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Grand Canyon Tours from Sedona

Sunday, June 6th, 2010

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If you are interested in seeing the Grand Canyon and are staying in the Sedona area, there are many options to suit your needs.I would recommend the Colorado River Whitewater Tour from Sedona for a wild water adventure led by an experienced Hualapai Indian Guide.You will spend 5 hours on the water with Class II-IV white water rapids, navigating through the largest and most impressive canyon in the world.You will stop to have a light lunch on the banks of the Colorado River and hike through a secret side canyon to the Travertine Falls.At the end of the 14 hour trip, you will rise up 14,000 feet from floor to rim in a helicopter to view the canyon from a different vantage point and take the drive back to your hotel on the river van while viewing a specially prepared video.

Grand Canyon Below the Rim Tour from Sedona

Grand Canyon Below the Rim Tour from Sedona

The Grand Canyon Helicopter Tour with Gourmet Lunch from Sedona is another fabulous option, and it gives you a choice between a 30 or 45 minute helicopter flight along with a full-day luxury coach tour from Sedona to the Grand Canyon.The tour begins with a scenic ride from Sedona through Oak Creek Canyon, the Ponderosa Pines of Flagstaff, the San Francisco Peaks and the gorgeous Aspen Groves before stopping at Tusayan to watch an IMAX movie about the Grand Canyon.Entrance fees to Grand Canyon National Park are included in the price of tickets and you will also get a gourmet lunch at the historic El Tovar Lodge on the South Rim (Yavapai or Maswik Lodge for the regular lunch option)followed by a walk along the South Rim for a spectacular view and a visit to the historic Watchtower Observatory.The scenes you will see are indescribable, as if an artist hand painted them.You will not want to forget your camera to take still pictures or video, as you will likely not have a similar experience again.

Other tours to consider are the Grand Canyon Experience Tour with El Tovar Lodge Lunch from Sedona – which is a real treat with over 7 stops, lunch, and an IMAX movie – and the Grand Canyon Freedom Tour from Sedona.This tour provides a great deal of free time for those who are looking to set out and explore on their own for a while at the Grand Canyon.Along the way you will see Oak Creek Canyon, the Painted Desert, the Little Colorado River Gorge, and more. At the Grand Canyon National Park, you will have time to visit the gift shop, look around the historic buildings, or take a walk down part of the South Rim trail.

No matter which tour you choose, you can be sure that you will have a fun and educational time and will have lots of pictures to share with family and friends.Book online for a $5 discount per adult ticket at www.SedonaTours.us!

Helicopter Tours of Sedona

Monday, September 21st, 2009

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The most popular way to see Sedona by helicopter is through the Sedona Ancient Ruins Helicopter Tour which takes you through Secret Canyon’s enormous 2,000 foot walls and to Mogollon Rim and Secret Mountain before heading to Boynton Canyon to check out the ancient Sinagua Indian ruins.The trip will take place in a Bell Jet Ranger Helicopter and includes in-flight narrative by a knowledgeable pilot who is ready and willing to answer any questions you may have.

Another option is the Sedona Deluxe Helicopter Tour.This tour takes you through the most famous red rock formations in Sedona, the Bell and Cathedral Rocks.You will then descend into Secret and Boynton Canyons where you will see the ancient Sinagua Indian cliff dwellings.Along the way you will also see Courthouse Butte, The Chapel of the Holy Cross, Snoopy Rock, Submarine Rock, and finally the magnificent Bear Wallow Canyon.This is a photographer’s dream, as there are endless amounts of photo opportunities sprinkled throughout the 30 minute trip.

You can also take the Grand Helicopter Tour with Gourmet Lunch from Sedona and can choose between a 30 or 45 minute flight along with a full-day luxury coach tour from Sedona to the Grand Canyon.The tour begins with a scenic ride from Sedona through Oak Creek Canyon, the Ponderosa Pines of Flagstaff, the San Francisco Peaks and the gorgeous Aspen Groves before stopping at Tusayan to watch an IMAX movie about the Grand Canyon.Entrance fees to Grand Canyon National Park are included in the price of tickets and you will also get a gourmet lunch at the historic El Tovar Lodge on the South Rim (Yavapai or Maswik Lodge for the regular lunch option)followed by a walk along the South Rim for a spectacular view and a visit to the historic Watchtower Observatory.The scenes you will see are indescribable, as if an artist hand painted them.You will not want to forget your camera to take still pictures or video, as you will likely not have a similar experience again. 

