8 day self drive Itinerary

Canyon Adventures

The canyons of the west

From the glitz and glamour of Las Vegas to the spectacular scenery of the Grand Canyon, this exciting tour takes you from civilisation to breathtaking wilderness in just eight days. Each day offers increasingly spectacular scenes, finishing with the Grand Canyon, one of the eight natural wonders of the world.

Our Experts Recommend:
  • Partying in vibrant Las Vegas
  • Exploring Zion Sandstone Cliffs
  • Seeing Mesa Verde Native American Cliff Dwellings
  • Hiking Grand Canyon National Park

Sample Itinerary Summary

We can tailor any part of this itinerary or create a new one just for you.

Duration
8 days
Guide Price
£2,079 per person
Price based on
Based on 10 October 19 departure from London Heathrow flying with British Airways, meal basis as per itinerary (2 adults sharing).
Our guide price gives you an idea of pricing which will vary depending on exchange rates, accommodation, duration, dates, airline and cabin class.
Options
Private basis, Self-Guided
Included
  • International flights
  • 7 nights hotel accommodation
  • Car hire
Not included
  • Car insurance (including any applicable one way drop off fees)
  • Meals or excursions unless specified
  • Park entrance fees
  • Ferry charges (if applicable)

Itinerary Breakdown

Arrive in Las Vegas, pick up your car at the airport and proceed to your hotel. Soak up all that makes up this amazing city. You wont struggle to find a restaurant to enjoy a relaxing evening meal after your transatlantic flight.

Points of Interest

Overnight Accommodation

  • Luxor Hotel & Casino or similar

Today experience the fun, attractions and the atmosphere of this glittering “Entertainment Capital of the World.” Try your luck at gambling or see one of the famous Las Vegas shows. Perhaps for the more energetic a walk along parts of the 4 mile strip or a ride on the 'High Roller'. We would also suggest exploring the many incredible hotels such as the Venetian, Caesars Palace and the famous and iconic Bellagio.

 

Points of Interest

Overnight Accommodation

  • Luxor Hotel & Casino or similar

Today your adventure begins in earnest. Leave the bright lights of Vegas behind as you travel across the desert to the magnificent Zion National Park. The stunning sandstone cliffs surround you as you explore the majesty of the park. Visitors to Zion park at the Visitor Center and then ride environmentally friendly shuttles through the most scenic areas of the park. There are many hiking trails that allow you to explore at your own pace. Continue to the equally impressive Bryce Canyon where wind and rain have carved spires from the red rocks. This evening we suggest stargazing from your hotel.

Overnight Accommodation

  • Best Western Plus Ruby's inn or similar

Drive into Kodachrome Basin State Park and pass by the Anasazi Indian Village and through Capitol Reef National Park before arriving in the Moab Valley. At Arches National Park see the awesome power of natural erosion.

Overnight Accommodation

  • Best Western Plus Greenwell Inn or similar

Explore the canyons of Canyonlands National Park which took over 300 million years to form. At Mesa Verde National Park see some of the world’s best preserved Native American cliff dwellings.

Overnight Accommodation

  • American Holiday Mesa Verde Inn or similar

Drive to famous Monument Valley to see its red sandstone spires and monoliths. Continue to the trading post of Cameron and through the Navajo Indian Reservation to the incredible Grand Canyon. Although you will have heard all about it, or even visited before, prepare to have your breath taken away by the views of this amazing natural wonder.

Points of Interest

Overnight Accommodation

  • Yavapai Lodge West or similar

A full day at leisure to see one of the great natural wonders of the world, the spectacular Grand Canyon, on an optional day trip by air. In form, colour, and geological significance, the Grand Canyon of the Colorado River is unsurpassed. The canyon is 277 miles long, averaging 10 miles in width from rim to rim and is 5,700 feet deep. Enjoy more spectacular impressions of the Grand Canyon before returning, via the gigantic Hoover Dam, to Las Vegas.

Points of Interest

Overnight Accommodation

  • Luxor Hotel & Casino or similar

Return your car at the airport before your departure flight, alternatively you can extend your stay in Las Vegas or travel on to the likes of Los Angeles or San Francisco to complete your adventure.

  • Las Vegas

    Itinerary Highlights

    • World-class shows and concerts
    • Spectacular shopping
    • Zipline over The Strip on Slotzilla
    • Phenomenal dining opportunities
  • Bryce Canyon National Park

    Itinerary Highlights

    • One of Utah's Mighty Five
    • Towering spires, including Thor's Hammer and Tower Bridge
    • Red, pink and orange limestone landscape
    • Hike the Rim Trail
  • Utah & Arizona

    Itinerary Highlights

    • Kodachrome Basin State Park
    • Anasazi Indian Village
    • Monument Valley Navejo Tribal Park
    • Arches National Park
  • Grand Canyon National Park

    Itinerary Highlights

    • Grand Canyon Railway
    • Free ranger programme
    • Skywalk Odyssey
    • Soar over the Grand Canyon in a helicopter