Wonders of the American West with Insight Vacations

Resort: Wonders of the American West with Insight Vacations
Operator: Kuoni
Destination: United States Of America
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Overview

A comprehensive exploration of the American West visits awesome natural wonders and stays at rustic lodges amid dazzling panoramas that no camera could ever quite capture. This sojourn provides an ideal pace, combining short jaunts and single overnight stays with longer, comfortable journeys and two-night stops. Altitude and level of activity are suitable for the reasonably fit traveller.

Itinerary

DAY 1 – ARRIVE LAS VEGAS
Enjoy your complimentary private VIP door-to-door transfer to your UK departure airport. Welcome to Las Vegas. On arrival at Las Vegas International Airport, your transfer takes you to your hotel. At 18:00, join your Tour Director for a Welcome Reception with drinks

and a light meal.

Stay: The Cosmopolitan™ of Las Vegas
Welcome Dinner

DAY 2 – THE WONDERS OF THE GRAND CANYON
In the morning, head into Arizona to the North Rim of Grand Canyon National Park and

the historic Grand Canyon Lodge. At night, watch the colours change by the minute as the sun sets on the canyon. Enjoy a fantastic dinner in the lodge’s magnificent dining room with superb views of the canyon.
Stay: Grand Canyon Lodge
Full Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 3 – GRAND CANYON AND LAKE POWELL

Wake up to the backdrop of the Grand Canyon as you depart for the majesty of Lake Powell. Stop at Glen Canyon Dam to learn about its impact on the Colorado River before arriving at your lakefront resort. Check into your room with guaranteed lake views and enjoy the evening at leisure.
Stay: Lake Powell Resorts and Marinas
Full Breakfast

DAY 4 – A LEISURELY DAY AT LAKE POWELL
A full day to do entirely as you please. In the morning, perhaps choose to join an optional float trip down one of the most scenic stretches of the Colorado River or in the afternoon, perhaps take a leisurely optional cruise though scenic Antelope Canyon with

its dramatic, steep sandstone walls.
Stay: Lake Powell Resorts and Marinas
Full Breakfast

DAY 5 – MONUMENT VALLEY AND THE NAVAJO NATION
In the morning, head to Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park and board all-terrain

vehicles with a Navajo guide for a tour of the valley floor, used as a backdrop for many Western films. Visit some of the legendary sites where these movies were made, as well as restricted areas with rock windows and arches of unique shapes and sizes. Then, enjoy a Navajo cookout Highlight Lunch s amidst the giant buttes and mesas of this unique landscape before making your way to Mesa Verde National Park where the day draws to a close. Your lodge inside the park offers sweeping vistas reaching into three states.

Stay: Far View Lodge, Mesa Verde
Full Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 6 – MESA VERDE AND MOAB
Enjoy an in-depth visit to fascinating Mesa Verde National Park. a Descend into a canyon for a visit to the impressive Spruce Tree House, an amazing dwelling built into a natural alcove containing 130 rooms and eight ceremonial chambers. Continue North into Dolores and explore the Anasazi Heritage Center a to learn about the history and culture of the Puebloans. Settle in at your ranch-style lodge, superbly located under lofty red rock cliffs on the banks of the Colorado River. Enjoy a Cowboy BBQ and Highlight Dinner with all the fixins at your hotel.
Hotel: Red Cliffs Lodge, Moab

Full Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 7 – DELVE INTO ARCHES AND CANYONLANDS NATIONAL PARKS
In the morning, visit Arches National Park, housing the greatest concentration of natural arches in the world. Then it’s on to Canyonlands National Park for a drive onto the ‘Island in the Sky’, a a mesa resting 1,000 feet (305 m) above the surrounding countryside, offering spectacular views over the stark, dramatic sandstone formations. Back at the lodge, the afternoon is at leisure. In the evening, perhaps join an exciting sunset jet boat ride on the mighty Colorado River.
Stay: Red Cliffs Lodge, Moab

Full Breakfast

DAY 8 – CAPITOL REEF AND BRYCE CANYON NATIONAL PARKS
Magnificent scenery awaits you at Capitol Reef National Park, best known for its Waterpocket Fold, a a 100 mile (160 km) long warp in the earth’s crust. Then journey along one of the most beautiful roads in the world, Scenic Byway 12, winding through the stunning Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument.
Stay: Bryce Canyon National Park Lodge
Full Breakfast

DAY 9 – WHIMSICAL BRYCE CANYON NATIONAL PARK
Start the day, travelling through Bryce Canyon and the length of this great natural amphitheatre. The whimsical eroded rock formations that characterise this National Park are some of Utah’s most unusual shapes. Learn how wind, erosion and iron oxidation created the spellbinding ‘hoodoos’. a In the evening, join your fellow travellers rim-side for a Celebration Dinner overlooking the Canyon.

Stay: Bryce Canyon National Park Lodge
Full Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 10 – ZION NATIONAL PARK AND BACK TOLAS VEGAS
Enjoy a last look at Bryce Canyon’s orange and red rock formations glowing in early

morning light before heading to Zion National Park, one of the most scenic canyons in the United States. Here, join a guided tour by private shuttle with live commentary a to view the park’s best sites. Your tour ends with a departure transfer to Las Vegas

International Airport. On arrival at your UK airport, your driver will greet and escort you to your waiting car for your return private VIP transfer home.

Airport arrival will be at 14:00.
Full Breakfast

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