Canyon Country Adventure

October 13-20, 2020



"The trouble with this trip is mere words can't come close to describing the landscape of the American Southwest Canyon Country. You simply have to experience it for yourself.  

It's a point of view you will never forget."

Day 1: Arrive in Scottsdale -- Welcome to sunny Scottsdale, Ariz. Meet your YMCA Alumni hosts, traveling companions and Tour Director for a welcome drink. Our hotel is the Marriott Scottsdale Resort. 

Day 2: Sedona, Oak Creek, Grand CanyonTravel north and tour colorful Sedona. Then, journey through Oak Creek Canyon, with its brilliantly hued cliffs. Arrive this afternoon at Grand Canyon National Park, one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World. Visit Desert View before arriving at the Yavapai Hotel East for a 2-night stay. (B,D)

Day 3: Grand Canyon - Set out to explore and learn about its geology and how the canyon was carved. Visit Mather Point and perhaps take the popular Rim Walk. Explore at your own pace this afternoon. Venture down part of Bright Angel Trail or take a nature walk with a ranger. (B)

Day 4: Monument Valley, Lake Powell -- Head to Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park and experience a 4-wheel drive tour with a knowledgeable Navajo guide. On to Lake Powell for a 2-night stay at Lake Powell Resort, with free time to relax or maybe stroll along Wahweap Marina. (B)

Day 5: Antelope Slot Canyon, Cruise -- Explore mesmerizing Antelope Slot Canyon with a local Navajo guide. Later, enjoy time on Lake Powell, where sparkling blue water laps against towering red-rock canyon walls and sandy beaches. The majestic beauty can be appreciated on our afternoon cruise. See gigantic Glen Canyon Dam and the “tapestry” walls of Antelope Canyon. (B)

Day 6: Bryce Canyon National Park -- Travel Utah's scenic backroads. Hear the stories of early settlers while enjoying a  local treat at the famous Thunderbird Restaurant. Then onto spectacular Bryce Canyon National Park. Drive through the park, with photo stops to capture the magnificent contrasts of the pillars called “hoodoos.” (B,D)

Day 7: Zion National Park To Las Vegas -- See nearby Zion National Park, a spectacle of massive stone formations whose colors change with the light of the day and the season Continue to Las Vegas, Nev. and Treasure Island Hotel in the heart of the Strip. Your Tour Director hosts a farewell dinner tonight. (B,D)

Day 8: Las Vegas And Home -- The tour ends today with guests departing on individual schedules. (B)

Zion National Park

Antelope Slot Canyon

"What happens in Vegas..."


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Our Tour Operator for Canyon Country Adventure is Globus, a 92-year-old family owned tour operator. This is one of their most popular trips year after year. The Globus family of brands is a global company reaching every corner of the world to enlighten travelers by showing them the very best of the destinations they know so well. Travel comfortably in a deluxe motor coach with free wifi onboard.

What Will It Cost?

Cost is $2,293 per person including gratuities. Registration is $250 per person to hold your spots. The fee is inclusive of 7 nights at high quality hotels (including local taxes, hotel service charges and handling of one suitcase per person); 10 meals (7 breakfasts, 3 dinners); all on-tour transportation and all included sightseeing and activities. 

Your YMCA Alumni Hosts:

Each Travel Club Tour is hosted by YMCA Alumni members who have worked hand-in-hand with Go Travel to choose and refine their tour. They will be available to you throughout the trip to provide help and advice and liaison with the GlobusTour Director.​ Your hosts on this tour are Marian and Dave Bolton of the Grand Canyon Chapter.

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Our YMCA Alumni Travel Club consultants and booking agency is GO TRAVEL. Email or call ‭‭‭(321) ‭‭‭622-5955. GO TRAVEL can handle all your air reservations into Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport and returning from Las Vegas McCarran Field. Those driving to Scottsdale can choose to return to Phoenix by air or, if enough wish to do so, we can rent a return van for the three-hour drive. The 4-Star Marriott Scottsdale Resort at McDowell Mountains is located at 16770 N Perimeter Dr. Trip insurance is also available. Go Travel.

Consider Coming Early

The World Famous Albuquerque International Balloon Festival will be held Oct. 2-10, 2020. Consider a pre-trip to the Land of Enchantment for this spectacular event. Don't delay as every hotel room in the Duke City will be full. Phoenix is less than a day's drive or a short flight from Albuquerque. Be sure to ask your hosts for advice if you need a  local perspective. This is not part of the package.You can buy tickets and book lodging online by clicking HERE. All hotels are relatively close to Balloon Fiesta Park.


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Objective: To provide YMCA Alumni members the opportunity to have travel experiences with past YMCA colleagues, families 

and friends at a reasonable cost.

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