Summary of The Day: Welcome to Denver. With the impressive Rocky Mountains as a backdrop, Denver effortlessly blends the city’s Old West heritage with today’s modern skyscrapers and urban energy. Upon arrival at Denver International Airport, transfer independently to your hotel will you will meet your ATI Tour Director
Airport Transfer Instructions:
Take the train from the Concourse to the Terminal. Pick up your luggage and proceed to the Super Shuttle counter located on Level 5/Baggage Claim, adjacent to the water feature in the center of the terminal. Counter staff will issue tickets and give directions to the van loading areas. Ticket counters are closed between 12:00 am and 6:00 am. If you arrive between these hours, please use the courtesy phone located at the ticket counter to notify dispatch of your arrival. Approximate fare is $23.00/Person one way.
Independent taxi service is available and we suggest that you secure a rate before taking the taxi. The approximate fare is $75.00 each way.
Passengers arriving on the first day in Denver should go to the front desk of the hotel and identify themselves as participants of the ATI Rocky Mountain Frontiers Motorcoach Tour. If arrival is between 2:00 pm and 8:00 pm, passengers should check in with the ATI hospitality desk. If arrival is after 8:00 pm, check-in should be done with the front desk and passengers should also ask for any messages and/or welcome packages left by the ATI tour director and also refer to the posted tour/departure information in the hotel lobby.
Passengers who arrive on the second day should meet in the lobby of the hotel with their luggage at 7:30 am for the 8:00 am tour departure.
• Holiday Inn Cherry Creek, 455 South Colorado Boulevard, Denver, CO 80204
- Holiday Inn Cherry Creek or similar
Denver - Rocky Mountains - Cheyenne
Summary of The Day: This morning, enjoy a short city tour of the “Mile High City”, including the gold-domed State Capitol whose 13th step on the west side of the building is exactly 5,280 feet above sea level – one mile high. A short distance from Denver you’ll enter Rocky Mountain National Park where you’ll feel like you’re on top of the world. Here, 415 square miles encompass and protect spectacular mountain environments. And if you thought the journey to the park was beautiful, just wait until you experience Trail Ridge Road. Known appropriately as the “Highway to the Sky”, and offering incomparable views in every direction, Trail Ridge Road winds past countless peaks, through tundra high above the treeline and crosses the Continental Divide at 12,183 feet. Continue to Cheyenne, Wyoming’s capital city that embodies the spirit of the Old West. Considered the nation’s railroad capital, Cheyenne is home to a collection of steam engines, including Old Number 4004, the world’s largest steam locomotive and one of the eight remaining Big Boys on display throughout the country.
- Holiday Inn Cheyenne or similar
Cheyenne - Mount Rushmore National Memorial - Rapid City
Summary of The Day: Your journey begins this morning with a visit to Fort Laramie National Historic Site. Originally established as a private fur trading fort, this “grand old post” evolved into the largest and best known military post on the Northern Plains and witnessed the entire sweeping saga of America’s western expansion. Continue through the majestic beauty of South Dakota’s Black Hills to Mount Rushmore National Memorial where you’ll come face to face with George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Theodore Roosevelt, Abraham Lincoln, and America’s rich heritage.
- First Gold or similar
Rapid City - Big Horn Mountains - Cody
Summary of The Day: Today, crossing back into Wyoming en route to Cody, you’ll travel through Bighorn National Forest where undisturbed rolling hills, alpine, lakes, craggy cliffs, thick pine forests and the Bighorn Mountains dominate the landscape. Upon arrival in Cody you’ll visit the Buffalo Bill Museum. Celebrating the spirit of the American West, including the culture and art that bring the heritage of Wyoming alive, the Buffalo Bill Museum focus’ on the life and times of William F. “Buffalo Bill” Cody, the town founder and a living legend. In the evening enjoy attractions that include rodeos, gun fight reenactments and cowboy music
- Buffalo Bill Village or similar
Cody - Yellowstone National Park
Summary of The Day: Today, take an unforgettable journey into America’s first national park and nature’s wonderland … Yellowstone National Park. Here, the Earth is in action with geysers, mountain ranges and rivers, waterfalls, and ancient volcanoes. The iconic spots – Old Faithful, Mammoth Hot Springs and Yellowstone Canyon – will be familiar from photographs, but seeing them in person is a humbling experience. They’re not just as good as you’ve heard – they’re better. This mountain wild land is also home to eagles, grizzly and black bears, buffalo, elk and much more, so you’re bound to see wildlife wherever you go.
