Discover American Canyonlands

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.

dates: August 5 - August 12, 2018

cost: $599

Trip Code: NUVNG


Is this tour for me?

Travel Style: National Geographic Journeys

Greater exploration, insider access, and the freedom to roam – all without sacrificing comfort.

Physical Rating: 3 - Average

Some tours may include light hiking, biking, rafting, or kayaking in addition to walking.

Service Quality: Upgraded

Quality accommodations and more inclusions than on other G Adventures tours, like meals, private transport, and activities.

Trip Type: Small Group

Small group experience; Max 15, Avg 12.


Itinerary

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Day 1 - Las Vegas

Arrive at any time. 

Day 2 - Las Vegas to Zion National Park

Depart early for Zion, Utah's oldest national park which offers some of the most scenic canyon country in the United States. Catch the shuttle into the park with our CEO and hike to the Emerald Pools and hanging gardens.

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 3 - Zion National Park

Enjoy a guided hike to the Narrows in Zion National Park. Splash and wade the river which cuts though this stunning slot canyon and view the awe-inspiring beauty of the high plateaus, towers, temples, mesas, and the earth's tallest-known sheer sandstone walls of pinks and reds.

Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch

Day 4 - Zion National Park to Page

This morning, visit Bryce Canyon National Park for a hike. Famed for the multi-coloured rock pinnacles called 'Hoodoo' that cover the canyon floor – be sure to have your camera ready to snap shots of these spectacular, natural towers. Continue on to Page, Arizona, stopping en route at Horseshoe Bend.

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 5 - Page to Grand Canyon National Park

Start the day with a visit to the incredible Antelope Canyon with a local Navajo guide. Located on Navajo land and accessible only with an authorized guide, this landmark is considered one of the most visually stunning slot canyon formations in the world. Next, travel to the Grand Canyon.

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 6 - Grand Canyon National Park

Spend the day exploring the Canyon with an expert from the Grand Canyon Association Field Institute. Enjoy a walk along the South Rim discussing the unique geology and botany of the Canyon, as well as human history here. After, visit the Historic Village District viewing iconic park structures then continue down the historic Bright Angel Trail below the canyon rim and view 2 thousand year-old rock art and 250 million year-old fossils. Also visit historic Kolb photography Studio, home to photo-pioneers Emery and Ellsworth Kolb, who shared with the world the first pictures of the epic Canyon.

Exclusive Inclusions: National Geographic Journeys Exclusives Grand Canyon Exclusive

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 7 - Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas

This morning, visit Lowell Observatory for a tour of the giant telescopes and to learn about the study of astronomy, as well as a lecture on Mars. Continue back to Las Vegas, but not before getting your kicks on Route 66 in Seligman, Arizona – the birthplace of this famed highway.

Exclusive Inclusions: National Geographic Journeys Exclusives Lowell Observatory Experience

Meals included: Breakfast 

Day 8 - Las Vegas

Depart at any time.

Meals included: Breakfast


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What's Included

  • National Geographic Journeys Exclusives: Grand Canyon Exclusive, Grand Canyon National Park
  • National Geographic Journeys Exclusives: Lowell Observatory Experience, Flagstaff
  • All national park fees
  • Zion NP visit and guided hike
  • Bryce Canyon NP visit
  • Antelope Canyon guided visit
  • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities.
  • This adventure boasts vans fitted with wi-fi for up to five users at a time. Check your email, upload a photo to Facebook, or send a tweet to your friends.

Accomodations

Hotels (7 nts).

Meals

7 breakfasts, 1 lunch
Allow USD390-510 for meals not included.

Transportation

Air-conditioned private vehicle, hiking, walking.

staff & Experts

Chief Experience Officer (CEO) throughout, local guides.