DAY 1, Sunday - Arrive in Las Vegas
Welcome to Las Vegas! Transfer independently to the hotel. Balance of the day is at leisure. Tonight, your tour will begin with an orientation meeting at approximately 7 PM with your Tour Manager on the delightful journey that lies ahead, followed by a Welcome Drink. We recommend that you select flights which arrive in your destination no later than 5 PM on Day 1 of the itinerary or earlier, if possible.
DAY 2, Monday - Zion National Park, Travel to Bryce Canyon
Today, discover the wonderland of Zion National Park, where its colorful sandstone canyons and dramatic peaks and cliffs are contrasted by desert oases. Highlights also include the famous trio of peaks known as the Three Patriarchs. After lunch on your own, continue to Bryce Canyon. Tonight, attend a Welcome Dinner with your Tour Manager and fellow travelers. (B,D)
DAY 3, Tuesday - Bryce Canyon National Park, Travel to Moab
This morning, visit Bryce Canyon National Park, a wondrous land of pines, pinnacles and oddly sculpted formations known as hoodoos, resembling the towers of fairy-tale castles, created by the wind and water erosion over time. Magnificent spires tinted with many colors of pink orange and red put on a captivating show as the light changes during the day. Head north and drive along scenic winding roads in the magnificent high desert of Utah's Colorado Plateau. Stop along the way for leisure time and lunch. Continue to Moab, a unique city highlighted by beautiful red rock scenery and the exciting waters of the Colorado River. Upon arrival, check in to your hotel. This evening is at leisure, to explore Moab's eclectic collection of restaurants and bistros. (B)
DAY 4, Wednesday - Arches National Park, Dead Horse Point State Park
In the morning, journey to Arches National Park. Here, see the densest concentration of natural stone arches, along with hundreds of soaring pinnacles, massive fins, and giant balanced rocks. This red rock wonderland will truly amaze you with its formations and inspire you with its beauty. See various sites, including The Windows Section and Delicate Arch Viewpoint. Later, continue to Dead Horse Point State Park for a scenic drive through one of the most photographed panoramic vistas in the world. Millions of years of geologic activity created the spectacular view that cannot be missed. Afterward, return to Moab with free time for individual explorations. (B)
DAY 5, Thursday - Monument Valley, Grand Canyon National Park
A memorable day awaits to explore Monument Valley with its rugged beauty. The valley, boasts sandstone masterpieces that tower at heights of 400 to 1,000 feet, framed by scenic clouds casting shadows that graciously roam the desert floor. Join a Navajo guide and begin your tour at the Navajo Tribal Park with stops at "The Mittens" and "John Ford’s Point/Three Sisters" Overlooks for fantastic photo opportunities. Enjoy a Navajo Taco lunch at local restaurant. Afterward, spend free time browsing through the Goulding's Museum before continuing to Grand Canyon National Park. Upon arrival, check in to your lodge in the Grand Canyon area. The rest of the evening is yours to relax. (B,L)
DAY 6, Friday - Full Day in Grand Canyon National Park
The South Rim of the Grand Canyon boasts unrivaled awe-inspiring views and breathtaking beauty. The Grand Canyon is more than a great chasm carved over millennia through the rocks of the Colorado Plateau - it is truly a momentous and unforgettable experience. Almost 280 miles long, the Grand Canyon varies in width from one to eighteen miles, with the Colorado River winding below. Today, spend your day at leisure to explore Grand Canyon. This afternoon, consider joining the optional Pink Jeep Excursion to Grand Canyon. Marvel at the magnificent scenic views and some of the most dramatic vistas in the world, during your tour. Learn about the history, geology, flora and fauna of the canyon, from your expert guide. Make a stop at Grandview Point*, the southernmost lookout point at the South Rim of the Grand Canyon, offering panoramic views of the Colorado River and the canyon's unique landscape below. Later, return to your lodge. Tonight, a Farewell Dinner with your Tour Manager and newfound friends caps a wonderful journey. (B,D)
*Sightseeing subject to weather conditions.
Optional: Pink Jeep Excursion to Grand Canyon (PM).
DAY 7, Saturday - Return Home
Early morning group transfer back to Las Vegas McCarran International Airport for your return flight home. Passengers returning to Las Vegas from Tusayan on Day 7 should select flights that depart no earlier than 3PM. Tusayan is approximately a four-hour drive from the McCarran International Airport. (B)
National Parks route and program may vary according to weather conditions, seasonal changes, safety issues and wildlife migration patterns.