Canyons and Indian Lands

Las Vegas - Zion National Park - Bryce Canyon National Park- Monument Valley - Grand Canyon National Park - Route 66 Other departures: Manchester - £2599, Birmingham - £2599, Bristol - £2699, Norwich - £2749, Newcastle - £2649, Edinburgh - £2649, Glasgow - £2549 Introduction:
This 10 day tour from London to Las Vegas and the Grand Canyon visits the best national parks and native American lands that the Southwest USA has to offer. Travel along the Grand Staircase taking in the towering red sandstone cliffs of Zion and the supernatural hoodoos of Bryce Canyon, before a two night stop at the breath-taking Grand Canyon, a truly unrivalled natural wonder. Enjoy a visit to the spiritual heart of the Navajo Nation - Monument Valley, where you'll learn how the landscape shapes Native American myths and modern-day Navajo life. Highlights:
-Grand Canyon sunrise or sunset
-Scenic walks and hikes
-Monument Valley - Home of the Navajo
-Bryce Canyon's rock 'hoodoos'
-Zion's sandstone cliffs, canyons & valleys
-Grand Canyon IMAX Theater
-Cruise the Las Vegas Strip
-Travel along the iconic Route 66
-Navajo guided backroads tour in Monument Valley
-Visit to Glen Canyon Dam
-Home of the Navajo - Monument Valley
-Visit Seligman on the original and iconic Route 66 Itinerary: Day 1: Depart UK
Depart the UK on your scheduled flight to Las Vegas. On arrival, transfer independently to your hotel for an overnight stay. Accommodation: Hotel included
Meals: Paid locally Day 2: Las Vegas to Zion National Park
Zion effortlessly mixes peaceful beauty with powerful landscapes and the tree lined Virgin River supports fragile flora and fauna as it meanders below massive, cathedral-like sandstone walls. Zion Canyon was named by the early Mormon settlers of Utah who thought of it as their 'promised land' and it offers some of the best hiking in the southwest USA. Accommodation: Hotel included
Meals: Paid locally Day 3: Zion National Park
You have a full day to further explore the delights of Zion National Park. There are various hikes to choose from, ranging from easy to strenuous ones, but the most famous of these walks and probably the most challenging is the hike to Angels Landing. Once you have conquered this epic trail you will be greeted the most breath-taking panoramas you will ever lay your eyes on. For a less strenuous walk take one of the short hikes from the valley floor to view the Lower Emerald pool and then continue on to the sparkling Upper Emerald pools, passing a waterfall along the way to discover Zion's "beach". Cool off from the summer sun by exploring the Riverside Walk section of the Virgin River. If weather conditions permit, you may choose to hike deep into the Zion Narrows. In The Narrows, dry feet are not an option as you are actually hiking through the Virgin River in between towering walls, and as the day heats up, the cool water and shadows of the canyon can be very pleasant indeed. Accommodation: Hotel included
Meals: Paid locally Day 4: Bryce Canyon National Park
Leaving Zion National Park you climb in elevation to almost 2438 metres (8000 feet) and traverse a high plateau to Bryce Canyon National Park. "Mysterious", "breathtaking" and "out of this world" are only a few of the descriptions offered by past visitors to describe this fascinating natural amphitheatre of pink, orange and white sandstone spires, known locally as 'hoodoos'. There are a variety of scenic overlooks and trails that range from easy to moderate in difficulty. The Navajo or Peek-a-Boo Loop trails will enable you to hike right in amongst these unique rock formations. Wherever you walk, you will encounter a kaleidoscope of colours and a fantasy land of rock spires that will leave you searching for your own way to describe this 'indescribable' place. Some of you may prefer to remain on the rim and photograph the ever-changing shadows and hues as the sun makes its way across the wide-open sky. Accommodation: Hotel included
Meals: Paid locally Day 5: Monument Valley
Today you travel southeast along the border of Utah and Arizona and make a stop at the immense Glen Canyon Dam en route to the most photographed location in the USA - Monument Valley in the heart of the Navajo Nation. This is sacred land to those who call it home and the red sandstone monoliths and spectacular sunsets and sunrises have been the backdrop to countless 'westerns'. Explore the incredible array of rock formations on an included guided back roads tour and learn the magic and myth of the rich Native American culture. Accommodation: Hotel included
Meals: Paid locally Day 6-7: Grand Canyon National Park
Continue south through the Navajo Reservation to the Cameron Trading Post to browse and shop for local jewellery, crafts and cultural souvenirs. Then you traverse the eastern entrance of the mighty Grand Canyon where you'll catch your first glimpse of it at Desert View. This incredible spectacle is difficult to comprehend, even as you stand at the rim or hike down into the canyon. Carved over several millennia, this massive wonder of nature is 445 kilometres (277 miles) long, up to 29 kilometres (18 miles) wide and over 1.6 kilometres (1 mile) deep. Snaking through the canyon floor is the mighty Colorado River, which runs 2330 kilometres (1450 miles) through seven US states and two Mexican states. The tour includes a session at the IMAX Theater, which will give you a good overview of the area and how it developed. In your free time, we highly recommend a scenic helicopter flight over the canyon, which offers perspectives that you cannot see by just visiting on foot. Alternatively, stroll the easy meandering South Rim Trail, hike your way down the more challenging trail to Plateau Point, or simply relax at the canyon's edge and enjoy a spectacular sunset over one of the world's most fantastic natural wonders. Accommodation: Hotel/Lodge included
Meals: Paid locally Day 8: Route 66 & Las Vegas
From the epic Grand Canyon you'll travel south to Williams and west to Seligman where you\'ll stop for an optional lunch at the Snow Cap Diner along a section of the iconic Route 66. You will then continue on and stop for a view of the Hoover Dam, before you\'re greeted with the dazzling neon lights of Las Vegas. Sin City is America's entertainment capital and is home to pirates and pyramids, weddings and waterfalls. If it is gambling you want, you have come to the right place as nowhere else in the world quite compares, it sure does make for a memorable end to a fantastic 8 days. Accommodation: Hotel included
Meals: Paid locally Day 9: Tour ends
Depending on your departure flight time, there may be some time to enjoy some more of Las Vegas many attractions before transferring independently to the airport for your return flight to the UK. Day 10: Arrive UK

Offer Includes

Flights from London Heathrow with British Airways
Airports taxes
8 nights accommodation and meals as per itinerary
All transportation by private vehicle
Services of a professional tour leader
Free Wi-Fi available in your vehicle

Meal Plans

  • As per Itinerary