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Grand Canyon, AZ

April 2 - 8, 2023

Enchanting Canyonlands

Join AAA Central Penn as we explore the Grand Canyon, Monument Valley, Zion National Park and more!

Booking Deadline: January 17, 2023

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Pricing

Occupancy Rate Per Person
DOUBLE $3,519
SINGLE     $4,589

All non-members must add $60 to the above rates

Rates are subject to availability at time of booking and include taxes, fees and fuel surcharges which are subject to change. All pricing and included features are based on a minimum of 14 passengers. 

*Airfare is currently not included in the price of the trip. Airfare will be added when rates and schedules become available and may have a different payment and cancellation schedule from the land tour. 

Desired pick up location is not guaranteed until passenger minimums are met.
 

Included Features

  • Free parking with roundtrip transfers to a local airport
  • Roundtrip transfers – airport/hotel
  • Six-night hotel accommodations
  • Sightseeing as stated in itinerary by luxury coach 
  • Services of a Professional Insight Vacations Tour Director and Driver
  • Meals: 6 Breakfasts, 4 Dinners with Wine
  • All local taxes, hotel service charges & porterage for one suitcase per person 
  • Services of a Discoveries Journey Manager

Highlights

  • Grand Canyon
  • Red Rock Scenic Byway
  • Sedona
  • Oak Creek Canyon Scenic Byway through Coconino National Park
  • South Rim Desert View Drive 
  • Cameron Trading Post 
  • Monument Valley Tribal Park
  • Lake Powell
  • Antelope Canyon
  • Scenic Highway 89
  • Bryce Canyon National Park 
  • Zion National Park

Itinerary

Sunday, April 2, 2023: Depart for Arizona

Motorcoach from Central PA to a local airport for your flight to Phoenix, AZ.  

Welcome to Arizona! Your tour opens in the world-famous town of Scottsdale. Why not head out and explore Old Scottsdale, a vibrant and unique urban downtown area that introduces you to the best of the state. Here, you will be surrounded by retro wooden buildings, rodeo inspired artwork and a selection of local stores, all with classic Southwestern flair. This evening, join your fellow travelers at a welcome dinner at Zuzu.  Hotel: Hotel Valley Ho, Scottsdale, Arizona (Dinner with wine)

Monday, April 3, 2023: Sedona and the Grand Canyon

Travel through world-renowned Red Country along the Red Rock Scenic Byway, one of only 20 designated All-American Roads nationwide. Explore bohemian Sedona with its shops and galleries, or simply take in the exceptional beauty of Red Rock Country before you make your way to the Grand Canyon. Follow Oak Creek Canyon Scenic Byway through Coconino National Forest, a breathtaking stretch of road recognized by Rand McNally as one of the Top Five Most Scenic Drives in America. On arrival, you can take an optional flightseeing tour over the Grand Canyon. Whether you prefer a helicopter or a fixed-wing plane, you'll enjoy magnificent scenery with aerial views from above. Meet your Local Expert, Canyon Tim, at the South Rim of the Grand Canyon to discover its wonders. You'll learn all about the origins of the five-million-year-old canyon, its rock formations, and the human impact on this natural masterpiece. He’ll also talk about the local flora and fauna, and where you might be able to spot them. This evening, dinner with wine will be served in the Thunderbird Private Room. With a perfect location overlooking the Grand Canyon's South Rim, settle down with a glass of wine on the private terrace while taking in flawless sunset views. Hotel: National Park Lodges, Grand Canyon National Park (Breakfast, Dinner with wine)

Tuesday, April 4, 2023: Monument Valley and Lake Powell

Today, early risers will take advantage of the lodge's location to witness one of Mother Nature's grandest shows on earth: a sunrise over the Grand Canyon. Travel along the South Rim Desert View Drive, skirting the South Rim of the canyon until you exit the park. Head to the Cameron Trading Post, one of the oldest and most historic general stores in Arizona. Enter Monument Valley Tribal Park, where you'll meet your Navajo Local Experts and board all-terrain vehicles with open sides for a private, off-the-beaten path exploration of this magical valley. Learn about Navajo history, culture, and heritage from your expert as you travel deeper into the natural wonders of this unique landscape. Spend the rest of the day relaxing at your lakefront resort after arriving in Lake Powell. Hotel: Lake Powell Resorts and Marinas (Breakfast) 

