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U.S. National Parks: A Week in the Southwest

9 days |  11 days with Las Vegas extension
9 days |  11 days with Las Vegas extension
Group size1222 travelers
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Physical activity
Bryce Canyon National Park with horizon
Agave plants in Sedona Arizona
Neon Museum in Las Vegas Boulevard North Las Vegas Nevada USA
Desert Big Horn Ram Standing On The Edge Of Grand Canyon
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Immerse yourself in landscapes carved by centuries of wind and water.

How do you describe the American Southwest in one word? “Kaleidoscopic” is a start. Whether it’s in the sun-soaked colors of Zion and Sedona, or the unique tapestry of cultures and traditions that define the region, there’s a certain vibrancy that’s hard to describe. As you hike through iconic national parks, visit Navajo homesteads, and try your luck on the Vegas Strip, one thing’s for sure: This small group Adventure Tour will leave you in awe.

Your tour package includes

  • 8 nights in handpicked hotels
  • 8 breakfasts
  • 1 lunch with beer or wine
  • 2 dinners with beer or wine
  • 6 sightseeing tours
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Included highlights

  • Sedona region hike
  • Cathedral Rock
  • The Grand Canyon
  • Lake Powell
  • Navajo Red Heritage center
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Day-by-day itinerary

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Phoenix Region, Arizona1 night
Day 1: Arrival in the Phoenix Region
Included meal: Welcome dinner

Welcome to Arizona! Settle in to your hotel, and meet your Tour Director and fellow travelers at a welcome dinner.

Grand Canyon, Arizona2 nights
Day 2: Grand Canyon via Sedona Region Hike
Included meal: Breakfast

Start your exploration of the Southwest among the landscapes of Arizona.

  • Set off on a hike in the Sedona region, and marvel at the views of Red Rock Country
  • Make photo stops at the majestic rock formations surrounding Sedona, including Cathedral Rock, Bell Rock, and Courthouse Butte
  • Visit Sedona, a city known for its festive art scene, and enjoy free time to shop, eat, and explore the many galleries
  • Continue on to the South Rim of the Grand Canyon for your first glimpse at the legendary fissure
  • Admire the canyon’s colorful rock walls at sunset
Day 3: Grand Canyon hike
Included meal: Breakfast

Set out to explore the Grand Canyon, one of the most-visited national parks in the U.S.

  • Join your Tour Director for a three mile hike along the South Rim
  • Walk through a ponderosa pine forest and admire panoramic views of the sandstone landscape from a plateau at the end of the trail

Enjoy free time to hike other trails, explore the various museums and shops along the rim, or add an excursion.

Grand Canyon Helicopter Ride

From $259 per person

Lake Powell, Arizona2 nights
Day 4: Transfer to Lake Powell & Navajo Red Heritage center
Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Continue on to Lake Powell, a man-made reservoir that is an otherworldly paradise.

Spend a free afternoon in Lake Powell or add an excursion.

Tonight, head to the Navajo Red Heritage center for an evening featuring authentic Native American dancing, flute playing, drumming and singing while enjoying a culturally inspired dinner.

Please note: On some departures the Navajo Red Heritage center dinner may take place on day 5 depending on the day of the week.

Upper Antelope Canyon & Navajo Nation

From $135 per person

Day 5: Free day in the Lake Powell Region
Included meal: Breakfast

Enjoy a free day in the Lake Powell region or add an excursion.

Monument Valley Jeep Ride

From $159 per person

Zion National Park Region, Utah2 nights
Day 6: Zion via Bryce Canyon National Park hike
Included meal: Breakfast

Make your way through scenic, southwestern Utah to tour Bryce Canyon National Park by bus and on foot.

  • Take in up-close views of the distinctive pink limestone and sandstone formations on an immersive hike with your Tour Director
  • See the awe-inspiring arches, bridges, and pinnacles known as hoodoos

Then, continue on to your hotel near Zion National Park and enjoy a free evening.

Day 7: Zion National Park hike
Included meal: Breakfast

Start your day with a hike along a Zion National Park classic, the Emerald Pools trail.

  • Hear expert commentary about the surrounding landscape from your Tour Director
  • Make your way along the trail to the desert oasis, which features waterfalls and natural pools
  • Enjoy free time to continue hiking through the park, grab a drink at the park’s brewery, or explore the visitor center

Enjoy a free evening to relax at your hotel.

