22 day USA National Parks, Miami and Allure of the Seas Caribbean Cruise

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Visiting: Salt Lake City, Grand Teton National Park, Yellowstone Park, Cody, Big Horn Mountains, Mount Rushmore, Denver, Arch National Park, Moab, Monument Valley, Bryce Canyon, Las Vegas, Fort Lauderdale, Miami, Key West, Labadee (Haiti), Falmouth (Jamaica), Cozumel (Mexico).

* 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 included // L = lunch included // D = dinner included 

DAY 1. MELBOURNE OR SYDNEY / SALT LAKE CITY via LOS ANGELES

This morning, we depart from Melbourne and board our Qantas flight bound for Los Angeles – we invite you to sit back and relax. We will arrive early in the morning into Los Angeles and a few hours later we will reboard our flight bound for Salt Lake City (Utah). Upon arrival into Salt Lake City, your friendly tour guide will greet you and take you to your hotel for checking in and then tonight we enjoy our first dinner together.

Meals – As per flight / D

Accommodation – Best Western Cottentree Hotel or similar

 

DAY 2. SALT LAKE CITY / GRAND TETON NATIONAL PARK / YELLOWSTONE

After a well deserved rest, we enjoy a city tour of Salt Lake City. From its early days as a mining and railroad town, Salt Lake City has emerged as the commercial and cultural hub for a large area of the western mountain region and the uniqueness of the Great Salt Lake also make the city a prominent tourist attraction. Sightseeing tour includes the Utah Mormon Temple Square and City Hall. Afterwards, we drive to Grand Teton National Park and along the way enjoy a view of Antler Park along the way. Tonight, we will stay nearby Yellowstone National Park.

Meals – B / L / D

Accommodation –  Kelly Inn Hotel  or similar

 

DAY 3. YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK / CODY

Discover the world’s first national park – Yellowstone National Park – a park located primarily in the U.S. state of Wyoming, although it also extends into Montana and Idaho. The park also includes several mountain ranges and a large number of high peaks, such as Bunsen Peak, the remains of a volcanic vent plugged with magma and exposed by erosion, which reaches an elevation of 8564 feet.  Especially memorable is the plethora of wildlife in the park. This includes freely roaming and easily visible herds of buffalo, herds of elk, grizzly and black bears, moose, and many other animals. Yellowstone National Park spans an area of 3,468.4 square miles, comprising Yellowstone Canyon, waterfalls, hot springs, pools, mud pots, and spectacular geysers, such as Old Faithful. Fueled by sources of heat very close to the surface, Yellowstone Lake is one of the largest high-altitude lakes in North America and is centered over the Yellowstone Caldera, the largest super volcano on the continent.Half of the world’s geothermal features are in Yellowstone, fueled by this ongoing volcanism. Lava flows and rocks from volcanic eruptions cover most of the land area of Yellowstone. The Yellowstone Park Bison Herd is the oldest and largest public bison herd in the United States. Overnight in the city of Cody – the “Rodeo Capital of the World”

Meals – B /L / D

Accommodation –  The Cody Hotel  or similar

 

DAY 4. CODY/ BIG HORN MOUNTAINS/DEVIL’S TOWER/ WYOMING / RAPID CITY OR DEADWOOD

Today we drive towards the State of Wyoming – The Equality state and along the way, enjoy a scenic drive across the unique and diverse Big Horn Mountains, Within the National Forest areas, you can encounter grass prairies, evergreen forests, mountain meadows, rugged alpine peaks, dramatic canyons, arid desert lands and cascading waterfalls. After, we arrive to Devils Tower National Monument, the Devils Tower which is famous for the world’s first UFO movie, “The Encounter of the Third Kind” in 1970’s. Tonight we stay either in Rapid City or Deadwood.

