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Spectacular Canyons and National Parks

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13 Days from $2,261 per person
MAY - OCT 2022
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Countries Visited

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Locations Visited

Las Vegas (NV), Flagstaff, Grand Canyon, Page (Lake Powell), Monument Valley, Bryce Canyon, Zion National Park, Salt Lake City (UT), Jackson (WY), Moose, Gallatin Gateway, Yellowstone National Park, Cody, Sheridan, Crow Agency, Keystone (SD), Crazy Horse ...more Las Vegas (NV), Flagstaff, Grand Canyon, Page (Lake Powell), Monument Valley, Bryce Canyon, Zion National Park, Salt Lake City (UT), Jackson (WY), Moose, Gallatin Gateway, Yellowstone National Park, Cody, Sheridan, Crow Agency, Keystone (SD), Crazy Horse
  1. Day 1 Arrive Las Vegas

    With a reputation almost as big as the fortunes many have made (and lost here), Las Vegas is a place like no other. Famed as the entertainment capital of the world, this oasis within a desert is home to dazzling casinos, all you can eat buffets and glitzy weddings officiated by nothing other than The King himself, and there’s no better way to kick off your trip than with a night in Sin City! Arriving today, settle into your hotel and meet up with your Travel Director this afternoon for a glimpse of what’s to come on your US national parks tour. The evening is all yours to explore the bright lights and fun-filled streets of Vegas, and you might like to take a walk down ‘The Strip’ to find the city’s top hotels and casinos, or head Downtown to discover the artistic Fremont East District.

    hotel Rio All Suite Hotel and Casino
  2. Day 2 Las Vegas – Grand Canyon National Park – Flagstaff

    Leaving Vegas a little lighter in the pocket but rich in memories, we have one question for you - are you ready to get your kicks on Route 66? If the answer's yes, today's the day to do it as you journey along this iconic highway in the direction of the Grand Canyon. One of the world's 7 natural wonders and a UNESCO World Heritage site, we'll forgive you for being lost for words as you take your first look at this 2 billion year old marvel of nature. Want to make your visit extra special? Why not treat yourself to a once in a lifetime experience that could see you flying in a helicopter or aircraft over the North and South rims. Feeling quite awestruck, you'll then visit the Grand Canyon Village, before finishing up this evening in the Arizonan escape town of Flagstaff, a laid back outpost on historic Route 66.

    hotel Days Hotel by Wyndham
  3. Day 3 Flagstaff – Monument Valley – Page

    Get a taste of Flagstaff's pioneering history at an Iconic Breakfast this morning, then it's on to visit a Hollywood great, Monument Valley. Immortalised as the setting for countless movies and TV shows, Monument Valley is a symbol of the wild west, with its rusty red spindles and buttes towering 36 meters into the air, overlooking the red sand valley below. Known as the ‘Valley Between the Rocks' by the Navajo people who have lived here for centuries, you'll feel quite amazed here as you learn about the geology and history of the region on an open-air vehicle tour led by your local Navajo guide. Tonight you'll spend the evening in Page, the gateway to sparkling Lake Powell, America's second largest man made reservoir.

    meals Iconic Breakfast
    hotel Quality Inn View of Lake Powell - Page
  4. Day 4 Page – Zion National Park – Bryce Canyon

    Your first stop of the day this morning will be Zion National Park, where the towering red and white cliffs and sweeping canyons stand in stark contrast to the pretty wildflower meadows and hanging gardens that also live here, as a result of the park's lower elevation. Our final destination of the day will be Bryce Canyon, where we'll rest up this evening in anticipation for our adventures through this stunning national park tomorrow.

