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National Parks Explorer including Las Vegas
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National Parks Explorer including Las Vegas

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Discover the most spectacular National Parks in the USA, journey through the stunning Arizona desert and try your luck in Las Vegas, the gambling capital of the world.

Enjoy the beginning of your holiday with a guided tour of the glamourous city of Las Vegas and the Hoover Dam, one of the largest dams in the USA.

Travelling from the state of Nevada to Utah you’ll visit Zion National Park, famous for its multi-coloured sandstone cliffs, diverse wildlife and stunning landscapes.

Explore the remarkable Bryce Canyon National Park and discover the largest collection of Hoodoos in the world. Continue your incredible adventure to Arizona, where you will be amazed by the wonder of the Grand Canyon, possibly USA’s most iconic natural landmark.   

Finally, you’ll return to Las Vegas where you can place your final bet in one of its many casinos or you can sit back, relax and enjoy the endless entertainment on offer before returning home.

Exploring the National Parks of North America and experiencing the vibrant city of Las Vegas is a holiday in the USA you’ll never forget.

 

Practical Information for this holiday

Currency
Dollar ($)
Passport
Irish / UK citizens are required to carry a machine-readable passport when travelling to the US. All passengers travelling to the United States are now required to complete an online form used to screen passengers under the Visa Waiver Program.  This is called ESTA - The Electronic System for Travel Authorization. Click here for more information
Airport

 Las Vegas International Airport is approximately a 20 minute drive from your hotel. 

Vaccinations

Vaccinations are not required before your departure.

Climate

Spring and Autumn are seasons of pleasantly warm days and cool nights. 

Food & Drink
Due to the USA’s cultural diversity you can find pretty much every type of cuisine somewhere. Mexican flavours and traditions influence local culinary specialities. 
Average Prices for Region
  • Coffee: $3.70
  • Beer: $4.70
  • Glass of wine: $7.00
  • Light meal: $12.00
  • Soft Drink: $2.00
  • Bottled Water: $2.00
Packing List
  • Your valid passport
  • Sun cream
  • A North America plug adaptor
  • A rain jacket
  • A small backpack
  • A sun hat
  • Sturdy, comfortable shoes
  • Camera
Recommended Reading/Viewing

1. Fear & Loathing in Las Vegas by Hunter S Thompson

2. The Emerald Mile by Kevin Fedarko

3. National Parks of the USA by Kate Siber  

Holiday highlights

Las Vegas Strip
This strip stretches on for more than 6 km and boasts many of the world’s largest hotels, casinos and resort properties.. 
Grand Canyon
A result of millions of years of wind and water erosion, and an endless expanse of shapes, colours and impenetrable shadow, the Grand Canyon is one of the most beautiful and awe-inspiring wonders in the world. 
Bryce Canyon

One of the most unique and spectacular National Parks in North America Bryce Canyon is home to the largest collection of Hoodoos in the world (odd shaped pillars of rock left standing from the forces of erosion) 

Practical Information for this holiday

Currency
Dollar ($)
Passport
Irish / UK citizens are required to carry a machine-readable passport when travelling to the US. All passengers travelling to the United States are now required to complete an online form used to screen passengers under the Visa Waiver Program.  This is called ESTA - The Electronic System for Travel Authorization. Click here for more information
Airport

 Las Vegas International Airport is approximately a 20 minute drive from your hotel. 

Vaccinations

Vaccinations are not required before your departure.

Climate

Spring and Autumn are seasons of pleasantly warm days and cool nights. 

Food & Drink
Due to the USA’s cultural diversity you can find pretty much every type of cuisine somewhere. Mexican flavours and traditions influence local culinary specialities. 
Average Prices for Region
  • Coffee: $3.70
  • Beer: $4.70
  • Glass of wine: $7.00
  • Light meal: $12.00
  • Soft Drink: $2.00
  • Bottled Water: $2.00
Packing List
  • Your valid passport
  • Sun cream
  • A North America plug adaptor
  • A rain jacket
  • A small backpack
  • A sun hat
  • Sturdy, comfortable shoes
  • Camera
Recommended Reading/Viewing

1. Fear & Loathing in Las Vegas by Hunter S Thompson

2. The Emerald Mile by Kevin Fedarko

3. National Parks of the USA by Kate Siber  

Trip Itinerary - Day by day

Day 1 - Travel to the USA

Full Day

Travel to the USA

Depart Dublin for your flight to the USA. On arrival in Las Vegas you will be met by our local representative before transferring to your hotel.

Day 2 - Las Vegas & Hoover Dam

Full Day

Las Vegas & Hoover Dam

After breakfast meet with your guide for an orientation tour of iconic Las Vegas including downtown and Fremont street before travelling out of the city to Hoover Dam. Situated on the Colorado River Hoover Dam is one of the largest dams in the United States and here you will experience a guided tour of the power plant.

Day 3 – Las Vegas to Zion Canyon

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Las Vegas to Zion Canyon

Depart Las Vegas this morning for your visit to Zion Canyon, famed for its multi coloured sandstone cliffs. Zion’s unique array of plans and wildlife will enchant you as you absorb the rich history of the past and enjoy the excitement of present-day adventures. Continue onwards to your hotel in St George, Utah. Approximate distances: Las Vegas to Zion Canyon 255km (3hr)

Day 4 – St George to Bryce Canyon

Full Day

St George to Bryce Canyon

Following breakfast in your hotel continue further in elevation northwards into the Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument and Bryce Canyon, one of the most unique and spectacular National Parks in North America. Discover the largest collection of Hoodoos in the world (odd shaped pillars of rock left standing from the forces of erosion) and experience the ever-changing colours of the canyon as the sun moves across the sky. Continue onwards to your hotel in Bryce. Approximate distance from St George to Bryce 225km (2.5 hr).

