Southern National Parks

SOUTHERN NATIONAL PARKS
2018
9 Days 8 Nights

Our SOUTHERN NATIONAL PARKS TOUR is one of our travelers’ favorites. It travels through some of the most beautiful Southwestern scenery in our country!  We visit 6 National Parks and three State Parks and this year we will replicate parts of the historic “National Park to Park Highway”.

Including OVERNIGHT AT GRAND CANYON and Las Vegas

com-brigham-youngs-house-slccom-bryce-canyon-hoodoos-bryce-canyon-np-utahcom-bryce-canyon-np-utcom-bryce-canyon-np-utahcom-colorado-river-utcom-eagle-gate-slccom-escalante-grand-staircase-natl-monument-2-utcom-escalante-grand-staircase-natl-monument-utcom-lodge-atthe-north-rim-grand-canyonnp-azcom-temple-square-slccom-throne-of-god-zion-canyon-np-utcom-window-bryce-canyon-np-utah_com-window-district-archesnp-utcom-zion-canyonnp-4com-zion-canyonnp-utcom-zion-canyonnp-ut-2com-zion-canyonnp-ut-3
NextGen ScrollGallery thumbnailNextGen ScrollGallery thumbnailNextGen ScrollGallery thumbnailNextGen ScrollGallery thumbnailNextGen ScrollGallery thumbnailNextGen ScrollGallery thumbnailNextGen ScrollGallery thumbnailNextGen ScrollGallery thumbnailNextGen ScrollGallery thumbnailNextGen ScrollGallery thumbnailNextGen ScrollGallery thumbnailNextGen ScrollGallery thumbnailNextGen ScrollGallery thumbnailNextGen ScrollGallery thumbnailNextGen ScrollGallery thumbnailNextGen ScrollGallery thumbnailNextGen ScrollGallery thumbnail

Inclusions:
  • Eight-night first class accommodations
    • Salt Lake City at the Salt Lake Plaza- 1 Night
    • Moab, Utah at the Comfort Suites – 2 Nights
    • Bryce Canyon at Ruby’s Inn – 2 Nights
    • Holiday Inn Express Kanab – 1 Night
    • Zion National Park at Best Western Zion Park Inn – 1 Night
    • Las Vegas Nevada at Treasure Island on the Strip – 1 Night
  • Welcome reception in Salt Lake City
  • Eleven Meals: 8 breakfasts, 1 Lunch, 2 Dinners
  • Guided tours and/or admissions to:
    • Arches National Park
    • Canyonlands National Park
    • Capitol Reef National Park
    • Escalante/Grand Staircase National Monument
    • Bryce Canyon National Park
    • Grand Canyon National Park, North Rim
    • Zion National Park, Salt Lake City
    • Hoover Dam
    • Lake Mead
    • Valley of Fire State Park
    • Las Vegas Tour
    • Canyonlands by Night on the Colorado River
    • Scenic boat tour of Canyonlands National Park on the Colorado River
    • Airport transfers in your destination city or cities
    • Deluxe motorcoach transportation throughout tour
    • Services of a professional Journey West Tour Director
    • Admissions and guided tours of all included activities
    • Porterage of one piece of luggage throughout the tour
    • Souvenir memory group photo
    • Special Boscov’s Travel photo album
    • All taxes and service charges for included tour features
    • All gratuities for Tour Director and Driver

Optional Excursions
The following excursions are available at an additional cost. Ask your Boscov’s Travel Consultant for details

  • Flight over Bryce Canyon
  • Mule ride at Bryce Canyon

Itinerary:

