Grand Journey of America’s West

From a mix of glamour and bohemian charms in San Francisco, to the lush landscapes of the Sierras, this unique trip takes you on an eclectic journey through the heart of America’s West. A combination of our Enchanting Canyonlands and American Parks Trail trips, you’ll experience everything from the mystical healing powers of Sedona, to the world famous Grand Canyon and the Japanese tea gardens of Golden Gate Park. You’ll enhance your experience by staying at lodges within the National Parks themselves, allowing you to not only witness, but wake up to show stopping views.

Planning your holiday is easy, and speak to your friendly Consultant.

California here we come. You’ll be picked up at San Francisco International Airport and whisked straight to your upscale hotel. Join your Travel Director and fellow travellers at 18:00 for a Welcome Dinner with wine.

Hotel: Hyatt Regency Embarcadero, 2 nights

Get ready for a fun-filled day exploring the city. Hop aboard an iconic cable car for a ride along the picturesque streets. Visit the Cable Car Museum in the Nob Hill neighborhood of San Francisco. Afterwards, take in the city with a few photo stops. Visit the Conservatory of Flowers and Golden Gate Park, before walking across the emblematic Golden Gate Bridge and travelling on to the city of Sausalito. A scenic ferry ride will bring you back to San Francisco, where the rest of your day is at leisure. Your Travel Director is on hand to make suggestions for making the most of your evening.

Today you’ll witness the mountainous scenery of Yosemite National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Travelling through California’s Gold Country, you’ll drive through the imposing Sierra Nevada mountains. Explore spectacular waterfalls and striking rock formations of El Capitan and Half Dome on a private, ranger-led valley floor tour. Rest up on your free evening at your lodge, located inside the park and close to Yosemite Falls, North America’s highest waterfall. On a clear evening you’ll be able to take in the sparkling night sky over the park.

Hotel: Yosemite Valley Lodge

Leave Yosemite behind as you take in the Sierras before you are swept through the fertile San Joaquin Valley, also known as the “food basket of the world”. Stop at the Merced Fruit Barn which features its diverse produce. In Salinas, the heart of “The Salad Bowl of the World”, enjoy a famer’s agricultural tour of a local farm, known for heirloom artichokes. Once in Monterey you’ll head to your hotel situated on the waterfront street Cannery Row.

Hotel: InterContinental The Clement Monterey, 2 nights

Today you’ll journey to Carmel-by-the-Sea, a quaint seaside community where you’ll have ample free time. As you travel along Pacific Coast Highway, enjoy a relaxing drive across the Monterey Peninsula and along 17-Mile Drive. Stop at Pebble Beach and its world-renowned links, as well as Lone Cypress and Seal and Bird Rocks for a glimpse of sunbathing seals and sea lions. A Dine-Around Evening awaits upon your return to Monterey, with your choice of three local restaurants.

Day 6: The American Riviera

Head on to sunny Santa Barbara. Along the way, experience a guided tour and wine tasting served at a Paso Robles winery. On arrival, Santa Barbara greets you with its white buildings, terracotta roofs, beautiful weather and an array of bars and restaurants. Walk along Santa Barbara’s Historic State Street to Stearns Wharf. In the evening, dinner awaits at a local restaurant.

Hotel: Hilton Santa Barbara Beachfront Resort

Visit iconic Mission Santa Barbara, before making your way to Santa Monica and Venice. A Local Expert will take you on a walking tour of Venice Beach, Muscle Beach, the Canals and Walkways and explain Abbot Kinney’s role in the development of the ‘Venice of America’. Continue on to your modern L.A. hotel, in the city’s entertainment district.

Hotel: InterContinental Los Angeles Downtown, 2 nights

Explore Los Angeles with your Travel Director. Experience a bit of nostalgia in Downtown as you ride aboard the lovingly restored Angel’s Flight Railway. Next, you will be treated to an exclusive and private guided visit of the Los Angeles Theatre, a grandiose historic movie palace. Visit Hollywood and Highland, where observation decks allow for the best views of the Hollywood sign. See the iconic TCL Chinese Theatre as you walk along the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Drive along the famous Sunset Strip to Beverly Hills before walking along Rodeo Drive. Select a visit to either the Petersen Automotive Museum or the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures for a Your Choice experience. Tonight, enjoy a Highlight Dinner at Nick and Stef’s Steakhouse.

Experience the rugged charms of the Mojave Desert wilderness as you make your way to Scottsdale. Look out for the Joshua trees and wildlife found in the National Park, you might just spot a jackrabbit or coyote. Once in Scottsdale you can relax in the hotel after a long day and replenish for your upcoming adventures.

Hotel: Hotel Valley Ho

Journey north to the bohemian colony of Sedona. Attractive to healers, this spiritual town’s vortexes are rumoured to offer alternative medicines and practices. If retail therapy is more your thing, explore Sedona’s shops and galleries, or simply take in its natural rugged beauty, which makes it a hotspot for hikers, swimmers and eager campers. Journey on to Grand Canyon National Park, where you have the opportunity to take an optional, once-in-a-lifetime, flightseeing tour by helicopter or plane. Join a Local Expert for an informative talk about the wonders of the Grand Canyon before ending your day with a tranquil night inside the park and an appetizing Highlight Dinner with wine in the inviting Thunderbird Room of your lodge. Located on the South Rim, this beautiful venue offers a wet-bar, barbeque and private balcony, so you can feast on hearty food while taking in the stunning views.

