Overview

Join us on a 10-day journey through a spectacular series of natural wonders in the American Southwest. At Bryce Canyon, Monument Valley, Zion National Park, and the Grand Canyon, admire otherworldly formations famously photographed by Ansel Adams—they are even more sublime in person. Go river rafting along Glen Canyon with a visit to a petroglyph site, admire the beauty of light striking Antelope Canyon’s narrow sandstone walls, and marvel at the scenic vistas of Capitol Reef and Arches National Parks. Share a peaceful evening with Navajo storytelling, and refresh in atmospheric hotels and lodges. Joined by an expert Orbridge Expedition Leader and traveling in the comfort of a private motor coach, there is no better way to visit our national parks.

Program Highlights

    • Explore the Southwest’s natural wonders with two knowledgeable Orbridge Expedition Leaders.
    • Experience a Navajo cookout and storytelling, take a 4-wheel drive tour through Monument Valley, and take in the beauty of the Grand Canyon.

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  • Follow the paths of Ancestral Puebloans and pioneers at Zion National Park, walk between monolithic hoodoos in Bryce Canyon National Park, and visit Arches National Park to see its intricately eroded arches.
  • Enjoy special inclusions such as a Glen Canyon rafting trip and a visit to beautiful Antelope Slot Canyon.
  • What’s included: 9 nights’ accommodations; 9 breakfasts, 3 lunches (2 are picnic-style), and 6 dinners; a welcome reception in Las Vegas; wine tasting in Moab; admission and park fees throughout; transport via private deluxe motor coach; and airport transfers for guests arriving and departing during the suggested times.

Activity Level:
Moderate

The majority of the program’s activities will take place outdoors and a fair amount of walking on varying terrain is to be expected. Many of the parks have dirt trails, but they are usually fairly smooth for walking, some do have paved pathways and boardwalks. It
is our expectation that guests on this program are able to walk up and down a flight of stairs, and get in and out of a motor coach without assistance. If you are able to walk a mile at a moderate pace, you will be able to enjoy all of the excursions. Also keep in mind that you will experience varying altitudes, rising up to 8,300 feet, to which you may not be accustomed.

Faculty

Reginald H. Garrett, Professor of Biology

Reginald GarrettReg joined the faculty at the University of Virginia in 1968. In 1975, he was a Fulbright Senior Lecturer in Vienna, Austria, and in 1976, a visiting scientist in the Department of Genetics, Cambridge University (U.K.). In 1983, he returned to Cambridge and the Department of Genetics as Thomas Jefferson Visiting Fellow in Downing College. In 2003, he was Professeur Invité at the University of Toulouse (France) and the CNRS Institute of Pharmacology and Structural Biology there. He has an abiding interest in science education and taught biochemistry for 46 years. He is the author, with his colleague, Charles M. Grisham, of a widely used textbook, Biochemistry, the sixth edition of which was published in March, 2016. In addition, he taught marine invertebrate zoology and coral reef ecology for 20 years in the Bahamas and Mexico, and he has traveled informally in the West Indies, North, Central and South America, Africa, and Asia as a biology tourist. His research interest was focused within biochemistry and molecular biology. He is a former Academic Dean (2009) and professor with the Semester At Sea program, making three circumnavigations. His theme for the 2009 voyage was Migrations, which addressed the human odyssey that populated the planet, from our origins in Africa to the arrival of the Amerindian ancestors in the American Southwest.

Itinerary

DAY 1 - June 3

Las Vegas

Welcome to Las Vegas! This evening, meet your traveling companions and Orbridge Expedition Leaders for a welcome drink and prepare for your upcoming adventure.
Westin Las Vegas Hotel, Casino & Spa
Reception

DAY 2 - June 4

Zion National Park

Travel from the big city to large open spaces as you leave Las Vegas behind. After your arrival to Zion National Park, perhaps hike to the Emerald Pools, stroll along the Riverside Walk, take a ranger-led program, or listen to one of many ranger talks at the Zion Human History Museum. Tonight, share your experiences with your travel companions over dinner.
Zion Park Lodge
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DAY 3 - June 5

