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Zion National Park - Private, Custom Adventure w/ Pro Photography
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Zion National Park - Private, Custom Adventure w/ Pro Photography

By Elite Custom Adventures
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Ages 4-80
Duration: 10–16 hours
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  • Snacks
  • Lunch
  • General Hiking Equipment (Poles, Headlamps, Water Bottles, Backpacks, etc.)
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Private transportation
  • All Fees and Taxes
  • Professional Photo/Videography
  • Outdoor Guide/Safety Services
  • Pre-Trip Group Preparation


Start:Multiple pickup locations offered.
    Pickup details
    • This is YOUR adventure, and it's not shared with anyone who isn't a part of your group. We'll agree on a start time and hit the road as soon as your group is ready to go.
    Hotel pickup offered
    During checkout you will be able to select from the list of included hotels.
      Airport pickup offered
      During checkout you will be able to select from the list of included airports.
      • Harry Reid International Airport, 5757 Wayne Newton Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89119
      End:This activity ends back at the meeting point.

        • Wheelchair accessible
        • Stroller accessible
        • Service animals allowed
        If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 285459P3

        • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
        • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
        • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
        • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
        • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

        • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

        If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 285459P3

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        Itinerary
        • You'll get picked up
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        • 1
          Zion National Park
          Stop: 12 hours
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        • 2
          Angel's Landing
          Stop: 4 hours
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        • 3
          Emerald Pools
          Stop: 3 hours
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        • 4
          Zion National Park
          Stop: 2 hours
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        • 5
          The Narrows
          Stop: 2 hours
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        • 6
          Observation Point
          Stop: 4 hours
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        • You'll return to the starting point
        About the operator
        Don’t take it from us – here’s what people have to say about this operator:
        • Elite Custom Adventures
          25
          Las Vegas, United States
          Joined in October 2020
        • 537danp537
          0 contributions
          4.0 of 5 bubbles
          Death Valley National Park
          A visit to Death Valley National park is a must if you are in this part of the country. The landscape is breathtaking despite it being barren and seemingly lifeless. I drove thru west to east and was amazed by the overall beauty of the park. I do not recommend the summer as May was 108 at the visitor center.
          Written June 6, 2023
        • U887PKbrianl
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          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Once in a Lifetime Experience with Elite Custom Adventures
          I can't say enough positive things about our Grand Canyon and Zion National Park Trips with Ryan and Jess from Elite Custom Adventures. Between the pre-trip planning, attention to detail and their extensive knowledge, my wife and I could just focus on the beauty that surrounded us without a worry in the world. Traveling in this way gave us the confidence to take on hikes and adventures that we wouldn't have done on our own. Every detail was taken care of so we never felt rushed or part of the crowd. We were guided to some of the most beautiful places where often we could enjoy the views without anyone else in sight. I don't think we could have asked for or arranged a better trip than Elite Custom Adventures provided. It felt like we were all old friends setting off on an adventure together rather than a tour group you would rather forget. And the photography skill of Ryan and Jess provided memories that we can share and cherish for a lifetime.
          Written May 29, 2023
        • BJCarls
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Death Valley NP: Hottest, Wettest, Driest in the Country
          Death Valley NP is a must-see if you are in the area and apprciate national parks. It's barren and stark, yet has a variety of landscapes. It's the largest national park south of Alaska. Must - see list: Dante's Peak, Mesquite Flats Sand Dunes, Devil's Golf Course, Zabriske Point, Artiste's Palette. If it's hot, go to the higher elevation at Dante's Peak where it's cooler. You drive up and hike a short moderate hike to get the best views. We stayed overnight at Beatty, NV. A two-day visit will cover the highlights. Highly recommended. Come early in the day to avoid heat.
          Written April 20, 2023
        • Monmerde1
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Death Valley in 2 days
          Visited in mid-January of ‘23 so it wasn’t hot; max temps were in the low 70’s and a great time to see the sights. DV is apparently very windy most of the time, so be prepared. Highlights include Badwater and Devil’s Golf Course, and the Borax 20 mile team processing and shipment site. Unfortunately, erosion induced from flash floods have closed the northern half of the park for an indefinite period, so only a limited portion is open to the public. I would not recommend hiking significant distances here unless in the winter, and with a fairly calm day. Photo is of the Devil’s GC
          Written April 13, 2023
        • Pyt56
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Fantastic trip!
          Ryan put together a fantastic 2 week trip for my husband and I to visit multiple National Parks in California. We started in Death Valley, then went to Joshua Tree NP via the Mojave National Preserve. After that, it was on to Sequoia NP, Kings Canyon NP, Yosemite NP, and finally Lake Tahoe. He listened to all our requests and came up with a trip that allowed us to see and do everything we had envisioned. On top of that, he accompanied us to Death Valley and arranged for other guides to go with us to the other parks. This made our trip so easy! We didn’t have to worry about figuring out directions or even where we might want to go - it was all done for us. Also, in addition to helping us with our photography, the guides took great photos of us together (which we don’t usually get since one of us is always on the other side of the camera)! Pretrip communication was thorough. We got a full packet of information about locations, directions, maps, weather, and suggested gear. I can highly recommend Ryan and his company and can’t wait to take another adventure with his company soon!
          Written April 25, 2022
        • Sallyanne T
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          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Elite in every way
          Thank you Ryan for 4 amazing days, including Death Valley, Hoover Dam, Red Rock Canyon and Mojave Desert. Ryan spoke with us a couple of times before our trip to make sure everything was to our liking including snacks😊 He did not disappoint. Ryan was full of knowledge about the places we visited and could talk on just about any subject that came up. The vehicle was comfortable and Ryan's driving was exemplary. We saw some amazing scenery which Ryan only enhanced by his photography skills. Would highly recommend Elite Custom Adventures. Once again thank you Ryan, hope to do future tours with you to one of your other fantastic destinations.
          Written March 9, 2022
        • rleggs
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Wonderful family trip@ Death Valley!
          Our family had a wonderful time with Ryan @ Death Valley! His hospitality ( & food) was fantastic! The prof.photos and video was just excellent. The astrophotography shots, of the Milky Way especially, was surreal. We had a great time celebrating my birthday! Highly recommend Ryan/ECA if you want quality and custom photography. Thanks Ryan! Subramanian family
          Written December 5, 2021
        • RobP_Traveler
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          What an adventure!
