Land Journey

America's Canyonlands

Ken Burns American Journeys


Year, Departure Type

Select small group departures (averaging 24 Tauck guests), or classic departures, and the year you would like to travel.

$4,190 USD
Journey Type
Time of Year
Apr - Oct
Cities & Landmarks
Grand Canyon, Bryce Canyon, Las Vegas, Zion National Park, Lake Powell, Glen Canyon
American Canyonlands Grand Canyon Escorted Tour
Colorado River, Arizona
Horeshoe Bend


Uniquely Tauck



TAUCK EXCLUSIVE – Hear insider stories about the national parks during filmed narratives by filmmakers Ken Burns and Dayton Duncan


TAUCK EXCLUSIVE – Champagne welcome & private yacht dinner cruise on stunning Lake Powell


Inside-the-park accommodations at three national parks – Grand Canyon, Bryce Canyon and Zion




Flightseeing over Glen Canyon National Recreation Area


Insights into the Grand Canyon's ecology from a geology expert





Guests should be able to easily walk one to two miles, which may include climbing one or two flights of stairs and walking over uneven pavement, groomed hiking trails or cobblestones. Standing up to one hour or more may be required.



Moderately paced, and may include some early morning hotel departures, one or two on-tour flights, and extended motor coach travel.

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Legendary Journeys and Adventures

Dreamers, visionaries, and unsung heroes shaped the preservation of three great national parks of the American West – Grand Canyon, Bryce Canyon and Zion – so all who came after would experience their magnificence and relish the moment... 

You’ll start “climbing” it at the incredible Grand Canyon... stay on it through the Painted Desert... into Glen Canyon National Recreation Area, with Lake Powell and magnificent natural arches like Rainbow Bridge in the Navajo Nation... past the Vermillion, White, Grey and Pink Cliffs... on to the pinnacles and hoodoos of Bryce Canyon... and right into the cliffs and valleys of Zion National Park. “It” is the Grand Staircase of the Escalante – a vast, unbroken expanse of colorful sedimentary rock layers that took nature over 200 million years to create, and envisioned by a 19th-century geologist as a series of gigantic “steps” stretching across the Southwest. And all these wonders are part of it... Read Less

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Inside-the-park stays in the national parks

Days 2, 5 and 6

Experience the great national parks of the West at inside-the-park lodges

Experience the great national parks of the West as a true insider, exploring from sought-after, classic national park lodges (several on the National Register of Historic Places) inside the hearts of Grand Canyon, Bryce Canyon and Zion national parks. Kachina Lodge in Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona; The Lodge at Bryce Canyon in Bryce Canyon National Park, Utah; and Zion Lodge in Zion National Park, Utah – authentic, rustic and perfectly located – are often sold out a year in advance. (Exception dates do apply; see specific tour departure date for more information.)

Flightseeing over Rainbow Bridge

Day 4

See Rainbow Bridge and other canyons of Lake Powell on a flightseeing excursion

The Glen Canyon Dam took 17 years to fill up Glen Canyon, transforming the Colorado River into 186-mile-long Lake Powell! Fringed by fjord-like canyons, it's one of the largest man-made bodies of water ever created; there's no lake like it anywhere. We'll take you to see its hidden wonders by air on an included 30-minute morning flightseeing excursion showcasing incredible views of the red-rock sculptures found here, including Rainbow Bridge, the world's largest natural arch – about as tall as the Statue of Liberty!

Tauck Exclusive – Champagne cruise on Lake Powell

Day 3

Private cruising on Lake Powell

When Charlton Heston and fellow astronauts crash land in the 1960s movie "Planet of the Apes," the filming location was the stunning blue waters of Lake Powell… although Heston's character guesses that they are "light years from Earth on an unnamed planet." Man-made Lake Powell was created by the Glen Canyon Dam on the Colorado River – and it boasts crystal-clear waters, red-rock grottoes, waterfalls and secluded beaches. Enjoy a private dinner cruise under the stars aboard the yacht Canyon Princess… toasting the canyons with a glass of champagne... as well as a day cruise to discover one of named-planet Earth's great landscapes.


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Reviews (121)

A lot of fun. We met excellent people, even the animals were friendly. We loved Zion Canyon. Our rafting trip was the greatest. The views at the Grand Canyon and Bryce were magnificent. I wish the trip was longer.

Most Memorable Moment:

Waking up in Zion Canyon, the view was breath taking.

Wonderful trip. Every thing was taken care of. Excellent guide. Food was good, -cabins were clean, and side trips interesting. No complaints.

Most Memorable Moment:

Rafting on the Colorado River.

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