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Las Vegas: Grand Canyon, Zion, & Monument Valley 3-Day Trip

1. Las Vegas: Grand Canyon, Zion, & Monument Valley 3-Day Trip

Immerse yourself in the wilds of Monument Valley, Bryce, Zion, Lake Powell, and The Grand Canyon South Rim on a 3-day adventure that brings you deep into the heart of this magical land. From Navajo-guided jeep tours to a bird's eye view over the Grand Canyon in a helicopter, it's a non-stop adventure! This tour has guaranteed departures. During your stay, visit Zion and Bryce National Parks and enjoy the photographic wonders of this white, pink, and red sandstone park. Here, enjoy a fun BBQ with friends around the campfire while your guide tells you stories of the history and legends of this sacred Navajo land. Along the way, stop at Monument Valley for a 4x4 Jeep journey and fly high over the Grand Canyon for some truly breathtaking images of the natural beauty of this land. Day 1: Zion and Bryce National Park(Meals: Lunch) Depart from Las Vegas and travel by mini-bus to Zion and Bryce. Cut by the Virgin River, Zion Canyon is an impressive mix of white, pink, and red Navajo sandstone cliffs. Ancient petrified sand dunes towering over 2,000 feet above the canyon floor make for an impressive landscape and a photographer’s paradise. Stroll around Zion National Park's enchanting walks and hikes—suitable for every fitness level. Walk around the Emerald Pools trail, enjoy the Temple of Sinawava, the Great White Throne, Weeping Rock, and visit the interpretive Human History museum where you can listen an entertaining rangers talk on the patio. After a full afternoon in Zion, head to Bryce Canyon, a giant natural amphitheater created by erosion, along the eastern side of the Paunsaugunt Plateau. Bryce is distinctive due to geological structures called hoodoos. These red, orange, and white spires provide spectacular views. The canyon is considered by many to be the most scenically diverse place in the world! Tuck into a BBQ and a fun evening around the campfire with your new friends. Then set up camp in a full-service campground with hot showers, a swimming pool, hot tub, and Wi-Fi. The lodging option is in Bryce Valley Inn or similar accommodation. Day 2 Monument Valley(Meals: Breakfast, Lunch) Wake up early and head past Lake Powell with an optional tour of Antelope Canyon. Later, head to Monument Valley for a 4x4 Jeep journey deep into the Navajo lands. Here, snap some photos of the most iconic Western landscapes. Then, camp along the rim of Monument Valley in another full-service campground with hot showers and Wi-Fi, casting your gaze up at the stars in the sky. Your lodging option is in the world-famous Historic Gouldings Lodge. Day 3 The Grand Canyon(Meals: Breakfast, Lunch) After a short visit to a traditional Navajo Trading Post, opt for an optional helicopter ride for a bird's eye view of the Grand Canyon. If this isn't for you, stroll along the rim or take a hike into the magnificent canyon. Listen to your guide's interesting details of this Natural Wonder of the World before enjoying plenty of time to relax and enjoy its beauty. Then, drive back to the bright lights of Las Vegas. Additional add-ons for this tour: Death Valley Day Tour (Friday and Sunday) Tour the heart of Death Valley National Park from Las Vegas, and visit the hottest, driest and lowest point in the Western Hemisphere. Enjoy an array of colors in an extreme desert environment. Wild West Ghost Town Explorer (Saturday)Spend a day in the Wild West exploring old ghost towns and ancient legends. Keep your eyes peeled for the poltergeist who still roams the streets, and soak up the atmosphere of a true western saloon before returning to Las Vegas.

From Las Vegas: Death Valley Trekker Tour

2. From Las Vegas: Death Valley Trekker Tour

SPECTACULAR HIGHLIGHTS, MEMORIES OF A LIFETIME! Death Valley comes to life when our tour shows you the most spectacular highlights of the largest national park in the contiguous United States. In the park, you'll be amazed by an abundance of astounding natural features, and the awesome history that abounds in this extremely desolate and unique National Treasure. The journey continues with stops at Badwater, Zabriskie Point, and more. From seasonal snow-capped peaks, to the lowest point in the Western Hemisphere, the incredible memories you take home from this tour will last a lifetime. Transportation: Luxurious yet rugged, The Tour Trekker is the first-of-its-kind, high-end, all-terrain vehicle, designed and licensed to be custom-built to be THE ultimate tour vehicle. The Tour Trekker seats 10 passengers comfortably, while preserving an intimate "small group experience." Each fully-loaded Tour Trekker offers guests a state-of-the-art designed interior that includes reclining leather captain seats, 15-inch DVD players, large tinted windows for unparalleled viewing, cross compartment A/C venting increasing passenger comfort and foam insulated walls for a quieter ride and superb climate control. The longer wheel base provides a smoother ride with dual rear wheel enhancing stability and safety.

