Utah Culture & history

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Moab: Moab Giants Dinosaur Park and Museum Entrance Ticket

1. Moab: Moab Giants Dinosaur Park and Museum Entrance Ticket

Travel back through time with your VIP Pass to Moab Giants Dinosaur Park, the ultimate dinosaur adventure for all ages. Explore the park at your own pace and have fun with the whole family. The ticket includes access to all outdoor and indoor attractions. Walk with over 100 life-size dinosaurs on the half-mile Moab Giant Outdoor Trail then, visit two Dig-It-Out sites, the Playground, PaleoCamp, and Rock Art Gallery. Enjoy interactive exhibits and games dedicated to the formation of tracks and what we can learn from them at the Tracks Museum. Then, head to the 3D Theater for a movie depicting the Big Bang and evolutionary theories. Next, visit the new Prehistoric Aquarium Experience. See ancient sea creatures on 3D virtual screens as if you were there with them. Prepare yourself to come face to face with the ancient giant shark Megalodon during an unforgettable realistic 5D experience.

Zion National Park: Self-Guided Audio Tour

2. Zion National Park: Self-Guided Audio Tour

Experience Zion National Park’s striking beauty, known for drawing in visitors from all over the world. Discover unique mesas, mountains, cliffs, and canyons on a self-driving tour with an audio guide. Your adventure begins in La Verkin and heads up through the famous Zion Canyon and East Zion with optional side trips to Kolob Canyons and Kolob Terrace. Stop along the way at inspiring overlooks, abandoned ghost towns, and slot canyons. Improvise as you see fit, stopping to explore hiking trays and taking advantage of countless photo opportunities. Your itinerary is customizable, but it may include: • Grafton Ghost Town • Emerald Pools and Angel’s Landing • Zion’s Scenic Drive • Checkerboard Mesa and Great Arch • Mt. Carmel Tunnel to East Zion drive • Kolob Canyons and Kolob Terrace

From Los Angeles: 7-Day Golden Experience Tour

3. 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.

Monument Valley: Scenic 3.5-Hour Cultural Tour

4. Monument Valley: Scenic 3.5-Hour Cultural Tour

Start this popular tour with a narrated intro of the Lower Monument Valley and Back Country area focusing on Navajo culture, a deep recognition of Navajo history, and awesome geological facts. After several stops at popular areas/view points, enjoy a Hogan demonstration that displays the local lifestyle. Learn about the different ways native plants in Monument Valley are used, and take home a souvenir of the homeland inside your shoes. Intrigued yet? This fascinating tour ranges 28 miles and covers all major attracted areas and iconic overlook points. Back Country included.

From Hurricane: Warner Valley Self-Drive Guided UTV Tour

5. From Hurricane: Warner Valley Self-Drive Guided UTV Tour

Hit the trails and enjoy the colorful red and purple landscapes of the Warner Valley on a UTV tour. Take a 3 or 4-hour tour and discover the terrain and rock formations of the area on one of these rugged vehicles. Take the 3-hour tour and drive to unique destinations including Horseshoe Bend, Warner Valley Overlook, Fort Pierce. For more time on the trails, choose the 4-hour tour and discover The Dinosaur Tracks and Pride Rock. These exhilarating tours are suitable for any skill level. Your professional guide will train you up on driving a UTV, and teach you how to best drive around the obstacles you encounter on the trails.

Moab: La Sal Mountain Loop Scenic Self-Driving App Tour

6. Moab: La Sal Mountain Loop Scenic Self-Driving App Tour

Discover the La Sal Mountains and Manti-La Sal National Forest on a self-guided audio driving tour. See the 2,000-year-old Courthouse Wash Pictograph and head to the Brumley Arch Trailhead for a nature hike. Experience a place with quiet solitude, remote trails, and scenic vistas. To get started on your self-guided adventure, hop in your own car, then start the app-based audio guide on your mobile device before hitting the road (download instructions received after booking). This scenic drive will take you along winding roads to dramatic overlooks and verdant valleys stopping at overlooks, museums, and hiking trails along the way. Visit a total of 13 stops: • Ken’s Lake• Brumley Arch Trailhead• Oowah Lake• Warner Lake• Castle Valley Overlook• Bull Canyon Overlook• Castleton Towers• Parriott Mesa• Fisher Towers• Moab Museum of Film & Western Heritage• Salt Wash• Take Out Beach• Courthouse Wash Pictograph

From Las Vegas: Zion and Bryce Canyon Guided Day Tour

7. 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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Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 133 reviews

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.

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

Our grandkids, ages 8 and 5, had a wonderful time. They enjoyed the Life size dinosaurs. It made great photo op for the adults. They especially loved the 3d paleo aquarium. It was the highlight of the park. We were there for about 2-2 1/2 hours, probably would have stay longer but it was really hot.

Very helpful tour and gives a lot of information especially if you are new to the area.

The tour definitely offers added value over individual visits.