          My wife and I visited Joshua Tree with ECA, and we’re so glad that we did. While it’s a premium product, they really go above and beyond to deliver. Prior to the trip, we made a custom itinerary and did a pre-trip prep session with Ryan over Zoom that left us feeling fully prepared for the trip. When the day came, all we needed were the proper clothes and shoes, and ECA took care of the rest. First, when we were customizing our trip, Ryan let us know about the Borrego Springs sculpture gardens and we were able to start there. Absolutely wild to see these metallic monsters in the middle of the desert. We left Borrego Springs in the late morning and headed for an afternoon in Joshua Tree. Even across half a day, we explored the giant boulders, hiked among some incredibly unique plant life, saw the Joshua Trees and baby cactus garden, and took in a sunset at a desert oasis that you couldn’t imagine even existed. It’s amazing that the California desert could be so diverse, and that we could see so much of it in such a short time. While the day itself was amazing, what really sets Elite Custom Adventures apart is the photography. In less than a week we received over 50 digital photos from our experience, many using unique photography techniques, and these simply couldn’t be duplicated on an iPhone. We are so happy that we’ll have these memories forever, not just in our mind, but on our computer backgrounds, hanging on our walls throughout the house and on holiday cards to come!
          Written March 12, 2021
        • RobP_Traveler
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          One bucket list item down...
          Talk about an experience of a lifetime. My wife, our two friends, and I visited the Grand Canyon (South Rim) with Elite Custom Adventures, and we’re so glad that we did. While it’s a premium product, they really go above and beyond to deliver. Prior to the trip, we made a custom itinerary and did a pre-trip preparation session with Ryan over Zoom that left us feeling fully prepared for the adventure. When the day came, all we needed were the proper clothes and shoes, and Elite Custom Adventures took care of the rest. Ryan took us to an unmarked overlook for sunrise and we had the entire place to ourselves. Next we hiked into the canyon to the famous “Ooh Ahh Point”, then explored the South Rim overlooks for most of the afternoon. We finally explored the western portion of the South Rim all the way to Hermit’s Rest, until we circled back to Hopi Point for sunset. Meals, snacks, and beverages were provided throughout, and we were able to see SO MUCH in such a short period of time. While the day itself was amazing, what really sets Elite Custom Adventures apart is the photography. In less than a week we received over 50 digital photos from our experience, many using unique photography techniques, and these simply couldn’t be duplicated on an iPhone. We are so happy that we’ll have these memories forever, not just in our mind, but on our computer backgrounds and hanging on the wall.
          Written March 12, 2021
        • RobP_Traveler
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Doing it the right way.
          Just “Wow”. My wife and I did an overnight trip to Great Basin with Elite Custom Adventures, and we’re so glad that we did. While it’s a premium product, they really go above and beyond to deliver. Not only do they help manage all aspects of the trip (we basically just needed to show up), but also, in addition to being guides, they're professional photographers who capture every memorable moment of the experience. This feels like a cost-competitive differentiator. Prior to the trip, we made a custom itinerary and did a pre-trip preparation session with Ryan over Zoom that left us feeling fully prepared for the adventure. When the day came, all we needed were the proper clothes and shoes, and Elite Custom Adventures took care of the rest. Great Basin is really out there, but we had learned that this was THE park for stargazing and had always wanted to visit. Ryan made sure that we were going under ideal conditions (no moon), and even allowed flexibility if there was cloud cover (luckily there wasn’t). After the drive up, we started in the desert and wrapped up on top of the 13,000ft. Wheeler Peak. We then found a tremendous camping spot away from any other groups, and had a spectacular showing of the Milky Way all to ourselves. On the second day, we warmed up at some of the easier to reach areas, then wrapped up with a serious hike to see the Bristlecone Pines. Ryan made sure we were tremendously safe throughout the experience, and we had smiles plastered on our face for the entire ride back to Las Vegas. While the day itself was amazing, as mentioned previously, what really sets Elite Custom Adventures apart is the photography. In less than a week we received over 50 digital photos from our experience, including astrophotography shots of the Milky Way, and these simply couldn’t be duplicated on an iPhone. We are so happy that we’ll have these memories forever, not just in our mind, but on our computer backgrounds, hanging on our walls across our house and on future holiday cards to come.
          Written March 12, 2021
        • GregSymonds
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Experience of a Lifetime
          The name of the company says it all: Elite. Custom. Adventure. I rarely write reviews. I am taking the time to do this because Ryan and Elite Custom Adventures deserve to be recognized for going so far above and beyond expectations. The most striking aspect was Ryan’s excitement and passion for what he does. Ryan’s expertise/knowledge with regards to photography and Death Valley National Park as well as his comprehensive, meticulous attention to detail. He came prepared with snacks and a gourmet meal as well as products for anything and everything that could possibly come up (extra face coverings, a brush to clean our lenses, chapstick, aspirin) and no telling what else he was prepared for. This allowed us to relax and enjoy our time knowing that we were covered no matter what. We really enjoyed the scientific and historical education on Death Valley. Additionally, Ryan taught us how to maximize all of the functions on our photography equipment to capture some great shots on our own, while using his own equipment to document our entire experience. We will be booking a similar adventure at a different national park.
          Written February 14, 2021
        • N135UKtylerm
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Death Valley
          I had an amazing time with Elite Custom Adventures because Ryan goes above and beyond. He made it clear that the trip was fully customizable and he planned a great itinerary that reflected my interests - going on some stunning hikes, taking some of the best photos I have of myself, and even teaching me how to use the camera myself. Ryan’s dedication was further demonstrated by the time he put in both before and after the trip, with a Zoom call to prepare and plan, and him editing the photos we each took after we returned. Ryan’s passion for adventure and photography was undeniable and he was clearly committed to ensuring I had the best experience. He is truly professional and I recommend taking a trip with him.
          Written January 25, 2021
        • MBowden2244
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          High quality experience
          I have been overall impressed by the quality of Ryan and his team. Throughout the journey Ryan was always quick to respond and provided well thought out answers to all my questions. I am quite the stickler for details and found that each concern I raised was promptly resolved. Whenever there was a hiccup in the programming Ryan and his team accepted my feedback gracefully and immediately implemented it where feasible. From a personality perspective, I found Ryan good natured and attentive. I would highly recommend his services to others.
          Written December 3, 2020
        • O318HZdavidl
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Professional pictures in the great outdoors
          Breathtaking pictures! ECA knows how to find the right spots for amazing pictures! Very knowledgeable with both outdoor and camera gear.
          Written November 20, 2020
        • k8likesfood
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Best tours ever!
          I can’t recommend Ryan and ECA enough! Ryan is super knowledgeable, friendly and professional! Don’t hesitate to book a custom adventure...you won’t regret it!
          Written November 20, 2020
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        Hilary F
        4 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Mar 2022 • Family
        This was the highlight of our trip. Ryan was great start to finish. The food was great, he had all the equipment, helped with our kiddos. The pictures were fantastic. If your looking for a guide for the day this is it!!!!
        Written March 30, 2022
        This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

