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Las Vegas To Salt Lake City: Grand Canyon, Monument Valley, Arches, Canyonlands, More Three Day Tour
Tour doesn't run this month.
|Price ||$795.00 per person
All prices are in US currency.
|Highlights ||Smaller, more personal tour|
Very skilled guides
The amazing arches at Arches National Park
Island in the Sky at Canyonlands
Options of taking a Grand Canyon helicopter tour and a float trip along the Colorado to the Grand Canyon
Off road Monument Valley tour
Hike to Horseshoe Bend
The Grand Canyon... and much more!
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The Best Grand Canyon And More Tour!
Day 1 - Las Vegas to Hoover Dam - 33 mi / 53.1 km - About 45 minutes
|We'll leave the bright lights of Vegas in the rear view mirror as we depart town. The route to the Grand Canyon takes us past both Lake Mead and Hoover Dam. A bridge has been built over the Colorado River, and this road bypasses Hoover Dam. Because of this, some tours that go out to the Grand Canyon may no longer stop there for a photo opportunity.|
Day 1 - Hoover Dam to the South Rim of the Grand Canyon - 244 mi / 392.6 km - About 3.5 hours
|Leaving Hoover Dam we travel through the desert, before arriving in the small Arizona town of Kingman, where we pick up the freeway towards the Grand Canyon. At Williams, Arizona, we head north for about 50 miles (80 kilometres), towards the South Rim.|
Day 1 - Grand Canyon - 277 mi / 445.69 km - About half an hour
| ||A tiny town called Tusayan borders the Grand Canyon, and the small local airport is just to the south of Tusayan. We will stop there to allow those of you who want to take an optional helicopter tour to do so.|
Although expensive, a helicopter is a great way to see as much of the Grand Canyon as possible, in a short period of time. You fly over the deepest and widest parts of the Grand Canyon, through the Dragon Corridor, and on to the North Rim, where you can view the geological differences between the two rims. On the way back to the South Rim you will take in breathtaking views of temples, shrines and other rock formations. The tour must be ordered ahead of time, preferably when you order the main tour itself.
There are times when adverse weather conditions prevent the tour from taking place. Should this happen, you will get a full refund. If you choose not to do the helicopter tour, your guide will generally take you into the Grand Canyon earlier, although this does depend on traffic and weather conditions.
Day 1 - Grand Canyon to Page - 139 mi / 223.65 km
|At the Grand Canyon we will take you to several of the main viewpoints, including Mather Point and Bright Angel. Your skilled guide will give you an overview of the layout of the South Rim, and then leave you on your own to explore for a while. You can stroll around the Canyon, take pictures, admire the views, buy souvenirs, or get something to eat.|
Day 1 - Spend more time at the Grand Canyon!
| ||You can now extend your stay at the Grand Canyon. Instead of leaving the Canyon now and continuing your tour, you can spend as many extra nights there as you like. When you order the tour, you will see an option to add extra time at the Grand Canyon. Simply add as many additional nights as you want to stay there.|
The way it works is that you will be taken out to the Grand Canyon, be shown some of the sights, and you will then check into your hotel. We always try and reserve a room at Bright Angel Lodge, which is at the rim. Depending on how late you book, this is often not possible, and we may book you at either Maswik Lodge, which is about a quarter mile (0.4 km) from the rim, or Yavapai Lodge, which is less than half a mile (0.75 km) from the rim, on the free shuttle route.
You will be at liberty to explore the Canyon on your own for the extra time that you choose. Please note that there will not be a tour guide with you for the extra night. The extended Grand Canyon stay is subject to lodging availability in the park. We will check this once the order has been placed.
Please also be aware that if the helicopter tour option is available on your tour, and you order it and extend, on some days you will need to take a taxi from the Grand Canyon to the Grand Canyon airport. We can help you arrange it, and we will pick you up after your helicopter tour, and take you back into the park.
