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The Trailblazer

8 Days 1 Country 3 Cities

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

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8 Days, 1 Country, 3 Cities

The Trailblazer

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    • Check out our similar 'Canyon Country Showcase' trip. With fewer inclusions on our CostSaver itineraries, you decide what you want to experience. Visit www.costsaver.trafalgar.com
    • These departures will operate as per the 2017 brochure. Itineraries, durations, hotels and inclusions may vary. Please inquire at the time of booking.
    • Airport arrival will be at 1:30 p.m., please be aware when booking your flights.
    • Note: For rafting on Day 5, participation is at your own risk and a signed liability waiver will be required
  • 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 Discounts are subject to availability and may be withdrawn at any time without notice.
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  • Twin-share option not available for trips to South America, Costa Rica, Mexico, Alaska, Hawaii 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

Colour outside the lines on this brush with the brilliant hues of some of America's most spectacular natural wonders, from the golden pink and yellow sunrise over the Grand Canyon to 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

10 Meals
  • 7 full breakfasts

  • 3 dinners

On-trip Transport

All transport shown.

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Highlights

What's Included

Sightseeing Highlights

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    • Scenic drives 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


What's Included

Dining

    • 7 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


 

The Trailblazer

Your Itinerary

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Day 1

Arrive Las Vegas

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Day 2

Las Vegas – Grand Canyon National Park

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Day 3

Grand Canyon National Park – Sedona

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Day 4

Sedona – Monument Valley – Lake Powell (2 Nights)

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Day 5

Lake Powell

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Day 6

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

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Day 7

Zion National Park

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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. Watch the classic motels and restaurants of a simpler time roll by, framed by stunning desert landscapes. Upon arrival at the Grand Canyon, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, 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 during a leisurely dinner at your hotel this evening.

Hotel

Poco Diablo Resort

Meals

  • Full Breakfast
  • Dinner

Hotel

Poco Diablo Resort

Meals

  • Full Breakfast
  • Dinner

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 Day 5 - Lake Powell

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, hit the water on a kayak on one of the lake's glittering bays.

Meals

  • Full Breakfast

Meals

  • Full Breakfast

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 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

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

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 from the Temple of Sinawava to 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 inhabitants who live there on one of the many daily programs. This evening, share your adventures with your travelling companions at a festive Farewell Dinner.

Meals

  • Full Breakfast
  • Farewell Dinner

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 windiest 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

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Highlights

What's Included

Sightseeing Highlights

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    • Scenic drives 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


What's Included

Dining

    • 7 full breakfasts

    • 3 dinners


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What's Included

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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Guest Reviews and Ratings

  • Guest Service Rating from 178 Reviews

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    Service rating : Professional courteous service.Very accommodating of people's special needs.Product : Knowledgeable tour guide. Good suggestions for maximizing our time/experiences.

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    Service rating : Very knowledgeable tour guide. Would recommend them.Product : Lots to see and very well organized

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    Service rating : Bob Powell is a fantastic tour guide. The tour itself needs make revisions.Product : 1. Two days need to be spent at Grand Canyon. It should be viewed from different spots. 2. Sedona is not necessary. 3. Our experience in Monument Valley was disappointing. Our driver was rude

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    Service rating : The trip was awsome from beginning to end. Our tour guide Mary Lee was a key part to our experience. She made sure we stayed informed of everything along the way as well as providing those special little touches that made you feel welcomed.Product : Each place was different and

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    Service rating : From start to finish the Trailblazer tour was more than we had hoped for. Having spoken with friends who have traveled with Trafalgar, we were expecting a good trip. However; we received so much more than we expected in terms of comfort, information, education, and personal

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