Sightseeing; Zion National Park; Grand Canyon National Park; BRYCE CANYON NATIONAL PARK; Oak Creek Canyon; Garden of Eden; Mojave Desert; Colorado River; Montezuma Castle National Monument; Glen Canyon Dam; Virgin River Gorge; Lake of Dreams; Kaibab Plateau. Navajo Indian Reservation; Zion Canyon Visitors Center; Zion Canyon Shuttle; Mormon Temple;
Enjoy 8 Days "The Trailblazer" Escorted tour featuring sightseeing and many activities in Bryce Canyon, Grand Canyon, Lake Powell, Las Vegas, Sedona and Zion National Park. Asheville Travel Guide and Trip PlannerRead Full Description
- Trip Length:
- 8 days
- Best Time to Go:
- April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December
- Recommended for:
Infants (under 2)
Children (2 - 5)
Children (6 - 8)
Children (9 - 11)
Children (12 - 14)
Children (15 - 17)
Adults (18 - 20)
Adults (25 - 29)
Family Trip, Group Retreat, Trip Around the World
Detailed Trip Description
Enjoy 8 Days "The Trailblazer" Escorted tour featuring sightseeing and many activities in Bryce Canyon, Grand Canyon, Lake Powell, Las Vegas, Sedona and Zion National Park. Asheville Travel Guide and Trip Planner
Day 1 - Las Vegas
Arrive Las Vegas.
Upon arrival, you have a complimentary transfer to your hotel. Your Tour Director will be available this afternoon to welcome you and answer any questions.
Food and Dining
Tonight, meet your travelling companions at a Welcome Reception at the hotel.
Stay at Las Vegas Hilton (SF).
Day 2 - Las Vegas
A full day at leisure to enjoy all this amazing city has to offer – relax by the swimming pool, attend one of the shows, or try your luck at the casinos.
Perhaps take a walk along the Strip and watch a volcano erupt at the Mirage, see the musical water fountain ballet at the Bellagio, or a spectacular light show at the "Lake of Dreams" at the Wynn Hotel. (FB)
Day 3 - Sedona
Las Vegas - Sedona.
Leaving behind the bright lights of Las Vegas, travel along parts of historic Route 66 into the desert landscape of central Arizona.
Visit the ruins at Montezuma Castle National Monument before winding through red rock scenery to the quaint town of Sedona, an eclectic mix of Western, Native and New Age cultures.
There is free time to relax, enjoy the scenery, shop or visit the town's many art galleries and boutiques.
Food and Dining
Tonight's dinner at the hotel. (FB,D)
Stay at Radisson Poco Diablo Resort (SF).
Day 4 - Grand Canyon
Sedona - Grand Canyon National Park.
Journey through dramatic Oak Creek Canyon, enjoying the incredible views. Continue into the pine-covered Kaibab Plateau on the way to the South Rim of Grand Canyon National Park.
As the sun sets, delight in a stroll along the rim and watch the changing colors on the Canyon's walls. (FB)
Stay at National Park Lodges (MF).
Day 5 - Grand Canyon
Grand Canyon - Navajo Country - Lake Powell.
There is time this morning to admire the Canyon in the morning light. Perhaps take an optional flightseeing tour for a spectacular bird's eye view of the breathtaking Grand Canyon.
Then journey east into the vast Navajo Indian Reservation and stop at an historic Indian trading post with a chance to purchase native handicrafts. Then it's on to Glen Canyon Dam, which spans the Colorado River to form the deep blue waters of beautiful Lake Powell. (FB,D)
Stay at Lake Powell Resort (MF).
Day 6 - United States
Lake Powell - Bryce Canyon National Park - Zion National Park.
Journey to Bryce Canyon National Park, an otherworldly collection of pink, orange and red sand-stone spires called "hoodoos."
Walk along the rim of the amphitheater and see the magnificent formations carved by Mother Nature into a fantastic landscape of fairy tale castles, cathedrals, and a maze of trails and hideaways.
Then, travel through the Checkerboard Mesa and past the incredible Great Arch. Arrive in Zion National Park. (FB)
Stay at Zion Park Inn (F).
Day 7 - United States
Zion National Park.
A full day in the park. Explore the area carved by the Virgin River as it winds its way through a narrow green valley known as the "Garden of Eden,” surrounded by rugged granite peaks soaring towards the heavens. After a stop at the Zion Canyon Visitors Center, discover the Park at your own pace aboard the Zion Canyon Shuttle.
Food and Dining
Back at the hotel, join your fellow travelers for a Farewell Dinner. (FB,D)
Day 8 - Las Vegas
Zion National Park - Depart Las Vegas.
Travel through the Virgin River Gorge to historic St. George, home of Utah's first Mormon temple. Entering the vast Mojave Desert, arrive back in Las Vegas.
Stops are made at Las Vegas McCarran Airport and the Las Vegas hotel for passengers extending their stay. Please do not schedule any flights before 3 p.m. (FB)
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