The rest of the group will continue on their way through the Canyon to Page. If you extend, you will be picked up by one of our guides after your extended stay. The tour carries on as detailed below for those who are not spending a night or two at the Grand Canyon.
Grand View Point And The East Side Of The South Rim
Day 2 - Antelope Canyon tour - About 1 1/2 hours
| ||You will be touring Antelope Canyon, in a specially converted off road vehicle, led by a Navajo guide.|
Antelope Canyon is one of the most striking slot canyons known to man. A slot canyon is a narrow canyon sliced through a mesa by the forces of nature. Some canyons measure less than a yard across at the top, but drop a hundred feet or more from the rim to the bottom. Slots are cut and scoured by water and wind, with the striations of the sandstone becoming almost incandescent.
Day 2 - Antelope Canyon
| ||From within you will see a palette of colors transmuted by light filtering down from above and bouncing from wall to wall. Antelope Canyon can only be visited using the services of an authorized Navajo Nation guide.|
Day 2 - Colorado River float trip
| ||The Colorado River flows from Lake Powell out of Glen Canyon Dam, towards Lee's Ferry, the official starting point of raft trips through the Grand Canyon. This morning you have the option of taking a float trip down the river. If you choose not to do so, you can sleep in, laze at the pool, or explore Page. |
The adventure begins with an unusual ride down the two mile long Glen Canyon Dam access tunnel. At river level, with the dam soaring almost 600 feet above you, you will board a comfortable, motorized pontoon raft for your journey downstream.
For the next fifteen miles, you will experience one of the most dramatic stretches of river in the western United States. Your experienced guide will tell the story of the area’s soaring sandstone cliffs, crystal blue-green waters, abundant wildlife, exploration by Major John Wesley Powell (after whom Lake Powell is named) and others, and the river's modern role in the Southwest’s water and power delivery system.
A stop to view an impressive set of ancient petroglyphs will offer you a chance to stretch your legs while bearing witness to the area’s former inhabitance by ancient native cultures. If you choose, you may also refresh yourself by wading in the cold, clear river. The river portion of your trip ends at historic Lees Ferry, gateway to the Grand Canyon, from where you will be taken back to Page.
| ||The Colorado River rafting is available from May through September. Outside those months it will not be possible to go rafting. We take a much longer tour at Monument Valley instead.|
Day 2 - Page to Monument Valley - 132 mi / 212.39 km - About 2 1/4 hours
|Leaving Page we head east, across the Navajo Reservation. Every now and again you will see small Indian dwellings scattered across the harsh landscape. |
As we approach the tiny Navajo town of Kayenta, the mesas and buttes for which the area is so well known start coming into view. Soon you can just about picture yourself in a scene from an old Western movie as we travel towards Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park, as it is officially known.
Day 2 - Monument Valley tour - About two hours
| ||Up next is a two hour tour of Monument Valley, conducted by a Navajo guide, in an off road vehicle. Visitors love to see the buttes, mesas and other sandstone formations that are so prevalent in the Monument Valley area. Monument Valley is actually not really a valley at all, but a relatively flat plain surrounded by red cliffs, with the buttes, as well as the remnants of ancient volcanoes, towering from the earth.|
For fans of old western movies, Monument Valley is the epicenter of the west, with many great cowboys and Indians films having been shot in the area. The familiar rock shapes can be seen from many miles away, with the really great scenery to be seen on the Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park, which straddles the Utah/Arizona border.
Amongst the sites that your tour may take in are movie locations, 1000 foot monoliths, rug weaving, and, of course, the famous monuments are visited.
John Ford Point at Monument Valley
Day 2 - Monument Valley to Moab - 146 mi / 234.91 km
|The road from Monument Valley to Moab passes alongside several of the mesas and buttes for which the region is so well known. The scenery is great, with Mexican Hat being another well known landmark that is visible from the road. The night is spent in Moab, where you can once again make your own dinner plans.|
If there is a special event on in Moab, or if the tour falls over a holiday, we may stay in Monticello instead.
