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Antelope & Grand Canyon, Zion, Bryce & Monument Valley

1. Antelope & Grand Canyon, Zion, Bryce & Monument Valley

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 you'll visit Zion and Bryce National Parks and enjoy the photographic wonders of this white, pink and red sandstone park. Here you'll also be able to enjoy a fun BBQ with friends around the campfire, while your guide tells interesting stories of the history and legends of this sacred Navajo land. Along the way, you'll also make stops at Monument Valley for a 4x4 Jeep journey and fly high over the Grand Canyon for some truly breathtaking images of the natural beauty in 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 2000 feet above the canyon floor make for an impressive landscape and a photographer’s paradise. Zion National Park offers enchanting walks and hikes for every fitness level. Stroll 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 enjoy an entertaining rangers talk on the patio. After a full afternoon in Zion we 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 for park visitors. Bryce Canyon is considered by many to be the most scenically diverse place in the world! Enjoy a BBQ and a fun evening around the campfire with your new friends. Camping is in a full service campground with hot showers, 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, you can head to Monument Valley for a 4x4 Jeep journey deep into the Navajo lands. here you can snap some photos of the most iconic Western landscapes. Tonight, you camp along the rim of Monument Valley casting your gaze up at the stars in the sky. Camping is in a full service campground with hot showers and wi-fi. 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, you will hop into a helicopter (optional) for a bird's eye view of the Grand Canyon! If you opt out of this, you can still stroll along the rim or take a hike into the magnificent canyon. Your guide will share interesting details of this Natural Wonder of the World before giving you plenty of time to relax and enjoy the beauty. Tonight you 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 at 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.

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Grand Canyon, Monument Valley, Antelope Canyon & Zion

2. Grand Canyon, Monument Valley, Antelope Canyon & Zion

Enjoy an exciting 3-day, 2-night private or shared-group winter tour through iconic Arizona and Utah landscapes. Drive through the stunning Mojave Desert to the spectacular Grand Canyon, explore Monument Valley, and finish the tour with some spectacular hikes through Zion National Park. Day 1: The Grand Canyon National Park South Rim Enjoy a scenic drive through the mighty Mojave Desert, arriving at the spectacular Grand Canyon National Park South Rim, considered of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World. Stroll along the rim, hike into the one of the deepest and most diverse canyons on earth, or take in a bird’s eye view of this breathtaking landscape on an optional helicopter ride. Enjoy a sandwich-style lunch during the course of the way, and stay overnight at the historic Red Feather Lodge. Day 2: Monument Valley After a brief visit to a traditional Navajo trading post, follow the mighty Colorado River through the Painted Desert and wind your way through spectacular scenery to one of the most iconic locations on the planet. The home to the Navajo Indians and the backdrop for many famous western movies, Monument Valley is a real treat for sore eyes. Hop in a Jeep and traverse the stunning landscape with the help of a Navajo guide. Enjoy a sandwich-style lunch during the course of the way, and head in the afternoon to Page Arizona and Lake Powell, lodging at the Quality Inn, Page.   Day 3: Zion National Park Begin the day with a visit to Horseshoe Bend or Antelope Canyon, and then continue for a scenic photo stop at Lake Powell before heading to Utah's finest National Park. Visit the Zion Canyon, an impressive mix of white, pink and red Navajo sandstone cliffs and ancient petrified sand dunes towering over 2000 feet above the canyon floor. Spend the day hiking through the picturesque winter wonderland, and stroll to the emerald pools, marveling at the fantastic views of the Great White Throne and Weeping Rock. Enjoy a sandwich-style lunch and prepare for a return to Las Vegas at approximately 19:00.

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From Las Vegas: Bryce Canyon and Zion Park Combo Tour

3. From Las Vegas: Bryce Canyon and Zion Park Combo Tour

Venture into Bryce Canyon to marvel at the extraordinary red rock formations, and experience first hand why the government land surveyor T. C. Bailey wrote that the thousands of colored rocks of all sizes resemble "sentinels on the walls of castles; monks and priests with their robes, attendants, cathedrals and congregations." Get a closer look at the deep caverns and rooms resembling "ruins of prisons, castles, churches, with their guarded walls, battlements, spires and steeples." Continue to Zion Park to discover a paradise for artists and photographers, with pinnacles and extraordinary formations in a magnificent display of natural beauty.

