Enchanting Canyonlands

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Enchanting Canyonlands

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Destination for this trip:

Grand Canyon, Arizona, United States; Las Vegas, Nevada, United States; Moab, Utah, United States; Monument Valley Gldngs, Utah, United States; United States

Length of trip:

11 days

Approximate price of this trip per person:

from $ 2000 to $ 3000

Best travel dates to go:

April, May, June, July, August, September, October


Detailed Description of this trip:

Explore the captivating Canyonlands on this unforgettable adventure! Begin among the neon lights of Las Vegas before heading east to experience the Grand Canyon, one of the Natural Wonders of the World. From here, go north to the shores of Lake Powell for a leisurely cruise among the beautiful canyon walls, then continue into Navajo country for a Navajo cookout and Navajo-guided tour of mystical Monument Valley. Enjoy a relaxing 2-night stay at Red Cliffs Lodge in Moab, as well as visits to Arches, Canyonlands, Bryce Canyon, and Zion National Parks. Return to the excitement of Las Vegas, the perfect ending to a memorable vacation.



Trip Itinerary:

  • Day 1 - Las Vegas

    Arrive in Las Vegas.
    Hotel

    Welcome to fabulous Las Vegas! This evening, join your Tour Director for a Welcome reception. (WR)

  • Day 2 - Grand Canyon

    Las Vegas - Grand Canyon.
    Sightseeing

    Leave the bright neon lights of Las Vegas behind and cross the old Mohave gold-strike country, passing through Williams on historic Route 66 and the Kaibab National Forest to arrive in the GRAND CANYON. Marvel at one of the Natural Wonders of the World as you experience the dramatic views. There’s time to wander along the Canyon Rim or perhaps join a ranger-led program.

    Performing Arts

    Also included in your tour is admission to the NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC IMAX THEATER , where you’ll discover a Grand Canyon that would take a lifetime to experience. (B,D)

  • Day 3 - Grand Canyon

    Grand Canyaon -Lake Powell.
    Sightseeing

    For a once-in-a lifetime experience, take our optional flightseeing excursion; a helicopter flight over the heart of the Grand Canyon with incomparable views of flame-colored walls plunging 4,800 feet into the Colorado River. Later this morning we travel north to the shining shores of Lake Powell.

    Small Ship or Yacht Cruise

    Upon arrival, enjoy a leisurely boat CRUISE and the opportunity to photograph the fascinating scenes created by the sharply eroded canyon walls. Your resort features sweeping views over the lake. (B,D)

  • Day 4 - United States

    Sightseeing

    A GLOBUS PLATINUM EXCLUSIVE, select how you wish to spend your day. Choose between a leisurely RAFTING TRIP in Glen Canyon where you’ll learn about the history, ecology, and geology of the region or narrated FLIGHTSEEING excursion over the shimmering blue waters of Lake Powell and fascinating Rainbow Bridge. The remainder of the day is at leisure to enjoy all the amenities of your resort. (B)

  • Day 5 - Monument Valley Gldngs

    Lake Powell -Monument Valley.
    Museums

    This morning, continue into Navajo country to secluded Goulding’s Lodge in the heart of Monument Valley. Upon arrival, take a dip in the pool and admire the western sky above or perhaps explore the Goulding’s Musuem and Trading Post, home to a wonderful collection of movie memorabilia and Indian artifacts.

    Tonight, enjoy a NAVAJO cookout . (B,D)

  • Day 6 - Moab

    Monument Valley - Moab.
    Sightseeing

    In the cool hours of morning, set out with a Navajo guide in a comfortable allterrain vehicle to explore Monument Valley. Have your cameras ready for some incredible shots.

    Hotel

    Later this morning we continue further north to the resort town of Moab for a relaxing 2-night stay at Red Cliffs Lodge on the Colorado River. (B,D). 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 favorites such as Wagon Master and Rio Grande were filmed.

  • Day 7 - Moab

    Arches National Park.
    National Parks

    This morning we visit ARCHES NATIONAL PARK, home to more than 2,000 natural sandstone arches, such as the world-famous Delicate Arch and many other unusual rock formations. Next, it’s on to CANYONLANDS NATIONAL PARK, a magnificent showcase of geology where you’ll see the remarkable effects of millions of years of erosion. The remainder of the day is yours to relax at your resort.

    Hiking

    Perhaps enjoy a wine tasting, a relaxing massage, a game of tennis, or a hike along one of the many trails. (B)

  • Day 8 - Moab

    Moab–Bryce Canyon National Park.
    National Parks

    A day of rich contrasts leads you to BRYCE CANYON NATIONAL PARK. The slow erosion of ages has created fantastically sculptured rock formations resembling castle towers and cathedral spires. The natural amphitheatres and canyons glow with different lights throughout the day.

    Hotel

    You’ll overnight inside the park at Bryce Canyon Lodge. (B,D)

  • Day 9 - United States

    Canyon National Park-Zion National Park.
    National Parks

    After a leisurely morning, descend into half-mile-deep ZION NATIONAL PARK. “Zion” means a place of peace and refuge.

    Relaxation

    Relax at your lodge and enjoy the colorful sandstone walls that rise thousands of feet above the lush greenery of the canyon floor. (B,D)

  • Day 10 - Las Vegas

    Zion National Park–Las Vegas.
    Sightseeing

    En route to Nevada, stop in St. George to view one of the first Mormon temples in Utah. Then head for the excitement of Las Vegas, where you’ll stay at Treasure Island in the heart of the Strip.

    A Farewell Dinner is hosted this evening by your Tour Director. (B,D)

  • Day 11 - Las Vegas

    Departure.

    Bid farewell to your new friends as you transfer after breakfast to Las Vegas McCarran Airport for your flight home. (B)

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