ENQUIRE

RANCHES & RAFTING

Experience the rural South West as you journey from Salt Lake City to Phoenix taking in sublime national parks and iconic landmarks. This itinerary includes Arches, Canyonlands, Bryce Canyon and Grand Canyon National Parks, as well as numerous opportunities for hiking, riding and white water rafting. Your final stop will be the luxurious Enchantment Resort.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • White water rafting in Canyonlands National Park
  • Hiking through iconic landscapes
  • Staying on a private houseboat on beautiful Lake Powell
  • Relaxing at a spa resort amidst the red rocks of Sedona
£5,200
per person

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MELISSA MATTHEWS

North America Specialist

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  1. Arrive
  2. Day 1 Arrive in Utah

    When you land in Salt Lake City, pick up your hire car and drive to your hotel. The rest of the day is yours to explore the city or simply relax after your flight.

    Overnight: Hotel Monaco, Salt Lake City

  3. Day 2 Travel to Moab

    A 4 hour drive through the beautiful Utah landscape will bring you to Moab in the heart of canyon country, where your hotel lies on the banks of the Colorado River. Sorrel River Ranch is perfectly placed for exploring: hiking, rock climbing, riding, and four wheel driving are just some of the options; while back at the ranch the indulgent spa and excellent restaurant will cater to your every need.

    Overnight: Sorrel River Ranch

  4. Day 3 Explore Arches National Park

    Spend the day exploring the magnificent Arches National Park with your private guide. Highlights include the warren of passageways at Fiery Furnace, La Sal Mountains, and numerous beautiful rock formations. As the sun goes down at the end of the day you will have fantastic photo opportunities.

    Overnight: Sorrel River Ranch

  5. Day 4 White Water Rafting

    Head out for an adventure class III or IV white water rafting on the Colorado River Westwater Canyon, amidst the red sandstone spires of Canyonlands National Park. You will be driven by private car to meet your group (probably around 20 people) for a fun day navigating the rapids at Funnel Falls, Last Chance, The Steps and Skull Rapid. Your guides will set up camp on the riverbank and prepare a hearty dinner by the fire.

    Overnight: Camping on the river bank

  6. Day 5 White Water Rafting

    After breakfast at camp, your guide will take you to get kitted out for another day on the rapids. You will then be driven back to Sorrel in the afternoon.

    Overnight: Sorrel River Ranch

  7. Day 6 Drive to Lake Powell

    After breakfast, begin the five hour drive to Lake Powell, an extraordinary reservoir on the Colorado River, straddling the border between Utah and Arizona, with nearly 2,000 miles of shoreline, endless sunshine and warm water. When you arrive, board your private houseboat, your home for the next three nights.

    Overnight: Private Houseboat, Lake Powell

  8. Day 7 - 8 Lake Powell

    Two days at leisure on Lake Powell, swimming, fishing, barbecues on secluded beaches, music and board games. The kids will spend all day on the waterslide, but if you need more adventure you can hire kayaks, jet skis and other small water crafts in addition to hikes and tubing. There is plenty to do, but doing nothing is equally enjoyable.

    Overnight: Private Houseboat, Lake Powell

  9. Day 9 Drive to Sedona

    Today's drive will take you further into Arizona. Following the road south, you will pass Grand Canyon National Park and drive through Flagstaff to reach Sedona deep in the Kaibab National Forest. Sedona is renowned for its distinctive red rock formations and Native American culture, which you will have chance to explore during your stay. Your home for the next four nights will be Enchantment, a luxurious spa resort surrounded by the towers of Boynton Canyon. The private one-storey adobe rooms and suites have views over the pine forest and rock towers, and there's an excellent spa, a swimming pool, and a number of sports facilities including tennis courts.

    Overnight: Enchantment Resort & Spa

  10. Day 10 At leisure

    Spend the day relaxing after your adventures.

    Overnight: Enchantment Resort & Spa

  11. Day 11 Sedona and Grand Canyon

    Enjoy another leisurely morningbefore meeting your guide for an afternoon's four wheel drive adventure through Canyon Country. Or, alternatively, we can organise a full day excursion to explore the lesser-known trails and iconic landscape of Grand Canyon National Park.

    Overnight: Enchantment Resort & Spa

  12. Day 12 At leisure

    Today is yours to do as much or as little as you like.

    Overnight: Enchantment Resort & Spa

  13. Day 13 Travel home

    Drive for2 hours to Phoenix and catch your flight home.

  14. Depart

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