The American Southwest is the vast panoramic stage for Mother Nature’s most majestic performance. The amazing and diverse scenery of America’s Canyonlands is concentrated in a relatively small area surrounding the Colorado River. Travelling just short distances each day, this fascinating tour allows plenty of time for exploring the incredible landscapes.
Begin your tour with an overnight in Scottsdale where you will meet your Tour Director and fellow travellers over a Welcome Dinner. On your second day head north to the quaint bohemian town of Sedona and from there you will continue to the Grand Canyon National Park. Join a local specialist who will give you an informative presentation about the Canyon, and witness its burnt orange hues. Your next stop is Lake Powel here you can enjoy a leisurely cruise and explore the scenic Antelope Canyon.
You’ll then make your way to Bryce Canyon National Park where you will enjoy a leisurely walk along the Sunset Point to view the great amphitheatres of odd-shaped monoliths known as hoodoos. The location and quality of your hotels is a very important aspect of your tour. That’s why you will spend a night inside the National Parks of the Grand Canyon and Bryce or Zion National Park. Your epic journey will draw to a close under a spotlight of Las Vegas neon where you will enjoy your last night in Las Vegas!
Las Vegas-Get the monorail down to Fremont Street at night and experience old Vegas. Its home to some of Vegas old casinos, wedding chapels, and the famous Vegas Vic and Vegas Vicky neon cowboy and cowgirl signs. Fremont Street has some lively bars where food and drink is cheaper than the strip. It has plenty of street performers and buskers and it is a great place to people watch. A nice alternative to the big shows, clubs and casinos of the strip.
Enjoy a stress free trip with an escorted tour. Let somebody else do the driving as you explore the destination of your dreams. An escorted tour is hassle-free way of exploring several regions with everything taken care of.
Arrive Phoenix - Scottsdale
Sedona and the Wonders of the Mighty Grand Canyon
Monument Valley and Lake Powell
Leisurely Lake Powell
Bryce Canyon's Stony Symphony
Zion to Las Vegas - from Nature to Neon
Depart Las Vegas
Day 1 Arrive Phoenix - Scottsdale
Welcome to Arizona! Your airport transfer takes you to your tour hotel in Scottsdale. Enjoy the superb facilities and grounds of this desert oasis. Later join your Tour Director for a Welcome Reception, and get to know each other over a pleasant evening of dinner and wine.
Hotel: The Scottsdale Marriott at McDowell Mountains
Meals: Welcome Reception and light meal / Welcome Dinner
Day 2 Sedona and the Wonders of the Mighty Grand Canyon
Head north to the quaint bohemian colony of Sedona, browse the stores and galleries. Perhaps take an optional flightseeing tour by helicopter or plane over this natural wonder. Spend the night inside the park, enjoying the peace and quiet after the crowds have departed. Take time to experience the breathtaking vistas and sunset on the canyon walls. During your stay, join a Local Expert for an informative presentation about the wonders of the Grand Canyon. In the evening, enjoy a private Highlight Dinner in the Thunderbird Room while taking in the magnificent views of the Grand Canyon's South Rim.
Hotel: National Park Lodges, Grand Canyon
Meals: Full Breakfast / Featured Dinner
Day 3 Monument Valley and Lake Powell
Head to the historic Cameron Trading Post, featuring Southwest American Indian arts and crafts. The journey carries on through the colourful Painted Desert to Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park, where you board all-terrain vehicles for a guided tour of the valley floor, used as a backdrop of many Western Films. Stop at the Glen Canyon Dam to learn about its impact on the Colorado River before arriving at your lakefront resort.
Meals: Full Breakfast/ Dinner
Day 4 Leisurely Lake Powell
Take a leisurely cruise on spectacular Lake Powell and explore the scenic Antelope Canyon with its dramatic steep, sandstone walls.
Hotel: Lake Powell Resorts
Meals: Full Breakfast
Day 5 Bryce Canyon's Stony Symphony
Head to Bryce Canyon National Park in Southern Utah and enjoy a leisurely walk along Sunset Point to view the great amphitheatres of odd-shaped monoliths known as hoodoos before heading to Zion National Park.
Hotel: Bryce Canyon National Park Lodge or Zion National Park Lodge
Meals: Full Breakfast
Day 6 Zion to Las Vegas - from Nature to Neon
Travel through more amazing scenery to the lush cliff-and-canyon landscape of Zion National Park. Board a private Zion Canyon Shuttle with live commentary to experience the scenic highlights of the park, followed by free time to explore. A complete change of scenery awaits you in the afternoon when you arrive in Las Vegas; bright lights, shopping malls, huge themed hotels and the omnipresent slot machine. In the evening, join your Tour Director and newfound friends for a Celebration Dinner including drinks before seeing all the lights and glitz that Las Vegas has to offer.
Hotel: The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas
Meals: Full Breakfast / Celebration Dinner
Day 7 Depart Las Vegas
Your Enchanting Canyonlands adventure ends with a departure transfer to Las Vegas International Airport.
Meals: Full Breakfast