About the tour: Treasures of the Southwest

An incredible holiday filled with fascinating sights! Capture the unique desert landscapes of Arches and Canyonlands National Parks and traverse the ancestral and present day lands of the Navajo tribe. Then, take in the spectacular scenery of red rocks while discovering Colorado’s ‘Garden of the Gods’ and experience the diverse culture, cuisine and landscapes of the American Rockies and Southwest.

Tour Includes

  • 8 nights hotel
  • Flights to Salt Lake City and from Denver
  • Airport transfers in the USA
  • Air-conditioned coach travel
  • Fully escorted in the USA by a Tour Director

Once you have booked your tour either online, or by telephone ( 01709 787 463 ), you have the flexibility of how you pay off the remainder of your balance. You can:

  • Use our balance payment facility online to make and track your card payments. You can pay as much as you want up until your final due date or pay it all, the choice is yours.
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  • Send payments via cheque.
  • Call us and make a card payment, either a small amount or as lump sum until your final due date.

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Tour Itinerary

Certain excursions are included in the price of your holiday. If you choose not to go on an included excursion, for whatever reason, no refunds will be made.
Yes, you will receive one with your Travel Documents, which are sent 7-10 days before departure.
We believe that our holidays may not be suitable for children under 8 years old (except for Disneyland Paris bookings) however, we will consider individual requests on application. Customers aged 18 and under at the time of travel must be accompanied by an adult, parent or guardian aged over 18 years old.
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    Fly to Salt Lake City, where you will be met and transferred to your hotel.

    Heading south this morning, we will pass through Provo, home to Brigham Young University, en-route to Canyonlands National Park. Today you will see a wilderness of countless canyons and fantastically formed buttes, carved by the Colorado River and its tributaries. Rivers divide the park into four districts: the Island in the Sky, the Needles, the Maze and the rivers themselves. We will visit some of the most scenic spots in the Island in the Sky mesa, that rests on sheer sandstone cliffs over 1000 feet above the surrounding terrain.

    Continue on to Moab for your stay tonight.

    Canyonlands National Park
    Canyonlands National Park

    Included Highlights

    • Canyonlands National Park

    Today we visit Arches National Park, one of Utah’s 'Mighty 5.' Once in the park, you will discover a landscape of contrasting colours, landforms and textures unlike any other in the world. With over 2000 natural stone arches, in addition to hundreds of soaring pinnacles and giant balanced rocks, this red rock wonderland will amaze you with its formations and inspire you with its most unique scenery.

    We return to our hotel in the late afternoon.

    Arches National Park
    Arches National Park

    Included Highlights

    • Arches National Park

    Crossing into Arizona where traces of a rich history, miles of cacti in every size, shape and style, and natural wonders mark the awesome terrain, we will make our way to Chinle, the gateway to Canyon de Chelly National Monument.

    Located entirely on Navajo tribal lands, and known for its steep canyon walls dotted with hundreds of ancient pueblo ruins, Canyon de Chelly reflects one of the longest continuously inhabited landscapes in North America. Here, distinctive architecture, artefacts and picturesque vistas of rocky outcroppings are all remarkably preserved, providing a peek into the lives of the canyon’s earliest inhabitants.

    Canyon de Chelly
    Canyon de Chelly

    Included Highlights

    • Canyon de Chelly

    Leaving Chinle, today’s journey takes us through the Navajo Reservation and the dramatic lands of western New Mexico to Gallup. Having barely changed since Route 66’s heyday, Gallup serves up a slice of Americana rarely seen nowadays, along with one of the best strips of neon signs you will see anywhere on the old route.

    We continue to the heart of New Mexico, Albuquerque. A visit to historic Old Town offers a unique look into New Mexico’s Spanish past. Stroll the plaza, dine at one of the many restaurants, shop for unique gifts from the Southwest in one of the stores or galleries, or simply relax on a quiet hidden patio.

    Navajo Reservation
    Navajo Reservation

    Included Highlights

    • Navajo Reservation
    • Albuquerque

    This morning, we venture onto the Turquoise Trail, the National Scenic Byway, linking Albuquerque and Santa Fe. Named for the rich turquoise deposits found throughout the area and offering views of the Sandia Mountains and Cibola National Forest, this byway carves through wild rock outcroppings and a couple of old mining towns.

    Founded on the ruins of an abandoned Indian village, Santa Fe, the nation’s oldest capital city, is nestled in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains and steeped in history. Set against a backdrop of landscape that inspired its own Georgia O’Keeffe’s startlingly colourful paintings, this is a paradise for history buffs and cultural explorers. Ample leisure time this afternoon provides the perfect opportunity to explore world-renowned art galleries and celebrated landmarks, or, shop for authentic creations you just won’t find anywhere else!

