Arches & Canyonlands Adventure

Arches & Canyonlands Adventure

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$3889

Arches & Canyonlands Adventure

6 Days Starting and ending in Grand Junction, Colorado

Visiting: Grand Junction, Moab, Canyonlands National Park, Grand View Point, Mesa Arch, Dead Horse Point, Needles District Canyonlands, Delicate Arch, Arches National Park, Desert Bistro, Fisher Towers

Tour operator:

Active Adventures

Tour code:

ArchCan

Guide Type:

Fully Guided

Group size:

6 - 18

Physical rating:

Medium, 3: Step It Up

Age range:

16-80

Special diets catered:

Vegetarians

Tour operated in:
English
Trip Styles:

Active, Adventure Tours

Interests:

History

From:
$3999
$3889 (USD) The Big ADVENTURE Sale: $110

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Tour Overview

Utah’s finest geologic wonders and world-renowned beauty await your discovery on our Arches & Canyonlands Adventure. In just 6-days, explore the jaw-dropping landscapes of Arches & Canyonlands National Parks, and see for yourself why Utah is known across the globe as an adventurer's paradise. Starting and finishing in Grand Junction, there’s no doubt you’ll be mind-blown by the variety of landscapes you’ll explore on foot, on two wheels and with a paddle in hand in under one week. Raft the narrow Black Granite Gorge, bike alongside the Colorado River on Potash Road, witness the famous Mesa Arch and Delicate Arch and take an exciting Hummer Tour through Moab. With the same accommodation all trip, you can unpack your bags and settle into a marvellous adventure with expert local guides taking care of every detail. Allow your senses to come alive as you bike, hike and raft through Utah’s expansive landscapes. Let our Arches & Canyonlands National Parks tour lead the way.

Highlights

  • View sandstone monuments into the narrow Black Granite Gorge.

  • Experiencing river rafting in Colorado River.

  • Desert scenery and eventually arriving at the monolithic red rock towers of the Chesler Park Viewpoint.

  • Jump in a Hummer and explore the amazing slick rock of Moab on an adrenaline-filled adventure.

  • Hike to Landscape Arch, the planet’s largest natural rock arch.

Itinerary

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Day 1 : Meet The Group In Grand Junction, Rafting The Colorado River
Location: Grand Junction, Moab
Accommodation: Hotel
Accommodation Name: Canyonlands Inn
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner,

Begin your trip with early-morning pickups in Grand Junction, followed by a welcome meeting. After a short shuttle to the banks of the Colorado River, you'll spend the day paddling through ever-deepening sandstone monuments into the narrow Black Granite Gorge. Totally isolated from modern civilization, you'll soak up serene solitude as you raft amid the red sandstone spires. Enjoy a picnic on the banks of the river before setting out again. After an adventure-filled day in Colorado, it’s a quick trip to your home base for the week, The Canyonlands Inn. Located in the heart of downtown Moab, this property is within easy walking distance of many restaurants and shops. Tonight, enjoy dinner with your fellow adventurers and discuss the upcoming days playing in red rock country. Rafting:All day, class IIII-IV

Day 2 : Bike Canyonlands National Park
Location: Canyonlands National Park, Grand View Point, Mesa Arch, Dead Horse Point, Moab
Accommodation: Hotel
Accommodation Name: Canyonlands Inn
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner,

Start the morning with a hearty breakfast at your hotel before continuing south into Canyonlands National Park. Mount up at Grand View Point and bike to your first stop, Mesa Arch, for a short hike. Continue north by bike along the Island in the Sky route. A picnic lunch at Dead Horse Point Overlook gives us a chance to experience the vastness of the park. Catch a ride in the van to the “top of the hill” and then ride an exhilarating 10 miles to the Colorado River. Head back to the Inn for an afternoon to relax or walk the streets of Moab before dinner in town with the group. Biking:15-20 miles (24-32 kilometers)

Day 3 : Hike The Needles District In Canyonlands National Park
Location: Needles District Canyonlands
Accommodation: Hotel
Accommodation Name: Canyonlands Inn
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch,

