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Grand Canyon & the American Southwest Guided Walking Holiday

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Duration: 14 nights
Type: Worldwide Multi-Centre
Walking Grade: 2
from £4,999pp with flights

One of the world's seven natural wonders, you'll be excused for having your breath taken away in the Grand Canyon and the other stunning landscapes we encounter on this holiday. Hike over lava rocks in Snow Canyon, discover the rock formations at Zion National Park and see the parade of dramatic rocks through the canyon lands of America's South West. Immerse yourself in this playground of smoothed rock, twin rivers, narrow canyons, wildflower gardens, secret meadows and otherworldly colours. Spend your days enjoying the natural wonders of America's National Parks on foot and take in the magnificence of the Grand Canyon and Arches National Park. Then, in the evening, relax in handpicked lodges and hotels, stargazing beneath the unspoiled desert skies.

Holiday Highlights

  • Chance your luck on the gaming tables beneath the bright lights of Las Vegas
  • Immerse yourself in the Grand Canyon as you descend the sheer sides of the gorge on the South Kaibab Trail
  • Discover Zion National Park's waterfalls, steep overhanging cliffs and surreal rock formations
  • Hike the Devil’s Garden Trail below the stunning stone spans of Arches National Park

What’s included

  • 14 nights’ accommodation in en-suite rooms
  • Full board from dinner on arrival to breakfast on day of departure
  • A full programme of guided walks led by local guides and an HF Holidays' leader
  • All sightseeing, and entrance fees
  • Travel by air-conditioned coach/minivan
  • Tips

Trip Notes

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Arrive at Las Vegas airport, and transfer to our downtown hotel. The rest of the day is then at leisure to relax ahead of our adventure - there may be time for you to try your luck in a casino or to explore Fremont Street.

Golden Nugget - Las Vegas

The Golden Nugget offers iconic Vegas ambience with a luxurious, modern feel. In the vibrant downtown area, the hotel features a lagoon-style pool and spa.


We'll head out to hike a loop trail at Snow Canyon, passing by lava tubes and slick rocks with moqui marbles. Later, we'll discover something of the area's prehistory with a visit to a dinosaur track site.

Hampton Inn, Springdale - Grand Canyon & American Southwest

We stay at the Hampton Inn, located a short distance from the Holiday Inn Express. The hotel features an outdoor pool and fitness centre. Rooms include tea/coffee makers and free WiFi.


We've got a whole day to explore the national park. Our walk will take us out to Angel's Landing - there's then an option, for those who fancy a bit of a challenge, to take on a short Via Ferrata section.

Hampton Inn, Springdale - Grand Canyon & American Southwest

We stay at the Hampton Inn, located a short distance from the Holiday Inn Express. The hotel features an outdoor pool and fitness centre. Rooms include tea/coffee makers and free WiFi.


We'll get out early to walk on the Watchman Trail before driving to Bryce Canyon in time for sunset and dinner.

Best Western Ruby's Inn, Bryce Canyon - Grand Canyon & American Southwest

Part of the Best Western chain, Ruby's Inn has a distinctive Southwestern feel. Situated at the entrance to Bryce Canyon National Park, this hotel offers the perfect base for exploring this spectacular area.


Today we'll spend a whole day walking in Bryce Canyon. We'll take in Queens Garden, the Peekaboo trail and follow in the footsteps of Native Americans on a Navajo trail. Our route will take us to a great picnic spot, with beautiful views over ancient bristle cone pines.

Best Western Ruby's Inn, Bryce Canyon - Grand Canyon & American Southwest

Part of the Best Western chain, Ruby's Inn has a distinctive Southwestern feel. Situated at the entrance to Bryce Canyon National Park, this hotel offers the perfect base for exploring this spectacular area.


Enjoy a scenic drive via Highway 12 over petrified sand dunes then via the Burr Trail to Capitol Reef National Park, where we'll spend the day walking, heading out to Strike Valley overlook. We'll enjoy stunning views along the way. Later, we'll head to our waterside lodge at Lake Powell, an amazingly wild and beautiful area.

Defiance House Lodge, Bulfrog - Grand Canyon & American Southwest

Overlooking the lake, the lodge is our gateway to explore the local area. Rooms feature tea/coffee making facilities, toiletries, fridge and hair dryer. Rooms have either a patio or balcony from where you can enjoy the beautiful surroundings.


