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10-Day America's Wonders

10-Day America's Wonders: Canyonlands, Grand Canyon & National Parks

Discover America's Canyonlands on this Amazing itinerary


Discover America's Canyonlands, National Parks and the Grand Canyon.

America's Wonders Tour allows you to truly 'Leave the Herd Behind' and discover the wonders of the Grand Canyon, southwestern deserts, Monument Valley, Canyonlands National Park, Arches National Park, Zion National Park, Bryce Canyon and more, all in the style of a Story Land & Sea® small group tour.

Why STORY for this tour?

Flight-Seeing Tours —  we're excited to provide our required on tour airfare for time-saving chartered flights to zip you to the next wonder.

STORY Exclusives —  no one else provides our unique perspective experiences laced throughout your adventure —  imagine Prosecco at sunset in the Canyonlands.

STORY Tour Captains — we've said it once, we'll say it again: STORY Tour Captains are often copied, but never duplicated. Our "TCs" will take care of you from beginning to end.

Book Early for Best Savings. Call 1 (877) 865-6711

The trip is fully-hosted by a professional Story Tour Captain. Story's American Wonder's Tour is the perfectly balanced adventure through this beautiful part of the southwestern United States.
  • Grand Canyon
  • Antelope Canyon
  • Monument Valley
  • Arches NP
  • Bryce Canyon
  • Las Vegas, NV

Arrive Grand Junction Airport

Day 1: Gateway to Arches and Canyonlands National Parks

WELCOME TO MOAB, UTAH

The town of Moab, Utah, is the perfect base camp to explore the amazing Zion National Park and our hotel property is exceptional. Upon arrival we will check in and have time to freshen up before heading into town for a wonderful dinner.

STORY Exclusive
Tonight, experience a truly unique Story Exclusive experience with your Tour Captain.

Welcome Dinner: Join your Tour Captain for our included Welcome Dinner this evening.

Accommodation:Sorrel River Ranch Resort, Red Cliffs Lodge or similar, 3 Nights


 
Wonders: Arches National Park | Canyonlands
Day 2: Discovering the Amazing Wonders

food icon   Included Dining: Join your Tour Captain tonight for an included dinner.

This morning after a nice breakfast we will travel a short distance to Canyonlands National Park where we will explore the "Islands in the Sky" district with views from Mesa Arch that you will never forget. And then this afternoon we are bound for Arches National Park to explore Landscape arch and Delicate arch among so many other spectacular sights.

STORY Exclusive: Enjoy a special tasting experience at a local secret of ours as we wrap up a wonderful day exploring the Canyons and Arches.

Recommended Option: Consider our optional early morning outing to watch the sunrise on Arches National Park - truly one of the best times to see the morning sun on these amazing wonders. We frequently will enjoy sunsets on our regular sightseeing programs.

Dining: Enjoy an optional dinner with the Tour Captain or explore at leisure.

Evening at leisure.

Arches NP, Moab, UT

 

 





Exploring the Region

Day 3: Explore Moab, the Navajo Nation, Float the Colorado River, take in a UTV Tour that will truly impress you!

   Optional Dining: Join your Tour Captain tonight for an optional dinner or explore on your own.

Today enjoy the town of Moab or opt for one of our amazing sightseeing experiences. it's a full day for you to enjoy this delightful town and region.

Dining: Enjoy an optional dinner with the Tour Captain or explore at leisure.

Arches NP, Moab, UT




To the Next Wonder: Bryce Canyon

Day 4: Included Flight-Seeing over the Canyonlands and Capitol Reef

   Optional Dining: Join your Tour Captain tonight for an optional dinner or explore on your own.

Today we board our privately chartered flight to Bryce Canyon as we fly over the impressive expanse for our short hop.

Upon arrival we make our way to our property, check in and freshen up before a special experience tonight.

STORY Exclusive: Enjoy sunset from our unique perspective tonight with your Tour Captain.

Accommodation: Bryce Canyon Resort or similar, 1 Night

Zion NP, UT
Bryce Canyon, UT

 

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Wonder: Bryce Canyon Explorer
Day 5: Amazing Sights

food icon   Included Dining: Join your Tour Captain tonight for an included dinner.

This morning we will take a very scenic drive through the Bryce Canyon park with multiple stops to examine these whimsical rock formations known as Hoodoos. Wind, water and time have eroded Bryce Canyon National Park's sandstone cliffs into otherworldly characters plucked from the unconscious of a mad Viking. Rows of humanoid pillars crosshatched by rock strata look almost intentional but perfectly surreal.

Zion NP, UT

 

 

 

 

 

HooDoos at Bryce

 

 

 

 

After our explorer experience we make our way to Springdale, Utah, our home for the next two days and nights.

Springdale, Utah: Gateway to Zion National Park

STORY Exclusive: Enjoy a special welcome with your Tour Captain tonight.

Included Dinner: Join your Tour Captain for an included dinner this evening.

