Canyon Country

Grand Canyon Village, AZ, USA

50 reviews
Oct 15 - 22, 2019
Group size: 1 - 44
Canyon Country
Grand Canyon Village, AZ, USA

50 reviews

Oct 15 - 22, 2019
Group size: 1 - 44

About this trip

 DRINK IN THE awe-inspiring scenic splendor of the National Parks, canyons and red-rock cliffs of the Southwest. We start out in Scottsdale, Arizona and proceed to Sedona with its red sandstone formations only found here and perhaps a “vortex” or two. Then through Oak Creek Canyon, we continue to the Grand Canyon where we stay on the south rim”. Here, one quick look is never enough as the dramatic colors and shadows change with your point of view and the passing of time. Then on to lovely Lake Powell with its own canyons of butterscotch and blue-black “desert varnish”. Here you can choose from options to see the buttes of Monument Valley or a canyon adventure cruise. But we’re just getting started. In Utah, we see a jaw-dropping variety of spires, called Hoodoos of Bryce Canyon, followed by the awesome multi-colored sandstone cliffs of Zion National Park. Finally, after so much scenic splendor, we head to a modern canyon, Glitter Gulch—Las Vegas, for a bit of fun before flying home.

Ever seen a cowboy movie in black & white? Photo at top of the page is where many were filmed: Monument Valley, in color.


• Scottsdale • Sedona • Oak Creek Canyon • Kaibab National Forest • Grand Canyon National Park • Cameron Trading Post • Lake Powell • Monument Valley and Navajo Hogan or Canyon Adventure Cruise • Bryce Canyon National Park • Zion National Park • Las Vegas


Tour operated by Collette Vacations. Click here for print-friendly flier.

All prices are per person, based on occupancy, double: $3866, single: $4766, and price for third person $ (subject to room configuration and current prices). • Document required for US Citizens is government-issue photo ID like Driver’s License valid through trip return date. Other citizens should consult their consulate. • Insurance coverage is Collette’s Cancellation Waiver & TripMateInsurance ( covering a full refund through the day before departure (except for the insurance/waiver); other terms at & which are incorporated by reference. . • Price and details are subject to change. Rated 2 on a scale of 5, this tour involves minimal physical activity. Acct#191015s 23Jul18 00:33


 (7) total number of nights

Scottsdale (1) Courtyard by Marriott Scottsdale

Grand Canyon National Park (1) Grand Canyon National Park Hotel

Lake Powell (2) Lake Powell Resort

Spingdale (2) Majestic View Lodge

Las Vegas (1) Paris Hotel Las Vegas


(7) total number of nights

Scottsdale (1) Courtyard by Marriott Scottsdale

Grand Canyon National Park (1) Grand Canyon National Park Hotel

Lake Powell (2) Lake Powell Resort

Spingdale (2) Majestic View Lodge

Las Vegas (1) Paris Hotel Las Vegas

More features than most packages

 More features are included:

• Local departure from Central Illinois cities on a private motor coach.

Travel insurance & cancellation waiver no penalty if you cancel day before departure or after illness or accident.

• Also included: all tips, yes, tour manager, drivers, all baggage handling including airlines’ checked baggage fees (for 1 bag per person).

•Better to pay a rate that’s a good value now than having to keep digging into your wallet along the way. You could end up paying more on another tour or not have as nice of a carefree experience.

Space could sell out at any time

Book before this Collette tour sells out! Does October seem too far in the future? Why delay? Our package includes the $275/person travel insurance/waiver from Collette. It allows you to cancel through the day before departure for any reason without penalty and a full refund, except for the travel insurance ($275).

Deposit of $775/person includes travel insurance and balance is due June 15*. If you want to pay for your tour in full, either:

• mail us a check (Stevie Jay Travel LLC, 4413 Trostshire Circle, Champaign IL 61822)

• or fill in the form (click here) and mail to the address above

*We will send balance due instructions the first of June.

