Grand Canyon, Bryce & Zion

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Visit the Cliff Dwellings of Montezuma Castle AZ

Book a fully guided Grand Canyon tour with Caravan Tours and along with a visit to the artist colony of Sedona, you’ll get to enjoy Montezuma Castle Arizona (a National Monument) as part of the tour.

From Phoenix Arizona, this leg of your Grand Canyon tour includes a drive along Camelback Mountain, pass by Montezuma Castle National Monument and some time in Sedona, an exceptional artist colony located in the heart of Arizona’s red rock formations.

To Visit Montezuma Castle AZ with Caravan
Call Toll-Free 1-800-CARAVAN (227-2826)

Montezuma Castle Facts

Montezuma Castle Arizona, which is not actually a castle, is a series of ancient, well-preserved cliff dwellings (an early apartment complex) that were built and lived in by the Sinagua as early as 1100 AD.

The ruins of Montezuma Castle span over 4,000 square feet and were not discovered until the 1860s. The “Castle” was inaccurately named after a real Aztec emperor, Montezuma, who was actually born almost half a century after the cliff dwellings were abandoned.

Archeologists believe that for some unknown reason the Sinagua abandoned the pre-historic high-rise dwellings around 1425 AD, after having lived in them for over three centuries!

Montezuma Castle consists of twenty rooms spread over five stories and is carved directly out of the limestone cliffs about 90 feet above the canyon floor: not far from the existing town of Camp Verde in Arizona.

Montezuma Castle Arizona is amazingly well preserved, but nearly all the artifacts it may have housed were looted in the early 20th century.

Most of the artifacts from the Sinagua people have since been discovered in a second, even larger castle structure (called Castle A), which was discovered in 1933.

Unfortunately, very little remains of the original Castle A structure except for the original stone foundations.

Montezuma National Monument

Theodore Roosevelt declared the ruins of Montezuma Castle a National Monument in December of 1906.

Montezuma Castle Arizona is now part of an 860-acre National Park and attracts nearly half a million visitors each year.

Book Your Grand Canyon Tour Now with Caravan Tours!

Travel with Caravan and enjoy multiple fully guided tours as part of our Grand Canyon trip.

Come experience Montezuma Castle plus Sedona, Monument Valley, Lake Powell, Bryce Canyon, and Zion National Park, which are all part of Caravan’s fully guided Grand Canyon tour.

Our guided Caravan Grand Canyon tours are amazingly popular and exceptionally well-priced and each year they sell out. We encourage you to book your Grand Canyon tour early to secure your requested dates.

Find out what others had to say about this exceptional Caravan tour by reading our Caravan Grand Canyon tour Reviews

Book your Grand Canyon tour now, which includes Montezuma Castle Arizona!

Call Caravan Tours toll-free at 1-800-CARAVAN (227-2826).

Read our helpful travel tips on our Grand Canyon Travel Tips page.

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2024 Hotels

Accommodations in the hotels and lodges are rooms with two beds and private bath or shower. A limited number of single rooms are available. Triple rooms are usually two beds.


Radisson Hotel Phoenix Airport

Day 1 • Phoenix

Radisson Hotel Phoenix Airport

Radisson Hotel Phoenix Airport

Radisson Hotel Phoenix Airport is located two miles from the airport and fifteen minutes from downtown Phoenix. The hotel features a seasonal outdoor pool and an outdoor whirlpool/hot tub. The hotel is 100% smoke-free. Guest rooms have air conditioning, a flat-screen television, telephone, iron and ironing board, hair-dryer, safe, coffee maker, mini-fridge, and a desk with an ergonomic chair.


Maswik Lodge
Yavapai East Lodge

Days 2, 3 • Grand Canyon

Maswik Lodge

Maswik Lodge

Maswik Lodge is surrounded by a Ponderosa pine forest. Located one quarter of a mile from the rim edge of the Grand Canyon, all rooms have two queen beds or one king bed, coffee maker, mini-fridge, in-room safe, satellite television, hair dryer, telephone and air conditioning.

Yavapai East Lodge

Yavapai East Lodge

Yavapai East Lodge is conveniently located a short walk to the post office and the Market Plaza. The General Store is located at the Market Plaza and sells groceries, hiking equipment and gift items. Free park shuttles operate every 15 to 30 minutes, with stops at scenic overlooks. Yavapai Lodges has a tavern, a cafe and a dining hall. All rooms have two queen beds or one king bed, air conditioning, microwave and mini fridge, coffee maker, flat-screen television, telephone, iron and ironing board, hair dryer. WiFi is available at the Yavapai Lodge main building. Due to the remote location, the Wifi has limited bandwidth and is not ideal for downloading, streaming, etc.


