National Parks & Bright Lights G Adventures

National Parks & Bright Lights

Visit some of the most iconic destinations in the Western U.S. on this National Parks & Bright Lights escorted tour. This small group vacation ensures you experience the highlights, culture, access, and memorable moments as you visit California, Utah and Arizona. Enjoy scenic drives, historic sites, Native American culture and wildlife, bustling cities and time to use as you wish.

U.S. National Parks draw visitors from around the world for their incredible beauty and relaxed travel style. On this vacation you'll indulge in the glitzy shows, neon lights and jackpot slots of Las Vegas. Perhaps Lady Luck will be accompanying you, too! Stroll down the most famous streets in Los Angeles. Explore Rodeo Drive and look for your favorite "stars" on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Gain insight into Native American life and history from your Navajo guide on a jeep tour in Monument Valley. Gaze into the stunning Grand Canyon from its gorgeous southern rim followed by a breathtaking sunset over the canyon. Witness the incredibly vibrant hoodoos of Bryce Canyon National Park. Check out the highlights along famous Route 66. Sedona, Arizona's red and orange cliffs provide some of the most gorgeous photos. Yosemite's beautiful waterfalls, granite walls and sequoias are among Mother Nature's loveliest sites. Hike through Utah's oldest National Park, Zion and in California's Joshua Tree National Park.


15 Daysfr. $3,059

  • G FOR GOOD MOMENT: Native Grill Food Truck - Lunch
  • WELCOME MOMENT: Meet Your CEO and Group
  • DISCOVER MOMENT: Las Vegas
  • VISIT Golden Gate Bridge
  • TASTING California Produce
  • HIKE in Yosemite National Park
  • EXPLORE Death Valley National Park
  • DELVE INTO Zion National Park
  • VISIT Bryce Canyon National Park
  • MARVEL AT Glen Canyon Dam
  • HIKE Horseshoe Bend
  • DRIVE through Monument Valley on a 4x4 Tour
  • VISIT Grand Canyon South Rim
  • WITNESS Grand Canyon Sunset
  • ORIENTATION DRIVE Los Angeles
  • VISIT Joshua Tree National Park
  • EXPLORE Sedona and Route 66
  • ROLL THE DICE in Las Vegas
  • MEET the Navajo in stunning Monument Valley
  • SEARCH for stars in Los Angeles
  • Entrance fees to all national parks with hiking and walking excursions
  • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities
  • Air-conditioned private vehicle, hiking, walking
  • CEO (Chief Experience Officer) throughout
  • Tips for personal services and to tour directors and drivers are not included in tour cost and left to your discretion.
  • All items of a personal nature (room service, beverages, telephone charges, laundry, special food requests, etc.) and meals not specified on the tour itinerary are not included and must be paid by the client.
  • All rates exclude airfare unless expressly noted.
  • 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
  • IMPORTANT INFORMATION - PLEASE READ: Allow $685-890 USD for meals not included on this tour.
  • Le Meridien San Francisco in San Francisco, California (1 night)
  • The Pines Resort in Bass Lake, California (2 nights)
  • La Quinta Inn by Wyndham Bakersfield South in Bakersfield, California (1 night)
  • Golden Nugget in Las Vegas, Nevada (2 nights)
  • Bryce Canyon Resort in Bryce Canyon, Utah (1 night)
  • Motel 6 Page in Page, Arizona (1 night)
  • San Juan Inn in Mexican Hat, Utah (1 night)

SAN FRANCISCO Location Information Description

San Francisco, USA

Arrive at any time. There are no planned activities until an evening welcome meeting.

Your opportunity to meet your CEO and fellow travelers, and learn more about your tour. Opt to join the group for a local meal afterwards. Don't forget to see the notice in the lobby (or ask reception) for the official time and place to meet up with the group.