Meals – B /L / D

Accommodation –  Holiday Inn Hotel  or similar

 

DAY 5. RAPID CITY OR DEADWOOD/ MT RUSHMORE / DENVER

Today after breakfast, we travel to the State of South Dakota – The Mt. Rushmore State. Visit Mount Rushmore National Memorial. It is a monumental granite sculpture that represents the first 150 years of the history of the United States of America with 60-foot sculptures of the heads of former United States presidents: George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Theodore Roosevelt and Abraham Lincoln. Proceed to Denver – The “Wall Street of the West” for overnight stay.

Meals – B /L / D

Accommodation –   Hampton Inn Hotel or similar

 

DAY 6. DENVER / ARCHES NATIONAL PARK / MOAB

This morning visit the magnificent Arches National Park, a symphony of colors and shapes created by the forces of nature. Arches National Park contains the world’s largest concentration of natural stone arches. This National Park is a red, arid desert, punctuated with oddly eroded sandstone forms such as fins, pinnacles, spires, balanced rocks, and arches. The 73,000-acre region has over 2,000 of these “miracles of nature.” . This afternoon, proceed to Moab, the popular town in the heart of the beautiful red rock canyon country of southeastern Utah.

Meals – B /L / D

Accommodation –  Holiday Inn Express or similar

 

DAY 7. MOAB/ GOOSENECKS STATE PARK / MONUMENT VALLEY / PAGE

Proceed to 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 buttes in this valley are distinctly stratified and have three main layers. The bottommost layer is Organ Rock shale, the layer in the middle is de Chelly sandstone and the layer at the top is Moenkopi shale. 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. Overnight in Page.

Meals – B /L / D

Accommodation –   Holiday Inn Express hotel or similar

 

DAY 8. PAGE/ BRYCE CANYON / ZION NATIONAL PARK / LAS VEGAS

This morning, we drive past Glen Canyon Dam, constructed on the Colorado River of Lake Powell, which has a shoreline of 1,960 miles through the Navajo Indian Reservation. Today, 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”! Afterw, we visit Zion National Park, where a drive through the park reveals the beautiful peaks of the mountains, the al-pines and the streams. Here, you can feast your eyes on all kinds of sentinel rocks, and spectacular sights created by Mother Nature. In the afternoon, we drive to Las Vegas, driving past the Valley of Fire & Virgin River Canyon.

Meals – B /L / D

Accommodation –  Luxor Hotel or similar

 

DAY 9. LAS VEGAS FREE DAY

Today is free at your leisure. You may join the optional day tour to world’s natural wonder – Grand Canyon or join a morning tour which begins from bypassing the Mirage of the Desert – Lake Mead to view the America wonder “Hoover Dam” – 726 feet, one of the highest concrete dam ever built in the western hemisphere (to be advised by the local tour guides). If you wish, feel free to take the time to enjoy Las Vegas at your own leisure.

Meals – B / Own arrangements

Accommodation –  Luxor Hotel or similar

 

DAY 10. LAS VEGAS / MIAMI

Early this morning after breakfast, we make our way to the airport for our flight to Miami. Please note the journey to Miami may involve a stopover and will arrive into Miami in the evening. After being greeted by your local Miami guide, we go out for dinner and then check in at our hotel.

Meals – B /Own Arrangement / D

Accommodation –  Pullman Miami Airport hotel or similar

 

DAY 11. MIAMI – EVERGLADES TOUR  

After breakfast we will go and explore the Everglades National Park. In the USA, it is the largest subtropical wilderness and has been declared a World Heritage Site. Here, experience the joys of an airboat ride to see the natural beauty and wildlife of this area. After lunch, visit the city of Coral Gables, little Havana and South Beach. After dinner we go back to the hotel.

Meals – B /L / D

Accommodation –  Pullman Miami Airport hotel or similar

 

DAY 12. MIAMI – KEY WEST

Visiting Key West is definitely one of the more exciting trips you can experience in South Florida. Enjoying a scenic drive across 42 bridges and 32 islands on your way to Key West, the southernmost city in the continental United States. Here the Caribbean atmosphere, street artists, outdoor cafes and restaurants are just waiting to enchant you. A visit to Little Whitehouse is included as well. With a whole day to spend here, this small but characterful city is sure to keep you busy. Return to Miami in the afternoon.

