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Spectacular Canyons and National Parks

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Explore the mighty Grand Canyon, Monument Valley and Yellowstone National Park.

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      About this trip

      This CostSaver trip takes in the mighty Grand Canyon, the mesmerizing Monument Valley before venturing deep into Yellowstone National Park: look out for wildlife then cross into the Black Hills. The crimson-coloured rocks of Bryce and Zion National Parks will take your breath away. Visit Crazy Horse Memorial and Mt Rushmore and discover this area's important place in history.


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      12 Nights

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      5 Meals
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        • Jackson
          See the giant elk antler arches

        • Bryce Canyon National Park
          Stare in awe at the multi-coloured hoodoos in a spectacular natural amphiteatre

        • Crazy Horse Memorial
          See the world's largest mountain carving, a memorial for all Native American tribes

        • Yellowstone National Park
          Visit the first National Park in the country

        • Little Bighorn Battlefield
          See the site of the Battle of the Little Bighorn

        • Flagstaff
          Iconic Breakfast at Charley's Pub and Grill at the historic Hotel Weatherford-which welcomed presidents and gunslingers to a civilised oasis in the wild, dusty West

        • Grand Canyon
          Experience one of the great Natural Wonders of the World and UNESCO World Heritage Sites

        • Grand Teton National Park
          See this popular destination for mountaineering, hiking, backcountry camping and fishing

        • Lake Powell
          See the second largest man-made lake in the US

        • Salt Lake City
          Visit Utah's high-elevation capital

        • Monument Valley
          Explore the treasures of this area sacred to Navajo people

        • Mount Rushmore
          See the massive sculpture depicting the faces of four U.S. presidents

        • Zion National Park
          Have a look at some of the most scenic canyon country in the United States


      What's Included

      Dining

        • 5 Breakfasts


      What's Included

      Unbeatable Features

        • Audio Headsets Provided throughout your holiday to enhance your included sightseeing experiences

        • Luxury air-conditioned coach

        • Hand-picked hotels, all tried and trusted

        • Variety of Optional Experiences

        • An expert Travel Director and separate driver

        • All hotel service charges and tips, baggage handling fees and local taxes


        Airport Transfers

      • Specific transfer information can be found on the airport transfers page


       

      Spectacular Canyons and National Parks

      Your Itinerary

      1. Arrive Las Vegas

      Welcome to Las Vegas. Get settled in at your hotel before meeting your Travel Director this afternoon.

      Hotel
      Gold Coast Hotel and Casino

      2. Las Vegas – Grand Canyon National Park – Flagstaff

      This morning, head east travelling along parts of Old Route 66. Arrive at the Grand Canyon, one of the Natural Wonders of the World and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Drive along Desert View Drive on the South Rim, covering 25 miles between Grand Canyon Village and the Desert View overlook on the park's southeastern edge. End at Grand Canyon Village, a National Historic District, with a small town feel and complete with restaurants and shops. Perhaps, take an optional plane or helicopter flightseeing trip over the Grand Canyon. Pass through Williams, a charming town nestled at the base of Bill Williams Mountain in one of the largest Ponderosa Pine Forests in the world, before arriving in Flagstaff.

      Hotel
      Days Hotel Flagstaff

      Optional Experiences

      North Canyon Tour Helicopter Flight, Bell Aircraft (April 1 - October 31)

      Your tour takes you over the Kaibab National Forest and into the deepest portion of the Grand Canyon, through the Dragon Corridor, and continues to the North Rim, where you view the incredible geological differences between the North and South Rims. During your return to the South Rim, enjoy breathtaking views of temples, shrines and rock formations sculpted by time while flying above the widest portion of the mighty Colorado River. Subject to weather conditions. Flight duration: 25-30 minutes.

      Adult Price: US$219.00

      Grand Kingdom EcoStar Helicopter Flight

      Fly the EC 130, the “newest and quietest” helicopters in the Grand Canyon with larger windows, and all seats facing forward. Embark on this 45-50 minute tour of the Eastern Grand Canyon that combines with the renowned beauty of The North Canyon tour. Enjoy spectacular views of the Painted Desert and Colorado River. Subject to weather conditions. Flight duration: 40-50 minutes.

