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On this popular National Parks tour, discover the unique landscapes of Arizona and Utah as you travel through four national parks—as well as Lake Powell and Monument Valley—and lots of beautiful scenery. Your tour begins in Scottsdale and ends in Las Vegas with overnights also in Grand Canyon National Park, Lake Powell, and Bryce Canyon. . Spectacular scenery awaits you in Sedona, with the massive red-rock formations that make the area famous, and on one of America's most beautiful drives through Arizona's Oak Creek Canyon, home to brilliantly hued cliffs and rugged spires of sandstone. With Globus, you always stay inside Grand Canyon National Park, giving you the opportunity to watch the sun set upon the stunning Grand Canyon—sunrise is just as impressive—and to be humbled by the magnificent scenery, great views, and extra time to explore the trails. Photographs cannot adequately do justice to the amazing landscape; you must witness it in person!In Monument Valley and Lake Powell, Globus has arranged special experiences for you. Enjoy a 4-wheel-drive tour of Monument Valley with a knowledgeable Navajo guide, and marvel at the area’s stunning rock formations, oddly shaped monoliths, and red sandstone. In addition to a cruise in Lake Powell, you’ll visit Antelope Slot Canyon with a local Navajo guide. Learn the history of the canyon as you marvel at the beauty created by erosion from wind and water. More splendid views await you in Bryce Canyon National Park and Zion National Park. Watch the colors change on the massive stone formations and be awed by the impressive geology. You’ve heard how remarkable the scenery is in these national parks, and now is your time to experience it for yourself. Sit back, relax, and let Globus handle all of the driving and details.
Destinations & Sightseeing
GRAND CANYON NATIONAL PARK
[LF] 4-wheel-drive excursion with Navajo guide
[LF] Antelope Slot Canyon; cruise
BRYCE CANYON NATIONAL PARK
[LF] Enjoy a local treat from Thunderbird Restaurant; sightseeing
ZION NATIONAL PARK
Orientation tour; farewell dinner
- On vacations that include an overnight stay in Las Vegas, at least one member of the traveling party must be 21 years of age or older.
- This vacation visits National Parks and other remote locations where facilities may not be up to the first-class standard you expect from Globus. Some lodges within the parks do not have air-conditioning, televisions, and other amenities you would expect from most Globus hotels.
- Maximum elevation on tour: 8,300 ft.
The following UNESCO World Heritage Sites can be seen or visited on this vacation:
- Grand Canyon National Park
Free Wi-Fi available on your motorcoach and in most hotels.
Meals & Itinerary
Breakfast daily, 3 three-course dinners including a farewell dinner in Las Vegas
Inside visits and special features are shown in UPPERCASE in the tour description, including admission charges where applicable.
Day 1 ARRIVE IN SCOTTSDALE
Welcome to sunny Scottsdale! At 6 pm, meet your traveling companions for a welcome drink. Your Tour Director will prepare you for your upcoming adventure.
Day 2 SCOTTSDALE–SEDONA–OAK CREEK CANYON–GRAND CANYON NATIONAL PARK
Depart Scottsdale and travel north through cactus-studded scenery for a orientation tour of Sedona, “Arizona’s Scenic Sensation.” Then, set out for one of America’s most beautiful drives as you journey through Oak Creek Canyon, home to brilliantly hued cliffs and rugged spires of sandstone. Arrive this afternoon at GRAND CANYON NATIONAL PARK, one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World. The spectacular beauty of this famous attraction draws more than 5 million visitors a year from around the globe. Enjoy an orientation tour with a visit to Desert View before arriving at your hotel for a 2-night stay. This evening, be sure to watch the spectacular sunset.
Day 3 GRAND CANYON NATIONAL PARK
If you missed the sunset, sunrise is just as impressive! After breakfast, you may want to enjoy optional flightseeing over the Grand Canyon—definitely the thrill of a lifetime. Later, set out to explore the Grand Canyon and learn about its geology and how the canyon was carved. Visit Mather Point and you may wish to take the popular Rim Walk. This afternoon, you are free to explore at your own pace. Perhaps venture down part of Bright Angel Trail or take a nature walk with a ranger to learn about the region’s native flora and fauna.
