Southwest Highlights Tour (7 Days)

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  • 7 Day TourGuided Tour
  • DepartsSelect Sundays, April-October
  • Duration 7 days
  • TransportationComfortable transport aboard a mini-coach

Southwest Highlights Tour

Las Vegas – Zion – Bryce – Arches – Canyonlands – Monument Valley – Antelope Canyon – Horseshoe Bend – Grand Canyon – Las Vegas

Embark on an exhilarating seven-day journey beginning and ending in the vibrant city of Las Vegas. Our adventure commences with a scenic drive to Zion National Park, where towering red cliffs and lush canyons await. Here, we’ll hike iconic trails like Angels Landing and The Narrows, immersing ourselves in the park’s stunning beauty. Next, we travel to Bryce Canyon National Park, famed for its intricate hoodoos and breathtaking vistas. Sunrise and sunset unveil a kaleidoscope of colors across the amphitheaters, making it a photographer’s paradise.

From Bryce Canyon, we continue to Arches National Park near Moab, Utah, home to over 2,000 natural stone arches. We’ll explore landmarks like Delicate Arch and the Windows Section, marveling at the sculpted red rocks and unique geological formations. Then, our journey takes us to Canyonlands National Park, where we’ll discover the dramatic landscapes carved by the Colorado River. The Island in the Sky district offers expansive overlooks, while the Needles district promises rugged trails and stunning views.

Leaving Canyonlands, we venture to the iconic Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park, known for its towering sandstone buttes and rich cultural heritage. Guided tours by Navajo guides provide insights into this timeless landscape, steeped in cinematic history. Our exploration continues with a visit to Antelope Canyon near Page, Arizona, renowned for its narrow passageways and play of light on the curved sandstone walls. Upper and Lower Antelope Canyon offer unique perspectives and photographic opportunities.

Nearby, we’ll visit Horseshoe Bend, where the emerald-green waters of the Colorado River carve a dramatic horseshoe-shaped bend into the surrounding red rock canyon. The overlook provides a stunning vantage point to appreciate the natural forces at work in this breathtaking landscape. Finally, our journey culminates at the Grand Canyon, one of the world’s most awe-inspiring natural wonders. We’ll explore the South Rim, taking in panoramic views and perhaps hiking into the canyon along trails like Bright Angel or South Kaibab.

Throughout this seven-day adventure, you’ll experience a blend of exhilarating hikes, breathtaking viewpoints, and encounters with some of the Southwest’s most iconic natural wonders. From the red rock canyons of Zion and Bryce to the sweeping vistas of Canyonlands and the timeless beauty of Monument Valley and the Grand Canyon, each destination offers a unique glimpse into the region’s geological and cultural diversity. Join us for a journey that promises unforgettable memories and a deeper appreciation for the wonders of the American Southwest.

This tour runs select Sundays, April-October (click HERE for winter 3-day tours November-April).

Departure

7:00am pickup from the Palms Casino coach loading curb located at 4321 W Flamingo Road

Highlights

  • Enjoy hiking in Zion, Bryce, Arches, Canyonlands and Grand Canyon National Parks
  • Travel through the real Wild West
  • Visit the birthplace of Route 66
  • Take a Navajo-guided 4×4 jeep tour of Monument Valley
  • Explore photogenic Antelope Canyon (optional)
  • Get a bird’s eye view of the Grand Canyon with a helicopter ride(optional)
  • Choose to camp OR stay in a comfortable hotel

Price Includes

  • Complimentary pick up/drop off from the Palms Casino
  • Experienced and knowledgeable Tour Guide
  • Transportation in a modern 14 passenger tour bus/ SUV or minivan
  • Accommodation camping or lodging – use of a two person tent and foam sleeping pad if camping option selected.
  • Park admissions
  • Navajo Guided Jeep tour of Monument Valley ($75 value)
  • Grand Canyon National Park sunrise or sunset

Price Excludes

Book these options with your tour guide.

  • Local shared food kitty ($80 camping, $50 lodging) payable at pickup. Food kitty covers, 6 light breakfasts*, 7 deli style lunches, 4 dinners* (*camping option only)
  • Optional Helicopter flight over the Grand Canyon.(30-55 mins $220 -$350)
  • Slick Rock Sunset Hummer tour ($80-$100 per person)
  • Canyoneering($100-$140 per person)
  • Antelope Canyon Tour ($90 – $110 per person, 1.5 hours)
  • Gratuities not included (15% suggested)

Why We Love This Tour

“The Southwest is home to some of America’s most dramatic environments. Home to some of the most incredible Dark Sky parks, these natural areas are stunning during the day and captivating during the night. Although each park is relatively close to each other, they all have something vastly different to share. From the Hoodoos in Bryce, to the Native American history in Monument Valley, you’ll stay in awe over the parks of the Southwest.”

