Wonders of the American West Escorted Tour

Grand Canyon • Lake Powell • Monument Valley • Bryce Canyon National Park • Zion National Park

Magnificent scenery awaits on this escorted tour of the American West as we make our way through some of the most spectacular natural sights the West has to offer.
After a night in Sin City, Las Vegas, begin the tour by taking in the wonders of the North Rim of Grand Canyon National Park. Spend the night and wake up to the backdrop of the Grand Canyon as you depart for the majesty of Lake Powell.
When you reach Monument Valley, with a Navajo guide, board an all-terrain vehicle for a private tour through the mythical formation of the Navajo Tribal Park. Visit some of the legendary sites were many Western films were made.
The spectacular landscapes continue as you travel on to Mesa Verde and then on to Canyonlands National Park to the ‘Island in the Sky’ a mesa resting 1,000 feet above the surrounding countryside, offering breathtaking views over the dramatic sandstone formations.
Then it’s time to travel through the great natural amphitheatre of Bryce Canyon, before finishing the trip with a tour of Zion National Park before travelling back to Las Vegas.
From €3012pp

What's Included

  • Return flights from Dublin to Las Vegas
  • 9 NIGHTS in selected tour hotels
  • Transport in luxury air-conditioned coach with on-board Wi-Fi and personal radio headsets
  • Escorted by a professional Tour Director
  • 2018 departure dates: March 20, 22, 27, June 10, 17, July 8, August 5, 19, September 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, October 7

The Exciting Parts

  • Arches National Park - See the towering natural arches at this majestic National Park
  • Canyonlands National Park - Visit the 'Island in the Sky', a vast mesa that rises over the sandstone landmarks
  • Capitol Reef National Park - Visit this majestic National Park that surrounds a long wrinkle in the earth known as the Waterpocket Fold with its layers of golden sandstone and striking rock formations
  • Bryce Canyon National Park - See the whimsical sandstone hoodoos and take in the stunning panoramas
  • Mesa Verde - See the ancient pueblo cliff dwellings, known as the Cliff Palace

Your Adventure...

Arrive in Las Vegas
The Wonders of the Grand Canyon
Grand Canyon & Lake Powell
Leisurely Day at Lake Powell
Monument Valley & The Navajo Nation
Mesa Verde & Moab
Delve into Canyonlands & Arches National Park
Capitol Reed & Bryce Canyon National Parks
Whimsical Bryce Canyon National Park
Zion National Park - Las Vegas
  • Day 1 Arrive in Las Vegas

    Welcome to glittering Las Vegas. On arrival at Las Vegas International Airport, your transfer will take you to your hotel. At 18:00, join your Tour Director for a Welcome Dinner with wine.
    Hotel: ARIA Resort and Casino, Las Vegas

  • Day 2 The Wonders of the Grand Canyon

    In the morning, depart for the North Rim of Grand Canyon National Park and the historic Grand Canyon Lodge. At night, watch the colours change by the minute as the sun sets over the canyon. Enjoy a fantastic dinner in the lodge's magnificent dining room with superb views of the canyon.
    Hotel: Grand Canyon Lodge.

  • Day 3 Grand Canyon & Lake Powell

    (Relaxed Start) Wake up to the backdrop of the Grand Canyon as you depart for the majesty of Lake Powell. Stop at Glen Canyon Dam to learn about its impact on the Colorado River before arriving at your lakefront resort. Check in to your room, with guaranteed lake views, and enjoy the evening at leisure.
    Hotel: Lake Powell Resorts and Marinas (Lake View Rooms)

  • Day 4 Leisurely Day at Lake Powell

    (Relaxed Start) Spend the day doing entirely as you please. Perhaps join an optional float trip down one of the most scenic stretches of the Colorado River, or take a leisurely optional cruise through scenic Antelope Canyon with its steep, sandstone walls?
    Hotel: Lake Powell Resorts and Marinas (Lake View Rooms)

  • Day 5 Monument Valley & The Navajo Nation

    In the morning, head to Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park and board all-terrain vehicles with a Navajo guide for a tour of the valley floor, used as a backdrop for many Western films. Visit some of the legendary sites where these movies were made. Enjoy a Navajo cookout Highlight Lunch amid the giant buttes and mesas of this unique landscape before making your way to Mesa Verde National Park, where the day draws to a close. Your lodge inside the park offers sweeping vistas reaching into three states.
    Hotel: Far View Lodge (Deluxe View Rooms), Mesa Verde

  • Day 6 Mesa Verde & Moab

    Enjoy an in-depth visit to fascinating Mesa Verde National Park. View the ancient pueblo dwellings known as Cliff Palace. Settle in at your ranch-style lodge, superbly located under lofty red rock cliffs on the banks of the Colorado River. Enjoy a cowboy-style barbecue and Highlight Dinner with all the fixings at your hotel.
    Hotel: Red Cliffs Lodge, Moab

  • Day 7 Delve into Canyonlands & Arches National Park

    (Relaxed Start) In the morning, visit Canyonlands National Park for a drive onto the 'Island in the Sky' - a mesa resting 1,000 feet (305 metres) above the surrounding countryside, offering spectacular views over the dramatic sandstone formations. Then it's on to Arches National Park, housing the greatest concentration of natural arches in the world. Back at the lodge, your afternoon is at leisure. In the evening, why not choose to join an exciting sunset jet boat ride on the mighty Colorado River?
    Hotel: Hotel: Red Cliffs Lodge, Moab

  • Day 8 Capitol Reed & Bryce Canyon National Parks

    Magnificent scenery awaits at Capitol Reef National Park, best known for its Waterpocket Fold, a 100-mile-long (160 km) warp in the earth's crust. Journey along one of the most beautiful roads in the world, Scenic Byway 12, winding through the stunning Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument.
    Hotel: The Lodge at Bryce Canyon

  • Day 9 Whimsical Bryce Canyon National Park

    (Relaxed Start) Start the day travelling through Bryce Canyon, the great natural amphitheatre. The whimsical, eroded rock formations that characterise this National Park are some of Utah's most unusual shapes. Learn how wind, erosion and iron oxidation created the spellbinding hoodoos. In the evening, join your fellow travellers rim-side for a memorable Celebration Dinner overlooking the Canyon
    Hotel: The Lodge at Bryce Canyon

  • Day 10 Zion National Park - Las Vegas

    Enjoy a last look at Bryce Canyon's orange and red rock formations, glowing in early morning light before heading to Zion National Park - one of the most scenic canyons in the United States. Here, join a guided tour by a private Zion Canyon Shuttle, with live commentary, to view the park's best sites. Your tour ends with a departure transfer to Las Vegas International Airport. Airport arrival will be at 16:00.

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