canyon walls and along the Virgin River, delving into some of the park’s most treasured spots. We continue to the historic railroad town of Williams, stopping en route at Cameron Trading Post to browse local Navajo handicrafts and perhaps taste some traditional fry bread. Continue to Desert View and join a MAKE TRAVEL MATTER® Experience with epic views of the Grand Canyon with. Built in 1932, the iconic watchtower is now an Inter-tribal Cultural Heritage Site, and here you can meet artisans from the 11 traditionally associated tribes of the Grand Canyon region.
Today, guests can choose to add a flightseeing ride before spending free time in the UNESCO-listed Grand Canyon. Enjoy a visit to Grand Canyon National Park, one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World and learn how this extraordinary feat of nature developed over the past 40 million years. Embark on the ride of a lifetime, boarding the Grand Canyon Railway from the South Rim of Grand Canyon returning to your hotel in Williams. This evening guests will experience a Farewell Dinner at the Fred Harvey restaurant.
Slice through desert landscapes bound for the desert playground of Las Vegas where you will be transferred to Las Vegas Harry Reid International Airport or consider extending your stay. Airport arrival approximately 1:00 pm.
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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.
Available on Day 2
In just 12 minutes, the Aerial Tram glides skyward 4,139 vertical feet. The summit offers staggering 360-degree views of the Tetons, Jackson Hole valley and surrounding mountain ranges. The "Top of the World" provides amazing access to a plethora of great hiking and running trails, climbing, and the occasional snowball fight. Oh, and don't forget the world-famous gourmet waffles in Corbet's Cabin. Available mid-may through early October.
Adult Price: $44
Available on Day 8
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
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
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
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