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Best of the Canyonlands

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Take in the Mile High City of Denver and San Juan National Forest on this Regional Explorer trip.

"This was our first Trafalgar tour and we would not travel any other way now!"

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      • 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 Discounts are subject to availability and may be withdrawn at any time without notice.
      • Trip prices are correct at the time of the products going live, however are subject to confirmation at the time of booking. All trip information is correct at time of trips going live, however are subject to change - please confirm all details at time of booking.
      • 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

      Descend from the Mile High City, into the foothills of the Rockies and through the badlands, canyons and natural arches that rise up from the desert landscapes that shelter the Navajo.


      Trip type: Country Explorer i

      Trip code: DBOC

      6 Nights

      accommodation

      9 Meals
      • 6 full breakfasts

      • 3 dinners

      On-trip Transport

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      Highlights

      What's Included

      Sightseeing Highlights

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        • Scenic Drive along Desert View Drive, Route 66

        • See Delicate Arch

        • Visit Vail, Arches and Canyonlands National Parks, Moab, the cliff dwellings of Mesa Verde National Park, Monument Valley, Grand Canyon National Park, Las Vegas


      What's Included

      Dining

        • 6 full breakfasts

        • 3 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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      Your Itinerary

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      Arrive Denver

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      Denver – Vail – Moab (2 Nights)

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      Canyonlands and Arches National Parks Excursion

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      Moab – Mesa Verde National Park – Monument Valley

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      Monument Valley – Grand Canyon National Park

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      Grand Canyon National Park – Las Vegas

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      Depart Las Vegas

      Day 1

      Arrive Denver Day 1 - Arrive Denver

      Channel your inner pioneer as you embark on an epic encounter with the peaks, canyons and deserts of what was once the treacherous Wild West. We kick-start our journey in Denver, exploring the Mile High City at leisure before meeting our Travel Director and fellow expeditioners for a Welcome Reception this evening.

      Hotel

      Holiday Inn Denver Cherry Creek

      Meals

      • Welcome Reception

      Hotel

      Holiday Inn Denver Cherry Creek

      Meals

      • Welcome Reception

      Day 1

      Day 2

      Denver – Vail – Moab (2 Nights) Day 2 - Denver – Vail – Moab (2 Nights)

      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

      • Full Breakfast

      Hotel

      BW Plus Canyonlands Inn

      Meals

      • Full Breakfast

      Day 2

      Day 3

      Canyonlands and Arches National Parks Excursion Day 3 - Canyonlands and Arches National Parks Excursion

      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.

      Meals

      • Full Breakfast

      Meals

      • Full Breakfast

      Day 3

      Day 4

      Moab – Mesa Verde National Park – Monument Valley Day 4 - Moab – Mesa Verde National Park – Monument Valley

      Wander through the playground of giants - natural arches and colossal rock formations dot the landscape framed by the jagged Rockies in the distance. Arriving 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 Meal against the surreal backdrop of Monument Valley.

      Hotel

      Goulding's Lodge

      Meals

      • Full Breakfast
      • Regional Meal

      Hotel

      Goulding's Lodge

      Meals

      • Full Breakfast
      • Regional Meal

      Day 4

      Day 5

      Monument Valley – Grand Canyon National Park Day 5 - Monument Valley – Grand Canyon National Park

      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

      Meals

      • Full Breakfast
      • Farewell Dinner

      Hotel

      National Park Lodges

      Meals

      • Full Breakfast
      • Farewell Dinner

      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 5

      Day 6

      Grand Canyon National Park – Las Vegas Day 6 - Grand Canyon National Park – 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

      Tropicana Las Vegas

      Meals

      • Full Breakfast

      Hotel

      Tropicana Las Vegas

      Meals

      • Full Breakfast

      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
      (Price is subject to change)

      Vegas Night Helicopter Flight

      Enjoy the "City of Lights" from the best view possible – aboard a helicopter, flying from the New York-New York skyline to the Bellagio fountains and the never-fading light of the Luxor pyramid. You are also afforded unparalleled views of Downtown Las Vegas’ historic Fremont Street, home to the city’s first casinos. Prior to your departure from the Las Vegas heliport, you will be served champagne. Then, you will experience breathtaking sights from inside an ECO-Star helicopter, the "limousine of the sky." (flight time approximately 12-15 mins) Round-Trip hotel transportation included. Subject to weather conditions.

      Adult Price: US$125.00
      (Price is subject to change)

      Day 6

      Day 7

      Depart Las Vegas Day 7 - Depart Las Vegas

      Our exhilarating adventure has come to an end. Take your transfer to Las Vegas International Airport or consider extending your stay at the Tropicana.

      Meals

      • Full Breakfast

      Meals

      • Full Breakfast

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        • Scenic Drive along Desert View Drive, Route 66

        • See Delicate Arch

        • Visit Vail, Arches and Canyonlands National Parks, Moab, the cliff dwellings of Mesa Verde National Park, Monument Valley, Grand Canyon National Park, Las Vegas


      What's Included

      Dining

        • 6 full breakfasts

        • 3 dinners


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      Travel Highlights

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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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