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Historic Parks Of The American Southwest

Nevada, United States, North America

from $3,189* per person 12 Days August, September
Comfort accommodations Exertion level: 3
Operator: Discovery Adventures 12 people max
  • Las vegas airport, nv, united states
  • Active & Adventure trips
National Geographic Traveler's Tours of a Lifetime 2010
Highlights

Explore 8 of the United States most breathtaking National Parks and Monuments, experience the ruins of Mesa Verde and ancient cliff dwellings with local Park Rangers, traverse Monument Valley by 4x4 with an expert Navajo guide

You’re always looking to get to the bottom of things—and there’s no better way to see the Grand Canyon than by staring up at it from deep within its heart. Welcome to a place where everything’s larger than life—big sky, big ruins and grand canyons. Whether by 4x4 or on foot, our handpicked tour guides will connect you to the vast expanses of the American Southwest. From cliff-top panoramas to the culture and legacy of Native American traditions, this region is sure to leave a sizeable impression.

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Nevada, United States, North America

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Itinerary

Day 1 Las Vegas

Arrive at any time.
Day 2 Las Vegas/Zion National Park (B,L)

Transfer to Zion National Park with its variety of trails for hikers and outdoor enthusiasts. We spend the next 2 days on various day hikes and explorations through the Park.
Day 3 Zion National Park (B,L)

We spend the day exploring the great outdoors hiking the Zion Canyon area.
Day 4 Bryce Canyon National Park (B,L)

Transfer to Bryce Canyon where we explore the fascinating hoodoos and learn about the captivating history of the area.
Day 5 Bryce Canyon National Park/Canyonlands/Moab (B,L)

Scenic drive through the Escalante Staircase area arriving in Canyonlands Park later in the afternoon for a hike.
Day 6 Arches National Park (B,L)

Today we spend the day in Arches National Park, hiking to various viewpoints and observing the red sandstone arches that highlight the area.
Day 7 Mesa Verde (B,L)

We explore Mesa Verde National Park which contains the largest and most important archeological preserve of Native American culture and ancient cliff-side cities in the USA.
Day 8 Monument Valley (B,L)

Embark on a ranger-guided visit of the Mesa Verde area. Continue on to Monument Valley which lies entirely within the Navajo Reservation. Here we explore in 4X4 vehicles with a local Navajo guide and visit local artisan shops.
Day 9 Betatakin/Grand Canyon National Park (B)

Today we visit the Navajo National Monument and take a park ranger guided hike of the Betatakin (Bitát'ahkin in Navajo) cliff dwellings. Later we enjoy a sunset view of the Grand Canyon.
Day 10 Grand Canyon National Park (B,L)

Day hike to the heart of Grand Canyon National Park at Indian Garden and the Plateau Point Trail. Option to take a helicopter flight or rafting trip.
Day 11 Las Vegas

Travel to Las Vegas, option to explore the city.
Day 12 Las Vegas

Depart at any time.

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