Best of the Canyonlands

Tour Type: Regional Explorer
Brochure Type: USA Canada and Central America 2023

Descend from the Mile High City into the foothills of the Rockies and through the badlands, canyons, and arches rising from desert landscapes. From Arches and Canyonlands National Parks tours and a traditional cookout with Navajo hosts to the Grand Canyon itself, it's a best-of experience not to be missed.

Choice Highlights
Must-see Highlights
  • Visit Vail, Arches and Canyonlands National Parks, Moab, the cliff dwellings of Mesa Verde National Park, Monument Valley, Grand Canyon National Park, Las Vegas
  • See Delicate Arch in Arches National Park
  • Scenic Drive along Desert View Drive and Route 66
  • Visit one of the greatest resort cities, Las Vegas
Iconic Experience
  • Vail: Visit the European-style Vail Village and enjoy shops and cafes surrounded by mountains.
  • Moab: Enjoy small town hospitality with incredible red rock landscapes with a visit to Moab.
  • Arches National Park: Spend time in Arches National Park, housing the world's largest concentration of natural sandstone arches. Beyond the arches, you'll also find sandstone fins, massive balanced rocks, pinnacles and spires.
  • Canyonlands National Park: The Island in the Sky mesa rests over 1,000 feet (304 m) above the surrounding terrain. Here, every overlook offers a different perspective of the dramatic sandstone formations in Canyonlands National Park.
  • Mesa Verde: Enjoy an in-depth visit to fascinating Mesa Verde National Park and observe some of the best-preserved Ancestral Puebloan archaeological sites in the United States.
  • Cameron (AZ): Cameron Trading Post has existed more than a century. Visit this quintessential stop where you can pick up some Navajo crafts, view incredible Native American artwork or enjoy some delicious fry bread.
  • Grand Canyon National Park: Arrive at one of the seven natural wonders of the world and the second most visited national park in the United States, the Grand Canyon. Encompassing 278 miles (447 km) of the Colorado River and adjacent uplands, Grand Canyon is one of the most spectacular examples of erosion anywhere in the world and offers unmatched vistas along its rim.
  • Las Vegas: Go sightseeing in the largest city in Nevada and one of the world's greatest resort cities, Las Vegas.
MAKE TRAVEL MATTER
  • Monument Valley: Travel to Monument Valley for a highly enjoyable cookout lunch with members of the Navajo Nation. You'll take off-road vehicles to the cookout site where you'll enjoy a delicious steak and chicken dinner with a chance to try traditional Navajo tacos and fry-bread.
Dive Into Culture
  • Grand Canyon National Park: Embark on a private nature walk and enjoy a presentation from a geological expert on the Grand Canyon.
  • Monument Valley: Journey through the desert to Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park, where you will board all-terrain vehicles to explore the valley with a Navajo guide.
Whats Included
  • An expert Travel Director and professional Driver
  • Cherry-picked hotels, all tried and trusted
  • All porterage and restaurant gratuities
  • All hotel tips, charges and local taxes
  • Breakfast daily and up to half of your evening meals
  • Must-see sightseeing and surprise extras
  • Audio headsets for flexible sightseeing
  • All transport and transfers shown
  • Luxury air-conditioned coach with Wi-Fi in most countries or alternative transportation (such as rail journeys)
  • Optional Experiences and free time

