Spend 8 days exploring the American West and its breathtaking sights and sounds. 

Dreamers, visionaries, and unsung heroes shaped the preservation of three great national parks of the American West – Grand Canyon, Bryce Canyon and Zion – so all who came after would experience their magnificence and relish the moment... 

You'll start “climbing” it at the incredible Grand Canyon... stay on it through the Painted Desert... into Glen Canyon National Recreation Area, with Lake Powell and magnificent natural arches like Rainbow Bridge in the Navajo Nation... past the Vermillion, White, Grey and Pink Cliffs... on to the pinnacles and hoodoos of Bryce Canyon... and right into the cliffs and valleys of Zion National Park. “It” is the Grand Staircase of the Escalante – a vast, unbroken expanse of colorful sedimentary rock layers that took nature over 200 million years to create, and envisioned by a 19th-century geologist as a series of gigantic “steps” stretching across the Southwest. And all these wonders are part of it. Click here for a downloadable PDF of the journey. 


Experience Highlights

Desert magic at Four Seasons Resort Scottsdale at Troon North: In the high Sonoran Desert, Scottsdale, Arizona is a place of western lore and cosmopolitan culture, a place of awe-inspiring beauty and spectacular golf, a place unlike any other. Here, nestled into the foothills of Pinnacle Peak – amid towering, multi-armed saguaro cacti – the adobe casitas of Four Seasons Resort Scottsdale at Troon North embody the desert’s magic through thoughtful design and the outstanding talent of regional artists and craftspeople. Here is where your "America's Canyonlands" journey begins.

Experience the great national parks of the West at inside-the-park lodges: Experience the great national parks of the West as a true insider, exploring from sought-after, classic national park lodges (several on the National Register of Historic Places) inside the hearts of Grand Canyon, Bryce Canyon and Zion national parks. Kachina Lodge in Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona; The Lodge at Bryce Canyon in Bryce Canyon National Park, Utah; and Zion Lodge in Zion National Park, Utah – authentic, rustic and perfectly located – are often sold out a year in advance.

 

See Rainbow Bridge and other canyons of Lake Powell on a flightseeing excursion: The Glen Canyon Dam took 17 years to fill up Glen Canyon, transforming the Colorado River into 186-mile-long Lake Powell! Fringed by fjord-like canyons, it’s one of the largest man-made bodies of water ever created; there’s no lake like it anywhere. We’ll take you to see its hidden wonders by air on an included 30-minute morning flightseeing excursion showcasing incredible views of the red-rock sculptures found here, including Rainbow Bridge, the world’s largest natural arch – about as tall as the Statue of Liberty!

Private cruising on Lake Powell: When Charlton Heston and fellow astronauts crash land in the 1960s movie "Planet of the Apes," the filming location was the stunning blue waters of Lake Powell… although Heston’s character guesses that they are “light years from Earth on an unnamed planet.” Man-made Lake Powell was created by the Glen Canyon Dam on the Colorado River – and it boasts crystal-clear waters, red-rock grottoes, waterfalls and secluded beaches. Enjoy a private dinner cruise under the stars aboard the yacht Canyon Princess… toasting the canyons with a glass of champagne... as well as a day cruise to discover one of named-planet Earth's great landscapes.

 


 

What You'll Experience with Tauck

  • TAUCK EXCLUSIVE – Hear insider stories about the national parks during filmed narratives made by filmmakers Ken Burns and Dayton Duncan
  • TAUCK EXCLUSIVE – Champagne welcome & private yacht dinner cruise on stunning Lake Powell
  • Inside-the-park accommodations at three national parks – Grand Canyon, Bryce Canyon and Zion

TAUCK VALUE INCLUDES

  • Flightseeing over Glen Canyon to see Rainbow Bridge
  • Insights into the Grand Canyon’s ecology from a geology expert
  • A gentle float trip on the Colorado River through Glen Canyon
  • Private Lake Powell cruise and guided tour
  • Airport transfers upon arrival and departure as detailed
  • 17 meals, service charges, gratuities to local guides, admission fees, taxes and porterage

Start planning your Tauck adventure with one of our advisors:  Submit Trip Request

Itinerary

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About Tauck

One Family. One Company. One Passion.

Roots are important – they connect the past with the present and provide a strong foundation for future endeavors built on a legacy of integrity and trust. Tauck's success over the past 95 years is a direct result of their commitment to "do the right thing," which began with their founder Arthur Tauck, Sr. in 1925.