  • DAY 1     ARRIVAL IN SALT LAKE CITY – Meet your greeter at your baggage claim area. Please stay near the baggage claim carousel until you meet with the tour director.  Many flights come in at the same time and she will greet you as soon as possible.  Depending on your arrival time, you will have time to have some lunch and enjoy downtown Salt Lake City and the nearby Temple Square before meeting your group for a short tour of the city.  Meet in the lobby at 3:30 pm for the city tour. The rest of the evening is at your leisure.
  • DAY 2 – SALT LAKE TO MOAB – Today we will head southeast over the Wasatch Range to the Canyon Country of Utah, as we begin touring.  We will make a lunch stop, on your own, before arriving in the quaint town of Moab.  This evening we will enjoy a Dutch oven style dinner and the amazing Canyonlands by Night boat ride and light show. Included. Breakfast & Dinner
  • DAY 3 – MOAB AND ARCHES NATIONAL PARK – This morning we will be touring Arches National Park, the first of our six national parks.  You will have time to take short hikes to some of the arches and we will make plenty of picture stops.  After a break for lunch in Moab, on your own we will take a jet boat ride down the Colorado River, passing between towering cliffs of the Canyon Country and into a bit of Canyonlands National Park. You will have the evening free to have dinner on your own and do some shopping. Breakfast included
  • DAY 4 – MOAB, ESCALANTE/GRAND STAIRCASE, TO RUBYS INN, BRYCE CITY – It’s time to head out for a day that has a little of every kind of scenery.  We are going through Escalante/Grand Staircase National Monument where you can see deserts, prairies, mountains and canyons. It will be a day that has its “ups and downs” for sure.  We will have lunch, included, in Capitol Reef National Park. After lunch we will take our afternoon break at Anasazi State Park where we can view Indian ruins. Then, it’s on to Ruby’s Inn at the edge of Bryce Canyon National Park. Breakfast and lunch included
  • DAY 5 – BRYCE CANYON NATIONAL PARK – You have the morning to enjoy the various optional activities in the Bryce area such as  helicopter tours, mule rides, and of course shopping.  Sleeping in a bit might be on your agenda as well.  This afternoon we will take the rim tour of Bryce Canyon National Park.  There will be many stops for photos and a visit to the visitor’s center.The evening is yours to enjoy, perhaps a dip in the indoor pool or hot tub (especially if you went on the mule ride). Breakfast buffet included
  • DAY 6 – BRYCE TO NORTH RIM OF THE GRAND CANYON NATIONAL PARK – “On the road again…”  We will gain an hour today as we head for the North Rim of the Grand Canyon. We will have a stop at Southern Utah’s “movie Central”, Kanab, for a rest break before heading to the Canyon. This afternoon we will take a tour of some of the overlooks.  The evening will be free to enjoy wandering the North Rim and enjoy an evening ranger program. Breakfast buffet included
  • DAY 7 – NORTH RIM OF GRAND CANYON TO ZION NATIONAL PARK – Today we are on to national park number 5. Zion National Park is divided into 3 different areas. We will see the upper part of Zion as we enter the park and drop down to the inner canyon as our day progresses. You get a different perspective when you are down inside the canyon instead of looking into it from above. This afternoon we will have an open air tram tour of Zion Canyon and the rest of the day will be yours to enjoy this magnificent park and the town of Springdale.  Don’t forget the farewell dinner tonight! Breakfast, Dinner
  • DAY 8 – ZION, VALLEY OF FIRE ST. PARK, HOOVER DAM & LAS VEGAS – We are Vegas bound!  Well, with a few stops in between. (and we gain another hour). Valley of Fire State Park will be our first stop of the day.  The bizarre rock formations will amaze you. Then we head into Las Vegas to drop off our bags at our hotel so that we can visit Hoover Dam. You will be amazed at the size and scale of this modern wonder as we tour the inner working of the dam and hear the story of how it was created. The bridge over Black Canyon has been completed and we hope to take a ride over it as well.  It is a wonder all its own! This evening is all yours to enjoy the entertainment capital of the world, Las Vegas or you can take an optional tour with us to the Fremont Street Experience and a ride down the strip to see the lights. Then you are on you own to visit whatever casino you would like. Breakfast and lunch Incl.
  • DAY 9 – HOMEWARD BOUND (FOR MOST OF YOU) – We are sorry that we cannot accommodate airport transfers for those leaving after 4 pm. on departure day or the following days. Breakfast included

DEPARTURES

Date Departure or Other Info Starting Price
2018 Land Only – Single 2016 Prices $3,016.00
2018 Land Only – Double 2016 Prices $2,263.00
2018 Land Only – Triple 2016 Prices $2,059.00
2018 Land Only – Quad 2016 Prices $1,947.00

Rates are per person, subject to availability, and may change at any time. Addtl restrictions may apply. For single rates please contact us or your Boscov’s Travel agent for a quote.

Recent Posts