Canyon Country

  • 7 Days / 6 Nights
  • April to October
  • Round trip scheduled flights
  • Accommodations as specified
  • 5 breakfasts and 2 dinners
  • Transportation in a custom-made vehicle
  • Tour leader and specialist guides
  • In-Depth tour

From £3928 per person based on twin occupancy of Standard rooms in low season. Other prices available on request.

Day 1


Depart the UK on your chosen scheduled flight to Durango, Colorado. Upon arrival transfer independently to the General Palmer Hotel and meet your fellow travelling companions at the welcome meeting and dinner this evening.

General Palmer Hotel (No meals)

Day 2

Monument Valley

Today you’ll travel to the Monument Valley, via the iconic monument of the Mexican Hat. A sacred land to those who call it home, the red sandstone monoliths have been the backdrop to countless Western movies. After arriving at your hotel, you’ll set out on a backcountry driving tour, heading deep into the heart of the valley. Your local Navajo guide will then lead you even deeper into the park on foot where you’ll be walking to explore places that very few non-Native Americans ever to get to see. Finish your day with yet another unforgettable sunset in the heart of the valley, where the Navajo prepare a meal and tell stories of their ancient cultures and customs.

Gouldings Lodge (Breakfast and dinner included)
Day 3

Arches National Park

Explore the stunning red sandstone arches, created over millions of years by the whipping winds that rush down the western slope of the Rocky Mountains. The park offers leisurely hikes through spectacular landscapes. One of the more widely recognised arches is Delicate Arch, a 65ft freestanding arch that has become one of Utah’s most famous icons. Your leader will take you through the desert, locating various points of interests and arches within the borders of the national park. Spend an afternoon at leisure experiencing the charms of Moab, the small eclectic town that serves as the gateway to both the Arches and Canyonlands National Parks.

Red Cliffs Lodge (Breakfast included)
Day 4

Canyonlands National Park

Explore the Needles District and Chesler Park today, by four wheel drive on this exciting excursion through the backcountry of Moab . Your route takes you over famous Elephant Hill, renowned for its difficulty as one of the most challenging trails in Southeastern Utah. View Devil’s Kitchen along the way and cruise down Devil’s Lane before encountering SOB Hill. This landscape is pleasing to all the senses, with views of colourful inspiring rock formations and the scents of pinion, juniper and sage brush filling the air. Numerous species of cacti, bird life, various lizards, Mule Deer and Big Horn Sheep are frequently observed, as well as incredible petroglyph rock art along the way. After lunch, hike the Joint Trail to the open pastures of Chesler Park, one of the most spectacular sights in Canyonlands.

Red Cliffs Lodge (Breakfast and dinner included)
Day 5

Canyonlands National Park

Spend the first half of your day at leisure and enjoy the activities that Moab has to offer. You could choose to explore on a Hummer tour, canyoneering, a float trip on the Colorado River or mountain biking the slick rock. In the late afternoon, you’ll take a drive out to Canyonlands National Park and enjoy a hike along the rim for the iconic view at Dead Horse Point of the Colorado River, snaking its way through the water channels. This is the perfect place to watch the sunset and observe how the rocks change hue with the lowering sun.

Red Cliffs Lodge (Breakfast included)
Day 6

Mesa Verde National Park

This morning you travel west back into Colorado and to the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Mesa Verde National Park, located in Montezuma County. Discover how the Ancestral Puebloans lived and be awestruck by this archaeological masterpiece as you explore the 600 cliff dwellings. You’ll spend the day here with your tour leader, exploring and learning about the area before arriving back to Durango. Your tour with Grand American Adventures ends at 17:00.

General Palmer Hotel (Breakfast included)

Day 7

Journey Home

There’ll be time for some last minute shopping or sightseeing before you transfer independently back to the airport for your flight home.

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