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 or with shuttle access to the parks. You’ll also see Cedar Breaks National Monument—a giant coliseum filled with spires, arches, and intricate canyons. Discover these distinctive national parks—each extraordinary in its own way!
- Spend two nights in Zion National Park at the park lodge
- Stay two nights at the entrance of Bryce Canyon National Park with park shuttle access
- Visit Cedar Breaks National Monument
- Ample free time for independent exploration
- Roundtrip commercial air from Indianapolis to Las Vegas, Nevada
- 4 nights accommodations
- Breakfast daily
- 1 lunch, 3 dinners
- Sightseeing and admissions per itinerary
- Ground transportation
- Hotel baggage handling
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.
Tue, Sep 21: 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)
Wed, Sep 22: 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,D)
Thu, Sep 23: 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. Continue to Bryce Canyon National Park. Check in to your hotel for the next two nights, located just five minutes from the park entrance and serviced by the Bryce Canyon Shuttle. Spend some time this afternoon at your leisure, in the park or around the hotel complex. Your hotel offers a wide array of optional activities such as horseback riding, mountain biking, guided ATV rides and helicopter tours, along with western experiences, rodeos and more! Have dinner on your own this evening. (B,L)
Fri, Sep 24: Today is yours to spend as you wish enjoying Bryce Canyon National Park. 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. Gather for dinner with fellow travelers this evening. If it is a clear night, gaze at the stars twinkling in the dark sky. (B,D)
Sat, Sep 25: Following breakfast at the hotel, transfer 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.
Best Western Plus Ruby’s Inn, Bryce Canyon City, Utah. Located just one mile from the park entrance and is also a destination in itself with shops and restaurants on site and offers an array optional excursions. Highlights: in-room coffee/tea maker, refrigerator, microwave • complimentary WiFi Internet access • restaurant.
- Package with Air
- Double P/P – $2,349
- Triple P/P – $2,199
- Single – $2,799
- Land Only
- Double P/P – $1,929
- Triple P/P – $1,779
- Single – $2,379
* Subject to change due to increase in exchange rate or fuel surcharge
Ambassadair Trip #8316
Documents Required: Valid U.S. government issued REAL I.D.
Deposit Per Person: $200
Final Payment: 06/22/21
Cancellation Fee Per Person: Booking-91 Days: $100; 90-0 Days: No Refund
Trip Insurance: Optional Trip Insurance through Travel Insured. To purchase, call your Ambassadair Travel Counselor.