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Wonders of the American West

10 Days from $3,146 per person

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Bookended by the glamour of Las Vegas, this comprehensive exploration of the American West visits awesome natural wonders and captivating landscapes made famous by classic Western movies.

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Bookended by the glamour of Las Vegas, this comprehensive exploration of the American West visits awesome natural wonders and captivating landscapes made famous by classic Western movies.

  1. Welcome to glittering Las Vegas. On arrival at Las Vegas International Airport, your transfer takes you to your hotel. At 6:00 pm, join your Travel Director for a Welcome Dinner with wine.

    meal(s):Dinner with Wine
    hotel:ARIA Resort and Casino
  2. In the morning, depart for the North Rim of Grand Canyon National Park and the historic Grand Canyon Lodge. At night, watch the colors change by the minute as the sun sets over the canyon. Take in the views while dining at your lodge this evening.

    meal(s):Breakfast, Dinner with Wine
    hotel:Grand Canyon Lodge
  3. Wake up to the backdrop of the Grand Canyon as you depart for the majesty of Lake Powell. Stop at Glen Canyon Dam to learn about its impact on the Colorado River before arriving at your lakefront resort. Check in to your room and enjoy the evening at leisure.

    meal(s):Breakfast
    hotel:Lake Powell Resorts and Marinas (Lake View or Marina View Rooms)
  4. Spend the day doing entirely as you please. Perhaps join an optional float trip* down one of the most scenic stretches of the Colorado River, or take a leisurely optional cruise though scenic Antelope Canyon with its steep sandstone walls.

    *Note: Participation in this activity is at your own risk and a signed liability waiver will be required.

    meal(s):Breakfast
  5. In the morning, head to Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park and board an all-terrain vehicle with a Navajo guide for a tour of the valley floor, used as a backdrop for many Western films. Visit some of the legendary sites where these movies were made. Enjoy a Navajo cookout Highlight Lunch amid the giant buttes and mesas of this unique landscape before making your way to Mesa Verde National Park, where the day draws to a close. Your lodge inside the park offers sweeping vistas reaching into three states.

    meal(s):Breakfast, Lunch Dinner with Wine
    hotel:Far View Lodge, Mesa Verde.
  6. Enjoy an in-depth visit to fascinating Mesa Verde National Park. View the ancient pueblo dwellings known as Cliff Palace. Settle in at your ranch-style lodge, superbly located under lofty red rock cliffs on the banks of the Colorado River. Enjoy a cowboy-style barbecue with all the fixings during a Highlight Dinner at your lodge.

    meal(s):Breakfast, Dinner with Wine
    hotel:Red Cliffs Lodge
  7. In the morning, visit Arches National Park, housing the greatest concentration of natural arches in the world. Stop and take a short hike to the Delicate Arch Viewpoint to view the iconic arch. Then it's on to Canyonlands National Park for a drive onto the Island in the Sky—a mesa resting 1,000 feet above the surrounding countryside, offering spectacular views over the dramatic sandstone formations. Back at the lodge, your afternoon is at leisure.

    meal(s):Breakfast
  8. Magnificent scenery awaits you at Capitol Reef National Park, best known for its Waterpocket Fold, a 100-mile-long warp in the earth's crust. Journey along one of the most beautiful roads in the world, Scenic Byway 12, winding through the stunning Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument.

    meal(s):Breakfast
    hotel:The Lodge at Bryce Canyon
  9. Start the day travelling through Bryce Canyon National Park, the great natural amphitheater. The whimsical, eroded rock formations that characterize this National Park are some of Utah's most unusual shapes. Learn how wind, erosion and iron oxidation created the spellbinding hoodoos. In the evening, join your fellow travelers for a memorable Celebration Dinner set overlooking the park's orange and red rock formations.

    meal(s):Breakfast, Dinner with Wine
  10. Enjoy a last look at Bryce Canyon, glowing in early morning light, before heading to Zion National Park—one of the most scenic canyons in the United States. Here, join a guided tour by a private Zion Canyon Shuttle, with live commentary, to view the park's best sites. Your journey ends with a departure transfer to Las Vegas International Airport, arriving at 4:00 pm.

    meal(s):Breakfast
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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: $1,625.

Gratuities: Option to pre-pay gratuities for Travel Director and Driver $118 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

9 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 5 dinners

Included Highlights

Signature Experiences

  • Monument Valley: With a Navajo guide, board an all-terrain vehicle for a private tour through the mythical formation of the Navajo Tribal Park.

Sightseeing Highlights

  • Moab: Chow down on a delicious cowboy barbecue dinner in a scenic alfresco spot at Red Cliffs Lodge.
  • Mesa Verde: See the ancient pueblo cliff dwellings, known as the Cliff Palace.
  • Bryce Canyon National Park: Get together with your new friends for a memorable Celebration Dinner within the park’s beautiful surroundings.
  • Arches National Park: Enjoy views of the natural formations, including the iconic Delicate Arch.
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Wednesday, June 27, 2018
John Blake
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Vacation:
Service rating : Tour Director was exceptional.She was helpful, educational and made the trip fun. Rooms were excellent. Luxury coach was comfortable and our stops were well planned. If we ever take another coach trip again, I would not hesitate to book with you once more.
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Thank you for sharing your travel experience. We're so glad we could be a part of your vacation and help to make it extra special. Happy travels and trails!
Wednesday, June 27, 2018
Vacation : All questions were promptly and politely answered.
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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.

Moab

Colorado Jetboat Cruise and Dinner

Adult Price: $95.00 | Child Price: $85.00

Take a ride aboard one of the newest and most modern fleet of jet boats for an excursion on one of the most scenic stretches of the river. You’ll glide across the flat water with every bend of the river, as the sun hides behind the canyon walls, producing cooler temperatures. Along the way you’ll discover an Indian granary, petroglyphs, arches, and beautiful scenery. Then your skillful guide will turn the boat around and upon your return,  you’ll enjoy a Dutch Oven dinner and have the beauty of the sunset for dessert. Includes gratuity.

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Float Trip Down the Colorado River

Adult Price: $115.00 | Child Price: $105.00

Today’s journey, a smooth water float trip will encompass 15 spectacular miles of Colorado River between Glen Canyon Dam and historic Lees Ferry, gateway to the Grand Canyon. Begin with an exciting ride down the two-mile long Glen Canyon Dam access tunnel. With the dam soaring 583 feet above you, you will board a motorized pontoon raft for your journey downstream, where you will experience one of the most dramatic stretches of river found in the western United States. Your experienced guide will tell the area’s story of soaring sandstone cliffs, crystal blue-green waters, abundant wildlife, native cultures, Major John Wesley Powell’s exploration, and the river’s modern role in the Southwest’s water and power delivery system. You’ll also stop to view ancient petroglyphs left by Ancestral Puebloan peoples.

Lake Powell

Antelope Canyon Cruise

Adult Price: $53.00 | Child Price: $33.00

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.

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