Celebrate the 100th birthday of the National Park Service with a visit to some of its less crowded parks that have just as much to offer. Visits to Arches, Canyonlands and Great Sand Dunes National parks are interspersed with National Monuments and other special places. We'll peer down canyons and hike their rims. Plus we'll take the opportunity to experience a canyon from below with an on-river paddleboard or inflatable kayak experience. This tour incorporates daily hikes over moderate terrains for an active experience.
Make your way to Albuquerque Sunport (ABQ) by 4:00 pm. You'll have a ticket in hand for shuttle service from the airport to the Hotel Andaluz. We'll kick the tour off with a welcome reception in this historic hotel lobby from 5:30 - 7:00 pm. Then you will have the evening on your own if you would like to explore downtown Albuquerque just outside the door.
-Shuttle transfer from ABQ to the Hotel Andaluz
-Hotel Reception (enough food for it to be dinner, or light enough if you want to explore Albuquerque's dining scene)
-Hotel Night at Hotel Andaluz
Contact us if you would like to extend your trip with time in Albuquerque prior to the tour beginning and we will be happy to help make arrangements.
Well spend the morning in Bandelier National Monument before heading further north to catch a sunset walk at Great Sand Dunes National Park.
-Breakfast at Hotel
-Entrance fees to Bandelier National Monument
-Entrance fees to Great Sand Dunes National Park
-Hotel Night at the Historic Windsor Hotel
-Group Dinner at the Windsor Hotel
After breakfast, we will make our way up Wolf Creek Pass with some stops at especially scenic sites. Then down to Pagosa Springs for a soak in the healing waters. We'll stop in the afternoon at Chimney Rock National monument. Then its off to Durango for the evening.
-Breakfast at the Hotel
-Springs Resort and Spa Day Pass with Locker, Robes and Water
-Entrance Fees to Chimney Rock National Monument
-Hotel Night at Leland House and Rochester Hotel
After breakfast we're off to Moab for a red rock experience. We'll visit the historical and geologic wonders of the area before making our way to downtown Moab for the evening.
-Breakfast at Hotel
-Entrance Fees to Arches National Park
-Hotel Night in Moab
It's a full day in the northern section on Canyonlands National Park. We'll take a couple of hikes and side excursions interspersed with sustenance breaks and plenty of opportunities to take the breathtaking views in.
-Breakfast at Restaurant
-Entrance Fees to Canyonlands National Park
-Hotel Night in Moab
Heading south today we stop in Bluff, UT. It's time to adventure down the San Juan river. You'll be able to choose a paddleboard or inflatable kayak as your method of transport down the rivier to experience the scenery, wildlife and ancient rock art. On output, you'll be picked up and whisked back to Bluff for a relaxing sunset by the pool.
-Breakfast on the River
-Paddleboard or Kayak River Adventure
-Return vehicle to Bluff
-Voucher for Dinner
-Night at Desert Rose Inn
Its our last day of red rocks as we visit the Four Corners monument and Shiprock that plays a significant role in Navajo religion, myth, and tradition. Continuing south, we'll head to our last night together for a special dinner in Gallup.
- Breakfast at Hotel
- Picnic Lunch
- Group Dinner
- Hotel Night at Mid-Range Property
We'll depart Gallup at 8:30 am to arrive at Albuquerque Sunport (ABQ) at 10:45 AM for departures after 11:45 am.
Inclusions: -Breakfast at hotel
Alert us if you would like to extend your stay in Albuquerque. We can help arrange housing and a drop off.
Tour 1: 08/21/2016 - 08/28/2016
Tour 2: 09/29/2016 - 10/06/2016
Per Person Double Occupancy: $2550
Per Person Single Occupancy: $3045
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