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Best Of Canyonlands

7 day Escorted Tour - from £1507

Taking you inside America’s impressive canyon country, we explore the incredible natural structures of Arches and Canyonlands National Parks, Mesa Verde and the Grand Canyon.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Travel on Route 66
  • Arches and Canyonlands National Parks
  • Monument Valley
  • Grand Canyon National Park
  • The bright lights of Las Vegas
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Your Itinerary

Day 1 - Arrive Denver

Welcome to the Mile High City. Nestled between the High Plains and the majestic Rockies, Denver entices visitors and locals alike with sunny blue skies and snowcapped peaks. After settling in at your hotel, head out on your own to take in some of Denver’s attractions. At 6 p.m., gather at the hotel with your Travel Director and fellow travellers for a Welcome Reception.

Hotel: Sheraton Denver Downtown
Meals: Dinner

Day 2 - Moab

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 immortalised on the big screen by the legendary John Ford in the 1940s. Admire the blazing rocky red cliffs as the sun sets over the desert or explore this gateway to a myriad of adventures – tonight is yours to enjoy on your terms.

Hotel: BW Plus Canyonlands Inn
Meals: Breakfast

Day 3 - Canyonlands and Arches National Park

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.

Hotel: BW Plus Canyonlands Inn
Meals:Breakfast

Day 4 - Monument Valley

This morning, we’ll arrive at the UNESCO-listed Mesa Verde National Park, 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, we join our generous Navajo hosts for a traditional cookout Regional Dinner against the surreal backdrop of Monument Valley.

Hotel: Goulding’s Lodge
Meals: Breakfast and dinner

Day 5 - Grand Canyon

The arresting beauty of Monument Valley is ours to explore this morning as we join a Local Specialist for a 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 mesmerising multi-coloured depths before meeting another Local Specialist 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.

Hotel: National Park Lodges, Grand Canyon
Meals: Breakfast and dinner

Day 6 - 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 desert oases as we cruise back in time past motels, diners and gas stations towards the dazzling lights of Las Vegas.

Hotel: Harrahs Las Vegas
Meals: Breakfast

Day 7 - Depart Las Vegas

This morning, a transfer is provided to Las Vegas International Airport or perhaps choose to extend your stay in Las Vegas.

Meals: Breakfast

7 day Escorted Tour - from £1507

With flights from £2067

OPTIONS

  • Add extra nights in Las Vegas – from £20
  • Add a beach stay in Los Angeles – from £157
  • Extend your stay in Denver – from £35
  • Choose to fly economy, premium, business or first class

DEPARTURE DATES

2020 Departures
9, 15, 16, 20, 21, 22, 23, 26, 27, 28, 29 & 30 April 2020
4, 5, 6, 12, 13, 19, 20, 26 & 27 May 2020
2, 3, 4, 18 & 30 July 2020
11, 15, 18, 22, 27 & 29 August 2020
1, 3, 5, 17, 18, 19, 24, 25 & 26 September 2020
1, 2, 3, 8, 9, 10, 17, 20, 27 & 31 October 2020

Tours are subject to availability. Call 0333 234 0922 or enquire online to check your departure date.

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**Early Bird Offer – Book by 28th February 2020 and save 10%. Valid on new bookings only for select departure. subject to availability, seasonal variations apply**

All prices are per person, based on 2 sharing a twin room, and include meals where shown. Call Freedom Destinations for departure dates and availability. Seasonal variations may apply – call 0333 234 0922 or enquire now for more details** Note: Itineraries may vary for tours departing from 1st April 2021 onwards.

YOUR TOURING EXPERIENCE

First class touring with the company of others. Our experienced guides will make sure you don’t miss a thing.

Your Escorted Tour includes:

  • Superb sightseeing, walks and activities
  • Luxury air-conditioned coach travel
  • 6 nights hotel accommodation
  • 6 breakfasts and 3 dinners
  • Expert tour director
  • Airport transfers and extra night options

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