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Iconic National Parks of Utah

Operated by: Insight Vacations

8 Days from $3,668 per person
JAN - DEC 2023
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Las Vegas, Page, Lake Powell, Monument Valley, Bears Ears National Monument, Natural Bridges National Monument, Capitol Reef National Park, Bryce Canyon National Park, Kanab, Zion National Park ...more Las Vegas, Page, Lake Powell, Monument Valley, Bears Ears National Monument, Natural Bridges National Monument, Capitol Reef National Park, Bryce Canyon National Park, Kanab, Zion National Park
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  1. Day 1 Arrive Las Vegas

    Viva Las Vegas! You will make your way to your luxurious hotel, the famous Caesars Palace. Explore the hotel’s vast casino, shops and swimming pools, or take a walk outside on the famous Strip? Join your Travel Director and fellow travel companions this evening for a delicious Welcome Dinner and drinks. Be sure not to miss the spectacular evening light shows on offer from all the major casinos.

    meals Dinner with Wine
    hotel Caesars Palace, Las Vegas.
  2. Day 2 Lake Powell Navajo Tribal Park, Antelope Canyon and Page

    This morning, travel to the stunning Lake Powell Navajo Tribal Park. Hike the famous Antelope Canyon with a Navajo guide and discover their rich history. A photographer's dream - This canyon is world renowned for its views, and as you hike down into and then through the slot canyon you will understand why. Visit the Glen Canyon Recreational Area, one of the most iconic photo opportunities in the Southwest, "Horseshoe Bend.” Continue to Page, where tonight you’ll experience the best of Navajo culture and hospitality. Join another MAKE TRAVEL MATTER® Experience and enjoy fabulous food and dancing at Red Heritage, a Native American Performing Arts Theater.

    meals Breakfast, Dinner with Wine
    hotel Lake Powell Resorts and Marinas
  3. Day 3 Monument Valley Tour and Cookout

    Today is dedicated to the remarkable Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park. Travel through the Navajo Nation this morning, the largest Indigenous reservation in the United States, as you head to the iconic sandstone peaks of Monument Valley. Make Travel Matter and learn en route about the Navajo people and their traditional way of life and admire the breathtaking rock formations.  On arrival at the park, meet your Navajo Local Expert and board a 4x4 vehicle to explore the Valley. Along the way, stop for a tasty traditional cookout lunch, a MAKE TRAVEL MATTER® Experience. The rest of the evening is at leisure.

    meals Breakfast, Lunch
    hotel Goulding's Lodge Monument Valley
  4. Day 4 Bear's Ears National Monument and Natural Bridges National Monument

    Start the day with a visit to Bear’s Ears National Monument. Take a moderate 1.9 mile dirt trail hike with a 68ft elevation gain to the magnificent “House on Fire” site, where the unique rock formation appears to burst into flames in the sunlight. There’s plenty of time for amazing photographs! Enjoy a picnic lunch at Natural Bridges National Monument before exploring various lookout points to admire the landscapes. This evening is yours at leisure in Monument Valley.

    meals Breakfast, Lunch
    hotel Goulding's Lodge Monument Valley
  5. Day 5 Capitol Reef National Park

    Today we leave the wonders of Monument Valley behind and journey to Capitol Reef National Park. Sit back and relax on a spectacular scenic drive along the San Juan River, stopping for lunch on the way in Moab. This afternoon, explore Capitol Reef National Park and the geological sights of Waterpocket Fold with your Travel Director. The evening is yours at leisure. Maybe take a dip in the hot tub at your elegant hotel and sip a cocktail with the gorgeous red sandstone landscape as your backdrop?

    meals Breakfast
    hotel Capitol Reef Resort
  6. Day 6 From Bryce Canyon National Park to Kanab

    Sit back and take in glorious landscapes as you embark on one of the most beautiful drives in the country to Bryce Canyon National Park. Bryce Canyon is famous for its iconic hoodoos, multiple tall shards of rock rising out of the basins. Here, take a rim walk along the natural amphitheater and see one of the most incredible sites in the Southwest, or for a more immersive experience take a walk down along the Navajo Loop trail. Continue to Kanab and your resort hotel to spend the rest of the evening at your leisure.

