America's Great Desert National Parks End Phoenix

Tour Type: Regional Explorer
Brochure Type USA Canada and Central America 2025 v1

Chart a course through the deserts of America, basking in the photographer's dream of Death Valley, Badwater Basin's salt flats, iconic Joshua Tree National Park and Red Rock Canyon's towering cliffs. Find yourself tucking into gastronomic delights and sipping local brews with a Head Brewer in Tucson.

Be My Guest
  • Tucson Unlock the best of the flavors of Tucson on a visit and tour of Borderlands Brewing Company, a local secret that boasts an all-women production facility. Learn about the beer making process from Head Brewer Ayla Kapahi, who is passionate about emp
Dining Summary
  • 3 Dinner (D)
  • 9 Breakfast (B)
  • 1 Lunch (L)
Iconic Experience
  • Los Angeles Calico is an old West mining town that has been around since 1881 and was abandoned in the mid-1890s after silver lost its value. The town that once gave miners a good living lost its hustle and became a ?ghost town.? Walter Knott purchased C
  • Red Rock Canyon Admire the towering red cliffs and sandstone peaks of the Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area.
  • Palm Springs Enjoy a celebrity and lifestyle tour of Palm Springs shedding light on the city's unique mid-century architecture, featuring an amazing collection of custom homes.
  • Death Valley You'll truly feel the solitude and vastness of Death Valley today as you head out on a guided tour of the park's most famous sites. You'll discover the unique geological features of Death Valley, a land of sand dunes and volcanic craters, in
  • Joshua Tree National Park Visit Joshua Tree National Park, which shares the name of the iconic desert plant. The twisted branches and jagged leaves of the Joshua Tree is like something out of a fairy tale. Learn how two distinct ecosystems, the Mojave an
  • Saguaro National Park Saguaro National Park consists of two separate areas?the Tucson Mountain District about 10 miles (16 km) west of Tucson, and the Rincon Mountain District, about 10 miles (16 km) east of the city. Today we visit the Rincon Mountain D
  • Salton Sea Surrounded by sand, the Salton Sea glistens like a jewel in California's crown. Less than an hour's drive from Greater Palm Springs, this huge body of water was born accidentally in 1905. It was even once meant to be the Riviera of the America
  • Yuma Visit The Yuma Territorial Prison, a living museum of the Old West with structures over a century old, you will be transported to the past. Now one of the territory's most recognizable historic landmarks.
  • Palm Springs Welcome to the first operating wind farm in Southern California! The Palm Springs Windmill Tours take you on a journey in which you will learn about wind energy, how wind turbines work and the history of the wind farm. Your expert guide desc
Must-see Highlights
  • Sonoran Desert, Mojave Desert
  • See Las Vegas from above from the Highroller
  • Visit Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, Death Valley National Park, Calico Ghost Town, Joshua Tree National Park, Salton Sea, Yuma Territorial Prison, Saguaro National Park
  • Discover some of the desert National Parks of the US including Death Valley National Park, Joshua Tree National Park and Saguaro National Park
  • Discover unique mid-century architecture in Palm Springs
Trafalgar Difference
  • Death Valley Embrace the must-sees of Death Valley National Park at Death Valley Ranch, a former working ranch located inside the Park. Located next to the National Park Service Visitor Center, you can even visit the a classic town square lined with date
Whats Included
  • Must-see sightseeing and surprise extras
  • Breakfast daily and up to half of your evening meals
  • Cherry-picked hotels, all tried and trusted
  • Optional Experiences and free time
  • Luxury air-conditioned coach with Wi-Fi in most countries or alternative transportation (such as rail journeys)
  • Audio headsets for flexible sightseeing
  • On occasion, hotels of similar standard and location may be utilized.
  • All porterage and restaurant gratuities
  • All transport and transfers shown
  • An expert Travel Director and professional Driver
  • All hotel tips, charges and local taxes

Call (817) 873-5100 for more information or to book today! Mention code 18573395

Tour Operator
Trafalgar Tours
Offer valid through 9/30/2024
10 Days
Escorted - Yes
Day 1Las VegasSee the Neon Lights of Las Vegas: America's captivating desert landscapes take center stage on this epic journey which begins in the playground of Las Vegas. Relax after your journey or tame Lady Luck. This evening, meet your Travel Director and fellow travelers for a Welcome Dinner at a local restaurant just off the Strip before settling in for your desert adventure tomorrow.

