Route 66 | Arizona | USA
FROM: CAD $6,005 pp

Take in the historic Route 66, the legendary Grand Canyon and the other main attractions in Arizona on this 8-day escorted group tour. From Las Vegas in Nevada, cross the state border to enjoy hiking and majestic views at the Grand Canyon. Discover ancient petrified forests, take a thrilling jeep tour through the landscapes of Sedona and uncover historic Native American monuments. Visit the abandoned mining town of Jerome, now experiencing a resurgence, explore the town that inspired Radiator Springs in Cars and journey through the Mojave Desert en route back to Vegas.

Inclusions
Itinerary
Prices & Dates

Trip Highlights

Las Vegas - Start and end your tour in the glittering desert city of Las Vegas, and opt to extend your trip here
Grand Canyon National Park - Take in a number of viewpoints of the world's biggest canyon and probably the USA's most famous natural landmark
Sedona - Enjoy a free morning for hiking and an included off-road tour in a pink jeep - a truly memorable experience!
Route 66 - Discover various historic locations along this famous route, including Kingman and Seligman, inspiration for Radiator Springs in Cars
Petrified Forest National Park - See the ancient petrified trees and stunning colours of the rocky landscape in this national reserve
Jerome - Explore this historic mining town, which was abandoned for decades but is now experiencing a resurgence

Included

7 breakfasts & 5 lunches
Escorted by a knowledgeable local tour guide
Pink Jeep Broken Arrow Trail Tour
Comfortable Transportation in a Mercedes Benz Sprinter van with complimentary water
Note: This tour is operated in conjunction with our trusted partner and you will join travellers from different operators, not solely On The Go
7 nights 2-3 star hotels
All national park entrance fees
Kayaking on Granite Dells Reservoir
Gratuities for included meals and activities

Not Included

International flights & visas
Airport transfers
Optional activities
Please note: This tour involves a lot of walking and hiking, and a decent fitness level is required. Please speak to us before booking your tour if you have concerns or questions about your level of fitness.
Any meals or drinks not specified in the inclusions
Items of a personal nature
Tips for your tour guide - an entirely personal gesture!

Itinerary

Day 1

Welcome to Vegas

On arrival in Las Vegas, make your own way to our start hotel. There is a hotel shuttle available for you to use, information will be available in your pre-tour information. Once you've checked in and had some time to freshen up, the rest of the day is free to head out and explore. Wander down the Strip and perhaps try your luck in one the city's iconic glittering casinos.

Accommodation: Courtyard Marriott Las Vegas or similar
Overnight: Las Vegas

Day 2

Route 66 & the Grand Canyon

Las Vegas - Grand Canyon National Park - Grand Canyon Village. Leaving Las Vegas, hopefully with our bank balances still intact, we cross the state border into Arizona, stopping first in Kingman. Here we enjoy a brief visit to the Route 66 Museum located in the historic Old Kingman Powerhouse and take a drive down Andy Devine Blvd. Afterward, we hop on I-40 and head to Williams, where you'll have a chance to eat lunch at one of the local eateries and explore this historic railroad town.

Following lunch, we continue our travels north to Grand Canyon National Park. Here, we have opportunities to either gaze down into the Grand Canyon or hike its depths to immerse yourself in the park's majestic and grand scenery. Hiking options on the South Kaibab Trail include routes to Ooh Aah Point, Cedar Ridge, or, for the more adventurous, Skeleton Point. You also have the option of taking the shuttle out to Hopi Point and other scenic stops along the way. Additionally, you can enjoy a walk along the canyon's rim between Mather Point and the Geology Museum, or traverse the Trail of Time between the geology museum and El Tovar Hotel. After a thorough afternoon of exploring this incredible natural feature, we make our way to Grand Canyon Village, located right on the edge of the national park.

Accommodation: Yavapai Lodge or similar
Overnight: Grand Canyon Village  |  Breakfast, Lunch

Day 3

Grand Canyon views, ancient monuments & volcanoes

Grand Canyon Village - Grand Canyon National Park - Winslow. We head back into Grand Canyon National Park this morning, journeying along the rim of the canyon toward the park's east entrance. During the journey, we stop at Grandview Point, the location of the first hotel on the canyon's rim, and at the Desert Watchtower. Following our visit to the Desert Watchtower, we have lunch at the historic Cameron Trading Post, where you can enjoy an authentic Navajo meal and view some of their craftsmanship.

After lunch, we head south to Wupatki National Monument, where you can explore the impressive Native American archaeological sites situated on the edge of the San Francisco Volcanic Field. Next, we drive through Sunset Crater National Monument to see a volcano that is less than 1,000 years old. Afterward, pass by Flagstaff on our way to the historic town of Winslow, where we are spending the night. Our hotel is one of the few remaining Fred Harvey hotels, which were once a common feature along railroads in the mid-west.

