Grand Canyon, Bryce & Zion8 Days Tour from USD $1495#1 In Value

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2021 Daily Tour Itinerary

Day 1 • Phoenix, Arizona

See the greatest national parks of America's Southwest! Spend four nights in national park lodges, including two nights at the South Rim of the Grand Canyon and two nights at Zion Park Lodge, the only lodging in Zion National Park. Your adventure begins in Phoenix, Arizona. Transfer from Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport by hotel courtesy shuttle to your hotel. Rooms are available for check-in after 3:00 p.m. Join Caravan for a 6:00 p.m. welcome briefing.

    Lake Powell Resort

    Day 2 • Sedona, Grand Canyon

    Drive through Scottsdale and along Camelback Mountain on your morning sightseeing. Continue to the artist colony of Sedona, surrounded by towering red rock formations. You have free time in Sedona to explore galleries, shops and restaurants. Continue through scenic Oak Creek Canyon. Arrive at the Grand Canyon for a relaxing two-night stay. Your lodge is inside the Grand Canyon National Park, near the South Rim. Enjoy dinner at the Grand Canyon. Elevation at the South Rim averages 7,000 feet.

    • Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

    Day 3 • Grand Canyon National Park

    Entire day to explore the breathtaking beauty of the Grand Canyon, one of the seven natural wonders of the world. Almost 280 miles long, the Grand Canyon varies in width from one to eighteen miles, with the Colorado River winding far below. Morning orientation drive of the Grand Canyon. Visit Desert View Lookout. The rest of your day is at leisure to enjoy Grand Canyon National Park. Relax and enjoy Grand Canyon vistas, or attend a park ranger talk. Free shuttles take you to the many lookout points on the West Rim. Visit historic Grand Canyon Park buildings such as Hopi House and Lookout Studio. Hike deep into the canyon on Bright Angel Trail, or enjoy less rigorous activities offered along the rim trails, including bike rentals. Your two night stay inside Grand Canyon National Park allows enough time for a comprehensive visit. Best of all, you will enjoy two opportunities to see Grand Canyon sunsets and sunrises.

    • Meals: Breakfast
    Monument Valley

    Day 4 • Monument Valley, Jeep Tour

    Drive along the scenic East Rim of the Grand Canyon. Then, visit a Navajo and Hopi Trading Post. Here, you will find a large selection of high-quality Hopi Kachina dolls and fine Native American jewelry and handicrafts. Next, drive through the Hopi Indian Nation to the Navajo Indian Nation. Enjoy a Navajo guided jeep tour of the restricted backcountry of Monument Valley, a beautiful, pristine area of buttes and arches. John Ford, the filmmaker, discovered the rugged beauty of Monument Valley in the 1930’s. Western classics, such as “Stagecoach,” “The Searchers,” and “Once Upon a Time in the West” were filmed in Monument Valley with Hollywood legends, such as Maureen O’Hara, John Wayne, Henry Fonda, and James Stewart. Then, to Lake Powell Resort on the shores of picturesque Lake Powell. Enjoy a relaxing two-night stay.

    • Meals: Breakfast

    Day 5 • Lake Powell, Canyon Cruise

    Breakfast in your resort’s famous Rainbow Room with 180 degree sweeping views of Lake Powell. This morning enjoy a scenic boat cruise through Lake Powell’s Antelope Canyon, lined with rich red sandstone walls. The rest of the day is at leisure to enjoy Lake Powell Resort.

    • Meals: Breakfast

    Day 6 • Bryce Canyon National Park

    Enjoy breakfast in the Rainbow Room. Then, drive to Kanab, known as Little Hollywood. Over 100 western movies and TV shows were filmed here including “Gunsmoke,” “The Lone Ranger,” “Wagon Train,” and “How the West Was Won.” Next visit Bryce Canyon. See the Bryce “Hoodoos,” fantastic red, orange, and pink limestone spirals. Stop at Bryce Point and Sunrise Point, overlooking the stunning Bryce Amphitheater. Continue to Zion National Park. With Caravan, enjoy a relaxing two night stay at the only lodging inside the park, Zion Lodge. Stroll the beautiful grounds of your lodge, ideally situated in the center of the valley floor. Marvel at the cliffs towering above.

