Grand Canyon National Park has just finished renovating the trailhead for Bright Angel Trail, one of the oldest and best known trails in the National Park System. This is the first significant development of the trailhead in the past 100 years.
Come explore the Grand Canyon and hike a bit on the Bright Angel Trail with Caravan.
The new trailhead is a perfect place to also sit and enjoy a wonderful sunset over the Grand Canyon. Caravan includes two nights next to the trail at the Park Lodges. With two full nights, you can fully explore and relax in the Grand Canyon.
The tour has been improved this year to include two nights in Zion National Park at Zion Park Lodge. The Lodge is deep in Zion Park, at the bottom of the Zion Canyon. You will really enjoy the deep quiet and tall buttes which surround you during your two night stay.
Grand Canyon, Sedona, Lake Powell, Bryce & Zion
8 Days from $1295
Day 1 – Phoenix, Arizona
Spend two nights at the South Rim of the Grand Canyon and visit the greatest national parks of the Southwest! Your adventure begins in Phoenix, Arizona. Transfer from Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport by hotel courtesy shuttle to your hotel. Rooms are available for check in after 3:00 p.m. Join Caravan for a 6:00 p.m. welcome briefing.
Drive through Scottsdale and along Camelback Mountain on your morning sightseeing. Next, visit Montezuma Castle, site of 12th and 13th century Native American cliff dwellings.
Day 2 – Sedona, Grand Canyon
Day 3 – Grand Canyon National Parkontinue to the artist colony of Sedona, surrounded by towering red rock formations. You have free time in Sedona to explore galleries, shops and restaurants. Continue through scenic Oak Creek Canyon. Arrive at the Grand Canyon for a relaxing two-night stay. Your lodge is inside the Grand Canyon National Park, near the South Rim. Enjoy dinner at the Grand Canyon. Elevation at the South Rim averages 7,000 feet. BD
Enjoy breakfast at historic El Tovar Lodge on the rim of the Grand Canyon. Entire day to explore the breathtaking beauty of the Grand Canyon, one of the seven natural wonders of the world. Almost 280 miles long, the Grand Canyon varies in width from one to eighteen miles, with the Colorado River winding below. You have a brief morning orientation drive of the Grand Canyon, followed by a short I-MAX movie on the Grand Canyon.The rest of your day is at leisure to enjoy Grand Canyon National Park. You can take a free shuttle bus to the many lookout points on the West Rim. You have plenty of time to hike on Bright Angel Trail into the Grand Canyon, or hike along the rim trails. You also can visit the historic Grand Canyon Park buildings, Hopi House and Lookout Studio. Relax and enjoy Grand Canyon vistas, or attend one of the daily park ranger talks. You stay two nights here inside the Grand Canyon National Park
, allowing you time for a comprehensive visit inside the Grand Canyon National Park. Best of all, you will enjoy two opportunities to see Grand Canyon sunsets and sunrises. B
Day 4 – Grand Canyon, Lake Powell
Drive along the scenic East Rim of the Grand Canyon and visit Desert View Lookout. Then, visit a Navajo and Hopi Trading Post. Here, you will find a large selection of high- quality Hopi and Kachina dolls, fine Native American jewelry and handicrafts. Next, drive over the Glen Canyon Dam to 185 mile long Lake Powell. Arrive at Lake Powell Resort on the shores of Lake Powell. This afternoon enjoy a scenic boat cruise through Lake Powell’s Antelope Canyon, lined with rich red sandstone walls. Enjoy a relaxing two-night stay at Lake Powell Resort. B
Day 5 – Monument Valley, Jeep Tour
Day 6 – Bryce Canyon National Park, Zion National ParkBreakfast in your resort’s famous Rainbow Room with 180 degree sweeping views of Lake Powell. This morning enter the Navajo Indian Nation. Enjoy a guided jeep tour of the restricted backcountry of Monument Valley, a beautiful, pristine area of buttes and arches, with Navajo guides. John Ford, the filmmaker, discovered the rugged beauty of Monument Valley in the 1930′s. Western classics, such as “Stagecoach,” “The Searchers,” and “Once Upon a Time in the West” were filmed in Monument Valley. Hollywood legends, such as Maureen O’Hara, John Wayne, Henry Fonda, and James Stewart filmed Westerns here. Return to Lake Powell. B
Enjoy breakfast in the Rainbow Room. Then, drive to Kanab, known as Little Hollywood. Over 100 western movies and TV shows were filmed here including “Gunsmoke,” “The Lone Ranger,” “Wagon Train,” and “How the West Was Won.” Next visit Bryce Canyon. See the Bryce “Hoodoos,” fantastic red, orange and pink limestone spirals. Stop at Bryce Point and Sunrise Point, overlooking the stunning Bryce Amphitheater. Continue to Zion National Park. With Caravan, enjoy a relaxing two night stay at the only lodging in the park, Zion Lodge. Stroll the beautiful grounds of your lodge ideally situated in the center of the valley floor. Marvel at the cliffs towering above. Enjoy dinner at Zion Lodge. B
Day 7 – Zion National Park
This morning enjoy a private tram tour of Zion Park. See a wonderland of rock monoliths. Zion features stunning scenery found nowhere else. Zion is a geological showplace with sandstone cliffs among the highest in the world. Early settlers were so inspired by Zion’s beauty that they bestowed exalted names on the park’s natural features. See East Temple, the Court of the Patriarchs and the Great White Throne. Afternoon at leisure to relax in your magnificent setting or pursue park activities. You may wish to take the free Zion Canyon shuttle or hike the Park’s scenic walking trails near your lodge. Enjoy dinner at Zion Lodge. BD
Day 8 – Zion Park to Las Vegas, Nevada
After breakfast at Zion Park Lodge, Caravan transfers you from Zion Park to Las Vegas, Nevada. Enjoy a brief sightseeing drive of the dazzling Las Vegas strip. Arrive at the Las Vegas airport at 11:30 a.m. Please schedule flights after 1:30 p.m. Thanks for vacationing with Caravan. B
2013 Departure Dates
|May||25, 27, 29, 31|
|Jun||2, 4, 6, 8, 10, 12, 14, 16, 18, 20, 22, 24, 26, 28, 30|
|Jul||2, 4, 6, 8, 10, 12, 14, 16, 18, 20, 22, 24, 26, 28, 30|
|Aug||1, 3, 5, 7, 9, 11, 13, 15, 17, 19, 21, 23, 25, 27, 29, 31|
|Sep||2, 4, 6, 8, 10, 12, 14, 16, 18, 20, 22, 24, 26, 28, 30|
|Oct||2, 4, 6, 8, 10, 12, 14, 16, 18, 20, 22*, 24*, 26*, 28**, 30**|
**indicates Super Value date
*indicates Great Value date
2013 Price Per Person – $U.S
|Room Type||Super Value||Great Value||Special Value|
|Double||$ 1095||$ 1,195||$ 1,295|
Plus Taxes and Fees:
Double $199; Triple $179; Single $249
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