Arizona and Utah are home to some of the most breathtaking landscapes in the world. These states’ magnificent red rock formations, their exotic desert life, and their dramatic canyons make Arizona and Utah a truly magical holiday destination. Beyond their dramatic landscapes, the confluence of the Native American and “the old west” heritage is also a compelling reason for a visit to this part of the southwest. Don’t forget the near perfect climate. With sunshine almost every day you are sure to find your Canyon experience a remarkable holiday.
Travac Tours wants to send you to Arizona – as well as its neighbours, Nevada and Utah – for ten days of exploration, relaxation and excitement. You’ll fly to Las Vegas. From Las Vegas, you will travel north to Canyon country with visits to Zion Nation Park and Bryce Canyon. You’ll then move on to historic Flagstaff before visiting the world’s most recognizable geographic feature, the Grand Canyon. Your last stop will be in Phoenix.
Travac’s Arizona Tour includes airfare from Ottawa, visits to Valley of Fire state park, Monument Valley, Antelope Canyon, Bryce Canyon, Zion National Park in Utah, and the Grand Canyon, all accommodation and transportation, and a stop in the city of lights, Las Vegas! This popular holiday is sure to sell fast, so reserve your seat early!
Day 1- Ottawa to Las Vegas
Flights from Ottawa to Las Vegas. Transfer to your hotel. The balance of your day is at leisure.
Day 2- Las Vegas
This morning we will make our way to The Valley of Fires State Park. This, the oldest of Nevada’s state parks, derives its name from the red sandstone formations shaped by shifting sand dunes some 150 million years ago. There will be plenty of sightseeing opportunities and photo stops while in the park. This afternoon there will be an optional visit to Hoover Dam.
Day 3- Las Vegas to Springdale, Utah
After breakfast you will make your way to Zion National Park. This park is known for its spectacular cliff and canyon landscape and is a favourite among visitors. Your overnight stop will be in the picturesque town Springdale, Utah.
Day 4- Springdale to Page
Today you will visit Bryce Canyon. Bryce Canyon is famous for its unique geology consisting of a series of horseshoe shaped amphitheaters, carved from erosion and rainfall. The canyon is tinted with colours too numerous and subtle to name. Its landscape provides some of the most exciting and memorable walks imaginable. While in Page you will also visit Antelope Canyon. This canyon offers some of the most awe inspiring views you will see on your trip. Your overnight will be in Page, Arizona
Day 5- Monument Valley
This morning you will make your way to Monument Valley. Monument Valley was made famous by film director John Ford in several of his western films. John Wayne appeared in a few of these films. Many locals still recall his engaging personality. From Monument Valley you will travel to Flagstaff for your overnight stay.
Day 6- Flagstaff to the Grand Canyon
This morning you will visit the Grand Canyon’s southern rim. The Grand Canyon is arguably America’s most famous natural feature. With elevations in excess of 7,000 feet your canyon visit to the south rim will offer you an unparalleled sightline of this gorge. Your overnight will be in Flagstaff, Arizona.
Day 7- Flagstaff to Sedona
Changing pace today, your tour will take you to Sedona. Sedona has been referred to as one of the most beautiful places in America. It is characterized by its red sandstone formations. You will have ample time to explore this quaint town, which is also known for its artisan shopping.
Day 8- Sedona to Phoenix
Enjoy a leisurely morning before heading into Phoenix. Phoenix is the capital and the largest city in Arizona. Also known as the “Valley of the Sun,” Phoenix enjoys a subtropical desert climate, making it a most enjoyable city to spend time in. Once in Phoenix you have a short orientation tour of this magnificent city.
Day 9- Phoenix
This morning you will visit the Desert Botanical Gardens. These gardens host one of the finest collections of desert plants in the world. It is an opportunity to view 139 rare, threatened and endangered plant species from around the world.
Day 10- Phoenix to Ottawa
Your tour director will advise you of the departure time from your hotel to the airport.
Las Vegas- The Paris Hotel -or similar
Hotel Address3655 S Las Vegas Blvd
Las Vegas, NV
Springdale/Zion- La Quinta -or similar
Hotel Address792 Zion Park Blvd
Page- Days Inn & Suites -or similar
Hotel Address961 US-89
Flagstaff- Embassy Suites -or similar
Hotel Address706 S Milton Rd
Sedona- Hampton Inn & Suites -or similar
Hotel Address1800 AZ-89A
Phoenix- Drury Inn & Suites Phoenix Tempa -or similar
Hotel Address1780 W Ranch Rd