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Welcome to the “Entertainment Capital of the World!” At 6 pm, meet your fellow traveling companions for a welcome drink. Your Tour Director will prepare you for your upcoming national park adventure.
Depart the glittering lights and glamour of Las Vegas for one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World, GRAND CANYON NATIONAL PARK. Carved through the rocks of the Colorado Plateau over millions of years, the canyon is more than a mile deep and 10 miles wide, revealing billions of years of geological history. Tonight, savor a sunset in one of the most beautiful places in the world.
SPECIAL FEATURE: Your hotel is located inside Grand Canyon National Park, a rare opportunity for great views and a significant extra when traveling with Globus.
This morning, you may want to join an exciting helicopter flight over the canyon or enjoy a hike on one of the many trails. We then travel north through Arizona and into the Navajo Nation for a LF 4-WHEEL-DRIVE tour of Monument Valley. Your local Navajo guide will show you some of the valley’s most incredible scenery and share their local legends and lore. Tonight will be spent at historic Goulding’s Lodge, where you will be treated to a LF NAVAJO COOKOUT and learn about the local Dineh (people) who call this land home.
Today, continue north to Moab to explore the incredible landscape of ARCHES NATIONAL PARK. The park contains more than 2,000 natural sandstone arches and formations, including Balanced Rock, Park Avenue, and Delicate Arch. Tonight, enjoy your evening at leisure by visiting one of the many shops on Main Street.
This morning, travel east into Colorado and visit the COLORADO NATIONAL MONUMENT for sweeping views of sheer-walled canyons and the desert land of the high Colorado Plateau below. Stop in Colorado’s wine country, where you’ll enjoy LF lunch and a WINE TASTING. We then journey east across the Rocky Mountains to the “Mile High City” of Denver. This evening, why not stroll the city’s pedestrian 16th Street Mall and take advantage of the shopping, dining, and entertainment?
Today, travel across the windswept landscape of Wyoming and into the Black Hills of South Dakota. Spend the next two nights in beautiful CUSTER STATE PARK. Formed in 1897, the park is the second-largest state park in America. Its 73,000 breathtaking acres are home to a variety of wildlife, including bison, pronghorn antelope, mountain goats, whitetail deer, bighorn sheep, mountain lions, wild burros, and elk.
SPECIAL FEATURE: Stay at the historic State Game Lodge, which served as the “Summer White House” for President Calvin Coolidge. Relax with a cool drink on the front porch and let Mother Nature entertain you.
This morning, visit MOUNT RUSHMORE NATIONAL MEMORIAL, which stands as a shrine to democracy. The epic sculpture depicts the faces of four legendary American presidents who symbolize this nation’s rich history, rugged determination, and lasting achievement. Then, visit the CRAZY HORSE MEMORIAL, built in honor of the fearless Sioux Indian chief, whose fame is derived from the Battle of Little Bighorn. Learn about the sculpture, his family, and the future of the project. Later, return to Custer State Park and be a part of an exciting LF BUFFALO SAFARI. Have your camera ready for great photo opportunities. Then, enjoy an old-fashioned CHUCKWAGON COOKOUT, complete with Western entertainment.
Start today by exploring the Wild West town of DEADWOOD. Take a journey through time as you travel down cobblestone streets and hear stories of all the legendary characters that contributed to the town’s history, such as Wild Bill Hickok, Calamity Jane, and Potato Creek Johnny. Next enjoy a photo stop of infamous Devil’s Tower, before continuing west to the frontier town of Sheridan.
This morning, travel to YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK, established in 1872 as the world’s first national park. Spend the next two days exploring the beauty of this National treasure, spanning nearly 3,500 square miles atop a volcanic hot spot.
SPECIAL FEATURE: Enjoy two nights inside Yellowstone National Park. Each lodge has its own unique setting and atmosphere. Lodges featured are the Old Faithful Inn, Lake Yellowstone Hotel, Grant Village, Old Faithful Snow Lodge, and Canyon Lodge. Specific lodges will be confirmed in your documents.
