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Southwest Explorer 12 days Las Vegas to Las Vegas

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12 day Southwest Explorer Tour departs Las Vegas to Las Vegas. Cowboy camps, ancient cliff dwellings & route 66.

Mesa Verde National Park

12 day Southwest Explorer Tour departs Las Vegas to Las Vegas.

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Cowboy camps, ancient cliff dwellings, route 66, sunset BBQ’s and an unforgettable night in a traditional Navajo Hogan in Monument Valley. World class mountain bike riding and hiking, this trip is the perfect getaway!

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 LAS VEGAS- ZION -BRYCE -ARCHES- CANYONLANDS -MESA VERDE -MONUMENT VALLEY-LAKE POWELL -GRAND CANYON -LAS VEGAS

Snap Shot: Painted Deserts,Wild Wild West, Native American Lands, Cowboys and Indians, Ancient Cliff Dwellings, National Parks Hiking, Las Vegas nightlife, 11 nights camping.

Local Payments: $10x 12days food kitty-covers three meals a day whilst camping.

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Day 1-2 Zion National Park

Zion National Park Tour

Leaving the bright lights of Las Vegas behind us for a while we head out to Utah’s finest National Park. Massive canyon walls and red sandstone cliffs ascend toward a brilliant blue sky. Challenge yourself to what’s considered the best half day hike in the southwest by hiking a narrow ridgeline to Angels Landing. Take it easy exploring the pristine Emerald pools, enjoy a river hike deep in the narrows, weather permitting.  Or if you are feeling really adventurous-do all three!

Day 3 Bryce National Park

Bryce National Park Tour

A short drive today takes us to an elevation of 8000 ft into Bryce National Park. Take a stroll along the rim and marvel at the unique sandstone spires (hoodoos) that rise dramatically from the natural amphitheater. Hike down into the hoodoos for an up close and personal experience with this fascinating landscape. A soak in the outdoor hot tub back at camp will ease those hiking muscles and a night around the campfire will end this day nicely.

Day 4-6 Arches and Canyonlands National Parks

Arches National Park Tour

Explore this stunning landscape in a guided sunset hummer tour or hang of a sandstone cliff on one of our optional canyoneering adventures! Visit Arches National Park, home to over 2000 arches, and Canyonlands National Park where the Green river meets the Colorado in some of the most spectacular scenery the southwest has to offer. Swap tales of Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid who used the canyons to hide from the law in the late 1800’s, at the local bar and enjoy a sunset BBQ overlooking the Maze district of Canyonlands. Mountain bike the famous slick rock or raft down the Colorado River-either way this destination sure is action packed!

Day 7 Mesa Verde National Park

Mesa Verde Cliff Dwelling

Step back in time and experience some Colorado history as you enjoy  some of the best-preserved cliff dwellings in the world, it offers a spectacular look into the lives of the Ancestral Pueblo people who made it their home for over 700 years.

Day 8 Monument Valley

Monument Valley Tour Sunrise

Now that you are in the cowboy mood we take you to one of the most iconic western movie locations on the planet.  Home to the Navajo Indians and one of the most famous landscapes in the Southwest USA we hop on a 4X4 jeep and take an included overnight adventure with a Navajo guide. Spend the night learning about Navajo culture around a camp fire before spending the night in a traditional Hogan dwelling. Waking up for a once in a lifetime sunrise we are getting an early start today!

Navajo taco dinner and breakfast included. Bring your own marshmallows!

Day 9 Cowboy Camp and Lake Powell

Lake Powell

Dust of your cowboy boots and practice your Yeehaw’s as we head to a secluded cowboy camp. After a much needed cooling down in Lake Powell, take a western style horseback ride or a short desert hike and get ready for a real life cowboy adventure! **Cowboy steak dinner optional

Day 10-11 The Grand Canyon

USA Grand Canyon Tour

Saving the best for last! After a brief visit to a Navajo trading post we follow the mighty Colorado River through the Painted Desert to one of the seven natural wonders of the world! Take in a bird’s eye view on an optional helicopter ride, stroll along the rim at sunset, take a hike into the one of the deepest  and most diverse canyons on earth or simply relax in one the rim cafes and admire the view before one last cookout with your new friends!

Day 12 Las Vegas

Las Vegas

We get our kicks at Route 66 and arrive back in Las Vegas  in plenty of time to relax poolside before heading for the strip in a stylish stretch limousine.

Your tour ends at our post tour accommodation at approx 5pm so your festivities can begin!

This may operate in either direction.

Let us take care of your pre and post tour accommodation– simply use the link provided in your booking confirmation to take care of your  Las Vegas pre and post tour accommodation.  You make a great saving on hotel costs and have more money for having fun!

Fancy making your trip of a lifetime lasting even longer? Take advantage of our heavily discounted day trip to Death Valley and witness one of the most fascinating, hottest and desolate places on earth- Even more fun with your new found friends! Book your Death Valley day trip option with your tour leader and take advantage of our amazing offer.

