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*Book a select 2020 Globus or Cosmos U.S. National Parks vacation to receive a $100 per person discount on the land price. Booking must be made, under deposit and discount applied between March 10 - June 8, 2020 for travel in 2020. Discount will apply to individual members of groups adding a name and non-refundable per person deposit WITHIN the promo window. Not applicable on TBA space. Not applicable to custom tours. Combinable with all other applicable promotions. Applies to new 2020 bookings only and offer will not be applied to pre-existing bookings. Offer reliant on space availability. Full cancellation penalties will apply. Additional restrictions may apply; see Travel Terms & Conditions for details. May be withdrawn at any time.
Young Travelers Save 10%
Young Travelers Save 10%
To receive the Young Traveler discount, the age of the traveler must qualify at start date of the vacation. Does not apply to custom groups. Discount is applicable to any accommodation. Additional restrictions may apply.
Up to $500 Welcome Back Credit for Repeat Travelers
Up to $500 Welcome Back Credit for Repeat Travelers
- Spend $2499 or less and receive $100 credit
- Spend $2500 - $3499 and receive $150 credit
- Spend $3500 - $4499 and receive $200 credit
- Spend $4500 & Over and receive $250 credit
The Welcome Back Credit will be awarded upon completion in 2019 onward of Globus family of brands vacations. Credit amount can only be applied to the land/cruise or cruise only portion of a new Globus family of brands vacation (excluding Escapes by Globus, 2020 Oberammergau, select Cosmos tours, Monograms City Getaways, and Custom/Charter vacations). Credit amount is per person and must be redeemed for a future vacation with a deposit within 2 years from date of credit issue. Bookings can be made by contacting your preferred travel agent. Passenger name or past invoice number is required to redeem the credit. Combinable with all applicable consumer promotions except those with any Globus family of brands special discount programs of the vacation price. Credit is not redeemable for cash, non-refundable deposit, airfare, transfers, travel insurance, prepaid gratuities, pre/post nights, or optional excursions and is non-transferrable. All federal, state and local laws and regulations apply. Valid for all participating Globus family of brands offices. Additional restrictions may apply.
Arches National Park, UT, Bryce Canyon National Park, UT, Capitol Reef National Park, UT, Colorado Springs, CO, Denver, CO, Durango, CO, Grand Junction, CO, Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park, CO, Kayenta, AZ, Mesa Verde National Park, CO, Moab, UT, Monument Valley, Ouray, CO, Page, AZ, Williams, AZ, Zion National Park, UT
Mother Nature has loaded the West with stunning scenery, and on this National Parks tour, you’ll witness some of natures finest. From red-rock formations and breathtaking canyons to free-flowing rivers and alpine landscapes, you’ll marvel at magnificent scenery throughout this tour. This National Parks tour features Colorado National Monument, with its towering monoliths and canyons; Arches National Park, with its 2,000 preserved sandstone arches; Canyonlands National Park, with its canyons, mesas, and buttes; Dead Horse Point State Park, where massive vertical cliffs intersect with canyons carved by ice and water; Capitol Reef National Park, with one of the most scenic drives in the U.S.; Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument, with its spectacular cliffs and terraces; Bryce Canyon National Park, where slow erosion over the ages has created fantastically sculpted rock formations; Zion National Park, a spectacle of massive stone formations; breathtaking Grand Canyon National Park; Monument Valley, where you’ll see the massive formations on a 4-wheel-drive tour; and Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park, with its spectacular narrow opening and sheer walls. Step back in time as you visit Mesa Verde National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site where you’ll see the cliff dwellings that Ancestral Puebloans called home from 600 to 1300 AD. Just imagine what life was like living there! Other tour highlights include a scenic ride on the Durango & Silverton Narrow-Gauge Railroad through San Juan National Forest and a visit to the Garden of the Gods Park in Colorado Springs, with dramatic views, 300' towering sandstone rock formations against a backdrop of snow-capped Pikes Peak and brilliant blue skies. These are just a few of the many highlights of this value-minded, picturesque vacation!
