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This is a wonderful introduction to the spectacular reaches of the south-western United States of America. From the moment you land you will be immersed in what makes this region so special;its national parks, and the beautiful landscapes of red rock county with arches, buttes and unparalleled sunsets.

Southwest
Best Months April - June and September - November
Epic Suggests 8 Days
  • Zion NP

    Zion National Park is located in the south-western United States, near Springdale, Utah. A prominent feature of the 229 square mile park is Zion Canyon, which is 15 miles long and up to half a mile deep, cut through the red and tan-coloured Navajo Sandstone by the North Fork of the Virgin River.

    na-southwest-zion-national-parkLocated at the junction of the Colorado Plateau, Great Basin, and Mojave Desert regions, the park's unique geography and variety of life zones allow for unusual plant and animal diversity. During your visit to this park expect to see mountain lions, mule deer, eagles, condors and many other animals in their natural setting.  When not checking out the parks abundant wildlife try a day of canyoneering or a Jeep tour through Zion’s incredible sandstone canyons.

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  • Bryce Canyon NP

    Bryce Canyon National Park is located in south-western Utah. The major feature of the park is Bryce Canyon which, despite its name, is not a canyon but a giant natural amphitheatre created by erosion along the eastern side of the Paunsaugunt Plateau.

    na-southwest-bryce-canyon-national-parkBryce is distinctive due to geological structures called hoodoos, formed by wind, water, and ice erosion of the river and lake bed sedimentary rocks. The red, orange, and white colours of the rocks provide spectacular views for park visitors. Wake up early and check out the incredible sunrise at Sunrise Point or enjoy one of its many beautiful day hikes.

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  • Capitol Reef NP

    Capitol Reef National Park is a United States National Park, in south-central Utah. The park, established in 1971, preserves 378 square miles and is open all year, although May through September are the most popular months. Capitol Reef National Park protects colourful canyons, ridges, buttes and monoliths.

    na-southwest-capitol-reef-national-parkThe area was named for a line of white domes and cliffs of Navajo Sandstone, each of which looks somewhat like the United States Capitol building, that run from the Fremont River to Pleasant Creek on the Waterpocket Fold. The park is a sight to be seen and hosts a number of day hikes that should not be missed while visiting the Southwest.


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  • Monument Valley

    Monument Valley is a region of the Colorado Plateau characterised by a cluster of vast sandstone buttes, the largest reaching 1,000 ft above the valley floor. This region is part of the Colorado Plateau and is located on the northern border of Arizona near the Four Corners area. The floor is largely Cutler Red siltstone or its sand deposited by the meandering rivers that carved the valley.

    na-southwest-monument-valleyThe valley's vivid red colour comes from iron oxide exposed in the weathered siltstone. The darker, blue gray rocks in the valley get their colour from manganese oxide. The valley includes incredible large stone structures including the famed Eye of the Sun. Want some adventure to spice up your visit?  Sign up for a 4x4 Jeep tour through this amazing valley.

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  • Grand Canyon NP

    The Grand Canyon is a steep-sided canyon carved by the Colorado River in the state of Arizona. It is largely contained within the Grand Canyon National Park, one of the first national parks in the United States. The Grand Canyon is 277 miles (446km) long, up to 18 miles (29km) wide and attains a depth of over a mile (6,000ft / 1,800m).

    na-southwest-the-grand-canyon-national-parkNearly two billion years of the Earth's geological history have been exposed as the Colorado River and its tributaries cut their channels through layer after layer of rock while the Colorado Plateau was uplifted. During your visit to this park expect to see mountain lions, ram, mule deer, eagles, and many other animals in their natural setting. Enjoy any number of breathtaking hikes in the park or enjoy a scenic mule ride to the canyon floor.

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  • Glen Canyon

    Lake Powell and Glen Canyon National Recreation Area are located on the border of Utah and Arizona.  The lake is the second largest manmade lake in the U.S. and is contained by Glen Canyon dam. The Glen Canyon National Recreation Area contains the whole of Lake Powell and extends down the Colorado River all the way to the beginning of the Grand Canyon.

    na-southwest-glen-canyon-nationalThis park covers over 1.2 million acres of land much of which is very isolated from normal foot traffic and provides an incredible playground for adventure whether it’s boating on the lake, hiking the surrounding shoreline or heading through canyons down on to the Colorado River.

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  • Sample Itinerary

    Day 1: St George / Zion National Park

    Upon arrival into St George, UT you are met and transferred to Zion National Park.

    While in the park you will have the opportunity to take a short hike and enjoy the incredible towering walls before sunset.

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    Day 2: Zion National Park

    After breakfast you will head in to the park to hike the world renowned Zion Narrows.

    The diverse trek through Zion's premier canyon is one of the most touted and breathtaking adventures in America. Extraordinary beauty and unique character describe this amazing slot canyon.
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    Day 3: Bryce Canyon National Park

    Today you drive to the incredible Bryce Canyon National Park. You have an opportunity to explore the main lookout points before beginning your day hike through the amazing labyrinth of canyons.

    The Bryce Amphitheatre is considered by many to be the most scenic sight in the entire region.

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    Day 4: Grand Canyon National Park

    Today you will make the beautiful drive to the North Rim of the Grand Canyon.

    Once you arrive at the North Rim you will check in with the stables and begin your horse-riding tour through the North Rim. This tour will provide plenty of time enjoy the Grand Canyon, one of the world's natural wonders.
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    Day 5: Lake Powell

    Departing the resort you will make your way to the boat ramp to begin your adventure on Lake Powell.

    Take a private boat deep into the lake and explore the towering canyons within. Activities while exploring the lake and neighbouring canyons include kayaking, hiking, canyoneering and rappelling.
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    Day 6: Colorado River

    Today you will transfer to Page, Arizona to begin the float trip down the Colorado River and through the amazing Marble Canyon.

    This scenic float trip offers great insight into the native history of the region as well as a detailed account of the famous John Wesley Powell's expedition down the Colorado.
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    Day 7: Monument Valley

    With an early start you will drive to Monument Valley. Explore this region with a Navajo guide learning the history and spirituality of the park.

    There will be a private picnic lunch at the park with beautiful views of the monuments in the background.
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    Day 8: Page

    Departing from Page, AZ you have a short 30 minute drive to the airport before connecting home.
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    Indicative Cost

    From US$ 600 per person per day, based on 4 people travelling.

    Cost includes the services of a private guide throughout.

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  • 1/9 | Day 1: St George / Zion National Park
  • 2/9 | Day 2: Zion National Park
  • 3/9 | Day 3: Bryce Canyon National Park
  • 4/9 | Day 4: Grand Canyon National Park
  • 5/9 | Day 5: Lake Powell
  • 6/9 | Day 6: Colorado River
  • 7/9 | Day 7: Monument Valley
  • 8/9 | Day 8: Page
  • 9/9 | Indicative Cost
The trip was spectacular in every way!!!

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