Bryce Canyon National Park

View the slow erosion of ages in Bryce Canyon National Park. Resembling castle towers and cathedral spires, the unique hoodoos rock formations are something you will not forget. Watch the natural amphitheaters and canyons glow as you wander the rim. Enjoy some free time to explore authentic Native American arts and crafts at the general store near your hotel.
Best Western Plus Bryce Canyon Hotel
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DAY 4 - June 6

Capitol Reef National Park/ Escalante/ Moab

After breakfast, travel through the spectacular scenery of Capitol Reef National Park and Escalante. Capture views of the vast canyons, immense domes, pillared monoliths, and sandstone spires. Arrive late afternoon in the resort town of Moab for a stay at a resort perched on the bank of the Colorado River. Enjoy a wine tasting at the resort’s winery followed by dinner.
Red Cliffs Lodge
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DAY 5 - June 7

Arches National Park/ Monument Valley

This morning observe the unusual rock formations in Arches National Park—featuring more than 2,000 natural sandstone arches—including Balanced Rock and the world famous Delicate Arch.

SWParks3Afterward, continue to Monument Valley to the secluded Goulding’s Lodge, famous for its role in dozens of Old West movies, trade, and Navajo territory culture.Settle in and explore the collection of movie memorabilia and Native American artifacts in the Goulding’s Museum and Trading Post. Tonight, retreat to an authentic Navajo cookout and storytelling presentation focused on Navajo legend, songs, and history.
Goulding’s Lodge
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DAY 6 - June 8

Monument Valley

Today enjoy an excursion aboard a 4×4 open-air vehicle through magnificent Monument Valley alongside your Navajo guide, viewing and listening to stories about the unique sandstone formations. After lunch at Goulding’s Lodge, continue through Navajo country and stop at Navajo National Monument, located within the northwest portion of the Navajo Nation territory in northern Arizona.
Lake Powell Resort
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DAY 7 - June 9

Lees Ferry/ Antelope Canyon

This morning, embark upon a raft trip down the Colorado River through nearby Glen Canyon, gazing at the 700- to 1,400-foot red rock cliffs overhead and watching for the California Condor. Stop to view 6,000-year-old petroglyphs, believed to have been carved by Ancestral Puebloans. Finish the float trip at historic Lees Ferry, the gateway to the Grand Canyon. Enjoy a scenic coach ride back to Lake Powell.

Later today, enjoy a guided tour of spectacular Antelope Canyon. Created by water erosion, the canyon walls appear like “flowing rocks” that reflect light in remarkable ways.
Lake Powell Resort
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DAY 8 - June 10

Grand Canyon

This morning, journey to the Grand Canyon to marvel at the dramatic views of one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World. Wander along the Canyon rim, join a ranger-led program, or relax and enjoy the park’s offerings at your leisure.
Grand Canyon National Park Lodges
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DAY 9 - June 11

Grand Canyon/ Sedona

Enjoy a leisurely morning or take a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to fly over the heart of the Grand Canyon during an optional helicopter flightseeing excursion.

SWParks4 EditsThis afternoon arrive at Sedona, also known as “Arizona’s Scenic Sensation.” Explore the breathtakingly picturesque town and enjoy lunch on your own at one of many local restaurants. Later, travel south amid the cactus-studded landscape, ending your day in charming Scottsdale. This evening enjoy a special farewell dinner at a local restaurant.
Westin Kierland Resort and Spa
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DAY 10 - June 12

Phoenix

After breakfast, take your complimentary transfer to Phoenix International Airport for your flight home.
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Accommodations

