Canyon Country Experience
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Mon – Fri, 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM EST
The ever-changing landscapes of Canyon Country are something that everyone should witness in their lifetime. Each stop will leave you in awe of its unique beauty, a beauty that only the forces of nature can accomplish over centuries of time.
7 Days/6 Nights
6 Breakfasts, 1 Lunch, 4 Dinners
$2,549.95 Per Person
NOTE: Itinerary subject to changeDay 1:
Arrive in the "Entertainment Capitol of the World," Las Vegas. A shuttle transfer will take you to your Casino Resort Hotel. Your Tour Director is there to greet you and assist with check in. The rest of the day is free to relax and explore all that Las Vegas has to offer on your own.
This morning, depart Las Vegas and travel past Lake Mead and Hoover Dam entering Arizona with a rest stop in Kingman for touring of the Route 66 Museum. This afternoon you will see "One of the Wonders of the World," Grand Canyon National Park. After time to visit many of the scenic points, check into the hotel just outside the park. This evening, get to know your fellow passengers as you join the group for a welcome dinner.
Continue sightseeing of Grand Canyon National Park as you traverse the South Rim to Desert View for one final look before exiting the park. Enter the Navajo Nation and continue on to Tuba City for touring of the Explore Navajo Museum.
After time for lunch on your own, depart and travel across the heart of the Navajo Nation on your way to world-famous Monument Valley and historic Goulding's Lodge. After checking in, meet your Navajo guide and board a 4-wheel drive vehicle for a scenic tour of Monument Valley.
As we travel through the valley and visit famous locations such as John Ford Point, Artist Point and The Totem Pole, we will also learn more of the Navajo traditions and way of life. Then experience an evening of Navajo culture, food, and entertainment.
Depart Monument Valley traveling north to Blanding where the Anasazi Indians will come alive as you learn of their history and discover their artifacts at Edge of the Cedars Museum & Ruins. Next we make our way to the town of Moab, also known as the "Adventure Capital of Utah," and have some free time for shopping and lunch on your own. Then you are off to nearby Arches National Park for sightseeing.
This evening join the group for a unique experience as you take a Sunset Jet Boat Ride on the mighty Colorado River through spectacular red rock canyons. As the sun dips in the west, the canyon colors come to life while you learn about the river's ecosystem, geology, and history. After a thrilling ride, enjoy a delicious BBQ dinner served on the banks of the Colorado River before returning to your hotel.
This morning travel to Dead Horse Point State Park for one of the most spectacular scenes in the southwest. You will see the expanse of Canyonlands National Park stretching to the south and the mighty Colorado River 2,000 feet below. Next arrive at Capitol Reef National Park for a wonderful picnic lunch under towering cottonwood trees and sightseeing of ancient petroglyphs, beautiful rock formations, deep canyons, and pioneer history.
Next enjoy a drive on one of America's most spectacular roads. Scenic Highway 12 has been designated as an "All American Road," the crown jewel of the Scenic Byways system. Drive up and over Boulder Mountain reaching altitudes over 9,000 feet with incredible views of Capitol Reef, the Circle Cliffs, and the Henry Mountains. Stop in the town of Boulder for touring of Anasazi State Park with its ancient Indian ruins. Then travel through Grand Staircase - Escalante National Monument, with vast expanses of cream and rose colored Navajo sandstone. This evening arrive Bryce Canyon and check into your hotel located just outside the park.
Enter Bryce Canyon National Park for sightseeing. The hues and intricate shapes of Bryce Canyon carry even the most mature adult away into a fairyland fantasy. Then, take a short drive to see Utah's oldest and most famous national park, Zion National Park. This evening arrive in St. George for hotel check in followed by a farewell dinner.
This morning transfer to the Las Vegas Airport.
Every Starr vacation includes deluxe motorcoach transportation and overnight accommodations.
See "One of the Wonders of the World," Grand Canyon National Park. This 1.2 million acre national park hosts a vast variety of wildlife and scenic wonders. Learn about the geology and history of the canyon while taking in its breathtaking beauty at all the best view points along the South Rim including Grand Canyon Village. The Colorado River is the main contributor in the creation of the vast canyon and can still be seen carving its way through the rock roughly a mile below.
Route 66 Museum
Route 66 Museum highlights the glory days of cross-country automobile travel.
Explore Navajo Museum
Enter the Navajo Nation and continue on to Tuba City for touring of the Explore Navajo Museum where you will learn about Navajo history, culture and art. The Navajo Code Talkers exhibit is also a highlight of the museum.
Meet your Navajo guide and board a 4-wheel drive vehicle for a scenic tour of Monument Valley, location for scores of famous western films, television programs and commercials. As we travel through the valley and visit famous locations such as John Ford Point, Artist Point and The Totem Pole, we will also learn more of the Navajo traditions and way of life. Then experience an evening of Navajo culture, food, and entertainment.
Edge of the Cedars Museum & Ruins
Traveling north to Blanding where the history of the Anasazi Indians will come alive as you learn of their past and discover their artifacts at Edge of the Cedars Museum & Ruins.
