WONDERS OF THE AMERICAN WEST TOUR

Las Vegas - Arizona - Utah - Colorado

validity

valid until October 2018

duration

10 days / 9 nights

TOUR PHOTOS

from USD3,038 / person

EXPECTED HOTELS


Aria Resort Las Vegas, Grand Canyon Lodge, Lake Powell Resorts and Marinas, Fair View Lodge Mesa Verde, Red Cliffs Lodge Moab, The Lodge at Bryce Canyon

DEPARTURE DATES


Summer 2018 Departure Dates
May 20, 22, 27
June 10, 17
July 8
August 5, 19
September 2, 9, 16, 23
October 7

INCLUSIONS

HIGHLIGHTS


  • Monument Valley: With a Navajo guide, board an all-terrain vehicle for a private tour through the mythical formation of the Navajo Tribal Park.
  • Mesa Verde: See the ancient pueblo cliff dwellings, known as the Cliff Palace.
  • Canyonlands National Park: Visit the ‘Island in the Sky’, a vast mesa that rises over the sandstone landmarks.
  • Capitol Reef National Park: Visit this majestic National Park that surrounds a long wrinkle in the earth known as the Waterpocket Fold with its layers of golden sandstone and striking rock formations.
  • Bryce Canyon National Park: See the whimsical sandstone hoodoos and take in the stunning panoramas.
  • Zion Canyon: The most relaxing and informative way to see the grandeur and natural features of this canyon is by private shuttle, with live commentary.
  • Arches National Park: Enjoy views of the natural formations.
  • Scenic Drives: View the Rocky Mountains from Colorado’s Interstate 70. Upper Colorado River Scenic Byway, past Castle Rock. Scenic Highway 211 with superb views of earth-etched canyons. 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.

MEALS


  • Monument Valley: Enjoy an authentic cookout and Highlight Lunch amid the majestic buttes and mesas of the surrounding landscape.
  • Moab: Chow down on a delicious Cowboy BBQ dinner that offers everything except John Wayne.
  • Bryce Canyon: Get together with your friends in this wonderful setting for a Celebration Dinner.
  • Included Quality Dining: 9 Full Breakfasts (FB), 1 Lunch (L), 5 Dinners (D) with wine (DW).

ADDITIONAL FIVE STAR SERVICES


  • An expert Tour Director
  • Enjoy the unique comfort of a luxury air-conditioned 40 seat coach with extended leg room and on-board restroom
  • A personal radio headset gives you the freedom to wander during visits to famous highlights
  • Baggage handling everywhere, with seamless and prompt delivery to your door at every hotel
  • Hotel and restaurant tips included plus we include all taxes and porterage charges at hotels
  • complimentary coach and hotel Wi-Fi
  • Included airport transfers on the first and last day of your tour

ITINERARY

DAY 1 ARRIVE LAS VEGAS

Welcome to Las Vegas. On arrival at Las Vegas International Airport, your transfer takes you to your hotel. At 18:00, join your Tour Director for a Welcome Reception with drinks and a light meal.

 

Hotel: ARIA Resort and Casino, Las Vegas.

Dinner with Wine

DAY 2 THE WONDERS OF THE GRAND CANYON

In the morning, head into Arizona to the North Rim of Grand Canyon National Park and the historic Grand Canyon Lodge. At night, watch the colours change by the minute as the sun sets on the canyon. Enjoy a fantastic dinner in the lodge’s magnificent dining room with superb views of the canyon.

 

Hotel: Grand Canyon Lodge

Full Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 3 GRAND CANYON AND LAKE POWELL

(Relaxed Start) 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, with guaranteed lake views, and enjoy the evening at leisure.

 

Hotel: Lake Powell Resorts and Marinas (Lake View Rooms)
Full Breakfast

DAY 4 A LEISURELY DAY AT LAKE POWELL

(Relaxed Start) A full day to do entirely as you please. In the morning, perhaps choose to join an optional float trip down one of the most scenic stretches of the Colorado River or in the afternoon, take a leisurely optional cruise though scenic Antelope Canyon with its dramatic, steep sandstone walls.

Hotel: Lake Powell Resorts and Marinas

Full Breakfast

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, as well as restricted areas with rock windows and arches of unique shapes and sizes. Then, enjoy a Navajo cookout Highlight Lunch amidst 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.

 

Hotel: Far View Lodge (Deluxe View Rooms), Mesa Verde

Full Breakfast, Highlight Lunch, Dinner

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 lofty red rock cliffs on the banks of the Colorado River. Enjoy a cowboy-style barbecue and Highlight Dinner with all the fixings at your hotel.

 

Hotel: Red Cliffs Lodge, Moab

Full Breakfast, Dinner with wine

DAY 7 DELVE INTO ARCHES AND CANYONLANDS NATIONAL PARKS

(relaxed start) In the morning, visit Arches National Park, housing the greatest concentration of natural arches in the world. Then it’s on to Canyonlands National Park for a drive onto the ‘Island in the Sky’, a mesa resting 1,000 feet (305 m) above the surrounding countryside, offering spectacular views over the stark, dramatic sandstone formations. Back at the lodge, the afternoon is at leisure. In the evening, perhaps choose to join an exciting sunset jet boat ride on the mighty Colorado River.

 

Hotel: Red Cliffs Lodge, Moab

Full Breakfast

DAY 8 CAPITOL REEF AND BRYCE CANYON NATIONAL PARKS

Magnificent scenery awaits you at Capitol Reef National Park, best known for its Waterpocket Fold, a 100 mile (160 km) long warp in the earth’s crust. Then journey along one of the most beautiful roads in the world, Scenic Byway 12, winding through the stunning Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument.

 

Hotel: The Lodge at Bryce Canyon

Full Breakfast

DAY 9 WHIMSICAL BRYCE CANYON NATIONAL PARK

(Relaxed Start) Start the day, travelling through Bryce Canyon and the length of this great natural amphitheatre. The whimsical eroded rock formations that characterise 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 rim-side for a Celebration Dinner overlooking the Canyon.

 

Hotel: The Lodge at Bryce Canyon

Full Breakfast, Dinner with wine

DAY 10 ZION NATIONAL PARK AND BACK TO LAS VEGAS

Enjoy a last look at Bryce Canyon’s orange and red rock formations 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 private shuttle with live commentary to view the park’s best sites. Your tour ends with a departure transfer to Las Vegas International Airport. Airport arrival will be at 16:00.

Full Breakfast

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