Today's walk takes in a loop trail through this well-known canyon, narrow and curvy rock walls. We'll then continue on to our hotel in Green River, which overlooks the river itself.

River Terrace Inn, Green River - Grand Canyon & American Southwest

Located on the banks of the Green River, we enjoy a short stay in the large, comfortable rooms of the River Terrace Inn. We have time to relax in this scenic setting, walk the gardens or take a dip in the outdoor pool.


We have two walks to enjoy today: Double O Arch and Devils Garden; and Delicate Arch. We then head to Moab, where we'll be staying for two nights.

Aarchway Inn, Moab - Grand Canyon & American Southwest

A warm welcome awaits at the Aarchway Inn. Located on the edge of town, between picturesque red rock and the buttes of the Colorado River, and close to nearby national parks.


Today we'll complete the Squaw and Lost Canyon loop with a full day in the remote region of Needles in Canyonlands National Park. This is sure to be an incredible walk!

Aarchway Inn, Moab - Grand Canyon & American Southwest

A warm welcome awaits at the Aarchway Inn. Located on the edge of town, between picturesque red rock and the buttes of the Colorado River, and close to nearby national parks.


We drive to Monument Valley, where we'll enjoy a jeep tour around this iconic landscape before the onward drive to Chinle, Canyon de Chelly where we'll be staying in the historic and Navajo-owned Thunderbird Lodge.

Thunderbird Lodge, Canyon de Chelly - Grand Canyon & American Southwest

Owned and operated by the Navajo Nation, this lodge is a unique and historic property, full of charm and comfort. An interpretation area will introduce you to the area's history, located in the onsite trading post. Rooms are welcoming and feature a number of amenities including satellite TV, hairdryer and free WiFi.


Explore the Canyon de Chelly and the sacred Navajo land on all-day guided walk with a local Navajo guide. We'll walk along the Bare Trail (with slick/exposed rock) to the  base of the canyon; from here, we'll walk along the canyon floor past Native American ruins and rock art, at times walking through creeks.

Thunderbird Lodge, Canyon de Chelly - Grand Canyon & American Southwest

Owned and operated by the Navajo Nation, this lodge is a unique and historic property, full of charm and comfort. An interpretation area will introduce you to the area's history, located in the onsite trading post. Rooms are welcoming and feature a number of amenities including satellite TV, hairdryer and free WiFi.


On our journey to the Grand Canyon, we'll stop to visit the National Historic Site of Hubbell Trading Post. Here you can see sheep, rugs, jewellery and more as you wander the 160 acre site. From here, we'll head to Hopi Mesas to visit the Walpi, an ancient Native American village. Arguably one of the most inspiring places in Arizona, we'll take in the amazing vistas of the sky and distant horizons as we look down over the valleys. We continue to the Grand Canyon, where we'll stay for the next two nights. Once there, we'll end the day on a high, watching as the sun sets over the vast and majestic expanse of this famous canyon.

Canyon Plaza Resort, Grand Canyon - Grand Canyon & American Southwest

The Canyon Plaza Resort is situated only a mile south of the entrance to the Grand Canyon itself. The outdoor pool and jacuzzi are perfect for relaxing weary limbs after a long day walking.


The next day, enjoy a guided walk in the Grand Canyon National Park with our local guide. We'll hike along the famous South Kaibab Trail to Skeleton Point, enjoying the amazing views that surround us as we go.

Canyon Plaza Resort, Grand Canyon - Grand Canyon & American Southwest

The Canyon Plaza Resort is situated only a mile south of the entrance to the Grand Canyon itself. The outdoor pool and jacuzzi are perfect for relaxing weary limbs after a long day walking.


This morning there's some free time before we continue our journey - you might like to arrange a helicopter ride (optional extra, payable locally) to experience the Grand Canyon from a completely different angle. It's then on to the bright lights of Las Vegas, driving via the historic Route 66. Take time to explore the casinos and their many attractions or the vibrant downtown area.

Golden Nugget - Las Vegas

The Golden Nugget offers iconic Vegas ambience with a luxurious, modern feel. In the vibrant downtown area, the hotel features a lagoon-style pool and spa.


After breakfast, we'll return to Las Vegas airport for our return flight to the UK.


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Golden Nugget - Las Vegas

The Golden Nugget offers iconic Vegas ambience with a luxurious, modern feel. In the vibrant downtown area, the hotel features a lagoon-style pool and spa.

