Canyon de Chelly & Monument Valley
October 16, 2020 thru October 20, 2020
Grab your camera and join us on this 5-day and 4-night adventure as we travel to northern Arizona and southern Utah and Navajo Nation to discover spectacular sandstone formations, majestic red rocks and Native American history. Experience memorable landscapes with our top guides and the best dining and lodging the area has to offer.
5 days, 4 nights
Activity Level 3:
9 meals (4 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 2 dinners) included
Livery service to/from your home included
- Explore Sedona and Flagstaff
- Visit Lowell Observatory
- Tour Wupatki National Monument
- Visit the Navajo Code Talkers Museum
- Jeep tour of Monument Valley
- Jeep tour of Canyon de Chelly National Monument
- Spend the night at the historic La Posada Hotel in Winslow
- Roundtrip motorcoach transportation
- Pickup / livery service
- 4 nights lodging
- 9 meals (4 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 2 dinners)
- Jeep tours of Canyon de Chelly & Monument Valley
- Admissions as described above
- Services of a tour director
- Baggage handling
- Bus refreshments
- Driver tips
We depart southern Arizona and travel to breathtaking Sedona for independent lunch, where we are surrounded by red-rock buttes, steep canyon walls and pine forests. We then travel via Oak Creek Canyon, with its colorful rocks and unique formations, to Flagstaff, where we will visit the world-famous Lowell Observatory and take in the open skies. We have a welcome dinner at the Silver Pine Restaurant before our overnight stay at the Little America Hotel. (D)
This morning we tour Wupatki National Monument, an ancient pueblo nestled between the Painted Desert and ponderosa highlands of northern Arizona. After a lunch stop in Cameron, we visit the Navajo Code Talkers Museum, which has actual gear and tools used in World War II battles, victory stories, transcripts of a Code Talker and exceptionally detailed photos. We then head to the heart of Monument Valley and stay overnight at Goulding’s Lodge, with magnificent views of the landscape made famous in so many movies. (B,L)
Today we board jeeps that take us on a 17-mile scenic loop drive of Monument Valley, along with entering restricted areas which include beautiful arches, ancient ruins and rock art. We will also visit a Navajo Hogan where we will watch a rug-weaving demonstration by a local artist. This afternoon we tour the area via motorcoach and travel to inspiring Chinle, where we are at the mouth of Canyon de Chelly National Monument, a vast park on Navajo tribal lands. Its prominent features include Spider Rock spire, about 800-feet tall, and towering sandstone cliffs surrounding a verdant canyon. We stay overnight at the Thunderbird Lodge, blessed with a stunning location and the only lodging at the park. (B,L)
This morning we take a jeep tour of Canyon de Chelly. This takes us onto the canyon floor where pueblo style ruins tucked into the caves and rock shelters abound. These ruins were occupied during a period of 348 to 1300 AD. Today Navajo families make their living by farming and ranching the valley floor. All of this is surrounded by marvelous geologic formations and stunning scenery. This afternoon, we travel to Winslow and enjoy a relaxing farewell dinner at the venerable Turquoise Room and an overnight stay at the historic La Posada Hotel. Designed by noted architect Mary Jane Colter and built in 1929, La Posada has been restored to its former glory! (B,L,D)
This morning we visit Tonto Natural Bridge, a natural arch believed to be the largest natural travertine bridge in the world. The area surrounding the bridge has been made into a state park called Tonto Natural Bridge State Park. After lunch at Fargo’s Steakhouse in Payson, we head back to Tucson with wonderful memories and lots of glorious photos. (B)
The sandstone buttes in Monument Valley are clearly stratified, with three principal layers
The lowest layer is the Organ Rock Shale, the middle is de Chelly Sandstone, and the top layer is the Moenkopi Formation capped by Shinarump Conglomerate
Little America Hotel
Monument Valley, UT
Canyon de Chelly, AZ
La Posada Hotel
$1,629 per person
$1,863 per person
• Roundtrip motorcoach transportation
• Pickup / livery service
• 4 nights lodging
• 9 meals (4 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 2 dinners)
• Jeep tours of Canyon de Chelly & Monument Valley
• Admissions as described above
• Services of a tour director
• Baggage handling
• Bus refreshments
• Driver tips
We pride ourselves on great service and an enjoyable experience for all, and will go over our booking policies after you make your request for booking. If you’d like to learn more about our booking policies before your trip, give us a call at (520) 325-8839, or visit our Booking Policies page. Click here for more information on our booking policies.
