Featuring Grand Canyon, Bryce Canyon, Zion Canyon, Antelope Slot Canyon, Oak Creek Canyon & Sedona, Lake Powell, Monument Valley, Hoover Dam

Trip Highlights:

The great southwest is steeped in breathtaking landscape sights whose colors change with the light. This fall trip will take you to 3 National Parks – Grand Canyon, Bryce Canyon and Zion; to the amazing Antelope Slot Canyon, Glen Canyon National Recreation Area, Monument Valley, Hoover Dam and Glen Canyon Dam and Walnut Canyon National Monument, beautiful LakHoover Dam 3e Powell and so much more.

Wednesday, October 9 – Travel Day to Las Vegas, NV

The bus will pick-up folks from two departure points in southeast Texas – Liberty and Silsbee and transport you to Bush Intercontinental Airport in Houston for a flight to Las Vegas. Upon arrival at McCarran International Airport in Vegas we will board our tour bus and head to see one of our country’s great engineering marvels, the legendary Hoover Dam which holds back the waters of the Colorado River to create scenic Lake Mead. You will visit the Hoover Dam Visitor’s Center and see the brand new Hoover Dam Bypass Bridge.

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Thursday, October 10 – Travel to Flagstaff, AZ and Walnut Creek National Monument

Today we will be traveling over to Flagstaff, AZ, to our hotel for the next 3 nights. The hotel is set in 500 acres of Ponderosa Pine forest, Little America Flagstaff is a haven from the mundane. Flagstaff’s only AAA approved four diamond hotel combines inviting hospitality with the natural beauty of Northern Arizona and instills a passion to return to this distinctive resort.
Just southeast of downtown Flagstaff is Walnut Canyon National Monument with remarkable rocks and ancient cliff dwellings. Among the remarkable geological formations of the canyon itself, the former homes of ancient inhabitants are easily evident. You will be able to imagine life within Walnut Canyon, while visiting actual pueblos and walking in the steps of those who came before.

Friday, October 11 – Sedona and Oak Creek Canyon and Montezuma Castle National Monument

Today we travel by way of Highway 89A towards Oak Creek Canyon and Sedona, AZ. You will see the west fork of Oak Creek which is the filming site for the movie, TMontezuma Castle National Monumenthe Call of the Canyon. You will visit Arizona Slide Rock State Park and then the town of Sedona where you will have some time to explore and shop in the Village and in downtown Sedona and to take lunch. From Sedona we head to a nice viewpoint of Cathedral Rock and the very scenic Dry Creek and Boynton Pass roads. The day will also include a visit to Montezuma Castle National Monument where you will gaze through the windows of the past into one of the best preserved cliff dwellings in North America. This 20 room high-rise apartment, nestled into a towering limestone cliff, tells a story of ingenuity, survival and ultimately, prosperity in an unfoGrand Canyonrgiving desert landscape.

Saturday, October 12 – Grand Canyon National Park

Today you will get to explore the spectacular Grand Canyon. Behold amazing views of the canyon with a drive along the South Rim. Before leaving the Canyon you will also enjoy the IMAX GRAND CANYON MOVIE. En-route to the Canyon we will stop at Cameron Trading Post where for nearly a century, the post has been a haven for travelers, traders and explorers who come from all points of the globe. Our guide to the National Parks will be a Christian person who is especially experienced and knowledgeable with the areas you will visit. The guide will share from a Christian Biblical perspective and will conduct an educational type tour that puts you the tour participant in touch with the people and the environment that is visited. You will be impressed with their extensive knowledge of the hbryce-amphitheater-inspiration-point_dp_680istory, archeology, geology, flora and fauna at all locations you will visit.

Sunday, October 13 – Bryce Canyon National Park

Today we head north to Utah and the amazing Bryce Canyon National Park – a land of pines, pinnacles, and oddly sculpted rock formations known as hoodoos. Magnificient spires, tinted with shades of pink, orange and red, put on a captivating show as the light changes throughout the day. Some look like extraterrestrials! Keep an eye out for wildlife, including elk, coyotes, marmots, and prairie dogs as you explore. Our hotel, the Best Western Ruby’s Inn, is located at Bryce Canyon City, which is adjacent to Bryce Canyon National Park.

Monday, October 14 – Zion National Park

“I was so impressed by the red cliffs and wilderness surroundings of Zion Canyon that I determined we should…have it made a national park.” The words of conservationist Horace Albright set the stage for the expansion of national park designations in the Southwest, and the creation of Zion National Park in 1919. Zion’s most striking images are unique sandstone cliffs that range from towering monoliths to narrow canyons, changing color from light cream to pink to red. Highlights include a trio of peaks known as the Three Patriarchs and the Emerald Pools, fed by weeping waterfalls. After a day of exploring this National Park back to Ruby’s Inn. Tonight you will enjoy Ebenezer’s Barn and Grill Dinner Show.

