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Best of Scenic Utah Tour with Grand Canyon

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PRIVATE TOUR - 7 DAY SAMPLE ITINERARY

FROM £$ 5508

Private Tour Highlights

  • Wander through Antelope Canyon, a fantastical rock formation carved by wind and water over centuries, creating an abstract work of art adorned by rays of sunshine.
  • Observe the otherworldly formations of Bryce Canyon National Park with an early morning sunrise as the morning light shines over the hoodoos.
  • Hike through the stunning Narrows of Zion National Park to observe the stark canyon walls while trekking through the canyon's river.
  • Take in the views of one of the most stunning natural wonders in the United States, the Grand Canyon with a helicopter tour.
  • Watch the morning sun rise over Canyonlands National Park as its rays shine through the parks famed Mesa Arch.
  • Learn about Monument Valley and its history from the region's earliest inhabitants, the Navajos with a jeep tour.
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Tour Overview

Experience nature’s most impressive smorgasbord of natural beauty and vast open spaces on a spellbinding trip to the most beautiful National Parks of the West, the Best of Scenic Utah Tour with Grand Canyon.  While in Utah, travelers will take in the stunning beauty of six national parks while in a comfortable SUV, each offering unique sites and experiences before rounding off the fast-paced exploration with a look into the overwhelmingly beautiful Grand Canyon in Arizona.

The tour begins in the first National Park in Utah, Zion National Park. Offering an array of exciting activities from hiking and biking to rock climbing and canyoneering, Zion’s must-see sites include a walk through its famed “Narrows” canyon. Explorers can soak in the beauty of the Narrows while trekking along its refreshing river that has been carving its way through the rock for centuries.

The next morning will begin early with a visit to Bryce Canyon to see the sunrise over the park’s peculiar rock formations before exploring them up close with a hike down into the canyon. Later in the afternoon, the tour continues along the scenic Byway 12 to observe the roadside geological oddities and amazing views on the way to Capitol Reef. After taking in the natural cliffs, canyons, domes, and bridges of the park, the tour moves on to Canyonlands National Park for one of the best sunrises to be seen through the famed Mesa Arch.

After Canyonlands, visitors will move onto one of Utah’s most famed sites, the Mitten Buttes of Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park. Here, visitors will take in some of the most stunning sites in the west that have been featured in numerous western movies and television shows. Visitors can also participate in an informative tour of the region to learn the history of the land’s original settlers, the Navajo Native Americans.

The tour of Utah then comes to an end as visitors move into the State of Arizona to walk along the stunning, natural architecture of Antelope Canyon. While walking the narrow formations, explorers will notice the canyon’s gorgeous curves carved from years of erosion from wind and water as light pours in from crevices on the surface. No trip to Arizona is complete without visiting one of the United States’ most famous parks, Grand Canyon. See the sunrise over the massive chasm and then explore its rim, taking an optional helicopter tour or hike to its basin before the flight home.

 

Note: Some tours may be effected by COVID19. Your Yampu Tour Consultant will advise upon booking.

Inclusions
Price includes domestic and regional flights within the itinerary; all hotel accommodations including daily city tax; all transfers between airports and hotels with assistance and baggage handling; guided tours in English including entrance fees.
Exclusions

International airfare (unless specifically included), airport departure taxes that must be paid on-site, gratuities, meals not mentioned, soft drinks and alcoholic beverages with meals, early / late check-out, room service, visa fees/services, and other personal items or services not mentioned.

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Double N/A £$5508 N/A N/A
Single N/A £$8398 N/A N/A

Prices shown above are per person. Hotel categories do not adhere strictly to international ratings; Yampu has evaluated the hotels according to destination and availability. Prices include local airfare (where applicable), hotel accommodation including daily breakfast; all transfers with baggage handling, all guided tours in English and all entrance fees.

Please note that prices are subject to change based on availability and seasonality, especially during the holiday season from December 20th through January 5th each year. Please contact a Yampu Travel Specialist for more information on best times to travel.

Trip Type:

All our trips are operated on a private basis unless specified otherwise. This is only a sample itinerary; your Yampu Tour Consultant will personalize this trip for you according to your available dates, interests and type of hotels. This is your trip and we will work on making it perfect!

Tour Itinerary

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1

Las Vegas - Zion National Park

Catch your flight at your city of departure to Las Vegas, Nevada where you will be met to transfer to Utah in a comfortable SUV.

If you happen to already to be in Vegas, a Yampu representative will happily meet you at your hotel.

