USA: Utah’s Grand Tour

15 Days


Utah’s Grand Tour was created in memory of the original “Grand Tour,” a term that comes from an old educational rite of passage for young men of Europe during the 1660’s. The rite, in it’s simplest form, is to travel from England to Italy, seeing as much as possible and passing through as many countries as possible with the hope of being refined and educated along the way. The aspirant traveler and student would leave England and slowly make his way through France, Belgium, Germany, Switzerland, and finally Italy, experiencing culture, language, and history firsthand.

Staying true to the Grand Tour’s original spirit, our “Utah Grand Tour” is meant to give the traveler the breadth and depth that comes with traveling through Utah’s spectacular desert; it’s truly an educational experience. Learn about geology, archaeology, recorded history, natural history, and much, much more.

USA: Utah’s Grand Tour

15 Days


Dates

  • Multiple departures throughout 2017-18
  • Please contact us for more information

Pricing

  • Tour Pricing: $3,595
  • Discount: 5% Returning Volant Customer

USA: Utah’s Grand Tour

15 Days


DAY 1: SALT LAKE CITY

Arrive in Salt Lake City. Get nestled in at a safe, clean, and comfortable hotel. Eat dinner in a high-rise building overlooking downtown Salt Lake. Explore Salt Lake’s night life.

DAY 2: SALT LAKE CITY

Visit historic downtown, starting with Temple Square. Take a tour of the LDS Conference Center. Walk around the historic LDS Salt Lake Temple. Tour the LDS visitor center. Tour the LDS Church History Museum. Take a drive up into the nationally coveted Wasatch Mountains.

DAY 3: CEDAR BREAKS NATIONAL MONUMENT

Drive from Salt Lake to Cedar City. Eat lunch near a full-size replica of Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre. Drive up cedar canyon to Cedar Breaks National Monument. Hike at more than 10,000 feet in elevation through natural amphitheaters filled with hoodoos and bristle-cone pines. Drive to Bryce Canyon’s famous Ruby’s Inn.

DAY 4: BRYCE CANYON NATIONAL PARK

Choose a trail and go wild. There are many trails throughout Bryce Canyon that suit all skill and physical levels.

DAY 5: BRYCE CANYON NATIONAL PARK

Another day of beautiful trails among hoodoos and orange rock. There are many trails throughout Bryce Canyon that suit all skill and physical levels. Drive to Zion National Park.

DAY 6: ZION NATIONAL PARK

Prepare mentally for a 5.4 mile round-trip hike to Angel’s Landing. View Zion Canyon in full atop Angel’s Landing. This hike is not for those who fear heights; metal chain rails are in place, but the cliffs are too.

DAY 7: ZION NATIONAL PARK

Rest easy with mild hiking. Take the bus all the way to the top of the canyon to get to the trail head of the famous Zion Narrows. Hike to Weeping Rock and the Emerald Pools.

DAY 8: ZION NATIONAL PARK

A more strenuous day. Hike to Observation Point on the East Rim of Zion Canyon via Hidden Canyon. This hike is one of the most stunning and at the same time, longest and most draining. It’s round-trip mileage is 8. Drink plenty of water and eat good food in order to endure. It’s well worth the effort.

DAY 9: GRAND CANYON NATIONAL PARK

Drive to the Grand Canyon. Who in all the world doesn’t know about the iconic Grand Canyon, which is over one mile deep? Overlook the canyon from the South Rim. For those ready to hike, follow the South Kaibab Trail. Stay in Page, AZ.

DAY 10: GLEN CANYON NATIONAL PARK

There is nothing more refreshing in the desert than being a big reservoir: Lake Powell. From Page, AZ., take a boat tour to Rainbow Bridge and Antelope Canyon. Explore side canyons and hike on the red sandstone and swim in the blue water.

DAY 11: MOAB

Take the day to sight see all over northern Arizona and southern Utah. Drive from Page, AZ. to Monument Valley, Mexican Hat, Bluff, Kayenta, Indian Creek, Newspaper Rock, etc. See rock art and learn about Mormon pioneers and their sandstone adventures. End in Moab, UT.

DAY 12: CANYONLANDS NATIONAL PARK

From Moab, take a day trip to Canyonlands. Along the way, stop at Dead Horse State Park. Drive over the Island in the Sky to various observation points overlooking The Maze and The Needles.

DAY 13: ARCHES NATIONAL PARK

From Moab, drive 6 miles north to Arches. Hike to the famous Delicate Arch. View Balanced Rock, Devil’s Garden, and the Fiery Furnace.

DAY 14: FISHER TOWERS, GOBLIN VALLEY & LITTLE WILD HORSE CANYON

Visit the towering pillars of sand: Fisher Towers. On the way home, visit Goblin Valley and hike through Little Wild Horse Canyon. Drive back to Salt Lake after a memorable desert vacation and adventure.

DAY 15: SALT LAKE CITY

Depart. Transportation to the airport.

USA: Utah’s Grand Tour

15 Days


Inclusions

  • Scheduled restaurant meals throughout Utah and Arizona
  • Ground transportation throughout Utah and Arizona
  • 14 scheduled hotel nights throughout Utah and Arizona
  • All national park entrance fees
  • All national recreation area fees
  • Breakfast and lunches

Exclusions

  • Items of a personal nature (personal gear, telephone calls, laundry, etc.)
  • Airfare to Salt Lake City
  • Staff/guide gratuities
  • Nonscheduled meals while throughout Utah and Arizona
  • Trip cancellation insurance
  • Medical rescue insurance

Contact Us Today

By email: [email protected]

By phone: 801.651.7208

Zion National Park, UT

Zion National Park, UT

Bryce Canyon National Park, UT

Bryce Canyon National Park, UT

Cedar Breaks National Monument, UT

Cedar Breaks National Monument, UT

Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona

Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona

Monument Valley, UT

Monument Valley, UT

Moab, UT

Moab, UT

Arches National Park, UT

Arches National Park, UT

Canyonlands National Park, UT

Canyonlands National Park, UT

Goblin Valley State Park, UT

Goblin Valley State Park, UT

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