The old mining town of Jerome is nearby, now a place for artists and antiques.
The native ruin Tuzigoot is also close. There's virtually no convenient place to tent camp close to Phoenix attractions. In Tucson area no tent camping with facilities that would be convenient , Arizona Sonora Desert Museum , Mt Lemmon one of the most accessible places to get on top of a mountain range , Kartchner Caverns, Tombstone , Bisbee , Chiracahua Mountains and National Monument. To the issue of tent and car camping, if you stay in the north this is entirely possible as there are campgrounds everywhere you would want to go, with bathrooms and many with showers.
You need to investigate that beforehand to make sure the campgrounds are suitable for you, and you may need reservations in many areas. If you head south, there won't be as many campgrounds except private typically full facilities , a few state and county parks, and in the national forest, most of which typically don't have showers. We no longer have "KOAs" and similar places in the Tucson area; in fact there is only one of those left in Southern Arizona at Benson but could make a good base for day trips.
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If you're renting a car, and want to camp, rent a mini-van. If you don't have camping equipment, you'll need to invest a few hundred dollars in tent, sleeping bags, pads, cooking stove, cooler, utensils, etc. To keep costs down, shop at places like Walmart, Target, K-Mart. When I camp in my VW van; too old for tents and all the setup, tear down , I use a volt electric Coleman cooler which I have had for years.
While driving, it's plugged into the car. It also has an adapter for V, so I take a 50' extension cord as well. Nearly everywhere I have camped there have been outlets to keep it running at night.
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If not, I double-bag ice in plastic zip bags. It goes on all trips, camping or not. The most important key to comfortable camping is the pad you sleep on. The best are quite expensive. Here's a solution to that. Go to Walmart, Target, Costco, etc.
It can be "squished" down and tied up to a fairly small bundle for packing in the car. Day 1 LA to Grand Canyon - long day of driving. Day 2 Grand Canyon. Nice campground in town Up The Creek, with showers, grassy areas and close to restaurants etc. Parties consisting of more than two travellers, but who have only booked one room, will be expected to make use of the two beds provided. If this is a concern, you may wish to consider booking more than one room for your group. This offer applies to selected flight-inclusive holidays only.
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Your Itinerary Day One: Optional Santa Monica and Malibu Tour Relax and explore, or join an optional excursion to discover the gorgeous, yet very different coastal resorts of Santa Monica and Malibu. Travel to the Grand Canyon Journey east into the Nevada Desert, heading for the spectacular Grand Canyon, close to where we'll spend the night. Watch the sunrise over the Grand Canyon Another unforgettable day awaits. Days Six to Eight: Explore Las Vegas Discover glittering, glorious Las Vegas, the world's most colourful entertainment centre.
Visit Hollywood and fly home Bid farewell to 'Vegas', heading for Hollywood, home to the 'stars of the silver screen' and renowned centre of the movie-making industry. The hotels used on our tours will meet the standard of a good, three-star European hotel. Rooms will have private bathrooms, telephones and TV.
The vast majority will also have tea- and coffee-making facilities. There will always be a bar or restaurant on site or nearby. It has a restaurant, a bar and an outdoor swimming pool. Rooms are well-equipped and have coffee-making facilities. Canyon Plaza Resort, Grand Canyon night 4 Conveniently located for the Grand Canyon National Park, this hotel offers deluxe guest rooms, beautifully decorated in traditional Southwestern style.
Some of the trails begin immediately outside the lodge. The shuttle operates 24 hours daily. If you wish to extend your stay in Las Vegas, taxis and shuttles are available from the airport.
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There are several airport shuttle services located near the dropoff point. The shuttle transfer time to hotels is approximately 45 minutes. No advance reservations are necessary from the airport. Airfare is not included or sold by Caravan Tours. Here are lists of airlines that service this tour: This is a predominantly casual tour. Casual wear is suggested for sightseeing and daytime travelling. A good pair of tennis shoes or hiking shoes is recommended for walking in the parks.
