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Arches National Park

Best of the Canyonlands

Best of the Canyonlands

6 night guided tour from £1,675pp including sightseeing, tour, meals and accommodation 

Descend from the Mile High City, into the foothills of the Rockies and through the badlands, canyons and natural arches that rise up from the desert landscapes that shelter the Navajo.
We are also able to arrange your flights for you at additional cost. Please speak to a member of our team to arrange this. 

Prices

Two people travelling from: £1,675
(Prices shown per person)

Dates: May-November departures available

Your holiday includes

  • Sightseeing and experiences
  • Meals as mentioned
  • Luxury air conditioned coach and experienced tour director for duration of tour
  • Accommodation – 6 nights

Travel Insurance

This is essential and not included. Should you need to purchase cover, we offer comprehensive cover at an additional cost. Please contact us for details.


Day 1
Arrive Denver

Channel your inner pioneer as you embark on an epic encounter with the peaks, canyons and deserts of what was once the treacherous Wild West. We kick-start our journey in Denver, exploring the Mile High City at leisure before meeting our Travel Director and fellow expeditioners for a Welcome Reception this evening.

Meal(s): Welcome Reception
Hotel: Holiday Inn Denver Cherry Creek


Day 2
Denver – Vail – Moab (2 Nights)

Descend into the foothills of the Rockies and cross the Continental Divide en route to the alluring alpine village of Vail. The launch-pad to powder days enjoyed within a world of startling white, Vail’s enchanting old-world feel will linger in your mind as you journey to Moab, whose rugged beauty was immortalised on the big screen by the legendary John Ford in the 1940s. Admire the blazing rocky red cliffs as the sun sets over the desert or explore this gateway to a myriad of adventures – tonight is yours to enjoy on your terms.

Meal(s): Full Breakfast
Hotel: BW Plus Canyonlands Inn


Day 3
Canyonlands and Arches National Parks Excursion

Tread lightly through the captivating landscapes of Utah’s Canyonlands and Arches as you explore Mother Nature’s profound mark on the surrounding geology. Deep canyons, towering spires and mesas give way to thousands of fiery sandstone arches during today’s encounter with two soul-stirring national parks. See iconic Delicate Arch and if you like, take a short hike to the view point for an up-close look. Reconnect with nature and admire how the land has adapted to the ravages of wind, water and time. Then, enjoy the rest of the day at leisure.

Meal(s): Full Breakfast


Day 4
Moab – Mesa Verde National Park – Monument Valley

Wander through the playground of giants – natural arches and colossal rock formations dot the landscape framed by the jagged Rockies in the distance. Arriving at the UNESCO-listed Mesa Verde National Park, we’ll enjoy a rare opportunity to delve into the history and culture of the once-flourishing community of the Ancestral Pueblo people. Explore their beautifully preserved dwellings hewn from the sandstone cliff centuries ago and look down at the massive Cliff Palace, the largest cliff dwelling in the world. This evening, we join our generous Navajo hosts for a traditional cookout Regional Meal against the surreal backdrop of Monument Valley.

Meal(s): Full Breakfast, Regional Meal
Hotel: Goulding’s Lodge


Day 5
Monument Valley – Grand Canyon National Park

The arresting beauty of Monument Valley is ours to explore this morning as we join a Local Specialist for a drive in an open-air vehicle past its towering sandstone buttes and mesas that rise up from the barren landscape. We continue through the ancestral home of the Navajo, arriving at Cameron Trading Post for a quick shopping stop and perhaps a taste of traditional fry bread. Driving along the scenic Desert View Drive, we skirt the South Rim of the Grand Canyon and gaze into its mesmerising multi-coloured depths before meeting another Local Specialist to gain insights into its geologic life. Our grand adventure almost at its end, we join our fellow travellers for a Farewell Dinner to reminisce over the epic landscapes encountered along our journey.

