Canyonlands

May 16, 2024 thru May 22, 2024

Let SUN TOURS show you the majesty of Southeast Utah and Northeast Arizona. Six national parks flaunting some of the world’s most spectacular scenery fill this seven-day tour. Pinnacles, gorges, monuments, mesas, and canyons will astound you. Arches and buttes in pink, buff, lavender, mauve, tan, red, brown, and black delight the eye, while the cool blue of river and stream soothes the soul.


Transportation

Deluxe Motorcoach

Duration

7 days, 6 nights

Activity Level 4

Active

Included Meals

12 meals (6 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 2 dinners) included

Availability

Available

Gratuities

Tour director, driver & local guide tips included


Tour Highlights

  • Moab
  • Zion National Park
  • Bryce Canyon National Park
  • Arches National Park
  • Canyonlands National Park
  • Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument
  • Dead Horse Point
  • Antelope Slot Canyon
  • Horseshoe Bend

Inclusions

  • Transportation by deluxe motorcoach
  • 6 nights’ lodging at excellent hotels
  • Baggage handling at hotel (for one piece)
  • 12 meals (6 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 2 dinners)
  • Admission to all listed attractions
  • Your Professional SUN TOURS Tour Director
  • All taxes and tips (except hotel housekeeping)


Day 1

We drive across the colorful landscape of northwestern New Mexico, stopping in the southwest tip of Colorado. Here, we’ll enjoy a lunch in the historic town of Durango. We continue our journey into Utah.

Day 2

In Arches National Park we learn how nature created the over 100 arches and visit some of the finer specimens. This afternoon we drive to the heart of Canyonlands National Park. From here we see broad vistas across canyon after canyon, with the Colorado and Green Rivers in the deepest depths. From Dead Horse Point, we look way down to a gooseneck on the Colorado River.

Meals included: (B, L)

Day 3

We follow Highway 12, one of Utah’s most scenic routes, through Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument.

Meals included: (B, L, D)

Day 4

Bryce Canyon National Park includes some of the earth’s most colorful rocks, shaped by erosion into fantastic forms. Besides seeing the countless weirdly-shaped rock formations in Bryce Amphitheater, we drive along the rim road for additional dramatic vistas. We lodge for the night in Springdale, Utah.

Meals included: (B)

Day 5

We wake up ready to explore beautiful Zion National Park. The park welcomes us with checkered mountains and overwhelms us with its massive vertical canyon walls towering over the narrow Virgin River Canyon. We’ve dedicated the entire day to this inspiring area so that you’ll be able to take in the sights with ample time.

Meals included: (B, L)

Day 6

We continue on to Lake Powell to explore beautiful Antelope Slot Canyon stepping off our bus into the desert and enter an amazing fantasy world of sandstone that has been carved by many years of wind and water. We will also make a stop at Horseshoe Bend following our break for lunch!

Meals included: (B, D)

Day 7

We continue through the Navajo Nation, where we dine for lunch at the Hopi Cultural Center, then continue on to Albuquerque, full of memories of the stunning National Parks we’ve seen.

Meals included: (B, L)

Itinerary subject to change


Package Pricing

$2,515 per person

Double Occupancy

Deposit: $200

$3,345 per person

Single Occupancy

Deposit: $200

Final Payment Due:

February 13, 2025

Deposit: N/A

Price Includes

• Transportation by deluxe motorcoach
• 6 nights’ lodging at excellent hotels
• Baggage handling at hotel (for one piece)
• 12 meals (6 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 2 dinners)
• Admission to all listed attractions
• Your Professional SUN TOURS Tour Director
• All taxes and tips (except hotel housekeeping)


Booking Policy

FINAL PAYMENT DATE: February 13, 2025

CANCELLATION FEES:

  • None through February 13, 2025
  • $200 – February 14 – March 13, 2025
  • $1,500 – March 14 – April 15, 2025
  • 100% after April 15, 2025

TRAVEL PROTECTION STARTS AT $227


ACTIVITY LEVEL RATING

Level 4: Active

Expectations: The tour includes well-paced walking tours with regular breaks. Up to 2-3 hours of walking each day. To fully take advantage of all this tour has to offer, guests need to be able to walk longer distances, climb several flights of stairs and navigate steps and uneven terrain walking for extended periods of time over more difficult terrain (e.g. cobblestones, city hills, stairs without handrails, limited or no access to elevators). Your itinerary can include significant changes in temperature and altitude and may require a higher number of longer travel days with morning and/or evening activities. Most trips will feature long touring days, many full-day excursions and a full and active itinerary with a faster pace and longer distances. Excursions require standing and walking to city centers where coaches are prohibited.

Visit our Activity Level Ratings page under Plan Your Tour for full information on the ratings system.

ITINERARY

For your reference, we send to you a detailed itinerary approximately 3-4 weeks prior to the scheduled tour departure. This has day-by-day times and events, hotel information where you can be reached in case of an emergency, and airline information.

The times listed on the itinerary are all approximate. We cannot be held responsible for schedule changes due to unforeseen circumstances with the weather, transportation agents, highway conditions, hotels or contracting agents.

EMERGENCY CONTACT

It is always a good idea to carry on your person a list of medications that you are taking and an emergency contact phone number while you are traveling. And we suggest making a copy of the itinerary and provide it to a friend or family member.

GRATUITIES/ITEMS INCLUDED IN PRICE

All hotel baggage handling fees are included. We also include basic gratuities for the Tour Director, Coach Driver, and local Tour Guides. If someone has truly gone above and beyond additional tipping is permitted, but never required.

LODGING REQUESTS

If you would like to request special accommodations at the hotel(s) where we are lodging, please call us as soon as possible and we will forward these requests for you. The phone numbers of the hotel(s) where we are staying are listed on the itinerary.

TRAVEL REQUESTS

We pay close attention to your requests but please realize that these are merely requests and cannot be guaranteed.

RESPONSIBILITY

SUN TOURS acts solely as an agent in arranging hotels, transportation, sightseeing, baggage-handling, and other services and does not assume any liability for injury, damage, loss or delay due to any act or default of any company or person. We, along with our subcontractors, reserve the right to make changes to an itinerary if it is necessary for the proper handling of a tour.

WEATHER AND CLOTHING/MISC. SUGGESTIONS

Average May temperature in Utah: highs 73 / lows 50 degrees F. The average May precipitation in Utah: 9 days / 1.8 inches. It's best to in layers for your comfort. Bring a light jacket in case of inclement weather. Shoes should be comfortable and sturdy for walking in the National Parks. There are no dress codes to places we visit on this tour.

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