America's Canyonlands Express

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Overview

Some of America's most arid landscapes are also its most compelling. You'll discover how the many natural wonders of America's Southwest capture the heart and soul on this nine-day tour, which begins and ends in Las Vegas. Explore trails that meander alongside towering cliffs in Utah's Zion National Park and visit Horseshoe Bend to learn how the rock is shaped by the flow of the Colorado River. There is, of course, a requisite visit to the Grand Canyon with plenty of free time to explore the park's stunning views and trails at one of the seven natural wonders of the world.

Itinerary

Day 1: Las Vegas

Arrive at any time.

There are no activities planned until an evening welcome meeting.

Day 2: Las Vegas/Zion National Park

Travel to Zion, Utah's oldest national park. Explore towering cliffs and massive canyon walls, and opt to hike diverse and exciting trails.

Boasting endless hiking possibilities, the region that the Virgin River has sculpted into a profound landscape masterpiece is a great setting to spend the afternoon. High plateaus, striking towers, temples, mesas, and the earth's tallest-known sheer sandstone walls surround visitors with their awe-inspiring beauty.

Day 3: Zion National Park

Enjoy a free day in Zion NP. Hike one of the many trails in the park, like The Narrows or Angels Landing, or opt to explore via shuttle bus.

Day 4: Zion National Park/Monument Valley

Drive through Page, stopping to see the Glen Canyon Dam and for a short hike to Horseshoe Bend, shaped by the Colorado River. Discover one of the most majestic places on earth, Monument Valley, and explore the area on a 4x4 adventure in Navajo Nation.

Includes: Dinner

Day 5: Monument Valley/Canyon de Chelly

Travel further into Navajo Nation and visit Canyon de Chelly. Discover the National Monument by stopping at prominent lookouts and going for a hike into the canyon.

Day 6: Canyon de Chelly/Grand Canyon National Park

Travel to Petrified Forest National Park, and admire the Rainbow Forest and its colourful petrified wood. Continue on to the Grand Canyon and opt to wander along trails. Admire the views and enjoy sunset at the rim of the Grand Canyon.

Includes: Dinner

Day 7: Grand Canyon National Park

Enjoy a free day to discover the Grand Canyon. Opt to hike throughout the park, rent a bike or check out a museum.

Day 8: Grand Canyon National Park/Las Vegas

Enjoy free time in the morning at the Grand Canyon, before returning to Sin City via Route 66. Opt to explore the Vegas Strip, take in a show, or try your luck at the slots.

Day 9: Las Vegas

Depart at any time.

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