An introduction to the bright lights of Vegas, contrasting with numerous adventures in some of the USA's must-see western National Parks. Hike trails amongst beautiful scenery, explore other worldly rock formations, walk between tall eroded pillars and underneath archways, view miles of scenery from a glistening lake and raise your adrenaline levels with rock climbing, water sports and a helicopter ride over the Grand Canyon.
Arrive at McCarran International Airport, where you can grab a taxi for the short ride to your swish room at the Wynn hotel, themed botanically and surrounded by trees, a waterfall and greenery - something of a rarity in the desert city of neon and glass.
Begin your trip with a trip to a couple of Las Vegas' museums, where you can learn all about the rich history of the area via the exhibitions of old signs at the Neon Museum and venture into the world of organised crime at the Mob Museum, portraying the battles of law enforcement against the mob. Once you've soaked up Vegas' past, it's time to celebrate the present with one of the best shows in town; from Cirque to Soleil to Britney to Jersey Boys, we can book your tickets in advance.
Zion mountaineering school for some expert instruction in mountain climbing
River tubing in the Virgin River
From pillars to arches, your next stop is a four hour drive and the longest distance of the trip.
On your arrival, settle into the Sorrel River Ranch Resort and Spa, set on the banks of the Colorado river, and offering luxurious accommodation within easy reach of both Moab in Utah's Colorado Plateau, and the Arches National Park.
Today you'll head to Lake Powell National Park, but not before taking a slight detour to Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park on the way.
The park straddles the border of Arizona and Utah, and is easily one of the most photographed US National Parks. The park is dominated by deep red mesas and sandstone towers, some reaching the heady heights of 1,000 feet. From here you'll make your way to the Amangiri hotel, which will be your base for the next few days.
Spend your day on a scenic boat tour of the lake and feel the breeze in your hair as you take photographs of the passing scenery.
With a guided boat tour you can take in the history and geology of Lake Powell or for a more romantic experience, cruise on the lake at sunset and watch the sky glow against the shimmering water.
Continue on to your final stop, at Yavapai Lodge, located a mile from the Grand Canyon's southern rim. Measuring 277 miles in length, up to 18 miles wide and over a mile deep in part, the best way to take in the sheer scale and incredible beauty of this national park is from the skies.
You will be collected from your Lodge and taken to the helicopter terminal to begin your over land tour. Once back on the ground, you can also head to one of many lookouts around the canyon rim that will provide that perfect panorama to complete your experience.
Return to Las Vegas and stay in the Wynn for your final night in the USA. We'll reserve a table at one of the city's finest restaurants to end the trip in style. You will then drop your car off at the airport and catch your international flight home.
If you would like to book the itinerary mentioned above, with economy flights, during mid-season and staying in our preferred room category at our preferred hotels.
If you would like to pare back the above itinerary by travelling at non-peak times, staying in a standard room and removing some or all of the guided activities.
If you are looking for something extra special, we can discuss with you upgrading your accommodation, flights or activities.
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