Accommodation: Sorrel River Ranch Resort, Red Cliffs Lodge or Similar, 2 Nights

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Wonder: Zion National Park

Day 6: The Wonders of Zion National Park

food icon   Optional Dining: Join your Tour Captain tonight for an optional dinner or explore on your own.

Carved by water and time, Zion National Park is a canyon that invites you to participate in the very forces that created it. In the warm climate of southwestern Utah, step into the Virgin River and see the colorful strata that mark the ages rising for thousands of feet up to a narrow strip of sky, then hike to seemingly impossible places and heights. We travel today by park shuttles as that is the only way you are allowed to access this amazing park.

Exploring Zion National Park
Opportunities to see and explore Zion National Park abound for people of all ages and abilities, from the scenic byways that slice through the park to the trails that wind through the backcountry. Wildlife watchers can stop at numerous lookouts and search the sky for Zion’s more than 200 bird species, while hikers can strap on their boots and venture out on trails ranging from easy interpretive nature walks to lengthy, challenging hikes through narrow slot canyons. Hiking in Zion National Park is one of the major reason why many people visit.

We will travel into the park as a group but the amount of time you spend in the park today is up to you. We will regroup at our hotel tonight for an optional dinner together.

Dining: Enjoy an optional dinner with the Tour Captain or explore at leisure.

Santiago, Chile





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Wonder: America's Grand Canyon
Day 7: Travel to the Grand Canyon

food icon   Included Dining: Join your Tour Captain tonight for an included dinner.

Climbing our way from the desert to the mountains and Canyonlands we will pass through several different "eco zones" as we gain 6000 feet in elevation. We will pass through Sedona and travel one of the most scenic drives in America. Oak Creek Canyon Scenic Drive is about a 14 mile drive along Route 89A between Sedona and Flagstaff, Arizona. It has been recognized as one of the Top 5 Most Scenic Drives in America by Rand McNally. Oak Creek Canyon is a breathtaking stretch of beauty on a winding road that climbs 4,500 feet from Sedona to the top of the Mogollon Rim.

Arriving in the afternoon, we will check in and freshen up before venturing out with the Tour Captain for our first look into this amazing sight. Seeing the changing lights of sunset is a must do and we will take time for this before dinner.

Included Dining: Join your Tour Captain for an included dinner this evening.

Accommodation: The Grand Hotel at the Grand Canyon, El Tovar or Similar, 2 Nights

 

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Grand Canyon Explorer

Day 8: Grand Canyon Exploration

   Optional Dining: Join your Tour Captain tonight for an optional dinner or explore on your own.

This morning after an early morning sunrise rim walk at the Grand Canyon, we return to the hotel for breakfast.

Then we continue with a morning of exploration in the park featuring vistas along the South Rim. We will walk to Mather Point and stroll along rim to Yavapai Geology Museum. We will visit and tour the visitors center, as well as explore the historic buildings of the Grand Canyon.

After lunch the afternoon will be yours and many options are available. You might choose to take the shuttle to Hermits Rest or descend into the Canyon on Bright Angel trail.

Tonight you can enjoy a National Park Service evening program or simply stargaze at the dark canyon skies.

Dining: Optional dining with the Tour Captain or explore on your own.

 

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Wonder: Viva Las Vegas

Day 9: Flight-Seeing to Vegas

   Included Farewell Event: Join your Tour Captain tonight for a farewell event before dinner at your leisure tonight in Las Vegas.

We make our way to the airport for our flight to Las Vegas. Upon arrival, we make our way to our hotel to freshen up and enjoy the balance of the day until sunset.

STORY Exclusive: Meet the Tour Captain tonight for a special event at sunset.

Optional Dining: Join your Tour Captain for an optional dinner tonight or enjoy Vegas on your own.

 

Accommodation: The Palazzo at The Venetian Resort or similar, 1 Night

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Departure Day

Day 10: Departure day or extend in Vegas

Private vehicle transfer from your hotel to the Las Vegas McCarren Airport is available.

Optional Departure Transfer Available. 

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Heart of City & Where You Want to Be!

There is a difference between Story's hotels and the mainstream tour operators: We've hand-picked our properties for this adventure for ease of access and comfort with style. Our hotels feature a hot breakfast included daily with coffee, tea, juice and an assortment of meats, fresh, local vegetables, fresh-baked pastries and fruit.

Moab, Utah - 3 Nights



Bryce Canyon, Utah - 1 Night



Zion National Park - Springdale - 2 Nights



Grand Canyon - 2 Nights



Las Vegas - 1 Night




 


10-Day America's Wonders: Canyonlands, Grand Canyon & National Parks


  • We've tried to include everything! However, make note of the following:

    Arrival Transfers from Grand Junction, Colorado to Moab, Utah:
    Included.
    Departure Transfers in Las Vegas, Nevada:
    $69 per person (2 guest minimum)

    3 Unique Dinners Included: Our Tour Captains will invite you to join them to unique restaurants each night even when dinner is optional.

