Multi-Day Tour | Escorted, Group

Exploring the Great Southwest National Parks (11 days)

Revealed America - National Parks (formerly National Parks Revealed)

Sedona, AZ, United States To Las Vegas, NV, United States

Valid for Departures Now Through: 14 Jul 2018

Itinerary

DAY LOCATION(S) HOTEL MEALS DESCRIPTION
Day 1
Sedona, AZ United States
Best Available Accommodations None

Arrive Phoenix, Arizona / Scenic Drive to Sedona

Upon arrival at the Phoenix Airport, secure your rental car (arranged independently) and drive 2- hours to Sedona.

Sedona is the ultimate jumping-off point for your Southwest adventure. The sandstone buttes that frame this community create a stunning red rock backdrop, and contain hundreds of miles of hiking and biking trails. The afternoon is yours to explore the historic uptown area, lined with art galleries, souvenir shops and restaurants. We recommend cooling off with some homemade ice cream from the Black Cow Cafe, a local favorite.

Overnight in the best available accommodations. Lodging based on double occupancy.

Day 2
Sedona, AZ United States
Best Available Accommodations None

Private 2-Hour 4x4 Jeep Tour on the Red Rocks / Afternoon at Leisure

Meet your private guide at your hotel in the late morning for a world famous 4x4 Jeep adventure. Become awestruck as you travel on and over the red rock formations, taking in panoramic vistas of Sedona's sandstone mesas and pinon pine forest. Hang on as your Jeep navigates the rocky trail, climbing to the top of a red rock lookout point and then descending the Road of No Return. Take a break from the adrenaline rush for a picnic lunch in a beautiful setting, where your guide will teach you about the flora, fauna, geology and history of Sedona.

Enjoy a free afternoon to continue exploring on your own.

Overnight in the best available accommodations. Lodging based on double occupancy. (L)

Day 3
Grand Canyon National Park, AZ United States
Best Available Accommodations None

Scenic Drive to Grand Canyon National Park / Helicopter Flightseeing

Enjoy a relaxing morning at the resort. After check out, set off on a two-hour scenic drive on historic Highway 89A to Grand Canyon National Park.

We recommend stopping in Oak Creek Canyon at Indian Gardens Cafe, a local favorite, for coffee or lunch. As you continue north to Flagstaff, history buffs will delight in the Route 66 nostalgia, museums and attractions dedicated to Native American culture and old west legacy. The Museum of Northern Arizona, Walnut Canyon National Monument, historic downtown Flagstaff along Route 66, and the 1950's vintage Galaxy Diner are all worth visiting.

Arrive at Grand Canyon Airport in the mid afternoon for a shared 45-minute helicopter flight seeing tour over the Canyon (maximum 7-passengers), fully headset-narrated by your pilot-guide. This is a dramatic and stunning way to see the Canyon.

After your helicopter tour, drive a short distance for check in and overnight.

Overnight in or near the National Park in the best available accommodations. Lodging based on double occupancy.

Day 4
Grand Canyon National Park, AZ United States
Best Available Accommodations Lunch

Full Day Private Tour of Grand Canyon National Park

Meet your private guide inside the park this morning for a tour and hikes around the Canyon rim and into the Canyon on trails little-used by other hikers. Your guide will explain the history, geology, flora and fauna of the Canyon. In the afternoon, your guide will take you to the historic lodges and buildings on the Canyon rim, including the studio of photography pioneers Emery & Ellsworth Kolb, where you will have access to a floor of the studio not open to the public. Enjoy lunch at the historic El Tovar, located right on the edge of the South Rim.

Bid farewell to your guide in the late afternoon. Enjoy the evening at leisure

Overnight in or near the National Park in the best available accommodations. Lodging based on double occupancy. (L)

Day 5
Grand Canyon National Park, AZ United States
Best Available Accommodations None

Private Guided Tour of Monument Valley Tribal Park with Navajo Guide

Bid farewell to the Grand Canyon and drive 3-hours to Monument Valley.

