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Journey to the National Parks of the Wild West

7 Nights featuring the Grand Canyon, Bryce Canyon, Zion, Monument Valley, Lake Powell & Las Vegas

Includes: Roundtrip Airfare, Hotel, Tours, Transfers and More!

Start Date: September 11, 2021

About This Journey

Introducing Enrichment Journeys’ very first all-American Journey! Embark on an adventure to the National Parks of the Wild West as we explore the iconic canyons and desert landscapes of Arizona and Utah. This Journey celebrates the great outdoors as we venture through wide-open spaces, breathtaking scenery and historic parks. From Zion’s contrasting colors of red stone against green forests, to the vast expanse of Monument Valley, to the sheer depth of the Grand Canyon, this Journey is sure to rouse your sense of adventure! Making our way through some of America’s most iconic national parks, you will marvel at various canyons, cruise on a desert lake, walk through a sandstone slot canyon, enjoy steak dinners, stay at lodges within the national parks, and visit dozens of awe-inspiring viewpoints. End your Journey in glamorous Las Vegas, the “entertainment capital of the world,” as we sit down to a farewell meal and toast to such an incredible Journey.

Small Group Departure—due to the numerous cultural activities, this Enrichment Journey will have a max of 26 guests.

Visits: Bryce Canyon, horseshoe bend, cowboy, Nevada, Phoenix, Sedona, Page, 32990

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Itinerary

Start Date: September 11, 2021

Day Port Arrival Departure
1 Arrive Phoenix – Transfer to Hotel & Welcome Dinner
2 Phoenix to Grand Canyon – Sedona and Grand Canyon National Park
3 Grand Canyon to Lake Powell – Monument Valley
4 Lake Powell – Lake Powell, Antelope Canyon and Horseshoe Bend
5 Lake Powell to Bryce Canyon – Bryce Canyon National Park
6 Bryce to Zion – Zion National Park
7 Zion to Las Vegas – Zion National Park and Las Vegas
8 Las Vegas – Transfer to the Airport for Return Flight

**Please note that this itinerary is subject to change at anytime, including port of call changes. Please call a Personal Vacation Manager with any questions.

Land Program

Day 1 – Arrive in Phoenix

CIVANA Wellness Resort and Spa

Upon arrival at the airport, you will be whisked away to a desert oasis, the CIVANA Wellness Resort and Spa, for check in. Please note that this hotel is located outside of the city. After check-in, you’ll have time to get settled in and relax before joining your fellow travelers for a welcome dinner. (D)

Note: if you wish to spend more time at the wellness resort, or in the city of Phoenix or Scottsdale, ask your Personal Vacation Manager about an optional hotel extension – which will add one or two nights to your hotel stay.

Day 2 – Phoenix to Grand Canyon National Park

Grand Canyon

After breakfast at the hotel, we’ll start our Journey by heading north to Sedona. A serene town surrounded by beautiful red rock landscape, Sedona is home to a vibrant arts community. Your guide will introduce you to the city, then you’ll enjoy some free time for lunch. Departing Sedona, we will continue driving north and arrive at the Grand Canyon National Park in the afternoon. Containing millions of years of geological history, the Grand Canyon was designated a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1979. As the second most visited national park in the U.S. (behind the Great Smoky Mountains), it is one of the most popular destinations in America. In 1903, upon his visit to the canyon, President Theodore Roosevelt said: “The Grand Canyon fills me with awe. It is beyond comparison—beyond description; absolutely unparalleled through-out the wide world… Let this great wonder of nature remain as it now is. Do nothing to mar its grandeur, sublimity and loveliness. You cannot improve on it. But what you can do is to keep it for your children, your children’s children, and all who come after you, as the one great sight which every American should see.”

