Multi-Day Tour | Escorted, Group

Southwest Circle Tour (14 days)

Revealed America - National Parks (formerly National Parks Revealed)

Las Vegas, NV, United States To Las Vegas, NV, United States

Valid for Departures Now Through: 17 Jul 2018


Day 1
Las Vegas, NV United States
Vdara Hotel & Spa in Deluxe View Suite None

Arrive Las Vegas

Upon arrival in Las Vegas, you’ll be transferred to the Vdara Hotel & Spa at CityCenter, a non- gaming, smoke-free, eco-friendly, all-suite boutique retreat ideally situated between ARIA Resort & Casino and Bellagio on the Las Vegas Strip. The Vdara is a AAA Four Diamond Award and Forbes Four-Star Award-winning property that offers contemporary interior spaces with modern amenities and services, a rooftop pool & lounge, and spa & salon.

Day 2
Las Vegas, NV United States
Overnight in Springdale None

Drive to Zion National Park / Afternoon Private Tour

After checking out of your hotel, you’ll pick up your rental car and drive to the west entrance of Zion National Park. The drive will take about 3 hours. Just before you enter Zion, you’ll come to the town of Springdale (where you’ll spend the night). We recommend having lunch in town and then drive into the park, where you’ll rendezvous with our guide. You’ll then enjoy an afternoon hike and orientation to Zion. The forest of pinnacles here is spectacular, and your private guide will take you for walks on trails away from the crowds to some of the best formations. Our guide will also provide you with ideas and direction for tomorrow so you’ll get the most out of your day in the park.

After your hike and orientation, drive back to Springdale and check into your hotel, a lovely boutique property just outside the park boundary and next to the Virgin River. There are many family-friendly restaurants in town and you’ll enjoy terrific coffee and pastries in the morning at the Soleil Café next door.

Day 3
Bryce, UT United States
Overnight near Bryce Canyon None

Explore Zion National Park / Drive to Bryce Canyon National Park

After breakfast, you’ll have the morning and early afternoon free to explore more of Zion NP on your own. Your guide will map out suggested routes based on your interests and how much

you’d like to hike. You can either eat lunch at Zion Lodge or pack a picnic lunch that you’ve picked up in the morning.

In mid-afternoon, you’ll depart Zion exiting through the east entrance and drive to the town of Tropic, UT located just outside Bryce Canyon National Park. The drive will take approximately

2.5 hours. Upon arrival in Tropic, you’ll drive through town to you inn located on the border of Bryce Canyon NP.

Day 4
Bryce, UT United States
Overnight near Bryce Canyon None

Exploring Bryce Canyon National Park

After breakfast, drive about 20 minutes to Bryce Canyon National Park. You will need 5-6 hours to drive the main Park roads, with stops and short walks at the many vista points overlooking the peaks, pinnacles and hoodoos for which the Park is so famous. There are very good interpretive signs and exhibits to assist you in understanding this special place.

Day 5
Moab, UT United States
Overnight outside Moab None

Drive to Moab, UT

After checking out of your hotel, you’ll have a drive of approximately 4.5 hours (280 miles) to Moab, UT. Just before you enter Moab, you’ll pass by the entrance to Arches National Park, your destination for tomorrow.

Once in Moab, you’ll drive 17 miles alongside the Colorado River where you’ll check into your resort hotel. Set in the middle of miles of dramatic red cliff rock formations, windswept landscapes and wide open desert skies, your resort hotel is a AAA Four Diamond resort and offers a full-service spa, friendly concierge services, breathtaking views and vistas, group and private horseback rides, and farm-to-plate delicious dining.

Day 6
Moab, UT United States
Overnight outside Moab None

Private Full-Day Tour of Arches & Canyonlands National Parks by 4-Wheel Drive Vehicle

After breakfast, your private 4-wheel drive vehicle with driver-guide will meet you at Sorrel River Ranch at 8:30am for a full-day tour of Arches National Park and Canyonlands National Park. You’ll travel first to Arches, which 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 short walks to some of the most spectacular structures. A picnic lunch is included.

From Arches, you’ll journey to Canyonlands National Park, a wonderland of canyons unfolding one below the other, all cut by wild and scenic rivers. You’ll travel off-road with thousand-foot cliffs on one side and a canyon as deep on the other with the Colorado River at its bottom.

Multi-colored rock layers unfold showing Earth’s history over 300 million years. Your private guide will interpret the geology and lead you on walks to special rock formations. This is a photographer’s paradise. You’ll return to your resort hotel in the late afternoon.

Day 7
Monument Valley, UT United States
Overnight in Monument Valley None

Morning Free / Drive to Monument Valley

After breakfast, take advantage of the morning to enjoy one or more activities: hike, bike, and horseback ride, enjoy the pool, etc. Most of all just savor being together in such a beautiful setting.

After lunch you’ll have a drive of about 3 hours to Utah’s stunning Monument Valley. Just before you reach the Arizona border, you’ll arrive at your hotel; a Navajo owned business

located within the Navajo Nation and the Navajo Tribal Park at Monument Valley. Opened in December 2008, it features carefully designed accommodations that serve the needs of guests while blending with the environment so as not to detract from the beauty of Monument Valley.

