Southwest Loop Self Drive Compact Car
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Jump in the car, hit the open highways of the USA and experience the freedom of a self-drive adventure through America’s Southwest. Watch the miles click over as you cruise the historic Route 66 in Las Vegas, gaze across the spectacular scenery of Arizona from atop the Grand Canyon and explore the moon-like landscape of Monument Valley. Scan the horizon for backcountry gas stations, stop for a cheeseburger at a traditional roadhouse or stroll the streets of tiny towns – we’ll provide everything you need to get out and start exploring. Packed with iconic monuments and incredible national parks, the Southwest Loop road trip adventure will really get your engine going.
- Swim in the emerald pools of Zion National Park.
Day 1 Las Vegas
To witness the roll of the dice, the brightness of the lights and the general ostentatiousness of Las Vegas is a quintessential American experience.
Day 2 Zion National Park
Zion National Park showcases soaring canyons, impressive hiking trails and beautiful waterways, all coloured by the mesmerising pink-, red- and white-hued rocks that the park is famous for.
Day 3 Bryce Canyon National Park
A natural amphitheatre formed by centuries of erosion, Bryce Canyon National Park is filled with hoodoos - dramatic rock spires that glow red, orange and white in the glaring sun.
Day 4 Lake Powell
Controversially created in the 1960s, Lake Powell is now a popular holiday destination, consisting of 96 water-filled canyons, 3,150 km of shoreline and endless red-hued canyon walls.
Day 5 Monument Valley
Red-hued sandstone buttes rise strikingly from the earth in Monument Valley, the setting of many a western and home to the Navajo Nation Reservation.
Days 6-7 Grand Canyon
Words don't do justice to the Grand Canyon, a stunning 1.5 km deep gorge formed by over six million years of erosion from the Colorado River.
Days 8-9 Las Vegas
Otherwise known as Sin City, Las Vegas is all about its lavish casinos, which dazzle and entice with flashy interiors, big-name entertainment and all-you-can-eat buffets.
Maximum of 3 travellers per group
Monument Valley National Tribal Park
Please note the following surcharges: - Drivers under the age of 25 years old are subject to a 25USD per day supplement. - Any additional nominated drivers are subject to a 10USD per day supplement. These fees are to be paid locally direct to the car hire agency