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 healthful climate is a colourful land of deep canyons, vast deserts and rugged mountains. UTAH highlights include Zion and Bryce Canyon – both designated as National Parks.

Enjoy the popular resort centres of Phoenix and Tucson with time to explore and relax.  Marvel at the magnificent Grand Canyon, re-live the days of old in a reconstructed cowboy town and enjoy the excitement of Las Vegas.   Sightseeing includes London Bridge, Sonora Desert Museum, Oak Creek Canyon, Tombstone, Monument Valley, Four Corners Monument, Lake Powell and more!

    • 16 days | February 7, 2022
    • PRICES TO BE ANNOUNCED
    • USA West
    • Motorcoach
    • Passport Required
1

Edmonton to Calgary to Great Falls

Monday.  Your Arizona 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. Enjoy an informal WELCOME RECEPTION upon arrival.

2

Great Falls to Provo

Tuesday.  Sit back and enjoy the scenery as you travel 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.   Continue south through Utah.  Travel through the scenic Virgin River Canyon across a corner of Arizona and enter Nevada.  You’re on your way to Las Vegas where glitter and glamour are passwords and neon lights flash day and night. Enjoy a DRIVING TOUR of the strip on the way to your hotel.  Tonight enjoy the one-of-a-kind FREMONT STREET EXPERIENCE at your doorstep!  Your hotel, the Golden Nugget, is located on Fremont Street in the midst of the action.  Watch the Light and Sound Shows – displays of super-sized animation and high-resolution special effects on a canopy 90 feet overhead. There are kiosks, shops and an overhead zip-line on this “pedestrian-only” street for your added enjoyment.

4

Las Vegas to Lake Havasu City

Thursday. Leave the bright lights of Las Vegas behind and travel to the resort town of Lake Havasu City. On the way you will 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.  After, continue on to view the famous LONDON BRIDGE, rebuilt stone by stone on the banks of a manmade 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”.  Continue to Tucson, Arizona’s second largest city for a three-night stay.

6

Tucson

Saturday.  A GUIDED TOUR of this very historical city is a great way to start an exciting day. The fun continues with a visit to OLD TUCSON STUDIOS, the setting for many western movies and TV shows.  Then enjoy 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 on 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.  This evening join us for BARLEEN’S DINNER AND SHOW in Apache Junction.

9

Phoenix Area

Tuesday.  Enjoy a FREE DAY to take advantage of the amenities of your hotel, a round of golf, take in Cactus League spring training baseball, 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

ThursdayA thrilling visit to the IMAX THEATRE to view the award-winning show ”The Grand Canyon” is a perfect start to your day.  You will be awestruck as you travel 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 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 continue 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

MondayTravel 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
  • Welcome Reception
  • Las Vegas Driving Tour of Strip
  • Fremont Street Experience
  • Oatman
  • London Bridge
  • Mission San Xavier Del Bac
  • Guided Tour of Tucson
  • Old Tucson Studios
  • Arizona Sonora Desert Museum
  • Bisbee
  • Tombstone
  • Gunfight at O.K. Corral
  • Boothill Cemetery
  • Orange Patch
  • Guided Tour of Phoenix area
  • Barleen’s Arizona Opry Dinner and Show
  • Free Day in Phoenix
  • Montezuma Castle National Monument
  • Sedona
  • Oak Creek Canyon
  • Imax Theatre
  • Grand Canyon National Park
  • Guided tour of Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park
  • Four Corners Monument
  • Lake Powell
  • Glen Canyon National Recreation Area
  • Tour of Glen Canyon Dam
  • Bryce Canyon National Park
  • Zion National Park
  • Meals Include: 7 Continental Breakfasts, Barleen’s Dinner and Show and Farewell Dinner.

2022 Pricing-PRICES TO BE ANNOUNCED

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

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