Southwest National Parks Adventure

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THE GRAND CANYON, ANTELOPE CANYON, MONUMENT VALLEY, CANYONLANDS NATIONAL PARK, ARCHES NATIONAL PARK, BRYCE CANYON NATIONAL PARK & ZION NATIONAL PARK

Start your journey in the Entertainment Capital of the World, Las Vegas, before you dive into the natural beauty of some of our most popular national parks. These parks contain some of the most thrilling hiking trails and astonishing landscapes in the United States. You’ll discover unique Monuments Valley, colorful Bryce Canyon, the majestic Grand Canyon, and stunning Antelope Canyon. You’ll find awe-inspiring vistas in Zion, marvel at the rock formation of the Arches, and connect with the vast canyons of Canyonlands.

Itinerary at a Glance

Tour Itinerary:

  • 1 night in Las Vegas
  • 2 nights in the Grand Canyon
  • 1 night in Kayenta (Monument Valley)
  • 3 nights in Moab
  • 1 night in Bryce Canyon
  • 1 night in Las Vegas

Tour Highlights

  • Guided Hike in the Grand Canyon
  • Antelope Canyon
  • Navajo-Guided Jeep Tour of Monument Valley
  • Guided visit to Canyonlands National Park
  • Arches National Park
  • Bryce Canyon National Park
  • Zion National Park
  • Las Vegas

Your Tour Includes

  • Ground transportation in air-conditioned motor coach
  • Accommodations at first-class lodges and hotels
  • Porterage (1 bag per person)
  • 15 meals: 9 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 3 dinners
  • Comprehensive sightseeing tours including admission fees as indicated in the itinerary
  • Professional Tour Director

Is this tour right for you? Find out What to Expect

Tour Itinerary

Flights

Note: Flights may not be available on all departures.

You may have to book your own flights to the tour destination. If so, you are responsible for making your own way to the tour starting point, where you will meet your Tour Director. This is normally the first hotel in your itinerary.

You can find more details on the Before You Depart page.

Day 1: Arrive in Las Vegas

Welcome to Las Vegas, a desert oasis of neon lights and a city that needs no introduction. After you check in to your hotel, you'll meet your guide and have a chance to experience the sights and sounds of this wonderland firsthand.

Accommodations: Golden Nugget Hotel or Excalibur Hotel & Casino (2024)

Day 2: Las Vegas – Grand Canyon

Day 3: Grand Canyon

Day 4: Grand Canyon – Antelope Canyon – Kayenta

Day 5: Kayenta – Monument Valley – Moab

Day 6: Canyonlands National Park

Day 7: Arches National Park

Day 8: Moab – Bryce Canyon National Park

Day 9: Bryce Canyon – Zion National Park – Las Vegas

Day 10: Depart Las Vegas

Guided Tour Pricing

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Travelers may choose to purchase the tour only, and arrange their own arrival in destination. Please note this may change your tour start date.

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Rates are per person based on double occupancy.
Single supplement applies when not sharing a room. Select a date above to see the rates for that specific departure.

For more information on this tour, please contact us here or call us during business hours (Monday-Friday from 9:00 am - 5:30 pm Eastern) at 1.800.337.7773.

Reservations and Payments
Reservations can be made online or 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 $300 per person. Full payment is due 95 days prior to departure. Space and prices subject to availability. Please see the smarTours Terms and Conditions for complete booking information.

Optional Tours

Enhance your trip with these optional tours. Indicated optional tours are available to pre-book when you reserve your trip and can be added to your reservation up to final payment. This is the best option to guarantee your spot on your preferred optional tour! Optional tours require a minimum number of participants. Optional tours are non-refundable unless they do not operate.

Some optional tours can be purchased in-destination and may cost extra. The payment methods and currency information to purchase tours in-destination will be provided on final documentation.

North Canyon Helicopter Tour

Moab Jet Boat Tour

What to Expect

Max Group Size: 30 travelers

Activity Level: Level 3

Expect most included touring to require walking and standing periods of up to 4 hours at a time (up to 2 times per day). Included touring may feature hikes, stairs, and/or climbs which may be on hilly and/or uneven terrain at potentially high altitudes. Learn More

Pacing Level: Moderate

Expect full-day tours most days with some limited free time at specific sites, for meals, and/or in the evenings. You can expect several early mornings and/or long travel days by bus (don’t worry—there are always comfort stops!), and you may expect to stay in most accommodations for 2+ nights (with limited 1-night stays). Learn More

Domestic Tour

There are no entry requirements for U.S. passport holders. For non-U.S. passport holders, please visit our Passports & Visas page page to learn more.

