Desert Resorts of Arizona & New Mexico

Blooming Saguaros in Sonoran Desert, Arizona.

Self-drive Holidays

Although this is one of our longest-duration self-drives, it’s also probably our most chilled with plenty of multi-night stopovers in all the key places, including in Scottsdale, Sedona, Santa Fe and Tucson. It’s as much a ‘holiday’ as it is a ‘road trip’ and, what’s more, it can be enjoyed year-round. As the name suggests, it focuses on an in-depth discovery of just two states and takes you to off-the-beaten-track corners of Arizona to visit lesser-known scenic areas including the Canyon de Chelly and Saguaro National Park. The rewarding state of New Mexico offers unrivalled insight into Native American culture, with adobe-style pueblos sitting next to the colonial mansions of the early Spanish missionaries and conquistadors. It’s full of quirky charm too, from atomic weapons, gypsum dunes, wild west shootouts, space museums and even UFO crash-landings. Embrace the weird and wonderful, and take a chance on this hugely rewarding journey through the American Southwest.

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  • Award-winning holidays
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  • Incredible value



17 nights in hotels

Excursions and visits

  • Relaxed stays in the desert resorts of Scottsdale and Sedona
  • Witness the sunrise and sunset over the Grand Canyon
  • Head off-the-beaten track to Canyon de Chelly National Monument
  • Explore the extraordinary ‘Sky City’ of Acoma Pueblo
  • Understand Native American culture at Albuquerque’s Indian Pueblo Cultural Centre
  • Browse the adobe architecture and art galleries of stylish Santa Fe
  • Formulate your own UFO conspiracy stories in Roswell
  • Sunglasses on for the brilliant dunes of White Sands National Park
  • Live out your wild west fantasies in Lincoln and Tombstone
  • Stroll among Tucson’s giant saguaro cacti

Not included

  • International flights
  • Visas (if required)
  • Activities, sightseeing and attraction entrance fees
  • National Parks Pass (or entry fees)
  • Resort Fees (if required by any of your chosen hotels)


Economy car rental (18 days) with unlimited mileage, third party insurance and CDW – please ask for vehicle upgrades and full terms & conditions

Personalised digital destination guide & driving instructions (accessed via online/mobile app, and printable at home)


  • 17 nights

  • North America . USA . Arizona . Phoenix . Scottsdale . Sedona . Tucson . Nevada . Grand Canyon . New Mexico . Albuquerque . Roswell & more

  • International flights not included

From £1,998 per person

Mon - Fri: 9am - 8pm

Saturday: 9am - 6pm

Sunday: 10am - 4pm


Duration: 18 days


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