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Discover American Canyonlands (National Geographic Journey)

8 days with G Adventures   Rating: Budget

Click for Dates and Prices Day 1 Las Vegas
Arrive at any time.

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. (1B)

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. (1B, 1L)

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. (1B)

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. (1B)

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. (1B)

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. (1B)

Day 8 Las Vegas 
Depart at any time. (1B)
All This Included
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.
  • 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.
  • Hotels (7 nts).
  • 7 breakfasts, 1 lunch.
  • Transportation: Air-conditioned private vehicle, hiking, walking.
  • 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
Hotels (7 nts)
  • Small group experience; Max 15, Avg 12.
  • Some tours may include light hiking, biking, rafting, or kayaking in addition to walking.
  • Please ask your Vacations To Go travel counselor for more information.
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