Join us on a photo tour exploring the gems of the American West

 
 

April 7-14, 2018

 

WITNESS THE GRANDEUR OF THE GRAND CANYON, SEE ANCIENT PETROGLYPHS AND LEARN ABOUT THE CULTURE THAT CREATED THEM, EXPERIENCE MYSTIFYING SLOT CANYONS, AND GET YOUR KICKS ON RT. 66! AND MUCH, MUCH MORE.

This tour is special to us, and comes with some unique perks you won't find anywhere else. In 2017, Paul completed a month-long Artist-in-Residence in Petrified Forest. During that time, he learned so much about the area and its rich history. He also is granted lifetime special access to the park, which will be extended to our tour-goers. You can read about the experience on our blog: Part I & Part II

 
 

DAY 1: ARRIVE, HOLBROOK
DAY 2: PETRIFIED FOREST NATIONAL PARK
DAY 3: HORSESHOE BEND, LAKE POWELL & BOAT TOUR
DAY 4: ANTELOPE CANYON, THE TOADSTOOLS
DAY 5: THE GRAND CANYON
DAY 6: SEDONA & RED ROCK CROSSING
DAY 7: DEPART

 
 

The Perks

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  • Roundtrip flights from Boston (pricing may vary for other departure cities)
  • Includes all overnight accommodations (hotels & motels)
  • Ground transportation
  • All Breakfasts
  • 2 Dinners
  • Photo instruction
  • Park fees
  • Option to pre-pay gratuities                                      
  • Lake Powell & Rainbow Bridge Morning Cruise for Photographers
  • Canyon X Guide & Admission
  • Photo Review
  • Sun Surveyor Free download - This tour is sponsored by Sun Surveyor, our favorite app for planning our photo shoots.  All participants receive a free download of the app for IPhone or Android, and we'll teach you how to use it!

Details

Because this is a photo tour, the priority of this trip will be focused on making the best photographs you can possibly make. This means we’ve structured the itinerary to coincide with the best lighting, i.e., sunrise or sunset shooting. For this tour and time of year, sunrise is around 6:00 AM and sunset is around 7:00 PM. We likely will be eating dinners later than you are used to.

 

AVERAGE CLIMATE

Temperature at this time of year can be very variable, especially given changes in elevation. Be prepared for hot sun, but also cold days and nights. The desert is especially cold at night. Bring sunscreen, and a brimmed hat!

Physical Difficulty

This trip requires leisurely walking over desert and sandy terrain in the areas of Petrified Forest, Horseshoe Bend & The Grand Escalante area. Horseshoe Bend requires walking a semi-steep incline and stone steps. The Toadstools is a 1.5 mile, roundtrip hike. The Grand Canyon and Sedona areas are paved. Arizona can be very hot during the day, and chilly to cold in the evening. We will be at high elevations and shoot locations may be extremely windy.

Cost

$2599 Double or $2899 Single