America's Canyonlands

Tauck tours - All Tauck specials on Tauck Escorted tours, Tauck River Cruises & Small Ship Sailings. Pavlus Travel is the World's Largest seller of Tauck tours. We feature the latest prices on Tauck European Vacations. Tauck is number one on the list of Top 10 tour companies. Our entire staff have graduated from the Tauck Academy. Pavlus Travel are simply Tauck experts and can answer all questions including Tauck Guest Protection Plan. Never any service fees. You will find every European Tour of your dreams with Tauck.
Call Us 800.528.9300

America's Canyonlands



Tour Description:

Dreamers, visionaries, and unsung heroes shaped the preservation of three great national parks of the American West – Grand Canyon, Bryce Canyon and Zion – so all who came after would experience their magnificence and relish the moment... 
You'll start "climbing" it at the incredible Grand Canyon... stay on it through the Painted Desert... into Glen Canyon National Recreation Area and Lake Powell... past the Vermillion, White, Grey and Pink Cliffs... on to the pinnacles and hoodoos of Bryce Canyon... and right into the cliffs and valleys of Zion National Park. "It" is the Grand Staircase of the Escalante – a vast, unbroken expanse of colorful sedimentary rock layers that took nature over 200 million years to create, and envisioned by a 19th-century geologist as a series of gigantic "steps" stretching across the Southwest. And all these wonders are part of it...

Map for America's Canyonlands
Click for larger view.

Dates & Pricing

Friday 31 May 24 — Friday 07 Jun 24Starting at $6,490Check Mark Icon SPECIALGet a Quote
Monday 10 Jun 24 — Monday 17 Jun 24Starting at $5,690Check Mark Icon SPECIALGet a Quote
Monday 08 Jul 24 — Monday 15 Jul 24Starting at $5,790Check Mark Icon SPECIALGet a Quote
Monday 15 Jul 24 — Monday 22 Jul 24Starting at $4,990Check Mark Icon SPECIALGet a Quote
Monday 12 Aug 24 — Monday 19 Aug 24Starting at $4,990Check Mark Icon SPECIALGet a Quote
Monday 19 Aug 24 — Monday 26 Aug 24Starting at $6,490Check Mark Icon SPECIALGet a Quote
Saturday 31 Aug 24 — Saturday 07 Sep 24Starting at $6,490Check Mark Icon SPECIALGet a Quote
Monday 02 Sep 24 — Monday 09 Sep 24Starting at $5,690Check Mark Icon SPECIALGet a Quote
Friday 06 Sep 24 — Friday 13 Sep 24Starting at $7,890Check Mark Icon SPECIALGet a Quote
Saturday 07 Sep 24 — Saturday 14 Sep 24Starting at $6,490Check Mark Icon SPECIALGet a Quote
Saturday 14 Sep 24 — Saturday 21 Sep 24Starting at $6,490Check Mark Icon SPECIALGet a Quote
Monday 16 Sep 24 — Monday 23 Sep 24Starting at $6,490Check Mark Icon SPECIALGet a Quote
Friday 20 Sep 24 — Friday 27 Sep 24Starting at $5,690Check Mark Icon SPECIALGet a Quote
Saturday 21 Sep 24 — Saturday 28 Sep 24Starting at $6,490Check Mark Icon SPECIALGet a Quote
Sunday 22 Sep 24 — Sunday 29 Sep 24Starting at $6,490Check Mark Icon SPECIALGet a Quote
Monday 23 Sep 24 — Monday 30 Sep 24Starting at $5,690Check Mark Icon SPECIALGet a Quote
Friday 27 Sep 24 — Friday 04 Oct 24Starting at $6,490Check Mark Icon SPECIALGet a Quote
Saturday 28 Sep 24 — Saturday 05 Oct 24Starting at $6,490Check Mark Icon SPECIALGet a Quote
Monday 30 Sep 24 — Monday 07 Oct 24Starting at $5,690Check Mark Icon SPECIALGet a Quote
Tuesday 01 Oct 24 — Tuesday 08 Oct 24Starting at $6,490Check Mark Icon SPECIALGet a Quote
Friday 04 Oct 24 — Friday 11 Oct 24Starting at $7,890Check Mark Icon SPECIALGet a Quote
Monday 07 Oct 24 — Monday 14 Oct 24Starting at $5,690Check Mark Icon SPECIALGet a Quote
Saturday 12 Oct 24 — Saturday 19 Oct 24Starting at $6,490Check Mark Icon SPECIALGet a Quote
Sunday 13 Oct 24 — Sunday 20 Oct 24Starting at $6,490Check Mark Icon SPECIALGet a Quote
Monday 14 Oct 24 — Monday 21 Oct 24Starting at $5,690Check Mark Icon SPECIALGet a Quote
Friday 18 Oct 24 — Friday 25 Oct 24Starting at $7,890Check Mark Icon SPECIALGet a Quote
Saturday 19 Oct 24 — Saturday 26 Oct 24Starting at $6,490Check Mark Icon SPECIALGet a Quote
Sunday 20 Oct 24 — Sunday 27 Oct 24Starting at $6,490Check Mark Icon SPECIALGet a Quote
Monday 21 Oct 24 — Monday 28 Oct 24Starting at $5,690Check Mark Icon SPECIALGet a Quote
Check Mark Icon Disclaimer: Prices listed are per person, based on double occupancy, and in USD. All promotions are valid for new bookings only, capacity controlled and valid on select dates and departures. Individual Terms and Conditions will apply to all promotions. Any promotion can be withdrawn at any time without notice. Please speak with your Pavlus Travel Planner for complete vendor terms and conditions, including eligible tour and cruise dates.


