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9 Days · 15 Meals
Travel Type: Air Holiday

Featuring Five National Parks
Immerse yourself in the beauty and wonder of our National Parks. Stand on the North Rim of the Grand Canyon, hear tales and truths of these legendary parks from your local guides. You won't believe your eyes!

Highlights
  • 15 Meals (5 dinners, 2 lunches and 8 breakfasts)
  • Round trip airport transfers
  • Spend 2 nights inside Grand Canyon National Park at the fabulous north rim
  • Explore Grand Canyon National Park’s North Rim with a local guide
  • Visit Pipe Spring National Monument
  • Spend 1 night in Las Vegas and enjoy the laser magic of the Fremont Street Experience
  • Enjoy a scenic cruise on Lake Powell and visit Glen Canyon Dam
  • Visit Monument Valley with included traditional Navajo lunch and guided four-wheel-drive jeep tour
  • Visits to Natural Bridges National Monument and Capitol Reef National Park
  • Touring in Bryce Canyon National Park to see the multi-hued spires and cliffs set inside a natural amphitheater
  • Travel Utah’s scenic Highway 12 through Escalante Grand Staircase National Monument
  • Spend 2 nights in Springdale, UT just outside the entrance to Zion National Park
  • Embark on a narrated tour of Zion National Park with its sheer cliffs and painted sandstone walls
  • $45 in Mayflower Money
Day-by-Day
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  1. Day One – Arrive in Las Vegas
    Arrive today in exciting Las Vegas and spend the night on the glittering “Fremont Street Experience.” You’ll have the remainder of the day at leisure for relaxation, enjoying the free entertainment presented on Fremont Street, plus time to test your chances at the gaming tables or slot machines. (Dinner)
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  1. Day Two – Pipe Spring National Monument and the North Rim
    Heading into Arizona, we’ll visit the old Mormon fort at Pipe Spring National Monument, then continue on to the North Rim of magnificent Grand Canyon National Park, where we’ll spend the next two nights just steps away from one of the world’s great spectacles. Dinner awaits in the Grand Canyon Lodge dining room. (Breakfast and dinner)
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  1. Day Three – Discover the Grand Canyon and Cape Royal and Point Imperial
    A full day to experience the wonders of the Grand Canyon begins with an excursion to Cape Royal and Point Imperial, offering incomparable views of this gaping chasm, about one mile deep and ten miles across. Those who have visited the heavily-traveled South Rim will be surprised to see that the views and environment are distinctively different here. You’ll have the afternoon for hiking to nearby Bright Angel Point, ranger-conducted programs or simply relaxing. (Breakfast)
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  1. Day Four – Vermilion Cliffs and Lake Powell Cruise
    A scenic drive along Vermilion Cliffs National Monument brings us to the impressive Colorado River Gorge at Navajo Bridge. Near Page this afternoon, we’ll visit massive Glen Canyon Dam before a “Canyons Adventure” cruise on sky-blue Lake Powell through Glen Canyon National Recreation Area. Dinner has been arranged at the Antelope Point Marina. (Breakfast and dinner)
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  1. Day Five – Monument Valley Jeep Tour
    This morning we’ll visit Navajo National Monument to view the Betatakin Ruin. Later we continue on to incredible Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park, where numerous Western movies, television shows and commercials have been filmed. A traditional Navajo lunch and Navajo-guided, four-wheel drive tour are included in our visit. En route to Bluff, Utah, we’ll pause at Goosenecks State Park for stunning views of the San Juan River Canyons. Dinner tonight is at the Cottonwood Steak House. (Breakfast, lunch and dinner)
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  1. Day Six – Natural Bridges and Capitol Reef National Park
    After a visit to the Puebloan ruins at Edge of the Cedars State Park, next comes sightseeing and a picnic lunch at Natural Bridges National Monument, home to three mighty stone bridges, viewable from convenient overlooks. An afternoon scenic drive brings us to impressive Capitol Reef National Park, where white sandstone “domes” cap massive reef-like cliffs. We’ll spend the night in Torrey. (Breakfast and lunch)
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  1. Day Seven – Escalante-Grand Staircase and Bryce Canyon National Park
    A memorable day begins on Utah’s incredible Highway 12 Scenic Byway, winding through spectacular Escalante-Grand Staircase National Monument. Reaching the famed “Pink Cliffs” of Bryce Canyon National Park, we’ll follow the Rim Drive to view vividly-colored, fantastic rock forms approximating castles, temples, even whole cities sculptured in stone! Later we’ll motor through the slickrock canyons and historic tunnel of Zion National Park, and soon check in for two nights in Springdale. (Breakfast)
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  1. Day Eight – Zion National Park
    Today features awe-inspiring Zion National Park, where the Virgin River has cut a dramatic rugged gorge through multi-hued sandstone, shale and limestone. We’ll look up at the towering rock walls surrounding us on all sides as we tour this incredible natural wonder aboard open-air sightseeing trams, plus enjoy time for exploring on our own or shopping in picturesque Springdale. Tonight’s “farewell” dinner will be served at our lodge. (Breakfast and dinner)
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  1. Day Nine – Homeward Bound
    This morning we’ll leave Utah and travel through the Virgin River Gorge en route to Las Vegas McCarren International Airport for flights home departing after 1:00 p.m. (Breakfast)
Accommodations

Lodging

Day One

Golden Nugget Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada

Days Two and Three

Grand Canyon Lodges, Grand Canyon, Arizona

Day Four

Quality Inn Lake Powell, Page, Arizona

Day Five

Desert Rose Inn, Bluff, Utah

Day Six

Sandstone Inn, Torrey, Utah

Days Seven and Eight

Majestic View Lodge, Springdale, Utah

Dates and Rates
2012 Departure Dates Per Person Twin Single Room Add Triple Room Deduct
August 2 $1,998 add $829 deduct $16
September 6 $1,998 add $829 deduct $16
September 13 $1,998 add $829 deduct $16

Call for air rates and schedules from your city to and from Las Vegas.

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Rooms for the night before the tour are available.
Cost for a room in Las Vegas is $99, tax included.

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