USA short tours, Las Vegas to Grand Canyon

“From the bright lights of Las Vegas to the jaw-dropping Grand Canyon, this USA short tour crams a lot of sights into just four days.”


Las Vegas | Hiking in Zion National Park | Camping by Virgin River | 4x4 tour of Monument Valley | Overnight stay with Navajo community | Painted Desert | Cameron Trading Post | Grand Canyon (South Rim) | Route 66 |

Description of USA short tours, Las Vegas to Grand Canyon

Perfect for those who want to see a lot of the USA but don’t have much time to do it, this short tour is packed with iconic landscapes and memorable experiences.

Starting in ‘Sin City’ itself, Las Vegas, you’ll take the 2.5 hour journey out to stunning Zion National Park, famed for its dramatic red cliffs and many hiking trails. You might take the switchback route to Angles Landing, an obvious highlight, see the beautiful ‘Emerald Pools’, or squeeze through the slot canyons in the ‘Narrows’.

You’ll drive through the badlands of the Painted Desert on the way to Monument Valley – an area you may well recognise from countless Hollywood movies. Here you’ll be welcomed by the Navajo community for an overnight stay in a traditional Hogan hut with mud walls.

With a brief stop at the historic Cameron Trading Post, you’ll arrive at the main event: the Grand Canton (South Rim). Explore one of the world’s greatest natural wonders, either by hiking down to the bottom, or flying overhead with an optional helicopter flight! Either way, this is a ‘Wow-worthy’ destination. As you’ll be staying nearby, you can enjoy the beauty of a Grand Canyon sunset too.

The route back to Vegas and its many temptations takes you along the iconic Route 66. While you’re gazing out the window, think about how you might spend your last few hours in this famed desert city – admiring the bright lights of the Sunset Strip? Gourmet dining and high-end shopping? Or catching a show then hitting the tables. The choice is yours.

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29 Aug 2019
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05 Sep 2019
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30 Sep 2019
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Responsible tourism

USA short tours, Las Vegas to Grand Canyon

Carbon reduction

Your holiday will help support local people and conservation. We must also reduce CO2. Learn about the CO2 emissions of this holiday and how to reduce them.


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.

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.

This tour is conducted primarily using human energy with very little use of a vehicle. This tour is conducted on foot primarily without the use of a vehicle – 95% of this tour is conducted by hiking the incredible trails and camping.

Travellers are encouraged to stick to the paths in order to preserve the vegetation, not feed the wildlife encountered along trails and keep interaction to a minimum so as not to scare or cause alarm.


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.

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.

With many refuelling points along the way, all rubbish is disposed of correctly and local shops and providers provide food for meals as opposed to always being from the larger chain supermarkets. We encourage travellers to bring eco- friendly body wash and mosquito repellent to avoid this running into streams and rivers.

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