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featuring Arizona & Utah
April 26 - May 3, 2023
Day 1: Scottsdale, Arizona - Tour Begins
Explore the famous canyons of the American West on a journey featuring three national parks. Start your journey in Scottsdale and join your fellow travelers for a welcome dinner.
Day 2: Scottsdale - Sedona - Grand Canyon Area
Start your day in Sedona, where the sun shines against stunning sandstone formations. Soak in the inviting atmosphere and colorful vistas while browsing the arts and crafts shops of the marketplace. Make your way through the Kaibab National Forest before reaching the South Rim of the Grand Canyon.
Day 3: Grand Canyon Area - Lake Powell
Follow the winding landscape along East Rim Drive, bringing you to Cameron Trading Post. For nearly a century, the post has acted as a haven for travelers, traders, and explorers. Continue north through mesa-studded desert before arriving at your home for the next two evenings – overlooking the stunning blue waters of Lake Powell. Enjoy dinner and relax as you take in the picture-perfect canyon lake.
Day 4: Lake Powell - Horseshoe Bend - Lake Powell
This morning, embark on a guided rafting adventure to the iconic Horseshoe Bend and experience the peaceful grandeur of the Colorado River. Look for fish in the crystal, clear water, birds nesting on the banks of the river and possibly herd of big horns along the way. You’ll look up in awe at the soaring cliffs above Horseshoe Bend as you learn the stories of the ancestral Puebloan people who lived in the area. Later this afternoon, cruise through Wahweap Bay to the Glen Canyon Dam and enjoy the breathtaking views on the lake.
Day 5: Lake Powell - Bryce Canyon National Park - St. George, Utah
Your journey continues at Bryce Canyon National Park, famous for its ethereal spires known as hoodoos. These rock formations, created over thousands of years by wind and water, display natural orange and red hues that contrast with the deep green forests in the park. Take in the sprawling vistas as you wander along Sunset Point, leading into Sunrise Point Rim Trail. Your day ends in St. George, Utah.
Day 6: Zion National Park
There are few places on earth that match the beauty of the red and white sandstone cliffs of Zion. Make the most of an entire day exploring this rock-ridden paradise. On Zion’s open-air tram, wind along the Virgin River through the 2,400-foot deep, half-mile wide Zion Canyon. This afternoon, venture off on your own to explore the park independently.
Day 7: St. George - Las Vegas, Nevada
Trade nature’s beauty for the lights of the Vegas strip. This four-mile stretch of road features neon-lit resorts and around-the-clock action. This afternoon, toast to the end of your journey at a farewell lunch with your fellow travelers. Make the most of your free time this evening to experience the best that Vegas has to offer.
Day 8: Las Vegas - Tour Ends
Depart for home with memories of colorful canyons and winding valleys.