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  • Good standard accommodation
  • 11 breakfasts, 10 lunches
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Anasazi Trails of the American West

Walking & Trekking

United States | Walking & Trekking

Anasazi Trails of the American West

Suitable for people who enjoy easy-paced walks or exploring the countryside on foot.

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Grade: Gentle ? Gentle

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Explore the lesser-known parks and sights of Southwest America to discover the compelling culture and landscapes of its ancient people.


  • Visit the remarkable Anasazi World Heritage Sites at Mesa Verde, Taos Pueblo and Chaco Canyon
  • Explore ancient ruins that few others will have ever seen at Grand Gultch Primitive Area
  • Walk amidst the stunning red rock landscape of Arches and Canyonlands National Parks
  • Raft along the San Jose River and discover a wealth of human and geological history


I love the south west of America, it's hard to comprehend the sheer scale of this area - it has incredible views and vast open skies that seem to go on forever.
Jim Davies, Operations Manager

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On this trip we focus on the more off-the-beaten-track trails of the great American West that you’d find hard to discover and explore without a knowledgeable guide, permits and a well-planned itinerary.

Travelling through the lands of the ancient Anasazi people we begin in Utah with memorable walks through the red-rock arches, fins and spires of Canyonlands and Arches National Parks before journeying south to Grand Gulch Primitive Area where our expert guide will uncover hidden paths to Anasazi dwellings that few people ever visit. A day’s easy rafting takes us through the canyons of the San Juan River before we enjoy the iconic western scenery of the Valley of the Gods and Monument Valley.

We hike through canyons to reach native ruins and explore three Anasazi UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Colorado and New Mexico where we will walk through impressive cliff dwellings to gain a real insight into the lives of the Ancestral Puebloans who once called them home.

A great American adventure.

At a glance

Grade: Gentle

Max. Altitude: Not Applicable

Guaranteed to run for a minimum of 4 clients

Maximum group size: 12

Land only joining city: Grand Junction Co

Accommodation types: Hotels, B&b

Meal arrangements: 11 Breakfasts, 10 Lunches

Itinerary overview
Fly to Grand Junction, Colorado. Drive to Moab. Sunset visit to Dead Horse Point.
Day walks in Arches and Canyonlands National Parks. Transfer to Monticello.
Drive to Grand Gultch Primitive Area and visit Anasazi ruins. Tour Valley of the Gods.
Rafting on the San Jose River. Visit Monument Valley.
Visit Mesa Verde National Park. Drive to Farmington, New Mexico.
Visit Chaco Canyon National Historic Site and Pueblo Bonito. Hike to Tsin Kletsin.
Drive to Bandelier National Monument. Walk in Alamo Canyon. Visit the Frijoles Canyon ruins. Continue to Santa Fe.
Day trip to Taos and visit Taos Pueblo. Walk into the Rio Grande Gorge.
Transfer to Alberquerque. Fly home.
Leader: Local leader, USA
Local leader, USA

The trip will be led by an experienced driver/guide, ideally placed to give you an insight into, and information about, their country. In tribal lands an additional local guide will join you to further enhance your experience.

Anasazi Trails of the American West Itinerary

  1. Day 1 - Fly London To Grand Junction

    You will arrive today in Grand Junction, Colorado, nicknamed the “River City” due to its location at the intersection of two rivers. The Upper Colorado River (previously named the Grand River) and the Gunnison River both join at the southern border of the city. Historically the valley was long occupied by the Ute people and by earlier indigenous cultures. It was not settled by white European-American farmers until the 1880s and in the late 19th century it developed into a major fruit-growing region. Now since the late 20th century, several wineries have been established in the area bringing the nickname “Colorado's Wine Country.”

    Your guides will be ready and waiting to greet you at the airport and make sure you get dinner and are settled comfortably at the hotel with time to rest before your first big day on this unique journey!

    Overnight iconOvernight: Hampton Inn Downtown, Grand Junction Or Similar
  2. Day 2 - Visit Dead Horse Point overlooking Canyonlands National Park. (walk 1 mile / drive 3 hours)

    Today is the day you set out on an awe-inspiring adventure and tour through the beautiful, enigmatic states of Utah and New Mexico. Millions of years of geological history are on display and we humans are left to decipher the mystery on how these greatly varied formations and landscapes came to be. Arches, canyons, needle-like spires, sweeping vistas, grandiose plateaus, and more await to show off their exceeding beauty. As you walk these broad and narrow trails you will learn about the ancient peoples and cultures that called this land home.

