National Parks of the Southwest 11N-12D

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Day 1: Arrive in Utah
Day 2: Salt Lake City and Dead Horse Point State Park (B)
Day 3: Arches National Park and Colorado River Float Trip(B)
Day 4: Capitol Reef National Park and Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument(B)
Day 5: Bryce Canyon National Park(B)
Day 6: Zion National Park and Lake Powell Cruise(B)
Day 7: Glen Canyon Dam and Navajo Bridge(B)
Day 8: Grand Canyon South Rim(B)
Day 9: Petrified Forest National Park and Painted Desert(B)
Day 10: Balloon Fiesta Mass Ascension and Evening Balloon Glow(B)
Day 11: Indian Pueblo Cultural Center and Sandia Peak(B)
Day 12: Departure from Albuquerque(B)
Hotels
Accommodations at Luxury, Deluxe and Budget property options available as per passenger request.
Attractions Included
1) Dead Horse Point State Park
2) Arches National Park
3) Escalante-Grand Staircase National Monument
4) Capitol Reef National Park
5) Bryce Canyon National Park
6) Zion National Park
7) scenic cruise on Lake Powell
8) Grand Canyon National Park’s South Rim
9) Enjoy the Balloon Fiesta
10) Indian Pueblo Cultural Center
Inclusions
Airport Transfers
11 nights stay in hotels as mentioned
11 American Buffet Breakfasts
Transportation via air-conditioned vehicle
Sightseeing as per itinerary
  • Day : 1 Arrive in Utah

    Welcome to Salt Lake City, Utah. Meet your Tour Manager at 6:00 p.m. for dinner with your traveling companions.
  • Day : 2 Salt Lake City and Dead Horse Point State Park(B)

    Enjoy a panoramic tour of Salt Lake City, founded by Mormon settlers more than 150 years ago. Then, venture into Dead Horse Point State Park with its amazing views of the Colorado River as it snakes its way through the massive sandstone walls, colorful canyons, mesas and buttes of the area. Later, continue to Moab and your hotel.
  • Day : 3 Arches National Park and Colorado River Float Trip (B)

    Arches National Park contains the largest concentration of stone arches in the world. A local guide shows you the massive sandstone arches and describes the culture of those that have occupied the region. Enjoy lunch before boarding a raft for a float trip on the Colorado River. During the leisurely ride, your oarsman will tell tales of the area as you explore river passages with names like Fisher Towers and Professor Valley.
  • Day : 4 Capitol Reef National Park and Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument(B)

    A morning scenic drive brings you to impressive Capitol Reef National Park, where white sandstone “domes” cap massive reef-like cliffs. Then, travel along Utah’s incredible Highway 12 Scenic Byway as you wind your way through spectacular Escalante-Grand Staircase National Monument.
  • Day : 5 Bryce Canyon National Park(B)

    Today, visit Bryce Canyon National Park with spectacular views of the cavernous canyons. The Park is named for just one of the many canyons that form a series of horseshoe-shaped amphitheaters on the edge of the Paunsaugunt Plateau. Erosion has carved colorful limestone into thousands of spires, arches, and mazes
  • Day : 6 Zion National Park and Lake Powell Cruise(B)

    Today’s sightseeing features awe-inspiring Zion National Park, where the Virgin River has cut a dramatic rugged gorge through multi-hued sandstone, shale and limestone. Look up at the towering rock walls surrounding this incredible natural wonder aboard open-air sightseeing trams. This afternoon, take a boat tour on skyblue Lake Powell. Dinner tonight is in the Rainbow Room at the Lake Powell Resort.
  • Day : 7 Glen Canyon Dam and Navajo Bridge(B)

    Touring today includes a visit to the 710-feet high Glen Canyon Dam followed by a scenic drive along Vermilion Cliffs National Monument to see the impressive Colorado River Gorge at Navajo Bridge.
  • Day : 8 Grand Canyon South Rim

    Entering through the east gate, arrive at Grand Canyon National Park’s amazing south rim. World-renowned for its remarkable beauty and diverse range of rock layers, the Grand Canyon offers visitors an unmatched display of scenic wonders and breathtaking views.
  • Day : 9 Petrified Forest National Park and Painted Desert

    Drive through one of the world’s largest concentrations of petrified wood at Petrified Forest National Park and see the multi-hued badlands of the Painted Desert.
  • Day : 10 Balloon Fiesta Mass Ascension and Evening Balloon Glow(B)

    It’s an early start today at the Fiesta Grounds for the “mass ascension” of over 600 specially shaped balloons as they lift off at sunrise. Later a local guide joins you for a tour of Albuquerque to learn about the history of the area. Just before dusk, the burners of nearly 500 balloons are ignited and the evening sky fills with a kaleidoscope of brilliant, luminous color at the Balloon Glow, followed by vivid fireworks display.
  • Day : 11 Indian Pueblo Cultural Center and Sandia Peak(B)

    The Indian Pueblo Cultural Center was designed to preserve and perpetuate Pueblo culture and features original artwork, exhibits, and theater presenting the accomplishments of the people of New Mexico. Later, take a thrilling ride aboard the Sandia Peak Aerial Tramway for incredible views of the Rio Grande Valley. Tonight enjoy a farewell dinner at Sandiago’s Restaurant.
  • Day : 12 Departure from Albuquerque

    Transfer to Albuquerque’s Sunport Airport for flights home departing after 12:00 p.m.

Exclusions

Domestic or international airfare

Passport, visa or other consular fees

Lunches will be on your own

Dinners will be on your own

Any other items not mentioned in this itinerary

Travel and medical insurance

Tour Notes

Hotel rates are subject to change at the time of booking

-Tours Limited reserves the right to make minor modifications to the daily itinerary flow based on weather, traffic, or any other conditions for the convenience of the traveling customers.

-Child age 2-9 years. Above 9 years is considered as an adult.

-Breakfast at the hotel will be Continental/American buffet breakfast, Packed breakfast option is not available. -No refund for any missed breakfast due to flight timings.

-Strictly one piece of medium luggage & one small carry on per person is allowed.

-TimeWise itinerary must be strictly adhered to maintain the flow of the itinerary. The itinerary and vouchers will be sent by email 72 hours prior to departure.

-Porterage, tips, laundry, telephone calls, alcohol/non-alcoholic beverages are not included.

-The passengers requiring Wheelchair assistance will have to make their own arrangements.

-Early check-in not Guaranteed and is based on the hotel's availability.

-The passengers will have to give their Credit Card at the time of check-in towards Incidentals.

-No refunds either in part or full will be made for any unused services in the above package like ground transportation, meals, accommodation, sightseeing tours.

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