In the rocky state of Old West traditions, uninhabited expanses and desert spa retreats, all that’s needed to enjoy a luxury Utah holiday is to explore, pause and breathe. From rugged canyons to thriving ecosystems of wildlife, Utah is as geographically rich as it is in culture, making it the perfect state to experience a diverse holiday itinerary. One of Utah’s greatest treasures is its abundance of national parks – avid hikers, climbers and bikers alike will relish over the contrasting terrains throughout Zion National Park, whilst a stargazing experience at Bryce Canyon – the last grand sanctuary of natural darkness – will leave you in awe at the remarkable definition of the night sky. The deep gorges, jagged plateaus and sprawling lakes of Utah’s dramatic landscapes tell a story of tribal American Indian influences past and present – old arrowheads in the dust, the haunting sounds of a native Indian flute and the complex intonations of the Navajo language. Immerse yourself in the homelands of the Navajo tribe with a guided tour through Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park near the Arizona, which is the backdrop to some of the world’s most beloved films – take Forrest Gump, for example.
Beyond historical exploration and outdoor activities, Utah is a destination of healing, recuperation and serenity. Meaning ‘peaceful mountain’, the Amangiri retreat is nestled within a protective valley and allows you to enjoy a unique Navajo spa treatment comprising the 4 natural elements of earth, air, water and fire. Just 15 minutes from Amangiri, Lake Powell’s craggy landscape consists of over 2000 miles of picturesque shoreline – the opportunities for postcard-ready photographs are plentiful. Utah – a luxury holiday of otherworldly exploration.
Spring and fall are the best times to visit, offering warm, sunny days and cool nights. Winters are mild, and although summer temperatures can be high, the desert's relatively low humidity and pleasant mornings make outdoor activities inviting year-round.
Our team travel extensively, getting under the skin of every destination and hotel that we feature while building key connections and relationships along the way. In-depth knowledge of a destination is only part of what is required to curate a couture holiday experience; we also get to know you and what matters to you, meaning you receive genuine recommendations and a truly individual travel experience, and our Carrier Masterclasses ensure our travel experts are the best in the industry at tailoring bespoke and unique holidays.
Carrier has been tailoring holidays worldwide for over 35 years and has firmly established its reputation as one of the leaders in the luxury holiday market. We have been voted ‘Favourite Tour Operator’ by the readers of Condé Nast Traveller magazine more times than any other company in the past decade, and have been featured in The Sunday Times Travel Magazine’s Top 10 Tour Operators for 2016. Carrier has also won several national travel industry accolades, including ‘Luxury Tour Operator of the Year’ from TTG Luxury and Advantage Travel Centres.
Why settle for ordinary when you can have extraordinary? The best suites in some of the world’s plushest hotels, the first choice of flight seats, attention to detail, no restrictions or limitations - how luxury holidays should be. Your holiday desires are well taken care of, whether you wish to learn new life skills while training with a Bodyism expert, or uncovering centuries-old bushmen secrets in Botswana with expert safari guides. Children can follow the life of a panda keeper one day and cook dinner with a Beijing housewife the next. Carrier can make it happen.