Salt Lake City, Utah to Las Vegas, Nevada
9 days/8 nights
The Southwestern United States is home to some of the most
incredible geological oddities and forms in the shapes of canyons and arches,
and are a draw for people from around the world. This tour takes in the highlights to
capture the very essence of the American Southwest!
Great value inclusions:
- 8 nights - 3 star hotels
- Round-trip luxury motorcoach transportation
- Porterage for one suitcase
- Professional tour guide
- 11 meals
- 7 National Parks and Monuments park admissions
- Mormon Temple tour
- Lake Powell lunch cruise
- Las Vegas tour by night
Day 1 - Salt Lake City, Utah
Fly to Salt Lake City, set at the foot of the vertical Wasatch Mountains and along
the shore of the Great Salt Lake. An afternoon tour of the Mormon Temple is included in the city tour. This evening, a gala welcome dinner kicks off the tour.
(Overnight in Salt Lake City, UT)
Day 2 - Moab, Utah
Depart southward to the unspoiled desert area of Arches National Park to see the largest number of natural arches in the country. Arches exists at the peak of perfection, with awesome size and delicacy, and each arch is as individual as a footprint. Sporty Moab overlooks the vital Colorado River at the 4,000 foot level, and is dotted with quaint shops with
western flair and outdoor outfitters. This afternoon finds you in Canyonlands National Park.
(Overnight in Canyonlands, UT)
Day 3 - Capitol Reef National Park
Journey to the Capitol Reef National Park, so named for the combination of two picturesque images, "Reef" for the ridges of sharply jutting rock, and "Capitol" which describe the white-domed peaks of exposed sandstone that dominate the horizon.
(Overnight in Torrey, UT)
Day 4 - Bryce Canyon
Colorful rocks, sculpted by wind and water erosion into pillars called "hoodoos" are just one of the fantastic land formations you'll see. Iron oxides give red, yellow and brown tints to the limestone in an "otherworldly" appearance, while magnesium oxides lend an additional lavender hue.
(Overnight near Zion National Park, UT)
Day 5 - Zion National Park
Zion National Park is where you will find rock formations dotted with waterfalls and hanging gardens. The gigantic stone mass of the Watchman towers above at 2,555 feet and features a multi-colored stairway above the canyon floor. Enjoy the fabulous scenery and remember to have lots of film on hand. You will also experience for yourself the peace and seclusion
for which Zion is known. (Overnight in Kanab, UT)
Day 6 - Lake Powell and Grand Canyon
Head for Arizona today. A luncheon cruise on Lake Powell is scheduled before journeying to the South Rim of the Grand Canyon. The "Grand Daddy" of all canyons, the Grand Canyon has evolved from some 2 billion years of erosion by the Colorado River's insistent
force, and is considered one of the great natural wonders of the world, with a
depth of over a mile. (Overnight in Grand Canyon, AZ)
Day 7 - Las Vegas, Nevada
Glitter and glamour await in the "Entertainment Capital of the World"... Las Vegas. Drive a section of the storied "Route 66" before
you catch sight of the light of the casinos. A farewell dinner is included followed by a
spectacular tour of Las Vegas at night.
(Overnight in Las Vegas, NV)
Day 8 - Las Vegas
Enjoy the day exploring this exciting city. Do a little gambling, sightseeing
or make a reservation for one of the many shows. (Overnight in Las Vegas, NV)
Day 9 - Departure
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Return to your home with special memories of some of the most scenic areas of North America!