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On the Road: Best of Northern Arizona’s Parks and Monuments: Grand Canyon, River Rafting and More!

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9 Days | 8 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.
Explore the spectacular scenery of seven of the Southwest’s most-loved National Parks and Monuments. Field trips take you through Sedona’s red rocks, the volcanic landscapes of Sunset Crater, and Wupatki and Navajo National Monuments’ prehistoric cliff dwellings. Conclude your journey at Grand Canyon National Park.


• Enjoy a smooth-water rafting adventure on the Colorado River through Glen Canyon.
• Peel back layers of prehistory at Montezuma Castle, Walnut Canyon and Navajo National Monuments.
• Hear from Navajo guides on a 4x4 journey into Monument Valley Tribal Park to discover its fabled buttes and spires.

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Walk one mile on paved/uneven surfaces. Elevations up to 7,000 feet. Stepping in and out of the raft requires agility.

Itinerary Summary

Arrival Scottsdale, Ariz., 1 night; coach to Flagstaff, 2 nights; coach to Lake Powell, 2 nights; coach to Monument Valley, Utah, 1 night; coach to Grand Canyon South Rim, Ariz., 2 nights; coach to Phoenix, departure.

Coordinated by Northern Arizona University.

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8 nights of accommodations
24 meals: 8 breakfasts, 8 lunches, 8 dinners
6 Expert-led lectures
12 Field trips


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