Serendipity has always been kind to me, and I believe that cultivating the ability to trust serendipity – to follow its compass — is one of the essential travel arts. A journey I took a few years ago to Easter Island provided the perfect example of the gifts that serendipity can sometimes bestow. That journey […]
Put time into perspective by ringing in the New Year on the Grand Canyon’s South Rim – millions of years in the making. Winter is an enchanting time here, with quiet, uncrowded sunny days laced with a shawl of snow. Expect great guides, unique moments, and accommodations in enviable places. Your three days at Grand Canyon National Park are filled with hiking and exploring, and New Year’s Eve brings a memorable celebration at the historic El Tovar Hotel. The journey ends with a couple of days in the red rock wonderland of Sedona. To be sure, this journey has all the ingredients for one-heck-of-a Happy New Year!
Meet up in Phoenix, then head straight for the one-and-only Grand Canyon, with a couple of interesting stops along the way. We stay on the South Rim, with easy access to the Rim Trail and overlooks. We’ll spend our daylight hours hiking and taking in the immensity and grandeur from spectacular points and overlooks. After watching the last Grand Canyon sunset of 2017, we’ll enjoy dinner and a champagne toast in the historic El Tovar Dining Room!
We start the New Year out right, with a drive south through beautiful Oak Creek Canyon, to Sedona, where we spend our last two nights in the heart of town at a charming inn. Hiking, taking photographs, stargazing, and visiting some of the famed formations and sites, leaves us in awe of Sedona.
We’ll savor morning coffee with a view, before returning to Phoenix for flights home.