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Deserts and Canyons of the Southwest

The cooler temperatures of the spring/fall season allow us to spend more time exploring some of the USA's most breathtaking deserts and canyonlands - the focus of our adventure. We begin our journey walking over petrified sand dunes and past lava tubes at St. George, before heading to stunning Zion National Park, where we climb the iconic Observation Point. In Bryce Canyon, we may need to strap on ice crampons depending on the winter conditions, as we explore the park's astounding wonderland of stone towers. At Capitol Reef we scramble over and through the twisted sandstone domes to an overlook of the immense monocline stretching over 100 km. At San Rafael Reef we enjoy an intriguing trek through narrow slot canyons before exploring the arches and discover endless natural stone arches in aptly named, Arches National Park. A full day of trekking takes us to the Needles of Canyonlands, a true wonderland of twisted sandstone rock. We will marvel at the wonders of Monument Valley you have the choice of a jeep tour before spending the day walking through the fascinating Canyon de Chelly. Here we walk with the Navajo on trails off limits to tourists. This valley is steeped in culture and history, complete with 1000-year-old rock art, cliff dwellings, and Navajo homes. Finally we make our way to the highlight of our journey - The Grand Canyon. The south rim often sees snow and/or ice at this time of year, so we may need our winter equipment once again.

Inclusions

13 breakfasts, 12 picnic lunches
13 nights accommodation in 2-3 star hotels with private facilities
Private transport
Services of an experienced driver-guide
National park entry fees & sightseeing as specified
Navajo Guide in Canyon de Chelly
Hightlights
Trek into the stunning Grand Canyon and marvel at this stunning famous park
Witness the red landscapes of Monument Valley of the Navajo
Enjoy incredible day hikes in Bryce Canyon and Zion National Parks
Take in incredible views at Lake Powell and Antelope Slot Canyon
Immerse yourself in the Canyonlands and Arches National Park
Hike along secret local trails in Capitol Reef, San Rafael Swell and Canyon de Chelly
Tour Provider World Expeditions
Number of Days
14
Price From
AUD $4,390
Start Location
Las Vegas, United States of America
End Location
United States of America
Age Range
Avg. 30+
Group Size
4 to 14
Tour Style
Standard
Tour Themes
Adventure, Cycling/Trekking, Walking
Physical Rating
Easy to Moderate
Tour departure dates
StartEndAvailabilityPrice
21 Apr 201904 May 2019AvailableAUD $4,390
05 May 201918 May 2019AvailableAUD $4,390
19 May 201901 Jun 2019AvailableAUD $4,390
29 Sep 201912 Oct 2019AvailableAUD $4,390
13 Oct 201926 Oct 2019AvailableAUD $4,390
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Deserts and Canyons of the Southwest