America's Canyonlands Tauck Tours

America's Canyonlands

STORIES BY KEN BURNS

The America’s Canyonlands tour is an 8 day Tauck World Discovery tour that crisscrosses Arizona, Utah and Nevada. This is a Stories by Ken Burns tour featuring exclusive videos to inspire and inform as you traverse this unique portion of America. You’ll see national parks like Zion, Bryce Canyon and, of course, the Grand Canyon as you explore the history and beauty of the American west.

On your America’s Canyonlands tour you’ll go beyond the amazing national parks of the West. Stops include visits to Sedona, Lake Powell, and Las Vegas. Experience floating on the Colorado River and flightseeing over the Grand Canyon. You’ll travel to the southern rim of the Grand Canyon for a private wilderness safari with an experienced local guide. You’ll learn much about Arizona, Nevada and Utah along the way before wrapping up your travel tour in Las Vegas, Nevada.


8 Daysfr. $3,890

  • Hear insider stories about the national parks during filmed narratives by filmmakers Ken Burns and Dayton Duncan
  • Inside-the-park accommodations at three national parks – Grand Canyon, Bryce Canyon and Zion
  • A private dinner cruise on stunning Lake Powell aboard the double-decked yacht Canyon Princess, complete with a champagne welcome
  • A private Lake Powell cruise and guided tour to view the area's canyon landscapes
  • Insights into the Grand Canyon’s ecology from a geology expert from the perfect vantage point – looking out over the rim of the canyon
  • Flightseeing over sculpted landscapes to see Rainbow Bridge
  • A gentle float trip on the Colorado River through Glen Canyon; a fascinating lecture on Southwestern wildlife, geology and plants
  • Airport transfers upon arrival and departure as detailed
  • All customary gratuities for hotel and restaurant staff and local guides are included.
  • The customary gratuities for the Tauck Director and local drivers are not included. We ask that gratuities be extended on a voluntary, individual basis and not as a group.
  • All items of a personal nature (room service, beverages, telephone charges, laundry, dry cleaning, special food requests, etc.) and meals not specified on the tour itinerary are not included and must be paid by the client.
  • Airline excess luggage charges, vaccinations, visa fees and services, airport arrival and departure taxes, individual airport transfers (when applicable), and other optional or incidental extras are not included.
  • All rates exclude airfare unless expressly noted.
  • 7 breakfasts
  • 3 lunches
  • 7 dinners
  • Four Seasons Resort Scottsdale at Troon North in Scottsdale, Arizona (1 night)
  • Kachina Lodge in Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona (1 night)
  • Lake Powell Resort in Page, Arizona (2 nights)
  • The Lodge at Bryce Canyon in Bryce Canyon National Park, Utah (1 night)
  • Zion Lodge in Zion National Park, Utah (1 night)
  • Four Seasons Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada (1 night)

Relax in Phoenix

Scottsdale, USA

our Zion, Bryce Canyon and Grand Canyon tour begins at 5:30 PM at 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. Meet your travel companions at the welcome reception and dinner tonight at your luxury desert resort.

Dinner

FOUR SEASONS RESORT SCOTTSDALE AT TROON NORTH

Sedona's red rocks to the Grand Canyon

Sedona, USA

On this first full day of your Southwest and Grand Canyon tour, stop in Sedona – home to famous red-rock formations with whimsical names like the Mittens and the Rabbit Ears, and the backdrop for many western movies and TV shows – and check out this intriguing town shaped by early settlers, cowboys, artists and Hollywood celebrities.

Grand Canyon, USA

Later, wind through Oak Creek Canyon en route to Grand Canyon National Park. Arrive at your inside-the-park lodge on the South Rim of the amazing Grand Canyon, carved over millions of years by the Colorado River, and now a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

onight, enjoy dinner at your choice of restaurants on the canyon's rim at El Tovar, the Arizona Room or Bright Angel Café.

Breakfast, Dinner

KACHINA LODGE

The Grand Canyon and a Lake Powell cruise

Grand Canyon, USA

You just might want to take advantage of your lodge's ideal location on the South Rim by waking early enough to catch one of nature's grandest shows – a Grand Canyon sunrise! Learn about the geology and wildlife of the region from a local geology expert in a perfect location, right on the rim. And no Grand Canyon tour would be complete without exploring the canyon rim and Canyon Village as you please, witnessing the rugged landscape's vast grandeur and changing colors as the sun climbs in the sky.

