Winter In The Grand Canyon

February 28, 2017
By Kevin R. Tam, President

At Uncommon Journeys, we appreciate the road less traveled. That’s why our 8-day New Year’s at the Grand Canyon departing December 29, 2016 was one of our favorite trips. We offer it every year and are currently working on the 2017 version. You can join us on a special New Year’s holiday that features one of the most stunning places in all North America to welcome the New Year, the magnificent Grand Canyon, in all its pristine winter glory, without crowds and with brilliant sunlit days. There is a supreme serenity to the canyon in winter.  It is wonderfully quiet. And if you’re lucky enough to be there after a light snowfall, the beauty is awe-inspiring. Listen for a hawk. Gaze at millennia of erosion in the canyon walls. Admire the resilient wildlife. To really live is to see the Grand Canyon in the winter. As a preview, here is a photo tour that shows you why winter is the season that brings out the very best in this classic national park. Give us a call and we’ll put you on the advance waiting list for our 2017 trip!



















We will travel out to Arizona aboard the famous Southwest Chief train, from either Southern California or Chicago (whichever is closer), an overnight journey. We then feature a ride on the historic Grand Canyon Railway right to the edge of the South Rim, overlooking the World's deepest chasm. We will ride in comfort and style over this historic short-line railway, first built by the Santa Fe railroad in 1901 and now restored after an almost 25-year gap, the ultimate way to arrive at this, a most magnificent example of the World’s seven wonders. We will enjoy a two-night hotel stay right at the picturesque South Rim. We have even included a tour of the South Rim by coach, allowing you to see even more. After two nights at the Grand Canyon, we travel to Las Vegas for a three-night stay at the ultra-luxe Bellagio Resort. With over eighteen restaurants, including famed Le Cirque, the Bellagio is one of the World's greatest resorts and offers the Bellagio Spa for additional pleasure. Even if one does not gamble, between elegant shops, the spa, dining, lounges, and more active choices such as golf, tennis, or swimming, the Bellagio is a superb choice to include in this holiday.

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