Southwest USA is not just miles of desert and the burning sun. On the contrary, it has one of the most diverse landscapes ranging from snowcapped mountains to desert plateaus.
The intriguing Native American culture compliments the raw beauty of Canyons. The most popular cities in the USA, the home of Hollywood – Los Angeles, and the ‘Sin City’ – Las Vegas are also in the American Southwest. These two are a must visit if you’re looking to let your hair down in the city and indulge in some good ol’ retail therapy.
While you’re packing your trekking gear and camping tents, we got you covered on the planning bit. Our list of the Top 10 Southwest USA Vacation Packages will help you explore the region the best way possible.
1. Southwest USA National Parks Tour (3 Days)
Discover the Wild Wild West during this 3 day National Parks Tour which starts and ends in Las Vegas. Set up camps and hike amidst the pink and red Navajo sandstone cliffs of the Zion Canyon. A fun southern BBQ bonfire night at the Bryce Canyon National Park is an experience you’ll cherish.
A jeep tour will take you to the Native American lands of the Monument Valley, backdrop of iconic western movies. The tour ends with the Grand Canyon carved by the mighty Colorado River. Stroll along the rim, or take a hike into the most diverse canyons on Earth. Explore this Vacation.
2. Los Angeles Explorer (3 Days)
Take this short and sweet trip to the city that mixes glamour, grit and the American Dream. Giving you an in-depth cultural experience, this tour helps you explore Los Angeles.
Head to the Hollywood Boulevard and walk along the stars. Check out the Kodak Theatre, the home to Oscars every year and the iconic Universal Studios. Cruise down the hottest shopping streets in LA – Melrose Avenue and Rodeo Drive. You may even spot some celebs here!
A little further west, discover Santa Monica and experience the chilled out California coastal lifestyle. If it’s fashion that inspires you, a visit to the fashion museum may become the best part of this California holiday for you. Also, a glimpse into LA’s quirkiest suburb, Venice Beach, will give you a peep into the real street culture. Explore this Vacation.
3. Utah’s 5 National Parks (5 Days)
Trekking and camping in Utah’s 5 National Parks in just five days is what this Southwest USA vacation package is all about. You get to explore the Canyon Country and work your way up to the Colorado Plateau. The sandstone cliffs carved out by the blue/green waters of the Virgin River are going to leave you stunned.
Witness the All-American s’mores by the campfire under the starry skies of the Zion National Park. A visit to the adventure Mecca of Southwest USA – the quaint mountain town of Moab is included in this tour.
Discover the world’s greatest collection of natural arches in the Arches National Park. The rough and rugged terrains of Canyonlands National Park are going to amaze you with their beauty and serene vibe. Explore this Vacation.
4. San Francisco to Yosemite National Park (3 Days)
Yosemite National Park is nature’s greatest backyard with loads of hikes to offer. It ranges from awe-inspiring waterfalls to epic cliff faces. You get to wander beneath the canopy of the tallest trees in the world, Giant Sequoias.
There’ll be a plenty of opportunity to photograph awe-inspiring nature shots. You may also spot some of the incredible wildlife such as bears and coyotes. After experiencing Mother Nature’s beauty, you make your way to the ‘City by the Bay’ – San Francisco.
Here you enjoy a walk across Golden Gate Bridge and soak in the view across the bay and of Alcatraz Island. You can extend your American holiday and stay back at San Francisco to experience more. Explore this Vacation.
5. Los Angeles to Grand Canyon (4 Days)
This 4-day Southwest USA discovery tour starts and ends in Los Angeles. Your tour starts with hitting the iconic spots in LA like Hollywood Boulevard, Universal Studios, and Rodeo Drive. Leaving the city life behind, this Southwest USA vacation package takes you through the Mojave Desert. You’ll stop by the Colorado River and witness some stunning red stone landscape.
On your way to Grand Canyon, you also get to dip in the refreshing waters of Lake Havasu. Once you reach Grand Canyon, take a hike along the rim or go for the optional helicopter ride. After two days of hiking through the desert and hills, climb aboard the party bus. It takes you to the ‘City of Sin’, Las Vegas! Make some memories and head back to LA. Explore this Vacation.
6. Grand Canyon Rim to Rim Hike (5 Days)
Included in the list of 50 Tours of a Lifetime by National Geographic, this tour is for the adventurous travelers. This 5-day Southwest USA vacation package takes you from North Rim to Colorado River to South Rim. You will traverse the canyon from North to South and go through almost every biological life zone, as you climb down from the alpine to the deserts.
At the absolute bottom of the Canyon, you get to relax at the Phantom Ranch. It is the kind of solitude only offered by the Canyon’s steep walls. Discover the secrets of the inner canyon and cool off next to the mighty Colorado River. Indulge in the cultural exploration and learn about the Native Americans who inhabited these lands. The adventurous trek ends with a celebration night on the South Rim. Explore this Vacation.
7. American Southwest Vacation Package (14 Days)
If you would like to experience all of Southwest USA in one single trip, this one’s for you. Be blinded by the bright lights of Las Vegas with an included party bus tour of The Strip. Feel the heat as you step into sizzling Death Valley and soak in the view at Lake Havasu.
From the magnificent Giant Sequoias in Yosemite to Grand Canyon – prepare to be blown away by nature’s beauty. From San Diego beaches to San Francisco’s Golden Gate and driving along the California Coast, this trip covers it all. Explore this Vacation.
8. Hiking Zion & Bryce Canyon National Parks (3 Days)
Explore two of the most famous and scenic landscapes of the Southwest USA. Hike the ancient sand dunes in Zion National Park and venture into Bryce Canyon with this 3-days tour. Explore the giant sandstone monolith cliffs carved out by the Virgin River in Zion. Take a walk to see a seasonal waterfall and take in some amazing views overlooking the Virgin River.
After Zion, you head to Bryce Canyon National Park. Here you get to witness incredible “Hoodoos”, that make this park so unique. The ultimate camping experience with a bonfire under starry skies is the added bonus of this American Southwest vacation. Explore this Vacation.
9. Las Vegas New Year (4 Days)
Celebrate your New Year’s Eve in the ‘Sin City’, with this 4-day tour in Las Vegas. It is all glitz, neon lights, and excess. See the bright lights of this city and try your luck at its world-famous casinos. Drive down to the Strip to experience the quintessential Vegas with its upscale resort hotels.
And don’t miss over-the-top versions of international icons. Eiffel Tower, Venetian canals, and Fountains of Bellagio to name a few. Experience the spectacular light and laser show in the massive pedestrian mall. Ring in the New Year at a hip Las Vegas club, kick back at the open bar and explore the city in a big Vegas night out. Explore this Vacation.
10. Albuquerque New Mexico Balloon Festival (5 Days)
Attend the largest ballooning event in the world – Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta. Before you attend one of New Mexico’s most dazzling spectacles, get a lesson on the sport of ballooning. Don’t miss the pre-dawn opening ceremony. The mass ascension of hundreds of hot-air balloons transforms the sky into a rainbow.
Later in the evening, witness the dramatic Balloon Glow, when all the balloons fire up their burners and light up at the same time. Do a little bit of cultural exploration of this quaint little town. Visit the International Balloon Museum and the Indian Pueblo Cultural Center. End the tour with a scenic drive to Santa Fe through the foothills of the Sandia Mountains. Explore this Vacation.