6 days 5 nights
Canyons of the West Las Vegas

Total Price: starting at $999

Starts: Las Vegas, Nevada

Ends: Las Vegas, Nevada

Trip extensions available to Los Angeles or San Francisco, California!

$100 reserves your spot today!

Explore through the legendary Narrows in Zion, wander beneath natural arches, venture deep into the Grand Canyon and more on this unforgettable journey through the American West.  Visit the country’s most famous natural wonders and delve into some best kept secrets, too! See Monument Valley by horseback or on a jeep tour accompanied by a local Navajo guide.  An opportunity to trek through the marbled walls of Antelope Canyon will leave you mesmerized. This epic journey is one of our most popular adventures — and for good reason!

Welcome to the Green Tortoise! 

This adventure begins with a short transfer from the McCarran International Airport in Las Vegas, Nevada to Zion National Park.  Further details upon booking.

Day 1

Roll into the brilliantly-banded sandstone canyons of Zion National Park.  Stretch your legs with an exhilarating hike to Angel’s Landing and be rewarded with sweeping views.  A short walk reveals Weeping Rock, a natural masterpiece with water cascading over a sandstone arch.  Wade the legendary Zion Narrows, where the north fork of the Virgin River has etched and carved its way through copper-colored sandstone creating a stunning slot canyon with walls 2,000 feet (610 meters) high and narrowing to 20 feet (6 meters) across.  Cool your heels and splash around in the Virgin River.

Custom Sleeper Coach Drive Night 

Optional Swim / Showers Available

Day 2

Arches National Park welcomes us to wander beneath natural archways.  We trek along the Devil’s Garden Trail, which winds past the long, gravity-defying curiosity, Landscape Arch.  Along the trail, spy Double O Arch, Partition Arch, and chiseled sandstone fins that will eventually turn into towering gateways.  Enjoy lunch out in Moab, a small town with an adventurous spirit.  Later, we wind our way along the mighty Colorado River, past Native American petroglyphs, leading us to our remote camp for the evening.

Camp Night 

Access to laundry facilities /  Optional Swim / Showers Available

Meals Included: Breakfast / Dinner

Day 3

Enjoy a fabulous breakfast by the Colorado River, discover the nearby Corona Arch during a short hike, and then cool off in a clear-blue lake ringed by fragrant pine trees.  We make our way south across the Colorado Plateau to Mexican Hat, Utah, and the largest Native American reservation in the United States, the Navajo Nation.  Enjoy the breathtaking Goosenecks State Park.  The San Juan River twists 1,000 feet below our viewpoint into a geological phenomenon known as “an entrenched meander.”  Tonight, we experience the way the natives have lived for thousands of years!

Camp Night 

Optional Swim

Meals Included: Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner

Day 4

For the ultimate Western experience, take an optional horseback ride or a jeep tour through the rugged desert landscape of Monument Valley.  Take home a keepsake of Navajo art or jewelry and learn of the elaborate oral traditions during our time spent with the local community.  Lake Powell is particularly enticing in the afternoon for a refreshing plunge.  Indulge in the opportunity to take a tour of Antelope Canyon on our way to the quaint town of Page, Arizona for dinner out.  Get a little slice of Americana here — show off your vocal skills at a karaoke bar, score a strike at the bowling alley, or sample the popcorn in the movie house!

Custom Sleeper Coach Drive Night 

Optional Swim

Meals Included: Breakfast / Lunch 

Day 5

Awaken at the awe-inspiring Grand Canyon.  Enjoy a stroll along the Rim Trail with plenty of opportunities to behold the canyon’s wonder.  Bright Angel and South Kaibab trails descend into the canyon to the Colorado River, where every bend in the trail reveals a new, mind-blowing panorama. A free shuttle bus offers transportation to the modern, informative Visitors Center, trailheads, lodges, and vista points.  Get a thrilling perspective of the canyon with an optional helicopter tour. Perch at Hermit’s Rest for a taste of wilderness solitude and enjoy the sunset over one of the most glorious natural marvels in the world.  

Camp Night 

Showers Available / Access to laundry facilities 

Meals Included: Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner

Day 6

Bid the Grand Canyon farewell as we make our way through kitschy Seligman, Arizona, on Historic Route 66.  Experience Las Vegas, Nevada in style with a limousine tour of the Strip.  See the celebrated acrobats of Cirque du Soleil or ride the sky-high roller coasters on top of the Stratosphere Tower. At the Bellagio, cool off in the mist from the fountains and marvel at the lobby ceiling made of glass-blown Chihuly sculptures. For a taste of old Vegas, admire the spectacle of light at the legendary Fremont Street Experience or try your luck playing roulette at the Golden Nugget.

Showers Available

Meals Included: Breakfast / Lunch

*Interested in a longer adventure?  Check out the Canyons of the West Los Angeles!

  • 70% of Meals
  • Travel by Custom Coach
  • National Park Entrance Fees
  • Semi-Guided Exploration of Parks
  • Sleeping Pad
  • Camping Fees
What’s Not Included
    • Sleeping Bag  (Rent one from us!)
    • Tent  (You don’t need one.  You can sleep on the bus!)
    • Inner Tube Rental
    • Grand Canyon Overnight Backpacking*
    • Flight-Seeing Tours
    • Jeep Tour
    • Horseback Riding
    • Roller Coasters
    • Casino Shows
    • Antelope Canyon Tour

*Subject to availability

You’ll be traveling in a custom sleeper coach! 

 

A sleeping bag is required for this adventure. If you don’t have one, rent one from us upon booking!  Just $15 for the entire trip.

 

A tent is not required.  You are welcome to sleep on the bus or use one of our pads to sleep beneath the stars.  You may rent a tent from us for $50 (if you really want one).

 

Our coaches are equipped with a camp kitchen.  No need to bring your own cookware or utensils.  Bring a reusable lunch container to store your packed lunch and a reusable water bottle.

Departure : 6:00 AM – McCarran International Airport, Las Vegas, NV

Arrival:  7:00 PM – Hostel Cat, 1236 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89104


Trip Extension Options
Additional Fare – $100

*End in Los Angeles 1 day after end date:  
5:30 PM – Los Angeles – Ventura Amtrak Station – 39 East Harbor Blvd, Ventura, CA 93001

OR

*End in San Francisco 2 days after end date:
8:00 AM – San Francisco, Columbus & Montgomery St. Bus Loading Zone

Dates & Prices

Sunday, June 14 – Friday, June 19, 2020

Fare: $840 + Food/Parks: $159
Total: $999

Sunday, July 19 – Friday, July 24, 2020

Fare: $900 + Food/Parks: $199
Total: $1,099

Sunday, August 23 – Friday, August 28, 2020

Fare: $840 + Food/Parks: $159
Total: $999

Sunday, September 20 – Friday, September 25, 2020

Fare: $840 + Food/Parks: $159
Total: $999

Explore through the legendary Narrows in Zion, wander beneath natural arches, venture deep into the Grand Canyon and more on this unforgettable journey through the American West.  Visit the country’s most famous natural wonders and delve into some best kept secrets, too! See Monument Valley by horseback or on a jeep tour accompanied by a local Navajo guide.  An opportunity to trek through the marbled walls of Antelope Canyon will leave you mesmerized. This epic journey is one of our most popular adventures — and for good reason!

Day By Day

1. Las Vegas, NV / Zion National Park – Drive Night

2. Arches National Park – Camp Night

3. Monument Valley – Camp Night

4. Antelope Canyon – Drive Night

5. Grand Canyon National Park – Camp Night

6. Grand Canyon / Las Vegas – Arrival