Meals – B /L / D

Accommodation –  Pullman Miami Airport hotel or similar

 

DAY 13. MIAMI – FORT LAUDERDALE / BOARD ALLURE OF THE SEAS

After breakfast, enjoy a bit of free time before we make our way to the port to board the beautiful ALLURE OF THE SEAS cruiseship. The ALLURE OF THE SEAS offers a unique cruise experience in total connection with the sea, connecting inside and outside public spaces. After boarding the ship, we will depart from Fort Lauderdale late in the afternoon. We encourage you to explore this majestic ship with your travel partners!

Meals – B /L / D

Accommodation –  Allure of the Seas

 

DAY 14. AT SEA

Full day at sea to discover and enjoy the many facilities available on board the Allure of the Seas. Fancy a shore excursion for any of the ports? Our tour leader on board can certainly assist.

Meals – B /L / D

Accommodation –  Allure of the Seas

 

DAY 15. ARRIVE LABEDEE (HAITI)

This morning, arrive into the port of Labedee in Haiti.  On the north coast of Hispaniola, surrounded by beautiful mountain slopes and exotic foliage, sits Labadee, Royal Caribbean’s private paradise. This exclusive destination offers pristine beaches, breathtaking scenery and spectacular water activities. We even have an amazing new Aqua Park for children. Regardless of where you go, you’ll find yourself embraced by the beautiful landscape. Labadee’s native charm, along with its natural beauty, make this a destination not to be missed. In the afternoon we depart for our next destination.

Meals – B /L / D

Accommodation –  Allure of the Seas

 

DAY 16. ARRIVE FALMOUTH (JAMAICA)

Quaint Falmouth was an economic powerhouse and centre for dramatic social change during the English Colonial Period. In today’s Falmouth, visitors still enjoy 19th-century Georgian architecture as well as river bamboo raft rides, arts and crafts shopping, flavourful local fare and horse-and-buggy rides. Falmouth is the gateway to the best Jamaica has to offer. Just east of Falmouth is Ocho Rios, known for its spectacular Dunns River Falls. Travel west to reach Montego Bay and the beautiful beaches of Negril. Thanks to its central location, Falmouth gives visitors the best tour experiences of the north coast of Jamaica.

Meals – B /L / D

Accommodation –  Allure of the Seas

 

DAY 17. AT SEA

Full day at sea to discover and enjoy the many facilities available on board the ALLURE OF THE SEAS before we reach our last port tomorrow.

Meals – B /L / D

Accommodation –  Allure of the Seas

 

DAY 18. ARRIVE COZUMEL (MEXICO)

A forty-kilometre-long island directly off the coast from Playa del Carmen, Cozumel is a renowned cruise-ship call. Nearly every day, up to ten cruise ships dock at one of the island’s three dedicated piers, all just south of the only town, San Miguel. There is much to see and do at this port, we hope you enjoy Cozumel!

Meals – B /L / D

Accommodation –  Allure of the Seas

 

DAY 19. AT SEA

Full day at sea to discover and enjoy the many facilities available on board the ALLURE OF THE SEAS before we arrive back to Fort Lauderdale tomorrow.

Meals – B /L / D

Accommodation –  Allure of the Seas

 

DAY 20. FORT LAUDERDALE / DALLAS / SYDNEY 

This morning, we will arrive back into the port of Fort Lauderdale and after our disembarkation, we will make our way to the airport for our homeward flight to Melbourne/Sydney (via Dallas). Please note, due to the timing of flights, you may need to wait a few hours at each airport before check in time. Our flight back home will depart later in the evening with Qantas. Once on board, sit back and relax.

