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Best of the Canyonlands Summer 2017 - Escorted Tour

Best of the Canyonlands Summer 2017 - Escorted Tour
Duration: 7 Days
Countries: USA
Operator: Trafalgar
Type: Country Explorer - USA and Canada 2017
Descriptions: Taking you inside America"s impressive canyon country, we explore the incredible natural structures of Arches and Canyonlands National Parks, Mesa Verde and the Grand Canyon.You"ll enjoy Insider moments like... visiting "John Wayne"s Cabin" at Goulding"s Lodge, which was actually Mike Goulding"s potato cellar and once used to store fruits and vegetables. Inside the cabin, you"ll find a mockup of the Hollywood set and a vast array of still shots from "She Wore a Yellow Ribbon ", filmed here in 1949 by director John Ford.
from €1,775 pp Tour Only

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Trip Itinerary

Day 1

Arrive Denver
Welcome to the Mile High City. Nestled between the High Plains and the majestic Rockies, Denver entices visitors and locals alike with sunny blue skies and snowcapped peaks. After settling in at your hotel, head out on your own to take in some of Denver"s attractions. At 6 p.m., gather at the hotel with your Travel Director and fellow travellers for a Welcome Reception.Welcome Reception

Accommodation at Sheraton Denver Downtown


Day 2

Denver – Vail – Moab (2 Nights)
Head toward the mountains this morning as you ascend into the foothills of the Rockies and cross the Continental Divide on your way to the resort destination of Vail. Founded in 1966 at the base of the largest ski mountain in the United States, this pretty alpine village has an old-world feel that attracts outdoor enthusiasts.Then it"s on to Moab where, in the late 1940s, the legendary John Ford discovered the area"s rugged beauty and filmed the first of many movies here. Tonight is yours - perhaps opt for taking in the sunset over the red cliffs. If you"re in the mood for more excitement, try a jet boat ride along the mighty Colorado River with a dinner.Full Breakfast

Accommodation at BW Plus Canyonlands Inn


Day 3

Canyonlands And Arches National Parks Excursion
Today, embark on a journey to explore two National Parks. Discover stunning Canyonlands National Park and visit magnificent Arches National Park where the wind and rain have eroded the sandstone into more than 2,000 natural arches. Wander through a kaleidoscope of geologic time as you watch the light play upon the ancient, multi-hued stone. Enjoy the rest of the day to discover on your own.Full Breakfast

Day 4

Moab – Mesa Verde National Park – Monument Valley
Travel south this morning through a mesmerising landscape dotted with natural arches and rock formations, framed by the jagged Rockies in the distance. Crossing back into Colorado, skirt the edge of the San Juan National Forest before arriving at the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Mesa Verde National Park. Between 600 and 1300 A.D., the Ancestral Puebloan people carved houses and entire communities out of the sandstone along the canyon walls. Explore some of the cliff-top buildings and look down at the massive Cliff House, the largest cliff dwelling in the world; then spend some time learning about the culture and traditions of this once-great civilisation. This evening, enjoy a unique Navajo cookout Regional Meal in Monument Valley before returning to your hotel.Full Breakfast, Regional Meal

Accommodation at Goulding"s Lodge


Day 5

Monument Valley – Grand Canyon National Park
This morning, after a tour of the Monument Valley floor in an open-air vehicle, wind your way through the ancestral home of the Navajo people, stopping at Cameron Trading Post to browse through handicrafts and maybe enjoy some tasty fry bread. This afternoon, follow scenic Desert View Drive before arriving at the Grand Canyon, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Immerse yourself in the stunning panoramic views from the South Rim. This afternoon, meet with a Local Specialist who will walk you through the geologic life of the canyon and enjoy the chance to examine the multi-coloured rocks from different eras of the canyon"s formation. Toast your grand adventure and your new lifelong memories at a Farewell Dinner inside the park.Full Breakfast, Farewell Dinner

Accommodation at National Park Lodges


Day 6

Grand Canyon National Park – Las Vegas
Rise early to catch the first rays of light as they illuminate the canyon. Perhaps take an optional helicopter or fixed-wing aircraft flightseeing trip to view the canyon from the sky. Hit the road again, stopping along famed Route 66 hot spots, Seligman and Kingman. Driving through these desert oases is like cruising back in time to see the classic motels, diners and gas stations of a simpler time. Then it"s full speed ahead to glittering Las Vegas.Full Breakfast

Accommodation at Tropicana Las Vegas


Day 7

Depart Las Vegas
This morning, a transfer is provided to Las Vegas International Airport or perhaps choose to extend your stay at the SLS Las Vegas.Full Breakfast

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What's included

Dining Highlights

  • 6 full breakfasts.
  • 2 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

 

Not included

  • Flights from Ireland
  • Any internal air unless otherwise stated
  • Meals (not specified)
  • Transfers (not specified)
  • Travel Insurance
  • Personal items
  • Meals (not specified)

 


Sightseeing Highlights

Sightseeing Highlights

  • Scenic drive along Desert View Drive and Route 66
  • Visit Vail, Arches and Canyonlands National Parks, Moab, the cliff dwellings of Mesa Verde National Park, Monument Valley, Grand Canyon National Park and Las Vegas



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Notes
  • *For single travellers purchasing the twin-share option, please note that there is a no smoking policy in all shared rooms. Solo travel is not accepted on guided Family Experiences holidays unless travelling as part of a family group
  • ^Twin-share option not available for trips to South America, Costa Rica, Mexico, Alaska, Hawaii or for any holiday & cruise combination, or in Asia and Eastern Mediterranean except Highlights of Turkey (without cruise) & Best of Turkey

 

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