Lake Powell Resort

Days 4, 5 • Lake Powell

Lake Powell Resort

Lake Powell Resort

Stay two nights at Lake Powell Resort. The resort is located on the shores of Lake Powell at Wahweap Marina, about 5 miles from the town of Page, Arizona and two miles from Glen Canyon dam. Guest rooms have two queen beds, air conditioning, coffeemakers and hair dryers. The resort features two pools, a jacuzzi, and a small beach on the lake shore. The resort has a lounge and two restaurants. Your breakfast is included each day at the world famous Rainbow Room, with spectacular views of the Glen Canyon and Lake Powell.


Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott Virgin Zion National Park

Days 6, 7 • Zion Park Area

Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott Virgin Zion National Park

Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott Virgin Zion National Park

Stay two nights at the award winning Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott Virgin Zion National Park, in the scenic town of Virgin. Enjoy your spacious rooms, offering one or two-king beds in every room. Stroll to the banks of the Virgin River, or just take in the views. Cool off in the super-sized outdoor pool, or relax in the hot tub while enjoying the scenery & sunset. Rooms include high speed Wi-Fi, 55" Smart TVs, air conditioning, phones, iron and ironing boards, hairdryers and coffeemakers.

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Airport Transfers

arrival Transfers

Caravan’s Phoenix, Arizona hotel, the Radisson Hotel Phoenix Airport (427 North 44th St.) provides a courtesy shuttle from the Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport (PHX). Upon arrival, after collecting your luggage, please request a pickup by calling the hotel from the baggage claim area at: 602-661-3160. The shuttle operates from 4:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. daily. Taxis cost approximately $20 and take 10 minutes.

departure Transfers

Caravan includes a departure transfer to Harry Reid Airport, formerly known as McCarran Airport, (LAS) in Las Vegas, Nevada on the day the tour ends, arriving by 11 a.m. Please schedule flights after 1 p.m. If you wish to extend your stay in Las Vegas, taxis and shuttles are available from the airport. (Las Vegas regulations prohibit Caravan’s motorcoach from making stops at individual Las Vegas hotels). Taxis cost approximately $20-$30 and take 25 minutes or more. Airport shuttle services are located near the dropoff point.

Airfare is not included or sold by Caravan.

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Weather & Clothing

Temperature °F (high/low) Rainfall (inches)

PhoenixGrand CanyonZion Park Area
TempRainTempRainTempRain
Jan66/410.742/181.552/291.6
Feb71/450.745/211.657/311.6
Mar76/490.951/251.763/361.7
Apr85/550.260/311.073/431.3
May94/640.170/380.783/520.7
Jun104/730.181/460.693/600.6
Jul106/810.885/531.6100/680.8
Aug104/801.082/522.197/661.6
Sep98/730.976/461.591/600.8
Oct88/610.764/361.278/491.0
Nov75/490.751/261.063/371.2
Dec66/421.044/201.553/301.5

Temperature °F (high/low) Rainfall (inches)

JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Phoenix
temp66/4171/4576/4985/5594/64104/73106/81104/8098/7388/6175/4966/42
rainfall0.70.70.90.20.10.10.81.00.90.70.71.0
Grand Canyon
temp42/1845/2151/2560/3170/3881/4685/5382/5276/4664/3651/2644/20
rainfall1.51.61.71.00.70.61.62.11.51.21.01.5
Zion Park Area
temp52/2957/3163/3673/4383/5293/60100/6897/6691/6078/4963/3753/30
rainfall1.61.61.71.30.70.60.81.60.81.01.21.5

Clothing Tips

This is a predominantly casual tour. Casual wear is suggested for sightseeing and daytime travelling. A good pair of tennis shoes or hiking shoes is recommended for walking in the parks. Please bring a sweater or jacket to wear on the air conditioned motorcoach, and to wear at night at higher elevations such as the lodge at the Grand Canyon. Please bring a lightweight rain poncho in case of rain. Dress code for most evenings is smart casual. See Travel Tips for more details.

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Travel Tips & FAQs

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Are meals included?

Included meals for each tour are listed at the end of each day. Meals are shown by B (breakfast), L (lunch) and D (dinner). Full, buffet, or deluxe continental breakfasts are included everywhere. Free bottled water is provided on the motorcoach. Alcoholic beverages are not included unless specified.

Meals

Meals included in the land price are indicated at the beginning of each day by B (Breakfast), L (Lunch), D (Dinner). Dinner, when included, is served at your hotel except when, as indicated in the itinerary, it is at a special restaurant outside the hotel. Coffee or tea is provided at all included meals.

