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Tailor-Made US National Parks: Utah to Arizona

7 days from $16,495

If you were to ask someone to describe the most iconic landscapes of the American West, almost anyone would mention the rocky desert landscapes of Utah and the Grand Canyon in Arizona. On this once-in-a-lifetime trip, you will visit the famous Arches National Park and the cities of Sedona and Moab. Rise high above the Grand Canyon on a flightseeing tour, and discover the awe-inspiring Monument Valley. Enjoy action-packed days, followed by relaxing evenings in some of the best resorts in Utah and Arizona.

Utah & Arizona at a Glance

The best time to visit Utah and Arizona is from April to June and September to November when it’s not too hot. During the summertime, it can get intolerably hot, reaching temperatures above +37°C. Some of the most iconic sites look the best during sunrise and sunset hours when the sky paints the landscape in the warmest hues, complementing the natural rock formations, canyons, and valleys. Both Utah and Arizona offer some of the best outdoor activities in the country – from hiking and trekking to rafting, rock climbing, and stargazing. But it’s not just about the outdoors – cities like Salt Lake City, Phoenix, and Tucson offer exciting and buzzing big-city life. While both states are mostly conservative, both are relatively gay-friendly, especially in bigger cities.

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English

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Most visitors from Europe do not need a visa. ESTA permits citizens of 40 countries to enter the US without a visa.

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Spring & Fall

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Mountain Standard Time, USA (GMT-7)

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Monument Valley

Photo: Walker Fenton

Photo: Patrick Boyer

7-day travel itinerary

DAY 1

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Arrive in Grand Junction, Colorado

Begin your trip in Colorado’s Grand Junction! From there, a driver will take you to Moab, one of the main outdoor destinations in Utah’s canyon country. After lunch in downtown, head to your hotel – a 4-star river ranch with epic surroundings and modern luxuries. Finish your first day in Utah with a private horseback trail ride through the beautiful Sorrel River Ranch canyon surroundings.

Arches National Park

DAY 2

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Arches National Park | Sandstone Sculptures

Today you’ll visit Utah’s famous Arches National Park. Your driver-guide will take you to the most iconic locations like the Delicate Arch, the Marching Men and the Eye of the Whale. Go for an easy hike before enjoying a picnic lunch with breathtaking views. Admire the various arches and the natural formations in the desert terrain dating back millions of years. In the afternoon, go on a float trip down the Colorado River, where you will not only continue sightseeing the western landscape but will also enjoy thrilling moments going through some rapids.

DAY 3

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Monument Valley | Iconic Western Vistas

Today takes you to one of the most famous sites in the continental US, the iconic Monument Valley. Get to know this remarkable site through its natural and human history with the help of a private local Navajo guide. After lunch, travel to your next hotel on the doorstep of the Grand Canyon. Enjoy the scenic drive before arriving at The Grand Hotel, which offers excellent amenities like a heated indoor swimming pool and a spa.

Monument Valley

DAY 4

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Grand Canyon | Hiking The South Rim

Visit the South Rim of the Grand Canyon where an expert guide will take you on a memorable hike through some of the most iconic sites offering excellent views of the Colorado River and the Painted Desert. Lunch at the famous El Tovar hotel, which dates back to the beginning of the 20th century and is located on the very rim of the canyon.

DAY 5

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Flagstaff, Arizona | Grand Canyon Flightseeing & Native American History

In the morning, board a helicopter for a flightseeing tour over the Grand Canyon. Seeing the national park from above gives you a unique perspective of how vast the canyon actually is. After the flightseeing tour, a private driver will take you to Flagstaff, Arizona, where you will visit the Museum of Northern Arizona for a private viewing of some of the best Southwest Native American art and artefacts. Next, your journey takes you to Sedona, where you will check in to your next hotel, the luxurious Enchantment Resort in Boynton Canyon.

DAY 6

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Sedona | Sweeping Vistas & Sandstone Mesas

Today, explore Sedona’s natural beauty in the most adventurous way. A private 4x4 Jeep adventure will take you through the rocky terrain, followed by a picnic lunch. The rest of the afternoon is free for you to enjoy at your own pace – your private driver will be ready to take you sightseeing or you can enjoy the excellent spa at your resort.

DAY 7

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Depart Phoenix

Enjoy breakfast and leave for the Phoenix Airport for your flight home.

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Additional recommended experiences

Upgrade your journey by selecting some fantastic extras at an additional cost. Enjoy basking under the stars in a private stargazing experience in Sedona, or make your flightseeing day entirely private by booking the whole helicopter for yourselves.

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Airport meet and greet with private transfers

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