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Best of the Southwest
Discover the rich heritage and jaw-dropping scenery
from the glitz and glam of Las Vegas to boundless expanse of southwestern deserts.
Las Vegas, Nevada
The Grand Canyon
Montezuma Castle National Monument
Canyon Lake in Tonto National Forest
Horned Owl in Arizona Sonora Desert Museum
Tour Dates & Pricing
Discover rich heritage and jaw-dropping scenery from the glitz and glam of Las Vegas to the boundless expanse of southwestern deserts. Spend two nights in Las Vegas with a guided tour of the Mob Museum and free time to stroll The Strip. On our way into Arizona we’ll marvel at the Hoover Dam, then experience the Grand Canyon and a scenic train ride on the Grand Canyon Railway. En route to Phoenix we’ll stop at Montezuma Castle National Monument. Cruise Canyon Lake on the Dolly Steamboat, explore the Heard Museum for Native American Art & Culture, and tour entire living ecosystems at Biosphere 2. In Tucson, explore the Arizona- Sonora Desert Museum, Old Tucson, and gather for a celebratory Farewell Dinner at Pinnacle Peak in Trail Dust Town.
Day 1 : Fly to Vegas
Our journey begins with a pleasant flight to fabulous Las Vegas.
We’ll check-in to our hotel for two enjoyable evenings.
Your evening is free to experience the shops, restaurants, and iconic casinos along its lively strip.
Day 2 : Mob Museum
We enjoy a day in the Entertainment Capitol of the World, Las Vegas.
During a guided tour of the Mob Museum we learn the real story of classic organized crime with interactive exhibits and artifacts that once belonged to mobsters and law enforcement agents.
Get to know your traveling companions as we savor a delightful Welcome Lunch at the Triple George Grill.
Enjoy the remainder of the afternoon and evening at leisure. Take in a show, stroll The Strip, or simply relax at your comfortable accommodations.
Day 3 : Hoover Dam
Today we marvel at the engineering behind Hoover Dam. Explore the visitor’s center and theater as well as a tour into the dam. From the Penstock Viewing Platform, we stand in awe of the 3-foot diameter pipes capable of transporting almost 90,000 gallons of water each second from the lake to the dam’s hydroelectric generators. We also enjoy staggering views from the Nevada powerplant balcony.
Enjoy lunch at Hoover Dam Lodge, then cross the Colorado River into Arizona.
We break in Kingman, the Heart of Historic Route 66.
Upon arrival in Flagstaff we enjoy a lively dinner at Black Bart's Steakhouse, Saloon & Music Revue.
Our accommodations for the next two nights are in Flagstaff.
Day 4 : Grand Canyon
A spectacular natural wonder of the world, the Grand Canyon, greets us this morning. Stretching 277 miles its multi-hued walls tell an epic geologic story, sculpted over millennia by the shifting earth and by the winding Colorado River that still courses on the canyon’s floor.
Lunch is at the El Tovar Dining Room in Grand Canyon Village.
After, take time on your own to experience the breathtaking beauty of this natural wonder.
Day 5 : Sedona
This morning we depart Flagstaff and stop in Sedona, known for its rich Native American history. Enjoy time to shop, explore, and have lunch.
At Montezuma Castle National Monument the legacy of the Sinagua culture comes alive in their ancient, five-story cliff dwellings, some of the best preserved in North America.
Tonight we arrive at our hotel in Phoenix for a delightful two-night stay.
We gather for an included dinner at our hotel.
Day 6 : Phoenix
We begin our day traveling to the award-winning Queen Creek Olive Mill and receive a tour and chance to taste their oils. We enjoy a delicious lunch before heading to the Superstition Mountains.
We board the Dolly Steamboat that has been cruising scenic Canyon Lake since 1925. Listen as the captain brings to life the local legends of the area as we travel the breathtaking Apache Trail. Enjoy the awe-inspiring views of the incredible Tonto National Forest, fascinating wildlife, and more.
Day 7 : Heard Museum & Biosphere 2
Today we leave Phoenix and make our way to Tucson.
En route we visit the Heard Museum for Native American Art and Culture. Known internationally for the quality of its collections and educational programming, this museum set the standard for working with native communities to provide a voice for their heritage. View the famous Kachina Dolls, symbols of good health in the Hopi culture.
Next we transport ourselves to the farthest reaches of the Earth at Biosphere 2, a world-famous steel and glass research center. A guided tour will reveal the tropical rainforest, savanna, ocean, marsh, desert, technosphere, and lung that helps moderate the air pressure in this sealed environment.
Tonight we check-in to our Tucson hotel for two nights.
Day 8 : Tucson
Reveal the rugged beauty of the desert today. We begin with sweeping vistas at the Red Hills Visitors Center of Saguaro National Park.
Next, explore the many offerings of the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum, a combination zoo, botanical garden, art gallery, natural history museum, and aquarium.
Tonight we gather for our Farewell Dinner at the Pinnacle Peak at Trail Dust Town and share the many wonderful memories and moments had on our Best of the Southwest adventure.
Day 9 : Fly Home
We depart for the airport surrounded by new friends as we say goodbye to the Southwest.
March 17th, 2020 - March 25th, 2020
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Price (Per Person)
Final Payment Date: 01/17/2020
March 24th, 2020 - April 1st, 2020
Final Payment Date: 01/24/2020
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