wonders of the american west SUMMER 2017

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A comprehensive exploration of the American West visits awesome natural wonders and stays at rustic lodges amid dazzling panoramas that no camera can ever quite capture. This sojourn provides an ideal pace, combining short jaunts and single overnight stays with longer, comfortable journeys and two-night stops. Altitude and level of activity are suitable for the reasonably fit traveller.

Departs Returns Twin Single
June 18, 2017 June 27, 2017 US$3375 US$4725
July 2, 2017 July 11, 2017 US$3375 US$4725
July 9, 2017 July 18, 2017 US$3375 US$4725
July 23, 2017 Aug 1, 2017 US$3375 US$4725
July 30, 2017 Aug 8, 2017 US$3375 US$4725
Aug 6, 2017 Aug 15, 2017 US$3375 US$4725
Aug 27, 2017 Sep 5, 2017 US$3295 US$4645
Sep 3, 2017 Sep 12, 2017 US$3295 US$4645
Sep 10, 2017 Sep 19, 2017 US$3295 US$4645
Sep 17, 2017 Sep 26, 2017 US$3295 US$4645
Sep 24, 2017 Oct 3, 2017 US$3295 US$4645
Oct 1, 2017 Oct 10, 2017 US$3295 US$4645

Inclusions:

    SIGNATURE EXPERIENCES

    • Monument Valley: Board all-terrain vehicles with a Navajo guide for a tour through the mythical formation.
    • Mesa Verde: Follow a winding path down to the ancient pueblo cliff dwelling known as the Spruce Tree House.
    • Anasazi Heritage Center: Learn about the American Indians pueblo culture in Dolores.
    • Canyonlands National Park: Visit the 'Island in the Sky', a vast mesa that rises over the sandstone landmarks.
    • Capitol Reef National Park: Enjoy the magnificent scenery.
    • Bryce Canyon National Park: See the whimsical sandstone hoodoos and enjoy the stunning scenery.
    • 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.

    ADDITIONAL INCLUDED HIGHLIGHTS

    • 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.

    AUTHENTIC REGIONAL FLAVOURS

    • Monument Valley: Listen to Navajo chanting and drumming at an authentic cookout at your lodge.
    • 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 with wine.
    • 1 Welcome Dinner (WD), 9 Full Breakfasts (FB), 1 Highlight Lunch (HL), 1 Highlight Dinner (HD), 2 Dinners (D) and 1 Celebration Dinner (CD)

    STAY AT THE BEST ADDRESSES

    • Las Vegas: Where else would you want to stay other than The Cosmopolitan? A modern, luxury, upscale resort, overlooking the heart of the Strip.
    • Lake Powell: Relax and enjoy the superb views in your guaranteed lake view rooms.
    • Bryce Canyon: Stay at this landmark lodge located right inside the National Park.
    • Hotel Overview: Experience wonderful accommodations, from a ranch-style lodge along the Colorado River to historic lodges within Mesa Verde, Bryce and Grand Canyon National Parks. Marvel at some of the most amazing views available in the West, right from your room in Lake Powell.

    ADDITIONAL FIVE STAR SERVICES

    • An expert Insight Tour Director, at the pinnacle of their career, will guide you on your journey. Serving as your 'travelling concierge', this skilled guide will act as consummate organiser and be your 'friend in a foreign land'.
    • Enjoy the unique comfort of Insight's luxury air-conditioned 40 seat coach with extended leg room and on-board restroom. It's business class comfort.
    • A personal radio headset gives you the freedom to wander during visits to famous highlights, without missing any of your Local Expert's fascinating insights and commentaries.
    • Baggage handling everywhere, with seamless and prompt delivery to your door at every hotel.
    • Hotel and restaurant tips included - you'll never have to worry about how much to give, nor search for foreign currency. Plus we include all taxes and porterage charges at hotels.
    • Stay connected with friends and family with our complimentary coach and hotel Wi-Fi.
    • Insight Flourishes - from time to time, your Tour Director will enchant you with local tidbits, each representing authentic food or beverages unique to the destination.
    • Included airport transfers on Day 1 and Day 10.

Itinerary:

Wonders of the American West

  • Day 1 Arrive Las Vegas

    Welcome to Las Vegas! On arrival at Las Vegas International Airport, your transfer takes you to your tour hotel. At 6.00 pm, join your Tour Director for a Welcome Reception with drinks and a light meal.

    Hotel: The Cosmopolitan Las Vegas

    Welcome Reception and Dinner

  • 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. This evening, watch the colours change by the minute as the sun sets on the canyon. Enjoy a savoury dinner in the lodge's magnificent dining room with superb views of the canyon.

    Hotel: Grand Canyon Lodge

    Full Breakfast, Highlight Dinner

  • 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 into your room which has guaranteed lake views and enjoy the evening at leisure.

    Hotel: Lake Powell Resorts and Marinas

    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 for a guided 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, Mesa Verde

    Full Breakfast, Highlight Dinner, Dinner

  • Day 6 Mesa Verde and Moab

    Enjoy an in-depth visit to fascinating Mesa Verde National Park. Descend into a canyon for a visit to the impressive Spruce Tree House, an amazing dwelling built into a natural alcove containing 130 rooms and eight ceremonial chambers. Continue North into Dolores and explore the Anasazi Heritage Center and learn about the history and culture of the Puebloans. Settle in at your ranch-style lodge, superbly located under lofty red rock cliffs on the banks of the Colorado River. Enjoy a Cowboy BBQ and Highlight Dinner with all the fixins at your hotel.

    Hotel: Red Cliffs Lodge, Moab

    Full Breakfast, Highlight Dinner

  • Day 7 Delve into Canyonlands National Park

    In the morning, visit Canyonlands National Park and drive onto the ‘Island in the Sky', a mesa resting 1,000 ft. (305 metres) above the surrounding countryside, offering spectacular views over the stark, dramatic sandstone formations. Back at the lodge, the afternoon is at leisure. A variety of optional activities will be available, including 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 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: Bryce Canyon National Park Lodge

    Full Breakfast

  • Day 9 Whimsical Bryce Canyon National Park

    Start the day travelling through Bryce Canyon and the length of this great natural amphitheatre. The whimsical eroded rock formations which characterise this Natural Park are some of Utah's most unusual shapes. Learn how wind, erosion and iron oxidation created the spellbinding ‘hoodoos'. This evening, join your fellow travellers rim-side for a Celebration Dinner over the Canyon.

    Hotel: Bryce Canyon National Park Lodge

    Full Breakfast, Celebration Dinner

  • 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 14:00.

    Full Breakfast

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