Grand Canyon, Sedona & Lake Powell Excursion from Flagstaff - 7 Days

Grand Canyon, Sedona & Lake Powell Excursion from Flagstaff - 7 Days

Your tour will focus on the majesty of the Grand Canyon of the Colorado - one of the 7 Natural Wonders of the World.

However, this week-long excursion includes a lot more - an exploration of both Rims of the Canyon, a visit to the Colorado River, sightseeing trip to Sedona, and a cruise on beautiful Lake Powell.

Join us for an exhilarating and in-depth visit to the immense natural marvel of the Grand Canyon, and see it from many different viewpoints and perspectives.

The week will be spent visiting and photographing Glen Canyon Dam, Antelope Canyon, the North and South Rims of the Grand Canyon and the magnificence of Lake Powell.

Tour departs from Flagstaff, Arizona. Rates include lodging, transportation to all venues from Flagstaff, entrance fees to parks and specified activities, and all meals not listed as a-la-carte in the itinerary.

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Tour/Activity Details


7 days & 6 nights


May 17, 2014

Please note: Availability Calender only shows the starting date for this tour and the time shown is for booking purposes only.

Please Note: 4 Days Minimum Advance Booking Required.

(we strongly suggest ordering well in advance since these small group tours usually sell out). Rates are per person for the occupancy stated. Minimum age 7. All guests under 18 must be accompanied by parent or guardian. Please order online or call to order or for more information.



  • General entrance fees to all parks and specified activities such as the boat tour in Lake Powell
  • 6 nights of motel lodging
  • All meals - breakfast and lunch
  • Private or public coach/shuttle costs where required
  • Professional advice on photography and capturing the best images
  • All tours are led by photographer and guide Greg Smith from beginning to end

Does NOT Include:

  • Airfare to and from Flagstaff, AZ
  • Passport and visa fees
  • Meal beverages other than tea, coffee or water
  • Items of a personal nature
  • Room service or other services beyond the basic night's stay at motels
  • Food outside of included meals and provided snacks
  • Laundry service
  • Telephone or other charged communication services
  • Luggage and travel insurance
  • Optional excursion fees
  • Any costs related to cameras or recording devices
  • Tips or gratuities to guides or tour leaders
  • Also expenses incurred due to inclement weather, or other acts of God, altered river, road or trail conditions, sickness, flight delays, or unforeseen security issues

Sample Itinerary:

The tour will start in Flagstaff, Arizona, as you head north to experience the best known viewpoints along the South Rim of this venerable cut in the Earth. For the next two days (DAY 2 & 3) you will travel along the South Rim and environs and get close to the temples and cliffs and colors that make this such a magnificent place in the western hemisphere. Your guide will share with you what they have found to be the best locations and some of thier tried and true methods to capture what you see, because while the Grand Canyon is extraordinary in every sense, it is surprisingly difficult to photograph!

DAY 4 & 5, you will explore the eastern section of the Canyon deep in a slot canyon and out on Lake Powell to view the waters and cliff faces that were accessed when Glen Canyon Dam was built in the early 60’s creating this jewel of the West. There will be an opportunity to venture to one of the beautiful wilderness areas to photograph the venerable white hoodoos of the region to add to all the rainbow of colors found in the Canyon itself.

Next, you will move on to the northern reaches of the Canyon and find far fewer people, and some very eye catching and remote landscape sites that reward you for traveling there. You will stay in this area for a day (DAY 6), and have an opportunity to go even farther afield to photograph the highest cliffs in the Canyon on an optional excursion way out west on the North Kaibab Plateau.

Your final day (DAY 7) is spent heading back to Flagstaff, and visiting some of the best archaeological remains in the region. Seeing these ancient ruins and accepting the challenge of photographing them is a very important part of this voyage. This journey around and through parts of the great canyon of the West covers some of what is familiar and much that you may never have found in books and magazines, and it all comes with professional guidance and technical support for your interest as a photographer.


Reservations are made on a first-come-first-served basis and tour sizes are between 4 and 9 persons only.

A minimum total of 4 participants is required for the tour to operate. Usually, cancellation of a tour due to insufficient participation will occur 30 days before the tour start date. In the event this tour has to be cancelled due to insufficient participation or other reason outside our control, a full refund will be made. However, we are not responsible for any expenses incurred by the traveler in conjunction with the tour such as airfare or other non-refundable arrangements, and we strongly recommend that tour participants purchase travel insurance to cover themselves when booking a tour.

Minimum Age: Due to the hiking and other activities on this tour, we limit participation to a minimum age of 7. All participants under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

Accommodations are typically in 2-3 star motels and include private baths. All prices quoted are per person for double occupancy, and single supplements must be ordered for any single traveler.

Meals: Included as indicated in itinerary. In some locations cash will be provided to each tour participant to purchase a meal, especially when the restaurant facilities are in remote locations or there is a choice available in a given location. At other planned locations, the meals will be paid for at the time they are taken, by the tour guide, or prepaid by the tour company strictly at its option. This is to maximize the comfort and convenience of tour participants.

