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  • Location: Las Vegas, Nevada
  • Duration:  7 days/6 nights
Spend seven days and six nights on a camping tour to some of the most popular national parks in the United States! On this week-long adventure, you will see the breathtaking landscapes of Zion National Park, Bryce Canyon National Park, Arches and Canyonlands National Parks. You'll experience the Wild West in iconic Monument Valley, and stare into the mysterious depths of the Grand Canyon. You’ll have opportunities to hike inside all five parks and can even take an optional helicopter ride over the Grand Canyon! Transportation by air-conditioned minibus, all meals, campground fees, two-person tents and all national park entrances fees are included. This tour is limited to 13 people, ensuring a small-group experience with your guide.

Highlights

  • 7-day camping adventure in Arizona and Utah from Las Vegas
  • Go hiking in Zion, Bryce Canyon, Arches, Canyonlands and the Grand Canyon National Park
  • Take a Navajo-guided Jeep tour of Monument Valley
  • Stare in awe at the incredible natural wonder that is the Grand Canyon and take an optional helicopter ride
  • Enjoy transportation by air-conditioned minibus, all meals and campground accommodation – all included
  • Receive knowledgeable commentary about the parks and advice on hiking trails from your tour guide
  • Small-group tour with maximum of 13 people provides a more personal experience

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What You Can Expect

7-Day National Parks Camping Tour: Zion, Bryce Canyon, Monument Valley and Grand Canyon South Rim

7-Day National Parks Camping Tour: Zion, Bryce Canyon, Monument Valley and Grand Canyon South Rim

Escape the bright lights of Las Vegas for some quality time in the American Southwest on this 7-day camping adventure to Zion National Park, Bryce Canyon National Park, Arches, Canyonlands, Grand Canyon National Park and Monument Valley. Meals and use of two-person tents are included, so all you need to do is remember your sleeping bag!

During the tour, you’ll have plenty of opportunities for hiking, which is very popular inside all five national parks. Spend your first few days at Zion and Bryce Canyon parks, Arches and Canyonlands National Parks, where you’ll have your choice of hiking trails, from strenuous to easy.

When you’re in Monument Valley, enjoy a Jeep tour led by a local Navajo guide to explore this incredible landscape of rock formations, which you may recognize from countless movies that have been filmed there, like John Wayne’s Stagecoach. Your last stop is the Grand Canyon, where you can hike along the South Rim and go an optional helicopter ride over the canyon (own expense).

All entrance fees to the national parks are included, as are six breakfasts, seven boxed lunches and six dinners.

Your camping accommodation is a two-person tent, which is shared by same-sex travelers. If you are traveling as a couple or as a group of four or more, please advise this at the time of booking in the Special Requirements box so accommodations can be made to keep your party together.

Please note: You will be required to pay a USD $70 supplement charge, payable on the first day of the tour, to cover your meals per itinerary

See the Itinerary section below for details on each day of the tour.

Itinerary

Days 1: Zion National Park (1: L,D)
After departing Las Vegas with your guide, cross the border into Utah and arrive at Zion National Park, where massive canyon walls and red sandstone cliffs ascend toward a brilliant blue sky. Experience the beauty of Zion however you’d like during your time here – walks and hikes are available for every fitness level. Challenge yourself to what some consider the best half-day hike in the Southwest – the narrow ridgeline to Angels Landing, which at 1,208 feet (368 meters) tall offers the best views of Zion Canyon. 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, which takes you past waterfalls and other beautiful scenery; this is a great hike for kids. Or discover the Temple of Sinawava, see the Great White Throne or the Weeping Rock, or visit the interpretive Human History Museum where you can enjoy an entertaining ranger’s talk on the patio.

One night: Zion Campground in Springdale, UT

Day 2: Bryce National Park (B,L,D)
After breakfast, enjoy a short drive from Zion to Bryce Canyon National Park, also in Utah. Stroll along the canyon rim and marvel at the park’s unique sandstone spires – known as hoodoos – that rise dramatically from the natural amphitheater. Stay up on top to enjoy the panoramic views, or hike down into the hoodoos for an up close experience of this fascinating and unique landscape.

Back at your campground, ease your muscles – tired from three days of hiking – with a soak in the outdoor hot tub. Then enjoy time around the campfire before calling it a night.

