8 Day Canyonlands, Arches & Mesa Verde National Parks Tours

The Deal

American Southwest

Arrive in Salt Lake City and enjoy some time at leisure perhaps by visiting Salt Lake Temple, centerpiece of the beautifully landscaped 10-acre grounds, and the domed Tabernacle, home of the world-famous Mormon Tabernacle Choir. Travel to Dead Horse Point State Park for a scenic drive through one of the most photographed panoramic vistas in the world, then continue to Moab, a unique city highlighted by beautiful red rock scenery, and gateway to three national parks and the exciting waters of the Colorado River.

Experience the spectacular Canyonlands National Park, set in over 300,000 acres of rugged terrain, divided by the Green and Colorado Rivers. See the iconic Mesa Arch, perfectly framing a set of snow-capped mountains, then continue to Arches National Park. Here, see the densest concentration of natural stone arches, along with hundreds of soaring pinnacles, massive fins and giant balanced rocks, and view various sites, including The Windows Section and Delicate Arch Viewpoint.

Travel on the Million Dollar Highway through the San Juan mountain range and the Uncompahgre Gorge to Silverton. Board the 19th century Narrow Gauge Railroad, named a National Historic Landmark, and arrive in Durango. Explore Mesa Verde National Park, renowned for its well-preserved Ancestral Puebloan cliff dwellings and offering a spectacular look into the lives of the ancestral Pueblo people who made this area their home. View the Chapin Mesa Archeological Museum, with its exhibits on the ancient Native American culture and Sun Temple, a large ceremonial structure.

Cross the Rio Grande Gorge Bridge on the drive into Taos, New Mexico. Visit the multistoried Taos Pueblo, a typical Pueblo village, dating back to more than 1000 years and still inhabited by more than a hundred residents today, then enjoy time at leisure to explore the vibrant city of Santa Fe, with its lively street life, boutiques and superb restaurant scene. Lastly, visit the renowned Georgia O’Keeffe Museum, enjoy a city tour and depart for Canyon Road, a magical half-mile in the Historic District of Santa Fe containing more than 100 art galleries and artist studios.

Mesa Verde

Package Includes

  • 7 nights accommodations
    • 1 night Salt Lake City
    • 2 nights Moab
    • 2 nights Durango
    • 2 nights Santa Fe
  • Hotel porterage
  • 9 meals: 7 breakfasts, 2 dinners
  • Sightseeing per itinerary in modern air-conditioned motor coach
  • Services of English-speaking tour manager throughout
  • Services of English-speaking local guides
  • Entrance fees per itinerary
  • Comfortable wireless earphones for enhanced touring

How to Book

Book by September 25, 2017 and save $200 per person off our regular price. Lowest price reflects $200 promotional savings in addition to the early Book By Savings.

8 Day Canyonlands, Arches & Mesa Verde National Parks
Discover the Southwest through three National Parks filled with wondrous iconic sites $1599 from $1399 (Land Only)

Lead Price Travel Dates: May 19 ’18
Promo Valid for Departures: May  October 2018

Contact our travel specialists to book today 

Live Chat or Email: Heather@IdealFamilyVacations.com

 

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