        Darrin S
        Carlisle, PA9 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Oct 2021
        Why "Gun Show"? Take the hiking trail less traveled with Ryan if you need some adventure that'll stretch your comfort zone. From the early pickup(really early) in Vegas, to the comfortable ride (He's a good driver), to the friendly conversation on the long ride, to the excellent lunch provided, Ryan named his company right. Elite in quality, Custom because he'll let you pick your courage scale(I should have looked up the word "exposure" before I went). Adventure you'll get. I highly recommend you call Ryan if your are time poor like I was and want to make the most of a trip out west. So, why "Gun Show"? I like to take pictures and Ryan will make you a better photographer by putting you in great positions and pointing out ways to get the best shots. He bring professional equipment but i wasn't into getting my picture taken. He's flexible either way. I did let him do some and of course he asks you to pose a little and wanted the flex which I wouldn't do. Cue in 2 Jersey guys walking by during one of these sessions who start yelling "suns out guns out" "let's see the gun show". Still couldn't shame me into it but there you go. My new trail name in Zion is Gun Show. Book ECA now. Something this good will always fills up.
        Written November 13, 2021
        This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
        Thank you for the kind words, Darrin...ahem, "Gun Show". I really enjoyed getting to show you the park and am glad you were able to enjoy the experience while pushing your comfort levels. Hope the pictures bring back great memories for years to come.
        Written November 17, 2021
        This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