Day 4 GRAND CANYON NATIONAL PARK–MONUMENT VALLEY–LAKE POWELL
This morning, head to MONUMENT VALLEY NAVAJO TRIBAL PARK, where the weathering action of wind and water has carved the famous sandstone spires and towers that rise hundreds of feet above the valley floor. Enjoy a 4-WHEEL-DRIVE TOUR of Monument Valley with a knowledgeable Navajo guide who shares his or her culture and how it is influenced by the area. Explore the area’s oddly shaped red-sandstone monoliths, buttes, and mesas—the setting for some of John Ford’s most memorable films. On to Lake Powell for a 2-night stay, with free time to relax or maybe stroll along Wahweap Marina.
Day 5 LAKE POWELL
This morning, explore ANTELOPE SLOT CANYON with a local Navajo guide. Be mesmerized by an amazing fantasy world of stone, created by wind and water. Learn the history of this amazing canyon and be sure to bring your camera for incredible photo opportunities. Later, enjoy time on Lake Powell, where sparkling blue water laps against towering red-rock canyon walls and sandy beaches. The majestic beauty of this vast man-made lake can be appreciated on the afternoon CRUISE. See gigantic Glen Canyon Dam and the “tapestry” walls of Antelope Canyon.
Day 6 LAKE POWELL–BRYCE CANYON NATIONAL PARK
Depart from the splendid views of Lake Powell and travel Utah's scenic backroads. Hear the stories of early settlers while enjoying a local TREAT at the famous Thunderbird Restaurant. Then onto spectacular BRYCE CANYON NATIONAL PARK. Drive through the park, with photo stops to capture the magnificent contrasts of bright red, yellow, and pink pillars called “hoodoos.” Years of erosion have carved colorful sandstone into thousands of spires, arches, and mazes for an unforgettable sight.
Day 7 BRYCE CANYON NATIONAL PARK–ZION NATIONAL PARK–ST. GEORGE–LAS VEGAS
Today, see nearby ZION NATIONAL PARK, a spectacle of massive stone formations whose colors change with the light of the day and the season. To the Mormon pioneers, it was a haven of beauty resembling natural temples and cathedrals. Continue to Las Vegas, one of America’s most popular vacation destinations, where your hotel is located in the heart of the “Strip.” This evening, your Tour Director hosts a farewell dinner.
Day 8 LAS VEGAS
The tour ends today with guests departing on individual schedules.
With Globus, there’s no better way to get to know your destination than through the eyes of your Tour Director. We’d like you to meet one of our Tour Directors, who average over a decade of experience and are representative of the type of expert that will be with you on your vacation.
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“It's my passion for travel that led me into the Travel Industry in 1999. Originally from New England, I love sharing the area's historical significance and quaint appeal, especially when the Fall colors are at their most brilliant. My heart especially lies in the West, though, with the overwhelming beauty of our parks and canyonlands. I truly enjoy sharing what this wondrous country has to offer, and my goal is for our guests to leave with once-in-a-lifetime memories.”
The following optional excursions are examples only for this vacation. These may or may not be offered, and availability is subject to days of operation and seasonality. Please select a departure date to view optional excursions and pricing for a specific date (due to currency fluctuation, pricing shown is subject to change until purchased). Optional excursions are available for purchase on our MyGlobus site 90 days prior to the tour start date.
$ ($50 CAD and under)
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This jeep tour is an adventure that takes you through the magnificent red rock canyons surrounding Sedona.
Price Range: $$$
Grand Canyon National Park
Grand Canyon Helicopter Flightseeing
There may be no better way to uncover the sheer splendor of the incredible Grand Canyon than from the air! Choose from two helicopter tours with awe-inspiring views, a once in a lifetime opportunity!
Price Range: $$$$
Exploring this region by air really allows visitors to understand this vast, rugged area of the Southwest. Choose from several different flightseeing tours.
Price Range: $$$$
Choose from several tours to the Hoover Dam, ranked as one of the top ten architectural wonders of the world and very worthy of a visit!
Price Range: $$$$
Choose from a variety of helicopter flightseeing tours to discover the sites of Las Vegas and beyond!
Price Range: $$$$
Black Canyon Raft Trip
This unique day trip aboard a motor-assisted inflatable raft takes you through spectacular Black Canyon - the natural gorge of the Colorado River immediately below Hoover Dam.
Price Range: $$$$
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