A 11 day 'Best of the West Tour. Includes The Grand Canyon, Zion and Bryce National Parks, and city tours of Las Vegas and San Francisco
A 11 day ‘Best of the West Tour. Includes The Grand Canyon, Zion and Bryce National Parks, and city tours of Las Vegas and San Francisco.
Departs Sundays April- Oct
Included Monument Valley jeep tour ($75 value)
Native American lands
National Parks hiking in Zion, Bryce, Arches, Canyonlands and the Grand Canyon
Guided tour of Death Valley
City tour of San Francisco
Antelope Canyon (optional extra- fees apply)
10 nights lodging
With this 11-day adventure you will enjoy your included 4×4 jeep adventure in the iconic Monument Valley, and experience the real Wild Wild West, immerse yourselves in the amazing Utah landscapes of Zion and Bryce. Hike in Arches and Canyonlands, and adventure into the heart of the mysterious depths of the Grand Canyon before heading back to fabulous Las Vegas. From there you will travel into Death Valley for a guided tour, soak up a full day in Yosemite and delight in a city tour of San Francisco.
'Best of the West' US Tour - Day 1 Zion National Park
Leaving the bright lights of Las Vegas behind us for a while we head out to Utah’s finest National Park. Massive canyon walls and red sandstone cliffs ascend toward a brilliant blue sky.
Challenge yourself to what’s considered the best half day hike in the Southwest by hiking a narrow ridge line to Angels Landing. Take it easy exploring the pristine Emerald pools or enjoy a river hike deep in the narrows before enjoying a BBQ back at camp this evening.
Day 2 Bryce National Park
A short drive today takes us to an elevation of 8000 ft into Bryce National Park. Take a stroll along the rim and marvel at the unique sandstone spires (hoodoos) that rise dramatically from the natural amphitheater. Hike down into the hoodoos for an up close and personal experience with this fascinating landscape.
A soak in the outdoor hot tub back at camp will ease those hiking muscles and a night around the campfire will end this day nicely.
Day 3 & 4 Arches and Canyonlands National Parks
Explore this stunning landscape in a guided sunset hummer tour or hang of a sandstone cliff on one of our optional canyoneering adventures! Visit Arches National Park home to over 2000 arches for a hike up to Delicate Arch. Enjoy walks in Canyonlands National Park where the Green River meets the Colorado in some of the most spectacular scenery the southwest has to offer.
Swap tales of Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid who used the canyons to hide from the law in the late 1800s, visit the local town and enjoy Utah’s greatest adventure capital.
Day 5 Monument Valley
Heading South we wind our way through more of USA Southwest’s spectacular scenery to one of the most iconic locations on the planet. The background for many famous western movies and home to the Navajo Indian tribe. You are in for a real treat today.
Hop onboard a 4X4 jeep and enjoy an included Navajo guided tour of Monument Valley. Camp right along the rim, get ready to gaze up at the amazing starry skies and bag your front row seat to a magnificent sunrise.
Day 6 Antelope Canyon, Horseshoe Bend, Grand Canyon National Park South Rim
Enjoy an optional visit to the world’s most famous slot canyon- Antelope Canyon ($50- $60 pp) this morning, followed by a scenic walk to view Horseshoe Bend before heading to the Grand Canyon.
After a brief visit to a Navajo trading post, we follow the mighty Colorado River through the Painted Desert to one of the seven natural wonders of the world! Take in a bird’s eye view on an optional helicopter ride, stroll along the rim at sunset, take a hike into the one of the deepest and most diverse canyons on earth or simply relax in one of the rim cafés and admire the view.
Day 7 Las Vegas
We get our kicks on Route 66 and arrive back in Sin City in plenty of time to relax poolside before heading for the strip for a night out.
Day 8 Las Vegas to Death Valley National Park
Heading to California this morning you will embark on a guided tour of Death Valley National Park. Enjoy photo stops and shorts walks at Zabriskie Point, Artist’s Palette, Badwater Basin salt flats, Furnace Creek Visitor Center, Devil’s Golf Course and the Mesquite Sand Dunes. After a picnic lunch, drive through spectacular scenery to the old Gold Rush Historic town of Bishop for your night stop.
Day 9 Tioga Pass to Yosemite National Park
Crossing the Tioga Pass* this morning provides an extremely scenic route passing by highlights such as Olmsted point, Lake Tenaya, Tuolumne Meadows and Mono Lake en route to Yosemite Valley.
Visit the Valley Visitor Center and exhibits, take a mini tour and get ready for a full day of exploration tomorrow.
* Weather permitting- In the event that the Tioga Pass is closed this tour will reroute through Lake Isabella instead of Bishop.
Day 10 Yosemite National Park- Full Day
Spend a full day exploring the walks offered in the park. There are countless walks ranging from easy to strenuous or opt for a guided tour with your expert guide to the premier panoramas within the park such as Bridalveil Falls, Lower Yosemite Falls, views of Half Dome and El Capitan. You can also opt for some free time relaxing or cycling along the Merced River.
Day 11 Yosemite to San Francisco
Today we head to City by the Bay- San Francisco! Your 11-day adventure concludes with a fully guided city tour of this vibrant city. Stops include Fisherman’s Wharf, Pier 39, Haight Ashbury and the Golden Gate Bridge.
Tour ends approx. 5pm