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Spectacular Canyons & National Parks

13 Days from $1,980 per person

Style: Value | Pace: Active

This trip takes in the mighty Grand Canyon, the mesmerizing Monument Valley before venturing deep into Yellowstone National Park—look out for wildlife—then cross into the Black Hills. The crimson-colored rocks of Bryce and Zion National Parks will take your breath away. Visit Crazy Horse Memorial and Mt. Rushmore and discover this area's important place in history.

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Overview

This trip takes in the mighty Grand Canyon, the mesmerizing Monument Valley before venturing deep into Yellowstone National Park—look out for wildlife—then cross into the Black Hills. The crimson-colored rocks of Bryce and Zion National Parks will take your breath away. Visit Crazy Horse Memorial and Mt. Rushmore and discover this area's important place in history.

  1. Welcome to Las Vegas. Get settled in at your hotel before meeting your Travel Director this afternoon.

    hotel:The Orleans Hotel and Casino
  2. This morning, travel along parts of Old Route 66. Arrive at the Grand Canyon, a UNESCO Site. Drive to Grand Canyon Village where you can enjoy the small town feel, complete with restaurants and shops. Pass through Williams, a charming town nestled at the base of Bill Williams Mountain, before arriving in Flagstaff.

    hotel:Ramada Flagstaff East
  3. This morning, sample the flavor of Flagstaff's pioneer beginnings at an Iconic Breakfast. After, explore Monument Valley on an all-terrain vehicle with your private Navajo guide. Marvel at the immense monolithic rock formations jutting hundreds of feet from the valley floor. Walk in the footprints of John Wayne and other historic Southwest figures. Arrive in Page, home to stunning Lake Powell where the evening is yours to relax.

    meal(s):Iconic Breakfast
    hotel:Quality Inn Lake Powell
  4. Head toward Zion National Park. Explore the bottom of the main canyon where sheer colorful sandstone walls rise thousands of feet above the canyon floor. Continue onto Bryce Canyon National Park, where mesmerizing, red standstone awaits.

    meal(s):Continental Breakfast
    hotel:Best Western Plus Ruby's Inn
  5. Explore Bryce Canyon National Park with pinnacles and oddly sculpted formations called hoodoos, created by wind and water erosions. Head north to Salt Lake City where you'll stop at historic Temple Square, home to the six-spired Temple and the Mormon Tabernacle Choir. The evening is at leisure.

    hotel:Comfort Inn Downtown Salt Lake City
  6. Today, head for rugged Wyoming and travel alongside beautiful mountain ranges before arriving in Jackson. On arrival, stop at Town Square, famous for its iconic antler arches guarding the corners of George Washington Memorial Park. Wander around the square, lined with restaurants, bars and shops selling genuine cowboy gear.

    hotel:49'er Inn and Suites
  7. Later this morning, head north for magnificent Grand Teton National Park with stops at the Moran Lookout and along the scenic Jenny Lake Loop. In Jackson, you have free time to relax. This evening, perhaps partake in an optional cowboy cookout.

    meal(s):Continental Breakfast
  8. Enjoy the Teton Range as you follow the Snake River to Yellowstone National Park. The world's greatest concentration of geysers and mountain wilderness, this park is home to grizzly bears, wolves, bison and elk. See Fountain Paint Pots, Lower, Middle and Upper Geyser Basins and, of course, Old Faithful.

    meal(s):Continental Breakfast
    hotel:320 Guest Ranch
  9. Explore more with a visit to Mammoth Hot Springs, located on a hill of travertine. See the dramatic Grand Canyon of Yellowstone with its turbulent river and twisted pink and yellow rock cliffs.

    meal(s):Continental Breakfast
    hotel:Buffalo Bill Village
  10. Travel through Montana's stunning Big Sky Country. Stop at Little Bighorn Battlefield National Monument, memorializing the U.S. Army's 7th Cavalry. Continue on to Sheridan, situated in the Bighorn Mountains.

    hotel:Best Western Sheridan
  11. Head through high country to the beautiful Black Hills. Visit the Crazy Horse Memorial that honors the culture, traditions and living heritage of all North American Indians.

    meal(s):Continental Breakfast
    hotel:Ramada Keystone
  12. Visit magnificent Mount Rushmore, the largest statue-monument in the world. The faces of four American presidents are carved into the granite mountainside. The afternoon is free in Keystone.

  13. Depart independently to the Rapid City Airport at any time or take a complimentary transfer to Denver International Airport. For guests extending their stay, optional overnight accommodations will be available at Best Western Plus Denver Airport.

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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: $1,025.

Gratuities: Option to pre-pay gratuities for Travel Director and Driver $148 per person.

Airport Transfers: Complimentary transfers are available. Conditions apply.

Denver Airport arrival will be at approximately 5pm. Please be aware when booking your flights.

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Meal Summary

7 Breakfasts.

Sightseeing Highlights

  • Experience the Grand Canyon, an amazing UNESCO Site
  • Enjoy an Iconic Breakfast at Charly's Pub and Grill which welcomed presidents and gunslingers to Wild West
  • Explore the treasures of Monument Valley, sacred to Navajo people
  • See Lake Powell, the second largest man-made lake in the U.S.
  • View some of the most scenic canyon country in the United States
  • Marvel at the multi-colored hoodoos in Bryce Canyon National Park
  • Discover historic Temple Square in Salt Lake City
  • Walk among the giant elk antler arches in Jackson
  • Visit Yellowstone National Park, the first National Park in the country
  • Explore Grand Teton National Park, a popular destination for hiking, camping and fishing
  • See the site of the Battle of the Little Bighorn
  • Witness the towering Crazy Horse Memorial for all Native American tribes
  • Gaze at the faces of four U.S. presidents at Mount Rushmore
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Service rating : 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!
Vacation : 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.
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Service rating : 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.
Vacation : The tour allows the best opportunity to enjoy all the sites for a great price.
Lawrence Wilson
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Service rating : 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.
Vacation : gave a good overview of the areas visited with a very knowledgeable tour director.
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  • 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 24 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.

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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.

GRAND CANYON

Grand Discovery South Rim Airplane Tour

Adult Price: 159.00

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.

Grand Kingdom EcoStar Helicopter Flight

Adult Price: 309.00

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.

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

Adult Price: 219.00

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.

BRYCE

Ebenezer's Dinner and Show

Adult Price: 38.00

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

SALT LAKE CITY

Garden Tour and The Roof Restaurant

Adult Price: 55.00

Visit 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. After, 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. Approx. duration: 2 hours

The Roof Restaurant

Adult Price: 53.00

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.

JACKSON

Covered Wagon Cookout and Show

Adult Price: 55.00

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

*Snake River Float Trip Through Grand Teton National Park

Adult Price: 83.00

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. Approx. duration: 3 hours

CODY

Dan Miller Dinner and Show

Adult Price: 40.00

Authentic cowboy music at the nation’s premier western museum. Dan Miller’s Cowboy Music Revue celebrates twelve seasons as the best musical entertainment in Buffalo Bill’s Cody Country! Drawing from his Nashville days, Dan and his Empty Saddles Band play musical styles ranging from cowboy and Americana to bluegrass and gospel. Approx. duration: 2 hours

RAPID CITY

Badlands National Park Excursion

Adult 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. Approx. duration: 4 hours

Mount Rushmore Evening Lighting Ceremony

Adult Price: 25.00

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. Approx. duration: 4 hours

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