Discover the captivating canyonlands on this unforgettable vacation! First, experience the Grand Canyon with its spellbinding landscapes that will excite your senses. Your Grand Canyon hotel is located near the rim, giving you a wonderful opportunity to witness great views and have more time to explore this amazing place. In nearby Lake Powell, enjoy a leisurely cruise among the beautiful canyon walls and leisure time to relax or pursue your favorite activities. Then continue into Navajo country for a Navajo cookout and time to dip in the pool while you admire the majestic beauty around you. Have your camera ready for some spectacular shots during your 4-wheel-drive Navajo-guided tour of mystical Monument Valley.Enjoy a relaxing 2-night stay at Red Cliffs Lodge in Moab, located beside the Colorado River at the foot of the dramatic red-rock cliffs. From Moab, visit Arches National Park with its 2,000 natural sandstone arches, Canyonlands National Park, and Dead Horse Point State Park. A day of contrasts leads you to Bryce Canyon National Park, where the slow erosion of ages has created fantastically sculptured rock formations resembling castles. Finally, head to Zion National Park and enjoy the beauty and peace offered at this park with its massive canyon walls ascending toward the blue sky.Photos—and even movies—cannot adequately depict the stunning beauty and breathtaking geological formations offered in these destinations; you must experience them yourself. So grab your camera, sit back, and let Globus handle all of the details and driving.
Day #1 Arrive in Las Vegas. Welcome to fabulous Las Vegas! At 6:30 pm, meet your traveling companions for a welcome drink. Your Tour Director will prepare you for your upcoming adventure.
Day #2 Las Vegas–Grand Canyon National Park. Leave the bright neon lights of Las Vegas behind and cross the old Mojave gold-strike country, passing through Williams on historic Route 66 and the Kaibab National Forest to arrive in the GRAND CANYON. Marvel at one of the Natural Wonders of the World as you experience the dramatic views. There’s time to wander along the Canyon rim, join a ranger-led program, or perhaps just savor the sunset. (B,D)SPECIAL FEATURE:Your hotel is located near the rim of the Grand Canyon, a rare opportunity for great views and a significant extra when traveling with Globus.
Day #3 Grand Canyon National Park–Lake Powell. For a once-in-a lifetime experience, take our optional flightseeing excursion over the heart of the Grand Canyon with incomparable views of flame-colored walls plunging 4,800 feet into the Colorado River. Later this morning we travel north to the shining shores of Lake Powell. Upon arrival, enjoy a leisurely boat CRUISE and the opportunity to photograph the fascinating scenes created by the sharply eroded canyon walls. Your resort features sweeping views over the lake. (B,D)
Day #4 Lake Powell. Today is yours to explore on your own and to enjoy all the amenities of your resort. Maybe join the optional float trip excursion on the Colorado River through Glen Canyon, winding through towering red walls of the canyon. The photo opportunities are unique. Or, perhaps take a flightseeing trip over Lake Powell, including famous Rainbow Bridge and Glen Canyon Dam! As the balance of the day is free, sit back and relax in this magnificent setting, or pursue your favorite activities and interests. (B)
Day #5 Lake Powell–Monument Valley. This morning, continue into Navajo country to secluded Goulding’s Lodge in the heart of Monument Valley. Upon arrival, take a dip in the pool and admire the Western sky above or perhaps explore the Goulding’s Museum and Trading Post, home to a wonderful collection of movie memorabilia and Indian artifacts. Tonight, enjoy a [LF] NAVAJO COOKOUT. (B,D)SPECIAL FEATURE:Your overnight lodging is located in the heart of Monument Valley, a once-in-a-lifetime experience and a special feature of your Globus vacation.
Day #6 Monument Valley–Moab. In the cool hours of morning, set out with a Navajo guide in a comfortable [LF] 4-WHEEL DRIVE vehicle to explore Monument Valley. Have your cameras ready for some incredible shots. Later this morning we continue further north to the resort town of Moab for a relaxing 2-night stay at Red Cliffs Lodge on the Colorado River. Enjoy a [LF] WINE TASTING at the resort’s winery followed by dinner. (B,D)SPECIAL FEATURE:Your hotel in Moab is the Red Cliffs Lodge. Offering guests a ranch-like experience amid luxurious Western charm, Red Cliffs Lodge sits high on the banks of the Colorado River surrounded by cliffs and situated where Western favorites such as Wagon Master and Rio Grande were filmed.
Day #7 Moab. This morning we visit ARCHES NATIONAL PARK, home to more than 2,000 natural sandstone arches, including the world-famous Delicate Arch and many other unusual rock formations. Next, on to magnificent CANYONLANDS NATIONAL PARK and DEAD HORSE POINT STATE PARK. The reminder of the day is yours to relax at your resort. Perhaps enjoy a relaxing massage, a game of tennis, or a hike along one of the many trails. (B)
Day #8 Moab–Bryce Canyon National Park. A day of rich contrasts leads you to BRYCE CANYON NATIONAL PARK. The slow erosion of ages has created fantastically sculptured rock formations resembling castle towers and cathedral spires. The natural amphitheaters and canyons glow with different lights throughout the day. (B,D)
Day #9 Bryce Canyon National Park–Zion National Park. After a leisurely morning, descend into half-mile-deep ZION NATIONAL PARK. “Zion” means a place of peace and refuge. Enjoy the colorful sandstone walls that rise thousands of feet above the lush greenery of the canyon floor. (B)
Day #10 Zion National Park–Las Vegas. Head for the excitement of Las Vegas, where you’ll stay at Treasure Island in the heart of the Strip. Tonight, enjoy a farewell dinner hosted by your Tour Director. (B,D)
Day #11 Las Vegas. Bid farewell to your new friends as you transfer after breakfast to Las Vegas McCarran International Airport for your flight home. (B)