Le Meridien San Francisco

SAN FRANCISCO / YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK Location Information Description

San Francisco, USA

On the way out of San Francisco, take in some final sights. Stop at the Golden Gate Bridge, where on a clear day you can see the San Francisco skyline, Alcatraz and the Bay Bridge to one side and the Pacific Ocean on the other.

Drive past some iconic attractions of the city as you head the towards the Sierra Nevadas. Stop to try some of the region's best produce en route to Yosemite National Park.

Head out on an orientation of one of the greatest cities in the world, San Francisco. Discover some of the city's most iconic attractions such as bustling Fisherman's Wharf or the stately Golden Gate Bridge.

The Pines Resort

YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK Location Information Description

Sierra Nevada, USA

Picturesque valleys, vast wilderness, powerful waterfalls, elusive wildlife, ancient sequoias and more than 16 types of granite make up this internationally recognized national park. Hike the trails, get up close to ancient rock formations and take panoramic photos of this gorgeous landscape. Keep an eye out for black bears, deer, and coyotes. If lucky, you'll spot black bears, deer or coyotes with a keen eye.

The Pines Resort

YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK / SIERRA NEVADA Location Information Description

Sierra Nevada, USA

Enjoy the morning to explore Yosemite's iconic features before travelling along the Sierra Nevadas southeast to our stop for the night. (During the months of July through mid October, we intend to use the Tioga Pass, a scenic a route through the Sierra Nevada mountain range that connects Yosemite NP with the east side of the mountain range.)

La Quinta Bakersfield South

SIERRA NEVADA TO LAS VEGAS Location Information Description

Death Valley National Park, USA

Visit a land of extremes in Death Valley National Park. The Death Valley is one of America’s most extreme locations – from sand dunes and desert, to badlands, towering peaks, and a basin that actually registers below sea-level, this is sure to be an unforgettable stop. Hottest. Driest. Lowest. There’s a bit of everything here on the border of California and Nevada.

Location Information Description

Las Vegas, USA

Explore Las Vegas and stroll along the famous Vegas Strip. Opt to take a VIP party limo experience or take in a show.

Golden Nugget

LAS VEGAS Location Information Description

Las Vegas, USA

Enjoy a full free day to explore Las Vegas. There's plenty to see and do here, so, take some time to take it all in. Feel free to relax or try optional activities. Your CEO has more ideas if you need them. Just ask! Wander the strip, do some shopping, and refuel at one of the many bars or restaurants. Opt to take in a glitzy Las Vegas show or to head out on a day trip to the Hoover Dam.

Golden Nugget

LAS VEGAS / BRYCE CANYON NATIONAL PARK Location Information Description

Zion National Park, USA

Visit Zion, Utah's oldest national park. Admire monumental sandstone cliffs of cream, pink, and red that tower into the sky. Experience diverse plant and animal life in this narrow slot canyon as the park transitions from desert to forest. Gaze at the awe-inspiring beauty of the high plateaus, striking towers, temples, mesas, and the earth's tallest-known sheer sandstone walls.

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Bryce Canyon National Park, USA

Arrive in Bryce Canyon just in time to witness one of the most spectacular sunsets in the Southwest. See a sight like no other at this giant forest of stone made up of collection of massive natural amphitheaters. This park contains hundreds of thousands of eroded spires, pinnacles, and other shapes as far as the eye can see.

Bryce Canyon Resort

BRYCE CANYON NATIONAL PARK / LAKE POWELL Location Information Description

Bryce Canyon National Park, USA

Explore Bryce Canyon National Park on trails among the amphitheaters and multi-colored rock pinnacles called hoodoos before heading to Lake Powell.

Motel 6

MONUMENT VALLEY Location Information Description

Lake Powell, USA

Visit the Glen Canyon Dam, the second largest dam of its kind in North America, built to provide hydroelectricity and flow regulation on the Colorado River in Northern Arizona.

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Monument Valley, USA

Explore magical and sacred, Monument Valley, by 4x4. See magnificent colors, miles of mesas, buttes, and pinnacles that make Monument Valley a truly wondrous experience.

