CIL Insurance, Australia's leading specialist Caravan & RV Insurer, is giving you the chance to win an RV trip of a lifetime to one of the world's most famous natural wonders – the Grand Canyon.

Fly to Los Angeles, where the fun begins, with plenty of time to explore Tinsel town, and tickets for 2 to Disneyland and Universal Studios. Then head to the entertainment capital - Las Vegas, to pick up your fully equipped motorhome. It's from here that you'll embark on an 11-day self-drive RV adventure. This amazing trip runs from 1-16 September 2017 and will take you through the awe-inspiring landscapes of Bryce Canyon, Lake Powell, the Grand Canyon, Lake Mead and more.

COMPETITION IS NOW CLOSED

The winner will be published in The Australian newspaper on 30 March 2017

The Prize

  • 2 adult economy class airfares from the winner's nearest Australian capital city to Los Angeles, CA USA and return
  • 5 nights accommodation. 3 nights in Los Angeles and 2 nights in Las Vegas
  • 3 days Chevrolet Impala (or similar)+ car hire in Los Angeles
  • 2 adult tickets to Disneyland California and Universal Studios Hollywood
  • 2 adult economy class airfares from Los Angeles to Las Vegas and return
  • 386-288-1825 RV Adventure Vacations 'Zion, Bryce, Lake Powell and Grand Canyon Trip' including planner, personalised itinerary, maps and suggested activities
  • 11 days hire of a fully-equipped Road Bear motorhome, plus $AUD 700 fuel allowance
  • 10 nights campground reservations. 3 nights at Zion National Park, 2 nights at Bryce Canyon National Park, 2 nights at Lake Powell, 2 nights at Grand Canyon National Park and 1 night at Lake Mead
  • Bryce Canyon Horse/Mule Ride
  • Antelope Canyon Scenic Tour
  • Grand Canyon South Rim Heli Tour
  • Full day tour of the Grand Canyon
  • $AUD 3,000 spending money

Days 1-3   Los Angeles

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The adventure begins with 3 days in Los Angeles exploring all that the gateway city has to offer. Spend your time as you choose - visit glamorous Hollywood, the Walk of Fame and Sunset Boulevard, or you may prefer to hit the shops and watch for celebrities at famous Rodeo Drive. Spend an action-packed day at Universal Studios - take a thrilling theme park ride, see a show, and visit a real working movie studio. Of course, a trip to LA would not be complete without experiencing the magic of Disneyland, for young and old, it's the happiest place on earth!

Day 4   Las Vegas

Fly to Las Vegas, famed for its vibrant nightlife, casinos, shopping and entertainment. There are plenty of things to see and do while you're in town, and your time is your own, so why not make the most of it! Walk the famous 'Strip' and see the pirate ship of the Treasure Island Hotel and Casino, the erupting volcano of The Mirage Hotel and Casino, and stand before the famous Bellagio fountains. You could even see a spectacular stage show or try your luck at the world-famous casinos. With so much on offer, Las Vegas has got you covered.

Days 5-7   Zion National Park

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Collect your luxury motorhome in Las Vegas and start your 11-night RV adventure travelling to Zion National Park.

Breathtaking Zion Canyon is the centrepiece of the 147,000-acre Zion National Park featuring a spectacular landscape of high plateaus, sheer canyons, and cliffs.

Zion National Park abounds in things to see and do, from the scenic byways that slice through the park to the trails that wind through the backcountry. The numerous lookouts are a favourite with wildlife watchers who search the sky for Zion's more than 200 bird species, while hikers can strap on their boots and venture out on numerous trails. You can also use the park's modern shuttle bus to explore this magnificent canyon from end to end.

Once you're done taking in the park's beauty, you can kick back in one of Zion's campgrounds and wind down for the day.

Days 8-9   Bryce Canyon National Park

Next stop is Bryce Canyon National Park, where unique rock formations of multi-hued pinnacles await.

Bryce Canyon is a collection of giant natural amphitheatres along the eastern side of the Paunsaugunt Plateau. Bryce is distinctive due to its red rock pillars, called hoodoos. The red, orange, and white colours of the rocks provide spectacular views for park visitors.

Staying in the national park's campground you will experience the early morning and late evening, when the pink-orange sandstone undergoes a dramatic transformation of light, shadow, and colour.

Bryce Canyon has over 1.5 million visitors each year who all take delight in the fantastic scenery and recreational opportunities.

Included Activity

Bryce Canyon Horse/Mule Ride – 2 Hours

You'll see more grandeur and beauty than you can imagine on your visit to Bryce Canyon. Descend into the canyon on your horse or mule. Your cowboy guide will share the history and geology of the area. Once you reach the floor of Bryce Canyon you'll take a loop that winds through fascinating rock formations back to the rim of the Canyon.

