National Parks Walk

Start: Las Vegas Finish: Las Vegas

Visiting: Las Vegas, Zion National Park, Bryce Canyon City, Arches National Park, Canyonlands National Park, Oljato-Monument Valley, Grand Canyon, Arizona, Monument Valley,


Duration: 10 Nights

Physical rating: Moderate

Special diets catered: Please inform Exodus of specific dietary requirements

Tour Operator: Exodus

Group size: 6 - 13

Age range: 16 to 99

Tour operated in: English


Prices From: $4102

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Tour Overview

Zion, Bryce, Arches and Grand Canyon National Parks offer the best hiking trails in Southwest USA. Hike into the belly of the Grand Canyon down to Plateau Point, enjoy a sunset view or opt for a scenic flight for a bird's eye view. Hike through the backroads of Monument Valley with a Navajo guide and observe strange red rocks formations in Arches and Bryce Canyon National Parks. Skirt the switch-back trails in Zion up to Angels Landing for views of the valley below. This dedicated guided hiking tour means you can explore the national parks the way they were meant to be - on foot and with camera at the ready!

Highlights

  • iconWalk the Grand Canyon rim trails and go down into the belly of the canyon
  • iconHike to Delicate Arch in Arches National Park
  • iconGuided hikes in Zion National Park
  • iconFollow the trails deep into Bryce Canyon
  • iconWine and cheese ‘Sundowner’ in an area of natural beauty
  • iconExplore Canyonlands National Park
  • iconExperience the Las Vegas Strip
  • iconIconic view over Dead Horse Point
  • iconGuided hiking in Zion National Park
  • iconMonument Valley half day hiking and backroads tour led by a Navajo guide and included dinner in the valley

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Itinerary

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icon Day 1 : Start Las Vegas

Location: Las Vegas

Accommodation: Hotel

Accommodation Name: Bally's Las Vegas Hotel & Casino (or similar)

Meals: No Meals

Welcome to the neon city in the Nevada desert, Las Vegas. This brash, iconic city offers travellers the chance to explore the over-the-top casinos, see a show, shop or simply indulge in a spot of people watching. A welcome meeting will be held at approximately 18:00 hrs in the evening with free time afterwards to explore the cityscape at night and see the neon lights in all their glory. *Optional activities:* • Go karting US$26 • Vegas Strip Helicopter flight US$124 • Roller coasters US$25-40

icon Day 2 : To Zion National Park

Location: Zion National Park

Accommodation: Hotel

Accommodation Name: La Quinta Inn & Suites (or similar)

Meals: No Meals

After leaving Las Vegas, we drive through the Mojave Desert before arriving in the State of Utah and our destination for today, Zion National Park. Zion Canyon was named by the early Mormon settlers of Utah who thought of it as their `promised land'. Some of the best hiking in the desert terrain of Southwest USA can be found here, in and around the fertile Virgin River Gorge. With a two night stay we have plenty of time to discover Zion. Upon arrival, your leader will take you on a walk to Emerald Pools, as an introduction to Zion National Park.

icon Day 3 : Walking in Zion National Park

Location: Zion National Park

Accommodation: Hotel

Accommodation Name: La Quinta Inn & Suites (or similar)

Meals: No Meals

Today is all about exploring Zion National Park and it's network of trails. One option, albeit a challenging one, is to ascend 760 meters (2,500ft.) to experience unbeatable panoramic views of the entire national park from the top of Angels Landing. Angels Landing is definitely not for the faint-hearted - you'll need nerves of steel for this strenuous trail! In the afternoon, we recommend a walk beside the Virgin River or inside The Narrows, a stunning water channel where you'll witness some outstanding scenery. Keep in mind you will need to bring your own wetsuit style boots with you to navigate the rocky river (which changes in the level of depth).

icon Day 4 : To Bryce Canyon, afternoon hike

Location: Bryce Canyon City

Accommodation: Hotel

Accommodation Name:  Best Western Plus Ruby's Inn (or similar)

