May 21 - 26, 2022 (6 Days)
TOUR PRICE INCLUDES:
Transportation by deluxe motorcoach
5 nights’ lodging at excellent hotels
Baggage handling at hotels (for one piece)
4 breakfasts, 2 lunches
Admission to all listed attractions
Your professional SUN TOURS Tour Director
All taxes and tips (except hotel housekeeping)
$1,795 Double occupancy, per person
$2,495 Single occupancy
DEPOSIT: $200 per person NOW holds your place
FINAL PAYMENT DATE: March 16, 2022
None … Through March 16, 2022
$200 … March 17 - April 12, 2022
$750 … April 13 – May 17, 2022
100% after May 17, 2021
Six national parks flaunting some of the world’s most spectacular scenery fill this six-day tour. Pinnacles, gorges, monuments, mesas, and canyons will astound you. Arches and buttes in pink, buff, lavender, mauve, tan, red, brown, and black delight the eye, while the cool blue of river and stream soothes the soul.
Park rules and restrictions due to COVID=19 may require changes to this itinerary and impact park entrance, times, and lodging. We will inform passengers in advance when we can, but some changes may be required last-minute. Passenger flexibility is appreciated!
Included meals are denoted: Breakfast: B, Lunch: L, Dinner D
We drive across the colorful landscape of northwestern New Mexico and past the high mountains of Utah to reach Moab, where we lodge two nights.
Day 2 B
Arches National Park has over 100 natural stone arches. During our morning in the park we learn how nature created the arches and visit some of the finer specimens. This afternoon we drive to the heart of Canyonlands National Park, the Island in the Sky. From here we see broad vistas across canyon after canyon, with the Colorado and Green Rivers in the deepest depths. From Dead Horse Point we look way down to a gooseneck on the Colorado River.
Day 3 B, L
We drive to Capitol Reef National Park which protects a 100-mile-long wrinkle in the earth’s crust called the Waterpocket Fold. We learn how the fold was formed and see man’s few imprints on this stark land. We then follow Highway 12, one of Utah’s most scenic routes, through Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument to Bryce Canyon, where we lodge one night.
Day 4 B, L
Bryce Canyon National Park includes some of the earth’s most colorful rocks, shaped by erosion into fantastic forms. Besides seeing the countless, weirdly-shaped rock formations in Bryce Amphitheater, we drive along the rim road for additional dramatic vistas. Then Zion National Park welcomes us with checkered mountains and overwhelms us with its massive vertical canyon walls towering over the narrow Virgin River Canyon. We lodge one night just outside Zion Park.
Day 5 B
We leave Utah behind as we cross into Arizona en route to the North Rim f the Grand Canyon. This world wonder needs no introduction but must be seen to be appreciated. The North Rim has the most beautiful views without the crowds of the South Rim. We enjoy an afternoon of free time at the Grand Canyon North Rim Lodge situated by Bright Angel Point, then lodge in cabins here for one night.
We descend the Kaibab Plateau, then cross the Colorado River and the colorful landscape of the Navajo and Hopi reservations. After a short visit to the Hopi Cultural Center, we continue eastbound - home to Albuquerque.
Itinerary subject to change