Sedona and the Grand Canyon

  • Destination : Arizona, Sedona,
  • Duration : 5 Days
  • Departs : 03/27/2024
  • Returns : 03/31/2024
  • Price : $1,790
  • Booking requires: $500 Deposit

 

Treat yourself to an amazing rejuvenation weekend in Sedona. Filled with multi-hued stone formations from the high desert floor creating a vivid, mesmerizing setting that changes constantly with the light. Surrounded by 1.8 million acres of national forest land, you have instant access to a variety of recreational activities. Trails for hiking with the natural beauty of the red rock mountains all around and the peaceful serenity of the nature that surrounds. Sedona is equal parts rugged, equal parts resort. Regarded by Native Americans as sacred, Sedona continues to be recognized as a place of healing and spiritual renewal. Many come to experience the vortex energy centers of Sedona. Others want to shop and admire the art galleries lining the streets, or to enjoy the many scenic hikes.

Day 1: March 27, 2024 – Arrive into Phoenix Airport (PHX) You must arrive by 12:00 noon and then you will be transferred via our private vehicle to Sedona about a 2 hour drive. (You might need a pre night in Phoenix on March 26 depending on flight options) On the way will stop for a lunch break and then upon arrival in Sedona head to your first hike at “Cathedral Rock” and enjoy magnificent views of the Red Rock mountains. During this hike we will experiences some of the many “Vortexes” Sedona is famous for.

A Vortex is a place in nature where the earth is exceptionally alive with energy. The term Vortex in Sedona refers to a place where the earth energy swirls and draws to it’s center everything that surrounds it like a tornado. At these magical sites, trees often exhibit this swirling or twisting of their trunks due the powerful vortex energy at the core of a Sedona Vortex.

After our hike we check into our hotel and freshen up a bit. This evening we head into town for an authentic Sedona style dinner. At the hotel enjoy Star Gazing.

Poco Diablo Hotel for 4 nights (D)

Day 2: March 28 – Sedona’s Beauty Optional Yoga at 8:45 AM. Our hike today will be on one of Sedona’s scenic trails offering great views along the way. After our hike it’s time for some lunch. Then you can visit the local galleries and shops. You will have time to enjoy the pool and hot tub at the hotel or an optional massage treatment at the hotel spa. Additional $. Dinner in town at your leisure at a local authentic dining spot. (B, L)

Day 3: March 29 – Grand Canyon National Park Optional Yoga at 8:45 AM. Depart after breakfast as we head out for a full day visiting the South Rim of the Grand Canyon National Park. First stop is at Oak Creek Canyon for a scenic hike. Upon reaching the Grand Canyon we visit Mather Point, historic El Tovar Hotel for lunch and enjoy breathtaking panoramic views of the Canyon itself. You will walk along the rim and have many scenic views and photo stops. This is a walk along the rim. Our tour will also include many scenic stops along the Canyon. After we return to Sedona evening and dinner is at your leisure. (B, L)

Oak Creek Canyon is a river gorge located in northern Arizona between the cities of Flagstaff and Sedona. The canyon is often described as a smaller cousin of the Grand Canyon because of its scenic beauty.

Day 4: March 30 – Hike – Jeep tour Optional Yoga at 8:45 AM. We start our day with Morning Hike to “Devil’s Bridge”. The hike ranges from 2 – 4 miles and takes 1 – 2 hours depending on how much of it you hike and your pace. Time for lunch followed by a Jeep tour this afternoon to enjoy the backroads and scenic sites of the Red Rock mountains. Farewell dinner tonight as we say goodbye to the beauty and nature of Sedona. Back at the hotel enjoy Star Gazing until 10:00 PM (B, D)

Day 5: March 31 – Departure Day After breakfast we depart for the Phoenix Airport for your return flights home. Please note 1 group transfer is included departing at 9:00 AM. Flights need to be booked after 12:00 PM. For early or later flights a private transfer can be arranged for an additional $ You may opt to stay an additional night if you choose(B)

Cost: $1790.00 based on Double Occupancy

Single Supplement: $678.00

SAVE 3% on the tour cost if you pay the full amount via check

Deposit $500

Booking/final payment deadline is 60 days prior to departure.

Included:

  • 4 nights’ hotel with taxes
  • Daily breakfast
  • 2 Dinners
  • 2 lunches
  • Entrance fees to all sites/parks visited as per itinerary
  • Jeep tour
  • Private transfers to all included sites and cities visited
  • Arrival/departure transfer from/to the Phoenix airport if traveling on tour days with group
  • Welcome Gift
  • Tour Leader/Guide
  • Professional Tour Planning services

Not Included:

  • Airfare into Phoenix
  • Meals not listed in the itinerary
  • Tips for guide/tour leader
  • Room charges such as calls, mini bar, laundry, room service.
  • All personal expenses
  • Travel insurance
  • Any additional tours or expenses not listed in the itinerary.
  • Airport transfers if arriving at different times or different days
  • Optional Pre night in Phoenix downtown area.
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Visitors from Canada and other countries need a valid passport. Your passport must be valid for at least 6 months after the date you intend to leave your country. Make sure you check your passport expiry date at least 2 months prior to travel. Before traveling abroad it’s a good idea to make two photocopies of your passport, driver’s license and credit cards. Leave one copy at home with a friend or family member and another bring with you.

Sedona is in the Mountain Time Zone. They are 2 hours behind NYC.

Spring has mild weather with low humidity. Nature lovers relish Spring in Sedona when crowds are less and the weather is still refreshing. The temperatures, ranging in the low 70’s make for ideal hiking weather. Evening temperatures are a bit cooler in mid 50’s.

The US currency is the dollar.

US Standard Voltage is the 120 V. Hotels provide hairdryers.

Arizona sales tax is 5.6%.

There are no health issues for concerns for a trip to Sedona.

Medium to Strong – During this Tour, we will travel by private van sometimes for a few hours at a time with comfort stops along the way. To be able to fully enjoy the tour and participate in scheduled activities, you need to be able to walk/hike at a leisurely pace, up to 3 or 6 miles on some days, many times this is on dirt or uneven surfaces. You should be able to stand unassisted for up to 30 minutes at times during the tours. This trip does have many hikes, and most are easy or moderate hikes with rest stops along the way. This trip is pretty easy for the average person however if you can’t or choose not to participate in certain activities this is at your own discretion. However, it cannot affect the groups participation nor can any tours or activities or refunds be offered or changed due to an individual not being able or not wanting to participate in any activities. Please be prepared to hike for several hours each day. While there are some stops along the way you need to be prepared for this level of activity.

The following items are suggested to help make your tour run smoothly.

Good walking shoes, hiking shoes or hiking sandals. (Hiking boots not needed) Travel purse with a shoulder strap, small backpack to use during the day for hikes or a Camelback. Refillable Water Bottle, Sports bras, P. J’s, Light weight sweater or jacket for cool evenings.

All toiletries needed to a minimum. Hotels provide hair dryers, soap, shampoo, sometimes conditioner. Clothing needs to be cool/warm weather clothing, Evenings are cooler.  For Day yoga pants, leggings, shorts, long and short sleeved tops. Many days you are hiking/walking so bring comfortable stretchy clothes and layers to protect against bugs or scraps. Bathing suite, cover up, hat, sunscreen, sunglasses. Evening is casual with pants, jeans, long or short sleeved tops, casual dresses. Dressing in layers is always good.

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