    • Meals: Breakfast
    Bryce Canyon

    Day 7 • Zion National Park

    This morning enjoy a private tram tour of Zion Park. See a wonderland of rock monoliths. Zion features stunning scenery found nowhere else. Zion is a geological showplace with sandstone cliffs among the highest in the world. Early settlers were so inspired by Zion’s beauty that they bestowed exalted names on the park’s natural features. See East Temple, the Court of the Patriarchs and the Great White Throne. Afternoon at leisure to relax in your magnificent setting or pursue park activities. You may wish to take the free Zion Canyon shuttle or hike the Park’s scenic walking trails near your lodge. Enjoy dinner at Zion Lodge.

    • Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

    Day 8 • Zion Park to Las Vegas, Nevada

    After breakfast at Zion Park Lodge, Caravan transfers you from Zion Park to Las Vegas, Nevada. Enjoy a brief sightseeing drive of the dazzling Las Vegas strip. Arrive at the Las Vegas airport at 11:30 a.m. Please schedule flights after 1:30 p.m. Thanks for vacationing with Caravan.

    • Meals: Breakfast
    Navajo Children
    Monument Valley
    Bryce Canyon
    Navajo Children

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    2021 Hotels

    Accommodations in the hotels and lodges are rooms with two beds and private bath or shower. A limited number of single rooms are available. Triple rooms are usually two beds, sometimes with a cot or rollaway.


    Doubletree Suites

    Day 1 • Phoenix

    Doubletree Suites

    Doubletree Suites

    Central to Phoenix, Scottsdale and Tempe, Doubletree Guest Suites Phoenix-Gateway Center features beautiful, newly renovated two room suites within walking distance of boutique shopping and dining. Local golf courses and tennis courts are a short drive away. The hotel has a bar/lounge, swimming pool, fitness center, television, wetbar, speaker phones, high speed internet access, and data ports.


    Thunderbird Lodge
    Kachina Lodge
    Maswik North Lodge

    Days 2, 3 • Grand Canyon

    Thunderbird Lodge

    Thunderbird Lodge

    is a contemporary lodge located a few feet away from the rim edge of the Grand Canyon. All of the rooms have either two queen beds or one king bed, in-room coffee, refrigerator, safe, cable television, telephone, full bath, and air conditioning. Handicap rooms are also available. At Thunderbird Lodge, it's just a three minute walk to the Bright Angel Restaurant, Arizona Room Restaurant, and El Tovar Restaurant.

    Kachina Lodge

    Kachina Lodge

    is a contemporary 'twin' lodge to the Thunderbird Lodge, located just a few feet away from the rim edge of the Grand Canyon. All of the rooms have either two queen beds or one king bed, in-room coffee, refrigerator, safe, cable television, telephone, full bath, and air conditioning. Handicap rooms are also available. At Kachina Lodge, it's just a three minute walk to the Bright Angel Restaurant, Arizona Room Restaurant, and El Tovar Restaurant.

    Maswik North Lodge

    Maswik North Lodge

    is a modern lodge surrounded by a Ponderosa pine forest. It's located one third of a mile from the rim edge of the Grand Canyon. All rooms have two queen beds or one king bed, in-room coffee, refrigerator, safe, cable television, telephone, full bath, and air conditioning.


    Lake Powell Resort

    Days 4, 5 • Lake Powell

    Lake Powell Resort

    Lake Powell Resort

    Stay two nights at Lake Powell Resort. The resort is located on the shores of Lake Powell at Wahweap Marina, about 5 miles from the town of Page, Arizona and two miles from Glen Canyon dam. Guest rooms have two queen beds, air conditioning, coffeemakers and hair dryers. The resort features two pools, a jacuzzi, and a small beach on the lake shore. The resort has a lounge and two restaurants. Your breakfast in included each day at the world famous Rainbow Room, with spectacular views of the Glen Canyon and Lake Powell.


    Zion Park Lodge

    Days 6, 7 • Zion Park

    Zion Park Lodge

    Zion Park Lodge

    Stay two nights at historic Zion Park Lodge. This is the only lodging located inside Zion National Park. The lodge is situated in the center of the valley floor and surrounded by spectacular 2,000 foot sandstone canyon walls. The exterior of the lodge has been restored to its original 1920's classic appearance. Hotel rooms feature air conditioning, phones, flat-screen televisions with satellite reception, radio alarm clocks, iron and ironing boards, hairdryers, coffeemakers and complimentary wireless internet. Zion Park offers a diverse selection of picturesque trails ranging from short, easy jaunts to strenuous adventures. Some of the trails begin immediately outside the lodge.

