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Your iconic and unexpected journey, culminating at the Grand Canyon, takes you past mystical chimneys, imposing mesas in Monument Valley and the rock-hewn faces of former presidents.
Take in the amazing scenic parks of America including Zion, Bryce, Grand Teton, Yellowstone, and Grand Canyon. Admire the rusty red limestone spires that rise up surreally from the desert floor to meet Utah’s skies. Imagine a time when brave pioneers travelled West in search of a better life as you cross the Oregon Trail, stopping in Montpelier at the Oregon Trail Center. Cross the alpine landscapes of Grand Teton National Park en route to Yellowstone’s geothermal wonderland. Travel south through the expansive prairies of Wyoming to Denver.See first-hand the power of the Colorado River carving its way through the rocky red landscape at Canyonlands National Park.
Audio Headsets for flexible sightseeing
22 Meals – 14 B, 1 L, 7 D
Luxury air-conditioned coach with WiFi or alternative transportation (such as rail journeys)
Cherry-picked hotels all tried and trusted
Hand-picked Insider Experiences
Optional Experiences and free time
All porterage and local charges included
Must-see sightseeing and surprise extras
An expert Travel Director and separate Driver
All hotel tips, charges and local taxes
Airport transfers on the first and last day of your guided holiday
VIP entry to many sights
CONNECT WITH LOCALS
Experience true Western hospitality in Montana’s Big Sky Country. (Day 7)
DIVE INTO CULTURE
Meet Stephen Yellowhawk and discover the history of his tribe during a festive evening of dance and song. (Day 9)
For included sightseeing in Monument Valley and at the Grand Canyon. (Day 14)
MAKE A DIFFERENCE
Contribute to the preservation of the heritage of Native Americans during a visit to the Crazy Horse Memorial. (Day 9)
Orientation of Salt Lake City. See iconic Delicate Arch. View Crazy Horse Memorial, iconic Mount Rushmore in South Dakota. Visit Zion, Bryce Canyon, Yellowstone, Grand Teton National Park, Canyonlands National Park, Arches, Mesa Verde, Grand Canyon National Parks, Jackson, the Buffalo Bill Center of the West in Cody, Little Bighorn Battlefield, the Mile High City of Denver, Monument Valley, Las Vegas. Scenic Drive along Desert View Drive
Day 1 – ARRIVE LAS VEGAS
The desert playground of Las Vegas launches our encounter with the soul-stirring natural landscapes of America’s most beloved national parks. Welcome Reception.
Day 2 – LAS VEGAS – ZION AND BRYCE CANYON NATIONAL PARKS
Zion National Park’s towering cream, pink and red cliffs are your first stop today as we journey towards the enchanting landscapes of Bryce Canyon. Admire the rusty red limestone spires that rise up surreally from the desert floor to meet Utah’s skies.
Day 3 – BRYCE CANYON – SALT LAKE CITY
Travel north to Utah’s capital to see its Mormon centre – Temple Square – and discover the basic beliefs and history of the Mormon pioneers.
Day 4 – SALT LAKE CITY – MONTPELIER – JACKSON
Imagine a time when brave pioneers travelled West in search of a better life as you cross the Oregon Trail, stopping in Montpelier at the Oregon Trail Center. Enjoy lunch at a covered wagon-themed restaurant before departing to scenic Jackson, which stands in the shadows of the icy peaks of the Teton Range.
Day 5 – JACKSON – GRAND TETON AND YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARKS
Cross the alpine landscapes of Grand Teton National Park en route to Yellowstone’s geothermal wonderland.
Day 6 – YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK SIGHTSEEING
Enjoy a full day to explore the natural splendour of one of the world’s oldest national parks. See the rusting walls of the Grand Canyon of Yellowstone, then join your Travel Director to explore the park’s bubbling hot springs, mud paint pots and Old Faithful as its waters shoot impressively up into the air.
Day 7 – YELLOWSTONE – CODY – BILLINGS
Visit the Buffalo Bill Center of the West museum complex to gain a deeper understanding of the “Spirit of the American West”. Connect with Locals in an effortless delivered authentic encounter at a Be My Guest dinner with true Western hospitality.mayor.
Day 8 – BILLINGS – LITTLE BIGHORN – RAPID CITY
Your day begins with a visit to Little Bighorn, the infamous battlefield where the ill-fated Custer led his men against a battalion of Sioux and Cheyenne warriors. Continue east through the Black Hills to Rapid City.
Day 9 –BLACK HILLS EXCURSION
Venture into the Black Hills of South Dakota as you make your way to the base of Crazy Horse Memorial. Continue to Mount Rushmore to view the faces of former American presidents etched into the granite rock-face, then Dive into Culture with Stephen Yellowhawk, who will regale you with stories of his tribe’s history during a festive dinner.
Day 10 – RAPID CITY – DENVER
Travel south through the expansive prairies of Wyoming to Denver, the Mile High City, where you’ll enjoy an evening at leisure.
Day 11 –DENVER – VAIL – MOAB
Ascend into the foothills of the Rockies and cross the Continental Divide en route to the alpine village of Vail, renowned for its epic powder-filled alpine basins that have attracted skiers since the 1960s.
Day 12 – CANYONLANDS AND ARCHES NATIONAL PARKS EXCURSION
Your national park journey takes us to Canyon Country, where we see first-hand the power of the Colorado River carving its way through the rocky red landscape at Canyonlands National Park. Next up, the Arches National Park provides an insightful encounter with thousands of natural sandstone arches formed by rain and wind where you may choose to take a short hike to iconic Delicate Arch viewpoint.
Day 13 – MOAB – MESA VERDE NATIONAL PARK – MONUMENT VALLEY
Admire the ancient cliff dwellings of the Ancestral Puebloan people, carved out of the sandstone of the canyon walls at the UNESCO-listed Mesa Verde National Park.
Day 14 – MONUMENT VALLEY – GRAND CANYON NATIONAL PARK
Explore the red valley floor of Monument Valley in a special open-air vehicle, accompanied by a Local Specialist. Visit the land of the Navajo people, stopping at the historic Cameron Trading Post, before arriving at the UNESCO-listed Grand Canyon where you’ll meet a Local Specialist.
Day 15 – GRAND CANYON – DEPART LAS VEGAS
End your journey in Las Vegas where a transfer is provided to Las Vegas International Airport or to the Tropicana Las Vegas for guests extending their stay.
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