Las Vegas, Nevada1 night
Day 8: Transfer to Las Vegas & sightseeing tour
Included meals: Breakfast, Farewell lunch

Transfer to the Las Vegas Strip and celebrate your trip during a farewell lunch with your group.

Tonight, join your Tour Director on an evening walk along the Las Vegas Strip.

  • Snap a photo of the famous “Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas” sign
  • Walk past iconic hotels and casinos like Mandalay Bay and Caesar’s Palace
  • Watch the famous Bellagio Fountains water show
Flight Home
Day 9: Departure
Included meal: Breakfast (excluding early morning departures)

Transfer to the airport for your flight home or extend your stay in Las Vegas.

Extension to Las Vegas
Continue your trip to try your luck in Las Vegas, and see a whole new side of Sin City as you explore the Red Rocks and surrounding desert.
Las Vegas2 nights
Day 9: Red Rock Canyon hike
Included meal: Breakfast

Join your Tour Director and head outside the city to Red Rock Canyon, where you’ll choose to hike along one of two popular trails.

  • Opt to set off on the Moenkopi Loop, an easy, flat hike along a limestone ridge, and see Mojave yucca plants, Joshua Trees, and Triassic fossils
  • Choose to hike the more challenging Calico 1 trail, where you’ll go downhill and weave your way through the canyon before summiting the red rocks and admiring the area’s iconic scenery
Day 10: Free day in Las Vegas
Included meal: Breakfast

Spend a free day in Las Vegas or add an excursion.

This evening, enjoy a farewell drink as you celebrate your trip with your fellow group members.

Food of Las Vegas Walking Tour

From $185 per person

Flight home
Day 11: Departure
Included meal: Breakfast (excluding early morning departures)

Transfer to the airport for your flight home.

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Reviews

4.5 out of 5 stars

Overall rating 4.5 out of 5

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    5 out of 5 stars

    Great trip
    10/13/23 by 2nd-time traveler Anonymous

    Our tour guide Bob was fantastic, patient with everybody but kept us on schedule. He was fun and knew so many facts. We had plenty of time to see the Grand Canyon from many views and perspectives. The only place that was short changed was Bryce, I t would be better to move on from Lake Powell to ...

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    5 out of 5 stars

    Great trip!
    10/13/23 by 1st-time traveler Connie

    I had a great time on this tour! Each park more beautiful than the next. Our group of 14 people was perfect. We all had opportunity to mingle and become friends. We had an excellent guide named Bob who was so knowledgeable and personable. We also had a great bus driver named Charlie. All the hotels...

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    EF Go Ahead Tours replied on 11/14/23

    It sounds like you had a fantastic experience on y...

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    5 out of 5 stars

    9/22/23 by 1st-time traveler LeAnn
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    Hotels, flights & FAQ

    Here's the nitty-gritty—where you’ll stay, how you’ll get there, and what to know about your destination before you go.

    Hotels

    We handpick every hotel to strike the balance of comfort, location, and local charm. Specific accommodations will vary based on your departure date, but these are frequently used hotels for this tour and we're confident you'll be satisfied.
    Hampton Inn & Suites Phoenix Downtown
    Hampton Inn & Suites Phoenix Downtown

    This comfortable hotel is located in downtown Phoenix, Arizona. Guests enjoy free Wi-Fi, a fitness center, and an on-site restaurant. Nearby you’ll fi...

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    Holiday Inn Express & Suites Grand Canyon
    Holiday Inn Express & Suites Grand Canyon

    This comfortable hotel is located just 15 minutes from the Grand Canyon National Park entrance. Guests enjoy the indoor swimming pool, a full breakfas...

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    Courtyard Page at Lake Powell
    Courtyard Page at Lake Powell

    This convenient hotel is located in Page overlooking Glen Canyon. Guests enjoy the pool, fitness center, on-site gift shop. Nearby you’ll find the Lak...

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    Holiday Inn Express Springdale - Zion
    Holiday Inn Express Springdale - Zion

    This rustic, lodge-style hotel is located in Springdale, Utah next to Zion National Park. Guests enjoy a fitness center, pool, and laundry facilities....

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    DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Las Vegas Airport
    DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Las Vegas Airport

    This comfortable hotel is located in Paradise, Nevada. Guests enjoy a fitness center, pool, and free internet access. Nearby, you’ll find Sunset Park,...

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