National Parks Explorer Self Drive Tour

9 Nights

Las Vegas, NV

Excitement awaits you from the modern man-made city oasis of Las Vegas to the time warn spires of Bryce Canyon. Take in the Vegas strip and it’s unique architectural feats, including glass pyramids and Roman columns before venturing out into the surrounding Nevada desert that seems to stretch on indefinitely in all directions. Gaze up at the big skies as you traverse the Colorado Plateau, then slow things down with a hike or horseback ride through Bryce Canyon or Zion National Park. More natural wonder awaits in Bryce Canyon, with towering sandstone hoodoos dotting the rocky horizon. Find a different sort of oasis on Lake Powell, a lake hugged on all sides by a stark desert landscape. You’ll have the opportunity to change your perspective on the land by venturing over Antelope Canyon via helicopter to get a full appreciation for this rugged western expanse.  Explore American nostalgia for the open road in Seligman, part of the historic Route 66, before experiencing more city excitement in “Arizona’s Playground”, Havasu, which promises visitors lakeside fun in desert surroundings.

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Highlights

  • Take advantage of the man-made oasis of Las Vegas with options to catch a show, enjoy world-class dining and shopping experiences, or trying your luck at any one of the city’s 24-hour themed casinos
  • Bask in the majesty of nature sweeping across the desert towards the Colorado Plateau, taking in the natural wonders of the National Parks, including Zion National Park, along the way
  • Amaze at the unique red rock spires, or hoodoos, of Bryce Canyon, and take in the spectacular sunrise at Bryce Point where the rock spires turn a kaleidoscope of colours as the daylight grows
  • Explore nature by foot or adventure out on horseback to get a full appreciation for the sheer size and expanse of canyons at Zion National Park, Bryce Canyon, and the Grand Canyon
  • Go for a cruise and spend an evening out on Lake Powell – a landlocked lake in the middle of the desert - to truly appreciate its crystal blue waters and visit the spectacular Glen Canyon Dam
  • Gaze out over the expanse of one of the 7 Wonders of the World, The Grand Canyon, and take in the various sandstone gradations of Antelope Canyon either up close or via a guided helicopter flight
  • Travel a small portion of the legendary Route 66 Highway all the way through Seligman, which offers up a whole street of sleepy motels, quaint cafes, and numerous Route 66 gift shops
  • Relax on a beach in the desert, have a picnic, or enjoy some bird watching on Lake Havasu, “Arizona’s playground”, a city made famous for its “London Bridge” that was relocated from England
  • Day 1 - LAS VEGAS ARRIVAL
  • Day 2 - LAS VEGAS – ZION
  • Day 3 - ZION – BRYCE CANYON
  • Day 4 - BRYCE CANYON – LAKE POWELL / PAGE
  • Day 5 - LAKE POWELL / PAGE – GRAND CANYON
  • Day 6 - GRAND CANYON
  • Day 7 - GRAND CANYON-SEDONA
  • Day 8 - SEDONA-ROUTE 66-LAKE HAVASU
  • Day 9 - LAKE HAVASU - LAS VEGAS
  • Day 10 - LAS VEGAS DEPARTURE

Arrive in Las Vegas, pick up your rental car, and proceed to your hotel in the glittering “Entertainment Capital of the World”. Las Vegas has something for everyone: shopping, dining, world-class entertainment, casinos and spas.

Meals Included: Ro

Luxor Hotel & Casino Las Vegas

Known for its iconic pyramid shape, Luxor is located on the Las Vegas Strip and features a casino and live entertainment. It provides a full-service spa, 4 large pools and a hot tub.

Leave the man-made wonder of Las Vegas and travel through the desert to the Colorado Plateau and the natural wonders of the National Parks. Travel through St. George and the charming town of Springdale before arriving at Zion National Park. You have a full afternoon to explore this magnificent park with its amazing canyons. There are trails to explore for every ability level.

Driving Distance: 165 MI / 265 KM

Meals Included: Ro

La Quinta Inn & Suites by Wyndham at Zion Park/Springdale

Travel to central Utah and visit the majestic hoodoos of Bryce Canyon. Nature’s artistry has created rocks in various shades of red, formed by erosion into pinnacles and spires, even more stunning against the blue skies of the area. You may want to explore the canyon by walking or by horseback. In the summer months you may even be able to enjoy the local rodeo!

