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East Zion: Crimson Slot Canyon Exploration and UTV Tour

East Zion: Crimson Slot Canyon Exploration and UTV Tour

Explore the slot canyons of East Zion and ride in a UTV on this adventure tour. With a guide driving you around, sit back and enjoy the experience. Navigate through diverse terrain to reach the canyons and then hike to explore the deepest parts of these remote areas. Start with a thrilling ride in a customized off-road machine leading to a slot canyon, far from any paved roads. Once at the canyon's mouth, the hike begins. The red canyon walls stretch over 100 feet high on either side, with a gap of only 6-10 feet between the walls to hike through. Led by a guide and local expert, the tour continues on foot through the canyon while learning about Native American history and geographical information. Large boulders frequent the route, requiring climbs of 8-10 feet with the guide's assistance. After traveling the desired distance into the canyon and capturing stunning pictures of these sandstone formations, hike the same route back to the vehicle and return to the meeting location. *Please note you must be physically capable of climbing up and over 8-10ft tall boulders. This is a fairly strenuous tour.

Vegas: Antelope Canyon, Grand Canyon, Zion & Horseshoe Bend

Vegas: Antelope Canyon, Grand Canyon, Zion & Horseshoe Bend

Experience a guided tour of the Grand Canyon, one of the Seven Wonders of the World. Then head on to Lower Antelope Canyon, where you can take photos of the sweeping views at this popular scenic spot. Relax knowing transportation to and from your hotel, accommodation, and breakfast is taken care of. Day 1: Begin by getting picked up at your hotel in Las Vegas. Get taken in an air-conditioned van to your first stop, the Grand Canyon. Follow your guide to the South Rim of the Canyon, the most popular viewing spot, and take in sweeping views whilst listening to informative commentary from your guide. Next, pay a visit to the new visitor’s center, where you can learn even more about the canyon. Then see the view from Mather’s point, another popular spot that offers multiple vistas. Continue on to Desert View Watchtower where you can view the entire Grand Canyon. Head to your hotel in the evening. Day 2: Begin day 2 with breakfast at your hotel. Afterward, make the drive to Page, Arizona, and visit the Lower Antelope Canyon and Zion National Park. Take plenty of photos of this natural formation where the sunlight gleams through the canyon ceiling. See breathtaking views of Lake Powell and the Horseshoe Bend, a dramatic turning in the Colorado River. Depart with your group from the town of Page back to Las Vegas in our van/tour bus.

From Las Vegas: Bryce, Zion, and Grand Canyon 3-Day Tour

From Las Vegas: Bryce, Zion, and Grand Canyon 3-Day Tour

Embark on a three-day trip to the Grand Canyon, Antelope Canyon, Bryce Canyon, and Zion Park from Las Vegas. Take in the dramatic landscapes and breathtaking views, and learn about the habitats and geology from your guide. Day 1: LAS VEGAS – GRAND CANYON – PAGE Start the day traveling Southeast through the desert and through the Navajo Indian reservation. Arrive at the Grand Canyon and tour along the south bank and learn how throughout the years the Colorado river carved its way down to the sea and created the wonderland for geologists. After lunch, continue along the canyon east stopping at some of the many Indian market places to browse the handmade arts and crafts. Then head to the Page and Lake Powell area for the evening where you will stay at the Quality Inn View of Lake Powell. Day 2: ANTELOPE CANYON – BRYCE CANYON Start the day as you tour the Antelope Canyon and visit the spectacular dunes created by the wind, water, and sand. Then head west to Bryce Canyon home to the most amazing natural sculptures of the world. See amazing rock and sand sculptures honed to perfection over thousands of years of rain wind and sunshine. Experience the unique changing of the colors during the sunset from one of the vista points in the park (may change due to changing sunset times). After the visit, head towards the town of Kanab where you will stay overnight at the Days Inn Kanab. On certain departures, tour will continue to Cedar City for overnight. Day 3: ZION PARK – LAS VEGAS After breakfast, head into Zion park. Tour the park and enjoy a short walking trail along the Virgin river that runs through the park. Then head back for an early evening arrival in Las Vegas.

