America's Canyonlands Escape


  • 7 days

  • Western USA

  • Active pace

Tour : K8A

From

£1,091 pp

Tour only

Based on 9th Feb 2020

From

£1,575 pp

Tour with flights & transfers

Based on London Heathrow

Overview

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Forget the crowds and high prices of the busy season. Now is your time to explore in America’s Canyonlands! On this Canyonlands escorted vacation, you’ll enjoy a night in fabulous Las Vegas, before embarking on an adventure through Bryce National Park, Zion National Park, Arches National Park, Dead Horse Point State Park, Monument Valley, and Grand Canyon National Park. See some of the West’s most iconic national parks on this guided tour of Nevada, Utah, and Arizona. Witness ever changing landscapes and spectacular scenery, and hear legendary stories of Native Americans, early explorers, ranchers and cowboys, and brave frontiersmen.

No words can describe the feeling of travelling through the sacred sites of the Navajo Nation and Monument Valley with a local guide. See the world-famous red buttes, mesas, and incredible blue skies made famous in acclaimed Director, John Ford’s movies such as She Wore a Yellow Ribbon and Stagecoach. Continue your Canyonlands adventure with a visit to breathtaking Bryce Canyon National Park. See the spectacular natural amphitheatres of Bryce Canyon National Park with brilliant red, orange, and white sandstone formations called hoodoos. Visit Utah’s oldest and most visited national park, Zion National Park, to see the towering rock monoliths and eroded canyon walls cut by the Virgin River, and explore amazing Arches National Park. Stand at the edge of one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World—Grand Canyon National Park. Enjoy sightseeing and free time to take in the majestic landscape with time to wander along its rim. Toast your adventure with a farewell dinner to conclude your guided tour of America’s stunning southwestern national parks.

Highlights

  • Bryce National Park Sightseeing
  • Zion National Park Sightseeing
  • Moab Visit Arches National Park and Dead Horse Point State Park
  • Monument Valley 4-wheel-drive tour with local Navajo guide; lunch with authentic Navajo fry bread
  • Grand Canyon National Park Sightseeing

Tour itinerary

Inside visits and special features are shown in UPPERCASE in the tour description, including admission charges where applicable.

Total meals included:

  • 6 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 2 dinners

Las Vegas

Day
1

Welcome to lively Las Vegas! At 6 pm, meet your travelling companions for a welcome drink. Your Tour Director will prepare you for your upcoming adventure.

Las Vegas - Zion National Park - Bryce Canyon National Park

Day
2

This morning, leave “Sin City” behind and travel northeast into Utah to visit ZION NATIONAL PARK, the state’s biggest and oldest national park. Explore Zion’s deep red canyon walls and its oasis that relies on the historic Virgin River—a tributary of the Colorado River running through the park. Next, continue to BRYCE CANYON NATIONAL PARK, where wind, water, and time have shaped the sandstone cliffs into magical and curious goblins, towers, and fins.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Bryce Canyon National Park - Moab

Day
3

Today, continue north and travel further into Utah’s Colorado Plateau. Arrive at the town of Moab, an outdoor adventure mecca and the location of geological drama of impressive degrees. Tonight, why not enjoy dinner at one of Moab’s restaurants or visit the shops on Main Street?

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

Moab. Excursion to Arches National Park & Dead Horse Point State Park

Day
4

After breakfast, visit ARCHES NATIONAL PARK, carved by the wind to create more than 2,000 natural sandstone arches. Later, visit DEAD HORSE POINT STATE PARK, known for the wild mustangs that roamed the area before the turn of the 19th century only to be round-up by cowboys and corralled in the nature-made promontory. Enjoy the dramatic scenery as an ever-changing landscape unfolds. This evening is free to enjoy Moab on your own.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

Moab - Monument Valley - Grand Canyon National Park

Day
5

After breakfast, travel south for a special visit to MONUMENT VALLEY NAVAJO TRIBAL PARK, where isolated red buttes surrounded by vast desert bring the American West alive. Join a local Navajo guide for a comfortable 4-WHEEL-DRIVE tour to explore Monument Valley’s backcountry. Then, visit Goulding’s Lodge for lunch and enjoy authentic Navajo fry bread. Spend some free time exploring Goulding’s Trading Post Museum, offering a glimpse into the bygone era of the Old West, the valley’s western movie locales, and the area’s rich history and culture. Next continue to GRAND CANYON NATIONAL PARK, one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World drawing more than 5 million visitors a year. After an orientation tour of Grand Canyon Village, arrive at your hotel for a 2-night stay. Be sure to view the canyon’s awe-inspiring sunset, followed by Mother Nature’s own light show of the starry sky above this designated Dark Sky Park. Tonight, why not enjoy dinner at the historic El Tovar Lodge with its displays of murals depicting the customs of the regional Native American Tribes – the Hopi, the Apache, the Mojave, and the Navajo. 

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch

Grand Canyon National Park

Day
6

Today, a full free day to explore Grand Canyon National Park. You may wish to partake in an exciting optional flightseeing trip over the Grand Canyon or explore the rim on foot. Visit Mather Point and the Grand Canyon Visitor Center to learn about the geology of the canyon and enjoy a visually stunning video exploration of the canyon rim to the river—from dawn to dusk. Be sure to visit the Kolb Studio, the 1905 restored family home of the Kolb brothers who created a lasting legacy of exploration photography within the canyon. Tonight, join your Tour Director for a special farewell dinner.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Grand Canyon National Park - Las Vegas

Day
7

This morning, leave the great canyons behind and return to Las Vegas with a stop at Las Vegas McCarran International Airport for those with homebound flights. Please schedule flights after 3 pm. The trip ends at Treasure Island Hotel for those guests with extra nights.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

Things to note

NOTE: This holiday visits national parks and other remote locations where facilities may not be up to the first-class standard you expect from Globus. Some lodges within the parks do not have air-conditioning, televisions, and other amenities you would expect from most Globus hotels.

On tours that include an overnight stay in Las Vegas, at least one member of the travelling party must be 21 years of age or older.

What's included

Tour only

From

£1,091 pp

Prefer to book your own flights and transfers? You have the freedom to do that with our Tour Only holiday option.

  • Services of a tour director
  • Accommodation
  • Selected meals
  • Porterage

Tour with flights

From

£1,575 pp

Let us take care of everything. Our package option includes return flights from your chosen airport, plus overseas transfers to your hotel.

  • Flights
  • Transfers
  • Services of a tour director
  • Accommodation
  • Selected meals
  • Porterage
  • All airport taxes

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