Day 3 - Arches National Park - About four hours
|Arches is a park that has the wow factor! Because it is not close to any major city, or freeway between two cities, it is not as well known as other national parks. It is, however, just a couple of miles outside Moab. You will be amazed at the assortment of arches, fins and spires inside the park. In fact, most of the world's natural arches are to be found here.|
If you would like to, you can spend a lot of time outside the vehicle, walking on trails and getting up close and personal with some of the arches and other rock formations. If you prefer not to do that you can also get a good view of just about everything by standing next to the vehicle.
The first stroll we like to do is down Park Avenue, with towering fins and slabs of rock everywhere you look. This is an easy, predominantly downhill walk, that should take 30 to 45 minutes.
| ||We will stop at Balanced Rock for photographs, and also drive up to Windows Arches, where you can take a comfortable walk all the way up to both of the windows. You can expect to see many other arches and rock formations while in the park, and we will stop often to take photographs and admire the views.|
Delicate Arch is Utah's state symbol, and the most famous arch of them all. There is not going to be enough time to hike up there but if you have the energy for a steep climb we can take you to an overlook.
Day 3 - Another way of doing it ...
| ||Instead of going to Arches first, we may do Canyonlands first, and then Arches. It really depends on what our guests want to do.|
Day 3 - Moab to Salt Lake City - 234 mi / 376.51 km
|The route heads north, traveling through the Utah desert, towards the small towns of Price and Helper, where we climb up over Spanish Fork Canyon. There is a long drop down the mountain on the other side, where we pick up the freeway to Salt Lake.|
|Available Options ||Grand Canyon helicopter tour: +$215.00|
Antelope Canyon tour: +$38.00
Colorado River flat water float trip: +$95.00
|Extend Your Stay ||You have the option of extending your stay at certain locations during the tour.|
Page: +$65.00 per guest, per night
|Tour ID ||1150|
Please note the following...
- This tour is subject to a $15.00 per person fuel surcharge.
- The days and dates that this tour runs can be seen in the calendar at the top right of this page.
- The entry fees to all parks are included.
- The vehicles we use are mini buses or executive vans, which are vans with individual, high back, reclining seats.
- The off road tour at Monument Valley is included.
- Two nights' accommodation is included. The first is at the Page Quality Inn or similar. The second is at the River Canyon Lodge, or similar, in Moab.
- After ordering this tour please wait to receive a confirmation email from us before making any plans that are dependent on this tour.
- There are no taxes. Please note, however, that a guide’s gratuity is excluded, but is expected in the USA for services well delivered.
- The price includes the services of a guide/driver and transportation.
- The breakfast at Page is the only meal included.
- The tour itinerary may change at our discretion without notice.
- Portions of this tour may be subcontracted to other reputable vendors.
- A minimum of two people may be required for a tour to depart. You may also need to book several weeks out to ensure availability.
- This tour picks up on the Strip. If you are staying elsewhere please keep your taxi or bus receipt. We will reimburse you a maximum of $10 towards the cost of your taxi or bus.
- We only drop off in the downtown Salt Lake area.
- Be careful about making any show or air bookings for the date this tour returns. We are not responsible for delays getting back into Salt Lake.
- Payment And Cancellation Details: While we would rather you not make a booking until you are sure you want to go, you are welcome to cancel the booking any time up until 45 days prior to the start of the tour, and you will get a full refund. After that time, we will not accept a cancellation and you will have to pay for the tour in full. Please consider purchasing trip insurance as our cancellation policy is strictly enforced. Half the cost of the tour will be charged to your card any time from 45 days prior to the start of the tour, and the balance will be charged any time from 10 days prior to the start of the tour.
Please call us at 1 800 724 7767 or (USA) 435 658 2227, or mail us for additional information.