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Western USA National Parks Loop

Western USA National Parks Loop

From $ 2,435 AUD

Description

Deserts, canyons, lakes and valleys await on a five-day adventure through western USA’s most spectacular national parks. Hike through the diverse scenery of Zion National Park, marvel at sandstone spires in Bryce Canyon National Park, join a Navajo guide to learn about the history of Monument Valley and take in one of the natural wonders of the world at Grand Canyon National Park. Let an expert local guide share stories of the landscape and discover there’s more to each destination than what meets the eye.

Trip Name
Western USA National Parks Loop
Last Updated
2021-06-19
Days
5
Capacity
12
Highlights
  • Hike through the varied landscapes of Zion National Park, taking in views of massive canyon walls and red sandstone cliffs as you go.
  • Learn about the culture and history of Monument Valley during a Navajo guided tour, followed by a traditional homecooked, family-style Navajo lunch.
  • Stroll along the canyon rim in Bryce Canyon National Park to admire the out-of-this-world sandstone spires known as hoodoos.
  • Kayak across the waters of Lake Powell, weaving your way past fascinating rock formations as your leader shares stories of the lake’s history.
  • Marvel at one of the nation’s greatest national parks, The Grand Canyon, and walk around the rim, hike into the canyon or take an optional helicopter ride overhead.

Itinerary

ITINERARY CHANGES Our itineraries are updated regularly throughout the year based on customer feedback and to reflect the current situation in each destination. The information included in this Essential Trip Information may therefore differ from when you first booked your trip. It is important that you review this information prior to travel so that you have the latest updates. Due to weather, local conditions, transport schedules, public holidays, or other factors, further changes may be necessary to your itinerary once in-country. The order and timing of included activities in each location may also vary seasonally to ensure our travellers have the best experience. Your tour leader will keep you up to date with any such changes once on tour. OPTIONAL ACTIVITIES A selection of optional activities that have been popular with past travellers are listed in the day-to-day itinerary. This isn't an exhaustive list and should be used as a guide only for some of what might be available. Prices are approximate, are for entrance only, and don’t include transport to and from the sites or local guides unless indicated. All activities are subject to availability, and maybe on a join-in basis. It may not be possible to do all the activities listed in the time available at each destination, so some pre-planning for what you are most interested in is advised. When it's recommended that travellers pre-book these activities, look for a note in the Special Information section of the day-to-day itinerary. For most, they can either be organised independently on the day, or let your leader know you are interested in the Group Meeting and they can assist. Where activities are considered medium or high risk, we work with operators whose safety and credentials we have sighted and assessed. Although it is possible that you may find the same activity cheaper with another operator on the ground, we cannot vouch for the safety or quality of that operator. Medium and high-risk activities not listed above have not been assessed by us and as such our staff and leaders are unable to assist you with organising these activities. Activities that contravene our Responsible Travel policies are also not listed. Please remember that the decision to partake in any activity not listed is at your own discretion and risk.

Day 1 - Las Vegas/Zion National Park
Welcome to Utah! The real wild west is home to some of the USA’s most incredible scenery. Your adventure begins in Las Vegas where you’ll meet your group and local leader for a welcome meeting to fill you in on the days ahead, then hop aboard a private van. Get to know each other over a picnic lunch, then venture into the stunning landscapes of Zion National Park. Your leader will brief you on the various self-guided walks available within the park, spanning from leisurely strolls along shady tracks to the high-adrenaline Angels Landing hike for those up for a challenge.
Day 2 - Bryce Canyon National Park
After breakfast this morning it’s time to make tracks for Bryce Canyon National Park – make sure your camera is ready to go as some of the views you’ll come across today are truly out of this world! Take a short drive in your private vehicle, then spend the morning hiking through the epic landscapes of the park. Walk along the canyon rim and marvel at hundreds of unique sandstone towers, known as hoodoos, that jut out from the natural amphitheatre. Relax while you enjoy a picnic lunch and take in your magnificent surroundings, then hike down into the canyon for a closer look at the fascinating hoodoos. Return to your hotel in La Verkin for an evening at leisure.
Day 3 - Lake Powell/Horeshoe Bend
Journey south this morning, driving through more spectacular scenery before arriving at Lake Powell. This gorgeous reservoir is certainly a sight to behold from the shore, but to really appreciate it you’ve got to get on the water. Jump in a kayak and paddle across the water’s surface, weaving your way through remarkable rock formations while your leader regales you with stories of the lake’s history. Back on dry land, set out for a gentle walk along Horseshoe Bend, taking in beautiful views with every step. Tonight we stay overnight in the nearby town of Page.
Day 4 - Monument Valley/Grand Canyon
Start the day with a drive out to Monument Valley – one of the world’s most iconic sights. If this landscape dotted with towering sandstones buttes looks familiar to you, it’s no surprise – Monument Valley has been the filming location for many famous Western films. More importantly, this is the native land of the Navajo Indians. Once you arrive, you’ll transfer from your vehicle to a 4X4 jeep and enjoy a Navajo guided tour of Monument Valley, where you’ll have the chance to learn more about their rich culture and history in the area, before sitting down to a traditional homecooked, family-style Navajo lunch. We continue our journey onto the iconic Grand Canyon in time for a sunset along the rim!
Day 5 - Grand Canyon /Las Vegas
Enjoy an optional sunrise at the Grand Canyon and some walks along the rim or maybe choose the optional helicopter flight over the canyon.Once you’ve had your fill of incredible views, it’s time to return to Las Vegas with a stop along Historic Route 66. You will arrive back in Las Vegas at approximately 4pm, where your tour will end at the same hotel it started at.

Trip Dates

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26-07-202130-07-2021AUD $ 2,435-
09-08-202113-08-2021AUD $ 2,435-
23-08-202127-08-2021AUD $ 2,435-
06-09-202110-09-2021AUD $ 2,435-
20-09-202124-09-2021AUD $ 2,435-
04-10-202108-10-2021AUD $ 2,435-
18-10-202122-10-2021AUD $ 2,435-
01-11-202105-11-2021AUD $ 2,435-
15-11-202119-11-2021AUD $ 2,435-
06-06-202210-06-2022AUD $ 2,435-
20-06-202224-06-2022AUD $ 2,435-
27-06-202201-07-2022AUD $ 2,435-
11-07-202215-07-2022AUD $ 2,435-
18-07-202222-07-2022AUD $ 2,435-
25-07-202229-07-2022AUD $ 2,435-
08-08-202212-08-2022AUD $ 2,435-
22-08-202226-08-2022AUD $ 2,435-
29-08-202202-09-2022AUD $ 2,435-
05-09-202209-09-2022AUD $ 2,435-
12-09-202216-09-2022AUD $ 2,435-
26-09-202230-09-2022AUD $ 2,435-
10-10-202214-10-2022AUD $ 2,435-
17-10-202221-10-2022AUD $ 2,435-
24-10-202228-10-2022AUD $ 2,435-
07-11-202211-11-2022AUD $ 2,435-
14-11-202218-11-2022AUD $ 2,435-
28-11-202202-12-2022AUD $ 2,435-

Accommodation

Hotel (4 nights)

Transport

Private vehicle

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