Departure Dates:

Saturday, Oct 13, 2018 - Sunday, Oct 21, 2018


Enjoy 9 days and 8 nights exploring the Southwestern US with this SpecTAPular experience. Enjoy unplugging from the world with 5 days and 4 nights on a houseboat in Lake Powell. Experience the culture and history of Old Town Scottsdale & Salt Lake City. Revel in beautiful landscapes and active experiences available to you throughout the tour.  Sponsored by Travel Alliance Partners (TAP), this is an amazing tour will be one of those buckets list experiences you won’t forget!

Below we give a daily overview. See this detailed trip itinerary.


  • 8 Nights' Accommodations. 2 Queens or 1 King.  4 nights on a houseboat 1 Queen Bed Only
  • Professional Tour Guides
  • Comfortable Transportation
  • All Meals Breakfast, Lunch, & Dinner
  • Park Entrance Fees
  • Portage
  • Applicable Taxes and Fees
  • Fully Detailed Recommendations Package with detailed itinerary, maps, hiking, weather, and more.


           $3,999.00 USD per person based on Double Occupancy

           $4,899.00 USD per person Single Occupancy

                         Additional Pre-&-Post Night Hotels (Room and tax included)

                                       $235.00 per night at Marriott Old Town Scottsdale

                                       $175.00 per night at Hotel RL Downtown in Salt Lake City

Day 1:

Welcome to Phoenix, AZ. Enjoy your complimentary transfer from Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport to Marriott Old Town Scottsdale.  Spend the rest of your day exploring and enjoying this culturally rich area with art galleries, restaurants, walking paths, and many other experiences just waiting for you.

Day 2:

Enjoy a scenic drive through the Saguaro Cactus fields of the Sonoran Desert, up through the Ponderosa Pine Forests of the Kiabab Plateau and into Flagstaff, AZ. Here you will enjoy a guided tour of the Lowell Observatory and enjoy lunch in Downtown Flagstaff. Afterwards, you will continue your adventure with a visit to Sunset Crater and Wupatki National Monuments and a visit to Historic Cameron Trading Post before arriving at Lake Powell.  This evening relax and enjoy dinner in the Rainbow Room as the sun sets across the lake.

Day 3:

After a fantastic breakfast, you will transfer to your houseboat and load up for your cruise on the lake.  The group will be broken into groups of 10 to 12 per houseboat.  After you embark, you can enjoy the beautiful scenery and get settled in as you cruise up the lake to Padre Bay & Last Chance Bay. Here you can kayak, fish, enjoy water sports, and powerboat rides. At the end of the day you will enjoy dinner on the beach before an educational session and an evening enjoying the sunset and the stars. The evening educational session will be an astronomy program.

Day 4:

As you travel up the lake today, you will have more opportunities to explore, kayak, fish, enjoy water sports & powerboat rides, or just relax as you cruise along.  After lunch and a stop at Dangling Rope Marina, you will enjoy Oak Creek Canyon and other areas before you retire for the evening. The evening educational session will be on John Wesley Powell.

Day 5:

This morning you will have the opportunity to explore one of the largest Natural Bridges in the world and the largest in the United States. Rainbow Bridge National Monument is in a remote side canyon on Lake Powell.  For those interested, you can hike up to it this morning.  If not, you can continue to just enjoy the lake. After this stop and lunch, you will enjoy a scenic cruise through the San Juan River Goosenecks and then head up the lake further before stopping for the evening. The evening educational session will be on the Hole in the Rock Expedition.

Day 6:

After breakfast you will get to visit the Hole in the Rock crossing and explore the Escalante River Canyon. There will be plenty of opportunities to explore, kayak, fish, enjoy water sports & powerboat rides, or just relax as you cruise along. You will spend the majority of the day cruising up and down this section of the lake before docking for the evening.  The evening education session will be on the Ancestral Puebloans.

Day 7:

For your last day on the lake, you will cruise up to Bullfrog Marina and explore Halls Creek Bay.  This is your last day to enjoy opportunities to kayak, fish, enjoy water sports & powerboat rides, or just relax on the boat.  After lunch you will disembark at Bullfrog Marina and transfer to the Defiance House Lodge.  The group will have dinner at the Anasazi Restaurant overlooking the lake. The evening is yours to relax or enjoy exploring the sandstone landscape surrounding this area.

Day 8:

You will depart this morning and travel north from Bullfrog Marina to Goblin Valley State Park and enjoy a picnic while exploring this unique landscape.  Afterwards, you will continue north into the Wasatch Mountains until you arrive in Salt Lake City, UT.  After checking into your hotel for the evening, you will enjoy a farewell dinner at the Roof Restaurant in Salt Lake City. After dinner you are free to explore the town.

Day 9:

For those interested you can attend the Mormon Tabernacle Choir Music and the Spoken Word Broadcast at 9 AM.  Or you can just explore Salt Lake City.  Airport transfers will be available throughout the morning to the Salt Lake International Airport for your flights home.

Terms & Conditions:

Deposit Policy: We accept all major credit cards, checks, or wire transfers as payments.

  • A deposit of $200.00  is due upon signing the contract
  • The balance is due 90 days prior to the trip departure

Cancellation Policy:  

  • Please notify us in writing if you need to cancel or reschedule.
  • No refunds for cancellations within 30 days of departure for all multi-day tours.
  • Cancellations 31 days or more prior to departure receive a 10% cancellation fee.
  • Any monies not refunded will be available to apply to a future tour or trip for 2 years from the day of the cancellation.

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