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This trip packs a lot into a 3 day itinerary. The national parks are spectacular and definitely worth seeing. However they are spaced pretty far apart so you end up spending at least 3-6 hours per day in the van. Our guide did a good job of keeping us entertained in the van and also planned rest stops every 2 hours to break up the travel. There are several opportunities to go hiking but most of the hiking is optional (except for the Grand canyon rim walk - an easy 1h walk). If you are looking for an intensive hiking experience you won't have enough time. Day 1 included about 3 hours to hike in Zion and 2 hours in Bryce, which is not enough to do the Angels Landing hike if that's your thing. Day 2 did not include any time for hiking and was more for sightseeing. On day 3 we had 3 hours to hike the grand canyon. About half the people chose camping, and the other half a hotel. Hotel accommodations were good.
Our guide Alex was amazing. He was knowledgeable and nice person. Although, English is not my first language, but that was fine. I spent an unforgettable time with new friends. I could meet people from all over the world. Also, the night sky in Arizona was the best ever in my life. If you can’t decide your mind, and you are procrastinating to book, you should join this tour for sure. Oh,I joined this tour in August, but I needed warm clothes at night!
It is very intens tour with lot of activities. if you decide to take tent accomodation be aware that you will be setting and dismantling tent, taking mutal restroom which can be distance from the tent. Be aware thet matresses are very thin and you can have problem with that. Apart from sad before the tour is full of details and you don't have any waste of time. It is good value for money. Alex was ecxellent guide.
From start to finish this trip was excellent. The guide was also excellent and it really came across how much he enjoyed his job. We saw some amazing things I could never have imagined. As we are oldies we did wonder if we would cope in the heat and terrain but every stop was designed for everyone to enjoy at their own pace and level. The small bus was very comfortable and the lunch was good too.
Had an amazing time on this 3 day tour - Bruce Canyon and Monument Valley definitely are the highlight. All was very well organised and accommodation plus food superb. Would not recommend though Navajo dinner on a second day as it took too long and takes you away from such a beautiful views in Monument Valley.