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The Trailblazer

8 Days 1 Country 2 Cities

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

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About this trip

Blazing a trail around the natural wonders of the west, you'll see canyons, monuments and monoliths from Monument Valley to the Grand Canyon, Bryce and Zion National Parks.

You'll enjoy Insider moments like… listening to the fascinating accounts of university-educated regional experts, including former rangers. Using visual aids, show-and-tell, pass-around items of interest and colourful handouts, they give you an insider's perspective on the Grand Canyon.


Trip type: Country Explorer i

Trip code: DTRA

7 Nights

accommodation

10 Meals
  • 7 full breakfasts.

  • 3 dinners.

On-trip Transport

All transport shown.

Highlights

What's Included

Sightseeing Highlights

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

    • See glittering Lake Powell

    • Visit Grand Canyon, Bryce and Zion National Parks


What's Included

Dining

    • 7 full breakfasts.

    • 3 dinners.


What's Included

Travel Highlights

    • 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

    • 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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Day 1

Arrive Las Vegas

Day 2

Las Vegas – Grand Canyon National Park

Day 3

Grand Canyon National Park – Sedona

Day 4

Sedona – Monument Valley – Lake Powell (2 Nights)

Day 5

Lake Powell Free Time

Day 6

Lake Powell – Bryce Canyon National Park

Day 7

Bryce Canyon National Park - Zion National Park

Day 8

Zion National Park – Depart Las Vegas

Day 1

Arrive Las Vegas Day 1 - Arrive Las Vegas

Welcome to Las Vegas. Check in to your hotel, then enjoy the afternoon to take in the sights and sounds of Las Vegas with a stroll down the Strip. At 6 p.m., gather at the hotel with 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 Sin City and depart for Grand Canyon National Park. Along the way, hit the "Mother Road" on historic Route 66, including the famous Kingman and Seligman outposts. Watch the classic motels and restaurants of a simpler time roll by, framed by stunning desert landscapes. Upon arrival at the Grand Canyon, meet with a Local Specialist who walks you through the geologic life of the canyon, you'll become a rock expert yourself as you examine the multi-coloured rocks from different eras of the canyon's formation. This evening, gather to watch the sunset and the fading light gilding the canyon and casting enchanting shadows.

Hotel

National Park Lodges

Meals

  • Full Breakfast

Hotel

National Park Lodges

Meals

  • Full Breakfast

Day 2

Day 3

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

Rise early to catch the first sunlight washing over the canyon. If you like, perhaps take an optional helicopter or fixed-wing aircraft flightseeing trip to view the canyon from the sky. Then, travel south through the fragrant pine groves of the Kaibab National Forest and down Oak Creek Canyon where you can admire the stunning red cliffs amid the pristine forests of ponderosa pines on your way to the artists' enclave of Sedona, a lovely town situated in the high desert of Arizona. Enjoy some free time or, if adventure is your thing, take part in an optional jeep experience into Red Rock Country. Relax at a leisurely dinner at your hotel this evening.

Hotel

Poco Diablo Resort

Meals

  • Full Breakfast
  • Dinner

Hotel

Poco Diablo Resort

Meals

  • Full Breakfast
  • Dinner

Optional Experiences

North Canyon Tour - 25-30 Min. Helicopter Flight. Bell Aircraft. Peak Time. Apr 1 - Oct 15

Experience the magnitude of the Grand Canyon and its splendor of ever-changing color in a perspective incomparable to any other method of seeing this “Wonder of the World.” 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. Included PRIMETIME Supplement applies from Apr 1-Oct 15 Flight duration: 25-30 minutes. Tour length: 2 hours. (Prices include taxes and USD 6 local fees).

Adult Price: US$229.00

Imperial - 45-50 Min. Ecostar Helicopter Flight PGG-2E

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. Tour length: 2 hours. (Prices include taxes and $6 local fees).

Adult Price: US$309.00

Imperial- 45-50 Min. Ecostar Helicopter Flight. Prime Time. Apr 1 - Oct 15 PGGE-2E

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. Approx. total tour length: 2 hours. (Prices include taxes and USD 6 local fees, and PRIMETIME Supplement for Apr 1-Oct 15th flights).

Adult Price: US$329.00

South Rim Airplane Tour - 45-50 Min. Fixed-Wing Aircraft Flight

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. 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. Tour length: 2 hours. (Prices include taxes and USD 6 local fees).

Adult Price: US$159.00

South Rim Airplane Tour - 45-50 Min. Fixed-Wing Aircraft Flight Primetime Apr 1-Oct 15

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. 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. Included PRIMETIME Supplement applies from Apr 1-Oct 15 Flight duration: 40-50 minutes. Tour length: 2 hours. (Prices include taxes and USD 6 local fees).

