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Insight - Wonders of the American West 2023 Classic Group (AWSWPN18)

10 Days From Las Vegas (NV) to Las Vegas (NV) 
Tour Style: Western USA
Insight Brochure Price from $3,950.00
Brochures: USA and Canada 2022, Preview USA and Canada 2023, USA and Canada 2022, Preview USA and Canada 2023
Visits: United States

See the best of the American West on this 10-Day guided tour. Join a Local Expert at Grand Canyon National Park for a one-of-a-kind experience: Allow the expert to guide you through the park while teaching you about how this national treasure was formed. On the way to picturesque Lake Powell, stop at the Glen Canyon Dam, then lounge at the pool of your hotel. Meet a Navajo guide in Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park, where you will board ATVs, explore the valley and learn about the tribe’s history. Later, eat a traditional Navajo lunch amid the valley’s beautiful buttes and mesas. In Moab, see the ancient pueblo dwellings in Mesa Verde National Park, where the Ancestral Pueblo people once lived. Travel to Bryce Canyon National Park to explore its rock pillars and natural amphitheaters — then feast with your fellow travelers overlooking the park’s iconic orange rock formations.
Choice Highlights
  • Choose between two carefully selected activities
  • Grand Canyon National Park: Join your Local Expert, Canyon Tim, for an informative talk about the wonders of the Grand Canyon. With over seven years of experience in geology, you'll learn about the origins of the five-million-year-old canyon, its rock formation and its current impact. You'll also discover the local flora and fauna, and find out where you might be able to spot elk, mule, deer, coyotes, grey foxes, bobcats and mountain lions.
  • Grand Canyon: Join your Travel Director for a relaxed hike along the rim of the Grand Canyon from Mather Point to Yavapai Point. 1.4 miles (2.25 kilometres) roundtrip, this scenic hike will provide spectacular views of the canyon's unique geology.

Well-being
  • : Enjoy the comfort of Insight's luxurious, air-conditioned, 40-seat coach with double the standard legroom and onboard washroom. Our customized luxury coaches are sanitized before the start of your tour and are maintained to very high standards. Physical distancing measures have been implemented on our customized luxury coaches.
  • : Experience enhanced hygiene protocols to align with the latest guidance following COVID-19. All Travel Directors, Well-Being Directors and Drivers have completed training in enhanced well-being and hygiene protocols.
  • : Our Well-Being Directors take a proactive approach to your welfare ensuring all well-being regulations are met (available on tours with 20 or more guests).
  • : Hand sanitizer is freely available on board for you to use throughout the day.
  • : We only work with establishments we are confident will consistently adhere to our high well-being standards, which include hotels, restaurants and sight-seeing venues.

Summary
  • Monument Valley: Take a journey through Monument Valley Navajo Tribal park, meeting Navajo Local Experts on a guided journey across tribal land. Learn about Navajo history, culture and heritage, plus the careful balance maintained here between the tribes and the land.

Travel Director
  • : "It’s magical to see how a group of guests come together over the course of our trip. I can always tell when that’s happening because they start planning their own ‘post-arrival’ activities before the travel day has finished."

Authentic Dining
  • Las Vegas: At 18:00, join your Travel Director and companions for a Welcome Dinner with wine at the award-winning Bacchanal Buffet.
  • Grand Canyon: Enjoy classic regional dishes featuring fresh local ingredients at the Grand Canyon Lodge.
  • Monument Valley: Enjoy an authentic cookout during your Highlight Lunch, set amid the majestic buttes and mesas of the gorgeous surrounding landscape.
  • Moab: Enjoy a Dine-Around evening as you choose from a hand-picked selection of mouthwatering restaurants.
  • Bryce Canyon National Park: Get together with your new friends for a memorable Celebration Dinner within the park's beautiful surroundings.
  • Dining Summary: 9 Breakfast (B), 1 Dinner (D), 4 Dinner with Wine (DW), and 1 Lunch (L)

Insight Experiences
  • Grand Canyon National Park: Join your Local Expert, Canyon Tim, for an informative talk about the wonders of the Grand Canyon. With over seven years of experience in geology, you'll learn about the origins of the five-million-year-old canyon, its rock formation and its current impact. You'll also discover the local flora and fauna, and find out where you might be able to spot elk, mule, deer, coyotes, grey foxes, bobcats and mountain lions.