Day 5 – Bryce Canyon

Morning

Bryce Canyon

This morning join your guide for an excursion to the Rim of Bryce Canyon offering spectacular views over the canyons hoodoos, mazes and spires as they change colour in the sunlight.

Afternooon

At Leisure

Enjoy an afternoon at leisure to explore Bryce Canyon and its many scenic trails or take some time out to relax at your hotel. Your guide will be on hand to offer suggestions this afternoon.

Day 6 – Bryce Canyon to Page

Full Day

Bryce Canyon to Page

After breakfast, leave Utah and travel into the State of Arizona to the town of Page, located on Lake Powell. This manmade lake offers spectacular desert views and here you will board a cruise to Antelope Canyon for an up-close opportunity to view the narrow, colourful and sculpted geology of the lower end of the lake. Continue onwards to your hotel in Page. Approximate distance from Bryce to Page 240km (3 hr).

Day 7 – Page to Flagstaff

Full Day

Page to Flagstaff

After breakfast, depart Page for a journey through the spectacular Arizona desert to your hotel at the gateway to the Grand Canyon in Flagstaff. Enjoy an afternoon and evening at leisure in the vibrant cowboy town of Flagstaff. Approximate distance from Page to Flagstaff 205km (2.5hr)

Day 8 – Grand Canyon

Full Day

Grand Canyon

Today enjoy a full day’s excursion to the Grand Canyon. This superb geological phenomenon will most certainly be one of the highlights of your trip as you embark on a walk along the South Rim of the Grand Canyon. A result of millions of years of wind and water erosion, and an endless expanse of shapes, colours and impenetrable shadow, the Grand Canyon is one of the most beautiful and awe-inspiring wonders in the world. Approximate distance from Flagstaff to Grand Canyon 125km (1.5hr)

Day 9 – Grand Canyon to Las Vegas

Morning

Grand Canyon to Las Vegas

Depart your hotel after a leisurely breakfast for your return journey to Las Vegas

Evening

At Leisure

Indulge in an evening at leisure in Las Vegas. Famed for its buzzing energy, 24-hour casinos and endless entertainment options you will have time to explore the 4-mile-long Strip and all it has to offer. Approximate distance from Grand Canyon to Las Vegas 405km (4hr)

Day 10 – Return Home

Morning

Return Home

Transfer to Las Vegas airport for your overnight flight home.

Day 11 – Arrive Home

Morning

Arrive Home

Arrive home following your unforgettable trip exploring the National Parks of North America.

* Please note that the order of your excursions on the itinerary above is provisional and subject to change

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Stratosphere Hotel & Casino 3

The Stratosphere Hotel & Casino is located on Las Vegas Boulevard, a gateway from the North Strip to downtown and is famous for its iconic tower, the tallest freestanding observation tower in the US. Offering comfortable accommodation equipped with up to date amenit... read more read more read more

The Stratosphere Hotel & Casino is located on Las Vegas Boulevard, a gateway from the North Strip to downtown and is famous for its iconic tower, the tallest freestanding observation tower in the US. Offering comfortable accommodation equipped with up to date amenities and numerous onsite dining facilities your hotel offers easy access to an array of shopping and sightseeing options.

Hotel address
Stratosphere Hotel & Casino
2000 Las Vegas Blvd. S
Las Vegas
NV. 89104
Las Vegas
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Holiday Inn St. George Convention Centre 3

The Holiday Inn St George is a contemporary property, with comfortable well-equipped guest rooms and an onsite casual dining restaurant.  ... read more read more read more

The Holiday Inn St George is a contemporary property, with comfortable well-equipped guest rooms and an onsite casual dining restaurant.

 

Hotel address
Holiday Inn St. George Convention Centre
1808 South Crosby Way
Saint George, Utah
84790
St George
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Best Western Plus Rubys Inn 3

Conveniently located a mile from Bryce Canyon National Park your hotel offers comfortable, modern accommodation and is a relaxing base for touring in the region.... read more read more read more

Conveniently located a mile from Bryce Canyon National Park your hotel offers comfortable, modern accommodation and is a relaxing base for touring in the region.

Hotel address
Best Western Plus Rubys Inn
26 South Main Street
Bryce Canyon City

Utah
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Hampton Inn & Suites Page 3

The Hampton Inn Page is a contemporary property, with comfortable bedrooms, an indoor pool and is an ideal place to unwind after a busy day of sightseeing.... read more read more read more

The Hampton Inn Page is a contemporary property, with comfortable bedrooms, an indoor pool and is an ideal place to unwind after a busy day of sightseeing.

Hotel address
Hampton Inn & Suites Page
294 Sandhill Road
Page
AZ 86040
Page
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Embassy Suites By Hilton Flagstaff 3

Located in the heart of Flagstaff, the Embassy Suites offers comfortable, modern accommodation and is a relaxing base for touring in the region. There is a choice of dining options within walking distance of your hotel.     ... read more read more read more

Located in the heart of Flagstaff, the Embassy Suites offers comfortable, modern accommodation and is a relaxing base for touring in the region. There is a choice of dining options within walking distance of your hotel.     

Hotel address
Embassy Suites By Hilton Flagstaff
706 South Milton Road
Flagstaff, Arizona,
86001
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* Some hotel facilities may be seasonally operated or under maintenance and therefore unavailable at the time of your stay. Charges may apply for certain facilities.

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