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The Trailblazer

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Visit glitzy Las Vegas, the Grand Canyon, the rugged desert landscapes of Arizona and more on this trip.

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    • "You will immediately be stricken with awe as you take in all the grandeur that is the Grand Canyon. It's virtually impossible to truly comprehend the majesty of this Natural Wonder. It's moments like this that you realize what it truly means to live The Good Life."Christy Stowell, Travel Director
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      • Crossovers: Itineraries, durations, hotels and inclusions may vary. Please inquire at the time of booking.
      • Note: For rafting on Day 5, participation is at your own risk and a signed liability waiver will be required
      • "You will immediately be stricken with awe as you take in all the grandeur that is the Grand Canyon. It's virtually impossible to truly comprehend the majesty of this Natural Wonder. It's moments like this that you realize what it truly means to live The Good Life."Christy Stowell, Travel Director
      • Trip prices are per person, land only, based on double occupancy and reflect applicable discount. Discounts are subject to availability and may be withdrawn at any time without notice.
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      • For full terms and conditions, please refer to our Website Terms of Use page.
      • Twin-share option not available for trips to South America, Costa Rica, Mexico, Alaska, Hawaii, South Africa, Kenya & Tanzania, Botswana, Zambia or for any holiday & cruise combination, or in Asia and Eastern Mediterranean except Highlights of Turkey (without cruise) & Best of Turkey. It's also not available on Small Group trips.  Guided Vacations included in this restriction are Newfoundland and Labrador (DNLA) as well as Panama, the Canal & Beyond (LPAN).  
      • For trips that are part of our Guaranteed Room Share, please note that there is a no smoking policy in all shared rooms. Solo travel is not accepted on guided Family Experiences holidays unless travelling as part of a family group. 

      About this trip

      See the golden, pink and yellow sunrise over the Grand Canyon, the red and lavender shades of the Painted Desert and Sedona's red rock cliffs and buttes.


      Trip type: Country Explorer i

      Trip code: DTRA

      7 Nights

      accommodation

      11 Meals
      • 7 breakfasts

      • 4 dinners

      On-trip Transport

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      Highlights

      What's Included

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        • Scenic Drive in Sedona, Monument Valley, along Desert View Drive, Oak Creek Canyon, along a portion of Route 66

        • See glittering Lake Powell

        • Visit Grand Canyon, Bryce National Park, Zion National Park


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      Dining

        • 7 breakfasts

        • 4 dinners


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        • Audio Headsets for flexible sightseeing

        • Daily breakfast and an average of 50% of evening meals

        • Luxury air-conditioned coach with WiFi in most countries or alternative transportation (such as rail journeys)

        • Cherry-picked hotels all tried and trusted

        • Hand-picked Insider Experiences

        • Optional Experiences and free time

        • All porterage and local charges included

        • Must-see sightseeing and surprise extras

        • An expert Travel Director and separate Driver

        • All hotel tips, charges and local taxes

        • Airport transfers on the first and last day of your guided holiday

        • VIP entry to many sights


        Airport Transfers

      • Specific transfer information can be found on the airport transfers page


       

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      Arrive Las Vegas

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      Las Vegas – Grand Canyon National Park

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      Grand Canyon National Park – Sedona

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      Sedona – Monument Valley – Lake Powell (2 Nights)

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      Lake Powell

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      Lake Powell – Bryce Canyon National Park – Zion National Park (2 Nights)

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      Zion National Park

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      Zion National Park – Depart Las Vegas

      Day 1

      Arrive Las Vegas Day 1 - Arrive Las Vegas

      The dazzling lights of Las Vegas set the tone for an unforgettable encounter with some of America's most iconic natural sights - a soul-stirring array of canyons, mesas and rocky cliffs. Immerse yourself in the glitz and glamour of Sin City before meeting your Travel Director and fellow travellers for a Welcome Reception.

      Hotel

      Tropicana Las Vegas

      Meals

      • Welcome Reception

      Hotel

      Tropicana Las Vegas

      Meals

      • Welcome Reception

      Day 1

      Day 2

      Las Vegas – Grand Canyon National Park Day 2 - Las Vegas – Grand Canyon National Park

      Say goodbye to Vegas and journey east to Grand Canyon National Park. We hit the "Mother Road" as we journey past fifties-style diners, motels and general stores - colourful highlights on a journey that will take you through stunning desert landscapes. From the iconic to the unexpected, the UNESCO-listed Grand Canyon is beyond anything you could have ever imagined. Meet your Local Specialist who will share insights into the canyon's geological marvels. Watch how the light plays on its layered cliffs, revealing a different story at every vantage point. Later, take a mental snapshot as you watch a mesmerising sunset over one of the world's seven natural wonders - its grandeur lingering far longer in our minds than the fading light glinting off its ancient rock-face.

