Experience the rocky bluffs and sweeping plains of some of America’s most impressive national parks
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- Explore some of America’s most impressive national parks in the company of Insight Vacation’s expert guides
- Wake up to the sunrise over the Grand Canyon as you beat the crowds by staying in the national park itself
- Overnight in well-located lodges before ending your tour surrounded by the sensory delights of Las Vegas
- 1 Night Scottsdale
- 1 Night Grand Canyon
- 2 Nights Lake Powell
- 2 Nights Zion National Park
Activity adventure | City | Escorted tour | Natural world
On this luxury escorted tour you’ll be accompanied by expert guides from Insight Vacations who’ll guide you every step of the way through the dramatic landscapes of Arizona, Nevada and Utah. You’ll visit the natural amphitheatres of Bryce Canyon, drive through the plains of Monument Valley, delight in the sheer beauty of Zion and wake up to the sunrise over the Grand Canyon as you beat the crowds by staying in the national park itself.
Day by day itinerary
A private chauffeur will take you to your departure airport where you’ll board a daytime flight to Phoenix, Arizona. On arrival, your airport transfer will bring you to the nearby desert oasis, Scottsdale. Check into your hotel and spend some time relaxing before a welcome reception, including drinks and dinner, provides the chance to get to know your fellow guests.
Stay: Hotel Valley Ho (Superior)
Stopping off to browse the boutiques and galleries of Sedona, a quaint bohemian town set on all sides by towering sandstone edifices, you’ll drive through scenic Oak Tree Canyon to one of the world’s most breathtaking sights – the Grand Canyon. Watch the sun set on its colossal walls, then head to dinner at the Thunderbird Room, renowned for its views of the Grand Canyon’s spectacular South Rim.
Stay: National Park Lodges (Superior)
Monument Valley/Lake Powell
Wake up early to watch the sun rise over the canyon, or ask your Tour Director about optional flightseeing tours by helicopter or plane, before driving through the Painted Desert to see the American Indian art of the Cameron Trading Post and the staggering Glen Canyon Dam. It's then on to Monument Valley Tribal Park, where Navajo locals will guide you through the history, culture and heritage of the tribes. This carefully prepared tour keenly exemplifies the relationship of respect with the land in the valley and the importance placed on preserving the natural treasures found here. Enjoy a Navajo cookout amid the giant buttes and mesas of this unique landscape. Spend the rest of the day relaxing at your Lake Powell resort where you will enjoy dinner. The next day is at leisure.
Stay: Lake Powell Resorts and Marinas (Superior)
Meals: B D
Bryce Canyon/Zion National Park
Journey across a wide-open landscape punctuated by colourful sandstone cliffs, sagebrush-covered flats, and high ridges dotted with piñon pine and juniper. Travel through Bryce Canyon Country on a portion of the Scenic Highway 89, recognised by National Geographic as the No. 1 Driver's Drive in the world. You will be struck by the beauty of Bryce Canyon National Park, an otherworldly landscape of red rock pillars known as hoodoos, pink cliffs, and endless vistas. In the afternoon, continue to Zion National Park where you'll spend the night.
Stay: Zion National Park Lodge (Superior)
Zion National Park
Enjoy a relaxed start this morning, as you have a full day to explore Zion. After a leisurely breakfast, you'll tour the canyon aboard a privately chartered open-air vehicle, with live commentary from a local expert who'll show you the many scenic highlights of the canyon. Alternatively, choose to join your Travel Director for a guided hike to the Emerald Pools or visit the Zion Human History Museum.
Stay: Zion National Park Lodge (Superior)
Zion National Park/Salt Lake City/UK
This morning you’ll be taken to Salt Lake City where you'll head to the airport in time for your overnight flight home.
Any element of this itinerary can be adjusted to suit your needs. Just contact us to find out more.
8-day escorted tour
from £3,730 pp
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