February 7-12, 2022 (6 Days)
Transportation by deluxe motorcoach
5 nights’ lodging at excellent hotels
Baggage handling at hotels (for one piece)
2 breakfastS, 2 lunches, 2 dinners
Admission to all listed attractions
Guided tours at selected attractions
Your professional SUN TOURS Tour Director
All taxes and tips for included items (except hotel housekeeping)
$1,585 Double occupancy, per person
$1,985 Single occupancy
DEPOSIT: $200 per person NOW holds your place
FINAL PAYMENT DUE: December 1, 2021
None - Through December 1, 2021
$200 - December 2, 2021 - January 4, 2022
$750 - January 5 - February 1, 2022
100% - After February 1, 2022
The stark natural wonders of Death Valley create a wealth of dramatic scenery. Large sand dunes, wind sculpted rocks, isolated valleys, and volcanic craters form a landscape that fascinates us at every turn. Whether a photographer, a natural history buff, or a traveler interested in new vistas, Death Valley has something for each of us.
Included meals are denoted: Breakfast: B, Lunch: L, Dinner: D
DAY 1 D
We drive west across the colorful deserts of northern New Mexico and Arizona. We cross the Colorado River to enter Nevada and reach Laughlin where we lodge one night.
DAY 2 B
We drive to Las Vegas and cruise the Strip. (Oh my gosh, the new hotels, love ‘em or hate ‘em, astonish us.) Without ado, we continue on to Death Valley Junction and tour the Amargosa Opera House. As we approach Death Valley, we enjoy the panoramic view from Zabriskie Point. We lodge three nights in the heart of Death Valley. Ranger programs are held at the nearby Visitors Center (subject to availability).
DAY 3 L DAY 4
During our two full days in Death Valley, we see many attractions and vista points. Devil’s Golf Course is a big salt pan marked by jagged salt-crystals that caused a writer to remark that “only the devil could play golf there.” Badwater, a salty pool, is the lowest point in the U.S.A. The Harmony Borax Works gained fame by the romantic image of the “20-mule team” which hauled borax over the long, overland route to Mojave. We can hike short trails in Mosaic Canyon, Golden Canyon, and the Salt Creek Nature Trail.
DAY 5 D
We drive out of Death Valley and continue south through the Mojave National Preserve with its singing sand dunes, volcanic cinder cones, and Joshua tree forests. We reach Flagstaff, Arizona this evening to lodge one night.
DAY 6 B,L
We tour Flagstaff’s 13,000-square-foot Riordan Mansion, built in 1904 by a local lumber baron. We enjoy lunch in the Turquoise Room of the fabulous La Posada Hotel in Winslow, watching the trains go by, and continue home to Albuquerque, viewing the beautiful scenery from a new perspective.
Itinerary subject to change