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    hotel Bryce View Lodge
  5. Day 5 Bryce Canyon National Park – Salt Lake City

    Venture into Bryce Canyon National Park this morning, where you'll likely stand in puzzlement in front of the multicoloured 'hoodoos' and large amphitheatres, whipped into shape by the harsh environment of this region. Take a walk along one of the many juniper lined trails to the viewpoints at the rim of the Paunsaugunt Plateau. Next up, Salt Lake City awaits you today, Utah's small town feeling capital city. Arriving here you'll visit Temple Square, the city's most famous sight which boasts an impressive six-spired Temple. This evening why not head to the relaxed and friendly Downtown area where the city's spirit permeates through its coffee houses and laidback bars.

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    hotel Tru by Hilton Salt Lake City
  6. Day 6 Salt Lake City – Jackson (2 Nights)

    Travelling through the vast and rugged state of Wyoming this morning, enjoy the dramatic scenery as snow covered mountain ranges rise and fall before arriving into the city of Jackson. Take a stroll around Town Square and admire the famous elk antlers that serve as the gateway to George Washington Memorial Park, or perhaps visit the famous Million Dollar Cowboy bar, known for its western memorabilia and genuine saddles for bar stools.

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    hotel 49'er Inn & Suites
  7. Day 7 Grand Teton National Park and Jackson Free Time

    Living up to its impressive sounding name, Grand Teton National Park boasts a series of 12 glacier carved summits that are sure to inspire. Home to bears, moose and elk, the hiking trails through the park are second to none as you go in search of alpine lakes surrounded by wildflowers. For something more relaxed, you could choose to float a 16 kilometer of Snake River, accompanied by an experienced guide who will share insights on the geology of the area and point out wildlife along the way. You'll also stop by Moran Lookout and glacially carved Jenny Lake today, before heading back to Jackson. Tonight why not grab your chance to join a real cowboy cookout, travelling by horse drawn wagon to beautiful Cache Creek Canyon, where you'll be treated to a delicious Dutch oven dinner.

    meals Breakfast
  8. Day 8 Jackson – Yellowstone National Park – West Yellowstone

    Spot the snowy peaks of the Teton Range this morning as you follow the path of Snake River towards Yellowstone National Park. A place that needs little introduction, Yellowstone is home to a staggering 60% of the world's geysers that randomly erupt with boiling water and steam, much to the delight of crowds who travel from all over the world to watch the spectacle. Hot springs, bubbling mud pots, vast canyons and lush forests as far as the eye can see are all part of the Yellowstone landscape, while grizzly bears, wolves, bison and elk all roam free here. Take your time exploring as you visit key sites including the biggest crowd pleaser of them all, Old Faithful, named for the fact that it loyally erupts every 44 to 125 minutes.

    meals Breakfast
    hotel Brandin' Iron Inn
  9. Day 9 West Yellowstone – Yellowstone National Park – Cody

    We couldn't leave without a second visit to Yellowstone National Park, and this morning will take you to Mammoth Hot Springs. Said by many to look like a cave turned inside out, the soft limestone of this area has resulted in the growth of travertine, creating a spectacular terraced effect which needs to be seen to be believed. We'll also stop by the Grand Canyon of Yellowstone, a 32 kilometer long canyon of up to 1219 meters wide and 365 meters deep that bedazzles in colours of yellow, red, white and pink. You'll then head on to the frontier town of Cody, a lively place with rowdy saloons and nightly rodeos.

    meals Breakfast
    hotel Buffalo Bill Village
  10. Day 10 Cody – Little Bighorn Battlefield – Sheridan

    If you've ever wondered how Montana earned its nickname ‘Big Sky Country', you'll realise this morning that it's because everything here really is big. We're talking big mountains, big lakes and big stretches of uninterrupted skyline. Enjoying the view you'll then arrive at the moving Little Bighorn Battlefield National Monument, the place of the 1876 battle between the US Army's 7th Cavalry and the Lakota and Cheyenne warriors. Take your time learning about the history of the battle before continuing on to Sheridan, the launch pad resort for the many adventure activities that take place in the Big Horn mountains. Your evening is free to venture out and explore the city your way or rest up at your hotel in anticipation for tomorrow's journey into the beautiful Black Hills region.

