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Sagauro Desert near Tucson
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Sunset over Grand Canyon, Arizona
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Disneyland Park, Anaheim
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Hollywood Sign and Griffith Observatory, Los Angeles

Exhilarating Western USA - Family Self-Drive

10 Nights from £1,679 Including Flights

Overview

This self-drive tour has been especially designed for families and can be tailormade for you. Over 11 days you’ll road trip through the great west exploring the incredible Grand Canyon, raft along the Colorado River by day and sleep under the glistening stars by night. Try out horseback riding on a dude ranch in Tucson and be captivated by the glitz of Las Vegas. End the trip in Los Angeles as you try out the thrilling rides of Universal or explore the magical Disney California Adventure Park, or if your teenagers prefer perhaps take a tour around the locations of the Stars Homes and go for a studio tour of Warner Bros.

This is a tailormade holiday and the itinerary can be changed to suit you and your family. Prices are based on a family of four sharing and include fully comprehensive SUV car hire for 10 days (pick up on day 2).

Highlights

  • Sleep under the stars with a glamping experience in Arizona, near the Grand Canyon National Park
  • Stay on a dude ranch near Tuscon to enjoy horse-rirding and other outdoor activities
  • Marvel at the unique landscapes of the Joshua Tree National Park
  • Enjoy the family-friendly attractions of The Strip of Las Vegas when you stay in the “Entertainment Capital of the World”
  • Have fun in the theme parks of southern California - Get your heart racing as you take on the rollercoasters at Universal Studios LA and explore the Wizarding World of Harry Potter. Or with younger children you might prefer the laid-park Disneyland California in Anaheim (optional extra)
     

Itinerary Overview
Fly into Los Angeles 1 night – Palm Springs 1 night– Tucson 2 nights – Grand Canyon 2 night – Las Vegas 2 night – Los Angeles or Anaheim 2 nights – Fly home

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Day 1

Arrive in Los Angeles

Land in Los Angeles and take the airport shuttle to your hotel for your overnight stay.

Overnight: Hilton Los Angeles Airport or similar

Day 2

Los Angeles – Palm Springs (122 miles)

In the morning leave LA as you drive towards the palm lined streets to California’s most desirable holiday spots and aptly named Palm Springs. Have a little R&R here as you unwind in the sun and take a dip in the refreshing pool. A short drive from Palm Springs sits the unique Joshua Tree, its national park named after the tree, this spike-leafed evergreen grows nowhere else in the world. Its height varies from a staggering 4 - 12 metres tall.

Overnight: Renaissance Palm Springs or Saguaro Palm Springs or similar

Day 3

Palm springs – Tucson (381 miles)

This is a long drive to Tucson so if you want to stay overnight in Phoenix to break up the journey let us know and we can tailor this in for you. Once arrived, you’ll be staying in this fantastic ranch for a couple of nights. Surrounded by desert and majestic mountains this great experience will be fun for the whole family. Your stay includes breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Overnight: Tanque Verde Ranch, Full board

Day 4

Tucson

Today you’ll have the full day at the ranch to explore. Choose from horse riding and lessons, mountain biking and hiking or if that’s not your thing you can go on a 4x4 jeep tour through the Sonoran Desert with a chance of spotting some Arizona wildlife (activities at extra charge).

Overnight: Tanque Verde Ranch, Full board

Day 5

Tucson – Grand Canyon (314 miles)

After some wild west fun, you’ll travel north towards Williams, a town just outside of the Grand Canyon. Here you’ll experience camping like no other. Arrive to fully set up luxury tents with a gorgeous backdrop, king size beds, wood-burning stove and the option to upgrade with a stargazing window – all without lifting a finger! Kids can stay adjacent in their own tipi tent with two single beds. Enhance your stay with en-suite facilities with complimentary plant-based organic bath products.

Solar powered energy is used when possible throughout the main communal tent, meaning you’ll unplug from the modern tech world. There is no WIFI, TV or electricity in your tent (however USB battery packs are provided) with the main focus on spending quality time together experiencing the stunning outdoors. Everyone receives a complimentary s’more making kit to be used by the main fire pit as you sit under the stars.

Overnight: Under Canvas Grand Canyon

Day 6

Grand Canyon

Be in awe as you marvel at the greatness of the Grand Canyon South Rim located under 30 minutes from the camp. For those thrill-seekers how about rafting down the Colorado River and truly experiencing the sheer scale of this natural wonder (extra charge).

Overnight: Under Canvas Grand Canyon

Day 7

Grand Canyon – Las Vegas (252 miles)

After an amazing time experiencing the great outdoors in style you’ll journey to the bright lights of Las Vegas. Get a family photo in front of the famous sign as it welcomes you in and gaze upon the majestic Bellagio Fountains as they dance through the night

Overnight: Embassy Suites Las Vegas or Excalibur Hotel or similar

Day 8

Las Vegas

Enjoy exploring this one-of-a-kind city at great heights as you take an optional ride on the High Roller Observation Wheel or how about taking in a fabulous show in the evening?

For the more adventurous kids (and adults!) how about ziplining above the crowds through Fremont Street. Stationed at Slotzilla this 12-story slot machine flies you through at a speed of 40mph, with four separate zip lines you’ll race with your relatives to reach the end.

Overnight: Embassy Suites Las Vegas or Excalibur Hotel or similar

Day 9

Las Vegas – Los Angeles or Anaheim (270 miles)

Make your way back to the City of Angels where you can stay in either Los Angeles near Universal Studios or Anaheim near Disneyland Park, both suggested hotels are conveniently located and under a 10-minute drive to the nearest park.

Universal Studios is busting with incredible themed areas; roam amongst the walkers as you make your way through The Walking Dead area, explore the spell-binding Wizarding World of Harry Potter and laugh your way through Despicable Me’s Minion Mayhem. Grab a behind the scenes tour as you journey through how they create big Hollywood blockbusters and witness filming in action (extra charge).

Overnight: The Garland LA or Hilton Anaheim or similar

Day 10

Los Angeles or Anaheim

Visit the happiest place on Earth as you explore Disneyland Park and Disney California Adventure Park (extra charge). Walk down Main Street in all its glory, spot the unmistakable beacon of Sleeping Beauty Castle and get the chance to meet Mickey and friends in the Magic Kingdom. Stretched over two parks you’ll have over 15 themed areas full of rides and attractions to see and do! Get excited about the vast lands from Frontierland to Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge and Pixar Pier to the Avengers Campus (coming Summer 2020)!

Overnight: The Garland LA or Hilton Anaheim or similar

Day 11

Depart for Los Angeles airport

Today is your last day of your incredible trip through the west. How about taking in some iconic sights such as Griffith Observatory and the Hollywood Signs or some last-minute shopping at Hollywood and Highland. Return your rental car and fly home.

  • Return transatlantic flights
  • Hotel accommodation for 10 nights with suggested hotels or similar
  • SUV car hire with fully inclusive insurance for 10 days
  • Personalised roadbook

What’s not included

  • Car parking fees
  • Entrance fees and charges for activities or attractions

We will happily pre-book any of the mentioned attractions, tickets or activities prior to travel for a stress free holiday - just let us know and we'll put this together for you.

Holly Reid
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