The Strip, Las Vegas, Nevada

London Bridge, Arizona

Old Tucson Studios Gunfighters

Tombstone, Arizona

Montezuma Castle

Uptown Sedona Arizona

Grand Canyon, Arizona

Monument Valley, Utah

Zion National Park, Utah

Grand Canyon, February 2020

Arizona Desert and Canyons

DEPARTURE: Edmonton 7:00 am | Red Deer 9:00 am | Calgary 12:00 pm | Fort Macleod 2:00 pm | Lethbridge 2:30 pm

This tour features America’s most colourful and spectacular canyon scenery as you journey through Arizona and Utah. ARIZONA, famous for its revitalizing climate, is a colourful land of deep canyons, vast deserts and rugged mountains. Our UTAH visit highlights the unique beauty of two National Parks – Zion and Bryce Canyon.

Relax at the popular resort areas of Phoenix and Tucson with time to explore.  Marvel at the magnificent Grand Canyon and enjoy the excitement of Las Vegas.  Sightseeing includes London Bridge, Sonora Desert Museum, Oak Creek Canyon, Tombstone, Monument Valley, Four Corners Monument, Glen Canyon and more!

    • 16 days | February 13, 2023
    • USA West
    • Motorcoach
    • Passport Required
1

Edmonton to Calgary to Great Falls

Monday.  Your Southwestern Holiday begins as you are welcomed aboard your deluxe coach in Edmonton.  Travel south via Red Deer to Calgary, meeting additional travel companions enroute.  Stop at the duty-free store before entering the USA and arrive in Great Falls, Montana for overnight.  Join an informal MEET and GREET upon arrival.

2

Great Falls to Provo

Tuesday.  Sit back and soak in the scenery as you journey through the rugged mountains of Montana and the high plains of Idaho.  Cross into Utah and follow the Wasatch Mountains into the Great Salt Lake Basin for overnight.

3

Provo to Las Vegas

Wednesday.  Travel south through Utah, along the scenic Virgin River Canyon, across a corner of Arizona and into Nevada.  You are on your way to Las Vegas, where glitter and glamour is everywhere and neon lights flash day and night. Enjoy a DRIVING TOUR of the strip on the way to your hotel.  Tonight, take in the one-of-a-kind FREMONT STREET EXPERIENCE at your doorstep!  Your hotel, the Golden Nugget, is located on Fremont Street, amid all the action.  Watch the Viva Vision Light Show as super-sized animations and high-resolution special effects are displayed on a digital screen canopy 90 feet overhead.  This busy pedestrian-only corridor features shops, restaurants, street performers and an overhead zip-line. Nearby, follow the giant fire-breathing praying mantis to Downtown Container Park.         

4

Las Vegas to Lake Havasu City

Thursday. Leave the bright lights of Las Vegas behind and proceed to the resort town of Lake Havasu City. Enter Arizona and visit historic Oatman on Route 66.  This old gold mining town is a unique adventure, with tame burros roaming the streets and characters right out of the old west.  Continue on to view the famous LONDON BRIDGE, rebuilt stone by stone on the banks of a man-made lake in the Arizona Desert.

5

Lake Havasu City to Tucson

(3 nights) Friday.  Enroute visit the beautiful MISSION SAN XAVIER DEL BAC, founded in 1700 by Spanish missionaries and affectionately known as the “White Dove of the Desert”.  Then move onward to Tucson, Arizona’s second largest city for a three-night stay.

6

Tucson

Saturday.  A GUIDED TOUR of this centuries-old city is a great way to start an exciting day.  Be entertained with a visit to OLD TUCSON STUDIOS, the setting for many western movies and TV shows (temporarily closed, subject to reopening).  Then experience the world-famous ARIZONA SONORA DESERT MUSEUM, a unique zoo and museum featuring the plants and animals native to the Sonora Desert. 

7

Tucson

Sunday.  Today tour the “Old West”.  First stop is BISBEE where you will see turn-of-the-century Victorian structures full of old-west history and copper mining lore.  Continue to TOMBSTONE, one of the West’s most remarkable collections of frontier mining-town buildings. Take in a GUNFIGHT AT THE O.K. CORRAL and visit the first cemetery to be called “BOOT HILL”.  Return to Tucson for your last night.

