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Arizona | Scottsdale

Welcome to the Southwest’s premier holiday destination. In a single Scottsdale day, you can test your skills on one of the award-winning golf courses; soak up the sun by a beautiful pool; take an edge-of-your-seat off-road tour; soar high above the desert in a hot air balloon; be pampered in a spa; enjoy wonderful shopping and round it all off with a fabulous meal.

Speaking of dining, there’s over 600 restaurants in the Scottsdale area to choose from, ranging from fine-dining experiences, many boasting award-winning chefs, to quick and casual restaurants – something for all budgets and palates. Late night activities include hip nightclubs and cozy wine bars…infact downtown Scottsdale alone offers more than 75 evening venues to choose from.

Scottsdale sits in the heart of the Sonoran Desert, the most verdant and biologically diverse desert in North America. The mountains, rivers and lush expanses of cacti-studded landscapes provide the perfect setting for outdoor adventures of any kind. Why not take a guided tour? Taking you away from the beaten path into pristine valleys and canyons. You may chose to enjoy a taste of the Old West by horseback on a morning trail ride through the McDowell Mountain foothills. If you prefer to hike or bike Scottsdale is also your paradise - with a bountiful network of well-maintained trails, including those at Scottsdale McDowell Sonoran Preserve, Pinnacle Peak Park and Camelback Mountain.

You’re pretty much guaranteed blue-sky days every day of the year in Scottsdale. During the winter months of November through March the average daytime temperature is in the mid 70’s whilst in the summer months it soars to the high 90’s and above... but with a low humidity all year round you never feel uncomfortable. Simply perfect!

Don’t Miss…

• A hot air balloon ride over the desert - This is the ultimate way to experience Arizona's landscape, soaring high above the desert floor. It's an early start, but there is nothing more majestic than witnessing this spell-binding location at sunrise. If you prefer to keep your feet firmly on the ground, try one of the high-energy jeep tours.

• Scottsdale's night scene - The choice of dining venues is spectacular, but one of our favourites is Olive & Ivy. Located in the Waterfront district, this casual yet chic restaurant overlooks the water and offers a choice of terrace or indoor dining and even a buzzing open-kitchen.

• Old Town Scottsdale - A glimpse into a bygone era, Old Town cleverly combines western-style shopping and dining with upscale galleries and boutiques.

• World-class golf - Why not play a round at the T.P.C Scottsdale course, home to the prestigious WM Phoenix Open and part of the PGA tour circuit? Scottsdale boasts 174 golf courses, ensuring a range of challenging courses for every skill level.

• Hike the mountains - The McDowell Mountains offer a range of hiking routes, created to showcase its most spell-binding views.

For more information, click here to download a Scottsdale destination guide

For more specific information, the below downloadable guides will show you exactly what Scottsdale has to offer.

America’s Canyonlands

Scottsdale


9 Days/8 Nights

Begins in Scottsdale and ends in Las Vegas.

Departures
April, May, June, July, August, September and October.

Your Tauck Itinerary includes:
• Round trip scheduled flights
• Accommodation for 8 nights as specified
• 7 breakfasts, 3 lunches & 7 dinners
• Air-conditioned motorcoach transportation (days 3-8)
• Services of a Tauck Tour Director (days 2-8)

DAY 1  ARRIVE PHOENIX

Depart the UK on your chosen scheduled flight to Phoenix, Arizona. Upon arrival, transfer independently to the Four Seasons Resort, Scottsdale at Troon North. Scottsdale is the ideal place to start to relax and acclimatise before the start of your Tauck vacation.
Hotel: Four Seasons Resort, Scottsdale at Troon North

DAY 2 SCOTTSDALE

Enjoy a relaxing day by the pool, exploring the grounds of the hotel, or perhaps take a shopping trip to one of Scottsdale’s fabulous malls. This evening, join Tauck and your travelling companions for a welcome reception and dinner. 
Hotel: Four Seasons Resort, Scottsdale at Troon North
Dinner included

DAY 3  SEDONA

This morning you set out to the Red Rocks of Sedona, renowned for its stunning array of red sandstone formations which glow orange at dawn and sunset. Enjoy a guided walk taking you back in time to the days of the early settlers and meander around town, a favourite with artisans. Your journey continues through Oak Creek Canyon to the Grand Canyon.
Hotel: Kachina Lodge
Breakfast and dinner included

DAY 4 GRAND CANYON & NAVAJO LANDS

The Grand Canyon both inspires and captures the imagination and is very special at sunrise, so enjoy an early morning view. Today you travel through the Navajo Indian Reservation and the Painted Desert en route to Page. This evening is a true highlight with a private dinner cruise on Lake Powell.
Hotel: Lake Powell Resort
Breakfast and dinner included

DAY 5 LAKE POWELL

Glen Canyon Dam transformed the Colorado River into a massive lake 186 miles long fringed by fjord-like canyons that are accessible only by boat. For sheer spectacle, there is no lake like it on earth! Tower over the unusual rock formations and view Rainbow Bridge on a 30 minute flight.
Hotel: Lake Powell Resort
Breakfast and dinner included

DAY 6 GLEN CANYON FLOAT TRIP & BRYCE  CANYON 

Enjoy a morning float trip through Glen Canyon on the Colorado River, then drive to Kanab for lunch, before continuing on to Bryce Canyon National Park.
Hotel: The Lodge at Bryce Canyon
Breakfast, lunch and dinner included

DAY 7 BRYCE CANYON & ZION NATIONAL PARK

Take the morning and early afternoon to explore Bryce at your leisure. After lunch you’re off to neighbouring Zion National Park.
Hotel: Zion Lodge
Breakfast, lunch and dinner included

DAY 8 ZION NATIONAL PARK & LAS VEGAS

Today is a day of contrasts. Zion is noted for narrow canyons and colourful mesa scenery. Wind deep into the canyon where great red precipices rise on either side, leading into a beautifully carpeted valley. Although a contrast from the rest of the tour, Las Vegas is the ‘Entertainment Capital of the World’. See the casinos and drive the length of the Las Vegas ‘Strip’. This evening we invite you to a farewell reception and dinner.
Hotel: Four Seasons Las Vegas
Breakfast, lunch and dinner included

DAY 9 JOURNEY HOME

Following check-out you will be transferred to the airport for your flight back to the UK. Alternatively, you may choose to extend your stay in Las Vegas! 
Breakfast included

2014 Prices

From £2999 per person based on twin occupancy of Standard rooms in low season. Other prices available on request.

Ask for full details on the Monument Valley optional excursion.

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