Overnight: Ruby's Campground in Bryce Canyon City, UT

Day 3 & 4: Arches and Canyonlands National Park (B,L,D)
After breakfast travel to Arches National Park, home to over 2,000 natural stone arches. You'll take a hike up to Delicate Arch, the most recognized freestanding natural arch at 65-foot (20 meter) tall. Next head to Canyonlands National Park located near Moab, Arizona. Here you'll enjoy colorful landscapes which were formed by the Colorado and Green Rivers. Listen to stories of Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid who used the canyons to hide from law in the late 1800s and visit Moab, the adventure capital of Utah!

Take an optional sunset hummer tour and see the desert landscape come to life or an optional canyoneering adventure and explore the sandstone cliffs.

Two nights: Moab Canyonlands Campground in Moab, UT

Day 5: Monument Valley (B,L,D)
Enjoy breakfast, and then hop in the minibus for the drive past Lake Powell to one of the country’s most iconic locations – Monument Valley. Home to red rock formations that rise dramatically from the stark land, Monument Valley has been the background for many western movies over the years and is home to the Navajo Native Americans. Explore the valley on a 4X4 Jeep tour led by a local Navajo guide.

When the sun goes down at your campground, gaze up at the sky and be awed by the number of stars you can see without any city lights.

Overnight: Gouldings Campground in Gouldings, UT

Days 6: Grand Canyon (B,L,D)
After breakfast and a short visit to a Navajo trading post in the morning, you’ll be on your way to what you’ve been waiting for – the Grand Canyon! Follow the mighty Colorado River through the Painted Desert to the South Rim of the Grand Canyon. Again, you can see the park as you’d like. Stroll along the rim at sunset, take a hike deep into the canyon, or relax at one the rim-side cafes. For an additional expense, you can take a thrilling helicopter ride over the canyon, which allows you to take in bird’s-eye views of Kaibab National Forest, the Colorado River and many of the canyon’s famous ridges and formations, such as the Dragon's Corridor.

Overnight: Mather Campground in Grand Canyon Village, AZ

Day 7: Las Vegas (B,L)
Say goodbye to the Grand Canyon and drive a bit on Route 66 as you make your way back to Las Vegas, arriving with time to hit the pool before heading out for a night on the town.

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2013

I decided to see some of the national parks after realising that just seeing cities wouldn't be the best use of my time during a 30 day holiday. Came across this tour on Viator and after reading the reviews realised that it would be ideal for me as a solo female traveller. I wasn't disappointed at all, the communication from Becky was excellent and she made sure that I was accommodated for as I'm a vegan. Cari, the tour leader, was very approachable and helpful, she went out of her way to ensure that there was food that I could eat and checked labels carefully to make sure there wasn't anything in there that wasn't suitable. Our first day in Zion started at the Canyon Overlook trail, a reasonably easy short trail walking along exposed ledges to a beautiful viewpoint. After that we had a delicious dinner, prepared by Cari. The next day was our free day and I decided to do Hidden Canyon which is a gorgeous (albeit slightly perilous) hike up the side of the cliff and down into a small hidden canyon (hence the name). You use chains to pull yourself up some of the ledges where there are drop offs into a ravine. After that I went hiking down the narrows which is where you walk in the river. The views were stunning! At the end of the day we had another delicious meal around the campfire. After that we went to Bryce Canyon which was equally stunning and stayed at a beautiful campground with a hot tub and pool and beautiful showers. We did the Queen's Garden hike down into Bryce Canyon which was a lot of fun. On to Antelope Canyon which is absolutely spectacular. After that we had navajo tacos at Monument Valley and went on a white knuckle jeep ride of the navajo nation. The high winds (over 40mph) didn't deter us from camping and the next day it was on to the Grand Canyon. I did the South Kaibab trail and saw and photographed a California Condor! The last day on Route 66 was fun, stopping at Seligman. This tour had the perfect pacing and had a great atmosphere.

4 star rating: Recommended July 2013

Overall this was a good tour. Im not sure about showers that you have to put quaters into though. This seems a bit backward and maybe it should be covered by the company. I have never seen this before and have travelled extensively including to places in Africa but never encountered anywhere you have to do this.
I loved the way we were given options for the daily activities rather than having to follow a set itinerary.
I would have preferred it if the guide could have come along with us on all the hikes.
The food was good and there was plenty of it made available.
The guide was very informative regarding the areas we were travelling through and about the hiking options available.
The vehicle was very comfortable however there were only 4 of us. The tents were adequate.
Some of the National parks shuttle drivers, entrance fee takers and Navajo toll takers exhibited poor or unco-operative attitudes which I find very dissapointing given that they are representing their country to international visitors in the public eye.
If people cant be helpeful and plesant they should move on to different employement opportunities.
Our guide helped to make up for this.

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