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Experience with tauck

 

TAUCK EXCLUSIVE – Filmed narratives by filmmakers Ken Burns and Dayton Duncan with insider stories and personal insights on the national parks

 

tauck value includes

 

Two nights in Phoenix with a guided visit to the Desert Botanical Garden and a docent-led tour of the Heard Museum

 

A private artist’s lecture on the art and soul of Sedona

 

A guided tour of Lowell Observatory, a National Historic Landmark famous for its discovery of the dwarf planet Pluto

 

A wilderness safari and private sundowner with a wildlife expert

 

A first class train ride aboard the Grand Canyon Railway to the Canyon’s South Rim and lunch overlooking the Grand Canyon

 

A one-night stay near Monument Valley with a Navajo-led tour of Monument Valley and a chartered flightseeing excursion to Bryce Canyon

 

Exploration of Grand Canyon, Bryce Canyon and Zion national parks

 

An overnight stay in Las Vegas with entertainment during a private reception

 

18 meals; service charges, airport transfers, gratuities to local guides, admission fees, taxes & porterage

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Our American Southwest vacation explores three national parks and more by train and private air charter.

Legendary Journeys and Adventures

Get up close to something that has always been indescribable in your mind as you discover the stunning and varied landscapes of the American Southwest... Grand Canyon, Bryce Canyon, Zion and the iconic Monument Valley come to life through stories told and special experiences had allowing the magnificence of America's national parks to remain in memories forever...

Enjoy an insider's view of four National Treasures as you go inside the Grand Canyon, Monument Valley, Bryce Canyon and Zion national parks by train, private air charter and a Navajo-led tour with expert guides who share an in-depth perspective of their sacred landscapes. Discover the secrets of a desert garden, American Indian art, an astronomical observatory and sandstone arches sculpted by time, from accommodations set in the heart of it all.  Read Less

Wilderness safari & sundowner with a wildlife expert

Day 3

Private wilderness safari & sundowner with an animal expert in a wildlife park

Nestled within the Kaibab National Forest, the town of Williams, AZ is considered one of the gateways to the Grand Canyon. Here, at the renowned Bearizona wildlife park, you’ll enjoy a private Tauck wilderness safari through dense forests of Ponderosa pine, viewing native wildlife within their natural habitats… as your local guide provides insights about the bears, cougars, bison, and other wildlife you’ll encounter. And your exciting afternoon safari is capped by an exclusive “sundowner” reception at the park – where you’re joined by a wildlife expert – followed by dinner.

Desert Botanical Garden

Day 2

Explore the Desert Botanical Garden in Phoenix with a local guide

Desert Botanical Garden in Phoenix was founded in 1939 by a small group of passionate local citizens, including Swedish botanist Gustaf Starck, who saw the need to conserve the beautiful desert environment. Supported by social influencers such as Gertrude Divine Webster, the Garden’s presence grew. Nearly 80 years later, Desert Botanical Garden has blossomed from a dream into a living museum whose commitment to the community is to advance excellence in education, research, exhibition and conservation of desert plants of the world, with an emphasis on the Southwestern US. Today the largest botanical garden in the Southwest, featuring 50,000 plants from across the world, the Garden strives to be the world’s premier center for the display, study and understanding of desert plants and their environments.

Discover the Lowell Observatory

Day 3

Take a privately guided tour of Lowell Observatory in Flagstaff, a National Historic Landmark

Established in 1894 by wealthy, Harvard-educated Bostonian Percival Lowell initially to study the possibility of life on Mars, the Lowell Observatory in Flagstaff has been home to many significant discoveries that have advanced human understanding of space – including the first detection of the expanding nature of the universe, Clyde Tombaugh’s discovery of Pluto in 1930, moon mapping for the Apollo program to the moon, the rings of Uranus, atmosphere of Pluto, and many others. Enjoy a privately guided tour of this National Historic Landmark, which was named one of “The World’s 100 Most Important Places” by Time Magazine.

Best Western Plus Bryce Canyon Grand Hotel

Night 5

Spend a night at a grand hotel surrounded by fantastic scenery close to Bryce Canyon

Experience personalized customer service at the Best Western Bryce Canyon Grand Hotel, situated in southwestern Utah just north of Bryce Canyon National Park. This new hotel offers a variety of guest room types, the finest amenities, and a complimentary hot breakfast – and is surrounded by incredible southwestern scenery, including the red-rock spires of various shape and sizes, famously known known in the region as “hoodoos.”

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Traveling with Tauck ensures more than a memorable travel experience; it also enables you to take advantage of additional do-it-for-you travel services that take the hassle out of arranging them yourself. As an added service, we can make flight arrangements for your journey, if your travels originate in Canada or the United States, offering you a number of welcome advantages. With Tauck, you can reserve your flights now and pay later when tickets are issued; benefit from Tauck’s lenient change and refund policies; earn Frequent Flyer mileage on most airlines; and more.

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No matter where your destination may be, you should bring identification with you; a valid passport is always an appropriate form of identification. Contact your booking agent for information about all necessary documents required for your journey, such as passport and visa information or documentation required for transportation security measures.

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You'll find Activity and Pace Levels on all of our trips to give you a better idea of physical activity level – higher numbers mean a more active journey. To fully enjoy most journeys, you should be in good health and able to walk reasonable distances; some of the most memorable sightseeing can only be accomplished on foot and may include unpaved and uneven surfaces. Please consult your physician for pre-departure health advice.

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Your vacation is an important investment – and to help you protect it, Tauck's Guest Protection Product provides you with important benefits before your trip and while you are traveling, including 24-hour worldwide emergency assistance services; truly peace of mind travel at its best!
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