Arches National Park
The 18,000 square-foot visitors center will introduce you to the unique geologic forces that created the highest concentration of natural arches in the world with over 2,000 named arches within its 73,000-acre boundary. Visit all the park highlights including Park Avenue, Balance Rock, The Windows, and Delicate Arch.
Sunset Jet Boat Ride
Take a Sunset Jet Boat Ride on the mighty Colorado River through spectacular red rock canyons. As the sun dips in the west, the canyon colors come to life while you learn about the river's ecosystem, geology, and history. After a thrilling ride, enjoy a delicious BBQ dinner served on the banks of the Colorado River.
Dead Horse Point State Park
The view from Dead Horse Point is one of the most photographed scenic vistas in the world. Towering 2,000 feet above the Colorado River, the overlook provides a breathtaking panorama of Canyonlands' sculpted pinnacles and buttes.
Capitol Reef National Park
Located in south-central Utah in the heart of red rock country, Capitol Reef National Park is a hidden treasure filled with cliffs, canyons, domes, and bridges in the Waterpocket Fold, a geologic monocline (a wrinkle on the earth) extending almost 100 miles.
Scenic Highway 12
Drive on one of America's most spectacular roads. Scenic Highway 12 has been designated as an "All American Road," the crown jewel of the Scenic Byways system. Drive up and over Boulder Mountain reaching altitudes over 9,000 feet with incredible views of Capitol Reef, the Circle Cliffs, and the Henry Mountains.
Anasazi State Park
This park shelters the ruins of an ancient Native American village, one of the largest Ancestral Puebloan (Anasazi) communities found west of the Colorado River. Known as the Coombs Site, it is believed to have been occupied from AD 1160 to 1235 and may have housed as many as 200 people.
The park consists of a museum where you can see many ancient artifacts found in this area. In addition, some of the ruined walls and other structures have been stabilized and can be explored by people via short trails that extend directly behind the museum. The remains of more than 100 structures have been found here, along with thousands of artifacts.
Grand Staircase - Escalante National Monument
Travel through Grand Staircase - Escalante National Monument, with vast expanses of cream and rose colored Navajo sandstone. There are dramatic cliffs, high mesas, beautiful streams and deep canyons in multi-hued colors across the 1.9 million acre monument.
Bryce Canyon National Park
Surround yourself with the beauty of Bryce Canyon National Park. Lose yourself in the orange hoodoos and stunning vistas.
Thousands of delicately carved spires rise in brilliant color from the amphitheaters of Bryce Canyon National Park. Millions of years of wind, water, and geologic mayhem have shaped and etched the pink cliffs at Bryce, which isn't actually a canyon but the eastern slope of the Paunsaguant Plateau.
Zion National Park
Utah's First National Park. Follow the paths where ancient native people and pioneers walked. Gaze up at massive sandstone cliffs of cream, pink, and red that soar into a brilliant blue sky. Experience wilderness in a narrow slot canyon. Zion's unique array of plants and animals will enchant you as you absorb the rich history of the past and enjoy the excitement of present day adventures.
Accommodations Days 2:
Best Western Squire Inn, Tusayan, AZ
Accommodations Day 3:
Gouldings Lodge, Monument Valley, UT
Accommodations Day 4:
Fairfield Inn, Moab, UT
Accommodations Day 5:
Best Western Bryce Canyon Grand Hotel, Bryce Canyon
Accommodations Day 6:
Best Western Abbey Inn, St. George, UT
NOTE: Hotels are subject to change until tour's departure.
-Starr has partnered with Western Leisure Tours, a professional tour operator handling escorted tour arrangements. With over 35 years of experience, Western Leisure's goal is to provide travelers with an unforgettable experience featuring sightseeing, history, culture, and fun!
Western Leisure Seat Rotation Guideline:
There are no assigned seats. We ask for your cooperation in adhering to our seat rotation guideline. This will give everyone the opportunity to become acquainted with your fellow
travelers as you circulate through the motorcoach and to be closer to where you want to sit.
Prices are estimated until 2018 airfare is confirmed.
Flight Schedule: (subject to change)
United Airlines Flight #1794 Newark to Las Vegas
Departs 11:55am/Arrives 2:18pm
United Airlines Flight #462 Las Vegas to Newark
Departs 3:15pm/Arrives 10:59pm
For domestic air travel, all passengers 18 and over need a Government-Issued photo ID such as a Driver's License or valid Passport
For air tours, only 1 piece of checked baggage is allowed. Airlines charge passengers for their first piece of checked baggage. This is payable by credit card at the airport
Travel Protection is recommended through The National Tour Association's (NTA) Travel Protection Plan administered by AON Affinity.
For more information or to purchase, call 800-388-1470 or log onto: nta.aontravelprotect.com
Starr's Tour Operator location # is 306035.
-This tour requires average physical activity. Participants should be in good health, able to climb stairs and walk reasonable distances, possibly over uneven ground or unpaved trails. This tour covers areas of higher altitudes including overnight locations above 7,000 feet and touring above 9,000 feet.
Starr has a select quantity of wheelchair accessible motorcoaches available; therefore, we suggest you contact a Travel Advisor to discuss any needs you may have before reserving your trip.
-For domestic air travel, all passengers 18 and over need a Government-Issued photo ID such as a Driver's License or valid Passport.