You will spend the rest of the day admiring the breathtaking views of this natural wonder while your guide provides insights and stories of the iconic canyon. Enjoy sunset at the canyon before tucking into a well-earned dinner at the Grand Canyon National Park’s most historic and elegant dining room. (B, D)

Day 3 – Grand Canyon National Park to Lake Powell

Monument Valley

This morning we will depart the Grand Canyon National park and set off to explore the Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park. An iconic image of the American West and featured in dozens of western films, Monument Valley’s series of red mesas and buttes amidst the vast desert plains and open sky is quite a sight to behold. Led by a Navajo guide, you’ll learn about these crimson towers, which soar to heights of up to 1,000 feet, as well as the history and culture of the valley. After the tour, we will depart the region and drive to Lake Powell, our home for the next two days. Check in to your hotel and enjoy free time in the evening. (B, L)

Day 4 – Lake Powell

Lake Powell

After breakfast, enjoy a leisurely cruise along Lake Powell. Nestled within the Glen Canyon National Recreation Area, Lake Powell is a desert oasis for locals and visitors alike. A popular spot for swimming, fishing, boating and hiking, it’s a refreshing escape from the dry desert. By boat, you’ll get a different view of the canyons as you cruise through the steep cliffs surrounding the lake. After exploring the lake and canyons by boat, we will enjoy a local lunch before heading out to explore two more canyons by land. For the afternoon tours, you will enjoy an open-air, 4×4 adventure drive across primitive Navajo lands to private outlooks and canyon access points not accessible to the general public.

 

Antelope Canyon

First, we will visit Antelope Canyon. This slot canyon gained international fame when the world’s most expensive photograph, entitled “Phantom,” was taken within the canyon and sold for $6.5 million in 2014. There are a couple different areas of this canyon that visitors can walk through. Our Journey includes a tour through a private section of Antelope Canyon that is not crowded and does not require ascending and descending steep ladders. As you enter the canyon, the smooth sandstone walls will surround you, and mother nature puts on a show of colorful light and shadows. Make sure your cameras are charged, as this is arguably one of the most incredible spots for natural photography on earth.

 

Horseshoe Bend

Our next stop will be Horseshoe Bend, where you will be taken to a private location adjacent the overcrowded public viewing area. Avoiding the long hike to the public viewing area, we will take a private dirt road that leads to within 100 yards of the edge of the canyon. From this private outlook you’ll enjoy the iconic, breath-taking view of the Colorado River winding 1000 feet below. The undulating sandstone provides various angles and views of the Colorado River as it meanders around a rock promontory, creating the Horseshoe Bend loop beloved by visitors and photographers from around the world. Return to the hotel for an evening at leisure. (B, L)

Day 5 – Lake Powell to Bryce Canyon National Park

Bryce Canyon

Today we will head west and then spend the day exploring Bryce Canyon National Park. Although technically a natural amphitheater, not a canyon, Bryce Canyon is famous for its sunset-colored geological structures called hoodoos. In fact, Bryce Canyon National Park contains the largest collection of hoodoos in the world. These red, white and orange pillars dot the landscape, mingling with both barren desert and forests of pine trees. Despite the desert climate, Bryce Canyon’s ecosystem is home to over one hundred animal species and over a thousand plant species! Due to the remote location to today’s tour, a box lunch will be provided. After the day’s exploration of Bryce Canyon, check in to your hotel and have some free time to freshen up before dinner. This evening, we’ll tap our toes to a live performance of good ol’ country western music while enjoying a cowboy dinner. (B, L, D)

Day 6 – Bryce Canyon National Park to Zion National Park

Zion National Park

After breakfast, we will drive down to the last park on our Journey: Zion National Park. Rugged mountains, pine forests, and breathtaking panoramic views await! The majestic Virgin River has created an oasis in this corner of the desert, carving spectacular canyons and supporting a varied ecosystem, including mule deer, wild turkeys, and 285 bird species. The Zion Canyon, averaging 2,000 feet deep, and surrounding cliffs host a beautiful scenery of contrasting colors: red sandstone, green forests and blue river. This area became protected when it was designated a national park in 1919. We will spend the day exploring Zion National Park and enjoying the great outdoors. This evening, we’ll dine at the national park’s main lodge. (B, D)

Day 7 – Zion National Park to Las Vegas

Las Vegas

Say farewell to Zion, then board the coach one last time as we make our way to Las Vegas. Upon arrival, we’ll sit down to a farewell lunch and toast to an incredible Journey! After checking in to the hotel, you’ll have the rest of the afternoon to explore Vegas on your own. (B, L)

Day 8 – Las Vegas

Check out of the hotel transfer to the airport for your flight home. If you have added the optional Celebrity Cruise to your Journey, you will travel to Los Angeles for your 1-night hotel stay before embarking the ship. (B)

Note: optional extensions are available. Ask your Personal Vacation Manager about the optional hotel extensions in Phoenix and Las Vegas, as well as the optional Celebrity cruise departing from Los Angeles.

