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WESTERN NATIONAL PARK SPECTACULAR

APRIL 16-25, 2023 (Sunday - Tuesday)

On this popular National Parks tour, discover the unique landscapes of Arizona and Utah as you travel through four national parks—as well as Lake Powell and Monument Valley—and lots of beautiful scenery. Your tour begins in Scottsdale and ends in Las Vegas with overnights also in Grand Canyon National Park, Lake Powell, and Bryce Canyon National Park. 

 

TOUR HIGHLIGHTS

Phoenix, Sedona, Grand Canyon National park (South Rim & Grand Canyon Village), Oak Creek Canyon, Navajo Nation, Monument Valley with Navajo guide, Lake Powell Scenic Boat Cruise, Antelope Canyon Slot Tour, Glen Canyon Dam tour, Bryce Canyon National Park, Zion National Park, Virgin River Gorge, Valley of Fire State Park, Las Vegas

NOT INCLUDED:

• Optional trip insurance

  • 3% Credit card Service fee

• Optional excursions

• Gratuities

• 4 Free-time meals, airport meals

INCLUDED:

• Round-trip airfare

• All taxes & transfers

• All admissions

• Full-time Champlain Tours manager

• Full-time local guide

• 17 meals (8 Breakfasts, 3 Lunches, 6 Dinners)

ITINERARY

DAY 1 - Phoenix - Scottsdale  

Arrive at the Phoenix Airport today and meet your Western Leisure tour director. Then transfer to your

hotel in Phoenix. This evening, enjoy a welcome dinner with your group in Scottsdale.

 

Dinner

DAY 2 - Sedona - Grand Canyon  

This morning, depart the Valley of the Sun and travel north to the beautiful town of Sedona. View the amazing
red rock country surrounding this artistic town and enjoy some free time to explore the many shops and art galleries. Then depart Sedona and travel through beautiful Oak Creek Canyon on your way north and enjoy lunch on own along the way. This afternoon enjoy touring the Grand Canyon National Park, *A UNESCO World Heritage Site. 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. After time to visit many of the scenic points, check into your hotel located just outside the park. This evening, enjoy dinner with your group. 

 

Breakfast | Dinner

DAY 3 - Grand Canyon – Desert View 

After breakfast, continue touring Grand Canyon National Park, you are free to take the shuttle to explore and have lunch on your own along the south rim of the park. Stop at Desert View before exiting the park. This afternoon enter the Navajo Nation with a stop at Cameron Trading Post. Here, you will find authentic Indian jewelry, blankets, pottery, rugs and sand paintings, all produced by the local Indians.

 

After time to browse at the Post, continue your journey through Navajo Land and the Arizona "badlands." You'll see multi-colored mounds, created by the forces of nature. Travel to the famed Monument Valley, a sacred place to the Navajo. And you will be immersed in the rich cultural heritage of the “Dineh” people. Their arts, music and livelihood are all closely tied to the dramatic desert landscape that is their home. Check into your hotel and join the group for dinner tonight.

Breakfast | Dinner

DAY 4 - Monument Valley – Lake Powell 

After breakfast this morning 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 the Navajo culture, food and entertainment at a Navajo Cookout for lunch. Next, travel through the red rock scenery of the great Navajo Indian Reservation on your way to the Lake Powell Resort, the second-largest man-mad reservoir in the U.S. and check in for a 2 night stay. This evening feel free to wander along the beach and enjoy the view and have dinner on your own.

Breakfast | Lunch

DAY 5 - Lake Powell  

Enjoy a leisurely breakfast and enjoy a mid-morning Scenic Boat Cruise on Lake Powell. This evening, enjoy culturally inspired food and an unforgettable show.

Breakfast | Dinner

DAY 6 - Lake Powell - Antelope Canyon

The Antelope Canyon tour will provide an up-close opportunity of the narrow, colorful, and sculpted geology of the lower end of Lake Powell. This high-walled Navajo Sandstone side-arm of Lake Powell is famous not only for its coloration, but also for its famous slot canyons. Upon return to the marina have lunch on you own nearby. And then this afternoon take a spectacular tour through Antelope Canyon 4-wheel drive tour. You will again board 4WD vehicles that will take you to the entrance to this fantastic slot canyon so you can walk along its length and photograph the intricate formations and stunning colors.

