Arrive into Las Vegas and make your way independently to your hotel – afterwards, there’s some free time to make the most of the awe-inspiring sights, shops and slot machines, or to take a dip in the hotel’s pool. In the evening, you’ll meet with your tour guide and fellow travellers with a welcome reception and after you'll take on the world's tallest observation wheel at 550 feet above the Las Vegas Strip on the High Roller.
Overnight: Horseshoe Las Vegas or similar (dinner included)
Las Vegas – Zion and Bryce Canyon National Parks
Leave Las Vegas in the morning and head for the towering cliffs and canyons of Zion National Park, before journeying onwards to the famous Bryce Canyon National Park – this area has the largest concentration of hoodoos which are tall limestone spires.
Overnight: BW Plus Bryce Canyon Grand Hotel or similar (Breakfast, lunch and dinner included)
Bryce Canyon – Salt Lake City
Today sees you leave the canyons and head for the capital of Utah to see the renowned Temple Square, headquarters to the Mormon Church and home to the Mormon Tabernacle Choir. The evening is at your leisure, how about seeing Brigham Young’s former home before enjoying a delicious dinner at the Roof Restaurant, Utah's premier gourmet dining establishment?
Overnight: Sheraton Salt Lake City Hotel or similar (Breakfast included)
Salt Lake City – Jackson
Continue your journey today by stopping off at Blackfoot, Idaho for a quick lunch before heading towards the beauty of Jackson – the evening will be free for you to explore this picturesque area.
Overnight: Modern Mountain Motel or similar (Breakfast and lunch included)
Jackson – Grand Teton and Yellowstone National Parks
Cross the vast landscapes towards the Grand Teton National Park on your way to the world-famous Yellowstone Park – first established in 1872, this renowned area became the world’s first national park.
Overnight: National Parks Lodges or similar (Breakfast and dinner included)
Yellowstone National Park
Be prepared for a full day of activities today as you explore one of the oldest national parks in the world, Yellowstone, with its impressive waterfalls and inspiring wildlife. Head to Old Faithful and watch as it shoots water over 100ft into the air every 90 minutes like clockwork. A real treat today to view all of the beautiful sceneries along with a stop at Lake Yellowstone, Artists Point, Lower Falls and Fountain Paint Pot area with its geysers and bubbling mud pots.
Overnight: National Park Lodges or similar (Breakfast included)
Yellowstone – Cody – Billings
Journey north to Cody today, which is named for its most famous native son, Buffalo Bill, to dive into the history of the area with a local expert at the Buffalo Bill Centre of the West. From here, make your way to Big Sky Country for a unique and memorable dinner filled with classic Western hospitality and local dishes.
Overnight: DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Billings or similar (Breakfast and dinner included)
Billings – Little Bighorn – Rapid City
Visit Little Bighorn this morning which is the infamous battlefield that saw Custer lead his men into battle with a battalion of Sioux and Cheyenne warriors. Immerse yourself in the history and then travel east through the Black Hills to Rapid City. Explore the stunning natural beauty of the Black Hills today with a visit to the base of the Crazy Horse Memorial, a mountain carving of the famous war chief of the Lakota people.
Overnight: The Rushmore Hotel and Suites Rapid City or similar (Breakfast included)
Rapid City - Mount Rushmore - Rapid City
Drive through the landscape to visit Mount Rushmore to see the faces of former American presidents sculpted into the rock-face before having the option to travel to Bandlands National Park. In the afternoon you will return to Rapid City to enjoy a group dinner in the evening, meet with Stephen Yellowhawk who will speak about his tribe's history and adventurous stories.
Overnight: The Rushmore Hotel and Suites, Rapid City or similar (Breakfast and dinner included)
Rapid City – Denver
In the morning, cross some of the most beautiful scenery in the west in Wyoming’s expansive grasslands as you head for Denver, this afternoon is at your leisure with a light dinner in the evening.
Overnight: Sheraton Denver Downtown or similar (Breakfast and dinner included)
Denver – Vail – Moab
Venture into the mountains today to ascend the foothills of the Rockies and cross the Continental Divide to Vail. This charming alpine village was founded in 1966 and has a wonderful old-school feel that attracts outdoor enthusiasts. From here, make your way to Moab where you’ll spot the settings for many of John Ford’s 1940s movies. The evening is yours to enjoy as you please.
Overnight: BW Plus Canyonlands Inn or similar (Breakfast included)
Arches and Canyonlands National Parks
Embark on a journey to two exciting and beautiful national parks today – the Canyonlands National Park and the breath-taking Arches National Park where thousands of natural sandstone arches have been carved from thousands of years’ worth of wind and rain. In the evening, enjoy some free time to relax and unwind.
Overnight: BW Plus Canyonlands Inn or similar (Breakfast included)
Moab – Mesa Verde National Park – Monument Valley
Today you will visit the Mesa Verde National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and the ancient community of the Ancestral Puebloan people who lived here between 600 and 1300 AD. You’ll have the opportunity to explore the cliff-top buildings and the enormous Cliff House which is the largest cliff dwelling in the world. In the evening, there will be a classic Navajo cookout served at Monument Valley before you’ll be transferred back to your hotel.
Overnight: Goulding’s Lodge, Monument Valley or similar (Breakfast and dinner included)
Monument Valley – Grand Canyon National Park
Spend the morning admiring the beauty of Monument Valley in open-air vehicles to make the most of this amazing destination, accompanied by a guide. Visit the land of the Navajo people and stop off at the historic Cameron Trading Post. Enjoy the stunning views along the Desert View Drive which hint at the incredible vistas ahead – those of the Grand Canyon. You’ll meet with a local expert who will educate you on the incredible geology that has created the canyon over the past 1.7 billion years. In the evening, take part in a farewell dinner with your group.
Overnight: National Park Lodges, Grand Canyon National Park or similar (Breakfast and dinner included)
Grand Canyon – Las Vegas
There’s an optional excursion this morning to take part in a helicopter or fixed-wing aircraft flight over the canyon before hitting the road again, stopping en-route in Seligman and Kingman which are Route 66 hotspots that have kept the culture of this renowned route alive. You’ll end your journey in Las Vegas where there will be a transfer to take you to the airport for your departing flight.
Last day transfer will arrive at the airport at 3:30pm, please be aware when booking your flights that the departure flight should be no earlier than 6:30pm