The Trailblazer Summer 2017

Tour Type: Country Explorer
Brochure Type: USA and Canada 2017

Blazing a trail around the natural wonders of the west, you'll see canyons, monuments and monoliths from Monument Valley to the Grand Canyon, Bryce and Zion National Parks.You'll enjoy Insider moments like? listening to the fascinating accounts of university-educated regional experts, including former rangers. Using visual aids, show-and-tell, pass-around items of interest and colourful handouts, they give you an insider's perspective on the Grand Canyon.

Sightseeing Highlights
  • Scenic drives in Sedona, Monument Valley, along Desert View Drive and Oak Creek Canyon and travel a portion of Route 66
  • See glittering Lake Powell
  • Visit Grand Canyon, Bryce and Zion National Parks
Dining Highlights
  • 7 full breakfasts.
  • 3 dinners.
First class travel Highlights
  • Audio Headsets for flexible sightseeing
  • Daily breakfast and an average of 50% of evening meals
  • Luxury air-conditioned coach with WiFi in most countries or alternative transportation (such as rail journeys)
  • Cherry-picked hotels all tried and trusted
  • Hand-picked Insider Experiences
  • Optional Experiences and free time
  • Porterage and local charges included
  • Must-see sightseeing and surprise extras
  • An expert Travel Director and separate Driver
  • All hotel tips, charges and local taxes
  • Airport transfers on the first and last day of your guided holiday
  • VIP entry to many sights

Call (520) 445-6812 for more information or to book today! Mention code 12892100

Tour Operator
Trafalgar Tours
Duration
8 Days
Escorted
Escorted - Yes
DayDestinationDescription
Day 1Las VegasArrive Las Vegas: Welcome to Las Vegas. Check in to your hotel, then enjoy the afternoon to take in the sights and sounds of Las Vegas with a stroll down the Strip. At 6 p.m., gather at the hotel with your Travel Director and fellow travellers for a Welcome Reception.Welcome Reception
Tropicana Las Vegas
Day 2Grand Canyon National ParkLas Vegas - Grand Canyon National Park: Say goodbye to Sin City and depart for Grand Canyon National Park. Along the way, hit the "Mother Road" on historic Route 66, including the famous Kingman and Seligman outposts. Watch the classic motels and restaurants of a simpler time roll by, framed by stunning desert landscapes. Upon arrival at the Grand Canyon, meet with a Local Specialist who walks you through the geologic life of the canyon, you'll become a rock expert yourself as you examine the multi-coloured rocks from different eras of the canyon's formation. This evening, gather to watch the sunset and the fading light gilding the canyon and casting enchanting shadows.Full Breakfast
National Park Lodges
Day 3SedonaGrand Canyon National Park - Sedona: Rise early to catch the first sunlight washing over the canyon. If you like, perhaps take an optional helicopter or fixed-wing aircraft flightseeing trip to view the canyon from the sky. Then, travel south through the fragrant pine groves of the Kaibab National Forest and down Oak Creek Canyon where you can admire the stunning red cliffs amid the pristine forests of ponderosa pines on your way to the artists' enclave of Sedona, a lovely town situated in the high desert of Arizona. Enjoy some free time or, if adventure is your thing, take part in an optional jeep experience into Red Rock Country. Relax at a leisurely dinner at your hotel this evening.Full Breakfast, Dinner
Poco Diablo Resort
Day 4Lake PowellSedona - Monument Valley - Lake Powell (2 Nights): Back on the road, head north and stop at Cameron Trading Post to browse through handicrafts and maybe sample some tasty fry bread. Traverse the badlands of the Painted Desert, the rugged landscape changing hour-by-hour as the sun illuminates the eroded stone of the desert floor. Continue on to striking Monument Valley where you'll hop aboard an open-air vehicle to explore the magnificent mesas and iconic rock formations. Even more spectacular vistas await as you arrive on the shores of glittering Lake Powell, one of America's most beautiful lakes. Enjoy dinner at your resort among the stunning scenery tonight.Full Breakfast, Dinner
Lake Powell Resort and Marinas (Guaranteed Lake View Rooms)
Day 5Lake PowellLake Powell Free Time: The day is yours. Rise early for an adventurous hike or relax in the sun on the shores of this 186 mile (300 kilometre) long lake, formed by the Glen Canyon Dam. Gather with some of your travelling companions for an optional raft experience down one of the prettiest sections of the Colorado River or a scenic cruise on the lake, visiting magnificent Antelope Canyon. If you want to hit the water, go kayaking or fish for striped bass and bluegill in one of the lake's glittering bays.Full Breakfast
Day 6Bryce Canyon National ParkLake Powell - Bryce Canyon National Park: Continue your journey into Bryce Canyon National Park, home to the world's largest concentration of hoodoos, those towering limestone spires that rise majestically from the desert floor. From the rim of the amphitheatre, gaze down upon thousands of pink, orange and yellow pinnacles, the result of millions of years of erosion. You may even spot one of the park's bristlecone pines, the world's longest-living trees.Full Breakfast
BW Plus Grand
Day 7Zion National ParkBryce Canyon National Park - Zion National Park: Join a Local Specialist and naturalist in Zion, for a guided walk and introduction to the flora and fauna of the area. You'll be amazed by the petrified sandstone formation of Checkerboard Mesa and the otherworldly Zion. The rest of the day is yours to immerse yourself in the surrounding beauty. Marvel at the graceful slot canyons, towering cliffs and awe-inspiring monoliths, all carved out over 200 million years from the orange sandstone. Stretch your legs during a stroll along the Virgin River up to the Temple of Sinawava to peek at the start of the Narrows slot canyon or hike up to the three Emerald Pools. Spot some of the more than 200 species of birds or join a park ranger to learn more about the park on one of the many daily programs. This evening, share your adventures with your travelling companions at a festive Farewell Dinner.Full Breakfast, Farewell Dinner
Holiday Inn Express Springdale - Zion National Park Area
Day 8Depart Las VegasZion National Park - Depart Las Vegas: Head west and travel along one of the most expansive sections of interstate ever constructed as you wind your way through the Virgin River Gorge on your way to the flat expanses of the Mojave Desert and the neon lights of Las Vegas. A transfer is provided to Las Vegas International Airport and to the Tropicana Las Vegas if you'd like to extend your stay.Full Breakfast
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