Las Vegas: Grand Canyon, Zion and Monument Valley 3-Day Trip

Las Vegas: Grand Canyon, Zion and Monument Valley 3-Day Trip

Immerse yourself in the wilds of Monument Valley, Bryce, Zion, Lake Powell, and The Grand Canyon South Rim on a 3-day adventure that brings you deep into the heart of this magical land. From Navajo-guided jeep tours to a bird's eye view over the Grand Canyon in a helicopter, it's a non-stop adventure! This tour has guaranteed departures. During your stay, visit Zion and Bryce National Parks and enjoy the photographic wonders of this white, pink, and red sandstone park. Here, enjoy a fun BBQ with friends around the campfire while your guide tells you stories of the history and legends of this sacred Navajo land. Along the way, stop at Monument Valley for a 4x4 Jeep journey and fly high over the Grand Canyon for some truly breathtaking images of the natural beauty of this land. Day 1: Zion and Bryce National Park(Meals: Lunch) Depart from Las Vegas and travel by mini-bus to Zion and Bryce. Cut by the Virgin River, Zion Canyon is an impressive mix of white, pink, and red Navajo sandstone cliffs. Ancient petrified sand dunes towering over 2,000 feet above the canyon floor make for an impressive landscape and a photographer’s paradise. Stroll around Zion National Park's enchanting walks and hikes—suitable for every fitness level. Walk around the Emerald Pools trail, enjoy the Temple of Sinawava, the Great White Throne, Weeping Rock, and visit the interpretive Human History museum where you can listen an entertaining rangers talk on the patio. After a full afternoon in Zion, head to Bryce Canyon, a giant natural amphitheater created by erosion, along the eastern side of the Paunsaugunt Plateau. Bryce is distinctive due to geological structures called hoodoos. These red, orange, and white spires provide spectacular views. The canyon is considered by many to be the most scenically diverse place in the world! Tuck into a BBQ and a fun evening around the campfire with your new friends. Then set up camp in a full-service campground with hot showers, a swimming pool, hot tub, and Wi-Fi. The lodging option is in Bryce Valley Inn or similar accommodation. Day 2 Monument Valley(Meals: Breakfast, Lunch) Wake up early and head past Lake Powell with an optional tour of Antelope Canyon. Later, head to Monument Valley for a 4x4 Jeep journey deep into the Navajo lands. Here, snap some photos of the most iconic Western landscapes. Then, camp along the rim of Monument Valley in another full-service campground with hot showers and Wi-Fi, casting your gaze up at the stars in the sky. Your lodging option is in the world-famous Historic Gouldings Lodge. Day 3 The Grand Canyon(Meals: Breakfast, Lunch) After a short visit to a traditional Navajo Trading Post, opt for an optional helicopter ride for a bird's eye view of the Grand Canyon. If this isn't for you, stroll along the rim or take a hike into the magnificent canyon. Listen to your guide's interesting details of this Natural Wonder of the World before enjoying plenty of time to relax and enjoy its beauty. Then, drive back to the bright lights of Las Vegas. Additional add-ons for this tour: Death Valley Day Tour (Friday and Sunday) Tour the heart of Death Valley National Park from Las Vegas, and visit the hottest, driest and lowest point in the Western Hemisphere. Enjoy an array of colors in an extreme desert environment. Wild West Ghost Town Explorer (Saturday)Spend a day in the Wild West exploring old ghost towns and ancient legends. Keep your eyes peeled for the poltergeist who still roams the streets, and soak up the atmosphere of a true western saloon before returning to Las Vegas.

