CANYONS & INDIAN LANDS (HOTEL)

7 days departing LAS VEGAS from

Style: Active
Destination: USA West
Tour Code: PCZ

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Trip Overview

This 7 day tour from Las Vegas to the Grand Canyon visits the best national parks and native American lands that the Southwest USA has to offer. Travel along the Grand Staircase taking in the towering red sandstone cliffs of Zion and the supernatural hoodoos of Bryce Canyon, before a two night stop at the breath-taking Grand Canyon, a truly unrivalled natural wonder. Enjoy a visit to the spiritual heart of the Navajo Nation - Monument Valley, where you'll learn how the landscape shapes Native American myths and modern-day Navajo life.

Included Highlights
  • Grand Canyon sunrise or sunset
  • Scenic walks and hikes
  • Monument Valley - Home of the Navajo
  • Bryce Canyon's rock 'hoodoos'
  • Zion's sandstone cliffs, canyons & valleys
  • Grand Canyon IMAX Theater
  • Cruise the Las Vegas Strip
  • Travel along the iconic Route 66
  • Navajo guided backroads tour in Monument Valley
  • Visit to Glen Canyon Dam
  • Home of the Navajo - Monument Valley
  • Visit Seligman on the original and iconic Route 66
Tour Facts & Features
Accommodation: 6 hotel nights in 3 star twin share accommodation. For your own room request our optional Solo Sleeper (see Dates & Prices tab).
Transport: All transportation by private vehicle
Meals: All meals paid locally
Guided: Services of a professional tour leader
Group size: Maximum 13
Age range: 18+
Wifi: Free wi-fi available in your vehicle (Max 5 users)

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Trip Itinerary

Our routes have been carefully chosen to include the best night stops and highlights. However, as local and operational conditions may vary and unforeseen circumstances can arise, the following itinerary should be used as a guideline.


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Optional Activities (paid locally)
  • Grand Canyon helicopter flight US$254-$284
  • Las Vegas helicopter flight: US$115
  • Western horseback riding at Bryce US$40-$80


Trip Departure Time

As this tour departs at 0730 we recommend that you book pre-tour accommodation. Please request hotel details at the time of booking.

Day 1: Las Vegas to Zion National Park

Zion effortlessly mixes peaceful beauty with powerful landscapes and the tree lined Virgin River supports fragile flora and fauna as it meanders below massive, cathedral-like sandstone walls. Zion Canyon was named by the early Mormon settlers of Utah who thought of it as their 'promised land' and it offers some of the best hiking in the southwest USA.
Accommodation: Hotel included | Meals: Paid locally

Day 2: Zion National Park

You have a full day to further explore the delights of Zion National Park. There are various hikes to choose from, ranging from easy to strenuous ones, but the most famous of these walks and probably the most challenging is the hike to Angels Landing. Once you have conquered this epic trial you will be greeted the most breath-taking panoramas you will ever lay your eyes on. For a less strenuous walk take one of the short hikes from the valley floor to view the Lower Emerald pool and then continue on to the sparkling Upper Emerald pools, passing a waterfall along the way to discover Zion's "beach". Cool off from the summer sun by exploring the Riverside Walk section of the Virgin River. If weather conditions permit, you may choose to hike deep into the Zion Narrows. In The Narrows, dry feet are not an option as you are actually hiking through the Virgin River in between towering walls, and as the day heats up, the cool water and shadows of the canyon can be very pleasant indeed.
Accommodation: Hotel included | Meals: Paid locally

Day 3: Bryce Canyon National Park

Leaving Zion National Park you climb in elevation to almost 2438 metres (8000 feet) and traverse a high plateau to Bryce Canyon National Park. "Mysterious", "breathtaking" and "out of this world" are only a few of the descriptions offered by past visitors to describe this fascinating natural amphitheatre of pink, orange and white sandstone spires, known locally as 'hoodoos'.

There are a variety of scenic overlooks and trails that range from easy to moderate in difficulty. The Navajo or Peek-a-Boo Loop trails will enable you to hike right in amongst these unique rock formations. Wherever you walk, you will encounter a kaleidoscope of colours and a fantasy land of rock spires that will leave you searching for your own way to describe this 'indescribable' place. Some of you may prefer to remain on the rim and photograph the ever-changing shadows and hues as the sun makes its way across the wide-open sky.
Accommodation: Hotel included | Meals: Paid locally