- Gray Wolf Inn / Brandin Iron Inn or similar
West Yellowstone - Grand Teton National Park - Jackson Hole
Summary of The Day: An exquisite mountain landscape where jagged peaks tower more than a mile above the Jackson Hole valley, Grand Teton National Park is located just south of Yellowstone. Rising above a scene rich with extraordinary wildlife, pristine lakes and alpine terrain, the Teton Range dominates the park’s skyline and stands as a monument to the people who fought to protect it. A stop will be made at the Snake River Overlook, a location made famous by Ansel Adams, where views of the Snake River flowing along the mountains puts the size of the Tetons into perspective. Continue to Jackson Hole, an area encompassed on all sides by mountain barriers.
- The 49'er Inn and Suites or similar
Jackson Hole - Salt Lake City
Summary of The Day: Today’s journey takes you through scenic Southern Idaho to Salt Lake City, the Mormon state of Utah’s capital & most populous city. Upon arrival, enjoy views of the State Capitol Building & downtown’s historic Temple Square, home to the 6-spired Salt Lake Temple & domed Tabernacle of the world-famous Mormon Tabernacle Choir, prior to arriving at your hotel. This evening we recommend dining at The Roof Restaurant (optional). The Roof offers an extravagant buffet & inspiring views of the Salt Lake Valley & Temple Square.
- Red Lion Downtown or similar
Salt Lake City - Arches National Park - Moab
Summary of The Day: Heading south this morning you’ll pass through Provo, home to Brigham Young University, en route to one of Utah’s Mighty 5, Arches National Park. Once in the park you’ll discover a landscape of contrasting colors, landform and textures unlike any other in the world. With over 2,000 natural stone arches, in addition to hundreds of soaring pinnacles and giant balanced rocks, this red rock wonderland will amaze you with its formations and inspire you with its most unique scenery.
- Super 8 Moab or similar
Moab - Grand Canyon National Park - Moab
Summary of The Day: Today we visit Canyonlands National Park, we invite you to explore a wilderness of countless canyons & fantastically formed buttes carved by the Colorado River & its tributaries. Rivers divide the park into four districts: the Island in the Sky, the Needles, the Maze, & the rivers themselves. We will visit some of the most scenic spots in the Island in the Sky mesa that rests on sheer sandstone cliffs over 1,000 feet above the surrounding terrain. Return to the hotel in late afternoon.
- Super 8 Moab or similar
Moab - Canyon de Chelly – Chinle
Summary of The Day: Crossing into Arizona where traces of a rich history, miles of cacti in every size, shape and style, and natural wonders mark the awesome terrain, you’ll make your way to Chinle, gateway to Canyon de Chelly National Monument. Located entirely on Navajo tribal lands and known for its steep canyon walls dotted with hundreds of ancient pueblo ruins. Here, distinctive architecture, artifacts and picturesque vistas of rocky outcroppings are all remarkably preserved, providing a peek into the lives of the canyon’s earliest inhabitants.
- Holiday Inn Canyon de Chelly or similar
Chinle – Gallup – Albuquerque
Summary of The Day: Leaving Chinle, today’s journey takes you through the Navajo Reservation and dramatic lands of western New Mexico to Gallup. Having barely changed since Route 66’s heyday, Gallup serves up a slice of Americana rarely seen nowadays along with one of the best strips of neon signs you’ll see anywhere on the old route. Stroll the Plaza, dine at one of the many restaurants, shop for unique gifts from the Southwest in one the stores or galleries.
- Best Western Rio Grande or similar
Albuquerque - Santa Fe
Summary of The Day: This morning, venture onto the Turquoise Trail, the National Scenic Byway linking Albuquerque & Santa Fe. Named for the rich turquoise deposits found throughout the area, & offering views of the Sandia Mountains & Cibola National Forest. Santa Fe, the nation’s oldest capital city, is nestled in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains, set against a back drop of landscape that inspired its own Georgia O’Keeffe’s startlingly colorful paintings, this is a paradise for history buffs and cultural explorers. Ample leisure time this afternoon provides the perfect opportunity to explore world-renowned art galleries.
