Magnificent Parks of the American West

September 10, 2017 to September 19, 2017

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Join us on this 5* rated Insight Vacation for an unforgettable trip to the magnificent American West. You’ll visit seven amazing U.S. national parks, view incredible natural wonders, and stay at rustic lodges amid dazzling panoramas. Join us on this trip of a lifetime!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Your journey begins with departure from Milwaukee Mitchell Airport to Las Vegas. Or use your own air and meet us in Las Vegas.

Welcome to Las Vegas! On arrival at Las Vegas International Airport, your transfer takes you to your hotel. At 6.00 pm, join your Tour Director for a Welcome Reception with drinks and a light meal.

Hotel: The Cosmopolitan Las Vegas (or similar)
Meal: Welcome Dinner

This morning, head into Arizona to the North Rim of Grand Canyon National Park and the historic Grand Canyon Lodge. This evening, watch the colors change by the minute as the sun sets on the canyon. Enjoy a savory dinner in the lodge's magnificent dining room with superb views of the canyon.

Hotel: Grand Canyon Lodge (or similar)
Meals: Full Breakfast, Highlight Dinner

Wake up this morning to the backdrop of the Grand Canyon as you depart for the majesty of Lake Powell. Stop at Glen Canyon Dam to learn about its impact on the Colorado River before arriving at your lakefront resort. Check into your room which has guaranteed lake views and enjoy the evening at leisure.

Hotel: Lake Powell Resorts and Marinas (or similar)
Meal: Full Breakfast

Today is entirely yours to do as you please. Relax and enjoy the resort's facilities or join an optional float trip down one of the most scenic stretches of the Colorado River. Take a leisurely cruise through scenic Antelope Canyon with its dramatic steep sandstone walls.

Hotel: Lake Powell Resorts and Marinas(or similar)
Meal: Full Breakfast

This morning, head to Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park and board all-terrain vehicles for a guided tour of the valley floor, used as a backdrop for many Western films. Visit some of the legendary sites where these movies were made, as well as restricted areas with rock windows and arches of unique shapes and sizes. Then enjoy a Navajo Cookout Highlight Lunch amidst the giant buttes and mesas of this unique landscape before making your way to Mesa Verde National Park where the day draws to a close. Your lodge inside the park offers sweeping vistas reaching into three states.

Hotel: Far View Lodge, Mesa Verde (or similar)
Meals: Full Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Enjoy an in-depth visit to fascinating Mesa Verde. Descend into a canyon for a visit to the impressive Spruce Tree House, an amazing dwelling built into a natural alcove containing 130 rooms and eight ceremonial chambers. Continue north into Dolores and explore the Anasazi Heritage Center – learn about the history and culture of the Puebloans. This afternoon, visit Arches National Park, housing the greatest concentration of natural arches in the world. Settle in at your ranch-style lodge, superbly located under lofty red rock cliffs on the banks of the Colorado River. Tonight, enjoy a Cowboy BBQ dinner with all the fixin's.

Hotel: Red Cliffs Lodge, Moab (or similar)
Meals: Full Breakfast, Dinner

This morning, visit Canyonlands National Park and drive onto the ‘Island in the Sky', a mesa resting 1,000 ft. above the surrounding countryside, offering spectacular views over the stark, dramatic sandstone formations. Back at the lodge, the afternoon is at leisure. A variety of optional activities will be available, including an exciting sunset jet boat ride on the mighty Colorado River.

Hotel: Red Cliffs Lodge, Moab (or similar)
Meal: Full Breakfast

Magnificent scenery awaits you at Capitol Reef National Park, best known for its Waterpocket Fold, a 100-mile long warp in the earth's crust. Then journey along one of the most beautiful roads in the world, Scenic Byway 12, winding through the stunning Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument.

Hotel: Bryce Canyon National Park Lodge (or similar)
Meal: Full Breakfast

This morning, travel through Bryce Canyon and the length of this great natural amphitheater. The whimsical eroded rock formations which characterize this Natural Park are some of Utah's most unusual shapes. Learn how wind, erosion and iron oxidation created the spellbinding ‘hoodoos'. This evening, join your fellow travelers rim-side for a Celebration Dinner over the Canyon.

Hotel: Bryce Canyon National Park Lodge (or similar)
Meals: Full Breakfast, Celebration Dinner

Enjoy a last look at Bryce Canyon's orange and red rock formations glowing in early morning light before heading to Zion National Park, one of the most scenic canyons in the United States. Here, join a guided tour by private shuttle with live commentary to view the park's best sites. Your tour ends with a departure transfer to Las Vegas International Airport and flight to Milwaukee.

