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Take the scenic route from Los Angeles to Las Vegas with plenty of vintage Americana and stunning scenery along the way. This road trip includes popular highlights like the Grand Canyon and lesser known sights like Joshua Tree National Park.
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Nine nights accommodation and nine days car rental.
Make your way down historic Route 66 for a taste of rural America at Kingman, visit Arizona's oldest distillery, and see the splendour of the Grand Canyon from a variety of vantage points - hike the rim or head deep into the canyon. Admire the stunning red cliffs and narrow canyons of Zion National Park and see the neon lights of Las Vegas. This self-drive journey gives you the chance to explore lesser-known national parks as well as the main highlights of the region.
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Desert oasis of Palm Springs
Grand Canyon National Park
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Arrive in Los Angeles and collect your rental car. Stroll down Santa Monica Pier, browse the shops on Rodeo Drive or go for a walk in the Hollywood Hills.
Old Hollywood’s love affair with Palm Springs began when movie studios implemented a ‘two hour rule’ which stated that actors must remain within two hours of the studio - Palm Springs has been a favourite refuge of Hollywood stars ever since. While you’re here soak up the town’s vintage vibe or hike and bike in the Coachella Valley.
Only a short distance from Palm Springs, Joshua Tree National Park is composed of parts of two distinct deserts - the Mojave and Colorado. Spend the day exploring this extraordinary park, which showcases the diversity of landscapes, flora and fauna of this unique environment.
Make your way down historic Route 66 to Kingman where you will have a real taste of rural America. Visit Desert Diamond distillery - Arizona’s oldest, the Mohave Museum of History and Arts or the Railroad Museum.
Enjoy a leisurely drive to the Grand Canyon, one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Arrive with plenty of time to survey many of the scenic viewpoints before you settle on a spot to watch the sunset.
Take advantage of a full day to see the Grand Canyon from a variety of vantage points – hike the rim or head deep into the canyon. For a more leisurely viewing experience take an optional helicopter flight over the canyon for a bird’s eye view.
Continue on to Page - paradise for any lover of the great outdoors. Hike Antelope Canyon with a native guide or take a boat tour on beautiful Lake Powell – a vast reservoir created by the Colorado River that has over 3000 kilometres of shoreline.
Make your way to Zion National Park and admire the stunning red cliffs and narrow canyons. Stretch your legs and hike the famous Narrows or, if you’re daring enough, hike Angels Landing and be rewarded with stunning panoramic views of the park.
This morning take more time to explore Zion National Park before embarking on the short drive to Las Vegas. Later, stroll down the Strip and watch the neon lights of Sin City come to life.
Check out of your hotel or extend your stay in Las Vegas.
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