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Canyons & Parks of the American South West

Group Tour | General Interest 11 Days & 9 Nights Lead-in price: £2995 Current prices from: £2995

Discover vast red-rock canyons, desert landscapes and fascinating Navajo history on this tour of America’s South West. As you visit several of the region’s celebrated national parks, spectacular landscapes unfold before you. Admire towering hoodoos, rushing rivers and the iconic Grand Canyon – whose scale must be seen to be believed.

The Cox & Kings signature experiences

  • Explore Canyon de Chelly on a gentle horse ride with a Navajo guide
  • Take an open-air 4x4 ride over the red rocks of Sedona
  • Visit one of the best-preserved meteorite impact sites in the world
  • Enjoy the Grand Canyon at sunrise with a walk within the Rim
  • Small group size – maximum 20 people
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Standard Group Tour in brief

Day 1: Fly to Las Vegas

Fly directly from London (regional connections available) to Las Vegas with British Airways. On arrival, transfer to Treasure Island Hotel & Casino for 1 night. (N)

Day 2: Zion & Bryce Canyon National Parks

Depart for Zion National Park, stopping at Zion Lodge for lunch (at own expense). Continue to Bryce Canyon for a moderate hike on the Navajo Loop. As you walk between the narrow walls of colourful limestone, you’re met by views of sprawling, evergreen Douglas firs. See the park’s most famous hoodoo, Thor’s Hammer. Overnight at Best Western Plus Bryce Canyon Grand Hotel. (B, D)

Day 3: Horseshoe Bend & Lake Powell

This morning, enjoy a walk along the rim of Bryce Canyon, then travel to Lake Powell. En route, you will stop for panoramic views of an astonishing man-made lake, as well as Horseshoe Bend – one of the most photographed sites in the South West – where thegreen waters of the Colorado River have forged a horseshoe shape through the Navajo Sandstone. Overnight at Lake Powell Resorts & Marinas. (B)

Day 4: Antelope Canyon & Monument Valley

Visit Antelope Canyon: a labyrinth of tall, winding rock walls forming one of the most spectacular slot canyons in the world. Your tour continues to Monument Valley, where a 4×4 experience allows you to view the valley’s famous sandstone buttes – some of which reach heights of 300m. Overnight at Kayenta Monument Valley Inn. (B, D)

Day 5: Canyon de Chelly & Petrified Forest

Transfer to Canyon de Chelly, famed for its multihued sandstone walls – a tapestry of crimson, ambers and oranges. Take a leisurely horse ride inside the canyon with a Navajo guide, the relaxed pace allowing you to soak up your surroundings. Enjoy a local taco lunch before travelling to the Petrified Forest, known for its large deposits of petrified vegetation. Overnight at La Quinta Inn & Suites by Wyndham Holbrook Petrified Forest. (B,L)

Day 6: Sedona

Your first stop today is the Meteor Crater Natural Landmark, where you learn about the history and geology of the meteorite which plunged into this corner of Arizonan desert some 50,000 years ago. This afternoon, explore the red rocks of Sedona during an off-road adventure in a custom-built 4×4. You are rewarded with dramatic landscapes, twisting paths and rugged trails. Admire the extraordinary views of Arizona’s scenic terrain and see the Cow Pies, distinctive rocks that have played a part in many westerns. Overnight at Element Sedona. (B)

Day 7: Grand Canyon

Your morning is at leisure, giving you time to relax, go for a hike or join an optional excursion (at own expense). This afternoon, head to the Grand Canyon, one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World. If time permits, see this impressive sight as the sun starts to set. Stay overnight at Holiday Inn Express & Suites. (B)

Day 8: Williams, Seligman & Kingman

Begin the day by seeing the Grand Canyon at sunrise with the opportunity to walk within the Canyon’s Rim. before travelling to Williams, Arizona. From here, explore many historic buildings, and shops brimming with Route 66 memorabilia. Stop at Seligman, replete with retro neon signs, classic cars and nostalgic landmarks. Finish the day in Kingman, where you overnight at Best Western Plus King’s Inn & Suites. (B)

Day 9: Las Vegas

Drive to Las Vegas and visit The Mob Museum, where hundreds of artefacts and immersive exhibits provide insight into the history and impact of organised crime in the US. Overnight at Treasure Island. (B)

Days 10-11: Fly to the UK

Transfer to the airport and fly overnight to London, arriving the following day. (B)

Arrive in London

(N)

Meal basis: As per itinerary – B: Breakfast, L: Lunch, D: Dinner, N: No meals.

Private & tailor-made travel: This itinerary can be taken privately on a self-drive basis on a date that suits you.

