BIOSPHERE 2 --- MARCH 8, 2019

MARCH 8, 2019, $90.00 (Save $10, book by Jan. 31)

 PRICE:  $95 PER PERSON.    Save $10 per person if booked before February 1st.    Save $5.00 if book between Feb 1-Feb 10.   After Feb 10th price is $95 pp.   Space is limited to 14 persons max  


Biosphere 2 is an American Earth system science research facility located in Oracle, Arizona. It has been owned by the University of Arizona since 2011. Its mission is to serve as a center for research, outreach, teaching, and lifelong learning about Earth, its living systems, and its place in the universe. 


Biosphere 2 was originally meant to demonstrate the viability of closed ecological systems to support and maintain human life in outer space.    


The under-the-glass walking tour of Biosphere 2 consists of approximately 150 stairs (up and down) and the route is just under one mile to walk round-trip. The tour duration is 1 hour and 15 minutes, most of the time on your feet. The tour spends time outside as well as inside the Biosphere 2 research facility itself. Comfortable, closed-toed shoes are highly recommended as the tour route includes standing, climbing, and walking. The interior of the Biosphere 2 research facility is heated and cooled based on current research protocols and as a result visitors may experience a variety of heat and humidity conditions on the under-the-glass guided tour. Bottled water is allowed on the tour and encouraged.  


Visits, including guided tours, are available on days with inclement weather unless conditions pose a hazard to the safety of visitors and staff. Visitors who have medical considerations, special needs, are non-ambulatory, or have other conditions may want to arrange for a less rigorous tour, please see ACCESSIBILITY. Self-guided exhibits and informational videos can occupy interested visitors for many hours. Visitors should plan to spend a minimum of 2 to 2.5 hours at Biosphere 2. 


Included in tour:  

Transportation via 15 passenger van. 

Admission to Biosphere 2  

Lunch


Tentative Itinerary: 

Depart Casa Grande at 9 am

Return approximately  3 pm 

Biosphere 2 - Oracle, AZ

Biosphere 2 - Oracle, AZ

COPPER CANYON, MEXICO

Price: $1550.00 per person/double $1850.00 per person/single

Copper Canyon (Spanish: Barrancas del Cobre) is a group of six distinct canyons in the Sierra Madre Occidental in the southwestern part of the state of Chihuahua in northwestern Mexico. The canyons were formed by six rivers that drain the western side of the Sierra Tarahumara (a part of the Sierra Madre Occidental). 


The Largest canyon complex in North America, a destination unlike any other! For those who love the unusual and seek adventure, the "Barranca del Cobre" is the answer. At an altitude of 8000 feet, the mountain peaks are snow-chapped in winter while the canyon bottom remains at a tropical climate. Here's the home of the seminomadic cliff dwellers, the Tarahumara Indians, the least acculturated Amerindians. Experience one of the most dramatic rail journeys in the western hemisphere, on a rail line that took 100 years to complete. Travel with us and enjoy the majestic beauty of one of the world's most unique destinations.  


 Itinerary

Day 1  Morning departure from Phoenix/Tucson, AZ. Crossing the border into Mexico at Nogales. After a short drive, we arrive at Santa Ana for lunch. From there, we are on our way to Hermosillo, where we visit the Cathedral and the Government Palace to view the famous murals depicting the history of Sonora. Arrival in San Carlos Bay is by sunset at our hotel for the night, the Marinaterra Resort. Welcome to Mexico reception hosted by your Tour Director before dinner.


Day 2  After relaxed breakfast we board a private boat for a scenic cruise on the Sea of Cortes – keep a look for dolphins, seals, and possible whales, also exotic birds as the blue-footed booby and the great blue heron. After we return we will visit a scenic lookout point en route to the local Cactus Garden. Wander among massive cacti and learn about these fascinating plants. Lunch by the pool side hotel. Time to relax and visit the Marina shops. This afternoon we depart for our seaside, sunset dinner.


Day 3  We will depart San Carlos after breakfast. Our first stop will be at the Guaymas Pearl farm, the first cultured pearl farm in the Americas, here you will learn about the pearl oyster farming, pearl grading and quality selection. Next we travel south through the rich grain farm lands and to the foothills of the Sierra Madre arriving to the quaint city of Alamos. A living museum, the city cobblestones streets are line with beautiful Spanish Colonia Mansions. This evening immerse yourself in the local culture at dinner with a colorful spectacle of music and folk dancing by performers in traditional customs. Overnight at Casa de Los Tesoros, La Mansion.


Day 4  After breakfast take a guided walking tour through the cobblestone streets, visiting some fabled mansions that have been restored to their original glory. The city of Alamos has been declared a national historic landmark by the government. Lunch today is at the hotel. Depart to El Fuerte arriving at Hotel Torres del Fuerte by early afternoon. Dinner and a great entertainment at the hotel.


