Discover the highlights of the American Southwest from the gorges of Zion to the sandstone pinnacles of Sedona, exploring national parks and natural treasures on guided walks and hikes that suit your pace.   

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Cliffs and Canyons of the American Southwest: A Tailor-Made Journey

9 days from $3,900

Discover the highlights of the American Southwest from the gorges of Zion to the sandstone pinnacles of Sedona, exploring national parks and natural treasures on guided walks and hikes that suit your pace.   

Request a Tailor-Made Itinerary

or call 855-215-8690
Accommodations

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Cliffrose Lodge

Springdale, Utah, United States

Nestled in the heart of Zion Canyon along the Virgin River, the Cliffrose Lodge is an upscale lodge set on five acres of gardens and outdoor spaces. Rooms, suites and villas line the river and have sitting areas and balconies or patios, as well as high-end modern amenities. Along with a restaurant with patio dining, the lodge features a heated outdoor pool, a waterfall hot tub, riverside hot tubs, and a riverside beach.

Number of nights: 2

Lake Powell Resort

Page, AZ, United States

Located at Wahweap Marina on the shores of Lake Powell, the resort is an ideal base for exploring the lake and its surroundings. The resort features comfortable lodging and suites, a slew of restaurants to choose from, two swimming pools and a sauna, and a fitness center. Activities on Lake Powell, from boat rides to fishing, can be arranged through the hotel.

Number of nights: 1

Gouldings Lodge

Monument Valley, United States

The historic Gouldings Lodge began as a trading post in the 1920s. Tucked in among the red cliffs adjacent to the Navajo Nation Park, the lodge offers sweeping views of the buttes of Monument Valley., Rooms and villas are comfortably furnished and feature a private patio or balcony looking out over the valley. With nearly a century in the valley, Gouldings is a destination in its own right, with a museum and movie theater as well as more typical amenities such as a restaurant serving southwestern and Navajo cuisine and a heated indoor swimming pool.

Number of nights: 1

Best Western Premier Squire Inn

Tusayan, United States

The Best Western Premier Grand Canyon Squire Inn is located in the town of Tusayan, just two miles from the South Rim gate. It's a large hotel with spacious rooms and a full range of facilities including indoor and outdoor pools, three restaurants, several bars and lounges, a gym, a game room, and its own bowling alley.  

Number of nights: 2

Orchards Inn

Sedona, Arizona, United States

In a secluded oasis within walking distance of downtown Sedona, the upscale Orchards Inn provides tastefully appointed rooms with private patios or balconies facing the cliffs and mesas of red-rock country. The property features a heated pool and spa, and guests have access to the spa and gardens of the luxurious auberge next door.  

Number of nights: 2

Tailor-Made Benefits

When you travel on a tailor-made journey, you will receive a Friends of the Smithsonian Archivist Circle membership. Benefits include:

  • Recognition in the Friends of the Smithsonian Honor Roll displayed electronically on the National Mall in the Membership Reception Center
  • Invitation to a special welcome tour for new members at a Smithsonian venue
  • A Smithsonian Institution annual engagement calendar with full color images of exceptional art and artifacts
  • A complimentary Smithsonian museum guidebook
  • Subscription to the award-winning magazine Smithsonian
  • 20% discount at Smithsonian Museum Stores, 10% discount at selected dining facilities, at SmithsonianStore.com, and Folkways Recordings
  • Special member rate for tickets to the Smithsonian's IMAX® theaters and Einstein Planetarium
  • Admission to Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum in New York City
  • Weekday access to the Friends of the Smithsonian Reception Center
Travel Insurance

For the convenience of our travelers, Travel Guard provides an on-tour Insurance Plan. On-tour emergency evacuation insurance (up to $100,000), medical expense coverage (up to $25,000), dental expense coverage (up to $500), travel medical assistance and worldwide travel assistance (U.S. Residents only). It also includes up to $25,000 medical and up to $500 dental expense coverage, and 24-hour worldwide travel and medical assistance. Please click here to view complete coverage details.

Please visit www.TravelGuard.com/SmithsonianJourneys or call Travel Guard at 1-800-208-6142 to learn about additional (optional) coverage.