Lauren Hirsch
Tour Guide

Itinerary

Sample Itineraries: Please note that due to rapidly-changing conditions (weather, crowds, traffic) and our small-group size, we allow our guides the flexibility to tailor your itinerary to best suit the needs of the group. While we guarantee to provide the highlights & inclusions within this itinerary, we do not guarantee them in this specific order.

Day 1Zion National Park

Leaving the bright lights of Las Vegas behind us for a while we head out to Utah’s finest National Park. Massive canyon walls and red sandstone cliffs ascend toward a brilliant blue sky.

Challenge yourself to what’s considered the best half day hike in the southwest by hiking
a narrow ridge-line to Angel’s Landing*. Take it easy exploring the pristine Emerald pools or enjoy a river hike deep in the narrows before enjoying the quaint town of Springdale this evening.

*Angel’s Landing (the chain’s part) now requires all hikers to have a permit. If you are interested in hiking Angel’s Landing, please see here for more information about how to obtain a permit.

Camping – all equipment provided, including a sleeping bag.

Lodging – Bumbleberry Inn or similar 3 star hotel.

Day 2Bryce Canyon National Park

A short drive today takes us to an elevation of 8000 ft into Bryce National Park. Take a stroll along the rim and marvel at the unique sandstone spires (hoodoos) that rise dramatically from the natural amphitheater. Hike down into the hoodoos for an up close and personal experience
with this fascinating landscape.

Camping – all equipment provided, including a sleeping bag.

Lodging – Best Western Ruby’s Inn or similar 3 star hotel.

Days 3 & 4Arches and Canyonlands National Parks

Explore this stunning landscape in a guided sunset hummer tour or hang of a sandstone cliff on one of our optional canyoneering adventures!

Visit Arches National Park, home to over 2000 sandstone arches for a hike up to ‘Delicate Arch’. Enjoy walks in Canyonlands National Park where the Green River meets the Colorado in some of the most spectacular scenery the Southwest has to offer.

Swap tales of Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid who used the canyons to hide from the law in the late 1800’s, visit the local town and enjoy Utah’s greatest adventure capital.

Camping – all equipment provided, including a sleeping bag.

Lodging – Moab Valley Inn or similar 3 star hotel.

Day 5 Monument Valley

Headed south we wind our way through more of USA Southwest’s spectacular scenery to one of the most iconic locations on the planet. The background for many famous western movies and home to the Navajo Indians you are in for a real treat today. Hop onboard a 4X4 jeep and enjoy an included Navajo guide tour of Monument Valley.

Camping – all equipment provided, including a sleeping bag.

Lodging – Goulding’s Historic Lodge or similar 3 star hotel.

Day 6 Antelope Canyon, Horseshoe Bend, and Grand Canyon National Park (South Rim)

Enjoy an optional visit to the world’s most famous slot canyon- Antelope Canyon ($40-$50 pp) this morning followed by a scenic walk to view Horseshoe Bend before heading to the Grand Canyon– saving the best for last!

After a brief visit to a Navajo trading post we follow the mighty Colorado River through the painted desert to one of the seven natural wonders of the world. Take in a bird’s eye view on an optional helicopter ride, stroll along the rim at sunset, take a hike into the one of the deepest and most diverse canyons on earth or simply relax in one the rim cafes and admire the view.

Camping – all equipment provided, including a sleeping bag.

Lodging – Red Feather Inn or similar 3 star hotel.

 

Day 7 Route 66 to Las Vegas

We get our kicks at Route 66 at the birthplace of this famous highway and arrive back in Sin City in plenty of time to relax poolside before heading for the strip for a night out.

Arrival to Las Vegas at approximately 5:00pm.

Book Our Southwest Highlights as a Private Tour

We understand how important quality time with your friends and family is. We also understand the hesitation some customers may have in sharing a vehicle with people they don’t know. While we love the ease of travel & new friendships that shared tours provide, we have adapted to bring our customers more options when it comes to booking a tour.

This tour is now available to book as a private excursion for 8 – 13 travelers. You’ll receive the same itinerary and inclusions that our typical tour would provide, plus personal one-on-one attention from your guide and the ability to choose exactly who you’ll bring with you.

Feeling like making some changes or additions to the itinerary? Contact us and we can create a quote for any custom experience you’d like to partake in anywhere in the 50 states.

Reserve your Southwest Highlights Tour as a private excursion now!

Our rates are based on group size. After clicking below and choosing an available date, elect how many travelers will be in your group. The below rates are based on the minimum number of travelers.

Private camping tour for 8 guests: $1,795 per person
Private hotel tour for 8 guests: $2,635 per person

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