Day 5  Early in morning, we transfer to the train station, boarding at 8:00 a.m. for the most spectacular train ride in North America, lunch onboard the train, we will be arriving at Posada Barrancas by mid-afternoon. Your hotel for the next two nights is the Hotel Mirador. Tarahumara Indians culture presentation.


Day 6  Today we have time to view and interpret Tarahumara Indian arts and crafts, visit the rim of the canyon and enjoy the surroundings and the opportunity to board the new Copper Canyon aerial tramway, allowing us to descend to the Canyons and experience great views. There is time today for some optional activities: hiking, horseback riding or just relaxing.


Day 7  After breakfast, on board our motorcoach we will transfer to Creel via Oteros Canyon. After lunch in Guerrero, we descend from the mountains onto the Chihuahuan Desert and the city of Nuevo Casas Grandes. Tonight we have Mata Ortiz pottery demonstration and our farewell dinner.


Day 8  Before leaving Nuevo Casas Grandes, we visit Mexico’s northernmost archeological site at Paquime, where the ancient Grand Chichimeca civilization erected their truncated pyramids and adobe multistory apartments. We travel through the plains and cattle country of Chihuahua before reentering the USA at Doutlas, AZ. Arriving in Phoenix around 7:00 p.m.


This Tour Includes: Deluxe Motorcoach round trip from Phoenix/ Tucson, Pre-tour briefing in Phoenix hotel, Hosted welcome reception in San Carlos, Group picture (one per reservation), Reserved rail car on the "Chihuahua al Pacifico", Fully escorted and narrated, Marine excursion of the Sea of Cortez, Aerial Tramway in the Canyon, Folkloric and Educational Programs, 7 nights hotel accommodations, ALL MEALS, Sightseeing, Portage, Taxes and Meal Gratuities, Mexican Visa entry fee.

SEDONA -DAY TRIP - CHOOSE YOUR DATE

PRICE: $139.00 PER PERSON

 Date:  Leaves Daily, Pick a date.  Or Call and see when the trip leaves near you. 


     

Every Day – Choose your date

    

The Sedona Red Rocks tour gives you a chance to explore   ancient Native American ruins, marvel at the spectacular landscape, and   explore the local artisans of Sedona and the surrounding area. This day trip   features one of two ancient Native American dwellings from the Sinagua Tribe   that existed along this busy trade route between 1250AD - 1425AD. During our   tour, we will explore the ruins at Montezuma Castle National Monument or   Tuzigoot National Monument, both of which are the best-preserved Sinagua   cliff dwellings in North America dating back around 1,000 years.
 

  Following our time at the Native American National Monument, the tour will   begin to explore the mystique surrounding Sedona with options ranging from   cultural and spiritual to adventurous and active. You will enjoy views of the   famous red rock features of Bell Rock, Airport Mesa, and Chapel of the Holy   Cross. You will also be treated to views of Cathedral Rock, Snoopy Rock, and   Submarine Rock, to name a few. In uptown Sedona, you can explore on foot the   many art galleries and shops, get a psychic reading, or enjoy the serenity   that Sedona provides with a glass of wine on the balcony. An alternate choice   available to you as an add-on is an off-road jeep tour exploring the   backcountry of Sedona, or a helicopter tour to gain a bird’s eye perspective   of the stunning red rock spires and pinnacles.

        

Price:       


$139.00 per person

    

Tour   Includes:
National Monument entrance fees Unlimited bottled water All taxes

Sedona Red Rocks

Sedona Red Rocks

sedona day trip February 4, 2019

COST $139.00 PER PERSON

 

The Sedona Red Rocks tour gives you a chance to explore ancient Native American ruins, marvel at the spectacular landscape, and explore the local artisans of Sedona and the surrounding area. This day trip features one of two ancient Native American dwellings from the Sinagua Tribe that existed along this busy trade route between 1250AD - 1425AD. During our tour, we will explore the ruins at Montezuma Castle National Monument or Tuzigoot National Monument, both of which are the best-preserved Sinagua cliff dwellings in North America dating back around 1,000 years.

Following our time at the Native American National Monument, the tour will begin to explore the mystique surrounding Sedona with options ranging from cultural and spiritual to adventurous and active. You will enjoy views of the famous red rock features of Bell Rock, Airport Mesa, and Chapel of the Holy Cross. You will also be treated to views of Cathedral Rock, Snoopy Rock, and Submarine Rock, to name a few. In uptown Sedona, you can explore on foot the many art galleries and shops, get a psychic reading, or enjoy the serenity that Sedona provides with a glass of wine on the balcony. An alternate choice available to you as an add-on is an off-road jeep tour exploring the backcountry of Sedona, or a helicopter tour to gain a bird’s eye perspective of the stunning red rock spires and pinnacles.


This Tour Includes: National Monument entrance fees Unlimited bottled water All taxes


AZ COYOTES / VS TEAM, DATE, PRICES

Price range varies depending on team and section

DATE AZ Coyotes    Play Team       PRICE RANGE

Dec 8   Sat    6pm San Jose Sharks      23.00 – 250.