Adult Price: US$179.00

Soldiers Pass Trail

Join us on this off road thrilling adventure to view spectacular scenery beyond words to describe. Our colorful Western Guides 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! Duration: 90 minutes

Adult Price: US$66.00

Easy on the Asphalt 90 Minutes

“Sedona snapshot” with great photo opportunities! Join us on this informative and relaxing, yet breathtaking, tour of some of Sedona's most magnificent overlooks including Cathedral Rock, one of the most photographed sites in all of Arizona. Duration: 90 minutes

Adult Price: US$66.00

Day 3

Day 4

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

Back on the road, head north and stop at Cameron Trading Post to browse through handicrafts and maybe sample some tasty fry bread. Traverse the badlands of the Painted Desert, the rugged landscape changing hour-by-hour as the sun illuminates the eroded stone of the desert floor. Continue on to striking Monument Valley where you'll hop aboard an open-air vehicle to explore the magnificent mesas and iconic rock formations. Even more spectacular vistas await as you arrive on the shores of glittering Lake Powell, one of America's most beautiful lakes. Enjoy dinner at your resort among the stunning scenery tonight.

Hotel

Lake Powell Resort and Marinas (Guaranteed Lake View Rooms)

Meals

  • Full Breakfast
  • Dinner

Hotel

Lake Powell Resort and Marinas (Guaranteed Lake View Rooms)

Meals

  • Full Breakfast
  • Dinner

Day 4

Day 5

Lake Powell Free Time Day 5 - Lake Powell Free Time

The day is yours. Rise early for an adventurous hike or relax in the sun on the shores of this 186 mile (300 kilometre) long lake, formed by the Glen Canyon Dam. Gather with some of your travelling companions for an optional raft experience down one of the prettiest sections of the Colorado River or a scenic cruise on the lake, visiting magnificent Antelope Canyon. If you want to hit the water, go kayaking or fish for striped bass and bluegill in one of the lake's glittering bays.

Meals

  • Full Breakfast

Meals

  • Full Breakfast

Optional Experiences

Float Trip Down The Colorado River

Today’s journey, a smooth water float trip will encompass 15 spectacular miles of Colorado River between Glen Canyon Dam and historic Lees Ferry, gateway to the Grand Canyon. Begin with an exciting ride down the two-mile long Glen Canyon Dam access tunnel. With the dam soaring 583 feet above you, you will board a motorized pontoon raft for your journey downstream, where you will experience one of the most dramatic stretches of river found in the western United States. Your experienced guide will tell the area’s story of soaring sandstone cliffs, crystal blue-green waters, abundant wildlife, native cultures, Major John Wesley Powell’s exploration, and the river’s modern role in the Southwest’s water and power delivery system. You’ll also stop to view ancient petroglyphs left by Ancestral Puebloan peoples. (Includes $6 National Park Fee). Approx. tour length: 3.5 hours (Minimum: 6 passengers).

Adult Price: US$115.00

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 destinationsfor sightseeing cruises. Be sure to bring your camera on this scenic 90-minute cruise through the lower portion of Antelope Canyon. View the sandy beaches, sapphire blue water and incredible red rock scenery. Learn about the famous slot canyons, 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, more than 600 feet above the Colorado River. Tour length: 1.5 hours. (Minimum: 20 passengers).

Adult Price: US$48.00

Day 5

Day 6

Lake Powell – Bryce Canyon National Park Day 6 - Lake Powell – Bryce Canyon National Park

Continue your journey into Bryce Canyon National Park, home to the world's largest concentration of hoodoos, those towering limestone spires that rise majestically from the desert floor. From the rim of the amphitheatre, gaze down upon thousands of pink, orange and yellow pinnacles, the result of millions of years of erosion. You may even spot one of the park's bristlecone pines, the world's longest-living trees.

Hotel

BW Plus Grand

Meals

  • Full Breakfast

Hotel

BW Plus Grand

Meals

  • Full Breakfast

Day 6

Day 7

Bryce Canyon National Park - Zion National Park Day 7 - Bryce Canyon National Park - Zion National Park

Join a Local Specialist and naturalist in Zion, for a guided walk and introduction to the flora and fauna of the area. You'll be amazed by the petrified sandstone formation of Checkerboard Mesa and the otherworldly Zion. The rest of the day is yours to immerse yourself in the surrounding beauty. Marvel at the graceful slot canyons, towering cliffs and awe-inspiring monoliths, all carved out over 200 million years from the orange sandstone. Stretch your legs during a stroll along the Virgin River up to the Temple of Sinawava to peek at the start of the Narrows slot canyon or hike up to the three Emerald Pools. Spot some of the more than 200 species of birds or join a park ranger to learn more about the park on one of the many daily programs. This evening, share your adventures with your travelling companions at a festive Farewell Dinner.

Hotel

Holiday Inn Express Springdale - Zion National Park Area

Meals

  • Full Breakfast
  • Farewell Dinner

Hotel

Holiday Inn Express Springdale - Zion National Park Area

Meals

  • Full Breakfast
  • Farewell Dinner

Day 7

Day 8

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

Head west and travel along one of the most expansive sections of interstate ever constructed as you wind your way through the Virgin River Gorge on your way to the flat expanses of the Mojave Desert and the neon lights of Las Vegas. A transfer is provided to Las Vegas International Airport and to the Tropicana Las Vegas if you'd like to extend your stay.

Meals

  • Full Breakfast

Meals

  • Full Breakfast

Day 8

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Highlights

What's Included

Sightseeing Highlights

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

    • See glittering Lake Powell

    • Visit Grand Canyon, Bryce and Zion National Parks


What's Included

Dining

    • 7 full breakfasts.

    • 3 dinners.


What's Included

Travel Highlights

    • 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

    • 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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