11 Day Itinerary
Day 1 - Fly to Los Angeles - Transfer to accommodation - Overnight in Palm Springs
Day 2 - Visit the Joshua Tree National Park - Overnight in Williams
Day 3 - Visit the Grand Canyon then continue on to Monument Valley - Overnight in Kayenta
Day 4 - Drive to Page to visit the Glen Canyon Dam followed by Bryce Canyon - Overnight in Bryce Canyon
Day 5 - Visit the Zion National Park then on to Las Vegas - Overnight in Las Vegas
Day 6 - Visit the Hoover Dam then continue on to the Valley of Fire - Overnight in Las Vegas
Day 7 - Visit the Borax Museum and then Death Valley - Overnight in Mammoth Lakes or Visalia
Day 8 - Visit the Yosemite National Park - Overnight in Modesto
Day 9 - Visit to the California Academy of Sciences followed by a highlights tour of San Francisco - Overnight in San Francisco
Day 10 - Free time in San Francisco before your transfer to the airport - Overnight flight back to the UK
Day 11 - Arrive back in the UK
More information about some of the included visits:-
Both breathtaking and overwhelming at the same time, the 1.6km deep and 16km wide Grand Canyon is a testament to 2,000 million years of geological history. Nearly as alluring as the canyon is the powerful Colorado River snaking its way through.
Bryce Canyon National Park
This National Park is a red-rock wonderland where the landscape is unique with contrasting colours, textures and rock layers.
Yosemite National Park
Famous for its plunging waterfalls and massive granite faces, this unparalleled parkland was designated as a UNESCO World Heritage site in 1984. Covering more than 1,100 square miles, it features unforgettable natural beauty, from the sheer walls of Yosemite Valley to the alpine beauty of Tuolumne Meadows.
Constructed over 5 years during the Great Depression, the Hoover Dam is undoubtedly one of the greatest engineering accomplishments in human history. Named one of the Top 10 Construction Achievements of the 20th Century it is the highest concrete dam in the Western Hemisphere, standing at more than 725 feet. Your students will explore the Dam during a Powerplant Tour discovering everything from its history through to its mechanical components.
Zion National Park
This park may be located in the desert, but the terrain is anything but barren. Formed by millions of years of erosion, its exceptional rock formations and verdant valleys have created an out-of-this-world landscape.