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USA Road Trip — Joshua Tree & the Southwest Parks

8 days, Los Angeles to Las Vegas

Embark on an adventure to the American Southwest where you’ll experience some of the country’s most sought after national parks. We can practically guarantee that you’ll fall in love with the desert landscapes of Joshua Tree and that you’ll never want to leave the splendour of the Grand Canyon. With plenty of challenging yet rewarding hikes through four major national parks and some of the best stargazing in the world, this is a trip you sure don’t want to miss. So set those out of office messages and get ready for a whirlwind journey that you’ll never forget.

8 days

Los Angeles to Las Vegas

From$12599HKD
Valid on Jun 8 2023
Trip Code: NULZ

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Embark on an adventure to the American Southwest where you’ll experience some of the country’s most sought after national parks. We can practically guarantee that you’ll fall in love with the desert landscapes of Joshua Tree and that you’ll never want to leave the splendour of the Grand Canyon. With plenty of challenging yet rewarding hikes through four major national parks and some of the best stargazing in the world, this is a trip you sure don’t want to miss. So set those out of office messages and get ready for a whirlwind journey that you’ll never forget.

Is this tour for me?

Travel Style: 18-to-Thirtysomethings

Fast, fresh, and fun adventures that never slow down, made for young, budget-minded travellers.

Service Level: Camping

Camping most nights with some hotel/hostel stays to start and throughout; affordable public and private transport.

Physical Rating: 3 - Average

Some tours may include light hiking, biking, rafting, or kayaking in addition to walking.

Trip Type: Small Group

Small group experience; Max 13, avg 10

Age requirement: 18-39

Visa Requirements

8 days

Los Angeles to Las Vegas

From$12599HKD
Valid on Jun 8 2023
Trip Code: NULZ

Need a flight? We can help.

Call us to book your flights! We'll find you the best option!

Map of the route for USA Road Trip — Joshua Tree & the Southwest Parks

Places visited

  • United States

Itinerary

Day 1Los Angeles/Joshua Tree National Park

Depart Los Angeles for the desert today as you journey eastward to explore Joshua Tree National Park. Climb through the park’s famous rock formations and make sure to get some photos of the park's namesake tree as the sun lights up this desolate landscape. In the evening relax at our accommodation by taking a dip in the pool and then opt to grab some dinner with your fellow travellers.

Exclusive Inclusions:

Your Welcome Moment Meet Your CEO and Group

Meals included:

Lunch

Day 2Joshua Tree National Park/Grand Canyon National Park

Drive down the famed Route 66 today as we cruise further east to the Grand Canyon. Get ready to see breathtaking views with arguably the best sunset you have ever seen overlooking the Grand Canyon. Kick off those shoes, sit back, relax, and enjoy one of nature’s finest performances.

Meals included:

Dinner

Day 3Grand Canyon

Get up close and personal with the Grand Canyon as you spend the day hiking from the South Rim. There are a variety of hikes to choose from that will take you deeper into the canyon where you can really appreciate the size and depth of this national park. Choose whichever trail you wish or do short bursts of multiple hikes, just make sure you bring plenty of water and take your time.

After a full day of hiking you will be more than ready to eat and tonight is arguably the best dinner you’ll ever have; a cheesy slice of pizza or two overlooking the Grand Canyon during sunset. Relax with your group and simply enjoy being in the great outdoors, we’re pretty sure it can’t get any better than that.

Meals included:

Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 4Grand Canyon/Page

Journey onwards from the Grand Canyon to Page, Arizona where you’ll visit Lake Powell. Set up camp near the lake and enjoy free time to explore the area. Choose from the available water toy rentals and get out on the water where you can float lazily on the lake in the afternoon sun. Talk about relaxing!

In the evening lace up those hiking boots for a visit to Horseshoe Bend, a geological masterpiece that has been sculpted by the Colorado River. Walk to the overlook where you can hike along the rim and stare down into the flowing river far below. Snap some photos with your friends and just enjoy the moment before the sun sets and the group heads back to Lake Powell.

Meals included:

Breakfast | Lunch

Day 5Page/Bryce Canyon

Rise and shine to pack up camp, wave good-bye to Lake Powell, and drive to Bryce Canyon National Park stopping to enjoy the lesser-known Coral Pink Sand Dunes along the way.

Once in the park, take advantage of free time to hike through the wild and weird rock formations known as hoodoos. Opt to visit Inspiration Point, hit the rim trail, horseback ride, or hike the Queen’s Garden and Navajo loop trails to see sites like Thor’s Hammer and Wall Street. At night stargaze in a park known for its night skies.

Meals included:

Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 6Bryce Canyon/Zion National Park

Enjoy one last early morning hike before leaving Bryce and travelling with the group to Zion and our Glamping tents! Located in a private canyon away from civilization, but close to Zion National Park this location is made for outdoor enthusiasts who also like to be pampered a little.

You’ll have free time in the afternoon and evening to become acquainted with your surroundings. Maybe hike the Water Canyon trail or put on a cornhole tournament as a group. The only rule is to have a good time!

Meals included:

Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 7Zion National Park

Spend the day exploring Zion National Park. In the evening enjoy leisure time back at our Glamping tents and choose from a variety of activities offered like off-roading, hiking, or horseback riding through the canyon. Once it gets dark get ready to sit around the campfire and roast some marshmallows as a group.

Meals included:

Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 8Zion National Park/Las Vegas

This morning opt to get in one last activity at our Glamping site if you ran out of time yesterday or simply relax in the wild surroundings. Then the group will drive from Zion to Las Vegas where the tour ends on arrival.

Meals included:

Breakfast
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What's Included

  • Your Welcome Moment: Meet Your CEO and Group
  • Visit to Joshua Tree National Park
  • Drive along Route 66
  • Grand Canyon sunset pizza dinner
  • Hike in Grand Canyon National Park
  • Visit to Horseshoe Bend
  • Camping near Lake Powell
  • Bryce Canyon National Park visit
  • Zion Glamping
  • Zion National Park visit
  • Entrance fees to all national parks and monuments with hiking and walking excursions
  • Self-inflating mattresses and dome tents
  • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities

Accommodations

Hotel (1 nt), participation camping (6 nts).

Meals

6 breakfasts, 6 lunches, 5 dinners
Allow USD105-140 for meals not included.

Transportation

Air-conditioned private vehicle, hiking, walking.

Staff & experts

1 CEO (Chief Experience Officer) throughout.

Available extras (Add these to your tour when you book)

Grand Canyon Helicopter Tour - From $2319.00

The Grand Canyon helicopter ride is a must! Enjoy a bird's-eye view for 45 to 50 minutes as you fly over the canyon, taking in the stark contrast of the blue-green Colorado River against the thousand shades of red rock found in the canyon. From above, you can fully appreciate the greatness of the gorge and see why it is one of the seven natural wonders of the world.

My Own Room - From $2929.00

If you're travelling solo and would prefer to have your own private room throughout your trip, select this option during the online booking process.

Make it a private tour

Book this tour as a private departure - with your own CEO and all the benefits of a G Adventures group tour - for any group, big or small (even just one traveller).

USA Road Trip — Joshua Tree & the Southwest Parks

| 8 days - Los Angeles to Las Vegas - from $12599 HKD