Upon arrival to Las Vegas, we leave the city en route to the Colorado Plateau, a wonderland of rock created out of dark red sandstone. The road climbs through the Virgin River Gorge onto the plateau. In the early afternoon we nestle into our hotel in Springdale at the entry to Zion National Park. If time is permitting, we will take our first walk into the park and enjoy an amazing sunset surrounded by 800-meter-tall red sandstone cliffs. ...read less

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Zion - Bryce Canyon

This morning you will awake early explore the park before the crowds arrive. We will walk to the nearby Emerald Pools and marvel at the famous waterfalls in this desert oasis. After taking in the beauty of the falls, we will walk along the Virgin River to the entry of the narrowest section of the Zion Canyon, referred to as “the Narrows.” Popular for its stunning canyon hiking, the Narrows can be seen with a short walk along the riverside walkway. Those who are willing to get a little wet to experience the Narrows’ beauty in full, visitors can hike through the canyon while wading through the virgin river that flows through it.

In the late afternoon continue to our hotel at Bryce Canyon National Park.
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Sunrise Walks in Bryce Canyon

This morning, we will wake up nice and early to catch a gorgeous sunrise while overlooking the stunning formations of Bryce Canyon National Park. Here, red stone towers known as hoodoos contrast beautifully with the blue sky as the sun bathes the towers with its warm morning light.

After the gorgeous sunrise, we will walk through the narrows of the trails below the rim to savor the rock formations close up.

In the afternoon we will transfer to Capitol Reef via one of the most beautiful roads in the region, the designated All American Scenic Byway 12. More than just your typical highway, visitors traversing scenic byway take their time to observe the roadside geological oddities and amazing views. On the way to Capitol Reef, we will cross petrified sand dunes on the side of Boulder Mountain before reaching this evening’s hotel.
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Capitol Reef - Dead Horse Point

The morning finds us at Capitol Reef National Park, a giant monocline (essentially a wrinkle in the earth) carved into impressive rock formation by tectonic uplifts. We will take in the natural cliffs, canyons, domes, and bridges of the park before heading towards Moab to marvel at Dead Horse Point State Park and savoring a sunset over the Colorado River canyon from above.

The morning finds us at Capitol Reef National Park, a giant monocline (essentially a wrinkle in the earth) carved into impressive rock formation by tectonic uplifts. We will take in the natural cliffs, canyons, domes, and bridges of the park before heading towards Moab to marvel at Dead Horse Point State Park and savoring a sunset over the Colorado River canyon from above.

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Mesa Arch Sunrise and Exploring Arches National Park

This morning take part in a sunrise viewing at Mesa Arch in Canyonlands National Park. Here, a precarious arch clings to the cliff walls is bathed in a stunning yellow light at sunrise, providing the perfect photo opportunities. From here, we will explore Arches National Park where iconic sites such as Park Avenue, the Gossips, and The Windows all await your exploration. You can also choose to hike to Delicate Arch, a 52-foot-tall freestanding natural arch and one of the most recognized monuments of the park. In the afternoon we head towards Bluff, an old pioneering settlement on the San Juan River for this evening's hotel. ...read less

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Monument Valley – Grand Canyon

Today we will head to the nearby Monument Valley where some of the most famous rock formations of Utah rise from the desert. Visitors can take in the stunning scenery and learn about the park’s history from its earliest inhabitants, the Navajos with a jeep tour. Following Monument Valley, we can visit Antelope Slot Canyon to observe the fantasy world of sandstone that has been carved out by centuries of wind and water erosion. Another perfect photo opportunity, visitors will learn of the canyon’s history and formation while observing rays of sunlight peaking through its ceiling. Later in the afternoon we will arrive at Grand Canyon. ...read less

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Sunrise at Grand Canyon - Flight Home

Enjoy a farewell sunrise at the Grand Canyon before spending some free time exploring this giant chasm. One of the most stunning natural wonders in the Untied States, the Grand Canyon reaches a depth of one mile and range stretching as far as 18 miles wide. Visitors can observe millions of years of geological history in the colorful layers of rock from safe viewing points along the canyon’s edge.

