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Grand Canyon, Bryce and Zion National Parks

9 NIGHTS FROM £5,700 per person

Journey to the American Southwest to see some of the world’s most celebrated natural landmarks including the Grand Canyon, Zion, and Bryce Canyon National Parks. During your time in the famed Old West, take a tailor-made tour the North Rim of the Canyon, learning more about the powerful forces that have carved this mile-deep ravine over millions of years, join hiking excursions to witness magnificent waterfalls and picturesque scenery, and stay in charming historic park lodges.

2020 Dates: 12-21 Jun | 25 Jun-4 Jul | 24 Jul-2 Aug | 4-13 Sep | 18-27 Sep | 9-18 Oct

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Discover the wonders of three national parks – Grand Canyon, Zion, and Bryce Canyon – alongside an expert

Hear an expert describe the geologic events that shaped the region, then delve into Zion’s magnificent sandstone slot canyons and Bryce Canyon’s red spires

Tailored to suit any ability level, hike the famed Narrows slot canyon in Zion National Park Southwest Utah, a photogenic masterpiece

Walk along riverbeds with towering sandstone walls and discover some of the most beautiful rock forms in the American Southwest

Your Expert Guide

Geologist and award-winning earth sciences educator Steve Kluge will join the 5 September 2020 departure. His work has included designing educational programmes in partnership with National Geographic, the Geological Society of America and NASA. Please note, alternative experts will accompany the other departure dates.

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Grand Canyon, Bryce and Zion National Parks

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TOUR DETAILS

    DAY DETAILS ACCOMMODATION

    TRANSFERS

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    DAY 1-3 DETAILS ACCOMMODATION

    Refresh after your flight and spend a solo night in St. George, before meeting your fellow travellers and spending another night here.

    TRANSFERS

    Transfer to Grand Canyon Lodge North Rim through the canyon country, stopping at Pipe Spring National Monument.

    Best Western Plus Abbey Inn
    • Summary: A gateway to the delights of St. George
    • Feature: Unwind post-adventure in the heated swimming pool
    • Rooms: 154 rooms & suites
    DAY 3-5 DETAILS ACCOMMODATION

    This World Heritage site is easily Arizona’s most distinguishable landmark and overwhelms the senses through its immense size, stretching nearly 300 miles through the Arizona desert. The North Rim offers a serene and enthralling Grand Canyon experience. Millions of years in the making, peer into the deep gorges’ psychedelic coloured walls carved by the Colorado River during a hike, learning about the park’s unique ecosystems along the way. Return to Grand Canyon Lodge North Rim nestled above the Grand Canyon, and capture the canyon’s dazzling colours at sunset.

    TRANSFERS

    Transfer to Zion National Park along the Mount Carmel Scenic Byway. Enjoy a short hike, then check in to Desert Pearl Inn.

    Grand Canyon Lodge North Rim
    • Summary: A remote lodge with incredible views
    • Feature: Recognised as a National Historic Landmark since 1987
    • Rooms: 140 cabins
    MEAL BASIS

    Full Board

    DAY 5-7 DETAILS ACCOMMODATION

    Zion National Park is a truly awesome spectacle of sandstone slot canyons, lush hanging gardens, cascading waterfalls and soaring red and white cliffs in Zion Canyon, one of Utah’s most dramatic natural wonders. Begin by learning about how geologic events shaped the Grand Staircase that stretches from Bryce, through Zion, and into Grand Canyon National Park, resulting in some of the world’s most impressive rock formations. Then, choose from a variety of hiking options: the Emerald Pools Trail, which passes under the cool spray of a waterfall; Angels Landing; or the famed Narrows slot canyon.

    TRANSFERS

    Transfer to Bryce Canyon Lodge or Best Western Bryce Canyon Grand Hotel, stopping at Fairyland Point and strolling along the Rim Trail on the way.

    Desert Pearl Inn
    • Summary: A mountain hideaway on the river’s edge
    • Feature: Soak up the views from your private patio or balcony
    • Rooms: 73 rooms & suites
    MEAL BASIS

    Full Board

    DAY 7-10 DETAILS ACCOMMODATION

    Spend time exploring Bryce Canyon’s famous hoodoos, geologic masterpieces awash with wonderful rich red and orange hues. Hike into the heart of the park and learn about the geology behind this sculpted stone landscape, before taking pictures at sunset, when the rock formations are set ablaze with vibrant pinks, purples, oranges and reds. After bidding farewell to your National Geographic Expert and fellow travellers, spend a final night here.