Hotel: National Park Lodges

Head through striking crimson landscapes to the historic Cameron Trading Post where you can familiarize yourself Native American arts and crafts. Journey on through the barren beauty of the desert to Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park, where you will board all-terrain vehicles with open sides(8) to explore the valley with your Navajo guide. Hear about Navajo heritage from your guide and more about life on their beautiful land. Later today, you’ll stop by the Glen Canyon Dam where you’ll learn about its history and impact on the Colorado River, before arriving at your lakefront resort. In the evening relax by your hotel’s swimming pool or simply take in the beautiful views across the lake from the comfort of the hotel’s bar and restaurant.

Hotel: Lake Powell Resorts and Marinas, 2 nights

Your morning is at leisure. Simply relax and enjoy the resort’s facilities or enjoy some extra time to catch up with your fellow travellers. Later today, a serene cruise through the narrow sandstone turns of Antelope Canyon awaits. End the day with a breathtaking sunset from your lake view or marina view room.

Prepare for a day of Norse legend, as you head to the sandstone cliffs of Bryce Canyon National Park in Southern Utah. Here you will be met by pine trees, red rock pillars and Thor’s hammer. You’ll take a leisurely walk along Sunset Point to view the great amphitheatres of the odd-shaped monoliths, known as hoodoos, before travelling through more amazing scenery to the lush cliff-and-canyon landscape of Zion National Park. A day of sightseeing deserves some evening festivities. Join your Travel Director and new friends for a Highlight Dinner and wine to discuss your take on the ethereal characters of Utah’s famous canyon.

Hotel: Zion National Park Lodge

Depart the tranquil ambiance of Zion National Park Lodge and board a private Zion Canyon Shuttle. Live commentary will take you through the scenic highlights of the park, followed by some downtime to explore on your own. Depart the natural beauty of the park to arrive in the bright lights and glamour of Las Vegas. With an array of shopping malls, live shows and dining opportunities, this dazzling destination is sure to entertain. And for those looking to hit the casinos, make sure you come with your poker face ready.

Hotel: Caesars Palace

Today you’ll travel to Utah’s capital, Salt Lake City, where you’ll spend the night. Lying between Wasatch Range and the Great Salt Lake, this mountainous city is perfect for outdoorsy types, with a strong focus on skiing and fishing. It is also the headquarters of the Mormon faith.

Hotel: Little America Hotel

As you move on from Salt Lake City, take in iconic Temple Square and the State Capitol building, before heading north across the Oregon Trail to historic Jackson. Have your cameras ready for the famous elk antlers that adorn the central square, and for eager shoppers there are a number of charming traditional boutiques to browse. In the evening, relax at Jackson Lake Lodge, where you’ll be presented with the stunning peaks of Grand Teton National Park. Staying in the park itself, you’ll have the opportunity to explore the grounds after hours.

Hotel: Jackson Lake Lodge

Wake up to a mountainous view like no other and witness the striking Grand Tetons thrust skyward 6,562 feet (2,000 metres) from the valley floor. In keeping with today’s rustic country charm, you’ll enter Yellowstone, the world’s first National Park. Known for its unique geothermal activity, spectacular landscapes and abundant wildlife, you’ll experience Wyoming in all its glory. Keep an eye out for black bears or wolves. Tonight you’ll stay in the National Park Lodges, allowing you to experience the park after hours, in its natural glory.

Hotel: National Park Lodges, 2 nights

Savour the surreal surroundings of Yellowstone with a relaxed start. Walk among the rainbow tinted hot springs and watch the erupting geysers as you take in the history of the park on an informative stroll with your Travel Director. Catch the renowned colourful bubbling mud pots and observe Old Faithful geyser shooting water over 120 feet (37 metres) into the air. You’ll behold the powerful roar of Lower Yellowstone Falls, before heading back to your Park Lodge rooms. The National Park is also famous for its wildlife, so keep an eye out for the Yellowstone ram, wolves, bears and elk.

Set off on your travels through the stark Shoshone Canyon and Absaroka Rocky Mountains to the Wild West Town of Cody. Learn more about America’s great Western legends at the Buffalo Bill Centre, known for its Western art collection, firearms and natural history. End the day in Clearmont, Wyoming where you’ll check in to your abode for the night. Here you’ll enjoy an All-American ranch style Highlight Dinner with wine.

Hotel: Ranch at UCross

Live the American frontier dream and begin your day with a scenic country horseback ride (8). If playing cowboy isn’t your thing, perhaps go fishing or merely relax and take in your beautiful surroundings, the choice is yours. Make your way to Devils Tower, an astounding geological feature that protrudes out of the surrounding the Black Hills. This symbolic landmark is considered sacred to the Lakota and other tribes. Experience Spearfish Canyon, a favoured spot among wildlife enthusiasts and one famous for its elvish woodland beauty. The limestone palisades of this creek-carved gorge are more ancient than the Grand Canyon.

