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ACT Tour
Explorer
Total Number of Days: 0
Class of Tour: Moderate

Tour Comments:
If you are an outdoor enthusiast, you will definitely want to explore the vast deserts, statuesque mountains, shimmering lakes, miles and miles of forests and the host of national and state parks and natural monuments which line the route of this eight day adventure. The stunning culmination of this journey is the exciting, electric spectacle of "the strip" in Las Vegas.

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Day 1Arrive in the Valley of the Sun and check into your hotel, either the Country Suites, Phoenix or the Comfort Suites, Tempe.
Phoenix, AZ
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Country Inn and Suites

Day 2Enjoy a relaxing morning around the pool or take advantage of the world-class shopping in Scottsdale or Tempe before departing for Sedona.Travel Highway 17 and then 179 to arrive at the home to over 300 artists and many art galleries. Enjoy the visual spectacle of the red rocks, drifting clouds, towering pinnacles and sheer canyon walls which lend incredible beauty to this area. Enjoy shopping or a scenic jeep tour with Pink Jeeps through the vivid red rocks or a breath-taking helicopter tour over the area. Relax at Slide Rock State Park along Oak Creek. Check into the Best Western Inn of Sedona set on five acres of land overlooking the spectacular red rocks.
Sedona, AZ
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Best Western Inn of Sedona

Day 3Relax at the heated pool and spa at the hotel or for the more enegetic, enjoy the many hiking trails available in the area. Travel to Jerome (25 miles; 0.5 hours) which is still part ghost town with the old, empty buildings hinting at yesterday's glory. The entire town is perched high on the side of Cleopatra Hill overlooking the Verde Valley and it has been declared a National Historic Landmark. Walk through the shops and galleries which line the main street of this artist's community.
Sedona, AZ
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Best Western Inn of Sedona

Day 4Depart Sedona and travel up Oak Creek Canyon where a ribbon of trees with brilliant, multi-colored leaves line the creek and bright red rocks comprise the background to Flagstaff (27 miles; 0.75 hours), located at the base of Mount Humphrey and nestled among majestic ponderosa pines. Continue 14 miles north-west of Flagstaff on Highway 180 to the Arizona Snowbowl and enjoy an optional, spectacular, colorful "Skyride" almost to the top of Mt. Agassiz. The panoramic views include the North Rim of the Grand Canyon, Mt. Humphreys, Hart Prairie and a dazzling display of foliage. Continue on to the village of Tusayan were you will spend the next two nights at the Grand Hotel or the Holiday Inn Express, located just outside the Grand Canyon National Park.
Grand Canyon, AZ
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The Grand Hotel

Day 5Enjoy a full day of spectacular sightseeing at the Grand Canyon. Options include Kenai Helicopters where you can "Behold the awesome..." or Air Grand Canyon fixed-wing flights and experience the Grand Canyon's ever-changing granduer from the air or the IMAX Theater which has the largest motion picture format in existence. The film, Grand Canyon - The Hidden Secrets, lets you explore the the depths of this manificent Canyon taking you through the human history of this Wonder of the World beginning 4,000 years ago. Overnight is again at the Grand Hotel or the Holiday Inn Express.
Grand Canyon, AZ
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The Grand Hotel

Day 6Travel to Kanab, UT (approx.212miles). Depart the Grand Canyon via the northern gate and marvel at the ever-changing landscape as you join Hway 89 at Cameron heading north towards Page, AZ. The Cameron Trading Post is the first historic place to stop on your journey. The trading post was founded in 1916. To-day it is a unique blend of modern commerce and traditional customs. Native Americans still sell and trade craft items for merchandise and groceries in the mercantile portion of the trading post. Continue on 89 to reach Page. Marvel at the vastness of Lake Powell. The lake has 1,960 miles of shoreline, which is longer than the entire west coast of the continental United States. The sparkling blue waters of Lake Powell are magnificently framed by towering rock formations and soaring red cliffs which surround the area for as far as the eye can see. The lake was created following the construction of Glen Canyon Dam, a decade-long project beginning in 1956, and named after Major John Wesley Powell, a civil-war veteran and explorer. Continue on 89 towards Kanab, UT which is located adjacent to Grand Staircase Escalante National Monument and only 35 miles from Zion National Park which you will pass through tomorrow as you continue on your journey to Las Vegas. Stay the night at Best Western Red Hills, Kanab.
Kanab, UT
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Best Western Red Hills

Day 7"Awesome!" That's the word I hear most used to describe nature's monster rock layout called Zion National Park. Zion Canyon itself was created by the Virgin River over some 13 million years. Pass through this National Park area on Hway 9 before turning south on Hway 15, passing back through the NW corner of Arizona as you continue towards the “Electric City” of Las Vegas.
Las Vegas, NV
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Imperial Palace

Day 8
Las Vegas, NV
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