8-DAY GRAND CIRCLE
A tour of beautiful National Parks
Date: November 10, 2016
Features: photography enthusiasts preferred
Package includes airfare, taxes, tickets
Points of interest: Arches National Park/Monument Valley/Grand Canyon National Park/Lake Powell boat excursion/Zion Canyon/Bryce Canyon/Antelope Canyon/Horseshoe Bend/Glen Canyon Dam/Las Vegas
Day 1 Vancouver - Las Vegas
Arrive in Las Vegas at noon by WestJet and stay in Monte Carlo Hotel for one night. The hotel is located in the heart of the “Strip” for easy access to all the mega-casinos and amusement parks.
Day 2 Zion National Park
“Zion” means a place of peace and refuge. Enjoy a spectacle of massive stone formations whose colors change with the light of the day and the seasons. Your tour guide will take you on a light hiking to explore a few points of interests.
Day 3 Bryce Canyon National Park
Today set out to explore the Bryce Canyon National Park. Years of erosion have carved colorful sandstone into thousands of spires, arches and mazes for an unforgettable sight. We’ll stay at least 3 hours for a walk through the park and you’ll have the chance to capture the magnificent contrasts of bright red, yellow, and pink pillars called “hoodoos”.
Day 4 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 and many other unusual rock formations.
Day 5 Monument Valley – Horseshoe Bend
In the morning head to Monument Valley, where the weathering action of wind and water has carved the famous sandstone spires and towers that rise hundreds of feet above the valley floor. In the afternoon, visit a unique part of the Colorado River known as the Horseshoe Bend.
Day 6 Lake Powell Cruise – Antelope Canyon
Take a leisurely cruise on the spectacular Lake Powell and explore scenic Antelope Canyon with its dramatic, sheer, sandstone walls. After lunch explore the breathtaking Antelope. See the characteristic 'flowing' shapes in the rock formed by flash flooding and other sub-aerial processes and the change of colors when beams of light peek through the canyon.
Day 7 Grand Canyon National Park
Today set out to explore Grand Canyon. Marvel at one of the Natural Wonder of the world as you experience the dramatic views on the edge of a cliff. Return to Las Vegas in the afternoon.
Day 8 Las Vegas - Vancouver
Your amazing trip end with the departure to Vancouver at noon.