Photo Tour Phoenix/Scottsdale, Sedona,Grand Canyon, Horseshoe Bend & Antelope Canyon, Monument Valley, Canyon de Chelly, Painted Desert, Petrified Forrest, Route 66 with Guide/Photographer Patrick Mahoney
November 9-21, 2020
February 8-20, 2021 (extended program)
Short program & Custom Itineraries avaiable! Contact via email for info or to request dates.
Multi-day and multi-destination custom itineraries available for singles and groups!
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Join Patrick Mahoney for 11 days of sightseeing and photography in lively and inspiring Phoenix/Scottsdale, beautiful and colorful Sedona, the majestic and awe-inspiring Grand Canyon, Horseshoe Bend, Lake Powell and Antelope Canyon, Monument Valley, Canyon de Chelly, Painted Desert & Pertrified Forrest, and the historic Route 66!
Scottsdale, Arizona, located in the Valley of the Sun, and the Sonoran desert area surrounding greater Phoenix as well as Sedona and the Grand Canyon are among Patrick's favorite places in America's great Southwest! During the course of the week we will enjoy visiting and photographing the wonders of the Sonoran desert in and around greater Phoenix. During our two-day stay in Sedona we will visit several areas of special interest and walk among the vortexs! We will go to the Grand Canyon South Rim where winter white snow may still offer a beautiful contrast to the rich colors of the canyon walls. We continue to Page, Arizona to visit Horseshoe Bend and Antelope Canyon. We will also visit Monument Valley, Canyon de Chelly, Painted Desert & Petrified Forrest! Numerous varieties of cactus, flowers, birds and natural geologic formations are all part of this southwest desert environment. Plus stops along historic Route 66 in Williams and Holbrook!
This is a small-group experience open to all who love to experience our natural wonders as well as photograph these special places. Participants planning to photograph should plan to bring all photographic gear including plenty of battery, memory cards, laptop and downloading gear. All capturing devices are accepted...from digital SLRs to point and shoot to smartphones!
Plan to dress for variable conditions! Phoenix/Scottsdale is warm/hot by day and cool evenings. Sedona can be cold, and the Grand Canyon can still experience a mix of winter conditions!
*Does not include transportation travel to or from Phoenix/Scottsdale before and after the workshop. Price includes workshop tuition, accommodations, transfers and breakfast and dinners (lunch not included) as shown on the itinerary**. Note: We do not book shared rooms for guests unfamiliar with each other without their mutual consent. All individuals occupying a single room will be charged the single room rate.
Extended Program Enrollment includes: -Group Transfer from Phoenix Sky Harbor airport to hotel on arrival day* -Group Transfer from hotel to Phoenix Sky Harbor airport on departure day* -2 nights accommodations in Scottsdale with visits to nearby Sonoran desert areas. -2 nights accommodations in Sedona with visits to nearby features. -2 nights accommodations in Grand Canyon South Rim with visits to nearby features.
-1 night accommodation in Page with visits to nearby features including Horseshoe Bend, Lake Powell and Antelope Canyon. -2 nights accommodations at Monument Valley with visits to nearby features such as Forrest Gump Point, the Goosenecks and valley drive. -1 night accommodation at Canyon de Chelly with visits to nearby features. -1 night accommodation at Holbrook on historic Route 66 with visits to Painted Desert & Petrified Forrest. -1 night accommodation at Scottsdale/Phoenix area for the final night.
-All breakfasts and dinners** (Lunches not included) -Transfers to itinerary destinations -Entrance fees where applicable
*Meet-up & departure at designated time only on arrival day and on departure day. Arrival day: Meet-up location at Phoenix Sky Harbor airport TBA. Departure time 1:00pm Departure day: Departure from hotel at 9:00am **Breakfasts and dinners included from first evening dinner to final day breakfast. (Lunches not included).
NOTE: The itinerary for each week may change based on special events or conditions not known as of February 1, 2020. Sunrise and sunset times are approximate.
Day 1- Monday -Arrival Day at Phoenix/Scottsdale (see arrival info below) -14:00 Group transfer from Phoenix Sky Harbor airport (PHX) to Scottsdale hotel -16:00 Meet-up and transfer to location for sunset -18:17 Sunset – location TBA -Welcome Reception & dinner in Scottsdale
-Overnight in Scottsdale Day 2 – Tuesday - Scottsdale
-Visits to Old Town Scottsdale and various Sonoran desert locations -Dinner
-Overnight in Scottsdale
Day 3 – Wednesday - Travel to Sedona (2hr 14m, 125 miles) -Travel to Sedona -Sedona area locations
-18:15 Sunset at Sedona -Dinner -Overnight in Sedona/Oak Creek
Day 4 – Thursday -Sedona -7:02 Sunrise at Sedona
-Sedona area locations -18:16 Sunset at Sedona -Dinner -Overnight in Sedona/Oak Creek
Day 5 – Friday -Travel to Grand Canyon (2hr 14m, 108 miles) -7:02 Sunrise at Sedona
-South Rim West area with lunch -18:18 Sunset at Grand Canyon
-Dinner -Overnight at Grand Canyon
Day 6 – Saturday - Grand Canyon
-7:04 Sunrise at Grand Canyon
-South Rim East area with lunch
-18:18 Sunset at Grand Canyon -Dinner -Overnight at Grand Canyon
Day 7 – Sunday -Travel to Pageand Lake Powell (2hr 23m, 132 miles) -7:03 Sunrise at Grand Canyon
-Afternoon Horseshoe Bend and Lake Powell -18:18p Sunset at Page
-Overnight at Page Day 8 - - Monday -Travel to Monument Valley (2hr 19m, 127 miles) -7:00 Sunrise at Page
-Morning visit to Antelope Canyon
-Monument Valley & valley drive -18:18 Sunset at Monument Valley
-Overnight at Monument Valley
Day 9 - Tuesday - Monument Valley
-7:00 Sunrise Monument Valley
-Morning drive to Forrest Gump Point & the Goosenecks -18:18 Sunset at Monument Valley
-Overnight at Monument Valley
Day 10 – Wednesday - Travel to Canyon de Chelly (1hr 407m, 96 miles)
-7:00 Sunrise Monument Valley
-Travel to Canyon de Chelly -18:21 Sunset -Dinner -Overnight at Canyon de Chelly
Day 11 - Thursday - Travel to Holbrook/Route 66 via Painted Desert & Petrified Forrest (1hr 47m, 108 miles) -6:55 Sunrise -Travel to Holbrook/Route 66 -18:24 Sunset
-Overnight in Holbrook
Day 12 - Friday – Travel to Scottsdale/Phoenix area -Travel to Scottsdale/Phoenix area -Sunset followed by final dinner
-Overnight in Scottsdale/Phoenix area
Day 13 - Saturday – Departure day
- 9:00am Group Transfer to PHX Phoenix Sky Harbor airport for departure flights
NOTE: All times approximate.
Walking is required each day. Moderate hiking trails.
No littering, no alcoholic beverages, and no glass containers in parks.
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