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Cultures & Canyons of Western USA Self-Drive

15 days from £2,560pp Inc. Flights

Cultures & Canyons of Western USA Self-Drive

15 days from £2,560pp

Includes flights
What is tailor made? Customised itinerary | Every trip is unique | Flexible accommodation options | Designed to your budget

    Places visited:

  • Santa Fe
  • Mesa Verde National Park
  • Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park
  • Page
  • Grand Canyon National Park - North Rim
  • Springdale - Zion National Park
  • Las Vegas

Itinerary highlights

  • Visit four national parks, including the more remote North Rim of the Grand Canyon.

  • Marvel at the distinct rock formations in Monument Valley and the ancient Pueblo dwellings of Mesa Verde National Park.

  • View giant cacti in Saguaro National Park.

  • Hike the scenic trails in Zion National Park.

  • Experience the glitz and glamour of Las Vegas.

Price includes

Scheduled international flights
Fully insured vehicle hire
All accommodation
  • Santa Fe
  • Mesa Verde National Park
  • Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park
  • Page
  • Grand Canyon National Park - North Rim
  • Springdale - Zion National Park
  • Las Vegas

Itinerary idea in detail

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Includes international flights from a choice of UK airports, including London, Birmingham, Manchester, Newcastle, Edinburgh and Glasgow.

Day 1 Santa Fe

International outbound flight , Santa Fe

Today you begin your journey by boarding your international outbound flight to Santa Fe. Make your way from Santa Fe airport to your hotel. The rest of the day is yours to relax or begin exploring this historic Spanish colonial city.

Day 4 Mesa Verde National Park

Mesa Verde National Park

Spend the day exploring Mesa Verde National Park. The park is home to ancient Pueblo cliff dwellings expertly carved into the rock face. A remarkable reminder of an earlier culture, you can visit some of them with a guide and learn more about the Puebloan way of life.

Accommodation

Day 8 Grand Canyon National Park - North Rim

Page , Grand Canyon National Park - North Rim

Today you depart Page and drive for three hours through the arid desert lands of northern Arizona before passing Marble Canyon and entering the Kaibab National Forest. Continue onwards through the forest to the remote North Rim of the Grand Canyon. With far fewer visitors than the South Rim, you can enjoy uninterrupted views of the canyon.

Day 9 Grand Canyon National Park - North Rim

Grand Canyon National Park - North Rim

Spend a day at the Grand Canyon. There are some spectacular views from the North Rim, as well as many scenic walking trails where you can spot deer and watch eagles soar overhead. Visit Point Imperial, the highest point on the North Rim at over 2,500 m (8,800 ft) and Cape Royal, both of which can be reached via a winding scenic drive. For more information, the North Rim Visitor Center is a great place to get advice on ranger-led activities. We also recommend heading to the edge of the canyon to watch the sunset.

Day 10 Springdale - Zion National Park

Grand Canyon National Park - North Rim , Springdale - Zion National Park

Drive for two and a half hours from the Grand Canyon's North Rim to the red rock formations of Zion National Park, passing through the stark landscape of the Kaibab Plateau before entering the state of Utah. The afternoon is free to take a walking tour through the park's magnificent mountain scenery.

Day 11 Springdale - Zion National Park

Springdale - Zion National Park

Spend the day exploring Zion National Park, where the rugged canyons, tumbling rivers and spectacular rock formations provide a breathtaking backdrop in which to enjoy walking, canyoning and climbing.

Day 12 Las Vegas

Springdale - Zion National Park , Las Vegas

The final big drive of your trip takes you the three hours from the peaceful beauty of Zion to the glittering lights of Las Vegas. As you approach the city, its distinctive skyline rises up out of the Nevada Desert like a mirage. Once checked in, you can enjoy your hotel's facilities, try your luck in the casinos or take a wander down the vibrant Strip.

Day 13 Las Vegas

Las Vegas

Spend a full day in Las Vegas. You could have a day of relaxation by the pool, indulge in some shopping or visit one of the city's many attractions, from the Titanic Museum in the Luxor Hotel to the Shark Reef Aquarium at Mandalay Bay Hotel. In the evening, take in a world-class show or visit the city's bars and restaurants.

Day 14 International return flight

Las Vegas , International return flight

Day 15 International return flight

International return flight

Arrive home today to complete your journey.

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Santa Fe
 
 
 
Mesa Verde National Park
 
 
 
Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park
 
 
 
Page
 
 
 
Zion National Park
 
 
 
Las Vegas
 
 
 

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