Discover American Canyonlands

  • Trip Type: Journeys
  • 8 Days | Las Vegas to Las Vegas
  • Group Size: Max 15

Trip Details

 

Take off on an adventure-filled eight days among the striking natural towers and red plateaus of the American canyonlands. Walk along the edge of the Grand Canyon with a recognized expert to view 2,000-year-old rock art, hike among the astounding rock formations of Zion National Park, and discover the beauty of Antelope Canyon alongside a Navajo guide. Find inspiration amid the beauty of these legendary landscapes.

Trip Highlights

    • Peer into the Lowell Observatory’s high-powered telescopes on a behind-the-scenes tour.
    • Photograph the stunning Antelope Canyon during an interpretive walk with a Navajo guide.
    • Meet a scientist from the Grand Canyon Association Field Institute for a guided walk along the South Rim.
    • Hike Zion’s famous Narrows, and take in the spectacular sculpted rock formations of Bryce Canyon.

Itinerary - 8 Days

Day 1 — Las Vegas

Arrive at any time.

Days 2 & 3 — Zion National Park

Depart early for Zion National Park, where red sandstone gorges and waterfall-laced cliffs make for some of the most scenic canyon landscapes in America. The next day, set out on a guided hike to the picturesque Narrows. Wade into the Virgin River, which cuts through the slot canyon, and take in jaw-dropping views of the park's high plateaus, sculpted rock towers, and sheer sandstone walls. (2B, 1L)

Day 4 — Bryce Canyon National Park/Page

Spend today discovering Bryce Canyon National Park, famed for the multi-colored rock pinnacles that jut skyward from the canyon floor. Later, continue toward Page, Arizona. (1B)

Day 5 — Antelope Canyon/Grand Canyon

Join a Navajo guide for a walk through Antelope Canyon. Located on native land and only accessible when accompanied by an authorized escort, this wonder is considered one of the most stunning slot canyons in the world. Later, travel to the Grand Canyon, stopping en route at the picturesque Horseshoe Bend of the Colorado River. (1B)

Day 6 — Grand Canyon

Spend the day exploring the canyon alongside an expert from the Grand Canyon Association Field Institute, discussing the park's geology, history, and culture. Visit the Historic Village District, and then continue down the Bright Angel Trail to view 2,000-year-old rock art. Drop by Kolb Studio on the canyon’s South Rim, once the home and studio of photographers Emery and Ellsworth Kolb whose work has been featured in National Geographic magazine. (1B)

Days 7 & 8 — Flagstaff/Las Vegas

Visit Lowell Observatory in Flagstaff for a tour of its giant telescopes, and hear about the facility's National Geographic-supported studies of Mars. Return to Las Vegas and depart at any time the following day. (2B)

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Offered in partnership with G Adventures, our National Geographic Journeys line blends fun, hands-on exploration, meaningful encounters with people and cultures, and more free time and choices—with the structure and security of traveling in a small group.

Dates

2018
  • May 13 - 20, 2018
  • Jun 03 - 10, 2018
  • Jun 18 - 25, 2018
  • Jul 15 - 22, 2018
  • Aug 26 - Sep 02, 2018
  • Sep 16 - 23, 2018
  • Oct 07 - 14, 2018
2019
  • May 12 - 19, 2019
  • May 27 - Jun 03, 2019
  • Jun 11 - 18, 2019
  • Jun 26 - Jul 03, 2019
  • Jul 07 - 14, 2019
  • Jul 22 - 29, 2019
  • Aug 06 - 13, 2019
  • Aug 21 - 28, 2019
  • Sep 01 - 08, 2019
  • Sep 16 - 23, 2019
  • Oct 01 - 08, 2019

Trip Cost

Price From

$2,699

Activity Level

Light/Moderate

Travelers should be in good health and comfortable walking or standing for extended periods of time. Daily activities may include city walking tours, visits to sites, game drives, or easy hikes, with options for more physical activities such as hiking, kayaking, snorkeling and biking.

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Cost Details

All trip prices are per person based on double occupancy. If you're traveling on your own, we'll pair you up with a roommate of the same gender so that you can pay the same rate as other travelers. Prices are subject to change without notice and do not include airfare. All prices and fares are quoted in U.S. dollars.

My Own Room

During your trip, sometimes it's just more convenient and comfortable to have your own room. That's why we offer the "My Own Room" option - a single room all to yourself.

My Own Room Option: From 1,499

What's Included

All national park fees, transport between destinations and to/from included activities, and activities as listed in the itinerary. The optional excursions are at an additional cost.

Accommodations
Hotel (7 nights)

Meals Included
7 breakfasts. Allow an additional $410-535 for meals not included.

Transportation
Air-conditioned private touring van

Optional Experience

You can do whatever you wish during your free time on tour, but if you're in need of suggestions, we've got them. Details about any optional experiences for this trip will be available during the booking process. Please note, these are at an additional cost.