Utah National Parks Tour
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$1,527 USD
Las Vegas, Springdale, Bryce Canyon City,...
The best known of southern Utah's national parks on a road trip exploring Bryce and Zion. This is all about hitting the best of Utah's spectacular landscapes efficiently as you adventure south from Salt Lake City to Vegas in a compact self-drive program.
Start Location: Las Vegas End Location: Las Vegas
  • Time to explore Las Vegas
  • Zion National Park
  • Bryce Canyon National Park
  • Introductory horseback trail ride in Bryce Canyon
  • Dixie National Forest
  • Optional: Add Rocky Mountaineer’s iconic ‘Rockies to the Red Rocks’ luxury 2 day train journey to this tour
Day 1: Arrive in Las Vegas

This is one city where you can arrive within no plans and no itinerary and still find something extraordinary to do. Between the vast selection of shows, fine cuisines, breathtaking man-made landscapes, and eccentric architecture, Las Vegas is a city of superlatives. You can spend half a day here or add nights for a more in-depth experience. *Ask us about adding Rocky Mountaineer’s iconic ‘Rockies to the Red Rocks’ luxury 2 day train journey to this tour.*
Overnight: Las Vegas
Day 2: Springdale and Zion National Park

Pick up your rental car and drive 3 hrs to the town of Springdale just outside of Zion National Park. Zion Canyon is the main destination for most visitors to Zion National Park. Since private vehicles are not allowed to drive into Zion Canyon during the busy season (April - October), a convenient shuttle bus loops through the canyon, stopping at all popular attractions. Just make sure you find out what time the shuttle stops running during those months if you plan to stay inside the park to watch a stunning display of the night sky. We suggest a sunset walk and picnic by the Virgin River. Most trailhead parking lots up Zion Canyon have foot trails that lead you right up to the river banks.
Overnight: Springdale
Day 3: A full day in Zion National Park

Start the day by walking the short Canyon Overlook trail that has produced some of the most breathtaking shots of Zion Canyon ever photographed. It is a favourite among photographers and casual tourists alike. The expanse of Zion Canyon is open before the Overlook, with its monumental formations visible on either side of the canyon. The switchbacks below the west end of the Mount Carmel Tunnel, West Temple, the Towers of the Virgins, the Streaked Wall, and the Beehives all make up part of this tremendous view. East Temple rises directly above the Overlook and Great Arch lies recessed into the cliff-face below the Overlook. The trailhead is reached by following Highway 9, to the east entrance of the Mount Carmel Tunnel, directly below the East Temple Saddle. This afternoon, head for the Emerald Pools. All hikes here lead to sparkling waterfalls and glistening pools with majestic sights to be seen all along the trails, including views of Lady Mountain, the Great White Throne, Red Arch Mountain and cliffs in all directions. The Emerald Pools trails can be hiked year-round. Summers are hot and so hiking is most pleasant during morning hours. Spring and fall are ideal times to hike.
Overnight: Springdale
Day 4: Bryce Canyon

A short 2 hr long drive will take you to Bryce Canyon City. Aim to do the 1.3 miles long Navajo Loop Trail, which is one of the park's most popular and awesome hikes. You will forget the short uphill sections because you feel you are playing in a magical desert landscape. Take a picnic lunch to Bryce Point at the south end of the park. Pack your food and have dinner at Paria View while you watch the sunset. Bryce's high elevation makes for hot summer days but cool nights and Bryce Canyon's Dark Skies are some of the darkest in the country. Prepare to be amazed, and bring your star chart and a sense of awe. The national park provides free telescope viewing and a shuttle to get around the park, so check in with the visitor centre for details.
Overnight: Bryce Canyon City
Day 5: Bryce Canyon and St. George

Check the Bryce Canyon Visitor Centre to sign up for the daily ranger-led activities. The Geology Talks are year-round and last half an hour and shed light on the Paunsaugunt Plateau and what makes hoodoos and if Bryce Canyon really a canyon? You can head out also for 1.5 hour long Ranger escorted Rim Walk and listen to stories about wildlife, geology and cultural history while taking in gorgeous views. Rangers present daily free talks on a variety of programs so be sure to check in at the visitor centre. For a scenic tour of the Bryce Canyon area, we include a 1.5 hour horseback ride in the Dixie National Forest and the rim of Water Canyon Amphitheater, the first canyon in Bryce Canyon National Park. Leaving the rim, we climb Bristlecone Pine Ridge withstanding 1500 year old Bristlecone Pines. (one of the oldest living things on the North American continent.) From this ridge, you will also see Boat Mesa and Sinking Ship Peak, some of the higher points in Fairyland Amphitheater. This is a 6 km loop. This afternoon, drive about 2.5 hours through the scenic Dixie National Forest to the town of St. George in southern Utah. Located in the southwest corner of Utah, just 90 minutes from Las Vegas, St. George experiences a much warmer climate than other parts of Utah. Although the city was named for 19th century Latter Day Saint Church George Smith, the area has been inhabited from 1000 BC onwards by the Hopi, Zuni, Pueblo and Southern Paiute nations who extensively traded here. Besides a convergence of cultures, the St. George area is also at the centre of three geographical regions, the Mojave Desert, which extends west-southwest to California, the Colorado Plateau, which contains southern Utah's other four national parks, and the Great Basin to the north. St. George is also a gateway to several National Parks besides Zion and Bryce Canyon.
Overnight: St. George
Day 6: St. George and Las Vegas

