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11-day South-West USA Small Group Tour

Small Group - Max 18 passengers!

See the American Southwest's magnificent landscapes - from red rock canyons to towering peaks, pine forests and swathes of desert.

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$6,269PP
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DURATION
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10 nights
WHAT'S INCLUDED
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About this holiday

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Read on for the amazing day-by-day itinerary...

On this trip from Phoenix to Denver, we'll travel via the scenic route as we explore some of the most picturesque areas the region has to offer.Travel on the historic railroad between Durango and Silverton. Experience Monument Valley with a Navajo guide, visit the majestic Grand Canyon, and more!

Inclusions

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  • 10 nights in boutique accommodation
  • Experienced Driver and Tour Leader
  • Premium mini-coach transportation
  • 10 Breakfasts, 1 Lunches, 6 Dinners
  • Small group tour (max 18 passengers)

Accommodation

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Your tour includes 10 nights in boutique accommodation

Travel dates

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Small group tours - max 18 passengers

  • 19-29 Apr 2020 - Twin share - from $6,269 per person
  • 10-20 May 2020- Twin share - from $6,379 per person
  • 31 May-10 Jun 2020- Twin share - from $6,819 per person
  • 23 Aug-02 Sep 2020- Twin share - from $6,819 per person
  • 04-14 Oct 2020 - Twin share - from $6,599 per person

For prices with flights, please call our friendly travel team on freecall 1300 414 198.

Itinerary

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Day 1 - Phoenix (Arizona) to Flagstaff

The gateway to the incredible desert landscapes of the Southwest, Phoenix is where our all-American adventure will begin. After meeting the group, we’ll kick off our journey and set a course for Flagstaff, with a stop at scenic Sedona on the way.

Meals- Dinner

Day 2 - Flagstaff (Grand Canyon day trip)

Delightfully pine-scented (the world's largest ponderosa pine forest is just a stone's throw away), Flagstaff is our base for exploring the Grand Canyon today. Iconic, ancient and otherworldly, this breathtaking site must be seen to be believed.

Meals- Breakfast

Day 3 - Flagstaff to Cortez (Colorado)

The sacred heartland of the Navajo people, the rugged Monument Valley has served as the backdrop to innumerable Western movies. Today we’ll lose ourselves in its magic as we take a jeep tour of the buttes and mesas with a local Navajo guide. Then: onwards to the desert oasis of Cortez for dinner.

Meals- Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 4 - Cortez to Durango

On our way to Durango we’ll stop off at Mesa Verde National Park, which is known for its fascinating Ancestral Puebloan cliff dwellings, archaeological sites and panoramic canyon views. We’ll take some time to drink in our amazing surroundings before checking into our hotel for a group dinner.

Meals- Breakfast, Dinner

Day 5 - Durango

Filled with Victorian saloons and tree-lined streets, Durango boasts old Western charm in abundance. Today we’ll step back in time with a ride on the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad, a heritage railway that’s been in continuous operation since 1882. The beautiful wilderness we’ll travel through is inaccessible by any road – making our ride a truly unique experience.

Meals- Breakfast

Day 6 - Durango to Santa Fe

Known as ‘the city different’, Santa Fe sits nestled in the foothills of the Sangre de Cristo mountain range. Today we’ll explore its many museums, adobe buildings and traditional Native American galleries before coming together to sample some authentic New Mexican cuisine.

Meals- Breakfast, Dinner

Day 7 - Santa Fe

Another day to take in the sights, sounds and unique atmosphere of Santa Fe. We’ll tick off the city’s most famous landmarks (including the Palace of the Governors, the Loretto Chapel and the Cathedral Basilica of St Francis of Assisi) on today’s walking tour.

Meals- Breakfast

Day 8 - Santa Fe to Taos

After a visit to the Bandelier National Monument, it’s onwards to our next stop: magical Taos. From the town’s soaring mountain backdrop to the staggering Rio Grande Gorge (not to mention the remarkable adobe pueblo), Taos has an otherworldly aura that’s especially evident when you see it at sunset.

Meals- Breakfast, Dinner

Day 9 - Taos to Colorado Springs

Framed by the towering eastern Rockies, Colorado Springs is a hub for outdoor recreational activities including hiking, biking and wildlife watching. It’s here that we’ll rest our heads for the night after making the scenic journey from Taos.

Meals- Breakfast

Day 10 - Colorado Springs

The most famous park in an area renowned for its natural beauty, the captivating Garden of the Gods is up next. We’ll spend the last full day of our tour taking some time to walk its trails, explore its striking red rock formations and to breathe in the cool mountain air. Tonight, there’s a delicious farewell dinner to look forward to.

Meals- Breakfast, Dinner

Day 11 - Colorado Springs to Denver

After breakfast we’ll say goodbye to Colorado Springs and hit the road to Denver, where our adventure will end.

Meals- Breakfast

Why not extend your stay? Ask our travel consultants for suggestions and don't forget to book your flights and travel insurance- freecall 1300 414 198 to secure your seat.

Questions

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How much luggage can I bring?

As we travel in mini-coaches, luggage space is limited. Each guest may bring one piece of main luggage of a standard size of no more than 158cm (when the length, width and height is added together) and weighing no more than 20kg. You may also bring one small carry-on bag per person. If you have more luggage, please make arrangements to store it prior to joining the tour. We are unable to carry extra luggage on the mini-coach.

What clothes should I bring?

A suggested packing list will be provided in your pre-departure information. We suggest packing for variable weather conditions. We also suggest a pair of good shoes for walking tours.

Top 10 items to bring:

  • Chargers and adapters
  • A waterproof jacket or umbrella
  • Towel
  • Medication
  • Sunglasses
  • Camera
  • Reusable water bottle
  • Layers
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Passport

What level of mobility do I need?:

You need to be fit enough to get on and off the vehicle on a regular basis, and to walk both to attractions and around towns and villages. You also need to able to walk up and down stairs in the hotels and use a shower over the bath. We frequently use traditional style hotels and the majority will not have lifts or ground floor rooms. 

Unfortunately, we are unable to accommodate mobility scooter or wheelchair users. If you have any medical issues, please declare them to us in advance of your tour. If you are in any doubt as to whether our tours are suitable for you, please check with us.

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Fine print

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Travel at 60 and supplier booking conditions apply