- Courtyard Santa Fe or similar
Santa Fe – Taos – Garden of the Gods – Colorado Springs
Summary of The Day: Travel from Santa Fe to Taos where you’ll follow alongside the Rio Grande as it winds its way through canyons & red-rock cliffs before rising to a spectacular view of the river gorge & rich landscape of Taos valley. Visit the only living Native American community designated both a World Heritage Site by UNESCO & a National Historic Landmark, Taos Pueblo, whose multi-story adobe buildings have been continuously inhabited for over a 1,000 years. Heading north from Taos back into Colorado; you’ll discover the scenic beauty & favorable climate that has lured visitors to Colorado Springs for years. Stop at Garden of the Gods, where you’ll delight in one of the most photographed landscapes. Imagine dramatic views of the foothills & 300 foot towering red sandstone rock formations set against a backdrop of snow-capped Pikes Peak & brilliant blue skies.
- The Elegante or similar
Colorado Springs - Denver
Summary of The Day: Returning to Denver you will have ample free time to explore more of the city’s must-sees, including the U.S. Mint, 16th Street Pedestrian Mall, Larimer Square, City Park, Denver’s largest park offering stunning mountain views, and much more. Tour ends upon arrival at Denver International Airport.
**Winter RoutingThe Tioga Pass may be closed due to weather or road conditions, in which case you will overnight in Fresno or Visalia and a visit to Mammoth Lakes will not be possible (winter routing applies to all departures between October and May under normal snow conditions).
Please note that we can offer M (multilingual with English guaranteed to be narrated) or E=English Exclusive (English is the ONLY language narrated on the tour), however if the minimum of 20 ENG passengers is not reached, we reserve the right to operate the departure as multi-lingual (with ENG guaranteed as one of the languages).
If a meal is not included in the meal plan (either lunch or dinner), it means that you are on your own and can go to the restaurant you prefer by yourself. Your tour guide will always be happy to give you directions and suggestions for those meals that are not included in the meal plan.
Please be informed it requires a minimum participation of 20 passengers to operate this tour.
Standard Price/Person By Occupancy
|USD $2,343.00||USD $2,073.00||USD $1,936.00||USD $3,308.00||USD $826.00|
*Price for Single Occupancy applies when one person stays in one standard hotel room.
*Price for Double/Triple/Quadruple Occupancy applies when two/three/four people stay in one standard hotel room respectively.
*Triple/Quadruple price does not guarantee a third/fourth bed in the room, but it can be requested at the time of check-in.
*Price for child applies when a child of 11 years old or younger stays in one standard room as a third or fourth person.
*Maximum room capacity: 4 people including adult and child/infant.
- Complimentary pick-up and drop-off to chosen location (see Pick-up Time and Locations)
- Deluxe air-conditioned motorcoach with on-board restroom facilities
- 13-night hotel accommodations as specified or similar
- Hotel taxes; service charges
- Professional tour escort
- Airfares or related transportation between your home and pickup location
- All personal expenses including hotel room service and meals; however, we provide meal plan for you to choose. Please be informed that the meal plan can only be pre-booked and it cannot be purchased during the tour from the tour guide. Please note that there is not a fixed meal plan and is subject to change. If a meal is not included in the meal plan (either lunch or dinner), it means that you are on your own.
- Optional tours (The optional items and prices are subject to change. For detailed information, please consult your tour guide on the tour.)
- Service fee for tour guide
- The itinerary and pick-up may be changed and subject to the final confirmation.
- This tour should be booked at least 23 days prior to the departure date.
- Cancellation Policy:
*Cancellation made 35 days or more than 35 in advance: 10% of the total amount
*Cancellation made 10-35 Days prior to arrival - U.S. $400 per person
*Cancellation made 10 or less than 10 days prior to departure date - U.S. $500 per person
*No-show: 100% of the total amount
- This tour requires a minimum participation of 20 passengers to operate.
- Each passenger traveling on this escorted motorcoach tour is allowed one piece of checked baggage per person due to space limitations. Additional luggage will cost $7.00 per person per day.
- If you need to book a flight, we recommend that you book your flight after you receive a confirmation email from Tours4Fun for your reservation within one to two business days.
- During the spring and summer, we recommend that you wear lightweight clothing and comfortable shoes..
During the fall and winter, we recommend that you wear layered clothing to ensure comfort in cold weather.
- In order to protect your own property, please bring any valuable items with you at all times. Please do not leave any valuable items on the bus or at the hotel, attraction or restaurant. Tours4Fun, local operators, drivers and tour guides are not responsible for any theft or loss at any location.
- Tours4Fun cooperates with top local area tour operators and ensures the best quality of services to all travelers. We provide tour coaches that all are insured with a liability insurance coverage from $5,000,000 to $10,000,000 to make sure that your trips are safer and more enjoyable.
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