Hotel: Spearfish Canyon Lodge

A day for those looking to explore the wild west, try to spot pronghorn antelope as you cross the great high plains to the Black Hills of South Dakota. Once in Deadwood, you’ll also get to speak to members of the Lakota tribe as they share a fascinating live narrative of the Great Sioux Nation. You’ll have the opportunity to join Kevin Costner’s Original Deadwood Tour, while a Local Expert will talk about the days of Wild Bill Hickok and Calamity Jane, who made this once lawless town famous during the Gold Rush of the 1870s. Continue on to Custer State Park, renowned for its beautiful landscape and abundant wildlife.

Hotel: The State Game Lodge, 2 nights

What better way to spend your last full day than delving further into the history of this fascinating country? The heart of the Black Hills offers spectacular representations of the nation’s past. You’ll start by viewing Crazy Horse Memorial, which is dedicated to all Native Americans. An exclusive Insight Experience awaits as you are taken up to the 641 feet (195 metres) long and 563 feet (172 metres) tall sculpture to stand face to face with the world’s largest mountain carving. Afterwards, travel to iconic Mount Rushmore National Memorial. Here, carvings of Presidents Washington, Jefferson, Lincoln and Roosevelt overlook the landscape. The rest of the day is yours to explore in Custer State Park. Join your Travel Director and newfound friends for a Celebration Dinner with wine, as you reflect on your adventure across the wide-open spaces of America’s national parks.

Travel south from Custer State Park where your trip ends on arrival in Denver. A transfer is available to Denver International Airport. Airport arrival in Denver will be at 16:30.

2020 Dates & PricesTwin ShareSolo Traveller
April: 10, 12$12,350.00Price on Application
April: 14$12,450.00Price on Application
May: 01$12,625.00Price on Application
May: 05, 13, 15$12,875.00Price on Application
June: 04, 18$12,950.00Price on Application
July 03, 10$12,795.00Price on Application
August: 21, 22$12,725.00Price on Application
August: 28$12,695.00Price on Application
September: 11. 18$12,550.00Price on Application

Meals: 22 breakfasts, 9 dinners
Transport: Airport Transfers & Luxury air-conditioned coach
Accommodation: 22 nights accommodation
Guide: An expert Travel Director and separate Driver
Entrance Fees & Touring:Entrance fees & activities as per itinerary
* Tour departure dates are subject to availability at time of booking.
* Prices and itinerary are correct at time of publication and are subject to change without notice.
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Utah’s Mighty Five National Parks

Utah’s ‘Mighty Five’ adventure-filled, action-packed excursion which will see you hike, walk and explore some of America’s most epic natural landscapes. This trip takes you off the beaten path to experience renowned National Monuments, National Parks, lesser known State Parks and Tribal Parks.

Planning your holiday is easy, and speak to your friendly Consultant.

Day 1: Arrive Grand Junction

The ‘River City’ extends a warm welcome as your launch pad to an in-depth encounter with the Mighty Five National Parks of Utah. Relax after your journey or explore on your own before joining your Travel Director and fellow travellers this evening for a Welcome Reception.

Hotel: Wine Country Inn

Day 2: Grand Junction – Canyonlands National Park – Moab

We head to canyon country this morning and see first-hand the power of the Colorado River carving its way through the rocky red landscape at Canyonlands National Park. Ascend to the top of the Island in the Sky mesa and admire Canyonlands’ spectacular landscape below. We will hike to Grand View Point Overlook, Whale Rock and Green River Overlook. Tonight we will also be joined by a Local Specialist, Tom Till, a renowned National Park photographer, who will give us guidance on how to take the best photos on this trip. After you head to dinner to end your night.

Hotel: Homewood Suites, 2 nights

Day 3: Arches National Park

Admire the exquisite natural sandstone shapes that dot the landscape in Arches National Park. Learn how Mother Nature’s magic touch has left her indelible mark with wind and rain when you view or embark on a strenuous hike up to famous Delicate Arch. Continue your exploration with a walk to Double Arch, Landscape Arch or Turret Arch. Take a well-deserved break this afternoon or explore the town of Moab at your leisure.

Day 4: Moab – Capitol Reef National Park

See the other-worldly hoodoos of Goblin Valley State Park this morning – these mushroom-shaped rock pinnacles make for a memorable hike and photo opportunity before you arrive at Capitol Reef National Park. Upon arrival, enjoy some free time to explore on your own. In the evening, enjoy the rustic charm of this special resort, located on the edge of the park, offering truly spectacular landscapes, and breathtaking views.

Hotel: Capitol Reef Resort

Day 5: Capitol Reef National Park – Bryce Canyon National Park

Lace up your boots for an exhilarating morning hike in Capitol Reef National Park, whose colourful canyons and capitol-shaped domes provide the perfect backdrop for an adventure. Continue your journey along an “All American Road”, Highway 12, one of America’s most scenic highways, before embarking on a short hike in Kodachrome Basin State Park. Here, you will have the opportunity to select the trail that best suits your adventurous spirit. This dramatic landscape features striking layered stone spires which are a sight to behold. We continue to Bryce Canyon National Park, where we’ll spend the next two nights.

Hotel: Best Western Ruby’s Inn, 2 nights

Day 6: Bryce Canyon Free Time

You’ll have a full free day to relax or explore the eerie landscape of Bryce Canyon National Park today. Everyone will be able to self select hikes and walks that best suit them, from leisurely to strenuous. Admire the rusty red limestone spires that rise up surreally from the desert floor to meet Utah’s skies from scenic viewpoints or follow one of the many trails into the hoodoos and beyond.

