National Parks of the American Southwest: Grand Canyon, Sedona, Lake Powell, Bryce and Zion with Gordon Hodgson (Two Departures: Sept. 15-24 and Sept. 29 - Oct. 8, 2019)

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National Parks of the American Southwest: Grand Canyon, Sedona, Lake Powell, Bryce and Zion with Gordon Hodgson (Two Departures: Sept. 15-24 and Sept. 29 - Oct. 8, 2019)

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TOUR PRICE:  The price for this fantastic TEN DAYS, air inclusive package is $3,049.00 per person based on double occupancy (two to a room). Single rooms are available at the supplement rate of $1,099.00 for the ten days. The tour price is based on a minimum of 35 passengers and does not include American Airlines taxes of approximately $87.00 per person (subject to change until time of ticketing).

AVAILABILITY:  Accepting reservations for 29 Sept. departure. Sept. 15 is waiting list only.

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National Parks of the American Southwest with Gordon Hodgson:  Sedona, Grand Canyon, Monument Valley, Lake Powell, Bryce and Zion 2019

In May, 2012, ArawjoTours operated its first tour to the National Parks of the American West.  Escorted by Gordon Hodgson--a man whose passion for the great outdoors was obvious to all--the journey took us to some of the most impressive landmarks of this great country we call the United States, including the Grand Tetons, Yellowstone, Mt. Rushmore, the Badlands and much more.  Impressed by what we saw, and imbued with a strong sense of national pride, we all agreed that ArawjoTours should continue to offer tour packages that focus an America's natural beauty.  In keeping with this positive sentiment, we proudly began to offer in 2014 a National Parks of the American Southwest tour with visits toSedona, Grand Canyon, Monument Valley, Lake Powell, Bryce, Zion, and Vegas.  Back in the saddle to lead us on this ArawjoTours Classic is Gordon Hodgson.  Gordon is delighted to be able to return as our professional guide on this tour and is excited to share with us his extensive knowledge, experience and love for the National Parks of the American Southwest.  If you missed out on our previous tour, don't pass up this fine opportunity to have some fun discovering the richness our own great nation.  Space is limited to one bus, so sign up early!

Sep 15, 2019 - Phoenix, Arizona

Upon arrival in Phoenix . we will be met by our tour manager, Gordon Hodgson, at the airport and will begin our journey by driving through Scottsdale along Camelback Mountain. We will visit Montezuma Castle, which was the site of 12th and 13th century Native American cliff dwellings. We will continue to the artist colony of Sedona, a beautiful town surrounded by red rock formations. We will stay overnight enjoy an included welcome dinner.

Sep 16, 2019 - Sedona and the Grand Canyon

After breakfast at the hotel, meet in the lobby at 10:00 a.m. We will spend some time in the town center and continue our tour through Oak Creek Canyon. We will arrive at the Grand Canyon, where we will spend the next two nights . In the afternoon, we will have our first look of the majestic canyon.

Sep 17, 2019 - Grand Canyon National Park

After breakfast at the hotel, we will spend the entire day exploring the amazing beauty of the Grand Canyon, one of the seven natural wonders of the world. Gordon will set the time to meet. One of our stops will be at Yavapai point in order to appreciate the incredible views of the Canyon and the Colorado River below. Today's visit also includes tickets to the Grand Canyon IMAX Theater.

Sep 18, 2019 - Grand Canyon and Monument Valley

Today we will then drive along the scenic East Rim to visit the Desert View Lookout. We will then visit the Navajo and Hopi Trading Post, where you can purchase an exquisite variety of high-quality Native American dolls, jewelry and handicrafts. After a lunch stop and some free time to see the Navajo exhibit at the most unique Burger King in the country, we will continue to Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park, where we will go on a guided jeep tour of the restricted area of Monument Valley. Many classic western films were shot here starring such Hollywood legends as Maureen O'Hara, John Wayne, Henry Fonda and James Stewart. In addition to this exciting 1 1/2 hour tour, we will also see a rug weaving demonstration and will end the day watching the sunset from Goulding's restaurant where we will enjoy a dinner. After dinner, we will stay overnight in the area

Sep 19, 2019 - Lake Powell

After breakfast at the hotel, meet in the lobby at 9:00 a.m. We will continue our journey to Page, AZ, and will drive over the Glen Canyon Dam to Lake Powell. We will stop at Glen Canyon Dam's visitor center for a great view and exhibit on the dam's history. After some free time in Page, we will arrive at the Lake Powell Resort, where we will spend the night.

Sep 20, 2019 - Lake Powell and Cruise

After breakfast in the Rainbow Room of the Lake Powell Resort and some free time in the resort, we will take a boat cruise through Lake Powell's Antelope Canyon, which is lined with red sandstone walls and after the cruise we will continue to Bryce Canyon.

Sep 21, 2019 - Bryce Canyon National Park

After another wonderful breakfast we will continue at 9:00 a.m. on our adventure to Bryce Canyon National Park. Highlights of our visit to the park include stops at Bryce Point and Sunrise Point, overlooking the incredible Bryce Amphitheatre. Following our visit to Bryce we will continue to Springdale UT, the gateway to Zion Natl Park for overnight.

Sep 22, 2019 - Zion National Park

After a buffet breakfast at the hotel, Gordon will give us an orientation tour of this fabulous park, which is famous for its stunning scenery, including sandstone cliffs and magnificent rock monoliths. Early settlers gave names to some of the park's natural features, such at East Temple, the Court of the Patriarchs and the Great White Throne, all of which we will see. We will then spend another night at our hotel in Springdale. Dinner is included at the hotel.

Sep 23, 2019 - St. George and Las Vegas

After a full breakfast at the hotel, meet in the lobby at 9:00 a.m. We will continue on our journey with a stop in St. George, Utah, for some free time and sightseeing and then arrive in Sin City in the afternoon. Enjoy some gambling or take in a show in Las Vegas, where we will spend our last night.

Sep 24, 2019 - Las Vegas

Following a buffet breakfast at the hotel, meet in the lobby with your bags at to the Las Vegas Airport for return to Lehigh Valley.