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California | Death Valley

Over 130 miles long and 12 miles wide, the baron desert and rocky ridge landscape of Death Valley sits on the east side of the Sierra Mountains. Funeral Mountains, Coffin Peak, Hell’s Gate, Starvation Canyon and Dead Man Pass are just some of the illuminating features of Death Valley National Park. Named to reflect the troubles and misfortunes of the pioneers who mined, travelled and lived in the area during the end of the last century, today the haunting names contradict this place of exquisite beauty. See the colourful rocks, a diverse range of wildlife and relics from a hundred and fifty year history that gives an insight into the harsh life of the early settlers.

 

The Inn at Furnace Creek

Death Valley


first class

 

Nestled against the Funeral Mountains of Death Valley and overlooking the desert salt pans and majestic Panamint Mountains. The Inn offers 66 classically decorated guestrooms and suites, all of which feature air-conditioning, televisions, refrigerators and terry robes. The Dining Room offers fine dining in one of the world’s most remote settings, and the Inn’s swimming pool, tennis courts and oasis gardens provide relaxation and entertainment. The Inn is open January 1st to May 9th, July 11th to August 31st and October 9th to December 31st 2015. When closed we recommend its sister property, Furnace Creek Ranch.

PRICES

From £70 per person per night based on twin occupancy of a Standard room. Other room categories available on request.



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15 DAYS/14 NIGHTS

Begins and ends in Los Angeles

DEPARTURES

Year round

YOUR FLY DRIVE INCLUDES:

• Round trip scheduled flights
• Intermediate 4 door car hire, including insurances and satellite navigation.
• Accommodations as stated

DAY 1 ARRIVE LOS ANGELES

Depart the UK on your chosen flight to Los Angeles. Upon arrival, collect your rental car and proceed to your hotel.
Hotel: Mr. C Beverly Hills

DAY 2 LOS ANGELES

Enjoy a full day exploring the exciting and diverse ’City of Angels’. Whether you choose to take a stroll on Rodeo Drive, visit Universal Studios, relax on Venice Beach or visit the famous stars of Hollywood Boulevard, there’s a diverse array of options to keep you entertained.
Hotel: Mr. C Beverly Hills

DAY 3 DEATH VALLEY

Driving distance: 260Mi/420Km
Today, you will leave the big city and head north to the desert community of Death Valley. One of the hottest regions in the world and a place of unexpected contrasts with fabulous scenery such as large sand dune formations, sculpted rocks, isolated valleys and volcanic craters.
Hotel: Furnace Creek Inn

DAYS 4 & 5 LAS VEGAS

Driving distance: 140Mi/225Km
A relatively short drive today brings you to ’the entertainment capital of the world’. Take a walk along the strip and view the superb hotels. Perhaps after visiting the casinos you may choose to see one of Las Vegas’ fabulous shows.
Hotel: The Venetian

DAY 6 ZION NATIONAL PARK

Driving distance: 135Mi/216Km
Leave Nevada and cross the border into the scenic state of Utah. Your arrival at Zion National Park is met by desert terrain, huge, sculpted rock formations and stunning waterfalls. Enjoy some of your afternoon at Zion Canyon, a spectacular gorge carved through coloured sandstone.
Hotel: Zion Lodge

DAY 7 BRYCE CANYON NATIONAL PARK

Driving distance: 84Mi/134Km
Today’s short drive brings you to spectacular Bryce Canyon. Here you can see some of the earth’s most colourful rocks, sculpted by erosion into pillars and spires. You may choose to take a hike along one of the several loop trails.
Hotel: Best Western Ruby's Inn

DAY 8 LAKE POWELL

Driving distance: 150Mi/240Km
Enjoy a relaxing night at the Lake Powell Resort overlooking the man-made lake which was created when the Glen Canyon Dam was built. Don’t miss taking the boat trip out to Rainbow Bridge, the tallest natural bridge in the world.
Hotel: Lake Powell Resort

DAY 9 MONUMENT VALLEY

Driving distance: 125Mi/200Km
Depart for Monument Valley, one of the most photographed places in America. Many parts of this visually stunning area can be better viewed by taking one of the escorted jeep rides with a Navajo Indian guide.
Hotel: Gouldings Lodge

DAYS 10 & 11 GRAND CANYON

Driving distance: 185Mi/300Km
Continue through the Navajo Indian Reservation to the Grand Canyon, where you will enjoy the next two nights. There are many ways to explore the Grand Canyon. You may choose to fly over it in a helicopter, ride down it on a mule or simply hike around the rim and create your own unique experience.
Hotel: El Tovar

DAY 12 SCOTTSDALE

Driving distance: 250Mi/400Km
Driving south you will journey through beautiful Oak Creek Canyon and the red rocks of Sedona before arriving in the cosmopolitan city of Scottsdale. Your hotel offers championship golf, relaxing pools and a great spa so there's plenty to enjoy.
Hotel: The Phoenician

DAYS 13 & 14 PALM SPRINGS DESERT RESORTS

Driving distance: 330Mi/530Km
Before arriving into Palm Springs, we recommend a stop at scenic Joshua Tree National Park and a visit to Rancho Mirage. Take the tram up Mt Jacinto or perhaps enjoy a round of golf at one of the renowned championship courses. Your hotel for the next two nights is ideally located in down town Palm Springs. Unwind by the pool and enjoy the fabulous local cuisine.
Hotel: Hyatt Regency Indian Wells

DAY 15 JOURNEY HOME

Enjoy a relaxing morning in the Californian sunshine before taking the final journey to Los Angeles Airport where you return your rental car and check-in for your flight back to the UK.

PRICES

From £1931 per person based on twin occupancy of Standard rooms in low season. Other prices available on request.

 

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