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    Airport Transfers

    arrival Transfers

    Caravan’s Phoenix, Arizona hotel, the Doubletree Suites (320 North 44th St.) provides a courtesy shuttle from the Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport (PHX). Upon arrival, request a pickup using the Doubletree’s courtesy phone at the baggage claim area or call the hotel directly at: 602-225-0500. The shuttle operates 24 hours daily. Taxis cost approximately $15.00 and take 10 minutes. See Travel Tips for more details.

    departure Transfers

    Caravan's vacation packages include a departure transfer to McCarran Airport (LAS) in Las Vegas, Nevada on the day the tour ends, arriving by 11:30 a.m. Please schedule flights after 1:30 p.m. If you wish to extend your stay in Las Vegas, taxis and shuttles are available from the airport. (Las Vegas regulations prohibit Caravan’s motorcoach from making stops at individual Las Vegas hotels.) Taxis cost $15.00 and take 25 minutes. There are several airport shuttle services located near the dropoff point. The airport shuttles depart every ten minutes and the cost is $5.00 per person each way. The shuttle transfer time to hotels is approximately 45 minutes. No advance reservations are necessary from the airport. See Travel Tips for more details.

    Airfare is not included or sold by Caravan.

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    Weather & Clothing

    Temperature °F (high/low) Rainfall (inches)

    PhoenixGrand CanyonLake PowellZion Park
    TempRainTempRainTempRainTempRain
    Jan66/410.742/181.543/170.3152/291.6
    Feb71/450.745/211.652/270.4457/311.6
    Mar76/490.951/251.761/320.4463/361.7
    Apr85/550.260/311.069/38.03473/431.3
    May94/640.170/380.782/480.4083/520.7
    Jun104/730.181/460.691/570.2093/600.6
    Jul106/810.885/531.698/660.55100/680.8
    Aug104/801.082/522.195/641.0197/661.6
    Sep98/730.976/461.586/540.4891/600.8
    Oct88/610.764/361.273/430.8478/491.0
    Nov75/490.751/261.057/320.6763/371.2
    Dec66/421.044/201.543/220.6553/301.5

    Temperature °F (high/low) Rainfall (inches)

    JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
    Phoenix
    temp66/4171/4576/4985/5594/64104/73106/81104/8098/7388/6175/4966/42
    rainfall0.70.70.90.20.10.10.81.00.90.70.71.0
    Grand Canyon
    temp42/1845/2151/2560/3170/3881/4685/5382/5276/4664/3651/2644/20
    rainfall1.51.61.71.00.70.61.62.11.51.21.01.5
    Lake Powell
    temp43/1752/2761/3269/3882/4891/5798/6695/6486/5473/4357/3243/22
    rainfall0.310.440.44.0340.400.200.551.010.480.840.670.65
    Zion Park
    temp52/2957/3163/3673/4383/5293/60100/6897/6691/6078/4963/3753/30
    rainfall1.61.61.71.30.70.60.81.60.81.01.21.5

    Clothing Tips

    This is a predominantly casual tour. Casual wear is suggested for sightseeing and daytime travelling. A good pair of tennis shoes or hiking shoes is recommended for walking in the parks. Please bring a sweater or jacket to wear on the air conditioned motorcoach, and to wear at night at higher elevations such as the lodge at the Grand Canyon. Please bring a lightweight rain poncho in case of rain. Dress code for most evenings is smart casual. See Travel Tips for more details.

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    Travel Tips & FAQs

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    My Tour Price Includes

    Virtually everything! Hotels, many meals, all of the activities described in the itinerary pages, airport transfers in select cities, gratuities to hotel porters, restaurant staff and local guides. Caravan’s professional Tour Directors and local guides will be with you every step of the way, ensuring a worry free vacation.

    My Tour Price Does Not Include

    Prices do not include air travel, country entry or departure fees, airport porters, visas, phone calls, valet, laundry, all items of a personal nature, extra food and beverages not on the regular menu, and tips to the Caravan Tour Director and Driver. General fees and taxes are additional and listed separately beneath each tour’s price.

