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Trafalgar Pioneer Adventures of the Old West Summer 2018 (DCPA)

8 Days from Phoenix (AZ) to Las Vegas (NV) Print
Tour Style: Family Experience
Family Experiences North America 2018
Visits: Scottsdale, Sedona, Williams, Grand Canyon, Monument Valley, Lake Powell, Zion National Park, Las Vegas, USA

Saddle up, you're in for a wild ride through the land of cattle drives, gun-toting bandits and the Grand Canyon. The legends of Billy the Kid and Butch Cassidy are never far as you awaken your inner cowboy exploring the aquatic wonders of Lake Powell, Monument Valley's mesas and the eerie red spires of Bryce Canyon.

Sightseeing Highlights

  • Scenic drives through Oak Creek Canyon, Desert View Drive in Arizona, Mount Carmel Highway
  • Iconic train journey aboard the historic Grand Canyon Railway
  • Visit Sedona, Grand Canyon National Park, Historic Cameron Trading Post, Monument Valley, Lake Powell, Zion National Park, Bryce Canyon National Park

Dining Highlights

  • 7 full breakfasts
  • 3 dinners

First class travel Highlights

  • Audio Headsets for flexible sightseeing
  • Daily breakfast and an average of 50% of evening meals
  • Luxury air-conditioned coach with WiFi in most countries or alternative transportation (such as rail journeys)
  • Cherry-picked hotels all tried and trusted
  • Hand-picked Insider Experiences
  • Optional Experiences and free time
  • All porterage and local charges included
  • Must-see sightseeing and surprise extras
  • An expert Travel Director and separate Driver
  • All hotel tips, charges and local taxes
  • Airport transfers on the first and last day of your guided holiday
  • VIP entry to many sights

Trafalgar Tour Itinerary

Day: 1 Arrive Phoenix – Scottsdale
Howdy folks. Saddle up for a ride from Phoenix to Scottsdale, spending the afternoon at leisure before your journey kicks off with an evening shindig to meet your new travelling pardners.Kick-Off Party
Day: 2 Scottsdale – Sedona – Williams
Your trek through America's fascinating frontier history takes families through the Sonoran Desert. Stampede through the luminous orange and red landscapes of Sedona for your choice sightseeing, traversing Red Rock Country by jeep or Red Rock Magic Trolley. Then on through Oak Creek Canyon to the historic railroad town of Williams, to enjoy a slap-up Be My Guest dinner hosted by the mayor, John Moore.Full Breakfast, Be My Guest Dining
Day: 3 Williams – Grand Canyon Railway – Grand Canyon National Park
Cut dirt and board your caboose to the Grand Canyon passing the vanilla-scented Ponderosa Pines and through the Kaibab National Forest-tales of Old West legends brought back to life as they travel with you along the rugged landscapes now home to elk, mule deer and pronghorn antelope. Hundreds of miles of rusty red stone layers carved deep within the earth's crust by the Colorado River flow along the full extent of the Grand Canyon, one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World. Walk the rim and learn from a Local Specialist how this extraordinary feat of nature developed over the past 40 million years.Full Breakfast
Day: 4 Grand Canyon National Park – Monument Valley – Lake Powell (2 Nights)
Start your historic passage to Navajo country with a mesmerising sunrise over the Grand Canyon, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and jaw-dropping views along the South Rim as you trace the Desert View Drive route toward Cameron Trading Post in search of traditional Native American arts, crafts and jewellery. In an open-air vehicle, bounce along the imposing mesas and buttes rising up between the big blue Utah sky and expansive red floor of Monument Valley, once favoured by movie director John Ford as the movie home of the Wild West, toward a lakeside resort tucked into the red rock at the scenic family holiday hotspot of Lake Powell.Full Breakfast, Dinner
Day: 5 Lake Powell
Today belongs to the 21st century and is yours to roam the range with your kin, but if you're at a loose end, choose to take an optional float down the Colorado River, cruise on Lake Power to Antelope Canyon, or spend the day learning how to wakeboard, kayak or zip around Lake Powell on a ski tube.* Even cowboys need a day off now and then.Full Breakfast
Day: 6 Lake Powell – Zion and Bryce Canyon National Parks (2 Nights)
Polish those chaps for a ride toward Zion Canyon, tracing yet another great natural triumph by park shuttle or on foot. Bundle up your brood for a quick hike to the Emerald Pools-waterfalls and the lush landscape are a veritable oasis for pioneers traversing the desert just days before. Drive the scenic Mount Carmel Highway admiring the sweeping views of waterfalls and slick rocks, watching out for more spectacular formations like the Great Arch of Zion and the distinctive Checkerboard Mesa. The red-orange-pink hued hoodoos of Bryce Canyon are your final stop for today.Full Breakfast
Day: 7 Bryce Canyon National Park Sightseeing
Take your seat in an ampitheatre of tall sandstone spires-the same vantage point Paiute Indians used to admire the colourful carvings of Mother Nature by day, by night, winter and summer centuries ago. Explore the rim of Bryce Canyon, riddled with fairytale castles, cathedrals, meandering trails and secret hideaways, yours to explore before spending the afternoon at leisure to blaze your own trail. And so our adventure through the Old West comes to an end. It's time to get all gussied up for a Western Farewell hoedown filled with good food and fun.Full Breakfast, Farewell Dinner
Day: 8 Bryce Canyon National Park – Depart Las Vegas
Hoodoos to our back and high-living lies ahead as we depart on the last leg of our journey to Las Vegas, through the scenic Virgin River Gorge. A transfer will take you to Las Vegas International Airport, or if you're extending you stay, to the Paris Las Vegas. Y'all come back now, y'hear? Full Breakfast

Available Room Types: Twin, Triple, Quad

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