Arizona, the Grand Canyon State, is probably known as much for its seemingly endless hours of sunshine as for the breathtaking, oversized geological phenomenon that inspired its official state nickname.
Our most recent visit to Arizona was focused on the southern part of the state where we encountered the state’s Wild West mining heritage, inspiration for another of its nicknames, the Copper State. This last continental state to join the Union (in 1912), produces more copper than any other state.
And though this new itinerary through Arizona starts in the south, it traces a horseshoe-shaped route into the remote northeast corner of the state.
Our themes are Arizona’s surprising natural beauty—portrayed in national park sites like Saguaro, Petrified Forest, and Grand Canyon—and the Navajo heritage evident in so much of the northeast quadrant of the state.
Airports force us to start and finish in the state’s two largest cities, Tucson and Phoenix, but the focus of the journey is nature and Navajo culture, which overlap in spectacular fashion in places like Canyon de Chelly, Monument Valley, and Antelope Canyon.
An attractive logistical feature of this new Adventures is that only 2 nights of our 10 nights together are single-night stays. Two-night stays comprise 8 nights of the tour.
Join us for an early Spring exploration of nature and the Navajo Nation in Arizona next March!
- All land travel by motorcoach as outlined
- Tourist class or better hotel accommodations
- 10 meals: All breakfasts, 1 lunch, and 2 dinners
- 7 walk routes as listed plus the optional Grand Canyon walk
- Walking fees for 4 walks for those collecting AVA walk credit (if AVA sanctions approved)
- WAI guide service throughout
- Pricing is based on double occupancy. A limited number of single rooms are available for a supplement of $790. We also provide a roommate matching service.
Visits to/Admission fees
- Saguaro National Park
- Sabino Canyon Recreation Area
- Petrified Forest National Park
- Canyon De Chelly National Monument
- Four Corners Monument Navajo Tribal Park
- Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park
- Cookout dinner in Monument Valley
- Antelope Canyon
- Williams–Route 66 town
- More fun and educational stops than we can list!
- Grand Canyon National Park day trip with walk along the South Rim (Day 9)
- Sedona Pink Jeep Tour (Day 10)