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Western Dream

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One of our most popular itineraries traverses the varied wilderness of the West Coast of America, experiencing nature's transformation from pristine alpine forests to expansive arid deserts. Marvel at Yosemite's granite cliffs, the spectacular Antelope Slot Canyon and explore Zion and Bryce Canyon's winding trails. Also included are the hidden secrets of the Navajo nation on an included backroads tour of Monument Valley. The Western Dream walking tour will take you to some of the finest national parks in the USA, making this one amazing West Coast American holiday.

  • Days 1 Las Vegas

    Enjoy a free day in the desert neon city of Las Vegas before your epic adventure begins. Take a stroll along The Strip to discover the resort hotels that make this desert city tick. A welcome meeting will be held at approximately 18:00 hrs in the evening with free time afterwards to explore the neon cityscape. Accommodation: Hotel included | Meals: Paid locally

  • Days 2-3 Route 66 - Grand Canyon

    Leaving vibrant Las Vegas, make your way towards the Grand Canyon National Park stopping en route at the Route 66 town of Seligman, filled to the brim with pure Americana and echoing a time when it was the main highway across America. The Grand Canyon itself is difficult to comprehend, even as you stand at the rim or hike down into the canyon. Carved over several millennia, this incredible wonder of nature is 445 km long, up to 29 km wide and over 1.6 km deep. Snaking through the canyon floor is the Colorado River, which runs 2,330 km through seven US states and two Mexican states. In your free time, we highly recommend a scenic helicopter flight over the canyon, which offers perspectives that cannot be seen by foot. Also recommended is the film show at the IMAX Theater, which will give you a good overview of the area and how it developed. Alternatively, stroll the easy meandering South Rim Trail, hike your way down the more challenging Bright Angel Trail to Plateau Point, or simply relax at the canyon's edge and enjoy a spectacular sunset over one of the world's natural wonders. Please note: Due to park regulations, your leader is not able to hike with you at the Grand Canyon. Trail: Grand Canyon Rim trails There are number of different viewpoints along the trail which although differ in mileage and duration, remain stable with regards to altitude. Trail: Bright Angel Trail to Plateau Point Mileage: 10.7 miles (17.21 kms) Altitude change: 3,195 feet Duration: 7-8 hours (with lunch stop at Plateau Point) Accommodation: Camping included | Meals: Breakfast (x1), lunch (x2) and dinner (x2) included

  • Days 4 Monument Valley

    Discover sacred land in the heart of the Navajo Nation, Monument Valley, on a 4X4 vehicle, before continuing on foot. The red sandstone monoliths have been the backdrop to countless Westerns featuring cowboys riding off into the sunset. Here you'll explore the incredible array of rock formations on an included guided backroads tour and learn the magic and myth of the rich Native American culture. Your camp is also on the Navajo Tribal Lands of Monument Valley and is a photographer's paradise, with ample time to relax and view the valley's surreal sunset. This is set to be one of the highlights of your American adventure. Walking: After disembarking the 4x4, you continue on foot primarily a long a flat desert surface. In total, you should be walking a maximum of 2.5 miles. Accommodation: Camping included | Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner included

  • Days 5 Antelope Canyon - Kodachrome Basin State Park

    Visit Horseshoe Bend for that classic view of the Colorado River en route to the stunning Antelope Canyon, which in Navajo language means 'the place where water runs through rocks'. A Navajo guided visit is included and your guide will show you how flash floods have carved and sculpted this beautiful area, resulting in a smooth and colourful slot canyon. You continue your journey onto Kodachrome Basin State Park, before spending an evening camped out under the desert stars. Accommodation: Camping included | Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner included

  • Days 6 Bryce Canyon National Park - Kodachrome Basin State Park

    This morning you traverse a high plateau to Bryce Canyon National Park. 'Mysterious', 'breathtaking' and 'out of this world' are only a few of the descriptions offered by past visitors to describe this fascinating natural amphitheatre of pink, orange and white sandstone spires, known locally as hoodoos. There's a variety of scenic viewpoints and trails that range from easy to moderate in difficulty, but the group will hike the Peekaboo-Queens Garden Loop Trail. The 5.9-mile loop is a combination of three trails that offer the best of the park. There's a narrow canyon, arches and hoodoos galore but the toughest part of the hike is the ascent back to the top. You'll gain 582 feet when the hike is finished. Trail: Peekaboo-Queens Garden Loop Trail Mileage: 5.9 miles (9.4 kms) Altitude change: 1,660 ft. Duration: 3.5 hours Accommodation: Camping included I Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner included

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Aktiviteter

  • A series of named hikes through some of Americas most beautiful national parks
  • Navajo guided backroads tour of Monument Valley
  • Explore the sculpted and colourful formations at Antelope Slot Canyon
  • View the town of Seligman on Route 66
  • Grand Canyon sunrise or sunset and incredible hiking trails
  • View iconic Horseshoe Bend
  • Bryce Canyon trails and overnight at Kodachrome Basin
  • Full day in Zion National Park and hike to Angels Landing
  • Visit the ecological playground of Death Valley National Park plus cheese and wine evening
  • 2 full days in Yosemite National Park
  • Walk the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco

Boende

10 nights camping with equipment (except sleeping bag) and 2 hotel nights in twin share accommodation. For your own tent and room request our optional Solo Sleeper (see 'Dates & Prices' tab)

Ytterligare information

  • Helicopter flight - Grand Canyon US$284
  • IMAX Theater - Grand Canyon US$15
  • Bike rental - Yosemite US$12-$34
  • Float trip on the Merced River - Yosemite US$31
  • Western horseback riding - Bryce Canyon US$65-$90

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