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Scenic Parks Explorer

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Tour Pace: Active
Mount Rushmore, South Dakota
Tour Style: First Class
15 Days from $3,605 per person

The ultimate National Park adventure, visiting seven parks in the west and mid-west, diverse landscapes emerge, from Mesa Verde's carved canyon houses to Bryce Canyon's towering hoodoos.

You'll enjoy Insider moments like… getting a glimpse of the Old West as you are treated to a good ol' fashioned stick-up before a cowboy dinner. You'll be entertained around the campfire by the songs and historical tales of cowboy poet, Happy Pappy.This once-in-a-lifetime experience gives you a fun, exciting snapshot of life in the Old West.

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  1. Welcome to Las Vegas. After checking in to the hotel, browse the exclusive shops, hit the slot machines or just lounge a while by the hotel pool. At 6 p.m., gather at the hotel with your Travel Director and fellow travelers for a Welcome Reception.
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    hotel:Tropicana Las Vegas
  2. Depart Las Vegas for the graceful slot canyons and towering cliffs of Zion National Park. Then it's onward to Bryce Canyon, home to the world's largest concentration of hoodoos—tall limestone spires that rise majestically from the desert floor.
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    hotel:BW Plus Bryce Canyon Grand
  3. Travel north to Utah's capital to see the famed Temple Square, headquarters to the Mormon church and home to the renowned Mormon Tabernacle Choir. Meet local specialists, sister missionaries, who introduce the basic beliefs and history of the Mormon pioneers who built the temple and Tabernacle.

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    hotel:Hilton Salt Lake City Center
  4. Get a glimpse of the route of the pioneers as you cross the Oregon Trail and enter Wyoming. Stop in Montpelier at the Oregon Trail Center. Enjoy lunch before departing to scenic Jackson, standing in the shadows of the icy peaks of the Grand Tetons.

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    hotel:The Lodge at Jackson Hole
  5. Traverse through Grand Teton National Park on the way to Yellowstone, established in 1872 as the world's first National Park. (When the south entrance is closed due to weather conditions, the itinerary will travel west from Jackson via Idaho and enter Yellowstone National Park through the west entrance.) Enjoy a two night stay inside Yellowstone National Park, where each lodge has its own unique setting and atmosphere. Lodges featured are the Old Faithful Inn, Lake Yellowstone Hotel, Old Faithful Snow Lodge, Grant Village, and the Mammoth Hot Springs Hotel. Specific lodges will be confirmed in your documents.
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    hotel:National Park Lodges
  6. Explore the impressive Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone with its stunning waterfalls and a chance to see bison and elk. Join your Travel Director to explore the spouting geysers, bubbling hot springs and mud paint pots. Watch in wonder as Old Faithful's waters arc over 100 feet into the air. 

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  7. Head east to the town of Cody, named for its most famous native son, Buffalo Bill, and get a glimpse into its lively history at the Buffalo Bill Center of the West. Then it's on to Big Sky Country for a Be My Guest dinner featuring local cuisine and a host who welcomes you with true Western hospitality.
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    hotel:Crowne Plaza Billings
  8. Today begins with a visit to Little Bighorn, the infamous battlefield where the ill-fated Custer led his men against a battalion of Sioux and Cheyenne warriors. Then, travel east through the Black Hills to Rapid City.
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    hotel:The Rushmore
  9. Discover the wonders of the Black Hills on your way to visit the base of Crazy Horse Memorial before a visit to Mount Rushmore. This afternoon gather with your Travel Director and fellow travelers for a festive dinner featuring a Cultural Insight, Stephen Yellowhawk, who shares his tribe's history through dance and song.

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  10. Cross some of the West's most beautiful terrain today as you travel through the expansive grasslands of Wyoming on your way to Denver, the Mile High City. Enjoy the evening to relax.

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    hotel:Sheraton Denver Downtown
  11. Ascend into the foothills of the Rockies and cross the Continental Divide on your way to Vail. Founded in 1966 at the base of the largest ski mountain in the United States, this pretty alpine village has an old-world feel. Then it's on to Moab where tonight is yours.

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    hotel:BW Plus Canyonlands Inn
  12. Discover stunning Canyonlands National Park and visit magnificent Arches National Park where the wind and rain have eroded the sandstone into more than 2,000 natural arches.

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  13. Between AD 600 and 1300, the Ancestral Puebloan people carved houses and entire communities out of the sandstone of the canyon walls at Mesa Verde National Park, now a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Tonight, enjoy a unique Navajo cookout Regional Meal in Monument Valley before returning to your hotel.
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    hotel:Goulding's Lodge
  14. Marvel at Monument Valley's landscape of towering sandstone buttes in special open-air vehicles accompanied by a local specialist. Visit the land of the Navajo people, stopping at historic Cameron Trading Post. Breathtaking views hint at the most spectacular of all vistas—the vast panorama of the Grand Canyon unfolding before you. Meet with a local specialist who will enlighten you about the more than 1.7 billion years of geology revealed in the canyon. Tonight, toast your grand adventure and your new lifelong memories at a Farewell Dinner inside the park.

