The geographic region of the South West covers Arizona, New Mexico and parts of California, Colorado, Nevada, Oklahoma, Texas and Utah. Two of its largest cities are Las Vegas and Phoenix, both of which provide the most common entry points for visitors from the UK. The South West is home to more than five national parks, exceptional wildlife and one of the largest geological formations on Earth. Hike up mighty mountains, look down on enchanting desert scenes, join an authentic cowboy experience, and learn about the traditions of one of the many indigenous tribes that call this land home. The sprawling landscapes, the big skies, the impressive rock formations and the deep history entice many to come and visit this part of the country.
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"We enjoyed it all. Kyrenia was a beautiful town but we were very impressed with the walking tours of Farmagusta and Nicosia.
Mrs Maureen Cooke"
"Petra by candlelight was stunning.
Mr. John Scott"
"The guidance and advice you provided were invaluable. Your choice of locations, itinerary were all spot on. Your efforts in preparing your colleagues for our arrival and your kindness throughout were all fantastic. We truly have returned with the rich taste of both northern and southern India we had hoped we would experience.
"We really enjoyed Trogon Lodge at San Gerado de Dota. Lovely location, friendly staff and excellent local guides.
Mr Colin Dickinson"
"The whole holiday was excellent. I cannot think how you could improve upon the the service...this holiday was one of the best I can recall. Your ground agents at the airport in Amman for our return flight were excellent. They have obviously a great deal of experience and made the check-in procedure effortless.
Mrs Hilary Dunn"
"The landscapes of Namibia were more than I had imagined and the people so friendly. All your hotels and lodges were perfect. Once again, many thanks for a wonderful holiday. We will certainly use Cox & Kings again!
"There were numerous, but certainly seeing Aztec and Mayan cities in real life, and quietly soaking up their atmosphere, constituted highlights of the tour.
Mr David Kennaby"
"[The most inspirational moment was] when we finally arrived at the childhood home of my mother at Katerri Falls, south of Ooty in the beautiful Nilgri Hills tea plantation country. We now understand why she missed Southern India so much when she returned to England in the 1930s.
Mrs Charmian Bourne"
"All of the holiday was inspirational but seeing Petra for the first time at the end of the Siq was completely wonderful.
Mrs Jane Phillips"
"Visit to Machu Picchu. Absolutely magical.
Mr George Hunter"
"We cannot fault any part of the holiday, everything ran as smoothly as it could. The accomodation and the tour guide were excellent and we would dearly love to travel with Cox & Kings again. One of the many highlights were the hotels which were stunning, as well as the trip in Ha Long Bay and the attention to detail. Many thanks for the room upgrades and little extras we received in recognition of our wedding anniversary.
Mr and Mrs Keith"
"We would like to express our warmest gratitude for the Princely Tour of India that we have just experienced, and especially your care and attention supplied throughout the tour by representatives on your behalf.
John and Pamela Phelby"
"The whole organisation worked incredibly well and we had a most informative and enjoyable visit. Yoshie Matsumoto must be the most outstanding guide in Japan. She was absolutely superb and added a great deal to our enjoyment.
"All your arrangements worked well and we had a wonderful few days in Istanbul.