Arrive at Monument Valley Tribal Park and meet your private Navajo guide. Monument Valley is almost completely undeveloped and remains much the same as it did a thousand years ago. Your 3-hour tour will include sites open exclusively to the Navajo and their guests. Traverse the desert landscape visiting Elephant Butte, the Three Sisters spires, Big Chief Monument, and Sleeping Dragon Rock. Further into the restricted area venture underneath Sun's Eye Arch, the valley's second largest arch and find some of the valley's oldest Anasazi ruins, petroglyphs, and pictographs.

Overnight in or near the Tribal Park in the best available accommodations. Lodging based on double occupancy.Best Available Accommodations

Day 6
Grand Canyon National Park, AZ United States
Best Available Accommodations None

Scenic Drive to Moab / Shared Afternoon Float Trip on the Colorado River

Make your way north to Moab this morning. Moab is the gateway community to Arches and Canyonlands National Parks and is considered one of the Southwest mecca for outdoor enthusiasts. The Colorado River flows right through downtown and creates even more opportunities for adventure.

Upon arrival, rendezvous with your river guide for a for a float trip through the Fisher Towers section of the Colorado River. Enjoy a few rapids and float past striking red rock formations, including Fisher Towers, Castle Rock, and the Priest and Nuns. This area has also been the setting for many western style movies and you will have an opportunity to stop along the beach for a snack.

Following your float, drive a short distance to your hotel for the evening.

Overnight in or near the National Park in the best available accommodations. Lodging based on double occupancy. (L)Best Available Accommodations

Day 7
Grand Canyon National Park, AZ United States
Best Available Accommodations None

Full Day Private 4x4 Tour of Arches and Canyonlands National Parks

This morning, meet your driver-guide at your hotel for a private full-day tour of Canyonlands and Arches National Parks. Visit terrain of Canyonlands where 1,000ft cliffs and the carving Colorado River take center stage. Three hundred million years of Earth's history is written in the multicolored, infinitely varied rock layers, and your guide can interpret the events they record.

Arches National Park features the greatest concentration of natural stone arches in the world, offering spectacular displays of the natural forces of erosion at work. Your guide will lead you on hikes to some of the most spectacular structures, and you will stop for a seated lunch at an air- conditioned facility in between your park explorations.

You will be returned to your hotel in the evening in time to freshen up before dinner.

Overnight in or near the National Park in the best available accommodations. Lodging based on double occupancy. (L)

Day 8
Moab, UT United States
Best Available Accommodations None

Scenic Drive to Bryce Canyon National Park

Enjoy the beautiful drive on scenic Highway 89 from Bryce Canyon to Moab, Utah. We high recommend stopping in Capitol Reef National Park along the way. Capitol Reef is famed for its Native American petroglyphs and its historic pioneer Mormon settlement and is a perfect stop to enjoy a picnic lunch with views of the surrounding mountains. In the Fruita area, there are fifteen day hiking trails with trailheads located along Utah Highway 24 and the Scenic Drive. These trails offer the hiker a wide variety of options, from easy strolls along smooth paths over level ground to strenuous hikes involving steep climbs over uneven terrain near cliff edges.

This afternoon, arrive at your accommodation near Bryce Canyon National Park.

Overnight in or near the National Park in the best available accommodations. Lodging based on double occupancy.

Day 9
Moab, UT United States
Best Available Accommodations Lunch

Half Day Private Guided Hiking Tour in Bryce Canyon National Park / Scenic Drive to Zion

After check out, rendezvous with your private guide for a half day hiking tour. The pinnacles and hoodoos of Bryce Canyon are extraordinary; your guide will explain how the forces of wind and water have created them as you navigate through the park. You will stop along the trail to enjoy a picnic lunch amongst the hoodoos.

After your time exploring Bryce, depart for the one-and-a-half-hour scenic drive to Springdale, Utah for check-in and overnight.

Springdale is the gateway community at the west entrance to Zion National Park. Established in the fall of 1862, Springdale was home to European settlers and has been welcoming people ever since. There are many galleries and shops to explore, filled with local artwork in addition to a variety of restaurants for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Overnight in or near the National Park in the best available accommodations. Lodging based on double occupancy. (L)

Day 10
Moab, UT United States
Best Available Accommodations None

Half Day Private Guided Hiking Tour of Zion National Park / Afternoon at Leisure

In the morning, rendezvous with your private guide for a half day tour of Zion National Park. Your guide will lead you through the park, hiking to incredible look-out points and interpreting the flora, fauna, geology and history of the park as you go. Take in Zion's spectacular rock formations including the Three Patriarchs, Cathedral Mountain and Checkerboard Mesa. Zion's sedimentary rock layers continue to be eroded by the forces of wind and water to this day, revealing the iconic red and coral hues of the Southwest.