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    hotel:National Park Lodges
  15. Perhaps take an optional helicopter or fixed-wing aircraft flightseeing trip before hitting the road again. End your journey back in Las Vegas where a transfer is provided to Las Vegas International Airport or to the SLS Las Vegas for guests extending their stay.

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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 $1,775.

Gratuities: Option to pre-pay gratuities for Travel Director and Driver $162 per person.

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  • Professional Travel Director Professional Travel Director
  • Sightseeing with Local Experts Sightseeing with Local Experts
  • VIP Access VIP Access
  • WIFI on Coach and in Hotels WIFI on Coach and in Hotels
  • Cultural Enrichment Cultural Enrichment
  • Expertly Selected Hotels Expertly Selected Hotels
  • Hotel Tips Hotel Tips
  • Most Meals Most Meals

Meal Summary

14 nights' accommodations, 14 full breakfasts, 1 lunch, 6 dinners.

Included Highlights

Hidden Treasure

  • Enjoy at least one surprise Hidden Treasure.

Be My Guest

  • Experience true Western hospitality in Montana.

Local Specialist

  • In Yellowstone National Park and at the Grand Canyon for included sightseeing.

Sightseeing Highlights

  • Orientation of Salt Lake City
  • Visit Zion, Bryce Canyon, Yellowstone, Grand Teton National Park, Arches, Mesa Verde and Grand Canyon National Parks, Jackson, the Buffalo Bill Center of the West in Cody, the Mile High City of Denver, Monument Valley and Las Vegas
  • View Crazy Horse Memorial and iconic Mount Rushmore in South Dakota
  • See Little Bighorn Battlefield
  • Scenic drive along Desert View Drive

