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Pioneer Adventures of the Old West - 2017

Trafalgar
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Travel Style: N/A
Physical Level: Walking or physical activity half to most of day - no carrying equipment. Easy
Lodging Level: 3 to 4 star western hotel equivalents. While not all lodging will be 'luxury' they will be quite comfortable by western standards. Comfort (4*)
8 days
From: $ 1,913 $ 239 / day
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Overview

Highlights (Bullets)

  • Scenic drives through Oak Creek Canyon and Desert View Drive in Arizona
  • Iconic train journey aboard the historic Grand Canyon Railway
  • Visit Sedona, Montezuma Castle, Grand Canyon National Park, Historic Cameron Trading Post, Monument Valley, Lake Powell, Zion National Park and Bryce Canyon National Park

Short Description

Heading through the Old West, this family holiday reveals the excitement of the land of cowboys, Native Americans and the awe-inspiring Grand Canyon.You'll enjoy Insider moments like… relaxing at 'The Garage', as it is known: a renovated 1953 Texaco gas station of 3,000 square ft., with four distinct areas to spend time and enjoy the wine, beer and food on offer. Inside The Garage, admire a fully restored Triple Black 1967 Pontiac GTO, the owner's pride and joy.

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Itinerary Focus N/A
3 to 4 star western hotel equivalents. While not all lodging will be 'luxury' they will be quite comfortable by western standards.
Lodging Level Comfort (4*)
Flight & Transport Inclusions All internal ground transport
Start City Phoenix, Scottsdale
End City Las Vegas

Itinerary

Day 1 ARRIVE PHOENIX – SCOTTSDALE

Howdy partners. Check into your hotel and spend the afternoon getting to know this desert oasis. Enjoy a refreshing dip in the hotel's pool before gussying up for the 6 p.m. Kick-off Party where you meet your Travel Director and spend some time jawin' with your travelling buddies. Kick-Off Party Hotel Scottsdale Marriott Suites Old Town

Day 2 SCOTTSDALE – SEDONA – WILLIAMS

A drive through the Sonoran Desert brings you to Montezuma Castle National Monument, one of the best preserved cliff dwellings in North America. Take a minute to ponder the Sinagua Indians' life here in the desert before heading to Sedona in spectacular Red Rock Country. Today your choice sightseeing allows you to join in on an adventure with an included jeep ride to get a front row view of the area's famous red rocks or join a Red Rock Magic Trolley tour that will show you the sites and tell you the local stories. After a stunning drive through Oak Creek Canyon, arrive in the historic railroad town of Williams. This evening, join your fellow cowboys and cowgirls for a Be My Guest dinner where the adults can sample a delicious variety of Arizona wine or craft beer with their meal. The kids won't be left out of the fun as they enjoy a pizza bar and games galore. Full Breakfast Be My Guest Dining Hotel Grand Canyon Railway

Day 3 WILLIAMS – GRAND CANYON RAILWAY – GRAND CANYON NATIONAL PARK

This morning, watch out for the infamous Cataract Creek Gang, as lowly a group of varmints that ever rode the range. Then, climb aboard the historic Grand Canyon Railway; pass through majestic Ponderosa Pines, the high desert and the Kaibab National Forest while hearing tall tales and folklore about the area. Keep your eyes open for wildlife, as it's not uncommon to spot elk, mule deer and pronghorn antelope sauntering through this wild, woolly region. Nothing can prepare you for the Grand Canyon, one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World. With a Local Specialist learn how the Grand Canyon was created and examine rock samples from the colourful sedimentary layers formed as the sea washed in again and again. Join your Travel Director for an unforgettable walk along the rim. Full Breakfast Hotel National Park Lodges

Day 4 GRAND CANYON NATIONAL PARK – MONUMENT VALLEY – LAKE POWELL (2 NIGHTS)

Ferde Grofe was so stunned by the spectacular beauty of the sunrise over the Grand Canyon that he composed his Grand Canyon Suite in 1931. But all you have to do is watch and maybe whistle in amazement as the skies glow and brighten with the coming day. Drive along Desert View Drive, featuring jaw-dropping views of the Grand Canyon, before entering Navajo Country. Here you can poke around the historic Cameron Trading Post and hunt for a great piece of Southwest Native American art. See why Monument Valley is a favourite location for movie directors. As you're bouncing along the valley floor in an open-air vehicle, you can just imagine John Wayne leading the U.S. Cavalry on a ride along the magnificent mesas. Wrap up your exciting day at a lakeside resort tucked into the red rock at amazing Lake Powell. Kick off your boots and have some fun at a poolside pizza dinner. Full Breakfast Hotel Lake Powell Resort and Marinas (Lake View Rooms)

Day 5 LAKE POWELL FREE TIME

Enjoy a free day to roam the range. Optional activities include a fun float down the Colorado River or a cruise on spectacular Lake Powell to Antelope Canyon with views of Glen Canyon Dam. Or maybe dive in to some of the many aquatic activities at Lake Powell Marina-the choice is yours. Full Breakfast

Day 6 LAKE POWELL – ZION AND BRYCE CANYON NATIONAL PARKS (2 NIGHTS)

You'll be awestruck by the towering cliffs and massive canyon walls of Zion Canyon. Riding the park's shuttle, marvel at how the Virgin River cut through the sandstone to create one of Mother Nature's most stupendous wonders. If you enjoy hiking, there's an easy trek to the Emerald Pools, where splendid views and waterfalls will make the family happier than a crowd of cowpokes at chow time. Leaving Zion, drive along the Mount Carmel Highway and watch out for more spectacular formations like the Great Arch of Zion and the distinctive Checkerboard Mesa. Arrive at magical Bryce Canyon for the last two nights of your Western adventure. Full Breakfast Hotel BW Plus Ruby's Inn

Day 7 BRYCE CANYON NATIONAL PARK SIGHTSEEING AND FREE TIME

Exploring Bryce Canyon is like entering a weird and eerie world, with sandstone spires called hoodoos creating a landscape that is a playground for the imagination. Explore the rim of a great amphitheatre, stopping at various lookouts to snap pictures of fairytale castles, cathedrals, meandering trails and secret hideaways, all carved out of stone by Mother Nature. This afternoon you're free to blaze your own trail. Later, put on your cowboy boots and Stetsons for a Western Farewell filled with good food and good fun. Full Breakfast Farewell

Day 8 BRYCE NATIONAL PARK – DEPART LAS VEGAS

Travelling down through the scenic Virgin River Gorge, make your way into southern Nevada to fabulous Las Vegas, where your adventures in the Old West come to an end. A transfer takes you to Las Vegas International Airport, or if you're extending your stay, to the Tropicana Las Vegas. Full Breakfast

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Our guide, Patrick, was one of the most thoughtful, knowledgeable, and articulate people we had ever met!

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Our guide, Patrick, was one of the most thoughtful, knowledgeable, and articulate people we had ever met! He made sure there was something for everyone, shouted out personal details for everyone, and created a familial atmosphere to help everyone relax and learn together. The local knowledge he and his local counterparts provided added layers of context and history to every beautiful site was saw. He advocated extensively for those with allergies to get real food and not miss out on delicacies, which is a level of compassion I rarely see in the service industry. He made everything memorable and the trip would not have had the level of magic that we will forever remember without him.
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Flight & Transport Inclusions

All internal ground transport

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Standard Group - 25 + people

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Meals Included

  • 7 full breakfasts
  •   3 dinners (including Be My Guest)
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