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INCLUDED:

Overnight Navajo guided jeep tour and Hogan trip Monument Valley

Cowboy Camp

Tour ancient Cliff dwellings at  Mesa Verde Natioanl  Park, Colarado

Visit the historic birthplace of Route 66

Sunset BBQ overlooking Canyonlands National Park

Grand Canyon sunset or sunrise

Incredible wildlife viewing opportunities

Great national park day hiking

All private transportation in a modern wifi enabled 13 passenger tour bus

Entrance to National Parks Grand Canyon, Arches, Canyonlands, Zion, Bryce, Mesa Verde

Tribal Park Monument Valley

Swimming in Lake Powell

Services of an experienced Tour Leader

All camping equipment (just bring your sleeping bag)

OPTIONAL ACTIVITIES (paid locally)

Helicopter flight over the Grand Canyon $160-$260

Horse riding $50

Sunset Hummer tour $80-$100

Mountain bike riding $45-$90

Canyoneering $80-95

Limousine ride Las Vegas $30

Shopping $ your limit!

Las Vegas casinos $ your lucky limit!

Fantastic National Park hikes FREE

NOT INCLUDED:

Local payment of $120 to cover meals whilst camping. This payment is payable to your tour leader at the time of departure.

Optional Activities

Meals in Las Vegas

Gratuities

Testimonials

  • There were total 12 of us in this tour. It was an interesting international combination and we fitted in the van perfectly as we are all in average size. Our tour guide Michael is knowledgeable, friendly and always tried to accommodate our request.

    Do not miss out the Antelope Canyon (optional item) , Its one the best spots in this tour.

    The tour was the best as we had good tour guide and a group of good people! all the places are worth-seeing and itinerary is well arranged. Thanks mike and Bindlestiff Tours!

    5star

     

     

     

     

    A 3-day national park tour that you CANNOT miss!
  • Bindlestiff Tours was the highlight of our trip to the USA. We took a national parks tour to Zion, Monument Valley, Lake Powell, Antelope Canyon, Bryce and the Grand Canyon. High quality tour with fabulous hotels- And I found all the hot tubs!
    We never went away hungry from the food choices Khriss made which included the surprise “Home made pie”, the chocolate cookies he provided for us during the long drives were very much appreciated.

    Indeed, our group, to a person, said unsolicited that Khriss was the BEST driver/guide they had ever had and valued his shared knowledge, his expertise, his professional, punctual service, his books, and his patience. They especially remembered his contagious smile, Southern wit, love of John Wayne and the West, and his amazing ability to have all our luggage [those big bags our girls always take] in place at the agreed departure time! Yes, we had a great time and are so appreciative of Khriss, who went above and beyond to see to the needs of everyone in our group. I speak for the group in thanking you all for a wonderful and unique SW experience! THANK YOU!

    5star

    Our small group had a very best trip to the SW US!
  • I recently came back from USA and I felt I had to share my experience with everyone.
    After a lot of research in internet about which Company to use to travel from Vegas and see the Grand Canyon and the highlights around there, I am so happy I finally chose Bindlestiff tours.
    My highlight of the trip was of course the helicopter flight over Grand Canyon, which was breathtaking. I would advise anyone to book the 55 mins flight in advance to avoid disappointment, for a bit more money than the 20 mins flight, you will be able to explore the Canyon best.
    Our guide, Mike, was very knowledgeable , funny but professional and made the whole group bond. We started as 12 strangers and ended the tour as friends .The fact of being a small group made the interaction with each other very easy .
    I felt this trip met my expectations if not exceeded them. This is a great choice if you don’t have a lot of time to drive freely and you want to see the National Parks highlights around Vegas.
    If you are looking and looking and you are not sure which Company you should go for, don’t think anymore. Choose Bindlestiff tours and it won’t disappoint !

    5star

    I cannot recommend this trip and Company enough
  • I spent 3 of my best days in the US on that tour. Perfectly organized and guided by JD Boyle, it gives the opportunity to visit legendary places and really feel the desert. To see the moon rise and the night fall over Monument Valley and the first sun rays above the same rocks the next morning was a dream come true. Thanks JD, thank you Bindlestiff! I hope to travel again with you some day:)

    5star

    National Parks Mini Explorer
  • Last summer I booked a 3 day trip covering Zion, Bryce, Monument Valley, Horseshoe bend, Grand Canyon, departing and end at Vegas. After one year, I still think this is the best trip I ever booked from a tour company. I was extremely lucky to have Vern as our guide & lead (also driver), a guy with great personality, also so experienced and professional in organizing everything. We were able to be quite flexible in deciding how long we wanted to stay in each place, which hiking trek to take, etc. I enjoyed every hiking route Vern recommended! I was travelling solo and was a bit concerned if I would be totally comfortable in joining a group tour, but it proved my concern was nonsense. The others in the group were very easy going and we got along well.

    Every park has its own uniqueness and amazing views. I loved every place really. The highlight for me is Monument Valley, apart from the sunrise (we had a great camping spot for watching sunrise!) and the safari tour, the whole place just felt so spiritual (my very personal feeling).

    I never felt rushed or bored during the 3 days. Most of the time I even forgot I was travelling with a tour company, I felt I was just travelling with a group of friends. Arizona and Utah not only have unique nature landscapes but also interesting social and culture characters.

    I would love to highly recommend Bindlestiff to everyone. If I have the chance, I will do another trip with Bindlestiff.

    5star

    Best tour ever, an unforgettable journey