America's Great Desert National Parks (Phoenix)

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Chart a course through the deserts of America, basking in the photographer's dream of Death Valley, Badwater Basin’s salt flats, iconic Joshua Tree National Park and Red Rock Canyon’s towering cliffs. Find yourself tucking into gastronomic delights and sipping local brews with a Head Brewer.
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Overview

Trip type
Group Tour
Lodging level
Premium - 4 star
Physical level
Easy
Trip pace
Balanced schedule

What's this trip about?

    Chart a course through the deserts of America, basking in the photographer's dream of Death Valley, Badwater Basin’s salt flats, iconic Joshua Tree National Park and Red Rock Canyon’s towering cliffs. Find yourself tucking into gastronomic delights and sipping local brews with a Head Brewer.

Details

Itinerary focusClassic Highlights
Group sizeGroup - max of 40 people
Age range6 years and up
Flights and transportN/A
Start CityLas Vegas (NV)
End CityPhoenix (AZ)

Travel Themes

  • 50 plus
  • Cultural
  • Education / Learning
  • Small Ship Cruise

Destinations

  • North America
  • United States

Activities

  • Culture
  • Historic sightseeing

Trip includes

    • An expert Travel Director and professional Driver
    • Cherry-picked hotels, all tried and trusted
    • All porterage and restaurant gratuities
    • All hotel tips, charges and local taxes
    • Breakfast daily and up to half of your evening meals
    • Must-see sightseeing and surprise extras
    • Audio headsets for flexible sightseeing
    • All transport and transfers shown
    • Luxury air-conditioned coach with Wi-Fi in most countries or alternative transportation (such as rail journeys)
    • Optional Experiences and free time
    • On occasion, hotels of similar standard and location may be utilized.

Itinerary

Travel Map

Day 1: See the Neon Lights of Las Vegas

America’s captivating desert landscapes take center stage on this epic journey which begins in the playground of Las Vegas. Relax after your journey or tame Lady Luck. This evening, meet your Travel Director and fellow travelers for a Welcome Reception and then soar 5...

Day 2: Trek Through Vibrant Red Rock Canyon

Admire the towering red cliffs and sandstone peaks of the Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area this morning. Keep a keen eye out for its highest peak, La Madre Mountain, before continuing to Death Valley, one of the largest national parks in the USA. Aptly named...

Day 3: Venture into Vast Death Valley

Immerse yourself in the solitude and desolation of Death Valley on a guided tour of the park’s most famous sites including Zabriskie Point, and of course Badwater Basin and its massive salt flats – the lowest point below sea level in the western hemisphere. Today will...

Day 4: Voyage to Palm Springs

Heading south today you leave Death Valley and travel along the Mojave National Preserve, visit the desert Ghost Town of Calico. Our destination tonight is gorgeous Palm Springs in the Coachella Valley. Tonight, you'll dine at a restaurant that has been serving local residents for over 20 years.

Palm Mountain Resort and Spa

Breakfast, Dinner

Day 5: Feel the Vibes of Palm Springs

Start your morning with a celebrity and lifestyle tour of Palm Springs shedding light on the city's unique mid-century architecture, featuring an amazing collection of custom homes. This afternoon, join a ride on the Palm Springs’ Aerial Tramway and walk along the top...

Day 6: Adventure Awaits in Joshua Tree National Park

See the peculiar outstretched boughs of the Joshua Tree when you explore the national park that bears the name of this unusual-looking desert plant. Learn how the Mojave and Colorado desert ecosystems come together here and keep an eye out for the incredible variety o...

Day 7: Around the Salton Sea to Yuma Connect with Locals

This morning, travel around the Salton Sea, one of the world's largest inland seas and lowest spots on Earth at 227 feet below sea level. Stop at the Visitor Center to learn about the area’s geological and historic features. Journey to Yuma stopping at the stunning Im...

Day 8: Revel in the Diversity of the Sonoran Desert Dive Into Culture

Spot the saguaros as you travel through the Sonoran Desert National Monument. Touted as the most biologically diverse of all North America’s deserts, the Sonoran Desert is also home to an array of archaeological and historical sites including three mountain ranges and...

Day 9: Saguaro National Park Make Travel Matter

This morning, we travel to Saguaro National Park, named after the giant saguaro, the largest species of cacti in the country, and a symbol of the American southwest. You’ll learn about the national park’s mission to protect these majestic plants, which are only found ...

Day 10: Depart the Desert in Phoenix

Our journey through desert landscapes is at its end as you take a transfer to Phoenix Airport, arriving at approximately 11:00 AM. Please be aware when booking your flights.

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Dates & Availability

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Price per day$323
Last Updated: 2/23/2024
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Accommodation

Horseshoe Las Vegas The Ranch at Death Valley Palm Mountain Resort and Spa Fairfield Inn & Suites Yuma The Leo Kent Hotel,
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Meals Included
  • 1 Welcome Reception (WR)
  • 9 Breakfast (B)
  • 3 Dinner (D)
  • 1 Lunch (L)
Age Requirements
6 years and up
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