Camping tours of Western America

“18 days camping or exploring eight national parks, five states and a lot of wildlife packed into a small group holiday itinerary that immerses you into the wonderful Wild West.”


Grand Canyon NP | Monument Valley | Bryce Canyon NP| Lake Tahoe | Yellowstone NP | Grand Teton NP| Salt Lake City | Moab | Arches NP | Canyonlands NP | Zion NP | San Francisco

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13 Aug 2017
£ 2579
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Our top tip:
Great optional extra trips, such as a float down the Colorado River. Not to be missed.
Trip type:
Small group, max. 13 people. Min. age 18.
Solo travellers welcome. Surcharge for own tent.
Camping , 2 nights in 3* hotels.
Camping, equipment, all meals when camping, transport, guide.
Holiday type

Small group adventure holiday

You will be sharing your experiences with a maximum of 13 like minded travellers and you'll have a group leader with you. Whether you are travelling alone or with friends its good value, and a great way to meet new people! While itineraries are pre-planned there is some flexibility and you'll have plenty of privacy. This trip will appeal to travellers of all ages who enjoy meeting new people as well as seeing new places.

Responsible tourism

Responsible tourism: Camping tours of Western America

We are committed to offering low impact tours that benefit both the places and communities we visit as well as our travellers. It is important for us all to be aware of the delicate balance that exists in the variety of natural wonders you will visit. National Parks and monuments, archaeological sites and other sensitive areas should and must be treated with respect.

We have created a 'Travellers' Code of Conduct' to help prepare and inform our groups of the various positive or negative effects they could have on a destination. The code includes tips on everything from handling wildlife encounters to how you can help to conserve precious natural resources. Our tour leaders will explain this code of conduct during the first night’s orientation talk and encourage you to follow it throughout the tour.

Safety viewing glasses will be provided to all travellers and spares will be on hand. The eclipse will be viewed in an area of outstanding beauty so your tour leader will ensure that all information is provided to protect the area, and that a leave no trace policy is enforced.

This code includes following the ‘Leave No Trace’ ethic, this is an international campaign that is designed to help us minimise the impact on the National Parks and other wilderness areas that we visit. Some key guidelines we follow include keeping to existing trails, staying in official campgrounds and disposing of all waste responsibly and recycling whatever we can.

We are proud supporters of the American Hiking Society, which champions conservation issues in the United States and represents millions of hikers committed to preserving America’s vast network of hiking trails and their surrounding ecosystems.

Whenever possible, we use local accommodation and activity providers. We also shop locally for groceries, eat in small family-run restaurants and visit local shops whenever possible. This all brings economic benefit to the local communities that we visit.

We spend a significant amount of time at various National Parks on this tour, the included entrance fees help to preserve the status and upkeep of the park on a continued and sustainable basis. Interaction with National Park Rangers helps to preserve this role as an employment opportunity for local people and future generations

Our tour leaders will educate travellers on how best to interact with the wildlife in the parks, for example advising people not to feed the animals to stop them becoming dependent on hand-outs from humans. They will also advise all groups to keep to the path to avoid upsetting the balance of nature.

In Monument Valley, we use a Navajo guide to show you their native lands. This gives you an opportunity to interact with and understand the community on an individual level; it also puts money back into the local economy to help sustain the future of their community.

It is also important that we help to protect the fragile desert environment. The desert’s natural way to avoid sand erosion is by creating cryptobiotic soil which creates a living crust on the desert floor. This special soil helps the desert to protect itself from wind and rain erosion and promotes plant growth. All our tour leaders encourage our travellers to stick to the path to avoid damaging this special soil which can be hard to see.

Reviews of Camping tours of Western America

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I am reborn! Simply the best holiday I have ever been on
Some great stories to tell the grandchildren. Would recommend to a friend
Very enjoyable
It was OK
A bit disappointing really

Reviewed on 30 Sep 2015 by

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your holiday?

The highlights of the trip were numerous. My two favourite hikes were in Devils Garden in Arches National Park and the hike to Angels Landing in Zion.

Jackson, Wyoming is a little touristy but I absolutely loved it.

2. What tips would you give other travellers booking this holiday?

Prepare yourself for the holiday of a lifetime.

3. Did you feel that your holiday benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?

The Navajo Nation benefits from the tourists. Money spent in the US National Parks is reinvested in them and that must be beneficial.

4. Finally, how would you rate your holiday overall?

Five star.

Reviewed on 22 Oct 2011 by

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your holiday?

There were lots!! But Yellowstone NP does stands out.

2. What tips would you give other travellers booking this holiday?

Go for it, don't think twice, you'll love it, if you really love the outdoors.

3. Did you feel that your holiday benefited local people, and minimized impacts on the environment?

Yes, by using the campsites and local guides.

4. Finally, how would you rate your holiday overall?

Great: best locations of the West US.

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