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Las Vegas: Grand Canyon, Zion, & Monument Valley 3-Day Trip

1. Las Vegas: Grand Canyon, Zion, & Monument Valley 3-Day Trip

Immerse yourself in the wilds of Monument Valley, Bryce, Zion, Lake Powell, and The Grand Canyon South Rim on a 3-day adventure that brings you deep into the heart of this magical land. From Navajo-guided jeep tours to a bird's eye view over the Grand Canyon in a helicopter, it's a non-stop adventure! This tour has guaranteed departures. During your stay, visit Zion and Bryce National Parks and enjoy the photographic wonders of this white, pink, and red sandstone park. Here, enjoy a fun BBQ with friends around the campfire while your guide tells you stories of the history and legends of this sacred Navajo land. Along the way, stop at Monument Valley for a 4x4 Jeep journey and fly high over the Grand Canyon for some truly breathtaking images of the natural beauty of this land. Day 1: Zion and Bryce National Park(Meals: Lunch) Depart from Las Vegas and travel by mini-bus to Zion and Bryce. Cut by the Virgin River, Zion Canyon is an impressive mix of white, pink, and red Navajo sandstone cliffs. Ancient petrified sand dunes towering over 2,000 feet above the canyon floor make for an impressive landscape and a photographer’s paradise. Stroll around Zion National Park's enchanting walks and hikes—suitable for every fitness level. Walk around the Emerald Pools trail, enjoy the Temple of Sinawava, the Great White Throne, Weeping Rock, and visit the interpretive Human History museum where you can listen an entertaining rangers talk on the patio. After a full afternoon in Zion, head to Bryce Canyon, a giant natural amphitheater created by erosion, along the eastern side of the Paunsaugunt Plateau. Bryce is distinctive due to geological structures called hoodoos. These red, orange, and white spires provide spectacular views. The canyon is considered by many to be the most scenically diverse place in the world! Tuck into a BBQ and a fun evening around the campfire with your new friends. Then set up camp in a full-service campground with hot showers, a swimming pool, hot tub, and Wi-Fi. The lodging option is in Bryce Valley Inn or similar accommodation. Day 2 Monument Valley(Meals: Breakfast, Lunch) Wake up early and head past Lake Powell with an optional tour of Antelope Canyon. Later, head to Monument Valley for a 4x4 Jeep journey deep into the Navajo lands. Here, snap some photos of the most iconic Western landscapes. Then, camp along the rim of Monument Valley in another full-service campground with hot showers and Wi-Fi, casting your gaze up at the stars in the sky. Your lodging option is in the world-famous Historic Gouldings Lodge. Day 3 The Grand Canyon(Meals: Breakfast, Lunch) After a short visit to a traditional Navajo Trading Post, opt for an optional helicopter ride for a bird's eye view of the Grand Canyon. If this isn't for you, stroll along the rim or take a hike into the magnificent canyon. Listen to your guide's interesting details of this Natural Wonder of the World before enjoying plenty of time to relax and enjoy its beauty. Then, drive back to the bright lights of Las Vegas. Additional add-ons for this tour: Death Valley Day Tour (Friday and Sunday) Tour the heart of Death Valley National Park from Las Vegas, and visit the hottest, driest and lowest point in the Western Hemisphere. Enjoy an array of colors in an extreme desert environment. Wild West Ghost Town Explorer (Saturday)Spend a day in the Wild West exploring old ghost towns and ancient legends. Keep your eyes peeled for the poltergeist who still roams the streets, and soak up the atmosphere of a true western saloon before returning to Las Vegas.

Zion National Park: Self-Guided Audio Tour

2. Zion National Park: Self-Guided Audio Tour

Experience Zion National Park’s striking beauty, known for drawing in visitors from all over the world. Discover unique mesas, mountains, cliffs, and canyons on a self-driving tour with an audio guide. Your adventure begins in La Verkin and heads up through the famous Zion Canyon and East Zion with optional side trips to Kolob Canyons and Kolob Terrace. Stop along the way at inspiring overlooks, abandoned ghost towns, and slot canyons. Improvise as you see fit, stopping to explore hiking trays and taking advantage of countless photo opportunities. Your itinerary is customizable, but it may include: • Grafton Ghost Town • Emerald Pools and Angel’s Landing • Zion’s Scenic Drive • Checkerboard Mesa and Great Arch • Mt. Carmel Tunnel to East Zion drive • Kolob Canyons and Kolob Terrace

