America's Great Desert National Parks

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America's Great Desert National Parks



Tour Description:

Chart a course through America’s desert, basking in the photographer's dream of Death Valley, Badwater Basin’s salt flats, the iconic Joshua Tree, and Red Rock Canyon’s towering cliffs. Find yourself tucking into gastronomic delights, stargazing, and learning about dates with a local farmer.

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Dates & Pricing

Sunday 09 Oct 22 — Tuesday 18 Oct 22Starting at $2,982Check Mark Icon SPECIALGet a Quote
Sunday 08 Jan 23 — Tuesday 17 Jan 23Starting at $2,904Check Mark Icon SPECIALGet a Quote
Sunday 15 Jan 23 — Tuesday 24 Jan 23Starting at $3,022Check Mark Icon SPECIALGet a Quote
Sunday 19 Feb 23 — Tuesday 28 Feb 23Starting at $3,117Check Mark Icon SPECIALGet a Quote
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Sunday 05 Mar 23 — Tuesday 14 Mar 23Starting at $3,086Check Mark Icon SPECIALGet a Quote
Sunday 26 Mar 23 — Tuesday 04 Apr 23Starting at $3,086Check Mark Icon SPECIALGet a Quote
Sunday 08 Oct 23 — Tuesday 17 Oct 23Starting at $3,046Check Mark Icon SPECIALGet a Quote
Sunday 03 Dec 23 — Tuesday 12 Dec 23Starting at $3,308Check Mark Icon SPECIALGet a Quote
Sunday 07 Jan 24 — Tuesday 16 Jan 24Starting at $3,395Check Mark Icon SPECIALGet a Quote
Sunday 14 Jan 24 — Tuesday 23 Jan 24Starting at $3,495Check Mark Icon SPECIALGet a Quote
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Sunday 01 Dec 24 — Tuesday 10 Dec 24Starting at $3,475Check Mark Icon SPECIALGet a Quote
Check Mark Icon Disclaimer: Prices listed are per person, based on double occupancy, and in USD. All promotions are valid for new bookings only, capacity controlled and valid on select dates and departures. Individual Terms and Conditions will apply to all promotions. Any promotion can be withdrawn at any time without notice. Please speak with your Pavlus Travel Planner for complete vendor terms and conditions, including eligible tour and cruise dates.


Destination & Sightseeing

Destination Highlights:

Visit Las Vegas, Red Rock, Canyon National Conservation Area, Death Valley National Park, Palm Springs, Joshua Tree National Park, Coachella Valley, Yuma, Tucson, Saguaro National Park
Connect With Locals Visit the Martha's Date Gardens in the Bard Valley. On arrival, guests will be treated to a date farm tour of Martha's Gardens Date Farm. The farm tour give guests a first-hand and in-depth look at what it takes to grow and harvest this delicious fruit.
Dive Into Culture Join a foodie tour and taste your way through Tucson.

First Class Travel Highlights:

An expert Travel Director and professional Driver
Cherry-picked hotels, all tried and trusted
All porterage and restaurant gratuities
All hotel tips, charges and local taxes
Breakfast daily and up to half of your evening meals
Must-see sightseeing and surprise extras
Audio headsets for flexible sightseeing
All transport and transfers shown
Luxury air-conditioned coach with Wi-Fi in most countries or alternative transportation (such as rail journeys)
Optional Experiences and free time

ITINERARY

See The Neon Lights Of Las Vegas
America's captivating desert landscapes take centre stage on this epic journey which begins in the playground of Las Vegas. Relax after your journey or tame Lady Luck. This evening, meet your Travel Director and fellow travellers for a Welcome Reception and then soar 550 feet above the center of the Las Vegas Strip on the High Roller, the world's tallest observation wheel, for sweeping 360-degree views of the Las Vegas Valley and The Strip.

Trek Through Vibrant Red Rock Canyon
Admire the towering red cliffs and sandstone peaks of the Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area this morning. Keep a keen eye out for its highest peak, La Madre Mountain, before continuing to Death Valley, one of the largest national parks in the USA. Aptly named for its unforgiving landscapes, Death Valley is a stunningly beautiful land of extremes. Join your travel companions for dinner with wine, before settling into your oasis hotel, located within the borders of the national park.

