Collette goes off the beaten track with Canyon Country tour

Collette goes off the beaten track with Canyon Country tour
Edited by Travel Weekly

    Collette’s Canyon Country has launched a US tour covering the canyons, three national parks, and Las Vagas.

    The eight-day tour kicks off in Scottsdale, Arizona before heading on to Sedona with its backdrop of striking red rocks and valleys.

    Reaching the South Rim of the Grand Canyon is one of the highlights as are Bryce Canyon and Zion National Parks. A bucket-list attraction, the Grand Canyon is one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World. Towering cliffs of layered red rocks set against the desert skyline contrast with the blue hues of the Colorado River.

    The area is also important for native American history and pioneer culture. Travellers can delve into this in more depth at the Human History Museum in Zion National Park.

    The tour ends in Las Vegas with plenty of time to explore the lights and join in on the action.

    Spots can be secured on the “Canyon Country” tour with a departure date as early as June 28, 2024, for prices starting at $4,549 pp twin share, and $5,649 for solo travellers.

    “Visiting the Grand Canyon is an extraordinary experience and a must for any visitor to the US,” said Karen Deveson, Collette’s Australian managing director.

    “For those who are on their second or third visit to the US, our tour to Maine is a relaxing experience for visitors who enjoy coastal scenery and produce.”

    For travellers looking for something different in the US, Collette’s Roaming Coastal Maine featuring Portland, Acadia & Penobscot Bay is a small group explorations tour which has a maximum of 24 travellers.

    The week-long experience sees travellers tackle all that the area has to offer, aptly named “Vacationland” for a very good reason. Exploring the picturesque coastline and Acadia National Park, travellers can watch as lobster traps are hauled from the ocean onto a working boat and be treated to fresh local seafood and wine tastings along the way. Renowned for its lobsters and oysters, Maine is the perfect spot to tour an oyster farm before digging into the local delicacies and enjoying a rustic New England lunch at a traditional Maine lobster shack.

    In addition to a delectable array of seafood, Maine is also known for its charming cottages and mansions including historic Victoria Mansion which features in the tour. Travellers will spend two nights in Portland at the Hyatt in Old Port, two at the Bar Harbor Grand Hotel, and another two in Freeport at The Harraseeket.

    Seats on this tour are available at prices starting at $4,349 pp twin share, or $6,149 solo, for departures as early as May 26, 2024.

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