Day 1: Phoenix, Arizona. Spend two nights at the South Rim of the Grand Canyon and visit the greatest national parks of the Southwest! Your adventure begins in Phoenix, Arizona. Transfer from Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport by hotel courtesy shuttle to your hotel. Rooms are available for check in after 3:00 p.m. Join the tour operwator for a 6:00 p.m. welcome briefing.
Day 2: Sedona, Grand Canyon. Drive through Scottsdale and along Camelback Mountain on your morning sightseeing. Next, visit Montezuma Castle, site of 12th and 13th century Native American cliff dwellings. Continue to the artist colony of Sedona, surrounded by towering red rock formations. You have free time in Sedona to explore galleries, shops and restaurants. Continue through scenic Oak Creek Canyon. Arrive at the Grand Canyon for a relaxing two-night stay. Your lodge is inside the Grand Canyon National Park, near the South Rim. Enjoy dinner at the Grand Canyon. Elevation at the South Rim averages 7,000 feet. BD.
Day 3: Grand Canyon National Park. Enjoy breakfast at historic El Tovar Lodge on the rim of the Grand Canyon. Entire day to explore the breathtaking beauty of the Grand Canyon, one of the seven natural wonders of the world. Almost 280 miles long, the Grand Canyon varies in width from one to eighteen miles, with the Colorado River winding below. You have a brief morning orientation drive of the Grand Canyon, followed by a short I-MAX movie on the Grand Canyon.The rest of your day is at leisure to enjoy Grand Canyon National Park. You can take a free shuttle bus to the many lookout points on the West Rim. You have plenty of time to hike on Bright Angel Trail into the Grand Canyon, or hike along the rim trails. You also can visit the historic Grand Canyon Park buildings, Hopi House and Lookout Studio. Relax and enjoy Grand Canyon vistas, or attend one of the daily park ranger talks. You stay two nights here inside the Grand Canyon National Park, allowing you time for a comprehensive visit inside the Grand Canyon National Park. Best of all, you will enjoy two opportunities to see Grand Canyon sunsets and sunrises. B.
Day 4: Grand Canyon, Lake Powell. Drive along the scenic East Rim of the Grand Canyon and visit Desert View Lookout. Then, visit a Navajo and Hopi Trading Post. Here, you will find a large selection of high- quality Hopi and Kachina dolls, fine Native American jewelry and handicrafts. Next, drive over the Glen Canyon Dam to 185 mile long Lake Powell. Arrive at Lake Powell Resort on the shores of Lake Powell. This afternoon enjoy a scenic boat cruise through Lake Powell's Antelope Canyon, lined with rich red sandstone walls. Enjoy a relaxing two-night stay at Lake Powell Resort. B.
Day 5: Monument Valley, Jeep Tour. Breakfast in your resort's famous Rainbow Room with 180 degree sweeping views of Lake Powell. This morning enter the Navajo Indian Nation. Enjoy a guided jeep tour of the restricted backcountry of Monument Valley, a beautiful, pristine area of buttes and arches accessible only with authorized Navajo guides. John Ford, the filmmaker, discovered the rugged beauty of Monument Valley in the 1930's. Western classics, such as "Stagecoach," "The Searchers," and "Once Upon a Time in the West" were filmed in Monument Valley. Hollywood legends, such as Maureen O'Hara, John Wayne, Henry Fonda, and James Stewart filmed Westerns here. Return to Lake Powell. B.
Day 6: Bryce Canyon National Park. Enjoy breakfast in the Rainbow Room. Next visit Bryce Canyon. See the Bryce "Hoodoos," fantastic red, orange and pink limestone spirals. This afternoon enjoy stops at Bryce Point and Sunrise Point, overlooking the stunning Bryce Amphitheater. Overnight in picturesque Kanab with an elevation of 5,000 feet. Kanab is known as Western Hollywood. Over 100 western movies and TV shows were filmed here including "Gunsmoke," "The Lone Ranger," "Wagon Train," and "How the West Was Won." Look for colorful sunsets which transform the nearby cliffs into brilliant shades of red, orange and pink. B.
Day 7: Zion National Park. This morning drive to Zion Park. See a wonderland of rock monoliths. Zion features stunning scenery found nowhere else. Zion is a geological showplace with sandstone cliffs among the highest in the world. Early settlers were so inspired by Zion's beauty that they bestowed exalted names on the park's natural features. See East Temple, the Court of the Patriarchs and the Great White Throne. With Caravan, spend the night at the only lodge inside Zion National Park. Stroll the beautiful grounds of your lodge ideally situated in the center of the valley floor. Marvel at the cliffs towering above. Enjoy leisure time this afternoon. You may wish to take the free Zion Canyon shuttle or hike the Park's scenic walking trails near your lodge. Enjoy dinner at Zion Park. BD
Day 8: Zion Park to Las Vegas, Nevada. After breakfast at Zion Park Lodge, Caravan transfers you from Zion Park to Las Vegas, Nevada. Enjoy a brief sightseeing drive of the dazzling Las Vegas strip. Arrive at the Las Vegas airport at 11:30 a.m. Please schedule flights after 1:30 p.m. Thanks for vacationing with us. B.