    Caravan’s $99 Protection Plan Offers Peace of Mind

    Caravan’s Travel Protection Plan offers peace of mind if you cancel for any reason whatsoever prior to the departure of the tour. The travel protection plan also includes air, baggage, evacuation and medical coverage. The cost is $99.

    Age of Travelers on a Caravan Tour

    Usually, you find a mix of different age adult travelers on a Caravan Tour. Children age five (5) and over are welcome, and children usually join tours offered during Christmas holidays, summer vacation and spring break vacation.

    A Well-Paced Itinerary

    A well-paced and unhurried itinerary is our goal, after all, you are on vacation! Touring days begin and end at reasonable hours and include frequent stops. While the occasional early morning departure is necessary, we do our best to ensure a leisurely vacation.

    Meals

    Included meals for each tour are listed at the end of each day. Meals are shown by B (breakfast), L (lunch) and D (dinner). All meals in Latin America are included. Many meals are included in the USA and Canada. Full, buffet, or deluxe continental breakfasts are included everywhere. Coffee and tea are provided at all meals. In Latin America, bottled water is provided free on the motorcoach and purified water is provided at the meals. Alcoholic beverages are not included unless specified.

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    Customer Reviews

    These are only the first 7 Customer Reviews. Read all 246 Customer Reviews

    "You guys have your act together. It was like a dream come true for a first timer traveling alone. Nothing went wrong, it all went right. You can't go wrong with Caravan. It's an adventure without the risk. Pure fun, and the new friends you will make are priceless."

    Ms. K.P., Boynton Beach, Florida

    "This tour was the most amazing trip on which we've ever been. This was our first trip out West and we could not have asked for a better, more enjoyable and more valued tour! The hotels were great, the sights were breathtaking, and the meals were excellent. I enjoyed the food and the friendly staff. I would recommend this tour along with our same tour director and driver. We never felt rushed and we can't wait to go on another Caravan tour. Thank you for a truly memorable and extremely valued tour. Keep up the good work."

    Mr. & Mrs. S.P., Harrisonburg, Virginia

    "This is a 'five star' trip that everyone should take the time to do. Enjoyed the leisurely pace, delicious meals, and outstanding side trips. Not only was there breathtaking scenery in the Grand Canyon, but everyday promised more and better things to see. Grand Canyon, Bryce Canyon, Zion National Park, Lake Powell, Monument Valley, I can't say enough good things. Thanks to our tour director, we learned SO MUCH about our country's history in the West. This was our first Caravan tour. Caravan is a very organized, efficient tour group that we will take again. THANK YOU SO VERY MUCH! "

    Mr. & Mrs. J.G., Venice, Florida

    "I have always been a cruise person, but you have converted me! The whole trip was one wonderful sightseeing adventure. I am so glad we took a guided tour as opposed to driving so both of us could see the sights rather than one driving and missing it all. The tour director and driver were excellent in alerting us in advance of upcoming views. I had no idea how beautiful the area was and how unique each park would be. Being able to see the diverse areas on the tour made it even more spectacular than I could have imagined. This trip was way beyond my expectations. I have only done day tours so I was not sure what to expect. By the end, I felt like everyone was family. I have never been so sorry to see a trip end. If all the tours are as good as this was and the tour directors are as knowledgeable as ours, we will be on more Caravan tours. I have read about all the canyons, but I never imagined the beauty of each of them and the other areas we visited."

    Mr. & Mrs. J.R. Yorktown, Virginia

    "Caravan is so value packed and has attended to the most minute detail to get the most value for our money. The hotels were terrific! Loved not having to deal with luggage. Once on the tour, they treated us like royalty! The meals were all EXCELLENT! I was so impressed that Caravan provided such wonderful meals in our tour cost. We absolutely had the 'dream team' with our tour director and driver! I enjoyed the sightseeing activities and I also enjoyed the 'free time' in each National Park. The tram system allowed each of us to do as much as we wanted. It was our first guided tour, but it won't be the last. I wouldn't choose another company if Caravan has a package of where we want to go. Some friends drove from Oklahoma and made the same trip. They spent twice the money and didn't see half of what we did. This was my first Caravan tour and it will not be my last. It was exactly what was described in the brochure. It was smoothly run and enjoyable. Thank you for making it so great for so many for so long! It was a great trip and we would choose Caravan in the future!"

