America’s Canyonlands

June 14, 2021 – 8 Days

Grand Canyon, Bryce Canyon, Las Vegas, Zion National Park, Lake Powell, Glen Canyon
June 14, 2021 – June 21, 2021 – Phoenix to Las Vegas

Dreamers, visionaries, and unsung heroes shaped the preservation of three great national parks of the American West – Grand Canyon, Bryce Canyon and Zion – so all who came after would experience their magnificence and relish the moment…

You’ll start “climbing” it at the incredible Grand Canyon… stay on it through the Painted Desert… into Glen Canyon National Recreation Area, with Lake Powell and magnificent natural arches like Rainbow Bridge in the Navajo Nation… past the Vermillion, White, Grey and Pink Cliffs… on to the pinnacles and hoodoos of Bryce Canyon… and right into the cliffs and valleys of Zion National Park.

“It” is the Grand Staircase of the Escalante – a vast, unbroken expanse of colorful sedimentary rock layers that took nature over 200 million years to create, and envisioned by a 19th-century geologist as a series of gigantic “steps” stretching across the Southwest. 

And all these wonders are part of it…

Experience and Value

  • Flightseeing over Glen Canyon to see Rainbow Bridge
  • Insights into the Grand Canyon’s ecology from a geology expert
  • A gentle float trip on the Colorado River through Glen Canyon
  • Private Lake Powell cruise and guided tour
  • Airport transfers upon arrival and departure as detailed
  • 17 meals, service charges, gratuities to local guides, admission fees, taxes and porterage

Pricing

Book by end of the month and get an additional extra night in Las Vegas for free! All pricing and offers based on double-occupancy and availability.

DATESPer PersonFlightseeing over Monument valley
June 14, 2021 – June 21, 2021$4,590 USD*$199 USD* optional
Pricing is per person based on availability and double occupancy. Air not included.

* Air and insurance not included. $199 pp option to go flightseeing over Monument ValleyPricing is per person including tax. Terms and Conditions Apply.

Itinerary

DAY 1 – Relax in Phoenix Tour begins: 5:30 PM

Four Seasons Resort Scottsdale. A transfer is included from Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport to Four Seasons Resort Scottsdale at Troon North. Meet your travel
companions at the welcome reception and dinner tonight at your luxury desert resort. 

MEALS Dinner
LODGING Four Seasons Resort Scottsdale at Troon North

Day 2 – Sedona’s red rocks to the Grand Canyon 

On this first full day of your Southwest and Grand Canyon tour, stop in Sedona – home to famous red- rock formations with whimsical names like the Mittens and the Rabbit Ears, and the backdrop for many western movies and TV shows – and check out this intriguing town shaped by early settlers, cowboys, artists and Hollywood celebrities. 
Later, wind through Oak Creek Canyon en route to Grand Canyon National Park. 

Arrive at your inside-the-park lodge on the South Rim of the amazing Grand Canyon, carved over millions of years by the Colorado River, and now a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Tonight, enjoy dinner at your choice of restaurants on the canyon’s rim at El Tovar, the Arizona Room or Bright Angel Café. 

MEALS Breakfast, Dinner
LODGING Kachina Lodge

DAY 3 – The Grand Canyon and a Lake Powell cruise

You just might want to take advantage of your lodge’s ideal location on the South Rim by waking early enough to catch one of nature’s grandest shows – a Grand Canyon sunrise! Learn about the geology and wildlife of the region from a local geology expert in a perfect location, right on the rim. And no Grand Canyon tour would be complete without exploring the canyon rim and Canyon Village as you please, witnessing the rugged landscape’s vast grandeur and changing colors as the sun climbs in the Travel through the Navajo Reservation en route to the Glen Canyon National Recreation Area and Lake Powell, one of the largest man-made lakes in the world, for a two-night stay. 

Tonight, a true highlight – a private Lake Powell dinner cruise aboard the sleek double-decked yacht Canyon Princess.
 
MEALS Breakfast, Dinner
LODGING Lake Powell Resort

DAY 4 Flightseeing & a Slot Canyon Tour

See remote corners of 186-mile-long Lake Powell – created from the Colorado River by the Glen Canyon Dam in the 1960s – from a variety of perspectives. Early morning, take an included 45-minute flight* over remote corners of 186-mile-long Lake Powell – created from the Colorado River by the Glen Canyon Dam in the 1960s. 