Insight Choice
  • Grand Canyon: Join your Travel Director for a relaxed hike along the rim of the Grand Canyon from Mather Point to Yavapai Point. 1.4 miles (2.25 kilometres) roundtrip, this scenic hike will provide spectacular views of the canyon's unique geology.

Top Rated Highlights
  • Glen Canyon Dam: Later today, you’ll stop by the Glen Canyon Dam where you’ll learn about its history and impact on the Colorado River.
  • Mesa Verde National Park: Make your way to Mesa Verde National Park, as the day draws to a close. Your lodge inside the park offers sweeping vistas that reach into three states.
  • Mesa Verde National Park: See the ancient pueblo cliff dwellings, known as the Cliff Palace.
  • Arches National Park: Enjoy views of the natural formations, including the iconic Delicate Arch.
  • Canyonlands National Park: Venture to Canyonlands National Park for a drive onto the Island in the Sky - a mesa resting 1,000 feet (305 metres) above the surrounding countryside, offering spectacular views over the dramatic sandstone formations.
  • Capitol Reef National Park: Magnificent scenery awaits at Capitol Reef National Park, best known for its Waterpocket Fold, a 100-mile-long (160 kilometre) warp in the earth's crust. Journey along one of the most beautiful roads in the world, Scenic Byway 12, winding through stunning Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument.
  • Bryce Canyon National Park: Head to the sandstone cliffs of Bryce Canyon National Park in Southern Utah. Here you will be met by pine trees and red rock pillars. Take a leisurely walk along Sunset Point while you view the great amphitheatres of the odd-shaped monoliths, known as hoodoos.
  • Bryce Canyon National Park: Travel through Bryce Canyon National Park, the great natural amphitheatre. The whimsical eroded rock formations that characterize this National Park feature some of Utah's most unusual shapes. With your Travel Director, learn how wind, erosion and iron oxidation created the spellbinding hoodoos.
  • Zion National Park: See the grandeur and natural features of the canyon in total comfort while traveling via private open-air tram with live on-board commentary.

Make Travel Matter
  • Monument Valley: Journey on through the barren beauty of the desert to Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park, where you will board all-terrain vehicles(8) with open sides to explore the valley with your Navajo guide. Hear about Navajo heritage from your guide and more about life on their beautiful land.