    Mr. & Mrs. J.W., Downers Grove, Illinois

    "The entire tour lived up to and exceeded our expectations. We enjoyed the fact that I didn't have to drive. The hotels and meals were taken care of as well as luggage handled professionally and in a very timely manner. We really enjoyed this tour and are of the opinion that we would struggle to duplicate it entirely on our own. Very enjoyable, a good mix of people from different parts of our country who became our friends on the road. In terms of bang for the buck, it is a deal hard to beat in today's world of high gasoline prices. We look forward to another trip with Caravan, next year to Yellowstone, hoping to see our same tour guide again."

    Mr. & Mrs. B.W., Monroe, North Carolina

    "Overall, a wonderful eight days, during which I was exposed to sights I never thought existed. The tour was well conducted, the accommodations were excellent and the food was great. Don't know how you do it for what you charge. Will strongly consider other Caravan offerings, and recommend this tour to others."

    Mr. & Mrs. D.B., Pinellas Park, Florida

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    Why Travel with Caravan?

    Excellence Since 1952

    You can trust our years of experience with tours of superb quality and excellent value. Caravan has enjoyed the same family management and ownership since 1952.

    PanAm Jet
    In 1959, Pan Am invited Caravan to be the very first tour company to fly their clients on its new line of Clipper Jets.
    Vintage Motorcoach
    In 1964, Caravan introduced the very first fleet of air conditioned motorcoaches in all of Europe.
    Leather Back Turtle Park
    Caravan is a proud supporter of the Leatherback Turtle National Park and Costa Rica's efforts to protect this endangered giant.
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    Caravan Care

    For your safety, Caravan cancelled most 2020 and all 2021 tour departures and refunded 100% of all payments received. See Caravan’s Covid-19 Update.

    Caravan's Proud History

    In 1965, Roger Mudd hosted a two-hour CBS TV special on Caravan Tours. This TV production took about one month to make and was so successful it inspired the 1968 romantic comedy movie “If it’s Tuesday this must be Belgium.” In the early 50’s the Mayor of Dublin presented Caravan with the Key to Dublin for bringing the first American tour to the city after WWII. Since then, Caravan has been recognized as a pioneer in travel. You can trust in our stability, experience and dedication to quality.

    Great Hotels

    Stay at park lodges, scenic resorts, and excellent hotels in great locations. See hotel descriptions on each tour page.

    Meals

    In Costa Rica, Panama, and Guatemala, Caravan includes all meals. For USA and Canada tours, included meals are listed on each itinerary page. In Latin America, bottled water is provided free on the motorcoach and purified water is provided at the meals.

    Complete Sightseeing

    Enjoy complete sightseeing with more visits, extra features, and local guides.

    Fully Guided by Tour Directors

    All tours conducted from start to finish by professional tour directors, who are fluent in English, experienced, and fun.

    All-inclusive

    Caravan includes all activities listed in the tour itinerary page. Caravan does not sell any optional activities which can add hundreds of dollars to your tour price. Your free time is scheduled in great settings where there is no need to buy additional expensive activities.

    Shopping Freedom

    Caravan will not bring you to overpriced shops in exchange for payments. Caravan gives you ample opportunity and time for great shopping, and the freedom to choose where and when to shop.

    Great Value, Book Early

    Caravan’s strong buying power gives you great vacations at prices much lower than you can find anywhere. In a typical year, most of our tours sell out quickly. Book early for the date you prefer and the best air fare.

    How does Caravan Tours sell these tours for such a low cost?

    Caravan delivers volume to our suppliers, who in turn reward us with their very best prices. We in turn pass these savings on to you, and you reward us by buying our tours. As volume continues to rise, we then receive even better prices from our suppliers, and we pass even greater savings on to you. This year our tours are better than ever.

    Trade Association Memberships

    Caravan Tours is a member of ASTA (American Society of Travel Agents), NTA (National Tour Association), CLIA (Cruise Lines International Association), and an allied member of ACTA (Alliance of Canadian Travel Agencies).

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