Dec 18  Tues 7pm New York Islanders     23.00 – 250.00

Dec 20 Thurs 7pm Montreal Canadiens    34.00 – 288.00

Dec 22 Sat 5pm Colorado Avalanche        23.00 – 212.00

Dec 30 Sun 6 pm Vegas Golden Knights     43.00 -  288.00

Jan 2 Wed 730 pm & 

Mar 16 Sat 7pm Edmonton Oilers            34.00 – 288.00

Jan 4 Fri  7pm New Jersey Devils            21.00 – 255.00

Jan 6 Sun 2pm New York Rangers           34.00 – 288.00

Jan 16 Wed  8pm San Jose Sharks           23.00 – 250.00

Jan 18 FRI  7pm Pittsburgh Penguins      69.00 – 400.00

Feb 7 Thu  7pm Columbus Blue Jackets 21.00 -  225.00

Feb 9 Sat 2 pm Dallas Stars                  23.00 – 250.00

Feb 14 Thu 7pm St. Louis Blues            23.00 – 250.00

Feb 16 Sat 5pm Toronto Maple Leafs     69.00 – 400.00

Feb 24 Sun 7pm Winnipeg Jets             72.00 – 404.00

Feb 26 Tue 7pm Florida Panthers          21.00 – 255.00

Feb 28 Thu 7pm Vancouver Canucks       23.00 – 250.00

Mar 2 Sat 6 pm Detroit Red Wings           34.00 – 288.00

Mar 5 Tue 7pm & 

Mar 14 Thu  7pm Anaheim Ducks            21.00 – 255.00

Mar 7 Thu 7pm Calgary Flames              23.00 – 250.00

Mar 9 Sat 6pm Los Angeles Kings            23.00 – 250.00

Mar 14 Thu  7pm Anaheim Ducks             21.00 – 255.00

Mar 16 Sat 7pm Edmonton Oilers            34.00 – 288.00

Mar 26 Tue 7pm Chicago Blackhawks      69.00 – 400.00

Mar 31 Sun 2pm Minnesota Wild             23.00 – 250.00

             

line dancing on the london bridge / laughlin

PRICE: $250 pp/double, $295.00 pp/single



Calling all line dancers! Join other fun-loving people for two short dances on historic London Bridge, and then gather under the bridge for two more hours of dancing. This is a charitable fundraising event. Proceeds help fund low-cost health-screening programs, support groups and health education in the Lake Havasu Community.


Then continue to Laughlin for two nights of fun and more dancing!


Itinerary


Day 1

Depart the Valley and travel to Lake Havasu where you will join others for a line dance on the London Bridge. (The street is closed for ½ hour to allow for all to dance on the bridge).   Then, there will be additional music and line dancing under the bridge.  Continue to Laughlin for the evening and check into the Edgewater.

Day 2

Breakfast is included this morning at the hotel.  There will be additional line dancing in Laughlin today – details available soon. 

Day 3

This morning is at leisure.  Then depart for home. 

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rocky point golf or spa getaway

PRICE IS PROCESSING

Travel to Rocky Point and spend three nights at Penasco del Sol. Two rounds of golf are included along with two dinners, breakfast daily and a sunset cruise. May substitute Spa for Golf (equal value.)


Itinerary


Day 1

Depart the Valley and travel to Rocky Point. Check into Penasco del Sol. This evening a sunset dinner cruise is included.


Day 2

Breakfast is included this morning at the hotel. Enjoy a round of golf at Las Palomas this morning or a morning at the spa. Do some shopping before an included dinner at El Capitan.  


Day 3

Breakfast is included this morning at the hotel. Play another 18 holes of golf this morning at Islas Del Mar (or enjoy the Spa). This afternoon the chef will conduct a cooking class and you will visit the Tequila Factory. Dinner is included at Mare Blue Penasco.  


Day 4

Breakfast is included this morning at the hotel. Depart for home. 


 

Other Things TO DO: 

Bird Island

Whale Watching (Late Feb/March)

Deep Sea Fishing

Paddleboarding

ATV Rental

Poolside Cabana

Shopping

Kartchner Caverns January 28, 2019

COST $99.00 per person (price subject to change)

 Travel to Southern Arizona and visit this wonderful, natural attraction. This stunning limestone cave boasts many world-class features that have been protected since the cave was discovered in 1974. Kartchner Cavern is a wet, "live" cave, meaning water percolates from the surface and calcium carbonate features continue to grow in the darkness. 


This Tour Includes: Transportation, tour of Kartchner Caverns, Lunch.

MYSTERY TOUR: $99.00 per person

Additional Dates: June 9 & September 20, 2019

 

BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND! OUR MYSTERY TOURS ALWAYS SELL OUT! We'll travel down the road a bit and stop somewhere where you wouldn't want ot miss. Then we'll continue to our lunch stop, which we know you will enjoy. There's another stop on the agenda, right around the corner, and then we'll return home.



This Tour Includes: transportation, lunch, and lots of surprises!

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