Looking for a holiday to really take your breath away? Well you can’t get much more spectacular than the Grand Canyon!
The perfect destination for an adventure tour, the giant gorge could be the focal point of your American trip, set in the authentic wild west. Journey to the Nevada desert from Las Vegas and explore the land of cowboys and Indians with an overnight stay at a real cowboy camp in Glenn Canyon.
Situated close to man-made reservoir Lake Powell, why not drink in the arid landscape and enjoy what the local Glenn Canyon National Recreation Area has to offer? Including the marinas, where you can throw yourself into adventurous activities such as jet-skiing and kayaking.
The recreation centre also offers opportunities for 18-hole golf and fishing for striped, largemouth and smallmouth bass, and when the sun goes down you can turn in for the night at the cowboy camp after an open-air barbeque – the perfect moment to share your experiences with others taking part in an adventure holidays for singles.
To make the most of the local landscape, you could try hiking across Monument Valley, which is part of the Colorado Plateau and encompasses the plains and many craggy sandstone buttes dotted here and there. The location has been used as the backdrop to a wealth of western films over the years so grasp the opportunity to feel like the star of your own cowboy movie!
Journey across the desert in a jeep with a tour guide from the North American Indian Navajo tribe, which is native to the region., and pay a visit to the Cameron Trading Post, where you can find out more about the meeting place first established in 1911 as a place for Navajo and Hopi locals to trade their wares, such as wool, blankets and livestock.
And don’t forget to explore the Native American Indian Art Antiques Gallery to learn more about local history and see first hand exhibits of antique beadwork, pottery and Old West memorabilia. Items of native American Indian art are on sale at the gallery, providing the perfect mementos from the trip.
Next stop on your tour from Las Vegas to the Grand Canyon is the spectacle itself. Be prepared for jaw-dropping views of the natural wonder, which has been carved over millions of years by the Colorado River. Sunrise and sunset walks are scheduled to take place around the giant gorge, providing the perfect opportunity to see the canyon in all its natural glory. If you’re brave enough you can always opt for a helicopter ride over the gorge for an experience you’ll never forget.
Following your adventures in the Grand Canyon National Park, it’s time to take a trip down the Mother Road, or Route 66. Designed to be a highway connecting towns and communities from Chicago and Los Angeles, the stretch has become world-renowned and even featured in the lyrics penned by Bobby Troup “get your kicks on Route 66”, which were released by Nat King Cole in 1946.
Along the way, don’t forget to take a break at the Hoover Dam for some snapshots of the formidable-looking concrete structure, which has provided power for utilities in Nevada, Arizona and California since 1936.
And then it’s time to return to Las Vegas for the journey home, but before you do you simply must pay a visit to the city’s most famous attractions – the casinos. After all, what trip to Las Vegas could be complete without going through the doors of Cesar’s Palace?
Many of the casinos feature eye-catching facades, such as a volcano at The Mirage, fountains at the Bellagio and the sirens of Treasure Island.
If gambling really isn’t your forte, there’s much more to entertain you in the city of neon lights than poker chips. For example, there is much to learn at the Las Vegas Natural History Museum and entertainment abounds at the Fremont Street Experience, with performers taking to the streets to put on free shows every evening. The latter could be a draw for budget-conscious holidaymakers who have spent up on their visit to the Grand Canyon.
Nearby is the Las Vegas Mini Gran Prix, which provides fun racing action for adults and youngsters, while the Fiesta Ice Arena could tempt travellers to an impromptu ice hockey match.
If you’re looking for a break full of adventure and excitement, a tour from Las Vegas to the Grand Canyon could be a western experience you’ll never forget.