    hotel Best Western Sheridan Center
  11. Day 11 Sheridan – Crazy Horse – Keystone (2 Nights)

    The stunning Black Hills region is first up on our travels today, and it's sure to impress with its outstanding natural beauty that bridges the Wyoming and South Dakota border and lures visitors with its vast canyons and towering 2133 meters peaks. Getting its nickname from the dark ponderosa pines that cover the hillsides, be sure to enjoy the drive as you head towards the famous Crazy Horse monument, a structure that has been under construction for over 70 years (and still isn't finished). Standing at 172 metres, the monument will depict the great Oglala Lakota warrior, Crazy Horse, astride his horse, and you can gain more of an understanding of Native American history by paying a visit to the nearby Indian Museum of North America.

    meals Breakfast
    hotel Ramada by Wyndham Keystone near Mt Rushmore
  12. Day 12 Mount Rushmore and Keystone Free Time

    Saving one of the biggest icons for last, today's visit to Mount Rushmore will be one you're unlikely to forget. As the largest statue-monument in the world, where else are you able to see the stony faces of four of America's most revered presidents carved 18 meters tall into the granite hillside? You'll also have the chance to take part in our Badlands National Park Excursion, learning more about the 99,000 hectares that make up the unique geology of this region. This evening why not enhance your visit to Mount Rushmore, learning more about the nation's history through the 20 minute film ‘Freedom: America's Lasting Legacy’.

  13. Day 13 Keystone – Depart Denver

    As your tour of the Grand Canyon and Yellowstone National Park - not to mention Las Vegas, Monument Valley, Zion, Bryce Canyon, Grand Teton and Mount Rushmore - comes to an end today, you'll no doubt be reflecting on the phenomenal sights and experiences you've had over the past 13 days. The trip promised spectacular canyons and national parks, and we’re sure you’ll agree we saw the best of it. Choose to take advantage of our complimentary transfer to Denver International Airport.

Spectacular Canyons and National Parks - End Denver
Price Includes

Dining Highlights

  • 1 Iconic Breakfast
  • 7 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

  • Bryce Canyon National Park Stare in awe at the multi-coloured hoodoos in a spectacular natural amphiteatre
  • Crazy Horse Memorial Marvel at the world's largest mountain carving, a memorial for all Native American tribes
  • Flagstaff Iconic Breakfast at Charly's Pub & Grill at the historic Hotel Weatherford-which welcomed presidents and gunslingers to a civilised oasis in the wild, dusty West
  • Grand Canyon Experience one of the great Natural Wonders of the World and UNESCO World Heritage Sites
  • Grand Teton National Park Explore this popular destination for mountaineering, hiking, backcountry camping and fishing
  • Jackson Walk among the giant elk antler arches
  • Lake Powell See the second largest man-made lake in the U.S.
  • Little Bighorn Battlefield See the site of the Battle of the Little Bighorn
  • Monument Valley Explore the treasures of this area sacred to the Navajo people
  • Mount Rushmore Gape in awe at this massive sculpture depicting the faces of four U.S. presidents
  • Salt Lake City Discover this high-elevation capital and see the historic Temple Square
  • Yellowstone National Park Visit the first National Park in the country
  • Zion National Park Have a look at some of the most scenic canyon country in the United States

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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: $219

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: $319

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 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: $159

Bryce Canyon National Park

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! Approx. duration: 2 hours
Adult Price: $41

Salt Lake City

The Garden Restaurant

Located on the 10th floor of the Joseph Smith Memorial Building, The Garden Restaurant offers splendid views of Temple Square and downtown Salt Lake City in a charming, upscale casual setting with Corinthian columns.
Adult Price: $43

Grand Teton National Park

Snake River Float Trip Through Grand Teton National Park

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-September. Subject to weather conditions. Approx. duration: 3 hours
Adult Price: $87

