Sedona & the Grand Canyon at Christmastime
December 7 – 11, 2020 (5 Days)
Using Flagstaff as our “home base,” we explore the many facets of Northern Arizona. “Unique” is an understated description of Sedona. We discover its charming downtown with a trolley ride. Then, we enjoy all Flagstaff has to offer. One day is devoted entirely to the majesty and splendor of the Grand Canyon. After a stop in the Painted Desert and Rainbow Forest Museum, we are homeward bound.
DAY 1 D
Canyon country, here we come! We drive west to the Ponderosa pine country of Flagstaff, making stops at La Posada in Winslow and at the fascinating Meteor Crater. We lodge four nights in Flagstaff at the Little America Hotel.
DAY 2 B
As we head down to Sedona, we stop at Montezuma Castle National Monument, to gaze up at the 20-room dwelling, nestled into a towering cliff, built in the 12th century by Sinagua Indians. We enjoy the ambiance of charming downtown Sedona before we ride the Sedona Trolley for a tour of the area featuring the Chapel of the Holy Cross. We take the scenic route to stunning Oak Creek Canyon, a breathtaking chasm that is wildly wonderful.
DAY 3 B
After seeing the fascinating exhibits of the Museum of Northern Arizona, we relax a bit in Flagstaff before heading to the Riordan Mansion. The Riordan Mansion is one of the finest examples of American Arts and Crafts-style architecture open to the public today. When built, the indoor plumbing, central heating and electric lights were on the cutting edge of modern conveniences. After dark, we visit the Lowell Observatory. If skies are clear, we can look through the same telescope that discovered Pluto.
DAY 4 B
The Grand Canyon, a powerful and inspiring landscape, overwhelms our senses through its immense size and sublime beauty. At Grand Canyon Village, we savor our first view of the canyon. Later, at the Visitor Center we see the wonderful movie, “Grand Canyon: A Journey of Wonder,” and walk to nearby Mather Point. We ride our motorcoach along the East Rim Drive to additional vistas, including Desert View, where we see the Colorado River far below.
DAY 5 B
Our thoughts turn toward home, but we first stop at the Rainbow Forest Museum and Painted Desert to admire the beautiful colors and memorable formations.
Itinerary subject to change.
TOUR PRICE INCLUDES:
Transportation by deluxe motorcoach
4 nights’ lodging at the Little America Flagstaff
Baggage handling at hotel (for one piece)
4 breakfasts, 2 dinners
Admission to all listed attractions
Your professional SUN TOURS Tour Director
All taxes and tips for included items (except hotel housekeeping)
PRICE PER PERSON:
$1,165 Double occupancy
$1,425 Single occupancy
DEPOSIT: $200 per person now holds your place
FINAL PAYMENT DUE: September 30, 2020
None - Through Sept. 30, 2020
$200 – Oct. 1 – Nov. 3, 2020
$550 – Nov. 4 – Dec. 2, 2020
100% - After Dec. 2, 2020
TRAVEL PROTECTION STARTS AT $112