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Go West - Arizona
Total Number of Days: 0
Class of Tour: Moderate

Tour Comments:
Arizona, the Grand Canyon State, is filled with a multitude of travel discoveries that include a rich western history and diverse heritage, golf and all the professional sports, exciting outdoor adventures, unique natural scenery, fantastic shopping, pampering spas, over 300 days of sunshine and a wide choice of accommodations ranging from resorts to ranches.

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Day 1Arrive Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport and depart for Tucson (1 1/2 hours away). Enjoy a city tour or shopping in Tucson. Enjoy a cowboy steak fry or Mexican food dinner. Overnight in Tucson
Tucson, AZ
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Comfort Suites at Tucson Mall

Day 2Explore Tucson. Suggested area attractions / activities: Tour the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum (living museum with native plants and animals); Experience the famous movie location of Old Tucson Studios; See Saguaro National Park; Stop at the San Xavier Del Bac Mission which is lovingly referred to as the "White Dove of the Desert"; Take a tram ride through the desert oasis of Sabino Canyon; Tour Columbia University's Biosphere 2 Center (glass-enclosed, multiple eco-system complex); Visit the DeGrazia House and Art Gallery; or, Drive to the top of Scenic Mt. Lemmon (a "sky-island"). Overnight in Tucson.
Tucson, AZ
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Comfort Suites at Tucson Mall

Day 3Continue exploring Southern Arizona. Suggested area attractions/activities: Tour the wet Kartchner Caverns in Benson (Arizona's newest major attraction); Take an authentic Mine Tour in the Victorian town of Bisbee; Stroll the streets of Tombstone-"the town too tough to die"; ans/or enjoy the beauty and birding activities of Ramsay Canyon. Overnight in Sierra Vista.
Sierra Vista, AZ
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Sierra Suites

Day 4Southern Arizona highlights with a venture south to Mexico. Suggested attractions/activities: Taste the local wines on a vineyards tour near Sonoita; Explore the historic Tummaccacori Mission or "artsy" community of Tubac; and/or, Enjoy across-the -border shopping in Nogales, Mexico. Return to Tucson to overnight.
Tucson, AZ
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Comfort Suites at Tucson Mall

Day 5Depart for Phoenix/Scottsdale. Suggested area attractions/activities: Take a City Tour featuring exclusive resorts and residential areas; Visit the Heard Museum in Phoenix (Native American Art) or the Mesa Southwest Museum (Southwest Folklore and History); Enjoy the Art galleries and Shops in Old Town Scottsdale or downtown Tempe; Browse for antiques in Glendale; Enjoy a Desert Jeep Tour or Hot Air Balloon Ride near Carefree/Cave Creek; Enjoy a dinner at Rawhide, Pinnacle Peak Patio, Rockin' R Ranch or Rustler's Rooste. Overnight in Phoenix/Scottsdale.
Phoenix, AZ
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Country Inn and Suites

Day 6Head East of town to Apache Trail and/or Old West Highway. Suggested attractions/activities on the Apache Trail: Visit the Goldfield Mine and Ghost Town; Go horeseback riding in the scenic Superstition Mountains; Take in a Dolly STEANBOAT RIDE, SAMPLE 'killer chili' and Homemade Ice-cream in historic Totilla Flat (population 8); Enjoy dinner and musical entertainment at the Barleen Theater. Suggested activities/attractions on the Old West Highway: visit Boyce Thompson Aboretum State Park or tour Besh-Ba-Gowa (Indian Ruins) and/or shop in historic Globe/Miami. Return to Phoenix/Scottsdale to ovenight. Another option to-day is to relax by the pool, take in a ball game, play a round of golf or enjoy a spa/massage.
Phoenix, AZ
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Country Inn and Suites

Day 7Depart for Wickenburg and Prescott. Suggested attractions/activities in Hassayampa River Nature Reserve (a Riparian habitat): Take a gold-mine tour of the Vulture Mine or enjoy the shops in downtown Wickenburg. Suggested attractions/activities in Prescott: Tour the Courthouse Square Plaza including unique shops and Whiskey Row; View the city's beautifulVictorian homes and/or visit the historic Sharlott Hall Museum (Territorial History), Phippen Museum (Western Art) or Smoki Museum (Native American Artifacts). Overnight in Prescott.
Prescott, AZ
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Prescott Resort Conference Center and Casino

