Join Our State as we discover the awe-inspiring beauty and vast terrain of the American Southwest on our America’s Canyonlands expedition. Also included are Monument Valley, Lake Powell, and a night in Las Vegas.
October 5-12, 2023
- Round-trip airfare — Raleigh-Durham International Airport or Charlotte Douglas International Airport
- 12 meals: seven breakfasts, one lunch, four dinners
- Wine and beer reception
- All sightseeing per itinerary
- All admissions per itinerary
- Professional tour director
- Our State host
- Luxury motor coach transportation
- Hotel transfers
- Baggage handling at hotels
- 1 Night – The McCormick Scottsdale (Millennium Resorts) or Embassy Suites, Scottsdale, AZ
- 2 Nights – The Grand Hotel at the Grand Canyon-Tusayan, Grand Canyon Squire Inn-Tusayan or Grand Canyon Lodges, Grand Canyon area
- 2 Nights – Lake Powell Resort or Courtyard by Marriott, Page, AZ
- 1 Night – Hampton Inn or Springhill Suites, Springdale, UT
- 1 Night – Luxor Resort, Mirage Resort, or NY NY!, Las Vegas, NV
- Three National Parks — Grand Canyon, Bryce Canyon, and Zion
- Grand Canyon’s South Rim
- Zion National Park Tram Tour
- Monument Valley Scenic Drive
- Scottsdale, Arizona
- Sedona Trolley Tour
- Oak Creek Canyon
- Cameron Trading Post
- Lake Powell Cruise
- Las Vegas
- 2 Nights — Grand Canyon
- 2 Nights — Lake Powell
DAY 1: ARRIVE PHOENIX – SCOTTSDALE
Fly to Phoenix where upon arrival you will be met by your Tour Director and transferred to your hotel in Scottsdale. Tonight, enjoy a Wine and Beer Reception followed by a Western Welcome Dinner with your fellow Our State travelers.
DAY 2: SCOTTSDALE – SEDONA – GRAND CANYON
This morning, board your motorcoach and travel north to the beautiful red-rock resort city of Sedona. Enjoy a Sedona Trolley Tour featuring the Chapel of the Holy Cross and Airport Mesa for spectacular views of the Sedona area. The trolley guide will give insight into the various rock formations, indigenous cacti, and history of this remarkable area. Enjoy time in Uptown Sedona filled with art galleries, shops, and restaurants. Later, travel through scenic Oak Creek Canyon and Kaibab National Forest to the incredible Grand Canyon National Park area and check in for a two-night stay.
Meals: B, D
Overnight: Grand Canyon Area
DAY 3: GRAND CANYON SIGHTSEEING
This morning, enjoy the South Rim of Grand Canyon National Park. Six million years in the making, the Grand Canyon’s dynamic colors and textures inspire reflection at nature’s power and beauty. Experience this one-mile-deep, 277-mile-long chasm with its myriad of constantly changing colors and plateaus. Maybe take a hike, walk along the South Rim Trail, do a bit of shopping, explore the historic El Tovar Hotel, or enjoy one of the park’s famous ice cream cones.
Overnight: Grand Canyon
DAY 5: MONUMENT VALLEY
This morning, embark on a full-day adventure. Enter the Monument Valley Navajo Tribal area, which offers vistas of stunning rock formations, on your way to Monument Valley, the most filmed area in the west and the setting for many of famed director John Ford’s films. Enjoy an included lunch before a Monument Valley Scenic Drive Tour with a knowledgeable Navajo guide aboard a four-wheel vehicle. Explore the area’s oddly shaped monoliths, buttes, and mesas of red sandstone while learning more about the Navajo way of life. Later, return to your hotel for an evening at your own pace.
Meals: B, L
Overnight: Lake Powell Area
DAY 6: LAKE POWELL – BRYCE CANYON – ZION
Today, enjoy the beautiful scenery as you travel to visit Bryce Canyon National Park, a horseshoe bowl of fanciful formations. The various shades of red, rose, and pink blend magnificently with many tones of white to create breathtaking sights. The park also features thousands of delicately carved, brilliantly colored spires rising from amphitheaters. Later, arrive at your hotel in the Zion National Park area. Tonight, enjoy a Farewell Dinner in the Zion National Park area with your fellow travelers.
