You will be picked up from your Phoenix/Scottsdale hotel by air-conditioned coach (vans will be used for smaller groups) and set out through the Sonoran Desert en route to Sedona. An English speaking guide will accompany you on this tour.
Covering more than 100,000 square miles in Arizona, California, and Mexico, the Sonoran Desert is the most biologically diverse desert in North America. Learn from your guide about the history and ecology of this harshly beautiful terrain.
Take in fantastic panoramas of Sedona’s Red Rocks region, where rust-colored rock formations, cool waters, and trilling birds have long been an inspiration to artists, filmmakers, and those simply in search of reflection.
Arrive in Sedona, where you’ll have free time to browse the town’s numerous galleries and shops, which are as colorful as the surrounding countryside, choose from a handful of nearby hiking trails, including one that weaves through the spectacular river gorge of Oak Creek Canyon. You can also opt for a scenic rim jeep tour of the Sedona area for an additional $60 aprox.
You will stay overnight in the Sedona area.
You will be picked up from your hotel in the morning for the continuation of your tour.
Tour scenic Oak Creek Canyon, which is embroidered with forests of pine and juniper, and travel across the expansive Navajo Indian Reservation. Browse the historic Cameron Trading Post, which features a wide array of distinctive Southwestern and Native American art and handicrafts. Lunch at the trading post restaurant, where you can enjoy Navajo Tacos and Indian Fry Bread gilded with honey.
Next it’s on to the incomparable Grand Canyon, one of the seven natural wonders of the world.
This sculpture garden of stone gives off brown, yellow, and red hues that are amplified by a striking blue sky and wayward tufts of clouds. The landscape is otherworldly, like the surface of some distant planet waiting to be discovered.
Stop along the east and south rims, which afford indescribable panoramas, and visit the Grand Canyon Village.
You’ll have the rest of the afternoon and evening to explore the area on your own, whether taking a leisurely stroll around the rim, or finding a comfortable spot to sit and watch dusk lower its blushing cloak over the canyon.
You will stay overnight in the Grand Canyon area.
You’ll wake up in the heart of the Grand Canyon with an option-filled morning in front of you.
Spend your free time visiting the Grand Canyon Visitor’s Center, take an optional helicopter flight (payable direct), or take advantage of the West Rim shuttle (seasonal) to enjoy other views of Grand Canyon.
You will be returned to your Phoenix/Scottsdale hotel at tour’s end.