Holiday Inn Express, Springdale - Grand Canyon & American Southwest

Tucked among the towering red rock cliffs of Zion Canyon, the Holiday Inn Express offers spectacular scenic views. Rooms have excellent amenities, including space for walking gear and comfortable beds. 

Hampton Inn, Springdale - Grand Canyon & American Southwest

We stay at the Hampton Inn, located a short distance from the Holiday Inn Express. The hotel features an outdoor pool and fitness centre. Rooms include tea/coffee makers and free WiFi.

Best Western Ruby's Inn, Bryce Canyon - Grand Canyon & American Southwest

Part of the Best Western chain, Ruby's Inn has a distinctive Southwestern feel. Situated at the entrance to Bryce Canyon National Park, this hotel offers the perfect base for exploring this spectacular area.

Defiance House Lodge, Bulfrog - Grand Canyon & American Southwest

Overlooking the lake, the lodge is our gateway to explore the local area. Rooms feature tea/coffee making facilities, toiletries, fridge and hair dryer. Rooms have either a patio or balcony from where you can enjoy the beautiful surroundings.

River Terrace Inn, Green River - Grand Canyon & American Southwest

Located on the banks of the Green River, we enjoy a short stay in the large, comfortable rooms of the River Terrace Inn. We have time to relax in this scenic setting, walk the gardens or take a dip in the outdoor pool.

Aarchway Inn, Moab - Grand Canyon & American Southwest

A warm welcome awaits at the Aarchway Inn. Located on the edge of town, between picturesque red rock and the buttes of the Colorado River, and close to nearby national parks.

Thunderbird Lodge, Canyon de Chelly - Grand Canyon & American Southwest

Owned and operated by the Navajo Nation, this lodge is a unique and historic property, full of charm and comfort. An interpretation area will introduce you to the area's history, located in the onsite trading post. Rooms are welcoming and feature a number of amenities including satellite TV, hairdryer and free WiFi.

Canyon Plaza Resort, Grand Canyon - Grand Canyon & American Southwest

The Canyon Plaza Resort is situated only a mile south of the entrance to the Grand Canyon itself. The outdoor pool and jacuzzi are perfect for relaxing weary limbs after a long day walking.

What to Bring

Essential Equipment

As you’ll be carrying your own luggage at airports and between your transport and hotels we recommend you try to keep your luggage to a minimum. These items are a general suggestion of what to pack for an active outdoor and walking holiday; depending on your destination, you may need more of some things and less – or none! – of others. You’ll know best what you prefer to wear when out walking or while taking part in other outdoor activities.

  • Please ensure you have access to emergency funds should you need them; carrying a credit card is probably the most convenient method.
  • Passport (and copies); booking confirmation; insurance cover note; HF Holidays’ registration form.
  • Walking boots (worn in), with good ankle support and spare bootlaces
  • Walking socks
  • Walking sandals
  • Lightweight fleece, waterproof trousers and jacket
  • Shorts and short-sleeved t-shirts
  • Long trousers and long-sleeved lightcoloured shirts with collars to protect from the sun. Your clothing should ideally be pre-treated with insect repellent and in-built sun protection (available from specialist clothing stores such as Rohan, Cotswold Outdoor).
  • Warm fleece, scarf/buff hat and gloves
  • Torch
  • Comfortable clothes and shoes for evenings and sightseeing
  • Sun protection – sun hat, sunglasses, high factor sunscreen and lip protection
  • Water bottle – at least 2-litre capacity
  • Lightweight survival bag
  • Small/medium rucksack (30 litre) and a liner or cover to keep contents dry
  • Insect repellent
  • Universal travel plug
  • Personal first aid kit including: personal medication, tissues, plasters, blister kit, painkillers, antiseptic wipes, Imodium, rehydration sachets
  • Trekking poles (especially if you find these useful for descents); camera; umbrella; binoculars; high energy food bars. Please note that the HF Holidays’ leader reserves the right to refuse to take any guest on a walk should they consider that a lack of suitable clothing/footwear may affect safety

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2019
12 Oct - 26 Oct 2019 Itinerary £4,999 Unavailable
2020
04 Apr - 18 Apr 2019 Itinerary £5,199 £4,999 Unavailable
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2019
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Important Information

  • Single room supplement: £999
Duration:
14 nights
Type:
Worldwide Multi-Centre
Walking Grade:
2

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