National Parks of the Southwest
Featuring Four National Parks
 13 Days • 19 Meals
Holiday by Motorcoach
Experience the beauty of four National Parks in the Southwestern United States. Enjoy a float trip on the Colorado River and the world famous Grand Canyon.

 Highlights
  • Free home or local pickup and return
  • 19 Meals (12 breakfasts, 1 lunch and 6 dinners)
  • Visit Fort Hays and meet “Buffalo Bill Cody”
  • Spend 2 nights in Moab
  • Experience a float trip along the Colorado River
  • Visit the Moqui Cave Museum
  • Enjoy a Dutch oven BBQ dinner
  • Spend 3 nights in Kanab, at the heart of Utah’s canyon country
  • Visit Dead Horse Point State Park with its incredible views
  • Panoramic city tour of Oklahoma City
  • Museum of Western Expansion and The Gateway Arch
  • Experience 4 of America's National Parks: Arches, Bryce Canyon, Zion, and the Grand Canyon
  • $65 in Mayflower Money

 Itinerary
Day 1  Depart for Iowa
Depart today and enjoy a welcome dinner and overnight in Clive, Iowa. (Dinner)
Day 2  Arrive in Kansas
Continue west into the “Sunflower State” of Kansas for an overnight stay. (Breakfast)
Day 3  Hays to Denver
Following breakfast, local frontiersman “Buffalo Bill Cody” joins you at Fort Hays to share tales of his life as a buffalo hunter on the plains near Hays City. Later, enter the Rocky Mountain State of Colorado and your home for the evening. (Breakfast and dinner)
Day 4  Dead Horse Point State Park
Cross the Continental Divide and travel through some of the most scenic and naturally beautiful country in the U.S. En route to Moab, view the surrounding canyonlands. Visit Dead Horse Point State Park, which sits atop a 2,000-foot peninsula known for the herds of wild horses that once roamed here. (Breakfast)
Day 5  Arches National Park and Colorado River Float Trip
Arches National Park contains the largest concentration of stone arches in the world. A local guide shows you the massive sandstone arches and describes the culture of those that have occupied the region. Enjoy lunch before boarding a raft for a float trip on the Colorado River. During the leisurely ride our oarsman will tell you tales of the area. (Breakfast and lunch)
Day 6  Bryce Canyon National Park
Depart Moab this morning and travel south into Utah’s Bryce Canyon National Park. The natural orange and red hues that color these formations are the result of iron oxidizing within the rock. Bryce Canyon National Park is truly one of the most spectacular scenic wonders in the world. Step down inside these canyons and you will feel as if you have entered another world. (Breakfast)
Day 7  Moqui Cave and Zion National Park
Your day begins with a stop at Moqui Cave. Cut into a sheer cliff, this 200-foot sandstone cave depicts the lives and architectural achievements of the ancient people of Southern Utah. Traveling south, visit Zion National Park. The first settlers in the area referred to Zion as “The Heavenly City of God” and you will discover why. Sheer cliffs and painted walls of color close in as you tour the canyon cut by the Virgin River. Watch for the hidden waterfalls and abundant wildlife. (Breakfast)
Day 8  Grand Canyon North Rim
Prepare for a truly visual treat today as you travel to the North Rim of Grand Canyon National Park. World-renowned for its remarkable beauty and diverse range of rock layers, the Grand Canyon offers visitors an unmatched display of scenic wonder. Carved by the mighty Colorado River and one million years in the making, the Grand Canyon provides unparalleled views and limitless photo opportunities. Tonight, enjoy dinner and fun at a real chuckwagon cookout, featuring dinner cooked in a traditional Dutch oven. (Breakfast and dinner)
Day 9  Kanab to Gallup, New Mexico
Your route today takes you through Grand Staircase - Escalante National Monument and Vermillion Cliffs National Monument as you make our way into Arizona. Then it’s on to New Mexico and your hotel for the night. (Breakfast and dinner)
Day 10  Amarillo
The most dominating landmark in sight today is Mount Taylor, sacred to the Navajo and the Pueblo Indians of Acoma. They believe that the mountain is fastened to the sky with a great flint knife decorated with turquoise and that it’s the home of Turquoise Boy and Yellow Corn Girl. Tonight’s dinner is at the Big Texan Steak Ranch, named as one of the top ten steakhouses in Texas. (Breakfast and dinner)
Day 11  Texas to Oklahoma
This morning, cross into Oklahoma. Arriving in Oklahoma City enjoy a panoramic tour including the Stockyards and the Oklahoma City Memorial. You will also see its crowning glory, the Capitol building with its working oil well. (Breakfast)
Day 12  Travel to Missouri
Depart Oklahoma today and arrive in Missouri where a farewell dinner and overnight in Eureka await. (Breakfast and dinner)
Day 13  Arrive Home
Arrive home today with memories of your National Parks of the Southwest adventure. (Breakfast)

 Accommodations
Days 1   La Quinta Inn, Clive, IA
Days 2  Hampton Inn, Hays, KS
Days 3  Drury Inn, Englewood, CO
Days 4-5  La Quinta Inn, Moab, UT
Days 6-8  Parry Lodge, Kanab, UT
Days 9  Comfort Inn, Gallup, NM
Days 10  Country Inn, Amarillo, TX
Days 11   Country Inn, Oklahoma City, OK
Days 12  Holiday Inn, Eureka, MO
 

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