Enchanting Canyonlands

Enchanting Canyonlands (Summer 2019)

Duration: 7 days Visiting: United States

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The American Southwest is a panoramic stage for Mother Nature’s most majestic performance. From exploring the crimson landscapes and diverse scenery of Monument Valley to chasing the bright lights of Las Vegas, this all-American journey introduces you to America's West in complete style.

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  1. Day 1

    Arrive in Phoenix and Travel to Scottsdale.

    Welcome to Arizona, famous for road trips, Monument Valley, and of course the Grand Canyon. Your airport transfer will whisk you to your hotel in Scottsdale where you can enjoy the facilities and grounds of this striking desert oasis. At 18:00, join your Travel Director and fellow travellers for a Welcome Dinner, where you will have the opportunity to mingle over a delightful dinner with wine.

  2. Day 2

    Sedona and the Wonders of the Mighty Grand Canyon.

    Journey north to the bohemian colony of Sedona. Attractive to healers, this spiritual town’s vortexes are rumoured to offer alternative medicines and practices. If retail therapy is more your thing, explore Sedona’s shops and galleries, or simply take in its natural rugged beauty, which makes it a hotspot for hikers, swimmers and eager campers. Journey on to Grand Canyon National Park, where you have the opportunity to take an optional, once-in-a-lifetime, flightseeing tour by helicopter or plane. Join a Local Expert for an informative presentation about the wonders of the Grand Canyon before ending your day with a tranquil night inside the park and an appetizing Highlight Dinner with wine in the inviting Thunderbird Room of your lodge. Located on the South Rim, this beautiful venue offers a wet-bar, barbeque and private balcony, so you can feast on hearty food while taking in the stunning views.

  3. Day 3

    Monument Valley and Lake Powell.

    Head through striking crimson landscapes to the historic Cameron Trading Post where you will find Native American arts and crafts. Journey on through the barren beauty of the desert to Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park, where you will board all-terrain vehicles to explore the valley with your Navajo guide. 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.

    Start the day at leisure by enjoying your resort’s facilities. Later take a cruise through the narrow sandstone turns of Antelope Canyon, one of the top-rated highlights on the trip. End the day with a breathtaking sunset from your lake view or marina view room.

  5. Day 5

    Bryce Canyon and Zion National Parks.

    Head to the sandstone cliffs of Bryce Canyon National Park in Southern Utah. Here you will be met by pine trees and red rock pillars. You’ll take a leisurely walk along Sunset Point to view the great amphitheatres of the odd-shaped monoliths, known as hoodoos, before travelling through more amazing scenery to the lush cliff-and-canyon landscape of Zion National Park. A day of sightseeing deserves some evening festivities. Join your Travel Director and new friends for a Celebration Dinner and wine to discuss your take on the ethereal characters of Utah’s famous canyon.

  6. Day 6

    Zion to Las Vegas, From Nature to Neon.

    Depart the tranquil ambiance of Zion National Park Lodge and board a private Zion Canyon Shuttle. Live commentary will take you through the scenic highlights of the park, followed by some downtime to explore on your own. Depart the natural beauty of the park to arrive in the bright lights and glamour of Las Vegas. With an array of shopping malls, live shows and dining opportunities, this dazzling destination is sure to entertain. And for those looking to hit the casinos, make sure you come with your poker face ready.

  7. Day 7

    Depart Las Vegas.

    It’s time to say goodbye to the your fellow travellers as your adventure comes to an end with a departure transfer to Las Vegas International Airport.

Highlights

 

INSIGHT EXPERIENCES

  • Grand Canyon: Join a Local Expert for an informative presentation 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.

TOP RATED HIGHLIGHTS

  • Grand Canyon: Enjoy dinner with an incredible view at the Thunderbird Room, overlooking the South Rim.
  • Sedona: Visit this Red Rock Country artists' colony, set in Sedona's majestic red rock landscape.
  • Cameron: Stop at the historic Trading Post, established in the early 1900s as a place where Native American's traded wool and livestock.
  • Glen Canyon: Visit the dam that stands 710 feet or 216 meters high, and provides water and power to western communities.
  • Lake Powell: A testament to the power of water over rock, glide through the narrow sandstone turns of Antelope Canyon during your cruise.
  • Bryce Canyon National Park: Enjoy the rugged beauty with a leisurely walk along Sunset Point to view the hoodoos.
  • Zion National Park: The most relaxing and informative way to see the grandeur and natural features of the canyon is by a private shuttle that includes live commentary.