8

Tucson to Phoenix Area

(2 nights) Monday.  This morning a short drive brings you to Phoenix, a desert paradise nestled beneath a mountain playground.  Upon arrival make an interesting stop at the ORANGE PATCH.  Then it’s off to lunch prior to departing on a GUIDED TOUR of the “Valley of the Sun” to acquaint you with the many attractions the area has to offer.  The name accurately reflects the fact that the sun shines 300 days of the year.  Your tour will include the Old Scottsdale area. 

9

Phoenix Area

Tuesday.  Enjoy a FREE DAY to take advantage of the amenities of your hotel, a round of golf, or browse in some of the unique area shops. 

10

Phoenix Area to Grand Canyon

Wednesday.  Travel to the magnificent Grand Canyon National Park for overnight.  Highlights enroute include a visit to the ruins of MONTEZUMA CASTLE NATIONAL MONUMENT, the artists’ village of SEDONA and a glorious drive through OAK CREEK CANYON, with its shaded banks of Sycamore and Cottonwood trees. 

11

Grand Canyon to Monument Valley

ThursdayYou will be awestruck as you meander along the south rim of the world’s greatest natural wonder – neither pictures nor words can fully describe the GRAND CANYON!  Then it’s on through the Painted Desert to Kayenta for an INCLUDED DINNER and overnight near Monument Valley.

12

Monument Valley to Page

Friday.  Join us this morning as you experience MONUMENT VALLEY NAVAJO TRIBAL PARK with a local guide.  After lunch, take a scenic drive through Navajo nation to the famous FOUR CORNERS MONUMENT, where Utah, Colorado, Arizona and New Mexico meet.  Continue to LAKE POWELL, one of the world’s largest man-made lakes.  Arrive in Page and drive a short distance into GLEN CANYON NATIONAL RECREATION AREA to your hotel.

13

Page to Bryce Canyon

Saturday.  Start your day with an interesting stop at GLEN CANYON DAM before you head to Utah.  After a lunch stop in Bryce Canyon Village, enjoy a visit to BRYCE CANYON NATIONAL PARK, known for its crimson-coloured hoodoos.  Travel past the expansive Bryce Amphitheatre, a hoodoo-filled depression lying below the Rim Trail.  These crimson-coloured spires of rock catch the sun’s rays, giving them a hue all their own.  After visiting spectacular overlooks in the park, return to Bryce Canyon Village for overnight.

14

Bryce Canyon to Zion Canyon to Ogden

Sunday.  This morning visit ZION NATIONAL PARK, where massive stone formations resemble temples and cathedrals and the soaring canyon walls are ablaze with ever-changing colours. Continue through the state of Utah, passing through Salt Lake City before arriving in Ogden for overnight.

15

Ogden to Great Falls

MondayJourney north through Idaho to the state of Montana and arrive in Great Falls for your last evening.  Join your fellow travellers for a HOSTED FAREWELL DINNER.

16

Great Falls to Calgary to Edmonton

Tuesday.  Stop at the duty-free store and then re-enter Canada.  Return home with fond memories of your sunny southwestern holiday.

 

Included in Your Holiday

  • First class transportation on an air-conditioned, washroom-equipped motorcoach
  • Quality accommodation and tax
  • Services of an experienced Tour Director and Driver
  • Baggage handling, one average piece per person
  • Travel Bag
  • Traveller’s Handbook
  • Admission to attractions and sightseeing as outlined in the itinerary
  • Meet and Greet
  • Las Vegas Driving Tour of Strip
  • Fremont Street Experience
  • Oatman
  • London Bridge
  • Mission San Xavier Del Bac
  • Guided Tour of Tucson 
  • Old Tucson Studios (subject to reopening)
  • Arizona Sonora Desert Museum
  • Bisbee
  • Tombstone
  • Gunfight at O.K. Corral
  • Boothill Cemetery
  • Orange Patch
  • Guided Tour of Phoenix area
  • Free Day in Phoenix
  • Montezuma Castle National Monument
  • Sedona
  • Oak Creek Canyon
  • Grand Canyon National Park
  • Guided tour of Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park
  • Four Corners Monument
  • Lake Powell
  • Glen Canyon National Recreation Area
  • Glen Canyon Dam
  • Bryce Canyon National Park
  • Zion National Park
    Meals Include:  10 Continental Breakfasts, Dinner in Kayenta and Farewell Dinner.

2023 Pricing

Cost per person | Prices in Canadian Dollars | Prices subject to change | No GST on this tour

Triple

$3,179.00

GST: N/A

Twin

$3,699.00

GST: N/A

Single

$5,109.00

GST: N/A

Early Booking Discount

twin sharing per person.

$74.00