Lake Powell, USA

Travel through the Navajo Reservation en route to the Glen Canyon National Recreation Area and Lake Powell, one of the largest man-made lakes in the world, for a two-night stay. Tonight, a true highlight – a private Lake Powell dinner cruise aboard the sleek double-decked yacht Canyon Princess.

Breakfast, Dinner

LAKE POWELL RESORT

Flightseeing & canyon views at Lake Powell

Lake Powell, USA

See remote corners of 186-mile-long Lake Powell – created from the Colorado River by the Glen Canyon Dam in the 1960s – from a variety of perspectives. First take an included early morning, 45-minute flight* to see the unusual red-rock formations reflecting in the lake; see Rainbow Bridge, the world's largest natural arch. Then take a private boat cruise and guided tour past some of the incredible sandstone slot canyons in the Navajo Nation, among the most beautiful in the Southwest. You also have the possibility today to take an optional four-hour excursion to Monument Valley* in the Navajo Nation (additional cost), made famous as a setting of many westerns by director John Ford; combine aerial sightseeing with a land tour by a Navajo guide through rock buttes and spires – ask at time of booking.

Breakfast, Dinner

LAKE POWELL RESORT

Colorado River rafting & on to Bryce Canyon

Glen Canyon, USA

This morning’s float trip on the Colorado River takes you through Glen Canyon; your experienced river adventure guide imparts a wealth of knowledge about the canyon as you glide past colorful walls of Navajo sandstone. Utah’s iconic landscapes have served as ideal locations for movie and TV westerns over the years.

Bryce Canyon, USA

View these landscapes on an afternoon drive to Bryce Canyon National Park – a wondrous land of pines, pinnacles and oddly sculpted formations known as hoodoos, resembling the towers of fairy-tale castles. Magnificent spires, tinted with shades of pink, orange and red, put on a captivating show as the light changes throughout the day. Keep an eye open for the park’s abundant wildlife, including elk, coyotes, marmots, and prairie dogs, as you explore the park from your sought-after accommodations at The Lodge at Bryce Canyon. Listed on the National Historic Register, The Lodge is nestled in a forest of towering ponderosa pines in the heart of the park.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

THE LODGE AT BRYCE CANYON

Explore Bryce Canyon & Zion national parks

Bryce Canyon, USA

If you rise early this morning, you’ll be rewarded with an awe-inspiring Bryce Canyon sunrise, as the light of dawn slowly spreads across the hoodoos and other unique geological features steps from your room at The Lodge at Bryce Canyon! Spend the morning at leisure, perhaps venturing out on one of the park’s renowned hiking trails to observe a great variety of bird species, beautiful wildflowers and diverse wildlife.

Zions Park, USA

After lunch, travel across southwestern Utah to Zion National Park, where colorful sandstone canyons and 3,000-foot-high palisades tower above the lush greenery of the canyon floor. The park’s shuttle system and network of hiking trails afford access to its key geologic features – thriving vegetation includes cottonwood trees and dry desert plants; wildlife ranges from mule deer to hundreds of bird species. Spend the night at the restored Zion Lodge, the only hotel accommodation inside the park.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

ZION LODGE

From Zion to a finale in Las Vegas

Zions Park, USA

The morning is yours to explore Zion National Park’s diverse geological features at leisure; its dramatic peaks and cliffs, odd geologic formations, desert oases featuring abundant pools and waterfalls, and mighty canyons splashed with vivid colors are all equally compelling. The Paiutes believed this place to be the home of their coyote spirit, Sinawava, while early Mormon visitors referred to it as “the natural temples of God.” Highlights include a trio of peaks known as the Three Patriarchs; the Emerald Pools, fed by waterfalls cascading over the canyon walls; and the veil of spring water trickling over Weeping Rock.

Las Vegas, USA

Depart Zion for a memorable journey across the vast, colorful vistas of the northeastern Mojave Desert. Then get ready for a bit of culture shock as you arrive in Las Vegas, Nevada – a city that truly never sleeps, offering non-stop entertainment and fancifully themed casinos. Accommodations tonight are at the Four Seasons Hotel Las Vegas, providing easy access to the famed Strip – and yet the hotel is a welcoming oasis unto itself. Wrap up your Zion, Bryce Canyon and Grand Canyon tour with a farewell reception and dinner at the Four Seasons Hotel Las Vegas, one last chance to share travel memories with new friends.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

FOUR SEASONS HOTEL LAS VEGAS

Journey home

Las Vegas, USA

Tauck's comprehensive Zion, Bryce Canyon and Grand Canyon tour ends in Las Vegas. Fly home anytime. A transfer is included from Four Seasons Hotel Las Vegas to Las Vegas McCarran International Airport. Checkout time at Four Seasons Hotel Las Vegas is 12:00 PM; allow a minimum of two hours for flight check-in at the airport

