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National Parks of the Southwest 2022 • Motorcoach Tour
Featuring Four National Parks
 13 Days • 19 Meals
Motorcoach Holiday

 Highlights
  • Free home or local pickup and return
  • 19 Meals: 12 breakfasts, 1 lunch and 6 dinners
  • Experience Four of America’s National Parks: Arches• 
Bryce Canyon• Zion • 
Grand Canyon
  • Visit Fort Hays and meet “Buffalo Bill Cody”
  • Spend two nights in Moab, Utah
  • Experience a float trip along the Colorado River
  • Visit the Moqui Cave Museum
  • Enjoy a Dutch oven BBQ dinner
  • 
Spend three nights in Kanab, in 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
  • $65 in Mayflower Money

 Itinerary
Day 1 & 2   Westward Ho!
Get ready for the trip of a lifetime and the awesome beauty of America’s National Parks. After a welcome dinner and lodging in Iowa, continue to Kansas, land of the Pony Express. Meals: D, B
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. Meals: B, D
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 canyon-lands. 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. Meal: B
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 float trip your oarsman will tell you tales of the area. Meals: B, L
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 feel as if you have entered another world. Meal: B
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. Meal: B
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. 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 chuck-wagon cookout, featuring dinner cooked in traditional Dutch ovens. Meals: B, D
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 your way into Arizona and to New Mexico. Meals: B, D
Day 10  Amarillo
The most dominating landmark in sight today is Mount Taylor. Sacred to the Navajo and the Pueblo Indians of Acoma as they believe the mountain is 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. Meals: B, D
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. Meal: B
Day 12 & 13  Homeward Bound
Gather in Missouri for your farewell dinner. Visit the Museum of Western Expansion and Gateway Arch before arriving home. Meals: 2 B, 1 D

 Accommodations
Days   Day 1 – Hampton Inn, Des Moines, IA Day 2 – Hampton Inn, Hays, KS Day 3 – Drury Inn, Englewood, CO Days 4 and 5 – La Quinta Inn, Moab, UT Days 6 through 8 – La Quinta Inn, Kanab, UT Day 9 – Hampton Inn, Gallup, NM Day 10 – Country Inn, Amarillo, TX Day 11 – Country Inn, Oklahoma City, OK Day 12 – Holiday Inn, Eureka, MO
 

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