If you haven’t stood before fairy chimneys or squatting goblins, then you haven’t been on a vacation that truly rocks. Leading you to the nation’s most fascinating chasms, hoodoos, and other rock formations, this canyonlands vacation is as multilayered as the ancient tiers of stone that formed them. Starting under the neon lights of Las Vegas, you’ll make your way to the flame-colored walls of six national parks throughout Arizona and Utah, including Grand Canyon, Arches, Canyonlands, Capitol Reef, Bryce Canyon, and Zion National Parks. Rock on with a Lake Powell boat cruise through stunning Glen Canyon and a 4-wheel drive ride through the Navajo Nation’s majestic Monument Valley. Backcountry barbecues, rustic and resort lodges, all within a stone’s throw of the nation’s most spellbinding views only deepen your canyonlands experience.
Highlights of Enchanting Canyonlands
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On vacations that include an overnight stay in Las Vegas, at least one member of the traveling party must be 21 years of age or older. This vacation visits national parks and other remote locations where some facilities may not be up to the first-class standard you expect from Globus. Some lodges within the parks do not have televisions and other amenities you would expect from most Globus hotels.
We’ve packed everything you need for the perfect vacation—from hand-selected hotels and dining to the friendly expertise of Globus Tour Directors and Local Guides, to seamless transportation between destinations and VIP access to the world’s most iconic sites! Touring by private, first-class, air-conditioned motorcoach with free WiFi.
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Gratuities for Tour Director and driver are available for pre-purchase.
Globus offers Small-Group Discoveries on select North America dates. A Small-Group Discovery is limited to an average of just 24 guests per departure. There’s always room to roam with extra space between you and other travelers—while still getting up close and personal to the experiences you’ve been dreaming of. Small-Group Discoveries include all the features of a traditional Globus escorted tour, complete with expert Tour Director, Driver, and Local Guides who ensure that your health and safety is our top priority. A Small-Group Discovery trip is the perfectly sized tour—without the crowds.
Grand Canyon National Park
Breakfast daily, 1 box lunch in Zion, 5 dinners
ARRIVE IN LAS VEGAS, NEVADA Welcome to fabulous Las Vegas! At 6 pm, meet your Tour Director and travel companions for a welcome drink.FREE TIME TIPSEXPLORE MORE in Las Vegas with the free time to stroll the bright lights of the Strip, maybe throw a few dice, or try your hand at the slot machines. Your Tour Director has all the tips you need to experience Vegas in style. Check your GlobusGO mobile app for maps and dining suggestions as well!
LAS VEGAS–GRAND CANYON NATIONAL PARK, ARIZONA Life is Grand Leave the bright neon lights of Las Vegas behind and cross the old Mojave gold-strike country. Travel on a stretch of the legendary Route 66 to Grand Canyon National Park. There’s time to wander along the canyon rim, join a ranger-led program, or simply savor the sunset. (B,D)TOUR HIGHLIGHT NATURAL WONDERS Grand Canyon National Park spans 278 miles of the Colorado River on the ancestral homeland of 11 Associated Tribes, Marvel at one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World as you experience the dramatic views across one of the most spectacular examples of landscapes carved by water and wind found anywhere in the world—unmatched in the incomparable vistas it offers visitors on the rim.
GRAND CANYON NATIONAL PARK–LAKE POWELL Taking the Plunge For a once-in-a-lifetime experience, take our optional flightseeing excursion over the heart of the Grand Canyon for incomparable views of crimson canyon walls plunging 4,800 feet into the Colorado River. Later this morning, we travel north to the shining shores of Lake Powell, created in 1963 when the Glen Canyon Dam held back the waters of the mighty Colorado River, forming a vast blue lake surrounded by beautiful sandstone walls. Upon arrival, enjoy a leisurely boat cruise and the opportunity to photograph the fascinating scenes created by the sharply eroded canyon walls (weather permitting). (B,D)TOUR HIGHLIGHT SCENIC TREASURES Tucked among the red rocks canyon and mesas on the Colorado Plateau, Glen Canyon has been carved by the Colorado River, its several tributaries, powerful wind, and time. Sharing this spectacular region of the American Southwest is Lake Powell and its vast blue waters. Explore the history of more than 10,000 years of culture and exploration with stories that highlight the deep connection between the landscape and the people who have called it home.
