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Moab: Colorado River Dinner Cruise with Music and Light Show

1. Moab: Colorado River Dinner Cruise with Music and Light Show

Begin the evening on the banks of the Colorado River, just 2 miles north of Moab, Utah. Savor a delicious cowboy-style Dutch oven dinner in a dining room overlooking the water. After dinner, climb aboard a flat-bottomed boat and begin your river adventure. A knowledgeable and entertaining guide will point out things of interest and ignite your imagination. Once darkness settles in, the formal part of the evening begins when 40,000 watts of natural light illuminate the canyon wall. Watch as lights, shadows, music, and narration make the stories of the canyon's formation, creation, and history come to life on the walls above the river - as learned from the early settlers of the area (the Catholic conquistadors, Native Americans, and Mormon pioneers). This Sound and Light Show is a not-to-be-missed unique experience and a great end to a perfect day in Moab.

Monument Valley: Sunset Tour with Navajo Guide

2. Monument Valley: Sunset Tour with Navajo Guide

Embark on a tour of Monument Valley and discover the breathtaking monuments you’ve seen in photos and western movies. See the famous West and East Mitten Buttes, John Ford Point, the Three Sisters, Moccasin Arch, the Totem Pole, and more. Travel by safari-style open-air vehicle in the warmer weather or by an enclosed van in colder months. Your guide will share with you a lot of interesting facts about Monument Valley. You will even visit the backcountry of the valley, which you can’t visit on your own without a Navajo guide. Learn many interesting facts about Navajo culture and visit a Navajo Hogan, a traditional Navajo home with a bonus opportunity to watch a rug weaving demonstration (dependent on weather and other circumstances) and to enjoy a ceremonial musical performance by your guide.

Monument Valley: Backcountry Jeep Tour with Navajo Guide

3. Monument Valley: Backcountry Jeep Tour with Navajo Guide

See all the sights of Monument Valley on a small group tour led by a local guide. Enjoy an exclusive visit to the valley’s backcountry, which is only accessible with a Navajo guide. Visit sandstone arches and famous monuments such as the 3 sisters, John Ford Point, and Moccasin Arch. Marvel at famous sights like the Totem Pole, the Big Hogan, Sun’s Eye, North Window, and Sleeping Dragon. Stop by West and East Mitten Buttes and capture the perfect picture of this iconic landmark. Marvel at spectacular panoramas. Admire natural structures that will leave you speechless. Immerse yourself in Navajo culture. Learn about the history of this incredible place. Visit a Navajo Hogan, a traditional Navajo home. Watch a bonus rug weaving demonstration and enjoy a ceremonial music performance performed by your guide.

Las Vegas: Discover Bryce and Zion National Parks with Lunch

4. Las Vegas: Discover Bryce and Zion National Parks with Lunch

Discover Zion National Park and Bryce Canyon National Park on a day tour departing from Las Vegas. Journey through canyons and fantastical rock spire formations on this tour that includes bottled water, a granola bar, and a deli-style turkey sandwich for lunch. Depart Las Vegas by bus on this day trip to two of the most visually stunning places in the United States. Learn about both parks and their natural wonders with your guide throughout the day. First experience the striking sandstone cliffs that tower above the valley floor of Zion National Park. Admire the highlights of Zion including a stop at the visitor center. Ascend up the mountain pass and through the mile-long tunnel. Make a stop at Checkerboard Mesa before continuing on to Bryce Canyon National Park. Admire the incredible natural amphitheater of Bryce Canyon. Stroll along the rim of Bryce Canyon and enjoy stunning views of the unique hoodoos (thin rock spire) and the vast open landscape. Take a short guided hike among hoodoos and soak in the natural wonders of your surroundings. Board the bus for your return journey to Las Vegas and pass through the stunning scenery of Zion for another perspective of its beauty.

East Zion: Crimson Slot Canyon Exploration and UTV Tour

5. 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 3-6 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.

Orderville: East Zion Park White Mountain Horseback Tour

6. Orderville: East Zion Park White Mountain Horseback Tour

Combine two of Southern Utah's most popular activities of exploring slot canyons and horseback riding on this 1-hour experience. Follow your guide as they take you on a scenic trail and teach you the art of reigning a horse. Meet your guide and begin your tour at the stables. Climb into the saddle and inexperienced riders will receive a brief riding lesson. No need to worry if you are a beginner, this horseback tour is designed to welcome first-timers with well-trained horses. Ride to the mouth of a beautiful slot canyon where you will dismount and walk a short distance into the canyon. Be impressed by the incredible sandstone formation and its towering walls, several hundred feet high on either side. Following your stop, riders will again get in the saddle and ride back to the starting point.