Today, you'll head out on an all-day excursion to Canyonlands National Park and experience the best that the Needles District has to offer. On the drive out, you'll stop at Newspaper Rock to check out its countless petroglyphs. Today’s main hike begins at the Elephant Hill Trailhead, passing through fascinating desert scenery and eventually arriving at the monolithic red rock towers of the Chesler Park Viewpoint. Along the way, your guides will find a shady spot to stop and enjoy a delicious trailside lunch. The evening is yours to enjoy on your own. Your hotel is perfectly situated in downtown Moab with many restaurants within walking distance. Hiking:6 miles (10 kilometers)

Day 4 : Hummer Tour And Bike Ride
Location: Moab
Accommodation: Hotel
Accommodation Name: Canyonlands Inn
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner,

After a hearty breakfast, jump in a Hummer and explore the amazing slick rock of Moab on an adrenaline-filled adventure. After a picnic lunch you’ll hop on your bike for a ride south of Moab with beautiful rock red scenery all around you. Enjoy dinner at a favorite local restaurant with your group. Biking:15-20 miles (24-32 kilometers), rolling hills

Day 5 : Hike To Delicate Arch, Explore Arches National Park
Location: Delicate Arch, Arches National Park, Desert Bistro
Accommodation: Hotel
Accommodation Name: Canyonlands Inn
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner,

Replenish your energy this morning with breakfast at your hotel. This morning’s hike offers many stunning views, but none as amazing as the view of the iconic Delicate Arch that will greet you at the end of your hike. Next, explore more of the fiery reds and breathtaking blues of Arches National Park. Hike to Landscape Arch, the planet’s largest natural rock arch. After a delicious sack lunch, you’ll hike to Window, Turret, and Double Arch. This evening’s farewell dinner is sure to be a hit as you dine at the charming Desert Bistro. Hiking:5-6 miles (8-10 kilometers)

Day 6 : Hike Fish Towers, Transfer To Grand Junction And Say Goodbyes
Location: Fisher Towers, Grand Junction
Meals Included: Breakfast,

This morning you’ll have time for one more great hike before heading home. Stretch your legs and soak in the views of the picturesque Fisher Towers before heading back to Grand Junction to say goodbyes and depart for home. Hiking:3 miles (5 kilometers)

What's Included

  • Meals

    All meals as listed in itinerary.

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation throughout your trip.

  • Guide

    Professional guides.

  • Any necessary equipment - all safe and well-maintained

  • All gratuities for hotels, restaurants, and activities.

  • Park and other entry fees

  • Activities mentioned in itinerary.

What's Not Included

  • Additional Services

  • International Travel

  • Optional

Check out our Q&As

  • What is the maximum group size?

    The max group size is 18 peoples.

  • Is there any free time to explore places during the tour?

    As detailed in itinerary.

  • Are the local guides on the tour English speaking?

    Yes, Local English speaking guide on this tour.

  • Are flights included in this tour?

    International flights are not included.

  • What is the fitness level required to do this tour?

    Activity Level 3, Step It Up I love an active vacation. Engaging in a challenging activity with a difficult goal, such as reaching a summit, is exactly what I need to unwind in the evenings. Hiking: Typically, 3-6 hours per day on well-formed backcountry trails. Expect some significant gradient inclines and declines. Altitude: Your trip may include some moderate altitude areas, though these don't form the focus of the trip and are generally manageable. Biking: 1-3 hours on well-formed paths or roads where you can expect some hills with moderate climbs and descents. Kayaking: 1-3 hours, entry-level sea kayaking with specialist guides and stable boats. Other activities (i.e. caving): Always optional and very little exertion required. A highlight for many!

  • What is the minimum group size?

    The min group size is 6 peoples.

  • What happens if I need to change my holiday date once I’ve booked?

    You are covered by our Active Adventures Assurance policy.

  • How long has the tour company been trading?

    Since 1996

  • Who will be my travelling companions on the tour?

    Our trips attract a wide range of people from all different backgrounds, countries and ages, which makes our small group adventures all the more interesting and fun. All our people tend to enjoy active lifestyles, great food, good company and new experiences. If this sounds like you, then you’ll be in good company

  • What documents will I receive before I travel?

    We send online booking information via our club page you’ll gain access to your trip notes, destination information, a detailed gear list and all the information you need for your trip. There are a few things to fill in – medical and dietary information, extra accommodation requests, gear hire requests etc. – to ensure you are well prepared for your adventure vacation.

  • What Ethical Travel credentials does the tour company have?