    This morning you begin your journey with an hour and a half drive out of Grand Junction and directly into nearby Utah. After the first hour you turn onto Scenic Byway 128, considered to be one of the prettiest drives in the country. Soon you drop into the Canyon Country of the Colorado River and follow the 'American Nile' along part of its winding course as it cuts deeper and deeper into the layers of sandstone and shale. You will stop along the way for a gourmet lunch prepared by the guides at a riverside picnic area shared with rafters, kayakers, and campers. After lunch there will be a slight detour to Arches National Park Visitor Centre to learn about the fascinating geology of this unique Park before your in depth visit tomorrow. You will also have a chance to stretch your legs on a short warm up walk to the Courthouse Wash Rock Art Site. Just a ½ mile walk from the parking area there is a large panel with pictographs and petroglyphs which are rare to find in the same location. You will see large painted ghost-like illustrations typical of the Barrier Canyon Style Archaic figures on the red-orange surface. The numerous figures include human forms, bighorn sheep, shields, scorpion-like illustrations, possible dogs, a long-beaked bird and abstract elements.

    Next you will continue to Moab to check into your room and explore the unique local shops. Tonight we recommend you eat an earlier dinner as the guides have a special treat planned for the evening. You will transfer about 30 minutes back out of town and up to Dead Horse Point State Park. Don't worry, it's a lot better than the name sounds. Out at the furthest edge of the point, the views are absolutely astounding. You can look out over the landscape and see the Island in the Sky District of Canyonlands National Park as well as the Colorado River far below. The sun sets late this time of year and you can watch as its descending rays highlight the oranges, reds, and browns of the canyon walls below. You will definitely want to bring your camera for this activity. Afterwards you will return to Moab for a comfortable night's rest.

    Overnight iconOvernight: Best Western Plus Canyonlands Inn Or Similar, Moab
  3. Day 3 - Arches National Park (walk 10 miles / drive 1 hour)
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    This morning you will be visiting one of the most iconic of all Utah's landmarks, Delicate Arch. You will get your breakfast to go this morning as you make the short drive into Arches National Park, to start the walk up to the arch. The route is almost entirely over bare rock and involves a gradual ascent from a stream bed up onto a broad sandstone dome. The walk entails a relatively modest ascent and you will be glad you're not attempting this in the heat of the day as so many other people do. The final section of the walk involves a short stretch of approx. 1,200ft (350m) along a ledge path cut into the rock. This path slopes into the rock you're traversing and is a good 3-4ft wide throughout, so really presents no problem. The arch itself is hidden until the last moment you arrive just above the rocky bowl in which it stands. Sunrise is the best time to see this arch as there are far fewer people prepared to get up early enough to see the first rays of the sun cast its soft light on this sandstone arch. This is a great place to unwrap your breakfast burrito and watch the warm red sandstone arch being bathed in sunlight.

    Later this morning you will continue your exploration of this park which, despite its 2,000+ arches, holds many more wonders than what its name implies. The park lies above a bed of salt, which was deposited on the Colorado Plateau around 300 million years ago, following the evaporation of a former sea. Subsequent centuries saw this salt bed overlain with a variety of deposits which became compressed into layers of rock. Eventually, the pressure of this overlying rock caused the salt layer to shift and buckle, leading in turn to a series of up-thrusts and subsidence. Relatively recently, in geological terms, this landscape has become scoured by natural forces such as wind, ice, water and heat to create an area of spires, arches, sandstone fins and steep buttresses.

    Today you will take a series of short walks, taking you to some of Arches' most famous features, such as Balanced Rock, The Windows and Double Arch. You will also take a longer hike starting the northern end of the park and into Devil's Garden, which contains the dramatic Landscape Arch. With its span of over 60ft, this arch is evidence of the continuing processes of erosion. In 1995 two large sections of rock fell away from the arch, making it even more slender and sinuous. Most visitors to Devil's Garden head straight back to the trailhead from this point but you will pick up a 'primitive trail' leading deeper into the 'back country.' Although mainly a sandy path, this trail also leads you up, over and along a number of the sandstone fins. Your ultimate goal is Double O Arch, offering some great photo opportunities.