Day 4: Monument Valley

Today you travel southeast along the border of Utah and Arizona and make a stop at the immense Glen Canyon Dam en route to the most photographed location in the USA - Monument Valley in the heart of the Navajo Nation. This is sacred land to those who call it home and the red sandstone monoliths and spectacular sunsets and sunrises have been the backdrop to countless 'westerns'. Explore the incredible array of rock formations on an included guided back roads tour and learn the magic and myth of the rich Native American culture.
Accommodation: Hotel included | Meals: Paid locally

Day 5-6: Grand Canyon National Park

Continue south through the Navajo Reservation to the Cameron Trading Post to browse and shop for local jewellery, crafts and cultural souvenirs. Then you traverse the eastern entrance of the mighty Grand Canyon where you'll catch your first glimpse of it at Desert View. This incredible spectacle is difficult to comprehend, even as you stand at the rim or hike down into the canyon. Carved over several millennia, this massive wonder of nature is 445 kilometres (277 miles) long, up to 29 kilometres (18 miles) wide and over 1.6 kilometres (1 mile) deep. Snaking through the canyon floor is the mighty Colorado River, which runs 2330 kilometres (1450 miles) through seven US states and two Mexican states.

The tour includes a session at the IMAX Theater, which will give you a good overview of the area and how it developed. In your free time, we highly recommend a scenic helicopter flight over the canyon, which offers perspectives that you cannot see by just visiting on foot. Alternatively, stroll the easy meandering South Rim Trail, hike your way down the more challenging trail to Plateau Point, or simply relax at the canyon's edge and enjoy a spectacular sunset over one of the world's most fantastic natural wonders.
Accommodation: Hotel/Lodge included | Meals: Paid locally

Day 7: Route 66 & Las Vegas

From the epic Grand Canyon you'll travel south to Williams and west to Seligman where you'll stop for an optional lunch at the Snow Cap Diner along a section of the iconic Route 66. You will then continue on and stop for a view of the Hoover Dam, before you're greeted with the dazzling neon lights of Las Vegas. Sin City is America's entertainment capital and is home to pirates and pyramids, weddings and waterfalls. If it is gambling you want, you have come to the right place as nowhere else in the world quite compares, it sure does make for a memorable end to a fantastic 7 days.

This tour ends at our gateway hotel at approximately 17:00 hrs. We can book you post-tour accommodation at our gateway hotel if required. If you are planning to fly tonight, please do not book a flight that departs before 21:00 hrs.

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  • A 10% or GBP£150 / US$260 deposit per person is required to book
  • Full payment is due 8 weeks before the tour departure
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  • Prices are land only. Call 0333 999 7951 for a flight inclusive quote (UK)

Solo Sleepers   Optional Solo Sleeper

There are no forced supplements for single travellers. Accommodation is based on twin-share, so if you're travelling on your own, you'll share with a fellow passenger of the same sex. However, if you would prefer your own space our Solo Sleeper Option can be requested from per person. This will guarantee you your own room for every night of the tour. The number of single rooms we can offer is limited, so it's best to book early. Simply select the "Solo Sleepers" check box on the booking form or request over the phone.

Important Notes

We highly recommend you book this trip at least 60 days prior to departure. Reservations received within 30 days will be on request and subject to availability of en-route accommodation.


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Private Departures

Why not arrange your own Grand American Adventures departure? For groups of 8 or more, we can offer private departures on any of our published itineraries enabling friends, families or organizations to enjoy our style of travel at special rates. Although tours will run as per our standard itinerary shown here, slight modifications may be considered and dates can be chosen to suit your needs. (Subject to seasonal/operational restrictions). So contact us today and start planning your own adventure.

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Tour Extras

We've offer a whole range of travel extras with everything from city sightseeing, additional hotel nights, insurance and more so you can organise everything you'll need for your trip in one easy place

Hotels Before and After your trip

Tours begin and end at designated hotels in the departure and arrival cities, starting at 7.30am (check your tour voucher for exact details) and finishing at around 5pm, so it's a great idea to book a room for the night before and after your tour. You can book hotels either online when you book your tour or by call our sales team.

Alexis Park Resort Hotel

LAS VEGAS - ALEXIS PARK RESORT HOTEL
An all-suite hotel features 3 outdoor pools and gym. All rooms have flat screen TV, mini bar and refrigerator.

  • Twin share:  per person per night
      Matched with another traveller of the same sex.
       
    Full room:  per room per night
      Single or double room for travellers on the same booking.


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Before you join your Grand American Adventures tour you MUST be covered by insurance that includes adequate coverage for baggage, medical expenses and the cost of repatriation. We can offer you a comprehensive travel insurance policy which is completely tailored for your trip and is specially designed to include all the activities listed.

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