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October 13-20, 2020 - Seven Nights

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Day 1 - Las Vegas - St. George
Arrive Las Vegas Airport and meet your local tour director. After boarding the motorcoach, take a short drive across the desert entering Utah and arriving in St. George for overnight. This evening join the group for a welcome dinner. (D)

Day 2 - Zion - Bryce Canyon
After breakfast, take a short drive to see Utah's oldest and most famous national park, Zion National Park. An early Mormon settler described the park's massive formations as "temples built by hands, not of man." The Paiutes believed mischievous spirits lived among the 2,000-foot high towers and would not enter the canyon alone or remain there after dark. There will be time to explore Zion Canyon, a brilliant green canyon set against the backdrop of sheer red cliffs, with an occasional lacy waterfall fanning out from the rocks. Lunch will be on your own today. In the late afternoon, arrive Bryce Canyon National Park for sightseeing. The hues and intricate shapes of Bryce Canyon carry even the most mature adult away into a fairyland fantasy. The Paiute Indians used a word to describe Bryce that translates into, "red rocks standing like men in a bowl-shaped canyon." Mormon settler Ebenezer Bryce, for whom the canyon was named, described it as "a hell of a place to lose a cow." Check into your hotel located just outside the park, evening free for dinner on own. (B)

Day 3 - Bryce Canyon - Capitol Reef - Moab
Return to Bryce Canyon National Park for a morning view. Next, enjoy a drive on one of America’s most spectacular roads. Scenic Highway 12 has been designated as an “All American Road,” the crown jewel of the Scenic Byways system. Travel through Grand Staircase - Escalante National Monument, with vast expanses of cream and rose colored Navajo sandstone. There are dramatic cliffs, high mesas, beautiful streams and deep canyons in multi-hued colors across the 1.9 million acre monument. Drive up and over Boulder Mountain reaching altitudes over 9,000 feet with incredible views of Capitol Reef, the Circle Cliffs and the Henry Mountains. Arrive Capitol Reef National Park for sightseeing of ancient petroglyphs, beautiful rock formations, deep canyons and pioneer history followed by a wonderful picnic lunch under towering cottonwood trees. The park was established to protect a 100-mile wrinkle in the earth’s crust called The Waterpocket Fold. Travel through the San Rafael Swell and the town of Green River, on your way to beautiful Red Cliffs Adventure Lodge, located on the bank of the mighty Colorado River, and check in for a three night stay. Situated between the river and dramatic red rock cliffs, it was the site of numerous classic western movies including Rio Grande with John Wayne. Dinner this evening will be served outside with the quintessential western scenery of Castle Valley in full view. (B/L/D)

Day 4 - Arches - Dead Horse Point - Colorado River
Then, you are off to nearby Arches National Park for sightseeing. The 18,000 square-foot visitors center will introduce you to the unique geologic forces that created the highest concentration of natural arches in the world with over 2,000 named arches within its 73,000-acre boundary. Visit all the park highlights including Park Avenue, Balance Rock, The Windows and Delicate Arch Viewpoint. After some free time in Moab for shopping and lunch on own, take a scenic drive to Dead Horse Point State Park for one of the most spectacular scenes in the southwest. You will see the expanse of Canyonlands National Park stretching to the south and the mighty Colorado River 2,000 feet below. In the late afternoon, join the group for a unique experience as you take a Jet Boat Ride on the mighty Colorado River, through spectacular red rock canyons. As the sun dips in the west, the canyon colors come to life while you learn about the river’s ecosystem, geology and history. After a thrilling ride, enjoy a delicious BBQ dinner served on the banks of the Colorado River. (B/D)

Day 5 - Red Cliffs Adventure Lodge
Today is a free day at Red Cliffs Adventure Lodge! Moab is known as “The Adventure Capitol of Utah” and there is no shortage of optional activities to choose from. Guided hiking, horseback riding, mountain biking, rafting, Jeep tours and ATV tours are just a few of the activities available in the area, many right from the lodge. For those who want something a little less adventurous, your tour director will offer some additional sightseeing by motorcoach. You can also visit the Utah Movie Museum and the Castle Creek Winery, both located on site and open to lodge guests. There is a wonderful swimming pool, hot tub and sauna to help you relax. Whatever you choose, it is certain to be a great day. (B)