      Adult Price: US$309.00

      Grand Discovery South Rim Airplane Tour

      The original air tour of the Grand Canyon and the best value! Board an ultra-quiet small aircraft for a 40-45 minute Grand Discovery flight over the Grand Canyon. The Vistaliner airplanes feature oversize windows that make every seat the best seat and allows for post card quality pictures! This tour covers the most famous and beautiful parts of the Grand Canyon including the Eastern Zuni Corridor, the Confluence and the North Rim and returns through the Western Dragon Corridor. Subject to weather conditions. Flight duration: 40-50 minutes.

      Adult Price: US$159.00

      Native American Dance Performance with Dinner

      Listen to live music while enjoying traditional Native American food. The singer-songwriters tell stories about life in the wide-open space of the American Southwest and the beauty of nature while entertaining you with a variety of great music. Historic Native American dances performed by young Navajo dancers are certainly a highlight of the evening. They will not only dance, but inform you about the interesting culture of the Dine, aka The Navajo People. Approx. duration: 2.5 hours

      Adult Price: US$45.00

      3. Flagstaff – Monument Valley – Page

      This morning, sample the flavour of Flagstaff's pioneer beginnings at an Iconic Breakfast served up at the historic Hotel Weatherford, built in 1900. After, head out to explore the treasures of Monument Valley as you step aboard an all-terrain vehicle with your private Navajo guide and marvel at the immense monolithic rock formations jutting hundreds of feet from the valley floor. Stop and walk in the footprints of John Ford, John Wayne, and countless other historical figures of the Southwest. Arrive in Page, home to stunning Lake Powell where the evening is yours to relax; perhaps join in a Native American Dance Performance with dinner.

      Meal(s)
      Iconic Breakfast
      Hotel
      Best Western (Lake Powell View)

      4. Page – Zion National Park – Bryce Canyon

      Head northwest toward Zion National Park where you get to explore the bottom of the main canyon showcasing a completely different perspective of sheer colourful sandstone walls rising thousands of feet above the lush greenery of the canyon floor. Continue onto Bryce Canyon National Park, where the first view of red standstone rock formations is barely enough to prepare you for the dazzling view which awaits.

      Hotel
      Best Western Plus Ruby's Inn

      Optional Experiences

      Ebenezer's Dinner and Show

      Enjoy an unforgettable evening of old fashioned western fun, music and great cowboy food in Bryce Canyon! This is a favorite among visitors of Bryce Canyon who come from all over the world. A fun experience to enhance your visit to Bryce Canyon! Approx. duration: 2 hours

      Adult Price: US$38.00

      5. Bryce Canyon National Park – Salt Lake City

      Explore Bryce Canyon National Park, a wondrous land of pines, pinnacles and oddly sculpted formations created by wind and water erosion, known as hoodoos, in all shades of reds, oranges and pinks. Head north to Salt Lake where you'll stop at historic Temple Square, home to the six-spired Salt Lake City Temple and the world-famous Mormon Tabernacle Choir. The evening is at leisure.

      Hotel
      Sheraton Salt Lake City

      Optional Experiences

      The Roof Restaurant

      Enjoy dinner at The Roof Restaurant- Utah’s premier gourmet buffet located on the 10th floor of the Joseph Smith Memorial Building where you can take in breathtaking views of Temple Square and Downtown Salt Lake City.

      Adult Price: US$53.00

      Garden Tour and The Roof Restaurant

      Visit the world-renowned gardens surrounding Temple Square, the 35-acre headquarters of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. These gardens include 250 flower beds, more than 165,000 bedding plants and over 700 varieties of plants from all over the world. After, enjoy dinner at The Roof Restaurant- Utah’s premier gourmet buffet located on the 10th floor of the Joseph Smith Memorial Building where you can take in breathtaking views of Temple Square and Downtown Salt Lake City. Approx. duration: 2 hours

      Adult Price: US$55.00

      6. Salt Lake City – Jackson (2 Nights)

      Today, head for rugged Wyoming and travel alongside some of the most beautiful mountain ranges before arriving in Jackson. On arrival, stop at Town Square, famous for its four iconic antler arches guarding the corners of George Washington Memorial Park. Wander around the square lined with restaurants, bars and stores selling genuine cowboy gear before perhaps trying one of the homey restaurants with country cooking.