All of the above tours are accessible at www.SedonaTours.us.

Flexible Trolley Tours in San Antonio

Wednesday, February 11th, 2009

If you haven’t had the chance to visit the most visited city in Texas, now is your chance.  San Antonio has plenty to do, so it makes sense that there are a number of organized tours and activities to keep you busy throughout your stay.

For a wonderful overview of the city, take the San Antonio Trolley Tour.  This one-hour narrated tour takes you all around San Antonio to the most popular and historical landmarks including the Alamo, where American defenders fell at the hands of Mexican General Santa Anna’s army.  The IMAX Theatre is another stop on the tour, so you can relive the Battle of the Alamo on the big screen with “Alamo…the Price of Freedom.”

The trolley makes several other stops along the way, including the Institute of Texan Cultures, Mission San Jose, Market Square, and Mission Concepcion.  This is by no means an exhaustive list, and if you are in the mood for a little shopping, you can take advantage of the stop at Rivercenter Mall.

If you wish to upgrade your tour, you can take part in the 2-day hop on and hop off option, which allows you to explore the city at your leisure.  You can pick up the trolleys every 45 minutes or so at designated spots so you can continue to see the sights that you choose until the end of operating hours.

For more information on this amazing tour and others, including the San Antonio Highlights Tour and the Hill Country Tour, visit www.sanantoniotours.net.

Sun, Sand and Stunning Views

Tuesday, November 18th, 2008

With Mexico being so close to your vacation spot of San Diego, you must take advantage of the many amenities that San Diego Tours offers across the border.  Its close proximity allows you to see even more of the west coast during your vacation.

One option that San Diego Tours provides in Mexico is the Tijuana, Mexico Tour.  You will find so many wonderful things about this tour as Tijuana is a very historic and cultural city in Mexico.  One of your first stops on this completely narrated bus tour is at Paseo de los Heroes Avenue, meaning Road of the Heroes in English.  This is one of the most important avenues in all of Tijuana, and possibly Mexico as well, as it represents and celebrates the heroes of the Mexican Revolution.

Another stop along the way is the Tijuana Cultural Center.  This spherical shaped building contains a museum of Mexican history along with exhibits from different regions of the country.  Additionally, the center contains a lecture hall, IMAX® Theater, concert hall, video room, beautiful courtyards, café and bookstore.  While on this tour, you may shop through the colorful bazaars and find interesting handcrafts from the many different regions of Mexico.   There is no doubt that with this wonderfully historic based tour, you will enter back in the States more knowledgeable and impressed by Tijuana, Mexico.

Another Mexican locale that San Diego Tours can offer you is the Rosarito Beach Mexico Tour.  This tour takes you to amazing spots that you may not have known were there.  Your tour begins with a brief drive through Tijuana and a stop at the Rosarito Beach Hotel.  This hotel was a hidden getaway for the famous in the 1940s and still is a popular hotel specializing in relaxation.

After visiting the hotel and getting a look at the beautiful ocean views, the tour bus will then take you into the town of Rosarito, which was actually the filming location of the movie Titanic.  At this point, you will be given time to shop from the local vendors or dine at one of the many fantastic eateries in the area.  This tour is perfect if you want to experience a piece of culture you never knew existed.

The trip to Ensenada, Mexico should be enough to satisfy any sightseer looking for beautiful views, but the Ensenada Mexico Tour with Lunch offers much more than the natural beauty.  Not only will you witness the spectacular views from the tour coach along the way, but you will visit the Baja coastline to enjoy the amazing features Mother Nature has brought to the area.

Along the coastline, there are many small villages to visit and experience a different side to Mexico.  You will also be taken to the Rosarito Beach Hotel and see a bit of the town.  Additionally, the tour stops at a small fishing town where you will enjoy your lunch at a wonderful restaurant.  There is plenty of time to get some shopping in or take a pleasant walk along the beach.  This could be the most memorable part of your entire trip and is something you definitely will want to visit again.