Tauck believes that when you travel, it should be effortless. It should transform, re-energize and be beyond the ordinary. And above all else, it should be fun. Tauck is singularly focused on the satisfaction of their guests. They never rest on our laurels and continue to innovate and enhance our journeys every year based on guest feedback. Tauck's deep, longstanding relationships with travel partners bring guests incomparable travel experiences around the world, on all seven continents.

Travel Insurance

Once you've planned your trip, protect your vacation dollars and travel experience with travel insurance from Travel Insured International trip protection plans and/or MedjetAssist.

Travel Insured International® Travel Insurance

For more than 20 years, Travel Insured International has led with a passion that is based on a “do it better, do it smarter” mentality. They take pride in their mission, which built upon trust, innovation, and treating each and every customer like they are part of the family. As a principal provider of travel insurance, Travel Insured International helps our customers find solutions to any travel-related problem.

As a leading travel insurance provider, their goal is to help each individual travel confidently. They aim to keep their customers informed every step of the way, and most importantly to be there to help when things go wrong.

Whether it's business related, a long awaited cruise vacation, or a trip back home to see family and friends, traveling with a protection plan helps you relax and enjoy your travel experience to the fullest.

CLICK HERE to buy Travel Insured International Travel Insurance online now or talk to one of our travel advisors about adding Travel Insured International Travel Insurance to your vacation!

MedjetAssist

MedjetAssist is the premier global air-medical transport membership program in the U.S. As a member, if you are hospitalized more than 150 miles from home, MedjetAssist will arrange comprehensive medical transportation to the hospital of your choice, not just the nearest adequate facility. Peace of mind every time you travel!

Domestic air-medical transports average $25,000 and internationally, it can exceed $100,000 but not with the protection of MedjetAssist. Annual memberships are only $260 for an individual or $395 for a family, and Short-Term memberships start as low as $99. Multi-year, Corporate and Group memberships are also available.

The MedjetAssist Difference

  • Air-Medical transport is to the member's hospital of choice, including home hospital.
  • No "medical necessity" - Neither the attending physician nor the capability of the existing facility determines the merit of a transport.
  • No health questions for those under the age of 75. Diamond applications are available for individuals ages 75 to 85. Applications must be approved prior to departure.
  • For individuals age 85 and up, Platinum memberships are available. This program is available to AARP members only and protects the member while they travel internationally. A Platinum membership application is required and must be approved prior to departure.
  • No adventure travel exclusions; No natural disaster exclusions; No terrorism exclusions.
  • No dollar limits on evacuations; No deductibles; No co-pays; No claim forms.
  • Domestic as well as international protection.

MedJet Q&A:

Q: What would happen if you became hospitalized because of illness or injury during your next trip? How would you manage getting back to your home hospital or another hospital of your choice… close to your family, trusted physicians, and in-network insurance?

A: With Medjet it would be easy because you would have the peace of mind knowing you have an unsurpassed team of professionals that would arrange for an air-medical transport back to the hospital of your choice, regardless of medical necessity. All you pay is your membership fee for this comprehensive protection.

Terms & Conditions

*Tour prices are per person. All hotel accommodations, motor coach transportation, entertainment, special dinners, sightseeing, admissions, porterage, the flight trip to the Rainbow Bridge National Monument, the float trip on the Colorado River in Glen Canyon, and the services of local guides and drivers are included. Transportation from Phoenix International Airport to the Four Seasons Resort Scottsdale at Troon North, regardless of the time you check in to the hotel, is included, provided you have furnished us with accurate flight information at least three weeks prior to the start of your tour.

Transportation from the Four Seasons Hotel Las Vegas to Las Vegas McCarran International Airport is also included when you check out of the hotel. Transportation to and from airports may be shared with other Tauck guests. To avoid jet lag and possible flight delays, you may wish to make hotel arrangements for the nights preceding or following your tour or cruise. As a service, we will book additional nights for you on a space-available basis using special rates only available through us. Hotel room charges will be added to the tour or cruise cost. Transfers for these extended stays are included (as noted). If you wish to spend additional nights, please consult Extend Your Stay in the Accommodations section and discuss it with your reservations sales consultant or your travel advisor when you book your tour or cruise.

Tauck pledges to make every effort to operate all tours as advertised. Tauck reserves the right to alter or curtail the itinerary, or substitute sightseeing, hotels, and/or conveyances as deemed necessary. Any savings realized by these changes will be refunded to you. Any resultant added expense will be covered by us. Although not expected, prices on this website may be modified due to unexpected significant external factors not forecast at the time of publication.