11 Day Best of West National Parks Tour – Las Vegas to San Francisco - 11 Days

11 Day Best of West National Parks Tour - Las Vegas to San Francisco

11 Day Best of West National Parks Tour – Las Vegas to San Francisco. Camping and lodging options are available for 11 days. Departs the gambling mecca of Las Vegas to visit National Parks in Zion and Bryce Canyon, Arches and Canyonlands, Antelope Canyon, Monument Valley, Grand Canyon, Death Valley, Yosemite, and the City of San Francisco!

Enjoy your included 4×4 jeep adventure in iconic Monument Valley, experience the real Wild Wild West, and immerse yourself in the amazing Utah landscapes of Zion and Bryce Canyons. Hike in Arches and Canyonlands, then explore the Grand Canyon’s enigmatic depths before returning to Las Vegas. From there, you’ll visit Death Valley, Yosemite, and San Francisco on a full-day tour. A New Tour Choice Is Available- Purchase six seats for a private tour with the ticket type of your choice. Tour available during the months of June through September

11-Day San Francisco, Yellowstone, West Grand Canyon

Highlights

  • San Francisco
  • Yosemite National Park
  • Bryce Canyon
  • Yellowstone National Park
  • Death Valley
  • Grand Teton
  • Las Vegas
  • West Grand Canyon(Skywalk)

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Itinerary

Day 1 – Zion National Park

Zion National Park

Leaving the bright lights of Las Vegas behind us for a while we head out to Utah’s finest National Park. Massive canyon walls and red sandstone cliffs ascend toward a brilliant blue sky. Challenge yourself to what’s considered the best half-day hike in the Southwest by hiking a narrow ridgeline to Angels Landing. Take it easy exploring the pristine Emerald pools or enjoy a river hike deep in the narrows before the end of the day.

11 Day Best of the West National Parks Tour Las Vegas to San Francisco

Day 2 – Bryce National Park

Bryce Canyon National Park

A short drive today takes us to an elevation of 8000 ft into Bryce National Park. Take a stroll along the rim and marvel at the unique sandstone spires (hoodoos) that rise dramatically from the natural amphitheater. Hike down into the hoodoos for an up-close and personal experience with this fascinating landscape. A soak in the outdoor hot tub back at camp will ease those hiking muscles will end this day nicely.

Day 3 – Arches and Canyonlands National Park

Arches National Park

Explore this stunning landscape in a guided sunset hummer tour or hang off a sandstone cliff on one of our optional canyoneering adventures! Visit Arches National Park home to over 2000 arches for a hike up to Delicate Arch. Enjoy walks in Canyonlands National Park where the Green River meets Colorado in some of the most spectacular scenery the southwest has to offer. Swap tales of Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid who used the canyons to hide from the law in the late 1800s, visit the local town, and enjoy Utah’s greatest adventure capital.

Day 4 – Canyonlands National Park

Canyonlands National Park

Enjoy walks in Canyonlands National Park where the Green River meets Colorado in some of the most spectacular scenery the southwest has to offer. Swap tales of Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid who used the canyons to hide from the law in the late 1800s, visit the local town, and enjoy Utah’s greatest adventure capital.

Day 5 – Monument Valley

Monument Valley Navajo Park

Heading South we wind our way through more of USA Southwest’s spectacular scenery to one of the most iconic locations on the planet. The background for many famous western movies and home to the Navajo Indian tribe. You are in for a real treat today. Hop on board a 4X4 jeep and enjoy an included Navajo guided tour of Monument Valley. Camp right along the rim, get ready to gaze up at the amazing starry skies and bag your front-row seat to a magnificent sunrise.
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Day 6 – Antelope Canyon, Horseshoe Bend, Grand Canyon South Rim

Antelope Canyon

Enjoy an optional visit to the world’s most famous slot canyon- Antelope Canyon ($60- $70 pp) this morning, followed by a scenic walk to view Horseshoe Bend before heading to the Grand Canyon.

Horseshoe Bend

Take a hike to one of the most spectacular sights in the West.

Grand Canyon National Park

After a brief visit to a Navajo trading post, we follow the mighty Colorado River through the Painted Desert to one of the seven natural wonders of the world! Take in a bird’s eye view on an optional helicopter ride, stroll along the rim at sunset, take a hike into one of the deepest and most diverse canyons on earth or simply relax in one the rim cafes and admire the view before one last cookout and campfire.

Day 7 – Las Vegas, Nevada

Las Vegas

We get our kicks on Route 66 and arrive back in Sin City in plenty of time to relax poolside before heading for the strip for a night out.

Day 8 – Las Vegas to Death Valley National Park

Death Valley National Park

Heading to California this morning you will embark on a guided tour of Death Valley National Park. Enjoy photo stops and short walks at Zabriskie Point, Artist’s Palette, Badwater Basin salt flats, Furnace Creek Visitor Center, Devil’s Golf Course, and the Mesquite Sand Dunes. After a picnic lunch, drive through spectacular scenery to the old Gold Rush Historic town of Bishop for your night stop.

Day 9 – Tioga Pass to Yosemite National Park

Tioga Pass

Crossing the Tioga Pass this morning provides an extremely scenic route passing by highlights such as Olmsted point, Lake Tenaya, Tuolumne Meadows, and Mono Lake en route to Yosemite Valley. *In the event that the Tioga Pass is closed due to weather conditions this tour will route through Lake Isabella for your night’s stay in Bishop. Visit the Valley Visitor Center and exhibits, take a mini-tour and get ready for a full day of exploration tomorrow.

Day 10 – Yosemite National Park-Full Day

Yosemite National Park

Spend a full day exploring the walks offered in the park. There are countless walks ranging from easy to strenuous or opt for a guided tour with your expert guide to the premier panoramas within the park such as Bridalveil Falls, Lower Yosemite Falls, views of Half Dome, and El Capitan. You can also opt for some free time relaxing or cycling along the Merced River.

Day 11 – Yosemite to San Francisco

San Francisco

Today we head to City by the Bay- San Francisco! Your 11-day adventure concludes with a fully guided city tour of this vibrant city. Stops include Fisherman’s Wharf, Pier 39, Haight Ashbury, and the Golden Gate Bridge. Tour ends approx. 5 pm.

Golden Gate Bridge

See the famous bridge on your city tour of San Francisco.

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Last Updated on March 20, 2022 by Tours Editor @ gotravelyourself.com