The rest of the afternoon is yours to explore at leisure

Overnight in or near the National Park in the best available accommodations. Lodging based on double occupancy.

Day 11
Las Vegas, NV United States
None None

Depart from Las Vegas, Nevada

Enjoy your last morning in the Southwest at your leisure. After check out, drive 3-hours to the Las Vegas Airport, return your rental car, and depart for home.

Tour Features

Experience(s)

  • Air & Helicopter Tours
  • Sightseeing
  • Wildlife & Nature

Description

HIGHLIGHTS

Private 2-Hour 4x4 Jeep Tour on the Red Rocks | Full Day Private Tour of Grand Canyon National Park | Half Day Shared Morning Colorado River Fisher Tower Float Trip | Half Day Private Guided Hiking Tour in Bryce Canyon National Park | Half Day Private Guided Hiking Tour of Zion National Park | Shared 45-Minute Helicopter Flight Seeing over Grand Canyon | Full Day Private 4x4 Tour in Arches and Canyonlands National Parks | Private 3-hour Guided Tour of Monument Valley with Navajo Guide

TOUR PRICE:

Tour Cost for a Party of Two: 11 Days / 10 Nights -Total Price: $11,760.00. 25% deposit due upon acceptance: $2,940.00. Final non-refundable balance is due 90 days prior to departure date:

$8,820.00.

Tour Cost for a Party of Four: 11 Days / 10 Nights -Total Price: $18,400.00. 25% deposit due upon acceptance: $4,600.00. Final non-refundable balance is due 90 days prior to departure date:

$13,800.00.

All accommodations based on double occupancy.

About Us

Revealed America designs & operates upscale custom tours in & around the National Parks of the western USA. Revealed's services include: Upscale best-in-class accommodations; Privately guided activities by air, 4-wheel vehicle, raft/kayak, balloon, horseback and foot; Local Experts in geology, wildlife, Native culture, art, photography, history & more; Special access to historical, archaeological & Native American sites; Private SUV & air charter services in/between parks; Arrival, departure, pre and post lodging & touring arrangements. One percent of all Revealed America revenues are donated to youth in National Parks programs.

Insider Tip

Tip #1: Go in the fall. Tip #2: Hire one of our private guides. Tip #3: Plan now for summer. Tip #4: Get outside! And out of your comfort zone.

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By: Dcooper


Reviewed on: 10 Jun 2014

Travel Advisor:  Ginny Mabry

Excellent service

By: Susan64


Reviewed on: 25 Aug 2014

Upon arriving in Klamath Falls, our daughter became pretty ill and was not able to whitewater raft on the first day of our vacation. I called the customer service number and explained the situation and asked if it would be possible to change to another day. The young woman I spoke with was SO kind and helpful. She took all the information, called the tour company and called me back in a very short period of time. She was able to schedule the tour for later in the week and by that day, we were ALL able to go on the whitewater rafting excursion. Crater Lake National park was spectacular and I would highly recommend this service and location!
Travel Advisor:  Deborah Trevino

Fabulous Yellowstone?Grand Tetons trip

By: Amber


Reviewed on: 19 Jun 2016

Mindy organized a wonderful vacation for our family. We enjoyed spending two full days with an absolutely outstanding tour guide at Yellowstone followed by two more half days with the same guide at the Grand Tetons. He gave us an appreciation for the spectacular surroundings and led us to see over 25 species of wildlife. We also had a wonderful time attending a rodeo and biking. Mindy even was able to add a white water rafting trip down the Snake River at the last minute. We are so looking forward to planning our next trip at other national parks with this very knowledgeable and committed organization. Thank you so much!
Travel Advisor:  Mary Porter