East Zion: Cliffs Sunset and Backcountry Off-Road Jeep Tour

East Zion: Cliffs Sunset and Backcountry Off-Road Jeep Tour

Experience the sunset from atop a cliff in Eastern Zion on this guided off-road Jeep tour. Witness incredible sweeping views of Zion National Park's remote backcountry and stop at special viewpoints, free from crowds and interruptions.  Depart just before sunset. After a short drive on the highway, officially begin your off-road adventure. Enjoy the ride as your guide maneuvers the rugged trail, ending at a western-facing viewpoint just in time to watch the sun descend behind the cliffs of Zion. From this breathtaking location, see views of the West Temple, Parunuweap Canyon, Elephant Gap, and other major Zion landmarks. Take in the scenery and capture the experience with plenty of photos before hopping back on the Jeep again.  After another exciting Jeep ride and stop at a viewpoint, return to the starting point of the tour at Thunderbird Lodge.

Zion National Park: Self-Driving Audio Guided Tour

Zion National Park: Self-Driving Audio Guided Tour

NOTE: From March 3 to December 1, part of this tour will use the free park shuttle. The road to attractions like the Temple of Sinawava and The Narrows is closed to private vehicles during these months. Start by downloading the Action Tour Guide app, which will function as your personal tour guide, audio tour, and map. Purchase one tour per car, not per person. Everyone listens together! Note: This 23-mile-long tour covers the essentials of Zion National Park in 2 - 3 hours. This self-guided audio and GPS tour begins at the Springdale Visitor Center and continues into the park itself. As you drive, you’ll hear about the park's history and how it got its unusual name. Then, visit one of the best vistas for sunrises and return to a time when woolly mammoths walked the park—no, really! At the vista, we’ll point you to the impressive peaks of the Altar of Sacrifice, the Sundial, and the West Temple. They’ve all got imposing names, but I assure you that the mountains themselves are even more intimidating! After that, we’ll drive past the towering Sentinel and hear how a tremendous earthquake totally transformed this mountain. At the next viewpoint, we’ll see the Patriarchs, a trio of mountains so gorgeous that people used to think pictures of them just had to be fake. We’ll also get insight into how the local tribes helped name the park’s best features. Ever seen an emerald-colored pool? You’ll get your chance after the Patriarchs as we swing by sparkling waterfalls and the pools at their base, which turn radiantly green during certain months of the year. As we continue to Angel’s Landing, you’ll hear all about the struggle to preserve this park. When we see Angel’s Landing itself, you’ll wonder how anyone is brave enough to make the trek! This precarious, death-defying hike is famous for its staggering views… and the danger of getting to them. Suppose the landscape seems a bit dry for you; never fear! Next is Weeping Rock, a cliff face that constantly “weeps” and gives life to a little oasis at its base. Then it’s on to The Narrows, a one-of-a-kind river hike that’s perfect for photo ops. Then, we’ll travel along the Riverwalk and hear about the ancient petroglyphs left behind by the people who once called this area home. That will bring us to East Zion, home to some of the park’s most jaw-dropping vistas, offering breathtaking sights of lush canyons and watchful mountain peaks. When we head through the Zion-Mount Carmel Tunnel, we’ll hear the full story of the conflict between the Mormons and the Paiute tribe, and then we'll learn how an ingenious Mormon engineer figured out how to transport timber from the canyon’s rim down to its base with a complex pulley system! As we make our way to the East Entrance Ranger Station, we’ll admire the baffling Checkerboard Mesa and look for the park’s famous bighorn sheep. Our tour will conclude at the ranger station.

From Las Vegas: Zion National Park Small Group Adventure

From Las Vegas: Zion National Park Small Group Adventure

Discover Zion National Park on a day trip from Las Vegas. Experience Zion Canyon and absorb the unique natural surroundings while enjoying up to 6 hours to explore the park. Meet your guide in Las Vegas and set out to explore Zion National Park and many of its highlights, including: Checkerboard Mesa, the Mt. Carmel Tunnel side of the park, Angels Landing, The Narrows, Weeping Rock, and The Grottoes. If desserts are your thing, enjoy a stop at a famous pie restaurant to satisfy your sweet tooth before returning to Las Vegas.

