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Caravan’s Grand Canyon Tours Include Bryce Canyon
Caravan’s guided Grand Canyon tour is a 3 loop tour of Grand Canyon, Bryce Canyon and Zion National Park.
Our Grand Canyon Bryce tour is very popular thanks in part to Bryce Park’s famous whimsical and colorful hoodoo rock formations and the breathtaking views of the Bryce Canyon Amphitheatre from Bryce Point.
How far is Bryce Canyon from Grand Canyon? Bryce Canyon National Park in Utah is only a 150 mile drive from Grand Canyon’s north rim and is included as part of Caravan’s fully guided, all inclusive Grand Canyon tours.
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History of Bryce Canyon National Park UT
Caravan Tours includes a Bryce Canyon tour as part of our Grand Canyon tours mainly because Bryce Park is such an amazing tourist attraction with a fantastic and colorful history.
Named after a Scottish immigrant Ebenezer Bryce, Bryce Canyon National Park was established in 1928. This area of southern Utah consists of numerous naturally eroded, horseshoe-shaped amphitheaters carved from the sandstone walls of the eastern edge of Paunsaugunt Plateau.
These unusual naturally carved shapes are called hoodoos, and nowhere else in the world can such a collection and concentration of hoodoos be found like the hoodoos at Bryce National Park.
Bryce Canyon National Park is part of the Paunsaugunt Plateau where gravel, rocks and dirt carried by heavy rain run-off over thousands of years have eroded the landscape into steep slopes and tall thin ridges called fins. Over time, the fins eventually eroded into the spires and pinnacles we’ve come to recognize as Bryce hoodoos. As many of the Bryce hoodoos eventually weaken and fall to the hills and valley floor below they add bright colors to Bryce Canyon’s unique landscape.
Bryce Canyon Tour Highlights
Enjoy a guided Bryce Canyon tour with Caravan Tours. Bryce Canyon in Utah is regarded as a US geological treasure.
Most Caravan travel guests are inspired with imagination and intrigue by the famous water carved landforms. The unique rock formations transcend elevations of over 2000 feet. Other Bryce Canyon highlights include:
- Whimsical and colorful Claron limestone, sandstone and mudstone formations
- Thousands of natural spires, fins, pinnacles and mazes, collectively called “hoodoos”
- Both Anasazi and Fremont native influences can be found in the area
While exploring hoodoos, arches and other geological wonders in Bryce Canyon National Park, Caravan guests are also treated to some of the best air quality in the United States.
Other Bryce Canyon Attractions
Prior to entering Bryce Canyon, Caravan’s tour guests enjoy a guided Grand Canyon tour and a Lake Powell boat cruise through Antelope Canyon, plus a brief stopover in Kanab, the famous “Western Hollywood” backdrop seen in over 100 western movies and shows including “How the West Was Won”.
Then it’s on to Bryce Canyon, a tour that is definitely a highlight for most of our travellers.
Caravan’s guided bus tour of Bryce Canyon includes a stop at Bryce Point, which offers one of the Park’s most scenic viewpoints, with a full view of Bryce Canyon Amphitheatre.
Another stop along the Bryce Canyon tour is Sunrise Point, which provides views of the famous:
- Sinking Ship
- Pink Cliffs of the Aquarius Plateau
- The Conglomerate of Boat Mesa - a rock which reaches elevation of 8073 feet
- Limber Pine at Sunrise point
Following the tour of Bryce Canyon National Park, Caravan’s Grand Canyon tour resumes with a visit to Zion National Park, just 78 miles southwest of Bryce Canyon. Enjoy a 2 night stay at Zion Park Lodge, the only lodging within the Park.
Best Time to Tour Bryce Canyon
The most popular time of the year to visit Bryce Canyon and Zion National Park on Caravan’s 3 loop tour of Grand Canyon, Bryce and Zion is in the summer, although weather provides great visiting opportunities from the first weeks in April through to the end of October.
If you visit Grand Canyon, Bryce and Zion National Parks in June, July or August with Caravan, our tour operators highly recommend bringing sunscreen, hats, and appropriate hot weather clothing.
Ideal for families, seniors and group travel, Caravan’s all inclusive tours are fully guided vacations that include all tour accommodations, itinerary meals, ground transportation, activities, and park entrance fees. Everything is included for one low, unbelievable, all inclusive price.
Why Travel with Caravan?
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.
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.
Stay at park lodges, scenic resorts, and excellent hotels in great locations. See hotel descriptions on each tour page.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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Caravan is a member of ASTA (American Society of Travel Advisors), NTA (National Tour Association), ABA (American Bus Association), CLIA (Cruise Lines International Association), and ACMA (American Catalog Association).