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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.

North America
  • Duration: 8 Days
  • Guaranteed Departure: Yes
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  • Physical rating: Average
  • Accommodation standard:   Moderate%
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  • Your Guide: English speaking
  • Supplier Tour ID: NUVNG/166152
  • Starts: Las Vegas, United States
  • Finishes: Las Vegas, United States
You will Visit
  • Las Vegas

Itinerary

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Day 1: Las Vegas

Arrive at any time.
There are no planned activities today until the evening welcome meeting, so check out the strip or get tickets to a show for this evening.

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Day 2: Las Vegas/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.

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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.
The canyon is narrow, and the river covers the bottom in many places, which means you will have to wade or swim to proceed. Prepare to get wet but the cool water makes this hike particularly pleasant during the hot summer months.

Hiking is not permitted when the river is high from runoff or flash flooding. Runoff mostly occurs in April and early May. Late summer thunderstorms can occasionally produce flooding. If the hike is not possible due to weather, it will be replaced with another activity.

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Day 4: Zion National Park/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.

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Day 5: Page/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.
Marvel as the Grand Canyon unfolds before you but don't get too close. The land drops almost straight down for more than 1,000m (3,280 ft) into the serpentine canyons below! The gorge is filled with rocky buttes, sheer limestone cliffs, and deep canyons all arrayed in a rainbow of colors. Words defy. This is truly one of the most magnificent sights on earth.

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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.

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Day 7: Grand Canyon National Park/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.

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Day 8: Las Vegas

Depart at any time.
Want to spend more time in Sin City? Ask your GCO or Travel Agent about booking post-tour accommodation in the 'Entertainment Capital of the World'.

Inclusions:
    Activities
    • 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
    Accommodation
    • Hotels (7 nts)
    • 7 breakfasts, 1 lunch
    Transport
    • Air-conditioned private vehicle, hiking, walking
    Group Leader
    • Chief Experience Officer (CEO) throughout, local guides
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Tour Highlights:
  • Witness the awe-inspiring scenery at Zion NP
  • Check out 2000-year-old rock art and 250-million-year-old fossils
  • Explore Antelope Canyon with a Navajo guide
  • Spend the day with an expert from the Grand Canyon Association Field Institute