CANYON FAMILY DISCOVERY
9 days departing LAS VEGAS from
Destination: USA West
Tour Code: PCY
This epic family holiday is one of our most adventurous family tours. It offers a wide range of outdoor activities in some of the most spectacular settings in the Southwest. Explore, experience and discover the real America in the incomparable national parks and canyonlands of Arizona and Utah. Enjoy a half day kayaking trip on stunning Lake Powell, stay overnight in Monument Valley in a traditional Navajo hogan, and see the red rock deserts and bizarre rock formations of Bryce Canyon National Park. This nine day adventure will most certainly impress the whole family!
- Monument Valley Navajo Tribal backroads 4x4 tour and overnight in a traditional Navajo hogan with dinner
- Half day Lake Powell kayaking adventure
- Sunset pizza dinner overlooking the Grand Canyon
- Valley of Fire State Park
- Hike to Angels Landing in Zion National Park
- Bryce Canyon's mysterious hoodoos
- Overnight at Kodachrome Basin State Park
- Two nights at Grand Canyon National Park
- Visit the town of Seligman on the original Route 66
- Swimming opportunities
All departures of this tour are guaranteed, so once you've booked you can be sure you're going! This guarantee gives you the confidence to book all of your travel arrangements and simply look forward to your holiday.
|Accommodation:||4 nights camping, 1 night Hogan stay (multi share) and 3 hotel nights in 3 star accommodation|
|Transport:||All transportation by private vehicle|
|Meals:||7 breakfasts, 6 lunches, 6 dinners|
|Guided:||Services of a professional tour leader|
|Group size:||Maximum 13|
|Age range:||8+ (10% Child discount 8-16 years)|
|Wi-Fi:||Free Wi-Fi available in your vehicle. Maximum of five users at one time.|
12 days from LAS VEGAS
Discover the Wild West from Yosemite to the Grand Canyon.
12 days from LOS ANGELES
Combine coastal California with the gems of the southwest.
Our routes have been carefully chosen to include the best night stops and highlights. However, as local and operational conditions may vary and unforeseen circumstances can arise, the following itinerary should be used as a guideline.
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Our optional activities offer the flexibility to do the things you want to and leave out the things you don't. Below are the main optional activities for this trip which can be arranged once you are on tour via your tour leader and paid for locally. Please note that not all optional activities may available on every tour and prices are subject to change.
- Helicopter flight - Grand Canyon US$284
- IMAX Theater - Grand Canyon US$15
- Western horseback riding - Bryce Canyon US$60-$80
Begin your adventure in one of the brightest and most exhilarating cities in the world. It's not just gambling that makes this city tick, there's a whole array of fun for the entire family. With a free day you can take a gondola ride at the Venetian, ride roller coasters, visit Madame Tussauds and watch the fountains of Bellagio erupt. A welcome meeting will be held at 18:00 hrs in your hotel where you can meet your tour leader and fellow travelling companions.
Accommodation: Hotel included I Meals: Paid locally
From the bright lights and the all-you-can-eat-buffets of Las Vegas, it's time to start your adventure with a stop at the Valley of Fire State Park, aptly named for the way its red sandstone formations glisten in the sun. Next you'll continue to Zion National Park, where the breathtaking natural surroundings are bound to impress. Those with a head for heights can hike to the famed Angels Landing for amazing 360 degree views of this magnificent natural valley. Should you prefer a trail which offers a very different perspective, why not hike in The Narrows where you can wander in between towering walls and as the day heats up? The cool water and shadows of the canyon can be very pleasant indeed.
Accommodation: Camping included I Meals: Breakfast (x1), lunch (x1), dinner (x1)
Your kids will be left struggling to describe this fantastical place, where erosion has carved thousands of spires, fins, arches and mazes into a weird and wonderful landscape, collectively known as hoodoos. Native Americans believe these bizarre shapes to be 'Legend People' who were turned to stone for their sins. There are a variety of scenic overlooks and trails that range from easy to moderate in difficulty. The Navajo Trail will enable you to hike right in amongst these unique rock formations. Some of you may prefer to hike on the Queen's Garden Trail or remain on the rim and photograph the ever-changing shadows and hues as the sun makes its way across the wide-open sky. A short drive takes you to your lovely campsite at the nearby Kodachrome Basin State Park.