For meals not included in your land programs, all hotels chosen include a restaurant on property where you may relax and enjoy a meal. In addition, your guide is available to make suggestions on nearby dining, shopping or sightseeing.

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Included Features

  • Roundtrip international airfare, transfers and baggage handling
  • 7-night land program in Arizona, Utah and Nevada
    • Phoenix, Arizona – 1-night hotel stay
      • Welcome Dinner
    • Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona – 1-night hotel stay
      • Half-day city tour of Sedona
      • Half-day tour of the Grand Canyon
    • Lake Powell, Arizona: 2-night hotel stay
      • Half-day tour of Monument Valley
      • Boat tour of Lake Powell
      • Half-day tour of Antelope Canyon and Horseshoe Bend
    • Bryce Canyon National Park, Utah – 1-night hotel stay
      • Half-day tour of Bryce Canyon National Park
      • Music & Dinner Show
    • Zion National Park, Utah – 1-night hotel stay
      • Half-day tour of Zion National Park
    • Las Vegas, Nevada – 1-night hotel stay
      • Farewell Lunch
  • Tour Leader throughout land program and Local Tour Hosts during included tours
  • Most meals while on tour (see itinerary highlights)

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What to Expect on Your Trip

Pacing

Most days during the land portion will include full-day tours. The overall pace is rather quick, as there is much to see in these regions, however, there is a healthy mix of both visits to sites and time to enjoy the landscape and scenery. Most days include two meals, allowing the third meal to be at your leisure. All hotels will have a restaurant on property where you may dine, then have the rest of the evening to relax. If you wish to go out, your guide is available to make suggestions for nearby dining.

During the optional cruise extension, you will have a mix of relaxing days at sea and exciting days on land to explore the port cities. You may choose from optional shore excursions, which will allow for cultural immersion, exotic meals and numerous activities.

Physical Activity

Please note that some of this Journey is at a significant altitude above sea level; shortness of breath and fatigue may occur. Please see below for elevation levels during the tour. As a comparison, Cusco and Machu Picchu, Peru have an elevation of 11,152 feet and 7,972 feet respectively. Guests unfamiliar with the effects of high altitude should consult their personal physician.

Location                                       Elevation          Time Spent in Location

Phoenix                                         1,250 feet        Overnight

Grand Canyon National Park        6,800 feet        Overnight

Lake Powell                                   3,650 feet        Overnight

Zion National Park                         3-4,000 feet     Overnight

Las Vegas                                      2,000 feet        Overnight

The land portion of the trip should be considered active and includes a considerable amount of walking. Some locations and vista points will require a walk to get to, some of which may be on an incline. This Journey is not recommended for guests with a wheelchair or scooter.

Enrichment Journeys will do everything in our power to ensure comfort through our third-party providers, including air-conditioned buses and comfortable accommodations where applicable. However, some areas cannot be accessed by coach, so our drivers will get you as close to sites as is legally allowed. Sensible, rubber-soled walking shoes are strongly recommended. Local sites often do not have elevators, escalators or ramps due to the landscape. Steps can be steep and uneven. Wheelchair access at many sites is limited to extremely limited. Based on crowds and traffic, order of visits may be changed. A fold-up wheelchair may be able to be stored on the bus but requires prior arrangements. Motorized wheelchairs and scooters cannot be accommodated on this group program. Guests must be able to transfer from their chair to the transportation.  Guides/drivers are not allowed to lift or push wheelchairs, so guests requiring physical assistance must travel with a companion who can assist. Time spent on the road and traveling can be long, so you will need to be prepared for stretches of downtime in between destinations.

Cultural Focus

This Journey will offer an authentic experience of the Wild West and some of the greatest National Parks in the United States. You will encounter dishes and ingredients typical to the region, and you will be introduced to local artistry of the region. Enrichment Journeys encourages an open mind when in unique situations. Sometimes the attractions and cities can be crowded.

Unique Factors

The weather in the desert can vary drastically from day to night, so be sure to pack layers.

If you have special needs or physical limitations, you will need to check in with your personal vacation manager before booking the trip. The temperature can vary between day and night, so pack accordingly with items that can be layered. Some guests may wish to have a light sweater or windbreaker with them.

Transportation

Included airfare is from select airports only. To inquire about a different airport, please contact your Personal Vacation Manager.

