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  • Location: Las Vegas, Nevada
  • Duration:  3 days, 2 nights
See popular highlights of the Southwest on a 3-day national parks tour from Las Vegas! On this fun-filled camping adventure, you'll discover the amazing landscapes of Zion National Park and Bryce Canyon (seasonal) and experience the Wild West during a Navajo-guided Jeep tour of Monument Valley. You'll also experience the one-and-only Grand Canyon National Park – where you can hike, walk along the South Rim or go on an optional helicopter ride! This all-camping tour (in summer) includes commentary and suggestions from your knowledgeable guide, transportation by air-conditioned minibus, select meals, entrance fees and camping accommodation/equipment.

A small-group tour, this trip is limited to 14 people for a more intimate experience.

Please note: Bryce Canyon is seasonal and not available from November 1 and April 15. Please see additional information below.

Highlights

  • 3-day camping tour of Monument Valley, Zion National Park, Bryce Canyon (seasonal) and Grand Canyon National Park (South Rim)
  • Be awed by the sublime landscapes of the American Southwest
  • Enjoy a Navajo-guided Jeep tour through Monument Valley
  • Don't forget your camera for a photo stop at Lake Powell
  • See the famous 'hoodoos' in Bryce Canyon in the warmer months
  • Take an optional helicopter ride over the Grand Canyon
  • Camping equipment, meals per itinerary and a professional guide included
  • Upgrade to lodging accommodations
  • Small-group tour limited to 14 people to ensure more personalized attention from your guide

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What You Can Expect

3-Day National Parks Camping Tour: Grand Canyon, Zion, Bryce Canyon and Monument Valley from Las Vegas

Bryce Canyon

Go on a scenic adventure to some of the most beautiful national parks in the US with this 3-day tour. Take lovely hikes, capture stunning photos and admire unforgettable views. Camp out under the stars during the warmer months, and enjoy comfortable hotel accommodations when it's colder. Learn all about the incredible natural wonders you witness from your informative and engaging guide. This tour is the perfect way to escape the glitz of Las Vegas and experience some of the American West's most gorgeous landscapes.


Itinerary

Summer Itinerary:
Day 1: Las Vegas - Zion National Park & Bryce Canyon* (L)

After departing Las Vegas, travel by air-conditioned minibus to Zion Canyon inside Zion National Park, a dazzling mix of white, pink and red Navajo sandstone cliffs that make for a photographer’s paradise. Experience the beauty of Zion however you’d like during free time in the park. Go on a walk or hike, available for every fitness level. Stroll along the Emerald Pools trail, discover the Temple of Sinawava, the Great White Throne or Weeping Rock, or visit the interpretive Human History Museum where you can enjoy an entertaining ranger’s talk on the patio.

After a full afternoon in Zion you'll head to Bryce Canyon, a natural amphitheater created by erosion along the eastern side of the Paunsaugunt Plateau. Bryce Canyon is famous for its hoodoos, or dramatic red spires. Take a walk down into the Hoodoos for an unforgettable experience.

Enjoy a BBQ dinner (at own expense) and a fun evening with your new friends.

Overnight: KOA Cannonville or Ruby's campground Utah (if camping option is selected, a light breakfast will be included), if lodging option is selected, Bryce Valley Inn (breakfast included).


*Important Note: Bryce Canyon is seasonal. During the winter season (November 1 and April 15) this tour will operate in the opposite direction. Your overnights will be in Williams, Arizona and Lake Powell, AZ. There will also be a visit to Horseshoe Bend and Antelope Canyon (optional, at own expense).

Day 2: Bryce Canyon - Monument Valley (B, L)
Wake up to a beautiful Southwest morning and enjoy the drive to Lake Powell for an optional visit to Antelope Canyon (at own expense) before traveling to one of the most recognizable locations on the planet. Monument Valley has been the backdrop for many Western movies over the years and is home to the Navajo Indians, one of whom will take you on a guided Jeep tour of the valley. You’ll spend the night at your campsite gazing up at the amazing starry sky, which come morning will be transformed by the magnificent sunrise.

