Great Parks, Ghost Towns and Sedona's Red Rocks
Featuring Death Valley and Grand Canyon National Parks
 9 Days • 14 Meals
Air Holiday
Travel the lonely roads of the Mojave and Sonoran Deserts, from the salt pans of the lowest place in North America to ghost towns perched high atop mined-out mesas. You'll experience stark Death Valley, quirky Sedona, and the enchanting places in between.

 Highlights
  • 14 Meals (8 breakfasts, 1 lunch and 5 dinners)
  • Round trip airport transfers
  • Spend 1 night in Las Vegas, America's entertainment capital
  • Spend 2 nights inside Death Valley National Park
  • Tour Death Valley National Park
  • Stop at the authentic ghost town of Rhyolite, once a "rip-roaring" gold mining community founded in 1904
  • Visit Manzanar National Historic Site, a moving reminder of the dark days of World War II
  • See the funky but highly photogenic old ghost town of Randsburg
  • Explore Route 66 and stop in Oatman, a colorful ghost town with wild burros and Seligman, “The Birthplace of Route 66
  • Travel along Grand Canyon National Park’s magnificent South Rim
  • Explore the prehistoric ruins at Wupatki National Monument
  • Take an exciting “Red Rocks Jeep Tour” into Sedona’s back country and stop at the historic copper mining ghost town of Jerome
  • First class seating aboard the Verde Canyon Railroad
  • Chuckwagon supper and live Western show at the Blazin' M Ranch
  • Narrated Trolley Tour of enchanting Sedona
  • Spend 1 night in Laughlin
  • $45 in Mayflower Money

 Itinerary
Day 1  Arrive in Las Vegas
Arrive in exciting Las Vegas, America's entertainment capital. We'll overnight at the center of the glittering "Fremont Street Experience." Meet your Tour Manager at 6:00 p. m. for a welcome dinner. Meal: D
Day 2  Death Valley National Park
Today we head for the unique landscape of Death Valley National Park. Here, old tales of prospectors with burros, massive wagons pulled by 20-mule teams and long-deserted mines continue to fascinate. We stop at Badwater Basin, the lowest point in the Western Hemisphere, Devil’s Golf Course with its jagged saline formations and Zabriskie Point for panoramic views of the park’s colored badlands, salt flats and distant peaks. Next we visit the Furnace Creek Visitor Center and the ruins of the Harmony Borax Works before checking in for a two-night stay. Meals: B, D
Day 3  Goldwell Open Air Museum and Rhyolite Ghost Town
We begin the day by returning briefly to Nevada to explore the huge outdoor sculptures created by Belgian artists at the Goldwell Open Air Museum. Then we visit the once "rip-roaring" gold mining community of Rhyolite, an authentic ghost town. Back in Death Valley, we head to the Stovepipe Wells area where we take a walk on the extensive Mesquite Flat Sand Dunes. We also make a stop at the Salt Creek Interpretive Trail before returning to the lodge. Meals: B, L
Day 4  Manzanar National Historic Site and Randsburg Ghost Town
Leaving the park, we pass the dry Owens Lake which was drained to provide a water supply for the City of Los Angeles and come to Manzanar National Historic Site. This is an intensely moving and heartbreaking reminder of the remote internment camps created to house Japanese-Americans during the dark days of World War II. Later, we visit the funky but highly photogenic old ghost town of Randsburg before continuing to Barstow for our overnight stay. Meal: B
Day 5  Route 66 and Oatman Ghost Town
On historic Highway 66 we stop in Oatman, Arizona, the colorful ghost town and mining camp where ‘wild’ burros, descendants of those left behind by miners, greet tourists on Main Street. There are numerous gift, antique and craft shops, saloons and the historic Oatman Hotel to explore. We also stop in Seligman, “The Birthplace of Historic Route 66,” featuring 1950s-era stores and restaurants, including the Roadkill Café. Meal: B
Day 6   Grand Canyon National Park and Wupatki National Monument
Today we come to the South Rim of the magnificent Grand Canyon National Park. Truly one of the world's great spectacles, we travel along the rim with stops at several scenic overlooks, including Mather Point, Grand View Point and Desert View. Later, we explore the splendid prehistoric ruins at Wupatki National Monument, remains of a complex thought to have been occupied by ancestors of the modern-day Hopi Tribe before coming to the heart of Sedona’s renowned Red Rocks Country. Meals: B, D
Day 7  Red Rocks Jeep Tour and Verde Canyon Railroad
This morning, a guided “Red Rocks Jeep Tour” takes us into Sedona’s enchanting backcountry where natural wonders include dramatic cliffs, towers, monoliths and mesas of bright red sandstone in fantastically carved shapes. We stop at the historic copper mining ghost town of Jerome before boarding our first-class car on the Verde Canyon Railroad, for a unique 40-mile rail excursion through a beautiful protected wilderness abundant in bald eagles, great blue herons, deer and javelinas. Tonight, we enjoy dinner before returning to the hotel. Meals: B, D
Day 8  Sedona Trolley Tour and Laughlin
A narrated Trolley Tour of Sedona includes a stop at the inspiring Chapel of the Holy Cross, overlooking the town and neighboring red rocks. A visit to the Tlaquepaque arts and crafts complex is followed by a stop in the downtown area. Our afternoon begins with a scenic drive through splendid Oak Creek Canyon, before continuing to Laughlin, Nevada’s casino resort center on the banks of the Colorado River. Meals: B, D
Day 9   Travel Home
This morning we have a group transfer to Las Vegas McCarran International Airport for flights out after 1:00p.m. Meal: B

 Accommodations
Days 1  Golden Nugget Hotel and Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada
Days 2-3   Ranch at Furnace Creek, Death Valley National Park, California
Days 4  Country Inn and Suites, Barstow, California
Days 5  Red Feather Lodge, Grand Canyon Village, Arizona
Days 6-7  Sedona Real Inn and Suites, Sedona, Arizona
Days 8  Golden Nugget Hotel and Casino, Laughlin, Nevada
 

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