Day 1: London – Tucson
Fly into the Grand Canyon State today arriving the same day into Tucson. Evoking the true essence of the West, Tucson offers the perfect blend of modern living surrounded by a backdrop of desert wilderness, where you can find the arms of giant saguaro cacti stand out starkly against the deep blue of the sky, and the dazzling sun sparkling against the walls of red-rock canyons. Your Wild West adventure begins today! Stay 3 nights at the Tanque Verde Ranch.
Day 2-3: Tanque Verde Ranch, Tucson
Bordered by the Sagauro National Park and the Coronado National Forest, the Tanque Verde Ranch offers a truly unique ranch experience in the heart of southern Arizona. Spend your days exploring the 640 acres of spectacular landscape, with horseback riding, mountain biking, guided hiking and desert trails on offer. Then there’s fun outdoor entertainment to be had, from fishing, picnics, barbeque campfires, or getting your boots out for a little country dancing. Or why not take advantage of the resort’s facilities, where you can find a range of tennis courts, indoor and outdoor pools, sauna, Jacuzzi, basketball and volleyball to choose from. Your options are endless!
Day 4: Tucson – Scottsdale
After you’ve worn yourself out, it's time to pack your bags and head back to the airport to catch the quick flight hop over to Scottsdale. Now it’s time for desert relaxation, where glistening pools, bright green golf courses, and leisurely shopping and spa days beckon. Stay 4 nights at the Arizona Biltmore A Waldorf Astoria Resort (or similar).
Day 5-7: Scottsdale
If you didn’t get enough of the great outdoors in Tucson, then have no fear, as the Sonoran Desert offers countless recreational activities, from horseback riding and hiking to hot air balloon rides providing panoramic views over the area. Or, keep your feet on the ground and break out your ‘A’ game at one of the many renowned golf courses, or book in a spa session like no other, with Native American inspired treatments on hand to get you acquainted with the local traditions. Then there’s the sights of Old Town Scottsdale to see, from the local art galleries and native American museums, to the boutique shopping and designer labels of Fashion Square. Then once you've secured yourself a new favourite outfit, you can show it off at Scottsdale's more than 600 restaurants, or on the buzzing bar and club scene that kicks off once the sun goes down.
Day 8: Scottsdale – London
Your Arizona adventure comes to an end today as you head back to the airport to catch your overnight return flight back home.(read more...)