Day 1: DENVER AREA.
Welcome to Denver! Your Tour Director is on hand late this afternoon to answer any questions.
Day 2: DENVER AREA–VAIL–GLENWOOD CANYON–GRAND JUNCTION
. Travel west into the Rockies and stop in Vail, one of America’s most popular mountain resorts. Continue through the massive 1,800-foot-high walls of Glenwood Canyon before reaching the awe-inspiring natural beauty and dramatic red-rock landscape of Grand Junction. (B)
Day 3: GRAND JUNCTION–COLORADO NATIONAL MONUMENT–ARCHES NATIONAL PARK–MOAB
. This morning, visit COLORADO NATIONAL MONUMENT with its canyons that drop as much as 500 feet deep. On to ARCHES NATIONAL PARK, with more than 2,000 preserved natural sandstone arches.
Day 4: MOAB. EXCURSION TO CANYONLANDS NATIONAL PARK & DEAD HORSE POINT STATE PARK
. The day begins with magnificent CANYONLANDS NATIONAL PARK, a colorful landscape carved into countless canyons, mesas, and buttes by the Colorado and Green Rivers. Continue on to DEAD HORSE POINT STATE PARK, where your Tour Director shares the legend behind the name. Stroll along the Rim Walk, towering 2,000 feet directly above the Colorado River. The Mesa provides breathtaking views of southeastern Utah’s canyon country and the pinnacles and buttes of Canyonlands National Park. The afternoon is free for independent activities.
Day 5: MOAB–CAPITOL REEF NATIONAL PARK–ESCALANTE NATIONAL MONUMENT–BRYCE CANYON NATIONAL PARK
. Today’s route past Capitol Reef National Park and Escalante is one of the most spectacular, yet unknown, scenic drives in the USA. The majesty of Capitol Reef will intrigue you with its twisting canyons, massive domes, monoliths, and spires of sandstone. Next, travel along Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument to BRYCE CANYON NATIONAL PARK, where slow erosion over the ages has created fantastically sculpted rock formations resembling castle towers and cathedral spires. The natural amphitheaters and canyons glow with different light throughout the day.
Day 6: BRYCE CANYON NATIONAL PARK–ZION NATIONAL PARK–PAGE
. Today, descend into half-mile-deep ZION NATIONAL PARK. “Zion” means a place of peace and refuge. Marvel at the colorful sandstone walls that rise thousands of feet above the lush greenery of the canyon floor. Later, travel to the shores of Lake Powell, and join the optional cruise on the waters of America’s second-largest man-made reservoir. Overnight in the northern Arizona town of Page, located on the southern shores of magnificent Lake Powell. (CB)
Day 7: PAGE–WILLIAMS
. Visit NAVAJO NATIONAL MONUMENT, located within the Navajo Nation, and established to preserve three prehistoric cliff dwellings of the Ancestral Puebloan People. After lunch, SUNSET CRATER VOLCANO NATIONAL MONUMENT! Roughly 900 years ago, the eruption of this volcano reshaped the surrounding landscape. Our journey continues to Williams, a picturesque mountain town with Route 66 as the Main Street and the gateway to the Grand Canyon. Enjoy one of the best preserved stretches of the Mother Road in America. Walk Main Street and you’ll find vintage neon on buildings that are preserved to their original character, and restaurants that have the character of the Route 66 heyday. (CB)
Day 8: WILLIAMS. EXCURSION INTO GRAND CANYON NATIONAL PARK
. Today, experience one of the Natural Wonders of the World and see the beauty and splendor of GRAND CANYON NATIONAL PARK. The day is free to enjoy the park at your leisure. Wander along the canyon rim for breathtaking views. For a once-in-a-lifetime thrill, take an optional helicopter flightseeing trip over the Grand Canyon. (CB)
Day 9: WILLIAMS–MONUMENT VALLEY–KAYENTA
. To experience the American West immortalized on the silver screen, journey across the Navajo Nation to MONUMENT VALLEY. Situated on the Arizona/Utah border, the valley’s scenic desert vistas and iconic buttes have appeared in countless classic Western films. See the massive formations on a memorable 4-WHEEL-DRIVE TOUR. Then, on to Kayenta, or join the optional Navajo cookout for dinner, surrounded by red-rock canyons. (CB)
Day 10: KAYENTA–MESA VERDE NATIONAL PARK–DURANGO
. First stop this morning is MESA VERDE NATIONAL PARK, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, where you walk in the footsteps of Ancestral Puebloans and see their mysterious, centuries-old cliff dwellings. Spend time at the park’s museum and visitor center, depicting the story of these people who mysteriously disappeared almost 700 years ago. Afterward, head to Durango in the Animas River Valley, surrounded by the San Juan Mountains.
