Bryce Amphitheater, Bryce Canyon National Park Culture & history

Our most recommended Bryce Amphitheater, Bryce Canyon National Park Culture & history

From Los Angeles: 7-Day Golden Experience Tour

1. From Los Angeles: 7-Day Golden Experience Tour

Day 1: LOS ANGELES – SANTA BARBARA – 17 MILE DRIVE – CARMEL Depart north up the spectacular California Coast to the first stop in Santa Barbara. Visit a Spanish Mission and continue to Solvang, a quaint Danish community to browse in the local shops. Head north to the world-famous Route #1 where you'll get to see the spectacular California coastline up close (small vehicles will travel the southern portion of route 1 while full-size coaches will travel the 17-mile drive exclusively). Visit the town of Carmel and enjoy some free time to stroll in town before departing to reach your hotel at the Spring Hill Suites by Marriott Oakland Airport. Day 2: SAN FRANCISCO – BAY CRUISE – GOLDEN GATE BRIDGE – CHINATOWN Start your tour at the Fisherman’s Wharf with a cruise in the world-famous bay. See great views of both the Golden Gate Bridge and Alcatraz Island on your way to Sausalito. Return to Pier 39 for a leisurely lunch before an afternoon tour that takes in all the city’s famous landmarks, including the Golden Gate Bridge, Union square, Chinatown, and Nob Hill. Stay overnight in Modesto. Day 3: MODESTO – YOSEMITE Summer Route: Head east through the farmlands of the Joaquin Valley to Yosemite National Park. Stop at El Capitan, Bridal-Veil Falls, and Half Dome. After a beautiful day in the park, head to Stevenson Ranch and stay the night at the Comfort Inn and Suites Stevenson Ranch. Day 4: STEVENSON RANCH – LAS VEGAS Head east through the desert and Death Valley to arrive at the gambling capital of the world: Las Vegas. Stop for lunch at the outlet mall in Barstow and in the evening, take a tour of the strip to see some amazing hotels such as Caesar’s Palace, Luxor, Mirage, Paris, Venetian, Bellagio, New York New York, Treasure Island, and more. Stay overnight at the Harrah’s Hotel. Day 5: LAS VEGAS – GRAND CANYON – PAGE Start the day traveling through the desert and through the Navajo Indian reservation before you arrive at the south bank of the Grand Canyon. After lunch, continue along the canyon east stopping at some of the Indian market places to browse the handmade arts and crafts. Then, head to the Page and Lake Powell area for the evening where you will stay at the Quality Inn View of Lake Powell. Day 6: ANTELOPE CANYON – BRYCE CANYON Tour the lower Antelope Canyon and visit the spectacular dunes created by the wind, water, and sand. Then head west to Bryce Canyon, home to the most amazing natural sculptures in the world. Experience the unique changing of the colors during the sunset from one of the vista points in the park (this may change due to changing sunset times). After the visit, head towards the town of Kanab, where you will stay overnight at the Days Inn Kanab. On certain departures, the tour will continue to Cedar City for the night. Day 7: ZION PARK – LAS VEGAS Head into Zion Park and enjoy a short walking trail along the Virgin River that runs through the park. Arrive in Las Vegas and head towards Los Angeles for a late night.

From Las Vegas: Zion and Bryce Canyon Guided Day Tour

2. From Las Vegas: Zion and Bryce Canyon Guided Day Tour

Visit two of Utah’s national parks, Bryce Canyon and Zion, on a guided day trip for a small group. Discover a surreal desert landscape of sandstone cliffs, canyons, and the scenic views of unique rock formations. Enjoy a customized lunch and explore your surroundings by hike or by shuttle. Begin your tour with your guide as you drive from Las Vegas to your first stop, Bryce Canyon National Park. Once you arrive, drop by the Visitor Center for a free map of the park, meet the park rangers, and shop for a souvenir of this unique experience.  Afterwards, hike or ride with a shuttle to the upper rim of the amphitheater and see the world’s most abundant view of hoodoos, or totem-like rock formations, in the valley below. The Rim Trail provides iconic lookouts, including Sunrise Point, Sunset Point, Inspiration Point, and Bryce Point.   Your tour continues as you descend into the valley on the Queen's Garden Trail. Learn about the history and formation of hoodoos and other rock formations from your guide. Admire the stunning Rainbow Point and Yovimpa Point and then enjoy lunch provided by your guide. Next, explore the wonders that make up Zion National Park. Gaze at the fortress-like mountains as you drive on the Zion-Mt. Carmel Highway through the famous tunnel, which goes straight to the heart of Zion. Once you've arrived, stop for a visit to the Zion Human History Museum. After your museum visit, your guide will take you to see Zion's iconic viewpoints. The adventure continues at Angel's Landing. Stop by the Narrows, Riverside, and Canyon Overlook Point for stunning views. To complete your sightseeing of Zion National Park, your guide will take you to the Court of Patriarch, Zion Lodge, and Big Bend. Soak up the natural beauty surrounding you as you hear about the history of the park. Finally, enjoy the relaxation of the return drive to Las Vegas.

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What people are saying about Bryce Amphitheater

For those, like us, who want to be amazed in a short time, this tour is ideal. I shared these moments with my 10-year-old daughter…unforgettable… The roads are long, of course, but the discovery of all these mythical places steeped in history offers us magical moments. The bus is air-conditioned, comfortable. The guides are friendly.. a small flat on the breakfasts of certain hotels which do not offer much choice.

A great opportunity to see most of the west coast in a limited span of time. The itinerary covers several of the must-visit sites, the hotels were not the best quality but justifies the price paid for, the tour bus was new and comfortable, the tour guides are knowledgeable and helpful. We have done extensive research before going to this trip and this tour combo is so far the best there is.

It was worth the money I spent. Jacob was the guide/coach driver and was very nice and very experienced. I enjoy the small group. Then we joined the larger group in the last 3 days. Robert too was very good. It was best experienced than explained. Very hectic, wake up early and finished late some days so as to cover many places. You will enjoy the adventure

It was well organised and great experience. Would have preferred longer time in Vegas since we stayed there for about half day. Also the last day we just had one hour in Zion which is not ideal, would have appreciated if it’s Antelope instead of Zion.

Beautiful experience, to see

Unique experience, perfect organization, apart from the hours that are spent on the bus that are exhausting, everything is then rewarded at the sight of these beautiful places, to do at least once in a lifetime.