Red Rocks & Painted Canyons

Have fun exploring Grand Canyon, Bryce Canyon and Zion national parks from classic inside-the-park lodges, as well as Lake Powell, Sedona, Kanab and Las Vegas, on our fun-filled family vacation.



Share the wonders of nature's handiwork together as Tauck takes you behind-the-scenes with filmed narratives by Ken Burns and Dayton Duncan who share personal stories of the dreamers, visionaries, and unsung heroes who shaped the preservation of three great national parks of the American West. See the sun rise over the Grand Canyon with a stay at an inside-the-park lodge right on the rim, and walk along the South Rim with an instructor from the Grand Canyon Field Institute... discover classic Western towns like red-rock Sedona, Arizona... float along the Colorado River on a raft... flightsee over Rainbow Bridge... take a private off-road tour to view colorful slot canyons in the Navajo Nation... view Bryce Canyon's famous hoodoos and ride a horse or mule along its scenic trails with a cowboy... and explore the treasures of Zion National Park!

Share the wonders of nature's handiwork together as Tauck takes you behind-the-scenes with filmed narratives by Ken Burns and Dayton Duncan who share personal stories of the dreamers, visionaries, and unsung heroes who shaped the preservation of three great national parks of the American West. See the sun rise over the Grand Canyon with a stay at an inside-the-park lodge right on the rim, and walk along the South Rim with an instructor from the Grand Canyon Field Institute... discover classic Western towns like red-rock Sedona, Arizona... float along the Colorado River on a raft... flightsee over Rainbow Bridge... take a private off-road tour to view colorful slot canyons in the Navajo Nation... view Bryce Canyon's famous hoodoos and ride a horse or mule along its scenic trails with a cowboy... and explore the treasures of Zion National Park!

Traveling Well Includes:
  • TAUCK EXCLUSIVE - Insider stories about the national parks during filmed narratives by filmmakers Ken Burns and Dayton Duncan
  • All gratuities to Tauck Director, local guides, & drivers
  • Guided educational hike in the Grand Canyon with an instructor from the Grand Canyon Field Institute
  • A flightseeing adventure over Rainbow Bridge & Lake Powell
  • A private off-road tour to view colorful slot canyons in the Navajo Nation
  • A trail ride with a cowboy in Bryce Canyon National Park

  • Call (877) 224-3779 for more information or to book today! Mention code 14710405

    Tour Operator
    Tauck Tours
    Offer
    Offer valid through 3/31/2020
    Duration
    8 Days
    DayDestinationDescription
    Day 1ScottsdaleArrive Phoenix

    Tour begins: 5:30 PM, Four Seasons Resort Scottsdale at Troon North. A transfer is included from Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport to Four Seasons Resort Scottsdale at Troon North. Arrive early and enjoy the amenities of your desert resort. Meet new friends who will join your family on this southwestern adventure at our welcome reception and dinner tonight.



    Lodging: Four Seasons Resort Scottsdale at Troon North

    Meals: D
    Day 2SedonaHistoric Sedona & on to the Grand Canyon

    Stunning red-rock formations like Coffeepot Rock, Bell Rock and Cathedral Rock form an awesome backdrop for your visit to Sedona, Arizona - just like they've provided the backdrop for many Western movies. Spend some free time exploring this beautiful, historic town with its own unique energy, loved by artists, New Agers and Old West fans alike, and have lunch as you please. Continue on to Grand Canyon National Park, where you'll check out the Grand Canyon Overlook and Mather Point, guided by instructors from the Grand Canyon Field Institute. Your family will spend the night at an inside-the-park lodge right on the canyon's South Rim, from which you can experience one of nature's masterpieces after the crowds depart. Enjoy dinner at a choice of restaurants on the South Rim tonight.



    Lodging: Kachina Lodge

    Meals: B, D
    Day 3Grand Canyon National ParkExplore the Grand Canyon's south & east rims, then on to Lake Powell

    If you choose to, watching the glorious sunrise at the Grand Canyon makes getting up very early well worth it! Enjoy some time to explore the South Rim of the canyon as you please; keep an eye out for mule deer, squirrels and other wildlife on the cactus-studded landscape. Later, on a guided driving tour of the canyon's East Rim as you depart Grand Canyon National Park, stop at several points including Desert View Lookout, each offering a different view of the canyon, en route to your next destination... unique, man-made Lake Powell in Glen Canyon National Recreation Area. Have fun at tonight's private pizza party at your lakefront resort.