What’s included

  • Leave from Central IL
    Round trip motor coach transportation from Central Illinois to Chicago
  • Checked bag fee & tips
    Baggage handling & airline checked baggage fee
  • Round trip flights
    From Chicago to Phoenix & return from Las Vegas
  • Round trip transfers
    Transportation from airport to hotel & back to airport
  • Tour features
    Collette tour manager, transportation, sightseeing and admissions per itinerary
  • Tips to Collette staff
    Tips to tour manager & driver
  • Trip insurance & waiver
    Collette cancellation waiver & Tripmate travel insurance
  • 10 Meals
    6 Breakfasts & 4 Dinners
  • $50 airlines taxes
    Current total airline taxes & fees, subject to change
  • Hotel accommodations
    5 hotel stays, 1-2 nights each
  • Led by Mary Beth Kurasek
    She's with you all the way, from Central Illinois, throughout and back to Central Illinois to assure all goes well and have more fun!
  • Meals not noted
    In itinerary

Available Packages

Double room
14 left

Room for 2 people. with two double beds or one larger bed. We automatically request two beds for all but married couples. If a friend is booking separately, please advise his or her name in Notes To Organizer.

Deposit: $775
Single room
only 3 left

Room for 1 person. But if you have a roommate booking separately, book a double room and please note their name in Notes To Organizer.

Deposit: $775
Triple room
12 left

Room for 3 people utilizing two double beds. If you let us know in Notes To Organizer, we can request a roll-away bed but it cannot be guaranteed; also advise name if one of the triple is booking separately.

Deposit: $775


Day 1 Tuesday 10/15/19
Central Illinois-Chicago-Phoenix-Scottsdale, Arizona

Board our private motor coach to O’Hare where Mary Beth gets help if you need assistance with luggage and check-in. We board our flight to begin our exploration of the most famous canyons of the American West on a journey featuring three national parks. We are with you from hometown and throughout the tour to make sure all goes well. At our hotel in colorful Scottsdale, you will join your fellow travelers and our Collette Tour Director for a welcome dinner. (D)

Picture is of Old Scottsdale boutiques located near our hotel

Your Organizer

Stevie Jay Travel LLC
50 reviews
Stevie Jay has been leading tours and broadcasting in radio for decades now. He's crazy about his wife, Janet, and their four kids. Bill Owen has been designing custom tours for 48 years and lives in an olive grove. Mary Beth Kuraskek joined us in spring 2018. She has been a tour director for over 17 years. Stevie Jay 217 840 9913; Mary Beth 217 840-8724; Bill 217 619-0202. Our home page is at


We truly enjoyed all aspects of the Princess Cruise including Stevie Jay’s coordination and Bill’s management of all travel to and from San Francisco via Chicago’s O’Hare and Champaign-Urbana, Illinois. We had several seasoned travelers wishing to share their experiences. Princess was outstanding with their meal plan and treating us as their special guests for the fifteen days. Highlights were our ability to chose our day trips to Volcanoes National Park, Pearl Harbor National Monument, Kolohani Plantation and Haleakala National Park. We will travel with Stevie Jay and We Travel again as long as we are mobile and enthusiastic about traveling!
I had a wonderful time. Food was great and the show, Yuletide Celebration, was outstanding! It was my first time for Yuletide Celebration, and I am looking forward to next year.
Great company. The show was awesome. Even better than last year. Loved the singers, orchestra and emcee. Really put us in the holiday spirit. The beef house dinner service was slow and found ourselves helping them!!! The trip was great.
Canyon Country: Fantastic trip. Awesome views of the national parks. Optional excursion to Monument Valley was a highlight for us. Mary Beth always provides excellent service. This tour was no exception! Bob and Cindy
By Robert Hardig for Canyon Country on 25 Oct, 2019
Great trip experience. All canyons were on our "to see" list. Peter was great as our guide. Anna was super good driver and kept a really clean coach. Accommodations were well located, well appointed, pleasant and clean. Dining experiences were great. Ready to go again.
By Al Hagen for Canyon Country on 24 Oct, 2019
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