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Arizona

 
Tour 17 - 28 February  2017 (12 days)
Cost $2990 CAD, double occupancy
Departs From Phoenix
Max. participants 9
Tour Leader Tony Greenfield.

 


Saguaro

 


Canyon de Chelly

 


Grand Canyon


The Thumb at Monument Valley

 ARIZONA IN FEBRUARY

SYMBOLS of the AMERICAN WEST
 

Leader: Tony Greenfield

Arizona is home to some of the most unique, famous and unforgettable landscapes in the world. The Grand Canyon, the mesas and buttes of Monument Valley and the silhouette of a saguaro against a golden sunset are images so famous that we have all grown up with them since childhood.

It is the home of the Sonoran and Chihuahan Deserts, and life zones covering the entire spectrum from the incredibly hot and dry Mojave Desert to the Canadian life zone at the summit of 10,000 foot mountain ranges. It is the home of a diverse vertebrate fauna that barely extends into the south-western USA from neighbouring Mexico. It is the home of some of the most sought after bird species in North America. It is the home of the “sky islands” .....picturesque miniature mountain ranges such as the Santa Catalinas, the Santa Ritas, the Huachucas and the Chiricahuas that rise out of the plains like islands in an ocean and provide a stunning backdrop to travel around the state. It is the home of Phoenix and Tucson, two of the fastest growing cities in the USA.... It is also the land of the Apache, the Navajo and the Hopi, of Geronimo and Cochise, of Wyatt Earp, Tombstone and the OK Corral.

Arizona is an arid state, modified only by elevation. In the south it is characterised by hot, dry deserts with summer temperatures reaching spectacular highs into the 50 C range. In the winter, blue skies are exceptionally reliable with temperatures often in the mid-20’s. The northern part of the state is quite different because of its high elevation.  The south rim of the Grand Canyon, for example, is 7000 feet above sea level and snow and cold temperatures are regular, though blue skies still predominate.

The tour will be an introduction to the landscapes and life zones of Arizona and in the space of 12 days we will experience many of the state’s most beautiful and famous  landscapes including The Grand Canyon, Monument Valley, Canyon de Chelly, the Santa Catalina Mountains, the Chiracahua Mountains, Sedona, the Sonoran and Chihuahuan Deserts and a mystery destination that the leader is keeping a secret. Along the way we will observe many characteristic bird species of the South-west such as Roadrunner, Cactus Wren, Verdin, Phainopepla, Curve-billed Thrasher, Gambel’s Quail, Gilded Flicker, Gila Woodpecker and others of the desert ecosystem.

I hope you will consider this winter escape to the blue skies and the famous desert landscapes of Arizona.

  Itinerary - Arizona in February

Cost: $2990 CAD per person, double occupancy
Price covers all transportation, accommodation, entry fees and guiding within Arizona.
Does not include meals, except that most of our hotels provide a complimentary breakfast.
Tour begins and ends in Phoenix.

   17 - 28 February 2017
 
  Nights
 
Day 1 Meet in Phoenix Phoenix
Day 2 Gilbert Water Park Phoenix
Day 3 Arizona Desert Museum
Saguaro National Park
Tucson
Day 4 Sabino Canyon
Santa Catalina Mountains
Tucson
Day 5 Mystery Destination
Tombstone
Safford
Day 6 Salt River Canyon
Petrified Forest
Painted Desert National Park
Chinle
Day 7 Canyon de Chelly Kayenta
Day 8 Monument Valley
Valley of the Gods
Kayenta
Day 9 Grand Canyon Williams
Day 10 Sedona area
Slide Rock Canyon
Sedona
Day 11 Sedona area
Red Rock Canyon
Sedona
Day 12 Tour ends in Phoenix  

 
 

Testimonials

Many thanks for the great tour. You are the best tour guide that I have experienced. I feel very confident with your driving and I appreciate your knowledge wherever we went.       - Evelyn, Feb. 2012

Great trip! All that was expected and more. Until my next trip with Whiskeyjack......   - Lynne, Feb. 2012

Thank you for an amazing tour through Arizona. Your in depth knowledge of the area and expertly organized tour made our trip unforgettable. First class experience!        - Vern & Claire, Feb. 2012

Your Arizona in February tour was outstanding. Thanks for your thoughtful and careful driving and the efficiency of the arrangements. We were blessed with good companions in the group and would not hesitate to join another of your tours. We look forward to joining you again in the near future.     - Connie & Tony

Thank you for a memorable trip. Canyon de Chelly, Monument Valley and Valley of the Gods are memories to last a lifetime. Thank you, thank you, thank you. 
- Audrey

 

 

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