Grand Canyon & Red Rocks 2018

GCR NPS Michael QuinnDiscover Ancient Desert Wonders in Five Great U.S. National Parks

10 Days • 9 Nights • 16 Meals

Apr 15-24 | Sep 16-25

Depart/Return: Phoenix, AZ

Price Per Person:
(Spring) Double: $2,047; Single: $2,695
(Fall) Double: $2,077; Single: $2,765

Pre-/Post-Tour Hotel: $138/night

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About the Tour

Celebrate the National Parks Service 100th anniversary exploring 5 great national parks in spellbinding Red Rock Country—including the 4,000-feet-deep and 277-mile-long Grand Canyon! Sunset at the canyon is simply spectacular! You'll also thrill to towering rock formations in Sedona... the natural rock bridges of Arches National Park...grand mesas, buttes and pinnacles in Zion and Bryce Canyon National Parks... radiant cliffs at Capitol Reef National Park, which the Navajo called "sleeping rainbows"...and a visit to an ancient Pueblo village in the heart of Navajo Country. The textures, colors and contours of these vibrant desert landscapes will take your breath away!

 

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Montezuma Castle National Monument by PostdlfClick to View

 

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Tour Highlights

  • Discover the geologic wonders of the Grand Canyon -- at over 4,000 feet deep and 277 miles long, it’s a sight you won’t want to miss!  Learn its history at Mather Observation Point and stay at a park lodge.
  • See 710-feet-high Glen Canyon Dam at Lake Powell
  • •Browse Tlaquepaque Arts and Crafts Village and eclectic shops of peaceful Sedona
  • •See ancient Native dwellings in Anasazi Indian Village State Park and Montezuma Castle (pictured right)
  • Learn about WWII’s famed “Code Talkers” and watch Navajo crafts demonstrations
  • Enjoy “cowboy” entertainment and dinner by hosts Shannon and Jenifer Steed in the desert town of Escalante

 

Optional Excursions/Extensions

See More, Your Way

We’ve arranged for many optional excursions to explore these amazing settings in even more depth, at your speed:

Day 2 Options: Sedona: See peaceful Sedona by trolley ($23 per person) or private Jeep tour ($87 pp).

Day 4 Option: Lake Powell Cruise: Enjoy the beautiful rock formations, painted walls and amazing colors of Lake Powell. ($55 pp).

Day 8 Option: Join a four-hour Colorado River Jet Boat Cruise ($92 pp) or two-hour “extreme” off-road Hummer adventure ($95 pp).

 

Helpful Information

Average Temp: high 84°/low 54°

Time Zone: Mountain

Arrival Time:  Schedule to arrive at our starting hotel by 5:00 p.m. on Day 1.

Departure Time: Schedule your flight home to depart after 2:00 p.m. on Day 10.

Airport-Hotel Shuttle: Starting hotel offers a 24 hr. complimentary airport shuttle.

Vehicle Parking: Free parking is available for at our starting hotel.

Walking Distance:  Moderate to moderately extensive walking is required to fully enjoy this tour . Some walking in National Parks can be on uneven surfaces.

Hotel Amenities: Include Hair dryers, irons, ironing boards & coffee makers throughout tour. Guest laundry is available on Days 7 & 8. Exercise room and swimming pool available at most hotels.

Travel Protection Available?: Yes, see About Travel Protection.

Terms & Conditions: Tour reservations are subject to the terms and conditions outlined by Country Travel DISCOVERIES on our website at Terms & Conditions.

Groups: Have a group? We can make your group's vacation cost-effective and easy, with discounts for groups as small as five and other benefits. Learn more at Country Travel DISCOVERIES for Groups.

Additional Information:  Sunscreen and a pair of binoculars will add to your enjoyment of this tour. The road on the Sedona Jeep tour and the Off-Road Hummer Adventure can be rough in spots causing the ride to be bumpy especially after a heavy rain. The Off-Road Hummer Adventure is an "extreme" adventure, with portions offering a straight up and straight down ride. It is not recommended for the faint of heart or those not fond of heights.. Elevations reach 7,000 ft on parts of this tour.

Further information is mailed upon receipt of your reservation. A total of three mailings are sent to assist you in preparing for your tour…Get Ready, Get Set and Go! Our “Get Ready” packet is sent confirming your reservation. Our “Get Set” packet provides further details approximately 90 days prior to departure with important details regarding making your travel arrangements. Finally, our “Go” packet arrives 2-3 weeks before departure containing all your final documents.

Updates: Updates to this document are available from our Discovery Reservations Team, and will be posted online at www.CountryTravelDiscoveries.com/GCR

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Related Readings

Discovering Red Rocks Country
“You can see a hundred pictures of the Grand Canyon, see it in dozens of movies, and that still won’t give you a sense of the sheer scale or beauty of it,” says Phil Pesch, DISCOVERIES Director for the last seven years.

 

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Images on this page (from top): Grand Canyon (Michael Quinn/NPS); Montezuma's Castle (Postdiff/Public Domain); Arches NP (National Park Service)

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