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Ultimate Southwest Tour 21 days Las Vegas to Las Vegas

21 days camping/lodging Southwest USA departs Las Vegas to Las Vegas. Experience an unforgettable night in traditional Navajo Hogan.

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21 days camping/lodging Southwest USA departs Las Vegas to Las Vegas.

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Experience an unforgettable night in traditional Navajo Hogan in Monument Valley on our included overnight excursion! Get back to nature, go hiking, party in big cities and catch incredible California coast sunsets. This trip has it all!

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Snap Shot: Glitz and Glamour Mountains, deserts, beaches and canyons of Utah, Arizona, California and Nevada, Cowboys and Indians. The very best of the USA Southwest!

16 nights camping 2 Hotel nights San Francisco 2 Hostel nights Los Angeles.

Local Payments: $10x 21days food kitty, en route hotels/hostels $40×4 nights. Covers three meals a day whilst camping.

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Day 1-2 The Grand Canyon

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Leaving the bright lights of Las Vegas behind us for a while we head out via historical Route 66 to one of the seven natural wonders of the world-the Grand Canyon! Take in a bird’s eye view on an optional scenic helicopter ride, stroll along the rim at sunset, take a stunning hike into the one of the deepest  and most diverse canyons on earth or simply relax in one the rim cafes a admire the view before settling in for an evening around the campfire.

Day 3 Cowboy Camp and Lake Powell

Dust of your cowboy boots and practice your Yeehaw’s as we head to a secluded Utah cowboy camp. 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 4- Monument Valley

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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 to Moab today. **Navajo taco dinner and breakfast included. Bring your own marshmallows!

Day 5-7 Arches and Canyonlands National Parks

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Explore some of Utah’s finest scenery in a guided 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 float down the Colorado River-either way this destination sure is action packed!

Day 8-10 Bryce and Zion National Parks

Part of the Grand Staircase of time, these parks offer great hiking and photo opportunities. Once described as a “hell of a place to lose a cow” you will find yourself in amongst the red hoodoos of Bryce Canyon or tackling the world famous Angels Landing hike in Zion National Park, a hike in the narrows is always a great way to cool down on a hot afternoon!

Day 11-Mojave Desert

Known for alien sightings and starry skies, get ready for an unforgettable night in the mighty, mysterious  Mojave Desert.

Day 12-13 Yosemite National Park

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Home to the 5th tallest waterfall in the world and over 1200 square miles of awe-inspiring wilderness, Yosemite boosts a wealth of activities. Hike amongst the giant sequoias trees, frolic in the Merced River, take a gentle bike ride or hike the trails in this extraordinary environment. Surrounded by towering cliffs and amazing wildlife viewing opportunities you can be sure you will take home fabulous photos and lifetime memories.

Day 14-15 San Francisco

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The City by the Bay, stroll across the Golden Gate Bridge, take a walk through Chinatown, visit Alcatraz, ride the famous cable cars, take a sunset cruise, visit Pier 39-the choice is yours, but be sure to leave enough energy for some top of the line nightlife and some serious shopping!

Day 16 Pacific Coast

Making our way south down the California coastline you may get lucky and sight one of many giant elephant seals that make their colony along the rugged beaches of the Pacific Ocean, or even a humpback whale migrating up to Alaska in the springtime. Giant redwood trees, sand dunes and   incredible sunsets- this truly is the Californian coast at its most spectacular.

Day 17-18 Los Angeles

Journey right to the heart of the City of Angels we’re talking Hollywood! Get your star spotting eyes at the ready as your drive down Sunset Strip, cruise Beverly Hills and take in the Hollywood sign. Spend the next day exploring Santa Monica and doing some serious people watching at Venice Beach. Hit up some bars and immerse yourselves in La’s vibrant nightlife!

Day 19-20 San Diego

Try your skills at surfing, soak up some sun along the beautiful California beaches, rollerblade along the boardwalk, visit SeaWorld or the world famous San Diego zoo. Visit historic Old Town and the Gas Lamp District and sample the local cuisine with your new friends.

Day-21 Las Vegas

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Get ready for a night out to remember (or forget!)  Get your glad rags on and head for the strip in a stylish stretch limousine! Party the night away at some of the hippest nightclubs in the world or try your hand at poker, and remember-what happens in Vegas stays on facebook!

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 select the hotel add on button when booking and we will 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 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
Visit Navajo National Monument and Hopi cliff dwelling
Visit the historic birthplace of Route 66
Drive through the Mojave Desert
Sunset BBQ overlooking Canyonlands National Park
Grand Canyon sunset or sunrise
City tours of San Francisco, Hollywood, San Diego and Las Vegas
Incredible wildlife viewing opportunities
Walk the Golden Gate Bridge.
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, Yosemite
Tribal Park Monument Valley
Swimming in Lake Powell
Services of an experienced Tour Leader
All camping equipment (just bring your sleeping bag)
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Optional activity guide: paid locally

Helicopter flight over the Grand Canyon $160-$260
Helicopter flight over Las Vegas strip $100
Horse riding $50-$50
Hummer tour $80-$100
Mountain bike riding $45-$90
Canyoneering $80-95
Sunset sailboat cruise $35-$50
Baseball game (seasonal) $15-$45
Sea kayaking $45-$60,
Sea world $65
San Diego zoo $40
Rollerblading $10-$20
Surfing $20-$50
Museums $10-$30
Limousine ride Las Vegas $30
Shopping $ your limit!
Las Vegas casinos $ your lucky limit!
Fantastic National Park hikes FREE

NOT INCLUDED:

Local payment of $370 to cover meals whilst camping and enroute hotel in San Francisco and hostel in Los Angeles. This payment is payable to your tour leader at the time of departure.

Optional Activities

Meals on non camping days

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), It’s 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