Utah
  • 6 days/5 nights
  • Next Departure: Sep 11, 2016
  • From $2,698 / person
  • ($580 single supplement)

Bryce Canyon and Zion National Park Tour

Answer the call of canyon country and join us for an action-packed, small group journey through Zion and Bryce Canyon national parks on our Bryce Zion Tour. An adventurer’s paradise, Southern Utah is a feast for the senses as red rocks contrast with blue skies and the song of the canyon wren echoes from fern-laden hanging valleys. Hike through the phantasmagoric hoodoos of Bryce, bike along the smooth valley roads of majestic Zion Canyon, explore the world-renown Narrow’s and navigate breathtaking Angel’s Landing, all the while experiencing the best in southwestern hospitality and regional cuisine from cozy bed and breakfasts to iconic park properties. This all-inclusive adventure has been an alumni favorite for over 20-years, showcasing Austin’s best-in-class standard and signature touch of inspired, thoughtful service. Come see why our expert guides consider these spectacular national parks a couple of their all-time favorite places to share on earth!

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  • Adult Only Vacations
  • Biking
  • Hiking

Activity Level: Moderate

About
This Tour

Nature's playground beckons both seasoned and beginner adventurer's alike to explore the desert canyons and sand castles of Southern Utah on this six-day, custom Bryce Zion Tour through the marvelous windswept landscape of Bryce Canyon and Zion national parks. From the fairy tale labyrinths of Bryce's hoodoos and arches to the jaw-dropping monoliths of Zion, prepare to be inspired, energized and rejuvenated by two of America's greatest national treasures.

  • Hike past waterfalls, natural springs and hanging gardens in Zion's Virgin River Narrows, ranked one of America's best adventures by National Geographic
  • Enjoy a picnic lunch surrounded by cinder cones, natural rock bridges and basalt ridges in Valley of Fire State Park
  • Explore sculpted rock gardens of brilliantly colored spires, cliffs and natural amphitheaters and take in eye-popping views from Rainbow Point
  • Hike the magical hoodoo rock formations of Bryce's Peek-a-Boo and Queens Garden trails
  • Pause for fresh-churned ice cream on Angel's Landing, 1,200-feet above the valley floor
Bryce Canyon Utah Vacations
Photo: Bryce Canyon Utah Vacations

The guides knowledge was outstanding. the trip had a unique personal touch

Barb B Yakima, WA

The trip was fantastic. The guides go above and beyond making sure we're all taken care of.

Matt B New York, NY

Excellent staff (office and guides) with great trip planning apparent - The Best!!

Donald C Shawnee Mission, KS

Itinerary
& Map

Tour Itinerary

6 days/5 nights

Las Vegas, Nevada (LAS)

Day 1: Las Vegas / St. George
Utah Vacations
Meals Included:  L, D
Overnight: Seven Wives Inn

This morning your guides will pick you up at your hotel in Las Vegas and drive 2.5 hours to Snow Canyon State Park where you'll begin the Lava Flows hike.

From there:

  • Indulge in a fantastic meal before beginning this afternoon's adventure
  • Listen to a short bike talk by your informative guides before you pedal through Snow Canyon with its towering red sandstone cliffs and black lava rock

Tonight, enjoy some exceptional cuisine at the unique and contemporary Painted Pony restaurant in St. George. The Seven Wives Inn will be our home for the night.

About the Seven Wives Inn
The Seven Wives Inn Bed and Breakfast located in downtown Saint George, Utah, is a historic treasure in the painted southwest desert. Two grand Victorian homes on a well-groomed, green acre offer a selection of thirteen casually elegant rooms all with their own private bath.

Impeccable and friendly service is the standard, your innkeepers will make every effort to make your stay comfortable and memorable. Open since 1981 the Seven Wives Inn takes pride in accommodating her repeat guests as well as opening her doors to all new ones.

Day 2: Zion National Park / Cedar Breaks / Bryce Canyon National Park
Bryce and Zion Tours
Meals Included:  B, L, D

A freshly prepared breakfast will await you this morning before departing to Zion National Park!

To kick things off, take a break from your shuttle for a short hike up Timber Creek Trail, where the overlook at the end of the trail offers an amazing 360° panorama of Kolob Canyon. Another short shuttle will take us out of Zion and to the trailhead of another breathtaking hike.

