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Arizona

A week of discovery     (March 29-April 4, 2013) and only 12 people    

Escorted by Andy & Bev Fraser
Join Andy & Bev Fraser and no more than 12 guests on a leisurely discovery of Alluring Arizona for a week before Easter.

This is a land that is so much more than a place to haul the RV and camp for the winter.  Arizona is a land of magical scenery, a place where The Old West still hangs on and where the ancient culture of the orignal North Americans pre dates medieval times.

But most of all it is a place where you can have fun!  If you loved San Antonio, you'll love Arizona. A week from one location in Scottsdale - a modern, Courtyard Marriott hotel with huge rooms and centrally located.

Day trips to discover Old Tucson, Phoenix and Scottsdale, The Apache Trail, Sedona, a Jeep Tour into the desert, a Paddle Wheeler journey on Canyon Lake, the 18th century White Dove Mission, and special dining experiences.

Remember Luckenbach, Texas? Well Arizona has Tortilla Flat, an official town consisting of six people and the famous Suspicion Saloon. Quirky and fun.

This is the land of all the cowboy and Indian shows we used to watch:  Roy Rogers, Hopalong Cassidy, John Wayne, The Lone Ranger and Tonto and the U.S. Cavalry?

A totally free day as well as plenty of time built in for shopping in Arts and Crafts location, smart upscale markets, dining experiences in every kind of restaurant including The Horny Toad, Rancho de Tia Rosa and more.

Also time to discover the richness of the Navajo, the Apache, the Hopi and many other distinct and unique tribes along with the famous Kachina dolls which are, in the old ways, religious icons.

So much to see, so much to do - and so much fun.

Only 12 guests so book it early. Call us at .
Arizona Itinerary

March 29  Day 1     Fly to Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport
We  arrange transportation from the airport to our Courtyard Marriott/Fashion Center hotel. For our first night dinner, we'll meet at 7:00 P.M. and be driven to The Rustler Roost at Pointe South Mountain. Here we will enjoy incredible sunset views and city lights coming to Life!  (D)

March 30 Day 2    
Breakfast at leisure followed by a day sightseeing in Phoenix, Scottsdale including visits to Old Town Scottsdale, the State Capital Building,  a driving tour of  Tempe's electric Mill Ave. and the ASU Campus. Lunch on your own in Old Town Scottsdale with free time for shopping. Evening  scenic drive to Cave Creek for a 7:00 PM dinner at The Horny Toad the oldest restaurant in Cave Creek which has been the location for many "Old West" movies and photo shoots. (B,D)

March 31 Day 3    Free Day          
Breakfast at your leisure in the hotel and dinner on your own with the rest of the day to explore, shop and enjoy. (B)

April 1 Day 4       
Breakfast leisure. A full day to explore northern Arizona with a photo stop at Sunset Point with views of Black Canyon.  Next stop is Sedona - Arizona's “Scenic Sensation”. Free time on your own in Sedona, to explore, shop and have lunch. Mid afternoon we're going on a Red Rock Jeep Ride of Soldiers Pass.  We will travel with the only Jeep Tour Company that is permitted to drive this historic trail - the same one traveled by General George Crook, during the Apache campaign in 1871 - 72. We'll visit Devil's Kitchen and the Apache's Seven Pools.  On the way back to the hotel we'll stop at
Cliff Castle Casino for dinner and a bit of free time. (B,D)

April 2 Day 5   
After breakfast it’s off to explore the land made famous by the great warrior Geronimo -the Apache Trail, the Superstition Mountains, Goldfield Ghost City,  and Canyon Lake. Lunch on your own is at Tortilla Flat - an authentic Stage Coach stop, with a population of six!   Complete the day with a ride on the Dolly Steamboat, a replica of a double-decked Sternwheeler. Dinner this evening  at the Rawhide Western Town and Steakhouse  at Wild Horse Pass which isn't far from the hotel. (B,D)


April 3 Day 6     
Breakfast at leisure before heading out for the Tucson area. En route we'll see Picacho Peak which was often used as a landmark by early explores. You may recognize it as the famous mountain that was  featured on the opening of the Roy Rogers Movies. Mid morning arrival at Mission San Xavier Del Bac (the White Dove of the Desert) located on the Tohono O'Odham Indian Reservation. It is a graceful blending of Moorish, Byzantine and late Mexico Renaissance.  Then off to Old Town Tucson with time to shop and have lunch.  After lunch we travel to Sabino Canyon for a tram ride thru the Canyon.   You'll experience the beauty of one of the most unique Southwestern desert canyons, a natural desert oasis, home to spectacular desert landscapes and wildlife. Later we make our way back to our hotel were we will have time to freshen up for our 7:30 farewell dinner at Rancho de Tia Rosa an award winning restaurant featuring authentic Baja Mexican coastal cuisine.  (B,D)

April4 Day 7 Homeward Bound                                                                                                       After breakfast at the hotel we will arrange your departure for the Airport. (B)

(Itineraries may be changed if deemed in the best interests of the tour and the tour participants).




 Tour Includes:

*Transfers from and to Phoenix Airport
Note Gateways: In and Out of Phoenix Internation Sky Harbor Airport
*    6 nights hotel accommodations Courtyard Marriott /Fashion Center
*    5 Dinners / 6 Breakfast
*    Ground transportation  (15 Passenger Van)
*    Standard taxes, meal gratuities, baggage handling  (One Bag)

Price:
$2,595 per person based on double occupance. Single occupancy $2,995.
Land only. Ask about a complete package of air and insurance through Expedia Cruise Ship Center of Penticton.
A deposit of $500 required at time of booking with remainder due February 27, 2012. Please read our fine print page for all the details. We strongly suggest you have travel and cancellation insurance and adequate medical coverage. Expedia Cruise Ship Center of Penticton will process all payments for this tour which protects your money.


Some Highlights
*  12 guests - one hotel
*    Views of the Pointe South & Camel Back Mountains
*   Apache Trail, Ghost City, Tortilla Flat, Superstition Mountains, sightseeing in Phoenix, Scottsdale,
*    Ride the Dolly Steamboat on Canyon Lake
*  San Xavier Del Bac,“White Dove in the Desert
*    Sedona tour including shopping time in Sedona
*    Jeep Ride In the Sedona Red Rocks
*    Gold Mine Tour
*   Tram Ride through Sabino Canyon
*    Scenic Desert drive to Cave Creek
*    Tonto National Forest
*    Tempe Mill Avenue

Your Hotel:

Our Marriott Courtyard/Phoenix/Fashion Center (quite a name) is a new and modern property near to everything. Rooms are large with good closet and desk space, an outdoor fire pit for evening fun, a pool, fitness centre and free shuttle to the huge Fashion Center Mall.