Geography School Trips to
South West USA

Geography School Trips to
South West USA

Buckle up for an adventure that’s as big as the Grand Canyon! Voyage through the states of Nevada, Arizona, California and Utah and take in the vast deserts, mighty rivers, rocky gorges and deep canyons of the South West.

An untamed playground for wide-eyed geographers, the sheer scale and size of the landscape is simply mind-blowing – and you can experience it all on a school geography trip to South West USA.

Discover what makes the Grand Canyon just so grand. Witness the spectacular rock formations and geological treasures of Yosemite National Park. Journey down the dramatic stretch of blue-green water on the Colorado River. 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. But the question remains, is it sustainable?

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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
  • Resource Management
  • River Systems & Landscapes
  • Rocks, Weathering & Soil
  • Tourism
  • Urban Environments
  • Water & Carbon Cycles
  • Weather & Climate

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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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