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Departure Date
Price
Mon, Jun 24, 2019
$3,890.00
Fri, Jun 28, 2019
$3,890.00
Mon, Jul 01, 2019
$3,890.00
Mon, Jul 22, 2019
$3,890.00
Mon, Aug 05, 2019
$3,890.00
Mon, Aug 19, 2019
$3,890.00
Mon, Aug 26, 2019
$3,890.00
Mon, Sep 02, 2019
$4,290.00
Fri, Sep 06, 2019
$4,290.00
Mon, Sep 09, 2019
$4,290.00
Fri, Sep 13, 2019
$4,290.00
Mon, Sep 16, 2019
$4,290.00
Fri, Sep 20, 2019
$4,290.00
Mon, Sep 23, 2019
$4,290.00
Fri, Sep 27, 2019
$4,290.00
Mon, Sep 30, 2019
$4,290.00
Fri, Oct 04, 2019
$4,290.00
Mon, Oct 07, 2019
$4,290.00
Fri, Oct 11, 2019
$4,290.00
Fri, Oct 18, 2019
$4,290.00
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Important information:

  • All rates listed are per person based on double occupancy and are subject to change without notice. Your land package pricing will be confirmed and guaranteed once your deposit is received and applied to the booking, except where price increases may result from increases in government taxes or fees. Room configurations are subject to availability. Guests added to your party after the booking are priced at the prevailing rate at the time they are added.
  • Some accommodations within the national parks are operated by concessionaires for the National Park Service. Service staff in these facilities are often part-time and are relatively inexperienced; service may not compare to Tauck's hotels in other locations.
  • Monument Valley Option – add $199. View colorful sandstone buttes, mesas and spires best appreciated from above on an optional flightseeing adventure* from Page, Arizona, to Monument Valley, iconic setting of many classic western films. Land near the valley within the Navajo Indian Reservation, where a Navajo guide takes you for a close-up view of the incredible monoliths rising from the valley floor; fly back to Page midday and return to Lake Powell.
  • Tours of May 3, Jun 21, Sep 20, and Oct 11, 12, 13 & 14 will stay at The Westin Kierland Resort & Spa on night 1.
  • Reserve your preferred 2020 departure date and we will advise you once the 2020 trip is finalized and priced. You will then have two weeks to cancel; should you cancel, you'll receive a full refund of your trip deposit and the cost of the Travel Protection Product (if purchased with Tauck Tours). If you are making your own air arrangements, do not book your flights until this trip is finalized as start and end cities may change.

ALL guests must carefully verify the existing identification requirements for their particular travel situation DIRECTLY WITH THEIR LOCAL CONSULATES OR EMBASSIES or with a visa service, as these requirements may change. Guests without proper documentation may be denied entry and will not be entitled to a refund
  • 60 days or more before departure: $350.00 per person
  • 59-8 days before departure: $600.00 per person
  • 7-1 days before departure: $900.00 per person
  • On departure day and later: 100% of total price
  • Any changes or cancellations to airline reservations made through Tauck either before or after departure are subject to the cancellation / change policies of the individual airlines. In n some instances these cancellation / change fees may be up to 100% of the ticket price.
  • Cancellation fees may also apply to any additional services, including extra night accommodations, independently supplied services, and optional excursions reserved prior to, during, and after the tour. If flight changes, including, but not limited to, flight cancellations or name changes, are requested after full land and air deposits are received, revision fees, change fees, or airline cancellation fees will apply.
  • All cancellations must be received in writing prior to tour departure. The cancellation policy will apply according to the date that the cancellation notification is received. The MINIMUM cancellation penalty is the deposit amount.
  • The purchase to trip cancellation insurance is strongly recommended.
  • Land only “from price” is per person based on two people sharing a room together and does not include airfare unless expressly stated.
  • All prices are in US Dollars.
  • A $350 non-refundable, non-transferable, per-person, per-vacation deposit is required to reserve space for you. Payment of the deposit indicates you have read and accepted all Terms & Conditions. Your booking is not confirmed until the deposit payment is processed and you receive a confirmation invoice.
  • Final payment is due 75 days prior to departure. Within the final payment date, payment in full is required at time of booking to reserve space. Reservations (land, cruise, and air) are canceled if final payment is not received by the due date.
  • Additional deposits or payments are required for international air added to the start and/or end of your vacation.
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