Day 8Depart for Jerome, the Verde Valley/Cottonwood. Suggested attractions/activities: Stroll the quaint and artsy shops of Jerome; Tour Tuzigott National monument (Sinagua Indian ruins); Take a ride on the Verde anyon Railroad (a scenic, four-hour trip through an otherwise inaccessible canyon); view Montezuma Castle National Monument (cliff dwelling ruin) and enjoy a western dinner and show at the Blazin M Ranch. Overnight in Cottonwood.
Cottonwood, AZ
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Best Western Cottonwood Inn

Day 9Depart for Sedona. Suggested attractions/activities: View "Sedona, the Spirit of Wonder" at the Sedona SuperVue Theater; Take a jeep, helicopter or Vortex tour of the Red Rocks; Stop by the Holy Chapel of the Cross; Shop at Uptown Sedona art galleries or Tlaquepaque (a recreated Mexican village); or Drive through scenic Oak Creek Canyon. Overnight in Sedona.
Sedona, AZ
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Best Western Inn of Sedona

Day 10Depart for the Grand Canyon. The Grand Canyon Railway will transport passengers from nearby Williams to the south rim of the canyon on a historic steam or diesel-powered train, complete with costumed Old West characters and strolling balladeers. Suggested attractions/activities at the Grand Canyon include: Experience a scenic helicopter or airplane ride over the canyon with either Kenai Helicopters or Air Grand Canyon; View the "Secrets of the Grand Canyon" at the IMAX Theater; Take a guided tour along the west and/or east rim drives; See the historic El Tover Hotel and the beautiful Hopi House; Watch the sunset or sunrise over the canyon; and Enjoy the "NAtive American Experience" and dance performances at the Grand Hotel. Overnight at the Grand Canyon.
Grand Canyon, AZ
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The Grand Hotel

Day 11Depart for Lake Powell/Page. Suggested attractions/activities at Page/Lake Powell: Take a half-day cruise to Rainbow Bridge National Monument; Take a dam tour of the Glen Canyon National Recreation Area; Enjoy a half-day scenic float trip down the Colorado River; or, Experience the stunning beauty of Antelope Canyon (twisting, slot canyon). Overnight at Lake Powell/Page.
Page, AZ
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Best Western-Weston Inn

Day 12Depart for Monument Valley/Kayenta. Suggested attractions/activities: Shop for Native American jewelry and crafts; Take a half-day four-wheel-drive tour of Monument Valley (sunrise or sunset is best); Visit the WWII Navajo code-talkers exhibit and nearby cultural center in Kayenta; Enjoy a Navajo taco (fried bread with meat, beans, cheese, lettuce and tomato). Overnight at Monument Valley.
Kayenta, AZ
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Hampton Inn

Day 13Depart for Canyon de Chelly National Monument/Chinle. Suggested attractions/activities: Shop for Native American jewelry and crafts; Take a half-day, open-air vehicle or horseback-ride tour of the scenic canyon; Tour the Visitor Center; Drive along the north and south rim drives. Overnight in Chinle.
Chinle, AZ
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Holiday Inn

Day 14Depart for Flagstaff. Attractions along the route include: The Hubbell Trading Post National Historic Site in Ganado and the Pertified Forest National Park near Holbrook which features Route 66 memorabilia. Suggested attractions/activities in Flagstaff include: Walnut Canyon (Sinaugua Indian Ruins); Tour the Museum of Northern Arizona (introduction to native peoples and natural sciences); Tour Riordan Mansion State Historic Park ( historic Victorian mansion with Southwestern influences); Enjoy the unique shops in downtown Flagstaff; Experience a seasonal ski lift ride with stunning views at Snowbowl in the San Francisco Peaks; Eat dinner while listening to your favorite Broadway show tunes at Black Bart's Steak House and Musical Revue; and, Take a nightime tour of Lowell Observatory where the planet Pluto was discovered in 1930. Overnight in Flagstaff or return to Phoenix.
Flagstaff, AZ
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Hilton Garden Inn