7 Day 6 Night Itinerary
Dreamscapes of the American Southwest
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Explore the desert dreamscapes of the American Southwest on this all-inclusive 7 day, 6 night adventure with Experience Park Tours. The diversity of the surrounding ancient lands will provide endless inspiration as we travel along sandstone monoliths and dive into the warm and colorful world of rivers and canyons. Come with us as we explore the Arches and Canyonlands of Moab, the towering Hoodoos of Bryce Canyon, the magical oasis that is Zion, the winding canyons of Lake Powell, and the breathtaking 360 degree views from any point in the Grand Canyon.
Disclaimer: Routing and lodging may change per specific departure date due to room block availability.
Day 1: Salt Lake City, Arches National Park, Moab and Sunset Hummer Safari
Premium Lodging: The Sorrel River Resort and Spa: Moab, UT
We will depart early for our first immersion into the American Southwest. Our chef will have a special breakfast available on the Limo Liner to fuel you for an active day of sightseeing as we enter the outstanding Arches National Park. Here guests will have the opportunity to hike the short trails to reach the dazzling arches of the region, such as Balanced Rock, The Windows, Double Arch, Delicate Arch, and Landscape Arch. These stunning and unique rock formations are something you’re not going to want to miss!
Disclaimer: Each trail will take between 15-30 minutes to walk and are fairly non-strenuous; but guests may participate as much or as little as they wish to, depending on their preferred activity level.
Day 2: Canyonlands and Jet Boat Ride on the Colorado River
Premium Lodging: Sorrel River Resort: Moab, UT
Today we start early with a trip to Canyonlands National Park to catch the inspiring sunrise from the scenic Green River Overlook or Mesa Arch. We will return to Sorrel River Ranch for an early afternoon of rest and relaxation along the banks of the Colorado River. Take a dip in the heated pool, or stop by the Resort’s own petting zoo. In the afternoon, we will board a jet-boat for a dazzling sunset tour on the Colorado River. We will be ending our night back in Moab with a unique, open-air Dutch oven dinner on the dock patios.
Day 3: Rafting in Glen Canyon and Kanab
Premium Lodging: The Lodge at Bryce Canyon: Bryce Canyon, UT
We’ll depart early to float down the Colorado River through Glen Canyon. As we glide past colorful walls of Navajo sandstone, our experienced river adventure guide will provide a wealth of knowledge about the canyon. Utah’s iconic landscapes have served as ideal locations for movies and TV westerns over the years. We’ll view these areas on an afternoon drive to Bryce Canyon National Park, a wondrous land of pines, pinnacles and oddly sculpted formations known as hoodoos. Magnificent spires tinted with shades of pink, orange and red, put on a captivating show as the light changes throughout the day. For those who wish to experience these captivating rock formations up close, take a stroll on through Wall Street, the only slot canyon at Bryce. Continue down the Navajo Trail where you’ll find Two Bridges and Thor’s Hammer towering above you. To extend your adventure, follow the trail to meet Queens Garden trail where you’ll discover the massive rock formation known as Queen Victoria. The 3-mile trail ends at Sunrise Point where the Limo Liner will be there to greet you. Keep an eye open for the park’s abundant wildlife, including elk, coyotes, marmots, and prairie dogs, as we explore the park from your sought-after accommodations at The Lodge at Bryce Canyon.
Day 4: Bryce Canyon Trail Ride and Zion National Park
Premium Lodging: Zion Lodge: Springdale, UT
Today we’ll take in the sunrise to appreciate the hoodoos, spires, pinnacles and other geological formations of Bryce Canyon in an atmosphere that is unmatched. If the weather cooperates, an optional adventure is a cowboy escorted trail ride on either a horse or mule, to explore the hidden gems of Bryce Canyon. After lunch, we’ll continue to Zion National Park where we will enjoy a private tram tour of the region, highlighting colorful sandstone canyons and 3,000-foot-high palisades towering above a lush canyon floor. The park’s shuttle system and the network of hiking trails offer access to its key geologic features. Observe thriving vegetation including cottonwood trees, dry desert plants and wildlife ranging from mule deer to hundreds of bird species. Tonight is yours to relax at the historic Zion Lodge.
Day 5: Sandstone Cliffs of Zion and Entertainment Paradise
Premium Lodging: Zion Lodge: Springdale, UT
Spend the morning absorbing the natural beauty of the deep canyons, lush valleys, sandstone cliffs, mountain peaks, emerald pools and pink-colored-gorges surrounding Zion Lodge. During the summer and fall season, the Limo Liner may not access the park outside the lodge. Guests may utilize the Zion Park Shuttle System that departs from the lodge all throughout the day. For guests who wish to get out and explore more of Zion, the park offers a wide variety of hiking trails for all activity levels: Angels Landing, the Zion Narrows, Emerald Pools, and Observation Point being world-renown hiking gems of the region. Before you go, your guide will deliver a packed lunch prepared by your Private Chef. Other meal options include The Red Rock Grill at Zion Lodge and are open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. You’ll also find the Castle Dome Cafe adjacent to the lodge. Enjoy exploring the wonders of Zion National Park at your own pace.
Day 6: Lake Powell, Glen Canyon Dam, Antelope Canyon, Horseshoe Bend and the Grand Canyon
Premium Lodging: Lake Powell Resort
Take the morning to sleep in or explore any additional trails of Zion. We will board the Limo Liner after breakfast and make our way to the second-largest man-made reservoir, Lake Powell. We’ll stop to view the Glen Canyon Dam and continue into the town of Page to begin our guided tour of the infamous Antelope Canyon. After lunch we’ll check in to our accommodations at Lake Powell Resort. This is a perfect time to explore the waters aboard a paddleboard or kayak. We will regroup later in the evening for a sunset dinner at Wahweap Marina.
Day 7: Y’all Come Back Now
This morning we’ll rise early for a sought-after sunrise at Horseshoe Bend, where guests may take the short half mile hike to the lookout. Be aware of your surroundings and don’t get too close to the edge! Aboard the Limo Liner, we’ll enter the east entrance of Grand Canyon National Park, one the Seven Wonders of the World, with an average depth of 1 mile and a width of 10 miles. We’ll visit key destinations of the South Rim such as the famous Desert View Watchtower, the ancient Tusayan Ruins and Yavapai Geology Museum. Our chef will serve an in-transit lunch as we make our way to the airport in Flagstaff, Arizona. If you have booked post-trip accommodations, the Limo Liner will escort you to your hotel. We hope you enjoy traveling with us. Thank you for choosing Experience Park Tours.
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