Check out the St. George Visitor Centre for information on the range of activities available in the area, including everything from ATV and horseback tours to boating and fishing tours. A short drive of under 2 hours will take you back to Las Vegas. Return your car and have the evening at leisure in Vegas.
Overnight: Las Vegas
Day 7: Depart from Las Vegas

Check out from your hotel and head to the airport for your return after your epic drive through some of the most stunning landscapes on earth.
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$1,527 USD
All prices are per person based on double occupancy and subject to local taxes - GST, PST or HST.

* * * * * * This itinerary is an independent package, it can be adjusted to suit your travel interests, time frame and budget. Please do not hesitate to call one of our travel specialists for a customized package.

Pricing is based on per person/double occupancy. (does not include applicable taxes)

Single, triple and family pricing is available on request.

The above pricing and itinerary is subject to seasonal surcharges and operational dates for the suppliers.

Please contact our office for updated pricing and itinerary for your specific travel date.

Applicable taxes vary depending on travel destination and are not included. Please ask your sales agent what extra taxes will be payable for your tour.
  • 7 Day Intermediate size car rental
  • 6 nights of hotel accommodation
  • Horseback trail ride in Bryce Canyon
  • Self-drive recommendations
  • Daily breakfast
  • Taxes as applicable
  • Travel Insurance and Cancellation Protection (strongly recommended, ask us for a quote!)
  • Airfare
  • Gratuities for Local Guides
  • Meals not specifically mentioned as included in the itinerary
  • Items (attractions and sightseeing & entrance fees) not listed as included in the itinerary
  • National Park Fees

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Is it possible to book a triple share accommodation?

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What is the average age of passengers for this tour?

Our tours are suitable for all age demographics. The average age of travelers is typically 45+

I am a solo traveler. Is there a single surcharge?

There are options for single travelers to join most tours. Solo Travelers can choose to pay the single supplement and have their own room throughout the tour. For those willing to share, we also have a Twin Share option that is offered for the majority of our tours. This means you will be sharing the hotel rooms with another single, same gender traveller who also books the Twin Share option. If this is the case, there will be no single supplement charged to either of you. If we are unable to match you with another Twin Share traveler, there may be a single surcharge applied to cover the full cost of the rooms on some of our longer tours. Please enquire before finalizing your booking for full details.

How physically demanding is this tour? Are you able to accommodate people with mobility restrictions/limitations?

This tour has a low level of physical demand, although there may be some activities or sightseeing tours that require walking short distances. Please inquire if you have any mobility restrictions before completing your booking to ensure this tour is right for you.

How much luggage should I bring?

Each passenger may bring one large suitcase and one carry-on bag. The weight limit for this suitcase is 32 kilograms/60 pounds. Baggage handling is provided at the hotels in our tour packages. Please advise our reservations staff if you will be bringing additional items such as a cane, walker or wheelchair. You may also bring one small soft-sided carry-on bag, which should easily fit into the overhead shelf of the coach. Each person is responsible for his/her own carryon luggage. Remember to check your airline baggage restrictions if you are flying, as they may differ from Anderson Vacations Tours guidelines.

What is your recommended spending amount for non-included meals?

The suggested allowance for non-included meals is $40.00 — $60.00 CAD per day (includes tipping).

Can you accommodate passengers with dietary restrictions (food allergies, vegan, vegetarian etc.)?

Yes! There are many meals included on our fully escorted tours. Please inform us of any dietary restrictions at the time of booking so we can ensure there are alternative meal choices and arrangements made for you.

Are gratuities included in the tour cost?

For your convenience, gratuities for local guides and meals stated on the itinerary are included in the price of the tour. For meals not included in your tour package please remember that it is customary to tip your server 15-20% in North America. Gratuities for your Motorcoach Driver and Tour Director are left to your discretion. We recommend $4.00 - $5.00 CAD per person, per day for your Motorcoach Driver and $6.00 - $7.00 CAD per person, per day for your Tour Director. if you can't find your
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