Type Land Only
Departure Date Sunday, May 9th, 2021
Return Date Tuesday, May 18th, 2021
Final Payment Date
Tuesday, March 9th, 2021
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Morning flight to Albuquerque, New Mexico. Assistance upon arrival. Meet your driver / guide and depart to Santa Fe (65 miles). check-in at your hotel for 2 nights. Walking tour of legendary Santa Fe, a place for artists and art or craft collectors. The atmosphere and the colorful scenery are exceptional!
Day at leisure to explore Santa Fe and its plethora of Art Galleries and museums. The history of this small and colorful town which is now the Capital of New Mexico, goes back to 1610 and mixes the Native American culture to the Hispanic and Anglo American one. Marketplaces, art galleries, old adobe Pueblo style houses are side by side with restaurants and cafes. Do not miss the Georgia O”Keefe Museum, a legacy to the artist who is considered the mother of American Modernism, nor Canyon Road the iconic gallery street.
Morning drive to cover the 200 miles which will take you first to Gallup, then to the Zuni Pueblo also known as the Halona Pueblo. At Idiwan’a you will meet the Zuni people who live in a very similar way like they did in 1539 when the first Europeans arrived. The Zuni People with a population around 6000 are considered to be descendants of Ancient Poebloans who were the Native Americans living in the South West when the Spaniards arrived. They were farmers cultivating mostly maize, making jewelry and trading turquoise for over a thousand years.
Morning drive after breakfast for about 3 hours to meet with another native American culture represented by the Hopi Indians. The Hopi tribe are peace-loving people. They kept their culture intact mostly because they lived in remote and isolated areas of Northern Arizona. Each village has its chief and spiritual leader. They are famous for their Kachina Dolls which represent the spirits of various animals or natural elements such as rain, protection, or fertility and will have magic and powers to bring rain, wellbeing or good crops to the Hopi tribe. Afternoon tour of Hopi land.
Back on the road to see amazing desert, canyons and mountain landscapes. The views of Utah’s rugged scenery are stunning. Natural erosion has carved Nature with the forces of the winds and waters. The beauty of the red rocks’ sculptures culminates at Bryce Canyon which in fact is not a single canyon but a series of natural amphitheatres which were carved along millions of years into the eastern flank of the Paunsaugunt Plateau. The spires of rocks are called hoodoos. Your visit will include several of the view points. The panoramas will surpass your expectations.
Only 73 miles from Bryce is Zion National Park. Here also the red rock formations were created by wind, snow, rains. The Virgin River flows at the bottom of the canyon. Its name, Zion, was given by the first Morman pioneers who came in the area in the 1860s and were so stunned by the beauty of the place that they named it after the old testament name for the City of Jerusalem and the Promised Land.
Today’s drive will take you towards one of the natural Wonders of the World, a World! Heritage Site by Unesco since 1979. The park celebrated its 100th anniversary on February 26, 2019. Carved by the Colorado River it is the most grandiose and spectacular gorge in the world with its 0.9 miles depth. Its width ranges between 0.3 miles to 18.6 miles. The Colorado River twists and turns for 275.5 miles at the bottom. And the geological formation lasted for more than 6 millions years. Afternoon tour and hiking along the south rim.
Morning free time to enjoy the grandiose scenery of the Canyon and departure after lunch for las Vegas, a 280 miles drive. You will stop for photos at the Hoover Dam. Welcome to the City of show business and gambling casinos. After a drive along the strip passing all the famous hotels and casinos you will check in at your hotel for a couple of nights.
You can try your luck at one or several of the famous casinos: MGM Grand, Bellagio, The Stratosphere or The Venitian for example. There is more: a new influx of gourmet restaurants and art venues attracting those who love music, good food or more cultural events.
Transfer to airport to take your flight and return home.
During the period of Covid 19 recovery, domestic travel is the best you can dream about. Your safety will be one of our most important concerns. This is a dream tour for a small group of people who love Nature and Native American Culture. You will see some of the most beautiful sceneries of the world. The total trip will cover approximately 800 miles. During that time you will enjoy some of the most incredible experiences you can’t even imagine!
