Vacations are not something we here at DETOURS take lightly. What could be more important than spending quality time with friends and family in beautiful places across the globe? (No really, we’ve yet to find something better than that). According to studies, more than 700 million vacation days go unused across the nation. Can you imagine the memories that could have been made using just a fraction of those?! This January, set a New Year’s Resolution to take a vacation. In fact, you can even plan your vacation with us on January 29th, which is National Plan for Vacation Day!
National Plan for Vacation Day encourages people to not let their vacation days go to waste and plan vacation time as effectively as possible. According to US Travel, taking vacation time from work makes you a more productive and positive employee. If we’d all known that earlier, we would definitely use all of our time off every year! US Travel suggests that Americans who use all of their vacation days are more likely to be promoted, have improved mental health, and a more positive demeanor when it comes to their jobs. Here at DETOURS, we are firm believers in the old saying: work hard, play hard. Whether you are looking for a weekend getaway or week long adventure, our Multi-Day tours take the stress out of planning, with itineraries all over the Southwest!
Some travelers enjoy week long vacations with ample time to soak up the sights, we know we do! With that in mind, one of our favorite Multi-Day tours departing out of fabulous Las Vegas is our National Parks of Utah tour. With 6 days and 5 nights of some of the most beautiful scenery that Utah has to offer, how can you go wrong? Visit The Mighty 5 National Parks in Utah: Bryce Canyon, Zion, Arches, Canyonlands, and Capitol Reef. Experience first-hand the astounding, natural beauty of our 45th state. This Multi-Day tour has multiple departure dates in spring and fall to make sure that you get the most out of each location.
If you’re a history buff, you will love our exciting Multi-Day tour from our Native America division, the Pueblo Tribes of New Mexico tour, departing from Albuquerque. On this 6 day and 5 night tour, see Native American Pueblos and ruins with our very own Donovan Hanley. As a Native American himself, Donovan gives guests a unique insight into the historical and archaeological sites found in the Southwest. Visit Jemez Pueblo, Acoma Pueblo, and Taos Pueblo, as well as other amazing archaeological sites throughout New Mexico and Colorado. A memorable visit to Mesa Verde National Park is the cherry on top to this tour and depending on the time of year, you will have a chance to experience either the Santa Fe Indian Market or the Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta. On this one of a kind tour from DETOURS Native America, you have the chance to step back in time and see the Southwest from a cultural perspective.
Looking for a shorter trip and traveling from Las Vegas? Boy, do we have the tour for you! With multiple departures in spring and fall (aka the best seasons to visit Sin City!), join us on an exciting 4 day and 3 night tour of what we lovingly call The Big Three National Parks tour! With stops at Death Valley, Great Basin, and Zion National Parks, you truly get a feel for just how beautiful this part of the world can be. On this trip, some of the most interesting places that you’ll visit include the stalagmites and stalactites of Lehman’s Caves, ancient petroglyphs, and a one night stay in the old mining town of Tonopah. If you enjoy ghost towns, historic cities of the old Wild West, and breathtaking scenery, this is definitely a tour you don’t want to miss!
Maybe you don’t have quite enough time for a long vacation, and that’s okay! Sometimes a three day weekend is all you need to explore a destination. If you’re traveling from the Phoenix area and want to get out of the city to see some amazing landscapes, look no further than our overnight tour of the Grand Canyon South Rim. It’s perfect for those who suffer from wanderlust and want to see everything, but only have a short amount of time. Lodging at the Grand Canyon South Rim comes with different price and accommodation options, with the beautiful Kachina and Thunderbird Lodges overlooking the canyon being the fan favorites!
With so many wonderful destinations in the Southwest, the variety of itineraries and tours are endless! Let us take the stress out of planning a Multi-Day trip. We plan every step and you reap all the benefits, how much better can it get? Don’t forget to celebrate National Plan for Vacation Day on January 29th! Make your 2019 an amazing year and spend your vacation days with those who you hold dear. From everyone at DETOURS, have a happy and safe New Year!