Canyonlands of Southern Utah

September 19, 2019 - September 27, 2019
9 days / 17 meals
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Day 1: Cedar City, UT
Fly into Las Vegas and begin our journey with a two-night stay in Cedar City, UT. D

Day 2: Bryce Canyon National Park
Discover the impressive but often missed Cedar Breaks National Monument, resting on top of the Colorado plateau and looking down into a half-mile deep geological amphitheater. Enjoy lunch at the Bryce Canyon Lodge before exploring Bryce Canyon National Park’s multi-colored Hoodoos, a unique geological formation, with our local guide. B, L

Day 3: Anasazi State Park
Explore an Ancestral Puebloan village occupied from A.D. 1050 to 1200 during a visit to Anasazi State Park Museum. Tour the life-sized, six-room replica of an ancient dwelling and view excavated artifacts. Continue to the small resort town of Moab, UT for a hearty Dutch oven BBQ dinner and a two-night stay. B, L, D

Day 4: Canyonlands National Park
Start the morning with an exhilarating jet boat ride on the Colorado River. Explore the countless canyons and buttes carved by the Colorado River with a guided tour of Canyonlands National Park. Visit one of the most photographed scenic sights, Dead Horse Point State Park. After a riverside picnic lunch, discover the world’s largest concentration of natural stone arches at Arches National Park. Experience Moab’s quaint western charm during your evening of leisure. B, L

Day 5: Monument Valley
Head to Monument Valley and learn about the Native American heritage of this area as we explore the back roads of the eighth wonder of the world. A Navajo guide will lead us through the most enduring and definitive images of the American West. Cross into Arizona for a cruise on beautiful Lake Powell, through the twisted, narrow slot canyons of Antelope Canyon. Overnight stay in Page, AZ. B, D

Day 6: Grand Canyon North Rim
Take a guided tour of the country’s second largest concrete arch dam, Glen Canyon Dam, which holds back an amazing 26,215,000 acre-feet of water from the Colorado River. Head for the north rim of the Grand Canyon, less visited than the south rim, but truly as beautiful. After dinner in the Lodge and a spectacular sunset over the Grand Canyon, enjoy an overnight stay in the rustic, comfortable Frontier Cabins, just footsteps from the Canyon’s rim. B, D

Day 7: North Rim Explored
Wake up to the still of the Park and a leisurely breakfast buffet in the main lodge before exploring the park at leisure. Join our local guide for a narrated tour of Grand Canyon National Park and see incredible views from the highest point on the canyon rim, Point Imperial, before heading to Kanab, UT for dinner at a local favorite and overnight stay. B, D

Day 8: Zion National Park
Follow the lush Virgin River into Zion National Park where you will be surrounded by massive canyon walls and a unique landscape of petrified sand dunes during our narrated open-air tram ride. Grab lunch on your own at the Zion Lodge before heading back to Las Vegas to check into the four-star Golden Nugget Hotel and Casino. B, D

Day 9: Fly Home
Reflect on the incomparable natural beauty we have explored as we fly home. B

Per person rates*
double $2799
triple/quad $2576
single $3451
* Includes roundtrip airfare from STL

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