Scenic Parks Explorer

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Introduction

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Take in the amazing scenic parks of America including Zion, Bryce, Grand Teton, Yellowstone, and Grand Canyon.

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Itinerary

Day 1 Las Vegas

Welcome to Las Vegas. At 6 p.m., gather at the hotel with your Travel Director and fellow travellers for a Welcome Reception.

Meals: Welcome Reception

Day 2 Las Vegas - Zion and Bryce Canyon National Parks

Depart Las Vegas for the graceful canyons and towering cliffs of Zion National Park. Then it's onward to Bryce Canyon, home to the world's largest concentration of hoodoos-tall limestone spires that rise majestically from the desert floor.

Meals: Breakfast - Dinner

Day 3 Bryce Canyon - Salt Lake City

Travel north to Utah's capital to see the famed Temple Square, headquarters to the Mormon church and home to the renowned Mormon Tabernacle Choir. Meet Local Specialists, sister missionaries, who introduce the basic beliefs and history of the Mormon pioneers which brought about the building of the temple and the Tabernacle, home of the Tabernacle Choir. This evening, enjoy an optional dinner at the Roof Restaurant, Utah's premier gourmet dining location.

Meals: Breakfast

Day 4 Salt Lake City - Montpelier - Jackson

Get a glimpse of the route of the pioneers as you cross the Oregon Trail, stopping in Montpelier at the Oregon Trail Center. Enjoy lunch at a covered wagon themed restaurant before departing to scenic Jackson, standing in the shadows of the icy peaks of the Grand Tetons. The evening is free for you to explore.

Meals: Breakfast - Lunch

Day 5 Jackson - Grand Teton and Yellowstone National Parks

Traverse through Grand Teton National Park on the way to Yellowstone, the world's first National Park. (When the south entrance is closed due to weather conditions, the itinerary will travel west from Jackson via Idaho and enter Yellowstone National Park through the west entrance.) Lodges featured are the Old Faithful Inn, Old Faithful Snow Lodge, Grant Village and the Mammoth Hot Springs Hotel. Specific lodges will be confirmed in your documents.

Meals: Breakfast - Dinner

Day 6 Yellowstone National Park Sightseeing

Explore the impressive Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone with its stunning waterfalls and a chance to see bison and elk. Join your Travel Director to explore the spouting geysers, bubbling hot springs and mud paint pots. Watch in wonder as Old Faithful's waters arc over 100 feet (30 metres) into the air.

Meal: Breakfast

Day 7 Yellowstone - Cody - Billings

Head east to the town of Cody, named for its most famous native son, Buffalo Bill, and get a glimpse into its lively history at the Buffalo Bill Center of the West. Then it's on to Big Sky Country for a Be My Guest dinner featuring local cuisine and a host who welcomes you with true Western hospitality.

Meals: Breakfast - Be My Guest Dining

Day 8 Billings - Little Big Horn - Rapid City

Today begins with a visit to Little Bighorn, the infamous battlefield where the ill-fated Custer led his men against a battalion of Sioux and Cheyenne warriors. Then, travel east through the Black Hills to Rapid City.

Meals: Breakfast

Day 9 Black Hills Excursion

base of Crazy Horse Memorial before a visit to Mount Rushmore. This afternoon, gather with your Travel Director and fellow travellers for a festive dinner featuring a Cultural Insight, Stephen Yellowhawk, who shares his tribe's history through dance and song.

Meals: Breakfast - Dinner

Day 10 Rapid City - Denver

Travel through the expansive grasslands of Wyoming on your way to Denver. Enjoy the evening to relax.

Meals: Breakfast

Day 11 Denver - Vail - Moab

Ascend into the foothills of the Rockies and cross the Continental Divide on your way to Vail. Founded in 1966 at the base of the largest ski mountain in the United States, this pretty alpine village has an old-world feel. Then it's on to Moab where tonight is yours.

Meals: Breakfast

Day 12 Canyonlands and Arches National Parks

Discover stunning Canyonlands National Park and visit magnificent Arches National Park where the wind and rain have eroded the sandstone into natural arches.

Meals: Breakfast

Day 13 Moab - Mesa Verde National Park - Monument Valley

Between AD 600 and 1300, the Ancestral Puebloan people carved houses and entire communities out of the sandstone of the canyon walls at Mesa Verde National Park, now a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Tonight, enjoy a unique Navajo cookout Regional Meal in Monument Valley before returning to your hotel.

Meals: Breakfast - Regional Meal

Day 14 Monument Valley - Grand Canyon National Park

Marvel at Monument Valley's landscape in special open-air vehicles accompanied by a Local Specialist. Visit the land of the Navajo people, stopping at historic Cameron Trading Post. Breathtaking views hint at the most spectacular of all vistas-the vast panorama of the Grand Canyon. Meet with a Local Specialist who will enlighten you about the more than 1.7 billion years of geology revealed in the canyon. Tonight, toast your grand adventure and your new lifelong memories at a Farewell Dinner inside the park.

Meals: Breakfast - Farewell Dinner

Day 15 Grand Canyon - Las Vegas

Perhaps take an optional helicopter or fixed-wing aircraft flightseeing trip this morning before hitting the road again. End your journey back in Las Vegas where a transfer is provided to Las Vegas International Airport or to the Tropicana Las Vegas for guests extending their stay.

Meals: Breakfast