Canyon Xmas Vegas NewYear

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10 days from $1819

Destination: USA West, New York City / DEPARTS LAS VEGAS to LAS VEGAS /
Departs: Dec
Accommodation: Lodging
Age Range: 21-38

Tour Overview

Wake up to Christmas at the Grand Canyon and go to sleep (or not) on New Year's Eve in Las Vegas! Mix this with hiking in the National Parks; mountain biking; exploring old western ghost towns; and horseback riding in cowboy country. This is the ideal opportunity for the FUN active traveller to celebrate the holidays and experience the incomparable canyonlands of Arizona, Utah and Nevada.

Tour Detailed Daily Description and Schedule:

Day: 1-2 Las Vegas & Grand Canyon 24/25 Dec

Depart Las Vegas on day one to spend spend two days and nights at the majestic Grand Canyon National Park, exploring the vastness of this great natural wonder. Christmas at the Grand Canyon is a fairy-tale setting for the holiday celebrations. From the ornately decorated, 20-foot-tall Christmas tree rising above the mezzanine level at El Tovar Hotel lobby, to the roaring fire in the great fireplace at Bright Angel Lodge, the Grand Canyon provides the perfect backdrop for holiday cheer. With cool daytime temperatures, the winter season really is one of the best times to visit this desert phenomenon. Hike into the canyon itself or enjoy a "bird's eye view" of one of the World's 7 Natural Wonders from an optional scenic helicopter flight - all without the summer crowds.
Accommodation: Hotel included

Day: 3 Monument Valley 26 Dec

On to Monument Valley, where you can take an optional guided jeep tour with Native American guides, then experience a beautiful sunset. Always a highlight, Monument Valley combines breathtaking scenery with a unique cultural experience, as it is the homeland of the Navajo, the largest tribe of Native Americans in the United States.
Accommodation: Hotel included

Day: 4-5 Arches National Park 27/28 Dec

The famous "Slickrock" trails near Arches National Park are an open invitation to hike and mountain bike amidst amazing sandstone formations. Also available are the incredible off-road 'Hummer tours' that climb high into the hills offering spectacular views of the La Sal mountain range and valley below.
Accommodation: Hotel included

Day: 6 Western Ranch 29 Dec

Our high country western ranch provides a taste of the real cowboy life with a ranch house stay and home-cooked meals all included. Ride the range on horseback and try your hand at roping. Yee-haw!
Accommodation: Hotel included

Day: 7 Zion National Parks 30 Dec

On to magnificent Zion National Park and a chance to hike surrounded by natural beauty before returning to civilization. Try the short walk to 'Emerald Pools' or the climb to 'Angels Landing' for a towering view of the impressive canyon.
Accommodation: Hotel included

Day: 8-10 Las Vegas 31 Dec - 02 Jan

Returning to the "Sin City", the neon lights and casinos of Las Vegas await our arrival to enjoy the New Year! And nobody does it like Vegas! If you're looking for the one New Year's Eve party you'll remember for the rest of your life, look no further. The Strip fills with revellers; fireworks explode over the massive hotels; the casinos and nightclubs are packed; the showrooms are filled with A-list entertainers and Vegas is more gloriously alive than you've ever imagined it could be! New Year's Eve in Las Vegas is truly a world-class celebration. We've even added in an extra day by staying in town on New Year's Day to relax, recover or continue the party from the night before.
Accommodation: Hotel included

Tour ends at approx 17:00 hrs in Las Vegas on day 10.

Included Highlights

> Overnight Cowboy Ranch stay including home cooked meal
> Grand Canyon sunrise or sunset
> Western Horseback riding
> Scenic walks and hikes
> City tour of Las Vegas
> National parks and monuments - Grand Canyon, Monument Valley, Arches and Zion
> Services of a TrekAmerica tour leader
> All transportation by private adventure vehicle
> All 9 hotel/ranch nights on a twin/multi-share basis

Optional Activities (paid locally)

> Great National Park hikes US$FREE
> Grand Canyon scenic flights US$160-$400
> Navajo guided backroads tour US$50-$95
> IMAX theatre US$8-$12
> Las Vegas casinos shows US$50-US$200
> Limos in Las Vegas US$25
> Mountain Biking US$45-$95 (Subject to weather conditions)
> Jeep Tour US$50-$95 (Subject to weather conditions)

Notes

This tour may operate in either direction.

Private Departures

Why not arrange your own TrekAmerica departure? For groups of 8 or more, we can offer private departures on any of our published itineraries enabling friends, families or organizations to enjoy our classic "Trek" style of travel at special rates. Although tours will run as per our standard itinerary shown here, slight modifications may be considered and dates can be chosen to suit your needs. (Subject to seasonal/operational restrictions). So contact us today and start planning your own adventure.