Zion & Bryce Canyon National Parks

  • Date

    October 11-15, 2020 | Sun / Thu – 5 Days

  • Location

    Zion National Park | Bryce Canyon National Park | Cedar Breaks National Monument | St. George | Las Vegas

Overview

Utah’s First National Park, Zion, just celebrated its 100th birthday. As a sanctuary to plunging canyons, towering sandstone cliffs, stunning red rock formations, colorful pinnacles, and brilliant blue sky, “Zion” means peace and refuge. This hiker’s paradise presents a unique array of plants and animals within 232 square miles ranging 5,000 feet in elevation. See the largest concentration of Hoodoos found anywhere on Earth at Bryce Canyon National Park; the park’s high elevation lends itself to fantastic dark skies and geological wonders that defy description. Make the most of your time for independent exploration with accommodations inside the parks. You’ll also see Cedar Breaks National Monument –– a giant coliseum filled with spires, arches, and intricate canyons, and visit a garden showcasing water-efficient landscapes, endangered species, and prehistoric tracks. Discover these distinctive national parks — each extraordinary in its own way!

HIGHLIGHTS INCLUDE

  • Zion National Park with 2 nights in park lodge
  • Bryce Canyon National Park with 1 night in park lodge
  • See Cedar Breaks National Monument
  • Visit Red Hills Desert Garden
  • Ample free time for independent exploration

PACKAGE INCLUDES

  • Roundtrip commercial air from Indianapolis to Las Vegas, Nevada
  • Escorted
  • 4 nights accommodations
  • Breakfast daily
  • 3 dinners
  • Sightseeing and admissions per itinerary
  • Ground transportation
  • Hotel baggage handling

NOTE:

This itinerary covers areas of higher altitudes and includes activities where moderate walking, possibly on uneven terrain, is required.

Park accommodations are rustic yet comfortable with modest amenities. TV’s may not be available and cell and internet service is very limited.

Sun, Oct 11: Fly to Las Vegas, Nevada and transfer to Zion National Park in southwest Utah. Reconnect with nature and the wilderness as you retreat for two nights at Zion Lodge, located inside the park. Enjoy dinner at the lodge. (Meal: Dinner)

Mon, Oct 12: Spend a full day at leisure discovering the spectacular network of colorful canyons, forested mesas, and striking deserts of Zion National Park. The parks shuttle system provides easy access to all the sites including the Zion Human History Museum, Zion Scenic Drive, Weeping Rock, and Canyon Junction, just to name a few. (B)

Tue, Oct 13: After breakfast, check out and transfer to Bryce Canyon National Park. Check in for one night at the Sunrise Motel or Sunset Motel which are part of The Lodge at Bryce Canyon complex. Enjoy the remainder of the day exploring at your leisure. Take the park shuttle along the park’s 18-mile road to viewing points, attend a ranger program, or take a hike to explore the views of the Hoodoos –– irregular columns of rock found in the series of natural bowls that make up this park. If it is a clear night, gaze at the stars twinkling in the dark sky. (B,D)

Wed, Oct 14: Watch the sunrise over the canyon just steps away from your hotel room. After breakfast, check out and travel through beautiful scenery to Cedar Breaks National Monument, a miniature Bryce Canyon with brilliant colors. Situated at an elevation of 10,000 feet, Cedar Breaks is shaped like a giant coliseum dropping 2,000 feet to its floor and three miles across. Deep inside the coliseum are stone spires, columns, arches, pinnacles, and intricate canyons in varying shades of red, yellow, and purple. The Dixie National Forest surrounds Cedar Breaks, providing lush alpine meadows clustered with ponderosa pines and quaking aspens. Spend some time in St. George and visit the Red Hills Desert Gardens, a five-acre garden showcasing water-efficient landscapes, endangered species, and prehistoric tracks in one central location. Check in for one night at the Inn on The Cliff, a boutique hotel overlooking the quaint community of St. George and beautiful southern Utah. (B,D)

Thu, Oct 15: Breakfast will be delivered to your room so you can enjoy it on your private balcony before  transferring to Las Vegas to fly home. (B)

Zion Lodge, Zion National Park. The only lodging facility in the park, Zion Lodge is the ideal location for exploring at your own pace. Highlights: in-room coffee/tea maker, refrigerator • complimentary WiFi Internet access • restaurant. NOTE: WiFi access can be slow and spotty.

The Lodge at Bryce Canyon, Bryce Canyon National Park. The only accommodations located within the park consist of a main lodge building, cabins, and 2 motels that provide easy access to trails and beautiful viewpoints. Highlights: in-room coffee/tea maker, refrigerator, microwave • complimentary WiFi Internet access • restaurant. NOTE: no televisions on the property and WiFi access can be slow and spotty.

Inn on the Cliff, St. George, Utah. A boutique hotel with warm, contemporary style, designed to enhance the cliff side view overlooking St. George and the beautiful southern Utah scenery. Highlights: in-room coffee/tea maker, refrigerator • complimentary WiFi Internet access • restaurant • outdoor pool and hot tub • fitness center.

Pricing

  • Package with Air
  • Double P/P – $2,499
  • Triple P/P – $2,349
  • Single – $3,019
  • Land Only
  • Double P/P – $1,829
  • Triple P/P – $1,679
  • Single – $2,349

* Subject to change due to increase in exchange rate or fuel surcharge

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