Canyon Country Adventure (AV) - 2014 / 2015

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8 days from Scottsdale to Las Vegas


Canyon Country Adventure
Experience the beautiful landscapes of Scottsdale, Arizona
Experience the beautiful landscapes of Scottsdale, Arizona
Enjoy the spectacular views of Bryce Canyon
Gorgeous Lake Powell in Utah
The strange shaped hoodoos in Bryce Canyon National Park
Lake Powell, straddling the border between Utah and Arizona
Stay on the famed Las Vegas strip
Bryce Canyon National Park
Monument Valley in southern Utah
Bryce Canyon National Park in southwestern Utah

Vacation Overview

On this popular Southwest vacation, discover the unique landscapes of Arizona and Utah as you travel through three national parks—as well as Lake Powell and Monument Valley—and lots of beautiful scenery. Begin your trip in Scottsdale and travel north through cactus-studded scenery to Sedona. In Sedona, see the massive red-rock formations that make the area infamous. Continue north to watch the sun set upon the spectacular Grand Canyon—sunrise is just as impressive—and be humbled by the magnificent scenery. Your hotel is located near the rim of the Grand Canyon, giving you a rare opportunity for great views and extra time to explore the trails. Photographs cannot adequately do justice to the amazing landscape; you must witness it in person!

Enjoy a 4-wheel-drive tour of Monument Valley with a knowledgeable Navajo guide, and marvel at the area’s stunning rock formations, oddly shaped monoliths, and red sandstone . In Lake Powell, enjoy an afternoon cruise on the sparkling blue water and let the majestic beauty wash over you.. More splendid views await you in Bryce Canyon National Park and Zion National Park. Watch the colors change on the massive stone formations and be awed by the impressive geology.

You’ve heard how remarkable the scenery is in these national parks, and now is your time to experience them. Sit back, relax, and let Globus handle all of the driving and details.

Similar Vacations that may interest you:

SEDONA
4x4 Jeep tour

GRAND CANYON NATIONAL PARK
Sightseeing; overnight lodging near the rim

MONUMENT VALLEY
Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite 4-wheel-drive excursion with Navajo guide

LAKE POWELL
Cruise

BRYCE CANYON NATIONAL PARK
Sightseeing

ZION NATIONAL PARK
Sightseeing

LAS VEGAS
Orientation tour; farewell dinner

NOTE:

  • On vacations that include an overnight stay in Las Vegas, at least one member of the traveling party must be 21 years of age or older.


DAY 1Arrive in Scottsdale

Welcome to sunny Scottsdale! At 6 pm, meet your traveling companions for a welcome drink. Your Tour Director will prepare you for your upcoming adventure.

Experience the beautiful landscapes of Scottsdale, Arizona 
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DAY 2Scottsdale–Sedona–Grand Canyon National Park

This morning, depart from Scottsdale and travel north through cactus-studded scenery for a break in Sedona, “Arizona’s Scenic Sensation.” Take an exhilarating 4x4 JEEP TOUR to the top of Mogollon Rim, where you can admire the majestic rock formations and rugged lowland desert. Then, set out for one of America’s most beautiful drives as you journey through Oak Creek Canyon, home to brilliantly hued cliffs and rugged spires of sandstone. Arrive this afternoon at the GRAND CANYON, one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World. The spectacular beauty of this famous attraction draws more than 5 million visitors a year from around the globe. This evening, be sure to watch the spectacular sunset. (Breakfast, Dinner)

SPECIAL FEATURE: Your hotel is located near the rim of the Grand Canyon, a rare opportunity for great views and a significant extra when traveling with Globus.

NOTE:
Due to construction, there are road closures from May 26-July 4 (approximately), and it will not be possible to travel through Oak Creek Canyon. An alternative route will be taken.

