2015 Departure Dates:

March 2-10 March 23-31
April 6-14 April 20-28 (Sold Out)
May 4-12 (Sold Out) May 11-19
May 18-26 June 1-9 (Sold Out)
June 8-16 June 15-23
June 22-30 July 6-14
July 20-28 August 3-11
August 17-25 Aug 31-Sept 8
Sept 7-15 Sept 14-22
Sept 21-29 Sept 28-Oct 6
October 5-13 October 12-20
October 19-27  

Pricing

Double Occupancy $2699.00 per person 
Single Occupancy $3199.00 per person 

Spend nine magical days exploring the cascading sand dunes, vibrant pine forests, and sunset-red deserts of seven national parks in the Southwest.

Inclusions:

  • Tour Guide
  • Comfortable Transportation
  • 8 Nights Lodging in 2.5 to 3 Star Hotels
  • 8 Breakfasts
  • 4 Lunches
  • 4 Dinners
  • Antelope Canyon Tour (Upper or Lower)
  • Colorado River Smoothwater Float Trip or Lake Powell 1 or 2 Hour Cruise
  • Monument Valley Tour
  • Mesa Verde Cliffhouse Tour
  • Durango Silverton Railroad Train Ride
  • Park Entrance Fees
  • Taxes, Fees, and Gratuity Associated With All Activities, Excluding Tour Guide Tips
  • Bottled Water & Snacks

Daily Breakdown:

  • Day 1: Las Vegas to Zion National Park
  • Day 2: Zion National Park to Grand Canyon North Rim to  Page, Arizona
  • Day 3: Float Trip & Antelope Canyon
  • Day 4: Monument Valley
  • Day 5: Mesa Verde National Park
  • Day 6: Durango & Silverton Railroad
  • Day 7: Arches National Park
  • Day 8: Capitol Reef National Park
  • Day 9: Bryce Canyon to Las Vegas

Tour Itinerary:

Day 1: Las Vegas to Zion National Park

Your journey begins in the morning at your independently booked accommodations on the Las Vegas Strip, where you'll be met by your guide and embark on the journey to Zion National Park. Here, you'll explore sites like the Great White Throne, Angel's Landing, the Court of the Patriarchs, and the Narrows. After watching the IMAX film "Treasure of the Gods," you'll spend the night in one of the cozy hotels of Springdale, Utah.

Day 2: Zion National Park to Grand Canyon North Rim to Page, Arizona

Your morning starts with breakfast and a drive up the Zion switchbacks and through the east entrance toward Kanab, Utah, marveling at fantastic rock formations on the way to the North Rim of the Grand Canyon. Visit Cape Royal and the visitor center for some incredible views of this natural wonder, which you'll also enjoy during a picnic lunch at a panoramic overlook. Continue your journey to Page, Arizona, as you cross the Navajo Bridge spanning the Vermilion Cliffs, so named for its brilliantly crimson striations of sedimentary rock.

Breakfast & Lunch Included.

Day 3: Float Trip & Antelope Canyon

Another dramatic drive brings you to the base of Glen Canyon Dam for a 14-mile float trip down the Colorado River, surrounded by deep sandstone canyons and including a stop to view some fascinating petroglyphs; alternatively, you can hop on a boat for a two-hour tour of Lake Powell. Leaving Page, you'll tour the mesmerizing undulations of Antelope Canyon with a Navajo local as your guide.You will enjoy the rest of the evening at leisure in Page, Arizona.

Breakfast & Dinner Included.

Day 4: Monument Valley

Today you will head to Kayenta, Arizona, for a late lunch before entering Monument Valley in an open-air truck. Admire the gigantic formations up close and towering on the horizon; you'll also visit filming spots for classic Western flicks and lesser-frequented outcroppings in the backcountry. Returning to the visitor center, you'll enjoy scenic, Navajo-inspired fine dining in the aptly named View Restaurant before continuing on to lodgings in Bluff, Utah.

Breakfast & Dinner Included.

Day 5: Mesa Verde National Park

Start your day with breakfast at a local coffee shop before driving through the Navajo Reservation, stopping to shop and snap a shot at the famous Four Corners spot where Colorado, New Mexico, Arizona, and Utah meet. Spare a moment to survey the northeast quadrant, because that's where you're heading—next stop: Mesa Verde National Park, Colorado. Here, you'll tour the dramatic ruins of ancient Pueblo cliff houses, built into shallow caves and under rock overhangs. Then, stop at viewpoints and a museum along the mesa top before heading through the San Juan Mountains for Durango, Colorado. This frontier town offers plenty of restaurants and shopping—just the place to enjoy your free evening.

Breakfast Included.

Day 6: Durango & Silverton Railroad

Score a true frontier experience with a steam engine train ride on the Durango and Silverton Railroad, an impressive track built in 1881 that snakes along the canyons of the Animas River Valley. It'll be lunchtime when you arrive in Silverton, and the Shady Lady—a former bordello and current restaurant—will be happy to accommodate. Then, trek the twisting turns of the Million Dollar Highway, stopping in Ouray for some shopping (and ice cream) before the final leg to Moab.

Breakfast & Lunch Included.

Day 7: Arches National Park

Spend the day exploring Arches National Park and its 2,000 natural sandstone arches, up to 50 of which you'll experience firsthand as you hike to the Delicate Arch, Landscape Arch, Devil's Garden, and Courthouse Towers. Returning to the hotel, you'll have the afternoon free before an early dinner at a local brewery, giving you plenty of time to watch the sun set over the endless Canyonlands National Park.

Breakfast & Dinner Included.

Day 8: Capitol Reef National Park

Today, you're treated to another scenic drive, this time on the way to Capitol Reef National Park, where you'll hike up to Hickman Bridge. Journey down Highway 12, known as the All American Road for its iconic vistas, before arriving at Bryce Canyon National Park, a Utah treasure filled with unearthly archways and rose-colored hoodoos. You'll spend the evening hiking the stunning canyon, relaxing, and dining in rustic elegance at The Lodge at Bryce Canyon Restaurant.

Breakfast, Lunch, & Dinner Included.

Day 9: Bryce Canyon National Park

Your last day in the Southwest's fantastic landscape starts with a stellar sendoff as the early morning sun lights up pink cliffs during an unforgettable sunrise in Bryce Canyon. After breakfast at The Lodge at Bryce Canyon Restaurant, you'll head back to Las Vegas, stopping for a few final views of Zion National Park from the Kolob Fingers and lunch at a local joint in St. George.

Breakfast & Lunch Included.

Other Details:

Transport: 12 Passenger Conversion Vans or Turtletop Vehicles.

Solo Travelers: $500 Single Supplement Fee (See Pricing). Solo travelers are not automatically matched up with other solo travelers. Inquire for more details.

Accommodations: 2.5-3 Star Hotels, Double Occupancy.

Optional Activities: N/A.

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