Monument Valley: Scenic 2.5-Hour Guided Tour

7. Monument Valley: Scenic 2.5-Hour Guided Tour

Enter the backcountry of Monument Valley to visit the popular arches and petroglyph sights made by the ancient Anasazi people. Stop first to admire the Sleeping Dragon with clouds above, followed by the Chief’s Head with its bonnet of feathers.  Moving on, explore a traditional Hogan (optional), home to many Navajo people. Admire the round, cone-shaped, and multi-sided structures. With or without internal posts, they were built with timber or stonewall and packed with earth or bark. For a summerhouse, the door faces east to welcome the rising sun for wealth and good fortune. Your guide will provide information and a short demonstration of the Navajo people and their lifestyles.  Save the best for last and marvel at an arch that replicates a traditional hogan with an eagle eye looking upon you. Take a panoramic view of the Eye of the Sun, a beautifully shaped eye with sun rays beaming through it. Last will be the Ear of the Wind, standing against a steep sand dune that, if you walk up to it, you're most likely to bring home Monument Valley's souvenir: sand in your shoes.

Vegas: Antelope Canyon & Horseshoe Bend Tour at Golden Hour

8. Vegas: Antelope Canyon & Horseshoe Bend Tour at Golden Hour

Depart Las Vegas for a scenic tour into Navajo lands with a local guide. Discover Horseshoe Bend and Antelope Canyon during Golden Hour, when light and shadow create unforgettable beauty. Immerse in history and natural wonders, capturing moments of surreal landscape transformation. Begin your tour with a stop for breakfast in St. George, Utah—home to the oldest continuously operating Mormon temple in the world. After breakfast, approach the mighty Colorado River for a visit to Horseshoe Bend. Note where the river flows and meanders around the rocks creating a distinctive horseshoe-shaped loop beloved by visitors and photographers from around the world. Next, travel to where “the water runs through the rocks” as per the local Navajo folklore. Witness Antelope Canyon during Golden Hour (10am – 3pm), the best time of day to view the Canyon, when sunlight perfectly illuminates its contours, and you can see dunes formed by wind and water in its perfect glory. With your local Navajo guide, discover the beauty of the canyon up close. Admire the beauty of the sun which creates shafts of light that shine through the slits in the canyon walls. After a break for lunch, continue to the Glenn Canyon viewpoint for one last look at this spectacular area. Finally, hop back on the bus to return to Las Vegas in the evening.

Moab: Self-Drive 2.5-Hour Hells Revenge 4x4 Guided Tour

9. Moab: Self-Drive 2.5-Hour Hells Revenge 4x4 Guided Tour

Enjoy the basic route of Hell’s Revenge to the Colorado River overlook where you will take in breathtaking views of the Colorado River, the Lasal Mountains, and off in the distance Arches National Park. The views all along the trail are spectacular. This safe, but thrilling adventure is great for all skill levels, from novice to expert. Meet your guide just outside of Moab. After safety instructions, load up and head right to the Hells Revenge Trailhead. Enjoy the thrill of the petrified sand dunes and beautiful scenery of red rock hills, and snow-capped mountains as you follow your guide. Every tour includes water and snacks, and is guaranteed to take your breath away! U-Drive tours are family friendly, with a minimum age of 3 years old. All drivers must be at least 18 years old and present a valid driver's license.

From Moab: Colorado River Half-Day Rafting Trip

10. From Moab: Colorado River Half-Day Rafting Trip

Enjoy a guided rafting tour for all ages and levels of experience along the Colorado River. Depart from Moab and spend half the day navigating Class 1 or 2 rapids surrounded by impressive rock formations. Get picked up in Moab and meet your professional guide. Get outfitted with the necessary rafting gear and listen to your guide's safety instructions. Then embark on a wild adventure along the Fisher Towers and Professor Valley part of the river. The trip is about 7 miles and you're sure to get in some splashy rapids. Select the option including lunch to enjoy a buffet-style meal during your tour. At the end of the trip, the shuttle will take you back to Moab.

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The rapids were calm to medium. More on the relaxing side which is what our group was aiming for. It’s a good intro level if it’s your first time. The guides were great and provide interesting facts about the area. The weather was on the cooler side so we didn’t get into the water. Got a little wet from a few splashes.

Absolutely amazing!! Guides were excellent and very patient and engaging with my very spirited 7-year-old son. We both had a wonderful time!

It was very exciting and scary at times!! Austin was awesome as a guide. Would recommend this to everyone!!

Awesome activity! Colin and Tally were fantastic guides. Thanks!

Absolutely outstanding thanks to our guide John. 5 star rating.