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Best of The Southwest Tour
See the Big Sights!
With so many amazing and wonderful sights to visit in this place we call home, it can be a challenge to fit it all in! Our 5-day Best of the Southwest Tour has been carefully designed for our guests who want to see as much of the area as possible in a few days, in comfort and in a small, friendly group setting. Come with us and experience the magic of a river walk in Zion, the curious hoodoo formations in Bryce Canyon, cruise on sparkling Lake Powell and marvel at the jaw-dropping scale of the mighty Grand Canyon!
See the Best of the West
Enjoy a Small, Friendly Group
Experience The Grand Canyon
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• $1749 plus tax ($135.07) per person
• $3299 plus tax ($261.44) per couple
• Bookings made online will include an additional booking fee of 6% of the total amount.
• May 14-18
• June 4-8
• July 30-August 3
• September 24-28
• October 1-5
5 Days in total.
The tour comprises of 5 days in total, the first of which will be an arrival day, followed by 4 full days of tours and activities, with departure on the fifth day.
Meeting point & time:
Las Vegas Airport, Terminal 1, Level 0, 1:30 p.m.
At Las Vegas Airport, guests must catch the 1:30 p.m. ground shuttle to St. George where they will be greeted by their guide, and then transferred to Kanab. All shuttles and transfers are included and organized by us.
Maximum group size:
About the Vehicle:
All our tours are conducted using a comfortable, 15 seater Ford van, with safety belts and air-conditioning.
Have the Adventure of a Lifetime Out West!
Day 1: Arrival Day
It takes a little time to get to our home in Kanab, but it’s so worth it! Your journey will start in Las Vegas, Nevada, where a ground shuttle will pick you up at McCarran International Airport. From Las Vegas, you will be transported to St. George, Utah, watching the scenery change from glitzy lights to serene scapes. The drive delivers the perfect opportunity to meet and get acquainted with your fellow guests who’ll be on tour with you!
Your guide will be ready and waiting to meet you in St. George with a warm welcome. We’ll get your luggage transferred into our passenger van, stretch our legs a bit and then hit the road for our final leg of the journey to Kanab.
As we get near our destination, you’ll find the busy, hectic world falls further and further away, and your view opens up to the colors and calm majesty of the desert.
We will arrive at the bed and breakfast by early evening, where you can unpack and unwind. A little later, we’ll head out for a group dinner to Wild Thyme Cafe, a restaurant specializing in farm-to-table options. Here, you can continue to get to know your fellow guests, rest after your busy day of traveling and get an overview of the weeks events from your friendly guide.
Meals included this day: light dinner.
Day 2: Zion National Park
Founded in 1918, Zion National Park is Utah’s oldest national park. With nearly three million visitors per year, Zion is also Utah’s most popular. In this tour, you’ll explore the land where the Virgin River has sculpted a profound landscape masterpiece. Together, we’ll venture into the heart of Zion National Park and hike trails to jaw-dropping sites like the Emerald Pools. As our groups are always kept small, the day will run at your pace, with as many stops for photos as needed!
Lunch will be served in Zion Canyon Lodge, where you can also find souvenirs for the park.
We’ll finish our day hiking the amazing Zion Narrows, one of the most famous trails in the U.S. The trail leads into the deepest reaches of Zion Canyon, where the walls are only 24 feet apart and tower to more than 1,000 feet high! The trail begins with an easy paved walk and ends at the mouth of the gorgeous canyon. Needless to say, the views are out of this world!
After exploring the park, we’ll head back to our accommodation for a rest and refresh before heading out for a group dinner at Escobar’s Mexican Restaurant.
Meals included this day: breakfast, lunch & dinner.
Day 3: Bryce Canyon National Park
After a delicious breakfast, we’ll get on the road to start today’s adventure! Our destination, Bryce Canyon National Park, is about 1.5 hours away.
Your first view of Bryce Canyon is gloriously dramatic… rows of ancient pine trees veil the bright colors of the park, and reveal glimpses of what is to come!
To start off our visit, we’ll view the Sunset Point Amphitheater, full of beautiful red rock spires called “hoodoos”. If we’re feeling energetic, we can also hike the Navajo Loop and experience the mesmerizing rock formations throughout.
By now, we’ll have built up quite the appetite! So we’ll head to Ruby’s Inn for their famous buffet lunch, and afterwards, continue exploring the park, including Bryce Point and Inspiration Point. The park boasts many different climatic zones and diverse habitats, so keep your eyes open for countless species of birds, mammals and plants unique to the area.
To end the day on a high, we’ll stop at Peek-a-boo Slot Canyon just outside of Kanab. Here, we’ll load into OHV vehicles, a fantastic and fun way to skim over the sand trails and dunes! Your guide will also show you the “hallway of stone”, a hidden gem that’s sure Tonight’s dinner will be at Vermillion 45, where we can get together and share our stories from the day.
Meals included this day: breakfast, lunch & dinner.
Day 4: Grand Canyon National Park
After breakfast, we’ll set off for today’s adventure to one of the 7 wonders of the world, the Grand Canyon! After about 1.5 hours on the road, we’ll arrive to the Grand Canyon North Rim, where crisp and refreshing air and a lush forest environment will greet us.
