Photo Tour Phoenix/Scottsdale, Sedona,Grand Canyon, Antelope Canyon, Monument Valley, Horseshoe Bend
with Guide/Photographer Patrick Mahoney February 7-17, 2018
February 19-March 1, 2018 FULL
March 7-17, 2018
(ten days each program)
Join Patrick Mahoney for a week of photography in lively and inspiring Phoenix/Scottsdale, beautiful and colorful Sedona,the majestic and awe-inspiring Grand Canyon, colorful Sedona, Horseshoe Bend and Antelope Canyon, and Monument Valley!
Scottsdale, Arizona, located in the Valley of the Sun, and the Sonoran desert area surrounding greater Phoenix as well as Sedona and the Grand Canyon are among Patrick's favorite places in America's great Southwest! During the course of the week we will enjoy photographing the wonders of the Sonoran desert in and around greater Phoenix. During our two-day stay in Sedona we will visit several areas of special photographic interest! We will go to the Grand Canyon South Rim where winter white snow may still offer a beautiful contrast to the rich colors of the canyon walls. We continue to Page, Arizona to visit Horseshoe Bend and Antelope Canyon. We will also visit MonumentValley! Numerous varieties of cactus, flowers, birds and natural geologic formations are all part of this southwest desert environment.
This is a small-group experience open to all levels of photographers. Participants should plan to bring all photographic gear including plenty of battery, memory cards, laptop and downloading gear. All capturing devices are excepted...from digital SLRs to point and shoot to smartphones!
Plan to dress for variable conditions! Phoenix/Scottsdale is warm/hot by day and cool evenings. Sedona can be cold, and the Grand Canyon can still experience a mix of winter conditions!
*Does not include transportation travel to or from Phoenix before and after the workshop. Price includes workshop tuition, accommodations, transfers, and meals as shown on the itinerary**. Note: We do not book shared rooms for guests unfamiliar with each other without their mutual consent. All individuals occupying a single room will be charged the single room rate.
Enrollment includes: -Transfer from Phoenix Sky Harbor airport to hotel on arrival day* -Transfer from hotel to Phoenix Sky Harbor airport on departure day* -Excursions with ample time in -Old Town Scottsdale & desert areas -Sedona -Grand Canyon South Rim
-Horseshoe Bend and Antelope Canyon
-Ten nights accommodations -All meals** -Transfers to itinerary destinations
*Meet-up & departure at designated time only on arrival day and on departure day. Arrival day: Meet-up location TBA. Departure time 1:00pm Departure day: Departure from hotel at 9:00am **Meals included from first evening dinner to final day breakfast
NOTE: The itinerary for each week may change based on special events or conditions not known as of August 28, 2016.
Day 1- Wednesday -Arrival Day at Phoenix/Scottsdale (see arrival info below) -14:00 Group transfer from Phoenix Sky Harbor airport (PHX) to Scottsdale hotel -16:00 Meet-up and transfer to location for sunset -18:17 Sunset – Papago Park
-Welcome Reception & dinner in Scottsdale
-Overnight in Scottsdale Day 2 – Thursday -Travel to Sedona (2hr 14m, 125 miles) -Travel to Sedona -Sedona area
-18:15 Sunset at Sedona -Dinner -Overnight in Sedona/Oak Creek
Day 3 – Friday -Sedona -7:02 Sunrise at Sedona
-Sedona area -18:16 Sunset at Sedona -Dinner -Overnight in Sedona/Oak Creek
Day 4 – Saturday -Travel to Grand Canyon (2hr 14m, 108 miles) -7:02 Sunrise at Sedona
-South Rim West area with lunch -18:18 Sunset at Grand Canyon
-Dinner -Overnight at Grand Canyon
Day 5 – Sunday - Grand Canyon
-7:04 Sunrise at Grand Canyon
-South Rim East area with lunch
-18:18 Sunset at Grand Canyon -Dinner -Overnight at Grand Canyon
Day 6 – Monday -Travel to Pageand Lake Powell (2hr 23m, 132 miles) -7:03 Sunrise at Grand Canyon
-lunch -Afternoon Horseshoe Bend and Lake Powell -18:18p Sunset at Page
-Overnight at Page Day 7 - - Tuesday -Travel to Monument Valley (2hr 19m, 127 miles) -7:00 Sunrise at Page
-Morning visit to Antelope Canyon
-Monument Valley -18:18 Sunset at Monument Valley
-Overnight at Monument Valley
Day 8 - Wednesday - Monument Valley
-7:00 Sunrise Monument Valley … approx.
-Morning drive in Monument Valley -18:18 Sunset at Monument Valley … approx.
-Overnight at Monument Valley
Day 9 – Thursday - Travel to Flagstaff (3hr 17m, 178 miles)
-7:00 Sunrise Monument Valley
-Travel to Flagstaff via Kayenta
-Sunset Crater possible stop
-18:21 Sunset at Flagstaff
-Dinner -Overnight in Flagstaff
Day 10 - Wednesday -Flagstaff to Phoenix/Scottsdale (2hr 30m, 154 miles) -6:55 Sunrise at Flagstaff
-Travel to Scottsdale/Phoenix -18:24 Sunset
-Overnight in Scottsdale
Day 11 - Thursday – Departure day
-Transfer to PHX Phoenix Sky Harbor airport for departure flights
NOTE: All times approximate.
Walking is required each day. Moderate hiking trails.
No littering, no alcoholic beverages, and no glass containers in parks.