Western Trails

from €1239 per person

You’ll begin your vibrant schedule in Palm Springs, a resort that beckons Hollywood’s elite in search of rest and recreation in abundance before you travel through the Sonoran Desert and onto Sedona - a city of mystical vistas, galleries and delectable restaurants. The world famous Grand Canyon National Park is your next stop where you’ll freeze in awe at the colourful canyons carved by nature.

All the wonderful beauty stops in between will ensure your high expectations at this natural wonder of the world are sustained and just when you feel the arid land needs quenched, there’s nowhere better than Lake Powell to offer refreshment and that’s exactly where this tour is headed after the Canyon and before Bryce Canyon National Park. An overnight stay in this stunning part of the world will allow you to star gaze should the skies clear after which you’ll make your way to Las Vegas where glitz and glamour and playing all night long are obligatory. A journey through the Mojave Desert and onward to Los Angeles will conclude your Western Trail.

  • 6 Nights / 7 Days Escorted Tour
  • Tour Starts Los Angeles
  • Tour Ends Los Angeles
  • Operates from April to November 2014

Tour Highlights

  • Transatlantic flights on scheduled airlines.
  • 8 nights hotel accommodation including 1 Pre tour night and 1 Post tour night
  • Roundtrip Shuttle transfers and airline taxes included
  • Service of professional Tour Director days 1-7
  • Welcome reception to meet your Tour Director and fellow travellers.
  • Visit the glamorous desert retreat of Palm Springs
  • Tour the Navajo Indian Reservation and visit Monument Valley
  • Walk along the rim of Bryce Canyon National Park
  • “Shop ‘til you drop” at discount designer outlets in Las Vegas

Day to Day Itinerary

Itinerary Overview

  • First Night is pre tour stay in Los Angeles, California
  • 1 Night Phoenix, Arizona
  • 1 Night Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona
  • 1 Night Lake Powell, Arizona
  • 1 Night Bryce Canyon National Park, Arizona
  • 2 Nights Las Vegas, Nevada
  • Final Night is post tour stay in Los Angeles, California
Los Angeles - Palm Springs - Phoenix

DAY 1

Los Angeles - Palm Springs - Phoenix

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Los Angeles - Palm Springs - Phoenix

Today your journey begins and takes you through Palm Springs, the winter playground for Hollywood royalty, with its lively downtown and immaculately kept golf courses at the base of the rugged San Jacinto Mountains. A sea of wind turbines mark the entrance to this desert oasis. Afterwards you will pass through Indio, home to the international Date Festival in the Coachella Valley. Motorcoach tour commences. Passengers should meet in the lobby of the designated Hotel at 07:30 hours for an 08:00 hours departure.

 Phoenix - Sedona - Grand Canyon National Park

DAY 2

Phoenix - Sedona - Grand Canyon National Park

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Phoenix - Sedona - Grand Canyon National Park

Travel through the Sonoran Desert, the richest, most biologically diverse desert ecosystem in the Americas. Continue to Sedona, a city situated in a unique geological area and is encircled by distinctive red-rock monoliths with such names as Cathedral and Coffee Pot. Then drive through the breathtaking Oak Creek Canyon before arriving at Grand Canyon National Park. Majestic Grand Canyon National Park is one of the 7 great natural wonders of the world. Stop at the East to fully experience this mile-deep colorful canyon’s plunging gorges, and rising spires formed by the mighty Colorado River.

Grand Canyon National Park - Monument Valley - Page/ Lake Powell/ Kanab

DAY 3

Grand Canyon National Park - Monument Valley - Page/ Lake Powell/ Kanab

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Grand Canyon National Park - Monument Valley - Page/ Lake Powell/ Kanab

A highlight of the trip will be watching the sunrise as you enjoy a special (optional) breakfast served right at the rim of the Canyon. As you journey further today, you will enter the Navajo Indian Reservation, passing the trading post of Cameron. Continue through the Painted Desert to visit Monument Valley, an area that embodies perhaps the most iconic images of the American West. In the late afternoon, enter the town of Page, situated on a mesa above the Colorado River, and we welcome you to enjoy an evening at leisure.

Page/ Lake Powell/ Kanab - Bryce Canyon National Park

DAY 4

Page/ Lake Powell/ Kanab - Bryce Canyon National Park

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Page/ Lake Powell/ Kanab - Bryce Canyon National Park

Visit the mighty Glen Canyon Dam, the second highest concrete-arch dam in America. From here you’ll enjoy views of stunning Lake Powell, where crystal blue water laps against towering red-rock canyon walls. Enter the Mormon state of Utah this morning, pass through the town of Kanab before visiting spectacular Bryce Canyon, where a tour through a multi-colored world of sandstone spires and pinnacles will dazzle the eye. This evening, weather permitting, be sure to gaze upon the spectacular night sky filled with sparkling stars and brilliant constellations and take in the aroma of pinewood campfire.

 Bryce Canyon National Park - Zion National Park - Las Vegas

DAY 5

Bryce Canyon National Park - Zion National Park - Las Vegas

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Bryce Canyon National Park - Zion National Park - Las Vegas

Travel today to Zion National Park and see the massive rock formations carved by wind, time, and the Virgin River. This afternoon experience the contrast of Las Vegas, Nevada, the dazzling “Entertainment Capital of the World,” where round-the-clock shopping, nightly shows, and, of course, gambling are available.

Las Vegas

DAY 6

Las Vegas

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Las Vegas

Today is at leisure for you to enjoy the many attractions that Las Vegas has to offer. In addition to world-class shopping, bustling casinos, and Broadway-caliber shows, you might simply stroll the famous Strip taking in its amazing sights and sounds, or “shop ‘til you drop” at designer outlets.

Las Vegas - Los Angeles

DAY 7

Las Vegas - Los Angeles

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Las Vegas - Los Angeles

Your tour stops at the iconic Las Vegas Welcome Sign where you may wish to capture your photo memory of Las Vegas. Travel to Los Angeles via the Mojave Desert, home of the world’s tallest thermometer, at 134 feet (41 meters) high. Clusters of unique Joshua trees dot the mountainous landscape. Your tour ends upon arrival.

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