Enrichment Journeys is committed to providing remarkable experiences at extraordinary value. As a result, airlines and routes are selected to maximize that value and may involve multiple stops and extended layovers versus non-stop or direct flights. Passengers wishing to utilize specific carriers, direct/non-stop flights, Business Class upgrades, or to extend their time in any of our beginning or ending destination cities may do so by contacting Enrichment Journeys and inquiring about the Custom Airfare Program. There is a $50 per person charge for this service, however this charge will be applied toward any flights or upgrades you choose to purchase. The $50 charge must be paid prior to receiving a custom air quote.

Transportation while on tour:

Phoenix to Grand Canyon: 4-hour coach transfer

Grand Canyon to Lake Powell (via Monument Valley):  5.5-hour coach transfer

Lake Powell to Bryce Canyon: 2.5-hour coach transfer

Bryce Canyon to Zion: 1.5-hour coach transfer

Zion to Las Vegas: 2.5-hour coach transfer

Please note that these times are approximate and only reflect the transportation time. Our trip may be longer due to stops for sightseeing along the way.

Journey to the National Parks of the Wild West

Journey to the National Parks of the Wild West

1-night Phoenix Extension (pre-tour)

Want an extra day to relax at the CIVANA Wellness Resort and Spa in Phoenix? With this optional extension you will arrive to Phoenix a day early and have one extra day to relax at the hotel before the tour starts. Note: tours are not included. Price of $375 per person, based on double occupancy, includes:

  • 1-night hotel accommodations at the CIVANA Wellness Resort and Spa with daily breakfast
  • Private transfer from airport to hotel

*Note: the CIVANA Wellness Resort and Spa is not located in the city center. if you wish to extend your trip with a hotel stay in the downtown area of Phoenix or Scottsdale, ask your Personal Vacation Manager for a quote.

1-night Las Vegas Extension (post-tour)

Want extra time in Las Vegas? With this optional extension you will stay one extra night in Las Vegas after your tour, giving you time to explore the city on your own before flying home. Note: tours are not included. Price of $99 per person, based on double occupancy, includes:

  • 1-night hotel accommodations in Las Vegas with daily breakfast
  • Private transfer from hotel to airport

1-night Los Angeles hotel stay paired with a Pacific Coastal Celebrity cruise (post-tour)

If you wish to pair this 7-day land Journey with a Pacific Coastal Celebrity cruise departing from Los Angeles, this extension will include:

  • Transportation from Las Vegas to Los Angeles
  • 1-night hotel accommodations in Los Angeles with daily breakfast
  • Transfer from hotel to Los Angeles cruise port
  • 7-night roundtrip Los Angeles Pacific Coastal cruise aboard the Celebrity Millennium, departing September 19th Click Here for details.

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Dates & Prices
09/11/2021 Retail Value EJ Price Savings Per Person Single Rates
Journey $5,865 $4,399 $1,466 CALL FOR DETAILS

Small Group Departure—due to the numerous cultural activities, this Enrichment Journey will have a max of 26 guests.

Prices are in USD and are based on double occupancy.

Air Add-Ons
City Add-On City Add-On City Add-On
Atlanta $200 Houston Intercontinental $150 Orlando $100
Charlotte $150 John F. Kennedy $150 Philadelphia $200
Chicago $150 Las Vegas $0 San Francisco $100
Dallas $150 Los Angeles $100 Seattle $100
Denver $100 Miami $150 Tampa $150
– Business Class Air Available on Request
– Additional Gateways Available on Request
– Air Add-On Rates are subject to change without notice. While we try to include the most common airports by default, we have many clients coming from different parts of the country. If you desire air from an unlisted airport, you must first reserve your Enrichment Journey with one of the listed airports as your default gateway and then ask, or have your Travel Agent ask, Enrichment Journeys to provide a quote for your preferred gateway.

All prices on our website and e-Journey Travel Guide are subject to change without notice. While we make every effort to provide you the most accurate and up-to-date information, occasionally, a trip or pricing category may be misprinted or unavailable at the time of booking. In the event of an incorrect price due to typographical, photographic, or technical error, or error in pricing information received from our suppliers, we retain the right to correct the price and to refuse or cancel any bookings placed at the incorrect price. In addition, all offers, prices, and conditions of sale may be subject to change without notice including tours, included features, highlights, minimum or maximum stays, itinerary, times in port, and/or other conditions/restrictions.

