Las Vegas, Canyons & National Parks

Las Vegas, Canyons & National Parks

From the bright lights of Las Vegas to the star studded skies of Utah's open skies, this 12-day fly-drive holiday takes you through deserts of Nevada, canyons and National Parks and to Utah's high elevation capital of Salt Lake City. Spend time watching the Bellagio Hotel fountains on the famous Las Vegas Strip and marvel at the engineering feat of Hoover Dam. Breathtaking scenery is endless on this tour with helicopter flights over Grand Canyon and visits to natural wonders such Rainbow Bridge National Monument, Zion and Bryce Canyon National Parks.

Las Vegas Sign
    DAY 01

    Travel to Las Vegas

    Las Vegas

    Fly from the UK to Las Vegas where you will pick up your car hire and drive to your Las Vegas Strip hotel. The city that never sleeps, so you have no fear of worrying about what is there to do if jet lag sets in and you wake early, casino's are open 24 hours so there will be plenty to keep you entertained. Accommodation Options

    Las Vegas at Night
      DAY 02

      Las Vegas

      Las Vegas

      Las Vegas is the entertainment capital of North America, with top celebrities performing throughout the year and six or seven Cirque du Soleil shows taking place throughout the year, you are sure to be entertained during a visit to the city of lights. The hotels are a spectacle in themselves with the Bellagio displaying dancing fountains in the 8 acre man made lake at the front of the hotel, the Pirate Show at Treasure Island Hotel & Casino and the Roman themed Caesars Palace Hotel. Accommodation Options

      Grand Canyon
        DAY 03

        Las Vegas - Grand Canyon (280 miles)

        Grand Canyon National Park

        We recommend an early start today, as today's drive is approximately 4.5 hours without taking any stops. Your first stop of any interest would be at Hoover Dam which is an hours drive from Las Vegas. Here you can take a Power Plant Tour, the visitor centre opens at 09:00 and the first tour is at 09:25am. The tour is quite fascinating with a 70 second journey by lift which takes you down 530 ft through the rock wll of Black Canyon. You will enjoy incredible views from the Penstock Viewing Platfor Accommodation Options

        South Rim Flight With Maverick Helicopters
          DAY 04

          Grand Canyon

          Grand Canyon National Park

          A full day to explore the South Rim of the Grand Canyon. We have included a 45 - 50 minute helicopter flight in your itinerary (subject to availability at the time of booking). The flight departs from the south rim and takes you over the Kaibab National Forest, the world's largest Ponderosa Pine Forest. From the south rim you will enjoy one of the most spectacular views of the canyon looking towards the North Rim and eastern section. Accommodation Options

          Horseshoe Bend Near Lake Powell
            DAY 05

            Grand Canyon - Lake Powell/Page (135 miles)

            Lake Powell

            Today you depart Grand Canyon and head north to Page at Lake Powell, a reservoir on the Colorado River that straddles the Arizona and Utah border. The area has plenty to keep the adventure junky entertained or for a more sedate experience take to the waters on a lake cruise. Highlights in the area include Horseshoe Bend, one of the most photographed spots on the Colorado River and only a short drive from Page. Accommodation Options

            Rainbow Bridge National Monument
              DAY 06

              Lake Powell

              Lake Powell

              Lake Powell probably warrants a longer stay than two nights with it being a base to explore so many amazing sights. One of the most popular activities is a tour of the mysterious Antelope Canyon, a slot canyon with narrow deep crevices formed by erosion of the sandstone due to flash floods. Head east to Rainbow Bridge National Monument where you will find one the world's largest known natural bridges or take a scenic air tour over Monument valley, grand Canyon, Bryce Canyon and Zion National Par Accommodation Options

              Zion National Park
                DAY 07

                Page - Zion National Park (120 miles)

                Zion National Park

                Drive through desert landscapes from page towards Springdale for your two nights at Zion National Park. The State Route 9 has been designated the Zion Park Scenic Byway takes you through the southern park of the park (a fee is payable locally and restriction on vehicle size are in place). The highway runs for 54 miles with a number of switchbacks along the way, and plenty of spots to stop off to enjoy the views and visit highlights such as Grafton ghost town which was featured in the movie 'Butc Accommodation Options

                Virgin River, Zion National Park
                  DAY 08

                  Zion National Park

                  Zion National Park

                  Today you are free to spend a full day in Zion National Park, enjoy a riverside picnic or explore the spectacular Kolob Canyon with its 2000 foot red cliff walls. Springdale is the gateway town of Zion National Park and is a delightful little town with a great selection of shops and restaurants. To see the park from a different angle you can also take a helicopter tour around the perimeter of the park. Accommodation Options

                  Bryce Canyon National Park
                    DAY 09

                    Zion National Park - Bryce Canyon National Park (84 miles)

                    Bryce Canyon National Park

                    Travel back along the State Roue 6 to grand Carmel Junction before heading northbound to Bryce Canyon National Park. Continue along the Highway 89 before turning off on to Higway 12 through Red Canyon. Along this route there is an extensive number of well maintained trails offering spectacular views of the red rock formations. Accommodation Options

                    Bryce Canyon National Park
                      DAY 10

                      Bryce Canyon National Park

                      Bryce Canyon National Park

                      At least one full day is recommended to explore Bryce Canyon National Park fully. This unique canyon cover 56 square miles and is made up of the largest collection of Hoodoos (pillars of rock left standing from the forces of erosion) in the world. We recommend your first stop is the visitor centre where you can obtain information on the park to help you plan your visit. The park is best seen from Rainbow Point at the southern most point. There are several view points for you to stop at and marve Accommodation Options

                      Salt Lake City
                        DAY 11

                        Bryce Canyon National Park - Salt Lake City (268 miles)

                        Salt Lake City

                        Your drive today leaves the national parks of Utah and takes you to the states hihg-elevation capital, Salt Lake City. Bordered by the Great Salt Lake and the Wasatch Range snow-capped mountains, this city looks like an oasis in this remote part of North America. Salt Lake City offers world class dining and shopping and is a paradise for those that love the great outdoors. Hiking trails take you lakeside and through mountain scenery, while mountain bike trails are available for all levels of rid Accommodation Options

                          DAY 12

                          Travel Home


                          Today is the last day of this tailor-made fly-drive, for the shopaholic we recommend you drive out to Tanger Outlet Centre where there are over 65 popular brand and designer name stores such as Calvin Klein, Michael Kors, Abercrombie & Fitch and Samsonite.
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