Spectra Point Trail at Cedar Breaks will introduce you to even more stunning geology as you wind around the outer edge of the gorge, including:

  • Hoodoos
  • Arches
  • Windows

After enjoying a wonderful lunch prepared by your guides, jump on your bike for a scenic ride to the city of Panguitch. Afterward, relax and enjoy the scenery as we finish our shuttle and enter Bryce Canyon National Park.

Our home for the next 2 nights is The Lodge at Bryce Canyon.

About the The Lodge at Bryce Canyon
Located in Bryce Canyon National Park you will experience the rustic elegance at one of the grand western lodges designed for national parks in the 1920's. A National Historic Landmark, The Lodge at Bryce Canyon is the only lodge of that era to remain largely intact. This historic lodge also offers unrivaled access to breathtaking views, world-class hiking trails, and a tranquil wilderness. As the only lodging within the national park, all of the facilities are just steps from the stunning ancient rock formations of the Bryce Amphitheater.

Day 3: Peek-a-Boo and Queens Garden Trails
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Meals Included:  B, L

After a hearty breakfast, embark on a hike through the magical hoodoo rock formations of Bryce's Peek-A-Boo and Queens Garden trails.

Trek through naturally-sculpted rock gardens of brilliantly colored spires, cliffs and amphitheaters and take in the jaw-dropping views from Rainbow Point. Take the evening to enjoy dinner on your own and explore your beautiful surroundings.

If you are a night owl, be sure to take advantage of one of the clearest night skies around and try your hand at finding some of the constellations.

Day 4: Zion National Park
Tours to Utah
Meals Included:  B, L, D
Overnight: Zion Lodge

On Day 4, depart Bryce Canyon National Park on your bike this morning as you take a relaxed, beautiful ride through Red Canyon.

  • From there, shuttle into Zion through an entrance that will leave you in awe as you wind through the magnificent canyon walls and towering cliffs that make up this majestic park.
  • This afternoon, hike to Angel's Landing, one of the world's best-rated hikes, before checking into your lodging for the next 2 nights, Zion Lodge.

About the Zion Lodge
The only "In-Park" lodging at Zion National Park, Zion Lodge is the perfect base for discovering the majesty of Zion. Set amidst the towering red rock cliffs of Zion National Park and surrounded by spectacular 2,000-feet canyon walls, there is a view from everywhere at Zion Lodge. At Zion Lodge you will receive an exceptional experience of warmth and personalized service. With a wide variety of services and outdoor activities to further add value to guest experiences, Zion Lodge is sure to provide a memorable and comfortable stay in the heart of Zion National Park.

Day 5: The Narrows
Zion Utah Tours
Meals Included:  B, L, D
Overnight: Zion Lodge

Today, explore more of the wonders that Zion has to offer.

  • Spend a full day walking and wading along the Virgin River, into the sheer walled canyon of the Narrows.
  • Soak up the captivating scenery as you pass waterfalls, natural springs and hanging gardens.

The Narrows hike is recognized as one of America's best adventures by National Geographic and is one that you will not soon forget.

Take time to relax and reflect at the Inn before our farewell dinner at Bit & Spur.

Day 6: Springdale / Las Vegas
Picnic on the Utah Vacation
Meals Included:  B, L

Before you depart, enjoy one last hike through the colorful sandstone landscapes and the sweeping high desert scenery just outside of Zion.

Take in the beauty of this place one last time as we shuttle back to Las Vegas for our departures home.

We hope you'll join us again soon!

** Trip itineraries are subject to change without notice due to road, weather and other factors outside of our control, for the safety and enjoyment of our guests, as deemed necessary and appropriate by Austin Adventures.

Dates, Rates
& Details

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  • 6 days/5 nights
  • Next Departure: Sep 11, 2016
  • From $2,698 / person
  • ($580 single supplement)

Confirmed Departures

  • Sep 11, 2016
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  • May 28, 2017
  • Sep 3, 2017
  • Sep 10, 2017

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Additional Trip Information

Departure

Please plan on arriving at least one day prior to your departure. Day one of your itinerary starts at 7:00 am or 7:15 am, depending on which Las Vegas hotel you are staying at. Your trip ends with a drop-off at the Las Vegas airport (2:00 pm) or your hotel (2:30 pm).