  • Westin Las Vegas Hotel, Casino & Spa: Upon arrival, enjoy a night just off the Las Vegas Strip. This stylish hotel features a 100% non-smoking environment, modern guest rooms, outdoor heated pool, fitness studio, lobby lounge, and 24-hour bistro.
  • Zion Park Lodge: The only in-park lodging at Zion National Park, the Zion Park Lodge is serenely nestled among towering red rock cliffs. Each guest room provides a warm, comfortable atmosphere, ensuring a memorable stay.
  • Best Western Plus Bryce Canyon Grand Hotel: The Best Western Plus Bryce Canyon Grand Hotel is surrounded by dazzling scenery of southwest Utah, most notably rock spires (hoodoos) known locally as the “fairy chimneys.” Enjoy access to the hotel’s enclosed courtyard, offering a swimming pool, whirlpool, and patio areas.
  • Red Cliffs Lodge: Red Cliffs Lodge located in Moab is a true example of an Old West-style accommodation with modern amenities. Nestled on the banks of the Colorado River and surrounded by 2,000-foot-high cliffs, the lodge has been included in National Geographic Traveler magazine’s Stay List of “129 Hotels We Love.” Cool off in the pool, or enjoy a game of tennis, volleyball, or horseshoes, and don’t forget to check out the Moab Museum of Film and Western Heritage, featuring 100 years of colorful cowboy life and history alongside Hollywood movie memorabilia dating back to the late 1930s.
  • Goulding’s Lodge: Relax and savor the spectacular views of Monument Valley at Goulding’s Lodge, a popular locale for Old West movies. Don’t forget to check out Goulding’s Trading Post Museum, showcasing artifacts, artwork, and film memorabilia.
  • Lake Powell Resort: Located in Page, Arizona, the Lake Powell Resort offers comfortable lodging and first-rate dining. The property’s lake view rooms with Native American flair are an ideal retreat after a day full of fun. Sit back and take in views of Wahweap Bay, Lone Rock, Castle Rock, and breathtaking sunsets.
  • Grand Canyon National Park Lodges: Grand Canyon accommodations will be either Thunderbird Lodge, Kachina Lodge or Yavapai Lodge. These lodges are recognized for their historical significance, and each provide a distinctively different experience to enhance your visit while at the park.
  • Westin Kierland Resort and Spa: Relish in the comforts of this first-class resort that captures the essence of Arizona. The decor of the hallways and grounds pay tribute to the people and desert landscape that have shaped the state’s cultural heritage. During free time, you may choose to take the self-guided walking tour leading you through parts of the property that showcase Arizona’s incredible history.

Hotels are subject to change based on availability.

Meals

9 breakfasts, 3 lunches (2 are picnic-style), and 6 dinners, including a welcome reception in Las Vegas

Program Fees

$4,995 per person, double Occupancy, land only.
A limited number of single rooms are available for $5,995 per person

Price Includes:

  • 9 nights comfortable hotel accommodations
  • 9 breakfasts, 3 lunches (2 are picnic-style), and 6 dinners, including a welcome reception in Las Vegas
  • Full guiding services of 2 Expedition Leaders as well as expert local guides
  • Admission to beautiful southwest parks, including Grand Canyon National Park, Arches National Park, Bryce Canyon National Park, and Zion National Park
  • A Navajo cookout and storytelling, Canyon Rafting Trip down the Colorado River, walk through Antelope Slot Canyon with a Navajo guide, wine tasting in Moab, and a 4-wheel drive excursion to explore Monument Valley
  • Private deluxe motor coach with air conditioning and extra leg room
  • Airport transfers for guests on suggested flights
  • Luggage porterage upon arrival at airport, and checking in and out of hotels
  • Gratuities to Expedition Leaders, local guides, drivers, and porters

Price Does Not Include:
Trip cancellation insurance and passenger travel protection plan; airfares; transfers and luggage handling fees; costs associated with obtaining passports or entry visas; airport departure taxes; airline ticketing fees; airport transfers when arriving/departing on other than scheduled group dates; excess baggage charges; any new value added taxes or GST taxes added to program costs by applicable governmental authority; gratuities to drivers, guides not specified; meals and beverages other than those specified as being included; sightseeing not included in the itinerary; personal expenses such as laundry, communication charges and optional activities (which are subject to availability); and ship, air, or transportation fuel surcharges, if applicable, and anything not specifically listed as included.

