Wonders of the American West (Summer 2019)

Bookended by the glamour of Las Vegas, this comprehensive exploration of the American West visits awesome natural wonders and captivating landscapes made famous by classic Western movies.

Members from: $4,825 P.PNon-members from: $4,975 P.P

  • Type

    Escorted Touring

  • Destination

    Canada, Alaska & USA

  • Supplier

    Insight Vacations

  • Booking Code


  • Departs

    Multiple departures available. Enquire for more details.


  • Monument Valley: With a Navajo guide, board an all-terrain vehicle for a private tour through the mythical formation of the Navajo Tribal Park.

  • Mesa Verde: See the ancient pueblo cliff dwellings, known as the Cliff Palace.

  • Arches National Park: Enjoy views of the natural formations, including the iconic Delicate Arch.

  • Scenic Drives: Travel the Trail of the Ancients, through the Ute Reservation. Take the All-American Road Scenic Byway 12 through Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument. Drive along Zion National Park Scenic Byway. Virgin River Gorge.

  • Monument Valley: Enjoy an authentic cookout and Highlight Lunch amid the majestic buttes and mesas of the surrounding landscape

  • Moab: Chow down a traditional cowboy barbeque in a scenic alfresco setting at Red Cliffs Lodge.

  • Bryce Canyon National Park: Get together with your new friends for a memorable Celebration Dinner within the park’s beautiful surroundings.

  • Dining Summary: 9 Breakfasts (B), 1 Lunch (L) and 5 Dinners with wine (DW).

  • Las Vegas: Where else would you want to stay other than ARIA Resort and Casino? A modern, luxury, upscale resort, located right along the famed Las Vegas Strip.

  • Grand Canyon: Stay in rustic charm at the historic Grand Canyon Lodge.

  • Lake Powell: Relax and enjoy the superb views from your guaranteed Lake View Rooms at the Lake Powell Resort and Marinas.

  • Mesa Verde: Enjoy sweeping views of the National Park from the Far View Lodge.

  • Moab: Get a real taste of the West at the ranch-style Red Cliffs Lodge, situated under the fiery red cliffs of Moab.

  • Bryce Canyon: Located right inside the National Park, The Lodge at Bryce Canyon is a landmark property.


Day 1 Arrive in Las Vegas.

Welcome to glittering Las Vegas. On arrival at Las Vegas International Airport, your transfer will take you to your hotel. At 18:00, join your Travel Director and companions for a Welcome Dinner with wine.

Hotel: ARIA Resort and Casino, Las Vegas.
Meals: Dinner with Wine

Day 2 the Wonders of the Grand Canyon.

In the morning, depart for the North Rim of Grand Canyon National Park and the historic Grand Canyon Lodge. At night, watch the colors change by the minute as the sun sets over the canyon. Take in the views while dining at your lodge this evening.

Hotel: Grand Canyon Lodge.
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner with Wine

Day 3 Relaxed Start Grand Canyon and Lake Powell.

Wake up to the backdrop of the Grand Canyon as you depart for the majesty of Lake Powell. Stop at Glen Canyon Dam to learn about its impact on the Colorado River before arriving at your lakefront resort. Check in to your room and enjoy the evening at leisure.

Hotel: Lake Powell Resorts and Marinas (Lake View or Marina View Rooms). Meals: Breakfast

Day 4 Relaxed Start a Leisurely Day at Lake Powell.

Spend the day doing entirely as you please. Perhaps join an optional float trip (waiver required) down one of the most scenic stretches of the Colorado River, or take a leisurely optional cruise through scenic Antelope Canyon with its steep, sandstone walls?

Hotel: Lake Powell Resorts and Marinas (Lake View or Marina View Rooms). Meals: Breakfast

Day 5 Monument Valley and the Navajo Nation.

In the morning, head to Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park and board all-terrain vehicles with a Navajo guide for a tour of the valley floor, used as a backdrop for many Western films. Visit some of the legendary sites where these movies were made. Enjoy a Navajo cookout Highlight Lunch amid the giant buttes and mesas of this unique landscape before making your way to Mesa Verde National Park, where the day draws to a close. Your lodge inside the park offers sweeping vistas reaching into three states.

Hotel: Far View Lodge, Mesa Verde.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner with Wine

Day 6 Mesa Verde and Moab.

Enjoy an in-depth visit to fascinating Mesa Verde National Park. View the ancient pueblo dwellings known as Cliff Palace. Settle in at your ranch-style lodge, superbly located under the lofty red rock cliffs on the banks of the Colorado River. Enjoy a cowboy-style barbecue with all the fixings during a Highlight Dinner at your lodge.

Hotel: Red Cliffs Lodge, Moab.
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner with Wine

Day 7 Relaxed Start Delve Into Canyonlands and Arches National Parks.

In the morning, visit Arches National Park, housing the greatest concentration of natural arches in the world. Stop and take a short hike to the Delicate Arch Viewpoint to view the iconic arch. Then it's on to Canyonlands National Park for a drive onto the Island in the Sky - a mesa resting 1,000 feet (305 meters) above the surrounding countryside, offering spectacular views over the dramatic sandstone formations. Back at the lodge, your afternoon is at leisure.

Hotel: Red Cliffs Lodge, Moab.
Meals: Breakfast

Day 8 Capitol Reef and Bryce Canyon National Parks.

Magnificent scenery awaits at Capitol Reef National Park, best known for its Waterpocket Fold, a 100-mile-long (160 km) warp in the earth's crust. Journey along one of the most beautiful roads in the world, Scenic Byway 12, winding through the stunning Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument.

Hotel: The Lodge at Bryce Canyon.
Meals: Breakfast

Day 9 Relaxed Start Whimsical Bryce Canyon National Park.

Start the day travelling through Bryce Canyon National Park, the great natural amphitheatre. The whimsical, eroded rock formations that characterize this National Park are some of Utah's most unusual shapes. Learn how wind, erosion and iron oxidation created the spellbinding hoodoos. In the evening, join your fellow travellers for a memorable Celebration Dinner set overlooking the park's orange and red rock formations.

Hotel: The Lodge at Bryce Canyon.
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner with Wine

Day 10 Zion National Park, Back to Las Vegas.

Enjoy a last look at Bryce Canyon, glowing in early morning light, before heading to Zion National Park - one of the most scenic canyons in the United States. Here, join a guided tour by a private Zion Canyon Shuttle, with live commentary, to view the park's best sites. Your journey ends with a departure transfer to Las Vegas International Airport, arriving at 16:00.

Meals: Breakfast

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