    TRANSFERS

    Wind through Red Canyon to Cedar Breaks National Monument, a jaw-dropping natural amphitheatre. Then, continue to Kolob Canyons, a lesser known area of Zion National Park. From here, transfer to St. George Regional Airport for your flight to the UK.

    Bryce Canyon Lodge
    • Summary: A historic lodge with charming character
    • Feature: The only lodging inside the national park
    • Rooms: 114 rooms & lodge suites
    MEAL BASIS

    Full Board

    DAY DETAILS ACCOMMODATION

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DAY 1-3ACCOMMODATION
St. George, Utah

Refresh after your flight and spend a solo night in St. George, before meeting your fellow travellers and spending another night here.

TRANSFERS

Transfer to Grand Canyon Lodge North Rim through the canyon country, stopping at Pipe Spring National Monument.

Best Western Plus Abbey Inn
  • Summary: A gateway to the delights of St. George
  • Feature: Unwind post-adventure in the heated swimming pool
  • Rooms: 154 rooms & suites
DAY 3-5ACCOMMODATION
Grand Canyon, Arizona

This World Heritage site is easily Arizona’s most distinguishable landmark and overwhelms the senses through its immense size, stretching nearly 300 miles through the Arizona desert. The North Rim offers a serene and enthralling Grand Canyon experience. Millions of years in the making, peer into the deep gorges’ psychedelic coloured walls carved by the Colorado River during a hike, learning about the park’s unique ecosystems along the way. Return to Grand Canyon Lodge North Rim nestled above the Grand Canyon, and capture the canyon’s dazzling colours at sunset.

TRANSFERS

Transfer to Zion National Park along the Mount Carmel Scenic Byway. Enjoy a short hike, then check in to Desert Pearl Inn.

Grand Canyon Lodge North Rim
  • Summary: A remote lodge with incredible views
  • Feature: Recognised as a National Historic Landmark since 1987
  • Rooms: 140 cabins
MEAL BASIS

Full Board

DAY 5-7ACCOMMODATION
Zion National Park, Utah

Zion National Park is a truly awesome spectacle of sandstone slot canyons, lush hanging gardens, cascading waterfalls and soaring red and white cliffs in Zion Canyon, one of Utah’s most dramatic natural wonders. Begin by learning about how geologic events shaped the Grand Staircase that stretches from Bryce, through Zion, and into Grand Canyon National Park, resulting in some of the world’s most impressive rock formations. Then, choose from a variety of hiking options: the Emerald Pools Trail, which passes under the cool spray of a waterfall; Angels Landing; or the famed Narrows slot canyon.

TRANSFERS

Transfer to Bryce Canyon Lodge or Best Western Bryce Canyon Grand Hotel, stopping at Fairyland Point and strolling along the Rim Trail on the way.

Desert Pearl Inn
  • Summary: A mountain hideaway on the river’s edge
  • Feature: Soak up the views from your private patio or balcony
  • Rooms: 73 rooms & suites
MEAL BASIS

Full Board

DAY 7-10ACCOMMODATION
Bryce Canyon National Park, Utah

Spend time exploring Bryce Canyon’s famous hoodoos, geologic masterpieces awash with wonderful rich red and orange hues. Hike into the heart of the park and learn about the geology behind this sculpted stone landscape, before taking pictures at sunset, when the rock formations are set ablaze with vibrant pinks, purples, oranges and reds. After bidding farewell to your National Geographic Expert and fellow travellers, spend a final night here.

TRANSFERS

Wind through Red Canyon to Cedar Breaks National Monument, a jaw-dropping natural amphitheatre. Then, continue to Kolob Canyons, a lesser known area of Zion National Park. From here, transfer to St. George Regional Airport for your flight to the UK.

Bryce Canyon Lodge
  • Summary: A historic lodge with charming character
  • Feature: The only lodging inside the national park
  • Rooms: 114 rooms & lodge suites
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Full Board

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Due to its size and geographical diversity, the USA is a true year-round destination. Exploring the northern national parks in spring is idyllic, offering warm weather and less rainfall.

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