We recommended an optional helicopter ride to see the canyon from a unique perspective. In the afternoon you will transfer to Las Vegas, Phoenix or Flagstaff for your flight home.
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Zion National Park, UT, USA

Bryce Canyon National Park, UT, USA

Capitol Reef National Park, UT, USA

Arches National Park, UT, USA

Monument Valley, UT, USA

Canyonlands National Park, UT, USA

Moab, UT, USA

Places You'll See

  • Zion

    Serving as the first National Park in Utah, Zion has long enthralled explorers for its distinctly stark red landscape that is quite literally, straight out of an old western film. Used as a backdrop for many films and tv shows, Zion is the epitome of the wild west with a rich history of ancient natives and pioneers looking for a new beginning. Today, Zion offers an array of exciting activities from hiking and biking, to rock climbing and canyoneering.

  • Bryce Canyon

    More than a singular canyon, but several deep bowl-shaped structures that have been naturally weathered on the edge of a high Plateau. The most famous of the canyons is Bryce Amphitheater, filled with thousands of irregular rock formations known as hoodoos.  Visitors can spend days exploring the park’s unique terrain along the many hiking routes including the Navajo Loop Trail which provides otherworldly scenes.

  • Capitol Reef

    Located in the heart of red rock country, in south-central Utah, Capitol Reef National Park provides otherworldly rock formations perfect for exploring far away from the hustle and bustle. Ancient inhabitants once referred to Capitol Reef as “Land of the sleeping rainbow” for its layered rock settlements. Earning its name thanks to its dome-shaped structures that resemble capitol buildings, Capitol Reef’s desert landscape contrasts beautifully with multi-colored sandstone surrounded by verdant riverbanks and arid desert vegetation covered by a deep blue sky.

  • Moab

    Moab, Utah, home to Arches and Canyonlands National Parks, is surrounded by some of the most stunning red rock landscapes on Earth. Moab’s unique combination of small resort town hospitality, beautiful scenery and the cool waters of the Colorado River has made it one of the most sought-after destinations in the American Southwest.

    While exploring the most unique scenery in the American Southwest, visitors can relax and experience the small-town hospitality of Moab. Moab’s perfect climate has made it a magnet for year-round outdoor events and festivals, and the downtown business district has responded with a great collection of restaurants, microbreweries, shops, and galleries. Moab’s diverse cuisine will please any palate, from regional southwestern fare to world-class gourmet. Stroll through the downtown shops for a great selection of southwestern arts and jewelry, souvenirs, t-shirts, and much more.

  • Arches

    Rightfully earning its name thanks to the intricate rock formations shaped from centuries of erosion, Arches National Park is the world’s largest concentration of natural sandstone arches. Providing an almost otherworldly experience, Arches National Park is also home to rock towers, pinnacles, and balanced rocks. Visitors can appreciate the landscape via car along the paved park roads for an all-American experience. Those who wish to see the park up close, hiking, canyoning, and horseback riding are also available.

  • Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park

    Located on the state borders of Arizona and Utah, the red sandstone desert region is famed for its towering rock formations that have served as a popular backdrop for many western movies. Formed by thousands of years of erosion, Monument Valley’s earliest settlers, the Ancestral Puebloans, date as far back as 1200 BCE. The Navajo people then settled the land next, centuries before the Spaniards in 1581. Today, nearly 300,000 descendants of the Navajo people live in the Navajo Nation. Visitors can appreciate the Navajo culture through their history, learning of their ways of life, and appreciating their art and cuisine.

  • Canyonlands

    Known for its dramatic desert landscape carved out by the Colorado River, Canyonlands National Park preserves the natural beauty mother nature has crafted over centuries. Canyonlands is divided into five distinct districts with some being more easily accessible than others. The Island of the Sky district, a massive 1500 foot mesa, is the most easily accessible and offers stunning views of Utah’s largest park. Visitors can also enjoy ATV rides, horseback riding, fishing, and other outdoor activities.

  • Grand Canyon

    Located majorly in the state of Arizona, Grand Canyon National Park is home to one of the largest canyons in the world.  Stretching 277-miles in length, spanning up to 18 miles wide and a mile deep, the Grand Canyon is an awe-inspiring sight of colorful layered stone carved out by the mighty Colorado River at its base. Numerous vantage points offer outstanding views overlooking the park, while hiking trails, horseback riding, and river rafting provide unique opportunities to see the canyons up close.

Hotel Options

4 Star Properties

Springdale, UT : Holiday Inn Express Zion

Bryce Canyon City, UT : Bryce Canyon Grand

Torrey, UT : Capitol Reef Resort

Moab, UT : Best Western Plus Canyonlands Inn

Bluff, UT : Desert Rose Resort & Cabins

Grand Canyon Village, AZ : Grand Canyon Plaza Hotel

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