There are plenty of reasons to check out the wonderful areas of Mexico while visiting California.  It is a wonderful experience that will provide great memories for you to share for many years to come.  Book your tour tickets today at www.sandiegotours.us.

Lunch and Learn at the Grand Canyon

Wednesday, September 17th, 2008

The Grand Canyon is the tallest peak in Arizona and you will have the opportunity to see it from many vantage points on the Grand Canyon Experience Tour with El Tovar Lodge Lunch from Flagstaff.This tour includes lunch at the El Tovar Lodge and provides a comprehensive view of the famous Canyon.The day begins with complimentary pick-up at an area resort or hotel.During the ride to the Canyon, you will view an informational video about the Northern Arizona area and your guide will narrate, giving you valuable information about the dramatic scenery surrounding you.

 

 

Grand Canyon Experience

Grand Canyon Experience

 

Before your first stop, you will view the IMAX movie entitled ‘GRAND CANYON- THE HIDDEN SECRETS.’ The film goes deep into the Grand Canyon, showing viewers a 360-degree view of the Canyon that you would not be able to see on your own.After the movie concludes, you will head into Grand Canyon National Park for lunch at the El Tovar Lodge.The food at the Lodge is delicious, and it will be just what you need to refuel and gear up for the next leg of the trip.

Once you have reached Grand Canyon Village, you will have some time on your own to explore the historic buildings, hike part of the South Rim trail, or visit the gift shop.Afterwards, your guide will show you some more great views from the East Rim, while sharing some of the Grand Canyon’s history and geology with you throughout.

Towards the end of the day, you will drive along the Little Colorado River Gorge into the Navajo Nation where you make a stop at the Cameron Trading Post to look at some Native American artwork and some neat souvenirs.The views and history that you will get from this tour are top notch, and you will not be sorry about how you spent your day.The information shared is invaluable, as are the amazing views and the pictures you will be able to take looking out at the Canyon.

See why San Antonio is Texas’ Most Visited City

Friday, September 12th, 2008

San Antonio is the most visited city in Texas and why not, it has some pretty fabulous attractions throughout the city and around it.  San Antonio Tours can help provide you with a fantastic and special vacation. 

During your stay, you may choose to schedule one of the many sightseeing tours, visit Riverwalk or hear chilling tales of the spirits that haunt the city.  While in San Antonio, you may want to visit other nearby cities like Austin which San Antonio Tours can arrange as well.

If you want to experience San Antonio in the absolute ultimate way, then try out the San Antonio Grand Tour.  You will stop at all the famous spots in San Antonio like the Alamo, the #1 tourist spot in the state.  This is the renowned site where American defenders fell in 1836 by Mexican General Santa Ann’s army.  A museum is on site which contains relics and mementos from the Republic of Texas.  During this tour you will visit the IMAX® Theatre which puts you right into the center of the famous battle of the Alamo. 

Another great addition to this premier tour is a relaxing ride through Paseo Del Rio on a riverboat.  You have the chance of seeing the gigantic cypresses, oaks and willows with beautiful blooming flowers bordering them.

Other fantastic locations this tour brings you to are El Mercado, Mission San Jose, the Japanese Sunken Gardens and Mission Concepcion.  If you want a complete tour of the city then your only option is the San Antonio Grand Tour.

After touring the wonderful city, you may want to see it from a different perspective – above it!  The San Antonio Grand Helicopter Tour gives you breathtaking views of the Texas Hill Country as well as many locations in the ground Grand Tour, plus several other sites in town.  You can see from the spacious chopper the San Antonio Zoo, Mission Road, Six Flags Fiesta, Lackland Air Force Base, La Cantera and many rock quarries.  The views are simply stunning and you receive a ride of a lifetime.  Nothing compares to aerial views of a beautiful landscape. 

There are so many wonderful things to do while visiting San Antonio.  For more information, visit San Antonio Tours at www.sanantoniotours.net. 


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