Excursions in the American Southwest region, Grand Canyon, Moab, Sedona: Sightseeing & Excursions 2018 Prices in £’s

Locations are listed in alphabetical order – scroll down…..

Grand Canyon National Park (South Rim), northern Arizona

Papillon Grand Canyon Helicopters

Papillon Helicopters Grand Canyon
Papillon Helicopters

Each year more than five million people visit the Grand Canyon, one of the most breathtaking attractions in the natural world. Papillon Grand Canyon Helicopters gives you a bird’s eye view to this National Park that has impressed generations of tourists. Experience cruising directly above the Colorado River and witness the centuries of geologic progress in the beautiful layers of the canyon walls.

Enhance your visit to the Grand Canyon with an unforgettable helicopter tour – we particularly recommend the ‘North Canyon Tour’ your “Front-Row” Seat to this Natural Wonder of the World! Enter the Dragon corridor, as this exciting

Grand Canyon 2
Grand Canyon National Park – South Rim

tour puts you in the action, with a “front-row” seat to this Natural Wonder. Marvel at the Canyons’ legendary beauty while relaxing in comfort. You could spend the entire day walking around the Canyon and not see a fraction of the sights with this breathtaking tour. TOUR DURATION: 25 to 30 minutes (approximately).

Prices:  North Canyon tour    £162.00 per adult / £148.00 per child (2-11 yrs)

Just America can offer the full range of Papillon Grand Canyon Helicopter tours – information & prices on request.

Maverick Helicopters.

Maverick logo
Maverick

The Grand Canyon is one of the most popular vacation destinations in the world. With its incredible scenery and inspirational beauty, the vast number of visitors keeps growing. With a number of ways to see the canyon, some may choose to drive, hike, bike or ride a mule. One adventure that awaits is the sky—a Maverick Helicopters®’ tour from the Grand Canyon’s South Rim.

In state-of-the-art ECO-Star helicopters, you fly the skies in comfort with individual leather seats, wraparound glass for outstanding visibility and exceptional noise-reduction features both inside and out.

Take to the skies to see the Grand Canyon as never before from a bird’s-eye view.

Canyon Spirit:

Maverick over Hoover Dam
Maverick Helicopters

The Canyon Spirit is a Grand Canyon helicopter tour that departs from the South Rim of the Grand Canyon taking you over the beautiful Kaibab National Forest, home to the world’s largest ponderosa pine forest. Upon reaching the edge of the canyon, the South Rim gently drops away as the North Rim and eastern end of the canyon come into view – one of the most spectacular views in the entire canyon.

In the distance, it is possible to see the Painted Desert and the Desert View Watchtower designed by the Hopi Indians. Your journey continues as you follow the Colorado River upstream to where it merges with the Little Colorado River. View Marble Canyon and Point Imperial as you fly through the canyon and climb above the North Rim. Experience fabulous bird’s-eye views once on the North Rim, and then head south through the Dragon Corridor, the widest and deepest part of the canyon.  As you cross over the Colorado River, you’ll fly over the South Rim and the Kaibab National Forest landing back at the Grand Canyon Airport. This Grand Canyon South Rim tour will provide you with memories of a lifetime.  Duration: approximately 45-50 minutes Departure Point: Grand Canyon South Rim terminal.  Prices £225.00 per person.   Guests over 300lbs will be charged for 2 seats and the total weight per helicopter cannot exceed 1,250 pounds.

Canyon Dancer:

Soar high above the Grand Canyon on this breathtaking excursion perfectly suited for the time-conscious traveler. Fly over the Kaibab National Forest prior to entering the Grand Canyon, one of the “Seven Wonders of the World.” Continue north through the Dragon Corridor and over the mighty Colorado River towards the North Rim of the canyon. Gaze at the panoramic views of the Tower of Ra and Vishnu Schist as you fly back through the widest and deepest section of the Grand Canyon. From this point you will see some of the oldest exposed rock layers in the world. The Canyon Dancer excursion lasts approximately 25-30 minutes. Prices £206.00 per person. Guests over 300lbs will be charged for 2 seats and the total weight per helicopter cannot exceed 1,250 pounds.

Grand Canyon Airlines:

Grand Canyon Airlines

Grand Canyon Airlines offers a perfect variety of tours and activities to complete your Grand Canyon experience.  Below are our most popular tours that depart from Grand Canyon Airport, including spectacular river combination tours as well as the South Rim Airplane Tour (formerly called the Grand Discovery Tour) – the original air tour of the canyon which first departed on October 3, 1927.  We have flown millions of satisfied visitors on the South Rim Airplane Tour and look forward to serving you!  Aboard our exclusive ultra-quiet fleet of VISTALINER® aircraft, “With Grand Canyon Airlines, Your Memories are Cleared for Takeoff!”

