Great Family Adventures: Explore Worldwide's 'Into the Wild West Family Adventure'

Yes, we know: The family vacation is a much-parodied event, and perhaps rightfully so. But fumbles, foibles, and hassles aside, families keep taking them for the same good reason: They’re priceless sources of memories.

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HIGHLIGHTS: This 13-day exploration of Arizona, Utah, and Nevada, suitable for ages eight and older, takes groups to see the real southwest. Stay with Navajos in Monument Valley, mountain-bike Moab, stand at the rim of the Grand Canyon, and hike Zion, all while sleeping in tents, cabins, teepees, and hogans—and at Vegas’ Golden Nugget Hotel. Kids get to help set up camp and prepare meals.

OUTFITTER: Explore Worldwide, an eco-friendly outfitter that offers more than 50 family adventures.

ITINERARY: Las Vegas to Zion National Park, Bryce Canyon, Moab, Monument Valley, Lake Powell, Grand Canyon, Route 66, and back to Las Vegas.

DATES: Departures on July 21 and 28 and August 4 and 18.

PRICE: From $1,920 for adults and $1,640 for ages 11 and younger, per person, including overnight accommodations and most meals.

INFO:, (800) 715-1746.

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