STAY AT THE BEST ADDRESSES

  • Scottsdale: Wander the grounds of this desert oasis, leaving behind your hectic lifestyle at the McCormick Scottsdale to relax and renew.
  • Grand Canyon: Insight stays centrally located within the National Park. In these cases, the hotels are much more rustic and typical of the natural environment.
  • Lake Powell: We guarantee rooms with lake-views, picture-perfect vistas and breathtaking sunsets at Lake Powell Resorts and Marinas.
  • Zion National Park: Stay in rustic charming lodges, located right inside the National Park.
  • Las Vegas: Sleek modern decor and the luxurious furnishings make every guest feel like royalty at the ARIA Resort and Casino.

INCLUDED INSIGHT SERVICES

  • Our highly-skilled Travel Director will ensure your journey is seamless, serving as your expert guide, consummate organiser, and friend overseas
  • Enjoy the comfort of Insight's luxury, air-conditioned, 40-seat coach with double the standard legroom and onboard washroom
  • 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
  • We also 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 Travel Director will enchant you with an Insight Flourish, which is a local specialty representing the destination
  • If your arrival and/or departure flights are as per the itinerary start and end dates, then transfers are available at scheduled times
  • If your flights are outside these times, or you have booked additional nights accommodation with Insight Insight Vacations, you may purchase transfers or 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 trip. Please note, many Optional Experiences are operated by independent third party suppliers, not Insight Vacations.

Prices and availability of Optional Experiences are subject to change.

North Canyon Tour Helicopter Flight, Bell Aircraft (April 1 - October 31)

Your tour takes you over the Kaibab National Forest and into the deepest portion of the Grand Canyon, through the Dragon Corridor, and continues to the North Rim, where you view the incredible geological differences between the North and South Rims. During your return to the South Rim, enjoy breathtaking views of temples, shrines and rock formations sculpted by time while flying above the widest portion of the mighty Colorado River. Subject to weather conditions. Duration: 25-30 minutes.

Adult Price: USD 219.00

Code: GCN0001a

Grand Kingdom EcoStar Helicopter Flight

Fly the EC 130, the “newest and quietest” helicopters in the Grand Canyon with larger windows, and all seats facing forward. Embark on this 45-50 minute tour of the Eastern Grand Canyon that combines with the renowned beauty of The North Canyon tour. Enjoy spectacular views of the Painted Desert and Colorado River. Subject to weather conditions. Flight duration: 40-50 minutes.

Adult Price: USD 309.00

Code: GCN0004

Grand Discovery South Rim Airplane Flight

The original air tour of the Grand Canyon and the best value! Board an ultra-quiet small aircraft for a 40-45 minute Grand Discovery flight over the Grand Canyon. The Vistaliner airplanes feature oversize windows that make every seat the best seat and allows for post card quality pictures! This tour covers the most famous and beautiful parts of the Grand Canyon including the Eastern Zuni Corridor, the Confluence and the North Rim and returns through the Western Dragon Corridor. Subject to weather conditions. Flight duration: 40-50 minutes.

Adult Price: USD 159.00

Code: GCN0006

*Hot Air Ballooning Experience

Your Arizona flight begins with the inflation of the balloon by motorized fans. Upon inflation, you will join your pilot in the beautiful hand-crafted wicker basket. The luxurious, over-sized basket has plenty of room to allow everyone to enjoy the Arizona flight to the fullest. As you gently leave the Earth, you'll be amazed at how light the balloon feels. During the flight you have unobstructed 360-degree views, allowing for breathtaking photographs. Your pilot will explore a variety of altitudes, up to 3,000 feet in the air for a marvelous overview of the valley. While in flight, commonly seen are jackrabbit, quail, roadrunner and coyote, and from time to time encounter deer, javalina and other desert animals. Your pilot will point out exotic desert plant life below and descend within inches of trees and cacti, much to everyone's delight. Breakfast, champagne and juice is included. Subject to weather conditions. Approx. duration: 3 hours

Adult Price: USD 209.00

Code: PHX0001

*Float Trip Down The Colorado River

Today’s journey, a smooth water float trip will encompass 15 spectacular miles of Colorado River between Glen Canyon Dam and historic Lees Ferry, gateway to the Grand Canyon. Begin with an exciting ride down the two-mile long Glen Canyon Dam access tunnel. With the dam soaring 583 feet above you, you will board a motorized pontoon raft for your journey downstream, where you will experience one of the most dramatic stretches of river found in the western United States. Your experienced guide will tell the area’s story of soaring sandstone cliffs, crystal blue-green waters, abundant wildlife, native cultures, Major John Wesley Powell’s exploration, and the river’s modern role in the Southwest’s water and power delivery system. You’ll also stop to view ancient petroglyphs left by Ancestral Puebloan peoples. (Includes $6 National Park Fee) Approx. duration: 4 hours

