Why Zion & Bryce

The desert air never felt so crisp. You wade upstream in Zion’s Narrows, feeling rushing water on your ankles. Beside you, thousand-foot sandstone walls stand proudly, sheared by millenia of rain and wind. A sliver of sky shines upon you, a reminder of your place in the vast ecosystem in which you find yourself. Tomorrow you have the opposite vantage, gazing across the hoodoo voodoo of Bryce Canyon. And underscore it all back at your remote private campsite, crafted exclusively for you. It doesn't get much better than this.

Moments That Matter

If you want the opportunity to see national parks in a fully elevated, customized way, this trip is for you. Set up in luxury at a bespoke camp on the edge of Zion National Park and explore Utah’s wondrous landscape in a way very few have. With a guide and private chef, hot showers and fresh, seasonal meals, this is the most unique and intimate way to experience the outdoors.

Your Private Experience

Who It’s For

Lovers of the outdoors, people who appreciate being away from the crowds in rustic luxury, with outstanding hosts and the comforts of home. This is an incomparable opportunity to experience quality service on a remote getaway.

When to Travel

We love to visit April thru mid-June, and September thru October, when daytime highs are in the upper 70s and low 80s, and nighttime lows are in the mid-40s. At other times of year prepare for the heat of summer, and the snows of winter.

Make It Yours

More or less hiking, climbing, or more time relaxing by the campfire, fly fishing or canyoneering, you’ll have options to craft whatever type of experience you're looking for.

Day by Day

A fully custom Zion and Bryce Canyon experience, ideal for long weekend getaways. Set up in your bespoke homebase for adventure, ready to experience the true beauty of these desert wonders.

Day 1

Welcome to Utah! You’ll be transferred from St. George Airport to Zion—homebase for the next few days. Choose your introduction to the park on one of several short trails. Once you’ve worked up an appetite, we’ll transfer you to camp, where the staff will be ready for arrival, craft cocktails and fresh snacks in hand. Unwind and get acquainted with your newly furnished slice of Utah paradise before a hearty seasonal dinner under the stars.

  • Arrival in St. George, private transfer to Zion
  • Half-day hiking tour
  • Fresh and seasonal camp dinner

Day 2

Start with a hike in The Narrows, the aptly named narrowest part of the park’s canyon. And where you’re going, you don’t need trails, because you’re following the course of the Virgin River between thousand-foot-high rock walls carved over the past 18 million years. Later on, whop on ATVs and tour the lunar landscape of Coral Pink Sand Dunes Park, admiring the gentle slopes dotted in desert foliage and the natural artistry as we go. Another refined, delicious meal and fireside evening await back at camp.

  • Guided tour of The Narrows
  • ATV dunes tour
  • Camp dinner

Days 3 - 4

The best part is you don’t have to choose between Zion and Bryce Canyon National Parks. At a higher elevation, Bryce is typically cooler than Zion, and forested in ponderosa pines, sagebrush and manzanita bushes. But all hikers come to admire its beloved hoodoos—the distinctly eroded cliffs reaching to the blue skies in desert triumph. Take in the sights from a choice of hikes with various levels of intensity—and a sunset viewpoints for an overhead vantage of the iconic hoodoos. Appetites raised, return to camp at Zion for more glorious meals under the vast open sky.

  • Bryce Canyon hiking
  • Optional fly fishing and canyoneering
  • Time to relax at camp

Where We Sleep

Our Canvas Collection elevates a rustic setting to a luxurious paradise. Enjoy white-glove service in a private campsite crafted just for you.

Zion National Park

Just minutes from the park’s entrance, set up in style at a private luxury basecamp. Enjoy the outdoors in supreme comfort, with a 150-square-foot custom canvas tent, choice of bed, down comforters, private en-suite toilets, hot showers and fresh towels. Your attentive staff will guide you on private hikes, prepare fresh, seasonal meals and set up the crackling campfire at night under the stars.

People Love MO/AD Private Departures

I am truly a tough critic but you planned an exceptionally fun adventure—no constructive criticism necessary.
Avis C.
Our activities were amazing, and the accommodations and food were excellent.
Peter B.
MO/AD was able to arrange special experiences that are impossible as an individual traveler or family. Amazing!
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  1. How many people is this itinerary suitable for?

    We can plan a custom, private departure for any group size. Our custom trips are perfect for a couple wishing to travel on their own, a family, or a multi-generational group. If you’re looking to travel on one of our group departures on a private basis, a minimum number of travelers may apply.

  2. Can you curate an itinerary for a larger group?

    Yes, we can craft an unforgettable milestone celebration or company retreat for groups as large as 40 or more.

  3. What makes a MO/AD experience different?

    Our level of curation, care, and in-country connections. We handle everything, overseeing your experience from beginning to end with the highest levels of ownership and responsibility. We support you every step of the way with comprehensive itineraries, detailed day-by-day descriptions, insider destination info, and 24/7 dedicated support.

  4. How far in advance should I plan my trip?

    Preferably six to nine months in advance and earlier for holiday travel. We stay in unique, in-demand boutique and luxury hotels where advance reservations are important to secure the best accommodations possible. We can help with last-minute travel planning, however availability may be limited.

  5. What is typically included?

    We curate your MO/AD Private Departure to ensure the experiences are authentic, immersive, and included in your trip price. Your itinerary typically includes accommodations, airport transfers, private transportation for all day trips and excursions, privately guided tours with local guides, exclusive VIP access and activities, and meals as detailed in your itinerary.

  6. How much will it cost?

    MO/AD Private Departures typically cost $750 to $1,500 per person, per day, and vary by destination, time of year, number of people in your group, and types of activities you prefer.

  7. What's not included?

    MO/AD Private Departures do not include roundtrip airfare to/from your destination, travel insurance, gratuities for local guides, hotel incidentals, and any activities and meals not included in your itinerary.

  8. What deposits are required?

    After learning more about you, your interests, preferred style of travel, dates, and budget, we will present you with initial ideas and examples of what we can plan for you. In order to design a detailed itinerary and check availability, there is a $500 non-refundable planning deposit due. This will be applied to your final trip cost. Once your itinerary is perfect, we require a 25% non-refundable confirmation deposit to start confirming all of your arrangements. Many of our local partners and hotels require additional advance deposits to secure the best accommodations. The balance of your trip cost is due 90 days prior to travel.

  9. Where can I find complete terms of my booking?

    See our Terms & Conditions for complete details about our policies regarding your MO/AD Private Departure booking.