Canyon Country Showcase Summer 2017

Tour Type: CostSaver
Brochure Type: USA and Canada Costsaver 2017

Discover the allure of the Canyonlands as you journey through Ancient pueblos, Native American ruins and cliff dwellings that have stood for centuries. Admire the breathtaking array of National Parks and outstanding natural beauty this area boasts as your journey has you gazing deep into mighty canyons, and at the towering ruby red hoodoos and spectacular sandstone formations that form this distinctive panorama.

Sightseeing Highlights
  • Arches National Park View the park boasting the greatest concentration of stone arches in the world
  • Bryce Canyon National Park Stare in awe at the multi-coloured hoodoos
  • Canyonlands National Park See the vast area carved by the Colorado River
  • Escalante National Monument Stop at the large wilderness park with canyons, rivers, arches and fossils
  • Capitol Reef National Park See this gem in the heart of red rock country
  • Goblin Valley State Park See hoodoos called "goblins" due to their mushroom-shaped rock pinnacles.
  • Grand Canyon Experience one of the great Natural Wonders of the World and a UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • Horseshoe Bend Visit one of the most photographed areas on the Colorado River
  • Lake Powell See America's second largest man-made reservoir
  • Las Vegas Iconic Breakfast at an legendary Vegas buffet
  • Mesa Verde National Park See Native American cliff dwellings and a UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • Monument Valley Explore the treasures of this area sacred to Navajo people on a jeep ride
  • Zion National Park See some of the most scenic canyon country in the U.S.
Dining Highlights
  • 3 Breakfasts
First class travel Highlights
  • Audio Headsets Provided throughout your holiday to enhance your included sightseeing experiences
  • Luxury air-conditioned coach
  • Hand-picked hotels, all tried and trusted
  • Variety of Optional Experiences
  • An expert Travel Director and separate driver
  • All hotel service charges and tips, baggage handling fees and local taxes

Call (520) 445-6812 for more information or to book today! Mention code 13368330

Tour Operator
Trafalgar Tours
12 Days
Escorted - Yes
Day 1Las VegasArrive Las Vegas: Welcome to Las Vegas. Get settled in at your hotel before meeting your Travel Director this afternoon.
Gold Coast Hotel and Casino
Day 2WilliamsLas Vegas - Williams (2 Nights): Start the day at one of Las Vegas' legendary buffets for an Iconic Breakfast. Leaving Las Vegas, head east and travel along parts of the Old Route 66, calling in at Kingman and Seligman, two iconic "Mother Road" outposts. Arrive in Williams, gateway to the Grand Canyon.Iconic Breakfast
Grand Canyon Railway
Day 3Grand CanyonGrand Canyon Excursion: Experience one of the great Natural Wonders of the World at the Grand Canyon National Park. Start with a ride along Desert View Drive along the South Rim, ending at Grand Canyon Village, a National Historic District. For a once-in-a-lifetime thrill, take an optional plane or helicopter flightseeing trip over the Grand Canyon.
Day 4PageWilliams - Lake Powell - Page: First stop is Wupatki National Monument,containing many well preserved pueblo ruins, including the 100-room Wupatki Pueblo. Continue through the Painted Desert which derives its name for its multitude of colours. Arrive in Page, home to stunning Lake Powell, America's second-largest man-made reservoir. Perhaps join an optional cruise for breathtaking views over the towering mountains and the lake. The rest of the evening is yours.
Courtyard by Marriott
Day 5KayentaPage - Horseshoe Bend - Monument Valley - Kayenta: Stop at Horseshoe Bend, overlooking one of the most spectacular views on the Colorado River before exploring the treasures of Monument Valley, an area sacred to the Navajo people and immortalised in countless Hollywood movies. Step aboard an all-terrain vehicle with a Navajo guide and explore this "Land of Long Shadow." Marvel at the immense monolithic rock formations jutting hundreds of feet from the valley floor and listen to fascinating geological and historical stories.
Kayenta Monument Valley Inn
Day 6DurangoKayenta - Four Corners - Mesa Verde National Park - Durango: Continue to Four Corners Monument, where the four states of Colorado, Utah, Arizona, and New Mexico converge. Then head for Mesa Verde National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and home to the best preserved and largest number of Native American ruins and cliff dwellings in the Southwest. Continue on to Durango, once a busy Wild West town during the silver and gold mining boom.
Durango Downtown Inn
Day 7MoabDurango - Silverton - Moab (2 Nights): Drive up through the San Juan Mountains to Silverton on perhaps one of the most breathtaking journeys you can travel by road. As an option, you can ride aboard the Narrow Gauge Railway between Durango and Silverton. From Silverton, travel to Ouray and down the mountains to arrive in Moab, a township surrounded by out-of-this-world red rock landscape.
Moab Valley Inn
Day 8Arches National ParkArches National Park and Free Time: Head for one of the most amazing National Parks you will ever see-Arches National Park. With over 2,000 preserved arches, it boasts the greatest concentration of stone arches in the world. This afternoon, perhaps enjoy an optional jetboat ride down the Colorado River with dinner.Continental Breakfast
Day 9TORREYMoab - Canyonlands National Park - Dead Horse Point State Park - Goblin Valley State Park - Torrey: Enjoy a scenic drive through Canyonlands National Park, a wilderness of countless canyons and fantastically formed buttes carved by the Colorado River and its tributaries. Stop at "The Island in the Sky," a mesa resting on sheer sandstone cliffs over 1,000 feet above the surrounding terrain. Next is Dead Horse Point State Park for dramatic views of the Colorado River and Canyonlands National Park. Onto the strange and colourful Goblin Valley State Park-unlike any other place in Utah-often compared to Mars.Continental Breakfast
Broken Spur Inn
Day 10Bryce Canyon National ParkTorrey - Capitol Reef National Park - Grand Staircase Escalante National Monument - Bryce Canyon National Park (2 Nights): Onto Capitol Reef National Park, a hidden treasure filled with cliffs, canyons, domes and bridges. Next, drive through the Dixie National Forest along Scenic Byway 12, one of the most beautiful drives on earth. Stop at Grand Staircase Escalante National Monument, a large wilderness park.
Best Western Plus Ruby's Inn
Day 11Bryce Canyon National ParkBryce Canyon National Park and Free Time: Nothing can prepare you for this vast and spectacular amphitheatre crowded with multicoloured "hoodoos." Stop at the best viewpoints in the park and enjoy plenty of time for short hikes and fantastic photo opportunities.
Day 12Depart Las VegasBryce Canyon - Zion National Park - Depart Las Vegas: Head for the massive rock formations of Zion National Park. Here you get to explore the bottom of the main canyon, experiencing a completely new perspective of sheer colourful sandstone walls that rise thousands of feet above the lush greenery of the canyon floor. Drive down the spectacular Virgin River Gorge to Las Vegas where your trip ends at McCarran International Airport. A stop will also be made at the Gold Coast Hotel and Casino for guests extending their stay in Las Vegas.

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