Sedona, Flagstaff & The Grand Canyon

  • Date

    September 15-20, 2020 | Tue / Sun – 6 Days

  • Location

    Phoenix | Sedona | Flagstaff | Grand Canyon National Park

Overview

“The Grand Canyon fills me with awe. It is beyond comparison — beyond description … Do nothing to mar its grandeur … Keep it for your children and your children’s children, and all who come after you.” – Theodore Roosevelt.

Discover the history and geology of Arizona — blending the best of three amazing destinations. Start in Sedona and take in the stunning Red Rock Country on a Pink Jeep tour, visit the striking Chapel of the Holy Cross, and enjoy free time from your centrally located hotel.

Spend a day at the incredible south rim of the awe-inspiring Grand Canyon. See the visually captivating Grand Canyon IMAX film, take a narrated tour, and dine at the El Tovar dining room, famous for viewing the Arizona sunsets.

Discover the lunar legacy in Flagstaff with a visit to the Astrogeology Science Center, established in 1963 to assist in training astronauts destined for the Moon. Visit Meteor Crater Natural Landmark –– the world’s best-preserved meteorite impact site on Earth, and have the opportunity to stargaze at the Lowell Observatory. All of these phenomenal attractions and fun-filled adventures combine for one unforgettable adventure!

HIGHLIGHTS INCLUDE

  • Grand Canyon National Park day trip with guided park tour and dinner at El Tovar
  • View the Grand Canyon IMAX Movie at the National Geographic Visitor Center
  • Jeep tour in Sedona’s Red Rock Country
  • Guided trolley tour of Sedona with visit to the Chapel of the Holy Cross
  • Tour the Astrogeology Science Center in Flagstaff
  • Stargaze at Lowell Observatory
  • Visit Meteor Crater Natural Landmark

PACKAGE INCLUDES

  • Roundtrip commercial air from Indianapolis to Phoenix, Arizona
  • Escorted
  • 5 nights accommodations
  • Breakfast daily
  • 3 lunches, 3 dinners
  • Sightseeing and admissions per itinerary
  • Ground transportation
  • Hotel baggage handling

NOTE: This itinerary covers areas of higher altitudes and includes activities where moderate walking, possibly on uneven terrain, is required.

Tue, Sep 15: Fly to Phoenix, Arizona and transfer to Sedona, a beautiful town situated on the mouth of Oak Creek Canyon — a geological wonderland where multi-hued stone formations jut upward from the high desert floor, creating a vivid, mesmerizing setting. Enjoy lunch with a beautiful view before checking in to your hotel, located in the heart of downtown Sedona. This afternoon, take a guided trolley tour for an introduction to the beauty, culture, and sights of Sedona, and stop at the inspirational Chapel of the Holy Cross with more spectacular views. The evening is at your leisure to explore the art galleries and quaint shops. (Meal: Lunch)

Wed, Sep 16: Grab your camera for a Pink Jeep tour of Sedona’s Red Rock Country. Choose between a relaxing, on and off-road experience where you will see beautiful red rock panoramas and learn about the local plant life, wildlife, geology, and history, or take in the amazing landscape while traveling along a rugged and bumpy old wagon trail road gaining over 1,500 feet in elevation. Then the balance of the day is yours to discover more of Sedona.  Hike the network of trails around town, visit Tlaquepaque — the famous outdoor market featuring art galleries, craft shops, cobblestone paths, and decorative arches, unwind with a dip in the pool or jacuzzi at the hotel, then retire to your private balcony to soak in those panoramic red rocks views! (B)

Thu, Sep 17: Depart for Flagstaff via scenic US 89 as the beautiful San Francisco peaks loom in the distance. Upon arrival, have lunch on your own in historic downtown before a narrated city tour. Learn about the history and the lunar legacy of the world’s first International Dark Sky City. Check in to your hotel for the next three nights, then regroup for a fun evening at Black Bart’s Steakhouse, where the waitstaff — mostly comprised of Northern Arizona University students, takes turns performing live musical entertainment with a western flair. (B,D)

Fri, Sep 18: Today’s adventure takes you to Arizona’s most popular attraction —Grand Canyon National Park. Before entering the park, stop at The National Geographic Visitor Center – IMAX Theater, the perfect start to an amazing Grand Canyon adventure. See the film Grand Canyon: The Hidden Secrets on a giant 6-story-high screen and feel as though you are braving the rapids in a raft and careening off a waterfall in a kayak while in the nation’s most majestic canyon. Have an included lunch before continuing through the gates of the park for a guided tour with scenic stops at popular viewing points. Enjoy some free time before dinner at the park’s famous El Tovar Dining Room. (B,L,D)

Sat, Sep 19: Take a short drive east, under the wide skies of the Arizona High Desert, to Meteor Crater Natural Landmark, the spectacular result of a collision that rocked the American Southwest speculated at around 50,000 years ago. The visitor center is located on the rim of the crater, offering an indoor crater viewing area, crater trail access, and interactive exhibits for all ages. Return to Flagstaff for a tour at the USGS Astrogeology Science Center, established in 1953 to provide lunar geologic mapping and assist in training astronauts destined for the Moon, it now boasts a rich history of participation in space exploration. A Farewell Dinner is included before an evening visit to the Lowell Observatory. Open your mind to awe and wonder under the famously dark skies of Flagstaff on the grounds of this 125-year-old observatory. Discover the historical exhibits and the recently revealed Giovale Open Deck Observatory, a unique public observing plaza with six advanced telescopes. (B,D)

Sun, Sep 20: Depart Flagstaff following breakfast at the hotel and head for Phoenix airport with a sightseeing stop and included lunch en route. (B,L)

Orchards Inn, Sedona. An uptown oasis with breathtaking views of Snoopy Rock and Oak Creek Canyon steps from galleries, shops, and restaurants. Highlights: rooms feature private balcony or patio with red rocks view • in-room coffee/tea maker • refrigerator • complimentary WiFi • restaurant • bar • outdoor pool • hot tub.

Little America Hotel, Flagstaff.  Set in 500 acres of Ponderosa Pine forest this recently refurbished resort is a haven of inviting hospitality among the natural beauty of northern Arizona. Highlights: luxurious guest rooms, designed with floor to ceiling windows, imported marble, spacious baths and dressing area • in-room coffee/tea maker, refrigerator • complimentary WiFi • restaurant • bar • outdoor pool • hot tub • fitness center.

PRICING

  • Package with Air
  • Double P/P – $2,599
  • Triple P/P – $2,439
  • Single – $3,079
  • Land Only
  • Double P/P – $2,179
  • Triple P/P – $2,019
  • Single – $2,659

* Subject to change due to increase in exchange rate or fuel surcharge

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