    STORY Exclusives include our unique perspective experiences hosted by the STORY Tour Captain.

    Airfare is not included. International Airfare arrangements made by Story Land & Sea® are a completely separate booking from your land vacation. We highly recommend trip cancellation and interruption insurance.

  • Enjoy from two guests to an average of 16 Travelers. Guaranteed. No waiting on big groups on big buses.
  • Hotels in the heart of the cities and towns, or near the places you want to be.
  • We Never Up-sell while On Tour.
    See any of the mainstream tour operators and find that "tour directors" make extra revenue from the sale of optionals.
  • Story Land & Sea® provides gratuities for your Local City Tour Guides, Tour Drivers, Restaurant and Hotel Staff.
  • Customary gratuities for your Story Tour Captain are not included and should be extended on a voluntary, individual basis.
  • Off-the-Beaten-Path and unique Restaurants throughout the itinerary. 
    Featuring authentic restaurants featuring local cuisine.
  • All admissions and sightseeing as defined on itinerary
  • Portage Included through your Small Group Tour.
  • Services of professional Tour director called a Tour Captain. 
    The Tour Captain serves as your host throughout the trip to ensure everything goes according to the journey's plan.
  • Services of Professional Guides
    We use professional, certified guides for our sightseeing at select venues and sites throughout the Small Group Tour. 

TOUR CONDITIONS:

Services of a full-time, experienced guides and professional Tour Captain.

SIGHTSEEING
Comprehensive daily sightseeing per itinerary via private transportation with experienced, local driver. Admission & entrance fees to all sightseeing as detailed per itinerary.

PORTAGE
Portage (one suitcase per person) and customary tipping (driver, restaurant, hotel and guide staff) included. Extra bag portaged for $USD119 per bag. Story Land & Sea® luggage tags upon arrival first hotel.

SOLO TRAVELERS 
Single Supplement applies. See Dates & Rates Tab.

PASSPORTS & VISAS
Travel documents are your responsibility including compliance with customs' regulations.

PASSPORTS: US citizens do not require a valid passport for this tour.

LODGING & ACCOMMODATIONS
Tour prices are per person, based on two persons sharing double or twin-bedded room with private bathroom with tub or shower. Single rooms subject to availability and at an additional cost (tour participants without a roommate will have to pay the single room surcharge). Hotels used are based on your itinerary.

SERVICE CHARGES AND TAXES: All departure taxes and customary tipping are included. 

 


 

10-Day America's Wonders Tour

Make it a Private Journey or enjoy our True Small Group Adventures


2021

Small Group & Personalized Journeys
Tour Prices

Published prices are based on a guaranteed departure with at least four (4) STORY guests — Inquire with reservations to find out your preferred departure's current tour size and pricing: 1 (877) 865-6711

Take over a departure for your own private group - inquire for details.

Prefer to travel with just the two of you? Inquire for our Private Journey option.

True Small-Group & Personalized Journeys Pricing
Published Date Private +
Required On Tour Time Saving Chartered Airfare
Small Group +
Required On Tour Time Saving Chartered Airfare
Departures May 2021
May 2,9,16,23,30 $6842 + $1523 $5342 + $1523
Departures June 2021
June 4,11,18,25 $6842 + $1523 $5342 + $1523
Departures September 2021
September 3,10,17,24 $6842 + $1523 $5342 + $1523
Departures October 2021
October 1,8,15 $6842 + $1523 $5342 + $1523

 

2022

— Small Group Tour Prices —

Published prices are based on a guaranteed departure with at least four (4) STORY guests — Inquire with reservations to find out your preferred departure's current tour size and pricing: 1 (877) 865-6711

Take over a departure for your own private group - inquire for details.

Prefer to travel with just the two of you? Inquire for our Private Journey option.

True Small-Group & Personalized Journeys Pricing
Published Date Private +
Required On Tour Time Saving Chartered Airfare
Small Group +
Required On Tour Time Saving Chartered Airfare
Departures May 2022
May 2,9,16,23,30 $6842 + $1940 $5342 + $1940
Departures June 2022
June 4,11,18,25 $6842 + $1940 $5342 + $1940
Departures September 2022
September 3,10,17,24 $6842 + $1940 $5342 + $1940
Departures October 2022
October 1,8,15 $6842 + $1940 $5342 + $1940

 

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TRIP CANCELLATION & INTERRUPTION PROTECTION

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Airfare is not included but it can be quoted here. Remember, you are responsible to arrive at the point of your small group tour origination. If you are delayed for any reason, your vacation may be at risk even if STORY Land & Sea® made your airfare arrangements. Airfare is a completely separate booking from your land tour vacation. You can cancel your vacation with a 100% refund up to 90 days prior to departure. Within 90 days you will begin receiving penalties per the terms of the Tour Application should you have to cancel.

 

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