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The National Parks

6-18 August 2016

12 DAYS ITINERARY


  • LAS VEGAS to ZION NATL PARK
    Drive Time: 2h 50min
  • ZION NATL PARK to BRYCE CANYON
    Drive Time: 1h 45min
  • BRYCE CANYON to MOAB
    Drive Time: 4h 30min
  • MOAB to MONUMENT CANYON (day trip)
    Drive Time: 3h 00min
  • MONUMENT CANYON to LAKE POWELL
    Drive Time: 2h 00min
  • LAKE POWELL to GRAND CANYON
    Drive Time: 2h 30min
  • GRAND CANYON to LAS VEGAS
    Drive Time: 4h 15min

6 – 9 Aug 2016

Las Vegas, NV


Wynn Las Vegas

The winner of the most Forbes Five star awards in the world, The Wynn resort and Casino is the premier Las Vegas resort destination.

The Rooms

The room features bright, neutral décor bathed in natural light from floor-to-ceiling windows and accented by elegant furnishings and fabrics. The bathroom features an oversized marble bath, separate shower and wc, a 13” LCD TV and bathrobes.

Amenities

Luxury shopping at Wynn and Encore Esplanades, two Forbes Travel Guide Five Star award-winning spas, salon, fitness centers, pool with private cabanas, golf club, casino, on-site entertainment shows such as Le Rêve (The Dream), voted “Best Production Show” for six consecutive years.

Dining

With six Forbes Travel Guide Four Star award-winning restaurants, a Michelin star, and countless awards, the fine dining options at the Wynn Las Vegas and Encore are some of the best in the city.

9 – 10 Aug 2016

Springdale, UT


The Zion Lodge

The best place to enjoy a stay in the park is Zion Lodge. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, built in the 1920s, the lodge was restored to its original classic appearance in 1990. It’s also the only lodge that’s actually inside the park.

The Rooms

Most of the hotel rooms are equipped with two queen-size beds, full bath and private porch or balcony, and are within walking distance to trails and main lodge.

Amenities

Gift shop, 24-hour front desk reception, immediate access to hiking trails and nature preserves, horseback riding tours, bike rentals, and tours of the parks can be arranged.

Dining

The Red Rock Grill dining room is open daily, year-round, serving breakfast, lunch and dinner. Reservations are recommended in the evenings.

ZION NATIONAL PARK

Utah


One park amid the impressive collection of National Parks and National Monuments in southern Utah shines above all others.

This national treasure is Zion National Park, where abundant beauty stops visitors in their tracks and leaving them gaping in awe. The crushing violence of Mother Nature has created perfection in the heart of Utah’s Color Country, where years of raging storms have pit water and winter’s ice and snow against rock, producing wondrous creations which are now protected by the national service and kept pris- tine for all the world to enjoy.

Zion National Park is an all season park and without a doubt, the crowning glory of Utah.

 
 
 

10 – 11 Aug 2016

Bryce Canyon, UT


Ruby’s Inn Best Western Plus

Spectacular sights, a charming old town area and exhilarating recreational activities can all be found at the luxurious Best Western hotel. With Bryce Canyon National Park just one mile away, you can experience exquisite sunrises, breathtaking hikes and stunning red rocks.

The Rooms

Two comfortable queen size beds in a large, spacious and cozy room. Flat screen TV’s so that you can enjoy a nice movie after the long day of epic adventures.

Amenities

General store, business center, 24-hour front desk reception, fitness center, indoor pool and hot-tub, laundry facilities.

Dining

Breakfast, lunch and dinner served on site at the Cowboy’s Buffet & Steak Room, serving the area’s finest steak, ribs, chicken, and seafood. Other nearby options include Canyon Diner and Ebenezer’s Barn and Grill.

BRYCE CANYON NATIONAL PARK

Utah


In spite of its name, Bryce Canyon is not a canyon, but a giant natural amphitheatre full of Hoodoos - pillars of rock formed by wind, water, and ice erosion.

There is no place quite like Bryce Canyon. Descriptions fail to capture its beauty - is it a cave without a roof, or a forest of stone? It is a stunning place that won’t fail to fascinate.

The park’s main road leads past the expansive Bryce Amphitheater, the hoodoo-filled depression lying below the Rim Trail hiking path. It has overlooks at Sunrise Point, Sunset Point, Inspiration Point and Bryce Point. Prime viewing times are around sunup and sundown.

 
 
 

11 – 13 Aug 2016

Moab, UT


Sorrel River Ranch Resort & Spa

Set on the banks of the Colorado River, this upscale resort is 19.8 miles from Moab and 20 miles from the Arches National Park Visitor Center. Sorrel River Ranch also offers year round unique vacations in the heart of the majestic Utah red rock wilderness.