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The following hotel list is preliminary and subject to change. Although we contract for hotels a year or more in advance, unforeseen circumstances do occasionally require a change of hotel. Should it be necessary to change a hotel, one of equal quality or value will be substituted and you will receive confirmed hotel information with your final itinerary.

*Please note that while Enrichment Journeys typically uses 4-star hotels and higher, due to the smaller size of the towns and limited hotel options, this Enrichment Journey may include hotels outside of this range. To better enhance the guest experience, preference has been given to accommodations within the national parks and recreational areas.

Accommodations
CIVANA Wellness Resort and Spa

37220 N Mule Train Road, Carefree, AZ 85377

Tel: +1 480-653-9000

Nestled in the Sonoran Desert, just outside of Scottsdale, AZ, CIVANA offers a chance to relax in luxe, nature-inspired rooms, to restore in the healing waters of a world-class spa, to be surrounded by the breathtaking mountain scenery and to enjoy and savor healthy culinary offerings.

Yavapai Lodge

11 Yavapai Road, Grand Canyon National Park, AZ 86023

Tel: +1 (844) 346-8057

At Yavapai Lodge, natural beauty meets the magic of convenience. Set within Grand Canyon National Park, this hotel occupies a prime location at the South Rim. The lodge is a short walk from the South Rim and steps away from the local market. Of course, it’s more than just the perfect place to start your adventure. Its main lodge is a great place to relax and recharge, thanks to cozy seating areas and an outdoor patio.

Courtyard by Marriott Page at Lake Powell

600 Clubhouse Drive PO Box 4150, Page, AZ 86040

Tel: +1 (844) 631-0595

Overlooking Arizona’s breathtaking Glen Canyon National Recreation Area and the pristine waters of Lake Powell, the Courtyard Page, AZ at Lake Powell hotel is the perfect choice for travel to the area. Relax in our 153 deluxe Southwestern-style guest rooms near Lake Powell, featuring free HBO, complimentary wireless high-speed internet access, and luxurious Marriott bedding. This Southwestern-themed hotel, surrounded by Lake Powell National Golf Course, is located within minutes of Glen Canyon Dam, Antelope Canyon, Wahweap, and Antelope Point marinas. The Courtyard Page, AZ Lake Powell has anticipated your every need.

Best Western Plus Ruby’s Inn

26 South Main Street, Bryce Canyon City, UT 84764-8002

Tel: +1 (800) 568-8520

Operating since 1916, Ruby’s Inn is the closest lodging to Bryce Canyon National Park, Utah, and is the perfect place to base your exploration of this beautiful area. Ruby’s Inn at Bryce Canyon is also a destination in and of itself with 368 Spacious Guest Rooms, 2-Bedroom Suites, Non-Smoking Rooms, Color Satellite TV, Air Conditioning, Spas, and Indoor and Outdoor Swimming Pools. You’ll find the Gift Shop and General Store to be the largest of its kind in the Bryce Canyon area, boasting an impressive selection of authentic Southwestern Indian arts and crafts including jewelry, pottery and weavings, as well as other important items such as groceries, camping gear, clothing, shoes and more—all within arms reach.

La Quinta Inn & Suites by Wyndham at Zion Park/Springdale

792 Zion Park Blvd, Springdale, UT 84767-7700

Tel: +1 (800) 753-3757

La Quinta by Wyndham Zion Park-Springdale hotel is located in Zion Canyon less than a mile from the majesty of Zion National Park. Nestled in southwest Utah, the hotel is surrounded by natural beauty near the borders of Nevada and Arizona. Amenities including the seasonal outdoor pool and hot tub, fitness center, and non-smoking guest rooms equipped with mini-refrigerator, microwave, desk, ironing amenities, and flat-screen LCD TV round out a truly memorable stay in Springdale.

MGM Grand Las Vegas Hotel & Casino

3799 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89109-4319

Tel: +1 (877) 880-0880

MGM Grand Hotel and Casino is an excellent choice for travelers visiting Las Vegas, offering a trendy environment alongside many helpful amenities designed to enhance your stay. Guest rooms offer amenities such as a minibar, a flat-screen TV, and air conditioning. MGM Grand Hotel features room service and a concierge, to help make your stay more enjoyable. The property also boasts a pool and breakfast.

