8. From Los Angeles: 7-Day National Park Tour to Las Vegas
Day 1 Los Angeles - Seven Magic Mountains - Las Vegas
In the early morning, we depart from beautiful Los Angeles and head north on Highway 15, passing through the San Bernardino National Forest and entering the Mojave Desert, the largest desert in North America. Along the way, we'll witness the unique and breathtaking beauty of the American West's desert landscapes. We'll stop at Seven Magic Mountains, an artificial art installation designed by Swiss artist Ugo Rondinone, made up of seven colorful stacked boulders located about 20 miles south of Las Vegas alongside the highway. After passing by Joshua trees, we'll arrive in the afternoon at the entertainment paradise of the desert - Las Vegas.
Day 2 Las Vegas - Emerald Cove Kayaking - Grand Canyon National Park
For an unforgettable experience in the early morning, you might consider a trip to Emerald Cove (at your own expense), an awe-inspiring natural wonder nestled on the border of Colorado and Arizona. This is a paradise for kayaking enthusiasts, where you can not only admire the crystal-clear lake water that resembles green jelly but also experience the fun of kayaking in the canyon, enjoying the mountain views, water scenery, and endless green water grass. Afterward, we will continue driving to the Grand Canyon National Park, passing by the famous Hoover Dam and Route 66. We will arrive at the park around noon. Every visitor here is a photography master, and every photo is a landscape painting. One option is to take a helicopter tour (at your own expense) to get a bird's-eye view of the stunning Grand Canyon. After the visit, we will drive to our hotel in Page.
Day 3 Antelope Canyon - Horseshoe Bend - Lake Powell - Bryce Canyon National Park - Salt Lake City
Embarking on a refreshing morning, we make our way to the world-renowned narrow crevice cave, Antelope Canyon, which has been ranked as one of the top ten photography locations in the world. Accompanied by a Navajo guide, we traverse the unique cave formations created by millions of years of water erosion, immersing ourselves in a world of vibrant colors and the irregular light patterns created by the natural sunlight refracting off the rocks. As we journey through the magical corridor of Antelope Canyon, we are awestruck by the wonders of nature. After our visit, we make our way to Horseshoe Bend to witness another breathtaking spectacle of nature. The Colorado River's fluorescent green waters flow through the reddish-brown canyon, creating a stunning contrast against the blue skies. As we take in the beauty of the surroundings, we continue our journey to Bryce Canyon National Park before reaching Salt Lake City in the evening, where we check into our hotel.
Day 4 Salt Lake City - Idaho Falls - Yellowstone National Park
Day 5 Yellowstone National Park
Day 6 Yellowstone National Park- Grand Teton National Park - Salt Lake City
Day 7 Salt Lake City - Utah State Capitol - Valley of Fire State Park - Las Vegas