Accommodation: Camping included I Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner included
Located on the border of Utah and Arizona and created by the construction of the Glen Canyon Dam on the Colorado River, Lake Powell has a shoreline that stretches farther than the western coast of the USA! Many say that Glen Canyon was even more spectacular than the Grand Canyon before the 500ft tall dam was built. Now the lake is a haven for water sports and is a fantastic place to relax amongst the many sandstone coves. Hit the water with a kayaking trip, and make sure you jump in and cool off in the clear water of the lake, before spending yet another incredible evening camped out under the desert stars.
Accommodation: Camping included I Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner included
Visit Horseshoe Bend for that classic Colorado River view before you're on the road again and off to Monument Valley, one of North America's most iconic landscapes. The region has been used as the set for countless Hollywood scenes, from Westerns to Forrest Gump and Back to the Future Part III to the family favourite, The Lego Movie. Be amazed as your Navajo guide takes you deep into the sacred valley on an included 4x4 tour, learning about the rich Navajo history and myths of the people who live here. In the evening you sleep in a traditional Navajo mud hut under a blanket of Arizona stars. This is an incredible way to polish off the day.
Accommodation: Traditional Navajo hogan (multi share) I Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner included
You're probably thinking you've seen your fair share of canyons, but we've saved the best for last! The mighty Grand Canyon will leave you speechless and the kids won't know where to explore first. With two nights here you'll have plenty of time to discover cliff-top walking trails and best observation spots. Often groups will enjoy sunset over the rim of the canyon sharing a delicious pizza. A winner for kids and adults alike! Throw in an exceptional sunset over the canyon and you've got one incredible evening. For the ultimate family adventure, opt for or an unforgettable helicopter flight over this incredible natural wonder.
Accommodation: Hotel included I Meals: Breakfast (x2), lunch (x2), dinner (x2)
Day 9: Grand Canyon, Route 66 and Las Vegas
Leaving behind stunning canyons and red rocks, you travel along a section of the original Route 66 stopping in the quirky town of Seligman, full of Americana road trip memorabilia. The perfect for some souvenir shopping, make sure you save time to grab a bite to eat at the Snow Cap Diner - also famed for its super thick milkshakes and entertaining staff. From here you trade in the wonders of the great outdoors for the bright lights of Las Vegas. Celebrate the end of your great Southwest adventure with incredible shows and jaw-dropping roller coasters. This is one family holiday you won't forget any time soon!
Meals: Breakfast included
This tour ends at our gateway hotel at approximately 17:00 hrs. We can book you post-tour accommodation at our gateway hotel if required. If you are planning to take fly tonight, please do not book a flight that departs before 21:00 hrs.
- A deposit per person is required to confirm your booking.
- Full payment is due 8 weeks before the tour departure
- We charge no credit card fees or hidden surcharges
- ABTA & ATOL licensed operator offering financial security for our tours
- Prices are land only. Call 0333 999 7965 for a flight inclusive quote (UK)
We highly recommend you book this trip at least 60 days prior to departure. Reservations received within 30 days will be on request and subject to availability of en-route accommodation.
Children 16 years and under will receive a 10% discount off the published prices below. This will be deducted on the payment confirmation page. Discounts are available for triple or quad share rooms where available - please request at time of booking. The minimum age on this tour is 8 years.
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We've offer a whole range of travel extras with everything from city sightseeing, additional hotel nights, insurance and more so you can organise everything you'll need for your trip in one easy place
Tours begin and end at our designated hotels listed below in the departure and arrival cities. You can book additional hotel nights online or contact our sales team.
LAS VEGAS - ALEXIS PARK RESORT HOTEL
An all-suite hotel features 3 outdoor pools and gym. All rooms have flat screen TV, mini bar and refrigerator.
Full room: From per room per night Based on single, twin or double room.
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We have preferred contracts with many international carriers and have secured some of the most competitive prices in the industry. We are also ATOL protected and IATA licensed.
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We recommend you take out insurance as soon as your booking is confirmed. You MUST be covered by insurance that includes adequate coverage for baggage, medical expenses and the cost of repatriation. We can offer you a comprehensive travel insurance policy which is completely tailored for your trip and is specially designed to include all the activities listed.
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If you are spending extra time in our gateway cities, you can now plan in advance by pre-booking unique city sightseeing day tours in addition to your trip.
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