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Wonders of the American West

Operated by: Insight Vacations

10 Days from $3,190 per person
Canyonlands National Park

Countries Visited

United States ...more United States

Locations Visited

Las Vegas, Grand Canyon, Moab, Zion ...more Las Vegas, Grand Canyon, Moab, Zion
  1. Day 1 Arrive in Las Vegas.

    Welcome to glittering Las Vegas. On arrival at Las Vegas International Airport, your transfer will take you to your hotel. At 18:00, join your Travel Director and companions for a Welcome Dinner with wine.(Dinner with Wine)

    meals Dinner with Wine
    hotel ARIA Resort and Casino, Las Vegas.
  2. Day 2 The Wonders of the Grand Canyon.

    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.(Breakfast / Dinner with Wine)

    meals Breakfast, Dinner with Wine
    hotel Grand Canyon Lodge.
  3. Day 3 Grand Canyon and Lake Powell.

    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.(Breakfast)

    meals Breakfast
    hotel Lake Powell Resorts and Marinas (Lake View or Marina View Rooms).
  4. Day 4 A Leisurely day at Lake Powell.

    Spend the day doing entirely as you please. Perhaps join an optional float trip (waiver required) down one of the most scenic stretches of the Colorado River, or take a leisurely optional cruise through scenic Antelope Canyon with its steep, sandstone walls?(Breakfast)

    meals Breakfast
    hotel Lake Powell Resorts and Marinas (Lake View or Marina View Rooms).
  5. Day 5 Monument Valley and the Navajo Nation.

    In the morning, head to Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park and board all-terrain vehicles 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.(Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner with Wine)

    meals Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner with Wine
    hotel Far View Lodge, Mesa Verde.
  6. Day 6 Mesa Verde and Moab.

    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 the 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.(Breakfast / Dinner with Wine)

    meals Breakfast, Dinner with Wine
    hotel Red Cliffs Lodge, Moab.
  7. Day 7 Delve into Canyonlands and Arches National Parks.

    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 (305 meters) above the surrounding countryside, offering spectacular views over the dramatic sandstone formations. Back at the lodge, your afternoon is at leisure.(Breakfast)

    meals Breakfast
    hotel Red Cliffs Lodge, Moab.
  8. Day 8 Capitol Reef and Bryce Canyon National Parks.

    Magnificent scenery awaits at Capitol Reef National Park, best known for its Waterpocket Fold, a 100-mile-long (160 km) 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.(Breakfast)

    meals Breakfast
    hotel The Lodge at Bryce Canyon.
  9. Day 9 Whimsical Bryce Canyon National Park.

    Start the day travelling through Bryce Canyon National Park, the great natural amphitheatre. 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 travellers for a memorable Celebration Dinner set overlooking the park's orange and red rock formations.(Breakfast / Dinner with Wine)

    meals Breakfast, Dinner with Wine
    hotel The Lodge at Bryce Canyon.
  10. Day 10 Zion National Park, back to Las Vegas.

    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 16:00.(Breakfast)

    meals Breakfast
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Price Includes

Included Insight Services

  • Our highly-skilled Travel Director will ensure your journey is seamless, serving as your expert guide, consummate organiser, and friend overseas
  • Enjoy the comfort of Insight's luxury, air-conditioned, 40-seat coach with double the standard legroom and onboard washroom
  • Personal radio headsets give you the freedom to wander during visits to famous highlights, without missing any of your Local Expert's fascinating commentary
  • We carry your bags for you and promptly deliver them to your hotel door
  • Hotel and restaurant tips are included - you'll never have to worry about how much to give, nor search for foreign currency
  • We also include all taxes and porterage charges at hotels
  • Stay connected with friends and family with our complimentary coach and hotel Wi-Fi (where available)
  • From time to time, your Travel Director will enchant you with an Insight Flourish, which is a local specialty representing the destination
  • If your arrival and/or departure flights are as per the itinerary start and end dates, then transfers are available at scheduled times
  • If your flights are outside these times, or you have booked additional nights accommodation with Insight Insight Vacations, you may purchase transfers or make your own way from/to the airport.

Authentic Dining

  • Monument Valley: Enjoy an authentic cookout and Highlight Lunch amid the majestic buttes and mesas of the surrounding landscape.
  • Moab: Chow down a traditional cowboy barbeque in a scenic alfresco setting at Red Cliffs Lodge.
  • Bryce Canyon National Park: Get together with your new friends for a memorable Celebration Dinner within the park’s beautiful surroundings.
  • Dining Summary: 9 Breakfasts (B), 1 Lunch (L) and 5 Dinners with wine (DW).

Insight 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.

Stay at the Best Addresses

  • Las Vegas: Where else would you want to stay other than ARIA Resort and Casino? A modern, luxury, upscale resort, located right along the famed Las Vegas Strip.
  • Grand Canyon: Stay in rustic charm at the historic Grand Canyon Lodge.
  • Lake Powell: Relax and enjoy the superb views from your guaranteed Lake View Rooms at the Lake Powell Resort and Marinas.
  • Mesa Verde: Enjoy sweeping views of the National Park from the Far View Lodge.
  • Moab: Get a real taste of the West at the ranch-style Red Cliffs Lodge, situated under the fiery red cliffs of Moab.
  • Bryce Canyon: Located right inside the National Park, The Lodge at Bryce Canyon is a landmark property.

Top Rated Highlights

  • Mesa Verde: See the ancient pueblo cliff dwellings, known as the Cliff Palace.
  • Arches National Park: Enjoy views of the natural formations, including the iconic Delicate Arch.
  • Scenic Drives: Travel the Trail of the Ancients, through the Ute Reservation. Take the All-American Road Scenic Byway 12 through Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument. Drive along Zion National Park Scenic Byway. Virgin River Gorge.

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

Lake Powell

Float Trip Down The Colorado River

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. (Includes $6 National Park Fee) Approx. duration: 4 hours
Adult Price: $115

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 lower portion of Antelope Canyon. View the sandy beaches, sapphire blue water and incredible red rock scenery. Learn about the famous slot canyons, 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, more than 600 feet above the Colorado River. Approx. duration: 1.5 hours
Adult Price: $54

Grand Canyon

Scenic Jetboat Ride On The Colorado River With Dinner

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. Approx. duration: 2.5 hours
Adult Price: $95

Reviews
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John Blake
Travel date: Wednesday, June 27, 2018
Service
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.
Response from Grand European Travel:
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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