Idaho 2017 Solar Eclipse Tour
Idaho 2017 Solar Eclipse Tour
August 19-22, 2017
Fly into Salt Lake City and observe the August 21, 2017 Total Solar Eclipse from sunny Rexburg, ID. Out west has the highest probability of clear skies. Here is a a quick three or four night tour with the Great American Eclipse included. This is the first total solar eclipse visible from the USA since 1979.
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Saturday August 19th- Salt Lake City – Idaho Falls
Today, your 2017 Solar Eclipse tour begins! Fly into Salt Lake City and meet your tour director at the Airport by 1:00pm. (*Please arrive at the Salt Lake Airport before 1:00 pm). Depart and travel north into Idaho and pass through fertile farmland where Idaho’s famous potatoes are grown. Arrive Idaho Falls and your hotel for a two night stay. Tonight join the group for a welcome dinner.
Sunday Aug 20th – Craters of the Moon – Potato Museum
This morning depart Idaho Falls and travel west to visit the intriguing Craters of the Moon National Monument. Craters of the Moon formed during eight major eruptive periods between 15,000 and 2000 years ago. Lava erupted from the Great Rift, a series of deep cracks that start near the visitor center and stretch 52 miles to the southeast. During this time the Craters of the Moon lava field grew to cover 618 square miles. Enjoy this spectacular monument including scenic viewpoints, amazing Lava Tubes and a picnic lunch. You will also pass through Arco, also known as Atomic City, the first town to be powered by nuclear energy and continues to be a center for development and testing of nuclear energy for both military and civilian use. There will be time to check out eclipse viewing areas for the following day and experience the weather. On the way back to Idaho Falls, stop in Blackfoot and visit the Idaho Potato Museum. The Idaho Potato Museum is a unique museum which appropriately showcases Idaho’s Famous Potatoes. The rich graphics showcasing the history of the potato will lead you through the revolution of the potato industry. From the original potato planted in Idaho, to the largest potato crisp made by the Pringle’s Company in Jackson, TN. The museum provides information on potato history, the growing and harvesting process, nutrition, trivia and educational potato facts. This evening join the group for a Western BBQ Dinner.
Sleep Inn, Idaho Falls, ID (B,L,D)
Monday August 21 – Solar Eclipse – Salt Lake City
This morning travel north to Rexburg and experience a Total Solar Eclipse as it passes over the area with a partial eclipse starting around 10:15am and a maximum eclipse at 11:34am. Lunch will be included. In the afternoon, depart and travel south returning to Utah and Visit Antelope Island State Park on the Great Salt Lake for sightseeing. Stop at scenic Buffalo Point with spectacular views of the lake and the Wasatch Range of the Rocky Mountains. There will be the opportunity to view wildlife on the island including buffalo, deer, antelope, coyote, waterfowl and more. At the Visitors Center a park ranger will introduce you to the unique ecosystem of this inland salt sea. Arrive Salt Lake City in the late afternoon and enjoy a brief driving tour of this premier western city. After checking into a downtown hotel, join the group for a special farewell dinner at The Roof restaurant overlooking Temple Square.
Crystal Inn, Salt Lake City, UT (B,L,D)
Tuesday August 22nd – Journey Home
After breakfast, transfer to the Salt Lake Airport for your journey home. You will take not only the memories of incredible scenic attractions, but also the friendships of those who have shared these days with you. (B)
Idaho 2017 Solar Eclipse Tour Includes:
3 nights accommodations Transportation by motorcoach
Services of a professional Western Leisure tour director
3 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 3 dinners
Entrance fees to attractions, National Parks and Monuments as mentioned in itinerary
Tips for included meals
Commemorative Solar Eclipse Tee Shirt. Please email sizes.
Luggage handling (1 suitcase per person)
Not Included in your Idaho 2017 Solar Eclipse Tour:
Meals (other than mentioned in the itinerary)
Items of a personal nature (i.e., room service, telephone, liquor, etc.)
Customary gratuities for the tour director, driver, local guides and outfitters
Price Per person
$1,629.00 Single, by request only. We have many singles on trip already.
$1029.00 Triple, by disclaimer only. All hotel’s rollaways are booked. Must be willing to use air mattress.
$989.00 Quad, by request only. Waitlist for rooms with two beds.
$500 pp deposit, refundable (less credit card fees) until May 1st, balance due May 18, 2017.
2% discount for payments made by check.
Pre or Post nights in Salt Lake City; $165.00 per room, per night*. (includes tax)
*Based on space availability
CHILD RATE: $605.00 *child rate is based on 11yrs and under, sharing a room with a paying adult.
PLEASE NOTE: The majority of hotel rooms at the Sleep Inn in Idaho Falls are single king beds with queen sofa sleepers as the second bed.
Please Note – * This tour requires average physical activity. Participants should be in good health, able to climb stairs and walk reasonable distances, possibly over uneven ground or unpaved trails.
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