      Hotel
      49'er Inn and Suites

      7. Grand Teton National Park and Jackson Free Time

      This morning, there is an optional gentle float trip along Wyoming's Snake River with spectacular mountain scenery. Later this morning, head north for magnificent Grand Teton National Park with stops at the Moran Lookout and along the scenic Jenny Lake Loop. Later, in Jackson, you have free time to relax. This evening, perhaps partake in an optional cowboy cookout complete with horse-drawn covered wagons and Wild West music.

      Meal(s)
      Continental Breakfast

      Optional Experiences

      *Snake River Float Trip Through Grand Teton National Park

      This gentle 10-mile float trip runs entirely within Grand Teton National Park, and covers the most scenic stretch of the Snake River in the Jackson Hole Valley. The Snake River is a lifeline to the park’s bison, elk, moose, beaver, pronghorn, deer, bear and 300 different species of birds, including osprey and eagles. Your experienced guide offers in-depth information on the geology of the Grand Tetons and the habitats of the animals you may see. Although we can’t guarantee multiple animal sightings, your chances of spotting wildlife on the Snake River – with its lush willows to feed on and deep-water pools for animals to swim in – are greater here than anywhere else in the park. Operates late May – mid Sep, subject to weather conditions. Approx. duration: 3 hours

      Adult Price: US$83.00

      Covered Wagon Cookout and Show

      Arriving at the Bar T-5, travel by horse drawn covered wagons, as you are swept away from the town of Jackson into beautiful Cache Creek Canyon. Keep your eyes open, you never know who you may encounter on the trail. As you pull into camp you can smell the sweet aroma of a Dutch oven dinner, to welcome your arrival. The dinner bell ringing only means one thing, dinner is ready! Enjoy this savory home cooked meal as much as you want until we reach the bottom of the pots. After dinner, the Bar T-5 Band takes the stage to entertain you with laughter and great hand clapping music. Complete your evening with a peaceful wagon ride out of the canyon, following the setting sun back into Jackson just as the old time cowboys did. Approx. duration: 3 hours

      Adult Price: US$55.00

      8. Jackson – Yellowstone National Park – Gallatin Gateway

      Cross the state border into Idaho and head north across the Targhee National Forest and enter Yellowstone National Park. The world's greatest concentration of geysers and a mountain wilderness, this park is home to grizzly bears, wolves, and herds of bison and elk. Yellowstone's geothermal wonders are the focus of your sightseeing tour as you view Fountain Paint Pots, Lower, Middle and Upper Geyser Basins and, of course, Old Faithful with its roaring plume of boiling water and steam.

      Meal(s)
      Continental Breakfast
      Hotel
      320 Guest Ranch

      9. Gallatin Gateway – Yellowstone National Park – Cody

      Begin the day with a visit to the dramatic Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone with its turbulent river; 20 miles of twisted pink and yellow sheer rock cliffs carved 1,200 feet (365 metres) deep and up to 4,000 feet (1,220 metres) wide. View Lower Falls, plunging steeply into the canyon below. Then it's on to Mammoth Hot Springs, a large complex of hot springs on a hill of travertine, created thousands of years ago.

      Meal(s)
      Continental Breakfast
      Hotel
      Buffalo Bill Village

      Optional Experiences

      Dan Miller Dinner and Show

      Authentic cowboy music at the nation’s premier western museum. Dan Miller’s Cowboy Music Revue celebrates twelve seasons as the best musical entertainment in Buffalo Bill’s Cody Country! Drawing from his Nashville days, Dan and his Empty Saddles Band play musical styles ranging from cowboy and Americana to bluegrass and gospel. Approx. duration: 2 hours

      Adult Price: US$40.00

      10. Cody – Little Bighorn Battlefield – Sheridan

      Travel north through Montana's stunning Big Sky Country. Stop at Little Bighorn Battlefield National Monument, memorialising the U.S. Army's 7th Cavalry and the Sioux and Cheyenne in one of the Native Americans' last armed efforts to preserve their way of life. Continue on to Sheridan, in the Bighorn Mountains.