Meals: No Meals

Driving out of Zion National Park we climb in elevation to almost 8,296ft and traverse a high plateau to Bryce Canyon National Park. Bryce Canyon is a fascinating natural amphitheatre of pink, orange and white sandstone spires, known locally as hoodoos. There are a variety of scenic overlooks and trails that range in difficulty. The Navajo or Peek-a-Boo Loop trails will enable you to hike right in amongst these unique rock formations with your tour leader. Some of you may prefer to remain on the rim and photograph the ever-changing shadows and hues as the sun makes its way across the wide-open sky. The inspiring hoodoos will make a lasting impression and leave you yearning for more. Optional activities: • Western horseback riding at Bryce US$65-$90

icon Day 5 -6 : Arches National Park and Canyonlands

Location: Arches National Park, Canyonlands National Park

Accommodation: Hotel

Accommodation Name: Adventure Inn Moab (or similar)

Meals: No Meals

We make tracks for Arches National Park. Stunning red sandstone arches have been created over millions of years by the whipping winds that brush down the western slope of the Rocky Mountains. The park offers hiking trails through spectacular sandstone landscapes with intriguing names like the Devil's Garden. One of the more widely recognised arches, and by far the most visited, is Delicate Arch, a 65ft., freestanding arch that has become one of Utah's most famous icons (visited on Day 5). On Day 6 you'll walk on the Primitive Trail to Double O Arch, with free time in the afternoon to spend the afternoon ‘off the trail’, experiencing the charms of Moab - the small eclectic town that serves as the gateway to both Arches and Canyonlands. Day 7 is mostly a free day for optional activities, but your leader will take you on a very short scenic walk to view Mesa Arch before an afternoon drive out to Canyonlands National Park. You’ll also experience the iconic view at Dead Horse Point of the Colorado River snaking its way through the water channels. Optional Activities: * Mountain biking US$60 * Extreme off-road hummer tour US$79

icon Day 7 : To Monument Valley for trekking

Location: Oljato-Monument Valley

Accommodation: Hotel

Accommodation Name: Kayenta Monument Valley Inn (or similar)

Meals: No Meals

Today you travel south-east to the Navajo Nation's greatest treasure - Monument Valley. A sacred land to those who call it home, the red sandstone monoliths have been the backdrop to countless Western movies. After arriving to the hotel, we sout on a backcountry 4x4 (vans in winter) driving tour, heading deep into the heart of the valley. After stops to photograph both the famous and lesser-known sights in the park, we come to 'the end of the road'. Your local Navajo guide will then lead you even deeper into the park on foot where you'll be walking to explore places that very few non-Native Americans ever to get to see. 

icon Day 8 -9 : Grand Canyon (South Rim)

Location: Grand Canyon

Accommodation: Hotel

Accommodation Name: Holiday Inn Express - Tusayan (or similar)

Meals: No Meals

On to Grand Canyon National Park; one of those rare places that has yet to be adequately described, painted or photographed in its entirety. This incredible spectacle is difficult to comprehend, even as you stand at the rim or hike down into the canyon. Carved over several millennia, this massive wonder of nature is 277 miles (445 km) long, up to 18 miles (29km) wide and over one mile deep (1.6km). Snaking through the canyon floor is the mighty Colorado River, which runs 1,450 miles (2,330km) through seven US states and two Mexican states. Watch as the sun sets on this incredible place and attempt to comprehend this canyon's staggering proportions and power. There are many rim trail walks that you can enjoy using the parks transport, as well as the park ranger's guided nature walk, or you may just wish to sit in quiet contemplation on the edge of this natural wonder. However, with a full free day we highly recommend lacing up your hiking boots and walking the Bright Angel Trail down to Plateau Point. For a unique bird's eye view, why not opt for a scenic flight over the canyon, which offers perspectives that cannot be seen when visiting on foot. NB: Grand Canyon National Park regulations limit group size and do not allow guided hikes. Your tour leader will provide briefings, directions and maps, but are not permitted by the National Park Service to walk with you on the trails. *Optional activities:* • Grand Canyon helicopter flight US$289

icon Day 10 : To Las Vegas on Route 66; tour ends.