Children on Tour

Children age five (5) and older are welcome on tour when accompanied by an adult. Usually, children travel during the school vacation months of June, July and August, and also during spring and winter school breaks.

Family Trips

Families are always welcome on any of our tours, but we do not have any programs specifically for or limited to families. Families can make specific requests for connecting, adjacent, triple or quad rooms, when available. Children must be at least 5 years old.

My Tour Price Does Not Include

Prices do not include air travel, country entry or departure fees, airport porters, visas, phone calls, valet, laundry, all items of a personal nature, extra food and beverages not on the regular menu, and tips to the Caravan Tour Director, driver, and local guides. General fees and taxes are additional and listed separately beneath each tour’s price.

My Tour Price Includes

Virtually everything! Hotels, many meals, all of the activities described in the itinerary pages, airport transfers in select cities, gratuities to hotel porters, restaurant staff and local guides. Caravan’s professional Tour Directors and local guides will be with you every step of the way, ensuring a worry free vacation.

Age of Travelers on a Caravan Tour

Usually, you find a mix of different age adult travelers on a Caravan Tour. Children age five (5) and older are welcome, and children usually join tours offered during Christmas holidays, summer vacation and spring break vacation.

Forms of Payment

Caravan accepts payment (in U.S. funds only) via MasterCard, Visa, or Discover.

Many Tours Sell Out Each Year

The farther in advance that you book, the more likely it is that your preferred tour will be open. Late bookings are welcome if the space is still available.

Fully Guided Tours Since 1952

Caravan has been offering fully guided tours worldwide under the same family ownership and management since 1952. Caravan understands and truly cares about your great expectations.

Size of Tour Group

Group sizes will vary depending on the reserved rooms at the hotels and the capacity of the boats and motorcoaches used. Usually, group sizes range from 30 to 44 passengers.

A Well-Paced Itinerary

A well-paced and unhurried itinerary is our goal, after all, you are on vacation! Touring days begin and end at reasonable hours and include frequent stops. While the occasional early morning departure is necessary, we do our best to ensure a leisurely vacation.

Caravan’s $129 Travel Protection

Caravan Travel Protection offers peace of mind if you cancel for any reason whatsoever prior to the departure of the tour. The travel protection plan also includes air, baggage, evacuation, medical, and quarantine coverage. The cost is $129.

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Customer Reviews

Please note: These reviews are from previous years. Hotels and activities may have changed.

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"You guys have your act together. It was like a dream come true for a first timer traveling alone. Nothing went wrong, it all went right. You can't go wrong with Caravan. It's an adventure without the risk. Pure fun, and the new friends you will make are priceless."

Ms. K.P., Boynton Beach, Florida

"This tour was the most amazing trip on which we've ever been. This was our first trip out West and we could not have asked for a better, more enjoyable and more valued tour! The hotels were great, the sights were breathtaking, and the meals were excellent. I enjoyed the food and the friendly staff. I would recommend this tour along with our same tour director and driver. We never felt rushed and we can't wait to go on another Caravan tour. Thank you for a truly memorable and extremely valued tour. Keep up the good work."

Mr. & Mrs. S.P., Harrisonburg, Virginia

"This is a 'five star' trip that everyone should take the time to do. Enjoyed the leisurely pace, delicious meals, and outstanding side trips. Not only was there breathtaking scenery in the Grand Canyon, but everyday promised more and better things to see. Grand Canyon, Bryce Canyon, Zion National Park, Lake Powell, Monument Valley, I can't say enough good things. Thanks to our tour director, we learned SO MUCH about our country's history in the West. This was our first Caravan tour. Caravan is a very organized, efficient tour group that we will take again. THANK YOU SO VERY MUCH!"

Mr. & Mrs. J.G., Venice, Florida

"I have always been a cruise person, but you have converted me! The whole trip was one wonderful sightseeing adventure. I am so glad we took a guided tour as opposed to driving so both of us could see the sights rather than one driving and missing it all. The tour director and driver were excellent in alerting us in advance of upcoming views. I had no idea how beautiful the area was and how unique each park would be. Being able to see the diverse areas on the tour made it even more spectacular than I could have imagined. This trip was way beyond my expectations. I have only done day tours so I was not sure what to expect. By the end, I felt like everyone was family. I have never been so sorry to see a trip end. If all the tours are as good as this was and the tour directors are as knowledgeable as ours, we will be on more Caravan tours. I have read about all the canyons, but I never imagined the beauty of each of them and the other areas we visited."