Activities
  • Hiking: 2 to 6 miles per hike, easy to strenuous terrain.
  • Biking: 10 to 30 miles per ride, easy to moderate terrain.
Meals

The hallmark of an Austin Adventures vacation is our exceptional dining. All meals: breakfasts, lunches, snacks, dinners, refreshments and receptions - except one dinner on your own - are included as indicated by itinerary. (B = Breakfast, L = Lunch, D = Dinner). Alcoholic beverages and related gratuities are not included in the trip price.

Included in Trip Price
  • Double occupancy rooms with private baths.
  • All meals: breakfasts, lunches, snacks, dinners - except one dinner on own your own - refreshments and receptions .
  • Fully trained, first-aid certified professional guides and knowledgeable local partners.
  • Bikes, helmets and other necessary equipment - all safe and well maintained.
  • Vehicle support and land transportation during the trip.
  • Austin Adventures T-shirt, water bottle, luggage tags and luggage service.
  • Pre-departure and packing information.
  • Incidental expenses such as taxes, dining and housekeeping gratuities, local partner and expert gratuities and national park entrance and permit fees.
Not Included in Trip Price
  • Gratuities to Austin Adventures guides.
  • Alcoholic beverages and related gratuities.
  • One dinner on your own.
  • Pre-and post-trip accommodations and associated expenses.
  • Air and land transportation to/from host cities.
  • All types of personal insurance.
  • Personal expenses.
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Testimonials
Testimonials

With over 20-years of experience in the adventure travel industry, we've perfected the recipe for crafting award-winning small group trips and custom itineraries on all seven continents. On every departure, we aim to exceed your expectations with best-in-class service, expert guides and the finest in regional cuisine and accommodations. From first-time travelers to seasoned alumni, our guests agree that on each Austin Adventures journey , the hardest part truly is going home. We're happy to share that 99.26% of these travelers say they'd join us again...and again...and again. But don't take our word for it. Our guests say it best:

Excellent trip! Bryce and Zion are amazing. Our guides really know the area well and make the whole experience more enjoyable.

Shuchi G, Walpole, MA

Excellent - hiking and biking and guides exceeded expectations.

Fred H, Highlands, NJ

Great guides, fun group, beautiful area. Fully enjoyed myself.

Diana S, Albany, CA

Very well organized. Guides were superb. Especially the "silver tray" ice cream on Angel's landing was perfect.

Kathie L, Streetsboro, OH

This was my third trip with you and all have been excellent the trip was amazing goes without any glitches- great leadership

Leslie B, Deerfield, IL

The trip was incredible. Everything was planned to the last detail. It was so nice to go on vacation and not have a care in the world!

Mary M, Yardley, PA

Very well organized and thought out vacation. It was completely worry free.

Raymond G, Orangeville, ON

This company has service figured out. The only thing we had to make a decision on was out clothing!

Terri H, Orangeville, ON

A challenging and fun vacation! I did much more than I would have done on my own. Loved the "hidden gems" off the beaten path.

Imogene T, Belle Meade, NJ

The tour guides and our group were phenomenal. Plus, experiencing nature as we did, was exhilarating. One of our best vacations!

Brian C, Winslow Township, NJ

Awesome!! Knowledgeable guides. Super friendly and helpful. Attentive to all our needs. Went above and beyond.

Irwin L, New City, NY

over the years we have done about 15 guided trips with about 10 different companies- this was the best!-Best activities, guides, food, accommodations! We will be back.

Virginia C, Olympia, WA
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Regions we visit in Southwestern US: , ...

  • 1. The scenery: a high-desert spectacle of rock formations and river-carved canyons, Southern Utah is a photographer's dream.
  • 2. The adrenaline: a hike via Walter's Wiggles to the top of Angel's Landing is sure to get your blood pumping.
  • 3. The stargazing: due to altitude and lack of air and light pollution, stargazing in Bryce and Zion is considered the finest in the Continental U.S.
  • 4. The colors: there's an ever-changing orange, amber, sherbert and red sandstone glow that dazzles from sunrise to sunset.
  • 5. In-the-field expertise: from spinning fascinating regional interpretation to orchestrating seamless group dynamics, our Bryce Zion Tour guides keep their eyes on the details, ensuring that the toughest part of your vacation truly is going home.
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