    meals Breakfast
    hotel Canyon’s Boutique Hotel
  7. Day 7 Discover Kanab

    This morning, explore Kanab with Insight Choice. Choose to tour the Peek a Boo Slot Canyon with a Local Expert and travel out in 4x4s to explore this picturesque, red Navajo sandstone canyon. Alternatively choose to join a Local Expert for a 4x4 visit to the Toadstools in the Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument, the perfect opportunity to get some fabulous photos of the unique formations and scenery. This evening toast your travels and your companions with a Celebration Dinner at Sego Restaurant.

    meals Breakfast, Dinner with Wine
    hotel Canyon’s Boutique Hotel
  8. Day 8 Zion National Park and Las Vegas Departure

    Last but certainly not least, this morning you will head to Zion National Park through the famous switchbacks, one of the most scenic canyons in the United States. You may opt to hike up to the Emerald Pools trail across the lodge or to take the National Park shuttle towards the Temple of Sinawava. Transfers will take you to Las Vegas, where your adventure ends at Harry Reid International Airport (LAS) at approximately 16:00.

    meals Breakfast
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Additional Included Highlights

  • Our highly-skilled Travel Director will ensure your journey is seamless, serving as your expert guide, consummate organiser, and friend overseas.
  • Personal radio headsets give you the freedom to wander during visits to famous highlights, without missing any of your Local Expert's fascinating commentary.
  • Hotel and restaurant tips are included - you'll never have to worry about how much to give, nor search for foreign currency. We also include all taxes and porterage charges at hotels.
  • We carry your bags for you and promptly deliver them to your hotel door.
  • From time to time, your Travel Director will delight you with an Insight Flourish, which is a local specialty representing the destination.
  • Stay connected with friends and family with our complimentary coach and hotel Wi-Fi (where available).

Choice Highlights

  • Choose between two carefully selected activities
  • Kanab: Explore one of Kanab’s most stunning slot canyons, with a Local Expert. Peek-a-Boo slot canyon is located 10 miles outside of Kanab. Bound over the dunes in an all-terrain vehicle and learn about this special area. Hike through the canyon and get some great photographs in a day of fun and fabulous views.
  • Kanab: Hop into all-terrain vehicles to explore The Toadstools with a Local Expert. Admire the scenery as you drive out on sandy trails. A short hike (1.5 miles with some uneven terrain) then takes you to the intriguing balanced rock formations, which look like capped mushrooms - a photographer’s paradise.

Well-being

  • : Our Well-Being Directors take a proactive approach to your welfare ensuring all well-being regulations are met (available on tours with 21 or more guests).
  • : Enjoy the comfort of Insight's luxurious, air-conditioned, 40-seat coach with double the standard legroom and onboard washroom. Our customized luxury coaches are sanitized before the start of your tour and are maintained to very high standards. Physical distancing measures have been implemented on our customized luxury coaches.
  • : Experience enhanced hygiene protocols to align with the latest guidance following COVID-19. All Travel Directors, Well-Being Directors and Drivers have completed training in enhanced well-being and hygiene protocols.
  • : Hand sanitizer is freely available on board for you to use throughout the day.
  • : We only work with establishments we are confident will consistently adhere to our high well-being standards, which include hotels, restaurants and sight-seeing venues.

Insight Experiences

  • Page: Hike through the Lower Antelope Canyon with a Navajo guide on this Insight Experience and learn about the tribe’s history, culture and connections with the land. Deeply spiritual to the Navajo people, this majestic canyon is a photographer’s paradise. *Note that this hike involves a lot of steps, and you need to be comfortable in very confined spaces, as the canyon is narrow. Access is only possible when there is no chance of rain.
  • Page: Navajo owned and operated, Red Heritage is a Native American Performing Arts Theater. They showcase local dancers talented in colorful powwow dancing, flute playing, and live drum music. It is a Make Travel Matter as it is owned by a local Navajo Family and they are helping preserve Navajo Culture and dance.
  • Monument Valley: Experience true authentic dining as you explore Monument Valley with a traditional Navajo cookout. Prepared by Navajo women in their tribal lands, this experience demonstrates their culture and supports the community. Dine on delicious steak and tasty Navajo Tacos, or try the or veggie option, all served with fried bread, corn on the cob and beans.