For more detailed information about this tour and destination, visit our Before You Depart section.

Reviews

dave c

6 months ago
great tour.

Neil M

6 months ago
We had a great time and no problems. Our money was well spent and less expensive than previous truing companies.

Dallas G

6 months ago
Wonderful trip for knowledge gained and scenic beauty.

Miksha P

6 months ago
Great experience, highly recommend it

Carol M

6 months ago
A most remarkable trip with a most remarkable tour guide! This trip was amazing in so very many ways. How can you beat the awe-inspiring majesty of our southwest parks? Each one had its own incredible beauty & each mile of the trip was a different landscape! Who knew how beautiful & interesting rocks & desert could be! I just can't decide which park was my favorite. I'm so happy to have taken this tour.

Our tour guide, Jerry, was nothing short of phenomenal! He went way above & beyond to insure we all were well informed, safe & having a great time. From watching out for us, telling us in advance what to expect & make the best choices for ourselves as to how much we could do at each stop. Aside from being so very personable & incredibly knowledgeable about the locations we visited (history, culture, places of interest, etc.), he made the trip very special for each & every one of us by seeing to our individual needs. His energy & humor were contagious! He's so impressively organized, flexible & just plain fun! And the water & snacks & rest stops along the way were so needed & greatly appreciated. I vote him Tour Guide Extraordinaire! Would absolutely go on tour with him anywhere!

Our bus driver, Lupe, was also fantastic & so personable as well. Her driving was very impressive thru long stretches of mountainous roads with so many switchbacks that could be very frightening for the faint of heart. I bow in awe of her adept handling of that large bus! And she became a Grandma the day before we got back to Vegas. Congratulations, Lupe! So very happy for you & your family! The bus was pretty comfortable but had some issues with the heat & AC (both of which were needed on this tour).

This trip is not, however, for out of shape people as it is a lot of walking, sometimes hiking, & a push every day. I had been working out 2-3 times a week since my knee surgery 1 1/2 years ago & was so glad I did! I still could have been in better shape, though. Fortunately, there were options for participants to take it a little easier. But you would miss out on so much if you weren't in very good condition.

The cost of the trip was very reasonable. The accommodations were mostly average-nice, clean, adequate-understandable in the locations we were traveling to. Many of the rooms did not have enough brighter lighting for us "seniors" on the trip, in my opinion. Personally, I could have skipped Vegas as I'm not into that scene at all. (The Vegas hotels were better but I didn't like the location of the one in "old Vegas", despite it's fame.)

This was only my second tour ever so I can't really compare it to other vendors.

Karen V

7 months ago
This was a very efficient way to visit the parks in this region of the country. No worries about the route, traffic, where to stay, etc. Well worth the cost which seemed reasonable to us. Tour director gave good ideas on where to dine for meals not included. Most included meals were quite good.

Francis S

7 months ago
This was a well organized trip with a very professional tour guide and driver. We highly recommend this spectacular, and truly sensational experience of the SW US National Parks!

Linda M

7 months ago
With excellent pacing , the Southwest tour allows participants to relax and enjoy the views. The Tour Director Jerry Perkins provided an outstanding narrative of geology, history, and culture of the areas. An effort was made to accommodate the comfort of the participants - some with slight mobility issues. The bus driver was friendly and a very capable driver who ensured the safe journey through some very challenging twists and turns. Hotels were a good value with breakfasts commonly provided by three star accommodations. If lunches were "on our own" there we many options. Provided lunches need re-evaluated, but the dinners and restaurant options were excellent. In fact, the farewell dinner was superior, beyond our expectations. We were reluctant to take a big bus tour, but the fact that there were only 20 participants persuaded us to do so. The optional add-ons were offered, but we did not take either the helicopter or jet-boat. We are encouraged by the well-planned aspects of this tour to take another Smart Tour because we have always planned our own travel - hotels, transportation, etc. - but Smart Tours made it easy and the value of lessening the worries was worth it.

Joy R

7 months ago
Wonderful trip.

Kimberly S

7 months ago
Fantastic experience to the Southwest National Parks. Experience of a life time filled with great memories, new friends and experiences and the best tour guide ever! Can't wait for the next adventure on SmarTours!