    Once you have explored this incredible park, you will be transferred back to Moab, where you might like to relax in your comfortable guest house, maybe taking advantage of the shaded hammocks or perhaps taking a dip in the hot tub.

    Overnight iconOvernight: Best Western Plus Canyonlands Inn Or Similar, Moab
  4. Day 4 - Canyonlands National Park (walk 11 miles / drive 3 hours)

    Today you will leave Moab and drive into Canyonlands National Park. Canyonlands was designated a national park in 1964, expanded in 1971 and has a human history dating back 10,000 years.

    Imagine wave after wave of deep canyons, formed by the currents and tributaries of Utah's Green and Colorado rivers, divided with towering mesas, pinnacles, cliffs and spires, and spread out over tens of thousands of acres of some of the world's most breath-taking red rock country. Now multiply that vision by a factor of three.

    Canyonlands National Park is made up of three distinct districts, each increasingly more remote, more startling and more alluring. Today you will be walking in the Needles district of the park. Being further from Moab, this district is much less visited than the nearby Island in the Sky district and boasts some premier hiking trails. Today you will venture out on walks along the Joint Trail and Chesler Park trail. Watch as the landscapes varies and changes within a few short miles, from walking over and above mushroom shaped sandstone formations, then meandering down into a short slot canyon, traversing a dry wash, and trekking up to an amazing viewpoint where the landscape is peppered with the needle-like spires from whence the district got its name. The walks can be tailored to the group's needs and abilities. This will be a full day's walk and you will be amazed at the sheer amount of incredible 360 panoramas.

    After your walk you will re-join your vehicle for the short drive to the small town of Monticello where you will be staying tonight.

    Overnight iconOvernight: Grist Mill Monticello
  5. Day 5 - Grand Gultch Primitive Area (walk 9 miles / drive 2.5 hours)
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    The focus of today's walk is to spend time exploring the ancient dwellings found in the remote Grand Gulch Primitive Area on Cedar Mesa. There will be two walks today, both of them at a relaxed pace. The first destination is an ancient dwelling known as Fallen Roof. The lack of an official trailhead and route marking for this walk call for the need of a local guide. This also helps to keep this incredible area quite secretive. There are no info boards at the ruins and no fences, allowing you to explore the area and get a sense of what life must have been like for these early settlers. If you take a look around these untouched sites you are quite likely to find broken arrowheads and discarded maize from the previous owners from centuries ago. If you are lucky enough to find such treasures, please be sure to leave them where you find them so others can enjoy the same wonder.

    The second walk of the day will be to the Citadel - a collection of dwellings centred on a rocky outcrop on the other side of a natural bridge which will have acted as a great defensive position for the Anasazi people who lived there. Again there will be plenty of time to explore this fascinating site.

    After your walks you will be transferred first to Muley Point for some beautiful views off in the distance of Monument Valley. As you leave Cedar Mesa you will drop off the edge of the world at the Moqui Dugway, a stretch of switchbacks that drops 1,200 feet in only 3 miles and offers a thrilling descent with an unbelievable view…if you can keep your eyes open! On your way from Muley Point to Bluff you will stop off at Goosenecks Overlook for an evening BBQ dinner prepared by your guide. Here you can gaze at the results of 300 million years of time, where the San Juan River winds and carves its way through the desert rock 1,000 feet below.

    Overnight iconOvernight: Desert Rose Inn, Bluff
  6. Day 6 - Rafting on the San Juan River (raft 26 miles)

    This morning you will be transferred to Sand Island where you will be handed a life vest for your rafting trip down the San Juan River. Your expert Navajo rafting guides have a great sense of humour and will be able to give you a great insight as they specialize in interpreting the river's exquisite Ancestral Puebloan culture and textbook geology. The San Juan River, as it incises through the heart of the Colorado Plateau, evokes wonder, beauty and solitude like few places on earth. Its aesthetic has inspired the West's finest authors and artists. Its natural, geologic and human histories are a privilege to experience.