How to Register

Ready to register? The best way to do this is by phone so that we can ensure we are meeting all of your needs. Please call us at 866-765-2646. Or, e-mail cavaliertravels@virginia.edu with your contact information and the best time to reach you.

A deposit of $850 per person is required to reserve your spot. Final invoicing will be done approximately 4 months prior to departure. Final payment is due 95 days prior to departure.

Deposits can be made via Mastercard, Visa, check or wire transfer.

Early registration is encouraged as space is limited.

General Terms & Conditions

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Registration, Deposits and Final Payment. To confirm and secure your reservation, a deposit of $850 per person per program, a deposit for any extension(s), and any non-refundable advanced payments, payable by check, online check/ACH, money order, wire transfer of same day U.S. funds, or major credit card, is due at the time of registration. Final payment, including any extension(s) and optional(s), is payable by check, online check/ACH, money order, or wire transfer of same day U.S. funds ONLY and due no later than 90 days prior to the scheduled program departure date. If your reservation is made fewer than 90 days prior to departure, the entire cost of the program, including any extension(s) and optional(s), is due at the time of registration by check, money order, or wire transfer of same day U.S. funds ONLY. If final payment is not received by Orbridge at least 90 days prior to the scheduled program departure date, Orbridge may, at any time and with or without notice, cancel your reservation in its sole discretion with no right of refund. All payments we receive from you are herein defined as “Payments.” CST#2098750-40 WST#602828994

Cancellations and Refunds. All cancellations must be submitted to Orbridge in writing and will be subject to a cancellation fee (“Cancellation Fee”) as follows: (a) if the cancellation notice is received by Orbridge 275 or more calendar days prior to the scheduled departure date, all deposits will be fully refunded; (b) if the cancellation notice is received by Orbridge between 274 and 151 days prior to the scheduled departure date, the Cancellation Fee will be $500 per person per program and $300 per person per program for any extension other than Rwanda; (c) if the cancellation notice is received by Orbridge between 150 and 91 days prior to the scheduled departure date the Cancellation Fee will be the full deposit per person per program including any extension; (d) if the cancellation notice is received by Orbridge 90 or fewer days prior to the scheduled departure date, the Cancellation Fee will be the full program price. In addition to and not in lieu of the foregoing, a Cancellation Fee equal to 100% of the carrier charge applies to all non-refundable airfares due to your cancellation made at any time prior to the scheduled program departure date, as applicable. Refunds, if any, of any Payments in excess of the aggregate Cancellation Fee shall be processed within 30 calendar days of our receipt of your written notice.

ORBRIDGE® TERMS AND CONDITIONS AND BINDING ARBITRATION AGREEMENT

This Agreement is important. It includes contractual terms and conditions and releases Orbridge, LLC from liability. It must be signed by all participants.

Responsibility. Orbridge, its shareholders, directors, officers, employees and affiliates (collectively, “Orbridge”), does not own or operate any entity which is to or does provide goods or services for your trip including, for example, ownership or control over hotels or other lodging facilities, airline, vessel, bus, van or other transportation companies, local ground operators, providers or organizers of optional excursions or equipment used thereon, food service or entertainment providers, etc., even if they use the “Orbridge” name. All such persons and entities are independent contractors. As a result, Orbridge is not liable for any negligent or willful act or failure to act of any such person or entity, or of any other third party. Without limitation, Orbridge is not responsible for any injury, loss, or damage to person or property, death, delay or inconvenience in connection with the provision of any goods or services occasioned by or resulting from, but not limited to, acts of God, acts of government, force majeure, acts of war or civil unrest, insurrection or revolt, strikes or other labor activities, criminal or terrorist activities of any kind, or the threat thereof, overbooking or downgrading of accommodations, structural or other defective conditions in hotels or other lodging facilities, mechanical or other failure of airplanes or other means of transportation or for any failure of any transportation mechanism to arrive or depart timely or safely, dangers associated with or bites from animals, pests or insects, marine life or vegetation of any sort, dangers incident to recreational activities such as scuba diving, snorkeling, paddle boarding, surfing, swimming, kayaking, sailing, canoeing, rafting, hiking, bicycling, rock climbing, etc., sanitation problems, food poisoning, lack of access to or quality of medical care, difficulty in evacuation in case of a medical or other emergency, illness, epidemics or the threat thereof or for any other cause beyond the direct control of Orbridge. In addition, I release Orbridge from its own negligence and assume all risk thereof.