Day 8
Monument Valley, UT United States
Overnight in Monument Valley None

Half-Day Private Tour of Native American Lands / Afternoon Free

After breakfast this morning you’ll meet with our private guide (a Navajo native) who will lead you on a tour of the Navajo National Monument and other Native American sites. You’ll enjoy a picnic lunch before returning to your hotel.

Enjoy the hotel and the grounds in the afternoon. The Trading Post Navajo Rug selection has one of the largest rug collections within the Four Corners, purchased directly from the Navajo elder weavers who make them according to timeless traditions.

Day 9
Lake Powell, UT United States
Overnight near Lake Powell None

Morning Hike / Drive to Lake Powell / Afternoon Cruise on Lake Powell

In the early morning, we suggest hiking on Wildcat Trail, the only trail at the hotel that you can walk unescorted. This 4-mile hike, starting from the hotel, is one of the most beautiful trails that you will ever follow. Sunrise at Monument Valley greets you with a myriad of different colors. It’s as if the skies were made of molten lava.

After checking out of your hotel, you’ll have a drive of approximately 2.5 hours to Lake Powell Resort. After lunch at the resort, you’ll enjoy a three-hour cruise tour of Lake Powell. You can kayak, swim and enjoy the magnificent vistas. You’ll then drive over the border to Canyon Point, UT and check into your stunning hotel.

Day 10
Lake Powell, UT United States
Overnight near Lake Powell.​ None

Float Trip on the Colorado River in the Glen-Upper Grand Canyon

After a free morning and early lunch at Lake Powell Resort, you’ll have a short 20 minute drive to Page, AZ to meet your float trip guides. After check-in, they will take you to the put-in point

for your shared 5-hour float trip on the Colorado River through the upriver edge of the Glen and Grand Canyons. You’ll float through sheer walls over 2,000 feet tall on the gentle waters of this portion of the river.

You’ll take out in the late afternoon and return to Page. Take some time to browse the trading posts here, descendants of those on Navajo and Hopi lands. We can arrange for you to meet the fourth generation owner of one of the trading posts, who has an exceptional private collection of Navajo blankets and pottery.

Day 11
Tucson, AZ United States
Overnight at Grand Canyon None

Drive to Grand Canyon / Afternoon Helicopter Flightseeing Trip

After breakfast and checking out of your hotel, you’ll drive approximately 4 hours to the South Rim of the Grand Canyon. Once you enter the park, you’ll drive along a portion of the South Rim before you reach Grand Canyon Village. In mid-afternoon, get your cameras ready for an incredible experience – a 45 minute helicopter flightseeing tour over the Grand Canyon.

After your flight, you’ll check into your hotel, located either inside the park or just outside the south entrance to the park in the town of Tusayan, AZ. The kids will enjoy the pool while you relax in the spa.

Day 12
Tucson, AZ United States
Overnight at Grand Canyon None

Full-Day Tour of Grand Canyon with Private Guide

After breakfast, you’ll meet your private guide for a tour near the Canyon rim; your guide will explain the flora, fauna and geology of the Canyon. Your rim tour will include a visit to the historic lodges and buildings on the Canyon rim, including the photography studio of pioneers Emery & Ellsworth Kolb where you’ll gain access to the floor of the studio that is closed to the general public. You’ll stop for lunch at the El Tovar Restaurant perched near the rim of the Canyon. (If you haven’t already tried a Navajo taco, have one at El Tovar.)

Day 13
Las Vegas, NV United States
Overnight at Vdara Hotel & Spa None

Drive to Las Vegas / Visit Ghost Town & Hoover Dam

After breakfast and perhaps one final visit to the Canyon Rim, you’ll begin your drive back to Las Vegas. En route, we suggest a stop at the little mining town of Chloride Arizona. Silver and other minerals were mined here for decades. After the mining boom was over, Chloride nearly became a ghost town itself. Today Chloride is home to about 250 residents who are still very proud of their mining history. Browse the antique shops and chat with the locals before you enjoy your lunch. Admire the many artistic sculptures in this joyful artist’s community.

Then proceed to the Hoover Dam 30 miles southeast of Las Vegas. The Bureau of Reclamation has conducted tours through the Hoover Dam and power plant since 1937. Today, close to 1,000,000 visitors tour the dam annually and millions more drive across it. Please note tickets cannot be purchased online and are first come, first served. Even if you do nothing more than stop for pictures, it is well worth it.

Then drive into Las Vegas where you’ll spend your final night at the hotel where you began your adventure.

Day 14
Las Vegas, NV United States
None None

Morning Visit to Red Rock Canyon / Depart for Home

If your schedule allows, we hope you’ll have time for a morning visit to the stunning Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, 17 miles west of the Las Vegas Strip. The area is 195,819 acres and is visited by more than one million people each year. The stunning landscape will be a fitting capstone to your Southwest adventure.

Return your rental car at Las Vegas McCarran Airport and board your return flight home.

Tour Features


  • Air & Helicopter Tours
  • Sightseeing
  • Wildlife & Nature


Southwest Circle Tour


Terms: 25% non-refundable deposit is required to hold reservations. The remaining balance is due 90 days prior to departure.

Tour Price: tbd.

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


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


By: Sam

Reviewed on: 14 Jun 2018

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