We offer more Monument Valley tours than any other company!  New for 2006 is a three day Monument Valley tour from Las Vegas, that also takes in the Grand Canyon and Antelope Canyon.  This tour has been designed to spend more time at Monument Valley, which we have noticed that our European guests, in particular, like to do.

We also offer a five day tour from Salt Lake City to Las Vegas, which includes Bryce Canyon, the Grand Canyon and Zion, amongst many other sights.

The following Monument Valley tours are available.

Ground Tours

Monument Valley, Grand Canyon, Antelope Canyon two day tour  There are no one day ground tours from Las Vegas, and this is the only scheduled two day Monument Valley tour that is offered. Included in the price is an off road Navajo tour of Antelope Canyon.  Details can be found here.

Three day tour to Grand Canyon, Monument Valley, Bryce Canyon, Zion National Park, Antelope Canyon and more   This tour departs from Las Vegas. In addition to the other parks, in the summer months it takes in the North Rim of the Grand Canyon, and in the winter it goes to the South Rim.  There is also a version of this tour that starts in Las Vegas, and finishes in Salt Lake City, enabling you to take one of our Yellowstone tours the next day.  Details can be seen here.

Monument Valley and Grand Canyon one day air tour  This is a daily tour from Las Vegas, which flies first to the Grand Canyon, where you will have a short ground visit, and then to Monument Valley, where you will take a ground tour. Details can be found here.

Grand Canyon, Monument Valley, Bryce Canyon, Zion, Arches, Lake Powell, Antelope Canyon and more five day tour This tour is not available anywhere else! Amongst other activities, you can go river rafting, take a mule ride into the Grand Canyon, a plane trip over the Grand Canyon, cruising on Lake Powell, four wheel drive off roading, hiking through magical canyons, and more!  The tour starts in Salt Lake City and finishes in Las Vegas. Tour details can be found here.


Air Tours

Monument Valley, Grand Canyon, Bryce Canyon, Zion, Arches, Lake Powell, Antelope Canyon five day ground tour  This completely unique tour is not offered by anyone else.  It starts in Salt Lake City and finishes in Las Vegas, and on the way visits almost every significant sight of interest. You can also go river rafting, mule riding into the Grand Canyon, four wheel drive off roading, and hike magical canyons. Details on this tour can be seen here.


You will see some of the most spectacular sights imaginable!  Amongst the activities on the tour are off roading on dirt roads at Monument Valley, traveling through submerged canyons in a boat and hiking the Fiery Furnace!  This tour is designed so that it finishes the day before one of our Yellowstone tours starts. This has been done so that you can take the two tours one after the other, if you choose. 

While you're here, check out the fun that some of our previous guests had!  This link will open in another window.

Should you prefer it, we also offer private tours and bus charters.  Vehicle options include 47 and 55 passenger coaches, as well as smaller mini bus rentals and SUV's.  Private tour costs depend on the number of people, the duration of the tour, and the type of vehicle selected.  Please mail us, or call 1 800 724 7767 or (USA) 801 366 5466 for additional information, or to make a reservation.

The tour below is not currently being offered.  Alternative Monument Valley tours can be found here.

Day Route Distance
& Time
One Las Vegas to the North Rim of the Grand Canyon

Route Map

265 miles

424 kilometres

5 1/4 hours

We'll pick you up at your Las Vegas Strip hotel at about 7.30 a.m. and head north up interstate 15, crossing into the desolate Arizona Strip, before heading up the Virgin River Gorge and into Utah.  There will be stops along the way, to admire the views, take photographs, stretch your legs and grab a quick snack.  Shortly after the small town of St. George, close to the Utah/Arizona border, we'll branch off the interstate, and cross back into Arizona.  Right at the border between the two states, you'll see the twin polygamous towns of Hilldale and Colorado City, where an extreme Mormon sect still indulges in the old  Latter Day Saint practice of multiple wives!

The scenery on this leg of the trip is interesting, almost all the way from Las Vegas.  After dropping back into Arizona and traveling past scrub land and desert, we'll enter the Kaibab National Forest, as we start climbing up to the North Rim.  This part of the Grand Canyon is over 8000 feet, and it can be cold there outside the height of the summer, so please bring the appropriate clothing.  We'll drive through some magnificent groves of Ponderosa pines, and sweeping wide open meadows that are filled with deer at sunrise and sunset, before entering the gates of the Grand Canyon

One North Rim of the Grand Canyon About 5 hours

You can count the number of companies running scheduled tours to the North Rim - as opposed to the South - almost on the fingers of one finger, and we're one of them!  It's a little more difficult to get to the North Rim, and you also cannot get rid of guests by having them ride the Park Service shuttles at the North Rim, the way you can at the South.  Here's why we like going to the North Rim.  Once you're off the interstate, you're in wild and deserted country almost all the time.  Only about 10% of the people who visit the Grand Canyon come to the North Rim, so it is not like walking through Disneyland at the height of summer.  Finally Cape Royal and Angel's Window - the most impressive sights at either Rim - are at the North Rim.