Rates. Program rates are based on minimum participation levels, current fares (air, water, land), tariffs and currency values. While Orbridge does everything possible to maintain the listed program rates, they are subject to change effective immediately upon posting unless otherwise specified by Orbridge. In the case of invoicing errors, we reserve the right to re-invoice with the correct pricing.

Registration, Deposits and Final Payment. To confirm and secure your reservation, a deposit of $850 per person per program and $500 per person per extension, plus any non-refundable deposits are due at the time of registration payable by check, ACH, money order, wire transfer of same day U.S. funds, or major credit card. Final payment including any extension(s) and optional(s) is payable by check, ACH, money order, wire transfer of same day U.S. funds ONLY and due no later than 90 days prior to the scheduled program departure date. If your reservation is made fewer than 90 days prior to departure, the entire cost of the program, plus any extension and optional(s), is due at the time of registration by check, money order, ACH or wire transfer of same day U.S. funds ONLY. If final payment is not received by Orbridge at least 90 days prior to the scheduled program departure date, Orbridge may, at any time and with or without notice, cancel your reservation in its sole discretion with no right of refund.

Reservation Grace Period. Reservations (other than for the Rwanda Extension on the Tanzania Safari Migration program) made not fewer than 98 calendar days prior to the scheduled program departure date may be canceled at any time during the seven (7) calendar day period (the “Grace Period”) immediately following the date of reservation for a full refund of all Payments received by Orbridge as of the effective date of termination. Notice of termination must be in writing, must be received by Orbridge in the Grace Period and is effective only on timely receipt of such written notice by Orbridge. For all other reservations and cancellations, the terms of the Cancellations and Refunds section below apply.

Cancellations and Refunds. All cancellations must be submitted to Orbridge in writing and will be subject to a cancellation fee (“Cancellation Fee”) as follows: (a) if the cancellation notice is received by Orbridge 275 or more calendar days prior to the scheduled departure date, all deposits, other than for the Rwanda Extension on the Tanzania Safari Migration program, will be fully refunded; (b) if the cancellation notice is received by Orbridge between 274 and 151 days prior to the scheduled departure date, the Cancellation Fee will be $500 per person per program and $300 per person per program for any extension other than Rwanda; (c) if the cancellation notice is received by Orbridge between 150 and 91 days prior to the scheduled departure date the Cancellation Fee will be the full deposit per person per program including any extension; (d) if the cancellation notice is received by Orbridge 90 or fewer days prior to the scheduled departure date, the Cancellation Fee will be the full program price. In addition to and not in lieu of the foregoing, a Cancellation Fee equal to 100% of the carrier charge applies to all non-refundable airfares due to your cancellation made at any time prior to the scheduled program departure date, as applicable. Refunds, if any, of any Payments in excess of the aggregate Cancellation Fee shall be processed within 30 calendar days of our receipt of your written notice.

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Cancelled Programs. All programs are subject to cancellation by Orbridge prior to the scheduled departure date for such reasons as, but not limited to, insufficient participation, or logistical problems that, in Orbridge’s sole judgment, may impede program operations or represent conditions or events that may expose program guests and/or Orbridge to undue risk of harm, injury, damage or inconvenience. In the event of program cancellation by Orbridge, Orbridge may offer you alternative arrangements such as the option to join another tour on a different date or to a different location. If the price of your alternative booking is lower than your original booking price, Orbridge will refund the difference; or Orbridge shall refund all payments made to Orbridge at the time of cancellation should the alternative arrangement not be offered or selected.