We’ll enjoy a relaxed horseback trek through some of the parks trails. You’ll see that this is the perfect way to take in the surrounding views and enjoy the park experience as a group.
For lunch, we’ll head to Grand Canyon Lodge which also offers a charming gift shop village for those with a shopping passion.
Our afternoon will be spent visiting special locations, unreachable by the the big tour buses. Your guide will take you to hidden viewpoints as well as the Walhalla Ruins, an ancient Native Indian pueblo, considered one of the major archaeological sites in Arizona.
Tonight’s dinner will be hosted back in Kanab at Angels Landing Amphitheater within the Best Friends Animal Sanctuary. A local restaurant, Sego, will do the catering for us, so all we have to do is sit back and enjoy the food, the evening air and the company!
Meals included this day: breakfast, lunch & dinner.
Day 5: Lake Powell and Departure
Unfortunately, today is departure day, but not before a few more activities and adventures with your group! We’ll have breakfast, check-out of the B&B, then load your luggage into the van.
Our drive to Lake Powell takes about 1.5 hours. Once we get there, we’ll board a boat and experience the sparkling blue waters of Lake Powell in the best way possible, with towering red rock formations surrounding us and continuing as far as the eye can see. Be sure to have your camera ready to capture the undulating shoreline and slot canyons!
Next, we’ll visit Glen Canyon Dam and Museum where you can learn about the history of the area, including how Lake Powell was created.
We will also feast our eyes on Horseshoe Bend, a jaw-dropping overlook of a 2,000 foot monolithic butte wrapped by the Colorado River. The view is truly astounding, making it an unmissable photo stop!
As our last day draws to a close, we’ll head back to Kanab for a late lunch -our final meal together at Rocking V Restaurant before our drive back to St. George. From there, you can catch the shuttle back to Las Vegas Airport, arriving there at 6:40 pm.
Meals included this day: breakfast & lunch.
|4 Nights Accommodation||General Gratuities|
|All Meals*||Alcoholic Beverages|
|Friendly Guide & Driver|
|Ground Transport Throughout the Tour|
|Bottled Water and Snacks|
|Daypacks and Walking Poles for Excursions|
|National Park Entrance Fees|
*Please let us know at the time of booking if you have any special dietary requirements.
What to Bring
Light layered clothing
Comfortable footwear for outdoors
A light rain poncho & shoes to river walk
Sunscreen, hat & sunglasses
A sense of fun & adventure!
Good to Know
• Itineraries are subject to change.
• Each day will include a maximum of about 2 miles easy/gentle walking or hiking on safe, paved pathway.
• All shuttles and ground transfers to and from the airport are included and organized by us. Guests are responsible for getting themselves to the meeting points at the indicated time.
• Utah is a dry state with its own liqueur laws. You can read up on the state laws here.
Frequently Asked Questions
Where is Kanab and how do I get there?
Kanab is located in the very Southern Region of the State of Utah. Most guests fly into Las Vegas, NV or St. George, UT. We arrange a shuttle to pick you up in Las Vegas, NV that takes you to St. George (this takes 2 hours). From there your guide will meet you and transfer you to Kanab (St. George to Kanab takes 1.5 hours). Check out our How To Find Us Page for more arrival details.
What does the tour cost include?
At National Park Tourz our specialty is multi-day, all-inclusive tours. These tours include lodging, 3 meals per day, trail snacks, bottled water, entrance fees, activities, tour transportation and your friendly and experienced tour guide! You may want to bring some extra cash to buy souvenirs or to tip the adventure guides.
What do I need to pack?
We suggest you bring clothing for each day (light layers), shoes and socks appropriate for hiking on rocks, sand, gravel, pavement, and in water. We’d also recommend a rain poncho or similar light rain gear, sunscreen, a hat and/or sunglasses, and a camera. National Park Tourz provides 3 meals a day, as well as bottled water, daytime trail snacks and a backpack to keep your belongings. If you have special dietary needs or preferences, you may want to bring a few of your own snacks.
Where will I be staying on this tour?
For this tour, you will enjoy the excellent home comforts of Grand Circle B&B. We strive to accommodate the special requests and needs of our clients. Four of the rooms at the B&B have queen beds, and two of the rooms have two double beds. The accommodations have one ground floor room and five rooms that require using stairs.
In the event that a guest needs an ADA room, we will arrange accommodations at a nearby hotel (for an additional $30 per day).
How much hiking are we going to do?
The longest hike we do is 2-mile round trip. Very easy, slow pace and the trail is paved. We do our best to customize your experience. Please let us know what you are comfortable with.
What is the tipping or gratuity procedure?
Gratuity or tipping is a personal procedure and is completely up to you. You may request to have it added into your tour balance or tip your guide directly at the end of your tour. Customary gratuity is between 5-10% of your tour price.
Is there a rental car company in Kanab if I want to spend more time in the area?
There is one local company, Xpress Car Rental. You can reach them by phone at 435-644-3408.
What kind of weather can I expect in Kanab?
In Kanab, the summers are hot and mostly clear, the winters are very cold and partly cloudy, and it is dry year round, with the exception of our incredible monsoon season in August. Over the course of the year, the temperature typically varies from 22°F to 92°F and is rarely below 10°F or above 99°F. We schedule our tours in line with the best time of year to visit Kanab for warm-weather activities, which is from April to mid October.
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