Set off in pursuit of the wild, the weird, and the wonderful in two of America’s strangest and most breathtaking national parks. This spectacular week long itinerary kicks off in the Moterra Hub of Salt Lake City, and as the miles fly by, you will find yourself engulfed in an increasingly alien landscape of sagebrush, cactus, and sandstone hills, wearing away over the years into the improbable and stunning balancing rings of Arches National Park. Then, head on to the wilder and less explored Canyonlands, an epic frontier of rivers, canyons, sunlit mesas and towering buttes. This six night itinerary is a perfect week-long getaway into some of the most incredible and unbelievable wild natural places of our country.
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6 Nights | 7 Days
DEPART & RETURN
Salt Lake City, Utah
2023 SPRING SEASON
March 15, 2023- June 15, 2023
- Book Before
October 31, 2022
- Book After
October 31, 2022
2023 FALL SEASON
September 1, 2023 – November 1, 2023
- Book Before
February 28, 2023
- Book After
February 28, 2023
Pricing is reflective of groups up to 2 adults and 2 children, in our Pop-Top Classic Campervans. Booking with a Pop-Top Plus or High Roof Campervan will incur a higher fee. This itinerary offering is based on the availability of our campervans and our Destination Experts, and will close when we reach our client or campervan capacity for the season. This is typically 4-5 months before the summer begins.
Arches National Park
Pick up your van in Salt Lake City, go grocery shopping (or use our grocery service) and drive to Arches, Utah. Visit its amazing bright red arch formations and the gateway town of Moab.
Canyonlands – The Needles
Enter the wild, wacky, wonderful world of the Needles district, famous for the harsh beauty of its unreal rock formations as well as ancient carved stone figures. On the way from The Needles to the Island in the Sky, enjoy half a day at the stunning Dead Horse State Park.
Canyonlands – Island in the Sky
Explore the spectacular and less-explored landscape of the Island in the Sky, a towering mesa that provides panoramic views of the park with its myriad trail systems and opportunities for adventure.
Access your personal Itinerary on your desktop and on the road! We will provide a printed version when you arrive for nostalgia purposes as well.
Included in your day-by-day itinerary:
- Destination Information and Fun Facts for each day
- Details about your pre-booked campsites, or GPS locations for off-the-grid dispersed camping spots
- Scenic Routes that take you to the heart of the action!
- Recommendations for food and shopping.
- Individualized suggestions and trail maps depending on your preferences for hiking, and scenic attractions
- All the details you need for your pre-booked activities
OPTIONAL ACTIVITY ADD ONS
Our destination experts will work with you to personalize your trip with exciting activities, hosted by our professional outfitters, and managed and booked by Moterra. Note: activity fees are not included in the package itinerary fee.
Jeep Tour and Guided Hike in the Canyonlands (Full Day)
$184 per person
Venture into remote areas of Canyonlands National Park where few travel to see unbelievable sights by Jeep! Drive into Horseshoe Canyon and see life size pictographs and historic archeological sites. You’ll also have a 7 mile hike to visit some of the more incredible canyon rock formations.
Whitewater Rafting the Colorado River (Half Day)
$60 adult, $50 child
Enjoy an afternoon on the mighty Colorado! The iconic Colorado winds through expansive canyons and massive towers. You’ll cruise through whitewater and cool off in slow sections. Experience the canyons of Moab and beat the heat on a rafting adventure!
Moab Slot Canyon Canyoneering Adventure (Half Day)
$105 adult, $90 child
Explore hidden slot canyons with a professional guide as you rappel deep into these magical canyons. You’ll wander through twisting rock on your way out to the Colorado river as you learn about the geology and wildlife of the area and experience the canyon’s red rocks in a unique way!
Moab 4×4 Off-Road Tour (Half Day)
$99 adult, $69 child
See Moab like never before in an off-road vehicle! Drive up and over sandstone domes and slickrock ledges. See views of Moab only accessible by these off-road trails. You’ll stop for fossilized dinosaur tracks and motor through shallow pools in the sandstone on your way to dramatic views of the Colorado River.
Can I add or remove days from my Package Itinerary?
Absolutely! Additional planning days are charged at $200 a night, excluding the cost of any additional campground reservations required. If you decide to take nights off your existing package, we will deduct $200 for each night you remove (in addition to one less rental night in the campervan, obviously).
Can I add or swap to different destinations to my Package Itinerary?
You can add alternative destinations to your Package Itinerary, by adding on days to the beginning or end of your package or subbing out existing days. If you want to sub out up to 2 days of your Package Itinerary for an alternative destination that we already write itineraries for, you will not be charged for this change.
What does the process look like? Will I have a say in what we do?
After an initial consultation, the Destination Expert assigned to your itinerary will create an overview of what they believe would be the best itinerary for your group, based on your preferences. You will then have two Itinerary Edits of the overview, where you have the opportunity to ask questions, add or remove elements of your trip, and ensure that this itinerary reflects your ideal vacation. Once this has been finalised, our Destination Expert will book in all of your campgrounds & activities, and then work to build out your full itinerary with destination information, downloadable maps, reservation details and more. Any changes that are requested after the Overview are based on availability and will incur a charge of $100 an hour.
Can we get a discount for having 3 pax on the family trip?
Absolutely! We include activities for 4 in the family package, so if you have less than 4 people, we are happy to remove the cost of activities for one person. Please talk to our staff for exact prices.
Can we have two vans travelling together?
We love multi-van itineraries! Because our package itineraries include the cost of things like campground reservations and activities for 4 people with our favorite providers, we are not able to split package costs between groups. If one or more vans additional vans want to join onto your itinerary package, we encourage them to book a van as soon as possible and then contact us. We will give them 30% off the cost of their Package itinerary, and will also take 30% off your itinerary charges! You also may receive a discount on your multi-van rental if you meet a certain number of days. Contact us to find out more!
What is the cancellation and booking policy for itineraries?
You will be charged 25% of the package cost upon booking, of which $500 is non-refundable. You will be charged for the remaining 75% of the package cost 45 days before your departure, after which no refunds will be issued. No refunds or other compensation will be offered in the event that inclement weather, fire or smoke conditions, or other natural causes lead to travel delays or prevent you from participating in scheduled activities. In the case of an official government shutdown that prevents you from traveling, we will work with you to find an alternative date for your itinerary!
MOTERRA CLIENTS ON-TRIP
“We loved our Yellowstone and Tetons trip with our Moterra van. The trip planning was very helpful in making the best use of our time, and taking the stress out of finding campsites. The van was very clean and had all the amenities we wanted. Moterra staff was fabulous.”
– JEFF E.
“On our 6 night trip through the Grand Tetons and Yellowstone, we played bocce, grilled steaks, slept under a down comforter, and we lacked for nothing! We flew in from Alabama and hit the road. Moterra masterfully planned a trip that that our 5 year old loved as much as we did. We’re already thinking about our next adventure with Moterra.”
– MELANY R.