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Enchanting Canyonlands (Summer 2018)

Duration: 7 days Visiting: United States

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The American Southwest is a vast panoramic stage for Mother Nature’s most majestic performance. After a colourful canyon curtain call, her epic show draws to a close under a spotlight of Las Vegas neon.

The amazing and diverse scenery of America's canyonlands is concentrated in a relatively small area surrounding the Colorado River. Travelling just short distances each day, this fascinating tour allows plenty of time for exploring the incredible landscapes.
  1. Day 1

    Arrive in Phoenix and travel to Scottsdale.

    Welcome to Arizona. Your airport transfer will take you to your hotel in Scottsdale. Enjoy the facilities and grounds of this desert oasis. At 18:00, join your Tour Director for a Welcome Dinner and an opportunity to mingle over a delightful dinner with wine.

  2. Day 2

    Sedona and the Wonders of the Grand Canyon.

    Head north to the quaint bohemian colony of Sedona, to browse the shops and galleries. Then travel to the Grand Canyon, perhaps take an optional flightseeing tour by helicopter or plane over this natural wonder. Spend the night inside the park, enjoying the peace and quiet once the crowds have departed. Take time to experience the breathtaking vistas and sunset on the canyon walls. During your stay, join a Local Expert for an informative presentation about the wonders of the Grand Canyon. In the evening, enjoy a private Highlight Dinner with wine in the Thunderbird Room, while taking in the magnificent views of the Grand Canyon's South Rim.

  3. Day 3

    Monument Valley and Lake Powell.

    Head to the historic Cameron Trading Post, featuring Southwest American Indian arts and crafts. The journey carries on through the colourful Painted Desert to Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park, where you meet your Navajo guide and board all-terrain vehicles for a tour of the valley floor, used as a backdrop of many Western films. Stop at the Glen Canyon Dam to learn about its impact on the Colorado River before arriving at your lakefront resort.

  4. Day 4 - Relaxed Start

    Leisurely Lake Powell.

    (Relaxed Start) In the morning, choose to enjoy the resort's facilities or perhaps join an optional float trip* down the scenic Colorado River. Later, take an included leisurely cruise through stunning Antelope Canyon with its dramatic steep, sandstone walls.

  5. Day 5

    Bryce Canyon and Zion National Parks.

    Head to Bryce Canyon National Park in southern Utah for a leisurely walk along Sunset Point, to view the great amphitheatre of odd-shaped monoliths known as hoodoos. Travel through more amazing scenery to the lush cliff-and-canyon landscape of Zion National Park. In the evening, join your Tour Director and newfound friends for a Celebration Dinner with drinks.

  6. Day 6

    Zion to Las Vegas.

    Board a private Zion Canyon Shuttle, with live commentary to experience the scenic highlights of the park, followed by free time to explore. A complete change of scenery awaits you in the afternoon when you arrive in Las Vegas; bright lights, shopping malls and huge themed hotels.

  7. Day 7

    Depart Las Vegas.

    Your Enchanting Canyonlands adventure ends with a departure transfer to Las Vegas International Airport.

Highlights

 

SIGNATURE EXPERIENCES

  • Grand Canyon: Join a Local Expert for an insightful talk and witness the burnt orange hues of the canyon walls.
  • Monument Valley: Join a Navajo Guide in an open-air vehicle to explore the iconic vistas of this Navajo Tribal Park, made famous in America's favourite Western movies.
  • Lake Powell: A testament to the power of water over rock, glide through the narrow sandstone turns of Antelope Canyon during your cruise.

TOP RATED HIGHLIGHTS

  • Monument Valley: Join a Navajo Guide in an open-air vehicle to explore the iconic vistas of this Navajo Tribal Park, made famous in America's favourite Western movies.
  • Lake Powell: A testament to the power of water over rock, glide through the narrow sandstone turns of Antelope Canyon during your cruise.
  • Zion Canyon: The most relaxing and informative way to see the grandeur and natural features of the canyon is by private shuttle.

