Canyon Lands

A land of incredible scenery and some of the most magnificent canyons in the world.

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Tour Itinerary

Day 1 Toronto to Las Vegas, NV

From our local joining points we transfer to the airport. Along with our Tour Director, we board our flight to Las Vegas..... the “City that never sleeps!” A motor coach will be waiting to take us to our hotel.

Day 2 Las Vegas, NV

Las Vegas, this ever-changing fantasy-land of a city, has seen unbelievable expansion since it emerged from the desert just over 100 years ago. Following a leisurely breakfast, we visit Hoover Dam. A 10-minute film describes Hoover Dam’s contributions to the development of the West as well as the tremendous feat of engineering that created the dam. We follow this with a visit to the Springs Preserve Botanical Gardens, with thousands of Mojave Desert and desert- adapted plants. The balance of the day is free to explore Las Vegas on your own. Your tour director will be happy to offer options, including a show this evening. (B)

Day 3 Hoover Dam-Williams, AZ

After breakfast we cross the Colorado River Bridge. Opened in 2010, this signature bridge spans the Black Canyon nearly 900- feet above the Colorado River connecting Arizona with Nevada. We continue to Williams, AZ where we check into our hotel for the next two nights. This evening an included dinner. (B,D)

Day 4 Sedona / Oak Creek Canyon - Williams, AZ

A day trip takes us from Williams, surrounded by an expansive Ponderosa pine forest to Sedona, set in Arizona’s high desert. Sedona and Oak Creek Canyon are famous for stunning panoramas and massive, red-rock formations. Sedona was established by homesteaders in 1879 and remained a rural ranching community until the motion picture industry revealed it to the world. We continue to Montezuma’s Castle. This impressive ancient Native American cliff dwelling is nestled high above Beaver Creek and is more than six centuries old. We return to our hotel for a relaxing evening. (B)

Day 5 Grand Canyon - Page, AZ

Keep you cameras ready as we spend a day at the Grand Canyon. Our first stop will be in Tusayan at the National Geographic Visitor Center and IMAX. Discover the grandeur of the Canyon through the IMAX presentation, “Over the Rim and Beyond”. After lunch we board our coach and continue to the awe-inspiring Grand Canyon. As we drive along the South Rim, we stop at several viewpoints of the Grand Canyon. As one of the world’s seven natural wonders, the Grand Canyon offers spectacular vistas of steep walls that have been sculpted from the earth over the millennia by the mighty Colorado River. In the afternoon we carry on to Page, Arizona for a 2 night stay. (B)

Day 6 Page / Lake Powell Adventure Cruise

After a delicious breakfast, we set sail on the Lake Powell Adventure Cruise that includes an excursion through twisting Antelope Canyon offering a great view of Glen Canyon Dam. One of the longest of Lake Powell’s 96 major side canyons, Navajo Canyon, twists and meanders 15.5 miles past 600’ high walls laden with Navajo Tapestries. These colourful tapestries are made up of Iron oxide and manganese residue eroded over beds of shale and “draped” down the sides of the canyon walls. (B)

Day 7 Bryce Canyon, UT

Our Canyon lands adventure continues as we make our way to the spectacular Bryce Canyon. Erosion has carved colorful limestone into thousands of spires, fins, arches and mazes. Collectively called “hoodoos,” these unique formations are whimsically arranged and tinted with colours too numerous and subtle to name. We overnight at the historic Ruby’s Inn. A delicious dinner is included this evening at the Bryce Pioneer Village! (B,D)

Day 8 Zion Nat’l Park – Las Vegas, NV

The scenery is ever changing as we travel to Zion Nat’l Park. 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. On our visit you will see massive sandstone walls, some as high as 3,800 feet. Lunch will be at the Zion Lodge, boasting spectacular views of the magnificent surroundings. Later we return to Las Vegas for the night. Tonight, for those who wish, we will tour “The Strip” to see the lights and hotels after dark, as our final farewell to the city that never sleeps. (B,L)

Day 9 Home

Today the motor coach will transport us to the airport where we board our return flight to Toronto. Here waiting shuttles return us to our home towns. (B)