Touring the American Southwest with Caravan Tours
Written on December 17, 2020
Caravan Tours has been escorting travelers to amazing destinations since 1952, and the company’s commitment to providing excellent itineraries and service is unwavering. With affordable tours and many inclusions, the ease and enjoyment of traveling with Caravan Tours while exploring the national parks in the American Southwest will allow you to focus on making memories.
Grand Canyon, Sedona, Lake Powell, Bryce & Zion
8 days from $1485 per person (land only)
Phoenix, AZ to Las Vegas, NV
The artist colony of Sedona, Arizona is home to over 80 art galleries and shops but also offers visitors countless other activities. Foodies will enjoy the numerous fine dining options, and it’s recommended to make a restaurant reservation at a location known for its beautiful views of the landscape. If you wish to learn more about the city and surrounding areas, you might book a trolley or Jeep tour. Nature lovers and thrill-seekers will enjoy hiking one of the trails through the red rocks or floating down the Verde River.
Grand Canyon National Park
Between 5-6 million years ago, the Colorado River formed a one-mile deep gorge known as the Grand Canyon. Today, it is one of the seven natural wonders of the world. Enjoy the incredible beauty of the canyon by attending a park ranger talk or simply walking its trails and admiring your surroundings. With two itinerary days dedicated to this national park, travelers have ample time to view sunrises and sunsets, bike the rim, and seek out and compare the best overlooks of the canyon.
Drive the East Rim of the Grand Canyon and stop to visit a Navajo and Hopi trading post to shop for handicrafts before driving through both the Hopi Indian Nation and the Navajo Indian Nation. A guided Jeep tour provides access to Monument Valley, a perfect landscape of buttes and arches. Learn about the many films that were set in this area, including Stagecoach and The Searchers.
Enjoy a canyon cruise on Lake Powell, a massive reservoir that hosts approximately 3 million annual visitors. This beautiful body of water cuts through the red sandstone walls and is perfect for boating, rafting, kayaking, waterskiing, and swimming in the hot Arizona sun. After the cruise, the resort is yours to enjoy, whether it be relaxing poolside or venturing out to go fishing or hiking.
Bryce Canyon National Park
En route to Bryce Canyon National Park, Caravan travelers will visit Kanab or “Little Hollywood” since it is famed for being the filming location for over 100 television shows and movies. Once in Bryce Canyon, which, despite its name is actually a series of amphitheaters, you will view the brilliant hues of the red, orange, and white hoodoos – the fame of this national park.
Zion National Park
Zion National Park is so startlingly beautiful that the various areas of the park were bestowed exalted names such as East Temple or Court of the Patriarchs. Spend the morning on a private tram tour of the park before pursuing independent activities in the afternoon. Seek out the 291 species of birds that reside there. Bike the Pa’rus Trail. Inquire where to find the best sunset and stargazing spots and plan your evening respite.
Exploring the national parks of the American Southwest will be a memorable vacation for travelers of all ages. If you’d like to plan your tour of the American Southwest with Caravan, contact our team! We will happily assist with arrangements.