Tailor-Made Holiday

An Adventure through Canyon Country, USA

9 days

from £5,895pp (excluding flights)

This holiday to the south-west canyon country delves into the most remote and scenically beautiful areas of this region, going deeper to discover some of the hidden wonders.

  • Spend a night under the stars with a luxury camping experience on your own private beach
  • Raft the white waters of the Colorado River
  • Explore the colourful Canyonlands National Park of southern Utah
  • Discover the slot canyons on the shores of Lake Powell, staying in style on a private houseboat

Begin your holiday around Moab with visits to the iconic red rock landscape of the Arches National Park and Canyonlands, exploring this incredible landscape by open air jeep. Witness the remarkable Rainbow Bridge, the world’s largest free standing natural bridge

From here leave the car behind and head onto the water, raft down the Colorado river for the day, stopping for a picnic on the banks and to swim in the beautiful surroundings. At the end of the day take a speed boat to your camp on a private beach and spend the next three nights on a houseboat on Lake Powell. The boat is equipped with kayaks and a speedboat so you can reach the hidden canyons this lake is famous for. Numerous opportunities exist for remote adventures, hike into slot canyons, abseil down the rock faces and swim in the warm waters.

A plethora of differing landscapes awaits with rock formations marked by arches, slot canyons, mesas and buttes to name just a few. You will get the chance to explore the renowned monument valley not only famous for its cluster of vast sandstone buttes but also the Navajo history that still shapes this landscape. 

At the end of this exciting adventure, you will have the chance to relax and soak in the beauty of this area at one of the most exclusive and unique resorts in the south-west.

For a more detailed itinerary with great ideas on what to do and where to stay, please get in touch with our experts.

Price Excluding Flights £Flight cost from 
£ 5895 £ 800
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what is included

  • All accommodation
  • Internal flights
  • International flights as detailed
  • Sightseeing with private guide as per the itinerary
  • Transfers as detailed

what is excluded

  • Gratuities
  • Travel Insurance
  • Visas

PLEASE NOTE THE COST SHOWN INCLUDES INTERNATIONAL FLIGHTS DEPARTING FROM THE UK, BASED ON AN APPROXIMATE AIR FARE. PLEASE ASK YOUR TRAVEL EXPERT FOR AN ACCURATE INTERNATIONAL FLIGHT QUOTE. INTERNATIONAL FLIGHTS DEPARTING FROM THE UK ARE ATOL PROTECTED.

Itinerary at a glance

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Day 1

Fly London to Denver

Fly Denver to Grand Junction

Transfer from Grand Junction to Sorrel River Ranch


A journey of about one and a half hours.


Moab's unique combination of beautiful red rock scenery, two national parks, and the cool waters of the Colorado River has made it one of the most sought after destinations in the southwest. Within minutes of town you will find yourself surrounded by out-of-this-world red rock landscape of Arches National Park. Less than an hour's drive will put you atop the mythical sounding Island in the Sky, a remarkable district of Canyonlands National Park that makes you feel as if you are on top of the world. Let Moab be your base camp for world famous mountain biking, hiking, four wheel driving, or river trips of any length and experience level.


You will be staying at Sorrel River Ranch, Bed & Breakfast

Day 2

4x4 tour of Needles District, Canyonlands
The amazing landscape of Canyonlands is best seen through an open air jeep, this trip explores the Needles district and Chesler Park. The Needles has 50 miles of challenging backcountry roads that access campsites, hiking trails, and archeological sites.

Have the rare opportunity to visit Tower Ruin, Paul Bunyan's Potty and the mysterious Thirteen Faces. Columns, spires, castles and battlement towers of white stone stand upon red bases in this beautiful part of the US.


You will be staying at Sorrel River Ranch, Bed & Breakfast

Day 3

Whitewater Rafting Cataract Canyon, Colorado River
The journey begins on the famous 100-mile section of the Colorado River under Dead Horse Point and goes into Canyonlands National Park The experienced guide will maneuver the boat through such rapids as Hell-to-Pay, Capsize and the Big Drops. Cataract Canyon is one of the most exciting one-day river trips in the United States it is full of Class III-V rapids.

Watch for wildlife as you take in the canyon vistas. Eat a buffet-style picnic lunch on the banks of the river, with time to swim or relax in the shade.


You will be staying at Lake Powell House Boat, Room only

Day 4

Lake Powell Exploring by House Boat
Covering over 1.2 million acres of land, Lake Powell offers a spectacular scenery and space to explore by boat. With clear waters offering an escape from the better known areas the lake is an incredible playground for adventure from water activities, hiking the shoreline or heading down the canyons onto the Colorado River.

Over these days, explore deep into the hidden slot canyons of Lake Powell synonymous with this area. Hike, rappel into the water or travel by sea kayak into the less accessible areas of this magnificent landscape.

Lake Powell is a huge reservoir on the Colorado River, created by flooding the Glen Canyon. Lake Powell has more coastline than the entire west coast of the United States, as a result there are numerous canyons and slot canyons to explore. Opportunities for hiking, rappelling and exploring deep into the slots in kayaks are plentiful.


You will be staying at Lake Powell House Boat, Room only

Day 5

Visit to Rainbow Bridge
On the edge of Lake Powell, Rainbow Bridge is one of the largest known natural bridges in the world measuring 290 feet tall by 270 feet across. The inspiration to many people through time, it is considered sacred by the Navajo culture as a symbol for creating clouds, rainbows and rain- the essence for tribal life in the deserts.


You will be staying at Lake Powell House Boat, Room only

Day 6

Day at leisure at Amangiri
Days at the hotel with a selection of activities on offer including a selection of on and off site treks, visits to one of the many national parks in this area, river trips on the Colorado or scenic flights.

For a more relaxing option there is also the stunning pool to use or the spa facilities.


You will be staying at Amangiri, Bed & Breakfast

Day 7

You will be staying at Amangiri, Bed & Breakfast

Day 8

Fly Page to Los Angeles

Fly Los Angeles to London overnight

Accommodation

Below you can see some of the wonderful places we recommend you stay on your journey.

Sorrel River Ranch

Sorrel River Ranch

Sorrel River Ranch is located near Moab, Utah and is set within the magnificent surroundings of the south-western desert....

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Amangiri

Amangiri

Amangiri is an intimate resort hidden within Canyon Point offering spectacular views across the desert valley....

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Lake Powell House Boat

Lake Powell House Boat

The Lake Powell houseboat, a floating home, can sleep 16 people comfortably....

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