If you have just a few days at your disposal and would like to see the most of what we call “the desert region and Western National Parks” including the Grand Canyon and the area surrounding Las Vegas, this tour is for you!
Some of the places we will visit include the famous Grand Canyon National Park, Lake Powell and Bryce Canyon meaning we will actually drive through 4 different states from California and Nevada to Arizona and Utah and we will have the chance to experience these billions-of-years-old natural wonders.
It’s a packed itinerary with many miles to drive in order to visit all the main Canyons but the scenery will definitely be worth the drive.
DAY 1: LOS ANGELES – LAS VEGAS
Leaving Los Angeles in the early morning will head toward Las Vegas crossing the famous Mojave Desert. Usually the ride can take from 4 to 5 hours and we will stop at one of the Outlet Malls to break our long ride. Here, you will find popular brands from Nike, Adidas and Reebok to Tommy & Ralph Lauren and more at a discounted price.We will later continue towards Vegas and about 25 miles from the city, we will start seeing the skyline of the famous “desert city”. Here, some of the most extravagant Hotels, restaurants, stores, night clubs (and more) are found … and as the saying goes “What Happens in Vegas, Stay In Vegas.” In Las Vegas, you can plan to enjoy dinner at one of the popular restaurants, enjoy a show or perhaps try your hand at one of the Casinos, after all you are in the gambling capital of the world!
Sample Hotel - Overnight at Harrah`s Hotel
DAY 2: LAS VEGAS – GRAND CANYON – LAKE POWELL
We start the day traveling South-East through the desert and the through the Navajo Indian Reservation before we come to the South Rim of “One of the 7 wonders of the world” — the Grand Canyon. We will tour along the south rim of the canyon to learn how throughout the years the Colorado River carved its way down into the canyon creating this wonderland for geologists. After lunch, we continue along the canyon stopping at some of the many Indian market places to browse the handmade arts & crafts before we arrive to our hotel. Sample Hotel - Overnight at Clarion Inn * Page
DAY 3: LAKE POWELL – BRYCE CANYON
After breakfast, we depart towards Lake Powell considered one of the most beautiful lakes in America where we’ll enjoy a boat cruise to see the hundreds of private coves and the famous salt pillars and sand arches unique to this area. After the cruise, we will head west to Bryce Canyon home to the most amazing natural sculptures of the world. We will see amazing rock and sand sculptures all shaped to perfection over thousands of years of rain, wind and sunshine. Later in the afternoon, we might be able to even experience the unique and magical colors during the sunset from one of the vista points in the Park (may change due to sunset time). We will head towards the town of Kanab.
Sample Hotel - Overnight at la Quinta Inn Kanab
* On certain departures tour will continue to Cedar City for an overnight at the Comfort Inn Cedar City.
DAY 4: ZION PARK – LAS VEGAS – LOS ANGELES
After breakfast, we will head into Zion Park. This park got its name from the Mormons that settled in the area.They gave it this name after claiming that visiting the park is like a religious experience, the majesty of the mountains and silence of the wilderness make you feel like you have been transported to another place.We will tour the park and enjoy a short walking trail along the Virgin River that runs through the park before leaving this amazing area on our way back to Los Angeles where we arrive late in the evening.