Fabulous in every way

By: Mandy


Reviewed on: 21 Jun 2016

Awesome service and tour guides!
Travel Advisor:  Ginny Mabry

Yellowstone Family Trip

By: JoJo#7


Reviewed on: 04 Mar 2017

Most amazing trip ever - memories for a lifetime! Out travel agent, Tina Aikman, planned everything - and National Parks Revealed delivered!!! Fantastic trip!
Travel Advisor:  Tina Aikman

very interesting tours

By: Cackle


Reviewed on: 08 Sep 2016

Great guides, wonderful tours
Travel Advisor:  Martha Gaughen

California family trip

By: Kaye


Reviewed on: 25 Mar 2017

National Parks Revealed booked top notch tour operators as well as accommodations! Each of our operators checked in with us the day before our tour to confirm and were all very professional! They were very knowledgeable and engaged every member of our family during our tour or activity. I would definitely recommend this company to friends and would use again if in the area.
Travel Advisor:  Ashley Newhaller

Canyon tours

By: Holly


Reviewed on: 29 Mar 2017

Our tour guide was amazing. She was beyond knowledgeable about the park, its history, its geology and botany. She was happy, flexible with our requests, and a pleasure to spend the day with.
Travel Advisor:  Lauren Parry

National Parks Revealed

By: Sonny


Reviewed on: 06 May 2017

Guides were polite, informed, protective, and cordial at all times.
Travel Advisor:  Christine Serio

Great experience

By: Wonderful Wyoming


Reviewed on: 23 Jun 2017

National Parks Revealed delivered a great itinerary and took care of last minute changes caused by weather.
Travel Advisor:  Bowden Sarrett

Grand Canyon, Bryce, and Zion National Parks

By: Jim


Reviewed on: 07 Jul 2017

The trip exceeded my expectations. The private tours of the parks were interesting and the tour guides were very kid-friendly. We had a free morning in Page, Arizona and added a trip to Lower Antelope Canyon. This is a "must see" and was the favorite part of our trip for my three children. This slot canyon is 9 miles from Page and is the most visited slot canyon in America. We used Ken's tours and were accommodated within an hour without reservations. One day tours are adequate for the South rim of the Grand Canyon and Bryce. However, my family could have spent several days in Zion. The beauty of all three parks cannot be captured on film. The daily hikes were beautiful and totaled 15 miles spread out over 4 days.
Travel Advisor:  Eve Kilpatrick

Land Portion of Alaska

By: Chris


Reviewed on: 07 Oct 2017

National Parks Revealed put together a great trip for our family including Denali, Talkeetna, Alyeska. Great experiences and very knowledgeable folks leading us. Be aware that in Alaska sometimes weather, or accidents, etc can change plans, but that is just part of it.
Travel Advisor:  Suzette Mack

Mt. Rushmore and Badlands tour

By: Mussy


Reviewed on: 30 Aug 2017

Our guide was very knowledgeable and accommodating. I really enjoyed my tour and would go again with him.
Travel Advisor:  Cheryl Everhart

Ghost Town Tour-West

By: Keith & Deb Lyell


Reviewed on: 25 Sep 2017

Very enjoyable-beautiful country and wonderful tours.
Travel Advisor:  Lisa Prosser

Washington

By: Jean


Reviewed on: 11 Oct 2017

This trip was absolutely wonderful. Our guides Cheryl and Leah were very knowledgable and experienced. We had a better experience than we could ever have imagined....even snow! For Australians...a real treat. Nancy and her team produced yet another amazing trip!
Travel Advisor:  Nancy Yale

Grand Canyon 2018

By: Helen


Reviewed on: 15 Apr 2018

It was a delightful experience! We especially enjoyed our guide, Slim Woodruff. She not only enabled us to experience the Canyon but also shared well the history of the Kolb brothers and others in the development of “tourism” so that others could visit and explore the Canyon. When questioned, Slim was knowledgeable of all the support services available to those who live in the park and to those who visit. Our helicopter ride was exciting and definitely memorable also!
Travel Advisor:  Frances Boyce

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By: Sam


Reviewed on: 14 Jun 2018

Guide was outstanding. Countryside was magnificent
Travel Advisor:  Marilyn Bennett