Wednesday, April 5, 2023: Free time at Lake Powell

Today is entirely yours to do as you please. Partake in one of our popular optional experiences, explore on your own, or simply relax by the resort swimming pool with views of Lake Powell. As an optional activity this morning, let yourself relax with a gentle float trip down the Colorado River. Calmly float down the Colorado, past some of the most awe-inspiring sites, like the iconic Horseshoe Bend and Petroglyph Beach. Alternatively, indulge in a once-in-a-lifetime exclusive experience offering 360-degree views from the top of the world. Fly eastward aboard a state-of-the-art EcoStar helicopter, over the land of the Navajo Nation and Lake Powell, just as Tower Butte begins to come into sight. Another unique optional adventure is a visit by plane to Lake Powell's iconic Glen Canyon Dam from above, allowing you to take in the views in all their glory from your sightseeing airplane. Hotel: Lake Powell Resorts and Marinas (Breakfast)


Thursday, April 6, 2023: Bryce Canyon and Zion National Parks

Take a cruise through the Antelope Canyon, giving you an up-close opportunity to view Lake Powell. This high-walled Navajo Sandstone side-arm of Lake Powell is famous not only for its coloration, but also for its famous slot canyons. Journey across a wide-open landscape punctuated by colorful sandstone cliffs, sagebrush covered flats, and high ridges dotted with piñon pine and juniper. Travel through Bryce Canyon Country on a portion of the Scenic Highway 89, recognized by National Geographic as the No. 1 Driver's Drive in the world. You will be struck by the beauty of Bryce Canyon National Park, an otherworldly landscape of red rock pillars known as hoodoos, pink cliffs, and endless vistas. Hotel: Zion National Park Lodge (Breakfast, Dinner with Wine) 

Friday, April 7,2023: Zion National Park

Enjoy a Relaxed Start this morning, as you have a full day to explore the park. After a leisurely breakfast, you will tour the canyon aboard a privately chartered open-air vehicle, with live commentary from a Local Expert to show you the many scenic highlights of the canyon. This afternoon, enjoy an Insight Choice. Choose to join your Travel Director for a guided hike to the Emerald Pools. Alternatively, visit the Zion Human History Museum. Wrap up your adventure at a Celebration Dinner hosted at the lodge. Hotel: Zion National Park Lodge (Breakfast, Dinner with Wine)

Saturday, April 8, 2023: Depart for Central PA

This morning you’ll bid farewell to the beautiful national parks. After breakfast, you will be taken to the Salt Lake City International Airport for your flight and transportation back to Central PA. (Breakfast)

Hotels and itinerary are subject to change at any time without notification and/or compensation.

Please see your Travel Advisor for suggestions on optional excursions. Optional excursions are not included in the price of the trip. 

Tour Activity Level 3:
This tour includes moderate physical activity. The itinerary blends some longer days with shorter days and more leisure time. Walking tours, as well as walking slightly longer distances, up stairs, or on uneven surfaces, should be expected.

General Information

Travel Documents

A valid government issued photo I.D. is required for airport security. 

As of the writing of this brochure, all travelers are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 with the final dose having been administered at least 14 days prior to departure to travel with Insight Vacations. Additional testing and travel requirements may be required. As travel requirements are rapidly changing due to COVID-19, final requirements will be communicated prior to departure. 

Payment

A non-refundable deposit of $200 per person will confirm your reservation. Final Payment is due to AAA by  January 17, 2023  

Cancellation Penalties

Deposit Date to day of departure - Loss of $200 deposit per person

February 2 – March 17, 2023 - 30% per person, plus additional suppliers’ fees
March 18 - 25, 2023 -  50% per person, plus additional suppliers’ fees 
March 26 – Apr 1, 2023 - 90% per person, plus additional suppliers’ fees
After April 1, 2023 - Non-Refundable

Flight

Air arrangements are handled by the tour operator.  Seat assignments cannot be confirmed until the tour operator releases names to the airline(s) 30 days prior to departure.  Specific seat requests cannot be guaranteed.  Some flights may contain code share agreements.

Insurance

For your protection, AAA recommends travel insurance.  Pre-existing medical conditions may be waived with proper coverage if travel insurance is purchased within 14 days of initial deposit only.  Other conditions may apply; ask your travel agent.  AAA recommends Allianz.

Clothing/Climate

Temperatures for this region in April average in the 80s with cooler evenings. Pack for a variety of temperatures. Casual clothes that can be layered work best. Comfortable walking shoes and a small umbrella are recommended.

Baggage

One suitcase per person will be allowed.  You may also bring a carry-on bag small enough to fit under your seat.  Baggage fees are not included in the price of the trip. Baggage fees and other charges may be directly assessed by airlines or airport. 

Travel Assistance

For personal comfort, group participants who need assistance are required to have a traveling companion who is capable of and totally responsible for providing needed assistance.

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