Wild Canyons Canyon Country Star Gazing and Glamping

Tailor Made 8-day Tour

Grand Canyon, Zion, Bryce Canyon, Antelope Canyon, Horseshoe Bend

8-days Las Vegas to Las Vegas from $3,850 per person (based on double occupancy)

This Canyon Country Star Gazing and Glamping tour was designed by Grand Canyon Guru to let you really revel in the glory of the Southwest’s unparalleled dark skies. Each night focuses on giving you different access to the stars above whether it’s on a guided tour, at the Grand Canyon Star Party, or simply from the comfort of your luxurious glamping accommodations with night sky viewing built in. Your trip kicks off in fun-filled Las Vegas, NV with an easy road trip to Zion National Park. In Zion you’ll glamp under the stars at a tent resort, enjoy a guided night sky tour from a zero-gravity pod, and get some exercise as you explore Zion Canyon on fun and convenient e-bikes. From there, you’ll depart to explore the famous red rock hoodoo rock formations at Bryce Canyon with 2 more nights of comfortable glamping and star-gazing accommodations, a guided night sky tour featuring unparalleled views of the Milky Way, and a guided tour of the park that takes you right to the highlights. Next, you’re off to Lake Powell where your glamping accommodations are only minutes from the lake but also allow you to relax in the peace and quiet of the desert. From there, a sunset tour to a restricted access part of Antelope Canyon and Horseshoe Bend will get you some of the best photo ops of your trip. Drive through the Painted Desert to Grand Canyon’s South Rim with stops to climb the Desert View Watchtower and take in scenic canyon views along the way to your in-park hotel. While you’re there you’ll have plenty of time to hike, explore historic Grand Canyon Village, and catch a famous Grand Canyon sunset before participating in two nights at the famous Grand Canyon Star Party, the largest night sky celebration in a national park.  You’ll be thrilled with an unforgettable helicopter flight over the canyon that offers a bird’s eye view of the largest canyon in the world. Finally, you’ll travel historic Route 66 back to Las Vegas with a stop at the Hoover Dam before you depart the Las Vegas Airport for home. Our Destination Experts will customize this itinerary to create a tailor-made trip that suits the way you like to travel, and our team of local experts will take care of all the reservations and logistics, so you can have a unique and hassle-free Wild Canyon's Tour!

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About Grand Canyon Guru's Custom Tours

This itinerary was designed by our destination experts to inspire your canyon country adventure. Here at Grand Canyon Guru, we’ve never designed the same trip twice because we handcraft every itinerary to create a once in a lifetime adventure. We love the wild canyons of the American Southwest and want to share that with every client we work with by offering the highest quality lodging, unique tours, exclusive access, the best local guides, and professional support for every tour we design.  Most people only get the chance to do a trip like this once in a lifetime, so our trips focus on the best experience possible for the time and money you’re investing, rather than the least expensive. We will take care of all the details so you all you need to do is show up and enjoy your trip.

Tour Overview

  • 8-Days w/Lodging, Transportation and Tours
  • Las Vegas to Las Vegas
  • Grand Canyon, Zion, Bryce Canyon, Antelope Canyon, Horseshoe Bend
  • Star Gazing, Hiking, Slot Canyon Tour, eBikes
  • Customized Itinerary and professional support
  • From $3,850 per person based on double occupancy