Bottles of water and very limited snacks will be available in the tour vehicle.

Transportation: From the time we leave from our designated motel at the beginning of a tour, until we return, all transportation is provided or arranged for all participants. Exceptions would only be for non-tour excursions on helicopters, planes or other side trips not specified in the itinerary. We do use park shuttles where mandated in national parks. The primary tours are conducted in vehicles occupied by only our tour participants.

Hiking/Physical Ability: Included walks and hikes are deemed easy to moderate levels of activity. No special skill is required, but all tour participants should be in good physical condition and able to walk/hike 1-3 miles at a reasonable, non-competitive pace. We make casual photography and rest stops along trails and paths wherever we go. Also be aware that most of the tours are set in drier climates than you may be used to, and the drinking of water is key to remaining alert and feeling well. Please note that many of the park sites are located at or above 7,000 to 8,000 feet and often require some acclimation. Drink water regularly from the time you arrive at the start of your tour, and use whatever you require from the cooler in the tour van as well.

Traveler Responsibility: Trip members are responsible for choosing tours that are consistent with their ability, fitness, and overall health. All travelers are required to complete and return a trip enrollment form and consent to applicable Terms and Conditions prior to the commencement of their tour. Travelers are also responsible for reading and understanding all pre-departure materials provided by their tour guide, bringing appropriate clothing and gear as suggested by the tour guide, and acting in a manner that is considerate of other people with whom they come in contact.

Luggage: There is limited space in the vans, and since we will be on the move traveling from location to location, it is requested that you limit your luggage to one checked bag, a carry on, a small hiking day pack for your camera and personal items, and a small tripod if you choose. Digital photographers who opt to bring a laptop do so at their own risk. All personal luggage is the owner's responsibility and we assume no responsibility for any wear and tear, damage, breakage or loss.

Smoking/Illegal Drugs/Alcohol: Smoking is not permitted in non-smoking rooms, at meals, or in tour vehicles. Because of the dryness and high risk of forest fires in parks and along rural routes, it is necessary that you refrain from smoking on hikes and when the van stops at pullouts. Smoking is permitted at rest stops where local ordinances permit and if other tour participants are not bothered. Illegal drugs are not permitted at any time. Alcohol is not permitted during excursions, sightseeing or on hikes. You may order alcoholic beverages at meals and pay for them.

Flagstaff Tours and its tour suppliers reserve the right to accept or reject any person as a trip member at any time.

Travel Insurance: We strongly recommend that you purchase travel insurance for this tour, covering medical and cancellation expenses. This is for your peace of mind!

Documentation: Upon confirmation of your order, we will email you an E-Ticket that will include contact information for your tour guide so you may obtain the responsibility disclaimers to be signed, and a questionnaire to be filled out and returned to the guide. A detailed itinerary, tour check list and clothing suggestions will be provided by the guide at an appropriate date prior to departure.

Limitations of Liability: Flagstaff Tours, its owners, agents, employees, suppliers and affiliated companies hereby give notice that they only act as agents for motels, transportation companies, land operators, and suppliers of travel services, and assume no responsibility or liability whatsoever in connection with the operation, safety, condition or service of any motor vehicle, boat or other conveyance, inn, lodge, or hotel which may be used wholly or in part, for services to Flagstaff Tours participants. Flagstaff Tours, its operators and agents will not be responsible for any act, error or omission, nor for any injury, loss, accident, delay, inconvenience, irregularity, or damage that may be occasioned by any cause whatsoever, including acts of nature, civil disturbance, government restrictions, or failure of any means of conveyance to adhere to public schedule.

Flagstaff Tours and its tour suppliers reserve the right, either prior to or after departure, in its good faith and discretion and in circumstances that warrant it, to change or reprice any tour, trip or expedition. This includes, but is not limited to, the right in such circumstances to alter or omit any part of the itinerary, to substitute hotel or trip leaders, or to change any means of conveyance without notice and without allowance of refund, with the liability for increased costs – if any – to be borne by the traveler.

If any tour is canceled due to acts of insurrection, strikes, acts of God, or any other cause beyond our control, refunds will be based on the difference between the original trip price and the cost of services already provided.

Trip members grant tour operators express permission to take photographic records of its trips for promotional and commercial use.

Please Note: 4 Days Minimum Advance Booking Required.

(we strongly suggest ordering well in advance since these small group tours usually sell out). Rates are per person for the occupancy stated. Minimum age 7. All guests under 18 must be accompanied by parent or guardian. Please order online or call to order or for more information.

Cancellation Policy

There are no refunds. All sales are final.

Change policy

If changes are allowed on a tour or activity, a $20.00 per reservation change fee will be applied for any change to a reservation. Please note that some tours and activities do not allow any changes. Date changes can only be made only if we can confirm availability on the new date. While we cannot guarantee any changes can be made, all change requests must be submitted a minimum of 24 hours prior to the tour departure and must be handled on an individual basis through our Reservations Center.

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