Western American Wonders
"Wherever you go, you’ll be greeted by awe-inspiring sights for an unforgettable all-American adventure."
- Start your trip in buzzy Las Vegas, party capital of America
- Sleep in luxury in a desert hotel and canoe Lake Powell
- Relish wide-open spaces and big skies at working ranch Paws Up
Be wowed by what Western America has to offer in this action-packed itinerary. Show-stopping entertainment in glitzy Vegas contrasts with the smooth allure of the orange-tinged rock at Antelope Canyon. Embrace industrial art-deco architecture at the Hoover Dam, then appreciate wide-open spaces on a horse safari in thousand acre working ranch Paws Up. Wherever you go, you’ll be greeted by awe-inspiring sights for an unforgettable all-American adventure.
A two-week road trip shows off Western America in all its glory. Talk to us about tailoring this trip to your exact needs.
With plenty of outdoor activity, this would be a fantastic family adventure, equally a couple could make the most of the wide-open spaces and opportunity for exploration.
When to go:
The USA’s west coast has a surprisingly diverse climate, and often proximity to the coast means a cooler breezy temperature. Generally speaking, the summers are warm with mild winters.
Glamour of Las Vegas
Start your trip in the bright lights party capital Las Vegas. Stay in style at the Four Seasons Las Vegas and head out for an American style supper at Chef David Walzog’s Steakhouse SW at the Wynn Hotel: you’ll be stuck for choice between Japanese Wagyu and grass-fed ﬁllet. Afterwards, lose yourself in a Cirque de Soleil show or a nostalgia trip with Celine Dion.
Rise early to travel the cactus-spiked plains and craggy scenery of the iconic American highway. Take a slight detour to marvel at the architectural feat of the Hoover Dam. Aim to catch the sunset over the landscapes of mind-expanding Horseshoe Bend. Feel a tranquil sense of oneness as the glassy water darkens and the cliﬀs turn tangerine red.
New Levels of Zen - Amangiri
Your next stop is desert design hotel Amangiri, a property that almost seems to be hewn into cubes, out of the rock it sits alongside. The hotel takes advantage of the raw natural environment – watch the play of light as the sun tints the Colorado Plateau and shadows become works of art.
Early mornings are perfect for a peaceful canoe – glide through the narrow canyons and sheer sandstone cliﬀs of Lake Powell. Explore the mesmerising Antelope Canyon where you can hike ‘The Wave’ trail and walk through orange-hued sandstone ridges that have evolved from the Jurassic age. Back at Amangiri, relax ﬁreside in your private outdoor desert lounge and gaze at one of the most unpolluted night skies in the world.
The Mountain Escape of Amangani
Your onward journey means leaving this desert paradise, in exchange for a mountain wilderness retreat. Fly into Jackson Hole and be transferred to luxury overlooking the jagged peaks of the Grand Teton range at Amangani.
Spend your day wandering through wildﬂowers to see the elk, moose and bears that call this all-natural environment home. In winter, snow-coated alpine scenery can be explored by with a dog sled team or on cross-country ski routes. Returning to Amangani, sink into a sunken tub overlooking the dramatic scenery or be cosseted in the spa with a massage using stones from the nearby Snake River.
Ranch Life - Welcome to Paws Up
Next up is the big one at Paws Up, Montana, via a short ﬂight to Missoula. Paws Up Resort oﬀers epic adventures played out in incredible scenery. Wide-open plains stretch for thousands of acres with trout and salmon-ﬁlled rivers running through it, (quite literally – the movie was ﬁlmed here).
More than a hundred snow-dusted mountain ranges surround the vast resort, which are ideal for horse safaris, jeep drives and hiking in summer through sage-scented forests. In winter, ski or sled crowd-free where the only sound is the thud of snow falling from laden ﬁr trees.
Everyone should experience an American road trip once in their lives, and on this adventure, you will be introduced to the huge contrasts of Western America, from deserts, valleys, mountains and the thriving metropolis of Las Vegas. Go big in America for an unforgettable holiday.
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The Resort at Paws Up
Welcome to Big Sky Country. In one corner of this extraordinary larger-than-life land lies Paws Up, a resort designed to fufill your wildest wild west adventures. Henrietta Magor from our marketing team reports back and urges you to see it for yourself.
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