Death Valley & Grand Canyon
February 18, 2022 thru February 23, 2022
Surprising sights await on this tour of Southwestern wonders. We travel to northern Arizona to experience the Grand Canyon in a new way at the glass bridge skywalk at Grand Canyon West and tour spectacular Red Rock Canyon in southern Nevada. We explore a wealth of geological wonders, awesome canyons and mighty mountains in Death Valley National Park, which straddles eastern California and Nevada. With a ghost town and colorful rocks and Badwater Basin’s salt flats, North America’s lowest point, you will love the biodiversity of sights on this tour.
Colorado River Cruise in Laughlin included!
6 days, 5 nights
Activity Level 3
11 meals (5 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 2 dinners) included
Hold your space today!
Roundtrip livery service included!
Tour Director, Driver & Local Guide tips included
- Lake Havasu
- Western Winter Blast
- Red Rock Canyon
- Amargosa Opera House
- Ubehebe Crater
- Death Valley National Park
- Laughlin Riverboat
- Roundtrip motorcoach transportation
- Pick-up/livery service
- 5 nights lodging
- 11 meals (5 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 2 dinners)
- Admissions & tours as described
- Services of a Tour Director
- Baggage handling where available
- Coach refreshments
- Taxes & gratuities for included items
Day 1 – Tucson to Lake Havasu
We begin our journey by traveling to north through Wickenburg, Arizona, where we enjoy a wonderful group lunch at the Wickenburg Ranch. We head on to scenic Lake Havasu for the evening, where we enjoy a group dinner and have time to relax during our stay at the Hampton Inn. During our stay in Lake Havasu we may enjoy the Western Winter Blast – an extravagant pyrotechnic display takes place every February and spans five nights at the rodeo grounds – come rain or shine, the show goes on and provides visitors with the rare chance to witness some of the most amazing displays ever seen. (L,D)
Day 2 - Grand Canyon
We continue to the Grand Canyon West Rim on the Hualapai Tribal lands near the Nevada border. We visit three amazing viewpoints, have lunch, watch a traditional Hualapai performance, tour an authentic Native American village, and walk the magnificent skywalk. The 10-foot wide, horseshoe-shaped glass bridge extends 70 feet out over the rim of the Grand Canyon. Look down and you can see through the glass platform 4,000 feet to the floor of the Canyon below, which offers unparalleled views of one of the world’s Seven Natural Wonders. Tonight, we check in for a one-night stay near Las Vegas. (B)
Day 3 – Red Rock / Death Valley Parks
This morning we visit the impressive Red Rock Canyon State Park, which features scenic desert cliffs, buttes and spectacular rock formations and their wonderful Visitor Center. After a lunch stop, on to Death Valley Junction and tour the Amargosa Opera House. As we approach Death Valley, we enjoy the panoramic view from Zabriskie Point. Death Valley National Park which encompasses over 3.3 million acres! Despite its morbid name, a great diversity of life survives in Death Valley – a total of 1,042 plant species, 51 species of native mammals, 346 types of birds, 36 classifications of reptiles, six types of fish and five species of amphibians have all managed to thrive in this extreme climate! The afternoon finds us checking into our comfortable accommodations for the next two nights at the Ranch at Death Valley. (B,L)
Day 4 – Death Valley
Today we further tour Death Valley, visiting amazing locations in this isolated region, including Ubehebe a large volcanic crater 600 feet deep and half a mile across. While at the Ranch we include free time so that you can relax, swim (their spring-fed, flow-through pool is a constant 84 degrees) and enjoy the property. We enjoy a group outdoor barbecue meal tonight. (B,L,D)
Day 5 – Death Valley to Laughlin
This morning discover such sights as Badwater – the lowest point in the Western Hemisphere – and Devil’s Golf Course – a unique desert area featuring halite salt crystal formations formed by the minerals of a past lake. We depart Death Valley and journey to Laughlin, Nevada for an overnight stay at the Golden Nugget Hotel & Casino. This afternoon we enjoy a leisurely cruise on the Colorado River. (B)
Day 6 – Laughlin to Home
As we travel home today once again through Wickenburg, we have lunch at the wonderful Rancho de los Caballeros, before returning home. (B,L)
Itinerary subject to change.
Hampton Inn & Suites
Lake Havasu, AZ
Hampton Inn & Suites
The Ranch at Death Valley
Death Valley, CA
$1,791 per person
$2,268 per person
Roundtrip motorcoach transportation
5 nights lodging
11 meals (5 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 2 dinners)
Admissions & tours as described
Services of a Tour Director
Baggage handling where available
Taxes & gratuities for included items
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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 from $1,501 to $2,000. $187 covers trip costs from $2,001 to $3,000. 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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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 the weather, transportation agents, highway conditions, hotels or contracting agents.
ACTIVITY LEVEL 3
The Activity Level for this tour is 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.
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 included on this tour. All hotel porterage and airport skycap (when available) fees are included. We also include the gratuities for the coach/livery drivers.
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 an 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
Temperatures in Death Valley in February are typically mid-60's during the day and upper 40's at night. We advise you bring a light winter jacket, gloves and hat just in case of inclement weather and to wear layers for best insulation. Comfortable walking shoes are a must. There are no dress codes to places we visit on this tour.