Vegas & Blazin’ Canyons

8 days
Difficulty Level
2000 km

Vegas & Blazin’ Canyons

Embark on an unforgettable 8-day expedition through the fiery canyons and awe-inspiring national parks of Nevada, Arizona, and Utah. This journey showcases the majestic Grand Canyon, Bryce Canyon, Monument Valley, Mexican Hat, Moab, Arches National Park, Zion, and Red Rock Canyon, offering a visual feast of natural wonders. Along the way, we’ll travel on thrilling roads such as the Escalante Staircase, Veterans Memorial Highway (Hwy 95), and the historic Oatman Highway, immersing ourselves in the beauty and vastness of the American Southwest.

This adventure is enriched with captivating attractions, including a two-night stay in the vibrant city of Las Vegas, a visit to the charming cowboy town of Williams, and explorations through iconic Route 66 towns like Oatman, Kingman, Hackberry, and Seligman. Whether you’re drawn to the allure of city lights or the serene beauty of nature, this tour offers the perfect mix for a dreamy one-week escape. Get ready for a journey filled with stunning landscapes, memorable roads, and unique cultural experiences, making it the ideal short vacation to fulfill your wanderlust!


Motorcycle/Car rental w/unlimited milage
1st choice vehicle model class
Shared room in biker-friendly hotels
Continental breakfast at most hotels
Entrance fees Nat. parks
Welcome meeting
Multi-lingual Tour leader
Transport to rental company
Support van w/ luggage
State min. SLI insurance
Loss damage Waiver
Half-shell helmet
Tour PDF w/route description.
Pictures from the tour
NOT Included
Optional attractions
Vehicle model guarantee
Security deposit for LDW
Food and beverages
LDW Zero & insurance upgrades
Anything not listed in “Included” above



Day 1: Departure - Arrival Las Vegas, Nevada

Welcome to Las Vegas!

Once all tour participants have arrived, we’ll gather for a welcome session, complete with refreshments and introductions, setting the stage for a warm and friendly atmosphere. The evening is dedicated to fostering connections among the group, culminating in a dinner that celebrates American cuisine. For those still energized after their travels, an optional visit to a nearby local bar is on the agenda, offering a chance to unwind further and enjoy the local nightlife.


Day 2: Las Vegas - Williams

(Driving day 1: 451 km/284 miles)

We kick off with an informative meeting to discuss the Vegas & Blazing Canyons tour details, including necessary preparations and motorcycle checkouts from Explorify Motorcycle Rentals. Once everyone has picked up their bikes or cars, we embark on the 1,254-mile journey. Our adventure begins with a ride down “the strip,” pausing for a group photo at the iconic “Welcome to Las Vegas” sign before heading towards the historic town of Oatman, established in 1915. In Oatman, be mindful of securing your bikes and keeping an eye out for roaming donkeys and the occasional “outlaw.”

Post-Oatman, our route takes us to Kingman and Hackberry, navigating through a series of narrow, winding roads set against a backdrop of mountains and desert – a filmmaker’s dream and arguably the tour’s best scenic drive. We’ll make a pit stop at a vintage Route 66 gas station in Hackberry, stepping back in time to enjoy a refreshing Coke in the shade. Our day concludes in Seligman and Williams, where we’ll rest for the night, ready for another day of exploration.


Day 3: Williams - Tuba City

(Driving day 2: 222 km/138 miles)

Today marks a highlight for many on our tour: a visit to the Grand Canyon! This day promises a ride filled with awe to Tuba City, beginning with a trip to the Grand Canyon helicopter base. Those who’ve pre-booked the helicopter tour are in for a once-in-a-lifetime experience, offering an unparalleled view of this natural wonder from the skies. It’s an unforgettable way to witness one of the seven wonders of the world up close and comes highly recommended.

Please remember, helicopter tours require advance booking.

Following the aerial adventure, we’ll make a brief stop at the visitor center to watch the world’s most-viewed Imax movie, providing a sensation akin to being inside the Grand Canyon itself. Lunch will be served here as well. Afterward, we delve into the heart of the Grand Canyon, dedicating the remainder of the day to exploring its majestic landscape. Our journey then leads us toward another iconic natural marvel, Monument Valley, with a planned overnight stay in Tuba City.


Day 4: Tuba City - Moab

(Driving day 3: 420 km/262 miles)

Kicking off the day, we journey to Monument Valley, a site renowned as one of the most iconic natural wonders globally. The majesty of Monument Valley transcends words—it’s an experience that must be lived. Here, we’re greeted by the quintessential Wild West vista: towering sandstone formations bathed in a reddish hue, crafting a scene of unparalleled beauty. It’s in the heart of Monument Valley that you truly grasp its profound impact on the imagery of the wild west, a purity of landscape unmatched elsewhere.