Venture Into Vast Death Valley
Immerse yourself in the solitude and desolation of Death Valley on a guided tour of the park's most famous sites including Zabriskie Point, and of course Badwater Basin and its massive salt flats - the lowest point below sea level in the western hemisphere. Today will be a photographer's dream so bring your cameras. Free time this afternoon to enjoy our desert oasis and relax at one of the most remarkable spring fed swimming pools in the world.

Voyage To Palm Springs
Heading south today you leave Death Valley and travel along the Mojave National Preserve, visit the desert Ghost Town of Calico. Our destination tonight is gorgeous Palm Springs in the Coachella Valley. Tonight, you'll have a Your Choice Dining experience at one of two local restaurants.

Feel The Vibes Of Palm Springs
Start your morning with a celebrity and lifestyle tour of Palm Springs shedding light on the city's unique mid-century architecture, featuring an amazing collection of custom homes. This afternoon, join a ride on the Palm Springs' Aerial Tramway and walk along the top of the mountain, with spectacular views of the valley. Then, don't miss VillageFest in downtown Palm Springs this evening. A festive pedestrian street fair is located just across the street from the hotel.

Adventure Awaits In Joshua Tree National Park
See the peculiar outstretched boughs of the Joshua Tree when you explore the national park that bears the name of this unusual-looking desert plant. Learn how the Mojave and Colorado desert ecosystems come together here and keep an eye out for the incredible variety of plants and animals that find sanctuary in its vast protected wilderness. You'll have some free time at the resort this afternoon to soothe body and mind at the Spa before an evening at leisure.

Around the Salton Sea to Yuma
This morning, travel through the Salton Sea before journeying to Salvation Mountain, a hillside visionary environment created by local resident, Leonard Knight. His passion has lovingly created this brilliant "outsider art" masterpiece resplendent with flowers, trees, waterfalls, suns, bluebirds, and many other fascinating and colorful objects. Travel on through the shifting patterns of the stunning Imperial Sand Dunes. This evening head to the Martha's Date Gardens and enjoy a tour of the farm and an exclusive Be My Guest dinner where Medjool dates are the star of the show. In the case of excessive heat the event may be moved into the city's historic cultural center.

Revel In The Diversity Of The Sonoran Desert
Spot the saguaros as you travel through the Sonoran Desert National Monument. Touted as the most biologically diverse of all North America’s deserts, the Sonoran Desert is also home to an array of significant archaeological and historic sites. Our next stop is Tucson, a culturally diverse town surrounded by mountains, which holds the distinction of being a UNESCO City of Gastronomy. Dive Into Culture and indulge in desert flavours during an unforgettable guided Gastronomy Tasting Tour before enjoying the evening at leisure. After dinner you'll meet a professional astronomer who’ll guide you as you use a telescope to gaze up at the stars, feeling a sense of awe at the beauty and majesty of the cosmos.

Saguaro National Park and Tucson Village Farm
Celebrate the symbol of America’s west. The giant saguaro is America’s largest species of cacti and you’ll learn how this national park strives to protect this majestic plant. We trade the desert for caverns during our visit to Kartchner Caverns State Park with its colossal and colourful cave formations. Tonight, savour a Farewell Dinner and stargazing with a professional astronomer to end your tour.

Depart The Desert In Phoenix
Our journey through desert landscapes is at its end as you take a transfer to Phoenix Airport, arriving at approximately 11:00 AM. Please be aware when booking your flights.

Check Mark Disclaimer: Prices listed are per person, based on double occupancy, and in USD. All promotions are valid for new bookings only, capacity controlled and valid on select dates and departures. Individual Terms and Conditions will apply to all promotions. Any promotion can be withdrawn at any time without notice. Please speak with your Pavlus Travel Planner for complete vendor terms and conditions, including eligible tour and cruise dates.