From Las Vegas: Zion and Bryce Canyon Day Trip with Pickup

From Las Vegas: Zion and Bryce Canyon Day Trip with Pickup

Start at around 5:20 AM with a pickup (strip hotels and surroundings) and guided narration. Learn about Las Vegas’s history as you head towards the Utah border. Stop in Mesquite Nevada or Hurricane UT, depending on the time of year, for a break on the way to Zion National Park. Discovered by Mormon settlers in the 19th century, at the junction of the Colorado Plateau, Great Basin and Mojave Desert provinces in Southwestern Utah, Zion National Park covers 229 square miles of dramatic landscape with sculptured canyons and soaring cliffs. Follow the paths of ancient native people and pioneers. Gaze up at massive sandstone cliffs and brilliant blue sky. Experience wilderness in a narrow slot canyon. After 1.5 hours of exploring Zion, sit down for a lunch, then head to Bryce Canyon for the second part of your tour. See the canyon's stunning hoodoo formations, red cliffs, pink soil, and ponderosa pines, and wonder why the area was not incorporated into the nearby national park. After approximately 1.5 hours of hiking or sightseeing through the scenic, red-tinged moonscape, head back to the vehicle for your comfortable return trip back to your hotel in Las Vegas, stopping for restroom breaks along the way.

LA: SF, Yosemite, Grand Canyon, and Las Vegas 7-Day Trip

LA: SF, Yosemite, Grand Canyon, and Las Vegas 7-Day Trip

Day 1: LOS ANGELES – SANTA BARBARA – 17 MILE DRIVE – CARMEL Depart north up the spectacular California Coast to the first stop in Santa Barbara. Visit a Spanish Mission and continue to Solvang, a quaint Danish community to browse in the local shops. Head north to the world-famous Route #1 where you'll get to see the spectacular California coastline up close (small vehicles will travel the southern portion of route 1 while full-size coaches will travel the 17-mile drive exclusively). Visit the town of Carmel and enjoy some free time to stroll in town before departing to reach your hotel at the Spring Hill Suites by Marriott Oakland Airport. Day 2: SAN FRANCISCO – BAY CRUISE – GOLDEN GATE BRIDGE – CHINATOWN Start your tour at the Fisherman’s Wharf with a cruise in the world-famous bay. See great views of both the Golden Gate Bridge and Alcatraz Island on your way to Sausalito. Return to Pier 39 for a leisurely lunch before an afternoon tour that takes in all the city’s famous landmarks, including the Golden Gate Bridge, Union square, Chinatown, and Nob Hill. Stay overnight in Modesto. Day 3: MODESTO – YOSEMITE Summer Route: Head east through the farmlands of the Joaquin Valley to Yosemite National Park. Stop at El Capitan, Bridal-Veil Falls, and Half Dome. After a beautiful day in the park, head to Stevenson Ranch and stay the night at the Comfort Inn and Suites Stevenson Ranch. Day 4: STEVENSON RANCH – LAS VEGAS Head east through the desert and Death Valley to arrive at the gambling capital of the world: Las Vegas. Stop for lunch at the outlet mall in Barstow and in the evening, take a tour of the strip to see some amazing hotels such as Caesar’s Palace, Luxor, Mirage, Paris, Venetian, Bellagio, New York New York, Treasure Island, and more. Stay overnight at the Harrah’s Hotel. Day 5: LAS VEGAS – GRAND CANYON – PAGE Start the day traveling through the desert and through the Navajo Indian reservation before you arrive at the south bank of the Grand Canyon. After lunch, continue along the canyon east stopping at some of the Indian market places to browse the handmade arts and crafts. Then, head to the Page and Lake Powell area for the evening where you will stay at the Quality Inn View of Lake Powell. Day 6: ANTELOPE CANYON – BRYCE CANYON Tour the Antelope Canyon and visit the spectacular dunes created by the wind, water, and sand. Then head west to Bryce Canyon, home to the most amazing natural sculptures in the world. Experience the unique changing of the colors during the sunset from one of the vista points in the park (this may change due to changing sunset times). After the visit, head towards the town of Kanab, where you will stay overnight at the Days Inn Kanab. On certain departures, the tour will continue to Cedar City for the night. Day 7: ZION PARK – LAS VEGAS Head into Zion Park and enjoy a short walking trail along the Virgin River that runs through the park. Arrive in Las Vegas and head towards Los Angeles for a late night.