Accommodations: Horseshoe Las Vegas
Day 2Death ValleyTrek Through Vibrant Red Rock Canyon: Admire the towering red cliffs and sandstone peaks of the Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area this morning. Keep a keen eye out for its highest peak, La Madre Mountain, before continuing to Death Valley, one of the largest national parks in the USA. Aptly named for its unforgiving landscapes, Death Valley is a stunningly beautiful land of extremes. Settle into a free evening enjoying your hotels amenities including the on-site restaurant.

Accommodations: The Ranch at Death Valley
Day 3Death ValleyVenture into Vast Death Valley: Immerse yourself in the solitude and desolation of Death Valley on a guided tour of the park's most famous sites including Zabriskie Point, and Badwater Basin Salt Flats - the lowest point below sea level in the western hemisphere. Free time this afternoon to enjoy our desert oasis and relax at one of the most remarkable spring-fed swimming pools in the world.

Accommodations: The Ranch at Death Valley
Day 4Palm SpringsVoyage to Palm Springs: Travel along the Mojave National Preserve, visit the desert Ghost Town of Calico. Our destination tonight is gorgeous Palm Springs in the Coachella Valley. Tonight, you'll dine at a restaurant that has been serving local residents for over 20 years.

Accommodations: Palm Mountain Resort and Spa
Day 5Palm SpringsFeel the Vibes of Palm Springs: Start your morning with a celebrity and lifestyle tour of Palm Springs shedding light on the city's unique mid-century architecture, featuring an amazing collection of custom homes. This afternoon, we learn about industrial wind energy farming on a MAKE TRAVEL MATTER Experience with Palm Springs Windmill Tours. Get the inside scoop on wind energy production and leave with a better understanding of how this renewable energy will help us in our fight against climate change. Later, perhaps join an optional ride on the Palm Springs' Aerial Tramway and walk along the top of the mountain, with spectacular views of the valley. Don't miss Village Fest in downtown Palm Springs this evening, a festive pedestrian street fair located just across the street from the hotel.

Accommodations: Palm Mountain Resort and Spa
Day 6Palm SpringsAdventure Awaits in Joshua Tree National Park: See the peculiar outstretched boughs of the Joshua Tree when you explore the national park that bears the name of this unusual-looking desert plant. Learn how the Mojave and Colorado desert ecosystems come together here and keep an eye out for the incredible variety of plants and animals that find sanctuary in its vast protected wilderness. You'll have some free time at the resort this afternoon to soothe body and mind at the Spa before an evening at leisure.

Accommodations: Palm Mountain Resort and Spa
Day 7YumaAround the Salton Sea to Yuma Connect with Locals: This morning, travel around the Salton Sea, one of the world's largest inland seas and lowest spots on Earth at 227 feet below sea level. Stop at the Visitor Center to learn about the area's geological and historic features. Journey to Yuma Territorial Prison. Rich in controversial history, the prison is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. At this living museum of the Old West, discover the history of the prison and learn about the 3,069 prisoners it held over the years. See the cells, main gate and guard tower as you unlock the history of Yuma over a century ago.

Accommodations: Fairfield Inn & Suites Yuma
Day 8TucsonRevel in the Diversity of the Sonoran Desert Dive Into Culture: Spot the saguaros as you travel through the Sonoran Desert National Monument. Touted as the most biologically diverse of all North America's deserts, the Sonoran Desert is also home to an array of archaeological and historical sites including three mountain ranges and the saguaro cactus, a symbol of the Old West. You'll feel like you've wandered into an old Western as you traverse this epic landscape. Your next stop is Tucson, a culturally diverse town surrounded by mountains which is also a UNESCO City of Gastronomy. Taste it for yourself over lunch and a Be My Guest experience at Borderlands Brewing Company, an all-woman-run craft brewery. Check into your centrally located downtown hotel and explore the local restaurant scene on your terms.

Accommodations: The Leo Kent Hotel
Day 9TucsonSaguaro National Park Make Travel Matter: This morning, we travel to Saguaro National Park, named after the giant saguaro, the largest species of cacti in the country, and a symbol of the American southwest. You'll learn about the national park's mission to protect these majestic plants, which are only found in a few places in America. Enjoy lunch on your own in Tucson's bustling downtown food scene before settling in tonight for a savory Farewell Dinner to end your tour.

Accommodations: The Leo Kent Hotel
Day 10PhoenixDepart the Desert in Phoenix: Our journey through desert landscapes is at its end as you take a transfer to Phoenix Airport.


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