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10 Days | 9 Nights
EasyFor people looking to exercise their minds more than their bodies. Minimal walking and not too many stairs.
ModerateThese programs get you on your feet and include activities such as walking up to a mile in a day through a city and standing in a museum for a few hours.
ActiveFor people who enjoy walking as much as two miles a day, perhaps to explore historic neighborhoods or a nature trail.
Moderately ChallengingFor hardy explorers who enjoy a good physical challenge, spending most of their days on the go.
ChallengingGet ready to keep up with our highest-energy group. These demanding, and rewarding, programs are for seasoned outdoor enthusiasts.
Start of Program
Jan 19, 2013
On site registration in Tucson hotel lobby from 4:30 p.m. - 5:15 p.m. This program begins in Tucson and ends in Las Vegas. Most airlines will book flights that arrive Tucson and depart from Las Vegas.
You will be staying at the Tucson Holiday Inn - Airport that night.
Location: Tucson. AZ
Nearest city or town: Tucson, AZ
Nearest highway: Interstate 10
Nearest airport: Tucson, AZ

End of Program
Jan 28, 2013
Drop off at Las Vegas, McCarran Airport by 11:15 a.m.
You will be staying at the Furnace Creek Ranch the night before.
Location: Departures
Type: Three-Star Hotel

Description: Minutes from Tucson International Airport and central to all Tucson destinations, the Holiday Inn Tucson Airport is perfectly situated for activities on the Upper Sonoran Desert.

Contact info:
4550 S Palo Verde
Tucson, AZ 85714 USA
phone: 520-746-1161
web: www.ichotelsgroup.com

Room amenities: Cable TV, individually controlled AC, in-room pay-per-view movies, ironing board, coffee maker, hair dryer, work desk

Facility amenities: 301 guest rooms on 6 floors, on site restaurant with room service, and cocktail lounge, outdoor pool, whirlpool, ATM, gift shop and newsstand.

Smoking policy: Yes
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: Seasonal.
Contact Holiday Inn - Tucson Airport for rates applicable to your stay.

Check in time: 3:00 PM

Type: Resort

Description: Furnace Creek Ranch is a complete resort fashioned on the grounds of the original working ranch and later the housing for the 20 mule team operation. Located in Death Valley National Park, the Ranch offers hiking in adjacent canyons, swimming, golf, tennis and horseback riding.

Contact info:
Hwy 190
Death Valley, CA 92328 USA
phone: 760-786-2345
web: www.furnacecreekresort.com

Room amenities: A/C, TV, phone, in-room coffee maker, hair dryer, phone.

Facility amenities: Three restaurants, a cocktail lounge, an outdoor, spring-fed, geothermal swimming pool - always at 82 degrees, lighted tennis courts, an 18 hole golf course (lowest elevation course in the world), a gift shop and a general store.

Smoking policy: Yes
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Additional nights after: Seasonal.
Call Furnace Creek for rates applicable to your stay.

Check out time: 11:00 AM

Our Value Promise To You

You won't find a better value.

at no additional cost on this date ...
9 nights of accommodations
25 meals: 9 breakfasts, 8 lunches, 8 dinners
4 Expert-led lectures
11 Field trips


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