New Tours of the Southwest

Fully guided tours are given in the comfort of Adventure Vans, each outfitted with 10 leather captain's chairs

Arizona's acclaimed custom tour operator, Detours has announced new tour departures for spring and summer. These fully guided tours are given in the comfort of Detours Adventure Vans which are outfitted with 10 leather captain's chairs.

The new Sedona Wine Country Tour connects the red rock beauty of Sedona with the small wineries nestled in the heart of Verde Valley in a landscape threaded with volcanic ridges just south of Sedona. DETOURS, has combined the unique scenery of the region and the Sedona experience with tastings at four premier wineries: Javelina Leap, Oak Creek Vineyard, Alcantara, and Page Springs Cellars.

The Yoga Elements Tour connects yoga enthusiasts with some of the most unique destinations in the American southwest. Small groups of no more than eight travel with their own personal instructor, accomplished Kundalini practitioner Lauren Crawley, on a five day excursion that departs from Phoenix/Scottsdale. See a fiery sunset over the Grand Canyon from a unique vantage point surrounded by the vast canyon. Touch the Colorado River as the light glistens off towering canyon walls at the mouth of the Grand Canyon. The expanse of blue water at the red rock desert shoreline of sparkling Lake Powell and the delicately colored sheer walls of Canyon X become nature's perfect yoga studio. The Arizona Elements Yoga Tour includes two Kundalini sessions per day in settings that engage the senses.

Tour dates for the popular Hillerman Country tours have also been announced. Millions of readers have experienced the stories created by acclaimed author Tony Hillerman and now fans can view some of the captivating settings of Hillerman's novels in a five day program. The tour departs from Phoenix and travels to destinations that have been featured in the Hillerman novels, including a visit to the Zuni pueblo - a site from Tony's thriller, Dance Hall of the Dead. The tour includes a stop in the Grand Canyon National Park where tour participants will meet a Navajo elder who's name appears in The Wailing Wind. James Peshlakai is a silversmith and a traditional Navajo who spent some time as a Navajo Tribal Police officer. James was a personal friend and mentor to Mr. Hillerman and shares stories and insights into the Navajo way of life.

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