Tour Highlights

  • Kick off your glamping and star gazing adventure in the bustling city of Las Vegas, NV before road tripping to Zion. Relax in the luxurious accommodations of your glamping resort, enjoy a night sky tour of Zion’s certified Dark Skies, and sleep under the stars in specially designed luxury tents.
  • Set out on an adventure that puts you in control with a convenient e-bike rental. Take your e-bikes into the heart of Zion Canyon and stop at famous views including the Weeping Wall, Emerald Pools, and Zion Narrows.
  • Road trip from Zion to Bryce with scenic views and stops along the way, including Red Rock Canyon. Enjoy two nights in a cozy tent resort and take advantage of the dark skies with a guided night sky tour showcasing the Milky Way and rare views of our galaxy.
  • Sit back and relax on a fully guided tour of Bryce that gets you into the heart of the red rock hoodoos. You’ll explore all levels of the park and have plenty of time to do a little, or a lot, of hiking.
  • Enjoy a scenic drive across the Colorado Plateau as you travel from Bryce Canyon to Lake Powell that includes deserts, forests, rivers, canyons, and lakes. A guided open-air tour will take you to both of the area’s iconic destinations – Antelope Canyon and Horseshoe Bend for sunset. You can also explore the refreshing waters of Lake Powell, only minutes away from your glamping resort which features more epic Southwestern night skies.
  • Enjoy a Southwest road trip through the Painted Desert to Grand Canyon’s famous South Rim. Stop at a native trading post for some shopping and a Navajo taco, climb the Desert View Watchtower, take in views of the canyon and Colorado River on Desert View Drive, and enjoy the convenience of in-park lodging so you have more time to explore.
  • Participate in two nights at the Grand Canyon Star Party where you can learn from guest speakers, talk with astronomers, gaze at our universe through numerous state of the art telescopes, and enjoy unparalleled views of the stars with Grand Canyon as a backdrop.
  • Take off and fly over the rim of the canyon to one of the best views around on a helicopter tour. You’ll have the best seat in the house as you get the largest view of the largest canyon in the world.
  • Revel in the quirkiness of historic Route 66 on your way back to Las Vegas with stops in Williams, AZ and the Hoover Dam along the way. Take in expansive views of Lake Mead from the top of Hoover Dam and then tour inside to learn more about water and power in the desert.
  • Depart from the convenient Las Vegas Airport for home.

Tour Itinerary Details

Day 1: Las Vegas to Zion National Park & Night Sky Tour

You’ll touch down in the City of Lights which provides a convenient starting point for your Southwest adventure. An easy road trip north will bring you to the outskirts of Zion National Park. After checking into your surprisingly luxurious glamping resort surrounded by red rocks and huge Southwestern skies, you’ll set out on a guided night sky tour that will introduce you to the splendor of the area’s Dark Skies. Expert sky guides will teach you about both the myth and science of the stars, share state of the art telescopes for up close viewing, and let you explore the sky on your own from the comfort of your zero-gravity pod and blanket. You’ll really appreciate the dark skies as you sleep under the stars in your specially designed glamping tent.

Day 2: Zion eBikes

Avoid the hustle and bustle of one of UT’s favorite and busiest national parks by traveling on e-bikes through Zion Canyon instead. You’ll start off right outside of the park and travel on safe greenways and roads that take you into the heart of the park. You can choose how much exercise you want to get as you stop at the famous views along the way including the Weeping Wall, Emerald Pools, and Zion Narrows slot canyon. Pack a picnic for the day or stop for lunch with a view at the Zion Lodge while you ride. At the end of the day, you will have plenty of time to enjoy the accommodations of your glamping resort including campfires, s’mores, and live music before more star gazing after the sun goes down.

Day 3: Zion to Bryce & Night Sky Tour

Grab breakfast under the red rocks at your resort before you set out on a road trip across the Colorado Plateau. Your drive to Bryce offers nonstop beautiful views along the way, including a drive right through the heart of iconic Red Rock Canyon. Grab a bite to eat enroute at one of the charming family-owned restaurants and take in numerous red rock views from overlooks along the way. You’ll check into your glamping resort for the night where you can grab an al fresco, gourmet seasonal meal before setting out on another guided night sky tour that features exceptional views of the Milky Way and viewing of deep space objects through professional telescopes. You’ll once again fall asleep under a carpet of stars, visible right from your bed in your specially designed luxury tent.

Day 4: Bryce Guided Tour

Sit back and relax as your expert guide takes you to the highlights of brightly colored Bryce Canyon on a guided day tour. This tour is designed to show you the breadth of the park, all the way from the Lower to the Upper Amphitheaters. You can opt into as much or as little hiking as you like so you can get up close and personal with a hoodoo before the end of the day. Throughout the trip, your knowledgeable guide will teach you about the geology, indigenous people, and plants and animals of this high elevation destination. Settle in for another night under the stars as you relax at your glamping resort and enjoy its many amenities and dining options.