While you're enjoying the views, your guide will prepare a picnic.  After eating, you have a choice of either going to the main lodge area and the souvenir shop, or visiting Point Imperial.  We'll do whatever most of the group prefers. 

One North Rim to Marble Canyon

Route Map

84 miles

135 km

2 hour

After driving back through the Kaibab National Forest, we'll head east at Jacob Lake, and start our drop down to the desert below.  After a relatively short drive along the Vermilion Cliffs, we'll reach Marble Canyon Lodge, next to the mighty Colorado River.
One Marble Canyon Not applicable There is a chicken and hamburger barbeque for dinner, after which you'll spend the spend the night at Marble Canyon Lodge.
Two Marble Canyon to Page

Route Map

38 miles

61 km

1 hour

Page is the little town on the shores of Lake Powell.  It's a scenic drive to get there, as we follow the Vermilion Cliffs again.   Depending on the time of the year we may stop to shop for Native American souvenirs at roadside stands.
Two Page to Antelope Canyon and return to Page About two hours This morning you're going to visit one of the most fascinating areas you will ever see.  Antelope Canyon is one of those places that adorns the wall of photo galleries around America.  The combination of light filtering down into the canyon, the textured curved sandstone walls and constantly changing shadows and patterns combine to create an unforgettable experience. 
Two Page to Wahweap Marina 10 miles

16 km

20 minutes

Travel to Wahweap Marina on Lake Powell
Two Lake Powell 2 to 3 hours Take a cruise on Lake Powell, through the canyons and rocks that were submerged when Glen Canyon was flooded.  The exact cruise that will be taken will depend on the water level and the time of the year, but is likely to be the Antelope Canyon cruise. 


Two Lake Powell to Kayenta

Route Map

101 miles

162 km

2 hours

Kayenta is the closest town to Monument Valley.  In fact it is the only town anywhere near there.  It is really small, but there are three comfortable motels in town.


Not applicable

Spend the night


Kayenta to Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park

Route Map

32 miles

51 km

3/4 hour



Travel to Monument Valley


Monument Valley

About five or six hours

Monument Valley is not really a valley, but a relatively flat plain, surrounded by red cliffs.  Unlike out other shared tour to the southwest, this one is designed to spend a little more time exploring the back roads of the area.  Buttes, sandstone formations and remnants of ancient volcanoes rise from the surface, creating a flashback to visions of the Old West. In fact, many western movies were made here. 

You'll take a 3 1/2 hour off road tour in a specially converted pick up truck, driven by a Navajo guide. Amongst the sites you generally see are Anasazi ruins, petroglyphs, movie locations and 1000 feet high monoliths.  The tour explores all the famous monuments, plus visits the restricted area, which contains many rock windows and arches. 

At the end of the tour, our guide will be waiting with a picnic or barbeque, which you will enjoy at Monument Valley. Note that the supplies will have been bought yesterday in Page.  

Either on the way in or out, we'll stop at some small roadside stores, where you will have the opportunity to purchase Navajo fry bread, Navajo tacos and native Americans souvenirs.  


Monument Valley to Moab

Route Map

156 miles

250 km

2 3/4 hours

From Monument Valley we'll head for Moab, Utah's outdoor adventure capital.  The route goes past the unique tiny town of Mexican Hat, as well as the rock from which the town got its name.



Not applicable

Check into your hotel, perhaps have a quick stroll through the streets, and then meet the rest of the group at a local pizzeria for an all you can eat pizza buffet, which is included in the tour price (drinks are excluded). Spend the night in Moab.



Moab to Arches National Park

5 miles

8 km

15 minutes

Travel to Arches National Park


Arches National Park



3/4 of the day

Arches National Park has the highest concentration of natural arches in the world.  It is home to well over 2000 sandstone arches, including the world-famous Delicate Arch, in addition to a variety of unique geological resources and formations.  The incredible features of the park, including balanced rocks, spires, fins and pinnacles, are highlighted by a striking environment of contrasting colors, landforms and textures.