Hotels used for the tour: Accommodations in the hotels and lodges are rooms with two beds and private bath or shower. A limited number of single rooms are available. Triple rooms are usually two beds, sometimes with a cot or rollaway.
Day 1: Phoenix, Arizona. Doubletree Suites. Central to Phoenix, Scottsdale and Tempe, Doubletree Guest Suites Phoenix-Gateway Center features beautiful, newly renovated two room suites within walking distance of boutique shopping and dining. Local golf courses and tennis courts are a short drive away. The hotel has a bar/lounge, swimming pool, fitness center, television, wetbar, speaker phones, high speed internet access, and data ports.
Days 2-3: Grand Canyon. Tonight with Caravan you stay at a Grand Canyon Park lodge. The Grand Canyon National Park lodges are all located inside the Grand Canyon National Park. All rooms in the Grand Canyon National Park lodges are non-smoking rooms. A free shuttle bus system operates within the park, offering free transport between all lodges, restaurants, the West Rim drive, Yavapai geology museum, and the Park Visitor Center.
Thunderbird Lodge is a contemporary lodge located a few feet away from the rim edge of the Grand Canyon. All of the rooms have either two queen beds or one king bed, in-room coffee, refrigerator, safe, cable television, telephone, full bath, and air conditioning. Handicap rooms are also available. At Thunderbird Lodge, it's just a three minute walk to the Bright Angel Restaurant, Arizona Room Restaurant, and El Tovar Restaurant.
Kachina Lodge is a contemporary "twin" lodge to the Thunderbird Lodge, located just a few feet away from the rim edge of the Grand Canyon. All of the rooms have either two queen beds or one king bed, in-room coffee, refrigerator, safe, cable television, telephone, full bath, and air conditioning. Handicap rooms are also available. At Kachina Lodge, it's just a three minute walk to the Bright Angel Restaurant, Arizona Room Restaurant, and El Tovar Restaurant.
Maswik North Lodge is a modern lodge surrounded by a Ponderosa pine forest. It's located one third of a mile from the rim edge of the Grand Canyon. All rooms have two queen beds or one king bed, in-room coffee, refrigerator, safe, cable television, telephone, full bath, and air conditioning.
Yavapai Lodge is a modern lodge surrounded by Pinyon and Juniper trees, and is located one half mile from the rim edge of the Grand Canyon. All rooms have either two queen beds or one king bed, ceiling fans, and cable television.
Days 4-5: Lake Powell. Lake Powell Resort is situated on the shores of Lake Powell at Wahweap Marina. It's located about 5 miles from the town of Page, Arizona and 2 miles from Glen Canyon dam. The modern lodges at Lake Powell Resort all have two queen beds, air conditioning, in-room coffee, cable television, telephone, hair dryer, full bath, and air conditioning. Lake Powell Resort has two pools, a jacuzzi, a small beach on the lake shore, 2 restaurants, and a bar. Your breakfast is included each day at the world famousRainbow Room, with spectacular views of the Glen Canyon and Lake Powell.
Day 6: Kanab, Utah. Comfort Inn. The newly renovated Comfort Inn is situated on a bluff overlooking the town of Kanab, Utah. Kanab is located just north of the Arizona border, in Utah's scenic Southwest, between Bryce Canyon and Zion National Parks. Kanab was the center for the filming of over 100 Western and other films. The hotel has a whirlpool and a seasonal outdoor pool.
Day 7: Zion National Park. Zion Park Lodge. Zion Park Lodge is the only lodging located inside Zion National Park. The lodge is situated in the center of the valley floor and surrounded by spectacular 2,000 foot sandstone canyon walls. The exterior of the lodge has been restored to its original 1920's classic appearance. All rooms feature air conditioning, phones, radio alarm clocks and hairdryers. Zion Park offers a diverse selection of picturesque trails ranging from short, easy jaunts to strenuous adventures. Some of the trails begin immediately outside the lodge.
Airport Transfer Information:
Arrival Transfers: The Phoenix, Arizona hotel, the Doubletree Suites (320 North 44th St.) provides a courtesy shuttle from the Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport (PHX). Upon arrival, request a pickup using the Doubletree's courtesy phone at the baggage claim area or call the hotel directly at: 602-225-0500. The shuttle operates 24 hours daily. Taxis cost approximately $15.00 and take 10 minutes.
Departure Transfers: This vacation package includes a departure transfer to McCarran Airport (LAS) in Las Vegas, Nevada on the day the tour ends, arriving by 1:00 p.m. Please schedule flights after 3:00 p.m. If you wish to extend your stay in Las Vegas, taxis and shuttles are available from the airport. (Las Vegas regulations prohibit the motorcoach from making stops at individual Las Vegas hotels.) Taxis cost $15.00 and take 25 minutes. There are several airport shuttle services located near the dropoff point. The airport shuttles depart every ten minutes and the cost is $5.00 per person each way. The shuttle transfer time to hotels is approximately 45 minutes. No advance reservations are necessary from the airport.
Are meals included? Included meals for each tour are listed at the end of each day. Meals are shown by B (breakfast), L (lunch) and D (dinner). Most meals are included in the USA and Canada. Full, buffet, or deluxe continental breakfasts are included everywhere. Coffee and tea are provided at all meals. Alcoholic beverages are not included unless specified.
Prices are based on double occupancy land only, prices vary on departure dates.
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