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Tailor Made National Parks: Zion to the Grand Canyon

Luxury Tailor Made Travel: A private journey with expert local guides, customized to your interests

Private journey
Days: 10  |  From: $16,495

Luxury Tailor Made Journeys depart on the dates that work for you and feature expert local guides throughout your journey. The itinerary below can be customized to your interests.


Tailor Made National Parks: Zion to the Grand Canyon

Day 1: Arrive Las Vegas, Nevada

Arrive in Las Vegas, where you are met by your driver-guide and chauffeured to Zion National Park in Utah. En route, visit Grafton, a ghost town dating from the 1850s that suffered frequent floods and attacks by local indigenous tribes. View the well-preserved town cemetery before continuing to your hotel in Springdale, Utah.

Desert Pearl Inn

Day 2: Zion National Park | In the Bryce Amphitheater

Chauffeured by your driver-guide, start your day with a scenic ride on Highway 9 through the Zion Tunnel. Stop to view the unique pattern of creases in the rock surface of Checkerboard Mesa. Explore Long Valley and the old Mormon Settlements, before proceeding to Bryce National Park. Here, begin a breathtaking tour through the stunning Bryce Amphitheater, with its pastel pink and burnt orange hues set against a backdrop of hunter green trees. Marvel at the rock pinnacles formed by wind and water erosion, called hoodoos, which tower like a natural cathedral all around you. Afterward, retire to your hotel and relax in your bungalow.

Stone Canyon Inn   |   Meals: B

Day 3: Bryce Canyon/Moab | A Farm-to-Table Breakfast

Head out this morning on a fascinating ride through the desert, considered one of the most scenic drives in the United States. Stop in Boulder, Utah, for a hearty, organic, farm-to-table breakfast, featuring locally grown heirloom fruit. Continue your scenic journey through the Dixie National Forest as you make your way to Capital Reef National Park. Upon arrival, join your guide on a hike through canyons and cliffs, and over bridges that span the Waterpocket Fold. This afternoon, continue your drive through the world's richest fossil beds, located in the Badlands of Utah, before reaching Sorrel River Ranch, your home for the next three nights. Enjoy your leisurely evening at the hotel, situated on the banks of the Colorado River and surrounded by Southern Utah's incredible red rock canyons.

Sorrel River Ranch Resort & Spa   |   Meals: B

Day 4: Moab | Rafting the Colorado River

Begin another rousing day of adventure, as you embark on a state-of-the-art inflatable whitewater boat and run the mighty rapids of the Colorado River. Cut through Cataract Canyon, a section of the river that travels through the center of the Canyonlands. Take in the incredible views while lazily drifting along the upper river, as your guide points out the unique onshore flora and fauna. Swim hike, or enjoy the sun during this excursion. Pull up on a river bank and dine on a buffet-style picnic lunch, before heading downstream to enter the much-anticipated whitewater rapids. If you would prefer a less rigorous day, you may opt for a calm-water cruise instead. Finish the tour by zipping across Lake Powell to meet your driver-guide, and return to your hotel.

Sorrel River Ranch Resort & Spa   |   Meals: B L

Day 5: Moab | Incredible Sandstone Arches

After breakfast, journey to nearby Arches National Park to roam through its breathtaking landscapes. Hike the Windows loop trail, stand under the famed Delicate Arch, and wander in the Devil's Garden, a hiking loop that accesses seven natural arches. Enjoy a picnic lunch as you take in sweeping vistas, and then continue your hike, with your expert guide providing an informative historical perspective on the land and its wildlife.

Sorrel River Ranch Resort & Spa   |   Meals: B L

Day 6: Moab/Canyon Point | Iconic Western Vistas

This morning, travel overland to Monument Valley, to view an awe-inspiring landscape punctuated by rugged sandstone towers that jut into the clouds, immortalized by director John Ford in many a classic western movie. Enjoy the historical and natural depth of the area, as a local expert leads you to landmarks only accessible with a private, licensed Navajo guide. Enjoy lunch at your leisure before setting out on the next leg of your scenic drive, finishing at your fine resort hotel in Canyon Point.

Amangiri   |   Meals: B

Day 7: Canyon Point | A Gourmet Picnic Lunch

Explore the stunning natural beauty of Antelope, Owl and Rattlesnake canyon, led by a private Navajo guide. On a hike that can be adjusted to be as challenging or relaxed as you prefer, enjoy a gourmet picnic lunch with the spectacular canyons and mesas as a backdrop. Return to the hotel where the remainder of the afternoon and evening is at leisure to enjoy the amenities of your resort.

Amangiri   |   Meals: B L

Day 8: Canyon Point/Sedona, Arizona | Grand Canyon Views

After breakfast, set out on a journey into Arizona to explore the magnificent Grand Canyon. Start with a breathtaking guided ride along the South Rim to admire sweeping views of rock formations that reach down to the Colorado River, which carved out the canyon over the course of five million years. Enjoy lunch at your leisure, with the option to dine on the canyon rim while taking in the amazing vistas. After lunch, continue to your secluded accommodations set amid a red rock landscape near Sedona.

Enchantment Resort   |   Meals: B

Day 9: Sedona | Secluded Sites & Spiritual Energies

After a leisurely morning, travel with an expert naturalist guide and healer to remote settings where you explore the natural history and other curiosities of Sedona. Access places seldom seen by tourists, or even local hikers, on a trek tailored to your physical abilities and focused on bringing new energy and spiritual healing to your life. Visit a series of sites, each one thought to harbor a different type of subtle energy. As you go, become better acquainted with the land, its plants, rock formations, wildlife and history.

Enchantment Resort   |   Meals: B

Day 10: Depart Phoenix

After breakfast, you are chauffeured to Phoenix International Airport for your departing flight.

Meals: B

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Accommodation Options

Alternate hotels and room upgrades are available for this journey.

Ride Horseback Through Bryce Canyon

Climb into the saddle for a leisurely horseback ride into Bryce Canyon, ambling past towering pines and among the hoodoos, accompanied by an expert guide.

Privately Tour the Grand Canyon by Helicopter

Lift off on a private helicopter tour of the stunning Grand Canyon, enjoying amazing aerial views of its many features, including the Painted Desert.

Privately Cruise on Scenic Lake Powell

Explore the crystal-clear waters of Lake Powell by private boat, on a tour of its private bays, sandy beaches and side canyons, as you kayak, swim or just relax.

Lift Off in Style on a Private Hot Air Balloon Ride

Rise early for a private hot air balloon adventure over Sedona, followed by an intimate picnic lunch.

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