ADDITIONAL INCLUDED HIGHLIGHTS

  • Sedona: Visit one of the most scenic cities in the Southwest
  • Grand Canyon: Enjoy outstanding views
  • Cameron: Stop at the historic Cameron Trading Post featuring a collection of Native American arts and crafts
  • Glen Canyon: See the dam
  • Bryce Canyon National Park: Explore the rugged beauty of the National Park with a leisurely walk along Sunset Point to view the unusual rock spires known as hoodoos
  • Scenic Drives: Oak Creek Canyon.

AUTHENTIC REGIONAL FLAVOURS

  • Grand Canyon: Enjoy a Highlight Dinner at the Thunderbird Room, while taking in views of the South Rim.
  • Zion: Toast to the finale of your tour at a lively Celebration Dinner with wine, in the natural beautiful surroundings of Zion National Park.
  • Included Quality Dining: 6 Full Breakfasts (FB) and 4 Dinners (D) with wine (DW).

STAY AT THE BEST ADDRESSES

  • Scottsdale: Wander the grounds of this desert oasis, leaving behind your hectic lifestyle to relax and renew.
  • National Park Hotels: Insight stays at the best possible properties within the National Park. In these cases, the hotels are much more rustic and typical of the natural environment.
  • Lake Powell: We guarantee Lake View rooms with picture-perfect vistas and breathtaking sunsets.
  • Las Vegas: Sleek modern decor, stone accents, luxurious furnishings and Roman-inspired artwork make every guest feel like royalty.

ADDITIONAL 5 STAR SERVICES

  • Our highly-skilled Insight Tour Director will ensure your journey is seamless, serving as your expert guide, consummate organiser, and friend in a foreign land.
  • Enjoy the comfort of Insight's luxury, air-conditioned, 40-seat touring coach, with extended Business Class legroom and on-board restroom.
  • Personal radio headsets give you the freedom to wander during visits to famous highlights, without missing any of your Local Expert's fascinating commentary.
  • We carry your bags for you and promptly deliver them to your hotel door.
  • Hotel and restaurant tips are included; you'll never have to worry about how much to give, nor search for foreign currency. Plus, we include all taxes and porterage charges at hotels.
  • Stay connected with friends and family with our complimentary coach and hotel Wi-Fi (where available).
  • From time to time, your Tour Director will enchant you with an Insight Flourish - a local tidbit representing authentic food or beverages unique to the destination.
  • Complimentary transfers from Phoenix Airport and to Las Vegas Airport are available only on arrival and departure days. Should your flights not coincide with these transfers, or additional accommodation has been booked through Insight Vacations, charged transfers are available. Alternatively, please make your own way from/to the airport.

Optional experiences

Most Insight trips already include a host of bonus highlights and comprehensive sightseeing. There may also be an exciting array of Optional Experiences which will turn an already amazing experience into the trip of a lifetime! These are entirely optional and can be booked through your Travel Director/Local Representative at the commencement of your trips. Please note, many Optional Experiences are operated by independent third party suppliers, not Insight Vacations. The Optionals and pricing listed here are a guideline only and subject to change.

Accommodation

 

The McCormick Scottsdale

Scottsdale (Scenic) - USA

National Park Lodges Grand Canyon South Rim

Grand Canyon South Rim (Scenic) - USA

Grand Canyon National Park is home to the awe-inspiring Grand Canyon. And while most of the visitor’s leave the park at the end of the day and overnight outside the park – the saying goes “When you stay at Grand Canyon National Park Lodges, you’re not just close – you’re there!” Stay at well-appointed lodges that maintain the character of the Grand Canyon. All rooms feature air conditioning and television with dining options always nearby. And of course the rim of the grand canyon is never far away. A complimentary shuttle system is available to help get around to various points inside the national park.

Lake Powell Resorts and Marinas

Lake Powell (Scenic) - USA

Lake Powell Resort is located at Wahweap Marina in Page, Arizona - right in the heart of all your "down-lake" activities and adventures. With comfortable hotel rooms and suites, spectacular meals, and all the comforts of home, there's no better place on the down-lake shores of Lake Powell.

