Travel by coach bus or minivan to explore the Western United States' most stunning desert landscapes. Be awed by the beauty and size of the Grand Canyon. Spend time shopping for traditional Native American souvenirs and crafts.
Cruise on a comfortable boat around Lake Powell, visiting some of the unique rock formations that make this beautiful lake such a popular travel destination.
Continue on to Utah to discover the beauty of Zion National Park and Bryce Canyon National Park. Take small day hikes throughout the area to explore sites like the Weeping Rock, Angel's Landing and the Great White Throne.
Throughout the tour, enjoy thoughtful, informative commentary from your expert guide.
Please see Itinerary section below for a full list of accommodations, meals and days' activities.
Day 1: Las Vegas– Grand Canyon– Lake Powell
Leave Las Vegas behind as you start the day traveling southeast through the scenic desert. Travel through a Navajo Indian reservation toward the south bank of the majestic Grand Canyon in Arizona. As you tour the south bank, learn from your guide how the Colorado River has been carving its way through the earth for hundreds of thousands of years. You’ll be in awe of the size and grandeur of the Grand Canyon.
After lunch, continue along the canyon, stopping at authentic Native American markets to browse the handmade arts and crafts. You’ll also have time to leisurely shop and enjoy the unique marketplace atmosphere.
Once you have finished shopping, head toward Lake Powell, one of the most beautiful lakes in America. Arrive at the lake in the late afternoon and check in at the Best Value Inn Page near the lake, where you’ll stay overnight.
Overnight – Best Value Inn Page, Lake Powell
Day 2: Lake Powell– Bryce Canyon (B)
After breakfast at the hotel, enjoy a scenic ride to Lake Powell and take a boat cruise on the water. On board, see hundreds of private coves and the famous salt pillars. You’ll also get a chance to walk around the lake and view the famous red sand arches characteristic of this area.
After the cruise, head west across the border and arrive at Bryce Canyon National Park in Utah. The canyon is home to some of the most amazing natural sculptures in the world. The delicately carved spires, pillars, arches and amphitheaters make the national park strikingly beautiful. Learn about the geological makeup of each of these one-of-a-kind natural sculptures.
Your guided tour will take you to see amazing rock and sand sculptures honed to perfection over thousands of years of rain, wind and sunshine. Head to one of the vista points in the park to experience a stunning sunset, whose dramatically changing colors will leave you mesmerized. Spend a comfortable night at the Shilo Inn Kanab.
Overnight: Days Inn in Kanab, Utah
Day Three: Zion Park– Las Vegas (B)
Enjoy a continental breakfast at the hotel and then visit Zion National Park. Learn from your guide how the Virgin River was primarily responsible for slowly paring through layers of rock to sculpt Zion Canyon. Admire the awe-inspiring beauty of the high plateaus, striking towers, temples, mesas and one of the earth's tallest-known sheer sandstone walls.
You’ll also encounter breathtaking, picturesque sites like the Court of the Patriarchs, Angel's Landing, the Great White Throne, the Temple of Sinawava and Weeping Rock while taking small hikes. Take time on your own to hike around and discover the natural beauty of Zion National Park. The park is truly a photographer's paradise, where the vistas are stunning from every point on the compass. Enjoy a relaxing walk along the river before meeting your group at the vehicle and heading back to Las Vegas.