Bryce, Zion & the Grand Canyon – May 14th – 20th, 2023

Welcome to the Canyon Lands of the South West, featuring Arizona & Utah… This journey brings you into a colorful world of stunning vistas and the unique topography of three national parks: Zion, Bryce & the Grand Canyon… this is some of the most scenic and inspiring landscapes on earth!!!

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Day 1 – Sunday May 14th – Home to Williams AZ
We’ll fly nonstop into Phoenix where we’ll make our way to our home for the night the Grand Canyon Railway Hotel & Resort in Williams Arizona! We’ll indulge in a great welcome dinner before we say goodnight. Grand Canyon Railway Hotel & Resort (D)      

Day 2 – Monday May 15th – Williams to Grand Canyon
After breakfast we will board the Grand Canyon Railway… Travel through two plateaus, passed Ponderosa pine forests, down to the open and dry high desert, then back up to the Grand Canyon… the overwhelming beauty and immense size will amaze you! Lunch is served in the Thunderbird Room, overlooking the Grand Canyon… Take in the great views while enjoying lunch in our private room. Next, a real treat… Go Buck Wild with a scenic Hummer adventure that includes stops along some of the most popular lookout areas the Grand Canyon has to offer. A professional guide will provide us with the history of the region, the forces of nature that shaped the canyon and the ancient people who inhabited the land. Discover dramatic rock formations and gorges that took millions of years to create from the comfort of a Hummer. Later, we’ll check into the Maswik Lodge, a modern facility, spread over several acres of Ponderosa Pine forest, located just ¼ mile from the canyon’s edge. Your evening is free to explore. The Park offers a free shuttle with stops along the South rim. Additionally, there are several restaurants along the rim for you to choose from. Maswick Lodge (B, L)

Day 3 – Tuesday May 16th – Grand Canyon to Zion Canyon
Enjoy breakfast at the lodge before we’ll depart for Lake Powell. Lunch is served at the Lake Powell Resort & Marina with magnificent view of the Lake’s sapphire blue water and the beautiful red rock buttes… it will take your breath away! Next, we’ll board a tour boat to cruise Lake Powell… Relax as we cruise through two famous Lake Powell Canyons, Antelope and Navajo. These are some of the most breathtaking views on the lake. Don’t forget your camera! This afternoon, enjoy a scenic drive to Zion National Park… This is Utah’s first National park, with massive canyon walls ascending toward a brilliant blue sky. View the towering cliffs, and unique sandstone cliffs, ranging in color from cream to pink, as we continue on to Springdale, where we’ll check into our home for the next two nights, the Springhill Suites. Tonight, gather for the “best dern grub in the West” at Switchback Grill. Springhill Suites (B, L, D)

Day 4 – Wednesday May 17th – Zion Canyon Free Day  
Today is all yours to taking in the wonders of the Canyon… There is a shuttle that leaves from outside our hotel, with drop-offs and pick-ups at several places in the canyon. Tonight’s dinner is at Arkansas Al’s a local favorite featuring fantastic views! Springhill Suites (B, D)

Day 5 – Thursday May 18th – Zion to Bryce Canyon
After breakfast we’ll depart for Bryce Canyon, the smallest of the 3 canyons and perhaps the most spectacular. Our first stop will be at the Visitors Center. Next it’s lunch at the Bryce Canyon Lodge… enjoy some great food in the lodges rustic elegances from the 1930s. After lunch, we’ll welcome our knowledgeable local step-on guide… We’ll learn about how the erosion has shaped colorful Claron limestones, sandstones and mudstones into thousands of spires, fins, pinnacles and mazes. Collectively called “hoodoos,” these colorful and whimsical formations stand in horseshoe-shaped amphitheaters and are a vision to behold. Later, we’ll check into the Ruby’s Inn. You’ll have a little time to freshen up before dinner. Ruby’s Inn (B, L, D)

Day 6 – Friday May 19th – Bryce to Las Vegas
After breakfast we’ll depart for Las Vegas. Our lunch today is at the Virgin River Casino in Mesquite, NV… After lunch you will have some free time to wander the grounds or try your luck in the Casino! Later, we’ll check into the Harrah’s Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, It offers a full-service casino, fine dining and casual restaurants, a fabulous pool and more! Your evening is free to enjoy the lights of Las Vegas, take in a show, gamble, or just relax and reminisce about all the wonderful sights. Harrah’s Casino & Resort (B, L)

Day 7 – Saturday May 20th – Las Vegas to Home
We’ll make our way home today with great memories of the 3 beloved National Parks that we visited… all of them are very unique and different. It’s always hard to compare them or even come up with a favorite.

$3,968 Double $4,848 Single

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