        Brittany D
        3 contributions
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        Sep 2021 • Solo
        My trip to Zion with Ryan from Elite Custom Adventures was even better than I hoped it could be. When I first booked my trip, Ryan asked what I wanted to do during our time at the park and then planned the day to make sure Angel's Landing (my main goal for the park) was first on our itinerary. The rest of the day was also entirely planned out by him so I didn't have to worry about making any plans. He also kept an eye on the weather a few days before we left and kept me updated on if any of our plans needed to change.
        Transportation, food, snacks, and of course pictures were all taken care of too. Ryan was taking pictures the whole day, some posed, some candid, and a lot of great photos came out of the trip. I am an amateur photographer, and since I brought my camera with me I received a lot of tips and advice on how to get better photos of the dark sky and landscapes.
        I wanted a very adventurous day in the park and Ryan made that happen. However, he also explained to me ways that the same trip could have been modified if I had changed my mind on my adventure level while we were there or if a guest had explained up front that they were just interested in seeing the park but not doing anything too strenuous. I think Elite Custom Adventures is able to offer something for anyone interested in the National Parks and a trip with this company is worth every penny of the price.
        Written September 6, 2021
        This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
        Thank you for the kind words. It was an incredible trip, and you did a great job both on the hikes and the photography. Great eye finding the Mexican Spotted Owl, and I really admire the adventurousness that you showed throughout. Hope the pictures bring back great memories and that you keep exploring whenever you get the chance!
        Written November 17, 2021
        This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

        Rob
        6 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Feb 2021
        This was just an incredible experience. My wife and I visited Zion with Elite Custom Adventures, and we’re so glad that we did. While it’s a premium product, they really go above and beyond to deliver. Prior to the trip, we made a custom itinerary and did a pre-trip preparation session with Ryan over Zoom that left us feeling fully prepared for the adventure.

        When the day came, all we needed were the proper clothes and shoes, and ECA took care of the rest. Ryan made sure we had shuttle tickets as soon as the park opened, and we started the day with the Emerald Pools hike. The mid-day was spent visiting the more popular sites, including The Narrows and, while my wife wasn’t as interested in Angel’s Landing, we were able to compromise and hike to Zion’s Observation Point.

        We took in an amazing sunset from above the canyon and hiked back with headlamps (all provided by Ryan!). It was nice to have the flexibility to make changes on the fly, and we couldn’t imagine doing or seeing more in a day without this service.

        While the adventure itself was amazing, what really sets Elite Custom Adventures apart is THE PHOTOGRAPHY! In less than a week we received over 50 digital photos from our experience and these simply couldn’t be duplicated on an iPhone. It is clear ECA cares about this part of their experience.

        We are so happy that we’ll have these memories forever, not just in our mind, but on our computer backgrounds, on pictures hanging on the walls throughout the house and for holiday cards to come! Thanks ECA!
        Written March 12, 2021
        This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

        Cassandra Bowden
        3 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Aug 2020 • Family
        My kids and I love to hike but we had never been on a trip like this, Zion was beyond beautiful!! We got there in time for the sunrise and had a beautiful day to explore. My kids are 12 and 6, they absolutely enjoyed every minute. It will definitely always be one of our best memories. Ryan was not only friendly but he listened to what we wanted to see or do. He was also flexible with our trip, being that my son is 6, he let us explore and take our time. We will definitely be booking a trip in the future. Not only was the trip awesome but the photos he took were breathtaking. We will cherish them forever! You wouldn't be disappointed booking a trip😉
        Written March 3, 2021
        This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
        Such a great time, and the kiddos did a great job on the trails. Really appreciate you trusting us to bring your family into the outdoors, and I hope the pictures are something that you treasure for years to come.
        Written November 17, 2021
        This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

        Michael M
        1 contribution
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Oct 2020 • Friends
        One of the best National parks in the US. ECA took the stress out of traveling and made this experience even better! Love all the options provided and highly recommend using Custom Adventures to get away!
        Written November 17, 2020
        This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

        Zion National Park - Private, Custom Adventure w/ Pro Photography provided by Elite Custom Adventures

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