School Geography Trips to South West USA

Crank up the canyons, unleash the landscapes and fire up the adventure

  • Zion Canyon Visitor Centre & History Museum
  • Upper Antelope Slot Canyon 4WD & Canyon Walk
  • Route 66
  • Bryce Canyon National Park
  • Glen Canyon Dam Visitor Centre
An untamed playground for wide-eyed geographers
Typical Price £1,799pp i

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.

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 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.

Accommodation

Popular places to stay in South West USA

  • Located next to Bryce Canyon
  • Access to amenities at Best Western Plus Ruby’s Inn
  • Wi-Fi
  • Quad, triple, twin and single rooms (bed sharing)
  • Access to amenities at Best Western Plus Ruby’s Inn
  • In-room tea and coffee facilities
  • Wi-Fi
  • Enjoy the amenities at Best Western Plus Ruby’s Inn
  • Venture out to Bryce Canyon
  • Located between Cow Hollow and the Marina District
  • 10 minute walk to Fort Mason and Golden Gate National Recreation Area
  • Walking distance of local restaurants
  • Wi-Fi
  • Quad, triple, twin and single rooms (bed sharing)
  • In-room tea and coffee facilities
  • Wi-Fi
  • Visit Fort Mason and Golden Gate National Recreation Area by foot
  • Grab a bite to eat at one of the local restaurants
  • Explore Cow Hollow and the Marina District
  • Centrally located on Las Vegas Boulevard
  • Rides and attractions at the Adventuredome
  • 3 outdoor swimming pools
  • Walking distance of local restaurants
  • Wi-Fi
  • Quad, triple, twin and single rooms (bed sharing)
  • Rides and attractions at the Adventuredome
  • Free circus acts
  • Casino
  • 3 outdoor swimming pools
  • Salon and spa
  • Restaurants and bars
  • Gift shop and convenience store
  • Wi-Fi
  • Spend a few hours at the Adventuredome theme park
  • Catch a free circus act
  • Go for a swim in one of the outdoor pools
  • Grab a bite to eat at one of the on-site restaurants
  • Relax with a drink in the on-site bars

Excursions in South West USA

Explore the unique and rugged landscapes

Additional Information

Your journey doesn’t have to end here! See what else we can offer to help you get the most out of your tour. From expert Field Study Tutors to our award-winning study resources, we’ll go above and beyond to support you and your students.

What our customers say

Incredible variety of unbelievable experiences for the pupils (and staff!)

Mr Robert Matley

Queen Mary's Grammar School

A fantastic, activity packed week during which the students were exposed to a huge variety of outstanding Geographical features.

Mr Michael Ruta

Bedford Modern School

I have used Rayburns for a number of previous trips so they were the only option for me when choosing a provider I could trust for this trip.

Mr Robert Matley

Queen Mary's Grammar School

FAQs about this tour

Find the answers to some of our most frequently asked questions.

  • Do you provide risk assessments for the visits you offer?

    You can download our Generic Risk Management Handbook which will help you complete your risk assessment for your school or Local Authority. The aim of the handbook is to provide all tour leaders with supportive suggestions to help raise awareness to risk, suggest control measures to help mitigate the risk and manage risk pro-actively. For further assistance, please speak to a member of our team who will be happy to help.

  • Can I talk to Rayburn Tours whilst out on tour?

    Yes, a 24-hour emergency phone number will be provided in your final documents pack and one of our experienced members of staff will be happy to help with any problems you have whilst out on tour.

  • Is our Tour Manager fully DBS (formerly CRB) checked?

    Our Tour Manager, Field Study Tutors and History Tour Guides, with UK citizenship, have an enhanced DBS check. Non UK citizenship Tour Managers cannot be checked under the DBS scheme. Rayburn Tours will seek confirmation that Tour Managers are suitable for working with children by liaising with relevant foreign agents and monitoring group feedback.

  • What happens if I wish to cancel due to an act of terrorism?

    If there has been no official advice against travel, yet your group has opted to cancel, then your cancellation is totally subject to our booking conditions (for booking conditions, please see ‘What happens if flights are operating but we decide we do not want to travel?’). However, we will always work with you to try and minimise the financial effect and find the best solution for you.

School Geography Trips to South West USA

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Your safety is of the utmost importance to us and we monitor the safety aspects of all of our tours to ensure you have a memorable experience for all the right reasons.

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