Insight Tour Itinerary

Day 1Arrive in Las Vegas
Welcome to glittering Las Vegas. On arrival at Las Vegas International Airport, your transfer will take you to your hotel. At 18:00, join your Travel Director and companions for a Welcome Dinner with wine at the award-winning Bacchanal Buffet.
Visits: Las Vegas
Meals: Dinner with Wine
Day 2The Wonders of the Grand Canyon
Journey on to Grand Canyon National Park, and enjoy an Insight Choice. Choose to hike along the scenic Rim Trail with your Travel Director. Alternatively join a Local Expert, Canyon Tim, for a fascinating discussion on the wonders of this natural phenomenon, and learn about the local flora and fauna, and find out how you might be able to spot the local wildlife. Dine at your lodge this evening after a sparkling reception at sunset, where you'll take in the incredible orange hues that light up this stunning natural wonder.
Visits: Grand Canyon National Park
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner with Wine
Accommodation: Grand Canyon National Park Lodge
Day 3Grand Canyon and Lake Powell
Wake up to the backdrop of the Grand Canyon and enjoy some peace and tranquility before the day trippers arrive. Depart for the majesty of Lake Powell. Stop at Glen Canyon Dam to learn about its impact on the Colorado River before arriving at your lakefront resort. Check in to your room and enjoy the evening at leisure. Watch the sunset as you dine or relax by the pool.
Visits: Grand Canyon National Park, Lake Powell
Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Lake Powell Resorts and Marinas.
Day 4A Leisurely day at Lake Powell Relaxed Start
Spend the day doing entirely as you please. Perhaps join an optional float trip (signed liability waiver required)down one of the most scenic stretches of the Colorado River, or take a leisurely optional cruise through the scenic Antelope Canyon and its steep, sandstone walls.
Visits: Lake Powell
Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Lake Powell Resorts and Marinas.
Day 5Monument Valley and the Navajo Nation
Journey on through the barren beauty of the desert to Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park, where you will board all-terrain vehicles to explore the valley with your Navajo guide. These sturdy 4x4 jeeps offer open sides for spectacular views and a roof to protect you from the sun. Learn about Navajo history from your guide and more about life on their beautiful land. The area is also the backdrop for many Western Hollywood hits, including "Stagecoach" and "Fort Apache." Inspired by these iconic movies, you’ll find “John Wayne’s cabin” at nearby Goulding’s Lodge. This small structure was used for exterior shots in "She Wore a Yellow Ribbon," starring Wayne himself. The venue also holds a cinema dedicated to Wayne and his impressive movie portfolio. Enjoy a Navajo cookout Highlight Lunch amid the giant buttes and mesas of this unique landscape before making your way to Mesa Verde National Park, where the day draws to a close. Your lodge inside the park offers sweeping vistas reaching into three states.
Visits: Lake Powell, Monument Valley, Mesa Verde National Park
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner with Wine
Accommodation: Far View Lodge, Mesa Verde.
Day 6Mesa Verde and Moab
Enjoy an in-depth visit to the fascinating Mesa Verde National Park. View the ancient pueblo dwellings known as Cliff Palace. Settle in for a relaxing stay at your modern hotel with Western flair, superbly located just a block away from Main Street. Enjoy a Dine-Around evening and choose from a hand-picked selection of restaurants.
Visits: Mesa Verde National Park, Moab
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner with Wine
Accommodation: Homewood Suites, Moab.
Day 7Delve into Canyonlands and Arches National Parks
In the morning, visit Arches National Park, housing the greatest concentration of natural arches in the world. Stop and take a short hike to the Delicate Arch Viewpoint to view the iconic arch. Then it's on to Canyonlands National Park for a drive onto the Island in the Sky - a mesa resting 1,000 feet (305 metres) above the surrounding countryside, offering spectacular views over the dramatic sandstone formations. Back at the hotel, your evening is at leisure. Perhaps enjoy the outdoors or relax in this beautiful natural setting.
Visits: Moab, Canyonlands National Park, Arches National Park
Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Homewood Suites, Moab.
Day 8Capitol Reef and Bryce Canyon National Parks
Magnificent scenery awaits at Capitol Reef National Park, best known for its Waterpocket Fold, a 100-mile-long (160 kilometre) warp in the earth's crust. Journey along scenic Byway 12 - one of the most beautiful roads in the world, winding through the Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument. Head to the sandstone cliffs of Bryce Canyon National Park in Southern Utah. Here you will be met by pine trees and red rock pillars. Take a leisurely walk along Sunset Point to view the great amphitheatres of the odd-shaped monoliths, known as hoodoos.
Visits: Moab, Capitol Reef National Park, Bryce Canyon National Park
Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: The Lodge at Bryce Canyon.
Day 9Whimsical Bryce Canyon National Park Relaxed Start
Start the day travelling through Bryce Canyon National Park, also known as the great natural amphitheatre. The whimsical eroded rock formations that characterize this National Park feature some of Utah's most unusual shapes. With your Travel Director, learn how wind, erosion and iron oxidation created the spellbinding hoodoos. In the evening, join your fellow travellers for a memorable Celebration Dinner set overlooking the park's orange and red rock formations.
Visits: Bryce Canyon National Park
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
Accommodation: The Lodge at Bryce Canyon.
Day 10Zion National Park, back to Las Vegas
Enjoy a last look at Bryce Canyon, glowing in the early morning light. Head on to Zion National Park - one of the most scenic canyons in the United States. Here, join a guided tour by a private Zion Canyon Shuttle, with live commentary, and views of the park's best sites. Your journey ends with a departure transfer to Las Vegas International Airport, arriving at 16:00.
Visits: Zion National Park, Las Vegas
Meals: Breakfast


Available Room Types: Single, Triple, Twin
Child: ages 5 to 17

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