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The United States Southwest is a mecca of desert vistas, decorated with vibrant sandstone canyons, cliffs and rock formations. On this 8 day tour, let your guide take you to some of the most incredible places this stunning part of the country has to offer.

Journey from the neon lit city of Las Vegas into Native American lands and the incredible Zion, Bryce Canyon and Grand Canyon National Parks. Along the way, you’ll get to experience intriguing tours of these magical areas and take to many a hiking trail, getting into the heart of the landscapes, and spending your nights in comfortable hotels.

Experience the vibrant atmosphere and dazzling lights of Las Vegas, enjoying all the luxurious delights it has to offer, then set off on a journey across some of the country’s most amazing geological areas; seemingly desolate but full of magic. Explore the cliffs, canyons and valleys of Zion National Park, then head to Bryce Canyon National Park to marvel at its mysterious sandstone hoodoos. Continue your journey into Navajo Nation, stopping to learn the secrets of the incredible Monument Valley on a guided tour, then brace yourself for the unbelievable sight of the Grand Canyon. Here, you might just end up spending hours marvelling at the powerful Colorado River snaking its way through the landscape, and the other-wordly canyon walls. Before you head back to glittering Las Vegas, where it all started just a week ago, you’ll make one last stop at Seligman, the very place that began the iconic Route 66.

Duration

8 Days

Recommended For

Adventure, Couples, Culture, Family, Honeymoons, Wildlife

Best Time to Go

All Year

Options

Group basis

a canyon with a mountain in the background

Trip Highlights

  • Gaze over the incredible Grand Canyon at sunrise or sunset
  • See Monument Valley on a Navajo 4x4 guided backroads tour
  • Explore the iconic Las Vegas Strip
  • Discover the mysterious hoodoos at Bryce Canyon National Park

Start your Journey

Day 1

Las Vegas

Arrive in the iconic city of Las Vegas and spend the day exploring the infamous Las Vegas Strip and all the delights it has to offer, or see the city from a different perspective on an optional helicopter flight (US$124). In the evening, you’ll get to meet your group and tour leader at a welcome meeting, before experiencing the cityscape of Las Vegas at night.

  • Suggested Accommodation Ballys or similar
Day 2

Las Vegas to Zion National Park

Wave goodbye to Las Vegas and head to Zion National Park, where you’ll spend the day exploring incredible landscapes of valleys, forest trails and the steep red cliffs of Zion Canyon.

  • Suggested Accommodation Springdale La Quinta or similar
Day 3

Zion National Park

Today, you’ll have the whole day to carry on exploring this incredible national park. Take to one of the many hiking trails, be it the challenging hike to Angels Landing, ending with a breathtaking panorama, or a shorter hike to Lower and Upper Emerald Pools.

  • Suggested Accommodation Springdale La Quinta or similar
Day 4

Bryce Canyon National Park

Leaving Zion National Park behind, you’ll journey on to Bryce Canyon National Park. Here, you’ll find the incredible and mysterious pink, orange and white sandstone spire rock formations that adorn the park. You’ll even have the chance to experience the park on horseback (US$65-$90).

  • Suggested Accommodation Best Western Ruby's Inn or similar
Day 5

Monument Valley

Today, you’ll set off on a journey southeast along the Utah Arizona border, making a stop at the Glen Canyon Dam, before heading to Monument Valley in the heart of Navajo Nation. When you reach this sacred land, you’ll get to enjoy a guided tour of the incredible rock formations and learn about Native American culture.

  • Suggested Accommodation Kayenta Monument Valley Inn or similar
Day 6-7

Grand Canyon National Park (South Rim)

Continue the journey through Navajo Reservation, stopping at the Cameron Trading Post to shop for locally made souvenirs. Catch your first glimpse of the breathtaking Grand Canyon at Desert Spectacle. There’s plenty of time to take in the majesty of this natural wonder as you relax at the canyon’s edge, hike its trails or take an optional helicopter ride (US$284). 

  • Suggested Accommodation Red Feather Lodge or similar
Day 8

Route 66 - Las Vegas

Saying goodbye to the Grand Canyon, you’ll stop at Seligman, the birthplace of the iconic Route 66. Enjoy an optional lunch here at the Snow Cap Diner, before heading for the bright lights of Las Vegas once again.

Includes

  • International flights
  • 7 nights accommodation
  • Services of a professional tour leader
  • Transportation by private vehicle and 4 wheel drive in Monument Valley

Excludes

  • Meals
  • Optional excursions
  • Tips for the guide and driver

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