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2018 Canyon Country Trip
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Canyon Country
featuring Arizona & Utah
May 23 - 31, 2018

Highlights
  • Scottsdale
  • Oak Creek Canyon
  • Kaibab National Forest
  • Grand Canyon
  • Lake Powell
  • Choice of Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park or Canyon Adventure Cruise
  • Bryce Canyon National Park
  • Zion National Park
  • Las Vegas
9 Days - 10 Meals: 6 breakdasts, 4 dinners

Day 1: Arrive Scottsdale
Begin in colorful Scottsdale. Explore the most famous canyons of the American West on a journey featuring three national parks.

Day 2: Scottsdale, Arizona
Enjoy a day of leisure. This evening, you will join your fellow travelers for a welcome dinner with real cowboy flair. Today dinner will be included.

Day 3: Scottsdale - Sedona - Grand Canyon
This morning, delve into the region's Native American heritage during a chat with a local tribe member. Learn about the region's various tribes; their history, traditions and modern experiences. Stunning Sedona awaits. Soak in the imaginative atmosphere and colorfil vistas while browsing the arts and crafts shops of the marketplace. Admire Oak Creek Canyon, where the rock formations seem to change hue with every turn in the road. Later, travel through the spectacular Kaibab National Forest before reaching the South Rim of the Grand Canyon. Today breakfast and dinner will be included.

Day 4: Grand Canyon - Lake Powell
"Grand" is not a strong enough word for today. This morning, take the time to explore the Grand Canyon. Theodore Roosevelt once said, "This is one of the great sights which every American, if he can travel at all, must see." Behold those same breathtaking views as we travel along East Rim Drive. Later, a short ride brings you to Cameron Trading Post. For nearly a century, the post has acted as a haven for travelers, traders and explorers. Continue north through mesa-studded desert before arriving at your home for the next two evenings - a lovely hotel overlooking the stunning blue waters of Lake Powell. Today breakfast will be included.

Day 5: Lake Powell - Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park or Canyon Cruise
Begin your day with an invigorating breakfast cruise along lovely Lake Powell. It's your choice! Travel through the territory of the Navajo nation and arrive in Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park, a sacred Navajo land featuring iconic sandstone spikes; enjoy a facinating tour, narrated by a Navajo tribe member and a stop at a Hogan, a traditional Navajo hut. Or you may take a canyon adventure cruise through the wondrous geologic formations of the Navajo and Antelope canyons. Later we will enjoy dinner in Lake Powell and some time at leisure. Today breakfast and dinner will be included.

Day 6: Lake Powell - Bryce Canyon National Park - Zion National Park
Hoodoos! Today, travel to spectacular Bryce Canyon National Park, famous for its Hoodoos. These rock formations, created over thousands of years by wind and water, carry natural orange and red hues, the product of iron oxidizing within the rock, Zion National Park is our next destination. In sheer magnitude and color, few places on earth match the beauty of Zion's red and white sandstone cliffs. Today breakfast will be included.

Day 7: Zion National Park - Las Vegas, Nevada
Climb aboard Zion's open-air tram and wind your way alongside the Virgin River and through the 2,400 foot deep, one-half mile wide Zion Canyon. Later today, trade nature's beauty for the lights of the Vegas strip. This four mile stretch of road features neon-lit resorts and round-the-clock action. A 2-night stay offers up plenty of time to enjoy all the glitz and glamour. Today breakfast will be included.

Day 8: Las Vegas
Today is yours. Lounge by the pool sipping drinks, take in a one-of-a-kind show, browse the world-renowned shops, or try your luck in the casino. Simply visiting the different hotels can take you all over the world. Stop in at Mandalay Bay's Shark Reef aquarium; visit the Luxor to see the sphinxes and pyramid; take a bite out of the Big Apple at New York-New York; see the Eiffel Tower; "ooh" and "ahh" at the Mirage volcano; or take a gondola ride at the Venetian. Today breakfast and dinner will be included.

Day 9: Las Vegas - Tour Ends
Depart for home with amazing memories of your journey.

Experience It! Grand Canyon National Park
Behold the mighty Grand Canyon, established as a national park in 1919. Stand in awe of breathtaking panoramas and layers of vibrant color that tell the story of earth's geological past. You will come to know why it draws nearly 5 million visitors each year who come to see this natural wonder of the world. The canyon's massive span and dramatic hues are sure to dazzle your senses and inspire your spirit. Imagine yourself gazing over the edge that rises nearly a mile from the floor to the Colorado River below. This spectacular sight is truly captivating.

Your Itinerary at a Glance
  • Day 1, 2: Courtyard by Marriot Scottsdale, Scottsdale, Arizona
  • Day 3: Yavapai East Lodge (Delaware North), Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona
  • Day 4, 5: Lake Powell Resort, Page, Arizona
  • Day 6: Majestic View Lodge, Springdale, Utah
  • Day 7, 8: Paris Hotel Las Vegas, Las Vegas, Nevada
*On some dates alternate hotels may be used.

Pricing
Book Now & Save $100 per person
*All rates are per person and are subject to change
  • Double $3,049
  • Single $3,879
  • Triple $3,009
Regular Rates
  • Double $3,149
  • Single $3,979
  • Triple $3,109
Included in Price
  • Round Trip Air from Logan Intl Airport
  • Air Taxes and Fees/Surcharges
  • Hotel Transfers for groups of 10 or more
Not Included in Price
Cancellation Waiver and Insurance of $250 per person.

Important Conditions
Your price is subject to increase prior to the time you make full payment. Your price is not subject to increase after you make full payment, except for charges resulting from increases in government-imposed taxes or fees. Once deposited, you have 7 days to send us written consumer consent or withdraw consent and receive a full refund (See registration form for consent).

Please Note
Book Now rates valid until Nov 24, 2017, valid on air inclusive packages only.
Economy air rate and schedule are applicable for groups of 10 or more traveling on the same flights and dates.
To complere your tour, we include roundtrip airport-to-hotel transfers when purchasing our airfare with your tour. If you have arranged for your own air, we are pleased to provide you the option of purchasing these transfers. Please note that all transfers will leave at pre-scheduled times.

On this tour, we are proud to stay inside Grand Canyon National Park and immerse our guests in the full national park experience. We always work to provide our guests the best possible accomodations. However, these types of hotels are only open to guests a small protion of the year because of their locations. Thus, they generally are not updated as often nor will the staff be as experienced as year round properties and may not be up to the standard that you will find in other locations on a Collette tour. But we feel that staying in these hotels is the best way to give our guests the time to truly get to know the park, soak in the unparalleled scenery, and we are sure the accomodations will be satisfactory.

Single accomodations are limited and are available on a first come, first served basis.

Please be advised many airlines do not provide advance seat assignments until check-in at the airport. Advance seating will be subjected to the airline's terms and conditions.

Air passengers will arrive into Phoenix, Arizona airport. All transfers will depart from Phoenix airport for Scottsdale.

This tour requires average physical activity. You should be in good health, able to climb stairs and walk reasonable distances, possibly over uneven grounds and cobblestone streets.

CST#2006766-20 UBN#601220855 Nevada Sellers of Travel Registration No 2003-0279

For more information conatct Lynne Guittarr or Rich Hedin, 508-832-7799 at the Auburn Senior Center

 
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