Zion National Park Day Tour in Las Vegas, NV

3665 S Las Vegas BlvdLas Vegas, NV 89109
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Overview

Zion is everything you can imagine, and then some. It’s a place everyone should visit because images cannot portray how gorgeous it is! The park features two of the most epic hikes on the planet, Angel’s Landing and The Narrows! So if you have the chance and love adventure, this Zion National Park Day Tour is a must-do! Enjoy convenient hotel pick-up and spend a full day exploring Zion, the oasis in the desert.

Good To Know

from Ashley, one of our Las Vegas Travel Experts
  • Lunch is included.
  • Minimum age is 2 years old.
  • The tour lasts approximately 13.5 hours.
  • It takes 3 hours from the Las Vegas area to reach Zion National Park.
  • Hotel pick-up is provided from most hotels in the Las Vegas area. Plan on being ready at the pick-up location 5-10 minutes early.

Description

from Zion National Park Day Tour
“The sanctuary” – that’s what immediately came to the minds of Mormon settlers when discovering this paradisiac place in the mid-1800s, aptly naming it “Zion”. This truly unparalleled accumulation of steep sandstone cliffs, serene meadows, canyon narrows, weeping rocks, and waterfalls now is yours to explore and happens to be only a short road trip away from the hustle and bustle of the Las Vegas Strip. Even the drive to this refuge for flora, fauna and people alike is nothing short of spectacular. Crossing the Mojave desert northward we journey right through Nevada’s turbulent history – past Native lands, old mining towns and massive mountain ranges loaded with gemstones, gold, and silver.

Steadily gaining elevation we approach the vast Colorado Plateau. Like a sentinel of stone, the Virgin River Gorge seems to guard the entranceway to Utah’s most stunning scenery. This is the region Hollywood chose to film its most famous western movies as well as countless car commercials. The best is yet to come as we enter the national park through a maze of mesas and slot canyons, winding our way down to the historic Mount Carmel Tunnel, an engineering feat of the 1920s to create the “Grand Circle” connecting Zion with Bryce and the Grand Canyon. Small windows in the tunnel wall already give us glimpses of the monumental grandeur that awaits us, but only on the other side Zion Canyon fully presents itself with all its natural beauty.

After an invigorating lunch right in the heart of this magnificent valley, we are ready to follow in the footsteps of its early inhabitants and explore the many trails, viewpoints and scenic sights surrounding us. From hiking up to emerald-colored pools, letting 2000-year-old spring water sprinkle upon us to playing on the Virgin River beaches – Zion National Park is yours to discover!

Departure Location:
Most hotels in Las Vegas, NV

Departure Time:
Approximately 5:30am

Return Time:
Approximately 7:00pm

Transportation:
DETOURS custom touring vehicles are specifically designed for small groups with comfortable, individual captain’s chairs.

Cancellation Policy:
Tours canceled within 48 hours of departure will be charged in full.

Notes:
A minimum number of guests must be met for the “Zion National Park tours from Las Vegas” tour. You may be booked on stand by until the tour is confirmed.

According to Zion National Park Interpretive Services Conditions, tour groups are not permitted to split up when visiting and hiking the park. Our guide will select trails, stops and view points, and be with the whole group at all times. Angels Landing and The Narrows are not included on the public tour.