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San Francisco: 6-Day Excursion of Southwestern United States

4. San Francisco: 6-Day Excursion of Southwestern United States

Enjoy a 6-day excursion departing from San Francisco to some of the best sites in the Southwestern United States! Your first day will begin with an exploration of San Francisco, including a cruise in the bay, a visit to the Golden Gate Bridge, and China Town, before heading off to your first night in Modesto at the Best Western Palm Court Inn. Your second day, if it is the summer, will be spent exploring Yosemite National Park, a 1,200 square mile wonderland of forests, lakes and waterfalls located in the Sierra Nevada. Here you'll be able to witness such iconic sites as the highest waterfall in North America at Yosemite Falls, El Capitan, Bridal-Viel Falls and the Half Dome. In the winter, the route will explore Monterrey (including the wharf and Cannery Row), then a visit to Hearst Castle, filled with antiques and amazing stories of the rich and famous how have frequented the grounds. Following an exciting day in Yosemite or Big Sur, you will head south toward Las Vegas, where you'll spend the night at the Comfort Suites Stevenson Ranch. Your third day will take you east through the dessert and Death Valley National Park, toward the gambling capital of the world: Las Vegas. You will have time following lunch to shop at the outlet mall in Barstow, before continuing onto the Las Vegas Strip to explore some of the most glamorous hotels and venues in the world including Ceasar's Palace, Luxor, Mirage, Paris, the Venetian, Bellagio, New York New York, Treasure Island and more. The evening will conclude at one of the world-class shows, and a chance to try your hand at one of the casinos before spending the night in the Ling Hotel. On your fourth day you'll travel south through the desert toward one of the seven wonders of the world: the Grand Canyon. 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 you will continue east along the canyon  stopping at some of the many native American market places to browse the handmade arts and crafts, before settling in for the night at the Clarion Inn Page. Your fifth day will begin with a tour of the Lower Antelope Canyon and a visit the spectacular dunes created by the wind, water and sand. You will then head west to Bryce Canyon, home to the most amazing natural sculptures of the world. The tour will take you to 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). Following this action packed day, settle in at the Days Inn in Kanab or the Comfort Inn in Cedar City, depending on the time of year. Your sixth and final day will take you to Zion National Park. This park got its name from the Mormon’s who settled in the area. They gave it this name after claiming that visiting the park is like a religious experience, the majesty of the mountains and silence of the wilderness make you feel like you have been transported to another place. Tour the park and enjoy a short walking trail along the Virgin River that runs through the park, before leaving this amazing area for an early evening arrival in Las Vegas, with an option for a late night return to Los Angeles.

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From Las Vegas: Zion and Bryce National Park Overnight Tour

5. From Las Vegas: Zion and Bryce National Park Overnight Tour

Bryce Canyon is a giant natural amphitheatre created by erosion along the eastern side of the Paunsaugunt Plateau; Bryce is distinctive due to its geological structures called hoodoos. These red, orange, and white spires provide spectacular views for park visitors. Bryce Canyon is considered by many to be the most scenically diverse place in the world! Cut by the Virgin River, Zion Canyon only 80 miles away from Bryce is an impressive mix of white, pink and red sandstone cliffs. Ancient sand dunes towering over 2000ft above the canyon floor make for an impressive landscape. Stroll around the Emerald Pools or strive to reach the summit of Angel's Landing, Zion National Park offers enchanting walks & hikes for every fitness level. Itinerary: A beautifully scenic 4-hour drive today takes us to an elevation of 8,000 feet (2,500 meters) into Bryce National Park. Take a stroll along the rim and marvel at the unique sandstone spires (hoodoos) that rise dramatically from the natural amphitheatre. Then, hike down into the hoodoos for an up close and personal experience with this fascinating landscape. A soak in the outdoor hot tub back at your camp or hotel will ease those hiking muscles ready for Zion tomorrow! If you are opting to camp, a night around the campfire will end this day nicely. Bring your own marshmallows! The next day we head to Zion-Utah's finest National Park. Massive canyon walls and red sandstone cliffs ascend toward a brilliant blue sky. Challenge yourself to what's considered the best half day hike in the southwest by hiking a narrow ridge line to Angels Landing. Take it easy exploring the pristine Emerald pools, enjoy a river hike deep in the narrows, weather permitting. Or if you are feeling really adventurous-do all three! After a full day in Zion we head back to Las Vegas arriving approximately 19:00.

