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Highlights of the Canyonlands

tour code: 8520T
Highlights of the Canyonlands

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  • USA
  • Las Vegas
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Your Itinerary

DAY 1: UK - Las Vegas.

Fly from the UK to Las Vegas where you will be met by our representative and transferred to your hotel for two nights. You can also buy the tour without flights from £683 - £722 depending on departure date.

DAY 2: Las Vegas.

A day at your leisure to explore this breathtaking, glittering desert city, dubbed 'Sin City' for its myriad of casinos, themed hotels and lavish shows. Revel in the neon-gilded Las Vegas strip, ride the roller coaster at New York, New York or view man-eating sharks up close at Mandalay Bay. Don't miss the Fremont Street experience, where a glass atrium enclosing five city blocks comes alive with dazzling sounds and lights. Las Vegas is perfectly placed for trips to the mighty Hoover Dam, one of the engineering wonders of the world; Boulder City, which was originally built by the government as housing for workers who were building the Hoover Dam; and beautiful Lake Mead, the largest man-made lake and reservoir in the United States.

DAY 3: Las Vegas - Grand Canyon.

Cross the desert and the old Mohave gold-strike country, passing through Williams located on historic Route 66, and the Kaibab National Forest to arrive in the Grand Canyon by mid-afternoon. Marvel at one of the Natural Wonders of the World as you experience the breathtaking views of the Grand Canyon. There's plenty of free time to wander along the canyon rim. A memorable evening is in store for you, as you overnight inside Grand Canyon National Park.

DAY 4: Grand Canyon - Monument Valley.

If you missed the sunset, sunrise is just as impressive! There is time for an optional 'flightseeing' tour of the Grand Canyon - definitely the thrill of a lifetime. Later take a scenic drive across the Kaibab Plateau and through the amazing Painted Desert. After a lunch stop continue into Monument Valley, 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. You will stay overnight at historic Goulding's Lodge with its panoramic views of the Valley. Take a dip in the pool or take time to explore the Goulding's Museum and Trading Post, part of the set built for John Wayne's film, 'She Wore a Yellow Ribbon'. Monument Valley has been featured in numerous movies, from John Ford's 'Stagecoach' to 'Forrest Gump'.

DAY 5: Monument Valley - Lake Powell - Page.

This morning's included four-wheel drive tour is a memorable way to experience Monument Valley. We then head to Page and visit the Glen Canyon Dam, holding back the waters of the Colorado River in Lake Powell, the USA's second largest man-made lake. In the afternoon, how about joining the optional Antelope Canyon cruise, which takes you onto the lake and into the tight winding canyons?

DAY 6: Page - Bryce Canyon National Park.

An optional early morning flight provides another unique perspective on Lake Powell. It also includes Glen Canyon Dam, Wahweap Marina, Tower Butte and Rainbow Bridge, the largest natural arch on earth. We then travel into Utah along the Grand Staircase to Bryce Canyon, where erosion has created delicate towers and deep ravines in a myriad of fantastic colours.

DAY 7: Bryce Canyon National Park - Zion National Park.

Today travel to Zion National Park. Once a refuge for Mormon pioneers, it's a striking landscape of steep canyons and stone towers carved out by rushing streams over millions of years. There is plenty of time to explore the park: take the park shuttle, see the visitor centre, the museum, enjoy a leisurely hike, do some bird-watching, or join a Park Ranger to learn more about the animals, geology, plants and human history. You'll stay overnight close to Zion National Park borders.

DAY 8: Zion National Park - Las Vegas.

This morning begins with an orientation tour of St George, the most important Mormon community in southern Utah. Afterwards, head back to Las Vegas where the remainder of the day is yours to relax, shop or revisit the famous 'Strip'.

DAY 9: Las Vegas - UK.

Transfer to the airport for your flight to the UK, or extend your stay in San Francisco or Las Vegas.

DAY 10: Home landing in the UK.

Maximum elevation on this tour is 8,300 ft.

Accommodation on Tour

Las Vegas: Harrah's Las Vegas Casino and Hotel; Grand Canyon: Grand Canyon Lodges; Monument Valley:Goulding's Lodge; Page: Courtyard by Marriott; Bryce: Best Western Ruby's Inn; Zion NP: Best Western Zion Park Inn

Highlights of the Canyonlands

Price from £1495.00

Just the tour £733.00

Holiday highlights

  • Las Vegas

  • Grand Canyon National Park

  • Monument Valley Four-wheel drive tour

  • Lake Powell Glen Canyon Dam

  • Bryce Canyon National Park

  • Zion National Park

Departures from

  • Manchester

  • Edinburgh

  • London Heathrow

  • London Gatwick

  • Glasgow

  • Aberdeen

  • Newcastle

  • Birmingham

Departures on:

  • Mondays - 2013

Departures between

18 Mar 2013 to 04 Nov 2013

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