Canyon Explorer

  • $1499
  • 10



Enjoy some of our most popular national parks and savor the natural beauty of the American West. Start in the Entertainment Capital of the World-Las Vegas-and spend 2 nights there before embarking on a tour of 8 distinctive parks, including unique Monuments Valley, colorful Bryce Canyon, and the majestic Grand Canyon.

On this smarTours American Road Tour, enjoy the convenience of a thoughtfully planned itinerary and carefully selected accommodations combined with the freedom and flexibility to travel from the comfort of your own car (or rental car)! We’ll have scheduled guided tours along the way to tell you about the rich history and culture of each destination and you’ll share this experience with other like-minded smarTours travelers!


For the safety of everyone in the group, smarTours requires all travelers to provide a negative, viral COVID-19 antigen or PCR test issued no more than 3 days prior to departure, documentation of recovery from COVID-19 from your healthcare provider, or proof of full vaccination before leaving the United States.

Itinerary at
a Glance

  • 3 nights Las Vegas
  • 1 night Bryce Canyon
  • 2 night Moab
  • 1 night Mesa Verde National Park
  • 2 nights Grand Canyon


  • Enjoy 24-hour entertainment in glittering Las Vegas
  • Gaze at Zion’s massive sandstone cliffs of cream, pink, and red
  • Behold the rich colors of Bryce Canyon’s famous spires, called “hoodoos”
  • Discover the red rock wonderland of Arches National Park
  • Explore canyons and buttes carved by the Colorado River in Canyonlands
  • Look into the lives of the people who made Mesa Verde their home for over 700 years
  • Be surrounded by sandstone masterpieces in the Navajo Nation’s Monument Valley
  • View one of the 7 natural wonders of the world, the Grand Canyon

Activity Level: Discoverer 

Your Tour

  • Carefully selected accommodations
  • 11 meals: 9 breakfasts & 2 dinners
  • Thoughtfully planned meet-ups, group meals & excursions
  • Sightseeing tours & entrance fees as per itinerary
  • Local welcome guide
  • Parking at hotels
  • All applicable taxes

Tour Itinerary

Click the Day by Day itinerary above (or swipe on mobile devices) to see the experiences that await on each day of your tour.

Before you depart, we’ll send you detailed tour information including directions, meeting times, routes, places of interest, recommendations, and more. We look forward to being your trusted guide on this remarkable journey.

We’re also monitoring the situation in these states very closely and will provide additional details about our hygiene and safety guidelines before you depart. These include social distancing practices, optional meet-ups and/or meals, and more.

Arrive in Las Vegas

Today you’ll arrive in Las Vegas, a desert oasis of neon lights, non-stop excitement and tons of fun around every corner. You’ll have ample free time this evening to experience the sights and sounds of this wonderland first hand. You may wish to walk the famous Strip lined with mega-resorts, place a bet at one of the many casinos, dine at world-class restaurants, catch the latest star-studded show, or enjoy breathtaking views during a 30-minute ride on the all-new, 550-foot tall “High Roller”… the world’s tallest observation wheel and the most exciting attraction to…

Las Vegas

Today experience the fun, attractions and the atmosphere of this glittering “Entertainment Capital of the World.” Try your luck at gambling or see one of the famous Las Vegas shows. We highly recommend the optional Las Vegas Food Tour which is a 3 hour food tour including 4 different restaurants. This is a great way to try the many delicious restaurants in a short period of time.

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Las Vegas/Zion National Park/Bryce Canyon

Today your adventure begins in earnest. Leave the bright lights of Vegas behind as you travel across the desert to the magnificent Zion National Park. You’ll enjoy a three hour guided hike and see the stunning sandstone cliffs surround you as you explore the majesty of the park. Visitors to Zion park ride environmentally friendly shuttles through the most scenic areas of the park. And there are many hiking trails that allow you to explore at your own pace. You’ll then continue to the equally impressive Bryce Canyon where wind and rain have carved spires from the red rocks. This…

Bryce Canyon/Moab

We highly recommend that you start your day with the optional early morning one hour scenic guided jeep tour in Capital Reef. You’ll then drive into Kodachrome Basin State Park and pass by the Anasazi Indian Village and through Capitol Reef National Park before arriving in the Moab Valley. At Arches National Park you’ll bear witness to the awesome power of natural erosion.

Moab Valley Inn or similar | Breakfast


Today is a day to explore the beautiful National Parks at your leisure. We suggest a visit to Arches National Park, one of Utah’s Mighty 5. Once in the park, you’ll discover a landscape of contrasting colors, landform and textures unlike any other in the world. With over 2,000 natural stone arches, in addition to hundreds of soaring pinnacles and giant balance rocks, this red rock wonderland will amaze you with its formations and inspire you with its most unique scenery. In the summer months, you’re invited to join the group for guided stargazing at night.