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Las Vegas: 7-Day Utah, Arizona and Nevada Self-Drive Tour

6. Las Vegas: 7-Day Utah, Arizona and Nevada Self-Drive Tour

Hit the open road on this road trip across the National Parks of Utah, Arizona and Nevada. Drive in the safety of your car, and meet up with certified guides at each park so you don't miss a thing.  Day 1: Zion National Park - Leaving the bright lights of Las Vegas behind you, head out to Utah’s finest National Park. Massive canyon walls and red sandstone cliffs ascend toward a brilliant blue sky. Challenge yourself to what’s considered the best half-day hike in the southwest by hiking a narrow ridge line to Angels Landing. Take it easy exploring the pristine Emerald pools, or enjoy a river hike deep in the narrows. Day 2: Bryce National Park - Reach an elevation of 8000 ft in Bryce National Park. Take a stroll along the rim and marvel at the unique sandstone spires (hoodoos) that rise dramatically from the desert floor. Hike down into the hoodoos for an up-close experience with this fascinating landscape. A soak in the outdoor hot tub back at camp will ease those hiking muscles and a night around the campfire will end this day nicely. Day 3-4: Arches and Canyonlands National Parks - Explore this stunning landscape and enjoy watching the sunset over the canyons. Visit Arches National Park, home to over 2000 arches, for a hike up to Delicate Arch. Enjoy walks in Canyonlands National Park, where the Green river meets the Colorado in some of the most spectacular scenery the South-West has to offer. Swap tales of Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid who used the canyons to hide from the law in the late 1800s, visit the local town and enjoy Utah’s greatest adventure capital. Day 5: Monument Valley - The background for many famous western movies and home to the Navajo Indians, you are in for a real treat today. Hop onboard a 4X4 jeep and enjoy a Navajo guided tour of Monument Valley. Camp right along the rim and get ready to gaze up at the amazing starry skies and bag your front-row seat to a magnificent sun rise. Day 6: Antelope Canyon, Horseshoe Bend, Grand Canyon national park - Today you have the option to add on an optional excursion to visit Antelope Canyon. Then, join a scenic walk to view Horseshoe Bend, before heading to the Grand Canyon. Hike into one of the deepest and most diverse canyons on Earth. In the evening, admire the views before one last cookout with your new friends.  Day 7: Las Vegas - After heading down Route 66, arrive back in Sin City with plenty of time to relax poolside before heading for the strip.

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From Las Vegas: 3-Day Tour of Iconic American Natural Beauty

7. From Las Vegas: 3-Day Tour of Iconic American Natural Beauty

Depart from Las Vegas on a 3-day tour exploring some of the most iconic natural sights in the United States. Trail through the photographer’s paradise Zion National Park with its towering sand dunes and sandstone cliffs. Stay overnight on the shores of Lake Powel before being guided through Monument Valley by a local Native American Navajo on a 4x4 jeep. Revel in the beauty of the Grand Canyon with an optional helicopter ride before riding Route 66 back to Las Vegas. Day 1: Las Vegas — Zion National Park — Lake Powell Begin the tour from the convenient meeting point in Las Vegas and get on board the fully air-conditioned tour bus. Arrive at Zion National Park with its impressive mix of white, pink and red Navajo sandstone cliffs. Stroll around the Emerald Pools trail and take an enchanting walk suitable for every fitness level. See the Temple of Sinawava, the Great White Throne, Weeping Rock, and visit the interpretive Human History Museum for an entertaining ranger’s talk on the patio. Round off the day and head to the shores of Lake Powell for the first nights’ hotel stay in Page, Arizona. Day 2: Lake Powell — Antelope Canyon — Monument Valley Make your way past the iconic Lake Powell with an optional visit to Antelope Canyon and wind through more of the USA’s most spectacular scenery. Visit Monument Valley, the backdrop to many famous movies and home to the Navajo Native American tribe. Hop on board a 4x4 jeep and enjoy the Navajo guided tour of the vast red-sand desert. Return for a walk to Horseshoe Bend and another evenings’ stay in Page on the shores of Lake Powell. Day 3: Grand Canyon National Park — Route 66 — Las Vegas Take a brief visit to a traditional Navajo trading post and follow the mighty Colorado River through the Painted Desert to one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World. Take in a bird’s eye view of the Grand Canyon with an optional helicopter ride. Stroll along the rim and hike into one of the deepest and most diverse canyons on earth. Relax in one the rim cafés and admire the magnificent view before heading back to the bright city lights of Las Vegas with a stop on the historic Route 66 along the way.

