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June 17-27 2017 National Parks Tour in the Southwest USA

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  • McCarran International Airport

    5757 Wayne Newton Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89119, Las Vegas, NV (map)

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    A friend of Mine who owns a travel agency has put together a great trip visiting some of the most beautiful parks in the Southwest, including Bryce, Zion, Grand Canyon (during Star Party - great for night photography), Arches, Monument Valley, etc. Here is the trip description and payment details.

    Day 1: June 17 (Sat) – Arrive in Las Vegas, NV - Welcome to Las Vegas! Arrive at the airport and enjoy the day at leisure. This evening we will join our Tour Director and traveling companions for a welcome drink in the hotel.

    Day 2 – June 18 (Sun) – Las Vegas – Grand Canyon National Park, AZ - Williams -Enjoy the morning at leisure. Leave the bright neon lights of Las Vegas behind and cross the old Mojave gold-strike country, passing through Williams on historic Route 66 and Kaibab National Forest to arrive at GRAND CANYON NATIONAL PARK. Marvel at one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World as you experience the dramatic views. There’s time to wander along the canyon rim, join a ranger-led program, or perhaps just savor the sunset. Weather permitting, the group will take part in the Star Party (includes photographing the milky way. To learn more about the star party please visit before heading to Williams for their overnight. (Breakfast, Dinner)

    Day 3 – June 19 (Mon) – Williams. Grand Canyon National Park Day Excursion - Take an unforgettable journey into the canyon on the GRAND CANYON RAILROAD. From your 1950s-era passenger car, while strolling musicians roam playing tunes of yesteryear, marvel at one of the Natural Wonders of the World as you experience breathtaking views of the Grand Canyon. The afternoon is at your leisure to participate in ranger programs, hike and explore. If star gazing did not occur last evening the group will stay through until late evening at Grand Canyon and return to Williams later, otherwise the group will transfer back early evening. Return to Williams. (Breakfast)

    Day 4 – June 20 (Tues) – Williams – Lake Powell - This morning, travel north to the shining shores of Lake Powell. The rest of the afternoon is yours to explore on your own and to sit back and relax. For those interested, there is an optional boat cruise. (Breakfast)

    Day 5 – June 21 (Wed) – Lake Powell – Monument Valley, UT - This morning, continue into Navajo country to the heart of Monument Valley. Admire the Western sky above or perhaps explore the Goulding’s Museum and Trading Post, home to a wonderful collection of movie memorabilia and Indian artifacts. Tonight, enjoy a NAVAJO COOKOUT. (Breakfast, Dinner)

    Day 6 – June 22 (Thurs) – Monument Valley – Moab - In the cool hours of morning, set out with a Navajo guide in a comfortable 4-WHEEL-DRIVE vehicle to explore Monument Valley. Have your cameras ready for incredible shots. Later, we continue north to Moab for a relaxing 2-night stay. Enjoy a WINE TASTING at a local winery, followed by dinner. (Breakfast, Dinner)

    Day 7 – June 23 (Fri) – Moab. Excursion to Arches National Park - This morning we visit ARCHES NATIONAL PARK, home to more than 2,000 natural sandstone arches, including the world-famous Delicate Arch. On to magnificent CANYONLANDS NATIONAL PARK and DEAD HORSE POINT STATE PARK. The remainder of the day is yours to relax at your resort. Perhaps enjoy a hike along one of the many trails. (Breakfast)

    Day 8 – June 24 (Sat) – Moab – Bryce Canyon National Park - A day of rich contrasts leads you to BRYCE CANYON NATIONAL PARK. The slow erosion has created fantastically sculptured rock formations resembling castle towers and cathedral spires. The natural amphitheaters and canyons glow from different lighting throughout the day. (Breakfast, Dinner)

    Day 9 – June 25 (Sun) – Bryce Canyon National Park – Zion National Park – St. George - After a leisurely morning, descend into half-mile-deep ZION NATIONAL PARK. Meaning a place of peace and refuge, Zion’s colorful sandstone walls rise thousands of feet above the canyon floor’s lush greenery. (Breakfast)

    Day 10 – June 26 (Mon) – St. George – Snow Canyon State Park – Las Vegas, NV - Start your day with a visit to SNOW CANYON STATE PARK, where a private RANGER-LED PROGRAM will highlight the history of the park and the secrets of this desert landscape. Don’t forget your camera, as there will be photo opportunities galore. Next, head for the excitement of Las Vegas, where you’ll stay in the heart of the Strip. Tonight, enjoy a farewell dinner hosted by your Tour Director. (Breakfast, Dinner)

    Day 11 – June 27 (Tues) – Depart Las Vegas, NV - Our tour ends this morning with breakfast. Leave from the Las Vegas McCarran International Airport for your flight home. (Breakfast)

    Pricing: starting at $3,636 per person based on double occupancy (final price will be determined at the time of the $50 deposit). Single supplement add $996. Triple supplement deduct $232. Gratuities pre-paid for the tour director and motorcoach driver: $132 (can be added onto final price).
    Payment Plans: Once we have enough people lined up to go on the trip there will be a $50 non-refundable deposit required to hold pricing in place.
    Feb 7, 2017: $250 pp to secure your room (non-refundable).
    Final Payment Due: April 1, 2017

    What's include? 10 Breakfasts, 5 Dinners, transportation to the different parks, all of your hotels and everything in the itinerary that is in CAPITAL LETTERS (for example . .the price of the train ride in the Grand Canyon on day 3 is included).
    What does double occupancy mean? Double occupancy is 2 people in the same room. Non-photographers are welcome to come along. If you need a roommate please let me know and we can work something out.

    Click here to register for the event (and RSVP yes on meetup so I can help with any questions too)
    Once your register you will be put on the waiting list. Once we get 20 people going, we will send out an email requesting the $50 deposit.
    If you have any questions you can send an email to [masked].

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