13 Days National Parks & Canyon Country Package from Cosmos Vacations $$1609/- (Posted on Jun 29 2011)

13 Days National Parks & Canyon Country Package from Cosmos Vacations $$1609/-

13 days from Denver to Las Vegas (8600)

Marvel at the West’s premier natural wonders on this 6-state vacation and see spectacular scenery, memorials, monuments, parks, canyons, and much more. Your trip begins in Denver and heads to South Dakota for visits to the Crazy Horse Memorial and Mount Rushmore National Memorial. Tour Tatanka and Deadwood, once a wild gold-mining town, and journey west to Buffalo Bill’s frontier town of Cody, Wyoming. Then head to Yellowstone National Park to see magnificent views of Yellowstone Canyon, Lower Falls, and world-famous Old Faithful Geyser. Overnight in Yellowstone National Park before traveling into breathtaking Grand Teton National Park for a delightful walk along glacier-fed Jenny Lake. In nearby Jackson, with its wooden sidewalks and swing-door saloons, you have plenty of free time to tour on your own.

Yellowstone National Park

Yellowstone National Park

Next, it’s on to Salt Lake City, Utah’s capital, for a sightseeing tour; then marvel at the “hoodoos” and dramatic landscapes of Bryce Canyon National Park and Zion National Park. Spectacular scenery awaits you in both parks, so have your camera ready! Continue into Arizona to Page, on the shores of Lake Powell, and cross the Painted Desert to amazing Grand Canyon National Park. Your hotel is located on the rim of the Grand Canyon, giving you a rare opportunity for great views and time to explore this amazing place. For a thrill of a lifetime, take an optional flightseeing trip over the Grand Canyon. Finally, travel to Las Vegas, where this spectacular vacation ends. On this vacation through some of the West’s premier national parks, you see breathtaking scenery that cannot be found anywhere else—a trip of a lifetime!

Day 1  DENVER.
Enjoy time at leisure to relax or to do some independent exploring. Your Tour Director is on hand this evening to answer any questions.

Depart Denver and travel north to Cheyenne. See the beautiful Black Hills of South Dakota and continue to Custer. Then, see the CRAZY HORSE MEMORIAL, a monument carved out of a mountain that pays respect to the great Native American hero, Chief Crazy Horse. (CB)

Deep in the Black Hills, behold the granite faces of MOUNT RUSHMORE, a monument to four American presidents—Washington, Jefferson, Lincoln, and Roosevelt. Afterward, visit TATANKA, “The Story of the Bison,” and experience the richness of the Lakota people. On to Deadwood, a lawless frontier town during the 1876 Gold Rush, where Jack McCall murdered Wild Bill Hickok during a poker game. Overnight in the old mining town of Lead.

On to Buffalo, where open-range cattle kings made war on sheep ranchers in the 1890s. Drive by Sheridan, site of battles between the U.S. Cavalry and the Sioux, Cheyenne, and Crow Indians. Overnight in Buffalo Bill’s frontier town of Cody.

Proceed through Shoshone National Forest to YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK. Travel along Grand Loop Road to Artist Point with views of Yellowstone Canyon and the Lower Falls. See the bubbling geyser basins and the consistent “blow” of Old Faithful, Yellowstone’s most famous geyser. Overnight in Yellowstone National Park.

Departures April 20-May 13 and Aug 31-Oct. 06 will stay at the Brandin’ Iron Inn in West Yellowstone.
Routing and areas visited in Yellowstone are subject to favorable weather and/or road conditions. When conditions are unfavorable, routing may be adjusted accordingly.

Head south into magnificent GRAND TETON NATIONAL PARK, one of America’s last preserves of wild solitude. Its 13,770-foot-high ridges are crested with snow most of the year. Stroll along the shores of beautiful glacier-fed Jenny Lake before ending the day in all-Western Jackson. This evening, join an optional barbecue cookout and Wild West show.

With its wooden sidewalks and swing-door saloons, Jackson is like a film set. Time today for an optional float trip on the Snake River. (CB)

Today, drive to Salt Lake City for an overnight stay. Set on the edge of Great Salt Lake Desert, this center of the Mormon religion is where Brigham Young declared to his followers, “This is the place.” An included sightseeing tour shows you the capital of Utah, including Temple Square, the adjacent tabernacle, and the Beehive House. (CB)

On to BRYCE CANYON NATIONAL PARK with its 20 miles of sandstone cliffs and ever-changing colors. See some of Earth’s most brilliant shades of rock, sculpted by nature into pillars called “hoodoos.”

Travel to ZION NATIONAL PARK with its landscape carved over millions of years by rushing streams. Steep canyons, stone towers, and verdant vegetation form the scenery of Zion. Head east into Page on the shores of Lake Powell.

