15 day Yellowknife Aurora with USA West Coast Canyons Tour

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Visiting:  Yellowknife (Canada), Las Vegas, Bryce Canyon, Page, Zion National Park, Grand Canyon South Rim, Los Angeles and more! 

ALL IN PRICE INCLUSIONS:

Price includes land and air content, airport taxes and gratuities.

If you are from another state, please let us know. Please contact our Friendly staff for more information  

B = breakfast provided , L = lunch provided , D = dinner provided

*Special notes –

  1. Aurora borealis is a special phenomenon and is subject to specific weather conditions- is not guaranteed. In order to take photographs you will need specific equipment such as a SLR camera. Otherwise Yellowknife will have guides who will provide photography service as well. 
  2. For Yellowknife, it will be very cold (below zero Celsius) and so we highly advise to bring thermals and thick snow gear.
  3. For the US West Coast tour it is hard to find acceptable restaurants for group lunches along the highway and desert – therefore it will usually be fast food outlets at which we will make stops (at your own cost)

DAY 1. MELBOURNE / VANCOUVER / YELLOWKNIFE 

This morning, we board our direct flight with Air Canada bound for Vancouver ..we invite you to sit back and relax. We anticipate to arrive early in the morning around 7:30am and it will be a long transit at Vancouver airport till around 3:25 pm when we board our flight bound for Yellowknife. Upon arrival your local guide will greet you and we will check into our hotel for rest. Tonight we will enjoy our first dinner together. 

Please note we have a long stopover in Vancouver 

Meals – As per flight / Own arrangements at Vancouver airport / D

Overnight Stay –  Explorer Hotel or similar

DAY 2. YELLOWKNIFE (CITY TOUR)

Hopefully you will be well rested this morning. Today, we explore the beautiful city of Yellowknife: Legislative Assembly, Northern Heritage Prince of Wales Museum, Frontier Visitor Centre. A scenic drive through downtown and iconic Old Town to the Pilot’s Monument where you can overlook the view of Yellowknife City. During the Winter season, you will have a chance to experience the frozen Ice Road.

Tonight: 

Aurora Viewing -Aurora Station: Enjoy Aurora Borealis in a comfort, cozy Aurora Station with 360 degrees sky-deck observatory in the Arctic.Hot beverages and snacks are served. Clean and tidy flushing toilets in the log cabin with Aboriginal tips for photography. Our tour guides will provide photography service.

Meals – B / L / D

Overnight Stay –  Explorer Hotel or similar

DAY 3. YELLOWKNIFE (ICE FISHING)

This morning, we enjoy a 4-hour ice fishing experience is on Great Slave Lake. Travel half an hour by the heated, snow-tracked vehicle to your comfortable fishing hut, then drop a line through several feet of ice, to see if you can pull in a big one. Enjoy a light fish feast in the cabin on the island.

Guests are welcome to join other optional activities,  such as a snow mobile tour, Bombardier Ice Fishing Tour, Fat Bike Tour, Glasswork Workshop (more details closer to departure re pricing etc)

Tonight: 

Aurora Viewing- Aboriginal Village: Drive from Yellowknife City to Dettah (Dene Community) on the ice road, spend 4 hrs on the shore line of Great Slave lake with wood stove cabin to view the spectacular Northern Lights. Authentic northern snacks and hot beverages will be served with a traditional drumming performance. Complimentary hot drinks and late-night snack will help making your experience magical.

Meals – B / L / D

Overnight Stay –  Explorer Hotel or similar

DAY 4. YELLOWKNIFE (ALASKAN HUSKY DOG SLEDDING)

Feel the thrill of freedom of Husky dog sledding as you glide over a frozen lake and through forested trails. Basic safety and operating instructions will be provided. Tour will be fully guided for your comfort and safety. Helmets are provided, and winter clothing can be rented for the tours.

Guests are welcome to join other optional activities,  such as a snow mobile tour, Bombardier Ice Fishing Tour, Fat Bike Tour, Glasswork Workshop (more details closer to departure re pricing etc)

Tonight: 

Aurora Viewing – We will drive you to different lakes to hunt for a good spot for aurora viewing and relax yourself in our luxurious bus. You will enjoy Aurora Borealis around the lakes, seeing the reflection on the lakes while aurora appears.