Journey to the National Parks of the Wild West

Before You Go

Money Matters

How you handle your currency and financials while on the trip is up to you. Some people prefer to exchange all their money in advance, while others will rely solely on credit cards. Consider calling your bank ahead of time to make them aware of your international travel, especially when using cards or withdrawing money.

ATM Machines

These are often readily available, especially in major cities. Some will charge fees on top of what your hometown bank may charge for using ATMs abroad. Look for well-marked machines that have the Visa or MasterCard symbols.

Foreign Banks

Currency can be exchanged at most banks, if needed. Ask a local host or tour manager if there is a nearby bank that is open.

Credit Cards

During your trip, you’ll find that most major credit cards are accepted. Call your specific card issuer ahead of time to find out its limitations and benefits overseas.

Incidentals

Do be aware that some additional charges for mini-bars, laundry and room service will not be included in the tour package. Plan accordingly for these extra charges.

Packing Guidelines

Pack as simply as possible for easy transfers and customs screenings. Check with your domestic and international carriers regarding baggage guidelines, allowances, and check for additional fees. All bags will be screened before boarding flights and the cruise ship.

What to pack

Basics and layers are key to a comfortable Journey. Be sure to check the weather in the destinations you will visit, and pack accordingly. There are always unpredictable variables as well, so make sure you have one sturdy jacket and an outfit for a formal occasion too, just in case.

Here are a few key items to take on your trip:

  • Raincoat/poncho
  • Hooded jacket/fleece pullover
  • Pants with pockets
  • Skirt with pockets
  • Hat with visor & sunscreen/bug spray
  • Warm socks
  • Sturdy sandals
  • Practical shoes for walking/easy hiking
  • Extra pair of prescription sunglasses and/or glasses (if needed)
  • Camera(s)

Have back-ups for everything to avoid disappointment. Charge batteries in advance and bring extra film or digital memory cards. If bringing a high-end camera, consider investing in insurance to protect your asset.

Luggage Screening Process

To pass through screening, have liquids either in small containers and bagged, or in checked luggage. All valuables necessary for the trip should be on your person at all times, if possible. This includes medications and documentation. We recommend one main bag and a carry-on, per airline guidelines for weight and size.

Labeling

Have all your bags labeled with your name and address clearly marked. Add something to you luggage that is recognizable in the event your bags are misplaced. You may also consider marking your bags with “Enrichment Journeys” for efficiency.

Carry-on items

In many countries, including the US, large liquid containers are not allowed in carry-ons. On the way back into The States, food or agriculture items are prohibited. If you have questions about a certain item, visit www.tsa.gov for a list of items that cannot be packed.

Airport transfers

Airport transfers are included as part of your Enrichment Journey. Local representatives will advise you of the departure time from your hotel the night before departure. Generally speaking, arrangements have been made to have you at the airport approximately three hours in advance of departure, though this may vary depending on local circumstances. At the end of the cruise, an airport transfer will also be provided. Please advise your Personal Vacation Manager if you do not require transfer arrangements at the time of booking your Journey.

Cell phones

Some cell phones will work overseas, but incur additional charges for the use. Choose whether you would like to add an international plan by calling your carrier, or consider purchasing a pay-as-you-go phone overseas. However, in some destinations, many smartphones and tablets can pick up wireless Internet for free.

Protecting the Value of Your Travel Investment

Enrichment Journeys offers a comprehensive travel insurance package you can purchase alongside your trip. It eases the mind and lets you cancel your trip for a covered reason up until the departure date with a full refund of the Journey.

The insurance covers a wide variety of incidents, including travel delay, emergency medical services, and even baggage delay. You will also receive a pre-existing medical conditions waiver if travel insurance is purchased within 14 days of your initial deposit. For a full list of coverage provided, visit the FAQ section of the website.

Medical Issues and Handicaps

As with any extensive trip abroad, our excursions with Enrichment Journeys will require some physical capabilities, including transfers from cruise ships, walking on cobblestone streets and navigating through some busy cities with guides. Although we encourage all types of travelers to join us, we do ask you are aware of your own physical limitations. Unfortunately, we cannot provide individual care to those who may have walkers, wheelchairs or other aids. Enrichment Journeys also cannot accommodate pregnant women past their six month gestation period. Please speak with one of our Personal Vacation Managers to see if certain itineraries are suitable for you and your needs. We are happy to suggest other viable options for you that are more accessible.