We recommend that all travelers purchase a travel protection plan to help protect themselves and their trip investment. Travel protection plans can provide coverage for trip cancellation, trip interruption, emergency medical expenses and emergency evacuation/repatriation, trip delay, baggage delay, and more. For your convenience, we offer the following plan for this tour:
ADULT GROUP CHOICE
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$137 covers trip costs $1,501-$2,000. Cost may be more or less depending on your total trip cost. If you do not wish to purchase now, the plan can be purchased any time prior to final payment.
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ACTIVITY LEVEL RATING
Level 3: Moderate
Expectations: Expect a moderate amount of walking. There will be time to rest on the coach and between attractions. To enjoy this tour, you should be prepared to walk slightly longer distances, climb stairs and tolerate periods of standing, for example on city walks, sightseeing stops or ship excursions. The daily pace and timing can fluctuate significantly between longer and shorter travel days, with additional activities possibly occurring in the early morning or evening. There may be some changes in altitude or temperatures.
Appropriate for: Most travelers beginning with those who are moderately fit, lead semi-active lives, are comfortable participating in long days of activities and expect some physical exertion.
Visit our Activity Level Ratings page under Plan Your Tour for full information on the ratings system.
For your reference, we send to you a detailed itinerary approximately 3-4 weeks prior to the scheduled tour departure. This has day-by-day times and events, hotel information where you can be reached in case of an emergency, and airline information.
The times listed on the itinerary are all approximate. We cannot be held responsible for schedule changes due to unforeseen circumstances with weather, transportation agents, highway conditions, hotels or contracting agents.
It is always a good idea to carry on your person a list of medications that you are taking and an emergency contact phone number while you are traveling. And we suggest making a copy of the itinerary and provide it to a friend or family member.
GRATUITIES/ITEMS INCLUDED IN PRICE
The traditional end-of-tour gratuity to your tour director is not included. If you feel your Tour Director helped you enjoy your tour, we suggest you enclose a gratuity in an envelope and present it individually at the end of the tour. Simply as a guideline, one may consider a per person, per day gratuity of $8.00 per tour guide as an average to be modified by one’s own personal experience. All hotel porterage and airport sky cap (when available) fees are included. We also include the gratuities for the coach/livery drivers. Maid tips are not included.
For your convenience we have a (round-tour) door-to-door pickup service with each multi-day tour. (This service is not available to all clients depending on your location.) Approximately 2 to 3 days prior to the departure date you will receive a call from our office and we will tell you your assigned pickup time. (These times can vary up to 15 minutes depending on traffic.)
If you would like to request special accommodations at the hotel(s) where we are lodging, please call us as soon as possible and we will forward these requests for you. The phone numbers of the hotel(s) where we are staying are listed on the itinerary.
Many hotels around the country have instituted a "reconditioning fee" of $300 or more that is levied upon a guest that smokes in a non-smoking room. If this occurs during our tour you will be responsible for paying this fee to the hotel prior to check-out.
We pay close attention to your requests but please realize that these are merely requests and cannot be guaranteed.
Pleasurebent Tours acts solely as agent in arranging hotels, transportation, sightseeing, baggage-handling and other services and does not assume any liability for injury, damage, loss or delay due to any act or default of any company or person. We, along with our subcontractors, reserve the right to make changes to an itinerary if it is necessary for the proper handling of a tour.
WEATHER AND CLOTHING/MISC. SUGGESTIONS
Please be sure to bring a sweater and / or rain jacket, along with good walking shoes and a hat. There are no dress codes for the areas we take you to on this tour.
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