    This is, hands down, the best single day river trip available in the West. The rafting trip goes at a relaxed pace and makes two stops to take time to learn about the river's history. The Butler Wash petroglyph panel is your first stop. Only a few feet from the river's edge, this broad panel is filled with mysterious images pecked by the early Anasazi, the basket makers some 1500 years ago. Journeying a little further down river, you land again and make a quarter mile hike to “River House,” a Pueblo III style cliff dwelling. This structure has a small round kiva and several adjoining rooms tucked into a rock alcove. It is estimated to be about 800 years old. After you finish exploring this site you continue down river and find a shady spot to eat your lunch, under the canopy of a Cottonwood tree.

    As you make your way further down the river you will notice that the river banks begin to rise and rise. At the beginning of the day you were rafting along level with the banks, now they tower hundreds of meters above you, as you are effectively making your way back through time with the rock formations now hundreds of millions of years old.

    The rock formations begin to take prominence as the river enters the Monument Upwarp, a giant wrinkle in the skin of the earth. Then you pass through the Comb Ridge Monocline and the Lime Ridge Anticline. The river here narrows and cuts a deep canyon into 300 million year old Pennsylvanian limestone, and the current quickens as small rapids and riffles rock the boat. Near "8-Foot Rapid," the undulating pattern in the rock reveals the presence of "bioherms," porous mounds in an ancient shallow sea that act as reservoir rock, "capturing" oil which is found in abundance in this area. If you're lucky, you may get a glimpse of several Desert Bighorn Sheep as they graze above you on narrow rock shelves or a beaver napping under a ledge. Later, you stop to look for fossils in the limestone. As you near the end of your trip the river leaves the canyon and you pass beneath the balanced slab of "Mexican Hat" rock. Here your river journey ends and you will be transferred back to stay another night in Bluff.

    Overnight iconOvernight: Desert Rose Inn, Bluff
  7. Day 7 - Monument Valley (walk 3 miles / drive 1 hour)

    After a full day rafting and activity yesterday, today is a chance to sleep a little later and have a relaxing morning. You may wish to rest in your room or you might be interested in a short walk to the Bluff Fort Visitors Centre. The original Bluff Fort has been rebuilt and lovingly restored and is open to visitors free of charge. You can learn more about why the pioneers came to Bluff and their arduous journey over the Hole-in-the Rock trail. One of the original cabins, the Barton Cabin, may still be seen at the Bluff Fort. In addition, replicas of the original log cabins and the Meetinghouse have been constructed to give the visitor a glimpse of pioneer life on the San Juan in the 1880's.

    In the late morning you will make the drive into Arizona and on to Monument Valley, one of North America's 'must see' sights. Belonging to the Navajo Nation, Monument Valley covers an area of nearly 100,000 acres and straddles the Utah and Arizona boundary. In 1938 the beauty and drama of the freestanding rock spires, buttes and mesas drew film-maker John Ford here and 'Stagecoach' became the first of countless movies filmed here. It is only an hour drive to reach Monument Valley, where you will be able to stretch your legs on a one of a kind walking tour. Local Navajo guides will take you to see the beautiful panoramic view points that the western films made famous. The focus is on back country areas where you will visit beautiful natural arches, natural amphitheatres and petroglyphs.

    You are now in the heart of Native American Indian territory. Altogether the Navajo Reservation has a population of around 90,000, whilst the smaller, neighbouring Hopi Reservation stands at around 11,000. Today tourism is an important part of the local economy with traditional crafts such as weaving and jewellery-making much in evidence. Traditional values and beliefs also remain strongly held, many enshrined in tribal law. Alcohol is prohibited on Navajo and Hopi lands (including in restaurants and hotels) and permission should always be sought before attempting to take photographs of people or their homes. The visitor centre in Monument Valley features regular exhibitions of Navajo life, art and history.

    Overnight iconOvernight: Goulding Lodge Or Similar, Monument Valley
  8. Day 8 - Mesa Verde National Park (walk 3 miles / drive 5.5 hours)
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    This morning you will drive to the Four Corners monument for a quick visit before leaving Arizona and heading into Colorado and on to Mesa Verde, possibly the most impressive and important archaeological sites built by the Ancestral Puebloans. Mesa Verde, Spanish for green table, offers a spectacular look into the lives of the Ancestral Pueblo people who made it their home for over 700 years, from A.D. 600 to 1300. Today the park protects nearly 5,000 known archaeological sites, including 600 cliff dwellings. These sites are some of the most notable and best preserved in the United States. Ninety percent of Mesa Verde's cliff dwellings contain 10 rooms or less. One-third have only one or two rooms. This should help to put the more famous cliff dwellings of Cliff Palace (150 rooms), Long House (150 rooms), Spruce Tree House (130 rooms), and Balcony House (40 rooms) into perspective.

