Las Vegas Park DiscoveryHighlights
This brilliant fly drive itinerary brings you into the great valleys and canyon lands of America's mid-west. Starting in fabulous Las Vegas where you will pick up your hired car, your first stop will be one of the most magnificent natural wonders of the world, the Grand Canyon. Next on the list to see is Lake Powell before entering Utah to visit to incredible Monument Valley and the gigantic monolithic structures that rise high above the valley. Leave Monument Valley for Moab, Canyonlands National Park & Arches National Park before passing through Bryce Canyon, one of the most fascination natural parks within the state of Utah. Our next stop after Bryce Canyon is the beautiful Zion National Park with its Cathedral shaped rocks. From Zion before you head through Saint George and back towards Las Vegas to finish your itinerary. Day 1: Las Vegas – Arrival
Arrival depending on your flight. Vehicle pick-up at the airport. Welcome to Las Vegas. Full of luxury, excess, lights, games and glitz, fabulous Las Vegas awaits.
Overnight at the Strip by the New Tropicana Doubletree by Hilton (1 Night)
Day 2: Las Vegas – Grand Canyon (443km)
Morning drive to Grand Canyon, a superb geological phenomenon. This will most certainly be one of the highlights of your trip. Walk along the South Rim to see one of the most beautiful and awe-inspiring wonders of the world. The Colorado River flows over a mile below the canyon rim. Our advice: We recommend that you take the journey and see this natural beauty by air with a helicopter ride above the Grand Canyon.
Overnight at the Canyon Plaza Resort. (1 Night)
Day 3: Grand Canyon – Lake Powell – (220km)
Leave the Grand Canyon this morning and head to Page on the edge of Lake Powell, a town created by the damming of the Colorado River.
Night on the lake at the Lake Powel resort &Marina. (1 Night) Day 4: Lake Powell – Monument Valley – Bluff– Grand Canyon (280km)
Leave for Monument Valley, where you will find yourself surrounded by dark red hills. A visit to this imposing area also a popular filming area for wester movies. This 25 mile-long and 16-mile wide desert plain overflows with gigantic sandstone monolithic structures rising high above the valley. Our advice: Take a guided jeep tour with the Navajo Indians.
Night in Bluff at the Desert Rose Inn. (1 Night)
Day 5: Bluff – Moab (160km)
Leave Monument Valley and continue north towards Moab. Stop a Dead Horse Point, one of the most prominent points on the Colorado River which is accessible by a trailhead. Afternoon drive to Canyonlands National Park where you will see this labyrinth of canyons scattered with sandstone pinnacles. The view of the Colorado River is superb from Desolation Point in the park.
Overnight at the Archway Inn Moab. (2 Nights)
Day 6: Monument Valley – Page (195Km)
Spend a day exploring Arches National Park, where you can find over 2,000 natural arches of various shapes and sizes resulting from the erosion of red and gold sandstone. Our advice: Raft the Colorado River through Professor Valley: This section of the river is great for families and fun for everyone.Day 7: Moab – Bryce Canyon (430Km)
Visit Bryce Canyon, one of the most fascinating natural parks within the state of Utah. The Mormons discovered this site in the 19th Century. The dazzling shapes and shades of the stone of memorable Pink Cliffs constantly vary from dusk till dawn.
Overnight at the Best Western PLUS Ruby's Inn. (1 Night)
Day 8: Bryce Canyon – Zion National Park (115Km)
Leave for the oldest park in Utah, Zion Canyon, with its cathedral-shaped rocks, some of which are more than 3,000 feet high. There is also a great diversity of plant and animal life due to the parks unique geography.
Overnight at Best Wester PLUS Zion West Hotel. (1 Night).
Day 9: Zion National Park – Las Vegas (260Km)
Drive to St George, a town founded by the Mormons. Visit the Mormon visitor centre and temple. Afternoon drive to Las Vegas. You will go from the calm and serenity of the parks to the excess and extravagance of the legendary city and spend a night on the famous STRIP.
Overnight at The New Tropicana – Doubletree by Hilton. (1 Night). Day 10: Las Vegas - Departure
Return your vehicle at Las Vegas airport depending on the time of your flight.
**Please note there is a resort fee per room per night of approx USD36 in Las Vegas which is payable locally upon check-in.
Price Includes: Flights from Dublin, Cork or Shannon to Las Vegas, 9 nights accommodation based on 2 adults sharing and car rental for 9 days.
Price also includes taxes and airline fuel surcharges. Hotels may be substituted for similar subject to availability. 4 star hotel packages also available upon request, please call (01) 2311 889 for more information.