Tour Overview

This all-inclusive American Southwest Adventure highlights Bryce Canyon, and Zion National Parks in a 4-day, 3 night get away.  This small group of 14 people will enjoy the luxury adventure aboard the Expedition Cruiser with full-service beverage, food and regionally sourced treats.

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Includes

Dinners: 3

Lunches: 3

Breakfasts: 3

3 Nights Luxury Lodging

The Lodge At Bryce Canyon

The Lodge At Bryce Canyon

Zion Lodge

Zion Lodge

  • In-transit beverages including beer, wine, soft drinks, juice, coffee, tea.

  • In-transit appetizers and desserts.

  • Fresh fruit and sweet and salty snacks.

  • Driver Guide, and Hospitality Guide.

  • Driver, Guide and Hospitality Guide.

  • Walking sticks and binoculars available for guests.

  • Transportation on the luxury Expedition Cruiser.

  • Cancel anytime trip insurance when paid in full at the time of booking.

  • Transfers to and from the airport.

Some meals will be prepared in the field. These are custom made to order meals. You value spending time in the landscapes viewing the wildlife and wonders. No need to rush off for reservations or worry about waiting in long lines.

All attractions included in the itinerary.

Bryce Canyon National Park

  • Scenic Drive
  • Emerald Ponds
  • The Lodge at Bryce Canyon
Horseback Through the Hoodoos
Zion National Park

Zion National Park

  • Zion Lodge
  • Sandstone Cliffs
  • Zion Horseshoe Bend
  • Lake Powell

Itinerary

Day 1: Bryce Canyon National Park

Lodging:  The Lodge at Bryce Canyon

We will pick guests up at the St. George Regional Airport at 1:00 pm and begin our 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.  The sunset at the amphitheater is just steps from your hotel room and will provide memories for a lifetime.

Bryce Canyon

Bryce Canyon

Day 2:  Bryce Canyon

Lodging: Zion Lodge, Zion National Park

Getting up early to appreciate the hoodoos, spires, pinnacles and other geological formations of Bryce Canyon create an atmosphere that is unmatched as the sun rises.  If we get cooperation from the weather, an optional adventure is a trail ride on either a horse or mule, and escorted by a cowboy guide, which will show us the hidden gems of Bryce Canyon.  For those that want to explore on foot, the trail system is well managed, safe and is manageable for most activity levels. We will spend most of the day in Bryce Canyon exploring the many trails, scenic outlooks and countless panoramic views with a special stop for lunch with majestic views.

Around 5 pm we will depart Bryce Canyon for Zion National Park with dinner being served in-transit. It is just two hours 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. We will arrive and take a short hike to the Emerald Ponds with our guide while luggage is being put in your room.  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. Our evening will be spent at the historic Zion Lodge which is nestled in one of the most majestic landscapes in the world.

Emerald Pools Bryce Canyon

Emerald Pools Bryce Canyon

Day 3:  The Narrows and Zion National Park

Lodging:  Zion Lodge, Zion National Park

The mornings and evenings are spectacular in Zion and today we will experience both.  For those that want to hike the Narrows, we will depart in the morning for this amazing adventure.  Starting at the Temple of Sinawava (the last stop on the free Zion Canyon shuttle), we will hike up the Riverside Walk trail and then continue hiking right up the river to see some of the best “narrows” sections of the North Fork of the Virgin River. A side hike up Orderville Canyon is also a good detour to see even more amazing slot canyon scenery. As a round-trip hike, this can be as leisurely or strenuous as you wish to make it. There are many other options for hiking for the day and your guide will give full descriptions for each guest so that they can match trail systems to their pace and level of hiking.  The town of Springdale is a wonderful place to shop and try the locally sourced treats that are in abundance. The night air has never been more peaceful than on the porch of your cabin at the Zion Lodge.

Zion National Park Narrows

Zion National Park Narrows

Day 4:  Morning in Zion

The morning is yours to relax and enjoy your last few moments in Zion.  We will depart for St George at 11:00 am and our Chef will provide lunch in transit during the 1 hour and 15-minute scenic drive.  You will arrive rested, fed and ready for your flight home at 12:30 pm.

Virgin Sunrise Zion National Park

Morning in Zion National Park (Image by Paul Reiffer )

Available Dates

April 27 – 30, 2020

May 4 – 7, 2020

September 22 – 25, 2020

September 28 – 31, 2020

Pricing

Double Occupancy:  $1,713

Single Occupancy:  $2,099

Triple Occupancy:  $1,585

Quad Occupancy:  $1,499

Deposit at the time of booking:  $550.00 per person

Your all-inclusive adventure will include the following:

Why 4 days vs 7 days?

Our 7-day adventure includes Grand Canyon National Park, and the 4 day does not, but guests should fully understand what to expect on this 4-day trip.

There is a difference between long days in the park and exhausting days in the park.  The Expedition Cruiser is the prescription for exhaustive days that take all your energy away.  We will leave daily around 8am and not return until around 8 in the evening, but the pace of travel is designed to preserve time, energy and to not feel rushed.  This allows guests who have limited time or budget to travel to feel like they missed something on a shorter vacation.