From Las Vegas: Zion and Bryce National Park Overnight Tour

3. From Las Vegas: Zion and Bryce National Park Overnight Tour

Bryce Canyon is a giant natural amphitheatre created by erosion along the eastern side of the Paunsaugunt Plateau; Bryce is distinctive due to its geological structures called hoodoos. These red, orange, and white spires provide spectacular views for park visitors. Bryce Canyon is considered by many to be the most scenically diverse place in the world! Cut by the Virgin River, Zion Canyon only 80 miles away from Bryce is an impressive mix of white, pink and red sandstone cliffs. Ancient sand dunes towering over 2000ft above the canyon floor make for an impressive landscape. Stroll around the Emerald Pools or strive to reach the summit of Angel's Landing, Zion National Park offers enchanting walks & hikes for every fitness level. Itinerary: A beautifully scenic 4-hour drive today takes us to an elevation of 8,000 feet (2,500 meters) into Bryce National Park. Take a stroll along the rim and marvel at the unique sandstone spires (hoodoos) that rise dramatically from the natural amphitheatre. Then, hike down into the hoodoos for an up close and personal experience with this fascinating landscape. A soak in the outdoor hot tub back at your camp or hotel will ease those hiking muscles ready for Zion tomorrow! If you are opting to camp, a night around the campfire will end this day nicely. Bring your own marshmallows! The next day we head to Zion-Utah's finest National Park. Massive canyon walls and red sandstone cliffs ascend toward a brilliant blue sky. Challenge yourself to what's considered the best half day hike in the southwest by hiking a narrow ridge line to Angels Landing. Take it easy exploring the pristine Emerald pools, enjoy a river hike deep in the narrows, weather permitting. Or if you are feeling really adventurous-do all three! After a full day in Zion we head back to Las Vegas arriving approximately 19:00.

Bryce Canyon & Zion National Park: Private Group Tour

4. Bryce Canyon & Zion National Park: Private Group Tour

Explore two of the most visually stunning places in the United States on this guided private group tour: Zion National Park and Bryce Canyon National Park. Journey through these two national parks in one unforgettable day. First, visit Zion National Park to experience the striking sandstone cliffs that tower above the valley floor. See highlights including a stop at the visitor center, an ascent up the mountain pass and through the mile-long tunnel, and a stop at Checkerboard Mesa. Then, head to Bryce Canyon National Park to see the incredible natural amphitheater of Bryce Canyon. Walk the rim and take in stunning views of the unique hoodoos and landscape. Enjoy a hike among the hoodoos. On your return to Las Vegas, pass through the stunning scenery of Zion for another perspective of its beauty.

From Las Vegas: Private Transfer to Zion National Park

5. From Las Vegas: Private Transfer to Zion National Park

Depart from the Las Vegas Strip for a full-day adventure at Zion National Park. Board the private vehicle and ride hassle-free to one of the most beautiful and famous National Parks.  On your journey to your destination, sit back and relax as you take in the desert landscapes as they pass by. See Zion National Park's majestic red rock canyons, soaring sandstone cliffs, and slot canyons as you approach the park. Enjoy approximately 6-hours of free time at Zion National Park. Explore the park's valley at your own pace. During winter, you can travel around in the tour vehicle and make several stops in the valley.  Make sure to keep your camera nearby as you enjoy a day of breathtaking views, powerful scenery, and natural beauty. Within the park's valley, you can follow popular self-guided scenic walks. See the Emerald Pools, the Riverside Walk, and Weeping Rock, using the easily accessible and complimentary Zion Park Shuttle.  While at Zion National Park, you can cycle, take a guided hike, cannon, or join a Jeep tour. Once your exploration is complete, return to your coach for a worry-free ride back to the Las Vegas Strip.

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What people are saying about Emerald Pools

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 137 reviews

Amazing trip packed with so much stuff to experience. You see a lot in 3 days and there’s a good amount of time spent traveling by road. They offer a longer version of this trip, if you need more time exploring the parks. Overall the trip is very well planned and out tour guide, Kit, was amazing. Giving us so much information and history behind each park. The camping experience was great as well. This was my first time camping and I would definitely recommend choosing the camping option! We got a brilliant view of the stars at night. Meal arrangements were good as well. You can pick some snacks along the way during rest stops. Our guide was very kind and courteous and made sure to stop for a break every 1.5-2 hours. I would definitely recommend this trip and am already planning another similar trip covering different parks and places.

This was an absolutely amazing trip! Each park we visited was unique and beautiful with endless opportunities for photos. There were different hikes to choose from at most locations so we could opt for easy to more challenging, with most excursions lasting about 2 hours. The tour was well organized and camping under the stars added that extra oomph! Our guide Christian was wonderful -- funny, enthusiastic, caring and very knowledgeable. We did so much in the short 3 days. I'd highly recommend this trip!

Great trip for solo travellers or families. Travel time is broken up really well. Guides are so knowledgeable and take you to all the key spots. More time in Zion would be better as the hikes are amazing so if you can do the 7 day tour then I would encourage that one, alternatively book a separate 2-3 nights there.

Definitely worth it. You will see many amazing national parks that would be difficult to visit in 7 days otherwise. The only drawback is that you will ride the bus a lot of the time (several hours a day at least).

Outstanding phenomenal trip soooooo much packed into three days would recommend to anyone and definitely will be back to experience again. Guide was off the charts awesome!!!