Meal(s): Full Breakfast, Farewell Dinner
Hotel: National Park Lodges

Optional Experiences:

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 breath-taking 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. Flight duration: 25-30 minutes.

Adult Price: US$220.00


Day 6
Grand Canyon National Park – Las Vegas

Rise early to catch the first rays of light as they illuminate the canyon. Consider an optional helicopter or fixed-wing aircraft flightseeing trip to view this feat of nature from the sky or enjoy a leisurely morning, before we journey to Sin City. Desolation gives way to desert oases as we cruise back in time past motels, diners and gas stations towards the dazzling lights of Las Vegas.

Meal(s): Full Breakfast
Hotel: Tropicana Las Vegas

Optional Experiences:

North Canyon Tour Helicopter Flight
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 breath-taking 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. Flight duration: 25-30 minutes.

Adult Price: US$219.00

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: US$310.00

Grand Discovery South Rim Airplane Tour Fixed Wing Aircraft
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: US$160.00

Vegas Night Helicopter Flight
Enjoy the “City of Lights” from the best view possible – aboard a helicopter, flying from the New York-New York skyline to the Bellagio fountains and the never-fading light of the Luxor pyramid. You are also afforded unparalleled views of Downtown Las Vegas’ historic Fremont Street, home to the city’s first casinos. Prior to your departure from the Las Vegas heliport, you will be served champagne. Then, you will experience breath-taking sights from inside an ECO-Star helicopter, the “limousine of the sky.” (flight time approximately 12-15 mins) Round-Trip hotel transportation included. Subject to weather conditions.

Adult Price: US$125.00


Day 7
Depart Las Vegas

Our exhilarating adventure has come to an end. Take your transfer to Las Vegas International Airport or consider extending your stay at the Tropicana.

Meal(s): Full Breakfast

Map (TR)

Itinerary Summary

Location Nights
Denver 1
Moab 2
Monument Valley 1
Grand Canyon NP 1
Las Vegas 1
Tour Highlights

  • Scenic Drive along Desert View Drive, Route 66
  • See Delicate Arch
  • Visit Vail, Arches and Canyonlands National Parks, Moab, the cliff dwellings of Mesa Verde National Park, Monument Valley, Grand Canyon National Park, Las Vegas

Meals Included

  • 6 full breakfasts
  • 3 dinners

Travel Highlights

  • Audio headsets for flexible sightseeing
  • Daily breakfast and an average of 50% of evening meals
  • Luxury air-conditioned coach with WiFi in most countries or alternative transportation
  • Cherry-picked hotels all tried and trusted
  • Hand-picked Insider Experiences
  • Optional Experiences and free time
  • All porterage and local charges included
  • Must-see sightseeing and surprise extras
  • An expert travel director and separate Driver
  • All hotel tips, charges and local taxes
  • Airport transfers on the first and last day of your guided holiday
  • VIP entry to many sights

Why Book With C.N.A?

  • All holidays ATOL protected.
  • Tailored itinerary to suit you.
  • Choice of airlines & departure points.
  • Deals on flight upgrades.
  • Low booking deposit.

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“We had an amazing holiday – it far exceeded our expectations. I would like to say thank you for organising our trip everything went like clockwork, from flights to hotel to motor home hire.

The national parks we visited in southern Utah and Arizona were amazing, so well done for making our holiday a trip of a lifetime, hope to use you again.”

The Rawson Party (Utah)

“I just wanted to say thank you following our recent holiday. We had a superb time and have lots of happy memories of a wonderful 2 weeks. Thank you also for your flexibility and ensuring it went ahead smoothly.

Yellowstone and Jackson Hole are definitely a places we would like to spend more time in so we may be in touch again soon!”

The Halpin Party (Yellowstone)

By way of observation, we thought the itinerary was excellent, covering a lot of ground and different aspects of the area’s geology but in a relatively unhurried way, leaving plenty of time to relax over a meal or by the pool. We also found the printed (and PDF) Travel Information booklet very useful.

The Hill Party (Ultimate Utah)

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