This trip can be arranged for parties of 2 to 15 participants, with either a driver-guide or a driver and a full-time tour manager/guide, at the date of your choice, with or without meals.
Hotels will be comfortable and sanitation will be safe. Confirmation will be available around 6 weeks prior to departure. Space is on high demand and must be paid in full at time of confirmation.
2 nights Santa Fe Hilton Santa Fe Historic Plaza or similar
1 night Gallup or Zuni Village
1 night in Hopi land
1 night Bryce, UT or vicinity
1 night Zion, UT or vicinity
1 night Grand Canyon or vicinity
2 nights Las Vegas Golden Nugget or similar
● Assistance at the airport on arrival and departure
● 9 nights hotel accommodation, double occupancy
● Full breakfast daily at the hotel
● Sightseeing and all visits as per day by day itinerary
● Visit Halona in Zuni land
● Half-day tour of Hopi Lands
● Entrance fees to National Parks
● All parking and Parks permits
● Deluxe car, Van or motorcoach with A/C depending on size of the group
● Driver guide or Driver + full-time escort depending on size of the group
Note that some activities may be changed or rescheduled at different times in the
itinerary due to unforeseen circumstances.
● Flight to Albuquerque returning from Las Vegas
● Single room supplement + $415.-
● Gratuities to your guides, escort, and driver
● 3% merchant fee on all amounts paid by credit card
● Lunch and dinner daily
● Beverages with meals
● Optional travel insurance in case of trip cancellation
● Additional excursions or activities not mentioned in the itinerary
● Cost of personal items: wifi, phone, drinks, laundry, etc..
Prices vary depending on the vehicle, the size of the group and if a full time escort accompanies the driver. Good estimate are as follows:
● Based on a minimum 5 or 6 passengers and including a driver guide ○ $5575.- per person, double occupancy
● Based on a minimum 8 or 9 passengers and including a driver guide ○ $4685.- per person, double occupancy
● Based on a minimum 10 to 14 passengers and including a driver guide ○ $3995.- per person, double occupancy
● Based on a minimum 15 passengers and including a driver + full time escort ○ $3225.- per person, double occupancy
Single supplement can be estimated at $90 a night but will depend on the final hotel confirmation
$300 Deposit to reserve your spot is fully refundable at time of reservation
Balance to be paid in full by March 9, 2021
|This trip is a land only program.
Due to Covid 19 and some possible insecurities, you should not book your ticket before 2
or 3 months prior to the departure of the tour. Please contact Celestial Voyagers before booking your flights. We can advise you on the best schedule and fare available at time of reservation.
We will advise the approximate arrival time for the group to leave to Santa Fe. Should you get your ticket on your own please send us a copy of your flight schedule. Should you buy your ticket with Celestial Voyagers we will waive the $50 ticketing fee. We cannot guarantee airline refunds in case of ticket cancellation.
CelestialVoyagers Terms and Conditions relate to specific contracts with various suppliers.
The policies and regulations below must be strictly enforced.
Celestial Voyagers Terms and Conditions are flexible due to the unforeseen circumstances of the Coronavirus pandemic. We expect travel conditions in the US to be normal but we cannot guarantee any possible development of the pandemic. The policies and regulations below will apply.
● $300 Deposit to reserve your spot is fully refundable at time of reservation
● Balance to be paid in full by March 9, 2021
● All payments are fully refundable until March 9, 2021
● For cancellation after March 9, 2021 payments are transferable to another participant. A
$150 transfer fee will apply. In case no replacement is available, cancellation penalty will
be 100% and refund can only come through travel insurance
We highly recommend to protect yourself with a trip cancellation insurance
All changes and cancellations must be provided in writing.
We advise all travelers to purchase travel insurance in case of any unforeseen circumstances and if you are no longer able to travel. We offer the following insurance policies through Allianz Travel Insurance: Basic, Classic, and Classic with cancel anytime. Prices vary with age and amount insured.
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Adult passengers 18 and over must show valid identification at the airport checkpoint.
● Driver’s licenses or other state photo identity cards issued by Department of Motor Vehicles (or equivalent)
● U.S. passport
● U.S. passport card