Meals, Restrooms and Parking

  • Our Chef will prepare all three meals a day plus all snacks, desserts and refreshments.  There is no need for long lines at restaurants, limited menus with mediocre offerings, and slow service. The time we spend in the park is efficient and considerate of our guests’ individual needs.  Blood sugar levels are maintained throughout the day with timely, drinks, fresh fruit, tasty fresh snacks and all meals served in scenic locations. Meals will be made to order and meet the needs of those who have food allergies, or other dietary restrictions.  
  • The Expedition Cruiser is equipped with a spacious restroom with two stations for hand washing and freshening up.  
  • The National Park provides nice restrooms but are sometimes spaced out over long distances.  These rest breaks also often have very long lines so after a long stretch of “holding it”, travelers are often expected to “hold it” another 20 to 30 minutes.  
  • The Expedition Cruiser can take advantage of bus parking which is at the front of every stop.  When there is not parking available, the guide can get off with the guests, and then the Expedition Cruiser will return when they are radioed by the Guide.  This saves a lot of time and enables our guests to seize the moment when an animal sighting is available.

Lodging

We chose the Lodge at Bryce Canyon and the Zion Lodge because it allows each guest to explore on their own when not with the National Park Travel Club Guide.  There are alternative options that will save $100.00 per night, but still are safe and clean if guests want to save money. Please communicate this desire at the time of booking.

Tour start and end location.

  • The tour starts at 1:00 pm on the day of departure.  Guests will be picked up at the St. George Regional Airport or the hotel of the guest’s choice near the airport.  Please get pre-approval for hotel pickup prior to booking your room if you plan to arrive early.
  • The tour ends at 12:30 pm on the final day.  Guests will be taken to the St. George Regional Airport on the final day.  If guests choose to stay an extra day in St. George, please get pre-approval for hotel drop-off before booking your room.

Small Groups

National Park Travel Club provides seating for 14 travelers aboard the Expedition Cruiser. Small groups give guests the ability to fully relax and not be rushed. The Expedition Cruiser gives travelers ample room to see the region with full views, space to relax, and the full attention from their guides. Fewer people equal more focus and less hassle.

Attractions

Bryce Canyon has multiple types of trails, vistas and lookouts for hiking and adventure.  You guide will offer guided hikes, but guests can choose to use the transit system to explore on their own if they choose.  Zion also has several hiking and leisure stroll options that are easily accessed by the convenient and free transit system if you choose to not stay with your guide.  Horseback riding in Bryce Canyon and hiking the Narrows with our guide must be scheduled before departure as they are not included in the trip price. The Narrows hike is included, but if a guest wants to rent waders or special shoes, it is not included and must be pre-ordered.

Why did National Park Travel Club choose these dates for visiting Bryce Canyon and Zion National Parks?

Zion Emerald Pools Fall Colors coupleMany people who visit the Southwest are unaware that the region is home to not four seasons but five, the fifth being monsoon season. Every July and August, the climate changes dramatically from the dry arid climate of May and June to one of humidity and seasonal rains. This weather change is important to consider when planning a visit to the Southwest during monsoon Season. People planning an active vacation like hiking or backpacking through the Grand Canyon, Zion, Canyonlands, or other less-known areas are often heavily affected by the Monsoon storms.

In addition to monsoon considerations, the weather is much more moderate during April, May, September and October.  This makes for a more relaxed tour and perfect for seeing the attractions and beauty of the Southwest.

Multi-Generational Travelers

National Park Travel Club provides travel solution with multi-generational options. Activities are classified in our itineraries as Leisure, Adventure and Scenic.

Tour itineraries are built strategically to have a complete offering for all ages and activity levels. Some activities may not be of interest to some travelers, so they are not always included in the price of the tour. 

Luggage Handling

Included your all-inclusive tour is the porterage of luggage to and from your hotel room when arriving or departing.

The Expedition Cruiser

Remote destinations offer all kinds of challenges to even the most well-planned traveler. The sole purpose of the Expedition Cruiser is to provide a relaxing environment for each guest while offering the comforts that are not available on alternative modes of transportation. While the Expedition Cruiser may have many bells and whistles that are rarely used, it has the essential tools that enhance the wonders of the National Parks. Designed with the purpose of giving guests a complete small group experience while also catering to individual’s needs, the Expedition Cruiser boasts leather couches, two private lounges with seating up to eight, seating at tables, multiple central heating and air zones, full kitchen, hot and cold towel service, multiple charging stations for electronic devices, in-transit satellite television, wireless internet, closets for coats and bags, and a lavatory that has a flushing commode and hot water for washing your hands. 2020 motor coaches will also offer multiple six-way captain chairs that rotate degrees.

Our Staff, Drivers, Guides, Hospitality

Our drivers have pristine driving records and extensive technical knowledge of the motor coach, ensuring your safety and well-being during your trip.

Our Guides and Hospitality Crew are passionate about educating and sharing their experiences with our guests while prioritizing your comfort and individual needs above all else.

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Company Name:  National Park Travel Club

Office Phone: 1-844-566-7745

Address:  PO Box 210 Grant, LA 70644

Office Hours:  Monday-Friday 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM Central Time Zone

If you have questions about this tour please send inquiries to complete this form or email us at: travel-experts@nationalparktravelclub.com