Destination & Sightseeing

Dreamers, visionaries, and unsung heroes shaped the preservation of three great national parks of the American West – Grand Canyon, Bryce Canyon and Zion – so all who came after would experience their magnificence and relish the moment...  You'll start "climbing" it at the incredible Grand Canyon... stay on it through the Painted Desert... into Glen Canyon National Recreation Area and Lake Powell... past the Vermillion, White, Grey and Pink Cliffs... on to the pinnacles and hoodoos of Bryce Canyon... and right into the cliffs and valleys of Zion National Park. "It" is the Grand Staircase of the Escalante – a vast, unbroken expanse of colorful sedimentary rock layers that took nature over 200 million years to create, and envisioned by a 19th-century geologist as a series of gigantic "steps" stretching across the Southwest. And all these wonders are part of it...

Highlights
TAUCK EXCLUSIVE – Hear insider stories about the national parks during filmed narratives by filmmakers Ken Burns and Dayton Duncan
TAUCK EXCLUSIVE – Champagne welcome & private yacht dinner cruise on stunning Lake Powell
Inside-the-park accommodations at three national parks – Grand Canyon, Bryce Canyon and Zion
Flightseeing over Lake Powell and Glen Canyon National Recreation Area
Insights into the Grand Canyon's ecology from a geology expert

ITINERARY

Arrive Phoenix
Tour begins: 5:30 PM, Four Seasons Resort Scottsdale. 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.

From the red rocks of Sedona to Grand Canyon National Park
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. 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. Tonight, enjoy dinner at your choice of restaurants on the canyon's rim at El Tovar, the Arizona Room or Bright Angel Café.

The Grand Canyon and a private Lake Powell cruise
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. 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.

Flightseeing & a Slot Canyon Jeep tour
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. Early morning, take an included 45-minute flight* over remote corners of 186-mile-long Lake Powell – created from the Colorado River by the Glen Canyon Dam in the 1960s; view the unusual red-rock formations reflecting in the lake. This afternoon, get ready for some adventure aboard an open-air Jeep tour of 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 (at an additional cost – go to Pricing & Availability, click on a date, and see additional tour information), 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.

Colorado River rafting & on to Bryce Canyon
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; view them 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 mule deer, 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.

Explore Bryce Canyon and Zion national parks
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. 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.

From Zion National Park to a finale in Las Vegas
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. 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.

Journey home
Tour ends: 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.

Check Mark Disclaimer: Prices listed are per person, based on double occupancy, and in USD. All promotions are valid for new bookings only, capacity controlled and valid on select dates and departures. Individual Terms and Conditions will apply to all promotions. Any promotion can be withdrawn at any time without notice. Please speak with your Pavlus Travel Planner for complete vendor terms and conditions, including eligible tour and cruise dates.

People have asked, What's the relationship between Pavlus and Tauck. It's simple, Pavlus Travel is the Worlds largest seller of Tauck tours. We enjoy a close working relationship. Another question, Are Tauck tours worth the money? They sure are. Yes, Tauck is a bit more expensive. Everything is taken care for you on your tours. Tauck tour directors are all employees of Tauck unlike virtually every other escorted European Tour Company. We highly recommend Tauck verses any other tour company. There are two other questions asked often of our staff, What is the Tauck guest protection plan and what is the Tauck cancellation policy? Our staff will be pleased to provide complete answers to you. We always welcome questions on any travel topic.