Mr. & Mrs. J.R. Yorktown, Virginia

"Caravan is so value packed and has attended to the most minute detail to get the most value for our money. The hotels were terrific! Loved not having to deal with luggage. Once on the tour, they treated us like royalty! The meals were all EXCELLENT! I was so impressed that Caravan provided such wonderful meals in our tour cost. We absolutely had the 'dream team' with our tour director and driver! I enjoyed the sightseeing activities and I also enjoyed the 'free time' in each National Park. The tram system allowed each of us to do as much as we wanted. It was our first guided tour, but it won't be the last. I wouldn't choose another company if Caravan has a package of where we want to go. Some friends drove from Oklahoma and made the same trip. They spent twice the money and didn't see half of what we did. This was my first Caravan tour and it will not be my last. It was exactly what was described in the brochure. It was smoothly run and enjoyable. Thank you for making it so great for so many for so long! It was a great trip and we would choose Caravan in the future!"

Mr. & Mrs. J.W., Downers Grove, Illinois

"The entire tour lived up to and exceeded our expectations. We enjoyed the fact that I didn't have to drive. The hotels and meals were taken care of as well as luggage handled professionally and in a very timely manner. We really enjoyed this tour and are of the opinion that we would struggle to duplicate it entirely on our own. Very enjoyable, a good mix of people from different parts of our country who became our friends on the road. In terms of bang for the buck, it is a deal hard to beat in today's world of high gasoline prices. We look forward to another trip with Caravan, next year to Yellowstone, hoping to see our same tour guide again."

Mr. & Mrs. B.W., Monroe, North Carolina

"Overall, a wonderful eight days, during which I was exposed to sights I never thought existed. The tour was well conducted, the accommodations were excellent and the food was great. Don't know how you do it for what you charge. Will strongly consider other Caravan offerings, and recommend this tour to others."

Mr. & Mrs. D.B., Pinellas Park, Florida

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Why Travel with Caravan?

Excellence Since 1952

You can trust our years of experience with tours of superb quality and excellent value. Caravan has enjoyed the same family management and ownership since 1952.

PanAm Jet
In 1959, Pan Am invited Caravan to be the very first tour company to fly their clients on its new line of Clipper Jets.
Vintage Motorcoach
In 1964, Caravan introduced the very first fleet of air conditioned motorcoaches in all of Europe.
Leather Back Turtle Park
Caravan is a proud supporter of the Leatherback Turtle National Park and Costa Rica's efforts to protect this endangered giant.
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Caravan Care

For your safety, Caravan cancelled most 2020 and all 2021 tour departures and refunded 100% of all payments received. See Caravan’s Covid-19 Terms of Travel.

Caravan's Proud History

In 1965, Roger Mudd hosted a two-hour CBS TV special on Caravan Tours. This TV production took about one month to make and was so successful it inspired the 1968 romantic comedy movie “If it’s Tuesday this must be Belgium.” In the early 50’s the Mayor of Dublin presented Caravan with the Key to Dublin for bringing the first American tour to the city after WWII. Since then, Caravan has been recognized as a pioneer in travel. You can trust in our stability, experience and dedication to quality.

Great Hotels

Stay at park lodges, scenic resorts, and excellent hotels in great locations. See hotel descriptions on each tour page.

Meals

Most meals included within Latin America. For USA and Canada tours, included meals are listed on each itinerary page. Bottled water is provided on motorcoaches in Latin America.

Complete Sightseeing

Enjoy complete sightseeing with more visits, extra features, and local guides.

Fully Guided by Tour Directors

All tours conducted from start to finish by professional tour directors, who are fluent in English, experienced, and fun.

All-inclusive

Caravan includes all activities listed in the tour itinerary page. Caravan does not sell any optional activities which can add hundreds of dollars to your tour price. Your free time is scheduled in great settings where there is no need to buy additional expensive activities.

Shopping Freedom

Caravan will not bring you to overpriced shops in exchange for payments. Caravan gives you ample opportunity and time for great shopping, and the freedom to choose where and when to shop.

Great Value, Book Early

Caravan’s strong buying power gives you great vacations at prices much lower than you can find anywhere. In a typical year, most of our tours sell out quickly. Book early for the date you prefer and the best air fare.

How does Caravan Tours sell these tours for such a low cost?

Caravan delivers volume to our suppliers, who in turn reward us with their very best prices. We in turn pass these savings on to you, and you reward us by buying our tours. As volume continues to rise, we then receive even better prices from our suppliers, and we pass even greater savings on to you. This year our tours are better than ever.

Trade Association Memberships

Caravan is a member of ASTA (American Society of Travel Advisors), NTA (National Tour Association), ABA (American Bus Association), CLIA (Cruise Lines International Association), and ACMA (American Catalog Association).

ASTA, NTA, ABA, CLIA, and ACMA