Zion National Park Lodge

Zion (Scenic) - USA

The name “Zion” means a place of peace and refuge. As a sanctuary with over 146,000 acres of cliffs, canyons, diverse plant and animal life, and uninterrupted beauty, Zion is well-named. Its massive sandstone walls, some as high as 3,800 feet, offer an opportunity for serenity and reflection for all who visit - and Zion Lodge offers the only in-park lodging inside this hiker’s paradise. Enjoy a selection of comfortable and spacious accommodations, a year-round restaurant serving local favorites and a wide variety of ways to keep you entertained during your stay in Zion National Park.

Aria Resort and Casino Las Vegas

Las Vegas (Central) - USA

Guest Reviews & Experiences

Our guests rate us 4.5 out of 5 based on
8002 independent user reviews received during the past year.

  • 13 April, 2018

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    Trip: Beautiful country It was colder than I expected but it was March.

    Service: I thought the guide did a good job. I went solo and concluded the experience is really directed at couples be that husbands and wife's or friends travelling in tandem.

  • 01 April, 2018

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    Trip: Fun, comprehensive— all that was promised

    Service: Knowledgeable , professional and personable

  • 30 March, 2018

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    Trip: We saw more and experienced more than we expected.

    Service: Your trip was well planned out. The facilities were excellent. The meal were wonderfull and our guide was top notch. We feel that from beginning to end he was there for us and shared his wealth of knowledge to make the trip a great learning experience.

  • 30 March, 2018

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    Trip: Most beautiful places in the US.

    Service: Tour directors have been excellent in knowledge of areas. Accommodations are great; Lake Powell accommodations at bottom of list. Canyonlands tour ranked 1st in sights and LAST in food choices. Shuttles from airports/hotels have been disappointing. Toronto was a nightmare (almost dropped off on a lonely, deserted street after 45 minute drive from airport), Scottsdale was a mistake ( left at wrong hotel), and Las Vegas was a "**** shoot" (waited until 3rd cab was called while 2 were waiting outside hotel).

  • 30 March, 2018

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    Trip: Enjoyed all the canyons. Especially enjoyed the float trip down the Colorado river.

    Service: Great. Both the Tour Director, Jason, and the Driver, Lane, were outstanding. Most helpful.

  • 30 March, 2018

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    Trip: Much to see and to hotels and locations excellent

    Service: Excellent. And informative

  • 30 March, 2018

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    Trip: Would have liked the tour to include Arches NP

    Service: Very knowledgeable tour director

  • 30 March, 2018

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    Trip: Timing and order of events was perfect

    Service: Everything was great. Tour guide excellent. Coach driver excellent

  • 30 March, 2018

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    Trip: Jam packed itinerary when adding the optional experiences, but they were well worth the time and money. Might have liked a bit more time in Zion, if it had been better weather.

    Service: Driver was quite pleasant/ friendly, drove safely, & had a good sense of humor. Tour guide was very informative and very attentive to any of our special needs. He came prepared with music & videos to fit the area. He was more attentive to our needs than others have been.

  • 30 March, 2018

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    Trip: Saw so much in such a short time. But never felt rushed

    Service: Both driver and tour director were exceptional. Made the trip fun Jason was knowledgeable and went the extra mike. Wayne our driver made the time on the road fun his skill behind the wheel exceptional

  • 17 November, 2017

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    Trip: The itinerary was packed. I think there could have been fewer stops. Add more time in Sedona by deleting the cactus stop. It was frustrating that we didn't have a whole day at Zion. The last two days felt rushed. However, I was thrilled with everything I saw.

    Service: Contact with your customer service reps was always good-to-excellent.

  • 17 November, 2017

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    Trip: Spectacular, breathtaking, & awesome!

    Service: I look forward to taking another trip with Insight Vacation! The bus was very spacious and comfortable, the guide was very knowledgeable and concerned for the well-being of all. The hotels were excellent and the tours were fantastic!

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