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Length:  11 days from Las Vegas to Las Vegas

2017 Season Departs From:  Las Vegas


Overview

Discover the captivating Canyonlands on this unforgettable National Parks tour! First, experience Grand Canyon National Park with its spellbinding landscapes that will excite your senses. Your Grand Canyon hotel is located near the rim, giving you a wonderful opportunity to witness great views and have more time to explore this amazing place. In nearby Lake Powell, enjoy a leisurely cruise among the beautiful canyon walls and leisure time to relax or to pursue your favorite activities.

Overnight in Navajo country at the secluded Gouldings Lodge in the heart of Monument Valley—a special feature of your TravelToe vacation. In Monument Valley, TravelToe has arranged a couple of unique experiences for you. Enjoy a Navajo cookout while you admire the majestic beauty around you. Have your camera ready for some spectacular shots during your 4-wheel-drive, Navajo-guided tour of mystical Monument Valley.

Enjoy a wine tasting and a relaxing 2-night stay at Red Cliffs Lodge in Moab, located beside the Colorado River at the foot of the dramatic red-rock cliffs—another special feature offered on this TravelToe vacation. From Moab, visit Arches National Park with its 2,000 natural sandstone arches, Canyonlands National Park, and Dead Horse Point State Park. But thats not all...visit Bryce Canyon National Park, where the slow erosion of ages has created fantastically sculptured rock formations resembling castles. In Zion National Park, enjoy the beauty and peace offered at this park with its massive canyon walls ascending toward the blue sky.

Photos—and even movies—cannot adequately depict the stunning beauty and breathtaking geological formations offered in these destinations; you must experience them yourself. So grab your camera, sit back, and let TravelToe handle all of the details and driving on this National Parks tour.

Duration:  11 Days

Schedule:   

All Tours are SOLD OUT for this season. Contact us about availablity for next season.
Start Date End Date


City Highlights

GRAND CANYON NATIONAL PARK
Sightseeing

LAKE POWELL
Cruise

MONUMENT VALLEY
Overnight at historic Goulding’s Lodge; [LF] Navajo cookout; [LF] 4-wheel-drive tour

MOAB
[LF] Wine tasting; Arches National Park; Canyonlands National Park; Dead Horse Point State Park

BRYCE CANYON NATIONAL PARK
Sightseeing

ZION NATIONAL PARK
Sightseeing

SNOW CANYON STATE PARK
[LF] Private ranger-led program

LAS VEGAS
Farewell dinner





Day 1   Arrive in Las Vegas. Welcome to fabulous Las Vegas! At 6 pm, meet your traveling companions for a welcome drink. Your Tour Director will prepare you for your upcoming adventure.

Day 2   Las Vegas–Grand Canyon National Park. Leave the bright neon lights of Las Vegas behind and cross the old Mojave gold-strike country, passing through Williams on historic Route 66 and Kaibab National Forest to arrive at GRAND CANYON NATIONAL PARK. Marvel at one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World as you experience the dramatic views. There’s time to wander along the canyon rim, join a ranger-led program, or perhaps just savor the sunset. (B,D)

SPECIAL FEATURE: Your hotel is located near the rim of the Grand Canyon, a rare opportunity for great views and a significant extra when traveling with Globus.

Day 3   Grand Canyon National Park–Lake Powell. For a once-in-a lifetime experience, take our optional flightseeing excursion over the heart of the Grand Canyon for incomparable views of flame-colored walls plunging 4,800 feet into the Colorado River. Later this morning, we travel north to the shining shores of Lake Powell. Upon arrival, enjoy a leisurely boat CRUISE and the opportunity to photograph the fascinating scenes created by the sharply eroded canyon walls. Your resort features sweeping views over the lake. (B,D)

Day 4   Lake Powell. Today is yours to explore on your own and to sit back, relax, and enjoy all the amenities your resort offers. Maybe join the optional float trip excursion on the Colorado River through Glen Canyon, winding through towering red canyon walls. The photo opportunities are unique. Or, perhaps take a flightseeing trip over Lake Powell, including famous Rainbow Bridge and Glen Canyon Dam. (B)

Day 5   Lake Powell–Monument Valley. This morning, continue into Navajo country to Goulding’s Lodge in the heart of Monument Valley. Upon arrival, take a dip in the pool and admire the Western sky above or perhaps explore the Goulding’s Museum and Trading Post, home to a wonderful collection of movie memorabilia and Indian artifacts. Tonight, enjoy a [LF] NAVAJO COOKOUT. (B,D)

SPECIAL FEATURE: Your overnight lodging is located in the heart of Monument Valley, a once-in-a-lifetime experience and a special feature of your Globus vacation.

Day 6   Monument Valley–Moab. In the cool hours of morning, set out with a Navajo guide in a comfortable [LF] 4-WHEEL-DRIVE vehicle to explore Monument Valley. Have your cameras ready for incredible shots. Later, we continue north to Moab for a relaxing 2-night stay at Red Cliffs Lodge on the Colorado River. Enjoy a [LF] WINE TASTING at the resort’s winery, followed by dinner. (B,D)

SPECIAL FEATURE: Your hotel in Moab is the Red Cliffs Lodge. Offering guests a ranch-like experience amid luxurious Western charm, Red Cliffs Lodge sits high on the banks of the Colorado River surrounded by cliffs and situated where Western favorites such as Wagon Master and Rio Grande were filmed.



Day 7   Moab. Excursion to Arches National Park. This morning we visit ARCHES NATIONAL PARK, home to more than 2,000 natural sandstone arches, including the world-famous Delicate Arch. On to magnificent CANYONLANDS NATIONAL PARK and DEAD HORSE POINT STATE PARK. The remainder of the day is yours to relax at your resort. Perhaps enjoy a relaxing massage, a game of tennis, or a hike along one of the many trails. (B).

Day 8   Moab–Bryce Canyon National Park. A day of rich contrasts leads you to BRYCE CANYON NATIONAL PARK. The slow erosion has created fantastically sculptured rock formations resembling castle towers and cathedral spires. The natural amphitheaters and canyons glow from different lighting throughout the day. (B,D)

Day 9   Bryce Canyon National Park–Zion National Park–St. George. After a leisurely morning, descend into half-mile-deep ZION NATIONAL PARK. Meaning a place of peace and refuge, Zion’s colorful sandstone walls rise thousands of feet above the canyon floor’s lush greenery. (B)

Day 10   St. George–Snow Canyon State Park–Las Vegas. Start your day with a visit to SNOW CANYON STATE PARK, where a private [LF] RANGER-LED PROGRAM will highlight the history of the park and the secrets of this desert landscape. Don’t forget your camera, as there will be photo opportunities galore. Next, head for the excitement of Las Vegas, where you’ll stay at Treasure Island in the heart of the Strip. Tonight, enjoy a farewell dinner hosted by your Tour Director. (B,D)

NOTE:
On departures where Snow Canyon State Park is not available, a visit to Valley of Fire State Park will be substituted.


Day 11   Las Vegas. Bid farewell to your new friends as you transfer after breakfast to Las Vegas McCarran International Airport for your flight home. (B)

Meals:  Breakfast daily, 6 three-course dinners including a farewell dinner in Las Vegas

Transportation

Free Wi-Fi available on your motorcoach.





Note: Flights are NOT included with the Tour and unless otherwise stated above transfers are also NOT included.





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