Southwest National Parks

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SEP. 19-29, 2014 From $3,695
Bryce Canyon, Zion National Park, Arches National Park, Grand Canyon
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Southwest National Parks

SEP. 19-29, 2014
Bryce Canyon, Zion National Park, Arches National Park, Grand Canyon

Join us for a spectacular array of natural wonders and incredible scenery in the American Southwest. As you visit some of America’s greatest national parks, learn fascinating geological, natural, and cultural secrets of these larger-than-life preserves – including Grand Canyon National Park, Arches National Park, Canyonlands National Park, Dead Horse Point State Park, Bryce Canyon National Park and Zion National Park. Enjoy a cruise on Lake Powell, an authentic Navajo cookout, a 4-wheel drive tour of Monument Valley, wine tasting in Moab and the Southwestern charm of your accommodations. Most of all, take in breathtaking views that will stay with you for a lifetime.

Cost: From $3,695
Orbridge
Activity Level: Moderate Activity
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  • See the Southwest’s natural wonders joined by a knowledgeable Orbridge Expedition Leader
  • Stand in awe before the Grand Canyon, enjoy a cruise on Lake Powell, and take a 4-wheel drive tour through Monument Valley alongside a Navajo guide before a cook-out and storytelling
  • Visit Arches National Park to see its towering, 2,000-foot arches, walk between the monolithic hoodoos of Bryce Canyon, and follow the paths of ancient native people and pioneers at Zion National Park
  • Enjoy special inclusions such as a Glen Canyon Rafting Trip down the Colorado River, and a walk through the incredible Antelope Slot Canyon with a Navajo guide
  • Relax: included are 10 nights accommodations, transport via a private deluxe motor coach, airport transfers for guests on suggested flights, admission and park fees throughout, a welcome reception, a private wine tasting in Moab, and meals including 10 breakfasts, 1 lunch, and 6 dinners
Download Reservation Form Download Brochure (3.5 MB) Request Brochure In Mail
310.206.0613 (P)
310.209.4271 (F)
travel@alumni.ucla.edu
  • I have taken many UCLA Alumni Tours and been so pleased with all of them, but the parks tour was truly outstanding. The sites were awesome, the grandeur of the scenery must be experienced to be appreciated. The planning and execution of those plans were exceptional. Every detail was covered. I can't wait to do another tour!"
    Veda Veach, Traveler
  • Traveling with UCLA Alumni Travel is a great way to see the world!"
    Liz Cheadle ’75, J.D. ’81, Traveler

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DAY 1 | Sept. 19. Arrive Las Vegas
Welcome reception
Overnight: Las Vegas Marriott

DAY 2 | Sept. 20. Las Vegas / Grand Canyon National Park
Route 66, Grand Canyon rim
Overnight: Grand Canyon Lodges (B, D)

DAY 3 | Sept. 21. Grand Canyon / Lake Powell
Lake Powell cruise, Antelope Canyon
Overnight: Lake Powell Resort (B, D)

DAY 4 | Sept. 22. Lake Powell
Glen Canyon float trip, petroglyphs
Overnight: Lake Powell Resort (B, L)

DAY 5 | Sept. 23. Lake Powell / Monument Valley, UT
Antelope Slot Canyon, Navajo cook-out
Overnight: Goulding’s Lodge (B, D)

DAY 6 | Sept. 24. Monument Valley / Moab
Monument 4×4 jeep tour, Western barbecue
Overnight: Red Cliffs Lodge (B, D)

DAY 7 | Sept. 25. Moab / Arches National Park
Dead Horse Point, Canyonlands National Park
Overnight: Red Cliffs Lodge (B)

DAY 8 | Sept. 26. Bryce Canyon National Park
Pinnacles, hoodoos, and amphitheaters
Overnight: Best Western Bryce Canyon (B, D)

DAY 9 | Sept. 27. Bryce Canyon / Zion National Park
Virgin River, canyon trails
Overnight: Best Western Zion Park Inn (B)

DAY 10 | Sept. 28. Zion National Park / Las Vegas
Park trails and exploration
Overnight: Las Vegas Marriott (B, D)

DAY 11 | Sept. 29. Depart Las Vegas (B)

Accommodations

During this program, enjoy ideally situated accommodations. Retreat near the south rim of the Grand Canyon, the banks of Lake Powell, in the heart of Monument Valley, and along the Colorado River at the foot of sunset-colored cliffs. All lodgings are well-appointed with modern amenities.

  • Las Vegas Marriott
  • Grand Canyon Lodges
  • Lake Powell Resort
  • Goulding’s Lodge
  • Moab Red Cliffs Lodge
  • Best Western Bryce Canyon Grand Hotel
  • Best Western Zion Park Inn

 

Pricing

Pricing: $3,695
Orbridge

Download Reservation Form Download Brochure (3.5 MB) Request Brochure In Mail
310.206.0613 (P)
310.209.4271 (F)
travel@alumni.ucla.edu
  • I have taken many UCLA Alumni Tours and been so pleased with all of them, but the parks tour was truly outstanding. The sites were awesome, the grandeur of the scenery must be experienced to be appreciated. The planning and execution of those plans were exceptional. Every detail was covered. I can't wait to do another tour!"
    Veda Veach, Traveler
  • Traveling with UCLA Alumni Travel is a great way to see the world!"
    Liz Cheadle ’75, J.D. ’81, Traveler

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STEP 1
Download the tour Reservation Form here. This tour is booked quickly, so sign up early to reserve space.

STEP 2
Enclose a check or provide credit card information for $500 per person, per tour, as a deposit for the selected tour. Make check payable to Orbridge. Deposits are provisional and fully refundable pending your acceptance of final brochure terms.

STEP 3
Mail completed reservation form and your deposit to:
UCLA Alumni Association
Attn: Alumni Travel
James West Alumni Center
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1397

A brochure will be mailed to you as soon as it is available.

Terms & Conditions

Written cancellations from time of booking up to 90 days prior to departure will be assessed a minimum administrative fee of approximately $250; within 90 days of departure, refunds vary according to the policies of each tour operator. Please download brochure for this tour here.

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Travel Insurance

We strongly recommend you purchase travel insurance to cover the possibility of trip cancellation or interruption, emergency medical evacuation, medical expenses and baggage loss incurred while traveling. All confirmed passengers will receive travel insurance information in your confirmation packet. It’s one of our many membership benefits! For information about travel insurance, visit alumni.ucla.edu/travel-insurance. Coverage for pre-existing medical conditions, terrorist incidents and travel supplier financial insolvencies will be provided if the insurance is purchased within 15 days of your trip deposit. Please read the insurance brochure carefully.

Download Reservation Form Download Brochure (3.5 MB) Request Brochure In Mail
310.206.0613 (P)
310.209.4271 (F)
travel@alumni.ucla.edu
  • I have taken many UCLA Alumni Tours and been so pleased with all of them, but the parks tour was truly outstanding. The sites were awesome, the grandeur of the scenery must be experienced to be appreciated. The planning and execution of those plans were exceptional. Every detail was covered. I can't wait to do another tour!"
    Veda Veach, Traveler
  • Traveling with UCLA Alumni Travel is a great way to see the world!"
    Liz Cheadle ’75, J.D. ’81, Traveler