Witness vast desert landscapes, otherworldly rock formations and hidden canyons of Arizona and Utah on a round trip from Las Vegas.
Suggested route & duration
12 nights Las Vegas round-trip
• Las Vegas: 1 night
• Zion: 1 night
• Bryce Canyon: 1 night
• Capitol Reef: 1 night
• Moab: 2 nights
• Monument Valley: 1 night
• Lake Powell: 2 nights
• Grand Canyon: 1 night
• Las Vegas: 2 nights
About this independent tour
SELF-DRIVE Las Vegas & the Grand Circle is a recommended self-drive itinerary including 13 days car hire, accommodation for 12 nights in 3 and 4 star hotels and a personalised documentation pack.
LAS VEGAS Next up is neon-lit Las Vegas where you can try your luck on the spinning roulette wheel. A city of true decadence, there's so many entertainment, drinking, dining and shopping opportunities in Las Vegas it's likely that you'll hardly scratch the surface... but there's no harm trying! Alternatively, you can hop on a helicopter and head to the Grand Canyon if that's more your style.
ZION & BRYCE CANYON With five National Parks and numerous State Parks, the state of Utah isn’t short of epic backdrops. Bryce Canyon and Zion are just a couple of hours apart, however they could not be much more different. In Bryce towering hoodoos, or rock spires, rise from the amphitheatre-shaped canyon creating a fairy tale world while in Zion the Virgin River cuts between the towering sandstone walls of the Zion Canyon. Both parks offer incredible and unique hiking trails, ranger-led tours and much more.
CAPITOL REEF Of Utah’s ‘Mighty 5’ National Parks Capitol Reef is certainly the hidden treasure. Covering 378 square miles, the park’s main feature is dramatically-beautiful Waterpocket Fold – a 100-mile-long scar in the earth’s surface which showcases hundreds of millions of years of geological history.
MOAB & ARCHES Located close to the city of Moab, is one of Utah’s five National Parks – Arches National Park. The park has the highest concentration of sandstone arches in the world which are scattered across the red-desert landscape. A few of the most accessible of these rock formations include the iconic Delicate Arch, the fragile-looking Landscape Arch and Sand Dune Arch.
MONUMENT VALLEY Spanning the Utah-Arizona state line, Monument Valley is the Wild West as you’ve always imagined it. Sandstone buttes and mesas up to 300 metres in height are scattered throughout a vast area of the Colorado Plateau that’s been used as the back drop for Hollywood movies for decades. The most iconic view of the valley can be enjoyed from the Monument Valley Najajo Tribal Park where there’s a visitors centre, restaurant and the start of a 17-mile scenic drive which is best experienced on a tour with a Navajo guide.
PAGE & LAKE POWELL From the city of Page you can witness a variety of natural and man-made landscapes including the winding Antelope Canyon, Horseshoe Bend, Lake Powell and the Glen Canyon Dam.
GRAND CANYON Probably the most famous of the United States’ natural landscapes, the Grand Canyon exhibits millions of years of geological history exposed by the power of the Colorado River. During your time here – whether you are staying in the National Park itself or the nearby city of Williams – you can hike into the canyon or along the rim, drive or catch the shuttle to a number of incredible viewpoints or just enjoy the busy atmosphere in the village.
Tailor your tour
This itinerary is completely flexible, so you can choose your own itinerary, duration and accommodation, add excursions and extend your holiday.