Moab/Canyonlands/Mesa Verde National Park

Today will be an early start so you can explore the canyons of Canyonlands National Park which took over 300 million years to form. Next, at Mesa Verde National Park you’ll see some of the world’s best preserved Native American cliff dwellings. Upon arrival in Mesa Verde you’ll enjoy a self-guided tour of the Cliff Dwelling.

Far View Lodge or similar | Breakfast

Mesa Verde National Park/Monument Valley/Grand Canyon

Today you will drive to famous Monument Valley to see its red sandstone spires and monoliths. We recommend you take advantage of the optional jeep tour of Monument Valley. You’ll also have the opportunity to enjoy the optional cultural meal at the View of Monument Valley. After this memorable visit, you’ll continue to the trading post of Cameron and through the Navajo Indian Reservation to the incredible Grand Canyon.

Yavapai Lodge West or similar | Breakfast

Grand Canyon

Today you will have the entire day to explore one of the great natural wonders of the world, the spectacular Grand Canyon. In form, color, and geological significance, the Grand Canyon of the Colorado River is unsurpassed. The canyon is 277 miles long, averaging 10 miles in width from rim to rim and is 5,700 feet deep. You will be able to enjoy the Grand Canyon at your leisure. There is so much to do — you may choose to take a long walk, perhaps on the Rim Trail, or take a guided 2.5 hour optional bike Tour. Another great way to see the canyon is by taking a helicopter flight to…

Grand Canyon/Las Vegas

Today you will have another opportunity to explore the spectacular Grand Canyon before returning via the gigantic Hoover Dam to Las Vegas. Enjoy a final farewell dinner with other smarTours travelers and share your stories at a local restaurant.

Westgate Las Vegas Resort & Casino or similar | Breakfast, Dinner

Depart Las Vegas

Your journey ends today after breakfast as it is time to head back home filled with lasting memories from your Canyon adventures.

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Rates are per person based on double occupancy.
2020 Departures: Single room supplement is $829
2021 Departures: Single room supplement is $849

Please note that all optional tours and excursions must be prepaid to smarTours in advance of departure

Reservations and Payments
Reservations can be made by phone (1-800-337-7773) and will be confirmed upon receipt of your non-refundable, non-transferable deposit, which must be received at the time of reservation. Deposits are $99 per person for all 2021 departures, and $300 per person for all 2022 departures. Full payment is due 60 days prior to departure. Baggage fees may apply. Space and prices subject to availability. Please see the smarTours Terms and Conditions for complete booking information.

Optional Tours Customize your trip with these optional tours.

All optional tours must be pre-booked and prepaid to smarTours in advance of departure.

Las Vegas Culinary Adventure

  • From approx. $143 Per Person

Enjoy a casual afternoon stroll of eating and exploring. This 2.5 hour optional tour offers the perfect overview of the Strip past iconic fountains, glitzy venues and people-packed promenades to the real attraction – delectable dishes you won’t want to miss. Our guides have taken the gamble out of dining by handpicking the most delicious dishes to satisfy a wide range of palates. Why wait in a long line for a hit-and-miss buffet when you can cherry-pick the most tantalizing tastes from a variety of top-notch establishments instead? At each stop, you’ll savor appetizers, entrées or…

Scenic Guided Jeep Tour in Capitol Reef

  • From approx. $99 Per Person

This 4-hour tour will take you through the northern part of the Park where you will be able to see some of the upper and lower part of the cathedral valley. You’ll encounter breathtaking stone monuments and incredible photo opportunities on this unforgettable journey.

Monument Valley Tour

  • From approx. $110 Per Person

This 2.5 hour optional tour covers the 17-mile loop of Monument Valley. You will view many of the Famous monuments on this tour with stops at The East and West Mittens viewpoint, John Ford’s Point & Three Sisters viewpoint, the Totem Pole Viewpoint, Artist’s Point, and the North Window viewpoints. This tour offers you the opportunity to visit the on-property authentic Navajo Hogan and view a rug-weaving Demonstration by a Navajo woman.

Duration: Tour is approximately 2.5 hours. Departure Time: 1:30pm

Grand Canyon Skywalk

  • From approx. $30 Per Person

In the old days, the most thrilling view of the Grand Canyon came from standing on its edge. In 2007, that view got even better with the opening of Skywalk at Eagle Point. This 10-foot wide, horseshoe-shaped glass bridge extends 70 feet out over the rim of the Grand Canyon. Look down and you can see right through the glass platform 4,000 feet to the floor of the Canyon below. Profiled by the National Geographic Channel, The Today Show, and CNN, this engineering marvel offers unparalleled views of one of the world’s Seven Natural Wonders. Nervous about walking on glass almost a mile above…