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THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
SOUTH WEST CANYONLANDS PHOTOGRAPHIC TOUR 2015
THE TOUR ! Have you ever wondered how professional photographers go about capturing amazing images? Well here is your chance to find out! Join International Award Winning Adventure Photographer Adam Crews on a 14 day tour exploring the rugged and historic landscape of America’s South West. ! This small personalised tour is aimed at educating you on how to research, prepare and capture timeless photographs, so you know how to be in the right place at the right time. With the tour limited to 8 guests only, you are sure to receive plenty of one on one time so you can elevate your skill level dramatically. ! This photographic tour is like no other, your class room is the great outdoors and these amazing locations are some of the best in the world. We begin in Las Vegas and reach many National Parks such as Red Rock Canyon, Zion, Bryce Canyon, Arches, Canyonlands, Monument Valley and Grand Canyon. Other highlights we explore are Upper and Lower Antelope Canyon, Horseshoe Bend and Lake Powell. ! We have 20 planned shoots, with many more opportunities during our tour. But it’s not all about photography, you will have plenty of time to relax and have your own personal time to enjoy the locations. Make sure to bring your walking shoes, because we will be exploring some incredible short to medium walks along the way. !! ! INCLUSIONS ! • Transfers to & from McCarran International Airpot in Las Vegas, or any Car Rental Depots in Las Vegas, only on first and last day of tour. • Full Transport in a modern 15 seater Ford Wagon. • 12 meals provided. • 8 light refreshments provided. • 20 planned shoots (weather depending). 7 sunrises, 1 Daytime, 10 sunsets & 2 night shoots. • A photography handbook with guide notes, yours to own. • Personal tuition from Adam Crews. • 3 guided tours: Lake Powell Boat Trip, Upper & Lower Antelope Canyons, Monument Valley. • Amazing walks throughout entire journey. • Modern to Luxury Accommodation for 13 nights. !
Mesa Arch in Canyonlands National Park
TOUR ITINERARY ~ 13 Nights, 14 Days !!!!! DAY 1 - Wednesday, 15th April 2015. ! Las Vegas ! Welcome to the start of our exciting journey through the historic South West of America. You may have arrived to Las Vegas earlier to recover from jet lag, though if you’re arriving today then transfers are included from McCarran International Airport or any Car Rental depots in Las Vegas. Guests will have time to relax for the afternoon and before we have our first meeting with Tour Leader/ Photographer Adam Crews. Tonight dinner is provided. ! Accommodation: The Bellagio (Deluxe Room - 2 Queen Beds). !!! DAY 2 - Thursday, 16th April 2015. ! Las Vegas ! This morning & early afternoon is your time to explore the Strip before we prepare to have our first sunset shoot. Prior to heading out, we will have an equipment check with all guests to make sure all camera gear is in working order. After our shoot, you will have some leisure time back in Las Vegas. ! Sunset Shoot: Red Rock Canyon (Light refreshments supplied). Accommodation: The Bellagio (Deluxe Room - 2 Queen Beds). !!!! DAY 3 - Friday, 17th April 2015. ! Las Vegas to Zion National Park ! Early morning, we depart The Strip in our 15 seater wagon and head North East for Zion National Park in Utah. Once we have settled in to our lodge, we will hire our trekking equipment (water shoes and poles) in preparation for the next morning. The afternoon we get know Zion by doing some short walks through the Canyon before we prepare for our sunset shoot. Sunset Shoot: Beautiful location in Zion National Park. ! Accommodation: Cliffrose Lodge & Gardens (Canyon View Room - 2 Queen Beds). !!!!!
DAY 4 - Saturday, 18th April 2015 ! Zion National Park ! Sunrise Shoot: The Narrows in Zion National Park ! We begin the day early with a supplied breakfast before we head up through the Park to begin our 4-5 hour hike up through The Narrows, shooting scenes as we proceed further up the gorge. After a short rest and if your feeling fit and need a challenge, you can have the option to join us on an extended hike to the top of Angel’s Landing. This evening is your leisure time to rest up or explore the township of Springdale. Sunset Shoot: Extended hike up Angel's Landing. Shoot from the top (Light refreshments provided). ! Accommodation: Cliffrose Lodge & Gardens (Canyon View Room - 2 Queen Beds). !!!! DAY 5 - Sunday, 19th April 2015 ! Zion National Park to Bryce Canyon National Park ! Sunrise shoot: A beautiful spot in Zion National Park. ! After we capture our final scene at Zion, we hit the road again towards the East in the direction of Bryce Canyon National Park, witnessing spectacular landscapes along the way. Once we arrive in Bryce Canyon, we will explore the rim and pick out our spot for the evenings sunset shoot. Tonight’s dinner is included at Ruby’s Inn. ! Sunset Shoot: Location in Bryce Canyon National Park. Accommodation: Ruby’s Inn (2 Queen Beds). !!!! DAY 6 - Monday, 20th April 2015 ! Bryce Canyon National Park to Moab ! Sunrise Shoot: In Bryce Canyon National Park (Light refreshments provided) ! Today we begin with a trek through the Hoodoo's, here we will find an interesting spot to set up for our sunrise shoot. Breakfast will be provided upon arrival back at the hotel, then we will continue North East on a 5 hr drive to the country town of Moab. The rest of the day is leisure time. ! Accommodation: Super 8 Moab (Room - 2 Queen Beds). !!!!!!