Accommodation: La Posada or similar
Overnight: Winslow  |  Breakfast, Lunch

Day 4

Petrified Forest National Park

Winslow - Petrified Forest National Park - Sedona. This morning, we embark on a tour of Petrified Forest National Park. Begin by taking in the stunning scenery and cascading colours of the Painted Desert area. We also visit one of the remnants of historic Route 66 as it passed through this region. After exploring the Painted Desert, we venture into the ancient petrified forests that have been lying dormant for millions of years. Numerous formations and hiking trails await, offering more spectacular views of the Painted Desert. Learn about these unique and rare geological specimens and their fascinating history. Following lunch in Holbrook, we travel back past Flagstaff and through Oak Creek Canyon on a scenic drive to Sedona, where we are spending the night.

Accommodation: Sky Rock Inn or similar
Overnight: Sedona  |  Breakfast, Lunch

Day 5

Sedona free time & hiking

This morning is at leisure. You can opt for a lie in, or rise early to enjoy a sunrise hike in the Sedona area. You have several options to choose from: Devil’s Bridge, an impressive 166-foot natural bridge nestled in a canyon behind the town; Oak Creek Canyon; Bell Rock; or any of the other remarkable formations in the area.

You can be back in time to enjoy breakfast at the hotel before spending the rest of the morning as you wish. At around 15:00, we reconvene as a group for what promises to be one of the most memorable activities of the tour. Climbing aboard a pink jeep, we plunge along the exclusive Broken Arrow Trail on a thrilling off-road adventure. This tour offers the best views for exploring Sedona's stunning red-rock formations.

Accommodation: Sky Rock Inn or similar
Overnight: Sedona  |  Breakfast

Day 6

Tuzigoot National Monument & Jerome mining town

Sedona - Cottonwood - Jerome - Prescott. We say farewell to Sedona, driving west to Cottonwood. This historic town is known for the impressive Pueblo ruins at Tuzigoot National Monument. Visit the museum and the pueblo to gain insights into the lives of the indigenous people who once inhabited the area.

Later, we take the mountain road to Jerome, a historic mining town with a rich and colourful history. Once considered one of the wealthiest towns in the western United States, Jerome had declined to a ghost town but is now experiencing a renaissance, attracting artists and featuring several excellent restaurants. Spend a few hours delving into Jerome's fascinating past and its transformation. After a delightful lunch, we travel over historic Mingus Mountain to Prescott, the first state capital of Arizona during its Territorial period. Explore the historic governor’s mansion and other notable sites to round out the day.

Accommodation: Springhill Suites or similar
Overnight: Prescott  |  Breakfast, Lunch

Day 7

Exploring historic Route 66

Prescott - Seligman - Oatman - Las Vegas. This morning we have time to hike, or even kayak amongst the Granite Dells of Prescott, which feature a stunning reservoir nestled among their peaks (kayaking is included). After spending a few hours in this scenic area, we return to the hotel to refresh and check out before departing for Seligman.

This town is thought by many to have been the inspiration for 'Radiator Springs' in the hit Disney movie, Cars, starring Owen Wilson. Following a stroll down its historic main street, we continue west past Kingman and over the mountain on the original Route 66 to Oatman, Arizona. This historic mining town still retains buildings from its origins in the 1880s and is known for the wild burros (donkeys) released by miners. After soaking in this slice of history, we journey back across a section of the Mojave Desert to Las Vegas. The evening is at leisure to enjoy a final night out, Vegas-style! We're staying close to the airport, to make things easier in the morning.

Accommodation: Hampton Inn Airport or similar
Overnight: Las Vegas  |  Breakfast, Lunch

Day 8

Las Vegas

Enjoy a final breakfast of the tour before you say your farewells and make your own way to the airport for your onward flight. Safe travels!
Breakfast

Prices & Dates

Departure dates are guaranteed with 6 travellers. 'Twin / Double' prices are per person when there are 2 people sharing a room. 'Single Room' prices are applicable to all solo travellers, or if your booking party cannot reach the minimum of 2 persons in a room. Single Rooms can also be booked by any other person wanting the comfort and privacy of their own room.

Guaranteed Departure
2024
Twin Share
Single Room
CAD $6,005
CAD $6,695
CAD $6,005
CAD $6,695
CAD $6,005
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At a Glance

Range
Trip Type
Starts
Las Vegas
Ends
Las Vegas
Departs
Sundays
Group Size
Min 6 / Max 14
Hotel Rating
2-3 star hotels
Tour Guide
Yes - escorted by a tour guide
Meals
Breakfast: 7, Lunch: 5
Countries
Minimum Age
6 yrs, accompanied by an adult
Arr. Transfer
No
Dep. Transfer
No
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