Canyon Country Showcase - 12 days land only

Discover the allure of the Canyonlands as you journey through ancient pueblos, Native American ruins and cliff dwellings that have stood for centuries. Admire the breathtaking array of National Parks & outstanding natural beauty this area boasts as your journey has you gazing deep into mighty canyons, & at the towering ruby red hoodoos & spectacular sandstone formations that form this distinctive panorama.
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Price:
R28 790
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DETAILS
Starting FromR28 790
Package ValiditySelected departure dates between 12 APR 2018 - 11 OCT 2018.  
Duration12 days
DestinationUnited States
Starts inLas Vegas
Ends inLas Vegas

Description

- Return airport/hotel transfers at selected times
- 11 nights hotel accommodation
- 7 breakfasts
- Touring by luxury air-conditioned coach with free WiFi
- Assistance of a professional Travel Director & local guides
- All hotel service charges, taxes, baggage handling & hotel tips  
- Sightseeing including optional experiences
- Visits: Arches National Park, Bryce Canyon National Park, Grand Canyon, Horshoe Bend & much much more

Day 1

Arrive Las Vegas

Welcome to Las Vegas. Get settled in at your hotel before meeting your Travel Director this afternoon.

Day 2

Las Vegas – Williams (2 Nights)

Start the day at one of Las Vegas' legendary buffets for an Iconic Breakfast. Le Village Paris Las Vegas is highlighted by live-action stations and food cooked to order alongside multiple buffet stations. Leaving Las Vegas, head east and travel along parts of Old Route 66, calling in at Kingman and Seligman, two iconic "Mother Road" outposts. Arrive in Williams, gateway to the Grand Canyon.

Day 3

Grand Canyon Excursion

Experience one of the great Natural Wonders of the World at Grand Canyon National Park and UNESCO site. See the remnants of ancient volcanoes as you drive to Grand Canyon Village, a national historic district. For a once-in-a-lifetime thrill, take an optional plane or helicopter flightseeing trip over the Grand Canyon.

Day 4

Williams – Lake Powell – Page

Stop at Wupatki National Monument, containing many well-preserved pueblo ruins, including the 100-room Wupatki Pueblo. Continue through the Painted Desert which derives its name from the multitude of colours. Arrive in Page, home to stunning Lake Powell, America's second-largest man-made reservoir. Perhaps join an optional cruise for breathtaking views of the towering mountains and the lake. The rest of the evening is yours.

Day 5

Page – Horseshoe Bend – Monument Valley – Kayenta

Stop at Horseshoe Bend, overlooking one of the most spectacular views on the Colorado River before exploring the treasures of Monument Valley, an area sacred to the Navajo people and immortalised in countless Hollywood movies. Step aboard an all-terrain vehicle with a Navajo guide and explore this "Land of Long Shadow." Marvel at the immense monolithic rock formations jutting hundreds of feet from the valley floor and listen to fascinating geological and historical stories.

Day 6

Kayenta – Four Corners – Mesa Verde National Park – Durango

Continue to Four Corners Monument, where the four states of Colorado, Utah, Arizona, and New Mexico converge. Then, head for Mesa Verde National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and home to the best preserved and largest number of Native American ruins and cliff dwellings in the Southwest. Continue on to Durango, once a busy Wild West town during the silver and gold mining boom.

Day 7

Durango – Silverton – Moab (2 Nights)

Drive through the San Juan Mountains to Silverton on perhaps one of the most breathtaking journeys. As an option, you can ride aboard the Narrow Gauge Railway between Durango and Silverton. From Silverton, travel to Ouray and down the mountains to arrive in Moab, a town surrounded by an out-of-this-world red rock landscape.

Day 8

Arches National Park and Free Time

Head for one of the most amazing National Parks you will ever see-Arches National Park. With over 2,000 preserved arches, it boasts the greatest concentration of stone arches in the world. This afternoon, perhaps enjoy an optional jetboat ride down the Colorado River with dinner.

Day 9

Moab – Canyonlands National Park – Dead Horse Point State Park – Goblin Valley State Park – Torrey

Enjoy a scenic drive through Canyonlands National Park, a wilderness of countless canyons and fantastically formed buttes carved by the Colorado River and its tributaries. Stop at "The Island in the Sky," a mesa resting on sheer sandstone cliffs over 1,000 feet above the surrounding terrain. Next is Dead Horse Point State Park, known for its dramatic views of the Colorado River and Canyonlands National Park. After, relax as you are pulled toward the strange and colourful Goblin Valley State Park, a place unlike anything you could imagine in Utah.

Day 10

Torrey – Capitol Reef National Park – Grand Staircase Escalante National Monument – Bryce Canyon National Park (2 Nights)


This morning, head to Capitol Reef National Park, a hidden treasure filled with cliffs, canyons, domes and bridges. Next, drive through the Dixie National Forest along Scenic Byway 12, one of the most beautiful drives. Stop at Grand Staircase Escalante National Monument, a large wilderness park.

Day 11

Bryce Canyon National Park and Free Time

Nothing can prepare you for this vast and spectacular amphitheatre crowded with multicoloured "hoodoos." Stop at the best viewpoints in the park and enjoy plenty of time for short hikes and fantastic photo opportunities.

Day 12

Bryce Canyon – Zion National Park – Depart Las Vegas

Head for the massive rock formations of Zion National Park. Here, explore the bottom of the main canyon, sheer colourful sandstone walls that rise thousands of feet above. Drive down the spectacular Virgin River Gorge to Las Vegas where your trip ends at McCarran International Airport. A stop will also be made at Gold Coast Hotel and Casino for guests extending their stay in Las Vegas.