Day 7: Bryce Canyon National Park – Lake Powell

A pink, red and orange canvas awaits visitors to Coral Pink Sands State Park. Climb up the coral-hued dunes to admire the wind sculpted ripples of the dunes. Embark to make your way to Antelope Canyon to hike in the world-renowned slot canyon. Then do a short hike to see Horseshoe Bend and the flowing Colorado River which has carved its way through the red-coloured sandstone.

Hotel: Hyatt Place, 2 nights

Day 8: Lake Powell Free Time

Enjoy a full free day to spend as you wish in the water wonderland that is Lake Powell. Relax and rejuvenate on the lake or consider joining one of the organised optional activities, like our famed Colorado River Float Trip. Or an optional helicopter ride up to the top of Tower Butte for 360′ views of the world below you.

Day 9: Lake Powell – Zion National Park

Arriving into Zion National Park late morning, select from many fantastic hikes including Watchman Trail, Hidden Canyon, Angel’s Landing, Observation Point and the Narrows. They range from easy to strenuous. Later, this evening, join your new friends and Travel Director for a well-deserved Farewell Dinner.

Hotel: Springhill Suites

Day 10: Zion National Park – Depart Las Vegas

Don’t leave Zion without a morning hike under your belt. You’ll have the whole morning to spend as you wish before departing for Las Vegas mid-afternoon. Airport arrival will be at 6.00pm, please be aware when booking your flights.

2020 Dates & PricesTwin ShareSolo Traveller
May: 10$4,275.00$5,900.00
May: 24$4,475.00$6,100.00
June: 07$4,450.00$6,075.00
June: 14$4,475.00$6,100.00
June: 21$4,450.00$6,075.00
September: 06, 20$4,450.00$6,075.00
October: 04$4,275.00$5,900.00

Meals: 9 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 6 dinners
Transport: Luxury air-conditioned coach
Accommodation: 9 nights accommodation
Guide: An expert Travel Director and separate Driver
Entrance Fees & Touring:Entrance fees & activities as per itinerary

* Tour departure dates are subject to availability at time of booking.
* Prices and itinerary are correct at time of publication and are subject to change without notice.

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The Trailblazer

Visit glitzy Las Vegas, the Grand Canyon, the rugged desert landscapes of Arizona and more on this trip. See the golden pink and yellow sunrise over the Grand Canyon, the red and lavender shades of the Painted Desert’s red rock cliffs and buttes.

Planning your holiday is easy, and speak to your friendly Consultant.

Day 1: Arrive Las Vegas

The dazzling lights of Las Vegas set the tone for an unforgettable encounter with some of America’s most iconic natural sights-a soul-stirring array of canyons, mesas and rocky cliffs. This evening meet your Travel Director and fellow travellers for a Welcome Reception and then soar 550 feet above the center of the Las Vegas Strip on the High Roller, the world’s tallest observation wheel. With sweeping 360-degree views of the Las Vegas Valley and The Strip you’ll see all the glitz and glamour of Sin City.

Hotel: Harrah’s Las Vegas

Day 2: Las Vegas – Grand Canyon National Park

Say goodbye to Vegas and journey east to Grand Canyon National Park. We hit the “Mother Road” as we journey past fifties-style diners, motels and general stores – colourful highlights on a journey that will take you through stunning desert landscapes. From the iconic to the unexpected, the UNESCO-listed Grand Canyon is beyond anything you could have ever imagined. Meet your Local Specialist who will share insights into the canyon’s geological marvels. Watch how the light plays on its layered cliffs, revealing a different story at every vantage point. Later, take a mental snapshot as you watch a mesmerising sunset over one of the world’s seven natural wonders – its grandeur lingering far longer in our minds than the fading light glinting off its ancient rock-face.

Hotel: National Park Lodges

Day 3: Grand Canyon National Park – Sedona

This morning opt for a birds-eye view of the grandeur of the Grand Canyon on a helicopter or fixed-wing flight over the canyon. Heading south take in Arizona’s most scenic drive along Oak Creek Canyon, before arriving in stunning Sedona known for its towering red rock formations, new age movement, and popular arts scene. This evening connect with Locals over a hosted Be My Guest dinner featuring warm Arizona hospitality.

Hotel: Sky Rock Inn of Sedona

Day 4: Sedona – Monument Valley – Lake Powell

Today we venture to the badlands of the Painted Desert en route to Monument Valley. On the way, stop at Cameron Trading Post to browse through Navajo handicrafts and perhaps a taste of traditional fry bread. We’ll board open-air vehicles, passing mesas and iconic rock formations that rise up from the red valley floor. We arrive on the shores of glittering Lake Powell next, surrounded by the rusty red walls of Glen Canyon.

Hotel: Lake Powell Resort and Marinas, 2 nights

Day 5: Lake Powell Free Time

Enjoy a day to indulge your inner adventurer at Lake Powell. In the morning consider embarking on an optional raft experience^ down one of the prettiest sections of the Colorado River. This afternoon enjoy an included lunch followed by a visit to one of the most photographed spots in the Southwest, Horseshoe Bend. Conclude the day with an optional scenic cruise on the lake, visiting exquisite Antelope Canyon.