Location: Las Vegas

Meals: No Meals

This morning we begin our journey back to the desert city of Las Vegas. En route we drive along a section of the original Route 66, stopping at the town of Seligman which is filled the brim with pure Americana. This stop makes for some wacky photos but also echoes back to a time when the mother road was the main highway to cross America. This incredible adventure comes to an end as we return to Las Vegas - if you fancy trying your hand at a spot of gambling, you've come to the right place! Nowhere else in the world will you find as many resort hotels, clubs and all-you-can-eat buffets, making Las Vegas the perfect place to celebrate an amazing trip. This tour ends at our gateway hotel at approximately 17:00 hrs. We can book you post-tour accommodation at our gateway hotel if required. If you are planning to fly tonight, please do not book a flight that departs before 21:00 hrs.

What's Included

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    Tour leader throughout

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    2 breakfasts, 1 dinner

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    All transport and listed activities

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    We can include flights from the UK.  Please contact us for a quote.

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    All accommodation

What's Not Included

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    Optional activities

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    Single accommodation (available on request)

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    Flights

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    Travel insurance

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    Visas or vaccinations

Food

1 breakfast is included on this trip. On this tour we will usually eat out in local restaurants. To help you budget for your meals on average hotel breakfasts cost from US$6-12, lunches from US$8-15 and dinners from US$13-30; this does not include alcoholic beverages. Wine costs approximately US$5 per glass and beer US$4 per bottle. Please also be aware that a tip of approximately 15%-20% is added to group meals in North American restaurants. Applicable taxes will also be added to all listed menu prices. Your tour leader may offer your group the option to operate a ‘lunch only’ food kitty, this has proven to be a popular alternative to three daily restaurant meals. The leader will explain this option while on your tour, and the whole group will have to agree for this system to run. Please make sure we are aware of any special meal requirements before travelling. We will do all we can to accommodate for various dietary requirements but in certain parts of North America certain food types can be limited.

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Reviews

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National Parks Walks
Awesome, amazing, stunning, jaw-dropping. I have always wanted to see the Grand Canyon and some of the iconic red rock images so familiar the world over. It turns ....more Awesome, amazing, stunning, jaw-dropping.

I have always wanted to see the Grand Canyon and some of the iconic red rock images so familiar the world over.

It turns out that the Grand Canyon is every bit as captivating as expected, but on this trip there are many equally impressive treats in store and I found it impossible to choose a favourite.

This trip over delivers in spades.

The only possible flaw is that it is so, so much to take in.

No sooner have you been blown away by the beauty of one park you are on to the next to get blown away all over again.

There were 12 in our group and all seemed equally pleased with itinerary.

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The entire trip was full of surprises (always good ones) - too many to recount all here. The following is a piece I wrote on my return (for a group ....more The entire trip was full of surprises (always good ones) - too many to recount all here.

The following is a piece I wrote on my return (for a group for whom I write regularly; my pieces form part of a local weekly 'talking news' for visually impaired listeners).

This one recounts just one of the several revealing walks we took on this trip.

For us participants it was an experience of real discovery, but at all times we were most carefully monitored by our leaders, and we always had every confidence in them.

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A MUST DO HOLIDAY - BOOK NOW!!!!!
I am 61 and have done a fair bit of travelling and hiking. I had seen friend's DVDs of a similar holiday around the Canyons and this inspired me ....more I am 61 and have done a fair bit of travelling and hiking.

I had seen friend's DVDs of a similar holiday around the Canyons and this inspired me to book with Exodus (we had used various other tour operators previously but were 'Exodus Virgins'.

) This holiday far exceeded my expectations in terms of scenery (so different to anything I had previously seen), varied walking (loved Angels Landing), quality of leaders (they were very knowledgeable, informative, great communicators, patient, motivational, inspiring, fun to be around and well organised), accommodation (great accommodation with all facilities a girl could need), transport (new and very comfortable; should be the norm!) and finally a well put together itinerary which enabled us to get the most out of the holiday.

I thoroughly enjoyed this holiday - to such an extent that I would say it was my best holiday for years and years - ignore any negative comments!!; ....less
Outstanding scenery and hiking in truly stunning US National Parks
5 National Parks, each with something different to offer, but all share magnificent natural beauty. Our leader Jeff was also outstanding and his knowledge of not only each park, but ....more 5 National Parks, each with something different to offer, but all share magnificent natural beauty.