      Hotel

      National Park Lodges

      Meals

      • Full Breakfast

      Hotel

      National Park Lodges

      Meals

      • Full Breakfast

      Optional Experiences

      North Canyon Tour Helicopter Flight, Bell Aircraft (April 1 - October 31)

      Your tour takes you over the Kaibab National Forest and into the deepest portion of the Grand Canyon, through the Dragon Corridor, and continues to the North Rim, where you view the incredible geological differences between the North and South Rims. During your return to the South Rim, enjoy breathtaking views of temples, shrines and rock formations sculpted by time while flying above the widest portion of the mighty Colorado River. Subject to weather conditions. Flight duration: 25-30 minutes.

      Adult Price: US$220.00
      (Price is subject to change)

      Day 2

      Day 3

      Grand Canyon National Park – Sedona Day 3 - Grand Canyon National Park – Sedona

      Rise early to watch the first rays of sun hit the Grand Canyon and consider an optional helicopter or fixed-wing aircraft flightseeing trip to view the canyon from the sky. Travel south through Kaibab National Forest, then wind your way along Oak Creek Canyon admiring its sea of ponderosa pines. Amidst the beautiful Red Rocks, we settle in to the artists' enclave of Sedona, our home for tonight. Spend the rest of the day relaxing or join an optional jeep experience into Red Rock Country. We dine at our hotel this evening.

      Hotel

      Poco Diablo Resort

      Meals

      • Full Breakfast
      • Dinner

      Hotel

      Poco Diablo Resort

      Meals

      • Full Breakfast
      • Dinner

      Optional Experiences

      North Canyon Tour Helicopter Flight

      Your tour takes you over the Kaibab National Forest and into the deepest portion of the Grand Canyon, through the Dragon Corridor, and continues to the North Rim, where you view the incredible geological differences between the North and South Rims. During your return to the South Rim, enjoy breathtaking views of temples, shrines and rock formations sculpted by time while flying above the widest portion of the mighty Colorado River. Subject to weather conditions. Flight duration: 25-30 minutes.

      Adult Price: US$219.00
      (Price is subject to change)

      Grand Kingdom EcoStar Helicopter Flight

      Fly the EC 130, the “newest and quietest” helicopters in the Grand Canyon with larger windows, and all seats facing forward. Embark on this 45-50 minute tour of the Eastern Grand Canyon that combines with the renowned beauty of The North Canyon tour. Enjoy spectacular views of the Painted Desert and Colorado River. Subject to weather conditions. Flight duration: 40-50 minutes.

      Adult Price: US$310.00
      (Price is subject to change)

      Grand Discovery South Rim Airplane Tour Fixed Wing Aircraft

      The original air tour of the Grand Canyon and the best value! Board an ultra-quiet small aircraft for a 40-45 minute Grand Discovery flight over the Grand Canyon. The Vistaliner airplanes feature oversize windows that make every seat the best seat and allows for post card quality pictures! This tour covers the most famous and beautiful parts of the Grand Canyon including the Eastern Zuni Corridor, the Confluence and the North Rim and returns through the Western Dragon Corridor. Subject to weather conditions. Flight duration: 40-50 minutes.

      Adult Price: US$160.00
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      Soldiers Pass Trail

      Join this off road thrilling adventure to view spectacular scenery beyond words. Your colorful western guides will open doors for you to inner sanctuaries and secrets of the magical, mystical lands of Sedona - a place for your soul, and joy for your heart! Gratuity included. Approx. duration: 1.5 hours

      Adult Price: US$67.00
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      Easy on the Asphalt

      A “Sedona snapshot” with great photo opportunities! Join us on this informative and relaxing, yet breathtaking tour of some of the most photographed sites in all of Arizona. On-road tour. The Chapel may be substituted during the busy season due to traffic. Approx. duration: 1.5 hours

      Adult Price: US$68.00
      (Price is subject to change)

      Canyons and Cowboys (90 minutes)

      Your Red Rock Western Guide takes you through a scenic wonderland surrounded by seven majestic canyons into historic Dry Creek Basin. Relive early cowboy days in this fun outing in Sedona. Approx. duration: 1.5 hours

      Adult Price: US$68.00
      (Price is subject to change)

      Day 3

      Day 4

      Sedona – Monument Valley – Lake Powell (2 Nights) Day 4 - Sedona – Monument Valley – Lake Powell (2 Nights)

      Journey north, stopping at Cameron Trading Post to browse through Navajo handicrafts and perhaps a taste of traditional fry bread. Then, we venture forth to the badlands of the Painted Desert, whose rugged landscape changes hour-by-hour as the sun illuminates the eroded stone of the desert floor. Monument Valley is our next stop, where we'll board open-air vehicles, passing mesas and iconic rock formations that rise up from the red valley floor. We arrive on the shores of glittering Lake Powell next, surrounded by the rusty red walls of Glen Canyon. Enjoy dinner at your resort against the surreal backdrop.