Day 6: Lake Powell – Bryce Canyon National Park – Zion National Park

Continue your journey to the mesmerising pink, orange and red spires of Bryce Canyon National Park. Witness first-hand the eerie pillars that rise up from the desert floor – the world’s largest collection of hoodoos that have eroded over millions of years. Keep a keen eye for one of the park’s rare bristlecone pines, the longest-living trees known to man, then travel to Zion National Park, where we’ll spend the next two nights.

Hotel: Holiday Inn Express Springdale, 2 nights

Day 7: Zion National Park Free Time

A full day with the freedom to explore Zion National Park and take the same paths once travelled by America’s early pioneers and Native Americans. Admire the graceful slot canyons, towering cliffs and jaw-dropping monoliths, all carved out over 200 million years from the orange sandstone. Stretch your legs on a leisurely stroll along the Virgin River from the Temple of Sinawava to the start of the Zion Narrows, or hike up to the three Emerald Pools. See if you can spot the park’s resident Peregrine falcons, California condors and Bald eagles, or join a park ranger to learn more about the inhabitants who live there. This evening, share your adventures with your travel companions at a festive Farewell Dinner.

Day 8: Zion National Park – Depart Las Vegas

Head west and wind along the interstate that skirts the Virgin River Gorge traversing the vast arid expanses of the Mojave Desert. A transfer is provided to Las Vegas International Airport and to Harrah’s Las Vegas if you’d like to extend your stay.

2020 Dates & PricesTwin ShareSolo Traveller
March: 22$3,425.00$4,920.00
April: 14, 19$3,450.00$4,945.00
May: 05, 10, 12, 24, 26$3,495.00$4,990.00
June: 16, 21, 30$3,495.00$4,990.00
August: 04, 23$3,450.00$4,945.00
September: 06, 13, 20, 27$3,450.00$4,945.00
October: 06, 11$3,450.00$4,945.00
October: 18$3,275.00$4,770.00

Meals: 7 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 3 dinners
Transport: Luxury air-conditioned coach
Accommodation: 7 nights accommodation
Guide: An expert Travel Director and separate Driver
Entrance Fees & Touring:Entrance fees & activities as per itinerary

* Tour departure dates are subject to availability at time of booking.
* Prices and itinerary are correct at time of publication and are subject to change without notice.

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Canyon Country Adventure

On this popular National Parks tour, discover the unique landscapes of Arizona and Utah as you travel through four national parks—as well as Lake Powell and Monument Valley—and lots of beautiful scenery. Your tour begins in Scottsdale and ends in Las Vegas with overnights also in Grand Canyon National Park, Lake Powell, and Bryce Canyon.

Planning your holiday is easy, and speak to your friendly Consultant.

Day 1: Arrive in Scottsdale

Welcome to sunny Scottsdale! At 6 pm, meet your travelling companions for a welcome drink. Your Tour Director will prepare you for your upcoming adventure.

Hotel: Scottsdale Marriott at McDowell Mountain

Day 2: Scottsdale – Sedona – Oak Creek Canyon – Grand Canyon National Park

Depart Scottsdale and travel north through cactus – studded scenery for an orientation tour of Sedona, “Arizona’s Scenic Sensation.” Then, set out for one of America’s most beautiful drives as you journey through Oak Creek Canyon, home to brilliantly hued cliffs and rugged spires of sandstone. Arrive this afternoon at Grand Canyon National Park, one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World. The spectacular beauty of this famous attraction draws more than 5 million visitors a year from around the globe. Enjoy an orientation tour with a visit to Desert View before arriving at your hotel for a 2 – night stay. This evening, be sure to watch the spectacular sunset.

Hotel: Grand Canyon Lodges, 2 nights

Day 3: Grand Canyon National Park

If you missed the sunset, sunrise is just as impressive! After breakfast, you may want to enjoy optional flightseeing over the Grand Canyon – definitely the thrill of a lifetime. Later, set out to explore the Grand Canyon and learn about its geology and how the canyon was carved. Visit Mather Point and you may wish to take the popular Rim Walk. This afternoon, you are free to explore at your own pace. Perhaps venture down part of Bright Angel Trail or take a nature walk with a ranger to learn about the region’s native flora and fauna.

Day 4: Grand Canyon National Park – Monument Valley –  Lake Powell

This morning, head to Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park, where the weathering action of wind and water has carved the famous sandstone spires and towers that rise hundreds of feet above the valley floor. Enjoy a 4 – Wheel – Drive Tour of Monument Valley with a knowledgeable Navajo guide who shares his or her culture and how it is influenced by the area. Explore the area’s oddly shaped red – sandstone monoliths, buttes, and mesas – the setting for some of John Ford’s most memorable western films. On to Lake Powell for a 2 – night stay, with free time to relax or maybe stroll along Wahweap Marina.

Hotel: Lake Powell Resort, 2 nights

Day 5: Lake Powell                                   

This morning, explore Antelope Slot Canyon with a local Navajo guide. Be mesmerised by an amazing fantasy world of stone, created by wind and water. Learn the history of this amazing canyon and be sure to take advantage of the incredible photo opportunities. Later, enjoy time on Lake Powell, where sparkling blue water laps against towering red – rock canyon walls and sandy beaches. The majestic beauty of this vast manmade lake can be appreciated on the afternoon Cruise. See gigantic Glen Canyon Dam and the “tapestry” walls of Antelope Canyon.

