Unmissable two day 4×4 backcountry adventure, Visit the town of Seligman on original Route 66, Grand Canyon National Park sunrise or sunset, Epic views from Dead Horse Point State Park, See the petroglyphs in Capitol Reef National Park, Hoodoos in Bryce Canyon National Park, Hike to famous Angels Landing in Zion National Park, Incredible national & state parks – Grand Canyon, Monument Valley, Arches, Dead Horse Point, Capitol Reef, Goblin Valley, Kodachrome Basin, Bryce Canyon & Zion and more!
Accommodation and Meals
Camping 9 nights. A food kitty operates on the trip, you will need to contribute US$10 a day which covers all your meals whilst camping
The name says it all! Canyons and adventure dominate this trip, so lace up your hiking boots and visit a whole fistful of Western USA’s best national and state parks. Explore, experience and discover the real America in the incomparable Canyonlands of Arizona and Utah including two nights at the Grand Canyon. Plus, enjoy a high-adrenaline backcountry 4×4 slot canyon adventure for a once in a lifetime experience. From the Navajo tribal lands of Monument Valley, to vast deep canyons and towering mountains, as well as incredible walking trails this all-encompassing tour is unforgettable!
Day 1 - 2: Las Vegas to Route 66 to Grand canyon National Park
Leave the bright lights of Vegas behind as it’s time to embark on one heck of an adventure, packed full of red rocks and canyons. Fill up your bags with tons of awesome Route 66 memorabilia in the little desert town of Seligman. Refuel at Delgadillo’s Snow Cap Diner with an unmissable ice cream sundae. Then next up is the daddy of all canyons, the Grand Canyon – a creation that will leave you wanting to high five Mother Nature. As soon as you set eyes on this epic landscape you’ll quickly see why this place is so special to locals and tourists alike. With two nights here you’ll have plenty of time to explore this wonderland, from the clifftop trails down to the deeper depths of the canyon to Plateau Point. For the ultimate Grand Canyon experience take to the sky on an optional helicopter flight and see the mighty canyon from above. If you want to be amazed whilst keeping your feet firmly on the ground then make sure you watch as the sun sets or rises on the canyon and the colours explode around you.
Day 3: Monument Valley
On the road again and off to one of North America’s most iconic landscapes, used as the set for countless Western movies. It’s the awesome landscape that people come for, but it’s the incredible Navajo people that ensure Monument Valley will stay etched in your memory. Immerse yourself in the native culture on an optional guided jeep tour of the Navajo Reservation and backroads. Marvel at the sight of towering buttes and mesas which dominate the awe-inspiring landscape during the day. When the sun goes down you’ll be swapping campfire stories under a blanket of stars.
Day 4: Arches National Park and Moab
Stop at the viewpoint of Moki Dugway for a superb view of the road snaking down the mountainside, through the red-rock desert. Known for being the USA’s adventure playground, Moab is next on your itinerary. It’s called Arches National Park for a reason and as you start to explore you’ll be amazed at the countless red rock formations that have been shaped by the elements and are dotted all over the park. Delicate Arch is a highlight which everyone comes here to see and you’ll be truly amazed as you witness the iconic red arch against the backdrop of the bright blue Western sky.
Day 5 - 6: 4x4 Backcountry Desert Adventure
This is what you’ve been waiting for, the ultimate adventure experience. If you’re searching for unique desert solitude this is it. Travel from Moab, across the Green River Desert to the Maze District of Canyonlands National Park. This two day backcountry 4×4 adventure is what ‘getting off the beaten track’ is all about. Along the way hike to Horseshoe Canyon and see if you can spot some unique rock art. Feel like you have stepped into another world as you explore High Spur slot canyon. You’ll want to have your camera fully charged as High Spur is renowned as one of the most photogenic slot canyons in the area. There is no doubt about it, these two days will knock your socks off! You’ll be miles off the tourist trail and away from the crowds for a truly unique experience.
Day 7: Goblin Valley State Park, Capitol Reef N.P, Bryce Canyon N.P and Kodachrome Basin N.P
Stop by Goblin Valley State Park, so-called thanks to its weird goblin-like rock formations, and the petroglyphs at Capitol Reef National Park en route to Bryce Canyon National Park. This park has left many people speechless trying to describe this fantastic and unique place. Erosion is the artist here as over time it has carved thousands of spires, fins and mazes into a weird and wonderful landscape; these bizarre creations are known as hoodoos. You won’t have seen anything like it before. As you move on to Kodachrome Basin State Park you’ll continue to be amazed at the surrounding landscape. As the name suggests, this park is packed full of colours and as the sun sets it just gets better.
Day 8 - 9: Zion National Park
Next up is Zion National Park, with its picture perfect rivers, waterfalls, narrow canyons, towering red-and-white cliffs and awesome hiking trails; it’s a real stunner. Kick back and relax beside the gentle flow of the Virgin River or for the best views in the park hike to the famous Angels Landing which offers 360 degrees of the entire park. It’s most definitely not for the faint hearted, but be brave and the incredible views will be yours to enjoy. If you prefer to take the low road, explore The Narrows with soaring walls, sandstone grottos and natural springs; it truly is a unique experience with great views of Zion from the valley floor.
Day 10: Zion National Park to Las Vegas
Trade in the wonders of the great outdoors for the contagious buzz of Las Vegas with its awesome clubs and glamourous hotels. Celebrate the end of a great Southwest adventure with an optional helicopter ride down The Strip, see the bright lights from above or simply chill out and relax by the hotel swimming pool, after all you deserve it after all that canyon action!
This tour ends at approximately 17:00 hrs. We can book you post tour accommodation at our gateway hotel if required. If you are planning to fly tonight, please do not book a flight that departs before 21:00 hrs.
There are loads of exciting optional activities available for you to choose from during your trip giving you the flexibility to do the things you want to and leave out the things you don’t. A list of optional activities and approximate costs are shown at the end of each day by day itinerary descriptions above.
Your tour leader will arrange your chosen activities during the tour so no need to pre-book. You’ll also pay for these locally so ensure you budget for the bucket list items!
You will need to bring your own sleeping bag,
What To Take
This is not definitive as items you need may vary pending which trip you’re on however, this is a good start guide.
Visas required for this trip
Travel insurance including insurer details, 24 hr
emergency contact telephone number and policy number (even if you are travelling with credit card insurance)
Flight tickets, e-ticket
Trip confirmation voucher
International driving licence if you plan to hire a car
Soft luggage, backpack or bag with wheels and straps
Padlocks (and keys)
First aid kit
Contact lenses and solution
High protection sunscreen (25+)
Lip balm/lip salve
Hat/wide brim hat
Antihistamine/insect bite cream
Anti-diarrhoea pills (consult your doctor for more detailed advice
Long-sleeved top (for evenings when mosquitoes are out)
Long trousers (zip-off trousers are very versatile)
Comfortable daypack to carry your personal needs during the day
Local language phrase book
Water purification method & iodine taste neutraliser if required
Electrical adapter for the country you are travelling to
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