    Today you will explore the park with a guided tour, led by knowledgeable and friendly guides with historical expertise on the culture, architecture, and lifestyles of the Ancestral Puebloan people. This tour will provide you with an overall historical view of the Ancestral Puebloans architectural, horticultural, cultural, and religious dimensions of their lives in the Southwest. You will be taken through a chronological journey starting with the earliest recorded Pithouse villages (600A.D.) in history to the classic Pueblo era of cliff dwellings dated from the 13th century. Cliff Palace, the largest of cliff dwellings in Mesa Verde National Park. In the afternoon you will take a drive of about two hours to the city of Farmington.

    Overnight iconOvernight: Casa Blanca Inn, Farmington Or Similar
  9. Day 9 - Chaco Canyon (walk 5 miles / drive 3 hours)

    Chaco Canyon is perhaps the biggest puzzle in the Ancient Southwest. Why did so much building take place here when the nearest source for roof beams is 60 miles away? How did so many people survive in an area with so little water? Was this a capitol? A religious centre? A trading centre? A ceremonial site for Clans to gather? All of the above or something else? With no written records we can only speculate as to the purpose of the numerous Great Houses, Great Kivas and the mysterious 'Roads' that go for miles across a barren and inhospitable landscape. Why did Chacoan Great Houses suddenly appear across the area in what is known as the Chaco Phenomenon? Was there a period of conquest when Chaco sought to control and enslave the region, or was there a spiritual and religious reformation that swept the land?

    Archaeologists have puzzled for decades over this large collection of vast ruins and the reasons why they were abandoned at the height of development and where the people went. As you explore the empty ruins and wind swept mesas your imagination will explore the possibilities as you walk among this ancient cluster of castles from a lost civilization. You will walk among the ruins of Pueblo Bonita, and the Great Kiva of Casa Rinconada before doing a loop hike that takes you past the Great House of Tsin Kletsin. Stop at the high point of South Mesa for stunning views of the dramatic landscape. On your return you will follow one of the mysterious Chacoan Roads through South Gap back to the main valley. Many archaeologists think this was the 'Grand Avenue' that people entered on during massive ceremonies. A stop at the visitor ventre often adds more questions than it answers and you too will fall under the spell of trying to understand the 'Chaco Phenomenon' that occurred so many centuries ago.

    Overnight iconOvernight: Casa Blanca Inn, Farmington Or Similar
  10. Day 10 - Bandelier National Park (walk 6 miles / drive 4.5 hours)

    Today you drive southeast across a changing landscape that takes across barren high desert and up and over the slopes of the Jemez Mountains, a super volcano. You will skirt the edge of the Valles Caldera where about 1.2 million years ago, a spectacular volcanic eruption created this 13-mile wide circular depression. Long privately held, the U.S. Government purchased the land in 2000 for 101 million dollars. This area is home to one of the largest elk herds in New Mexico with an estimated 2,500 to 3,000 animals living in the area. If you are lucky you will see some of the trophy bulls that hunters seek in 'once in a life time' hunts.

    The first hike of the day will be the Alamo Boundary Trail which winds above the upper end of Alamo Canyon to the Boundary between Bandelier and Valles Calderas. Enjoy great views and solitude along this seldom visited trail above the National Monument. As you drop down the Eastern side of the mountains you pass near Los Alamos, New Mexico; the 'Secret City' where the atomic bomb was made during World War Two. Your next stop is the cliff dwellings of Bandelier National Monument on the Parajito Plateau.

    The Pajarito Plateau is primarily composed of ignimbrite, a voluminous deposit of volcanic tuff laid down in two explosive eruption from the nearby Valles. The two ignimbrite-forming eruptions occurred about 1.6 million and 1.2 million years ago and ejected about 300 cubic kilometres of rock each. The orange-pink rock formations constituting the resulting ignimbrites are known as the Otowi and Tshirege Members of the Bandelier tuff. The tuff creates the perfect medium for hand carved caves known as cavates in which people dwelt.
    Bandelier was designated by President Woodrow as a National Monument on February 11, 1916, and named for Adolph Bandelier, a Swiss-American anthropologist who researched the cultures of the area in the 1880's and supported preservation of the sites. The National Park Service co-operates with surrounding pueblos, other federal agencies, and state agencies to manage the park.