Our trip starts at the Visitors' Center with a briefing from a ranger, to prepare you for the Fiery Furnace.  The hike is only about two miles long, but it will take approximately three hours, as you clamber up, over and down rocks, and through narrow slot canyons.  A ranger leads the tour, as it is too easy to get lost in the Furnace if you go on your own.  You don't have to do the Fiery Furnace tour if you don't want to, and our guide can drop you elsewhere in Arches for that time, if you choose.  A sack lunch is provided today.

There are numerous other arches, spires and fins to see, and, depending on time constraints, we'll take in a selection of the Windows arches, Double Arch, Landscape Arch, Double O Arch and Skyline Arch.  The second highlight of the day is a hike up to the top of the Delicate Arch, if you have the energy!  Delicate Arch is the most famous arch in the world, and Utah's state symbol.   At three miles round trip, this is not a particularly long hike, but it may not be for everyone.  There is a vertical altitude gain of 500 feet over the slickrock for which the area is famous, and it may be hot, but the view at the top makes up for the effort to get there. You are welcome to sit out the hike if you choose.



Moab to Salt Lake City and Park City

Route Map



235 miles

After an enjoyable stay in one of the world's most unique areas, it's time, unfortunately, to start heading back to Salt Lake City or Park City.  We can either drop you off at a Salt Lake airport or downtown hotel, or you're welcome to return with us to our home town of Park City.  Tomorrow another one of our Yellowstone tours starts, and, if you decide to take one of the four day tours, your lodging tonight is on us.

Thanks for joining us, and see you again soon!

The cost of this tour is $710 per person, double occupancy.   There is a minimum 5% gratuity for your driver/guide - you are welcome to increase the gratuity if you wish.   As long as the price of fuel remains as high as it is, there is also a $20 per person fuel surcharge.  This tour can be ordered online here.   If you do not book at least three weeks ahead of time, the tour will not go unless there are sufficient other people already booked.  Tour dates can be found here.

Please mail us, or call 1 800 724 7767 or (USA) 801 366 5466 for additional information, or to make a reservation. 

Please note:

The following are INCLUDED in the tour
price ...
The following are EXCLUDED from the tour price ...
  • Park entry fees

  • Accommodation for three nights.  Accommodation is described as moderate - clean and comfortable, but not fancy.  Luxury lodging is available in some areas at a surcharge.

  • The Fiery Furnace Hike

  • Off road tour at Monument Valley

  • Antelope Canyon tour

  • Lake Powell boat trip

  • The following meals are included:  Picnic lunch on the first day, BBQ at Marble Canyon, picnic at Monument Valley, the pizza buffet in Moab, sack lunch on the final day.  We try and choose motels that have free continental breakfasts, but this is not always the case.

  • Transportation and our guide services

  • Lodging in Las Vegas and Salt Lake/Park City and Las Vegas.  Lodging in Park City will be included if you continue on with one of our Yellowstone tours
  • Meals that are not specifically mentioned in the left hand column
  • This tour is designed to be undertaken in conjunction with one of our Yellowstone tours.  You can also do this tour on its own.  The Yellowstone tour will start the day after your Grand Canyon tour, and, if you take both tours, we'll pay for your accommodation in Park City between the two.

  • This schedule is subject to change without notice. 

  • All times are approximate.

  • Prices are based on double occupancy.  A single occupancy surcharge is available.  We can try and match singles together, if desired.  If there are more than two in your group and you share a room, the price will be lower.  Please mail or call 1 800 724 7767 or (USA) 435 658 2227 for details. 

  • As long as there are at least two people in your group, you can rest assured that the tour will definitely go.  If you are traveling by yourself please mail or call 1 800 724 7767 or (USA) 435 658 2227 and we can advise whether a specific tour will definitely go. 

Payment Details

There are two ways to book this tour.  The first way is to order online.  The second method is for us to email you a contract which will need to be faxed back to us.  The contract will ask for your credit card details.  While we would rather you not make a booking until you are sure you want to go, you are welcome to cancel the booking any time up until 31 days prior to the start of the tour, and you will get a full refund.  After that time, we will not accept a cancellation and you will have to pay for the tour in full.  Trip insurance is available.  Half the cost of the tour will be charged to your card any time from 31 days prior to the start of the tour, and the balance will be charged any time from 7 days prior to the start of the tour.  Back



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(USA) 435 658 2227

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PO Box 3441
Park City, UT 84060-3441