Day 6 - Monument Valley - Lake Powell
This morning, depart Moab and travel to famed Monument Valley, a sacred place to the Navajo. Today you will be immersed in the rich cultural heritage of the “Dineh” people. Their arts, music and livelihood are all closely tied to the dramatic desert landscape that is their home. Meet your Navajo guide and board a 4-wheel drive vehicle for a scenic tour of Monument Valley, location for scores of famous western films, television programs and commercials. As you travel through the valley and visit famous locations such as John Ford Point, Artist Point and The Totem Pole, we will also learn more of the Navajo traditions and way of life. Then enjoy an included lunch at historic Goulding’s Lodge. In the afternoon, travel across the Navajo Nation on your way to Lake Powell National Recreation Area and Lake Powell Resort. Enjoy a scenic cruise on Lake Powell. The contrast of the red rock walls and emerald blue waters are a stunning sight as you glide through the canyons. Check into your lakeside resort with the evening free for dinner on own. (B/L)

Day 7 - Antelope Canyon - Las Vegas
After breakfast, take a spectacular tour through Antelope Canyon. The mysterious and haunting beauty of Antelope Canyon awaits the adventurous traveler who seeks to discover one of the most spectacular attractions of the Lake Powell area. A tour to this awe-inspiring sculpture set in stone is a must for amateur and professional photographers alike. Depart the Lake Powell area and travel west across the Arizona Strip on you way to the small town of Kanab, also known as “Little Hollywood” due to the many movies and television shows filmed in the area. Here you will have time to explore the quaint shops and have lunch on your own. In the afternoon, take a return journey across the Nevada desert on your way to the “Entertainment Capitol of the World,” Las Vegas! After checking into your casino resort hotel located on the world famous Las Vegas Strip, join the group for a farewell dinner at Lawry’s Prime Rib. What a wonderful way to finish off your Mighty 5 experience. (B/D)

Day 8 - Journey Home
Return home with memories of your Western adventure.



Departure From:
Buffalo
Cleveland
Columbus
Louisville
Philadelphia
Pittsburgh




Price Includes:


Not included:
Gratuities for drivers and guides


Deposit:
A $1,000.00 nonrefundable deposit per person is due at the time of booking.


Hotels: (subject to change):
Best Western Plus Abbey Inn, St. George, UT- 1 night Best Western Plus Bryce Canyon Grand Hotel, Bryce Canyon, UT- 1 night Red Cliffs Adventure Lodge, Moab, UT- 3 nights Lake Powell Resort, Page, AZ- 1 night Tropicana, Las Vegas, Nevada- 1 night


Notes:



Final Payment:
August 3, 2020



Cancellation Policy:
$1,000.00 per person is nonrefundable. Cancel on or after August 3, 2020 and the entire tour is nonrefundable unless supplier(s) provide a refund.


Travel Insurance:
Please ask your Travel Agent about travel insurance to protect your investment.


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Pricing Table

AAA Member Price - per person:

  Single Double Triple Quad
Buffalo $4,349.00 $3,449.00 $3,149.00 $3,049.00
Cleveland $4,349.00 $3,449.00 $3,149.00 $3,049.00
Columbus $4,399.00 $3,499.00 $3,199.00 $3,099.00
Louisville $4,449.00 $3,549.00 $3,249.00 $3,149.00
Philadelphia $4,399.00 $3,499.00 $3,199.00 $3,099.00
Pittsburgh $4,399.00 $3,499.00 $3,199.00 $3,099.00

 

Non-Member Price - per person:

  Single Double Triple Quad
Buffalo $4,469.00 $3,569.00 $3,269.00 $3,169.00
Cleveland $4,469.00 $3,569.00 $3,269.00 $3,169.00
Columbus $4,519.00 $3,619.00 $3,319.00 $3,219.00
Louisville $4,569.00 $3,669.00 $3,369.00 $3,269.00
Philadelphia $4,519.00 $3,619.00 $3,319.00 $3,219.00
Pittsburgh $4,519.00 $3,619.00 $3,319.00 $3,219.00

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