National Parks of Utah Tour from Las Vegas | 6-days, 5-nights

BRYCE CANYON • ZION • CANYONLANDS • CAPITOL REEF • ARCHES

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TOUR HIGHLIGHTS

Complete your Utah bucket list in one incredible trip on this 6-day, 5-night guided tour through The Mighty 5® National Parks of Utah.

Departing from the bright lights of Las Vegas, you’ll experience the natural wonder of Zion National Park, Bryce Canyon National Park, Capitol Reef National Park, Arches National Park, Canyonlands National Park, Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument, and so much more! Adventure awaits on this fun and educational journey filled with awe-inspiring scenery and exciting activities.

Why DETOURS?

  • Small group tour with up to 12 passengers – no crowds!
  • The best historical lodging available – no lines!
  • Custom touring vehicles with comfortable, individual captain’s chairs, plenty of legroom, and large picture windows to enjoy the views
  • Expert guides who are CPR and FirstAid certified

Tour Dates & Pricing

Spring 2019: April 11 & May 9 & June 6
Fall 2019: September 19 & October 17

$1,995 per person for double occupancy
$2,645 per person for single occupancy

Packages start at $1,995*

*Double Occupancy. Includes guided tour, lodging, some meals, entrance fees, and taxes

TRAVEL INFO

Zion National Park in Utah - DETOURS
Zion National Park

Departure Location:
Courtyard by Marriott Las Vegas South, Mandalay Bay, The Venetian, and The Palazzo

Cancellation and Payment Policy:
Tours require a 10% non-refundable deposit by credit card at the time of booking. Final tour balance is due 36 days prior to tour departure date. Tours canceled less than 36 days prior to departure or no shows will be charged in full.

Pre and Post Tour Accommodations:
For an additional cost, DETOURS can book pre and/or post tour accommodation packages at preferred hotels. We recommend booking pre and post tour accommodations at Courtyard by Marriott Las Vegas South, Mandalay Bay, The Venetian, or The Palazzo. We pick up and drop off at these hotels only. Guests staying at other hotels will be responsible for transportation to the nearest pick up location on the first day and from the nearest drop off location on the final day.

Group Size:
Our vehicles are designed to carry up to 12 passengers in individual captain’s chairs. Tour group size will range from 8 guests, which is our guest minimum to operate this tour, up to 12 guests in our custom tour vans.

Because DETOURS travels with a maximum of 12 passengers, this allows us to take a flexible approach and take full advantage of touring opportunities in the American West.

Transportation:
DETOURS custom touring vehicles are specifically designed for small groups with comfortable, individual captain’s chairs.

Tour Guides:
Our guides have many years of experience in leading tours throughout the American West. Their knowledge and enthusiasm will ensure that everyone gets the most from each destination.

Accommodation/Lodging:
The accommodations have been chosen to give guests the best access to the surrounding areas. For those traveling alone, there are single occupancy rates available.

Activity Levels:
This tour offers a wide range of walking opportunities, which requires a reasonable level of fitness, mostly due to possible elevation changes. The level of activity can be tailored to almost all levels of fitness.

Third Party Activities:
Any third party activities not listed in tour itinerary are not included. There will be free time on some days and if you wish to participate in any additional third party activities, there will be an additional out-of-pocket cost.

Baggage Allowance:

Individual luggage must be kept to a maximum of one piece of luggage less than 50 pounds. It is recommended to travel with a small day pack for easy access to camera, sunblock, and other personal items. We advise our clients to pack as lightly as possible.

Temperature/Weather:
Temperatures range from very cool in the mornings and evenings, with warm days. A layered clothing approach works best. Temperatures across the American West vary by season and unexpected weather is always a possibility. We recommend our guests bring jackets in the event of changing weather patterns.

Private Tour Option:
This tour can also be operated as a private tour. Contact a tour specialist for details.

Notes:
A minimum number of guests must be met for this tour. You may be booked on stand by until the tour is confirmed.

Due to the developing tourism industry in the area, changes can and do occur in this type of program. Weather conditions that are severe enough to limit where we can drive or walk can alter the program. As visitors, we will respect this and remain flexible and open to local conditions, safety concerns, and unforeseen circumstances. Our guides will do their best to keep things on track, but in the event that our schedule changes, they will try to keep disruption to a minimum, consider your wishes, and organize other options as far as it is reasonable and practical to do so.

TOUR ITINERARY

Arches National Park in Utah
National Parks of Utah Tour

Day 1:

Feel the coolness of the early morning air as we travel east through the spectacular Virgin River Gorge and along the Mormon Trail. After passing through the dramatic woodlands of Fishlake National Forest, along the San Rafael Swell, and across the Green River, we’ll arrive in Moab, Utah. A late afternoon visit to Dead Horse Point overlooking the confluence of the Colorado and Green Rivers and Canyonlands National Park offers views beyond belief! The journey continues at Canyonlands National Park, known for its towering mesas, deep canyons, and soaring pinnacles brimming with unique natural phenomenon and uncommon wildlife. Keep your eyes peeled for pinyon pines jutting out from the canyon walls, and black-tailed jackrabbits, and skittish mule deer, known to roam the area. Sunset from here is the perfect end of the day.

Overnight Fairfield Inn and Suites, Moab, UT

Day 2:

Capture the early light of the day and stay ahead of the crowds with an early morning start. We will have optimal time to experience the wonders of Arches National Park, just north of Moab and home to more than 2,000 natural sandstone arches, including the massive, crimson-colored Delicate Arch. The trail to Delicate Arch is not to be missed and the photos of this famous formation are incomparable! Walk Wall Street, Landscape Arch, and the Windows trails. In the afternoon, there’s time to wander the streets of Moab, full of unique gift shops, galleries, and cool restaurants, or jump on a mountain bike for an exhilarating guided ride. A late afternoon optional jet boat tour on the Colorado River is an excellent way to experience this incredible outdoor playground. The reflections of the towering canyons will take your breath away!

