Geography

Study Experiences has established an exclusive tour programme for school and college students studying Geography which combines great sights with fascinating educational experiences. The Joshua Tree National Park is home to a fascinating variety of plants and animals that make their home in this land shaped by strong winds, unpredictable torrents of rain, and climatic extremes. The Grand Canyon South Rim, a steep-sided gorge carved by the Colorado River is one of the seven natural wonders of the world. Its amazing landscape offers spectacular vistas, majestic rock formations and exquisite waterfalls. A visit to the Glen Canyon Dam is followed by Bryce Canyon, known for some of the most colourful rock formations in the world which have been sculpted by erosion into pillars called ‘hoodoos’ and other fantastic forms. Iron oxides give red, yellow and brown tints to the limestone, while manganese oxides lend a lavender hue.

 

01 Tour Highlights

Grand Canyon

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.

Hoover Dam

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.

02 Accommodation

We have selected good standard accommodation for throughout your tour, a mixture of inn’s, lodge’s and hotels which are appropriate to the overnight stops in the itinerary.

03 Further Information

Your Meals

Accommodation is on a bed and breakfast basis. Breakfasts will be either continental or American. Your Tour Guide will be on hand to advise suitable options for lunch and dinner according to the itinerary.

Your Tour Guide in the USA

A professional Tour Guide will accompany your group throughout the tour. Always on hand to give advice and to manage your day-to-day arrangements, they will ensure that your group gain the very most from their visit to the West Coast.

Group Size

Our prices are based on a minimum group size of 30 students. Prices can be quoted for larger or smaller group sizes on request.

Your Choice of Travel Dates

As our trips are available throughout the year, during term time and also during half terms and holidays, you are able to select travel dates that suit you and your students.

Our most popular travel periods for student groups are during October, November, February and June when places visited are less crowded and prices are more competitive. Travelling during the February and October half terms can be more expensive due to flight and accommodation availability, therefore should you be planning on travelling during these periods, we recommend that you contact us to plan your tour as early as possible to ensure we still have availability for your preferred travel dates.

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