Death Valley: Full–Day Tour from Las Vegas

3. Death Valley: Full–Day Tour from Las Vegas

Stand at the entrance to Death Valley for your first exploration and photo stop on this amazing adventure. Look down on the old ghost town of Rhyolite, a long-abandoned gold mining community and the set for many movies and documentaries. Drive down a beautiful winding highway, and enter the center of Death Valley from the east, a strange world of endless desert, vast valleys, harshly sculpted peaks, garish colors, superbly adapted plants and animals, all visible expressions of geologic time reckoned in millions of years. Capture the view of the valley from Hell's Gate, well above the valley floor. Visit Badwater, 282 feet below sea level. Enjoy views and stops at Zabriskie's Point, the Devil's Golf Course, the Furnace Creek Museum, the Salt Lake, the Sand Dunes and Artists Pallet. The majestic mountains, colorful canyons, volcanic craters and salt pinnacles all make this trip a photographic sightseer's dream come true. 

Vegas: 4-Day Tour of Death Valley, Yosemite & San Francisco

4. Vegas: 4-Day Tour of Death Valley, Yosemite & San Francisco

Whether you decide to lodge indoors or camp outside experience an action-packed 4-day adventure leaving the bright lights of Sin City to see two remarkable National Parks. Spend a day exploring the stark beauty of Death Valley National Park. See rolling sand dunes, salt flats, colorful rocks, and tall mountains. You will even visit the hottest, driest, and lowest point in the West, the Badwater Salt Flats. Prepare to revel in the beauty of this unique landscape. Then travel north to enjoy a full day in Yosemite, home of natural wonders as Half Dome, giant sequoia groves, and waterfalls. Take advantage of one of the most beautiful National Parks with a variety of walks or hikes suitable for all abilities. Day 1: Death Valley National Park  Today you will head to Death Valley National Park for a guided tour. Enjoy wonderful photo opportunities and walks at Zabriskie Point, Artist’s Palette, Badwater Basin Salt flats, Furnace Creek Visitor Center, Devil’s Golf Course, and the Mesquite Sand Dunes. After a picnic lunch, you will drive through spectacular scenery to the old Gold Rush Historic town of Bishop for your camping night stop. Day 2: Travel over Tioga Pass or through Lake Isabella Crossing over the *Tioga Pass the next morning will astonish you with impressive views of Olmsted Point, Lake Tenaya, Tuolumne Meadows, and Mono lake en route to Yosemite Valley. Visit the Valley Visitor Center and exhibits, take a mini-tour and get ready for a full day of exploration of Yosemite tomorrow. *Weather permitting- In the event that the Tioga Pass has closed this tour will route through Lake Isabella instead of Bishop. Day 3: Yosemite National Park Spend a full day exploring the walks and trails offered in Yosemite National Park. There are countless walk and hikes ranging from easy to strenuous or opt for a guided tour with your expert Tour Guide to the premier panoramas within the park such as Bridalveil Falls, Lower Yosemite Falls, views of Half Dome and El Capitan. You can also opt for some free time just relaxing or cycling along the Merced River. Day 4: San Francisco City Tour Today the group is heading to the City by the Bay- San Francisco. Your 4-day adventure concludes with a fully guided city tour of this vibrant city. Stops include Fisherman’s Wharf, Pier 39, Haight Ashbury, and the Golden Gate Bridge. This tour ends on day 4 at approximately 5:00 PM.

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What people are saying about Death Valley National Park

We had an awesome tour guided by Clayton. He was thoroughly knowledgeable of all the site points plus more! This tour is definitely worth the time and views to see. We had plenty of time to take it all in and take pics. Great experience overall!

Great tour with many stops, a great way to have an initial experience with Death Valley. Our guide, Don, was extremely knowledgeable, thorough in all his historical references and explanations. Also extremely friendly and helpful.

Outstanding!! There is no way my family and I could have seen all the key spots in Death Valley without this tour. Our guide Danny was amazing!

Great tour. Stephen was our tour guide and he was great.

Good time. Guide was great! Vehicle was comfortable.