Meals – B / L / D

Overnight Stay –  Explorer Hotel or similar

DAY 5. YELLOWKNIFE / VANCOUVER / LAS VEGAS 

Very early this morning with your boxed breakfast, we make our way to Yellowknife airport for our flight to Vancouver. A few hours transit we will reboard our flight bound for Las Vegas. Welcome to Las Vegas! Our trusty coach will pick us up in the afternoon and take us to our hotel. From tonight and tomorrow, it will be free time at your own leisure to explore this crazy and interesting Casino city!

 Meals – B (boxed breakfast) / Own arrangements for whole day 

Overnight Stay –  Park MGM Hotel or similar

DAY 6. LAS VEGAS FREE DAY 

A whole day to enjoy Sin City at your own pace!

Meals – Own arrangements 

Overnight Stay –  Park MGM Hotel or similar

DAY 7. LAS VEGAS / ZION NATIONAL PARK / BRYCE CANYON

This morning travel through the Northern Las Vegas, bypassing Valley of Fire & Virgin River Canyon and enter State of Utah – the Beehive State. Visit to Zion National Park, where a drive through the park reveals the beautiful peaks of the mountains, the alpines and the streams. Here, you can feast your eyes on all kinds of sentinel rocks, and spectacular sights created by Mother Nature. Bryce Canyon National Park awaits you, as our coach ascends to an elevation of 8,000 feet. The park is endowed with some of the most spectacular rock formation in the world, known as “Hoodoo”. Many are formed as a result of water and wind erosion. Bryce Canyon is also known as the “Western Terra Cotta”!

Meals – B / Own arrangements (on highway) / D

Overnight Stay – Best Western Ruby Inn hotel or similar

DAY 8. BRYCE CANYON / MONUMENT VALLEY / HORSE SHOE BEND / PAGE 

Today we visit another beautiful place of nature – Monument Valley – located on the border between Utah and Arizona. Monument Valley is an area of free standing sandstone rock forms that rise majestically from the desert floor. Up to 1,000 feet tall, they create a truly magical desert landscape. The beauty of the area is a fact well documented by the numerous Western movies and television commercials for which Monument Valley has served as a backdrop. Motion pictures, “Stagecoach”, “How the West was won,” and “Indiana Jones” were filmed here. Proceed to an area where the Colorado River made a 280 degree turn around the Horseshoe Bend shape of rock and then we settle into Page for the night.

Meals – B / Own arrangements (on highway) / D

Overnight Stay – Holiday Inn Express Page or similar

DAY 9. PAGE / ANTELOPE CANYON / GRAND CANYON SOUTH RIM 

Leave for Antelope Canyon in the morning. This colourful Canyon was a famous long and narrow canyon with a walkable corridor at the bottom of the canyon floor. It was formed by flash flood flows into the cracks of the Navajo sandstone and wind erosion. With the penetration of daylight through the narrow opening from the top different kinds of light reflections and colours were created. That makes this area a popular location for photographers and tourists. Afterwards we arrive to the Grand Canyon south rim. Enjoy watching sunset. Overnight at Grand Canyon.

Meals – B / Own arrangements (on highway) / D

Overnight Stay –  Brand Canyon Plaza hotel or similar

DAY 10. GRAND CANYON SOUTH RIM / LAUGHLIN

This morning we drive to Sedona – a magical area with the rustic aura of ancient Native American history. Afterwards we continue to Laughlin, an unincorporated town and census-designated place in Clark County, Nevada and a port located on the Colorado River. Laughlin is 90 miles (140 km) south of Las Vegas, located in the far southern tip of Nevada. It is best known for its gaming, entertainment, and water recreation.

Meals – B / Own arrangements (on highway) / D

Overnight Stay –  Aquarious Casino and Resort or similar

DAY 11. LAUGHLIN / LOS ANGELES 

After breakfast we proceed to Lake Havasu city – known as a base for trails in the nearby desert and water sports on Lake Havasu. Afterwards we proceed to Seligman for a quick stop – the birthplace of the history Route 66 (one of the most famous road trip routes in America. Overnight in Los Angeles for tonight.