Adult Price: USD 115.00

Code: LKP0002

Las Vegas Sights & Lights

Join this exciting night on the town in the ‘City That Never Sleeps!’ You’ll be amazed by the brilliant Fremont Street Experience, see countless wedding chapels, and, of course, be awed by the most spectacular collection of casino hotels in the world. There will be plenty of stops along the way to see some of the most extravagant casinos and attractions, each trying to outdo the next. Be prepared for an evening that’s full of surprises! Approx. duration: 2.5 hours

Adult Price: USD 35.00

Code: LAS0001

Accommodation

 

Hotel Valley Ho, Scottsdale.

Scottsdale (Resort) - USA

National Park Lodges

Grand Canyon (Traditional) - USA

Lake Powell Resorts and Marinas

Lake Powell (Traditional) - USA

Zion National Park Lodge

Zion (Traditional) - 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 (Contemporary) - USA

Guest Reviews & Experiences

Our guests rate us 4.5 out of 5 based on
11477 independent user reviews received during the past year.

  • 29 November, 2018

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    Trip: Having not been to the Grand Canyon before the sights were amazing.

    Service: Coach comfort was good however the seat rotation was not followed every day.

  • 16 November, 2018

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    Trip: scenery was great and enjoyed not driving

    Service: yes 1st class accomadations food was good and the guide was professional and fun to be around

  • 16 November, 2018

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    Trip: The places we went to were fantastic, the time spent at each was way too short

    Service: The nibblies on the bus, the drinks and get togethers.

  • 04 November, 2018

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    Trip: The itinerary was well thought out. The times allotted at each stop were ample and unhurried. The bus rides were broken up into enjoyable timeframes.

    Service: I have given nothing but glowing reports concerning all aspects of the trip. Everything happened on time. The travel host was very knowledgeable of all the places we visited and the accommodations where excellent. The food was also excellent. Very enjoyable.

  • 02 November, 2018

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    Trip: I could not have seen so many sites without an experienced tour director. I just wish we could have arrived in our lodge/resort by 2:00 pm so we could enjoy those lodges/resorts more. This could have been accomplished by shortening a lunch break or going for lunch at a restaurant that was on the way to the destination. Even our float trip (when we stayed at Lake Powell) ended with lunch in a strip mall/grocery store lot instead of going back to the resort which had wonderful food and would have more sense.

    Service: My overall experience was very good. The resorts and park lodges we stayed in were exceptional. I just wish we could have arrived there a little earlier so that we could have enjoyed them a bit longer. After having a full breakfast each morning, it didn't seem necessary to go out of our way to reach a luncheon destination and spend 1 1/2 hours there and not get to our lodge/resort until late in the afternoon. We met a lot of people with other tour groups and some had said they had 2 overnights in the Grand Canyon and also in Zion. That would have been great.

  • 02 November, 2018

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    Trip: Majestic and awe inspiring

    Service: Good

  • 02 November, 2018

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    Trip: Great vistas on drive and stops.

    Service: Great.

  • 27 October, 2018

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    Trip: Could have spent more time in Sedona and Bryce canyon

    Service: Anoji, our tour director did a great job

  • 26 October, 2018

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    Trip: Alittle too long sitting in the bus time

    Service: Yes! Excellent!

  • 26 October, 2018

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    Trip: Saw lots of very interesting sights. And was able to pick some other tours that were included in the trip. Just wish the clouds wouldn’t have come and I could have gone up in the hot air ballon!

    Service: When they have the greeting and meeting of the group this should be in a room just with the traveling people not in and place with other hotel guest. And they same way when they have the last farewell dinner.

  • 26 October, 2018

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    Trip: Can't improve on the most impressive Mother Nature

    Service: Director attentive to everything. Made every passenger feel they were special. Seems like we saw everything we should, as well as could be done.

  • 26 October, 2018

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    Trip: Was able to see everything as described in the itinerary. Would have been nice to have seen rainbow bridge while at Lake Powell.

    Service: The customer service was great. When we checked in to our room there was a king size bed rather than two queen size beds. I brought it to the attention of the tour director and he quickly corrected the situation. Suitcases were promptly delivered to the room. The tour director kim kept everything on the time schedule... leaving and arriving.

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