Day 1: Greetings From Glamourous Las Vegas
The dazzling lights of Las Vegas set the tone for an unforgettable encounter with some of America's most iconic natural sights-a soul-stirring array of canyons, mesas and rocky cliffs. This evening meet your Travel Director and fellow travellers for a Welcome Reception and then soar 550 feet above the center of the Las Vegas Strip on the High Roller, the world's tallest observation wheel. With sweeping 360-degree views of the Las Vegas Valley and The Strip you'll see all the glitz and glamour of Sin City.
Included Meals - Welcome Reception | Hotel: Harrah’s Las Vegas
Day 2: Witness The Majestic Grand Canyon
Say goodbye to Sin City and depart for Grand Canyon National Park. Along the way, hit the “Mother Road” on historic Route 66, including the famous Kingman and Seligman outposts. Watch the classic motels and restaurants of a simpler time roll by, framed by stunning desert landscapes. Upon arrival at the Grand Canyon, meet with aLocal Specialistwho walks you through the geologic life of the canyon—you’ll become a rock expert yourself as you examine the multicoloured rocks from di erent eras of the canyon’s formation. If you like, perhaps take an optional helicopter or fi xed-wing aircraft fl ightseeing trip to see the canyon from the sky. This evening, gather to watch the sunset and the fading light gilding the canyon and casting enchanting shadows.
Included Meals - Breakfast | Hotel: National Park Lodges
Day 3: Take A Scenic Drive To Sedona
This morning opt for a birds-eye view of the grandeur of the Grand Canyon on a helicopter or fixed-wing flight over the canyon. Heading south take in Arizona's most scenic drive along Oak Creek Canyon, before arriving in stunning Sedona known for its towering red rock formations, new age movement, and popular arts scene. This evening connect with Locals over a hosted Be My Guest dinner featuring warm Arizona hospitality.
Included Meals - Breakfast, Be My Guest Hotel: Sky Rock Inn of Sedona
Day 4: See Majestic Monument Valley
Today we venture to the badlands of the Painted Desert en route to Monument Valley. On the way, stop at Cameron Trading Post to browse through Navajo handicrafts and perhaps a taste of traditional fry bread. We'll board open-air vehicles, passing mesas and iconic rock formations that rise up from the red valley floor. We arrive on the shores of glittering Lake Powell next, surrounded by the rusty red walls of Glen Canyon.
Included Meals - Breakfast, Lunch | Hotel: Lake Powell Resort and Marinas
Day 5: Experience The Beauty Of Lake Powell
Enjoy a day to indulge your inner adventurer, spending the day exploring this exquisite lakeside setting on your terms. Perhaps rise early for an exhilarating hike, relax in the sun on the shores of this crystal-blue lake or kayak on its waters in search of secluded bays. Consider embarking on an optional raft experience^ down one of the prettiest sections of the Colorado River or take a scenic cruise on the lake, visiting exquisite Antelope Canyon.
Included Meals - Breakfast
Day 6: Venture Into Colorful Bryce Canyon National Park
Continue your journey to the mesmerizing pink, orange and red spires of Bryce Canyon National Park. Witness first-hand the eerie pillars that rise up from the desert floor – the world’s largest collection of hoodoos that have eroded over millions of years. Keep a keen eye for one of the park’s rare bristlecone pines, the longest-living trees known to man, then travel to Zion National Park, where we’ll spend the next two nights.
Included Meals - Breakfast | Hotel: Holiday Inn Express Springdale
Day 7: Zion National Park
A full day with the freedom to explore Zion National Park and take the same paths once travelled by America's early pioneers and Native Americans. Admire the graceful slot canyons, towering cliffs and jaw-dropping monoliths, all carved out over 200 million years from the orange sandstone. Stretch your legs on a leisurely stroll along the Virgin River from the Temple of Sinawava to the start of the Zion Narrows, or hike up to the three Emerald Pools. See if you can spot the park's resident Peregrine falcons, California condors and Bald eagles, or join a park ranger to learn more about the inhabitants who live there. This evening, share your adventures with your travel companions at a festive Farewell Dinner.
Included Meals - Breakfast, Farewell Dinner
Day 8: Goodbye Las Vegas
Included Meals - Breakfast