Deserts and Canyons of the Southwest

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5.0 Based on 4 Reviews
  • COVID-19protected
  • Trekking
  • Walking tour
  • Adventure
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  • duration 14 days
  • tour type Group
  • age requirement 18+ years old
  • max group size 13
  • guiding method Live Guide/Instructor
  • Starts Las Vegas, USA
  • Ends Las Vegas, USA
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
The Deserts and Canyons of the Southwest tour starts and ends in Las Vegas. The Deserts and Canyons of the Southwest is a trekking tour that takes 14 days taking you through Las Vegas, USA and other destinations in the USA.

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.
5 - 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 Americas's South West National Parks.”
  • 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. Thank you for a marvellous trip World Expeditions.”
  • 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 recommend taking the options of Antelope canyon to anyone taking the trip.”
  • Anonymous
  • On Apr 11 2017
5 - Excellent
“Great trip with a fantastic guide.”
  • 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
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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 70 days prior departure and avoid paying the full amount, but your deposit paid is non-refundable. No refund applies for cancellations within 69 days of departure.


For any tour departures within 28 November 2021, full payment is required. For tours that depart later than 28 November 2021, a deposit of 1500 USD is required to confirm the tour, and the remaining balance will be charged 69 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 travelling to, as part of this itinerary.

COVID-19 Safety Measures

This trip incorporates the following COVID-19 measures:

  • 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.
  • Wearing a mask, hand washing and sanitizing has been implemented on this trip. Frequently touched surfaces are regularly disinfected. Hygiene safety measures and distancing will furthermore be followed in transportation, accommodation and meal venues.
  • A multitude of COVID-19 distancing measures have been implemented on this package tour to keep travellers safe.
  • This tour has obtained a COVID-19 CLEAN accreditation from Quality Tourism Australia.
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