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West USA Guided Tour

October 16, 2012

West USA – Scenic Parks Explorer

Explore and experience the amazing scenic parks of America including Zion, Bryce, Grand Teton, Yellowstone, Arches, Mesa Verde and Grand Canyon National Parks. Marvel at the dramatic towering cliffs, diverse wildlife, awesome rock formations and plunging canyons that create these truly spectacular natural wonders.

14 day guided holiday includes:
• 13 nights First Class accommodation
• Breakfast daily, 8 evening meals including a cowboy dinner in Billings and a Navajo dinner in Monument Valley
• A range of great sightseeing tours as per the itinerary below
• Transportation by luxury air conditioned coach and services of a Travel Director
• All hotel service charges and tips, baggage handling fees and local taxes

From: $3425* per person twin share

Price is per person twin share and land only.
Seasonal surcharges apply to other departures outside these dates.
Single supplement is available.

Itinerary

Day 1 – ARRIVE LAS VEGAS

Welcome to Las Vegas! After checking in at the hotel, browse the exclusive shops, hit the slot machines or just lounge a while by the hotel pool. At 6 p.m., gather at the hotel with your Travel Director and fellow travellers for a Welcome Reception.

Meal(s): (Welcome Reception)
Hotel: Tropicana Las Vegas

Day 2 – LAS VEGAS – ZION & BRYCE CANYON NATIONAL PARKS

Depart Las Vegas for the graceful slot canyons and towering cliffs of Zion National Park. Then it’s onward to Bryce Canyon, home to the world’s largest concentration of hoodoos—tall limestone spires that rise majestically from the desert floor.

Meal(s): (Full Breakfast / Dinner)
Hotel: BW Bryce Canyon Grand

Day 3 – BRYCE CANYON – SALT LAKE CITY

Leave the red rock canyons and travel north to Utah’s capital. See the famed Temple Square, headquarters to the Mormon church and home to the renowned Mormon Tabernacle Choir. This evening, perhaps enjoy an optional visit to Brigham Young’s former home, followed by dinner at the Lion House, featuring pioneer-style ambiance and cuisine.

Meal(s): (Full Breakfast)
Hotel: Hilton Salt Lake City Center

Day 4 – SALT LAKE CITY – JACKSON

Get a glimpse of the route of the pioneers as you cross the Oregon Trail and enter Wyoming. Scenic Jackson stands in the shadows of the icy peaks of the Grand Tetons. This evening, join your Travel Director and travelling companions for a dinner.

Meal(s): (Full Breakfast / Dinner)
Hotel: Antler Inn

Day 5 – JACKSON – GRAND TETON & YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARKS (2 NIGHTS)

Perhaps rise early for an optional guided raft trip to spot wildlife on the Snake River (seasonal). Then traverse Grand Teton National Park on the way to Yellowstone, established in 1872 as the world’s first National Park. Join a Local Expert to explore the spouting geysers, bubbling hot springs and mud paint pots. (When the south entrance is closed due to weather conditions, the itinerary will travel west from Jackson via Idaho and enter Yellowstone National Park through the west entrance).

Meal(s): (Full Breakfast / Dinner)
Hotel: National Park Lodges (NP)

 

What’s Included & Insider Experiences

  • Be My Guest Dine on down-home cowboy cooking while your host—a cowboy entertainer—regales you with tales and songs of life in the saddle in Billings.
  • Hidden Treasure Enjoy at least one surprise Hidden Treasure experience, unique to your itinerary, courtesy of your expert Travel Director.
  • Local Expert Join an interpretive guide for a stroll in Yellowstone National Park.
  • Local Expert Enjoy an informative presentation on the Grand Canyon.

Sightseeing Highlights

  • Zion National Park Discover Zion Canyon’s dramatic towering cliffs.
  • Bryce Canyon National Park View the colourful and whimsical hoodoos.
  • Salt Lake City Enjoy an orientation tour including Temple Square.
  • Jackson Overnight in this authentic Old-West town.
  • Grand Teton National Park View soaring peaks and abundant wildlife.
  • Yellowstone National Park Stroll around the boardwalks to view the geysers, mud pots and bubbling pools in America’s first national park.
  • Cody Visit the Buffalo Bill Historical Center.
  • Little Bighorn Battlefield See the site of General Custer’s Last Stand Black HillsView Mount Rushmore and the Crazy Horse Memorial.
  • Denver Stay in the heart of America’s Mile High City.
  • Vail Stretch your legs in this charming alpine village.
  • Arches National Park View amazing natural rock formations.
  • Mesa Verde National Park Explore ancient Pueblo cliff dwellings.
  • Monument Valley Board an open-air vehicle to tour these iconic buttes and mesas.
  • Grand Canyon National Park Marvel at the sights from the South Rim.

Dining

  • 13 full breakfasts
  • 8 evening meals:
  • Welcome Reception with light appetisers and drinks with your Travel Director in Las Vegas
  • 4 three-course dinners
  • Be My Guest cowboy dinner with wine in Billings
  • Navajo Highlight Dinner with wine in Monument Valley
  • Farewell Dinner with wine at the Grand Canyon

Contact us for more information or a quote.
We are also able to quote for different accommodation, dates, or number of people.

 

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