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raebattle
"DETOURS IS THE BEST"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed June 19, 2020
In mid-May of 2020, Jeff Slade, the owner of DETOURS put together a private tour of southwest AZ for me and my husband. This was not an east considering the fact that AZ was still in lockdown mode due to CORONA. Fortunately, on May 15, just 4 days prior to our scheduled arrival into Phoenix, AZ Governor Doug Ducey, lifted the shelter-in-place. order. That said, it would likely take a couple of weeks for merchants, restaurants, hotels, and state parks to re-open, In spite of the many challenge, Jeff put together an historical and beautiful tour, complemented by Jeff's vast knowledge of the history of the southwest, We highly recommend DETOURS for your next trip!
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261richw
"Best Tour Company EVER"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed May 02, 2020
I have run multiple trips for family friends in both Europe and the United States. In all this time, I am amazed at the service, expertise and helpfulness in putting our tour of the American Southwest Parks including the Grand Canyon. They delivered on every request for our group of well traveled New Yorkers. Kyle and Jeff even provide their personal cell numbers. What is even more amazing is the compassion the owner, Jeff Slade has shown when we sadly had to cancel our late September, 2020 trip. He was well aware of the pain that our New York City Metro area is experiencing due to Corvid 19 Virus. At the time of the cancellation, Jeff has given us a FULL REFUND with no questions asked, only concern for our safety. I give Detours American West my highest recommendation and once things get back to normal, we will be rebooking our trip.
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frank974
"Wonderful Tour of the Navajo Trail and the Dolly Steamboat Ride"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed March 10, 2020
Our tour started out by picking up at our hotel. Montana was our driver and he was a hoot. We really enjoyed having him as our tour guide. As mention above, we were picked up at our hotel on time and we were grateful that we didn't have to drive during rush hour in Phoenix. Anyway, we went to two other hotels to pick-up guests and then we were on our way. Montana gave us a great overview of what we were seeing. I loved the fact that our tour bus was new and only held 12 passengers. The tour was small enough that we all got to know each other and interact. Our first stop was at a place where a lot of westerns had been shot. In fact, the chapel was called the Elvis Chapel because in the movie Charro, that was where he was married. In fact, weddings are still held there. After driving in the desert we stopped at a very rustic restaurant and had a great meal. After that we headed out to meet up with the Dolly Steamboat for our 1.5 hour boat ride. That too was great and very relaxing. After the boat ride we headed back to Phoenix but stopped at an old ghost town. I especially liked the fact that Montana gave us ample time to visit each location along the tour. If you want to enjoy a unique experience, be sure and take the Navajo Trail and Dolly Steamboat Tour. You won't regret it. Also, as mentioned above, Montana was a great tour guide and I really enjoyed his commentary.
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jamesfX920WK
Chicago, Illinois
"sedona red rocks"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed March 07, 2020
do it! what a great day. besides the beautiful red docks, you get to spend a couple hours on your own in sedona.What a town, many shops, restaurants,places to sit and enjoy the beautiful surroundings.if your lucky you might get Daniel as your guide.he was so knowledgeable about everything.his passion for the area was infectious,talked and laughed the way to and on return.great time!!!
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pepsiman187
Mount Horeb, Wisconsin
"Amazing"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed February 28, 2020
My son and I took a day trip to the Grand Canyon. I had been there but my son had not. It was a great trip. Our tour guide was amazing, I don’t remember his name, he was the old guy in the canyon. He was so knowledgeable and interesting. The bus was very comfortable. I would definitely not hesitate to book with DETOURS!
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Frequently Asked Questions about Zion National Park Day Tour

What are the hours of operation?
The tour departs daily at approximately 5:30 am and returns at approximately 7:00 pm.

Is lunch included? 
Yes, lunch is included.

How long is the tour? 
The tour lasts 13.5 hours.

What can I bring? 
Weather appropriate clothing, camera, sunscreen, snacks, government-issued ID (driver’s license, passport, etc).

What should I wear? 
We recommend closed-toed shoes year-round. During the winter, we recommend layers, long pants, winter coats, gloves, and hats. During spring and fall, we recommend jackets.

Are any of your tour guides bilingual? 
Yes! We have guides that speak Spanish, German and Japanese. Translators are also available in Italian, French, Chinese and Swedish.

Is smoking allowed on the trip? 
All DETOURS vehicles are smoke-free.

Is transportation included? 
Hotel pick-up is provided from most hotels in the Las Vegas area.

What if I miss my pick-up?
We will work with you on the next day’s tour, if available; however additional fees may apply. Please call DETOURS of Nevada if you miss your pick-up.

When should I be ready for pick-up?
Pick-ups for this tour start approximately 5:30 am. We ask that you plan on being ready at the pick-up location 5-10 minutes early.

Is the tour wheelchair accessible? 
Unfortunately, our vehicles were not designed to accommodate wheelchairs. Guests should be able to walk up 3 steps into the vehicle on their own with the help of a companion.

How much should I tip the guide?
20% is customary and graciously accepted.

Can I bring my own snacks and drinks? 
Yes, except for alcoholic beverages.

Are there charging ports for cell phones in the vehicle?
No, we recommend bringing a portable charger for your electronic devices.

Is there WiFi in the vehicle?
No, and during parts of the drive, there may be limited cell phone service.

Are there bathrooms in the vehicle? 
No, but the guide will make multiple rest stops along the way through and can stop at the nearest rest stop at the request of a guest.