Just America particularly recommends Grand Canyon Airlines ‘Grand Discovery Air Tour (GGG-1 RMHT)’ – The original air tour that started it all!  This tour offers the longest air tour route viewing more of the Grand Canyon for the least expensive price.  This tour is the perfect everyone – individuals, families, and groups. Tour duration approx. 40-50 minutes.  Departs Grand Canyon airport (South Rim).

Prices: Grand Discovery Air Tour £112.00 per adult / £85.00 per child (2-11 yrs).
Just America can offer the full range of Grand Canyon Airlines tours – information & prices on request.

 

Lake Powell National Recreation Area – Northern Arizona

Colorado River Discovery

Colorado River Discovery float tripJust America strongly recommends the Colorado River Discovery – half-day float trip on the mighty Colorado River!  This smooth raft trip begins at the base of the impressive Glen Canyon Dam and glides down river to Lees Ferry.  If you only do one excursion on your western USA trip – make sure it is this one!

 

Explore the Majesty. Experience the Serenity. Between Glen Canyon’s walls that rise over a thousand feet, you float along a gentle stretch of the Colorado River just south of Lake Powell and the mighty Glen Canyon Dam. Sit back and relax as your guide leads you on a breathtaking half-day journey of colorful rock formations, soaring wild life, ancient Indian petroglyphs, folklore and natural and human history. Stop off for an easy hike to get a closer look at the petroglyphs and then finish your journey at historic Lees Ferry, complete with cabins of the early settlers.  Prices: £83.00 per adult / £73.00 per child (4 – 11 years).  Departures from the town of Page.

 

BOAT TOURS, SCENIC CRUISES & DINNER CRUISES from Wahweap Marina – Lake Powell

Lake Powell cruiseRelax, we’ll drive. Whether you journey to Rainbow Bridge National Monument, the world’s largest natural stone bridge, take in one of our scenic canyon cruises, or simply relax on our authentic paddlewheeler for a tour around Wahweap Bay, you’ll enjoy the scenery and the educational interpretation provided on our tours and cruises. Water, coffee and lemonade are provided on all tour boats. Restrooms are available. For special requests for physically-challenged customers, please give us 24 hours notice prior to departure.

Canyons Adventure Cruise (approx.2.5 hours)

Voyage to dramatic Navajo Canyon, with dark desert varnish that appears like a tapestry on towering rock walls, and grand views of Tower Butte and Glen Canyon Dam. Tour lasts 2.5 hours. Prices £62.00 per adult / £53.00 per child (3 – 12 years)

Antelope Canyon Cruise (approx.90 mins).

Cruise scenic Antelope Canyon with its dramatic steep, red sandstone walls. Prices £45.00 per adult / £33.00 per child (3 – 12 years).

Departures from Lake Powell Resort, Wahweap Marina.

Moab – eastern Utah

Adrift Adventures

Based in Moab, Utah, Adrift Adventures features a variety of vacations in the most rugged and beautiful canyon country of Utah, which includes Canyonlands National Park, the wild Colorado and Green Rivers, the Fisher Towers area, and the majestic LaSal Mountains.

Ride the force that created all of this geologic splendour on a river trip through the renowned Cataract Canyon of the Colorado, or the scenic Desolation Canyon of the Green. Or step aboard our powerful Jet boat to explore the river canyons between Moab and Canyonlands national Park. If land-based adventures are more to your taste, let our skilled, professional guides take you on a jeep tour through the little-known, magnificent Landscapes of Canyonlands; or on a horseback ride through the 12,000-foot LaSal Mountains of Southeastern Utah. Our combination jeep or horseback with raft trips offer the ultimate in vacation variety. Ever wonder what Indian Rock Art is? Here’s your opportunity to find out.

Canyonlands National Park
Canyonlands National Park
Tag Jet Boat
Tag A Long Tours Jet Boat

Canyonlands By Jetboat half-day.  Step aboard the D. Julien for your trip into the canyon country of southeast Utah! Named after the first European known to visit the Green and Colorado rivers and what are now Arches and Canyonlands National Parks, our powerful jet boat will allow you to explore the river canyons between Moab and Canyonlands National Park. Soaring canyon walls, towering cliffs of a thousand hues, and always, the quiet majesty of the great river provide the background.

Herons and egrets stalk the beaches and sandbars, ravens and eagles soar overhead. Deer, beaver, porcupines, and even bobcat and bighorn sheep may be seen along the river banks. Learn the history of the area – “wildcat” oil drillers, ranchers, and early steamboat ventures. Pause now and then for an easy stroll to points of interest and, on full-day trips, for an elaborate picnic lunch served to leave an indelible impression. MORNING HALF-DAY JET BOAT TRIP – 8:00 a.m. Meet at our office at 7:45 a.m.; return about 12:00 noon.  Prices: £78.00 per adult / £70.00 per child (16 and under).