Meals – B / Own arrangements

DAY 21. IN FLIGHT

You will be in flight during this day and will arrive back home the next day (due to time differences).

Meals – As per flight  

DAY 22. ARRIVE SYDNEY / (THEN MELBOURNE IF APPLICABLE)

Welcome back home! It’s been a great journey and we look forward to seeing you back once again!

Meals – As per flight  

Package price includes :

– All flights flights (including airfare and airport taxes)

– Allure of the Seas Cabin – Balcony category 4D cabin 

– Accommodation as per itinerary

– Meals as per itinerary

– Tour guide and bus services

– Entries to places listed on itinerary

– Prepaid gratuities

– Daily bottle of water provided (land portion of tour) 

This tour is scheduled to depart on  7 May 2019

  • All in price –  $8,080* pp (twin share) – Balcony 4D cabin  

Note – once tour is guaranteed to depart, a further deposit of $1300 is required 

  • ESTA form $20AUD required at time of full payment for AUS passport holders (subject to change) 

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

DAY 1. MELBOURNE OR SYDNEY / SALT LAKE CITY via LOS ANGELESBest Western Cottentree Hotel or similar

DAY 2. SALT LAKE CITY / GRAND TETON NATIONAL PARK / YELLOWSTONE –  Kelly Inn Hotel  or similar

DAY 3. YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK / CODY –  The Cody Hotel  or similar

DAY 4. CODY/ BIG HORN MOUNTAINS/DEVIL’S TOWER/ WYOMING / RAPID CITY OR DEADWOOD–  Holiday Inn Hotel  or similar

DAY 5. RAPID CITY OR DEADWOOD/ MT RUSHMORE / DENVER–   Hampton Inn or similar

DAY 6. DENVER / ARCHES NATIONAL PARK / MOAB –  Holiday Inn Express or similar

DAY 7. MOAB/ GOOSENECKS STATE PARK / MONUMENT VALLEY / PAGE –   Holiday Inn Express hotel or similar

DAY 8. PAGE/ BRYCE CANYON / ZION NATIONAL PARK / LAS VEGAS –  Luxor Hotel or similar

DAY 9. LAS VEGAS FREE DAY–   Luxor Hotel or similar

DAY 10. LAS VEGAS / MIAMI–  Pullman Miami Airport hotel or similar

DAY 11. MIAMI – EVERGLADES TOUR  –  Pullman Miami Airport or similar

DAY 12. MIAMI – KEY WEST –  Pullman Miami Airport or similar

DAY 13. MIAMI – FORT LAUDERDALE / BOARD ALLURE OF THE SEAS –  Allure of the Seas

DAY 14. AT SEA–  Allure of the Seas

DAY 15. ARRIVE LABEDEE (HAITI) –  Allure of the Seas

DAY 16. ARRIVE FALMOUTH (JAMAICA)–  Allure of the Seas

DAY 17. AT SEA–  Allure of the Seas

DAY 18. ARRIVE COZUMEL (MEXICO)–  Allure of the Seas

DAY 19. AT SEA –  Allure of the Seas

DAY 20. FORT LAUDERDALE / DALLAS / SYDNEY – N/A

DAY 21. IN FLIGHT – N/A 

DAY 22. ARRIVE SYDNEY / (THEN MELBOURNE IF APPLICABLE) – N/A

Salt Lake City – United States  

Average High – 23 degrees Celsius / Average Low 10 degrees Celsius

Yellowstone National Park – United States  

Average High – 15 degrees Celsius / Average Low 3 degrees Celsius

Las Vegas – United States  

Average High – 34 degrees Celsius / Average Low 21 degrees Celsius

Miami – United States  

Average High – 30 degrees Celsius / Average Low 24 degrees Celsius

Caribbean weather during May –  

The month of May is especially popular for holidays in the Caribbean, with beautifully warm and dry weather through the month. The crystal blue seas are warm at this time of year, perfect for swimming, snorkelling or trying out new water sports.

United States – USD

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