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Pioneer Adventures of the Old West

Operated by: Trafalgar

8 Days from $2,025 per person
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Countries Visited

United States ...more United States

Locations Visited

Scottsdale, Williams, Sedona, Grand Canyon, Monument Valley, Lake Powell, Zion National Park, Bryce Canyon National Park, Las Vegas (NV) ...more Scottsdale, Williams, Sedona, Grand Canyon, Monument Valley, Lake Powell, Zion National Park, Bryce Canyon National Park, Las Vegas (NV)
  1. Day 1 Arrive Phoenix – Scottsdale

    Howdy folks! Saddle up for a ride from Phoenix to Scottsdale, spending the afternoon at leisure before your journey kicks off with an evening shindig to meet your new travel pardners.

    meals Kick-Off Party
    hotel The Saguaro
  2. Day 2 Scottsdale – Sedona – Williams

    Your trek through America's frontier history begins in the Sonoran Desert. Stampede through the luminous orange and red landscapes of Sedona for your choice sightseeing, traversing Red Rock Country by jeep or Red Rock Magic Trolley. Then, it's on through Oak Creek Canyon to the historic railroad town of Williams, where we'll 'Connect with Locals' and enjoy a 'Be My Guest' dinner hosted by the mayor, John Moore.

    meals Breakfast, Be My Guest
    hotel Grand Canyon Railway Hotel
  3. Day 3 Williams – Grand Canyon Railway – Grand Canyon National Park

    Cut dirt and board your train to the Grand Canyon for some 'Family Fun', passing the vanilla-scented Ponderosa Pines and through the Kaibab National Forest. Tales of Old West legends are brought back to life as they travel with you along the rugged landscapes. We arrive at the UNESCO-listed Grand Canyon, one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World. Walk the rim and learn from a Local Specialist how this extraordinary feat of nature developed over the past 40 million years.

    meals Breakfast
    hotel National Park Lodges
  4. Day 4 Grand Canyon National Park – Monument Valley – Lake Powell (2 Nights)

    Start your historic passage to Navajo country with a mesmerising sunrise over the Grand Canyon. Trace the Desert View Drive route toward Cameron Trading Post in search of traditional Native American crafts and the taste of traditional fry bread. We board our open-air vehicle, bouncing past the imposing mesas and buttes rising up from Monument Valley's red valley floor toward a lakeside resort tucked into the red rock at the scenic family holiday hotspot of Lake Powell.

    meals Breakfast, Dinner
    hotel Lake Powell Resort and Marinas Lake View or Marina rooms
  5. Day 5 Lake Powell Free Time

    Even cowboys need a day off now and then, but if you're at a loose end, choose to take an optional float down the Colorado River, cruise on Lake Power to Antelope Canyon, or spend the day learning how to wakeboard, kayak or zip around Lake Powell on a ski tube.

    meals Breakfast
  6. Day 6 Lake Powell – Zion and Bryce Canyon National Parks (2 Nights)

    Polish those chaps for a ride toward Zion Canyon, tracing yet another great natural triumph by park shuttle or on foot. Bundle up your brood for a quick hike to the Emerald Pools - the lush landscape a veritable oasis for pioneers traversing the desert just days before. Drive the scenic Mount Carmel Highway admiring the sweeping views of waterfalls and slick rocks, watching out for more spectacular formations like the Great Arch of Zion and the distinctive Checkerboard Mesa. The red-orange-pink hued hoodoos of Bryce Canyon are your final stop for today.

    meals Breakfast
    hotel BW Plus Ruby's Inn
  7. Day 7 Bryce Canyon National Park Sightseeing

    Take your seat in an amphitheatre of tall sandstone spires-the same vantage point Paiute Indians used to admire the colourful carvings of Mother Nature by day, by night, winter and summer centuries ago. Explore the rim of Bryce Canyon, before spending the afternoon at leisure to blaze your own trail. Our adventure through the Old West almost at its end, we get gussied up for a Western Farewell hoedown filled with good food and fun.

    meals Breakfast, Farewell Dinner
    hotel Harrahs Las Vegas
  8. Day 8 Bryce Canyon National Park – Depart Las Vegas

    Hoodoos to our back and high-living ahead, we depart on the last leg of our journey to Las Vegas, through the scenic Virgin River Gorge. A transfer will take you to Las Vegas International Airport, or if you're extending you stay, to the Paris Las Vegas. Y'all come back now, y'hear?

    meals Breakfast
Pioneer Adventures of the Old West
Price Includes

Dining Highlights

  • 7 breakfasts
  • 4 dinners

First class travel Highlights

  • Audio Headsets for flexible sightseeing
  • Daily breakfast and an average of 50% of evening meals
  • Luxury air-conditioned coach with WiFi in most countries or alternative transportation (such as rail journeys)
  • Cherry-picked hotels all tried and trusted
  • Handcrafted Highlights
  • Optional Experiences and free time
  • All porterage and local charges included
  • Must-see sightseeing and surprise extras
  • An expert Travel Director and separate Driver
  • All hotel tips, charges and local taxes
  • Airport transfers on the first and last day of your guided holiday
  • VIP entry to many sights

Sightseeing Highlights

  • VISIT Sedona, Grand Canyon National Park, Historic Cameron Trading Post, Monument Valley, Lake Powell, Zion National Park, Bryce Canyon National Park
  • SCENIC DRIVE through Oak Creek Canyon, Desert View Drive in Arizona, Mount Carmel Highway
  • ICONIC TRAIN journey aboard the historic Grand Canyon Railway

Dates & Prices
Airfare is not included, but can be added to quote upon request
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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

North Canyon Tour Helicopter Flight, Bell Aircraft (April 1 - October 31)

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

Grand Kingdom EcoStar Helicopter Flight

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

Grand Discovery South Rim Airplane Tour

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.
Adult Price: $160

Lake Powell

Float Trip Down the Colorado River

This float trip lets you enjoy all the sights and stops of Glen Canyon in a convenient half-day format. It starts with a two-mile tunnel drive (and dinosaur tracks!) before you board your river craft. It continues to Petroglyph Beach and its fascinating artifacts. You’ll look up in awe at the soaring cliffs above Horseshoe Bend as you learn the stories of the ancestral Puebloan people who lived here. Afterward, you’ll enjoy a stunning motor-coach ride back from Lees Ferry to Page, passing Vermillion Cliffs, beautiful orchards, and historic structures along the way. Approx. duration: 3.5 hours
Adult Price: $98

Antelope Canyon Cruise

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

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