Enchanting Canyonlands (AM)

11 Day Tour from Las Vegas to Las Vegas

2020 Tour Details

Discover the captivating Canyonlands on this unforgettable National Parks tour! First, experience Grand Canyon National Park with its spellbinding landscapes that will excite your senses. Your Grand Canyon hotel is located near the rim, giving you a wonderful opportunity to witness great views and have more time to explore this amazing place. In nearby Lake Powell, enjoy a leisurely cruise among the beautiful canyon walls and leisure time to relax or to pursue your favorite activities.

Overnight in Navajo country at the secluded Goulding's Lodge in the heart of Monument Valley—a special feature of your Globus vacation. In Monument Valley, Globus has arranged a couple of unique experiences for you. Enjoy a Navajo cookout while you admire the majestic beauty around you. Have your camera ready for some spectacular shots during your 4-wheel-drive, Navajo-guided tour of mystical Monument Valley.

Enjoy a wine tasting and a relaxing 2-night stay at Red Cliffs Lodge in Moab, located beside the Colorado River at the foot of the dramatic red-rock cliffs—another special feature offered on this Globus vacation. From Moab, visit Arches National Park with its 2,000 natural sandstone arches, Canyonlands National Park, and Dead Horse Point State Park. But that's not all...visit Bryce Canyon National Park, where the slow erosion of ages has created fantastically sculptured rock formations resembling castles. In Zion National Park, enjoy the beauty and peace offered at this park with its massive canyon walls ascending toward the blue sky.

Photos—and even movies—cannot adequately depict the stunning beauty and breathtaking geological formations offered in these destinations; you must experience them yourself. So grab your camera, sit back, and let Globus handle all of the details and driving on this National Parks tour.
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 Destinations & Sightseeing

GRAND CANYON NATIONAL PARK
Sightseeing
LAKE POWELL
Cruise
MONUMENT VALLEY
Overnight at historic Goulding’s Lodge; Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite Navajo cookout; Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite 4-wheel-drive tour
MOAB
Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite Wine tasting; Arches National Park; Canyonlands National Park; Dead Horse Point State Park
CAPITOL REEF NATIONAL PARK
Visit the Visitor Center
BRYCE CANYON NATIONAL PARK
Sightseeing
ZION NATIONAL PARK
Sightseeing
LAS VEGAS
Farewell dinner

Free Wi-Fi available on your motorcoach and most hotels.

Notes:

  • On vacations that include an overnight stay in Las Vegas, at least one member of the traveling party must be 21 years of age or older.
  • This vacation visits national parks and other remote locations where facilities may not be up to the first-class standard you expect from Globus. Some lodges within the parks do not have air-conditioning, televisions, and other amenities you would expect from most Globus hotels.
  • Maximum elevation on tour: 9,636 ft.

The following UNESCO World Heritage Sites can be seen or visited on this vacation:

  • Grand Canyon National Park

 Meals

 Meals & Itinerary

Breakfast daily, 5 three-course dinners including a farewell dinner in Las Vegas

 Itinerary

Inside visits and special features are shown in UPPERCASE in the tour description, including admission charges where applicable.

Day 1 ARRIVE IN LAS VEGAS

Welcome to fabulous Las Vegas! At 6 pm, meet your traveling companions for a welcome drink. Your Tour Director will prepare you for your upcoming adventure.

Day 2 LAS VEGAS–GRAND CANYON NATIONAL PARK

Leave the bright neon lights of Las Vegas behind and cross the old Mojave gold-strike country, travel on a stretch of the legendary Route 66 to GRAND CANYON NATIONAL PARK. Marvel at one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World as you experience the dramatic views. There’s time to wander along the canyon rim, join a ranger-led program, or perhaps just savor the sunset.

SPECIAL FEATURE: Your hotel is located in Grand Canyon National Park, a rare opportunity for great views and a significant extra when traveling with Globus.

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Day 3 GRAND CANYON NATIONAL PARK–LAKE POWELL

For a once-in-a lifetime experience, take our optional flightseeing excursion over the heart of the Grand Canyon for incomparable views of flame-colored walls plunging 4,800 feet into the Colorado River. Later this morning, we travel north to the shining shores of Lake Powell, created in 1963 when the Glen Canyon Dam held back the waters of the mighty Colorado River, forming a vast blue lake surrounded by beautiful sandstone walls. Upon arrival, enjoy a leisurely boat CRUISE and the opportunity to photograph the fascinating scenes created by the sharply eroded canyon walls. Your lakeside resort features sweeping views over the lake.

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Day 4 LAKE POWELL

Today is yours to explore on your own. Wake early to watch the sunrise where the magical landscape turns from purple to pink. Enjoy your time at leisure today, sit back and enjoy all the amenities your resort offers or perhaps join the optional trip to picturesque Antelope Canyon with a Navajo guide to see a spectacular petrified sand dune, created by wind, water and sand to present a sculptured slot canyon masterpiece. Or take a flightseeing trip over Lake Powell for a new perspective of the vast rugged area seeing the famous Rainbow Bridge and Glen Canyon Dam.

Breakfast Breakfast

Day 5 LAKE POWELL–MONUMENT VALLEY

This morning, continue into Navajo country to Goulding’s Lodge in the heart of Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park. As you approach the lodge, witness one of the most dramatic and photographed points on earth. Upon arrival, take a dip in the pool and admire the Western sky above or perhaps explore the Goulding’s Museum and Trading Post, home to a wonderful collection of movie memorabilia and Indian artifacts. Tonight, travel with a Navajo guide into the red rock backcountry for a private Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite NAVAJO COOKOUT. Hear the stories and legends the Navajo people while enjoying dinner.

