6 days, 5 nights
Within a few hours drive of Los Angeles there are several noteworthy National Parks. Head out of the urban jungle, stopping first at Joshua Tree National Park. An enchanting place full of beauty and mystery, Joshua Tree is home to a variety of desert vegetation and wildlife. Named after its beautiful native plant the Joshua tree, Joshua Tree National Park has been preserved as a U.S. National Monument since 1936 and was finally declared a U.S. National Park in 1994. This incredible place is just over 700,000 acres, over half of which is dedicated as protected wilderness. Varying desert climates, landscapes and wildlife offers its visitor a unique experience with each visit.
Head farther east across the California, Nevada, and Arizona state borders and you’ll reach the expansive Grand Canyon. Just over 277 miles long, up to 18 miles wide and reaching a depth of just over one mile, the Grand Canyon is a Natural wonder unlike any other in the world.
Just down the Colorado River from the Grand Canyon is the Glen Canyon Dam holding back up to 24,322,000 acre feet of water. This impressive man made reservoir is known as Lake Powell. Set in the Glen Canyon National Recreation Area, Lake Powell is a popular destination for visitors from near and far. Take a cruise through its waters and experience the canyon up close and personal.
Continue the tour with tour of Monument valley. A staggering difference from the giant gorge of the Grand Canyon, the towering plateaus in Monument Valley reach up to 1,000 feet above Valley floor. Monument Valley is just within range of the Navajo Nation Reserve and is littered with Native American history.
Rounding out the tour is the equally impressive, breathtaking views of Bryce Canyon. Home to geological structures called “hoodoos” formed by wind, water and ice erosion, visitors feel as if they are visiting a new planet. These colorful spires, mixed with native wildlife and vegetation are an incredible sight; this tour truly offers experiences of a lifetime.
Finish the desert adventure at a famous desert oasis on the southernmost tip of Nevada. Embracing the nickname “Sin City,” Las Vegas is known for the “bling-bling” of lights and the “cha-ching” of slot machines. The enormous hotels and casino floors, lavish dance clubs, extravagant poolside cabanas, jaw dropping shows and unbelievable fine dining offer something for everyone.
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This itinerary can be combined in any order and with all or part of the suggested itinerary including extending stays. Additional destinations are also available.
- Day 1
- 10:30 am Depart for Southwest Tour
1:30 pm Arrive at Joshua Tree. Lunch on own
Tour of Joshua Tree National Park, including short hike led by tour guide
9:00 pm Arrive in Williams and check in to Comfort Inn or Hampton Inn near Grand Canyon
- Day 2
- 8:30 am Check out of hotel
Supermarket stop buy lunch (lunch on own) and depart for Grand Canyon
10:00 am Arrive Grand Canyon South Rim
Tour of South Rim: Mather Point, East Entrance Desert View
1:00 pm Depart Grand Canyon for Lake Powell
4:00 pm Arrival time at Lake Powell/Glen Canyon
Afternoon Antelope Canyon Cruise.
8:00 pm Evening arrival in Page—check in to Best Western
- Day 3
- 8:00 am Check out of hotel and depart for Monument Valley
Mid-morning arrival in Monument Valley and proceed to 1.5 hour jeep tour of Monument Valley
12:00 pm Depart for Arches National Park
Late afternoon tour of Arches National Park
7:00 pm Check in to Best Western Inn Moab. Dinner on own in Moab, Utah
- Day 4
- 8:00 am Check out of hotel and depart for Bryce Canyon
10:00 am Depart for Bryce Canyon via Capitol Reef (photo stop)
Afternoon tour of Bryce Canyon
7:30 pm Check in to Best Western Ruby’s Inn
- Day 5
- 8:30 am Check out of hotel and depart for Zion National Park
Mid-morning tour of Zion National Park
Mid-afternoon departure for Las Vegas
Las Vegas Strip tour prior to hotel check-in
Free evening in Las Vegas
- Day 6
- Check out of hotel and morning tour of Las Vegas
Mid-afternoon departure Las Vegas
9:00 pm Drop off at LAX
***Prices content below***
Prices are per person, minimum group size 12
$795 — $1354 Double occupancy
$1169 — $1724 Single occupancy
- Transportation by deluxe coach or minibus
- 5 nights accommodations (1 night in Williams, 1 night in Page, 1 night in Moab, 1 night in Bryce, 1 night in Las Vegas)
- Professional tour guide
- Guided tours of Joshua Tree National Park, Grand Canyon, Lake Powell, Monument Valley, Arches, Bryce Canyon, Zion National Park and Las Vegas
- Admissions to all national parks and Antelope Canyon Cruise
- Jeep tour in Monument Valley
- 5 continental breakfasts
- All taxes
Prices Do Not Include:
- Meals and beverages
- Hotel and airport baggage gratuities
- Driver and tour guide gratuities
***Accommodations content below***
Williams, Arizona: Comfort Inn Williams or equivalent
Page, Arizona: Best Western or equivalent
Moab, Utah: La Quinta Inn or equivalent
Bryce Canyon, Utah: Best Western Grand Bryce Canyon or equivalent
Las Vegas, Nevada: Platinum Hotel or equivalent
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To reserve, $200.00 per person non refundable deposit of total invoice is required 60 days prior to departure date and 100% payment 40 days from trip departure. There is a 100% cancellation charge on cancellation made within 40 days of travel date.
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