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The Southwest US is home to colorful landscapes, red rocks, orange sand, and amazing natural formations that can’t be found anywhere else in the world. Join Thomson Family Adventures on the first trip inside of the continental US. There’s nothing like a family vacation right in your backyard! Explore magnificent National parks, drive through desert scenery, swim in the Colorado River, and hike through sandstone valleys with your family on this fun-filled close to home adventure.
Join the National Park Service this summer in celebrating 100 years!
Child Discount: $200 per child under 12
Day 1: Arrive Phoenix / Sonoran Desert Tour
Get introduced to the Southwest US in Phoenix with a trip into the Sonoran Desert looking at the unique flora and fauna of the ecosystem.
Days 2-4: Visit Monument Valley / Explore Moab / Float Down the Colorado River
Travel to Monument Valley and meet local Navajo and learn about the significance of Navajo sand paintings in their culture.
Days 5-8: Explore Bryce Canyon / Enjoy a Classic Horseback Trail Ride / Discover Zion National Park
Venture into Bryce Canyon National Park and see the incredible and strange looking “hoodoos,” orange, purple, and pink shaded sandstone spires.
Day 9: Depart Las Vegas / Arrive Home
End your adventure in Las Vegas with a farewell dinner and an evening free to explore!
DoubleTree Resort by Hilton Paradise Valley – Scottsdale offers a warm welcome and a comfortable stay, in tranquil surroundings. Relax and recharge in our beautifully landscaped property, surrounded by lavish courtyards, cactus and tropical palm trees. Amenities include 2 outdoor pools, leaisure activities such as basketball and tennis courts, and AC.
Located on the largest Indian Reservation in the United States, The Kayenta Monument Valley Inn offers 163 guest rooms all with wireless high-speed internet access, cable television with Pay Per View, an onsite health and fitness facility, seasonal heated outdoor pool, and a full service restaurant featuring both authentic Native American cuisine and traditional American Dining!
This pleasant, comfortable atmosphere provides a cool, quiet respite from the rugged outdoors. Air-conditioned rooms feature plenty of amenities, including coffee/tea makers, free Wi-Fi, a spacious desk and more. Enjoy premium cable channels on flat-screen televisions.
The Bryce Canyon Grand Hotel features: two four story towers accessing 164 luxurious guest rooms, interior corridors, a large lobby, business center, exercise facilities, guest laundry, complimentary breakfast buffet and nearby full service restaurant. The Bryce Canyon Grand also offers an enclosed courtyard offering guest privacy for the pool, whirlpool, and patio areas. We invite you to experience Bryce Canyon’s newest and most luxurious accommodations and amenities with the best in western hospitality.
Flanigan’s Inn, a lovely property located just moments away from the south entrance to Zion National Park, offers peaceful respite amid colorful scenery. Relax in the beautiful, spacious guest rooms, where hand crafted wood beams, private patios and the finest amenities ensure a peaceful stay. After a day of hiking in the park, recline by the pool, walk the meditation labrynth, stroll through town or perhaps indulge in a spa treatment.
Upscale rooms feature WiFi (fee), desks and cable TVs; some have seating areas, fridges and/or views of the Strip. In addition to the casino, amenities include a fitness center, live shows (surcharge), tennis courts and a shopping mall, plus a seasonal heated pool with cabanas (fee).
Why Southwest USA?