Enjoy an optional flight over scenic Monument Valley. Then, cross the Painted Desert and through Kaibab National Forest. Arrive for an overnight at the South Rim of GRAND CANYON NATIONAL PARK with free time to explore. (CB)

For a once-in-a-lifetime thrill, take an optional flightseeing trip over the Grand Canyon. Next up: the world-class entertainment of Las Vegas.

painted desert

painted desert

Day 13  LAS VEGAS.
The trip ends today with guests departing on individual schedules. Transfers to Las Vegas McCarran International Airport are included. You can extend your vacation with extra nights and explore “Sin City” further with a variety of exciting optional activities.

MEALS – (B) Breakfast (L) Lunch (D) Dinner

4 continental breakfasts (CB)

HOTELS – (F) First-Class (ST) Superior Tourist-Class (T) Tourist Class
Denver Comfort Inn Downtown (ST); Keystone Mt. Rushmore’s White House (T); Lead Golden Hills Inn (F); Cody Buffalo Bill Village (ST); Yellowstone N.P. Yellowstone Park Lodge (NP); Jackson Painted Buffalo (ST); Salt Lake City Red Lion Hotel (MF); Bryce Canyon N.P. Bryce View Lodge (NP); Page Quality Inn Lake Powell (MF); Grand Canyon N.P. Grand Canyon Lodges (NP); Las Vegas Tropicana (F)


In Salt Lake City; Crazy Horse Memorial, Mount Rushmore, Tatanka. Inside visits as shown in UPPERCASE in the tour description, including admission charges where applicable.

Black Hills, Deadwood, Yellowstone National Park, Grand Teton National Park, Bryce Canyon National Park, Zion National Park, Lake Powell, Painted Desert, Grand Canyon National Park.

Inside visits and special features are shown in the description, including admission charges when applicable.

Services of a professional Tour Director.

View the following dates and prices to find just the right date for your vacation. Below you’ll find the date the vacation starts and date you’ll return.

Tour Start Date Return Date Land/Cruise Price
30-Jun-2011 12-Jul-2011 $1609
06-Jul-2011 18-Jul-2011 $1609
08-Jul-2011 20-Jul-2011 $1609
14-Jul-2011 26-Jul-2011 $1609
22-Jul-2011 03-Aug-2011 $1609
28-Jul-2011 09-Aug-2011 $1609
03-Aug-2011 15-Aug-2011 $1609
17-Aug-2011 29-Aug-2011 $1609
19-Aug-2011 31-Aug-2011 $1609
31-Aug-2011 12-Sep-2011 $1609
01-Sep-2011 13-Sep-2011 $1609
02-Sep-2011 14-Sep-2011 $1609
07-Sep-2011 19-Sep-2011 $1609
08-Sep-2011 20-Sep-2011 $1609
14-Sep-2011 26-Sep-2011 $1539
15-Sep-2011 27-Sep-2011 $1539
15-Sep-2011 27-Sep-2011 $1539
21-Sep-2011 03-Oct-2011 $1539
22-Sep-2011 04-Oct-2011 $1539
23-Sep-2011 05-Oct-2011 $1539
29-Sep-2011 11-Oct-2011 $1539
06-Oct-2011 18-Oct-2011 $1539
06-Oct-2011 18-Oct-2011 $1539

Please note that mandatory prepaid gratuities for Tour Director and Driver are applicable and are included in the invoice at the time of the booking. Please contact your local travel agent to check the exact amounts. The amount varies for each vacation.

Single Room Supplement: $695
Triple Room Reduction per person: $110

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Additional accommodations before or after your vacation may be available at our low prices.

Additional Information:
Vacation departures, itineraries and prices are subject to change.

Taxes & fees
Taxes and fees are subject to change and are not guaranteed until full land and air deposit are received.
Applicable Taxes and Fees (Airfare & Charges Not Included in the Price)

Not Included In Your Vacation Price (Land-Only or Cruise-Only)
Federal inspection fees for the Federal U.S. Customs and Immigrations; International Air Transportation tax; agricultural tax; other per person taxes imposed by government entities; airport taxes and fees including the September 11th Security fee up to $10 per person, passenger facility charges up to $18 per person, Federal domestic flight segment fees up to $3.50 per segment, and U.S. and International arrival and departure and other government-imposed fees between $200 – $375 per person; port taxes; passports; visas and vaccinations; tips to your Tour or Cruise Director, Local Host, driver, Local Guides, and/or ship’s crew; gratuities on ferries, trains, and cruise ships; laundry; telephone; minibar; alcohol, beverages, and food outside of the contracted Globus menu as presented at a hotel or restaurant or onboard your vessel (these extra items will be billed to you before leaving the hotel, ship, or restaurant); optional excursions; airport transfers on non-qualifying flights; airport transfers with cruise only, porterage at airports and train stations; Trip Protection; baggage fees; and all other items of a personal nature.

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13 Days National Parks & Canyon Country Package from Cosmos Vacations $$1609/-

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