BEST OF THE CANYONLANDS

$1975  (per person double share) 

7  days – 1  Country

FLIGHT DEPARTURES: (2017)

MAY 13, 20, 27, 30
JUNE 1, 3, 8, 10, 15, 17, 22, 24, 29, 
JULY 1, 4, 6, 13, 15, 18, 22, 27
AUG 17, 19, 24, 29, 31
SEPT 2, 5, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 18, 19, 20, 21, 27, 28, 29, 30
OCT 5, 10, 12, 14, 19

 

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 travelers for a Welcome Reception. (WR) Hotel: 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 fi lmed the fi rst of many movies here. Tonight is yours — perhaps opt for taking in the sunset over the red cli s. If you’re in the mood for more excitement, try a jet boat ride along the mighty Colorado River with a dinner. (FB) Hotel: 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 magnifi cent 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. (FB)

Day 4 Moab – Mesa Verde National Park – Monument Valley Travel south this morning through a mesmerizing 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 cli -top buildings and look down at the massive Cli House, the largest cli dwelling in the world; then spend some time learning about the culture and traditions of this once-great civilization. This evening, enjoy a unique Navajo cookout Regional Meal in Monument Valley before returning to your hotel. (FB, RM) Hotel: Goulding’s Lodge A

Day 5 Monument Valley – Grand Canyon National Park This morning, after a tour of the Monument Valley fl oor 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-colored rocks from di erent eras of the canyon’s formation. Toast your grand adventure and your new lifelong memories at a Farewell Dinner inside the park. (FB, FD) Hotel: National Park Lodges

Day 6 Grand Canyon National Park – Las Vegas Rise early to catch the fi rst rays of light as they illuminate the canyon. Perhaps take an optional helicopter or fi xed-wing aircraft fl ightseeing 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. (FB) Hotel: SLS 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 Hotel Las Vegas. (FB)

 

6 nights’ accommodation. 6 full breakfasts. 2 dinners. All transfers shown. All transport shown.

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