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The United States and the American national parks

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Tour - Mountains, lakes and rivers - USA United States, Las Vegas

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Untouched nature, lakes, rivers, creeks and waterfalls, wide valleys covered by majestic trees, but also landscapes characterized by high canyon, red pinnacles formed by the erosion of sedimentary rocks and several rare animal species: this is what this exciting tour offers you.

Moreover, the itinerary proposes the discovery of the beautiful city of Los Angeles, with its popular and renowned districts, and its streets crowded by famous characters.

During the trip you are going to visit:

  • Bryce Canyon, a natural wonder, a landscape characterized by warm colours;
  • Salt Lake City, where the beautiful Salt Lake Temple is located;
  • Yellowstone National Park, the oldest national park in the world;
  • Rock Springs, Arches National Park and Moab;
  • The suggestive Monument Valley and the well-known Grand Canyon;
  • The Desert of Sedona, characterized by the presence of Cactus Saguaro;
  • The vertical metropolis of Los Angeles.

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  1. Las Vegas - Bryce

    Day 1
    Las Vegas - Bryce

    Departure from Las Vegas to Zion National Park, located in the Southern-West of America, in the State of Utah.

    The main important touristic attraction in the park is Zion Canyon, a gorge 24 km long and 800 m deep, carved by Virgin River.

    Free lunch and departure for the amazing Bryce Canyon, a enormous amphitheater created by the erosion of the oriental part of the Paunsaugunt plateau.

    Bryce Canyon is popular for its typical pinnacles, the "hoodoos". They are the results of the erosion path produced by water, wind and ice which attack the sedimentary fluviale and lacustrine rocks. These rocks have intensive colours from red to pink.

    Accommodation in the booked rooms. Free dinner and overnight at the hotel.

     

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  2. Bryce Canyon - Salt Lake City

    Day 2
    Bryce Canyon - Salt Lake City

    After breakfast, transfer to Salt Lake City, the capital of Utah. Its name is connected with the Great Salt Lake, located in the North-West of the city.

    In the past the city was inhabitated by american tribes as Shoshone and Ute, nowadays it is considered the capital of Mormon. In fact, the first permanent settlements were built by groups of Mormons, which travelled beyond the borders of United States seeking a peaceful area where practicing their religion. Upon arrival, on July 24, 1847, the President of the Church, Brigham Young, said " this is the place" and dedicated the site for the Salt Lake Temple. The latter had to be the most important temple of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. It is located on Temple Square, in the city center, and it took 40 years for its completion, 1853-1893.

    Free dinner.

    Visit of the city, at the end, transfer to the city, accommodation in the booked rooms. Free dinner and overnight.

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  3. Salt Lake City - Yellowstone National Park

    Day 3
    Salt Lake City - Yellowstone National Park

    Breakfast at hotel.

    The whole day is dedicated to the discovery of Yellowstone National Park, the most ancient national park in the world (it was founded in 1872) and it has been declared World Heritage Site by Unesco in 1978.

    Yellowstone is one of the biggest untouched ecosystems of temperate zone on the Earth. Its area is cut by different rivers, the longest is Yellowstone River, from which the park takes its name. This river goes through the park from South to North to finally throw in the namesake lake forming two wonderful waterfalls. The park is renowned for its several geysers, hot water springs (200°C) and other interesting geothermal zones. The geyser present in the park are about 400; furthermore here, they reach the highest density in the world and show the biggest  regular steam jets high 50 m. In this reserve more than 60 mammalian species live, among which, gray wolf, baribal, american bison, brown bear, moose, mule deer, bighorn sheep, wapiti, mountain goat, puma, North American river otter, American goat-antelope, the famous sea eagle with its white head, became the symbol of United States of America, but also other species, which are facing extintion, as lynx and grizzly bear, became the symbol of Yellowstone.

    Free lunch.

    At the end, back to the hotel. Free dinner and overnight.