The Rooms

Enjoy unfettered views of the sweeping desert. Rooms are set in log cabins decorated in Old West-chic style, with wood floors and handcrafted pine beds.

Amenities

Pool, fitness center, yoga and fitness classes, spa, outdoor activities, guided meditation walks, national park excursions.

Dining

Experience fine dining at the River Grill Restaurant, where you’ll enjoy equal parts ranch tradition and modern plate, with magnificent views and star-covered skies you’ll never see in a city. The Epic Bar and Lounge serves coffee and cocktails day and night.

ARCHES NATIONAL PARK

Utah


For colossal adventure and geographical drama of Jurassic proportions, head to Moab in Utah’s Colorado Plateau and Arches National Park.

Moab, Utah, is smack in the middle of Arches, Canyonlands and a hundred other sandstone adventures. The red rock landscape at Arches might feel timeless, dream-like, or even other-worldly.

Behind the Arches National Park visitor center, craggy sandstone rises like a castle’s curtain wall between towers and turrets. The 40-mile scenic drive climbs high onto the plateau and crosses a vast and glorious landscape of panoramic views with distant snowcapped mountains.

At sunset, you’ll swear photographers coined “magic hour” here as the red rock becomes saturated with the radiance of the sun. At sunrise, rays of light break over dramatic horizons.

 
 
 

MONUMENT VALLEY (Day Trip - 13 Aug)

Utah


One of the grandest – and most photographed – landmarks in the United States, Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park is a sprawling, sandy preserve that spans the border between Arizona and Utah, bathing the region in rich red hues.

Dominated by crimson mesas and surreal sandstone towers – some as tall as 1,000 feet – the area is also known for dramatic, mesmerizing lighting, with the sun illuminating the towers and casting long shadows on the valley floor.

The park, frequently a filming location for Western movies, is accessed by the looping, 17-mile Valley Drive.

 
 
 

13 – 16 Aug 2016

Page, AZ


Lake Powell Resort

Lake Powell Resort is located at Wahweap Marina in Page, Arizona - right in the heart of all your “down-lake” activities and adventures.

The Rooms

The rooms include a bedroom, bathroom, and sitting room—complete with a sofa bed, desk, easy chair, and 42-inch flat-screen television.

Amenities

Marina for boat tours, dinner cruises or powerboat rentals, pool.

Dining

Savor every bite at Lake Powell Resort as you take in the views of sapphire-blue water, the boats at Wahweap Marina and the beautiful red rock buttes beyond. From the unmatched panoramas and fabulous dinners in the Rainbow Room to the casual waterfront comfort of Latitude 37, you’ll find the meals here to be almost as unforgettable as the scenery.

LAKE POWELL NATIONAL PARK

Utah/Arizona


A scenic natural preserve with more than a million acres of both water & land-based activities. And few people know, this massive landscape is actually an artificial lake.

This is the ultimate destination for houseboating, lodging, and camping/RV vacations. Lake Powell is arguably the most scenic lake in America, situated in some of Southern Utah’s finest red-rock desert country.

Lake Powell was created in 1963 when the Glen Canyon Dam held back the waters of the Colorado River, forming a vast blue lake surrounded by beautiful sandstone walls.

Remarkably, it took 17 years for the lake to fill the canyon to the high water mark (3700’ above sea level), giving America its second largest man-made lake - and a playground like no place else on earth.

 
 
 

16 – 17 Aug 2016

Page, AZ


Yavapai Lodge

At Yavapai Lodge, natural beauty meets the magic of convenience. About a mile walk from the canyon’s South Rim and steps from the general store, bank and post office, Yavapai Lodge occupies a prime location in the Park.

The Rooms

Rooms in Yavapai East are located in 6, two-story buildings that are as striking and angular as the canyon itself.

Amenities

About a mile walk from the canyon’s South Rim and steps from the general store, bank and post office.

Dining

The Yavapai Lodge Restaurant serves authentic, Southwestern-style meals for breakfast, lunch and dinner. After dinner, stop by the fully-stocked Yavapai Tavern, and enjoy coffee throughout the day at the Coffee Shop.

GRAND CANYON NATIONAL PARK

Utah/Arizona


With its breathtaking views, stunning sunsets and rich cultural history, Grand Canyon National Park must be seen to be appreciated.

At 277 river miles long, up to 18 miles wide and over a mile deep, the Grand Canyon is sure to instill a sense of wonder in all who visit.

However, the Grand Canyon is more than a destination. It’s an all-ages experience, with lookouts at the canyon rim, tours, programs, museums, dining, shopping and more.

Here, even a walk in the park will make memories that last a lifetime.

 
 
 

17 – 18 Aug 2016

Las Vegas, NV


Wynn Las Vegas

Return to the Wynn Las Vegas for one night before your next destination or return flight home.