Day 6: Lake Powell – Bryce Canyon National Park

Depart from the splendid views of Lake Powell and travel Utah’s scenic backroads. Hear the humorous stories of the local business owners while enjoying a local TREAT at the famous Thunderbird Restaurant. Then onto spectacular Bryce Canyon National Park. Drive through the park, with photo stops to capture the magnificent contrasts of bright red, yellow, and pink pillars called “hoodoos.” Years of erosion have carved colourful sandstone into thousands of spires, arches, and mazes for an unforgettable sight.

Hotel: Best Western Plus Bryce Canyon Grand Hotel

Day 7: Bryce Canyon National Park – Zion National Park – Las Vegas

Today, see nearby Zion National Park, a spectacle of massive stone formations whose colours change with the light of the day and the season. To the Mormon pioneers, it was a haven of beauty resembling natural temples and cathedrals. Continue to Las Vegas for a brief orientation tour. This evening, your Tour Director hosts a farewell dinner.

Day 8: Depart Las Vegas

The tour ends today with guests departing on individual schedules.

2020 Dates & PricesTwin ShareSolo Traveller
April: 24$3,479.00Price on Application
May: 05, 08, 15, 19, 22, 29$3,549.00Price on Application
June: 02, 05, 12, 19$3,549.00Price on Application
July: 17, 24$3,559.00Price on Application
August: 07, 11, 14, 25, 28$3,559.00Price on Application
September: 04, 08, 11, 15, 18, 22, 25$3,559.00Price on Application
October: 02, 06, 09$3,549.00Price on Application
October: 13$3,479.00Price on Application

Meals: 7 breakfasts, 3 dinners
Transport: Deluxe air-conditioned coach
Accommodation: 7 nights accommodation
Guide: Professional Tour Director
Entrance Fees & Touring:Entrance fees & activities as per itinerary

* Tour departure dates are subject to availability at time of booking.
* Prices and itinerary are correct at time of publication and are subject to change without notice.

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Enchanting Canyonlands

Discover the captivating Canyonlands on this unforgettable National Parks tour! First, experience Grand Canyon National Park with its spellbinding landscapes that will excite your senses. Your Grand Canyon hotel is located near the rim, giving you a wonderful opportunity to witness great views and have more time to explore this amazing place. In nearby Lake Powell, enjoy a leisurely cruise among the beautiful canyon walls and leisure time to relax or to pursue your favourite activities.

Planning your holiday is easy, and speak to your friendly Consultant.

Day 1: Arrive in Las Vegas

Welcome to fabulous Las Vegas! At 6 pm, meet your travelling companions for a welcome drink. Your Tour Director will prepare you for your upcoming adventure.

Hotel: 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. Marvel at one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World as you experience the dramatic views. There’s time to wander along the canyon rim, join a ranger – led program, or perhaps just savour the sunset.

Special Feature: Your hotel is located in Grand Canyon National Park, a rare opportunity for great views and a significant extra when travelling with Globus.

Hotel: Grand Canyon Lodges

Day 3: Grand Canyon National Park – Lake Powel

For a once – in – a lifetime experience, take our optional flightseeing excursion over the heart of the Grand Canyon for incomparable views of flame – coloured walls plunging 1464 metres (4,800 feet) into the Colorado River. Later this morning, we travel north to the shining shores of Lake Powell, created in 1963 when the 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. Your lakeside resort features sweeping views over the lake.

Hotel: Lake Powell Resort, 2 nights

Day 4: Lake Powell

Today is yours to explore on your own. Wake early to watch the sunrise where the magical landscape turns from purple to pink. Enjoy your time at leisure today, sit back and enjoy all the amenities your resort offers or perhaps join the optional trip to picturesque Antelope Canyon with a Navajo guide to see a spectacular petrified sand dune, created by wind, water and sand to present a sculptured slot canyon masterpiece. Or 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

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. Hear the stories and legends the Navajo people while enjoying dinner.

Special Feature: Your overnight lodging is located in the heart of Monument Valley, a once – in – a – lifetime experience and a special feature of your Globus holiday.

Hotel: Goulding’s Lodge

Day 6: Monument Valley – Moab

In the cool hours of morning, set out with a Navajo guide in a comfortable 4 – Wheel – Drive vehicle to explore Monument Valley. On your backcountry trip, visit a Navajo Hogan (traditional housing) for a rugweaving demonstration by a local weaver. Have your camera ready for incredible shots. 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 Wine Tasting at the resort’s winery, followed by a western BBQ overlooking the Colorado River.

Special Feature: Your hotel in Moab is the Red Cliffs Lodge. Offering guests a ranch – like experience amid luxurious Western charm, Red Cliffs Lodge sits high on the banks of the Colorado River surrounded by cliffs and situated where Western favourites such as Wagon Master and Rio Grande were filmed.

Hotel: Red Cliffs Lodge, 2 nights

Day 7: Moab – Excursion to Arches National 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 majestic desert big horn sheep high on the cliff sides. Next, on to magnificent Canyonlands National Park and Dead Horse Point State Park for aerial views of winding rivers through deep red rock canyons. The remainder of the day is yours to relax at your resort. Perhaps enjoy a relaxing massage, a game of tennis, or a hike along one of the many trails.