Overnight Fairfield Inn and Suites, Moab, UT

Day 3:

Another early start to experience one of the most incredible and diverse regions of southern Utah. Today is full of surprises and offers some of the most isolated landscapes in the American West. Our first stop is Newspaper Rock Historic Monument, where early nomads, established tribes, and explorers of the West have left messages, handprints, and names carved into the canyon walls. These glyphs date back 2,000 years. In addition to Newspaper Rock, we’ll visit Edge of the Cedars State Park to view artifacts and rediscover the well-preserved ruins and view the largest Anasazi pottery display in the Four Corners region. Natural Bridges National Monument is next for a short walk to the Sipapu Bridge overlook and a scenic picnic lunch you won’t forget. The day ends overlooking Capitol Reef National Park from our hotel, which offers incredible panoramas of this stunning landscape!

Overnight at Capitol Reef Resort, Torrey, UT

Day 4:

Today’s tour will travel from Torrey to Bryce Canyon National Park. Utah’s Scenic Highway 12 is one of the most scenic roads in the American West. It crosses over Boulder Mountain and traverses the Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument. The overlook of Creek Falls and the constant change of scenery is truly a sight to behold. The area is full of Wild West history; Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid used the area to hide from the law. Sunset today will be experienced at Sunset Point along the rim trail of Bryce Canyon National Park. The views are sure to leave you awestruck from the natural beauty of the hoodoos and setting sun dancing in unison.

Overnight at historic Bryce Canyon Lodge in the spring; Overnight at Ruby’s Inn in the fall

Day 5:

After enjoying a cup of coffee and taking in the beautiful views of Bryce Canyon, the tour will venture out to hike among the trails of weaving hoodoos. Then, we journey from Bryce Canyon into Zion – a scenic drive that is not to be missed! The name “Zion” means a place of peace and refuge. As a sanctuary with over 146,000 acres of cliffs, canyons, diverse plant and animal life, and uninterrupted beauty, Zion is aptly named. The journey to Upper Zion National Park is an amazing voyage as we pass by Checkerboard Mesa and enter Zion Canyon. Once we’ve passed through the mile-long tunnel, the park opens up to yet more towering cliffs and descends into the Virgin River Valley, which runs through the park. Our full day of touring concludes as we settle in for the night in historic lodge of the national park.

Overnight in historic Zion Park Lodge

Day 6:

We’ll have a full day to further explore Zion’s many offerings. A complimentary shuttle operates in Zion Canyon, allowing our small group to explore at their own pace and interests. Angel’s Landing, Emerald Pools Trail, Weeping Rock, and the Narrows are some of the highlights. You can also enjoy hiking, walking, National Park Ranger activities, or just relaxing by the river and enjoying the stunning views. The park is your oyster! A beautiful afternoon drive back into the Mojave Desert to the bright lights of Las Vegas will complete this stunning tour of Utah’s magnificent national parks.

WHAT’S INCLUDED

  • Lodging for five nights
  • Five breakfasts and two dinners
  • Entrance fees to National Parks, State Parks, and Tribal Parks
  • Unlimited bottled water

WHAT’S NOT INCLUDED

  • Additional third party tours and activities not listed above
  • Meals not listed above
  • Incidental hotel fees
  • Travel insurance
  • Guide gratuities

TRAVEL TIPS

It is recommended to wear comfortable walking shoes with good tread and travel with a small day pack for easy access to camera, sunblock, and other personal items. We advise guests to pack as lightly as possible. Temperatures across the American West vary by season. We recommend bringing a jacket in the event of changing weather patterns.

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FAQ

How much luggage can we bring?

Limit luggage to one suitcase that is less than 50 pounds and a day pack.

How much walking is required?

This tour offers a wide range of walking opportunities, which requires a reasonable level of fitness, mostly due to possible elevation changes. The level of activity can be tailored to almost all levels of fitness.

What should I pack?

Weather appropriate clothing, hiking shoes, sunscreen, camera, snacks, extra cash or debit/credit card, day pack/backpack, government issued ID (driver’s license, passport, etc.)

Are third party activities included?

Any third party activities not listed in tour itinerary are not included. There will be free time on some days and if you wish to participate in any additional third party activites, there will be an additional out-of-pocket cost.

What hotels do we stay at?

The accommodations have been chosen to give guests the best access to the surrounding areas.

What hotels do you pick up at?

Courtyard by Marriott Las Vegas South, Mandalay Bay, The Venetian, and The Palazzo.

We recommend booking pre and post tour accommodations at Courtyard by Marriott Las Vegas South, Mandalay Bay, The Venetian, or The Palazzo. We pick up and drop off at these hotels only. Guests staying at other hotels will be responsible for transportation to the pick up location and from the drop off location.

Are pre-tour accommodations included?

No, but we can assist with pre-tour accommodations for additional cost.

Are post-tour accommodations included?

No, but we can assist with post-tour accommodations for additional cost.

How far in advance should I book my tour?

We recommend that you book early to guarantee a space on the tour, as these tours are limited to 12 passengers. Bookings can be made up to one year in advance of departure date.

What is the weather like?

Temperatures range from very cool in the mornings and evenings, with warm days. A layered clothing approach works best. Temperatures across the American West vary by season and unexpected weather is always a possibility. We recommend our guests bring jackets in the event of changing weather patterns.

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