NATIONAL PARKS WALK

11 days departing LAS VEGAS from

Style: Walking
Destination: USA West
Tour Code: PLZ

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Trip Overview

Zion, Bryce, Arches and Grand Canyon National Parks offer the best trails in Southwest USA. Hike into the belly of the Grand Canyon down to Plateau Point, enjoy a sunset view or opt for a scenic flight for a bird's eye view. Hike through the backroads of Monument Valley with a Navajo guide and observe strange red rocks formations in Arches and Bryce Canyon National Parks. Skirt the switch-back trails in Zion up to Angels Landing for views of the valley below. This dedicated hiking tour means you can explore the national parks the way they were meant to be - on foot and with camera at the ready!

Included Highlights
  • Monument Valley half day hiking and backroads tour led by Navajo guides
  • Guided hikes in spectacular Zion National Park
  • Guided hikes in Bryce Canyon National Park
  • Hike to Delicate Arch in Arches National Park
  • Hike the Grand Canyon rim trails and down into the belly of the canyon
  • Explore Canyonlands National Park with iconic view over Dead Horse Point
  • Visit Dead Horse Point State Park
  • Cruise the Las Vegas Strip
  • Visit Goblin Valley State Park
Guaranteed departures

All departures of this tour are guaranteed, so once you've booked you can be sure you're going! This guarantee gives you the confidence to book all of your travel arrangements and simply look forward to your holiday.

Tour Facts and Features
Accommodation: 7 hotel nights and 3 motel nights included. 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 two professional tour leaders and local guide for maximum support and flexibility.
Group size: Maximum 12
Age range: 18+
Wi-Fi: Free Wi-Fi available in your vehicle. Maximum five users at one time.

Grand American Adventures vehicles

You'll travel in air-conditioned private vehicles, which offer great flexibility and guarantee to get you further off the beaten path. For our upgraded fleet of vehicles in the USA ensure an enjoyable travelling experience and are fully equipped with:

Extra-large windows for better viewing
Wider seats with additional leg room
6'3'' interior height for added comfort
Full-height electric bi-fold entry door for easy entry / exit
Overhead luggage racks, reading lamps and a TV screen
Wi-Fi in the USA (excluding Alaska)

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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)

Our optional activities offer the flexibility to do the things you want to and leave out the things you don't. Below are the main optional activities for this trip which can be arranged once you are on tour via your tour leader and paid for locally. Please note that not all optional activities may available on every tour and prices are subject to change.

  • Helicopter flight - Grand Canyon US$284
  • Mountain biking - Moab US$45-$110
  • Helicopter flight - Las Vegas US$124
  • Roller coasters - Las Vegas US$25-$40
  • Extreme off-road hummer tour - Moab US$90-$100
  • Western horseback riding - Bryce Canyon US$65-$90
  • Gun range - Las Vegas US$20-$100
  • Go karting - Las Vegas US$26
  • Get married in Las Vegas (not legally binding) US$220


Day 1: Las Vegas

Welcome to the neon city in the Nevada desert, Las Vegas. This brash, iconic city offers travellers the chance to explore the over-the-top resort hotels, see a show, shop or simply indulge in a spot of people watching. A welcome meeting will be held at approximately 18:00 hrs. in the evening with free time afterwards to explore the cityscape at night and see the neon lights in all their glory.
Accommodation: Hotel included | Meals: Paid locally

Day 2: Las Vegas - Zion National Park

After leaving Las Vegas, drive through the Mojave Desert before arriving in the State of Utah and your destination for today, Zion National Park. Zion Canyon was named by the early Mormon settlers of Utah who thought of it as their `promised land'. Some of the best hiking in the desert terrain of Southwest USA can be found here, in and around the fertile Virgin River Gorge. With a two night stop, you'll have plenty of time to explore. Upon arrival your leaders will take you on a walk by The Narrows, a stunning water channel where you'll witness some outstanding scenery. This makes for the perfect introduction to your American adventure.
Accommodation: Hotel included | Meals: Paid locally

Day 3: Zion National Park

With a full day to further explore the delights of Zion National Park there are various hikes to choose from, ranging from easy to strenuous. You can warm up by walking on one of the shorter, but equally as beautiful trails from the valley floor to view the magical Emerald Pools. You can also cool off from the summer sun by exploring the Riverside Walk but you'll need to bring (your own) wetsuit style boots with you. The challenging option is to ascend 760 meters (2,500ft.) to experience unbeatable panoramic views of the entire national park from the top of Angels Landing. Angels Landing is definitely not for the faint-hearted although, if you can hold your nerve on this fairly strenuous trail, fortune certainly favours the brave.
Accommodation: Hotel included | Meals: Paid locally

