CANYONS, CAVES & COWBOYS – 18 Days | February 24, 2020
- Double $3,399*
- Single $4,599*
Meals Include: • 15 Breakfasts • 1 Lunch • Picnic Dinner • Cattleman’s Steak House Dinner • 1 Fehr-Way Dinner
Print Tour – Canyons Caves & Cowboys
*plus applicable taxes
Deposit: $200 per person, plus optional travel insurance due at booking.
Pick up locations along the Trans-Canada Highway from Winnipeg to Swift Current. Call for pricing.
Includes 5 Nights in Wonderful Tucson!
DAY 1 WINNIPEG – SWIFT CURRENT, SK Grab your cowboy hat and boots if you have them and travel along with us through the mountains, canyons and caves of this beautiful land. Adventure awaits!
DAY 2 SWIFT CURRENT – HELENA, MT We will head southward today, into the mountains of Big Sky Country, Montana, and spend the evening in the state capital, Helena.
DAY 3 HELENA – SALT LAKE CITY, UT Observe the breathtaking beauty of Montana and Idaho as we head farther south to the capital city of Utah.
DAY 4 SALT LAKE CITY – CEDAR CITY, UT In the morning, enjoy a locally guided tour of beautiful Salt Lake City and lunch at Chuck-A-Rama before leaving for Cedar City.
DAY 5 CEDAR CITY – PAGE, AZ This morning, we will pass through scenic Zion National Park. As we look at the colourful rock formations from the window, our driver will take us from top-to-bottom of this canyon and through a 5,613-foot tunnel. This afternoon, relax as you drive through part of Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument area and into Arizona.
DAY 6 PAGE – FLAGSTAFF, AZ A short drive brings us to Cameron Trading Post. For nearly a century, the post has been a haven for travellers, traders and explorers who come from all over the world to see the Grand Canyon and experience Native American cultures of the Southwest. Behold fantastic views of the Grand Canyonas we drive along the South Rim. Explore the village and have lunch, then perhaps take a walking trail part way into the canyon.
DAY 7 FLAGSTAFF – TUCSON, AZ (5 NIGHTS) Another spectacular day as you travel to Sedona, situated amid the red-hued rocks. Further along, see the lush forest at the ridge of Oak Creek Canyon. As you continue, you will stop to view one of the best-preserved cliff dwellings in North America at Montezuma Castle. Tonight you begin your 5-night stay in Tucson, known for sunshine, dry mountain air and rich desert vegetation.
DAY 8 TUCSON AREA This morning, get acquainted with the area on a Guided City Tour of Tucson. The rest of the day is yours to plan as you like. Perhaps you would like an optional visit to the Tucson Botanical Gardens, take a jeep tour into the desert, or visit the Mini Time Machine Museum of Miniatures. Share a Picnic Dinner with the group tonight as you relax for your extended stay.
DAY 9 TUCSON AREA Today, stroll the paths of the Arizona Sonora Desert Museum. There will be plenty to see within 21 acres including two miles of walking trails, 16 gardens, 1,200 native plant species, 56,000 plants, 230 native mammals, reptiles, amphibians, insects and birds (including a multi-species hummingbird aviary). Later on, step onto the film set for many famous western movies during your tour of Old Tucson Studios.
DAY 10 TUCSON AREA This morning we visit the historic mining Town of Tombstone, “The Town Too Tough to Die.” Witness a reenactment of the OK Corral Gunfight and grab a sarsaparilla at Big Nose Kate’s Saloon, as was the flavour in the days of Wyatt Earp.
DAY 11 TUCSON AREA Today is a free day to spend at your leisure.
DAY 12 TUCSON – EL PASO, TX Heading east today, we will make your way to the quaint, Mexican border town of El Paso. Enjoy dinner at Cattleman’s Steak Housewhile enjoying the miles of desert scenery and hopefully a spectacular sunset.
DAY 13 EL PASO – ROSWELL, NM After our short stay in Texas, we leave through New Mexico and tour the fascinating underground chambers of limestone fossil formations of Carlsbad Caverns – one of the world’s largest caves. Arriving in Roswell, you will notice much homage paid to a mysterious object crashing in this remote desert area back in July of 1947.
DAY 14 ROSWELL – COLORADO SPRINGS, CO Heading into Colorado today, we drive over Raton Pass at an elevation of 7,834 feet and through some beautiful mountainous areas.
DAY 15 COLORADO SPRINGS – CASPER, WY This morning, enjoy a guided tour through the Garden of the Gods, National Natural Landmark. 300-Foot towering sandstone rock formations against a backdrop of brilliant blue skies and snow-capped Pikes Peak makes for some surreal photographs.
DAY 16 CASPER – DEADWOOD, SD Relax while we travel the wide-open rolling hills and grasslands of Wyoming. Take in the sights along the edge of Custer State Park as we drive the winding roads of the Black Hills National Forest. Visit Mount Rushmore this afternoon and have lunch gazing at the mountain of presidents. Before arriving at our hotel for the evening, we will provide you with a short orientation drive around Deadwood.
DAY 17 DEADWOOD – SIOUX FALLS, SD This morning stop in Wall, SD at the much talked about Wall Drug. In the afternoon, have lunch and maybe a piece of the famous pie served at Al’s Oasis, nestled along the banks of the Missouri River in Oacoma. Join your fellow travellers for a Fehr-Way Dinner this evening.
DAY 18 SIOUX FALLS – WINNIPEG, MB After a great time kicking up your boot heels and experiencing some of nature’s best work, we must say so long to the friends we made along the way. Until we meet again, happy trails to you.
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