You’ll view the unusual red- rock formations reflecting in the lake and see Rainbow Bridge, the world’s largest natural arch. This afternoon, get ready for some adventure aboard an open-air Jeep tour of sandstone slot canyons in the Navajo Nation, among the most beautiful in the Southwest.

You also have the possibility today to take an optional four-hour excursion to Monument Valley* in the Navajo Nation (at an additional cost – see Pricing & Availability), made famous as a setting of many westerns by director John Ford; combine aerial sightseeing with a land tour by a Navajo guide through rock buttes and spires – ask at time of booking.
 
MEALS Breakfast, Dinner
LODGING Lake Powell Resort

Day 5 – Colorado River Rafting & on to Bryce Canyon

This morning’s float trip on the Colorado River takes you through Glen Canyon; your experienced river adventure guide imparts a wealth of knowledge about the canyon as you glide past colorful walls of Navajo sandstone. 

Utah’s iconic landscapes have served as ideal locations for movie and TV westerns over the years; view them on an afternoon drive to Bryce Canyon National Park – a wondrous land of pines, pinnacles and oddly sculpted formations known as hoodoos, resembling the towers of fairy-tale castles. Magnificent spires, tinted with shades of pink, orange and red, put on a captivating show as the light changes throughout the day. 

Keep an eye open for the park’s abundant wildlife, including mule deer, coyotes, marmots, and prairie dogs, as you explore the park from your sought-after accommodations at The Lodge at Bryce Canyon. Listed on the National Historic Register, The Lodge is nestled in a forest of towering ponderosa pines in the heart of the park. 

MEALS Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
LODGING The Lodge at Bryce Canyon

DAY 6 – Explore Bryce Canyon & Zion National Parks
 
If you rise early this morning, you’ll be rewarded with an awe-inspiring Bryce Canyon sunrise, as the light of dawn slowly spreads across the hoodoos and other unique geological features steps from your room at The Lodge at Bryce Canyon! Spend the morning at leisure, perhaps venturing out on one of the park’s renowned hiking trails to observe a great variety of bird species, beautiful wildflowers and diverse wildlife. 

After lunch, travel across southwestern Utah to Zion National Park, where colorful sandstone canyons and 3,000-foot-high palisades tower above the lush greenery of the canyon floor. The park’s shuttle system and network of hiking trails afford access to its key geologic features – thriving vegetation includes cottonwood trees and dry desert plants; wildlife ranges from mule deer to hundreds of bird species. 

Spend the night at the restored Zion Lodge, the only hotel accommodation inside the park.
 
MEALS Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
LODGING Zion Lodge

DAY 7 – From Zion to a finale in Las Vegas
The morning is yours to explore Zion National Park’s diverse geological features at leisure; its dramatic peaks and cliffs, odd geologic formations, desert oases featuring abundant pools and waterfalls, and mighty canyons splashed with vivid colors are all equally compelling. 

The Paiutes believed this place to be the home of their coyote spirit, Sinawava, while early Mormon visitors referred to it as “the natural temples of God.” Highlights include a trio of peaks known as the Three Patriarchs; the Emerald Pools, fed by waterfalls cascading over the canyon walls; and the veil of spring water trickling over Weeping Rock. Depart Zion for a memorable journey across the vast, colorful vistas of the northeastern Mojave Desert. Then get ready for a bit of culture shock as you arrive in Las Vegas, Nevada – a city that truly never sleeps, offering non-stop entertainment and fancifully themed casinos. 

Accommodations tonight are at the Four Seasons Hotel Las Vegas, providing easy access to the famed Strip – and yet the hotel is a welcoming oasis unto itself. Wrap up your Zion, Bryce Canyon and Grand Canyon tour with a farewell reception and dinner at the Four Seasons Hotel Las Vegas, one last chance to share travel memories with new friends.
 
MEALS Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
LODGING Four Seasons Hotel

DAY 8 Journey home Tour ends: Las Vegas. 

Fly home anytime. A transfer is included from Four Seasons Hotel Las Vegas to Las Vegas McCarran International Airport. 

Checkout time at Four Seasons Hotel Las Vegas is 12:00 PM;
allow a minimum of two hours for flight check-in at the airport.

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