SPECIAL FEATURE: Your overnight lodging is located in the heart of Monument Valley, a once-in-a-lifetime experience and a special feature of your Globus vacation.

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Day 6 MONUMENT VALLEY–MOAB

In the cool hours of morning, set out with a Navajo guide in a comfortable Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite 4-WHEEL-DRIVE vehicle to explore Monument Valley. On your backcountry trip, visit a Navajo Hogan (traditional housing) for a rug-weaving demonstration by a local weaver. Have your camera ready for incredible shots. Later, we continue north to Moab, an outdoor mecca, for a relaxing 2-night stay at Red Cliffs Lodge on the Colorado River. Enjoy a Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite WINE TASTING at the resort’s winery, followed by a western BBQ overlooking the Colorado River.

SPECIAL FEATURE:
Your hotel in Moab is the Red Cliffs Lodge. Offering guests a ranch-like experience amid luxurious Western charm, Red Cliffs Lodge sits high on the banks of the Colorado River surrounded by cliffs and situated where Western favorites such as Wagon Master and Rio Grande were filmed.

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Day 7 MOAB. EXCURSION TO ARCHES NATIONAL PARK

This morning, we visit ARCHES NATIONAL PARK, home to more than 2,000 natural sandstone arches, including the world-famous Delicate Arch. Be on the lookout for the majestic desert big horn sheep high on the cliff sides. Next, on to magnificent CANYONLANDS NATIONAL PARK and DEAD HORSE POINT STATE PARK for aerial views of winding rivers through deep red rock canyons. The remainder of the day is yours to relax at your resort. Perhaps enjoy a relaxing massage, a game of tennis, or a hike along one of the many trails.

Breakfast Breakfast

Day 8 MOAB–CAPITOL REEF NATIONAL PARK–BRYCE CANYON NATIONAL PARK

This morning, travel along Utah’s Journey Through Time Scenic Byway, witnessing diverse, remote and ruggedly beautiful landscapes. Drive through the pristine Capitol Reef National Park where the land bends into a giant ripple having been tortured and twisted over millions of years. Marvel at the engineering as the road travels over hogbacks, slick rock, and through steep canyons. Keep your camera handy as this route is one of the most spectacular drives in North America. Continue through the land of natural bridges, narrow canyons, and expansive views to Bryce Canyon National Park.

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Day 9 BRYCE CANYON NATIONAL PARK

A day of rich contrasts leads you to BRYCE CANYON NATIONAL PARK. The slow erosion of the land has created fantastically sculptured rock formations called Hoodoos that resemble castle towers, cathedral spires, and squatting goblins. As the light changes throughout the day, the natural amphitheaters and canyons glow between distinct oranges, reds, and yellows creating a striking background for photographic masterpieces. Spend the day hiking into the park’s natural amphitheaters, photographing the changing light on the Hoodoos, or searching for one of the dozens of species that call this unique place home.

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Day 10 BRYCE CANYON NATIONAL PARK–ZION NATIONAL PARK–LAS VEGAS

After breakfast, descend into half-mile-deep ZION NATIONAL PARK. Meaning a place of peace and refuge known to nourish the soul, Zion’s colorful sandstone walls rise thousands of feet above the verdant valleys of vermillion cliffs high above the canyon floor’s lush greenery and snaking Virgin River. Zion’s unique array of scenery, plants, and animals—plus rich history—will make this a breathtaking and memorable day. Take advantage of today’s photo opportunities galore. Then, head for the excitement of Las Vegas, where you’ll stay at Treasure Island in the heart of the “Strip.” Tonight, enjoy a farewell dinner hosted by your Tour Director.

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Day 11 LAS VEGAS

Bid farewell to your new friends as your tour comes to an end after breakfast.

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 Tour Director

With GLOBUS, there’s no better way to get to know your destination than through the eyes of your Tour Director. We’d like you to meet one of our Tour Directors, who average over a decade of experience and are representative of the type of expert that will be with you on your vacation.

STEVE OSTEN

Escorting tours for more than 20 years

My interest in the national parks began as a child on summer vacations in Yellowstone and the Grand Tetons. In college, I studied Botany, Ichthyology, Mammology, and Ornithology, and I began working in Yellowstone as a summer seasonal guide 25 years ago. I have also worked in Sequoia, the Everglades, and Alaska as a naturalist guide. Whether it's beachcombing in Florida, birding in the Everglades, or hiking in the Tetons, as long as I'm in nature, I'm where I want to be.

Tour Director - STEVE OSTEN

 Accommodations

Las Vegas
Grand Canyon National Park
Lake Powell
Monument Valley
Moab
Bryce Canyon National Park

 Optional Excursions

No matter what you’re into: food, wine, history, art, music or anything else, we give you the freedom to personalize your vacation with optional excursions that speak to your interests.

When you book your excursions with us, you can be assured that every optional excursion that we offer coordinates with the free time that you'll have in your destination, so you'll never have conflicts between included and optional activities. Our team of travel experts carefully selects each optional excursion that we offer to ensure that you receive the highest quality at a great value. Our tried-and-true partners have a finger on the pulse of the city in which they operate so they deliver the very best experiences. We offer experiences you cannot create on your own and because you’re booking with us, we coordinate all your transportation and timing needs.

The following optional excursions are examples only for this vacation. These may or may not be offered, and availability is subject to days of operation and seasonality. Please select a departure date to view optional excursions and pricing for a specific date (due to currency fluctuation, pricing shown is subject to change until purchased). Optional excursions are available for purchase on our MyGlobus site 90 days prior to the tour start date.

Price Ranges

$ ($50 USD and under)
$$ ($51 - $100 USD)
$$$ ($101 - $150 USD)
$$$$ (Over $150)

No Excursions are available at this time.

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