Best of the Canyonlands



per person
Duration: 7 Days
Destination: North America
Tour Provider: Trafalgar
Deal Code: DTWDK68




Pricing is based on departure date 24th Aug 2024

Alternate departure date available fro travel in 2024 and 2025, Call us for the availability

7 Day US National Parks Tour from Denver to Las Vegas

Descend from the Mile High City into the foothills of the Rockies and through the badlands, canyons, and arches rising from desert landscapes. From Arches and Canyonlands National Parks tours and a Be My Guest lunch experience at a family owned peach orchard to the Grand Canyon, it’s a best-of experience not to be missed.

Why book?

  • Free 3 day booking hold
  • From £100* risk free deposit
  • Flexible change option

Tour information

Sightseeing highlights

  • Discover the Grand Canyon with Tim, a Local Specialist and Geologist
  • Visit Vail, Arches and Canyonlands National Parks, Moab, the cliff dwellings of Mesa Verde National Park, Monument Valley, Grand Canyon National Park, Las Vegas
  • See Delicate Arch in Arches National Park
  • Scenic Drive along Desert View Drive and Route 66

Travel highlights

  • An expert Travel Director and professional Driver
  • Cherry-picked hotels, all tried and trusted
  • All porterage and restaurant gratuities
  • All hotel tips, charges and local taxes
  • Breakfast daily and up to half of your evening meals
  • Must-see sightseeing and surprise extras
  • Audio headsets for flexible sightseeing
  • All transport and transfers shown
  • Luxury air-conditioned coach with Wi-Fi in most countries or alternative transportation (such as rail journeys)
  • Optional Experiences and free time
  • On occasion, hotels of similar standard and location may be utilised.

Itinerary highlights (optional sightseeing available, call our holiday team for the pricing)

Day 1 | Discover Denver

Channel your inner pioneer as you embark on an epic encounter with the peaks, canyons and deserts of what was once the treacherous Wild West. Kick-start your expedition in Denver, exploring the Mile High

City, known for its thriving coffeehouse and brewery scene, at your leisure before meeting your Travel Director and fellow expeditioners at a Welcome Reception this evening.

Meals: Welcome Reception

Hotel: Sheraton Denver Downtown

Day 2 | Roam The Rockies

Kick off your day stopping in Vail, an alpine village and one of Colorado's great playgrounds known for its epic powder-filled basins that have attracted skiers since the 1960s. Then discover local organic products and meet

local farmers over a one-of-a-kind Be My Guest Experience at Field to Fork, a four-season organic farm and boutique fruit stand, growing and celebrating the flavours of every season. You’ll love learning the local

secrets of organic farming over a tour from the owners followed by a meal of farm-fresh ingredients. This evening in Moab, opt for an exhilarating Optional Experience flying over Canyonlands National Park during


Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Hotel: Best Western Plus Canyonlands Inn

Day 3 | Explore Utah’s Arches and Canyons

Get ready to gasp. Arches National Park is packed with striking natural arches. On your jaw-dropping exploration, learn how these 6,000 natural sandstone arches were formed by rain and wind on this guided

reserved visit led by your knowledgeable Travel Director. From one stunning landscape to the next in Canyon Country, see how the power of the Colorado River carves through the rocky red landscape at

Canyonlands National Park. Drive onto the Island in the Sky - a mesa resting 1,000 feet (305 meters) above the countryside offering spectacular views over the dramatic sandstone formations. Take your experience to

the next level with an Optional Canyonlands by Night light show, complete with a lip-smacking cowboy-style Dutch Oven Dinner and a trip on the Moab Queen II jet boat cruising by the lit-up canyon walls.

Meals: Breakfast

Hotel: Best Western Plus Canyonlands Inn

Day 4 | Pioneer Through Monument Valley

Within UNESCO-listed Mesa Verde National Park, admire some of the over 600 ancient cliff dwellings carved in the sandstone of the canyon walls. Established by Teddy Roosevelt in 1906, the Park protects some of the bestpreserved Ancestral Puebloan archaeological sites in the

United States. Deepen your connection with the first nations of this land heading toward Monument Valley, home to the Navajo Nation and the backdrop of many famous Hollywood Western movies.

Meals: Breakfast

Hotel: Goulding's Lodge

Day 5 | Tour The Remarkable Grand Canyon

Your big day of bucket list sites on your US National Park tour begins in Monument Valley. Enjoy a unique exploration with a Local Specialist driving in an open-air

vehicle past its towering sandstone buttes and mesas that rise from the barren landscape on a MAKE TRAVEL MATTER® Experience. Continue through the ancestral home of the Navajo, winding along Desert View Drive,

surrounded by mesmerizing multi-coloured depths. Stop at Desert View Intertribal Cultural Heritage Site to hear stories, family histories and cultural demonstrations by tribal members on another MAKE TRAVEL MATTER®

Experience. We've saved the best for last: the Grand Canyon. Get a unique perspective from geological expert Canyon Tim who reveals the geological wonders on a private nature talk. Join your fellow travellers for a

Farewell Dinner toasting to America’s National Parks at your accommodations inside Grand Canyon National Park.

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Hotel: National Park Lodges Grand Canyon

Day 6 | A Scenic Journey to Las Vegas

Rise early to catch the first rays of light as they illuminate the canyon. Consider an optional helicopter or fixedwing aircraft flightseeing trip to view this feat of nature from the sky or enjoy a leisurely morning, before we

journey to Sin City. Desolation gives way to a desert oasis as we cruise back in time past motels, diners and gas stations towards the dazzling lights of Las Vegas.

Meals: Breakfast

Hotel: Horseshoe Las Vegas

Day 7 | End Your Journey In Las Vegas

Our exhilarating adventure through the canyonlands has come to an end. Grab some breakfast as you prepare to say farewell to your friends or consider extending your stay at Horseshoe, Las Vegas. Depart at your leisure to

Harry Reid International Airport in Las Vegas.

Meals: Breakfast

Itinerary Overview

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Terms & Conditions

Prices listed are per person in Great British Pound, based on twin occupancy, rates for single occupancy may differ, Rates offered are including all discounts unless otherwise stated. All bookings are subject to availability. Other travel periods may be available. Some block out dates may apply. Rates may alter depending upon the dates requested and surcharges if applicable. Final booking confirmation only provided once payment has been processed. Contact our travel team for more details. Our Holiday Centre reserves the right to withdraw this promotion without notice at any time. Flights are not included. Pricing correct as at 11th April 2024