Las Vegas & The National Parks - Hiking Tour
Combine a visit to Las Vegas with the best of Nevada and Arizona's national parks on this small group journey. Visit some of America's most iconic landscaes at a pace which will allow for gentle hikes, picnics and plenty of time for independent exploration.
- Small group tour - maximum 20 guests
- Eco-friendly tour promoting sustainable tourism
- Light to moderate hiking planned on most days
- Visits to The Grand Canyon, Bryce Canyon & Monument Valley
- A stay on the Las Vegas Strip
Arrival in Las Vegas. You will be met at the airport by your driver for your transfer to the hotel. Enjoy an included welcome drink as you get to know your fellow travelers and your tour guide. You will get your travel kit including a reusable water bottle and an insulated bag that will come in handy during the planned picnics.
Las Vegas - Grand Canyon
Head towards the South Rim of the Grand Canyon, superb geographical phenomenon. Stop in Seligman on the iconic Route 66. Lunch on your own, then discover one of the wonders of the world: The Grand Canyon. Located at 6971 feet above sea level the Grand Canyon is the spectacular result of millions of years of wind and water erosion. Surrounded by a magnificent forest, the canyon seems to be protected by a lush screen of greenery. This will certainly be one of the highlights of your trip. We suggest a 1.7 mile hike (1-2 hours) to Ooh Aah Point.
Overnight in the Grand Canyon village.
Grand Canyon – Monument Valley – Page
Depart the Grand Canyon by driving along the scenic Desert View Drive. Stop at the Desert View Watchtower. Modelled after ancient Puebloan watchtowers, the Watchtower at Desert View features murals by Hopi artist Frank Kabotie. Time permitting, you may have a chance to climb the stairs to the top for an outstanding view of the Canyon and the surrounding area. Continue on to Monument Valley, where you will find yourself surrounded by imposing, crimson monoliths. This 25 mile-long and 16-mile wide desert plain has served as the backdrop to numerous westerns including five John Ford classics. Enjoy an included lunch of Navajo specialties followed by a jeep tour of the valley with local a Navajo guide. Arrive in Page in the afternoon. Change at your hotel then enjoy a dip in Lake Powell at Lone Rock Beach.
Overnight in Page.
Page - Horseshoe Bend - Bryce
To start the day you will visit Horseshoe Bend (1.2 mi roundtrip hike): a geologic masterpiece sculpted by the Colorado River. Horseshoe Bend is an example of what happens when water takes the path of least resistance. With the help of gravity, the Colorado River began cutting through rock layers deep and fast. The result is the 270° bend in the river. Discovered by Mormons at the end of the 19th century, Bryce Canyon is considered one of the jewels of the National Parks system. The shapes, colors and shades of the stone and the famous Pink Cliffs are constantly changing from dawn to dusk. Hike down the canyon to get closer to the hoodoos (thin spires of rock)*. Picnic lunch in the park (not included, a stop will be planned before arrival into the park for you to purchase picnic items). Enjoy the rest of the day at leisure to explore the park at your own pace.
Overnight in the region.
* This hike is not advised for people with heart conditions due to significant elevation change
Bryce Canyon- Zion - Las Vegas
Departure for Zion National Park. Follow the paths where ancient native people and pioneers walked. Gaze up at massive sandstone cliffs of cream, pink, and red that soar into a brilliant blue sky. Experience wilderness in a narrow slot canyon. Zion’s unique array of plants and animals will enchant you as you absorb the rich history of the past and enjoy the excitement of present day adventures. Picnic lunch in the park (not included, a stop will be planned before arrival into the park for you to purchase picnic items). This afternoon, we return to Las Vegas. The Rest of the day is at leisure - perhaps try your luck on the tables, do some shopping, or enjoy one of the many world class entertainment options the city has to offer. Optional: Join your guide on a visit of Las Vegas by night.
Overnight in Las Vegas.
Transfer to the airport or continue with your travels.
- 5 nights hotel accommodation
- Services of an English speaking tour guide from days 2-5
- Shared airport transfers on arrival and departure
- Transportation in an air-conditioned mini bus
- Daily American or Deluxe Continental breakfast
- Welcome drink on arrival
- International flights from London (please ask if regional airports are required)
- Entrance fees to The Grand Canyon, Monument Valley (with jeep tour and Navajo lunch), Horse Shoe Bend, Bryce Canyon, Zion
- Taxes, service fees and resort fees and gratuities (with the exception of the tour guide and driver)