Tuesday, October 15 – Glen Canyon Recreational Area

Today you leave Ruby’s Inn at Bryce Canyon and head to the Glen Canyon Recreational Area that I refer to as the Lake Powell area. We will be making a stop first at the Red Canyon Visitor Center which is located just off Highway 12 close to Bryce Canyon National Park amid the spectacular red sandstone spires and formations. This area has been called the “most photographed place in Utah”. It is easy to see why, with the brilliant redGlen Canyon Dam soil contrasted with the green pines.

Also today you will visit Glen Canyon Dam. It was completed in 1964, taming the waters of the Colorado River and creating massive Lake Powell, a popular recreation area along the Utah/Arizona border. Lake Powell is about 186 miles long and attracts almost 3 million visitors a year. You will be visiting the Carl Hayden Visitor Center which is located at the dam and you will be taking a guided tour of the dam. Lake Powell took 17 years to fill to full pool. The lake is the second largest man-made reservoir in the U.S.

Wednesday, Oct 16 – Antelope Slot Canyon & Lake Powell Cruise

Located just east of Page, AZ, is one of the most amazing sights you will enjoy on this Canyon Country Tour – Antelope Slot Canyon. This canyon is on Navajo land and is accessible only by guided tour. It is a popular location for photographers and sightseers, and a source of tourism business for the Navajo nation. You will be visiting the Upper Antelope Canyon which is the most frequently visited by tourist for two reason. First its entrance and entire length is at ground level, requiring no climbing. Second, beams or shafts of direct sunlight radiating down from the openings at the top of the canyon are much more common in the Upper Canyon than the Lower Canyon.

To add to your slot canyon experience today after lunch you will enjoy a Canyon Adventure Cruise on beautiful Lake Powell. The contrasting between the waters of Lake Powell and the Navajo Sandstone are an awe-inspiring way to spend the afternoon. As you cruise on Lake Powell you will explore the richness of color found in this region only by way of the lake’s “Navajo Tapestry”. As you cruise into Antelope Canyon, this high-walled Navajo Sandstone side-arm of Lake Powell is famous for not only its coloration but also for its slot canyons. As you move up the lake to Navajo Canyon, an exciting example of “Navajo Tapestry”, the mix of colors found on its sandstone walls. Deep purples, burnt reds & oranges, and shiny blues are created by a natural mineral process, resulting in a “tapestry” of visual experience.

Thursday, Oct 17 – Monument Valley

Today you head east from Page, AZ, to Goulding’s Monument Valley, the iconic setting of many classic western films. You will enjoy fascinating geological and historical information about this amazing area known as the “Land of Long Shadows.” Your guide today will be a local Navajo who grew up in and around the Monument Valley area. You will get access to trails and paths not open to the public while getting insight about the Valley. The Navajo’s are proud of their heritage and are more than happy to share about their culture and history. During the tour you will have the opportunity to stop and gaze at the panorama where John Ford, John Wayne, and countless other historical figures of the Southwest have left their footprints. After our visit to Monument Valley we head back to Flagstaff for a good nights stay at Little America Hotel.

Friday, Oct 18 – Route 66 Museum, Vegas Strip & Vegas Show

Today you head back to Henderson, NV where we began. On the way to Henderson, though, you will have the opportunity to stop in Kingman, AZ, and visit the Route 66 Museum. After lunch you will check-in to your Henderson, NV hotel and then you will head to the famous Las Vegas Strip. Following dinner you have reservations at the Flamingo Hotel, located right in the middle of the strip, to see Donny and Marie Osmond in their Las Vegas Show. Their Vegas Show comes to an end this year and tickets to their show are selling out.

THIS CANYON COUNTRY TOUR INCLUDES THE FOLLOWING IN YOUR TOUR COST:

  • Roundtrip Bus Transportation to Houston Airport
  • Motorcoach Transportation During Tour
  • Roundtrip Airfare from Houston to Las Vegas
  • 10 Nights Lodging
  • 25 Meals — 9 Breakfasts, 6 Lunches, 10 Dinners (There are 4 lunch meals and 1 Breakfast you will be responsible for during tour)
  • Admission to ALL Attractions and Events Including Vegas Show Donny and Marie
  • Travel Insurance
  • Gratuities to all Guides, Waiters/Waitresses and Bus Drivers

TOUR COST:

  • $3599

    double 2 persons sharing room. Price is per person.

  • $3332

    triple 3 persons sharing room. Price is per person.

  • $3204

    quad4 persons sharing room. Price is per person.

  • $4599

    single

  • DEPOSIT — $600 per person due when registering for tour travel Insurance is included with Tour Cost
    FINAL PAYMENT — Sept 15, 2019

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