Itineraries. Accommodations, the itinerary, and arranged excursions are subject to change or substitution at any time due to unforeseen circumstances or circumstances beyond Orbridge’s control. Reasonable efforts will be made to operate programs as planned, but adjustments, substitutions and changes may occur after the final itinerary has been issued. Orbridge may, in its sole discretion, withdraw a program or any part of it, make such alterations or substitutions to the itinerary or program inclusions as it deems necessary or desirable, and pass on to program participants any expenditures, additional costs or losses caused by any such adjustments, or by delays or events beyond its reasonable control.

Not Included. Unless otherwise specifically noted in the itinerary, program prices do not include the following expenses, which if applicable are your sole responsibility to pay and satisfy: trip cancellation insurance and passenger travel protection plan; domestic, international, and internal airfares; transfers and luggage handling fees except in connection with scheduled group flights; costs associated with obtaining passports or entry visas; airport departure taxes; airline ticketing fees; airport transfers when arriving/departing on other than scheduled group dates; excess baggage charges; any new value added taxes or GST taxes added to program costs by applicable governmental authority; gratuities to drivers, guides, or ship’s crew not specified; meals and beverages other than those specified as being included in the itinerary; sightseeing not included in the itinerary; personal expenses such as laundry, communication charges and optional activities (which are subject to availability); and ship, air, or transportation fuel surcharges, if applicable.

Health and Fitness to Travel. Some programs include physically active elements. To enjoy these programs as intended, a minimum level of fitness is required. Accordingly, you must be in good physical and mental condition to participate. You represent that you have no physical, mental or other condition, impairment or disability that may or will cause or create a risk of injury or other hazard to yourself or others in respect to any aspect of the program you have selected. Orbridge may, in its sole discretion, limit, restrict or prohibit from participation in any aspect of any program any individual that it considers in its sole discretion to be impaired or unsuitable due to fitness level. In addition, Orbridge may, in its sole discretion and at the participant’s sole expense, remove from the program, or restrict the program-related activities of any individual whose physical or mental condition may or is likely to cause a hazard to himself/herself or others, or otherwise impair the enjoyment of other program participants. Any physical condition requiring special attention, diet, or treatment must be reported in writing to Orbridge at the time a program reservation is made. Should you have any questions or need any clarification about a specific program, please ask for details at the time of registration. Orbridge will try to accommodate your interests if possible.

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Children. Orbridge welcomes the participation of children in most of its programs. However, in the event you do include your children or other minors for whom you serve as legal guardian (“Dependents”) in your travel plans, you hereby agree that you are and shall be at all times solely responsible for their care, actions, safety and protection during the program and any extension(s). Should you have any questions whether a particular program or inclusion is suitable for your Dependent(s), please contact us.

Baggage. Program rates include the price of two (2) pieces of policy-compliant baggage per person during the land or cruise portion of the program only unless specified in the itinerary. Air carriers, and motor coaches often impose significant other restrictions or limitations on the number of pieces, size and weight of luggage and may reject or impose additional fees on luggage exceeding such limitations or restrictions. All such fees are your sole cost and responsibility. In addition and regardless of location or transportation method, your baggage and personal effects are and shall at all times be at your sole risk throughout the entire program. Please check with your air carrier for other applicable baggage restrictions and limitations.

Travel Documents. For U.S. citizens, valid passports are required for travel to foreign destinations and some countries require specific visas prior to entry. Please direct any questions in respect to visa requirements to Orbridge, which shall use commercially reasonable efforts to provide answers as a courtesy, provided that it shall remain your sole responsibility and obligation to obtain and verify that you have all required travel documents, including visas, necessary and appropriate for the program location(s) and sufficient blank pages in your passport for visas and immigration stamps. In addition, some countries require your passport have an expiry date of not less than six month after your anticipated return to the United States. Orbridge disclaims all liability for any expenses or costs you may incur due to your prohibition or restriction from entering a country on the program itinerary or reentering the United States at the conclusion of the program.

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Orbridge may at any time and without notice modify these terms and conditions, and any modification so made will be effective for all reservations made from and after the posted Effective Date.

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