Welcome to fabulous Las Vegas! At 6 pm, meet your travelling companions for a welcome drink. Your Tour Director will prepare you for your upcoming adventure.
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 Kaibab National Forest to arrive at GRAND CANYON NATIONAL PARK. Marvel at one of the Seven 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 savour the sunset. (B,D) SPECIAL FEATURE: Your hotel is located in Grand Canyon National Park, a rare opportunity for great views and a significant extra when travelling with Globus.
For a once-in-a lifetime experience, take our optional flightseeing excursion over the heart of the Grand Canyon for incomparable views of flame-coloured walls plunging 4,800 feet (1463 metres)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)
Today is yours to explore on your own and to sit back, relax, and enjoy all the amenities your resort offers. Maybe join the optional trip to picturesque Antelope Canyon or take a flightseeing trip over Lake Powell, including famous Rainbow Bridge and Glen Canyon Dam. (B)
This morning, continue into Navajo country to 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 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 holiday.
In the cool hours of morning, set out with a Navajo guide in a comfortable 4-WHEEL-DRIVE vehicle to explore Monument Valley. Have your cameras ready for incredible shots. Later, we continue north to Moab for a relaxing 2-night stay at Red Cliffs Lodge on the Colorado River. Enjoy a 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 favourites such as Wagon Master and Rio Grande were filmed.
This morning, we visit ARCHES NATIONAL PARK, home to more than 2,000 natural sandstone arches, including the world-famous Delicate Arch. Be on the lookout for the majestic desert big horn sheep high on the cliff sides. Next, on to magnificent CANYONLANDS NATIONAL PARK and DEAD HORSE POINT STATE PARK. The remainder 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)
Today, we travel south along Utah's Scenic Byway 12, witnessing diverse, remote and ruggedly beautiful landscapes. Drive through CAPITOL REEF NATIONAL PARK where the land has been tortured and twisted over millions of years resulting in breathtaking scenery. Continue through the land of natural bridges, narrow canyons, and expansive views to Bryce Canyon National Park. (B)
A day of rich contrasts leads you to BRYCE CANYON NATIONAL PARK. The slow erosion has created fantastically sculptured rock formations resembling castle towers and cathedral spires. The natural amphitheatres and canyons glow from different lighting throughout the day. (B)
After breakfast, descend into half-mile-deep ZION NATIONAL PARK. Meaning a place of peace and refuge, Zion's colourful sandstone walls rise thousands of feet above the canyon floor's lush greenery. Zion's unique array of scenery, plants, and animals-plus rich history-will make this a memorable day. Take advantage of today's photo opportunities galore. Then, 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)
Bid farewell to your new friends as your tour comes to an end after breakfast. (B)