Enchanting Canyonlands

Enchanting Canyonlands

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Enchanting Canyonlands

7 Days Starting in Phoenix (AZ) and ending in Salt Lake City (UT)

Visiting: Phoenix, Scottsdale, Sedona, Oak Creek Canyon, Grand Canyon National Park, Cameron Trading Post, Monument Valley, Lake Powell, Bryce Canyon National Park, Zion National Park, Salt Lake City

Tour operator:

Insight Vacations

Tour code:

SAECSM19

Physical rating:

Balanced

Activities:

4WD, Sightseeing

From:
$4061
$3048 (USD) Operator discount: -$853 The Big ADVENTURE Sale: -$160 -25%

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Tour Overview

Be surrounded by natural beauty on this one-week guided tour that includes the Grand Canyon and Zion National Park. Journey to Sedona to marvel at the towering red rocks and explore the funky shops. Then travel to Grand Canyon National Park, where you can board a helicopter to fly above the canyon’s floor — and meet a Local Expert, who will share the history of the natural wonder. Hop on an ATV in the Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park with a Navajo and learn about his tribal heritage. See the cliff-and-canyon landscape of Zion National Park from the comfort of a private shuttle.

Highlights

  • 3 Dinner with Wine (DW)

  • 6 Breakfast (B)

  • 1 Lunch (L)

  • Zion National Park: Visit the Zion Nature Center at the Zion Canyon Visitor Center - The most well known of Zion’s Earth friendly endeavor. Learn about how the Center was built on a previously disturbed site & utilized outdoor exhibits to take advantage of Zion’s climate or alternatively, take a hike to the Emerald Pools led by your Travel Director.

  • Choose between two carefully selected activities

  • Scottsdale: Mingle over a delightful Welcome Dinner at your resort's renowned Zuzu Restaurant, named for the beloved matriarch of the family that owns the property.

  • Zion National Park: Join your new friends for a Celebration Dinner within Zion National Park at the lodge's Red Rock Grill with large windows overlooking the floor of the canyon and soaring stone walls.

  • Grand Canyon: Trace the scenic South Rim of the Grand Canyon along Desert View Drive. See the historic Watchtower built by Mary Colter in the Puebloan style and track the Colorado River that leads you to the aptly named Painted Desert which extends towards Navajo and Hopi Indian lands. A Make Travel Matter experience that supports the Grand Canyon Conservancy and donates to the Desert View Inter-Tribal Heritage Centre. Fulfilling the UN’s Global goals of reducing inequality and creating sustainable communities.

  • Page: Navajo owned and operated; Red Heritage, a Native American Performing Arts Theater, showcases awe inspiring local talent, featuring powwow dancers, flute playing, and live drum music. A MAKE TRAVEL MATTER® experience, helping preserve Navajo Culture and dance. Embrace these beautiful and ancient arts while contributing to the UN's Global goal of reducing inequalities.

  • Sedona: With its red stone formations that create a haunting skyline found nowhere else in the world. This is where Arizona keeps the Old West. And this is where a New West has evolved, as a haven for creatives, a centre of spiritual health and enlightenment, and an epic playground for outdoor enthusiasts.

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Itinerary

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Day 1: Arrive In Phoenix And Travel To Scottsdale
Location: Phoenix, Scottsdale
Accommodation: Hotel Valley Ho, Scottsdale
Meals Included: Dinner with Wine

Welcome to Arizona, famous for its scenic road trips, towering Monument Valley, and of course the awe-inspiring Grand Canyon. Why not head out and explore Old Scottsdale, a vibrant and unique urban downtown area that introduces you the best of the state? Here, you’ll be surrounded by retro wooden buildings, rodeo inspired artwork and a selection of local stores, all radiating a classic Southwestern flair. At 18:00, join your Travel Director and fellow travellers for a Welcome Dinner at Zuzu, where you will have the opportunity to mingle and get to know one another.

Day 2: Sedona And The Wonders Of The Mighty Grand Canyon
Location: Scottsdale, Sedona, Oak Creek Canyon, Grand Canyon National Park
Accommodation: Lodge, Grand Canyon National Park Lodge
Meals Included: Breakfast

Travel through world-renowned Red Country along the Red Rock Scenic Byway, one of only 20 designated All-American Roads nationwide. Explore bohemian Sedona with its shops and galleries, or simply take in the exceptional beauty of Red Rock Country before you make your way to the Grand Canyon. Follow Oak Creek Canyon Scenic Byway through Coconino National Forest, a breathtaking stretch of road recognized by Rand McNally as one of the Top Five Most Scenic Drives in America.

On arrival, you can take an optional flightseeing tour over the Grand Canyon. Whether you prefer a helicopter or a fixed-wing plane, you'll enjoy magnificent scenery with aerial views from above. Meet your Local Expert Canyon Tim at the South Rim of the Grand Canyon to discover its wonders. You'll discover the origins of the five-million-year-old canyon, its rock formations and the human impact on this natural masterpiece. He'll also talk to you about the bountiful flora and fauna, and where you might be able to spot them.

