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Deserts and Canyons of the Southwest

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4.8 Based on 4 Reviews
  • duration 14 days
  • tour type Small group
  • age requirement 18-99 yrs
  • max group size 13
  • guiding method Fully guided
  • Tour Code BM-16256
  • Footprint Carbonneutral CO2 emissions resulting from all trips on Bookmundi will be offset via investments in carbon reduction projects.
  • Starts Las Vegas, USA
  • Ends Las Vegas, USA
  • +8
HIGHLIGHTS Download trip notes
  • Trek into the stunning Grand Canyon and marvel at this famous National Park
  • Witness the red landscapes of Monument Valley of the Navajo
  • Enjoy incredible day hikes in Bryce Canyon and Zion National Parks
  • Immerse yourself in the Canyonlands and Arches National Park
  • Take in incredible views at Lake Powell and Antelope Slot Canyon
  • Hike along secret local trails in Capitol Reef, San Rafael Swell and Canyon de Chelly
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Starting and ending in Las Vegas, the tour "Deserts And Canyons Of The Southwest" is a guided trekking tour that takes 14 days. You will travel through Las Vegas, Canyon De Chelly, Bryce Canyon National Park and 5 other destinations in the USA. "Deserts And Canyons Of The Southwest" is a small group tour which includes accommodation, transport, meals and others.

Enjoy refreshing winter hiking in the typically scorching red deserts of southwest USA. 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.
  • Day 1 : Arrival in Las Vegas, Nevada
  • Day 2 : Towards the Colorado Plateau
  • Day 3 : Zion National Park
  • Day 4 : Bryce Canyon National Park
  • Day 5 : Capitol Reef National Park
  • Day 6 : Hidden Slot Canyon
  • Day 7 : Arches National Park
  • Day 8 : Canyonlands National Park
  • Day 9 : Monument Valley & Chinle
  • Day 10 : Navajo guided walk at Canyon de Chelly
  • Day 11 : The Grand Canyon
  • Day 12 : A Day at the Grand Canyon
  • Day 13 : Return to Las Vegas
  • Day 14 : Departure
  • 13 nights accommodation in 2-3 star hotels with private facilities on a twin share basis
  • 13 breakfasts, 12 picnic lunches
  • Private transport
  • Services of an experienced driver-guide
  • Navajo Guide in Canyon de Chelly
  • National park entry fees & sightseeing as specified
  • Cost of laundry, soft drinks & alcoholic beverages
  • Meals not indicated in the itinerary
  • Crampons for potentially icy trails
  • Flights and Airport taxes
  • Travel Insurance (compulsory)
  • Visas
  • Medical treatment
  • Personal expenses
  • Optional excursions
4.8 - Excellent
Based on 4 reviews
  • Anonymous
  • On May 27 2018
4 - Very Good
Very Good
The landscapes covered in this trip far exceeded my expectations. Fantastic and diverse landscapes. I would wholeheartedly recommend this itinerary to anyone wanting to get a real sense of the diverse landscapes of North... Read more
  • Anonymous
  • On May 02 2017
5 - Excellent
Absolutely wonderful trip. Tour guide, Fred was superb. Breath-taking, intoxicating scenery. A great experience, and a great introduction to the geology/ history of South western USA. Thanks to the tour operator for a marvellous... Read more
  • Anonymous
  • On Apr 12 2017
5 - Excellent
The tour exceeded our expectations as our guide (Fred) always gave us an opportunity to see more fabulous sites beyond the itinerary provided. We maximised out time trekking and the picnic locations were great. I would strongly... Read more
  • Anonymous
  • On Apr 11 2017
5 - Excellent
Great trip with a fantastic guide.
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No additional cancellation fees apply for this Deserts and Canyons of the Southwest tour. You can cancel the tour up to 72 days prior departure and avoid paying the full amount, but your deposit paid is non-refundable. No refund applies for cancellations within 71 days of departure.


For any tour departures within 14 December 2022, full payment is required. For tours that depart later than 14 December 2022, a deposit of 283 USD is required to confirm the tour, and the remaining balance will be charged 71 days before trip departure.

Travel Insurance

Deserts and Canyons of the Southwest tour requires that you have adequate and valid travel insurance covering medical and personal accidents, including repatriation costs and emergency evacuation. We recommend using World Nomads' travel insurance.


For this Deserts and Canyons of the Southwest tour getting the required visa(s) is the responsibility for each individual traveller, as visa requirements vary depending on your nationality. We recommend to check with your local embassies representing the countries that you are traveling to, as part of this itinerary.

For Solo Travelers

A twin share room may not always be available for solo travelers as it depends on the final number of people on the tour. If you have picked twin share room while booking, and that option is not available, we will get back to you after booking. A single room might then be available against an additional fee.

COVID-19 Safety Measures

This trip incorporates the following COVID-19 measures:

  • This tour has received the World Travel and Tourism Council’s Safe Travels stamp, which provides travellers with assurance that COVID-19 health and hygiene global standardised protocols have been adopted.
  • Smaller group sizes have been implemented on this tour to protect against COVID-19 and to ensure that the tour complies with local authorities’ guidelines.
  • Rigorous hygiene safety measures will be followed in transportation, accommodation and meal venues.
  • Guides are trained in our COVID-19 response plan that has been developed in line with state government medical provisions.
  • All travellers 18 years and older will be required to be fully vaccinated atleast 14 days prior to departure.
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