Covered Wagon Cookout and Show - Seasonal

Arriving at the Bar T-5, travel by horse-drawn covered wagons, as you are swept away from the town of Jackson into beautiful Cache Creek Canyon. Keep your eyes open, you never know who you may encounter on the trail. As you pull into camp you can smell the sweet aroma of a Dutch oven dinner, to welcome your arrival. The dinner bell ringing only means one thing, dinner is ready! Enjoy this savory home-cooked meal as much as you want until we reach the bottom of the pots. After dinner, the Bar T-5 Band takes the stage to entertain you with laughter and great hand-clapping music. Complete your evening with a peaceful wagon ride out of the canyon, following the setting sun back into Jackson just as the old-time cowboys did. Approx. duration: 3 hours
Adult Price: $58

Keystone

Badlands National Park Excursion

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 the famous Wall Drug. An establishment that became known for offering free ice water to thirsty travelers in the 1930s is today one of the top roadside attractions in the country. Approx. duration: 4 hours
Adult Price: $45

Mount Rushmore Evening Lighting Ceremony

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. Approx. duration: 4 hours
Adult Price: $25

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Monday, May 29, 2017
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Mr. Randy Fay counseled me that there was no guarantee that there would be another Spectacular Canyons and National Parks Tour in early June which was closer to our actual 50th Wedding Anniversary. We learned from Tashia, our GET Tour Director that the early May tour was in fact a first trial tour of this type tour. While we enjoyed our tour with Tashia and the places we visited, we were disappointed that we toured at a time in the late Spring when there is an abundance of rain, fog and snow in most of the places we toured. Had Mr. Fay not counseled us to sign up for this early Spring Tour and had there been (do you have the same tour scheduled for early to mid-June?) an early June tour as shown in your catalog we might have enjoyed the Grand Canyon and our anticipated, but cancelled due to weather conditions, fixed wing airplane flight around the Grand Canyon. At age 82, and having health issues, including Lymphoma Cancer, it is extremely unlikely I'll ever have another opportunity to see the Grand Canyon in sunlight instead of fog and clouds. One additional point, your housing at the Buffalo Bill Park Line Shacks was abysmal. The shacks were barely large enough for two people and our luggage and was substandard in that no one would rate it even a One Star let alone your catalog's guaranteed Two and Three Star hotels, etc. I came home from the tour with a bad Sinus and throat cold due to the extreme weather and unheated (initially) condition of the Buffalo Bill Park Line Shacks when we arrived on site. Eight days later (in part due to my compromised Immune System [Chemotherapy], I am still fighting an infection in my left eye due to the Sinus infection and a head cold that began the last few days of the tour and was not helped by the howling winds and low temperatures we encountered in MT and S.D. The tour itself was overall fine. It was the time of year that was not fine!
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Some were very good such as the Snake River Float, the Covered Wagon Supper and Show at Jackson, WY and the Buffet Supper at the top floor Banquet Room at the Mormon Temple Square in UT. Most of the other options were average and one was mediocre (the Indian supper and amateur Indian dancers). We were pleased with the Tour Director's and Driver's decision to revisit the Crazy Horse National Monument since it was so cloudy and fogged-in the afternoon they originally took us there that no one could even see the monument in progress, let alone take pictures of it.
Trusted Customer
Monday, May 29, 2017
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The trip had exciting places to see, excursions allowed interactions, bus driver and tour director were friendly and very helpful with information about the scenery. Highly recommend this trip for those not familiar with roads and places. Tour director provided great information as to geology, social, economic, and technological developments during the expansion West. GET relieved much stress with a well planned itinerary that included hotels, food and historical places that made a memorable adventure.
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The tour allows the best opportunity to enjoy all the sites for a great price.
Lawrence Wilson
Sunday, May 28, 2017
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Through purchase and with any questions prior to travel the staff was very helpful and friendly. I have no complaints concerning anything up to the trip.
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gave a good overview of the areas visited with a very knowledgeable tour director.
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