Day 5: Bryce Canyon to Lake Powell

The drive from Bryce Canyon to Lake Powell is full of epic views and iconic stops along the way. You’ll drive back through Red Canyon and can stop for a short hike or photo op before heading to Kanab, UT. Kanab is a great spot to stop for a bite to eat before deciding your route to Page. Grand Canyon Guru recommends the scenic route that takes you into the high elevation forests of Jacob Lake, AZ. Here you will find a charming Inn that is famous for their cookies and milkshakes – make sure to buy extra cookies for the road! From there you will have the opportunity to make short stops at Lees Ferry, Navajo Bridge, and the Vermillion Cliffs California Condor release site. You can also opt to stop at any of the many beloved mom-and-pop eateries in Marble Canyon for a cold drink along the way. Once you arrive in Page, AZ you’ll set out on an unforgettable open-air Navajo guided adventure to a secret part of Antelope Canyon and Horseshoe Bend overlook just in time for sunset. Head to your Lake Powell glamping resort for the evening that offers sweeping views and quiet comfort as you sleep again under the stars.

Day 6: Lake Powell to Grand Canyon South Rim & Grand Canyon Star Party

Head out of Page for a beautiful road trip through the Painted Desert. You’ll see not only the famous southwestern red rocks, but also layers of colorful rocks that give this unique desert its name. Stop in at the historic Cameron Trading Post where you’ll not only find exquisite jewelry, pottery, rugs, and more made by indigenous artists, but also a café that sells their famous Navajo Taco, a piece of fry bread with taco toppings on top. You’ll then head into Grand Canyon National Park’s South Rim via the Desert View entrance. Stop at the famous Desert View Watchtower which offers incredible photo ops both inside and out. You’ll be able to stop at numerous canyon overlooks as you drive the 23 miles of Desert View Drive into Grand Canyon Village. Check into your conveniently located hotel inside the national park, and then head out again for some scenic hiking, shopping, or canyon-view dining in Grand Canyon Village before the sun goes down. Once it’s dark you will head over to the Grand Canyon Star Party, the largest night sky celebration in a national park. Learn from guest speakers, talk with astronomers, and take in numerous views of our galaxy through state-of-the-art telescopes. Enjoy the easy, few minute’s drive back to your lodging.

Day 7: Grand Canyon Helicopter Tour & Grand Canyon Star Party

Wake up and enjoy a breakfast at the famous El Tovar Hotel before setting out on a short drive to the nearby Grand Canyon Airport. While you’ve already seen Grand Canyon from the rim, nothing can prepare you for the thrilling adventure of a helicopter flight over the canyon. Once on board your specially designed scenic helicopter, you will fly over the forest to a breathtaking view of the world’s largest canyon dropping out below you. Take in 180-degree views through the numerous windows and take photos of some of the canyon’s most famous red rock formations from above and the Colorado River far below. You’ll have plenty of additional time to explore Grand Canyon for the rest of the day which could include a short inner canyon hike, joining a park ranger educational program, or setting out on Hermit Rest Road for a famous sunset view. You have one more night to take in the sweeping views and unforgettable views of what truly dark skies look like that the Star Party before going to bed.

Day 8: Route 66 to Las Vegas

Today offers you a chance to travel like they used to, down historic Route 66. You’ll head out of the national park and arrive in Williams, AZ, a funky town that makes the most of its Route 66 heritage. This is a great place for grabbing something to eat or strolling through the eclectic shops. You’ll then head west and connect back onto historic Route 66 which offers a quieter way to travel. You’ll pass through small towns with cute attractions, refreshing ice cream, and quirky souvenir shopping. Before you get to Las Vegas you’ll stop at the Hoover Dam where you can opt to walk across the top of the impressively high dam or take a guided tour to see the complex workings inside. Once you get to Vegas, you’ll depart from the Las Vegas Airport and take off right over the Strip.

Included in your Custom Wild Canyon’s Tour

Self-Drive Tours Include

  • Custom designed itinerary and guide
  • Professional booking and support
  • 7-nights lodging listed on your itinerary
  • All tours listed on your itinerary
  • Rental car for 8-days

Private Tours Include All Self-Dive Tour Inclusions PLUS

  • Airport pick-up and drop-off
  • Private transportation in a modern, spacious touring vehicle for 8-days
  • Services of a professional tour guide for 8-days
  • Private hikes and tours with your guide
  • All park entrance fees

Not Included in your Custom Wild Canyon’s Tour

  • Gratuity for your tour guides
  • Airline Flights
  • Additional experiences, services and meals not included in the trip cost will require an additional fee paid directly by the client during the trip.

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