LAKE POWELL Earth, Wind & Water Today is yours to explore on your own. (B) FREE TIME TIPSEXPLORE MORE at Lake Powell to enjoy all the amenities your resort offers. Wake early to watch the sunrise where the magical landscape turns from purple to pink or choose an optional excursion, with an optional trip to picturesque Antelope Canyon with a Navajo guide to see a spectacular petrified sand dune carved by water and wind to create the stunning slot canyon or consider an optional flightseeing trip over Lake Powell for a new perspective of the vast rugged area seeing the famous Rainbow Bridge and Glen Canyon Dam.
LAKE POWELL–MONUMENT VALLEY NAVAJO TRIBAL PARK Campfire Stories This morning, continue into Navajo country to Goulding’s Lodge in the heart of Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park. As you approach the lodge, witness one of the most dramatic and photographed points on earth. Upon arrival, take a dip in the pool and admire the Western sky above or perhaps explore the Goulding’s Museum and Trading Post, home to a wonderful collection of movie memorabilia and Indian artifacts. Tonight, travel with a Navajo guide into the red rock backcountry for a private [LF] Navajo backcountry cookout. (B,D)LOCAL FAVORITE CULTURE & TRADITION Join a Navajo Guide for an authentic experience in the red rock backcountry with a private cookout around the fire. Hear fascinating stories of legends and folklore that bring this remarkable region to life.
MONUMENT VALLEY NAVAJO TRIBAL PARK–MOAB, UTAH Four-Wheeling & Weaving Stories In the cool hours of morning, set out on a [LF] 4-wheel-drive backcountry tour with a Local Navajo Guide. Later, we continue north to Moab, an outdoor mecca, for a relaxing 2-night stay at Red Cliffs Lodge on the Colorado River. Enjoy a [LF] Western BBQ overlooking the Colorado River. (B,D)TOUR HIGHLIGHTACCOMMODATION SPOTLIGHT Settle into the luxurious Western charm of Red Cliffs Lodge high on the banks of the Colorado River for a ranch-style experience in the wide-open spaces where classic movie Westerns like Rio Grande, with famed legend John Wayne, were filmed.
MOAB. EXCURSION TO ARCHES NATIONAL PARK-CANYONLANDS NATIONAL PARK-DEAD HORSE POINT STATE PARK Crimson Canyons This morning, we visit Arches National Park, home to more than 2,000 natural sandstone arches, including the world-famous Delicate Arch. Be on the lookout for the elusive desert big horn sheep high on the cliff sides. Next, on to magnificent Canyonlands National Park and Dead Horse Point State Park for aerial views of winding river through deep red rock canyons. The remainder of the day is yours to relax at your resort. Wander through the onsite Moab Museum of Film and Western Heritage, enjoy the outdoor pool (seasonal), or simply relax taking in the views of 2,000 foot cliffs that surround the resort. (B)TOUR HIGHLIGHT NATURAL WONDERS Explore the magnificent views of Canyonlands National Park to see deep canyons stretching across the Colorado Plateau, an intricate canyon labyrinth with a million crimson hues. Then, on to Dead Horse Point State Park to see a vast mesa with an incredible view of the Colorado River as it twists through a gooseneck canyon 2,000 feet below.
MOAB–CAPITOL REEF NATIONAL PARK–BRYCE CANYON NATIONAL PARK This morning, drive along Utah’s Journey Through Time Scenic Byway and through Capitol Reef National Park. Continue through the land of natural bridges, narrow canyons, and expansive views to Bryce Canyon National Park. (B)TOUR HIGHLIGHT SCENIC WONDERS Journey Through Time Scenic Byway and Capitol Reef National Park amid dramatic and diverse, remote and ruggedly beautiful landscapes. Drive through the pristine environment where the land bends into a giant ripple having been tortured and twisted over millions of years. Marvel at the twists and turns over hogbacks, slick rock, and through steep canyons. Keep your camera handy as this route is one of the most spectacular drives in North America.
BRYCE CANYON NATIONAL PARK Rock Stars A day of rich contrasts leads you to a full day to explore Bryce Canyon National Park. (B)TOUR HIGHLIGHTEPIC RIDE Explore Bryce Canyon’s fantastically sculpted rock formations called Hoodoos that resemble castle towers, cathedral spires, and squatting goblins. As the light changes throughout the day, the natural amphitheaters and canyons glow between distinct oranges, reds, and yellows creating a striking background for photographic masterpieces. Spend the day hiking into the park’s natural amphitheaters, photographing the changing light on the Hoodoos, or searching for one of the dozens of species that call this unique place home.