      Hotel
      Best Western Sheridan

      11. Sheridan – Crazy Horse – Keystone (2 Nights)

      Head through high country where open range cattle kings made war on the homesteaders in the 1890s. On arrival in the beautiful Black Hills, visit Crazy Horse Memorial, commissioned over 50 years ago by Lakota Chief Henry Standing Bear to honour the culture, tradition and living heritage of all North American Indians. This evening, perhaps head to Mount Rushmore National Monument for an optional lighting ceremony.

      Meal(s)
      Continental Breakfast

      12. Mount Rushmore and Keystone Free Time

      Visit magnificent Mount Rushmore National Memorial, the largest statue-monument in the world. The faces of four American presidents-George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Theodore Roosevelt and Abraham Lincoln-are carved into the granite mountainside as a priceless shrine to democracy. This afternoon is free in Keystone; perhaps join an excursion to the rugged Badlands National Park.

      Optional Experiences

      Badlands National Park Excursion

      Badlands National Park in southwest South Dakota preserves 244,000 acres of sharply eroded buttes, pinnacles and spires blended with the largest protected mixed grass prairie in America. Without a doubt, a hidden gem in the national park system, the unique beauty of the Badlands landscape is like no other. Sightseers as well as scholarly scientists are attracted to the area for its astounding beauty and the opportunity to peek into an ancient world. And no trip to the Badlands would be complete without a stop at famous Wall Drug. An establishment which became known for offering free ice water to thirsty travelers in the 1930s is today one of the top roadside attractions in the country. Approx. duration: 4 hours

      Adult Price: US$40.00

      Mount Rushmore Evening Lighting Ceremony

      Join a park ranger at Mount Rushmore’s outdoor amphitheater for this moving patriotic program and sculpture lighting ceremony. The program begins with a short inspirational talk, focusing on the presidents, patriotism and the nation’s history, and is followed by a 20 minute film, “Freedom: America’s Lasting Legacy.” Watch in wonder as the evening culminates in the slow exposure of light to the monument until it is fully illuminated. Be sure to bundle up as the evenings can be cool. Operates seasonally, starting at 9 p.m. Approx. duration: 4 hours

      Adult Price: US$25.00

      13. Keystone – Depart Denver

      Bid farewell to your Travel Director and fellow travellers as your tour comes to an end where a complimentary transfer to Denver International Airport is available.

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      What's Included

      Sightseeing Highlights

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        • Jackson
          See the giant elk antler arches

        • Bryce Canyon National Park
          Stare in awe at the multi-coloured hoodoos in a spectacular natural amphiteatre

        • Crazy Horse Memorial
          See the world's largest mountain carving, a memorial for all Native American tribes

        • Yellowstone National Park
          Visit the first National Park in the country

        • Little Bighorn Battlefield
          See the site of the Battle of the Little Bighorn

        • Flagstaff
          Iconic Breakfast at Charley's Pub and Grill at the historic Hotel Weatherford-which welcomed presidents and gunslingers to a civilised oasis in the wild, dusty West

        • Grand Canyon
          Experience one of the great Natural Wonders of the World and UNESCO World Heritage Sites

        • Grand Teton National Park
          See this popular destination for mountaineering, hiking, backcountry camping and fishing

        • Lake Powell
          See the second largest man-made lake in the US

        • Salt Lake City
          Visit Utah's high-elevation capital

        • Monument Valley
          Explore the treasures of this area sacred to Navajo people

        • Mount Rushmore
          See the massive sculpture depicting the faces of four U.S. presidents

        • Zion National Park
          Have a look at some of the most scenic canyon country in the United States


      What's Included

      Dining

        • 5 Breakfasts


      What's Included

      Unbeatable Features

        • Audio Headsets Provided throughout your holiday to enhance your included sightseeing experiences

        • Luxury air-conditioned coach

        • Hand-picked hotels, all tried and trusted

        • Variety of Optional Experiences

        • An expert Travel Director and separate driver

        • All hotel service charges and tips, baggage handling fees and local taxes


        Airport Transfers

      • Specific transfer information can be found on the airport transfers page


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