    Lodging: Lake Powell Resort

    Meals: B, L, D
    Day 4PageFly over Rainbow Bridge and explore more of Lake Powell

    Your adventures at man-made Lake Powell, formed from the Colorado River by the Glen Canyon Dam in the 1960s, will be a highlight of your family's southwestern odyssey. Get a bird's-eye view of the amazing Rainbow Bridge, Glen Canyon and Lake Powell itself on a flightseeing expedition* (weather permitting) - or you can take an optional 4-hour flightseeing excursion* to explore famous Monument Valley with a Navajo guide, available at an additional cost (see Pricing & Availability or ask at booking for details). After lunch at Lake Powell, take a private off-road excursion in an open-air 4x4 touring vehicle to explore one of the colorful slot canyons in the Navajo Nation. Return to your resort for dinner at leisure.



    Lodging: Lake Powell Resort

    Meals: B, L, D
    Day 5Bryce Canyon National ParkGlen Canyon rafting & on to Bryce Canyon

    No southwestern family vacation would be complete without a canyon rafting experience - and your family will never forget floating along the Colorado River through Glen Canyon together aboard a raft* today, quietly spotting the animals who live amid the unique sandstone landscapes; pack your spirit of adventure - and your sunblock! After a stop for lunch, continue on to an overnight inside Bryce Canyon National Park, where you're treated to spectacular views of natural bridges, limestone cliffs and astounding stone spires, known as hoodoos, in shades of pink, red and orange.



    Lodging: The Lodge at Bryce Canyon

    Meals: B, L, D
    Day 6Zion National ParkRide the trails of Bryce Canyon's wonderland, then off to Zion

    The hoodoos, spires, pinnacles and other amazing geologic formations of Bryce Canyon put on a magnificent performance as the rising sun plays over them - so you may want to get up extra early at your rustic lodge and walk a short distance to catch the show! Weather permitting, you'll saddle up and share the adventure of a trail ride*, on either a horse or a mule, escorted by a cowboy guide who will point out hidden sights within Bryce Canyon's ever-changing world of naturally carved amphitheaters, rocky spires, gravity-defying bridges, balanced rocks and sculpted limestone cliffs. After lunch, it's off to Zion National Park, where your family enjoys an overnight inside the park at historic Zion Lodge, with dinner at leisure at the lodge this evening.



    Lodging: Zion Lodge

    Meals: B, L, D
    Day 7Las VegasZion's natural treasures to Vegas's neon wonders

    Spend the morning exploring Zion National Park's remarkable features - deep canyons, lush valleys, sandstone cliffs, mountain peaks, emerald pools and pink-colored gorges - as you please; eight different rock strata, deposited over 200 million years and creamy-pink Navajo Sandstone cliffs soaring 2,200 feet in height, tell the story of Earth's history here. This afternoon, journey across a corner of the Mojave Desert from Utah to Nevada, arriving in legendary Las Vegas, a neon-bright world crafted by visionaries and entertainers. Take in the man-made wonders of this city that never sleeps before joining us for a special farewell reception and dinner as your family's southwestern adventure comes to an end.



    Lodging: Four Seasons Hotel Las Vegas

    Meals: B, D
    Day 8Las VegasJourney home from Las Vegas

    Tour ends: Las Vegas. Check-out time is 12:00 noon. Fly home anytime; a transfer is included from Four Seasons Hotel Las Vegas to Las Vegas' McCarran International Airport. Allow yourself a minimum of two hours to check in for your flight.



    Lodging:

    Meals: B
    Dates/Pricing

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    DatePrice / DescriptionQuote
    June 13, 2020$4,390.00* (USD) / AVAILABLEQuote
    June 14, 2020$4,390.00* (USD) / AVAILABLEQuote
    June 27, 2020$4,390.00* (USD) / AVAILABLEQuote
    July 04, 2020$4,390.00* (USD) / AVAILABLEQuote
    July 11, 2020$4,390.00* (USD) / LIMITEDQuote
    July 18, 2020$4,390.00* (USD) / LIMITEDQuote
    July 26, 2020$4,390.00* (USD) / AVAILABLEQuote
    August 01, 2020$4,390.00* (USD) / AVAILABLEQuote
    August 08, 2020$4,390.00* (USD) / AVAILABLEQuote
    August 15, 2020$4,390.00* (USD) / LIMITEDQuote
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    * All prices are per person in U.S. dollars, based on double occupancy.

    Itinerary Changes - Although not expected, Tauck reserves the right to alter the sequence of ports or omit or substitute scheduled ports or attractions at any time without prior notice.

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    • Red Rocks & Painted Canyons

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      Have fun exploring Grand Canyon, Bryce Canyon and Zion national parks from classic inside-the-park lodges, as well as Lake Powell, Sedona, Kanab and Las Vegas, on our fun-filled family vacation.