Learn about the natural and human history of Sedona and the Grand Canyon as you travel to top sites with your knowledgeable guide. Stay the first night in Sedona and see a Navajo trading post, the Painted Desert, red rock country of Arizona, Oak Creek Canyon and many great spots in town. The second day, continue to the Grand Canyon and have ample time to soak up the majesty of this natural wonder. Travel in a climate-controlled van with a guide who shares informative commentary about the places you visit. Includes two nights of accommodation, transportation, and seamless transfers between locations. In addition, have time at your leisure to see the sights that most interest you.
Please note: Luggage Policy - One standard size suitcase and one carry-on bag per person ONLY. This policy is strictly enforced. Space is at a premium for guest comfort. Extra luggage cannot be transported. Any bags larger than 9" x 14" x 22" should be left at your hotel.
Day 1: Phoenix — Sedona
After morning pickup at your hotel in Phoenix, drive north for about two hours, traveling through the Sonoran Desert and into the red rock country of Sedona. See highlights of the area as you approach Sedona, where you have free time in the afternoon and evening explore the town’s shops, galleries and restaurants at your leisure. Also available (own expense): optional tours such as a wilderness excursion by Jeep or a 2.5-hour sightseeing tour by minivan. If you enjoy hiking, many excellent trails start nearby.
Overnight: Kings Ransom Sedona or equivalent
Day 2: Sedona — Grand Canyon
In the morning, your guide picks you up at your Sedona hotel and takes you to the Grand Canyon on a scenic route that winds through Oak Creek Canyon, considered the ‘little cousin’ to the Grand Canyon. Continuing on, passing through the Ponderosa Pine Forest and San Francisco Peaks and perhaps stopping at a Navajo trading post. Expect to reach Grand Canyon Village around noon and be amazed by your first views of the vast canyon. Your guide informs you of optional activities that you can select for the early afternoon, such as a scenic flight over the canyon (own expense), stopping at the Visitor Center, taking a walk on the South Rim and watching the changing colors of the canyon landscape. You can check in to your room later in the afternoon, and enjoy free time for the rest of the day.
Overnight: Grand Canyon Maswik Lodge or Yavapai Lodge
Day 3: Grand Canyon — Phoenix:
Plan your morning and afternoon as you like, with optional activities such as a Grand Canyon helicopter tour or taking the West Rim shuttle to various viewpoints (seasonal). In the late afternoon, meet your driver and head back to Phoenix, a drive that takes approximately 3.5 hours. Your tour ends with drop-off at your Phoenix hotel in the evening.