Day 11: DURANGO. EXCURSION ON THE DURANGO & SILVERTON NARROW-GAUGE RAILROAD
. Board the DURANGO & SILVERTON NARROW-GaugE RAILROAD this morning for a scenic ride through San Juan National Forest. Experience the adventure of traveling by a coal-fired, steam-powered locomotive on the same tracks that miners, cowboys, and settlers of the Old West took more than a century ago. This historic train has been in continuous operation for more than 125 years, and the locomotives used to pull today’s train are 1923-1925 vintage. The train hugs steep canyon walls as it winds its way through the Rio de las Animas Canyon, with vistas of snow-capped peaks. Free time in Silverton, once a major mining town that owes its name to the bragging statement by an early miner, “We have no gold, but silver by the ton!”
Day 12: DURANGO–OURAY–BLACK CANYON OF THE GUNNISON NATIONAL PARK–GUNNISON
. Travel north through the San Juan Mountains, stopping in Ouray, a small community nestled in some of the Rockies’ most rugged and towering peaks. This afternoon, visit one of America’s newest national parks: BLACK CANYON OF THE GUNNISON NATIONAL PARK. The unique and spectacular landscape was formed slowly by the action of water and rock scouring. No other canyon in North America combines the narrow opening, sheer walls, and startling depths that you will see here.
Day 13: GUNNISON–SALIDA–COLORADO SPRINGS–DENVER.
Our journey continues through the beautiful city of Salida, also known as the “Heart of the Rockies,” surrounded by magnificent 14,000-foot peaks. Continue to Colorado Springs, where the view from the top of nearby Pikes Peak inspired Katharine Lee Bates to compose America the Beautiful more than 100 years ago. Visit the GARDEN OF THE GODS, a public park and National Natural Landmark of towering red-rock formations. Return to Denver in the late afternoon for an evening at leisure. (B)
Day 14: DENVER AREA.
Your vacation ends this morning. You can extend your vacation with extra nights and explore Denver further. (B)
Sightseeing & Activities:
Visit Colorado National Monument
Visit Arches National Park; Canyonlands National Park; and Dead Horse Point State Park
CAPITOL REEF NATIONAL PARK
ESCALANTE NATIONAL MONUMENT
BRYCE CANYON NATIONAL PARK
ZION NATIONAL PARK
NAVAJO NATIONAL MONUMENT
Visit the visitor center
SUNSET CRATER VOLCANO NATIONAL MONUMENT
GRAND CANYON NATIONAL PARK
Historic Route 66
4-wheel-drive excursion with Navajo guide
MESA VERDE NATIONAL PARK
See the cliff dwellings and visit the museum
Ride the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad to Silverton
BLACK CANYON OF THE GUNNISON NATIONAL PARK
Visit Garden of the GodsPrivate, deluxe, air-conditioned motorcoach while touring with free Wi-Fi.
3 breakfasts, 4 continental breakfasts
Gratuities for Tour Director and driver are available for pre-purchase.
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