BRYCE CANYON NATIONAL PARK–ZION NATIONAL PARK–LAS VEGAS, NEVADA Stones that Touch the Sky After breakfast, say goodbye to the Hoodoos and descend into a stunning ½-mile-deep canyon for Zion National Park. Enjoy a boxed picnic lunch on the front lawn of Zion Lodge with free time to explore. Continue to Las Vegas where your Tour Director hosts a farewell dinner. (B,L,D)TOUR HIGHLIGHT NATIONAL PARK PERFECTION Meaning a place of peace and refuge known to nourish the soul, Zion’s sandstone walls rise thousands of feet above the valleys and cliffs high above the canyon floor’s lush greenery and snaking Virgin River. Here, Native people and pioneers first gazed skyward at soaring cliffs of cream, pink, and red piercing the brilliant blue sky.
LAS VEGAS Safe travels until we meet again! Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning. (B)
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|1||Treasure Island||The hotel features an outdoor pool, hot tub, spa, fitness center, gift shops, beauty salon, business center, several restaurants, lounges, nightlife, and casino. Guestrooms are equipped with cable TV, hairdryer, iron/ironing board, and Internet access.||Las Vegas||3300 Las Vegas Blvd South||Superior First-Class|
|2||Maswik North - Grand Canyon National Park Lodge||The Maswik North Lodge features a cafeteria, sports bar, and general store. This lodge is part of a collection of lodges operated by the National Park; space fills up quickly at these lodges and is therefore based on availability. In the event that space is not available at this hotel, an alternate lodge of similar category will be secured.||Grand Canyon||Maswik North||National Park|
|3||Maswik South - Grand Canyon National Park Lodge||Maswik Lodge is a modern facility spread out over several acres, and located just a 1/4 mile from the canyon's edge. The Lodge features a cafeteria as well as a sports bar with a wide screen TV, a gift shop and a transportation/activities desk. This lodge is part of a collection of lodges operated by the National Park; space fills up quickly at these lodges and is therefore based on availability. In the event that space is not available at this hotel, an alternate lodge of similar category will be secured.||Grand Canyon||Maswik South||National Park|
|4||Thunderbird Lodge - Grand Canyon National Park Lodge||The Thunderbird Lodge is ideally located on the rim of the Grand Canyon and features contemporary guestrooms that are well equipped with modern amenities. The hotel has a gift shop and two restaurants. Thunderbird Lodge is part of a collection of lodges operated by the National Parks; space fills up quickly at these lodges and is therefore based on availability. In the event that space is not available at this hotel, an alternate lodge of similar category will be secured.||Grand Canyon||Thunderbird Lodge||National Park|
|5||Kachina Lodge - Grand Canyon National Park||Located on the Canyon Rim, Kachina Lodge is the most contemporary of the lodges, is ideally suited for families. The lodge has easy access to the dining facilities at El Tovar and Bright Angel Lodge. This lodge is part of a collection of lodges operated by the National Park; space fills up quickly at these lodges and is therefore based on availability. In the event that space is not available at this hotel, an alternate lodge of similar category will be secured.||Grand Canyon National Park||1 Main Street||National Park|
|6||Lake Powell Resort||The Lake Powell Resort is located in Wahweap Marina, right in the heard of all your down lake activities and adventures. The hotel has two outdoor pools, hot tub, beach access, fitness center, guest laundry, gift shop, restaurant, lounge, coffee house, and room service.||Page||100 Lake Shore Dr.||First-Class|
|7||Goulding's Lodge||Goulding's Lodge is located in the heart of Monument Valley and features an indoor heated pool, fitness center, guest laundry, gift shop, restaurant, and museum.||Monument Valley||1000 Main Street||National Park|
|8||Red Cliffs Lodge||Situated along the bank of the Colorado River, this ranch-style resort features vaulted ceilings, pine furnishings, regional artwork, and superior service. Guestrooms include beautiful views, Mexican tile, air-conditioning, a microwave, and a refrigerator.||Moab||Mile Post 14 Hwy 128||First-Class|
|9||Best Western Plus Bryce Canyon Grand||Best Western Bryce Canyon Grand Hotel, this new hotel offers a variety of guest rooms, the finest amenities, and a complimentary hot breakfast. Each room has been designed with the necessary features that will keep you comfortable and relaxed. The Bryce Canyon Grand also offers an enclosed courtyard offering guest privacy for the pool, whirlpool, and patio areas. Enjoy Bryce Canyon's newest and most luxurious accommodations and amenities with the best in western hospitality.||Bryce Canyon National Park||30 N 100 E||First-Class|