Grand Canyon Tour Blog by Caravan Tours

Check out our Caravan Grand Canyon travel blog to learn more about what to see and things to do when vacationing in Grand Canyon National Park. You’ll also find insightful information about the artist colony of Sedona plus Monument Valley, Zion Park, Bryce Canyon National Park, and Lake Powell, the man-made reservoir on the Colorado River that borders Arizona and Utah.

Visit some of the top Zion National Park attractions with Caravan Tours.

Zion was Utah’s first national park and another in a series of US National Parks established in the same region as the Grand Canyon and Bryce Canyon National Park, where the wonders of geologic rock formations never ceases to amaze visiting tourists.

Zion National Park attractions are numerous but a little more difficult to access because of the steep sandstone cliffs, some of which are classified as the highest in the world.

Different environments have emerged throughout the Zion Park according to the variation in sedimentation. This has brought about the existence of diverse fauna and flora, which can be seen in the many types of woodland, desert areas, coniferous forest areas, and the riparian zones (where the land and rivers meet).

Settlers in the region revered the natural beauty of Zion National Park and gave many of the park’s unique features such names as the East Temple, Angels Landing, the Great White Throne, the Court of the Three Patriarchs and the Temple of Sinawava.
View of the green valley in Zion National Park.
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Explore the many unique Sedona Arizona landmarks that attract visitors looking for a unique, relaxed, and yet very interesting USA town.

Although not as touristy as many other places in Arizona, Sedona still has its fair share of attractions that bring in visitors each year.

The area is famous for its red rock formations, one of the Sedona Arizona landmarks that most tourists come to see. The red sandstone hills of the area offer spectacular surroundings providing a unique backdrop for all kinds of Sedona activities.

Many visitors come to Sedona for the outdoor activities including mountain biking, horseback riding, and hiking along the hundreds of trails that meander through the sandstone cliffs. Others come for more esoteric pursuits such as exploring the many unique Sedona Arizona landmarks like Bell Rock Vortex.

Bell Rock Sedona Arizona

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The 1.2 million acre Grand Canyon National Park is one of America’s earliest national parks and was established in February of 1919.

There are very few places on earth that are as profound or can evoke such feelings of awe and wonderment like the Grand Canyon in Arizona does. Whether you are first time visitor or a returning enthusiast, the vastness and the unique landscape of Grand Canyon Park will simply engulf you.

Onlookers to Grand Canyon National Park are held spellbound by the sheer size of the Grand Canyon plus its immeasurable beauty and haunting vistas. The views from the Grand Canyon’s south rim, west rim, and north rim are overwhelming and can easily make you feel rather insignificant.

In this article we will explore more about Grand Canyon National Park, including how the Canyon came to be, popular activities at the Grand Canyon, and your tour options.
View of Colorado River cutting through Grand Canyon National Park.
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Enjoy Monument Valley jeep tours with Caravan Tours!

The pristine Monument Valley is located in the heart of Navajo Nation near Lake Powell along the Utah-Arizona border.

This restricted Utah backcountry is highly protected in order to preserve its many natural buttes, arches, and mesas. In fact, the area is only accessible to authorized Navajo guides; private vehicles are prohibited. All visitors must enter via a Navajo tour guide.

Despite its restricted access, for those vacationing in Utah and visiting the Grand Canyon, Monument Valley National Park is another “can’t miss” attraction and included in Caravan’s Grand Canyon tour.
Unique rock formations of Monument Valley in Utah, USA.
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Enjoy a Lake Powell cruise as part of Caravan Tours’ all-inclusive Grand Canyon tour.

Lake Powell, in Glen Canyon National Recreation Area, stretches for over 185 miles in an area once known as Lee’s Ferry, situated north of the Grand Canyon in Arizona and west of Bryce National Park in Utah.

This man-made reservoir on the Colorado River borders Arizona and Utah and is named after John Wesley Powell, a one-armed American Civil War veteran who explored the Colorado River in a posse of three wooden boats.

Today, Lake Powell is the Reservoir on the Colorado River that acts as a water basin to Colorado, Utah, Wyoming, New Mexico, Arizona, Nevada, and California. Enjoy a Lake Powell boat tour as part of Caravan’s all-inclusive Grand Canyon tour.
Surreal landscape of Lake Powell in Arizona, USA.
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Camelback Mountain Arizona is the famous landmark icon near Phoenix and the surrounding areas of Scottsdale and Paradise Valley. This prominent monument in the center of Phoenix Valley is part of the Camelback Mountain Echo Canyon Recreation Area.

For many local Arizona residents, this area is a point of pride symbolizing a resting camel keeping constant watch high above the Phoenix horizon. In fact, this natural sandstone formation, was named after its resemblance to the head and hump of a kneeling camel.

As vacationers fly into the Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport they cannot help but notice this massive prominent landmark. Camelback Mountain overlooks the Valley of the Sun, which is shared by Phoenix, Scottsdale, and Paradise Valley.
Camelback Mountain near Scottsdale Arizona, USA.
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Each year millions of tourists choose to visit the Grand Canyon on their own however, Grand Canyon bus tours are your best bet if you want a Grand Canyon tour that is fully guided.

At almost 280 miles long, over a mile deep, and ranging between 4 to 18 miles wide, there is so much to see and experience in the Grand Canyon that a guided bus tour is simply your best option.

Our Caravan tour operators structure their guided Grand Canyon bus tours to include most of the Grand Canyon’s best features. Tourists enjoy our Grand Canyon motor coach tours because they can travel in comfort and not have to worry about parking or trying to decipher Grand Canyon maps.
A panoramic view of the Grand Canyon from a flat plateau covered in vegetation.
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Grand Canyon vacation tours are very popular. In fact, the Grand Canyon is the most popular tourist spot in the entire continental United States attracting over 5 million visitors annually.

Imposing, exhilarating, and definitely a destination not to be missed, a Grand Canyon vacation is an unforgettable experience. You won’t be able to escape the incredible feeling of being quite small in the grander scheme of things.
The many layers of geology and history on display in the Grand Canyon, USA.
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This post includes Grand Canyon information and tour highlights by Caravan Tours.

Caravan is one of many tour operators however, we offer an all-inclusive vacation so you can experience one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World fully guided. Our tours are also ideal for travelers of all ages (from age 5 and up).
table on the Canyon’s rim overlooking the Grand Canyon in Arizona, USA.
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Bryce Canyon, which is part of Bryce Canyon National Park, is actually shaped more like a giant amphitheater.

Did you know that Bryce Canyon is not actually a canyon?

Centuries of natural erosion from wind, rain and ice formed the 12-mile-long Bryce Canyon amphitheater out of the Paunsaugunt Plateau in Utah.

Visiting Bryce Canyon Park brings you to one of those landscapes that defy description and speaks to the soul of the onlooker. It’s a place like no other with its spellbinding views of the most colorful and scenic rock formations found anywhere.

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Caravan offers fully guided tours and in this blog post we’ve compiled some interesting information and facts about Bryce Canyon.
Hundreds of hoodoos in Bryce Canyon National Park.

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