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From Las Vegas: VIP Small-Group Zion National Park Adventure

8. From Las Vegas: VIP Small-Group Zion National Park Adventure

Artist and photographers have been drawn to Zion National Park for many years in an effort to capture its infinite variety of moods.  The incredible landscape of Zion is a magnificent display of beauty that is a perpetual source of inspiration and renewal for all. Once you experience Zion, you will long to return again and again. Zion National Park, located near Springdale, Utah, covers 229 square miles (590 kilometers-squared).  The primary feature of the park is Zion Canyon, which is 15 miles (24 kilometers) long and up to half a mile (800 meters) deep cut through the sandstone by the North Fork of the Virgin River. The lowest elevation is 3,666 ft (1,117 meters) at Coalpits Wash and the highest elevation is 8,726 ft (2,660 meters) at Horse Ranch Mountain. Located at the junction of the Colorado Plateau, Great Basin, and Mojave Desert regions, the park's unique geography and variety of life zones allow for unusual plant and animal diversity. The park is home to 289 bird, 79 mammals, 28 reptiles, 7 fish and 6 amphibian species. Common daytime animals include mule deer, rock squirrels, pinyon jays and whiptail and collared lizards. Desert cottontails, jackrabbits and Merriam's kangaroo rats come out at night. Cougars, coyotes, gray foxes and ring-tail cats are the top predators. Golden eagles, red-tailed hawks, peregrine falcons and white-throated swifts can be seen in the area. California condors and bighorn sheep were reintroduced in the 1990s. Nineteen species of bat also live in the area. Zion National Park includes mountains, canyons, buttes, mesas, monoliths, rivers, slot canyons and natural arches. The geology of the Zion canyon area includes 9 formations that together represent 150 million years of mostly Mesozoic-aged sedimentation and beautiful erosion. Notable geographical features of the park include the Virgin River Narrows, Emerald Pools, Hidden Canyon, Angels Landing, The Great White Throne, Checkerboard Mesa, The Three Patriarchs and Kolob Arch.

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Vegas to San Francisco: American Southwest Parks 11-Day Tour

