The Wave

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  • Sandstone rock formation known for its colorful undulating forms and the difficult hike to reach it
  • Due to the fragile nature of the formation, and the large number of people wishing to visit it, a daily loterry system is use to dispense only 10 next day permits in person at the visitor center

 

Grand Canyon: South Rim

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  • Steep sided canyon cared by the Colorado River
  • The canyon is 277 miles long and up to 18 miles wide, with a depth of over a mile
  • Nearly 2 billion years of geological history have been exposed as the Colorado river cut their channels through layer after layer of rock while the Colorado Plateau was uplifted
  • For thousands of years, the area was inhabited by Native Americans who built settlements within the canyon and its many caves
  • UNESCO World Heritage Site

 

Antelope Canyon

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  • Slot canyon on Navajo land
  • The Navajo name Tsé bighánílíní means “the place where water runs through rocks”

 

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  • Region of the Colorado Plateau characterized by a cluster of sandstone buttes
  • The valley has been featured in a number of best-known films which defines what viewers think of when they imagine the American West

 

Horseshoe Bend

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  • Horseshoe shaped incised meander of the Colorado River

 

Musical Instrument Museum (Phoenix)

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  • Largest museum of its type in the world
  • The collection has over 15,000 musical instruments from nearly 200 countries and territories
  • Opened in 2010

 

Broken Arrow Trail

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  • Hiking trail that offers the chance to see wildlife

 

Cathedral Rock

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  • Famous landmark and one of the most photographed sights in Arizona
  • The formation is a redbed sandstone formed from coastal sand dunes near the shoreline of the ancient Pedregosa Sea
  • Ripple marks are prominent along the trail

 

Copper Art Museum

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  • Located in a former copper town that displays over 5,000 artifacts
  • Hundreds of artifacts date back to the 1500-1800s

 


 

Costs

all flights $243

food $41/day x 11 days = $451

hotel $54/day x 10 days = $540

tickets (all attractions) $147

TOTAL for whole itinerary $1,381