Riding through these majestic formations, we find ourselves within the Navajo Nation, enveloped by a deeply spiritual atmosphere.

Our adventure continues to Mexican Hat, a unique natural structure that playfully resembles a sombrero. From there, we venture north to Moab, the gateway to Arches National Park, promising a journey etched in memory. The evening finds us enveloped by the spectacular landscape of Moab, capping off a day of unforgettable natural beauty.


Day 5: Moab - Hanksville

(Driving day 4: 283 km/176 miles)

Prepare for yet another highlight of our tour as we set out to explore Moab and the unforgettable Arches National Park. The park’s awe-inspiring rock formations are guaranteed to take your breath away, offering vistas of natural architecture that defy imagination. After immersing ourselves in the breathtaking beauty of Arches National Park, we embark on the scenic Colorado River Run. This route leads us from the park towards Red Cliffs Lodge, renowned for its exceptional lunches in an equally spectacular setting.

With our appetites satisfied, our journey continues towards Hanksville, promising more scenic views and memorable experiences on the road. This day in Moab and beyond stands as a testament to the natural wonders that make this tour truly remarkable.


Day 6: Hanksville - Kanab

(Driving day 5: 379 km/235 miles)

Our journey through Utah’s breathtaking landscapes continues, with each national park presenting a new marvel. We pass through Goblin Canyon, Capitol Reef, Thousand Lake, and Otter Creek State Park—each offering its unique beauty. The pinnacle of our ride is the ascent and descent along the Escalante Staircase, an experience so exhilarating, that you’ll find it hard to stop smiling.

Bryce Canyon stands out as a magical highlight of the tour. Its rock formations, akin to natural amphitheaters, rival the grandeur of the Grand Canyon and are a spectacle that words can hardly capture. Prepare to be awestruck by the hues and intricate shapes that nature has carved over millennia.

The adventure doesn’t end there; we ride through Dixie National Forest, leading us to another of Utah’s treasures, Zion National Park. Each segment of our route is designed to showcase the spectacular diversity and beauty of Utah’s landscapes, making every mile an unforgettable part of your journey.


Day 7: Kanab - Las Vegas

(Driving day 6: 386 km/241 miles)

Get ready for another thrilling day! Our journey begins with a ride through the spectacular beauty of Zion National Park. Aside from marveling at some of the world’s most stunning rock formations, you’ll navigate through the “switchbacks of Zion,” a winding and curvy road that adds an extra layer of excitement to the experience. Unlike the Grand Canyon, Zion offers a more aesthetically focused appreciation of nature’s wonders.

As we emerge from Zion, our destination is the neon-lit gambling paradise, Las Vegas. We’ll park our bikes and dedicate the remainder of the day to exploring this electrifying city. The evening is yours to discover the renowned “Sin City” at your own pace. Las Vegas is renowned for its incredible architecture, unique shows, casinos, and a wide array of entertainment options that ensure there’s never a dull moment. Most attractions are conveniently within walking distance.

We highly recommend visiting iconic spots like Caesar’s Palace, Bellagio, MGM, Stardust, Treasure Island, The Venetian, Mirage, Wyatt, and The Fashion Show Mall, which boasts over 200 stores for shopping enthusiasts. Don’t miss the mesmerizing evening volcanic eruptions at The Mirage or the spectacular water show outside the Bellagio, both creating unforgettable memories. Enjoy your time in one of the world’s most vibrant and fun-filled cities!


Day 8: Las Vegas & Home Travel

As our Vegas & Blazing Canyons tour and the vibrant city of Las Vegas bid farewell, it’s time for you to head back home. We want to express our heartfelt gratitude for joining us on this unforgettable ride, creating wonderful memories, and choosing to explore with Explorify. Your safety on your journey back is our utmost concern, and we wish you a smooth and safe trip home.

We hope to have the pleasure of welcoming you on one of our other exciting tours, whether it be in the United States, South America, Asia, Oceania, Africa or Europe.

Note: Please keep in mind that due to the time difference, travelers from Europe will arrive home the day after departing the US.

Additionally, while our program serves as a guideline for the activities and experiences on the tour, variations may occur. Rest assured, our dedicated tour leaders will go to great lengths to ensure that the program is executed as described, to the best of their abilities, and as circumstances permit. We are committed to continuously improving the program, so you may even encounter some delightful surprises along the way. 

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