Day 8: Moab – Capitol Reef National Park – Bryce Canyon National Park

This morning, travel along Utah’s Journey Through Time Scenic Byway, witnessing diverse, remote and ruggedly beautiful landscapes. Drive through the pristine Capitol Reef National Park where the land bends into a giant ripple having been tortured and twisted over millions of years. Marvel at the engineering as the road travels over hogbacks, slick rock, and through steep canyons. Keep your camera handy as this route is one of the most spectacular drives in North America. Continue through the land of natural bridges, narrow canyons, and expansive views to Bryce Canyon National Park.

Hotel: Best Western Plus Bryce Canyon Grand Hotel, 2 nights

Day 9: Bryce Canyon National Park

A day of rich contrasts leads you to Bryce Canyon National Park. The slow erosion of the land has created fantastically sculptured rock formations called Hoodoos that resemble castle towers, cathedral spires, and squatting goblins. As the light changes throughout the day, the natural amphitheatres and canyons glow between distinct oranges, reds, and yellows creating a striking background for photographic masterpieces. Spend the day hiking into the park’s natural amphitheatres, photographing the changing light on 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, descend into half – mile – deep Zion National Park. Meaning a place of peace and refuge known to nourish the soul, Zion’s colourful sandstone walls rise thousands of feet above the verdant valleys of vermillion cliffs high above the canyon floor’s lush greenery and snaking Virgin River. Zion’s unique array of scenery, plants, and animals – plus rich history – will make this a breathtaking and memorable day. Take advantage of today’s photo opportunities galore. Then, head for the excitement of Las Vegas, where you’ll stay at Treasure Island in the heart of the “Strip.” Tonight, enjoy a farewell dinner hosted by your Tour Director.

Hotel: Treasure Island

Day 11: Depart Las Vegas

Bid farewell to your new friends as your tour comes to an end after breakfast.

2020 Dates & PricesTwin ShareSolo Traveler
April: 26$4,989.00Price on Application
May: 03, 10, 23, 24, 39$4,989.00Price on Application
June: 07. 14, 21$4,989.00Price on Application
July: 05. 26$4,989.00Price on Application
August: 29, 30$5,039.00Price on Application
September: 05. 06, 12, 13, 19, 20, 26$5,039.00Price on Application
September: 27$4,929.00Price on Application
October: 04$4,929.00Price on Application
Meals: 10 breakfasts, 5 dinners
Transport: Deluxe air-conditioned coach
Accommodation: 10 nights accommodation
Guide: Professional Tour Director
Entrance Fees & Touring:Entrance fees & activities as per itinerary

* Tour departure dates are subject to availability at time of booking.
* Prices and itinerary are correct at time of publication and are subject to change without notice.

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Parks & Canyons Spectacular

Marvel at the West’s premier natural wonders on this multi – state holiday. Your National Parks tour starts in Denver and ends in Las Vegas with overnights along the way in Rapid City, Sheridan, Cody, Yellowstone National Park, Jackson, Salt Lake City, Bryce Canyon National Park, Lake Powell, and Grand Canyon National Park.

Planning your holiday is easy, and speak to your friendly Consultant.

Day 1: Arrive Denver

Welcome to Denver. Explore the “Mile High City” on your own this evening.

Hotel: Hilton Garden Inn Denver Downtown

Day 2: Denver – Rapid City

Meet your Tour Director this morning and head north to Wyoming, then continue into the Black Hills. At 6 pm, join your fellow travel companions for a welcome drink. Your Tour Director will prepare you for your upcoming adventure.

Hotel: Rushmore Hotel, 2 nights

Day 3: Rapid City – Excursion to Crazy Horse & Mount Rushmore Memorials

After an orientation tour of Rapid City, visit Crazy Horse Memorial, built in honour of the fearless Sioux chief whose fame is derived from the Battle of the Little Bighorn. Then, on to Mount Rushmore National Memorial, featuring the likenesses of U.S. presidents – Washington, Jefferson, Lincoln, and Roosevelt – carved on the face of a mountain. Maybe stroll along the Presidential Trail for more intimate views, or visit the Information centre.

Day 4: Rapid City – Deadwood – Sheridan

This morning, enjoy a drive through Black Hills National Forest and experience the area’s colourful history on a guided tour of Deadwood, once a wild gold – mining town, and hear stories of legendary Wild Bill Hickok and Calamity Jane. Continue through the Black Hills to the cattle town of Sheridan at the foot of the Bighorn Mountains and enjoy dinner at a local restaurant.

Hotel: Best Western Sheridan Center

Day 5: Sheridan – Little Bighorn Battlefield National Monument – Cody

Journey this morning into southern Montana to visit Little Bighorn Battlefield National Monument, the site commemorating one of America’s most famous battles. Tour the battlegrounds where Custer was defeated by approximately 7,000 Lakota, Cheyenne, and Arapaho warriors, and visit the museum. Afterward, continue your scenic drive through the Bighorn Mountains, arriving in Cody with time for an optional float trip on the Shoshone River.

