WONDERS OF THE AMERICAN WEST TOUR

Las Vegas - Arizona - Utah - Colorado

validity

valid until October 2017

duration

10 days / 9 nights

TOUR PHOTOS

from USD3,030 / Person

EXPECTED HOTELS


The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, Grand Canyon Lodge, Lake Powell Resorts and Marinas, Fair View Lodge Mesa Verde, Bryce Canyon National Park Lodge

DEPARTURE DATES


July: 2, 23, Aug: 6, 27, Sept: 3, 10, 24, Oct: 1

INCLUSIONS

HIGHLIGHTS


  • 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.
  • 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: 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)

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: The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas

Welcome Reception and Dinner

DAY 2 THE WONDERS OF THE GRAND CANYON

(Relaxed Start) 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

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 with 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

(Relaxed Start) 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, Mesa Verde

Full Breakfast, Highlight Lunch, 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 ARCHES AND CANYONLANDS NATIONAL PARKS

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: Bryce Canyon National Park Lodge

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: 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 16:00.

Full Breakfast

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