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Help plan a trip

Toronto
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Help plan a trip

Driving from California and arriving Sedona Monday Night April 28th. Departure Saturday May 3rd.

We are 4 healthy, active adults. We want to spend maximum time in Sedona but visit scenic sites in Grand Canyon and also visit Antelope Canyon.

Please help me plan an itinerary and guide me for purchasing proper permits needed.

Thank you in advance and eagerly awaiting a reply

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1. Re: Help plan a trip

Page is 3 hours driving plus any stops from Sedona, so doesn't make sense for a day trip to take a 1.5 hour walk through AC. And then do another day trip to see GCNP. I would suggest going to GCNP overnight, entering through the south entrance, then exiting by the east entrance the next day. Then another night for Page before returning to Sedona. Do AC the afternoon of the one day and a 1/2 day float trip on the Colorado in Glen Canyon the second day. Or depending on on availability of lodging at GCNP, you may need to reverse the directions.

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2. Re: Help plan a trip

Agreeing with Bob. And, are you arriving April of this year, this coming Monday? If so, you may have difficulty finding lodging at the GC at such a late date. Read the Top Questions on the Grand Canyon forum for more info. Reservations can be made through Xanterra, although calling is better. www.xanterra.com

Do you have reservations for Sedona?

Edited: 22 April 2014, 19:38
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Bob has given you a good plan by suggesting overnight stays rather than day trips. Use www.grandcanyonlodges.com for accommodation at GCNP. If they don't show anything available online (lodges begin accepting bookings a year in advance) try calling them directly to check on any cancellations. If nothing, check Tusayan, Arizona, the small gateway town at the southern entrance to the park. There are a few places there to stay. You could include a stop at the Cameron Trading Post on your way to Page, if that interests you.

No permits necessary for Antelope Canyon. Drive yourselves there and do the Navajo guided tour. You pay to enter the tribal land (only once, even if you do Upper and Lower; the entrances for parking are across the highway from each other. At Upper, you then pay (in cash again) for your tour, and wait for the next departure. The guides will drive you along the dirt wash to the canyon's entrance, a bumpy 15 minutes or so. The guide will escort you through, pointing out various formations and picture sites along the way. Once you have gone through the canyon, you have a few minutes outside at the other end, then you make your way back through, get on the truck, and back to the parking area.

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4. Re: Help plan a trip

Thank you for your prompt reply.

Very excited about this trip as I have never been to Arizona,GC and Page.

Appreciate your input.

Afloo

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We have confirmed reservations in Scottsdale. In process of obtaining for Sedona /GC/AC but all reservations will be completed today. Thanks for the input and really appreciate all information.

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