Bryce Canyon National Park

8 Day Escorted Tour Itinerary

Canyons and Indian Lands Tour

Breath-taking parks and Las Vegas

Explore the breath-taking sights of Zion, Bryce Canyon, Monument Valley and the Grand Canyon along with a few days in Las Vegas. Visit the contrasting scenery from the rock hoodoos, to towering red sandstone cliffs to the awe-inspiring natural wonder of the Grand Canyon.

These remarkable National Parks offer scenic hikes and incredible history of the Native American culture of the Navajo people. Learn about how the myths and legends have been passed down family lines of the Navajo people. Explore Seligman which was part of the original and iconic Route 66. This small group tour has something for everyone.

Our Experts Recommend:
  • See some of America's most breath-taking National Parks
  • Learn about the Navajo people and Native American culture
  • Visit Seligman on the original and iconic Route 66
  • Watch Grand Canyon sunrise or sunset

Sample Itinerary Summary

We can tailor any part of this itinerary or create a new one just for you.

Duration
8 days
Destination Breakdown
Options
Group basis, Escorted
Included
  • International flights
  • 7 nights accommodation
  • Services of a professional tour leader
  • Transportation by private vehicle and 4 wheel drive in Monument Valley
Not included
  • Meals
  • Optional excursions
  • Tips for the guide and driver

Itinerary Breakdown

Welcome to the `Neon City’ in the Nevada Desert, a place everyone should experience at least once in their life. The opportunities are endless here and if you arrive early, you’ll have a full day to explore so why not try your luck on the tables, see one of the many world-class shows or sample an all-American buffet? Join us at 18:00 hrs for a welcome meeting with your group and tour leader. Afterwards you’re free to take in the cityscape at night; wander along the Strip and see the neon lights in all their colourful glory.

Optional Activities:

Go karting US$26

Vegas Strip Helicopter flight US$124

Gun range US$100 approx. (multiple packages available)

Roller coasters US$25-$40

Points of Interest

Overnight Accommodation

  • Ballys or similar

Zion effortlessly mixes peaceful beauty with powerful landscapes and the tree lined Virgin River supports fragile flora and fauna as it meanders below massive, cathedral-like sandstone walls. Zion Canyon was named by the early Mormon settlers of Utah who thought of it as their `promised land’ and it offers some of the best hiking in the Southwest USA.

Overnight Accommodation

  • Springdale La Quinta or similar

You have a full day to further explore the delights of Zion National Park. There are various hikes to choose from,ranging from easy to strenuous. Of all the walks within the park, one you simply must do is the famous and challenging hike to Angels Landing. Once you’ve conquered this epic trail you’ll be greeted with the most breath-taking panoramas you’ve ever laid eyes on. For a less strenuous walk take one of the short hikes from the valley floor to view the Lower Emerald Pools then continue on to the sparkling Upper Emerald Pools, passing a waterfall along the way to discover Zion’s `beach’. Cool off from the summer sun by exploring the Riverside Walk section of the Virgin River. If weather conditions permit, you may choose to hike deep into the Zion Narrows. Dry feet is not an option as you wade through the Virgin River between towering walls. The cool waters and the shadow of the canyon can provide a much needed respite from the scorching sun.

Overnight Accommodation

  • Springdale La Quinta or similar

Leaving Zion National Park you climb in elevation to over 8,000 and traverse a high plateau to Bryce Canyon National Park. “Mysterious”, “breath-taking” and “out of this world” are only a few of the descriptions offered by past visitors to describe this fascinating natural amphitheatre of pink, orange and white sandstone spires, known locally as hoodoos. There are a variety of scenic overlooks and trails that range from easy to strenuous in difficulty. The Navajo or Peek-a-Boo Loop trails will enable you to hike right in among these unique rock formations. Wherever you walk, you’ll encounter a kaleidoscope of colours and a fantasy land of rock spires that’ll leave you mesmerised. For the photographers among you, you may prefer to remain on the rim and photograph the ever-changing shadows and hues as the sun makes its way across the wide-open sky. This is the picture perfect moments you’ve been waiting for.

Optional Activities:

Western horseback riding at Bryce US$65-$90

Overnight Accommodation

  • Best Western Ruby's Inn or similar

Today you travel south-east along the border of Utah and Arizona and make a stop at the immense Glen Canyon Dam en route to Monument Valley in the heart of the Navajo Nation. This is sacred land to those who call it home and the red sandstone monoliths and spectacular sunsets and sunrises have been the backdrop to countless Westerns. Explore the incredible array of rock formations on an included Navajo guided back roads tour and learn the magic and myth of the rich Native American culture.

Points of Interest

Overnight Accommodation

  • Kayenta Monument Valley Inn or similar

Continue south through the Navajo Reservation to the Cameron Trading Post to shop for local jewellery, crafts and cultural souvenirs. Begin your visit at eastern entrance of the mighty Grand Canyon where you’ll catch your first glimpse of it at Desert View. This incredible spectacle is difficult to comprehend, even as you stand at the rim or hike down into the canyon. Carved over several millennia, this massive wonder of nature is 277 miles  long, up to 18 miles wide and over one mile deep. Snaking through the canyon floor is the mighty Colorado River, which runs 1450 miles through seven US states and two Mexican states. Your tour includes a visit to the IMAX Theater, which will give you a good overview of the area and how it developed over time. In your free time, we highly recommend a scenic helicopter flight over the canyon, offering perspectives you simply can’t see by just visiting on foot. Alternatively, stroll the easy meandering South Rim Trail, hike your way down the more challenging trail to Plateau Point, or simply relax at the canyon’s edge and enjoy a spectacular sunset over one of the world’s most fantastic natural wonders.

Optional Activities:

Grand Canyon helicopter flight US$254-$284

Overnight Accommodation

  • Red Feather Lodge or similar

From the epic Grand Canyon you’ll travel south to Williams and west to Seligman where you’ll stop for an optional lunch at the Snow Cap Diner along a section of the iconic Route 66. Prepare to be dazzled all over again with the neon clad streets of Las Vegas - this sure does make for a memorable end to a fantastic eight days!

This tour ends at approximately 17:00 hrs. Why not consider extending your stay in Las Vegas to experience all that this amazing City has to offer?  If you are planning to fly tonight, please do not book a flight that departs before 21:00 hrs.