Geography Trips for Schools to
South West USA

Geography Trips for Schools to
South West USA

Buckle up for an adventure that’s as big as the Grand Canyon! Dramatic scenery meets diverse geographical opportunities in the South West, making it the ultimate geographer’s playground.

Voyage through the states of Nevada, Arizona and Utah and take in the vast deserts, mighty rivers, rocky gorges and deep canyons. The sheer scale and size of the landscape and its features is simply mind blowing.

Your students will have the chance to view and study spectacular natural wonders, including the Grand Canyon, Colorado River and Meteor Crater, as well as feats of engineering like the Hoover Dam, Glen Canyon Dam and Lake Powell. Trust us when we say ‘you’ll feel part of the landscape’.

In contrast to its backdrop of red rock and fiery sandstone, your trip will start or finish in Las Vegas – a city that’s every bit as outrageous as the landscapes that surround it.

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Curricular Links

Perfect for: All ages and stages of secondary education

  • Changing Places
  • Drylands/Hot Desert Environments
  • Ecosystems & Biodiversity
  • Geographical Skills
  • Globalisation & Global Systems
  •  Natural Hazards
  • Plate Tectonics
  • Resources & Their Management
  • River Systems & Landscapes
  • Rocks, Weathering & Soil
  • Tourism
  • Urban Environments
  • Water & Carbon Cycles
  • Weather & Climate

What Our Customers Say

Safety and Financial Security

At Rayburn Tours we’re proud of our continual commitment to safety. We monitor the safety of all aspects of our trips so that you can focus on having a memorable experience for all the right reasons.

When you choose Rayburn Tours you can be rest assured that your school trip is in safe and secure hands thanks to our years of experience and all the right policies and accreditations behind us.

 

Learn more about our Safety and Financial Security policies
  • ABTA Bonding and ATOL Licensing
  • Safety Management System Policy
  • Risk Management Handbook
  • Crisis Management System
  • School Travel Forum Membership
  • Learning Outside the Classroom Quality Badge
  • Specialist School Travel Insurance Policies

Frequently Asked Questions

  • What are you responsible for?

    The DfE’s guidance for safe travel highlights the need for all those involved with the organisation and running of a tour to work together as a team. This is our aim at Rayburn Tours, to work together with our party leaders to ensure our groups' safety and peace of mind.

  • What should be included in my risk assessment?

    Start by identifying the potential hazards before deciding on the appropriate precautions to minimize the potential risk for your group. Once identified, record your findings and implement the precautions. Specific requirements are available from your Local Authority.
  • Are all of your coaches audited?

    UK coaches: Yes, all of our UK coach companies are audited by our in-house team. Copies of which can be made available to you.

    Foreign coaches: It is important to remember that each country is governed by their own standards and laws and these may differ from UK law. We request that an audit is completed by the foreign coach company which includes confirmation of the following: they will comply with all national, local and other laws, rules and codes of practice, and that all services contracted shall be performed with all due skill, care and diligence The vehicle is fully insured for the duration of the tour.

  • Is all of your accommodation audited in advance?

    Yes, all of our accommodation is audited prior to us offering it to a group. The criterion of these audits is governed by the School Travel Forum (STF). It is important to remember that each country is governed by their own standards and laws and these may differ from UK law. However, we require our accommodation to meet our standards as a minimum. We work with the hotels and agents to endeavour to ensure that our standards are met.
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