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Luxury Tailor-Made USA Holidays Southwest 2024 & 2025 

Desert Dreaming in the Southwest 

The American Southwest! Allow yourself to be captured into the rugged landscapes and beauty of this amazing region. Our tours can take you to the majestic red rock formations of Sedona to the desert vistas of New Mexico's Santa Fe. 
As you explore ancient cliff dwellings, pueblo villages and centuries-old petroglyphs you will feel like you are journeying through time, as our guides tell you fascinating stories and insights in the Native American history. 
If you are adventurous and enjoy the outdoors then the Southwest is for you. Hike through canyons, raft down crazy rivers and go stargazing underneath the vast deseryt sky.  
The food is an adventure in its self. From spicy green chili dishes in New Mexico to savoury Navajo tacos in Arizona, the culinary scene in the Southwest will have you come back for more 
With our meticulously crafted itineraries, we make sure that every moment of your Southwest adventure is filled with wonder and excitement. Let us take you on a journey of a lifetime through the timeless beauty of the American Southwest. 
Tell us more about your USA travel plans, and we'll create a tailor-made, luxury holiday, just for you. 
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Things to do and see in the Southwest 

Grand Canyon 

An obvious destination but certainly not one to be missed. The Grand Canyon is one of the world's most awe-inspiring natural wonders, stretching for over 277 miles in length and 18 miles in width. 
You can visit different viewpoints of the canyon such as Mather Point, Yavapai Observation Station and Desert View Watchtower and get a unique perspective every time. 
For the more adventurous, there are trails that take you down into the canyon and this really is an unforgettable experience, where you will see hidden gems like waterfalls and natural arches. Why not raft along the Colorado River, or take a helicopter tour for an even more unique view of the canyon's vastness! 

Monument Valley 

Standing on the border of Arizona and Utah is where you will find Monument Valley, famous for its towering sandstone buttes and just breath-taking desert landscapes. This incredible destination has been features in countless films, shows and adverts which has made it one of the most recognisable landscapes in the world. 
There are a few ways to explore this almost alien valley. Take a scenic drive by car through the valley; hike the Wildcat Trail to get up close to these majestic rock formations; or ride horseback which will make you feel you have jumped back in time to the Old West! 
Monumnet Valley holds cultural significance as a sacred and spiritual place for the Navajo people, you can learn more about them with guided tours and visits to the Navajo Nation Tribal Park Visitor Centre. 


Located in Arizona's Red Rock Country, Sedona is a captivating desert oasis. The sandstone formations come alive every sunrise and sunset with vibrant colours of red, orange and gold resulting in incredible photo opportunities.  
You can take a tour through this landscape on a spiritual, healing journey or simply just to enjoy the sights and stars. Whatever your reasons, you will be left spellbound by this region.  
There are plenty of opportunities to hike, cycle, rock climb and more in Sedona and after a day of axploring you can unwind at one of the many luxury resorts, spas, or wellness retreats to completely and utterly relax. 

Santa Fe 

Positioned in the majestic Sangre de Cristo Mountains of northern New Mexico, Santa Fe will show you a unique blend of history, culture and natural beauty. There is a charming maze of adobe buildings with narrow streets and hidden courtyards. The homes here are truly one-of-a-kind with earthy tones and rounded edges. 
Visit the historic plaza, which dates all the way back to the 17th century and here the locals host festivals, markets and different events throughout the year. Try traditional New Mexican food, chocolates and pastries in quaint cafes and at the markets. 
In Santa Fe there is plenty to do outdoors, such as hiking, biking, camping and horseback riding through the stunning nearby mountains and canyons. After a full day head back to one of the luxury spas and wellness retreats Santa Fe has to offer to relax and unwind. 


A slightly different feel and landscape to the destinations mentioned above, but Aspen, Colorado has so much to offer. Located in the Rocky mountains, Aspen is probably most known as popular ski resort but in the summer months the regions changes dramatically. 
Hiking, mountain biking, fly fishing, whitewater rafting and horseback riding are just a few of the outdoor activities you can enjoy in Aspen, all while observing the incredible scenery - alpine meadows, crystal clear streams and snow-capped peaks.  
Head downtown where you will find boutique shops, dining and lively bars and music venues. You also cannont miss out on a visit to Kemo Sabe hat shop! 


Nevada is known for its vast desert landscape and of course, Las Vegas, but there is so much more to do! This state is full of natural beauty and outdoor activity options due to the abundance of national parks, including the majestic Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, the Valley of Fire State Park and the Great Basin National Park. You can hike, rock climb, mountain bike and go off-road in these amazing locations. 
Nevada is also famous for its mining history and cultural heritage. Visit old mining towns such as Virginia City and Tonopah to get a glimpse into the Wild West.  
You will absolutely have to visit Las Vegas, the "Entertainment Capital of the World", for its out-of-this world resorts, extravagant casinos and incredible nightlife!  

White Mountains, New Hampshire 

You will be taken away with the rugged beauty of the White Mountains of New Hampshire. Peaks that tower above you, dominate the landscape, giving you breath-taking views, especially of Mount Washington, and challenging trails if you enjoy hiking and climbing. If you want a to enjoy the scenery in luxury, you can drive through the mountains, stopping at waterfalls.  
In the Winter months, you can ski down the powdery slopes, in Summer you can swim in the crystal clear lakes, or in Autumn just take in the stunning vistas and colours.  
To really get the most out of the White Mountains, there are plenty of cosy lodges in nearby towns such as North Conway and Jackson. As well as accommodation, you'll find quaint shops and locally-owned restaurants for you to take it the charm of New England. 

Route 66 

Known as the "Mother Road", Route 66 is perhaps one of the most iconic highways in American history, representing the spirit of adventure. Stretching over 2,400 miles from Chicago to Santa Monica, across Illinois, Missouri, Kansas, Oklahoma, Teas, New Mexico Arizona and California - the ultimate road trip! 
This road means a lot to the American people, having inspired songs, films and literature. The route also has plenty roadside attractions like nostalgic diners, vintage gas stations, and neon signs inviting you to travel back in time. 
Why not hire a convertible, or even a motorcycle to experience the epic Route 66, the symbol of American freedom, adventure and the open road! 

Best Time to Visit the Southwest 

You can visit the Southwest all year round and each time experience something different. Below we have broken it down by seasons: 
Spring is an excellent time to visit the Southwest, mainly for outdoor activities like hiking and exploring National Parks as the temperatures are mild and there are generally less crowds. 
Summer in the Southwest can be very hot, especially in regions like Arizona and Nevada, but despite the heat, it is a popular time for families due to the amount of outdoor activities such as rafting, kayaking and swimming in rivers and laskes. 
Autumn is another great time to visit the Southwest with mild temperatures and fewer crowds. The foliage starts to change colours offering amazing photo opportunities. 
Winter varies depending on the location. Arizona and New Mexico experience mild winters, while higher elevation areas like Colorado and Utah recieve snowfall and colder temperatures where you can ski. 

Our Favourite Hotels in the Southwest  

Ulum Lodge 

Bishop's Lodge 

Hotel Jerome 

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