 
Meals – B / Own arrangements (on highway) / D

Overnight Stay – Fullerton Hotel or similar 

DAY 12. LOS ANGELES  DESERT HILL OUTLETS

After a relaxing morning we take a short drive to Desert Hill Outlet for great shopping bargains. Enjoy shopping in pleasant shop & relax for famous designer brands with quality merchandise at bargain prices. Find impressive savings at Ann Taylor, Barneys New York Outlet, Burberry, Coach, Diesel, Elizabeth Arden, Fendi, Gap Outlet, Giorgio Armani, Hugo Boss, Kenneth Cole, Nike, Polo Ralph Lauren, Salvatore Ferragamo and Tommy Hilfiger.  Back to dinner and then hotel in the afternoon.

Meals – B / Own arrangements / D

Overnight Stay – Fullerton Hotel or similar

DAY 13. LOS ANGELES / VANCOUVER / MELBOURNE 

After breakfast we drive to Santa Monica beach area for a nice relaxing walk and an opportunity to find lunch as well. Then early afternoon we head to Los Angeles airport to check in for our Air Canada flight bound for Vancouver. After a short transit in Vancouver, we reboard our Air Canada flight bound for Melbourne. 

Meals – B / Own arrangements  

DAY 14.IN FLIGHT 

Meals – As per flight

DAY 15. ARRIVE MELBOURNE

We anticipate to arrive early this morning – and from all of us we hope you enjoyed this tour!

Meals – As per flight

All in Pricing package price includes :

– Return economy flights with Air Canada (including airport taxes)

– Accommodation as per itinerary

– Sumptuous meals as per itinerary

– English Tour guide and bus services

– Entries to places listed on itinerary

-Daily bottle of water provided

These groups are scheduled to depart on the 4 March 2020

All in price – $7,980* pp (twin share)

*Early bird price before 31 October 2019!  Afterwards, $8,380* per person 

        1.FIRST 15 – to join will also enjoy an additional $100 discount! 

        2.EARLY PAYMENT OFFERSave $150 off your package if you pay in full before 30 September 2019

Please note, once tour is guaranteed a further $1000 per person deposit is required

ALL IN PRICE INCLUSIONS:

Price includes land and air content, airport taxes and gratuities.

The following is not included in the package fare: 

USA Esta form – $40 for AUD passport 

Canada eTa form – $20 for AUD passport

Both above are subject to change and collected at time of full payment.

If you are from another state, please let us know.

Please contact our Friendly staff for more information

DAY 1. MELBOURNE / VANCOUVER / YELLOWKNIFE   Explorer Hotel or similar

DAY 2. YELLOWKNIFE (CITY TOUR)   Explorer Hotel or similar

DAY 3. YELLOWKNIFE (ICE FISHING)   Explorer Hotel or similar

DAY 4. YELLOWKNIFE (ALASKAN HUSKY DOG SLEDDING)   Explorer Hotel or similar

DAY 5. YELLOWKNIFE / VANCOUVER / LAS VEGAS    Park MGM Hotel or similar

DAY 6. LAS VEGAS FREE DAY    Park MGM Hotel or similar

DAY 7. LAS VEGAS / ZION NATIONAL PARK / BRYCE CANYON  Best Western Ruby Inn hotel or similar

DAY 8. BRYCE CANYON / MONUMENT VALLEY / HORSE SHOE BEND / PAGE   Holiday Inn Express Page or similar

DAY 9. PAGE / ANTELOPE CANYON / GRAND CANYON SOUTH RIM    Brand Canyon Plaza hotel or similar

DAY 10. GRAND CANYON SOUTH RIM / LAUGHLIN   Aquarious Casino and Resort or similar

DAY 11. LAUGHLIN / LOS ANGELES  Fullerton Hotel or similar 

DAY 12. LOS ANGELES  DESERT HILL OUTLETS  Fullerton Hotel or similar

DAY 13. LOS ANGELES / VANCOUVER / MELBOURNE  – N/A

DAY 14.IN FLIGHT – N/A

DAY 15. ARRIVE MELBOURNE – N/A

Yellowknife – Canada

March – Average High – 12 degrees Celsius / Average Low -23 degrees Celsius

Las Vegas – USA 

March – Average High – 21 degrees Celsius / Average Low 9 degrees Celsius

Los Angeles – USA

March – Average High – 21 degrees Celsius / Average Low 11 degrees Celsius

 

United States – USD dollar

Canada – Canadian Dollar

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