Details

Tour Operator
Trafalgar Tours
Offer
Offer valid through 12/31/2022
Duration
7 Days
Escorted
Escorted - Yes
DayDestinationDescription
Day 1Discover DenverDiscover Denver: Channel your inner pioneer as you embark on an epic encounter with the peaks, canyons and deserts of what was once the treacherous Wild West. We kick-start our expedition in Denver, exploring the Mile High City at your leisure before meeting our Travel Director and fellow expeditioners for a Welcome Reception this evening.
Sheraton Denver Downtown
Day 2Venture To VailVenture To Vail: Start off your trip with breakfast as you prepare for the day of exploration ahead. Descend into the foothills of the Rockies and cross the Continental Divide en route to the alluring alpine village of Vail. The launch-pad to powder days enjoyed within a world of startling white, Vail's enchanting old-world feel will linger in your mind as you journey to Moab, whose rugged beauty was immortalized on the big screen by the legendary John Ford in the 1940s. Admire the blazing rocky red cliffs as the sun sets or explore this gateway to a myriad of adventures - tonight is yours to enjoy on your terms.
Best Western Plus Canyonlands Inn
Day 3Utah's CanyonlandsExplore Utah's Canyonlands: Tread lightly through the captivating landscapes of Utah's Canyonlands and Arches as you explore Mother Nature's profound mark on the surrounding geology. Deep canyons, towering spires and mesas give way to thousands of fiery sandstone arches during today's encounter with two soul-stirring national parks. See iconic Delicate Arch and if you like, take a short hike to the view point for an up close look. Reconnect with nature and admire how the land has adapted to the ravages of wind, water and time. Then, enjoy the rest of the day at leisure.
Best Western Plus Canyonlands Inn
Day 4Pioneer Through Monument ValleyPioneer Through Monument Valley Make Travel Matter: This morning, say goodbye to the playground of giants and arrive at the UNESCO-listed Mesa Verde National Park where we'll enjoy a rare opportunity to delve into the history and culture of the once-flourishing community of the Ancestral Pueblo people. Explore their beautifully preserved dwellings hewn from the sandstone cliff centuries ago and look down at the massive Cliff Palace, the largest cliff dwelling in the world. This evening enjoy a MAKE TRAVEL MATTER Experience and join our generous Navajo hosts for a traditional cookout Regional Dinner against the surreal backdrop of Monument Valley.
Goulding's Lodge
Day 5Roam The Grand CanyonRoam The Grand Canyon Connect with Locals Dive Into Culture: The arresting beauty of Monument Valley is ours to explore this morning as we join a Local Specialist and Dive Into Culture as we drive in an open-air vehicle past its towering sandstone buttes and mesas that rise up from the barren landscape. We continue through the ancestral home of the Navajo, arriving at Cameron Trading Post for a quick shopping stop and perhaps a taste of traditional fry bread. Driving along the scenic Desert View Drive, we skirt the South Rim of the Grand Canyon and gaze into its mesmerizing multi-coloured depths before Connecting With a Local to gain insights into its geologic life. Our grand adventure almost at its end, we join our fellow travellers for a Farewell Dinner to reminisce over the epic landscapes encountered along our journey.
National Park Lodges
Day 6Las VegasA Scenic Journey To Las Vegas: Rise early to catch the first rays of light as they illuminate the canyon. Consider an optional helicopter or fixed-wing aircraft flightseeing trip to view this feat of nature from the sky or enjoy a leisurely morning, before we journey to Sin City. Desolation gives way to a desert oasis as we cruise back in time past motels, diners and gas stations towards the dazzling lights of Las Vegas.
Horseshoe Las Vegas
Day 7Las VegasSo Long Vegas: Our exhilarating adventure through the canyon lands has come to an end. Grab some breakfast as you prepare to say farewell to your friends or consider extending your stay at Horseshoe, Las Vegas. A complimentary transfer will be provided at whatever time you'd like to Harry Reid International Airport in Las Vegas.
Dates/Pricing

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April 29, 2023$2,573.00* (USD) / Land PriceQuote
May 12, 2023$2,703.00* (USD) / Land Price - Definite DepartureQuote
May 13, 2023$2,678.00* (USD) / Land PriceQuote
May 18, 2023$2,754.00* (USD) / Land Price - Definite DepartureQuote
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June 08, 2023$2,678.00* (USD) / Land PriceQuote
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June 30, 2023$2,620.00* (USD) / Land PriceQuote
July 01, 2023$2,620.00* (USD) / Land PriceQuote
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September 08, 2023$2,678.00* (USD) / Land PriceQuote
September 09, 2023$2,678.00* (USD) / Land PriceQuote
September 15, 2023$2,678.00* (USD) / Land Price - Definite DepartureQuote
September 16, 2023$2,678.00* (USD) / Land PriceQuote
September 21, 2023$2,678.00* (USD) / Land PriceQuote
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September 23, 2023$2,754.00* (USD) / Land Price - Definite DepartureQuote
September 28, 2023$2,678.00* (USD) / Land PriceQuote
September 29, 2023$2,678.00* (USD) / Land PriceQuote
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October 07, 2023$2,678.00* (USD) / Land PriceQuote
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October 21, 2023$2,620.00* (USD) / Land PriceQuote
October 28, 2023$2,620.00* (USD) / Land Price - FullQuote
November 04, 2023$2,515.00* (USD) / Land Price - FullQuote
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