Meals: B, D
Overnight: Zion Park Area
DAY 7: ZION NATIONAL PARK – LAS VEGAS
Today, visit Zion National Park, one of the oldest and most scenic national parks in the United States. Experience a Zion National Park Tram Tour to view the spectacular combination of multi-colored canyons, sheer cliffs, streams, waterfalls, and foliage that are all part of this beautiful park’s backdrop. Later, motorcoach to the entertainment capital of the world, Las Vegas, for your final night. Enjoy a panoramic Las Vegas City Tour featuring the Old Downtown and the Las Vegas Strip. Enjoy the evening in Vegas to dine at one the incredible restaurants and maybe take in a fantastic show.
Overnight: Las Vegas
DAY 8: LAS VEGAS – HOME
Fly home filled with wonderful memories of your America’s Canyonlands Tour.
Booking Discount Rate*: $3,999 per person, based on double occupancy, all-inclusive
Regular Rate: $4,099 per person, based on double occupancy, all-inclusive
Single supplement is $1,100
*Make your final payment by check prior to the final payment due date of July 1, 2023, and receive a $200 per couple or $100 per single booking discount. Ask about the no risk deposit.
For reservations or more information:
Premiere World Discovery
(877) 953-8687, ext. 238 (Pacific Time)
What to expect on an Our State trip:
Traveling with a group of Our State readers is an enriching, enjoyable, and safe way to experience new cultures, people, and places. In addition to the informative narration from the tour director and local guides, an Our State host will be available to assist in making your trip successful.
We usually fly to our destination, then travel by a comfortable motor coach with anywhere from 35 to 50 people who appreciate learning about new regions. Your entire trip will be guided, planned, and arranged for your upmost enjoyment. Many activities are things you can only do because you are traveling with Our State. There is some free time built in for you to explore on your own.
You can also choose not to attend an activity if you prefer something different. Please let your tour director know if you are not coming on a scheduled day.
Many meals are included. Where you have meals on your own, suggestions will be provided.
Most of the motor coaches have restrooms but every effort will be made to make regular rest stops.
One of the best parts of traveling with Our State is that you will meet new people, many of whom you will already have much in common with since most travelers read the magazine. Many guests often develop friendships that go on long after the tour is finished. Our State trips are generally filled with dynamic and friendly people.
Our tours are physically active but not meant to be strenuous.
Please be aware you will be on your feet, walking and standing for much of the day, indoors and outdoors, in all weather conditions and terrains. There will also be extended time on the motor coach when we travel from place to place. If there are any mobility issues you will need to have an able-bodied traveling companion to accompany and assist you.
Most days are moderately paced with approximately two to three total miles of walking, possibly including some hills and stairs.
We regret that we’re unable to provide individual assistance to guests with walking difficulties or other personal needs. The responsibility of the Trip Director who accompanies your trip is to ensure that the larger group enjoys a relaxing and informative journey, and he or she cannot be relied upon to provide ongoing individual assistance to any one guest. Guests requiring such individualized assistance must be accompanied by an able-bodied companion who can provide it.
If you have additional questions, please call Our State’s Travel Director Amy Wood Pasquini at 336-286-0600, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
COVID-19 Travel Precautions:
At this time, all trips currently posted on this site will go on as scheduled. Because our primary concern is our travelers’ safety, health, and enjoyment, Our State and our travel partners are constantly monitoring the COVID-19 situation. We will follow all CDC COVID-19 guidelines and requirements on all trips.
Please note, all passengers traveling with Our State must provide proof of full vaccination against COVID‐19 for tours. Passengers will be asked to show the Tour Director the following when joining the tour:
Proof of Vaccination against COVID‐19. Proof must include the passenger’s name and date of the final dose, which must have been given at least 14 days before the tour departure date. Proof can be a photocopy or electronic vaccination record document issued by either: (a) the health authority that administered the vaccination (i.e., U.S. CDC’s Vaccination Record Card); or (b) the participant’s medical provider that administered the vaccination; or (c) approved electronic certification from your county, state, or health provider.
We will keep everyone who has booked a trip updated and will make changes as necessary. We know one of the great joys of life is the anticipation of an upcoming excursion. We invite you to look at our future trips and consider booking.