September 9-12, 2020Phoenix, Arizona, USA
Please indicate which activity(ies) you plan to attend. Registration deadline is Friday, August 14, 2020. Tours must meet a minimum of 10 participants (15 for Taliesin West, 5 for the Off-road Desert Adventures). Your credit card will not be processed until the tour minimums are met. You will be sent a confirmation of your tour registration via email after registration is complete.
Questions may be referred to Pam Shumate of Circa Destination Management at 352-217-2746 or by email at PShumate@CircaDMC.com.
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Southwest Story - Wednesday, Sept. 9, 9:00am - 3:00pm
A cultural tour dedicated to celebrating the natural beauty and heritage of Arizona along with the history of the state Your day begins at the Desert Botanical Gardens, where thousands of native plants and cacti flourish in their natural desert setting The journey into Arizona's past continues at the Heard Museum of Anthropology and Primitive Art, where hundreds of years of Southwestern history is showcased in its collections of Native American artifacts Of special interest is the Kachina Doll Gallery, with a rare assortment of Hopi Kachina dolls, including those from the renowned collection of the late Senator Barry Goldwater.
PRICE: $130.00 per person
Off-Road Desert Adventure - Wednesday, Sept. 9, 1:00pm - 5:00pm
Take the ride of a lifetime into the beautiful Sonoran Desert! Your expert cowboy guide will pick you up at your hotel in an off road vehicle for a fun and informative journey into the wilds Your driver will entertain you with stories of the Old West as you barrel past stately Saguaros and Ocotillos and other desert plants Later, as you walk along in this unspoiled wilderness, your guide will demonstrate how the ancient Indians used desert plants for their everyday survival.
PRICE: $160.00 per person
Taliesin West - Thursday, Sept. 10, 9:00am - 1:00pm
A listing of Frank Lloyd Wright's greatest architectural achievements always includes his personal residence and architectural school, Taliesin West Situated on 600 acres of the Sonoran Desert, Taliesin West is a National Historic Landmark that still serves as a living, working educational facility with an onsite architectural firm Taliesin West was literally created out of the desert by Wright and his apprentices They gathered rocks from the desert floor and sand from the washes to build this desert masterpiece
PRICE: $110.00 per person
Musical Instrument Museum - Thursday, Sept. 10, 1:30pm - 5:30pm
The Musical Instrument Museum ( enriches our world by collecting, preserving, and making accessible an astonishing variety of musical instruments and performance videos from every country in the world MIM offers guests a welcoming and fun experience, incomparable interactive technology, dynamic programming, and exceptional musical performances MIM fosters appreciation of the world's diverse cultures by showing how we innovate, adapt, and learn from each other to create music the language of the soul
PRICE: $90.00 per person
Horseback Trail Ride - Thursday, Sept. 10, 5:00pm - 9:00pm
We invite you to experience the west the way it's meant to be seen, on horseback! The Sonoran desert offers some of the most scenic riding trails in AZ within the serenity and natural beauty of the Tonto National Forest Steep mountain walls rise from the desert in the distance, providing a majestic 'painted' backdrop. Half and full day rides are available
PRICE: $170.00 per person
Shopping in the Valley of the Sun - Friday, Sept. 11, 10:00am - 3:00pm
Get on board and put your credit to the test at The Scottsdale Fashion Square, which includes Nieman Marcus and Nordstrom's as the anchors along with more than 250 other variety stores Head out to The Biltmore Fashion Park to shop Saks Fifth Avenue, Macy's and exclusive designers like Gucci, Louis Vuitton and Ralph Lauren plus favorites like Pottery Barn, Restoration Hardware, William Sonoma and more Savor the old world elegance of The Borgata Wander the boutiques and galleries of Old Town Scottsdale or Carefree Or head into North Scottsdale to the Kierland Commons or Scottsdale Airpark and Promenade area, where you'll find The Great Indoors, Paris Paris Anthropologie Z Gallerie and other specialty stores Whatever you choose, be sure to wear comfortable shoes!
PRICE: $95.00 per person
Day of Culture Heard Museum - Friday, Sept. 11, 11:00am - 3:00pm
Founded in 1929 by Dwight B and Marie Bartlett Heard, the internationally acclaimed Heard Museum is known for its extensive collections of Native American artifacts and fine art Since then, the museum has grown to seven exhibit galleries containing more than 35 000 artifacts, plus a 24 000 volume reference library Authentic Native American dwellings like the Navaho Hogan, Apache Wickiup and a replica of an ancient pit house were built especially for these exhibits Also of interest is the Kachina Doll Gallery, with a rare assortment of Hopi Kachina dolls Native American artists demonstrate bead working, weaving and carving and there are many interactive 'hands on' activities The museum stands as a testament to cultures lost and found a unique location where you can learn about the culture and art of the Native American peoples of the Southwest.
PRICE: $85.00 per person
Off-Road Desert Adventure - Saturday, Sept. 12, 1:00pm - 5:00pm
Please indicate the number of attendees for each activity:
--12345678910 Southwest Story @ $130/person
--12345678910 Off Road Desert Adventure (Wed.) @ $160/person
--12345678910 Taliesin West @ $110/person
--12345678910 Musical Instrument Museum @ $90/person
--12345678910 Horseback Trail Ride @ $170/person
--12345678910 Shopping in the Valley of the Sun @ $95/person
--12345678910 Day of Culture at the Heard Museum @ $85/person
--12345678910 Off Road Desert Adventure (Sat.) @ $160/person
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