Day 3: Monument Valley And Lake Powell
Location: Grand Canyon National Park, Cameron Trading Post, Monument Valley, Lake Powell
Accommodation: Resort, Lake Powell Resorts and Marinas
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, with Wine

Early risers will take advantage of the lodge location to witness one of Mother Nature's grandest shows on earth: a sunrise over the Grand Canyon. Travel along the South Rim Desert View Drive, skirting the southern rim of the canyon. Make Travel Matter by supporting the Grand Canyon Conservancy and making a donation to support the development of the Desert View Inter-tribal Heritage Center. Head to the Cameron Trading Post, one of the oldest and most historic general stores in Arizona. Join a MAKE TRAVEL MATTER® Experience in Monument Valley Tribal Park, where Navajo Local Experts guide you through the history, culture and heritage of the tribes. This carefully prepared tour keenly exemplifies the relationship of respect with the land in the valley and the importance placed on preserving the natural treasures found here.  Enjoy a Navajo cookout amid the giant buttes and mesas of this unique landscape. Spend the rest of the day relaxing at your lakefront resort.

Day 4: Leisurely Lake Powell Relaxed Start
Location: Lake Powell
Accommodation: Lake Powell Resorts and Marinas
Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner with Wine

Today is entirely yours to do as you please. Partake in one of our popular optional experiences, explore on your own, or simply relax by the resort swimming pool with views of Lake Powell. As an optional activity this morning, let yourself be tempted by a gentle float trip down the Colorado River. Calmly float down the Colorado, past some of the most awe-inspiring sites, like the iconic Horseshoe Bend and Petroglyph Beach. In the evening, enjoy dinner with wine at the Red Heritage. Make Travel Matter, as you get the opportunity to watch local dancers talented in colorful powwow dancing, flute playing, and live drum music and enjoy a traditional dinner at this Navajo owned Native American Performing Arts Theater.

Day 5: Bryce Canyon And Zion National Parks
Location: Lake Powell, Bryce Canyon National Park, Zion National Park
Accommodation: Zion National Park Lodge
Meals Included: Breakfast

Journey across a wide-open landscape punctuated by colorful sandstone cliffs, sagebrush-covered flats, and high ridges dotted with piñon pine and juniper. Travel through Bryce Canyon Country on a portion of the Scenic Highway 89, recognized by National Geographic as the No. 1 Driver's Drive in the world. You will be struck by the beauty of Bryce Canyon National Park, an otherworldly landscape of red rock pillars known as hoodoos, pink cliffs, and endless vistas. Follow the Rim Trail from Surprise Point to Bryce Point. Stops will be made at the major viewpoints and there will be time for a leisurely walk along Sunset Point or a more physical hike down the canyon. Either way, you will be spellbound by the beauty and majesty of this dramatic natural landscape.

Day 6: Zion National Park Relaxed Start
Location: Zion National Park
Accommodation: Zion National Park Lodge
Meals Included: Breakfast

Enjoy a Relaxed Start this morning, as you have a full day to explore the park. After a leisurely breakfast, you will tour the canyon aboard a privately chartered open-air vehicle, with live commentary from a Local Expert to show you the many scenic highlights of the canyon. Explore Zion National Park with Insight Choice. Choose to join your Travel Director for a guided hike to the Emerald Pools. Alternatively, visit the Zion Canyon Visitor Center. Wrap up your Enchanting Canyonlands adventure at a Celebration Dinner hosted at the lodge, and a last chance to share travel memories with your new friends.

Day 7: Depart Salt Lake City
Location: Zion National Park, Salt Lake City
Meals Included: Breakfast

This morning you’ll bid farewell to the beautiful national parks and your fellow travellers.  You will be taken to Salt Lake City International Airport, where you will arrive at approximately 15:00. Please be aware when arranging your flights. Alternatively,  a transfer to the Hilton Salt Lake City Center hotel is also provided should you wish to extend your stay.

Mode of Transport

Enjoy a Relaxed Start this morning, as you have a full day to explore the Zion National Park. After a leisurely breakfast, you will tour the canyon aboard a privately chartered open-air vehicle, with live commentary from a Local Expert to show you the many scenic highlights of the canyon.

Accommodation

Hotel Valley Ho, Grand Canyon National Park Lodge, Lake Powell Resorts and Marinas, Zion National Park Lodge

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  • Can I join the tour once it has departed?

    We regret that no refunds can be made for absences from a tour, including experiences such as missed meals or sightseeing.

  • How long has the tour company been trading?

    Since 1978.

  • What Ethical Travel credentials does the tour company have?

    Insight Vacations is a founding member of the TreadRight Foundation, a joint initiative created by the brands within The Travel Corporation (TTC) almost 15 years ago to ensure our impact through tourism is positive. Our ethos to #MakeTravelMatter guides our decision-making at every level of our business.

  • Will the accommodation included meet local health and safety regulations?

    Yes

  • Do you operate a “single share” option and how does it work?

    You have two options as a solo traveller. Either choose to be matched with a same sex partner for a room share - at no extra cost. Or choose a room of your own with a reduced or even free private room upgrade on select tours.

  • What policies are in place for Covid-19?

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    Up to 91 days before tour starts: Forfeit 100% of deposit.

    At 90 days before tour starts: Forfeit 50% of booking price.

    At 29 days before tour starts: Forfeit 80% of booking price.

    At 1 days before tour starts: Forfeit 100% of booking price.

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