Monument Valley

Press release date: 13th July 2010

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  • If you enjoy encountering new experiences on your holidays then a trip to the US's Nevada Desert is sure to satisfy your thirst for adventure. Plan a mini break to get a taste of the Wild West with a tour from Las Vegas to the Grand Canyon , which could include a stay at a real cowboy camp in Glenn Canyon. Nearby is man-made reservoir Lake Powell and the Glenn Canyon National Recreation Area, where you can take part in a range of activities such as fishing for striped, largemouth and smallmouth bass or a spot of golf at the 18-hole course. A number of marinas feature at the recreation area, providing opportunities for jet skiing and kayaking.

    To take in the local landscape why not embark on a trek across Monument Valley which forms part of the Colorado Plateau and features many big, craggy sandstone buttes that have starred as the backdrop to numerous western films. See how real cowboys live and share your thoughts over a barbeque before settling down for the night in an authentic bunkhouse. When you wake up, prepare for the next stage of your adventure tour, which could take you across the desert in a jeep guided by a member of the North American Indian Navajo tribe.

    After taking in the dusty, arid scenery, it's time to explore the Native American Indian Cameron Trading Post and learn about the Navajo tribe's history in the region. First established in 1911, the post served as a meeting place for Navajo and Hopi locals to trade items such as wool and blankets for dry goods. While at the trading post, you might like to pay a visit to the Native American Indian Art Antiques Gallery to learn more about the area's heritage. The gallery has a range of exhibits on display, from antique beadwork and pottery to Old West memorabilia. Some items of Native American Indian art are for sale, which could be the perfect souvenir for friends back home.

    The next location on the whistle-stop tour is the Grand Canyon itself. Marvel at the natural wonder, which is thought to have been carved by the Colorado River over millions of years. With its breathtaking scenery, the canyon is likely to impress even the most hardened of travellers, especially if you stay to watch the sun set over the gorge.

    Largely contained within the Grand Canyon National Park, the canyon can be viewed from above with an exciting helicopter ride. Those less brave might want to keep their feet on the ground with a sunrise or sunset hike at the location to see its beauty in a new light. A walk at dusk could be the perfect way to connect and make friends with others on adventure holidays for singles.

    After trekking through the national park, take a journey down the famous Route 66, also known as the Mother Road. Designed to be an inter-regional link between Chicago and Los Angeles, the stretch of road was constructed to connect towns and communities to a national highway. The road is so famous it even featured in a song written by Bobby Troup in the lyrics "get your kicks on Route 66" and was later released by Nat King Cole in 1946.

    You might want to make a brief stop at the Hoover Dam for a few snapshots of the giant concrete structure, which was finished in 1936 and provides power for utilities in Nevada, Arizona and California. Before heading home, why not mark the last stop of your adventure break with a visit to the Las Vegas strip and try your luck at the many casinos? A trip to Caesar's Palace is not to be missed when visiting the gambling epicentre of America.

    And if you haven't much cash left to splash, low-cost attractions also abound along the strip, including the Las Vegas Natural History Museum and the Fremont Street Experience, which offers free entertainment every evening. Other draws might consist of the Las Vegas Mini Gran Prix, which caters for adults as well as children and could be a fun way to reminisce about the bumper cars of childhood. Meanwhile, the Fiesta Ice Arena is also nearby and could offer a great opportunity to bond with others on an adventure holiday for singles.

    So, for a holiday full of fun and new experiences, where better to create everlasting memories than the spectacular Grand Canyon followed by the neon lights and excitement of Las Vegas?

  • To book a tour call TrekAmerica on +44 (0) 208 682 8920 or book online at

    TrekAmerica's adventure tours of USA, Canada and Mexico are aimed at travellers aged 18-38. TrekAmerica's Grand American Adventures offers similar trips aimed at travellers of all ages, including families.
  • For Media and Press Enquiries please contact:

    Michelle Smithson, Senior Account Manager
    Tel: 01482 227227

    Amy Jackson, Account Manager
    Tel: 01482 227227

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