This sweeping tour offered by Member Choice Vacations takes you to some of the Southwest’s best landmarks and through its most awe-inspiring landscapes. As you journey from the forested rims of the Grand Canyon to the towering cliffs of Zion, discover why this part of the world has inspired explorers and artists for centuries.
Engaging experiences and highlights include:
• See three amazing national parks in one trip: Zion, Bryce and the Grand Canyon.
• Enjoy a cruise while staying at a hotel overlooking stunning Lake Powell.
• AAA Complimentary Inclusion: Take in the beauty of Sedona during a jeep tour.
$25 per person savings
AAA Complimentary Inclusion: Sedona jeep tour
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Embark on a spectacular tour of some of the nation’s most beautiful national parks on an itinerary that blends guided sightseeing with time on your own to explore and appreciate the geology and history of this unique region. From the awe-inspiring Grand Canyon, a UNESCO World Heritage site, to Lake Powell, Monument Valley, Bryce Canyon and Zion National Park, experience the most scenic destinations of the American Southwest.
Begin in Scottsdale where you’ll tour the city’s highlights and participate in an old-fashioned Chili Cook Off. Then you’re off to Sedona for a jeep tour of the rugged landscape. At the Grand Canyon, get a sense of this UNESCO World Heritage site’s staggering scale as your guide leads you to some of the best overlooks before heading to Lake Powell. Here, you’ll enjoy a breakfast cruise and take a day trip to the towering sandstone buttes that dot the landscape in Monument Valley. Once there, meet a local Navajo guide who will escort you through the Tribal Park to reveal areas accessible only by tour.
Though Bryce Canyon National Park is named for one of its many horseshoe-shaped amphitheaters, you’ll discover the real spectacle here are the otherworldly “hoodoos,” whimsical rock formations created naturally by wind and rain. Enjoy the dramatic vistas from an overlook or hike among the cliffs and waterfalls in Zion National Park, where you can view the vivid hues of the countryside, see delicate arches carved by wind in stone, and marvel at 2,000-foot cliffs that tower majestically against the desert sky. Conclude your Southwest adventure with two nights in exciting Las Vegas where you can relax or join in the ‘round the clock activities.
• 8 nights in first class hotels: 2 nights in Scottsdale, 1 night at the Grand Canyon, 2 nights at Lake Powell, 1 night at Zion National Park and 2 nights in Las Vegas
• Daily breakfast and 5 dinners, including a Chili Cook Off in Scottsdale
• Sedona jeep tour plus comprehensive sightseeing
• All on-tour transportation by deluxe motor coach
• Services of a professional tour manager
• Hotel to hotel baggage handling
Day 1 – Arrive in Scottsdale, Arizona
Your vacation begins in the colorful city of Scottsdale. This evening, roll up your sleeves for a good old-fashioned Chili Cook Off! All of the ingredients will be supplied for you to create an award-winning chili. After the judging, enjoy a Western-style dinner.
Accommodation: Centrally-located Scottsdale hotel - 2 nights
Day 2 – Phoenix and Scottsdale
This morning enjoy a chat with a local Native American tribe member. Learn about the different tribes of the area, their histories and what life is like for them today. Later, enjoy a tour of downtown Phoenix, Camelback Mountain, Paradise Valley, Old Town Scottsdale and more.
Day 3 – Sedona to the Grand Canyon
Visit the beautiful city of Sedona and its marketplace. See Oak Creek Canyon with its colorful rock formations. AAA Complimentary Inclusion: Experience the Sedona area on a jeep tour. Later, travel through the spectacular Kaibab National Forest to the South Rim of the Grand Canyon.
Accommodation: Grand Canyon area hotel – 1 night
Day 4 – Grand Canyon to Lake Powell
Explore the Grand Canyon with a drive along the South Rim. Later, a short drive brings you to Cameron Trading Post, a haven through the years for travelers, traders and explorers. Continue north through mesa-studded desert scenery before arriving at Lake Powell.
Accommodation: Lake Powell hotel – 2 nights
Day 5 – Lake Powell to Monument Valley
Begin your day with a breakfast cruise along lovely Lake Powell. (Note: When the breakfast cruise is not available, breakfast in the Rainbow Room at Lake Powell Resort will be substituted, followed by a special cruise.) Journey through the territory of the Navajo nation and arrive in Monument Valley to enjoy an informative and exciting tour narrated by one of the Navajo tribe members.
Day 6 – Bryce Canyon & Zion National Parks
Today, travel to scenic Bryce Canyon National Park with its famous rock formations called Hoodoos. Your final destination today is the sandstone cliffs of Zion National Park, one of the most awe-inspiring national parks in the world.
Accommodation: Zion area hotel - 1 night
Day 7 – Zion National Park and Las Vegas
Climb aboard Zion’s open-air tram to experience spectacular scenery as you wind alongside the Virgin River through the Zion Canyon. Later, leave nature’s beauty behind for the glitz and glamour of the Las Vegas strip.
Accommodation: Centrally-located Las Vegas hotel - 2 nights
Day 8 – Free Day in Las Vegas
Today is yours to do as you please in the city that never sleeps.
Day 9 – Depart Las Vegas
Depart for home with amazing memories of your vacation.
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