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Utah's National Parks: Experience the Mighty 5

Aug 6, 2023 - Aug 13, 2023

Come see some of our Nations most spectacular National Parks!

Enjoy this small group Tour - limited number on tour

8 Day(s) | 15 Meals


  • Roundtrip flights from Hartford/Bradley
  • Seven (7) nights hotel accommodations
  • Transportation on tour in Mercedes Sprinter Vans or similar
  • Zion National Park
  • Bryce Canyon
  • Canyonlands National Park
  • Arches National Park
  • Capitol Reef National Park
  • 7 Breakfasts, 6 Lunches, 2 Dinners
  • Professional Tour Manager Upon arrival in Salt Lake City


Day 1

Depart Bradley Airport for Salt Lake City. Transfer to your hotel in Salt Lake City. The rest of the day is free to explore on your own.

Day 2

Depart Salt Lake City, to travel to Canyonlands National Park. Hike to Mesa Arch for an up-close view of one of the most photographed arches in the Southwestern US. Visit an Ancestral Pueblo Granary. Explore the Grand Viewpoint and hike along the rim of the Island in the Sky. This evening arrive in the town of Moab and check in for a 2 night stay. Evening free to explore and have dinner on own.

Day 3

An early morning hike brings you to Delicate Arch. Continue trekking through Arches National Park on a hike to Landscape Arch, one of the longest natural arches in the world. Visit the Windows Section and Double Arch. A scenic drive/hike along the Colorado River showcases ancient petroglyphs depicting animals, humans, and geometric patterns carved onto red-rock walls. Return to Moab with the evening free to explore and have dinner on own.

Day 4

Explore the mystical landscape of Goblin Valley State Park. Delve into the narrows of Sulphur Creek or Grand Wash at Capital Reef National Park. Hike to the Hickman Bridge, a 133-foot natural bridge, or go down to the Grand Wash to explore the park’s deep canyons and narrows. Hike to Sulphur Creek Overlook and enjoy Panoramic Point. Arrive in Torrey for an included dinner and overnight.

Day 5

Depart Torrey for a wonderful drive on Scenic Highway 12, an All American Road, over Boulder Mountain and through Grand Staircase and Escalante National Monument. Then arrive Bryce Canyon National Park for sightseeing and hiking in this unique geologic wonder. Dinner is included this evening.

Day 6

Rise early to watch the sun rise over Bryce Canyon from one of its many viewpoints. Next take a scenic drive from Bryce Canyon to Zion National Park for a day of sightseeing and hiking. Experience massive 2,000-foot high formations and towers, the Mt. Carmel Tunnel, Zion Canyon and the Virgin River. This evening, check into your hotel located just outside the park in Springdale with the evening free to explore and have dinner on own.

Day 7

Enjoy another morning in Zion National Park as you traverse the 3-mile Emerald Pools loop to see a trio of pools and waterfalls. Hike and explore the Narrows of the Virgin River. In the afternoon, return to Salt Lake City with the evening free to relax on your own.

Day 8

Transfer back to the airport for our return flights to Bradley Airport. * This tour has a moderate walking ability needed as there are a few hikes included. These hikes can be shortened or changed based upon ability.

Departure Locations

West Hartford/New Britain

Depart: TBA

Return: TBA

Commuter Lot across from Target, Village Square Rd & Hartford Rd., New Britain / West Hartford
Please park on the left side of the lot as you enter the driveway.


Depart: TBA

Return: TBA

Manchester, Park & Ride Commuter Lot, Buckland Street & Pleasant Valley Road







Payment Policy

$900 per person deposit with reservation. Final payment by April 3, 2023.

Cancellation Policy

If a passenger cancels from deposit date to April 3, 2023 the cancellation fee is $700 pp; April 3 to May 19, 2023 the cancellation fee is $1500 pp; no refunds if cancelled after May 19, 2023. All cancellation fees are plus any non-refundable airline fees.

Trip Protection Policy

Trip Protection Coverage is strongly recommended. Friendship Tours offers Travel Protection insurance through 2 insurance providers: NTA Travel Protection Plan and Travel Insured International. Trip Protection offers coverage for Cancellation for covered medical reasons, Interruption, Emergency Medical, Travel Delay, & more.

The AON/NTA Travel Protection Plan offers 3 levels of insurance: Basic or Enhanced or Enhanced with Cancel For Any Reason (CFAR). The Pre-existing medical condition exclusion can be waived by purchasing the Enhanced Plan within14 days of your deposit or initial payment. The Enhanced Plan with the add-on of CFAR must be purchased within 14 days of initial deposit. CFAR allows you to cancel for any reason up to 48 priors to departure and reimburses up to 75% of your nonrefundable trip cost.

To enroll: https://nta.aontravelprotect.com Tour Operator Location #076068

OR call AON 1-800-388-1470.

Travel Insured International offers the Worldwide Trip Protection plan with the option to add upgrade benefits (available for additional cost) including CFAR when purchased within 21 days of your initial deposit. Other upgrades include Bed Rest, Electronic Equipment, Event Ticket Fee Protection, Travel Inconvenience.

To enroll: https://www.friendshiptours.net/protection-plan Agency #18649

Premiums are non-refundable once paid. Terms & Conditions apply.

Plan details are available at https://www.friendshiptours.net/protection-plan.

Call Friendship Tours 860-243-1630 for assistance in enrolling.

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