 

Canyonlands by 4 x 4.  Tour Canyonlands in the comfort of four-wheel drive vehicles operated by skilled, professional guides. Enjoy half or full-day trips into the magnificent but little known landscapes of southeastern Utah! All trips are guided by naturalists.

Alex in Canyonlands
Canyonlands National Park

Canyonlands Island In The Sky half-day.  A city street becomes a country lane, then a gravel road, and finally a four-wheel drive route through Canyonlands and into the desert. To the east, thousand foot cliffs reach for the sky; to the west, the Colorado carves a canyon nearly as deep. Three hundred million years of Earth’s history is written in the multicoloured, infinitely varied rock layers, and your guide can interpret the events they record! For those who want just a taste of four-wheel drive travel into this rugged land, this half-day expedition is the perfect answer. Meet at 7:20 a.m., 12:45 p.m., or 4:45 p.m.; return about 11:15 a.m., 4:30 p.m., 8:30 p.m. Prices: £79.00 per adult / £70.00 per child (under 17 yrs)  Please be aware that this is a bumpy ride and anyone with neck or back problems, or a fear of heights might want to reconsider.

Arches
Delicate Arch – Arches National Park. Copyright – Mike Easton

Full-day Combination Jet boat/Jeep Tour  Combine the half-day jeep tour and the half-day Jet boat tour together for an unforgettable experience!  Highly recommended – Just America. Prices: Full-day Jet boat/Jeep Tour £157.00 per adult / £139.00 per child -under 16. (inc. lunch)

Please bring a hat for the sun, suntan lotion and clothes in which you will be comfortably wet. Tennis shoes, Teva sandals or aqua socks are suggested. We furnish containers for your cameras and personal items as well as Coast Guard approved life jackets.   Tag A Long Expeditions have a wide range of excursions (full and half-day) and Just America can book all of them – please request prices from Just America.

 

Monument Valley – southern Utah

Goulding’s Monument Valley Tours

Monument Valley
Monument Valley – copyright Bob Burns

There are few locations that represent the great American Southwest as the dramatic landscape of Monument Valley.  Made famous by the movie director John Ford, and immortalised in many John Wayne western movies, no visit to the region is complete without a tour of Monument Valley.  Visitors should bear in mind that most of the valley is accessed by unpaved roads and that rental cars are not permitted on such roads.  Therefore the only way to tour the valley is by an escorted tour with a native American guide.  Gouldings Tours are the main operator of Monument Valley tours and operate from Gouldings Lodge.

Prices:
Basic Monument Valley Tour (approx.2.5 hours) £60.00
per adult / £41.00 per child (7 and under).

Monument Valley Deluxe Tour inc. rug-weaving demonstration (approx. 3.5 hours) £71.00 per adult / £44.00 per child (7 and under).

Gouldings Tours small van
Monument Valley with Gouldings Tours

Full day – including lunch £120.00 per adult / £79.00 per child ( 7 and under).

Sedona – northern Arizona

Pink Jeep Tours

Since 1958, Pink Jeep Tours has been providing unrivaled excitement and adventure with guided jeep tours over and around the beautiful red-rocks of Sedona.  Guides are professionally trained and will entertain you with fascinating information including history, geology of Sedona, nature and wildlife appreciation, and Native American history and culture.  With several tours to choose from you’ll be seeing Sedona at its best and learning about the amazing history of the area.  Just America particularly recommends the 2-hour Broken Arrow tour which gives first-time visitors to the area a wonderful introduction to the region – ideal at the start of your holiday.  Click on this link to view a short video

Broken Arrow Tour (approx. 2 hours)

Pink Jeep SD0116
Pink Jeep Tour, Sedona

This is by far the most popular four-wheel drive tour in the Southwest.  Eyes open wide on this fun-filled four-wheeling adventure that leads you on and over the red rocks while the magnificent canyon walls surround you.  You’ll be awestruck by the natural splendour and thrilled as your guide expertly navigates you down “The Road of No Return” – pictured right.  Prices: Broken Arrow Tour £95.00 per adult / £85.00 per child (under 13)

Ancient Ruin Tour (approx. 2.5 to 3 hours)

This interpretive adventure begins as you travel through spectacular canyon lands with towering red rock formations.  The ancient ruins of a 700-year old Sinaguan cliff-dwelling come alive as your guide reveals the customs, myths and legends of the Native Americans who lived here.  You will be captivated as you experience the opportunity to stand among the ancient walls of this world class site. Prices £84.00 per adult / £74.00 per child (under 13).

Just America can offer the full range of Pink Jeep Tours – prices and details available on request.

 

For reservations call Just America on 01489 892329

ATOL & ABTA protected