Top Rated Highlights

  • Page: Visit the Glen Canyon Recreational Area and enjoy one of the most iconic photo opportunities in the Southwest, "Horseshoe Bend" . It is a horseshoe incised meander of the Colorado River near Page where guests can walk to the edge of the canyon for pictures of the mighty river below.
  • Bears Ears National Monument: Take an easy 3 mile out and back stroll along a gentle canyon bottom to one of the most photographed sites in the region. Featuring five granaries built into overhanging Cedar Mesa Sandstone with a streaked pattern that resembles flames in the early morning light.
  • Natural Bridges National Monument: Take gentle hiking trails to various viewpoints of Utah's first National Monument, including Owachomo Bridge Trail, Sipapu Bridge, Horse Collar Ruin Overlook and Kachina Bridge Viewpoint. We enjoy a picnic lunch in nature.
  • Monument Valley: Take a scenic drive from Monument Valley, along the San Juan River towards Monticello, and marvel at the colossal red rock formations that flank the route. You may recognize this as the road where they filmed the famous "I am just going home now" scene from Forest Gump.  As you approach Monticello, you will be able to see the Blue Mountain, one of the four sacred mountains for the Navajo tribe.
  • Capitol Reef National Park: Join your Travel Director to see the natural sights along Capitol Reef's Waterpocket Fold, known as “a geological wrinkle on earth”. The geologic monocline extends almost 100 miles and is filled with cliffs, canyons, domes and bridges. Admire petroglyphs and the domed shaped sandstone walls along the canyon.
  • Bryce Canyon National Park: The All-American Road, Utah Scenic Byway 12 is said to be one of the most beautiful drives in the whole country. Also known as "A Journey Through Time Scenic Byway", pass through ancient layers of sediment as you climb up the Grand Staircase, to an elevation of over 9,000 ft. Get the feeling you are driving on a razor’s edge with canyons on both sides of the road, all surrounded by aspen trees, wildlife and layers of red sandstone. Stop to enjoy all the lookout points along the way. *The road is open year-round but may be closed due to snow storms.
  • Bryce Canyon National Park: The Park is home to the most spectacular collection of hoodoos - tall skinny shafts of rock that protrude from the bottom of arid basins. While hoodoos are scattered throughout these areas, they are most abundant in the northern section of Bryce Canyon National Park.
  • Zion National Park: Utah’s first national park is a fitting way to finish your voyage. Sandstone cliffs of cream, pink and red soar into the sky making this the perfect stop for some final memories and photographs. There is time hike up to the Emerald Pools, which sit gleaming in this desert oasis. Or walk along a section of the canyon known as the Temple of Sinawava, a massive natural amphitheater, the trailhead for the famous “The Narrows Hike” and one of Zion’s most popular destinations.

Insight Choice

  • Kanab: Explore one of Kanab’s most stunning slot canyons, with a Local Expert. Peek-a-Boo slot canyon is located 10 miles outside of Kanab. Bound over the dunes in an all-terrain vehicle and learn about this special area. Hike through the canyon and get some great photographs in a day of fun and fabulous views.
  • Kanab: Hop into all-terrain vehicles to explore The Toadstools with a Local Expert. Admire the scenery as you drive out on sandy trails. A short hike (1.5 miles with some uneven terrain) then takes you to the intriguing balanced rock formations, which look like capped mushrooms - a photographer’s paradise.

Authentic Dining

  • Kanab: Sego serves diners a selection of regional new American cuisine focusing on what makes this country unique and eclectic. From coast to coast, the USA has some of the finest world cuisine and it is honored here through their social plates dining concept, in a truly magnificent location.
  • Dining Summary: 3 Dinner with Wine (DW), 7 Breakfast (B), and 2 Lunch (L)

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