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Visit the Old West on a Pioneer Adventure

8-day guided vacation, from $2,095* per person, departs May through September 2018

Itinerary

  • Days 1-2 / Phoenix – Scottsdale – Sedona – Williams
    Arrive in Phoenix. Meet your traveling partners and overnight in Scottsdale before heading off to Sedona where you'll have your choice of traversing Red Rock Country by jeep or Red Rock Magic Trolley. Then it's on to Oak Creek Canyon and the historic railroad town of Williams, where you'll enjoy a Be My Guest dinner hosted by the mayor, John Moore.

  • Day 3 / Williams – Grand Canyon National Park
    After an overnight in Williams, board the Grand Canyon Railway for a journey past vanilla-scented Ponderosa Pines and through the Kaibab National Forest en route to Grand Canyon National Park.

  • Day 4 / Grand Canyon National Park – Monument Valley – Lake Powell
    Witness a spectacular sunrise over the Grand Canyon and jaw-dropping views along the South Rim as you trace the Desert View Drive route. Then it's on to Monument Valley where you'll view the imposing mesas and buttes once favored by movie director John Ford as the movie home of the wild west. Check-in to your lake view room and enjoy dinner at Lake Powell Resort.

  • Days 5-6 / Lake Powell – Zion and Bryce Canyon National Parks
    Enjoy a day at leisure, take an optional float down the Colorado River, cruise on Lake Powell to Antelope Canyon or spend the day learning to wakeboard on Lake Powell. The next morning, head off to Zion Canyon for a quick hike to the Emerald Pools and a drive along the scenic Mount Carmel Highway where you can spot the spectacular Great Arch of Zion. Bryce Canyon is your final stop for the day.

  • Days 7-8 / Bryce Canyon National Park – Las Vegas
    Explore the rim of Bryce Canyon, riddled with fairytale castles, cathedrals, meandering trails and secret hideaways. Spend the afternoon at leisure and enjoy a Western farewell hoedown. The next morning, travel through the scenic Virgin River Gorge on your journey to Las Vegas where you can opt to extend your vacation or head for home.

Details

Don your jeans and wide-brimmed hat for this escorted tour into the heart of America’s West. Meet your travel partners in Scottsdale, Arizona, before heading into the Sonoran Desert and the orange-red landscape around Sedona. The scenery grows more spectacular aboard the historic Grand Canyon Railway en route to the Grand Canyon, where a Local Specialist walks the rim with you and shares how this natural wonder of the world was formed over millions of years. Packed with plenty of adventure and family-friendly fun, this vacation also features stops in Zion and Bryce Canyon National Parks.

AAA Members receive a $40 optional experience voucher per person.

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Offered by: Trafalgar

Interested in learning more about the Pioneer Adventures of the Old West guided vacation? Contact a AAA Travel Counselor for more details about booking the trip.

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Janice Yip-Hudson, AAA Travel Counselor, Daly City, Calif.

Today, people's lives are so busy. We're thinking three days ahead just to get through our to-do lists. I love helping my clients plan vacations where they have nothing to do but relax; where time stands still, and you're just on vacation.

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