Experience the beautiful landscapes of Scottsdale, Arizona 
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DAY 3Grand Canyon National Park

Today, set out to explore the Grand Canyon and learn about its geology and how the canyon was carved. Take scenic Hermit Road, with stops along the way revealing extraordinary views of the deep inner gorge and numerous red buttes and ravines. This afternoon you are free to explore at your own pace. Perhaps venture down part of Bright Angel Trail or take a nature walk with a ranger to learn about the region’s native flora and fauna. (Breakfast)

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DAY 4Grand Canyon National Park–Monument Valley–Lake Powell

If you missed the sunset, sunrise is just as impressive! After breakfast, your Tour Director will suggest optional flightseeing over the Grand Canyon—definitely the thrill of a lifetime. Then, head to MONUMENT VALLEY NAVAJO TRIBAL PARK , where the weathering action of wind and water has carved the famous sandstone spires and towers that rise hundreds of feet above the valley floor. Enjoy a Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite 4-WHEEL-DRIVE TOUR of Monument Valley with a knowledgeable Navajo guide who shares their culture and how it is influenced by the area. Explore the area’s oddly shaped red sandstone monoliths, buttes, and mesas—the setting for some of John Ford’s most memorable films. On to Lake Powell for a 2-night stay, with free time to relax and take in the natural beauty of your surroundings. (Breakfast, Dinner)

Monument Valley from the valley floor Gorgeous Lake Powell in Utah Lake Powell, straddling the border between Utah and Arizona Monument Valley in southern Utah 
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DAY 5Lake Powell

This morning is free to enjoy time on Lake Powell, where sparkling blue water laps against towering red-rock canyon walls and sandy beaches. The majestic beauty of this vast manmade lake can be appreciated on the afternoon CRUISE. See gigantic Glen Canyon Dam and the “tapestry” walls of Antelope Canyon. Free time later for a leisurely stroll along Wahweap Marina on the shores of Lake Powell. (Breakfast)

Gorgeous Lake Powell in Utah Lake Powell, straddling the border between Utah and Arizona 
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DAY 6Lake Powell–Bryce Canyon National Park–Zion National Park

Depart from the splendid views of Lake Powell and head for Utah’s BRYCE CANYON. Drive through the park, with photo stops to capture the magnificent contrasts of bright red, yellow, and pink pillars called “hoodoos.” Years of erosion have carved colorful sandstone into thousands of spires, arches, and mazes for an unforgettable sight. Next, see nearby ZION NATIONAL PARK, a spectacle of massive stone formations whose colors change with the light of the day and the season. To the Mormon pioneers, it was a haven of beauty resembling natural temples and cathedrals, and they called it “Little Zion.” (Breakfast, Dinner)

The strange shaped hoodoos in Bryce Canyon National Park Lake Powell, straddling the border between Utah and Arizona Bryce Canyon National Park in southwestern Utah Zion National Park located near Springdale, Utah 
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DAY 7Zion National Park–Las Vegas

Tour Zion Canyon this morning before continuing to Las Vegas for an orientation tour of one of America’s most popular vacation destinations. Your resort hotel is located in the heart of the “Strip” for easy access to all the mega-casinos and amusement parks. This evening, your Tour Director hosts a farewell dinner. (Breakfast, Dinner)

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DAY 8Las Vegas

The tour ends today with guests departing on individual schedules. Transfers are provided to Las Vegas McCarran Airport. (Breakfast)

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Breakfast daily, 4 three-course dinners including a farewell dinner in Las Vegas


With Globus, there’s no better way to get to know your destination than through the eyes of your Tour Director. Averaging over a decade... we’d like you to meet a Tour Director, who is representative of the type of expert that will be with you on your vacation.

LISA PERLA

Years of Experience: 5 years

It's my passion for travel that led me into the Travel Industry in 1999. Originally from New England, I love sharing the area's historical significance and quaint appeal, especially when the Fall colors are at their most brilliant. My heart especially lies in the West, though, with the overwhelming beauty of our parks and canyonlands. I truly enjoy sharing what this wondrous country has to offer, and my goal is for our guests to leave with once-in-a-lifetime memories.

Four Ways Globus Eliminates the Hassles

VIP Access
Skip the lines and get special treatment at the must-see attractions.

Perfect Hotels
We’ve done the work to find just the right hotels in just the right locations.

Tour Directors
Take your heads out of the guidebook and let expert guides make every destination fascinating.

Transportation
Leave the navigating to us – and just sit back and enjoy the ride.




UNESCO World Heritage Sites


The following UNESCO World Heritage Sites can be seen or visited on the Canyon Country Adventure:

  • Grand Canyon National Park