Driving Distance: 90 MI / 144 KM

Meals Included: Ro

Bryce View Lodge

The Bryce View Lodge offers the finest in Bryce Canyon lodging. Located next to Bryce Canyon National Park on Highway U-63 in Southern Utah, this perfect Bryce Canyon lodging is nestled at the edge of a pine forest on a high plateau that overlooks the beautiful Bryce Canyon National Park.

In the morning, make sure to view the dazzling display of color and light of the sunrise at Bryce Point. The sun rising above the canyon ignites the red rock spires turning them into an ever-changing kaleidoscope of color. Continue south through Utah, passing through the charming western town of Kanab where many cowboy films have been made. Later, arrive in Page and visit the Glen Canyon Dam and magnificent Lake Powell with its crystal blue waters. In the afternoon or evening you may want to take a cruise on Lake Powell.

Driving Distance: 155 MI / 249 KM

Meals Included: Ro

Clarion Inn Page

Property Location Located in Page, Clarion Inn is minutes from Powell Museum and Page Hospital. This hotel is within close proximity of Golliard Park and Lake Powell National Golf Course.

This morning, you may want to take the time to take a guided tour of the slot canyons of Antelope Canyon before heading to the Grand Canyon. These canyons are known for their varying color of sandstone and are a photographer’s dream. It is a short drive to the Grand Canyon, one of the natural wonders of the world. Spend your time walking along the rim of the canyon, participating in a ranger led talk or maybe take a helicopter flight above the canyon.

Driving Distance: 136 MI / 218 KM

Meals Included: Ro

Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Grand Canyon

Property Location With a stay at Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Grand Canyon in Grand Canyon (Tusayan), you'll be within the vicinity of Grand Canyon Clinic and Grand Canyon National Park. This hotel is within the vicinity of South Kaibab Trailhead and Grand Canyon Backcountry Information Center.

A full day at the Grand Canyon to explore at your own pace. The visitors center is the perfect place to start the day where experienced Park Rangers can suggest hikes, view points and activities.

Meals Included: Ro

Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Grand Canyon

Property Location With a stay at Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Grand Canyon in Grand Canyon (Tusayan), you'll be within the vicinity of Grand Canyon Clinic and Grand Canyon National Park. This hotel is within the vicinity of South Kaibab Trailhead and Grand Canyon Backcountry Information Center.

Leave the Grand Canyon and travel via Oak Creek canyon and Flagstaff to the town of Sedona.

Driving Distance: 108 MI / 230 KM

Meals Included: Ro

Andante Inn of Sedona

Property Location With a stay at Andante Inn of Sedona in Sedona (West Sedona), you'll be close to Amitabha Stupa and Chapel of the Holy Cross. This hotel is within close proximity of Sugarloaf Mountain Trailhead and Coffee Pot.

Leave Sedona and head west, traveling over some of the original Route 66 if you wish. A great stop is in the town of Seligman. Evidence of the old road can be seen all along Seligman’s main street where motels, cafes and numerous Route 66 gift shops beg to be explored. Continue to another piece of history, Lake Havasu, home to London Bridge.

Driving Distance: 277 MI / 445 KM

Meals Included: Ro

Days Inn Lake Havasu

Property Location With a stay at Days Inn Lake Havasu in Lake Havasu City, you'll be minutes from Havasu Regional Medical Center and close to London Bridge. This motel is within close proximity of Lake Havasu Museum of History and Aquatic Center.

Return to Las Vegas for one final night of fun and excitement before you return home the next day.

Driving Distance: 200 mi / 320 KM

Meals Included: Ro

Excalibur Hotel and Casino

Excalibur offers everything you expect from a Las Vegas casino, with an extra dose of fun and friendliness. At the castle, you’ll enjoy your favorite slot and table games, an action-packed poker room, full-service race & sports book, and live keno. In addition to casino, amenities include 4 heated pools, a 13,000 square foot spa, a fitness room, and an arcade. There are several restaurants and bars plus live entertainment, including a medieval joust dinner show, Tournament of Kings. This hotel charges resort fees of $35 per room per night (Subject to change) a credit card will also be needed to check-in.

Return your rental car in time for your return flight