      Hotel

      Lake Powell Resort and Marinas (Guaranteed Lake View or Marina Rooms)

      Meals

      • Full Breakfast
      • Dinner

      Hotel

      Lake Powell Resort and Marinas (Guaranteed Lake View or Marina Rooms)

      Meals

      • Full Breakfast
      • Dinner

      Day 4

      Day 5

      Lake Powell Day 5 - Lake Powell

      Enjoy a day to indulge your inner adventurer, spending the day exploring this exquisite lakeside setting on your terms. Perhaps rise early for an exhilarating hike, relax in the sun on the shores of this crystal-blue lake or kayak on its waters in search of secluded bays. Consider embarking on an optional raft experience^ down one of the prettiest sections of the Colorado River or take a scenic cruise on the lake, visiting exquisite Antelope Canyon.

      Meals

      • Full Breakfast

      Meals

      • Full Breakfast

      Optional Experiences

      *Float Trip Down the Colorado River

      This float trip lets you enjoy all the sights and stops of Glen Canyon in a convenient half-day format. It starts with a two-mile tunnel drive (and dinosaur tracks!) before you board your river craft. It continues to Petroglyph Beach and its fascinating artifacts. You’ll look up in awe at the soaring cliffs above Horseshoe Bend as you learn the stories of the ancestral Puebloan people who lived here. Afterward, you’ll enjoy a stunning motor-coach ride back from Lees Ferry to Page, passing Vermillion Cliffs, beautiful orchards, and historic structures along the way. Approx. duration: 3.5 hours

      Adult Price: US$98.00
      (Price is subject to change)

      Antelope Canyon Cruise

      With a shoreline longer than the entire west coast of the United States, Lake Powell is the second largest man-made lake in the country and one of the top destinations for sightseeing cruises. Be sure to bring your camera on this scenic 90-minute cruise through the Canyons. View towering Navajo Sandstone geologic formations with stunning red and burnt orange rocks, sandy beaches, and sapphire blue waters. Learn about the famous slot canyons and sculpted cracks in the sandstone that are often less than 10 feet wide but can be several hundred feet deep. A photo stop will also be made at the crest of the Glen Canyon Dam, the second largest concrete arch dam in the United States which is more than 600 feet above the Colorado River. Approx. duration: 1.5 hours

      Adult Price: US$68.00
      (Price is subject to change)

      Day 5

      Day 6

      Lake Powell – Bryce Canyon National Park – Zion National Park (2 Nights) Day 6 - Lake Powell – Bryce Canyon National Park – Zion National Park (2 Nights)

      Continue your journey to the mesmerising pink, orange and red spires of Bryce Canyon National Park. Witness first-hand the eerie pillars that rise up from the desert floor - the world's largest collection of hoodoos that have eroded over millions of years. Keep a keen eye for one of the park's rare bristlecone pines, the longest-living trees known to man, then travel to Zion National Park, where we'll spend the next two nights.

      Hotel

      Holiday Inn Express Springdale

      Meals

      • Full Breakfast

      Hotel

      Holiday Inn Express Springdale

      Meals

      • Full Breakfast

      Day 6

      Day 7

      Zion National Park Day 7 - Zion National Park

      A full day with the freedom to explore Zion National Park and take the same paths once travelled by America's early pioneers and Native Americans. Admire the graceful slot canyons, towering cliffs and jaw-dropping monoliths, all carved out over 200 million years from the orange sandstone. Stretch your legs on a leisurely stroll along the Virgin River from the Temple of Sinawava to the start of the Zion Narrows, or hike up to the three Emerald Pools. See if you can spot the park's resident Peregrine falcons, California condors and Bald eagles, or join a park ranger to learn more about the inhabitants who live there. This evening, share your adventures with your travel companions at a festive Farewell Dinner.

      Meals

      • Continental Breakfast
      • Farewell Dinner

      Meals

      • Continental Breakfast
      • Farewell Dinner

      Day 7

      Day 8

      Zion National Park – Depart Las Vegas Day 8 - Zion National Park – Depart Las Vegas

      Head west and wind along the interstate that skirts the Virgin River Gorge traversing the vast arid expanses of the Mojave Desert. A transfer is provided to Las Vegas International Airport and to the Tropicana Las Vegas if you'd like to extend your stay.

      Meals

      • Continental Breakfast

      Meals

      • Continental Breakfast

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        • Scenic Drive in Sedona, Monument Valley, along Desert View Drive, Oak Creek Canyon, along a portion of Route 66

        • See glittering Lake Powell

        • Visit Grand Canyon, Bryce National Park, Zion National Park


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      Dining

        • 7 breakfasts

        • 4 dinners


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        • Audio Headsets for flexible sightseeing

        • Daily breakfast and an average of 50% of evening meals

        • Luxury air-conditioned coach with WiFi in most countries or alternative transportation (such as rail journeys)

        • Cherry-picked hotels all tried and trusted

        • Hand-picked Insider Experiences

        • Optional Experiences and free time

        • All porterage and local charges included

        • Must-see sightseeing and surprise extras

        • An expert Travel Director and separate Driver

        • All hotel tips, charges and local taxes

        • Airport transfers on the first and last day of your guided holiday

        • VIP entry to many sights


        Airport Transfers

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