A Silver Spur exclusive. Unique two day of the Grand Canyon and Sedona with an overnight stay at the Canyon. Amazing views from popular overlooks right on the canyon edges. A scenic winding drive to Grand Canyon Villiage. Check-in at Maswik Lodge and spend your evening exploring the breathtaking views along the Rim Trail. Witness the splendor as the sunset bathes the canyon walls to reveal the awesome scale of one of the world’s seven wonders.
From your perch high on the South Rim, greet the second day of your adventure as the sun rises from the east spilling warmth and light into the Grand Canyon. We head to Sedona with a different route through Flagstaff before descending picturesque Oak Creek Canyon into Sedona. Spend the day touring the best views red rock country. Have lunch and do some shopping at the incredible Tlaquepaque Village. On the return trip to Phoenix we stop at ancient cliff dwelling ruins built by the long vanished Sinqua Indians[box size=”large” style=”rounded” border=”full”]
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Board our Mercedes-Built Sprinter Touring van in either Phoenix or Scottsdale for a scenic drive through lush desert and pine forests to Flagstaff. Take in fantastic views of the San Francisco Peaks, Arizona’s highest point. Stop at Little Colorado River Gorge on the Navajo Indian Reservation. Barter with the Navajo artisans for authentic handcrafted jewelry and crafts and enjoy dizzying views from sheer sandstone cliffs.
Enter at East Gate of Grand Canyon. The east- end of the canyon arguably has the greatest views. Additionally, The Desert View entrance has less traffic and waiting which provides more time to enjoy The Grand Canyon’s splendor.
Stop at the Desert View Watch Tower. The Watchtower was designed and built in 1932 to replicate the building techniques of prehistoric Puebloan Indian cultures. Climb interior spiraled staircases to the top of the tower and experience the incredible views across to Comanche Point and theColorado River far below.
Navajo Point. Astounding views from 7,500 feet, the highest point on the Grand Canyon’s South Rim, provide a glimpse of the mighty Colorado River’sBig Bend.
Moran Point. Proceeding to Grand Canyon Village along Desert View Drive, we stop at Moran Point for more photo-taking opportunities.
Grand View and Yavapai Point. Depending upon timing and weather, we may choose one or both at the group’s discretion. Both feature amazing views and Yavapai Point includes a geological museum.
Grand Canyon Village. This is the heart of the South Rim and the old historic district. Dine at one of several places (not included). Walk the Rim Trail. Sit on the cliff walls and savor unlimited views. Visit Kolb Photo Studio, built right on the cliff’s edge. Watch the mules descend the canyon and return on the Bright Angel Trail. Watch closely for the endangered California Condors, the largest bird in America with a wingspan up to 9.5 feet. Visit Hopi House where you may be lucky enough to catch performances of Indian Dancers in native regalia. Watch for arrivals and departures of Grand Canyon Train.
Spend the night at Maswik Lodge, just ¼ mile from the canyon’s edge. A modern facility spread over several acres of Ponderosa Pine forest, Maswik Lodge south room features motel-style rooms with two queen beds, a full bath, telephone, and television. It features a cafeteria open from 6:00 AM to 10:00 PM. There is also a pizza pub with televisions.
Exit at the Grand Canyon West Main Gate. Leaving the Grand Canyon, we take a different route back through Flagstaff on the way to Sedona.
Sedona Arizona: The tour continues with a 2,000 foot descent of Oak Creek Canyon, along a winding road with hairpin turns from the top of the Mogollon Rim. People from all over the world find Sedona to be simply magical. Experience its mystical qualities and beauty for yourself as we explore Sedona’s most popular attractions including the edges of Boynton Canyon, Airport Mesa, Cathedral Rock, and Chapel of the Holy Cross.
Tlaquepaque: Internationally renowned Tlaquepaque (pronounced Tla-keh-pah-keh), is a distinctive shopping experience in the Southwest. Modeled after a traditional Mexican village, Tlaquepaque’s stucco walls, cobble-stoned walkways and magnificent arched entryways are home to the best shopping, dining, and finest art galleries in Sedona.
Montezuma Castle: The ancient Sinagua Indians built these cliff dwellings into the
towering canyon walls. The Indians mysteriously disappeared and abandoned these
“apartment-style” ruins in about 1425 AD. More abut Montezuma’s Castle.
High-powered telescope. On board for certain stops.
Pairs of binoculars. On board for guest sharing or bring your own.
Snacks and water. Included.
Rain ponchos. In case it rains, we have loan-ponchos on board.