    Following your exploration of some of Bandelier's impressive ruins in Frijoles Canyon you make the short drive to the Capitol of New Mexico; Santa Fe; where you will spend the next two nights.

    Overnight iconOvernight: Rosewood Inn, Santa Fe Or Similar
  11. Day 11 - Taos Pueblo UNESCO World Heritage Site (walk 3 miles / drive 3-4 hours)

    This morning you head north to the small town of Taos and the living Taos Pueblo. You will drive along the Rio Grande and climb up onto the Taos Plateau, a massive field of lava that fills part of the Rio Grande Rift. Enjoy a breathtaking view of the Rio Grande Gorge cutting across Taos Valley and the center piece of the Rio Grande del Norte National Monument. You start the day with a short morning hike across the sage covered slopes to the edge of the basalt canyon to peer down into the dramatic Gorge cut into the Taos Plateau by the Rio Grande.

    Following your warm up hike you continue to Taos. The people of Taos Pueblo claim ancestry with those that built such places as Mesa Verde and Chaco Canyon and after those areas were abandoned in the 1200's migrated to this area. The Red Willow People, as they are called in their language, still live in the 5 story Pueblo that has been continuously occupied for 1,000 years. Taos Pueblo is the most northern of the Pueblos in New Mexico and was a trading center between the Pueblos and the Plains Indians long before the Spanish and then the Americans arrived. It continued to be a major center for trade after European arrival and the nearby town of Taos played a key role in the Fur Trapping Era and was the site of the Southern Rendezvous. Your guide will show you about the large Plaza, the San Geronimo Church and the site of the original mission that was destroyed by cannon fire during the Taos Revolt of 1847.

    After spending a few hours exploring and learning about this vibrant community, you head into Taos for a nice lunch and some time to stroll about the historic Taos Plaza. You will take a slightly longer way back to Santa Fe to cross over the Rio Grande Gorge on one of the highest bridges in the U.S. A stroll out on the gleaming silver bridge 650 feet above the water is not to be missed when in the Taos area. Your guides then take you along a back road south to drop down into the Gorge for a hike along a wide rocky bench suspended between the rim and the rapids below. This interesting hike takes you about a mile out to an undeveloped viewpoint overlooking some of the Class IV rapids in the Lower Taos Box, a popular whitewater rafting and kayaking destination. You resume your journey back to Santa Fe by continuing on down to the river and across, then driving a lovely, quiet road along the banks of the Rio Grande before rejoining the main highway to Santa Fe.

    Once you've returned to Santa Fe you will have free time to explore the Plaza area where local Pueblo Artisans sell their wares, and world class restaurants, shops and art galleries provide many outlets for gifts and souvenirs of your journey through time.

    Overnight iconOvernight: Rosewood Inn, Santa Fe Or Similar
  12. Day 12 - Transfer to airport.

    After a tasty breakfast at the inn, your guide will to transport you to the Albuquerque International Airport for your return flight. It's about an hour drive from Santa Fe to Albuquerque. You will be traveling home not only with a camera full of photos but also a heart full of memories and experiences to cherish for a lifetime.

    Overnight iconOvernight: In flight
  13. Day 13 - Arrive UK


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What’s included

  • A Local Leader
  • International flights economy class (flight inclusive option)
  • International airport transfers
  • All other transfers as per the itinerary
  • All road transport by private vehicles
  • Good standard accommodation
  • 11 breakfasts, 10 lunches
  • Sightseeing as specified
  • Activities as specified
  • Entry fees and permits for national parks and native sites
  • The option of joining one of our pre-trip meets in the Cotswolds
  • A free high-quality Mountain Kingdoms fleece

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  • Overseas airport departure taxes
  • Travel insurance
  • Visa fees
  • Locally paid bar bills and laundry
  • Optional activities
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I love the south west of America, it's hard to comprehend the sheer scale of this area - it has incredible views and vast open skies that seem to go on forever.

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