Canyon Country Adventure (AV)

8 days from Scottsdale to Las Vegas

2019 Tour Details

On this popular National Parks tour, discover the unique landscapes of Arizona and Utah as you travel through four national parks—as well as Lake Powell and Monument Valley—and lots of beautiful scenery. Your tour begins in Scottsdale and ends in Las Vegas with overnights also in Grand Canyon National Park, Lake Powell, and Bryce Canyon. .

Spectacular scenery awaits you in Sedona, with the massive red-rock formations that make the area famous, and on one of America's most beautiful drives through Arizona's Oak Creek Canyon, home to brilliantly hued cliffs and rugged spires of sandstone. With Globus, you always stay inside Grand Canyon National Park, giving you the opportunity to watch the sun set upon the stunning Grand Canyon—sunrise is just as impressive—and to be humbled by the magnificent scenery, great views, and extra time to explore the trails. Photographs cannot adequately do justice to the amazing landscape; you must witness it in person!

In Monument Valley and Lake Powell, Globus has arranged special experiences for you. 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 addition to a cruise in Lake Powell, you’ll visit Antelope Slot Canyon with a local Navajo guide. Learn the history of the canyon as you marvel at the beauty created by erosion from wind and water.

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 it for yourself. Sit back, relax, and let Globus handle all of the driving and details.

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 DESTINATIONS & SIGHTSEEING

Sightseeing:

SEDONA
Orientation tour

GRAND CANYON NATIONAL PARK
Sightseeing

MONUMENT VALLEY
[LF] 4-wheel-drive excursion with Navajo guide

LAKE POWELL
[LF] Antelope Slot Canyon; cruise

BRYCE CANYON NATIONAL PARK
[LF] Enjoy a local treat from Thunderbird Restaurant; sightseeing

ZION NATIONAL PARK
Sightseeing

LAS VEGAS
Orientation tour; farewell dinner

Notes:

  • 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.
  • This vacation visits National Parks and other remote locations where facilities may not be up to the first-class standard you expect from Globus. Some lodges within the parks do not have air-conditioning, televisions, and other amenities you would expect from most Globus hotels.
  • Maximum elevation on tour: 8,300 ft.

Transportation:

Free Wi-Fi available on your motorcoach and in most hotels.

 Meals

 Meals & Itinerary

Breakfast daily, 3 three-course dinners including a farewell dinner in Las Vegas

 Itinerary

Inside visits and special features are shown in UPPERCASE in the tour description.

Day 1

ARRIVE 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.

Day 2

SCOTTSDALE–SEDONA–OAK CREEK CANYON–GRAND CANYON NATIONAL PARK. Depart Scottsdale and travel north through cactus-studded scenery for a orientation tour of Sedona, “Arizona’s Scenic Sensation.” 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 GRAND CANYON NATIONAL PARK, 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. Enjoy an orientation tour with a visit to Desert View before arriving at your hotel for a 2-night stay. This evening, be sure to watch the spectacular sunset.
Breakfast Breakfast Dinner Dinner

Day 3

GRAND CANYON NATIONAL PARK. If you missed the sunset, sunrise is just as impressive! After breakfast, you may want to enjoy optional flightseeing over the Grand Canyon—definitely the thrill of a lifetime. Later, set out to explore the Grand Canyon and learn about its geology and how the canyon was carved. Visit Mather Point and you may wish to take the popular Rim Walk. 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 Breakfast

Day 4

GRAND CANYON NATIONAL PARK–MONUMENT VALLEY–LAKE POWELL. This morning, 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 [LF] 4-WHEEL-DRIVE TOUR of Monument Valley with a knowledgeable Navajo guide who shares his or her 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 or maybe stroll along Wahweap Marina.
Breakfast Breakfast

Day 5

LAKE POWELL. This morning, explore [LF] ANTELOPE SLOT CANYON with a local Navajo guide. Be mesmerized by an amazing fantasy world of stone, created by wind and water. Learn the history of this amazing canyon and be sure to bring your camera for incredible photo opportunities. Later, 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 man-made lake can be appreciated on the afternoon CRUISE. See gigantic Glen Canyon Dam and the “tapestry” walls of Antelope Canyon.
Breakfast Breakfast

Day 6

LAKE POWELL–BRYCE CANYON NATIONAL PARK. Depart from the splendid views of Lake Powell and travel Utah's scenic backroads. Hear the stories of early settlers while enjoying a [LF] local TREAT at the famous Thunderbird Restaurant. Then onto spectacular BRYCE CANYON NATIONAL PARK. 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.
Breakfast Breakfast Dinner Dinner

Day 7

BRYCE CANYON NATIONAL PARK–ZION NATIONAL PARK–ST. GEORGE–LAS VEGAS. Today, 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. Continue to Las Vegas, one of America’s most popular vacation destinations, where your hotel is located in the heart of the “Strip.” This evening, your Tour Director hosts a farewell dinner.
Breakfast Breakfast Dinner Dinner

Day 8

LAS VEGAS. The tour ends today with guests departing on individual schedules.
Breakfast Breakfast

 Tour Director

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

Escorting tours for more than 10 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."

Tour Director -  LISA PERLA

 Accommodations

BRYCE CANYON NATIONAL PARK

BEST WESTERN PLUS BRYCE CANYON GRAND

Hotel as shown or similar
First-Class
Free Wifi  Free Wifi

GRAND CANYON NATIONAL PARK

YAVAPAI LODGE EAST - GRAND CANYON NATIONAL PARK LODGE

Hotel as shown or similar
National Park
Free Wifi  Free Wifi

LAKE POWELL

LAKE POWELL RESORT

Hotel as shown or similar
First-Class
Free Wifi  Free Wifi

LAS VEGAS

TREASURE ISLAND

Hotel as shown or similar
Superior First-Class
Free Wifi  Free Wifi

SCOTTSDALE

SCOTTSDALE MARRIOTT AT MCDOWELL MOUNTAINS

Hotel as shown or similar
Superior First-Class
Free Wifi  Free Wifi

 Optional Excursions

The following optional excursions may or may not be offered, and availability is subject to days of operation and seasonality. Please select a departure date to view optional excursions and pricing for a specific date (due to currency fluctuation, pricing shown is subject to change until purchased).

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