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Utah's Mighty Five National Parks

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  • Holidays
  • USA and Canada
  • Western USA

Price:

From $4,315

Stay:

9 nights

Travel Dates:

Sunday 10th of May 2020 until Sunday 4th of October 2020

Description:

Utah's Mighty Five National Parks - 10 Days / 9 Nights - from $4315* per person (with Trafalgar).

Utah's 'Mighty Five' adventure-filled, action-packed excursion which will see you hike, walk and explore some of America's most epic natural landscapes.

Itinerary:

1.ARRIVE GRAND JUNCTION

The 'River City' extends a warm welcome as your launch pad to an in-depth encounter with the Might Five National Parks of Utah. Relax after your journey or explore on your own before joining your Travel Director and fellow travellers this evening for a Welcome Reception.

MEAL(S)

Welcome Reception

HOTEL

Wine Country Inn

2.GRAND JUNCTION – CANYONLANDS NATIONAL PARK – MOAB (2 NIGHTS)

We head to canyon country this morning and see first-hand the power of the Colorado River carving its way through the rocky red landscape at Canyonlands National Park. Ascend to the top of the Island in the Sky mesa and admire Canyonlands' spectacular landscape below. We will hike to Grand View Point Overlook, Mesa Arch, and White Rim Overlook or Murphy's point Overlook. Tonight we will also be joined by a local specialist, Tom Tills, a renowned National Park photographer, who will give us guidance on how to take the best photos on this trip. This evening, 'Connect With Locals' at the rustic Moab Grill where you'll enjoy a 'Be My Guest' dinner with the owner who worked at the grill as a waitress when she was a teenager.

MEAL(S)

Breakfast
Lunch
Dinner

HOTEL

Homewood Suites

3.ARCHES NATIONAL PARK

Admire the exquisite natural sandstone shapes that dot the landscape in Arches National Park. Learn how Mother Nature's magic touch has left her indelible mark with wind and rain when you embark on a strenuous hike up to famous Delicate Arch. Continue your exploration with a walk to Double Arch, Landscape Arch or Turret Arch. Take a well-deserved break this afternoon or explore the town of Moab at your leisure.

MEAL(S)

Breakfast
Lunch

4.MOAB – CAPITOL REEF NATIONAL PARK

See the other-worldly hoodoos of Goblin Valley State Park this morning - these mushroom-shaped rock pinnacles make for a memorable hike and photo opportunity before you arrive at Capitol Reef National Park. Upon arrival, enjoy some free time to explore on your own. In the evening, enjoy the rustic charm of this special resort, located on the edge of the park, offering truly spectacular landscapes, and breathtaking views.

MEAL(S)

Breakfast
Dinner

 

HOTEL

Capitol Reef Resort

5.CAPITOL REEF NATIONAL PARK – BRYCE CANYON NATIONAL PARK (2 NIGHTS)

Lace up your boots for an exhilarating morning hike in Capitol Reef National Park, whose colourful canyons and capitol-shaped domes provide the perfect backdrop for an adventure. Continue your journey along an "All American Road", Highway 12, one of America's most scenic highways, before embarking on a short hike in Kodachrome Basin State Park. Here, you will have the opportunity to select the trail that best suits your adventurous spirit. This dramatic landscape features striking layered stone spires which are a sight to behold. We continue to Bryce Canyon National Park, where we'll spend the next two nights.

MEAL(S)

Breakfast
Regional Dinner

HOTEL

Best Western Ruby's Inn

6.BRYCE CANYON FREE TIME

You'll have a full free day to relax or explore the eerie landscapes of Bryce Canyon National Park today. Everyone will be able to self select hikes and walks that best suit them, from leisurely to strenuous. Admire the rusty red limestone spires that rise up surreally from the desert floor to meet Utah's skies from scenic viewpoints or follow one of the many trails into the hoodoos and beyond.

MEAL(S)

Breakfast

7.BRYCE CANYON NATIONAL PARK – LAKE POWELL (2 NIGHTS)

A pink, red and orange canvas awaits visitors to Coral Pink Sands State Park. Climb up the coral-hued dunes to admire the wind sculpted ripples of the dunes. Embark on a short hike to see Horseshoe Bend and the flowing Colorado River which has carved its way through the red-coloured sandstone. Then you're on your way to Lake Powell Navajo Tribal Park, for a tour of the world renowned Slot Canyon.

MEAL(S)

Breakfast
Dinner

HOTEL

Lake Powell Resort

8.LAKE POWELL FREE TIME

Enjoy a full free day to spend as you wish in the water wonderland that is Lake Powell. Relax and rejuvenate, enjoying the amenities and scenic views from the comfort of the resort. Or consider joining one of the organized optional activities, like our famed Colorado River Float Trip.

MEAL(S)

Breakfast

9.LAKE POWELL – ZION NATIONAL PARK

One spectacular natural sight gives way to another when you drive along the Vermillion Cliffs, witness the striking colours as they wander and wind along the mountains and cliffs. Arriving into Zion National Park late morning, select from many fantastic hikes including Watchman Trail, Hidden Canyon, Angel's Landing, Observation Point and the Narrows. They range from easy to strenuous. Later, this evening, join your new friends and Travel Director for a well-deserved Farewell Dinner.

MEAL(S)

Breakfast
Lunch
Farewell Dinner

HOTEL

Springhill Suites

10.ZION NATIONAL PARK – DEPART LAS VEGAS

Don't leave Zion without a morning hike under your belt. You'll have the whole morning to spend as you wish before departing for Las Vegas mid-afternoon.

MEAL(S)

Breakfast

Departs: Selected departures from 10 May to 04 Oct 2020.

Conditions: * It is our policy to present the cost of our flights & holidays inclusive of all airport and government charges. Please accept however that these charges are not within our control, therefore we reserve the right to pass on any increase. Travel agent professional service fees where charged, will be additional to the advertised prices.

 

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