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Grand Canyon Tour Includes Zion Park
As part of Caravan’s fully guided, Grand Canyon tour, our guests also get to enjoy a Zion Park Utah.
Located just 78 miles (125km) from Bryce Canyon, Zion National Park is another must-see tourist attraction on Caravan’s 3-loop tour of Grand Canyon, Bryce Canyon, and Zion National Park.
Mount Zion borrows its name from the Hebrew word “Zion” meaning a place of refuge or sanctuary. At 229 square miles, Zion was designated a National Park in 1919 and is now forever protected as a nature refuge for all tourists to enjoy.
Located in southwest Utah at the junction of the Mojave Desert, the Colorado Plateau, and the Great Basin, Zion National Park forms the middle level of the “Grand Staircase”, with Bryce Canyon on one side and Grand Canyon Park on the other.
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A Look Inside Zion National Park Utah
The Zion Park tour, included as part of Caravan’s Grand Canyon tour, reveals a spectacular cliff-and-canyon landscape, and a wilderness full of the unexpected including:
- Stunning scenic beauty
- Unique geologic features
- A diverse and unusual assemblage of plants and animals
Zion National Park has the richest diversity of plants in Utah with almost 800 native species.
Over millions of years, uplift, tilting and erosion of the earth’s upper crust layers have formed a series of colorful cliffs creating a monumental geological feature known as the “Grand Staircase.”
On our Grand Canyon Zion Park tour you will discover that at the bottom of the Grand Staircase is the Grand Canyon, a place where one-third of the earth’s age is displayed in rich geological detail.
Above Zion National Park, at the top of the Grand Staircase, is Bryce Canyon National Park, where the youngest geological display is found.
Did You Know?
- The sandstone cliffs of Zion National Park are among the highest in the world
- The top layer of Zion is the bottom layer of Bryce Canyon
- The bottom layer of Zion is the top layer of the Grand Canyon
- Zion National Park is home to Kolob Arch, the world’s largest natural arch spanning 310 feet (94.5 m)
Private Zion Park Tram Tour
Caravan’s Grand Canyon Zion tours include a Zion National Park Tram tour that takes passengers through a narrow canyon where even cars and buses cannot go.
During this time your highly knowledgeable Zion tour guide will share the history of Zion National Park Utah as you take in many of the natural landmarks that inspired early settlers:
- East Temple – towers high above at 7,110 feet
- Zion Park Court of the Patriarchs – three neighboring sandstone peaks named after Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob
- Great White Throne Zion Canyon – often used as the symbol of the Park as it is seen from most locations within Zion Canyon
Zion National Park Lodging
While on Caravan’s Grand Canyon tour, your vacation includes a 2 night stay at Zion Park Lodge, the only “in-park” resort accommodations in the park.
Designed back in the 1920s, Zion National Park Lodge was strategically placed within the 146,000 acres of cliffs, canyons, and wildlife of Zion Park. Sadly, the lodge burned down in 1966 but was quickly rebuilt in just 100 days.
In 1990 the exterior of Zion Park Lodge was restored to its original appearance.
Read comments from our Caravan Grand Canyon tour guests who submitted tour reviews about our fabulous Grand Canyon Zion tour.
Zion Park Tour Highlights
During your Grand Canyon Zion National Park tour, you will have an afternoon to spend at your leisure. Many guests opt to:
- Grab a Zion Park map and explore the area
- Take the free Zion Canyon National Park shuttle
- Plan their own photography tours of Zion Park to explore color, texture, and light
- Enjoy scenic walking trails near the Zion Park lodge
- View over 271 species of birds while birdwatching in the park
- Participate in Zion Ranger activities to learn more about Zion National Park
Book Your Grand Canyon Zion Tour Today!
If you book our Grand Canyon Zion National Park tour in the summer months, you can experience temperatures ranging from the low 60s to the high 90s.
Caravan Tours recommends all guests bring appropriate clothing to protect against the hot sun.
Day and night weather conditions within the Grand Canyon, Bryce Canyon, and Zion National Park can differ as much as 30 degrees.
Caravan offers fully guided tours that are suitable for groups of all ages including families and seniors.
All Grand Canyon tour accommodations, ground transportation, itinerary activities, entrance fees, and meals are included for one low price.
Contact Caravan Tours
For more information about Zion Park or to book your Grand Canyon Zion tour visit Caravan’s reservations page.
Call Caravan Tours toll-free at 1-800-CARAVAN (227-2826)
Read our Caravan Grand Canyon tour Reviews to learn more about this adventure travel tour.
For helpful travel tips for this tour, please visit our Grand Canyon Travel Tips page.
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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.
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