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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 13 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 13 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)

Following pickup from selected Las Vegas Strip hotels, 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. Challenge yourself to what’s considered the best half-day hike in the Southwest – the narrow ridgeline to Angels Landing (seasonal, weather permitting). Or do the Narrows, a popular hike that’ll have you walking through the river, surrounded by dramatic canyon walls (weather permitting). If you’re feeling energetic, do both!

If you’re feeling less adventurous, 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.

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

Overnight: Ruby's campground Utah (if camping option is selected, a light breakfast will be 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.

Day 2: Bryce Canyon - Monument Valley (B, L)
Wake up to a beautiful Southwest morning and enjoy the drive past Lake Powell 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 Bryce Valley Inn (if lodging option is selected)

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 with drop-off at your hotel at night.

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 April 15.

Winter Itinerary:

Day 1: Las Vegas - Grand Canyon National Park (L)
After pickup from your Las Vegas Strip hotel, 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 a boxed 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 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: Monument Valley - 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 with drop-off at your hotel.

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2014

Our main reason for going to Las Vegas was visiting Monument Valley and the Grand Canyon and we were NOT disappointed on this tour at all. I MUST give praise to our tour guide Vern who is one of the most knowledgeable, funny and nicest people you could possibly want to meet and made the tour even more memorable. During the summer months you start with Zion National Park and I was completely blown away by it!!! Didnt now what to expect with Zion, but outside of Monument Valley it was the highlight of the tour. From here you head to Bryce and the drive there was just stunning with different towns and scenery you drive through. Bryce itself was good but would only need one visit. From there it was to Lake Powell which has kind of been ruined by a coal burning energy facility there. There are three funnels sticking out like an eye sore in this beautiful place, although the company involved has been ordered to remove two of them apparently. From here you have two options, either Antelope Canyon or Horse Shoe Bend. Antelope Canyon has an extra charge and if I could go back and do the tour again, I would have chosen Horse Shoe Bend. Bit of advice as well with Antelope Canyon, if you are elderly or have health problems, DO NOT do this part of the tour as there is some steep climbs up and down ladders also some VERY tight walkways. From here it was on to Monument Valley and this for me was the highlight of the tour and was just incredible!!! Whether you go for the hotel or camping options you should still get to take plenty of photos of the sunset and sunrise. From here it was on to the Grand Canyon and again it is well worth the visit. A few nice surprises thrown in as well along the way on the tour and its well worth the money. Bit of advice, if you are particular with your food (Vegetarian/Vegan), take your own (including frozen) as a cooler is kept in the back of the storage trailer. Superb tour though and VERY recommended.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2014

Excellent tour with great guide and filled with "must- see" canyons! My favorites: Bryce and Antilope Canyons!

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