Our leader Jeff was also outstanding and his knowledge of not only each park, but the US in general and it’s nature and history added to the whole experience.

Jeff was able to get us away from the crowds (walk more than half a mile from car parks and suddenly you feel you have escaped the crowds and your experience changes for the better).

Going in early September was perfect as it was glorious weather.

We enjoyed beautiful sunrises and sunsets, both easy walks and more challenging walks and a memorable barbecue under the stars, with our Navajo guide, in the less visited areas of Monument Valley with its glorious red rocks and silence as you’re far away from people and traffic.

Returning to the brashness and noise of Las Vegas at the end of the trip to fly home was a shock to the senses and made you appreciate the sense of escape you have on the National Park treks even more!; ....less
National Parks Walk
Great Holiday - saw some fantastic chunks of America - looked after by two fantastic guides. Great Holiday - saw some fantastic chunks of America - looked after by two fantastic guides.

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YOSEMITE AND THE CANYONLANDS
I have wanted to see those National Parks for quite a few years. So glad I finally did! It's amazing how much we actually managed to see and do in those ....more I have wanted to see those National Parks for quite a few years.

So glad I finally did! It's amazing how much we actually managed to see and do in those two weeks.

So many highlights.

Highly recommend it.

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National Parks walk
The content of this trip was excellent and we had a very good holiday. There were a few minor deficiencies however, mostly concerning information/communication..... We travelled with others who had ....more The content of this trip was excellent and we had a very good holiday.

There were a few minor deficiencies however, mostly concerning information/communication.

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We travelled with others who had booked through Grand American Adventures and they appear to have been better served: they arrived earlier in Las Vegas and had time to explore the city whereas we had time only for a quick dash in, despite the trip notes listing day 1 as a city day.

We arrived at the hotel at 6.

00pm, just in time for the briefing.

We were advised that our guide would expect tips of $5-7 per person per day but we were surprised to hear that there were two guides and they expected $10 per day each.

As a couple, therefore, we paid $400 which was way above budget.

There were other minor 'annoyances' .

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we were told that no meals were included but our GAA were told some breakfasts were included.

We were left unsure but caught on eventually and gained a couple of meals! The Alexis Park was disappointing: they took 1 hour to collect us on arrival, the room was shoddy (and the door lock fell off) and it is a good 15 mins brisk walk to town.

We thought we might also have been dropped at the airport for our return flight, as we passed the door, rather than return to the Alexis Park and immediately return to the airport.

Sedona, the last minute addition to the itinerary, was very nice and we felt we could have made more of the walking opportunities there.

A short town tour and lie by the pool was all that was needed!; ....less
YOSEMITE AND THE CANYONLANDS
I am often asked , out of all of the trips I have been on, which one is the best. My answer has always been vague because they have all ....more I am often asked , out of all of the trips I have been on, which one is the best.

My answer has always been vague because they have all had something special.

I now have the ultimate answer.

If you want a trip of a lifetime then this is the one I recommend.

My favourite word for this experience is AWESOME; ....less
YOSEMITE AND THE CANYONLANDS
I had a really fantastic adventure thanks to all of the people sharing the holiday with me, and to our tour guides Colin Galgon and Charlie Taussig. Colin and Charlie ....more I had a really fantastic adventure thanks to all of the people sharing the holiday with me, and to our tour guides Colin Galgon and Charlie Taussig.

Colin and Charlie went out of their way to make this a very memorable trip!; ....less
YOSEMITE AND THE CANYONLANDS
Writing my reveiw after returning yesterday....  Visiting the Grand Canyon has been an ambition  since childhood, and I chose this trip as I hoped it would offer a chance to see multiple sites and ....more Writing my reveiw after returning yesterday.

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  Visiting the Grand Canyon has been an ambition  since childhood, and I chose this trip as I hoped it would offer a chance to see multiple sites and I believed the camping and walking would provide a real taste of the country.

  I was not disappointed but how can any other holiday live up to this experience .

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