Standard group tour accommodation

  • Best Western Plus Bryce Canyon Grand Hotel
    Best Western Plus Bryce Canyon Grand Hotel

    Just one mile from Bryce Canyon National Park, the Best Western Plus Bryce Canyon Grand Hotel makes an ideal base for taking in the area's astonishing landscapes. Breathtaking hikes, exquisite sunrises and stunning red rock formations are all on offer here, and the extraordinary Grand Staircase-Escalante is a 10-mile drive. Guestrooms are bright and well-equipped, and facilities at the hotel include indoor and outdoor swimming pools, a small fitness centre, and an outdoor hot tub. After soaking up the area's breathtaking vistas, head to Old Bryce Town for shopping and dining. Features: 164 rooms, restaurant, gym, outdoor & indoor swimming pools, outdoor hot tub, laundry facilities. Room amenities: Air conditioning, television, minibar, microwave, tea & coffee facilities, iron, Wi-Fi.

  • Lake Powell Resorts & Marinas
    Lake Powell Resorts & Marinas

    Lake Powell Resort is located at Wahweap Marina in Page, offering comfortable rooms and suites on the shores of Lake Powell. All rooms have a private patio or balcony, and Marina-facing rooms offer views of stunning sunsets against the backdrop of Tower Butte, Antelope Island and Navajo Mountain. There are two on-site dining options, and leisure facilities include two swimming pools, a fitness centre, sauna and hot tub. Guests can take a boat tour, enjoy an evening dinner cruise, or rent a powerboat for an afternoon of exploring canyons and picnic on their own secluded beach. Features: 369 rooms, 2 restaurants, bar, 2 swimming pools, hot tub, gym, sauna, jacuzzi, marina and dock access, fire pit, laundry service, gift shop. Room amenities: Air conditioning, television, tea & coffee facilities, minibar, safe, iron, hairdryer, Wi-Fi.

  • Element Sedona
    Element Sedona

    The Element Sedona is a stone's throw from the impressive red rock formations, restaurants and premium shopping near Sedona's Oak Creek Canyon. Outdoor enthusiasts can explore the local scenery on foot or by bicycle, with over 400 miles of trails within easy reach. All guestrooms feature a fully equipped kitchen, and the 'Restore Pantry' is always open, offering nutritious snacks and beverages, ready meals, and some indulgent treats. Leisure facilities include a fitness centre and an outdoor swimming pool. Features: 104 rooms & 13 suites, breakfast room, bar, gym, outdoor swimming pool, hot tub, laundry facilities. Room amenities: Air conditioning, kitchenette, television, tea & coffee facilities, minibar, safe, iron, hairdryer, Wi-Fi.

  • Holiday Inn Express & Suites Grand Canyon, an IHG Hotel
    Holiday Inn Express & Suites Grand Canyon, an IHG Hotel

    The Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Grand Canyon is located a mile from the entrance to the South Rim of the Canyon, which is open all year round. Aside from the astonishing views of the Grand Canyon itself, nearby attractions include the Desert View Watchtower and the IMAX Theater at the Grand Canyon Visitor Center, allowing viewers to experience soaring over the rim of the canyon on a six-storey movie screen. A number of nearby tour agencies offer airplane, helicopter, jeep, horseback and rafting excursions; staff at the hotel's front desk can assist with making reservations. There are several dining options within walking distance. Features: 197 rooms & 35 suites, breakfast room, indoor swimming pool, jacuzzi. Room amenities: Air- conditioning, black-out blinds, television, minibar, tea & coffee facilities, safe, microwave, iron, hairdryer, Wi-Fi.

  • Best Western Plus King's Inn & Suites
    Best Western Plus King's Inn & Suites

    The Best Western Plus King's Inn & Suites is the closest hotel to one of the world's most magnificent views - the Grand Canyon Skywalk. Located just 300 yards off the I-40 on the Historic Route 66, the property is close to the Hoover Dam, the White Cliffs Wagon Trail and Hualapai Mountain Park. Facilities include a swimming pool and a fitness centre. Features: 100 rooms & suites, breakfast room, outdoor swimming pool (Apr-Sep), gym, spa, hot tub. Room amenities: Air conditioning, television, tea & coffee facilities, iron, hairdryer, Wi-Fi.

Standard group tour extensions

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Dates & prices

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Main Costs
Departure-Return date Original Price Special Offer(£) Single Supplement Click to Book
25 Apr 2022 - 5 May 2022 £3,495 £0 £795 Reserve
16 May 2022 - 26 May 2022 £3,595 £0 £795 Reserve
13 Jun 2022 - 23 Jun 2022 £3,595 £0 £795 Reserve
11 Jul 2022 - 21 Jul 2022 £3,695 £0 £845 Reserve
22 Aug 2022 - 1 Sep 2022 £3,695 £0 £795 Reserve
19 Sep 2022 - 29 Sep 2022 £3,595 £0 £845 Reserve
3 Oct 2022 - 13 Oct 2022 £3,395 £0 £795 Reserve
7 Nov 2022 - 17 Nov 2022 £2,995 £0 £795 Reserve
 

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Prices above are per person in pounds sterling (£), based on two people sharing a twin-room. The prices which were valid at the time of publication, may be subject to change, particularly as a result of variable flight costs. You will be informed of any such changes prior to booking.