Per the requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act, travelers have the right to be reasonably accommodated in terms of tours in public situations. However, the laws do not apply for trips and outside the United States. So you must let Enrichment Journeys know ahead of time of any physical limitations, including information added to our questionnaire that needs to be filled out by all passengers. Failure to inform Enrichment Journeys of these limitations could result in refusal to participate, whether it be at the airport through the airline, on board the ship or at the accommodations booked.

If you have any sort of prescription medication, this should be a number one priority in packing. Bring extra, just in case. A small medical kit is also advisable for quick access to remedy minor aches and pains.

Briefing sessions

A local host or tour manager will be happy to guide you through the trip and answer all of your questions. Upon arrival to your destination, an Enrichment Journeys representative will meet with the group and go over items such as the daily schedule, weather and local customs.

Hotels

All hotels booked by Enrichment Journeys are held to a high standard of comfort and quality, in accordance to international accommodation standards and rating systems. However, each accommodation varies so you may experience various types of properties throughout your excursions.

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Regional Information

Travel Documentation

Have your passport and visas ready and available at all checkpoints. Scan and copy these documents to print out. It is recommended that you e-mail a copy to yourself and someone back home in the event these documents are misplaced. Also, it may be worth bringing an international ID or license.

Vaccinations

Vaccinations are recommended to protect one’s health from preventable diseases abroad. It is always good to have routine vaccinations up to date when traveling for ailments such as chickenpox, measles, and the flu shot. Use your own discretion when deciding on what vaccinations to have based on your preferences and personal medical history. During your Enrichment Journeys tour, the utmost care will be taken with prepared food, atmosphere and other elements, so the likelihood of contracting diseases is scarce.

For a list of recommended vaccinations based on destination, visit https://wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel or feel free to contact the Center for Disease Control and Prevention directly at 1-800-232-4636.

Tipping Guidelines

Tipping is always appreciated. Expect several instances throughout the hospitality industry that allow for tipping. Have small bills ready for hotel staff, boat crew, restaurant servers, drivers, guides, and baggage handlers.

Gratuities are included for group meals, at hotels, and at airports. The host, guide, or tour manager can be tipped roughly $8.00-$12.00 USD per person, per day, as can any ship staff member (which is often split at the end of the day by all). Drivers can be tipped $5 USD per person, per day.

Time Differences

Please be aware that you may be crossing through several time zones throughout your Journey. To view a time zone map, visit https://m.worldtimezone.com/m-index12.php.

Climate

With the tour covering various regions, you will most likely come in contact with warm and/or cool weather, occasional rain, wind and/or dry environments. Please note that in the desert the temperature can change drastically from day to night, so it’s best to wear layers. Check the weather online before departing for an up-to-date look at the conditions in major destinations.

Many countries outside of North America use Celsius. Here is a °C to °F quick reference guide:

-5° C = 23° F 5° C = 41° F 15° C = 59° F 25° C = 77° F 35° C = 95° F
0° C = 32° F 10° C = 50° F 20° C = 68° F 30° C = 86° F 40° C = 104° F

High/Low Temperatures in Fahrenheit:

JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC
Grand Canyon 58/38 65/42 74/48 83/55 93/63 104/73 107/77 103/75 96/68 83/58 69/46 58/39
Las Vegas 59/28 66/33 72/39 81/45 90/53 102/61 107/67 104/66 96/57 83/46 70/35 60/27

Facts and Figures

Check out these interesting facts about the destinations you will visit on your Journey.

  • The Grand Canyon National Park is bigger than the state of Rhode Island.
  • Lake Powell has approximately 2,000 miles of shoreline. That’s about the same as the entire west coast of the United States.
  • Zion National Park contains some of the tallest sandstone monoliths in the world, with some rock formations reaching over 2,000 feet.
  • The Las Vegas Strip is actually not located within the city limits of Las Vegas.

Recommended Reading List

Vacation should be easy, peaceful and, most of all, completely stress-free. Let us handle the details, so you can sit back, relax and curl up with a good book as you count down the days to your next Journey! We’ve compiled the following list of books and movies to introduce you to the destinations you are about to visit.

Books

  • Grand Canyon: The Explorations of the Colorado River and Its Canyons by John Wesley Powell
  •   Las Vegas: Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas by Hunter S. Thompson

Travel Guides

Films

  • Grand Canyon: National Lampoon’s Vacation (1983)
  • Zion National Park: Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969)
  • Las Vegas: Ocean’s Eleven (1960)

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