The routing and areas visited within Yellowstone are subject to favorable weather and/or road conditions. When conditions are unfavorable, the routing may be adjusted accordingly.
Spend the day exploring all the wonders of Yellowstone. See world-famous Old Faithful Geyser, the Grand Canyon of Yellowstone, and Fountain Paint Pot. Be on the lookout for some of the park’s wildlife that can include moose, bison, elk, deer, bighorn sheep, wolves, bear, fox, coyote, and beaver.
Journey south today and visit GRAND TETON NATIONAL PARK. The park’s world-renowned scenery attracts more than 4 million visitors per year. See beautiful glacier-fed Jenny Lake and stroll along the shore before continuing to Jackson. This evening, why not visit the Antler Arches, enjoy a drink at one of the swinging-door saloons, or shop for the perfect cowboy hat?
Continue your journey south today through Wyoming and into Utah. Arrive in Salt Lake City, founded by Mormon pioneer Brigham Young in 1847. More recently, the city played host to the 2002 Olympics and now offers a vibrant downtown with a variety of stores, attractions, and restaurants. Enjoy an orientation tour before arriving at your hotel.
Today’s highlight is a visit to unique BRYCE CANYON NATIONAL PARK. Here, you’ll discover a breathtaking landscape full of pinnacles of stone and colors that defy the imagination. This evening, why not do some stargazing? Bryce is one of the best places to view stars because of its remote location and lack of pollution. On some nights, more than 7,500 stars are visible.
This morning, visit ZION NATIONAL PARK with its dramatic landscape of canyons and soaring cliffs. Enjoy free time to hike taking in views of fantastic rock structures, the Virgin River, and unbelievable scenic beauty. We then return to Las Vegas and overnight in the heart of the famous Las Vegas “Strip.” This evening, your Tour Director hosts a special farewell dinner.
Two full days to explore “Sin City.” Take in one of Las Vegas’ incredible shows, try your luck at a roulette table, visit revitalized downtown Las Vegas and see the incredible light show at the Fremont Street Experience, shop the designer boutiques, or just relax at your hotel’s swimming pool. Your Las Vegas extension includes a trip on the HIGH ROLLER OBSERVATION WHEEL, which gives you broad views of Las Vegas and the Strip and eclipses both the London Eye and Singapore Flyer.
Your tour ends this morning.
It may occasionally be necessary to use alternative hotels of a similar standard to those shown.
The hotel features an outdoor pool, hot tub, spa, fitness center, gift shops, beauty salon, business center, several restaurants, lounges, nightlife, and casino. Guestrooms are equipped with cable TV, coffee maker, hairdryer, iron/ironing board, and Internet access.
The Yavapai East accommodations at the Grand Canyon National Park Lodge are an upscale retreat amidst the juniper forest. The lodge provides various cafe options, comfortable arrangements, and front door access to the Grand Canyon. This lodge is part of a collection of lodges operated by the National Park; space fills up quickly at these lodges and is therefore based on availability. In the event that space is not available at this hotel, an alternate lodge of similar category will be secured.
Located on the Canyon Rim, Kachina Lodge is the most contemporary of the lodges, is ideally suited for families. The lodge has easy access to the dining facilities at El Tovar and Bright Angel Lodge. This lodge is part of a collection of lodges operated by the National Park; space fills up quickly at these lodges and is therefore based on availability. In the event that space is not available at this hotel, an alternate lodge of similar category will be secured.
The Maswik North Lodge features a cafeteria, sports bar, and general store. This lodge is part of a collection of lodges operated by the National Park; space fills up quickly at these lodges and is therefore based on availability. In the event that space is not available at this hotel, an alternate lodge of similar category will be secured.
The Thunderbird Lodge is ideally located on the rim of the Grand Canyon and features contemporary guestrooms that are well equipped with modern amenities. The hotel has a gift shop and two restaurants. Thunderbird Lodge is part of a collection of lodges operated by the National Parks; space fills up quickly at these lodges and is therefore based on availability. In the event that space is not available at this hotel, an alternate lodge of similar category will be secured.
