May 16, 2024 thru May 22, 2024
Let SUN TOURS show you the majesty of Southeast Utah and Northeast Arizona. Six national parks flaunting some of the world’s most spectacular scenery fill this seven-day tour. Pinnacles, gorges, monuments, mesas, and canyons will astound you. Arches and buttes in pink, buff, lavender, mauve, tan, red, brown, and black delight the eye, while the cool blue of river and stream soothes the soul.
6 days, 5 nights
Activity Level 4
12 meals (6 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 2 dinners) included
Tour director, driver & local guide tips included
- Zion National Park with Tram Tour
- Bryce Canyon National Park
- Capitol Reef National Park
- Arches National Park
- Canyonlands National Park
- Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument
- Transportation by deluxe motorcoach
- 6 nights’ lodging at excellent hotels
- Baggage handling at hotel (for one piece)
- 12 meals (6 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 2 dinners)
- Admission to all listed attractions
- Your Professional SUN TOURS Tour Director
- All taxes and tips (except hotel housekeeping)
We drive across the colorful landscape of northwestern New Mexico, through the southwest tip of Colorado, and into Utah.
In Arches National Park we learn how nature created the over 100 arches and visit some of the finer specimens. We lunch in Moab. This afternoon wedrive to the heart of Canyonlands National Park. From here we see broad vistas across canyon after canyon, with the Colorado and Green Rivers in the deepest depths. From Dead Horse Point, we look way down to a gooseneck on the Colorado River.
Meals included: (B, L)
We visit Capitol Reef National Park which protects a 100-mile-long wrinkle in the earth’s crust called the Waterpocket Fold. We learn how the fold was formed and see man’s few imprints on this stark land. Then we follow Highway 12, one of Utah’s most scenic routes, through Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument.
Meals included: (B, L, D)
Bryce Canyon National Park includes some of the earth’s most colorful rocks, shaped by erosion into fantastic forms. Besides seeing the countless weirdly-shaped rock formations in Bryce Amphitheater, we drive along the rim road for additional dramatic vistas.
Meals included: (B)
We continue to Zion National Park, where we join the tram tour for an overview of the great park. Afterwards, we have additional free time in the park on our own. Zion National Park welcomes us with checkered mountains and overwhelms us with its massive vertical canyon walls towering over the narrow Virgin River Canyon.
Meals included: (B, L)
We continue on to Lake Powell to explore beautiful Antelope Slot Canyon stepping off our truck into the desert and enter an amazing fantasy world of sandstone that has been carved by many years of wind and water. Overnight at the Lake Powell Resort, with Farewell Dinner at the Rainbow Room.
Meals included: (B, D)
We continue through the Navajo Nation, where we dine for lunch at the Hopi Cultural Center, then continue on to Albuquerque, full of memories of the stunning National Parks we’ve seen.
Meals included: (B, L)
Itinerary subject to change
The first Anglo-European settlers, Mormon pioneers, arrived in the Zion National Park in the late 1800s.
They named the area Zion, which is ancient Hebrew for sanctuary or refuge.
The Zion Canyon was carved over millions of years by the Virgin River.
It is approximately 2,000 feet deep.
One of the main attractions of Bryce Canyon National Park is its stunning landscape, with towering red rock spires and pinnacles.
These are known as “hoodoos."
The longest arch in Arches National Park is Landscape Arch and has a light opening 306 feet (93.3 meters) across.
The tallest arch is Double Arch South and it has a vertical light opening of 112 feet (34.1 meters).
$2,435 per person
$3,325 per person
• Transportation by deluxe motorcoach
• 6 nights’ lodging at excellent hotels
• Baggage handling at hotel (for one piece)
• 12 meals (6 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 2 dinners)
• Admission to all listed attractions
• Your Professional SUN TOURS Tour Director
• All taxes and tips (except hotel housekeeping)
FINAL PAYMENT DATE: March 1, 2024
- None through March 1, 2024
- $200 – March 2 – March 16, 2024
- $1700 – March 17- April 14, 2024
- 100% after April 14, 2024
ACTIVITY LEVEL RATING
Level 4: Active
Expectations: The tour includes well-paced walking tours with regular breaks. Up to 2-3 hours of walking each day. To fully take advantage of all this tour has to offer, guests need to be able to walk longer distances, climb several flights of stairs and navigate steps and uneven terrain walking for extended periods of time over more difficult terrain (e.g. cobblestones, city hills, stairs without handrails, limited or no access to elevators). Your itinerary can include significant changes in temperature and altitude and may require a higher number of longer travel days with morning and/or evening activities. Most trips will feature long touring days, many full-day excursions and a full and active itinerary with a faster pace and longer distances. Excursions require standing and walking to city centers where coaches are prohibited.
Visit our Activity Level Ratings page under Plan Your Tour for full information on the ratings system.
For your reference, we send to you a detailed itinerary approximately 3-4 weeks prior to the scheduled tour departure. This has day-by-day times and events, hotel information where you can be reached in case of an emergency, and airline information.
The times listed on the itinerary are all approximate. We cannot be held responsible for schedule changes due to unforeseen circumstances with the weather, transportation agents, highway conditions, hotels or contracting agents.
It is always a good idea to carry on your person a list of medications that you are taking and an emergency contact phone number while you are traveling. And we suggest making a copy of the itinerary and provide it to a friend or family member.
GRATUITIES/ITEMS INCLUDED IN PRICE
All hotel baggage handling fees are included. We also include basic gratuities for the Tour Director, Coach Driver, and local Tour Guides. If someone has truly gone above and beyond additional tipping is permitted, but never required.
If you would like to request special accommodations at the hotel(s) where we are lodging, please call us as soon as possible and we will forward these requests for you. The phone numbers of the hotel(s) where we are staying are listed on the itinerary.
We pay close attention to your requests but please realize that these are merely requests and cannot be guaranteed.
SUN TOURS acts solely as an agent in arranging hotels, transportation, sightseeing, baggage-handling, and other services and does not assume any liability for injury, damage, loss or delay due to any act or default of any company or person. We, along with our subcontractors, reserve the right to make changes to an itinerary if it is necessary for the proper handling of a tour.
WEATHER AND CLOTHING/MISC. SUGGESTIONS
Average May temperature in Utah: highs 73 / lows 50 degrees F. The average May precipitation in Utah: 9 days / 1.8 inches. It's best to in layers for your comfort. Bring a light jacket in case of inclement weather. Shoes should be comfortable and sturdy for walking in the National Parks. There are no dress codes to places we visit on this tour.
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