 

The mysterious and haunting beauty of Antelope Canyon (also known as "Corkscrew Canyon") awaits the adventurous traveler who seeks to discover one of the most spectacular attractions of the Lake Powell area. A tour to this awe-inspiring sculpture set in stone is a must for amateur and professional photographers alike. Then have some free time for lunch on own. End your day back at the Lake Powell Resort and join the group for dinner.

Breakfast | Lunch

DAY 7 - Glen Canyon - Bryce Canyon 

After breakfast this morning begin your day sightseeing at the Glen Canyon National Recreation Area and Glen Canyon Dam. Completed in 1964, the Dam created beautiful Lake Powell, the second largest man-made reservoir in the United States. Take time to explore the visitor's center of this, the last dam constructed to tame the mighty Colorado River. Next depart for Hollywood (Little Hollywood that is), in Kanab, Utah. This area was the setting for more than 50 major motion pictures and TV series since 1930. Enjoy lunch with the group today.

 

This afternoon, arrive at 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. The Paiute Indians used a word to describe Bryce that translates into, "red rocks standing like men in a bowl-shaped canyon." Mormon settler Ebenezer Bryce, for whom the canyon was named, described it as "a hell of a place to lose a cow." Check into your hotel located just outside the park, evening free for dinner on own.

Breakfast | Lunch

DAY 8 -  Bryce Canyon - Zion 

Return to Bryce Canyon National Park for a morning view. Then take a short drive to see Utah's oldest and most famous national park, Zion National Park. An early Mormon settler described the park's massive formations as "temples built by hands, not of man." The Paiutes believed mischievous spirits lived among the 2,000-foot high towers and would not enter the canyon alone or remain there after dark. There will be time for lunch on your own followed by the opportunity to explore Zion Canyon, a brilliant green canyon set against the backdrop of sheer red cliffs, with an occasional lacy waterfall fanning out from the rocks.

 

In the late afternoon, travel across the desert to the glitz and glam of Las Vegas! Take a drive down the world famous Las Vegas Strip on the way to your casino resort hotel and check in for the night. After an amazing trip through some of nation’s greatest natural treasures, join the group for a farewell dinner and celebrate the legacy of one of America’s best ideas and a lasting gift to her citizens, the National Parks.

Breakfast | Dinner

DAY 9 - Zion - Las Vegas

This morning we drive south, descending 2,000 feet through the Virgin River Gorge.  Keep a lookout for Bighorn Sheep who live on the rocky crags above the gorge. The Virgin River Gorge section of Interstate 15 is one of the most expensive parts of interstate highway ever constructed. vertical gouges in the limestone show where massive amounts of rock had to be removed. The road winds between sheer limestone cliffs, crossing the river several times, before emerging into rugged terrain with a redder hue.

Breakfast | Dinner

DAY 9 - Journey Home 

This morning, transfer to the Las Vegas Airport for your return flight home. As you travel home,

remember all the wonderful memories and friends you have met on your fabulous vacation!

 

Breakfast

PRICING PER PERSON

QUAD
(group of Four)

$4,549
PER PERSON

TRIPLE
(group of Three)

$4,749
PER PERSON

DOUBLE
(group of two)

$4,949
PER PERSON

SINGLE

$6,049
PER PERSON

*20% deposit at booking.  Balance due March 3, 2023

RESERVE YOUR SPOT TODAY

STEP

1

BOOK YOUR
TRIP

You will receive a letter of confirmation within one week.

STEP

2

GET YOUR TRIP DETAILS

Receive your travel packet with all your travel details 1-2 weeks prior to departure.

STEP

3

STILL HAVE QUESTIONS?

Contact us at any time. We are always happy to speak with you.

STEP

4

ENJOY YOUR TRIP

Relax and enjoy your stress-free travel!

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