DAY 7 - Tuesday, 21st April 2015 ! Moab ! Sunrise Shoot: Arches National Park (Breakfast provided). ! We leave early for our sunrise shoot as we need to allow time to arrive at our destination. After breakfast, we continue to explore Arches National Park with various short walks. We regather ourselves back in Moab for the afternoon and then head back out to Arches to hike out to Delicate Arch. Weather and group depending, we may stay late into the night to shoot stars over the amazing archway, returning to vehicle via torch light. Sunset Shoot: Delicate Arch in Arches National Park (Light Refreshments provided). ! Night Shoot: Delicate Arch in Arches National Park (Dinner provided after hike) ! Accommodation: Super 8 Moab (Room - 2 Queen Beds). !!!! DAY 8 - Wednesday, 22nd April 2015 ! Moab ! Sunrise Shoot: Mesa Arch in Canyonlands National Park (Breakfast provided). ! Again we begin today very early as we want to claim our spots at the very popular Mesa Arch. After breakfast we will set out on foot and hike a few small walks around the park, then return to Moab for relaxation. The afternoon is a real treat, when we visit a sacred site back in Canyonlands National Park, it is around here that we will have our Sunset shoot. If the skies are clear, we will return to Mesa Arch and photograph it under the night sky. Sunset Shoot: Sacred Site in Canyonlands National Park. Night Shoot: Mesa Arch in Canyonlands National Park (Dinner provided on location). ! Accommodation: Super 8 Moab (Room - 2 Queen Beds). !!!! DAY 9 - Thursday, 23rd April 2015 ! Moab to Monument Valley ! After the big day yesterday, we feel you need a recovery meal, so breakfast at a cafe is included. We then depart Moab and head south to Monument Valley, crossing the border into Arizona for the first time. We then join a private 4WD tour and explore the amazing landscape with a local Indian Guide. Lunch is provided on tour. Our sunset shoot tonight is easy, just next to the hotel is the perfect viewing area. Sunset Shoot: Monument Valley lookout. Accommodation: The View Hotel (2nd Floor Valley View Room - 2 Queen Beds).
DAY 10 - Friday, 24th April 2015 ! Monument Valley to Page ! Sunrise Shoot: Monument Valley - Sand Dunes (Light refreshments included). Early morning we head out back into the valley and shoot the sand dunes in front of the massive Sentinels. Back on the road again, we now head West to Page. Once settled, we have a huge afternoon installed. First a visit to the incredible Lake Powell Dam, then a boat trip around the Lake checking out the scenery. At sunset, we take the hike to Horseshoe Bend overlooking the Colorado River. Sunset Shoot: Horseshoe Bend (Light refreshment supplied). ! Accommodation: America’s Best Value Inn (2 Queen Beds). !!!! DAY 11 - Saturday, 25th April 2015 ! Page ! Day Shoot: Guided tour through Lower And Upper Antelope Canyons (Light refreshments included). ! Get ready for another huge day. Your camera will be working overtime! You will need this morning off to prepare. From late morning, a local Indian guide ‘Lional Big Thumb’ will escort us through Lower & Upper Antelope Canyons, visiting the best spots at the best times. Later on as the sun falls over Lake Powell, we will be there to capture it from a beautiful location. At night, celebrate the amazing images we captured today by enjoying a massive feast at the Dam Bar in Page, the meal is on us! ! Sunset Shoot: Lake Powell ! Accommodation: America’s Best Value Inn (2 Queen Beds). !!!! DAY 12 - Sunday, 26th April 2015 ! Page to Grand Canyon National Park ! Travelling South West today, making our way to the world famous Grand Canyon National Park. We check into the Lodge and you will have a chance to relax and prepare for our afternoon hike. If your feeling fit, join us as we descend into the Canyon on a 4km challenging walk. We will be shooting the sunset from a location on the hike. Sunset Shoot: South Kaibab Trail in Grand Canyon Natio