Heritage Tours

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SOUTHWEST CANYONS

June 6-15, 2019

Day 1:  As we board the coach, we eagerly await to see some of the natural beauty of our country. By evening we are into the first of our many canyons, the Palo Duro Canyon, in Canyon, TX. We enjoy the open-air theater for the impressive outdoor musical drama “TEXAS” plus an included dinner. Overnight in Amarillo area. (D)

Day 2:  This morning we head west on I-40 across some barren areas. Shortly after lunch we arrive in Old Town Albuquerque, visiting the old church and the shops in the old square. This afternoon we take a trip up Sandia Peak on the aerial tramway for a breath-taking panoramic view of the valley below. We overnight in Albuquerque. (B)

Day 3:  Continuing west, we make a short stop at the unbelievable Petrified Forest. By mid-afternoon, Oak Creek Canyon awaits us as we take a scenic drive down into and through the canyon to the town of Sedona. We overnight in Sedona. (B, L)

Day 4:  This is our day to see “The Big One,” the awe-inspiring Grand Canyon! Following a stop at the visitors’ center, we catch the shuttle, which takes us to many stops for breathtaking views. For the rest of the day, you are free roam the area, ride the shuttle, and view this magnificent canyon from different vantage points. We have a short drive to Cameron Trading Post for our overnight stay where you can see the rim of the beginning of the awesome canyon. (B, D)

Day 5:  Today we cross the Colorado River at the Navajo Bridge Interpretive Center. Then it’s on to the Red Pueblo Museum in Fredonia for a tour and lunch. By afternoon we arrive in St. George, UT, and check into our hotel. This evening we are in for a treat as we make our way into the wondrous Tuacahn Canyon and the outdoor amphitheater for a live theater production on an outdoor stage with the stunning desert as the backdrop. (B, L)

Day 6:  This morning we make our way into Zion National Park. At the entrance we view a film about Zion Canyon. We take a guided tour of the park on an open air tram through this unbelievable, stately, granite area. Some more stops and a narrow “one way” tunnel will cap off our day in Zion National Park. Overnight will be at Bryce, UT. (B)

Day 7:   A step-on guide joins us at Bryce Canyon, where it appears that God draped frosting over the tops of the peaks as they stand tall in the morning sun. Minerals in the soil give white, red, yellow, brown, and lavender tints to these amazing pillars. Back into Arizona this afternoon for a canyon tour by boat! This narrated two-hour cruise on Lake Powell will take us into Antelope Canyon. Instead of sandy beaches, Lake Powell has a shoreline of canyon walls. We will retire after a busy day in Page, AZ. (B, L)

 

Day 8:  This morning, we travel to Monument Valley. In order to get the full effect of the monuments in the Valley, we board 4x4 vehicles for a guided tour into the valley. We view natural monuments on this, the nation’s largest Indian Reservation. They serve lunch with a native flair. On to Moab, UT, for dinner and a Sound & Light Show Boat Ride down the calm Colorado River. Once darkness settles in, 40,000 watts of natural light illuminates the canyon wall. Lights, shadows, music, and narration make the stories of the canyon’s formation, creation, and history come to life on the walls above the river! Tonight we stay in Moab. (B, L, D)

 

Day 9:  Today we experience the Arches National Park with a guide to see up-close the dynamic landforms that gradually change through time. Heading for home, following the Colorado River on I-70 through the Glenwood Canyon, we once again witness the sheer canyon walls. Overnight is in the Denver area.

 

Day 10:  Out of the valleys, out of the canyons, and out of the mountains, we sense a security in the familiar flat lands that we love. (B)

$1,989

10
days
June 6-15, 2019
 

Canyons:  Grand, Palo Duro, Oak Creek, Tuacahn, Bryce, Antelope. Plus Arches National Park, Monument Valley, Lake Powell Cruise, Zion National Park, Albuquerque & more!