Overnight: Goulding's Campground in Monument Valley, Utah (if camping option is selected, a light breakfast will be included) or Goulding's Historic Lodge (if lodging option is selected, breakfast may be purchased at hotel's cafe)

Day 3: Monument Valley - Grand Canyon National Park - Las Vegas (B, L)
Save the best for last on Day 3! After a brief visit to a traditional Navajo trading post, follow the Colorado River through the Painted Desert to Grand Canyon National Park! Again, see the park as you’d like. Walk along the South Rim, hike deep into the canyon, relax at a rim-side cafe or take in bird’s-eye views on an optional helicopter ride (own expense).

Then head back to Las Vegas, where your 3-day adventure concludes at approximately 9pm.

Please note:
Lodging accommodations are available for an additional fee and are of 3-star quality or higher and subject to availability. Camping accommodation is not available from October 31 to mid April.

Winter Itinerary:

Day 1: Las Vegas - Grand Canyon National Park (L)
After leaving Las Vegas, travel 280 miles (450 km) through the Mojave Desert and via historic Route 66 to Grand Canyon National Park. Discover this remarkable natural wonder on your own once you arrive and enjoy lunch. Admire the complex layers and myriad colors of the canyon from rim overlooks, hike down into the staggeringly deep canyon, and capture fantastic photos as sunset illuminates the full beauty of the rock formations. Opt to take a thrilling helicopter ride (own expense) over the canyon for more unforgettable views! Relax over dinner (own expense) and settle down for the night at your comfortable hotel in Williams or Tusayan.

Overnight: either the Red Feather Lodge or Best Western (or similar) in Tusayan, Arizona

Day 2: Grand Canyon National Park - Monument Valley (L)
After breakfast (own expense), make a quick stop at a traditional Navajo trading post to shop for local crafts. Then follow the Colorado River through the captivating Painted Desert to Monument Valley, an iconic film setting seen in many Westerns. Climb aboard a 4x4 vehicle for a Navajo-guided jeep tour packed with stunning photo ops.

After your sandwich lunch, continue to Page, Arizona, overlooking placid Lake Powell. Enjoy dinner (own expense) before retiring to your hotel room.

Overnight: 3-star hotel in Page, Arizona


Day 3: Lake Powell - Zion National Park - Las Vegas (B, L)

Start your day with breakfast at your hotel before heading to Horseshoe Bend — a distinctive curve of the Colorado River — or Antelope Canyon, a brilliantly hued slot canyon. Make a photo stop at Lake Powell before going on to Zion National Park, a lovely collection of photogenic white, pink and red sandstone cliffs cut by the Virgin River.

Recharge with your sandwich lunch before heading out on a hike to an emerald pool or around the easy Pa'rus trail. Admire the monolithic Great White Throne and Weeping Rock, or listen to a ranger's talk at the Zion Human History Museum.

Climb aboard your minibus for the ride back to Las Vegas and conclude your 3-day winter odyssey at approximately 6pm.

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2014

We loved every minute of the tour. Of course, the downside to it was we didn't have the time to enjoy everything in depth. But, there were so many upsides that we thought the tour was worth every penny spent. Thanks to our most knowledgeable driver/guide/cook, she made the three days the best three days ever. We loved Antelope Canyon. The sunrise at Monument Valley was breathtaking. The optional stop in Seligman on Route 66 wrapped up the 3 days in the best possible way.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2014

I never dreamed that a 3-day tour such as this could have been SO wonderful! It all started out and ended with the most pleasant, enjoyable, intelligent, warm-hearted, professional and knowledgeable tour guide (JD) who made every minute of each aspect of the three days a treat, and provided a sense of awe and wonderment for all of our National Park(s) moments. The organizational aspect of the vacation was second to none. It was wonderful meeting and getting to know eleven other 'tour-buddies' from all over the globe, each sharing their histories and personalities. I’ll return to Viator and especially the tour operators from Las Vegas again, but for an extended visit in the near future! As a photographer and vacationer, I highly recommend Viator to any and all those who want to experience a jaw-dropping landscape adventure such as this in a short period of time. Rest assured, I and all my other travel mates were confidently handled with total professionalism and integrity by Viator's and the tour operator's staff , and the itineraries provided a packed 3-day agenda of visual and historic wonders. It’s too bad it had to end!

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