July 23-29 Tour #2017723 7 Days
Double: $2409 Triple: $2319 Single: $2949 Deposit: $400
This is an absolutely incredible western journey that covers the Canyonlands and National Parks of Colorado, Arizona and Utah. Discover the colorful canyons, deep gorges, serene lakes, fascinating forests and magnificent monuments, on this extraordinary and breathtaking tour through our nation’s most remarkable areas of the Colorado Rockies.
Day 1 – FLY TO PHOENIX, ARIZONA – Heading to the beauty of the great lands that make up the west, we meet at Louisville International Airport and board our plane for our flight to Phoenix, Arizona. Upon arrival at the airport, we board our motorcoach and travel to Sedona, Arizona, where we overnight.
Day 2 – GRAND CANYON, ARIZONA – This morning, we stop for pictures at Oak Creek Canyon, a smaller cousin to the Grand Canyon, known for its natural beauty. Our next stop is Grand Canyon National Park to view this amazing natural wonder created by the Colorado River. The park covers about 1,200,000 acres and includes cliffs and valleys and rock formations reminiscent of ancient temples. It is an awesome sight. The colors along the craggy cliffs change as the sun’s rays move from east to west. We overnight in Grand Canyon, Arizona.
Day 3 – MONUMENT VALLEY – This morning, we visit Monument Valley, one of the most iconic places in the American Southwest. The striking sandstone formations and mesas are instantly recognizable as the setting for hundreds of Western movies filmed here. We overnight in Moab, Utah. Dinner is included this evening.
Day 4 – ARCHES NATIONAL PARK – CAPITOL REEF – GRAND STAIRCASE ESCALANTE NATIONAL MONUMENT – Today we head to the awesome sights of Arches National Park. Here we enjoy a glorious panorama of timeless, natural landscapes of giant stones, pinnacles and spires. Next, we are off to Utah’s red rock country for a visit to Capitol Reef National Park, a geological marvel with almost 100 miles of cliffs and canyons. This afternoon, we visit Grand Staircase Escalante National Monument. This natural wonder contains red rock canyons, bridges, cliffs and arches. We overnight in Bryce Canyon, Utah.
Day 5 – BRYCE CANYON – ZION NATIONAL PARK – LAS VEGAS – This morning, we visit Bryce Canyon National Park, which possesses some of the earth’s most colorful rocks. The oddly shaped rocks and cliffs resemble castles, animals, people and houses. Next, we visit Zion National Park. The Mormons, believing they had finally found a refuge from persecution, named the area Zion, because its massive formations of extremely vertical rock looked like huge cathedrals and thrones. Afterwards, we head to the shimmering, dazzling lights of Las Vegas, where we spend two nights. Created on the desert floor, this amazing city that never sleeps is packed full of glamorous hotels and casinos.
Day 6 – LEISURE DAY IN LAS VEGAS – Today is at leisure to do whatever most appeals to you. You may sleep late, then visit some of the incredible hotels along the strip, go shopping or schedule an optional show. Overnight same hotel.
Day 7 – HOME – We head to the Las Vegas airport for our return flight with our suitcases full of souvenirs and our memories ready to be shared with family and friends. If ever there was a tour that shows “America the Beautiful,” this has been it. Meals: 3B, 1D