Hotel: Holiday Inn Buffalo Bill Village

Day 6: Cody – Yellowstone National Park

This morning, visit the Buffalo Bill centre Of The West, a fine museum of historic weapons and Western art. Then, continue through Shoshone National Forest to Yellowstone National Park, established in 1872 as the world’s first national park, where wild animals roam freely in vast meadows and forests. Enjoy several photo stops on the way to your hotel, including world – famous Old Faithful Geyser.

Special Feature: Enjoy two nights inside Yellowstone National Park. Each lodge has its own unique setting and atmosphere. Lodges featured are the Old Faithful Inn, Lake Yellowstone Hotel, Old Faithful Snow Lodge, Grant Village, and Canyon Lodge. Specific lodges will be confirmed in your documents.

Note: The routing and areas visited within Yellowstone are subject to favourable weather and/or road conditions. When conditions are unfavourable, the routing may be adjusted accordingly.

Hotel: Yellowstone Park Lodges, 2 nights

Day 7: Yellowstone National Park

Spend the day exploring Yellowstone. Travel along Grand Loop Road to Fountain Paint Pot to see the bubbling mud. Continue on to the Grand Canyon of Yellowstone for magnificent views of the spectacular Lower Falls –  almost twice as high as Niagara Falls! Next, stop at Mammoth Hot Springs and take a short trail walk among the steaming limestone terraces.

Day 8: Yellowstone National Park – Grand Teton National Park – Jackson

Journey south this morning into breathtaking Grand Teton National Park. Visit beautiful glacier – fed Jenny Lake at the foot of the rugged spires for a delightful walk along the shore. Enjoy a freshly made Huckleberry Shake while admiring the beautiful surroundings. Then, continue to the all – Western town of Jackson. This evening, travel by horse – drawn covered wagons into Cache Creek Canyon and experience dinner at the Bar T – 5 Chuckwagon Cookout and Wild West show. Feast on slow – cooked chicken made in traditional Dutch ovens, along with other local specialties.

Hotel: Rustic Inn Creekside Resort, 2 nights

Day 9: Jackson                 

Spend an entire day at leisure to enjoy this spectacular playground. Perhaps choose an optional float trip along the Snake River or stroll along the downtown boardwalks, enjoy a drink at one of the local saloons, or shop for your favourite western wear.

Day 10: Jackson – Salt Lake City

Today’s journey continues alongside some of Wyoming’s most beautiful mountain ranges into Utah, home to five national parks. Arrive in Salt Lake City, founded by Brigham Young in 1847. Enjoy a sightseeing tour of the capital city and its historic monuments before arriving at your hotel.

Hotel: Sheraton Salt Lake City Hotel

Day 11: Salt Lake City – Bryce Canyon National Park

Today, travel through sagebrush landscape to Bryce Canyon National Park, a national park with a beauty all its own. Take a leisurely drive with photo stops to capture the bright red, yellow, and pink pillars called “hoodoos.” The balance of the day is at your leisure.

Hotel: Best Western Plus Bryce Canyon Grand Hotel

Day 12: Bryce Canyon National Park – Zion National Park – Lake Powell

Travel to Zion National Park with its dramatic landscape of sculptured canyons and soaring cliffs resembling temples and cathedrals. Your sightseeing tour gives you the chance to experience the park up close and personal. Then, continue into Arizona and the town of Page, nestled on the shores of Lake Powell.

Hotel: Lake Powell Resort

Day 13: Lake Powell – Painted Desert – Grand Canyon National Park

This morning, you may wish to join our optional flight over Monument Valley for a bird’s – eye view of the red – sandstone monoliths, made famous by many Western movies and TV shows. Afterward, cross the Painted Desert with its ever – changing colours, and catch your first glimpse of the world – famous Grand Canyon National Park, one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World. Afternoon arrival allows free time to explore the canyon rim on your own. Be sure to take an evening stroll to savour the magnificent sunset.

Special Feature: Your hotel tonight located inside Grand Canyon National Park, a rare opportunity for great views and a significant extra by travelling with Globus.

Hotel: Grand Canyon Lodges

Day 14: Grand Canyon National Park – Las Vegas

For a once – in – a – lifetime experience, take our optional flightseeing tour over the Grand Canyon. Then, travel on a stretch of legendary Route 66 to Las Vegas, one of America’s most famous cities. Enjoy a sightseeing tour while en route to your resort hotel, located in the heart of the “Strip” for easy access to all the mega – casinos and attractions. This evening, your Tour Director hosts a special farewell dinner.

Hotel: Treasure Island

Day 15: Depart Las Vegas

Your tour ends this morning with guests departing on independent schedules.

2020 Dates & PricesTwin ShareSolo Traveler
May: 15$6,279.00Price on Application
May: 21$6,289.00Price on Application
May: 29$6,489.00Price on Application
June: 05. 19$6,469.00Price on Application
July: 10$6,469.00Price on Application
August: 21$6,499.00Price on Application
August: 27$6,469.00Price on Application
September: 03. 04, 10, 11$6,399.00Price on Application
September: 17, 18$6,429.00Price on Application
September: 24$6,329.00Price on Application
Meals: 14 breakfasts, 6 dinners
Transport: Deluxe air-conditioned coach
Accommodation: 14 nights accommodation
Guide: Professional Tour Director
Entrance Fees & Touring:Entrance fees & activities as per itinerary

* Tour departure dates are subject to availability at time of booking.
* Prices and itinerary are correct at time of publication and are subject to change without notice.

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