Goulding's Lodge is located in the heart of Monument Valley and features an indoor heated pool, fitness center, guest laundry, gift shop, restaurant, and museum.
Archway Inn is where adventure meets luxury. Located just outside of Arches National Park, this desert oasis has a lot to offer. There is a state of the art fitness center, sand volleyball court, pool and hot tub, wireless internet and much more.
Enjoy the modern surroundings of the Hilton Garden Inn Downtown Denver hotel with convenient and comforting amenities. Great technology keeps you connected, entertained, and relaxed - take advantage of the complimentary Wi-Fi, spacious work desk, 32-inch HD TV, and adjustable Garden Sleep System® bed. Wake up weekday mornings to a complimentary newspaper and enjoy your morning cup of coffee. Comfort and convenience meet on this downtown corner of Denver at the perfectly placed and modern Hilton Garden Inn.
Located in Custer State Park, this historic Lodge is set in a beautiful mountain valley, surrounded by a ponderosa pine forest. Sit on the front porch and watch as bison and deer stroll across the lawn. A short drive to the area's attractions as well as Rapid City Airport. The Lodge has a restaurant, bar, gift shop, and Internet access. Activities in the park include a buffalo jeep safari, fly fishing, hiking, horseback riding and mountain biking.
The hotel is located at the base of the astonishing Big Horn Mountain Range in historic downtown Sheridan. It is convenient to many local area attractions as well as shopping and dining. The hotel has a restaurant, lounge, indoor pool, hot tub, guest laundry, business center, and high-speed Internet access.
Completed in 1999, the Snow Lodge is the newest of the park's full service hotels. The Snow Lodge is part of a collection of lodges operated by the National Parks; space fills up quickly at these lodges and is therefore based on availability. We will endeavor to secure your lodge of choice, however in the even space is not available an alternate lodge of similar category will be secured.
On the historic site of Fort Yellowstone, this traditional hotel is nestled in the trees alongside the mountains. The features of this hotel include high ceilings, pine wood accents, and 211 cozy guestrooms. Mammoth Hot Springs Hotel is part of a collection of lodges operated by the National Parks; space fills up quickly at these lodges and is therefore based on availability. In the event that space is not available at this hotel, an alternate lodge of similar category will be secured.
Canyon Lodge and Cabins is a sprawling facility, featuring the most accommodations in Yellowstone with more than 500 rooms and cabins. Canyon Lodge is part of a collection of lodges operated by the National Parks; space fills up quickly at these lodges and is therefore based on availability. We will endeavor to secure your lodge of choice, however in the event space is not available an alternate lodge of similar category will be secured. Please note that all park accommodations are non-smoking and reflecting the natural surroundings of the park, rooms are not equipped with televisions, radios, air conditioning or Wi-Fi.
The most popular of the lodges, Old Faithful Inn is a national historic landmark. This rustic style lodge, was first built in 1904 and offers rustic charm, complete with a large lobby fireplace and shingled exterior. The lodge offer a full service restaurant, cafeteria, deli, and lounge for dining as well as a gift store and an activities desk. Old Faithful Inn is part of a collection of lodges operated by the National Parks; space fills up quickly at these lodges and is therefore based on availability. In the event that space is not available at this hotel, an alternate lodge of similar category will be secured.
The Rustic Inn Creekside Resort & Spa welcomes guests with warm Western hospitality. Outdoor enthusiasts and hedonists alike indulge in the lavishly appointed historic lodging accommodations and luxury log cabins.
The Radisson is located in downtown Salt Lake City near ample shopping, dining, and attractions. The hotel has concierge service, indoor pool, hot tub, fitness center, guest laundry, gift shop, business center, restaurant, lounge, and room service.
Best Western Bryce Canyon Grand Hotel, this new hotel offers a variety of guest rooms, the finest amenities, and a complimentary hot breakfast. Each room has been designed with the necessary features that will keep you comfortable and relaxed. The Bryce Canyon Grand also offers an enclosed courtyard offering guest privacy for the pool, whirlpool, and patio areas. Enjoy Bryce Canyon's newest and most luxurious accommodations and amenities with the best in western hospitality.
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