Vegas, Colorado & Utah

Highlights
· Las Vegas
· Bryce Canyon
· Mesa Verde
· Great Sand Dunes
· Rocky Mountains
Duration
17 days / 16 nights
Prices From
£ 2159
Introduction

Explore Las Vegas, Utah & the beautiful Colorado

Gallery


Arches National ParkGreat Sand Dunes National ParkLas VegasDenver SkylineDenver Union StationMesa Verde National ParkMonument ValleyRocky Mountains

Itinerary


Day 1-3 : Arrival into Las Vegas, Nevada touring as time allows and overnight.
 
Las Vegas, Nevada is one of the globe’s top tourist destinations and home to world class gambling, shopping, fine dining, and nightlife. Wander the Vegas ‘Strip’ and enjoy the buzz and bright lights of Vegas’ legendary hotels and attractions. Not to miss: the magnificent Bellagio fountains, the tropical paradise and volcano of the Mirage, or the turquoise canals of The Venetian hotel. Popular nightly shows include: innovative and themed acrobatic performances by Cirque du Soleil, the kooky and visually stimulating Blue Man Group performers, and magical spectacles from one of the greatest illusionist of our time, David Copperfield.

Stay: 3 Nights MGM Grand Hotel & Casino

Day 4: Travel to St. George, Utah and touring in Zion National Park. St. George, with its year-round warm weather, excellent golf courses, and proximity to Zion National Park, has become one of Utah's top destinations.
 
Zion National Park is Utah’s oldest national park and is particularly know for its incredible canyons and spectacular views. Famous hikes including The Narrows, Subway, and Angels Landing (view from Angels landing pictured above - left) attract adventure enthusiasts from around the world.With nearly three million visitors per year, Zion is Utah's most popular park. Most park facilities are located in the Zion Canyon area.

Day 5: Travel to Bryce Canyon National Park
 
Bryce Canyon National Park is famous for the thousands of delicately carved spires rising in brilliant color distinctive to the major feature of the park, Bryce Canyon. Despite its name, Bryce Canyon is not actually a canyon but a collection of giant natural amphitheaters along the eastern side of the Paunsaugunt Plateau. The carved formations called ‘Hodoos’ were created by frost weathering and stream erosion of the river and lake bed sedimentary rocks. The red, orange, and white colors of the rocks provide spectacular views for park visitors.

Day 6: Travel to Page, Arizona for touring on Lake Powell.
 
Page is a small town in northern Arizona located on the southern shores of magnificent Lake Powell, a paradise for boating, houseboating, waterskiing, fishing, and exploring the mighty and majesty of nature in Glen Canyon National Recreation Area. The 186-mile (300 km) long lake offers sandy beaches, cool blue water, and exceptional red-rock scenery. Boat or hike to Rainbow Bridge, or explore any of its many canyons or sand dunes. With a shoreline longer than the whole western coast of the continental United States, Lake Powell offers adventure for everyone.

Stay: 1 Night Majestic View Lodge, Utah

Day 7: Drive through Monument Valley enroute to Mesa Verde National Park.
 
Monument Valley is a region located on the Arizona-Utah state line near the four corners area (the only place in the United States where four states intersect at one point: Arizona, New Mexico, Utah and Colorado).

Stay: 1 Night Best Western Plus Ruby's Inn, Bryce

Day 8: Travel to Great Sand Dunes National Park for touring.
 
The Great Sand Dunes National Park is a sandbox of epic proportions, the entire dune field encompasses 30 square miles and the tallest dune towers 228m high. When visiting the largest sand dunes in North America, the kid in every visitor loves to sled down the sand and plunge into the soft-sand tracks of those who climbed ahead of them.

Stay: 1 Night Clarion Inn, Page

Day 9: Full day touring in Colorado Springs, Colorado (suggested: Garden of the Gods, Olympic Training Center, and possibly Cog Railway). Spend second night in Colorado Springs.
 
In Colorado Springs, Colorado, Colorado’s second-largest city, you’ll find no shortage of things to do where adventures range from mild to wild. Colorado Springs is a place of spectacular beauty with dozens of family attractions, natural landmarks and unique museums.

Stay: 1 Night Holiday Inn Express, Mesa Verde

Day 10: Visit US Air Force Academy Visitor Center, then continue to Denver, Colorado for touring, shopping and overnight.
 
In Denver, Colorado you’ll find a city where urban sophistication meets outdoor adventure. With 300 days of sunshine, a walkable downtown, thriving arts and culture, an award-winning culinary scene, and the Rocky Mountains as a backdrop, there will be plenty to fill your stay in Denver.

Stay: 2 Nights Hilton Garden Inn, Colorado Springs

Day 11: Drive through Rocky Mountain National Park 
 
Rocky Mountain National Park is truly spectacular with its majestic mountains, tundra wildflowers, abundant wildlife, Trail Ridge Road (the highest paved road in the US), and over 350 miles (363 km) of trails. Drive along Trail Ridge Road (open Spring to Fall) which spans the park connecting Estes Park on the east side to the town of Grand Lake on the western slope.

Day 12: Travel through Aspen, Colorado for touring.
 
Aspen, Colorado is known for being the Rocky Mountain playground of the rich and famous, but this authentic mountain town goes far beyond glitz and glam. Although hosting several top ski areas, Aspen is a year-round destination. The Maroon Bells, one of the state's most iconic mountain views (pictured on the next page) offer excellent hiking with breathtaking views in the summer, and dense, golden aspen groves are a sight to behold in autumn.

Day 13: Travel to Moab, Utah with touring at the Canyonlands National Park.
 
Moab, Utah is your base camp for some of the most unique scenery in the American South West. Surrounded by stunning red rock landscapes, less than an hour’s drive puts you atop the mythical sounding Island in the Sky, a remarkable district of Canyonlands National Park. The Island in the Sky sits atop a massive 1500 foot (457 m) mesa, quite literally an Island in the Sky.

Stay: 1 Night Curtis Hotel, Denver

Day 14: Touring in the Capitol Reef National Park 
 
Located in south-central Utah in the heart of red rock country, Capitol Reef National Park is a hidden treasure filled with cliffs, canyons, domes and bridges. Located in the Waterpocket Fold, a geologic monocline (a wrinkle on the earth) extending almost 100 miles, erosion has carved the rock into marvelous shapes.

Day 14: Return to Las Vegas for late afternoon free time and overnight.
Stay: 1 Night at Luxor Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas
 
Day 15: To Las Vegas Airport for departing flight

Prices


From £2159 per person
Price based on 2 travelling
Prices subject to availablity at the time of booking

Price Includes:
Return flights from London
Free airport to hotel transfer on arrival
Hotel accommodation as stated
Compact sized car rental
Inclusive car rental Insurance
Free car satellite navigation
Free tank of fuel
Free personalised Road Book
Flight, hotel and car upgrades available

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