10-NT Enchanting Canyonlands Roundtrip from Las Vegas
September 23-October 3, 2023
$4319.00 Per Person
$3900.00 Per Person (Book by Nov. 15 and SAVE!)
DAY 1 ARRIVE IN LAS VEGAS
Welcome to fabulous Las Vegas! At 6 pm, meet your traveling companions for a welcome drink. Your Tour Director will prepare you for your upcoming adventure.
Overnight Treasure Island
DAY 2 LAS VEGAS–GRAND CANYON NATIONAL PARK
Leave the bright neon lights of Las Vegas behind and cross the old Mojave gold-strike country. Travel on a stretch of the legendary Route 66 to Grand Canyon National Park. There’s time to wander along the canyon rim, join a ranger-led program, or simply savor the sunset.
Breakfast/Dinner Overnight Grand Canyon National Park Lodges
DAY 3 GRAND CANYON NATIONAL PARK–LAKE POWELL
For a once-in-a lifetime experience, take our optional flightseeing excursion over the heart of the Grand Canyon for incomparable views of crimson canyon walls plunging 4,800 feet into the Colorado River. Later this morning, we travel north to the shining shores of Lake Powell, created in 1963 when Glen Canyon Dam held back the waters of the mighty Colorado River, forming a vast blue lake surrounded by beautiful sandstone walls. Upon arrival, enjoy a leisurely boat cruise and the opportunity to photograph the fascinating scenes created by the sharply eroded canyon walls (weather permitting). Enjoy marina-view rooms at the lakeside resort featuring sweeping views over the lake.
Breakfast/Dinner 2-Nights Lake Powell Resort
DAY 4 LAKE POWELL
Today is yours to explore on your own and to sit back, relax, and enjoy all the amenities your resort offers. Maybe join the optional trip to picturesque Antelope Canyon with a Navajo guide to see a spectacular petrified sand dune carved by water to create the stunning slot canyon or, perhaps take a flightseeing trip over Lake Powell for a new perspective of the vast rugged area seeing the famous Rainbow Bridge and Glen Canyon Dam.
DAY 5 LAKE POWELL–MONUMENT VALLEY NAVAJO TRIBAL PARK
This morning, continue into Navajo country to Goulding’s Lodge in the heart of Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park. As you approach the lodge, witness one of the most dramatic and photographed points on earth. Upon arrival, take a dip in the pool and admire the Western sky above or perhaps explore the Goulding’s Museum and Trading Post, home to a wonderful collection of movie memorabilia and Indian artifacts. Tonight, travel with a Navajo guide into the red rock backcountry for a private NAVAJO COOKOUT.
Breakfast/Dinner Overnight Goulding’s Lodge
DAY 6 MONUMENT VALLEY NAVAJO TRIBAL PARK–MOAB, UTAH
In the cool hours of morning, set out with a Navajo guide in a comfortable 4-WHEEL-DRIVE tour. Later, we continue north to Moab, an outdoor mecca, for a relaxing 2-night stay at Red Cliffs Lodge on the Colorado River. Enjoy a Western BBQ overlooking the Colorado River.
Breakfast/Dinner 2-Nights Red Cliffs Lodge
DAY 7 MOAB EXCURSION TO ARCHES NATIONAL PARK-CANYONLANDS NATIONAL PARK-DEAD HORSE POINT STATE PARK
This morning, we visit Arches National Park home to more than 2,000 natural sandstone arches, including the world-famous Delicate Arch. Be on the lookout for the elusive desert big horn sheep high on the cliff sides. Next, on to magnificent Canyonlands National Park and Dead Horse Point State Park for ariel views of winding river through deep red rock canyons. The remainder of the day is yours to relax at your resort. Perhaps you wander through the onsite Moab Museum of Film and Western heritage, enjoy the outdoor pool (seasonal) or simply relax taking in the views of 2,000 foot cliffs that surround the resort.
DAY 8 MOAB–CAPITOL REEF NATIONAL PARK-BRYCE CANYON NATIONAL PARK
This morning, drive along Utah’s Journey Through Time Scenic Byway and through Capitol Reef National Park. Continue through the land of natural bridges, narrow canyons, and expansive views of Bryce Canyon National Park.
Breakfast 2-Nights Best Western Plus Grand Canyon
DAY 9 BRYCE CANYON NATIONAL PARK
A day of rich contrasts leads you to a full day to explore Bryce Canyon National Park. Perhaps you spend a day exploring Bryce Canyon’s fantastically sculpted rock formations called Hoodoos that resemble castle towers, cathedral spires, and squatting goblin while photographing the changing light of the Hoodoos or searching for one of the dozens of species that call this unique place home.
DAY 10 BRYCE CANYON NATIONAL PARK–ZION NATIONAL PARK-LAS VEGAS
After breakfast, say goodbye to the Hoodoos and descend into a stunning ½ mile-deep canyon for Zion National Park. Enjoy a boxed picnic lunch on the front lawn of Zion Lodge with free time to explore. Continue to Las Vegas where your Tour Director hosts a farewell dinner.
Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner Overnight Treasure Island
DAY 11 LAS VEGAS
Bid farewell to your new friends as you transfer after breakfast to Las Vegas McCarran International Airport for your flight home.
Price is per person based on 2 people sharing a room.
Includes guide and driver gratuities.
Round trip airfare and airport transfers are additional.
$250.00 nonrefundable deposit per person due at time of booking.
Final balance is due July 20, 2023.