    Santa Fe
    Santa Fe

    Included Highlights

    • Santa Fe

    Travelling from Santa Fe to Taos, we will follow alongside the Rio Grande as it winds its way through a narrow canyon and red-rock cliffs, before rising to a spectacular view of the river gorge and rich landscape of Taos Valley.

    In Taos, visit the only living Native American community designated both a World Heritage Site by UNESCO and a national historic landmark, Taos Pueblo, whose multi-story adobe buildings have been continuously inhabited for over 1000 years.

    Heading north from Taos to Colorado, we will discover the scenic beauty and favourable climate that has lured visitors to Colorado Springs for years. Stop at Garden of the Gods, where you will delight in one of the most photographed landscapes in the state. Imagine dramatic views of the foothills and 300-foot towering red sandstone rock formations, set against a backdrop of snow-capped Pikes Peak and brilliant blue skies.

    Garden of the Gods
    Garden of the Gods

    Included Highlights

    • Taos
    • Garden of the Gods

    Travel to Denver and transfer to your overnight hotel. You will have ample free time to explore more of the city’s must-sees, including the U.S. Mint, 16th Street Pedestrian Mall, Larimer Square, City Park, Denver’s largest park offering stunning mountain views, and much more.


    Included Highlights

    • Denver

    Transfer to the airport for your overnight flight to the UK.

    Arrival in the UK.

    All rooms have to be requested with our Partner, ATI. Once we have confirmed your requirements we will send you a new confirmation invoice. ATI Terms and Conditions do not allow any name changes once your booking is confirmed.

    This tour requires customers to have a certain degree of fitness as it is a very full itinerary.  Wheelchairs must be prior approved by ATI.  This is due to luggage space being at a premium on the coach.  Customers are subject to 1 piece of hold luggage each, additional pieces are subject to approval by ATI and may be charged at a supplement.  Passengers with medical conditions which impair their travels and may require assistance must make these conditions known at the time of booking. Tour Directors are not permitted to personally intervene or assist in medical emergencies, or assist passengers with prior medical conditions. Passengers with physical challenges must always travel with a companion who can assist them. All coaches are equipped with a lavatory. As facilities for properly serving the lavatory are extremely limited outside major metropolitan areas, the on-board lavatory is principally intended for emergency use. Of course, frequent stops are made throughout the day for the customers comfort. You may find that your tour coach does not have seat belts as American Law doesn't require them.

    Please note, due to local laws at least one person in each room booked must be aged 21 years or over.  Persons under 21 years of age cannot enter casinos (including those in hotels) alone in the USA and must be accompanied at all times by an adult aged 21 or over.


    Travel Authorisation via the Electronic System for Travel Authorisation (ESTA) is required prior to travelling to the USA under the Visa Waiver Program, for which an additional charge of approximately $14 per person is made. Log onto the ESTA Web site at https://esta.cbp.dhs.gov and complete an online application in English. The web-based system will prompt you to answer basic biographical and eligibility questions typically requested on a paper I-94W form. Applications may be submitted at any time prior to travel, however, DHS recommends that applications be submitted no less than 72 hours prior to travel.

    It is your responsibility to ensure you hold the correct passport and visa (if required) to enter the United States of America.  If you are in any doubt please contact the appropriate embassy.

    Single Room Supplement from £499.00 (10 days).


    If you prefer, then you can join the tour at the hotel. To do this, we will require a copy of your passport for identification purposes and you must advise us at the time of booking.

    No reduction will be given if you should choose to do this.

    All hotel rooms benefit from private bathroom facilities.
    Some hotels have tea and coffee making facilities. Please check the tour pages for more information or call our Customer Service Department on 01709 830333.
    Most hotels have a lift, please call our Customer Service Department on 01709 830333 for more information.
    Some hotels have ground floor rooms. Please email for information on individual hotels or call our Customer Service Department on 01709 830333.
    Your hotels will supply towels in your room.

    We are unable to guarantee that the hotel will be able to meet your dietary requirements. We find that the majority of European countries do not generally cater for vegetarians and that the meal supplied may well be what everyone else is having minus the meat.

    We will of course endeavour to arrange for a vegetarian meal at the hotel. We do however suggest that you advise us of your dietary requests at the time of booking and recommend that you speak to the receptionist on arrival with regard to your request.

    You will stay at hotels such as:

    • Hotel RL Salt Lake City, Salt Lake City
    • Moab Valley Inn, Moab
    • Holiday Inn Canyon De Chelly, Chinle
    • Best Western Plus Rio Grande Inn, Albuquerque
    • The Lodge at Santa Fe, Santa Fe
    • Hyatt Place Colorado Springs or Garden of the Gods, Colorado Springs
    • Sheraton Denver Downtown

    Please note: due to local laws at least one person in each room booked must be 21 years of age or over.

    All hotels are of European minimum 3-star standard.

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