Please bring a sweater or jacket to wear on the air conditioned motorcoach, and to wear at night at higher elevations such as the lodge at the Grand Canyon. Please bring a lightweight rain poncho in case of rain. Dress code for most evenings is smart casual. Hotels, most meals, all of the activities described in the itinerary pages, airport transfers in select cities, gratuities to hotel porters, restaurant staff and local guides.
Prices do not include air travel, airport porter fees, visas, phones, laundry, all items of a personal nature, food and beverages not on the regular menu. Tips to the Caravan Tour Director and Driver are not included. Usually you find a mix of different age adult travelers on a Caravan Tours. Most tours will be joined by adults of all ages.
Childen age five 5 and over are welcome, and children usually join tours offered during Christmas holidays, summer vacation and spring break vacation. A well paced and unhurried itinerary is our goal, after all, you are on vacation! Touring days begin and end at reasonable hours and include frequent stops. Tours usually depart in the mornings between 8: We do our best to ensure a leisurely vacation. Group sizes will vary depending on the reserved rooms at the hotels and lodges and the capacity of the motorcoaches used.
Usually, the tour group size will range from 36 to 44 passengers.
Included meals for each tour are listed at the end of each day. Meals are shown by B breakfast , L lunch and D dinner. All meals in Latin America are included. Most meals are included in the USA and Canada. Full, buffet, or deluxe continental breakfasts are included everywhere. Coffee and tea are provided at all meals. In Latin America, bottled water is provided free on the motorcoach and purified water is provided at the meals.
Alcoholic beverages are not included unless specified. His depth of information and knowledge on the locations was amazing. His daily handouts about what we were to see that day were very informative and a great idea. The teamwork and interaction between he and the driver were excellent.
It was a first class tour well planned in every respect This was our second Caravan tour and we are already thinking about the next one. I enjoyed the food and the friendly staff. I would recommend this tour along with our same tour director and driver. This was our first trip out West and we could not have asked for a better, more enjoyable and more valued tour! The hotels were great, the sights were breathtaking, and the meals were excellent.
Thank you for a truly memorable and extremely valued tour. I am so glad we took a bus tour as opposed to driving so both of us could see the sights rather than one driving and missing it all. The tour director and driver were excellent in alerting us in advance of upcoming views.
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I had no idea how beautiful the area was and how unique each park would be. Being able to see the diverse areas on the tour made it even more spectacular than I could have imagined. This trip was way beyond my expectations. I have only done day tours so I was not sure what to expect. By the end, I felt like everyone was family. I have never been so sorry to see a trip end. I have always been a cruise person, but you have converted me! If all the tours are as good as this was and the tour directors are as knowledgeable as ours, we will be on more Caravan tours.
I have read about all the canyons, but I never imagined the beauty of each of them and the other areas we visited. I really enjoyed this tour a lot. Having a four member party, including children, this was a very welcomed surprise. I would recommend Caravan to my friends. Plenty to see and absorb.
To me, it was the right amount to see. Lake Powell was great! The motor coach was nice. It was clean, new and comfortable. I was concerned about this before the tour, but that soon went away! It was an absolutely great coach tour. I am recommending it back home. Please let us know if our tour director moves to another tour. We would like to take one with her again! Thanks for a great vacation! Loved not having to deal with luggage. Once on the tour, they treated us like Royalty! I was so impressed that Caravan provided such wonderful meals in our tour cost. Caravan is so value packed and has attended to the most minute detail to get the most value for our money.
Some friends drove from Oklahoma and made the same trip. Thank you for making it so great for so many for so long! It was a great trip and we would choose Caravan in the future! The meals were fine. The tram system allowed each of us to do as much as we wanted. This was my first Caravan tour and it will not be my last. It was exactly what was described in the brochure. It was smoothly run and enjoyable!
An added feature, and the most important to me is your choice of tour directors. The contract system you have for tour leaders certainly seems to bring out high quality people. I am thinking about trip number five in the near future. I loved hiking through the narrows and up the side of the mountain in Zion National Park. The hotels were great! I will definitely recommend this tour to my friends!