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Mexican Hat, USA

Take a short hike to Horseshoe Bend, a spectacular horseshoe-shaped meander of the Colorado River. Stand atop steep orange-colored sandstone cliffs and look out at Horseshoe Bend. Peer down more than 1,000 ft at the emerald river below.

San Juan Inn

GRAND CANYON NATIONAL PARK Location Information Description

Grand Canyon National Park, USA

Get off the beaten track for an authentic Navajo meal that gives back to the community at the Native Grill Food Truck. Although the Grand Canyon is one of the most popular destinations to visit in the USA, the Indigenous community living on Navajo land captures less than 7% of the $1.5 billion that this region sees annually. Your meal stop at this family-owned enterprise benefits 50 community members directly, with ripple effects throughout Navajo Nation.

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Grand Canyon, USA

Visit the south rim of the Grand Canyon for a great first impression. Marvel as the Grand Canyon unfolds before you. Don't get too close. The land drops almost straight down for more than 3,280 ft into the serpentine canyons below! The gorge is filled with rocky buttes, sheer limestone cliffs, and deep canyons all arrayed in a rainbow of colors. Words defy. This is truly one of the most magnificent sights on earth.

Head to the rim of the Grand Canyon at sunset. Point your camera in any direction and capture memorable shots as the shifting light plays off the layers of red, yellow, and brown rock. This is truly one of the great wonders. Enjoy the moment.

Lunch, Dinner

Red Feather Lodge

GRAND CANYON NATIONAL PARK / LAKE HAVASU CITY Location Information Description

Sedona, USA

Stop for a visit to the town of Sedona. Surrounded by red sandstone formations, this area is known to attract spiritual seekers to the energy vortexes around town. With a vibrant art community, gourmet cuisine, and beautiful landscapes, enjoy time in this alternative desert community.

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Lake Havasu City, USA

Take a trip back in time to the birthplace of Route 66. Established in the early 1900s as the first transcontinental highways in the U.S, Route 66 has a lot of history on it's original length of almost 2,500 miles. Starting in Chicago, Illinois and travelling through Missouri, Kansas, Oklahoma, Texas, New Mexico, and Arizona, before ending at the ocean in Santa Monica California. The creation of the Interstate system bypassed the majority of Route 66, creating ghost towns along it's original route, though there are a few iconic Americana towns still delivering experiences from the past. Check out the historic general store, original motels, and don't forget to get your kicks!

Quality Inn & Suites Lake Havasu

JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK / SAN DIEGO Location Information Description

Lake Havasu City, USA

From spanning the Thames to crossing the Colorado River, check out the 1800's London Bridge shipped from England and rebuilt in Lake Havasu City, Arizona.

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San Diego, USA

Discover the rugged rock formations and iconic Joshua trees that gave Joshua Tree National Park it's name. Go for a hike, keep a sharp eye out for desert wildlife, and take in the incredible scenery.

After the sun sets, historic Gaslamp Quarter District comes to life. Rich history mixed with modern flair, Gaslamp is booming with restaurants, bars, speakeasies, live music and dancing.

Days Inn San Diego Hotel Circle Near SeaWorld

Location Information Description

San Diego, USA

Enjoy free time to explore or just sit back and relax in the sun and sand. San Diego is a great city to experience where life is lived outdoors

Days Inn San Diego Hotel Circle Near SeaWorld

SAN DIEGO / LOS ANGELES Location Information Description

Los Angeles, USA

Cruise through Orange County and along the incredible Pacific coastline to Los Angeles. See the stars on the most famous sidewalk in Hollywood - the Hollywood Walk of Fame and the Hollywood sign. Drive through Beverly Hills and check out Rodeo Drive.

Dunes Inn Sunset

LOS ANGELES Location Information Description

Los Angeles, USA

Depart at any time.

Departure Date
Price
Sun, Aug 15, 2021
$3,059.00
Sun, Sep 19, 2021
$3,059.00

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