Best of the West

I recently had the pleasure of doing the "Best of the West" through World Expeditions/ATW. I must commend to you the most excellent experience we had with our tour leader. He was exceptional in his attention to detail, his knowledge, his sense of humour and his thorough professionalism. Well done and thanks for a truely marvellous trip.

E.C | Australia

Foundation & Friends USA

The spectacular landscapes of south west USA are renowned – from Utah’s Zion and Bryce National Parks and Arizona’s Grand Canyon to the dramatic spring cactus flowering and hummingbirds of the Sonoran Desert. Join Jennie Churchill on a wide-ranging tour that takes us from these extraordinary national parks and wilderness areas to sophisticated private and botanic gardens, the Phoenix architecture of Frank Lloyd Wright to Walpi and the Taos Pueblo, two of America’s oldest continuously inhabited Native American villages. We finish in Santa Fe, New Mexico’s 1610 capital and a city famous for its exceptionally well-preserved Pueblo adobe architecture, vibrant arts community and galleries, excellent museums and great food and wine. From Phoenix to Santa Fe, this is a one-off tour that celebrates nature on a vast scale, the designed environment, flora and fauna, contemporary and Native American culture and art, iconic architecture and history.The Foundation and Friends of the Botanic Gardens is a not-for-profit membership based organisation supporting horticulture, conservation, scientific research and education programs across the Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, the Blue Mountains Botanic Garden Mount Tomah and the Australian Botanic Garden Mount Annan. By booking on to this tour you are helping to contribute to this ongoing work by the Foundation & Friends.

Brief Itinerary

DAY 1 Arrive Phoenix
DAY 2 Visit Phoenix Desert Botanical Garden & Frank Lloyd Wright Museum
DAY 3 Visit Sonoran Desert Museum and Saguaro National Park
DAY 4 Private Gardens
DAY 5 Visit Heard Museum and drive to Winslow via the Petrified Forest
DAY 6 Hopi Mesas, Rock Art Tour and Grand Canyon
DAY 7 Morning at the Grand Canyon. Afternoon drive to Springdale
DAY 8 Full day Zion National Park
DAY 9 Drive to Bryce Canyon National Park
DAY 10 All day Bryce Canyon National Park
DAY 11 Drive to Page, visit Toadstools on Route 89. Afternoon tour of Antelope Canyon
DAY 12 Monument Valley
DAY 13 Drive to Santa Fe
DAY 14 Private Gardens
DAY 15 Visit Taos
DAY 16 Trip concludes, Santa Fe

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Trip Code: FUS
Trip Grading: Adventure Touring
Duration:  16 days
Activities:  Adventure Touring
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