Reviews

Sunday, October 22, 2017
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Service rating : good represrntatives
Vacation : one of the optional tours to the national park should of been included plus the dinner in salt lake city should of been free
Wednesday, October 18, 2017
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Service rating : Service/call center very helpful in explaining the tour, going through the purchase options, finalizing the purchase and answering any questions. follow-up services in advance of the start of the tour were timely and helpful. Trafalgar Tours is a top notch tour provider, and our guide, Tiffany, was a very knowledgeable, entertaining and personable guide. She made the trip a valuable and memorable experience
Response from Grand European Travel:
Thank you for taking the time to review your recent trip on our Scenic Parks Explorer tour. It's a wonderful itinerary and we're glad you enjoyed such a memorable vacation.  We're delighted to hear that you were well served by all of our staff - from our reservations agents, to your Travel Director, Tiffany, and Driver, John. We hope to see you on another tour soon!
Friday, October 20, 2017
Vacation : Great value for the money! Venues were excellent, optional activities were relevant and added to the value of the tour. Tiffany was a revelation as a guide to our journey. She really made the tour something very special. And our driver, John Alvarez, was the best!
Wednesday, October 11, 2017
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Service rating : They were very good to explain and clarify any questions I had.
Vacation : Wonderful trip. Beautiful sights and scenery. Excellent tour guide.
Monday, October 2, 2017
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Service rating : Very helpful staff with the itinerary, tour and extra day accommodations
Vacation : Great tour, a bit fast paced but what we expected
Sunday, October 1, 2017
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Service rating : Excellent tour director-knowledgeable
Vacation : Could have used a little more free time--at this time clients are retirees and we tire easily!!
Thursday, September 28, 2017
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Vacation : Very extensive Park experience
Thursday, September 28, 2017
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Service rating : Excellent service beyond my expectation. Grand European thought of the extras to make it an awesome vacation - like baggage pick up from the hotel room, daily breakfast, transportation to and from the airport and most important - a knowledgeable, courteous, wonderful Tour Director and a friendly and courteous Bus Driver. Five Stars! I would highly recommend Grand European.
Vacation : My husband and I are so glad we did this trip with Grand European. We would highly recommend this tour to others who are considering a similar trip.
Wednesday, September 27, 2017
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Service rating : Our director and driver were both great which made it even more enjoyable. The only drawback was that I think we would have been better off on a 10-day trip instead of the 15 because it was just too demanding, but wonderful none the less.
Vacation : I already did. It was an experience of a lifetime!
Tuesday, September 26, 2017
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Service rating : It was well done. Domestic air would have been nice.
Vacation : A WONDERFUL trip! We saw so many things!
Monday, September 25, 2017
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Service rating : I been with Grand European travel before and I have no problem with going on there tours again. This last trip scenic parks explorer was fantastic thanks to the knowledge and experience of the guide. This trip really put a dent in my bucket list.
Vacation : Everything I wanted see and do and more!
Sunday, September 24, 2017
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Service rating : Service was excellent as provided by staff members
Vacation : This was a good experience
Wednesday, September 20, 2017
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Service rating : Every detail was taken care of our guide was fantastic thought of everything and our driver was great made us feel very safe they were a great team yes I would recommmend you to friends.
Vacation : It was one of the best trips we have taken our tour guide went above and beyond to make this unforgettable.
Monday, September 4, 2017
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Service rating : Everything was great,well planned,excellent accommodations, great meals, a wonderful tour director, highly skilled coach driver.
Response from Grand European Travel:
Thanks for taking the time to write.  The Scenic Parks Explorer is an incredible way to see some of the most stunning scenery America has to offer.  Glad to hear you enjoyed the trip!
Tuesday, September 12, 2017
Vacation : Great experience with a bunch of great people.
Wednesday, August 30, 2017
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Service rating : Great experience. Smart and well-organized Travel Director made the trip so relaxing that made the vacation so wonderful.
Vacation : Good choice of hotels. Places visited are amazing. Optional experiences are memorable.
Thursday, August 10, 2017
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Service rating : Well organized trip, excellent tour Guide (Greg Martin). Would recommend Trafalgar to anyone.
Vacation : trip produced what it advertised. Excellent tour director, Greg Martin.
Sunday, July 16, 2017
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Service rating : Randy Ley was the best travel director we have ever had in all of our travels. He prepared us for each place we visited, showed videos on board the bus. Kept us entertained all the way. The sites we visited were well worth the cost of the trip and the accommodations were excellent.Thanks for putting together such an good tour.
Vacation : Already sent this information.
Thursday, July 13, 2017
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Service rating : Recommend
Vacation : Grand experience, excellent tour guide. Flowed seamlessly
Tuesday, July 11, 2017
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Service rating : Great trip until I became ill five days prior to trip completion. However, prior to that everything was fantastic. Travel director and driver provided excellent support. Definitely would go on another trip with Gregg Martin (trip director)
Response from Grand European Travel:
We're sorry to hea that you fell ill during your trip.  We hope you are feeling better and came home with some happy memories.
Tuesday, July 11, 2017
Vacation : Great value for the money.
Tuesday, July 4, 2017
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Service rating : Since Grand European has subcontracted their tours to other companies, i.e. Trafalgar, Insights, etc. the quality of their tours has been seriously degraded. Trafalgar routinely places 50 people on their tours, which is almost double the amount we had on our first Grand European tour, some four years ago. Our most recent tour (Scenic Parks Tour) had 48 people, and almost every individual on the bus became ill at one time or another, as a 'bug' spread throughout the bus. We are finished booking tours with Grand European, until such time as they put in place their own travel directors, with a sensible amount of travelers, i.e. 25-30.
Response from Grand European Travel:
We are very sorry to hear that this trip was not everything you were hoping for. We will be sure to share your comments with Trafalgar's Quality Control team for immediate review. We appreciate you taking the time to write.\n
Thursday, July 6, 2017
Vacation : Over-crowded tour, in which 80 percent of travelers became ill. One couple had to go home early. Trafalgar is in it for the money. They over pack buses with travelers. Travel directors are mainly concerned about their gratuities, and not the comfort of the travelers. Until such time as Grand European goes back to their own travel directors, we are through booking with them.
Tuesday, July 4, 2017
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Service rating : The trip was fabulous. What was lacking was no packing suggestions for the specific trip. When called the 2nd time in reference to that, I was sent a generic list for Europe. Not helpful. I also was told there would not be laundry available. Not true.
Vacation : The trip was through Trafalgar, and was fabulous in every way—itinerary, travel director, lodging, included meals, Hidden Treasures, videos, information given.
Friday, June 23, 2017
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Service rating : It was very easy to book my travel plans. Would definitely recommend to friends
Vacation : The price was right for what you get. Get to see so many great places and learn a lot
Thursday, June 22, 2017
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Service rating : I am rating Trafalgar 5 stars. The motor coach and driver were wonderful. The tour guide was so knowledgeable regarding the history of the land and people that we visited. His suggestions for dining were always 'spot on'. He was so much fun and added so much to the trip. I have been on many tours, but this was by far the very best. There was always cold water and snacks in the back of the bus and that was greatly appreciated. We were always well informed of what our schedule would be. The lodgings, food and special dinners were all A++.
Vacation : I will absolutely take another Trafalgar tour.
Thursday, June 22, 2017
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Service rating : Awesome Experiences & Vistas Wonderful Tour Guide Safe Driver & Coach Outstanding Parks & Sights Good Accommodations Good food Balanced Free time Great Options
Vacation : Enjoyed the Awesome Beauty of the National Parks and Wedtern Cities !
Tuesday, June 20, 2017
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Service rating : Great Tour Guide and driver
Response from Grand European Travel:
We're so happy to hear that! Thank you for the business!
Tuesday, June 20, 2017
Vacation : good product for the priece
Thursday, June 15, 2017
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Service rating : Tour was very well organized, informative and worry-free! Tour director (Bob Powell) and bus driver (John Alverez) were superb professionals. Comfortable bus, excellent accommodations, delicious meals and pleasant comradeship.
Response from Grand European Travel:
That is everything we love to hear from our returning guests. Thank you for sharing your experience with us.
Thursday, June 15, 2017
Vacation : Various discounts offered (AARP, early payment, and so on) made this trip very affordable
Thursday, June 8, 2017
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Service rating : Rep. listened to my requests, concerns, questions and took the time to solve and answer what I had to say.
Vacation : The tour was more than we expected it to be. Much of the credit should go to the tour director.
Friday, May 26, 2017
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Service rating : The trip was extremely well organized and the Tour Director was very knowledgeable. I would highly recommend this trip!
Vacation : This trip covers a great deal of territory but you sir sooooo much. The Parks are amazing.
Monday, October 24, 2016
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Service rating : Outstanding tour of National Parks.
Vacation : Tiffany from Trafalgar was an outstanding guide.
Monday, October 24, 2016
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Service rating : Great guided tours
Vacation : Outstanding way to see this part of the country for the first time.
  • 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.