9. Vegas to San Francisco: American Southwest Parks 11-Day Tour

Join an epic 11-day tour of the great American Southwest National Parks and California. Meet up with guides along the way, and enjoy breakfast and lunch with your tour companions. For families and adventurers alike, enjoy the convenience of an all-inclusive package and customize your trip as you like. Choose to stay in hotels, camp along the way, or even drive yourself.  Day 1: Zion National Park Challenge yourself on what’s considered the best half-day hike in the Southwest by hiking a narrow ridge line to Angels Landing. Take it easy or enjoy a river hike deep in the narrows before enjoying a BBQ. Day 2: Bryce National Park Climb 8,000 feet into Bryce National Park. Stroll along the rim and marvel at the unique sandstone spires (hoodoos). Take a soak in the outdoor hot tub back at camp and ease those hiking muscles. End the day with a night around the campfire. Day 3 and 4: Arches and Canyonlands National Parks Explore this stunning landscape in a guided sunset hummer tour or hang off a sandstone cliff on an optional canyoneering adventure. Visit Arches National Park, home to over 2,000 arches, for a hike to Delicate Arch. Day 5: Monument Valley Discover the setting for many famous western movies and home to the Navajo Indian tribe. Hop onboard a 4X4 Jeep and take a Navajo guided tour of Monument Valley. Camp right along the rim, and get the best view of a magnificent sunrise. Day 6: Antelope Canyon, Horseshoe Bend, and Grand Canyon National Park South Rim Enjoy an optional visit to the world’s most famous slot canyon, Antelope Canyon. Then go on a scenic walk to view Horseshoe Bend before heading to the Grand Canyon. Take an optional helicopter ride, stroll along the rim at sunset, or simply relax in one the rim cafes and admire the view. Day 7: Las Vegas Get your kicks on Route 66 and arrive back in Sin City. Have plenty of time to relax poolside before heading to the Strip for a night out. Day 8: Death Valley National Park Heading to California this morning you will embark on a guided tour of Death Valley National Park. Enjoy photo stops and shorts walks at Zabriskie Point, Artist’s Palette, Badwater Basin Salt Flats, Devil’s Golf Course and the Mesquite Sand Dunes. Day 9: Tioga Pass to Yosemite National Park Weather permitting, cross the Tioga Pass for an extremely scenic route, passing by highlights such as Olmsted Point and Mono Lake en route to Yosemite Valley. In case of poor weather conditions, you may reroute through Lake Isabella to Bishop, CA. Day 10: Full Day at Yosemite National Park Spend a full day exploring the trails offered in the park. Choose from countless walks, ranging from easy to strenuous, or opt for a guided tour. Day 11: San Francisco Your multi-day adventure concludes with a fully guided city tour of this vibrant city.

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4-Day Las Vegas & the Western Deserts Tour from Los Angeles

10. 4-Day Las Vegas & the Western Deserts Tour from Los Angeles

Day 1: LA - Las Vegas Today’s route is east through the desert and Death Valley area to arrive at the gambling capital of the world: Las Vegas. Stop for lunch at the outlet mall at the Nevada State Line, which is filled with all the famous brand names like, Levi’s, Nike, Reebok, Timberland and more. In the evening take a tour of the strip to see some of the truly amazing hotels and fantasies that are built in the middle of the desert. Caesar’s Palace, Mirage, Luxor, Paris, Mandalay Bay, New York New York, Treasure Island and more. Finish off the evening at one of the many shows or try your hand at one of the many casinos. Overnight: Excalibur Hotel Day 2: Las Vegas - Grand Canyon - Page Start the day traveling South East through the desert and through the Navajo Indian reservation before coming to the South Bank of “One of the 7 wonders of the world” the Grand Canyon. 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 hand made arts and crafts before arriving at your hotel. Overnight: Clarion Inn Page AZ Day 3: Lake Powell - Bryce Canyon Start the day where “the water runs through the rocks” as per the local Navajo folklore. We tour the lower Antelope Canyon and visit the spectacular dunes created by the wind, water and sand; words are not enough to describe these formations created by Mother Nature. After the tour, depart this amazing area and head west to Bryce Canyon home to the most 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. Overnight: Days Inn Kanab On certain departures tour will continue to Cedar City for overnight. Overnight hotel Comfort Inn Cedar City.   Day 4: Sunday Zion Park - Las Vegas - LA After breakfast head into Zion park. This park got its name from the Mormons that settled in the area. They gave it this name after claiming that visiting the park is like a religious experience, and it's true that the majesty of the mountains and silence of the wilderness makes you feel like you have been transported to another place. Tour the park and enjoy a short walking trail along the Virgin river that runs through the park, before heading back to LA for the evening.  

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What people are saying about Zion Canyon

Best ever experience tour . My husband and I can’t get over the awesomeness of the whole tour .We have a great tour guide Cris who assisted the whole group in the best possible way. He was able to blend the whole group as a big family at the end of the tour . The tour has the whole package visiting the beauty of the national parks and gaining friends as well . Cris you are the best, thank you for guiding us to experience the beautiful scenery and history of the southwest.

I was skeptical due to the surge in popularity of the US National Parks. The tour company truly made it a hand tailored and personal experience where we never felt like we were in a crowd. Unique to say the least!

Bindlestiff Tours did an amazing job and we fully enjoyed our tour. Our guide, Nicole, was so enthusiastic and knowledgeable about everything. She made the whole trip magical.

The tour was well organized and we saw a lot of great spots within a short period of time.

Marcus was a knowledgeable and fun driver Had an excellent trip Thank you