Sightseeing & Excursions
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Canyon De Chelly, northeast Arizona
Discover the beauty and fascinating history of this wonderful canyon by taking either a half-day, or full day excursion with a native American Navajo guide. See the cliff-dwellings, rock art, flora and fauna of this spectaular historic site.
Thunderbird Lodge is the only authorized provider of group tours in Canyon de Chelly National Monument. Experienced Navajo guides explain the significance of man-made structures and symbols while pointing out natural points of interest. Heavy-duty six-wheel drive touring vehicles are equipped with padded seats to provide a comfortable and memorable experience. Guests typically enjoy an open-air ride, but during inclement weather the vehicles can be covered with clear caps engineered by the lodge’s maintenance staff. The tours stop frequently for photographs and to visit ruins, Navajo farms and rock art.
Half-day tours departing at 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. or 2 p.m., depending on the season, take visitors into the lower halves of both Canyon de Chelly and Canyon del Muerto and last 3½ hours. Full day tours begin in the spring and last until late fall. They depart at 9 a.m. and return at 5 p.m. The full-day tours take visitors on a 60-mile round trip through Canyon del Muerto to Mummy Cave and Canyon de Chelly to Spider Rock.
Prices: Half-day tour £52 per adult / £42 per child (under 11 yrs)
Full-day tour £86 per person approx. 8 hours (includes lunch)
Grand Canyon National Park (South Rim), northern Arizona
Papillon Grand Canyon 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 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 £129 per adult / £119 per child (2-11 yrs)
Just America can offer the full range of Papillon Grand Canyon Helicopter tours - information & prices on request.
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 'South Rim Airplane Tour (GGG-1)' - 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: South Rim Airplane Tour £99 per adult / £85 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
Just 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: £65 per adult / £59 per child (4 - 11 years). Departures from the town of Page.
BOAT TOURS, SCENIC CRUISES & DINNER CRUISES from Wahweap Marina - Lake Powell
Relax, 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 £52 per adult / £37 per child (3 - 11 years)
Antelope Canyon Cruise (approx.90 mins).
Cruise scenic Antelope Canyon with its dramatic steep, red sandstone walls. Prices £39 per adult / £29 per child (3 - 11 years).
Departures from Lake Powell Resort, Wahweap Marina.
Moab - eastern Utah
Tag A Long Expeditions
Based in Moab, Utah, Tag A Long Expeditions 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 By Jetboat (half-day approx 4 hours)
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: £59 per adult / £49 per child (4-16 yrs).
Canyonlands By Jeep
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.
CANYONLANDS - A.M./P.M. 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: £62 per adult / £55 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 NATIONAL PARK - HALF DAY. - A wonderful 4 x 4 half-day excursion into the incredible scenery of Arches National Park. Suitable for most people with average fitness levels. In a half-day you can see some of the arroyos of Arches that few visitors get to see. The vehicles are air-conditioned and the ride is bumpy but not treacherous, and ideal of visitors with a limited amount of time who want to see Arches and sample a 4 x 4 tour. Departures 07.30 & 13.00 (Apr-Oct) Prices: £59 per adult / £49 per child (under 17 yrs)
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 £105 per adult / £92 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
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) £39 per adult / £32 per child (under 7 years)
Monument Valley Tour inc. rug-weaving demonstration (approx. 3.5 hours) £47 per adult / £35 per child (under 7 years)
Full day - including lunch £72 per adult / £55 per child (under 7 years).
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
hostory 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.
Broken Arrow Tour (approx. 2 hours). 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 £55 per adult / £45 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 £TBA per adult / £TBA per child (under 13).