On a single holiday the beauty of the Southwest’s National Parks come alive. From delicate stone arches and beautiful, multi-colored canyons to towering stone monoliths and
crystal-clear lakes, this journey is a delight to behold. Enjoy the relaxation of a float trip and the
excitement of the nation’s entertainment center.
1 Arrive in Utah
Welcome to Salt Lake City, Utah.
With flights arriving from across the country, meet your Tour
Manager in the hotel lobby at 6:00 p.m. for dining suggestions.
2 Salt Lake City and Dead Horse Point State Park
Enjoy a panoramic tour of Salt Lake City, founded by Mormon
settlers more than 150 years ago. Then, venture into Dead
Horse Point State Park with its amazing views of the Colorado
River as it snakes it is way through massive sandstone walls
and colorful canyons. Continue to your hotel in Moab. Meals: B, D
3 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 where your oarsman relates
tales of the Fisher Towers and Professor Valley. Meals: B, L
4 Monument Valley Jeep Tour
After a visit to the Puebloan ruins at Edge of the Cedars State Park, come to
the incredible Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park, where
numerous Western movies, television shows and commercials
have been filmed. A traditional Navajo lunch and Navajo-guided,
four-wheel drive tour are included in your visit. En route to
Page, make a stop at Navajo National Monument to view the
Betatakin Ruin. Meals: B, L
5 Vermilion Cliffs and Lake Powell Cruise
Today visit the impressive Colorado River Gorge at Navajo Bridge and
take a scenic drive along Vermilion Cliffs National Monument.
You will also see the massive Glen Canyon Dam and take a
cruise on sky-blue Lake Powell through Glen Canyon National
Recreation Area. Enjoy dinner tonight in the resort’s famed
Rainbow Room. Meals: B, D
6 Discover the Grand Canyon’s North Rim
Depart Page to experience the wonders of the Grand Canyon’s
North Rim. From the North Rim Lodge, enjoy incomparable
views of this gaping chasm, about one mile deep and ten
miles across. Those who have visited the heavily-traveled
South Rim will be surprised to see that the views and
environment are distinctively different here. Take in the
Canyon’s unique beauty before departing for Springdale.
Meals: B, D
7 Bryce Canyon National Park
Begin the day with a drive to the famed “Pink Cliffs” of Bryce Canyon National Park.
Follow the Rim Drive to view the vividly-colored, fantastic rock
formations approximating castles, temples and even whole cities sculptured in stone! Called hoodoos, these structures have been formed by frost weathering and stream erosion of
the river and lake bed sedimentary rocks. Meals: B, D
8 Zion National Park and Las Vegas
Begin today in Zion National Park, where the Virgin River has cut a dramatic
rugged gorge through multi-hued sandstone, shale and
limestone. Admire the towering rock walls surrounding you
while touring aboard open-air sightseeing tram. Later arrive
in glittering Las Vegas to enjoy the excitement, energy and a
special farewell dinner hosted by your Tour Manager.
Meals: B, D
9 Homeward Bound
Your tour ends with a group
transfer to the Harry Reid International Airport at 9:00 a.m.
for flights out after 12:00 p.m. Meal: B