Canyonlands & Las Vegas

Excitement in the Southwest

6 Days

Starting At $CUSTOM
This great little package delivers some of the best sights in the American Southwest. Fly or drive into Vegas, then enjoy a few thrills on a motorized Colorado River Raft and the Grand Canyon Scenic Railroad. You will have narrated tours of the Grand Canyon, Bryce & Zion National Parks, and you will see both a gunfight and rodeo.

Canyonlands & Las Vegas

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  • Colorado River Raft Ride
  • Visit the Arizona Route 66 Museum
  • Wild West Shootout
  • Ride the Rail to the Grand Canyon
  • Tour the Grand Canyon
  • Shopping at the Cameron Trading Post
  • Stop at Denny’s Wigwam
  • Visit to Bryce Canyon National Park
  • Bryce Canyon Country Rodeo (as available)
  • Tour Zion National Park
  • Five Nights First Class Lodging
  • Five Hotel Breakfasts
  • Three Dinners
  • All Taxes & Tips on these services
  • Luggage Handling
  • One Free with Every 16 Paid

Tour Prices:

. .. .  – Motorcoach Transportation is not included.  Price can vary.

. . .  – This package is customizable.  Fee free to ask for more nights in Las Vegas, and more sightseeing.

 

Day 1 – Arrive in Las Vegas, NV and check into your Casino hotel for an overnight stay. Dinner is on own this evening.

Day 2 – This morning you depart Las Vegas for Williams, AZ. On the way you board a motorized raft with an experienced tour guide for a guided 30 minute ride on the Colorado River below Hoover Dam. This features unique views of the Dam, the power plant and Black Canyon. You’ll see the original water line to Boulder City; the dynamite storage bunkers used during construction and get a view of the dam available only from below.

Next, stop in Kingsman, AZ and visit the Arizona Route 66 Museum located in Kingman’s Historic Powerhouse and depicts the historical evolution of travel along the 35th parallel that became Route 66. Brilliant murals, photos and life-size dioramas capture each of the groups that have traveled what came to be known as the Mother Road.

Follow the paths of the Native American trade routes and the U. S. Army led survey expeditions. Travel along with the settlers on their migration west over the nation’s first federally funded wagon roads. Feel the hardship and despair of the dust bowl refugees as they journeyed along the Mother Road to a better life. Visit Main Street America as the 50’s usher in fun and excitement for Route 66 travelers.

Arrive in Williams and check into the Grand Canyon Railway Hotel for an overnight stay. This modern hotel is located in the center of town, along historic Highway 66, and conveniently beside the Grand Canyon Railway Train Depot.  Dinner this evening will be a voucher for the Grand Depot Café.

Day 3 – After breakfast if you hear a ruckus in the streets, you might want to investigate, this is the Wild West. It may be coincidental, but every morning at 9:00 it seems there are ornery cowboys and gunfights in the street (might be something in the breakfast), and they keep Marshall Will B. Justice busy maintaining law and order.

Once the 9:00 Wild West Show is over, you board the train for a 9:30am departure. You have First Class Seats with plenty of leg room that recline and offer a great view through picture windows. You will see strolling musicians, enjoy free coffee, juice, fruit and pastries in your air-conditioned streamliner railcar. This vintage rail journey takes 2 hours, offers kaleidoscopic views of the San Francisco Peaks while rolling through wild flower filled valleys, dense pine forests, high desert plains and canyons.

Arriving in Grand Canyon National Park, you are greeted with the sight of one of three log-cabin-style train stations left in America. From the station your luggage is moved to your hotel and you’ll find a tour bus waiting for an afternoon sightseeing tour. In a few minutes you will be walking along the pine-forested ledges of your first Grand Canyon viewpoint. Here you’ll send a few minutes just trying to process the sight in front of you as your guide points out a few of the distant features, and geological details. Then you will learn about the trees, shrubs, wildflowers, and wildlife of the Canyon.

At the end of this tour you check-in at the Maswik Lodge, in the Grand Canyon Village. It is a modern facility spread over several acres of Ponderosa Pine forest, and is located just 1/4 mile from the canyon rim and the Grand Canyon Village. Dinner is on own tonight and you will have time for souvenir shopping as well as a chance to photograph the sunset.

Day 4 – Depart the Grand Canyon this morning and enjoy a stop at the Cameron Trading Post, here past and present meet. Native American arts and crafts, jewelry and fine antique collectibles housed in an authentic turn-of-the-century trading post.

Later today in Kanab, UT you stop at Denny’s Wigwam. The store offers a large selection of western clothing and footwear, Native American jewelry, pottery, Kachina dolls, knick knacks, Southwestern gifts, and photography.

Continue travel to Bryce where you check into Ruby’s Inn (or similar) for an overnight stay. Enjoy dinner tonight in the Cowboy Buffet & Steak Room.

Tonight, join the fun and excitement at the Bryce Canyon Country Rodeo. Watch the bronco busters and cowboys display their skills as they perform in this western competition. This is one event you won’t want to miss! (As Available- Wednesday through Saturday, Memorial Day – Mid of August)

Day 5 – This morning you tour Bryce Canyon National Park, famous for its worldly unique geology, consists of a series of horseshoe-shaped amphitheaters carved from the eastern edge of the Paunsaugunt Plateau. The erosional force of frost-wedging and the dissolving power of rainwater have shaped the colorful limestone rock of the Claron Formation into bizarre shapes, including slot canyons, windows, fins, and spires called “hoodoos.”

Next just a short distance from Bryce you tour Zion National Park. Gaze up at massive sandstone cliffs of cream, pink, and red that soar into a brilliant blue sky. Challenge your courage 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.

Continue to St. George, UT for an overnight. Tonight, dinner is included at a local restaurant. 

Day 6 – In the morning it is a two hour drive into Las Vegas where you can catch your flights for home if needed.