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CANYONLANDS OF THE SOUTHWEST

August 19-31, 2018 

TOUR HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Roundtrip motorcoach transportation
  • Door-to- Door pickup available
  • Roundtrip motor coach transportation
  • 12 nights accommodations
  • Luggage handling
  • Great Platte River Road Archway Monument
  • “Cathedral of the Plains”-Kansas
  • Arches National Park – Utah
  • “Canyonlands by Night” Cruise
  • Capital Reef National Park
  • Bryce Canyon National Park -Utah
  • Glen Canyon and Lake Powell
  • Zion National Park – Utah
  • Las Vegas, Nevada
  • Laughlin, Nevada
  • Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona
  • “Four Corners”, AZ, NV,NM,& Colorado
  • “ Million Dollar Highway” Colorado
  • Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park, Colorado.
  • 16 Meals (12 breakfasts and 4 dinners)
  • Tourco Tour Manager

PRICE PER PERSON:

$ 1,699.00 Double
$ 2,299.00 Single

A $300.00 deposit per person is required to hold this reservation.  Deposit payment is due within 5 days of reservation.

Call and Make a Reservation at 763-780-2985

ITINERARY

Day 1:  We’ll start our wonderful National Parks of the Southwest tour this morning with an included morning break. Our travels take us south into Iowa, stopping in Des Moines for lunch on your own. This afternoon we’ll head west into Nebraska to the capital, Lincoln, for our overnight. We will gather together for an included Welcome Dinner. (CS)(D)

Day 2:  After an included breakfast, we set out to continue across Nebraska stopping in Kearney to experience the amazing Great Platte River Road Archway Monument.  The displays in this elevated Monument include wagon trail pioneers, Trailblazers, Forty Niners and Lincoln Highway.   After an afternoon break, beautiful Colorado welcomes us and we overnight in Denver.  Dining on own. (B)

Day 3:  Following included breakfast and luggage being loaded, we travel the spectacular Rocky Mountains on I-70 thru scenic ski resorts and thru Glenwood Springs.  Rest and a lunch break will be taken, on own, we sight Utah before us.  We visit Arches National Park with its majestic arches with photo opportunities.  Continuing on to Moab, Utah, we check into our hotel.  Reboarding our coach, we include dinner and a most memorable Colorado River float cruise called “Canyonlands by Night”.  Steep canyon walls come alive with sound and lighting as we gently float by.  You’ll never forget this experience! (B)(D)

Day 4: Breakfast is again included and we have another spectacular driving day before us! Capitol Reef National Park is very scenic as we continue our drive to include Bryce Canyon National Park before settling into our hotel in Cedar City, Utah.  Dining on own. (B)

Day 5:  With an included breakfast and coach ready to go, our first stop will be to visit one of the most awesome natural wonders, Utah’s Zion National Park.  You will love your time here! Departing Utah, we greet the great state of Nevada and arrive the City that never shuts down with millions of lights, Las Vegas!  Our hotel is downtown in the middle of the Fremont Street Experience which has a musical light show you won’t want to miss.  Enjoy your evening here with dinner, on own.  (B)

Day 6:  Departing Vegas after included breakfast, we head south to Laughlin, Nevada, located on the Colorado River for a 2-night stay.  Before Laughlin, we want to make another fun casino stop at the Railroad Pass Casino & Hotel, the oldest casino in Nevada (1931).  After getting settled into your room in Laughlin,  you will have time to sit by the pool, visit other casinos or perhaps ride the Water Taxi on the River.  Dinner will be on your own this evening. (B)

Day 7:  Breakfast is included this morning.  Your day will be at leisure but the coach will depart at an appointed time for a road trip to the historic mining town of Oatman.  This is such an interesting old town that now has gift shops and a couple restaurants but what is fun are the wild burrows that wander into town.  Enjoy Laughlin this pm with dining on own. (B)

Day 8: While luggage is being loaded, we will enjoy included breakfast here at the Casino. Crossing the Colorado River we enter Bullhead City, Arizona, to head east and north to spectacular Grand Canyon National Park.  We will be making overlook photo stops with a Village break for souvenirs before continuing on to Page, Arizona for our overnight. (B)

Day 9:  Departing Page after included breakfast, we drive Monument Valley where huge red sandstone monoliths line our path.  Later we arrive “Four Corners”, only spot in the U.S. where 4 states come together; Colorado, Utah, New Mexico and Arizona.  This is a fun photo op!  We overnight in Cortez, Colorado.  Dinner is on own tonight. (B)

Day 10:   After included breakfast, we begin our beautiful drive into the San Juan Mountains and after a break, on own, begin the famous “Million Dollar Highway”.  This Drive has extraordinary vistas and they say the highway cut its way thru a good amount of gold!                   We arrive charming Ouray, Colorado, “Little Switzerland” for time to stroll around.  Continuing on, we head for Montrose where we stay for the night with dining on own. (B)

Day 11:  Enjoying included breakfast together, we board our coach again to continue this morning to the “Black Canyon of the Gunnison”, one of the newest national parks.  The sheer walls and narrow canyons will amaze you.  After a lunch break, on own, majestic Rocky Mountain scenery spreads out before us as we travel to Colorado Springs for our evening.  A “Kick-Back” meal awaits us with complimentary dining & beverages. (B)(D)

Day 12:  Breakfast is included and off we go traveling remaining Colorado on I-70 to enter Kansas after a rest and a lunch break, on own.  We’ll arrive in the capital, Topeka, for our overnight and will come together for an included Farewell Dinner.  (B)(D)

Day 13:  Enjoying our last included breakfast together and with luggage loaded, we head to Missouri and on our way north on I-35 to lunch in Des Moines, on own.  We arrive back in the Twin Cities late afternoon.  Our memories will be of spectacular National Parks with amazing scenery and canyons plus new friends made on this outstanding journey! (B)