Zion & Bryce Canyon National Parks Self-Driving Bundle Tour

Zion & Bryce Canyon National Parks Self-Driving Bundle Tour

Start by downloading the Action Tour Guide app, which will function as your personal tour guide, audio tour, and map. Purchase one tour per car, not per person. Everyone listens together! NOTE: This 45+mile-long tour covers the essentials of Zion and Bryce Canyon Bundle in 8-9 hours NOTE: From March 3 to December 1, part of the Zion tour will use the free park shuttle. During these months, the road to attractions like the Temple of Sinawava and The Narrows is closed to private vehicles. Zion and Bryce Canyon are very close to one another, so it’s up to you which tour you take first! Your tour of Zion begins at the Springdale Visitor Center. As you drive, you’ll hear the park's history and how it got its unusual name. Continuing, you’ll swing by sparkling waterfalls with emerald pools at their base. Then you’ll see Angel’s Landing, a precarious, death-defying hike famous both for its staggering views and for the danger involved in getting to them. Next is Weeping Rock, a cliff face that constantly “weeps” and gives life to a little oasis at its base. Then, you’ll travel along the Riverwalk and hear about the ancient petroglyphs left behind by the people who once called this area home. When you head next through the Zion-Mount Carmel Tunnel, you’ll get the full story of the conflict between the Mormons and the Paiute tribe, then learn how an ingenious engineer figured out how to transport timber from the canyon’s rim down to its base with a complex pulley system! After you pass the totally strange Checkerboard Mesa, you’ll arrive at the East Entrance Ranger Station, where your tour will conclude. Your journey through Bryce Canyon begins at the park’s entrance and continues to Fairyland Point, a lovely overlook that offers your first glimpse of the beauty to come. Next, you’ll pause at Sunrise Point and get your first look at the mysterious hoodoos that make this park famous. After that, of course, is Sunset Point, the perfect sister to Sunrise Point. Come sunset, photographers from all around the world gather here to capture the breathtaking final rays of sunlight. As you continue toward Inspiration Point, you’ll uncover how this astonishing landscape formed. Then, it’s time to revisit the story of the first Mormon pioneers who arrived here and declared this place their new home. After that, you’ll visit Swamp Canyon Overlook, which hides some seriously stunning views behind its modest name. But first, you get the facts about the connection Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid have with this park! Next, you’ll visit a natural arch—one of Mother Nature’s most impressive creations. Then, it’s on to a couple of canyons guaranteed to take your breath away with their sweeping views and lush interiors. Plus, there is a mythical tale of malevolent water spirits that the Paiute once believed occupied these rivers. The final landmark on the tour is the beautiful Rainbow Point.

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The trip was nothing but awesome! Brian, our all-in-one tour guide/driver/photographer, was definitely the best. We were picked up and dropped at our hotel, which was very convenient. Brian always prioritized what the group wanted to do instead of sticking up with the itinerary. We never felt rushed, instead, we were given freedom to enjoy the trip to fullest.

This is a fast paced trip, but well worth it! We spent more time traveling than I anticipated, but the trip was very well organized and the guides were knowledgeable and personable. If you are looking for a "taste" of the west that accommodates all abilities, this is a perfect place to start.

Our trip was amazing! Our guide Jacob, was knowledgeable and personable and made our experience enjoyable. I would have been too nervous to attempt this on my own, but with his guidance I was able to enjoy the experience.

Fun experience. Nice to get out in the backcountry. Great views.

Amazing taste of the west. Full days with a great guide