5 days ( 4 nights) tour starting from Los Angeles every Thursday, all year long. Following the number of participants, we will travel with a luxury bus or minivan and accompanied by a professional tour guide. First we will visit Las Vegas and Hoover Dam , then Sedona, known as the jewel of the desert . Monument Valley and Horseshoe Bend, Antelope Canyon and the Valley of the Fire. Tour ends in Las Vegas.
DAY 1: Thursday LOS ANGELES - LAS VEGAS
We'll leave the city of Los Angeles in the early morning to cross the state of California and the iconic Death Valley and arrive in fabulous Las Vegas by afternoon. During our ride, we will break for lunch and for some shopping as well at the Outlet Mall by the Nevada State Line. Some of the brands you might ﬁnd here include Adidas, Levi's, Nike, Reebok, Timberland and many others with reductions that go from 45% to 75% the original store prices.
Once we start approaching Las Vegas, we'll start seeing the famous Strip, the "main Street" of the modern Las Vegas with popular Hotels such as The Bellagio, The Caesar's Palace, The Paris, The Luxor, The Mandalay Bay, The New York New York, The Treasure Island, and many others standing tall in the middle of the desert. Sample Hotel - Overnight at Harrah`s Hotel
DAY 2: Friday LAS VEGAS - HOOVER DAM
Today is the day that we explore the surrounding areas of Las Vegas. We'll be able to see how a city was literally built in the middle of canyons and deserts. We'll visit the famous Hoover Dam to learn what the construction of the Dam did to the area as well as the formation of Lake Mead. In the afternoon, we'll head back to Vegas where you will have some free time to enjoy the popular attractions and shows that this city oﬀers. You will have a free evening to perhaps try a show of one of the delicious world-renowned restaurants. Sample Hotel - Overnight at Harrah`s Hotel
DAY 3: Saturday LAS VEGAS - SEDONA
Leaving Las Vegas in the morning, we'll start heading East towards Sedona considered one of the most beautiful cities in America and nicknamed the "Jewel of the Desert". During the morning, we will cross the Mojave Desert to reach the Colorado Plateau and the popular Route 66. Possibly the best part of our morning will be our 2000 feet (=610 meters) descent into the valley of the Oak Creek Canyon along the gorgeous Oak Creek Canyon Scenic Route. We'll stop for pictures at one of the look-out-points to admire the incredible panorama with red rocks, the oak creek canyon and the slide rock state park.
We will break for lunch in Sedona where you can take some time to browse the many arts & crafts stores, boutiques, art galleries and more. In the afternoon, we will visit the Chapel of the Holy Cross found right in the middle of the desert from where we can admire the beautiful panoramic views of the diﬀerent rock formations surrounding us including the Courthouse Butte, The Cathedral rock and The Bell Rock. We will leave Sedona after our visit and start heading towards Flagstaﬀ.
Sample Hotel - Overnight at Country Inn & Suite, Flagstaﬀ
DAY 4: Sunday - SEDONA - MONUMENT VALLEY - HORSESHOE BEND
After breakfast, we'll hop on the bus and go visit one of the most scenic and most photographed areas in Western America -- The Monument Valley. These natural sandstone formations are found scattered across the Navajo Territory ranging from 400 to 1000 feet in height (up to 300 meters!) and surrounded by mesas, buttes, shrubs, and trees. To visit the incredible Monument Valley, will hop aboard a Jeep and tour the territory with a Navajo Tour Guide. He will explain more about their culture, their reservation and why this natural park is dubbed "[..] like no other place on Earth [..]". We'll go all the way down to the valley where we will enjoy a BBQ lunch (included with the tour) and later head towards the Colorado River to visit the iconic Horseshoe Bend from where we can admire some of the most incredible views over the entire region. In the late afternoon, we arrive in Lake Powell and Page.
Sample Hotel - Overnight at Clarion Inn * Page
DAY 5: Monday ANTELOPE CANYON - VALLEY OF FIRE - LAS VEGAS
Do you know that the Antelope Canyon is divided into upper and lower? The Upper Antelope is known in the local Native American Culture as "Tse bighanilini" meaning "the place where water runs through rocks” (aka The Crack) and it's probably one of the most photographed natural sandstone formations we have today. We'll spend the morning visiting the Upper Antelope visiting these incredible dune-stones created by the interaction of winds, water, and sand over centuries.
After our visit, we'll start heading back towards Las Vegas stopping for lunch along the way and visiting the beautiful Valley of Fire Park known for its red-rock formations that were created roughly 150 million of years ago at the time of the Dinosaurs! Time and Weather-permitting, we will tray to ty visit the Valley of Fire when the sun rays hit the red-stone giving the appearance of the valley being literally on ﬁre! We'll reach Las Vegas in the later afternoon/evening - End of tour.