Private Tour: Best of the West 11-Day National Parks Tour with Lodging

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11 days lodging tour departs Las Vegas-Zion and Bryce National Parks-Arches and Canyonlands-Antelope Canyon-Monument Valley-Grand Canyon-Death Valley-Yosemite-San Francisco Enjoy your included 4x4 jeep adventure in iconic Monument Valley, experience the real Wild Wild West, immerse yourselves in the amazing Utah landscapes of Zion and Bryce. Hike in Arches and Canyonlands, and adventure into the heart of the mysterious depths of the Grand Canyon before heading back to fabulous Las Vegas. From there you will travel into Death Valley for a guided tour, soak up Yosemite and delight in a city tour of San Francisco. Departs Sundays June - Sept

Itinerary Details

Operated by: Bindlestiff Tours

This is a typical itinerary for this product

Day 1 Zion National Park

Stop At: Zion National Park

Leaving the bright lights of Las Vegas behind us for a while we head out to 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 or enjoy a river hike deep in the narrows.

Duration: 6 hour

Day 2 Bryce National Park

Stop At: Bryce Canyon National Park

A short drive today takes us to an elevation of 8000 ft into Bryce National Park. Take a stroll along the rim and marvel at the unique sandstone spires (hoodoos) that rise dramatically from the natural amphitheater. Hike down into the hoodoos for an up close and personal experience with this fascinating landscape.

Duration: 6 hour

Day 3 Aches and Canyonlands National Park

Stop At: Arches National Park

Explore this stunning landscape in a guided sunset hummer tour or hang of a sandstone cliff on one of our optional canyoneering adventures! Visit Arches National Park home to over 2000 arches for a hike up to Delicate Arch. Enjoy walks in Canyonlands National Park where the Green River meets the Colorado in some of the most spectacular scenery the southwest has to offer. Swap tales of Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid who used the canyons to hide from the law in the late 1800’s, visit the local town and enjoy Utah’s greatest adventure capital.

Duration: 8 hour

Day 4 Canyonlands National Park

Stop At: Canyonlands National Park

Enjoy walks in Canyonlands National Park where the Green River meets the Colorado in some of the most spectacular scenery the southwest has to offer. Swap tales of Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid who used the canyons to hide from the law in the late 1800’s, visit the local town and enjoy Utah’s greatest adventure capital.

Duration: 8 hour

Day 5 Monument Valley

Stop At: Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park

Heading South we wind our way through more of USA Southwest’s spectacular scenery to one of the most iconic locations on the planet. The background for many famous western movies and home to the Navajo Indian tribe. You are in for a real treat today. Hop onboard a 4X4 jeep and enjoy an included Navajo guided tour of Monument Valley. Gaze up at the amazing starry skies and bag your front row seat to a magnificent sunrise.

Duration: 8 hour

Day 6 Antelope Canyon, Horseshoe Bend and the Grand Canyon

Stop At: Antelope Canyon

Enjoy an optional visit to the world’s most famous slot canyon- Antelope Canyon ($60- $70 pp) this morning, followed by a scenic walk to view Horseshoe Bend before heading to the Grand Canyon.

Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

Stop At: Horseshoe Bend

Take a hike to one of the most spectacular sights in the West.

Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

Stop At: Grand Canyon South Rim

After a brief visit to a Navajo trading post, we follow the mighty Colorado River through the Painted Desert to one of the seven natural wonders of the world! Take in a bird’s eye view on an optional helicopter ride, stroll along the rim at sunset, take a hike into the one of the deepest and most diverse canyons on earth or simply relax in one the rim cafes and admire the view.

Duration: 4 hour

Day 7 Las Vegas

Stop At: Las Vegas

We get our kicks on Route 66 and arrive back in Sin City in plenty of time to relax poolside before heading for the strip for a night out.

Duration: 12 hour

Day 8 Las Vegas to Death Valley National Park

Stop At: Death Valley National Park

Heading to California this morning you will embark on a guided tour of Death Valley National Park. Enjoy photo stops and shorts walks at Zabriskie Point, Artist’s Palette, Badwater Basin salt flats, Furnace Creek Visitor Center, Devil’s Golf Course and the Mesquite Sand Dunes. After a picnic lunch, drive through spectacular scenery to the old Gold Rush Historic town of Bishop for your night stop

Duration: 5 hour

Day 9 Tioga Pass to Yosemite National Park

Stop At: Tioga Pass

Crossing the Tioga Pass this morning provides an extremely scenic route passing by highlights such as Olmsted point, Lake Tenaya, Tuolumne Meadows and Mono Lake en route to Yosemite Valley. *In the event that the Tioga Pass is closed due to weather conditions this tour will route through Lake Isabella for your nights stay in Bishop. Visit the Valley Visitor Center and exhibits, take a mini tour and get ready for a full day of exploration tomorrow.

Duration: 8 hour

Day 10 Yosemite National Park-Full day

Stop At: Yosemite National Park

Spend a full day exploring the walks offered in the park. There are countless walks ranging from easy to strenuous or opt for a guided tour with your expert guide to the premier panoramas within the park such as Bridalveil Falls, Lower Yosemite Falls, views of Half Dome and El Capitan. You can also opt for some free time relaxing or cycling along the Merced River.

Duration: 8 hour

Day 11 Yosemite to San Francisco

Stop At: San Francisco

Today we head to City by the Bay- San Francisco! Your 11 day adventure concludes with a fully guided city tour of this vibrant city. Stops include Fisherman’s Wharf, Pier 39, Haight Ashbury and the Golden gate Bridge. Tour ends approx. 5pm

Duration: 5 hour
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