Canyon Country featuring Arizona and Utah Trip
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Canyon Country featuring Arizona and Utah Trip
Dates: Friday - Friday, September 7 - 14, 2018
Cost: Double $2,999; Single $3,749; Triple $2,969
A journey through Canyon Country brings you into a colorful world of stunning southwestern vistas and the unique topography of three national parks: Zion, Bryce and the Grand Canyon. Delve into the region’s Native American history during a chat with a local tribe member. Take time to shop in Sedona’s marketplace and travel through Kaibab National Forest. Spend a night on the South Rim of the Magnificent Grand Canyon. Luxuriate at the Lake Powell Resort for two nights. Personalize your Arizona travel by choosing to either take in the stark beauty of Monument Valley on a narrated ride or take a cruise through the canyons for a different perspective on the spectacular scenery. Then it’s off to the neon-lit spectacle of Las Vegas.
This tour requires average physical activity. You should be in good health, able to climb stairs and walk reasonable distances, possibly over uneven ground and cobblestoned streets.
For a flyer with full details on this trip, contact the OLLI office at 812-237-2345.
Canyon Country Itinerary
Day 1 - Scottsdale, Arizona - Tour Begins Explore the most famous canyons of the American West on a
journey featuring three national parks. Begin in colorful Scottsdale where you will join your
fellow travelers for a welcome dinner with real cowboy flair. Includes a dinner and the hotel
will be Courtyard By Marriott Scottsdale.
Day 2 - 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 colorful 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. Includes breakfast and dinner and same hotel.
Day 3 - 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. Includes
breakfast and hotel will be Lake Powell Resort.
Day 4 - 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 spires; enjoy a fascinating 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. Includes breakfast
and dinner and at same hotel.
Day 5 - 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. Includes breakfast and hotel will be Majestic View Lodge.
Day 6 - 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. Includes breakfast and hotel will be Paris Hotel Las
Day 7 - 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. Includes breakfast and dinner and hotel will be the same.
Day 8 - Las Vegas - Tour Ends Depart for home with amazing memories of your journey.
There are still openings remaining at this time.
There is no registration fee.
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