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  4. Parco Nazionale di Yellowstone - Rock Springs

    Day 5
    Parco Nazionale di Yellowstone - Rock Springs

    After breakfast, the tour continues to Jackson Hole, passing through Grand Teton National Park. Jackson Hole is a wide valley in the State of Wyoming, its average elevation is around 2000 m.

    Free lunch.

    It is possible to visit ski resort and villages boasting a typical "far-west" atmosphere. In the past, they were the meeting points to commerical exchanges. At the end, departure for Rock Springs.

    Accommodation in the booked rooms. Free dinner and overnight.

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  5. Rock Springs - Moab

    Day 6
    Rock Springs - Moab

    Breakfast at the hotel.

    Visit to Arches National Park, a natural protected area in the United States, which conserves over 2000 natural sandstone arches The landscape offered is unique and amazing. The first hunters migrated in this regions 10.000 years ago, at the end of the ice age. In the park, it is possible to enjoy beautiful walks with a guide or accompanied by a ranger.

    Free lunch.

    At the end, transfer to Moab. Accommodation in the booked rooms. Free dinner and overnight.

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  6. Moab - Page

    Day 7
    Moab - Page

    After breakfast, visit to the Monument Valley. It is located inside Navajo, set of several western movies.

    Free lunch.

    It is possible to admire the famous orange rocks formations, called "Three Sisters".

    In the afternoon, the tour continues to Page. Upon arrival, accommodation in the booked rooms.

    Free dinner and overnight.

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  7. Page - Grand Canyon

    Day 8
    Page - Grand Canyon

    Breakfast at the hotel.

    The whole day is devoted to the visit of Grand Canyon: it is the most beautiful geological phenomenon in the world. It is a wide gorge created by Colorado River in the Northern Arizona. It is 446 km long and 1,600 m deep; its wideness varies between 500 m to 27 km.

    Free lunch.

    At the end, transfer to the hotel and accommodation in the booked rooms. Free dinner and overnight.

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  8. Grand Canyon - Scottsdale

    Day 9
    Grand Canyon - Scottsdale

    After breakfast, departure for Oak Creek Canyon.

    It is located along the Mogollon Rim in the Arizona, among Flagstaff and Sedona. Here, it is possible to enjoy the beautiful rock's formation called "the Cathedral". It was created by nature and boasts a perfect symmetric shape, even with a bell tower. The colour of the landscape are amazing, it varies from the intensive blue of the water to the burning red of Sedona's rocks.

    Free lunch.

    Arrival in Scottsdale in the afternoon. Time at leisure for relax. Free dinner and overnight.

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  9. Scottsdale - Los Angeles

    Day 10
    Scottsdale - Los Angeles

    Breakfast at the hotel.

    The tour continues to Los Angeles, passing through Palm Springs.

    Free lunch.

    Arrival in Los Angeles in the late afternoon and accommodation in the booked rooms. 

    Los Angeles, commonly shortened in LA, is the biggest and most populated cities in California and the second in the whole country. This multiethnic metropolis is also a economic, cultural and scientific centre worldwide important.

    Free dinner and overnight at the hotel.

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  10. Los Angeles Tour

    Day 11
    Los Angeles Tour

    Breakfast at the hotel.

    The morning is dedicated to the tour of Los Angeles and Beverly Hills.

    Los Angeles is divided in different districts, many of them originally were autonomous communities, which decided to join the city. The most famous districts are: Hollywood, the shops in Rodeo Drive and the stars' villas in Beverly Hills, Bel-Air and Malibu. Unmissable are also the thematic parks, as Disneyland and Paramount, as well as the Universal Studios.

    Free lunch.

    In the afternoon there is the possibility to take part in an excursion on the beach of the Los Angeles (optional and with additional charge).

    Free dinner and overnight at the hotel.

     

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  11. Last day

    Day 12
    Last day

    Breakfast at the hotel.

    According to your scheduled time departure, transfer to the airport.

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