    Travellers Against Plastic

  • Can I join the tour once it has departed?

    No

  • Do you operate a “single share” option and how does it work?

    Yes,

  • What policies are in place for Covid-19?

    When it comes to the safety of our guests, it has always been our number one priority. We’ve introduced strict protocols to adhere to current Covid safety guidelines that are relative to the destination, country and location of your adventure – these are dependent on the current rules and restrictions that are in place at the time of your trip.

  • Will the accommodation included meet local health and safety regulations?

    Health and safety are just as important as the amazing places in the most stunning parts of the world we travel. Another focus of ours is having a good place to rest and rejuvenate at the end of a busy day, and to make sure we are fully charged for the next day’s activities, so you’ll always find yourself in a clean, comfortable room.

  • Am I contributing to any charity by booking the tour?

    No

Reviews from Travellers on this Tour

Jacylyn  

Wonderful time with Austin Adventures.

17-Jun-2022

As always, we had a WONDERFUL time with Austin Adventures. Your tour guides and itineraries make it easy for us to enjoy the best of the area. We would never have been able to experience what we did without Austin Adventures. This is our third trip and I'm sure won't be the last. We always know we are going to have the best time!

Matthew  

Arches & Canyonlands Adventure

12-Jul-2023

This was our family's third trip with Austin, and as with the previous two, this was fantastic. The itinerary, lodging, planning, and guides were perfect. That led to us having an amazing time exploring Arches, Canyonlands, and Moab. I could never have made that experience happen on my own. That's why we're already thinking about our next Austin Adventure!

Edward Fitzpatrick  

Arches/Canyonlands

12-Apr-2023

What a great 6 day adventure, everything from the rafting down the Colorado to the hiking and biking in Canyonlands and Arches National Parks. Our guides Steve and Joel were excellent: very knowledgeable, funny, interesting and took care of all our needs. Food was excellent AND healthy.

Karen  

Arches & Canyonlands Adventure

07-Oct-2022

Wonderful! Exceeded my expectations!

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Book with Confidence

  • Free Date Changes

    Active Adventures allows you to make 1 free date changes, as long as the change is made at least 90 days before the start of the tour.

  • Transfer as credit to Future Tours

    Active Adventures allows you to transfer existing payments to a future tour to avoid cancellation fees if you can't travel and inform active adventures, 90 days before departure.

  • Low Deposit

    Active Adventures requires a minimum deposit of 500 GBP per person or the full booking value, whichever is less, with the final balance not due until 90 days before departure.

  • Cancellation Policy

    We don't charge a cancellation fee, here is a summary of active adventures charges.

    Up to 91 days before tour starts: Forfeit 100% of deposit.

    At 90 days before tour starts: Forfeit 50% of booking price.

    At 60 days before tour starts: Forfeit 100% of booking price.

  • COVID-19 Proof of Vaccination or Testing For trips in the United States:?Vaccination is not required. All guests must adhere to the current Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) regulations and guidelines.

    For all International trips (all destinations except the United States):?All guests aged 13 years and above must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 at least fourteen (14) days prior to the commencement of travel.?
    We accept vaccines authorized or recognized by the World Health Organization (WHO), Centers for Disease Control (CDC), European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC).
    Adults who cannot be vaccinated due to valid medical exemptions will need to provide a negative COVID-19 test result (official paper or official electronic record) showing the test was carried out no later than 72 hours before the trip starts. Testing must be performed by an approved entity.
    Proof of full COVID-19 vaccination or negative test (where applicable) must be provided prior to the start of your trip (only official vaccination card or electronic record will be accepted).
    Proof of Vaccination or Negative Test must include identifying information (full name), as well as the vaccination or the test dates.
    Proof of Vaccination must demonstrate the final dose of the vaccine was administered at least fourteen (14) days prior to the commencement of your trip.
    You will be required to upload Proof of Vaccination into your Travel Wallet prior to departure.
    If Proof of Vaccination or a Negative Test is not produced at the commencement of travel with us, you will not be allowed to travel. You will not be eligible to receive a refund of any sums paid to us if this occurs.??
    Guests must comply with any additional vaccination or testing requirements and/or additional health and safety measures that are required to travel in their chosen destination. We recommend using?CIBT for up-to-date requirements.?
    We do not grant any exceptions to this vaccination and testing policy.?

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