Day 4: Bryce Canyon National Park

Driving out of Zion National Park you'll climb in elevation to almost 8,296ft and traverse a high plateau to Bryce Canyon National Park. Bryce Canyon is a fascinating natural amphitheater 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 with your tour leader. 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. The inspiring hoodoos will make a lasting impression and leave you yearning for more.
Accommodation: Hotel included | Meals: Paid locally

Day 5-7: Goblin Valley State Park - Arches National Park - Canyonlands National Park

Observe the obscure rock formations of Goblin Valley State Park before arriving at Arches National Park. Stunning red sandstone arches have been created over millions of years by the whipping winds that brush down the western slope of the Rocky Mountains. The park offers leisurely hikes through spectacular sandstone landscapes with intriguing names like the Devil's Garden. One of the more widely recognised arches and by far the most visited is Delicate Arch, a 65ft., freestanding arch that has become one of Utah's most famous icons. Alternatively, some of you may choose to spend the afternoon `off the trail' experiencing the charms of Moab - the small eclectic town that serves as the gateway to both Arches and Canyonlands National Parks. Enjoy a visit out to Canyonlands National Park and that iconic view at Dead Horse Point of the Colorado River snaking its way through the water channels.
Accommodation: Motel included | Meals: Paid locally

Day 8: Monument Valley

Today you travel south-east to the Navajo Nation's greatest treasure - Monument Valley. A sacred land to those who call it home, the red sandstone monoliths have been the backdrop to countless Western movies. After arriving at the hotel, you set out on a backcountry 4x4 (vans in winter) driving tour, heading deep into the heart of the valley. After stops to photograph both the famous and lesser-known sights in the park, you come to 'the end of the road'. Your local Navajo guide will then lead you even deeper into the park on foot where you'll be walking to explore places that very few non-Native Americans ever to get to see. Finish your day with yet another unforgettable sunset in the valley.
Accommodation: Hotel included | Meals: Paid locally

Day 9-10: Grand Canyon National Park

On to Grand Canyon National Park; one of those rare places that has yet to be adequately described, painted or photographed in its entirety. 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 277 miles (445 km) long, up to 18 miles (29km) wide and over one mile deep (1.6km). Snaking through the canyon floor is the mighty Colorado River, which runs 1,450 miles (2,330km) through seven US states and two Mexican states.

Watch as the sun sets on this incredible place and attempt to comprehend this canyon's staggering proportions and power. There are many rim trail walks that you can enjoy using the parks transport, as well as the park ranger's guided nature walk, or you may just wish to sit in quiet contemplation on the edge of this natural wonder. However, with a full free day we highly recommend lacing up your hiking boots and walking the Bright Angel Trail down to Plateau Point. For a unique bird's eye view, why not opt for a scenic flight over the canyon, which offers perspectives that cannot be seen when visiting on foot.
Accommodation: Hotel included | Meals: Paid locally

NB: Grand Canyon National Park regulations limit group size and do not allow guided hikes. Your tour leaders will provide briefings, directions and maps, but are not permitted by the National Park Service to walk with you on the trails.

Day 11: Grand Canyon National Park - Route 66 - Las Vegas

This morning you begin your journey back to the desert city of Las Vegas. En route you drive along a section of the original Route 66, stopping at the town of Seligman which is filled the brim with pure Americana. This stop makes for some wacky photos but also echoes back to a time when the mother road was the main highway to cross America.

This incredible adventure comes to an end as you return to Las Vegas and if you fancy trying your hand at a spot of gambling, you've come to the right place! Nowhere else in the world will you find as many resort hotels, clubs and all-you-can-eat buffets, making Las Vegas the perfect place to celebrate an amazing trip.

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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  • Full payment is due 8 weeks before the tour departure
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  • Prices are land only. Call 0333 999 7965 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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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 our designated hotels listed below in the departure and arrival cities. You can book additional hotel nights online or contact 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.

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      Based on single, twin or double room.


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We have preferred contracts with many international carriers and have secured some of the most competitive prices in the industry. We are also ATOL protected and IATA licensed.

Special offers are regularly available, so call us now on +44 208 682 8921 or click below to request a flight quote by email.

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Travel Insurance

At Grand American Adventures we believe that your safety and enjoyment are the most important parts of your holiday.

Travel Insurance

We recommend you take out insurance as soon as your booking is confirmed. 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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City Sightseeing Tours

If you are spending extra time in our gateway cities, you can now plan in advance by pre-booking unique city sightseeing day tours in addition to your trip.

Las Vegas City Tours

LAS VEGAS

All city day tours are operated by local experts who are dedicated to take you behind the scenes so you know it like a local! When booking your trip, simply select your chosen city tours from the Tour Extras section on the online booking form.

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