Departure Dates:

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

Overview:

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.

Inclusions:

  • 7 Nights’ Accommodations. 2 Queens or 1 King.  4 nights on a houseboat 1 Queen Bed Only
  • Professional Tour Guides
  • Comfortable Transportation
  • All Meals 7 Breakfast, 6 Lunch, & 6 Dinner
  • Park Entrance Fees
  • Applicable Taxes and Fees
  • Fully Detailed Recommendations Package with detailed itinerary, maps, hiking, weather, and more.

Pricing:

           $3499.00 USD per person single or double 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

Daily Breakdown:

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 breakfast, transfer to your houseboat. 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. 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, 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 explore one of the largest Natural Bridges in the world, Rainbow Bridge National Monument. 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. After you disembark at Bullfrog Marina travel north to Goblin Valley State Park and enjoy a picnic lunch 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 8:

This morning, you can enjoy exploring Salt Lake City on your own. Airport transfers will be available throughout the day 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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