Days 10-11   Lake Powell

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Travel to your next stop Lake Powell, the second largest human-made lake in the United States. At 200 miles long, Lake Powell is widely recognised as one of the premier boating destinations in the world. Stretching from northern Arizona into southern Utah, Glen Canyon National Recreation Area is graced with scenic views and unique geology. Activities on the lake include boating, water-skiing, fishing and kayaking.

Located just outside the Glen Canyon National Recreation Area is Antelope Canyon, the most photographed slot canyon in the world. A testament to the power of water and time, flash flooding has created deep, gorgeous passageways—called slot canyons, that can be traversed on foot.

Included Activity

Antelope Canyon Scenic Tour – 2 hour

Antelope Canyon is located on land owned by an American Indian family on the nearby Navajo Reservation. Slot canyons are rare – from within you'll see a palette of colours transmitted by light filtering down from above, bouncing from wall to wall. Your guide will share a little history and point out key areas in this mysterious and haunting canyon.

Days 12-13   Grand Canyon National Park

Your next stop is one of the world's natural wonders – the Grand Canyon. Vast, magnificent and beautiful, the Grand Canyon is a natural wonder that you simply have to see to believe. Stretching 277 miles from end to end, steep, rocky walls descend more than a mile to the canyon's floor, formed by 6 six million years of erosion from the Colorado River.

Included Activities

Grand Canyon South Rim Heli Tour

One of the most exciting ways to see the Grand Canyon is on a Helicopter Tour. Your helicopter tour departs from the South Rim of the Grand Canyon taking you over the beautiful Kaibab National Forest, home to the world's largest Ponderosa Pine Forest. Reaching the edge of the canyon, the rim gently drops away as the North Rim and eastern end of the canyon come into view – providing one of the most spectacular views of the entire canyon.

Full Day Tour of the Grand Canyon

University trained guides teach you about plants, animals, Puebloan Indian culture and rock formations on this air-conditioned van tour. Of course, watch out for wildlife during your tour – deer, bighorn sheep, elk, coyote, wild turkey, Javelina, or an endangered California Condor. The full day tour includes park entry, snacks, beverages, and lunch at the Trading Post.

Day 14   Hoover Dam and Lake Mead

Drive the historic Route 66 to Lake Mead. On the way you may like to stop and spend some time at Hoover Dam, one of the world's greatest engineering achievements. Situated on the Nevada-Arizona border and stretching 1,244 feet across the Black Canyon, Hoover Dam took 5 years to construct. Built to control flooding along the Colorado River and provide water and hydroelectric power for California and the Southwest, the dam spurred tremendous growth in that part of the United States.

Formed by the damming of the Colorado River, Lake Mead, covers about 248 square miles. Backed by spectacular cliff and canyon scenery, Lake Mead is the perfect setting for a wide variety of watersports and desert hiking.

Days 15-16   Las Vegas

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Return the motorhome in Las Vegas and enjoy your final night of the holiday in the entertainment capital of the world.

Fly to Los Angeles on day 16 and return home.

The Motorhome

The Road Bear Class C fully equipped motorhome gives you the ultimate freedom to discover and explore all that the USA has to offer.

Extremely manoeuvrable, the Road Bear RV can sleep up to 4 adults and has all the conveniences you'll need, with a queen bed, large storage bin underneath, a toilet, sink and shower, water heater, stove, microwave, fridge & freezer and generator, TV and DVD player all on-board. The powerful Ford V8/V10 gasoline engines will move you along effortlessly while the air conditioning keeps you cool. Enjoy the outdoors and sit protected under the retractable awning.

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+Car hire is subject to the terms and conditions specified by the car hire provider.
Insurance is issued by AAI Limited, ABN 48 005 297 807, trading as CIL Insurance. Competition starts 6/10/16 and closes on 10/3/17. It will only be possible to request an online Quote until 7/3/17, however, telephone applications will continue to be available until 5pm AEST 10/3/17. The competition is open to all individuals who are aged 25 years and over. Entrants must be opted in to receive CIL marketing communications. Total prize pool is $20,427.24. Prize draw to be held at noon AEST on 27/3/17 at Salmat Digital Pty Ltd, Level 2 116 Miller Street, North Sydney NSW 2060. The winner will be notified by phone and email by 29/3/17. The name of the prize winner will be published in The Australian on 30/3/17. Promoter: AAI Limited, ABN 48 005 297 807, trading as CIL Insurance, Level 28, 266 George Street, Brisbane, QLD 4000. Permits ACT TP 16/01646.1, NSW LTPS/16/06641, SA T16/1478.

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