Meal: Full Breakfast


Air-Inclusive Package Transportation Inclusions

  • Round-trip flights from Milwaukee to Las Vegas, including current air taxes and fees
  • Round-trip airport/hotel transfers in Las Vegas

Sightseeing and Services

  • Escorted by a professional, local Tour Director
  • Professional tour manager from Fox World Travel*
  • Luxury air-conditioned 40-seat coach with extended leg room and on-board restroom for transportation and sightseeing
  • Customized, informative travel documents containing all trip details and helpful planning information
  • Headset for guided sightseeing visits and walking tours

Premium Experiences

  • Grand Canyon: Journey along the winding Cape Royal Scenic Drive for dazzling panoramas.
  • Monument Valley: Board all-terrain vehicles with a Navajo guide for a tour through the mythical formation.
  • Mesa Verde: Follow the winding path 100 ft (30 m) down to the ancient pueblo cliff dwelling known as the Spruce Tree House.
  • Canyonlands National Park: Visit the ‘Island in the Sky’, a vast mesa that rises over the sandstone landmarks.
  • Bryce Canyon National Park: See the whimsical sandstone hoodoos and enjoy the stunning scenery.
  • Zion Canyon: The most relaxing and informative way to see the grandeur and natural features of this canyon is by private shuttle which includes live commentary.
  • Arches National Park: Enjoy views of the natural formations.
  • Scenic Drives:
    • View the Rocky Mountains from Colorado’s Interstate 70
    • Upper Colorado River Scenic Byway, past Castle Rock
    • Scenic Highway 211 with superb views of earth-etched canyons
    • Travel the Trail of the Ancients, through the Ute Reservation
    • Take the All American Road Scenic Byway 12 through Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument

 Meals

  • Daily buffet breakfast
  • Navajo Cookout Lunch
  • Five dinners, including a Cowboy BBQ and Celebration dinner overlooking Bryce Canyon

* A minimum number of passengers are required for the Fox World Travel tour manager to accompany this group. If the minimum is not met, the tour will still include a professional local guide in the destination.  Hotels, tour itinerary and tour inclusions are subject to change.

Hotel accommodations for nine nights in 4-star hotels

  • One night in Las Vegas at The Cosmopolitan Las Vegas (or similar)
  • One night in Grand Canyon National Park
  • Two nights at Lake Powell
  • One night in Mesa Verde National Park
  • Two nights in Moab, Utah
  • Two nights in Bryce Canyon National Park

Similar hotels may be substituted.  All hotel taxes, hotel fees and baggage handling for one bag per person are included.

Tour-Only

Tour Only
Arrange your own airfare
Based on double occupancy

Air-Inclusive

Includes round-trip airfare from Milwaukee
Based on double occupancy

Single Supplement: $1,350.00
Triple Reduction: $395.00
Initial Deposit: $350.00 per person
Final Payment Due:
 No later than June 8, 2017

*Above base pricing is per person based on double occupancy. All air taxes and fees of $69.04 per person are included and subject to change.

Not Included: The price outlined above does not include: Travel Insurance, gratuities for airport porters, airline baggage fees, tour guides, motorcoach drivers, meals (other than those included in the package), optional excursions that may be offered, trip cancellation insurance, and any items of a personal nature.

Past Passenger Discount: Save $163.00 per person. Must have traveled with Insight Vacation or sister companies, Uniworld, Brendan Vacations, Trafalgar or Contiki, within the last 5 years.

Departing from Milwaukee

Depart September 10

American #628 – Depart Milwaukee at 7:05 a.m. and arrive in Phoenix at 8:53 a.m.

American#1839 – Depart Phoenix at 10:25 a.m. and arrive in Las Vegas at 11:39 a.m.

Return  September 19

American #409 – Depart Las Vegas at 4:57 p.m. and arrive in Phoenix at 6:06 p.m.

American #484 – Depart Phoenix at 6:39 p.m. and arrive in Milwaukee at 11:58 p.m.

Please note: Flight schedules are subject to change and FWT has no control over flight changes, delays or cancellations.  Tickets will be non-refundable once issued. Changes will be subject to a fee plus any fare difference. Additional restrictions may apply. Flight schedules are subject to change. Fox World Travel has no control over flight or equipment changes, seat assignments, delays or cancellations. A minimum of 10 passengers is needed for the group air. Checked baggage fees may apply.

Pricing and flight options from other cities available upon request.

Optional Insurance

Cancellation and travel protection is strongly recommended. Fox World Travel offers several plans with Travel Guard Insurance. Details and rates can be obtained from your travel consultant.

Cancellation Penalties

  • From date of deposit to June 8, 2017: Initial deposit of $400.00 per person
  • June 9, 2017 to July 6, 2017:  50% package price cancellation fee plus applicable airline fees
  • July 7, 2017 to August 10, 2017: 75% package price cancellation fee plus applicable airline fees
  • August 11, 2017 to date of departure: No refund

Air is non-refundable once ticketed.