  • 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. 

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.

Jackson, WY

Snake River Float Trip through Grand Teton National Park

Adult Price: $81.00 | Child Price: $81.00

This gentle 10-mile float trip runs entirely within Grand Teton National Park, and covers the most scenic stretch of the Snake River in the Jackson Hole Valley. The Snake River is a lifeline to the park’s bison, elk, moose, beaver, pronghorn, deer, bear and 300 different species of birds, including osprey and eagles. Your experienced guide offers in-depth information on the geology of the Grand Tetons and the habitats of the animals you may see. Although we can’t guarantee multiple animal sightings, your chances of spotting wildlife on the Snake River – with its lush willows to feed on and deep-water pools for animals to swim in – are greater here than anywhere else in the park. Operates late May – mid Sep, subject to weather conditions.

Las Vegas

Vegas Night Helicopter Flight (12-15 mins)

Adult Price: $124.00 | Child Price: $124.00

Enjoy the "City of Lights" from the best view possible – aboard a helicopter, flying from the New York-New York skyline to the Bellagio fountains and the never-fading light of the Luxor pyramid. You are also afforded unparalleled views of Downtown Las Vegas’ historic Fremont Street, home to the city’s first casinos. Prior to your departure from the Las Vegas heliport, you will be served champagne. Then, you will experience breathtaking sights from inside an ECO-Star helicopter, the "limousine of the sky." (flight time approximately 12-15 mins) Round-Trip hotel transportation included. Subject to weather conditions.

Rapid City

Badlands National Park

Adult Price: $40.00 | Child Price: $40.00

Badlands National Park in southwest South Dakota preserves 244,000 acres of sharply eroded buttes, pinnacles and spires blended with the largest protected mixed grass prairie in America. Without a doubt, a hidden gem in the national park system, the unique beauty of the Badlands landscape is like no other. Sightseers as well as scholarly scientists are attracted to the area for its astounding beauty and the opportunity to peek into an ancient world. And no trip to the Badlands would be complete without a stop at famous Wall Drug. An establishment which became known for offering free ice water to thirsty travelers in the 1930s is today one of the top roadside attractions in the country.

Rapid City

Mount Rushmore Evening Lighting Ceremony

Adult Price: $25.00 | Child Price: $10.00

"Join a park ranger at Mount Rushmore’s outdoor amphitheater for this moving patriotic program and sculpture lighting ceremony. The program begins with a short inspirational talk, focusing on the presidents, patriotism and the nation’s history, and is followed by a 20 minute film, “Freedom: America’s Lasting Legacy.” Watch in wonder as the evening culminates in the slow exposure of light to the monument until it is fully illuminated. Be sure to bundle up as the evenings can be cool.  Operates seasonally, starting at 9 p.m. "

Salt Lake City

Dinner at the Roof with Tour of the Beehive House and Gardens include transportation

Adult Price: $55.00 | Child Price: $55.00

Start your evening visiting the world-renowned gardens surrounding Temple Square, the 35-acre headquarters of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. These gardens include 250 flower beds, more than 165,000 bedding plants and over 700 varieties of plants from all over the world. Next, learn about the Beehive House which was home to Brigham Young and serves as a museum displaying objects belonging to him and his family. Finally, enjoy dinner at The Roof Restaurant- Utah’s premier gourmet buffet located on the 10th floor of the Joseph Smith Memorial Building where you can take in breathtaking views of Temple Square and Downtown Salt Lake City.

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.

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